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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 22, 1951, Mason City, Iowa ily Ntwtpaptr M CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TNI MIWSMMI THAT MAKIS All N01TM lOWANf NIICHIOtf VOLLVm A One Mans Opinion W tAfcl MAU Enough Mountains to Last Awhile f ET me make this clear at the outset Im notantimountain I have nothing whatever agains overgrown hills Its just that Ive had enough of them to last me for a while Im all caught up for the time being You see Im back home from a motor trip to the Pacific coast which took meover 5000 5189 to be into 8 different states In all of them ex cept Nebraska I encountered mountains of varying height At first they were even those that I had to climb at low speed Butas time went dn and distance piled up each suc ceeding mountain range became progressively less beautiful was aiming at a destination and I came to think of them in terms of ob stacles A at Heart That I freely concede is no to regard mountainsAnd I venture its a reflection ofrny mid western nativity and rearing As a matter of fact I had cast my first vote before I saw my first moun tain If I had grown up with em and onem I undoubtedly woulc feel This midwestern background unquestionably too is responsible for my highly utilitarian standards for judging beauty A field ol wavinggrain hasgreater appea to my esthetic taste than a craggy mountain Tp my way of thinkingnature has few lovelier or more inspiring sights than a field of ripened smaU grain flush against a patch of tall corn The contrast of the yellow and the green really takes my eye It isnt aweinspiring Thai I admit But it is lovely Verdant Beauty Preferred In this confession is also an ex planation of why the treecovered mountains of the east particularly of the New England states have always impressedme more than the cragtype mountains of the west Its Just another manifesta tion of those utilitarian standards to which I have confessed But enough about mountains as such Lets move on to some of the other things that came tomy notice on thisratherextended journey had as its objective the national Associated Press conference of editors in San Francisco And the foremCJJt of these is the visible shortage of moisture atall points along the route to the west of Nebraska and indeed in the western part of Nebraska itself A Good Rain Needed Theres nothing wrong with this country that a good rain wouldnt correct I kept thinking to myself as we rolled through Wyoming Colorado Utah Ari zona Nevada and finally Cali fornia Here again I suspect it was a case of judging these western states on midwestern standards Whereas our average annual pre cipitation meaning in Illinois Iowa and Wisconsin is between 40 inches the Rocky moun tain states and California are ac customed to getting along with less than half that much moisture The past year however has been a departure from normal in one important respect for the mountain states particularly those the southwest The drouth which is normal for the valleys and plains has extended to and taken in the mountains And thats serious business for the reason that agricultural pro duction in that whole area is de pendent upon irrigation Without water from the mountains prin cipally in the form of melted snow irrigation must be on a severely restricted basis And thats exactly what has happened in many places Water Table Down Too Theres another source of irri gation water Thats wells usually but some not so deep This years lack of moisture has resulted in a pronounced dropping of the water table and here again there have been some regulatory steps bordering on ra tioning It would be my guess that no subject is of more vital concern to the people of those western states than water I found them discussing it on the streets in a number of places The topic bobs Atom Blast Set Off in Nevada Baby ABomb Is Indicated Br BILL BECKER Lu Veiai Nev smallest U S atomic explosion on record was set offat sunrise Monday by atomic energy com mission scientists Signalling perhaps the start of a new atomic weapon era the in tank bomb it flashed sharply lor aboutone tenth of a second It wasseen by observers on a mountain about 50 miles away But to eager onlookers in Las Vegas the flash was obliterated by the bright early morning sun To spectators it was a letdown hi contrast to the 5 brilliant flashes which Jit up the desert sky intests here last winter To scientists however it prob ably was a bigger thrill than nany of the previous larger Blasts A Milestone To control the atom and its fis sioning sothat it goes without much more force thana arger artillery would standas a milestone in nuclear science One of the few men outside the AEC test site to see the tiny weapon perform was Joe McClain ielegraph editor of the Las Vegas ReviewJournal It was hardly larger than the TNT blast set off an hour earlier to test instruments McClain said There was a short bright lash and then a column of white smoke rose from it narrow at the base and mushrooming finally into a small cloud The cloud drifted upward for about 10 minutes be tore disintegrating Mondays detonation took place about 6 a m Slttgle Explosion The AECmade onlv this state ment One of the nuclear detonations announced by the atomic energj commission on Aug 28 was held Monday morning at the Nevada test site An AEC spokesman confirmed hat the shot was made Irom the op of a 100foot steel tower sim lar to the structures used in the original Abomb blast at Alama ordo N Hex in 1945 and also ater at Eniwetok A press observer at Cactus army expected to move in Mondayon the spreading wildcat strike o longshoremen and start loading vital war cargo The week oldwalkout has tied up more than 60 ships The armys first move was an ticipated atthe Brooklyn port o embarkation where cargo destined for overseas points has piled up Monday TktJp Gene Sampson leader of the rebel members of the Internationa Longshoremens association A F annpunced he would take a Expect Army to Halt New York Dock Strike motorcade of 100 men who spreac the strike to New Jersey Sunday to stop operations on Staten Islanc and tieupthe entire New York port Police Commissioner George Monaghan summoned all police officials Sunday toset up precau tionary measures against dock violence as the number of men on strike swelled to 3500 I can assure the press public that full arrangements have been made Monaghan said fol lowing the meeting All police needed will be available and may say that the situation is well in hand No disorder will be toleratedin New York Brooklyn or Staten fsland Were prepared to mee trouble and I want any trouble Makers to know that we are ready to see that the law is obeyed No Paralysis Joseph P Ryan president of the internationalunion was pessimis ic over the possibility of the un authorized strike paralyzing the entire port Ryan insisted that a minoritj was responsible for the tieup but was unable to make headway with Sampson atameeting SundayHe said he could not go along with the strikers persistent demand that he reopen negotiations with manage ment on a contract already rati fied by 65000 members of the union from Maine to Virginia The strikers want a 25cen hourly wage increase instead o the 10cent boost which was nego tiated Springs about 35 air miles from the test site said that a brief flash was barely noticeable in the bright arly morning sunlight But to the small dumps of ob ervers on Las Vegas street cor ners there was not even a flicker an the sunlit trees To waiting 8 days for he on which lad even mentioned the t was a decided letdown At least dozen newsmen and photogra shers were stationed on ML Char eston 40 miles from the test site hey rushed to this vantage point sefore 3 a m Monday and scent everal cold hours waiting for they hoped wpuld be a huge esertlighting explosion up every gether time ranchers get to In this connection its clear be yond mistaking that California and her inland Utah and heading toward a showdown with respect to allocating the waters of the murky siltloaded Colorado river Theres been no meeting of minds on even the fundamental principles in volved in the matter 3 Possible Courses The central question is this Should the water be allocated 1 on a basis of where it origi nates in the form of rain or snow 2 on the basis of total river in a state or 3 on the CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 6 Arrested for County Burglaries Six youths 15 to 17 years old ave been arrested and a 7th is till atlarge in connection with a umber of burglaries in Cerro Gor o county Sheriff Cal Dwan an nounced Monday The youths were rounded up Saturday afternoon and Sunday Four of them have signed statements admitted in part in the theft of 9 cases of shotgun shells and several thousand rounds of 22 rifle ammunition from the Bur chinal elevator Friday evening Dwan said Also stolen in the burglary at Burchinal were two flashlights two hatchets arid one hunting knife Dwan said 3 of the youths have admitted a burglary and theft at Felkers grocery on highway 18 west of Mason City the evening of Oct 13 Stolen were 16 boxes of shotgun shells about 2000 rounds of 22 rifle ammunition 6 cartons of cigarets and two cartons of chewing gum sheriffs office said the ar rest of the youths also has cleared up 3 or 4 burglaries at the Palladi um ballroom 824 Taft S W in which 5 boys were involved The burglaries took place during September a sheriffs deputy said The 6 youths and the 7th who was being sought all were not in volved in all of the burglaries Dwan said The sheriffs office will turn the boys over to juvenile au thorities and their names were not revealed The sheriff said stolen goods valued at about have been recovered in connection with the burglaries Iowa Traffic Death Toll Reaches 13 2 Collisions Take 3 Lives Apiece By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Iowas 1951 motor vehicle death toll passed the 500 mark Monday 23 greater than on a year as the result of a burst of highway tragedies Motor vehicle injuries brought death to 6 persons over the week end and Monday morning there 7 additional deaths including rwo collisions which took a toll of 3 lives apiece Dead in a carbus collision near Mount Pleasant were James Pot ter 23 Dick Dann 18 and Bifly Bennett 19 all of Ottumwa Killed in a twocar crash near ndianola were Mr and Airs E L Stewartof Pontiac Mich and Hurst Farris Fort Worth L Griffin 25 Gilmore Texas John City died in a Fort Dodge hospital of traffic injuries suffered last day Roy McGriff 28 Wichita Sans died at Council Bluffs of njuries suffered Wednesday and near there last Joseph Recker 32 Worthington Iowa died at Dubuque of crash injuries suffered two weeks ago Other dead in Iowa accidents were Reva Van 52 of Waterloo George Patterson 45 Des Moines Arthur Steihhagen 60 whose astraddress was the Soldiers home at Marshalltown Francis Daitey 87 Drakesville Joseph Gustaf Diehm 34 of Srinnell was crushed to death beneath his overturned automo bile 7 miles north of Sedalia Moi on U S highway 65 Sunday i Lightning Kills Ayrshire Farmer Emrnclsburr Edward Noonan 23 was killed Saturday afternoon at the farm home of his brother near Ayrshire when he was struck by lightning during a thunder storm A resident of the community only a month he was killed in stantly when lightning struck him while plowing in a field on the by James Noonan Jr was alone when the ac cident occurred The body was found by his sisterinlaw who called Dr R J Brink of Ayrshire BABY DIES IN FALL Fort Dodge Gcm berling 7monthsold son of Mr and Mrs Donald Gemberling of Fort Dodge died at Mercy hos pital Sunday of injuries suffered the night before when he fell from a secondstory window of the family home Appointment of Mark Clark Is Held Up Envoy to Vatican Stirs Protests Washington White house sources said Monday there is little likelihood of a recess appointment for Gen Mark W Clark as United States ambassador to the Vatican In the absence of a recess ap is one made while congress is in could not take over the ambassadorial post until his appointment was approved by thesenate That may mean the whole mat ter of actually sending an ambas sador to the Roman Catholic church state will be held up for monthsThis would afford time for the legislators and the white house to assess the wave of pro test touched off by President Tru mans establish regular diplomatic relations with the Vatican Informants who said a recess appointment for Clark was ex tremely doubtful made it dears however that so far as the white house is concerned the question is a legal one springing from Clarks status as an army officer Wont Retire sources said current opinion in administration circles is that Clark could not be given a recess appointment unless he retired from the army to accept it And Clark apparently has no intention of retiring When President Truman nom inated Clark Saturday for th diplomatic post the Pentagon sen a bill to congress to exempt him from an 1870 law prohibiting army officers from holding civil ian posts in government Congress adjournedwithout ac tion on either the nomination o the proposed exemption Over Sunday there was a welling storm of protests from Protestant churchmen and groups of them from the against establishing formal diplo matic relations with the Vatican Inthe main this was based on thi argumentthat it would violate the constitutional injunction tha church and state shall be separate Protestants and other Americans United for Separation of Church and State an organization with headquarters here announced ii would have mass meetings alJ over the country to protest and to urge the senate to reject any nomination for ambassador to the Vatican Glen L Archer executive di rector said in a statement The Vatican can not eat its cake and have it too It cantbe a church one minute and a state Jie next If we aregoing to rec ognize it as a foreign power for the purpose of sending an ambas sador then we should recognize it as a foreign power in all ways and require the American mem sers of the Catholic hierarchy to register as foreign First Time The U S has never had a full ambassador at the Vatican al hough Myron C Taylor served here as personal representative of Presidents Roosevelt and man from 1940 until last Jan 18 when he resigned Late Saturday Mr Truman an nounced that he had selected an Episcopalian who now is commander of army field forces to je ambassador A white house statement said the president felt the purposes of diplomacy and lumanitarianism will be served and added that direct relations with the Vatican will help coor dinate a common fight against communism The white house statement noted that 37 other nations rnsin ain diplomatic representatives at he Vatican Unofficial comment from the i Vatican indicated delight at Mr Trumans move That wasthe re action of Catholic churchmen in this country Francis Cardinal Spellman of New York said the Vatican and the U S hold identical objec tives of peace The Most Rev Patrick J McCormick rector of Catholic university here praised Clark and said I am glad to see our country taking advantage of representation at the Vatican North lowans Return From Korean Action Seattle military trans port with 2744 soldiers fromthe Korean combat zone docked here Sunday Among the passengers were 48 lowans being returned home un der the armys rotation plan The North lowans as listed by the army were Cpl John D Can del 12J Delaware S E Mason City Cpl Dennis S Hansen Hampton Sgt Norice R Young blood Decovah Egypt Underground Seen ared to Oust British Truce Talk Resumption Plan Ratified for Negotiation By ROBERT B TTCKMAN Munsan Korea Korean truce talks are expected to resume Tuesday or Wednesday Liaison officers Monday com pleted an agreement for reopening negotiations after a twomontl break The UN command promptlj ratified it If the communists OK it Mon day armistice talks will reopen a 11 a m Tuesday 8 p m Tuesdaj night Await Approval Brig Gen William P Nuckols spokesman for the UN command said if red approval is receivet Tuesday morning delegations may well agree on initiating th sessions Tuesdayafternoon The two 5man negotiating committees will meet in a fadec yellow tent at Panmunjom mid way between opposing front lines They will take up right wher they left off at th question of where to create a de militarized zone for the armistice The reds suspended the Kaeson talks Aug 23 They charged th allies bombed the neutra zone the day before but the allies denied the charge UN and communist liaison of fleers completed their arrange ments for renewaTTrf negotiations by signing an 8point security pac at a m Monday Three hours and 20 minutes later the UN ratifications was de livered to the reds at Panmunjom Want no Delay It called on the communists to renew truce talks withoutfur ther delay The UN ratification was signec jy Vice Adm C Turner Joy chie JN delegate He told North Korean Lt Gen Nam U head of the red delegation the allied negotiating earn was prepared to meet with he communists the day after the red reply was received He set the lour for meeting at 11 a m Joys purpose in ratifying the ecurity agreement before talks ctually begin and asking for the endorsement in advance was o prevent a possible reopening of discussion of the ground rules the communists Joys message enumerated the terns of the agreement signed lay iaison officers as well as the mutual cached munjom The 8point radius at Panmun om mile quarters at Kaesong and the UN ruce team at Munsan and a liarter mile corridor center on he road linking Munsan Pan munjom and Kaesong understandings they in 12 sessions at Pan attackfree areas with a 3 radius for the reds head It acts guarantees against any against hostile ofthese zones 3oth delegations are provided free access to the conference site with he head of each delegation decid ing the size and composition of his wn party Dancer Denies Indecent Show Hollywood UJD Lffi St Cyr Bounces into court Monday to tell judge there was nothing in decent or lewd about that bubble jath she took before a room full f movie celebrities at Giros fight club Of course Im goins to plead the beautiful blond tripper declared Iamjnnocent Lilis bubble burst suddenly last Friday night when Capt Walker tannon and 3 patrolmen raided the night club on the Sunset strip and decided what she was doing p there on the stage shouldnt e done in public Since then the show has gone n without her Giros owner vouldnt let her take her Saturdav ight bath because of er brush with the law England Moving In New Troops Alert Infantry for Air Lift Cain JP Britain moved fresh roops into the hotlydisputed Suet canal zoneMondajas Cairo news papers reported a guerrilla ground was forming to drive the British out of Egypt T British military1 spokesman announced that the first battalion of the Cheshire regiment arrived from Cyprus to swell British forces holding the vital 104mile eastwest water AJP Wirtphoto GRIMACING wounded South Korean soldier grimaces in pain as he is loaded aboard a U S marine helicopter to be evacuated from the central front in Korea Thirtytwo wounded troopers of the ROK 6th division taken out by helicopters which had flown in with ammunition Reds Abandon Hills to Advancing Allies Bj ROBERT EUNSON 17 S 8th Army Headquarter Korea troops fade away through thefojjf shfoudin the central Korean front Monday abandoning two Ml masses to ad vancing allied troops The reds put up a hot fight oh one ridgeline for a little while Then they withdrew and the TJJ infantrymen advanced unopposed through the mudl Despite the soggy going the ad was so rapid engineers hac a hard time keeping up with the infantrymen Fortytwo Chinese didnt bother ojretreat They surrendered A frontline officer estimated ed casualties in the 10 day offen sive wouldexceed 15000 Ground action quieted all along be front as liaison officers com ileted arrangements for resuming truce talks but the ahover north vest Korea flamed with 6 je 3attles Returning American pilots xe jorted they prdhably destroyet wo Russiantype MlGlo jets anc amaged another The IT S 5th ahforce said all American planes eturned safely The two probables were report d after a 20mihute battle Mon day afternoon between 35 Ameri an F86 Sabre jets and more than OMIGs She damaged MIG hit in a fight between 20 MIGs nd 9 F84 Thunderjets A total of 182 red jets were in in the 6 battles Most o he engagements Avere between HIGs and Thunderjets or F80 Shooting Stars after raided red rail lines the allies SAME meant traffic death In Community Chest Final Report Due Robert 4 and his brother tevie were worried Sick people and poor people Robert putit worried them From his toy billfold Robert reduced some money He ex iianged his savings for a red eather pinned on his cowboy hirt Robert had seen a much larger ed feather in Central park He asked his father what it meant he tot was told that the red eather represented nursing care for sick people and help for peo ple in trouble Robert and Stevie learned that the red feather with its goal of represented through the Mason City Community Chest contributions to 8 agencies Boy Scouts Girl Scouts Family Serv ice Inc the Public Health Nurs ing association Salvation Army the boys department of the Y M C A the girls department of the Y W C A and USO for the men in the armed forces The final report meeting of the 1951 Community Chest drive is scheduled for 6 p m Monday at the Y W C A Snow in Extreme Northwest Iowa Egypts government meanwhile reportedly moved toward general mobilization on a wars footing The government also made lie a note charging fc tions 12 the Suez area looked a if the British in to conquer the country British warships were guarding both ends of the canal and more troops on the way to strengthen British control of gatewayto the orient Formation ofthe antMBritish underground similar to Jewish forces which f ought the British in Palestine was in the progovernment newspaper Al Misri and inthe leftist weekly Al Gomhour Al MisrL The latter publication said the national resistance movement had asked the soviet embassy in Cairo for aid aiaihst the Des snow m Moines extreme was northwestern fowa Monday morning and a mass of cold air blanketed the state bringing readings of freezing or slightly below to some northern and western points The weather bureau said Sioux Falls S Dak had two inchesof snow on the groundandthat snow extended eastward into Iowa Tin Dickinson and in Britain was beinc alerted for anrliftingribthe counties Spotted rains were general over towa Sunday ranging from ligh o locally heavy and accompanied electrical disturbances Heav iest rainf all in the 24 hours ended at a m Monday was 81 of an inch at GrinnelL Several other points including Newton Traer Mason City Spencer and Cedar Rapids had more than half an inch r All About The Weather Mason City Cloudy andcolder Monday night Tuesday partly cloudy and cool Low Monday nigh about 32 high Tuesday near 45 Iowa Partly cloudy and colder Monday night Tuesdaypartly cloudynot so cool west and central portions Low Monday night 25 to30 northwest 30 to 35 southeast High Tuesday 48 to 54 Northwesterly winds diminishing to less than 15 miles per hour Monday night and he doming southerly less than 15 miles per hourTuesday Further outlook Mostly cloudy Wednes day a little warmer with show ers developing Minnesota Partly cloudy and colder Monday night Tuesday partly cloudy and not so cool Low Monday night 20 to 25 north25 to30 south High Tues day 38 to south 44 north 44 to 48 GlobeGazetteweather data up o 8 a m Monday Oct 22 Maximum 58 Minimum 35 At 8 a m 35 Precipitation 14 ear Ago Maximum 77 Minimum 40 GlobeGazette weather data up o 8 a m Sunday Maximum 55 Minimum 45 At 8 a m 49 Precipitation 93 fEAR AGO Maximum 66 Minimum 43 barous aggressions of the JBritkh armed forces ffC The daily Al MisriMportedthat Gen Aziz El Masry Pasha had been asked to command Egyptian Masry Pasha chiefof the Egyptianwiny before World war n and during the war was imprisoned by who charged him with sympathies v I f f A war office announcement in London Saturday said Britain had putted out theentire Cyprus gar r i s o 5000 transit to JEgypt The announcement addedthat 4000men of the infantry canal zone and the middle eaaL presumably Cyprus Taft Lists Issues for 1952 Race By D WIGHT McCORMACK Moines S Senatoc only Robert A Taft announced candidate for the idency next year declared day there willbe 3 principal issues in the campaign He listed them in a news con ference as 1 Corruption and dishonesty ia government 2 Failure of the present ad ministrations foreign policyin the past 3 The general socialistic trend of the present administration 4 And possibly the tremendous growth inthe military program may bring about sharply rising prices They have been itabillzad or several months now hecorn mehtedJ The senator widely described in political circles as Mr Republi can calmly but firmly declined o speculate on whether Gen 3wightEisenhower will become a He had no comment as o other possible candidates in ither party Taft here to address the Iowa Bankers associationMonday night said he didnt think ism will become a significant is sue He commented I dont thinkone who over states his case helps his own There are certain points on which I wouldnt agree with the senator U S Senator Joseph McCarthy His extreme attack against General Marshall is one of things on which I cannot with McCarthy I think criticism of General Marshall justified but he should not hftvt been accused of affiliation with of communiim ;