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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 11, 1948, Mason City, Iowa ORTH IOWAS LY MB 1st II II si OME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Flva Cents z Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY OCTOBER 11 1948 This Paper Consists of Two Ont No 1 ne Mans A Radio Commentary By HALL Managing Editor Theres in City Manager Plan AT the very start of this visit with you about local govern ment let me make one pQirvt clear beyond any possibility of misun derstanding j While I believe and believe deeply in the city manager plaa I do not credit it with any miracls making powers Its the best toij yet devised by man to instill business principles and practice in the vastly important business of municipal government But as is the case with good tools in ttxe hands of poor crafts men in other areas its possible to get very bad results from this very good tool Cincinnati and Kansas City In this connection Im not for getting that all the corruption Kansas City Mo had from its no toriously illodored Pendergast machine was under what passed for the city manager form of gov ernment Actually it wasnt that because in a number of fundamental re quisites it deviated from the basic formula of city managership Kansas City didnt have a council of highminded citizens and it didnt have a city manager qual ified for the job by training and experience But in name it was the city manager form of govern ment Interestingly enough andsig nificantly at the very same time Kansas City was being plagued by a local government which smelled to high heaven Cincinnatiwith almost twice as great a popula tion was enjoying under city managership the finest municipal government of any American met ropolis It still is They Got What They Demanded The difference lay in thefact that an aroused public opinion in Cincinnati demanded good gov ernment and turned to the city manager form to achieve it the people of Kansas City were asleep at the switch Most of them knew there was a thief in the house but at least too take the trouble to rise from their slumbers and turn in the alarm And thats the very point Im trying to make The people of a community generally speaking will get just about the quality of local government that they de serve whether it be under the al dermanic the commission or the city manager form I repeat There is absolutely no magic in the city manager form of government No Mystery Either And neither it should be added is there anything mysterious or complicated about the city man ager form of government Its simply an attempt on the part of a community to apply to the busi ness of local government the same sound principles they would favor as stockholders in a private busi i AP Wirephoto BARKLEY Alben W Barkley democratic lice presidential nominee takes a bite out of an apple pre sented on his arrival Saturday by plane at Yakima Wash 1he Kentucky senator said in a noontime address the democratic party always will stand for development of the vast for westerners for Nationwide Shutdown of Mines Nov 2 Progressive Candidates to Speak at Rally Ft Dtdge progres sive paily candidates from Iowa will spei briefly at the rally for the partis vice presidential can didate Senator Glen Taylor of Idaho hae Tuesday party head quarters imounced Monday C E Mitchell pro gressive piety candidate for gov ernor of and U S Senator ial Candidate Dr Seymour Pitcher City will share the platform with Taylor Party headquarters said cara vans from Des Moines Winterset Dayton Stobc City and other Iowa comnwnities travel to Ft Dodge for the rally concern a private ness A first business is that it operate efficient ly so that there will be some prof its to divide at the end of the year In the case of municipal government theres a joint con cern One is for good service the other is for the lowest possible taxes Head Man Important In that private business the one most important question to decide is whos to be head man Training for the job comes fore most And once selected how well he does his job rather than how popular he is comes to be the principal standard of measuring his suitability for continuing on the job This comparison between pri Boy Mown to Honolulu for Medical Care Honolulu his par ents have faithin a young Orien tal doctor a 4 jars old Iowa City Iowa boy has been flown here for treatment of a tare blood disease The boy is Tommy Masson son of Prof and MrsWilliam Masson The doctor is a of Iowa medical school graduate who asked that his name nbl be used The doctor a tesident pediatri cian at Iowa hospi tal 2 years Tommy then lor a form olleukerrua Tom my showed some improvement aft er treatment Recently the doctor moved to Honolulu he told the parentshe belilevedftoctors at the university couldrdo everything possible for the boy mother and her son plane and came to Honolulu The doctor will Tom Cincinnati Ohio L Lewis Monday called a nationwide coal mine shutdown for election day Nov 2 Opening Mondays session of the United Mine Workers 40th con vention Lewis directed the pres idents of all bituminous and an thracite districts to give formal notification to all operators ad vising them that the production of coal on election day Nov 2 will cease Lewis acted in accordance with last Fridays convention move which recommended that opera tions in the coal industry be sus pended so that the miners can go to the polls to vote against can didates who supported the Taft Hartley law in congress The convention voted Lewis an increase of a year to boost his annual pay to and make him the 2nd highest paid la bor leader in the world Only the annual pay of James C Petrillo of the American Feder ation of Musicians AFL is higher Lewis read a telegram from Matthew M Neeley democratic nominee for the senate in West Virginia thanking the union for its priceless indorsement and pledging to work to exterminate the abomination known as the TaftHartley slave labor law Truman Hits Dewey for No Stand President Speaks at Democrat Rally in Cincinnati Hotel Cincinnati Tru man said Monday that Gov Thomas E Dewey refused to tell the country where he stands on any of the issues in which the people are interested He did not mention the repub lican standard bearer by name but said the republican candi date had made a good many headlines with talk about unity but he wont tell the country where he stands on any of the is sues the people want to hear about Breakfast Rally Mr Truman spoke at a demo cratic breakfast rally in the Hall of Mirrors in the Netherland Plaza hotel John L Lewis president of the United Mine Workers was a guest of the same hotel Lewis has as sailed the president oE his UMW has indirectly endorsed Governor Dewey Speaks on Taft Speaking in the home town of Senator Taft the presi dent said Taft had dispelled any hope that the republican party Will follow a liberal course I like him personally Mr Truman said I know where he stands which is more than you can say about some of the other republicans Taft stands for welfare at the top not at the bottom Combine ing Lift Seen yate business and public business chances but h6aid the lad is in no sense farfetched A city manager qualifies for his job in precisely the same way that the managing head of the average prviate business qualifies for his job A Better Comparison But perhaps well find a better comparison in the iield of our public schools The parallel be tween the status of the city man ager and the superintendent of schools is pronounced The city council under the city manager form usually made up of publicspirited nonpaid citi zens corresponds to the board of education likewise giving of their time and effort for the good of their community When a vacancy arises in the post of superintendent the board of education casts around for the services of somebody who is trained for the job and whose performance in a like position gives a reasonable assurance that he could fill the vacancy satis factorily Same Procedure Followed Thats exactly what happens under the city manager form of government Whereas the school superintendents professional training has been in the area of education the city managers pro fessional training has been in ths field of engineering and busi ness Next theres the matter of ex perience and of personality Logically theres a lair assump tion that the city manager who has done well in another com munity comparable though small er would be a good candi Contlnued On Pare 2 improved a little bit since arriving Ship Makes Port Safe Was Feared in Storm at Seo The Long Beach motorship Malibu Inez lost after radioing anSQS last Thursday is safe and dm in San Diego Oct 20 the coast re ported Monday 12 40 Members of Stern Gang Still at Large Tel Aviv of the 200 members of the Jewish Stern gang who staged a mass break from Jaffa prison Saturday were still at large Monday The fugitives were taken into custody by Israeli authorities in the search for the assassins of United Nations mediator Count Folke Bernadotte They threatened guards with guns and walked out during a Sabbath visit of their relatives But most drifted back to prison later An Israeli military public rela tions officer said the prisoners who returned to the Jaffa prison had been transferred from Jaffa to Acre Sunday They were lodged in the Crusaders castle in Acre where the British used to hold Palestine terrorists A court of inquiry has been in stituted to determine whether of ficials of the Jaffa prison were lax Marshall Is Headed Back for Europe Secretary President Give World Official View on Vinson Plan Washington of State George C Marshall headed back to Paris Monday to try to ease what he said was the harm ful influence caused by confu sion over President Trumans abortive idea of sending a peace mission to Moscow Marshalls statement was made as he boarded the presidents plane and took off at p m EST to return to the United Na tions meeting No Resignation Theat Marshall also denied that he had ever threatened to hand in his resignation over the rumpus stirred up by Mr Trumans pro a t e r send Chief Justice Fred M Vinson to see Josef Stalin personally in an effort to clear up the U SRus sian disputes That is not the way I do busi ness Marshall said And it would be most inappropriatefor the interests of the country Harmful Influence Asked whether the presidents plan had hurt western unity in the UN meetings Marshall said the confusion over the situation certainly had a harmful influ ence A light rain was falling and Marshall appeared tired as his big plane took off for the transAt lantic flight Accompanying him were WalterBedell Smith Amer ican ambassador to Russia who was returning to Moscow and Re covery Administrator Paul G Hoffman He will confer with re covery chiefs abroad Tentative Plans Laid for Dewey Talk in Mason City GOV THOMAS E DEWEY The 112foot ship people aboard had askedjor mediate help reporting djg was aruj being buffeted by high 60mileanhour winds tip of Baja California But the ship from a fruitless search forjijrate gold in the Cocos islands Costa Rican coast rode i storm although taking on water The treasure was not said Jarnes A Forbes of side Cal who organiz search He added however the expedition found pieces cient canvas The pirate lo posedly was hidden under sails Cyclist Killed at Forest City Buffalo Center Man Dies After Upset Forest Drake 25 son of Mr and Mrs Lester Drake Buffalo Center died near here Sunday afternoon shortly after he lost control of his motorcycle on Knob state road south east11 of Forest City Drakes death was attributed to skull injuries by a Forest City physician who arrived on the scene shortly after the accident The cyclist died about one half hour after the mishap Riding with him were 4 com panion cyclists They said Drake apparently hit loose gravel in the center of the road causing his machine to upset Drake had just returned from a mechanics school in Chicago He was single and a navy veteran Missourian Killed in Auto Collision Kcokuk Bisping 35 Kahoka Mo was killed and 2 other persons were injured Sun day when 2 cars collided south of here on highway 61 just across the Iowa line at the Des Moines river bridge Hospitalized at Keokuk were Kathryn Mae Phillips 20 in crit ical condition her husband David 22 Alexandria Mo who suffered minor injuries and Mrs Pamela Bisping 24 Bispings wife College Youth Falls to Death in Mountains Boulder Colo college student fell 750 feet to his death Sunday while trying to de scend the almost vertical face of a high rock formation in Boulder mountain park The victim was Robert Pankey 17 an engineering student at the University of Colorado His body plummeted past 17 year old John Hawkins his college roommate who had begun the de scent ahead of him Hawkins son of Lewis Hawkins Associated Press chief of bureau at Denver was stranded on a nar row ledge 100 feet above the ground He was rescued several hours later by skilled mountain climbers Pabst Farms Win 7 Prizes Waterloo Cattle Congress Closes Waterloo UR The Pabst Farms Inc won 7 first prizes in the Holstein competition Sunday at the closing day of the Dairy Cattle Congress here Included in the prizes was the Paul P Stewart memorial trophy for the 2 best Holstein senior fe males bred and owned by the ex hibitor The trophy was awarded for the first time this year F W Griswold Hopkins Minn showed the grand champion Hol stein cow bull and was named premier exhibitor and breeder Wisconsin had the best state Holstein herd Minnesota was 2nd Iowa 3rd and Illinois 4th Lewis Fights for Dues Hike Miners Would Pay a Month Each Cincinnati L Lewis mustered all his power in the United Mine Workers 40th con vention Monday to force adoption of a controversial dues increase that would double monthly rates for his 600000 miners from to He expected the dues hike to raise annual union income an es timated The Lewie proposal would give local unions and district organizations each and the International out of the per month The other International officers back Lewis His forces expected their strategy to produce a land slide vote 1or the dues boost The plan also would increase the ini tiation fee from to wipe out all dues exonerations and im pose a month levy on all miners who receive pensions and bene fits from the union welfare fund Opponents objected to the top and the ban on exonerations Some felt that the expenses of local unions to investigate and process applications for welfare fund benefits should be borne by the fund instead of the local union treasury The dues increase is one of the biggest ever proposed by a union in a mass industry If approved it will probably make the miners monthly fees the highest of any of the big industrial unions in Indications are that Mason City is to be included on the speaking schedule of Gov Thomas E Dewey who is heading toward the midwest for a series of addresses Gov Deweys special train is scheduled to arrive in Mason City Friday morning at approximately on the Rock Island on its way from Kansas City to Minnesota where he will give a number of addresses Make Tentative Plans Tentative plans by Wayne Mc Gowan Cerro Gordo county re publican central committee chair man and Mrs Stella Bisgrove vie chairman are for a brief talk in Mason City by the republican presidential nominee from the rear platform of the train Definite confirmation on the ex act time and the length of the stop are being awaited from Gov Deweys train which was speed ing toward Pittsburgh Pa Mon day afternoon Gov Deweys 17cpach special train carries approximately 150 persons including advisers prom inent republicans and newspaper correspondents Heading for Minnesota The presidential candidate will be heading for Minnesota after a foreign relations speech at Kansas City Thursday Gov Deweys schedule in Min nesota includes talks at Albert Lea Austin Owatonna Waseca Mankato LeSuer and Shakopee The brief stops in southern Min nesota will be followed by a major address to be broadcast from the St Paul auditorium Compromise on Berlin Is Sought No Immediate Reaction Comes From Russians Communists Are on Move in China Chinese com munist force of 150000 men was reported in Chinese press dis patches Monday to be moving against government troops in Tai yuan capital of Shansi province underscoring Generalissimo Chi ang Kai Sheks admission that the government military situation was unfavorable Chiang told Chinese celebrating the 37th anniversary of the revol from the Manchu dynasty Sundaj that the situation was likely to ge worse before it got better He apologized for predicting in accurately that the communist south of the Yellow river woulc be wiped out before the end of th year Not only have our armies failec to do that Chiang said but thej have lost Tsinan and personally I feel ashamed of this More than a billion were carried by London buses and street cars in a month period recently ing a record British Railways ports Tuesday XRay Schedule Unit located in front of Telephone com a m Telephone company 9 a m Stoylcs Press J L Tire Scig Mason City company a m Pritch ards AI and Dick City Hall water de partment Lictuor Store Soft Water Serv ice Jacoby A T and T Toepfer Electric Laplners Berry Machine Shop Front Eaton a m S S Kresge company WooHvorth store Credit Bureau The Iowa company First Na tional Bank American Red Cross Ameri can Optical Batons a m KSMN Ford Hopkins Park Inn Front Damons a m Shipley Printing Brackens Kislia Gilt Snop Black and White Green Mill Osco Drug Fredas Coffee Pot Damons Singer Sew ing Center American Cancer Maple Inn Boomhower Hardware B and B Shoe Dixie Shop B F Goodrich Stork land ThompsonONeill Front Uceker p m Payne Plumbing Murphy Pnstry KGLO S W Lock Weber Carpet Federal Barber Decker Brothers p m Douglas In surance Family Service Gambles Payne Wallpaper Richer1 Motors Front Harold Motors 2 p m Binim Olson Arnold Motors Harold Motors Na tJonal Cash Register HunterSednrs Front p m Marshall and Swift Social Security State Employment Monroe Calculating County Extension and Farm Bureau Centennial Tool Hart Mo tors 4 p m Postoffice SAME DATE BUck menni trufflo death In 21 houn LAY CORNERSTONE Ames cere monies for the new Beloit Luth eran childrens home here were conducted Sunday The corner stone was for the administration building A cottage for 16 chil dren is being built and plans cal for 3 more cottages during the next year Kiwanians Pick Officers Hampton Man Chosen for Office in Group Grand Island Nebr lard Caine Sioux City Iowa was new governor of the lowaNe jraska district of Kiwanis clubs Monday Caine was chosen at the district convention here Saturday He succeeded Emmett Murphy Omaha lowans named lieutenant gov ernors included Clifford C Ken worthy Shenandoah Stuart N Smith Ames E B Wilcox Os kaloosa James A Coonley Hamp ton Oscar Youngquist Gowrie Elbert N Pritchard Onawa and Wesley Young Ida Grove steel auto rubber textile other plants and Female Bandit Loses Her Shirt Los Angeles attrac tive female bandit lost her shirt but successfully carried out a holdup of a downtown liquor store police reported Monday They said the girl whipped out a long barreled pistol from an oversize purse and demanded that Clerk Dave Drosin 35 empty his wallet and the cash till When she whirled to leave a yellow Tshitt dropped from un der her arm BULLETIN Washington agricul ture department in a harvest time report Monday estimated this years corn crop at 3567 955000 bushels a new record Paris United States Britain and France said Monday they are not unwilling to ac cept a Berlin settlement calling for combined lifting of the block ade and meeting of the Big 4 for eign ministers council on the whole German question A BritishAmerican spokesman told reporters this was the sense of a note delivered by the west ern powers to Argentine Foreign Minister Juan Atilio Bramuglia who has been heading up a 6na tion effort to mediate the east west deadlock in the United Na tions security council over Ber lin The spokesman said the note primarily was a restatement of he basic principles the western owers would like to see embodied n a security council settlement f the Berlin stalemate This in dicated strongly the western pow ers are not prepared to enter any direct negotiations with Russia er Berlin which is what the Kremlin wants There however no imme diate indication of Russias atti tude on this idea This it is as sumed is because Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Y Vishinsky is waiting for instructions from the Kremlin He transmitted to Mos cow Friday a set of questions put to him by Bramuglia informants said Asks Questions Bramuglia saw Dr Philip C Jessup of the United States Sir Alexander Cadogan of Britain and Alexandre Parodi of France Sunday and asked them a number of similar questions Earlier an American spokesman said the western powers had in formed the security councils neutral 6 that no mediation of the Berlin crisis could succeed un less the Russians lifted the block ade first 3 Interviews The western position was clari fied Sunday during 3 interviews the western representatives had with Argentine Foreign Minister Juan Bramuglia who presented the neutrals attempt at a com promise The U S spokesman saidno formula which will result in lift ing of the blockade is excluded but the western powers insist the council recognize that the block ade constitutes a threat to peace The spokesman added however that no formal note to that effect had been submitted to the securi ty council WOMEN TO MEET DCS Moines Iowa delegates and 8 alternates will at tend the biennial convention of the National Federation of Womens Republicans clubs in St Paul Minn Thursday and Friday Mrs O H Allbee Iowa City president of the Iowa Council of Republi can Women announced Friday Sports Bulletin Braves Field Boston The Cleveland Indians won their first world scries since lazv Monday by outlasting the aroused Boston Braves 43 in a spinetingling 6th game wit nessed by 40103 frantic fans See story on sports page STUDY AUTO LAW Des Moines statewide auto testing law is being consid ered in Iowa state circles A pro posal to establish such an inspec tion system mny be submitted to the state road study committee at its Oct 14 meeting Des Moines is now the only city in the state that Seek Cause of Death of Glass Eater Philadelphia autopsy was to be performed Monday to determine if Harry Troudfoot 45 a professional glass eater met his death by practicing Troudfoots body was found Sunday in an automobile junk yard amid the litter of broken glass and car parts There was no ap parent cause for his death He was well known in south Philadelphia for street corner per formances in which he chewed glass and razor blades passing the hat for contributions after each act Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clearing and cooler Monday night Fair and warmer Tuesday Low Monday night 30 to 32 High Tuesday 60 to 63 Iowa Fair and cooler Monday night Tuesday partly cloudy and warmer Low Monday night 28 32 northwest o5 southeast IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for the 24hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum 56 Minimum 43 At 8 a m Monday 46 Precipitation 01 YEAR AGO Maximum 7fi Minimum 46 Blgr Chief All Wet Madison Wls Indian visiting industrial plant cided to take a Sam Rayburn to Make Talk at Iowa City Des Moines UR Rep Sam Rayburn of Texas democratic mi nority leader in the house of rep resentatives and former speaker will speak at Iowa City the night of Oct 19 democratic state head quarters announced during the weekend Rayburn will be guest of honor at a dinner given by the Johnson county democratic central com mittee and the Young Democratic clubs of Johnson county The party headquarters also said Secretary of Labor Maurice Tobin has confirmed his appointment to speak in Waterloo Thursday night University Surgeon to Address County Medical Society Dr E S Brintnall of the de partment of surgery University of Iowa will speak to the Cerro Gordo county medical society at its regular dinner meeting at Ho tel Cerro Gordo Tuesday at p m His topic is Cancer of the Stomach GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning drin Maximum inimum 8 a m Sunday 55 30 40 711 40 ;