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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 27, 1947, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL IJV Aaodittd ud United Pttn Full Loud Wire Ccntt Copjl MASON CnX IOWA MONDAY OCTOBER 27 1947 Conslvta of Two Stctton No IS One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor KGLO MUDB Sunttr IJM p WLCX Crone Sundny p m WTAD Qulncjr Tueidj p m WOI ABMI laaHn i m WSW Iowa Cltr Thnndtr Wanted An Eloquen Safety Evangelist was a time m my con Jtact with the highway safet cause when I was pretty we persuaded that the key to th whole problem was more an more widespread knowledge My reasoning was that if th the bu know how to live and drive an walk safely they just automatic ally would do so I thought of man as being fundamentally rational animal guided more by impacts on th mind than by impacts on the con science or soul IN recent months and years however my thinking on thi subject has been undergoing som rather pronounced revision To day the evolution has progresse to this point I no longer think that the ac quisition of more and more wide spread knowledge is the most to portant element in the safety equation Whats ever so much more vital is that the rank and file of our people be induced to use th knowledge of which they are al ready possessed THB job is one for an evangelic rather than for an expert a technician A way must be found to con vert the rank and file of us tc the concept that practicing th rules of home on the job and on the an indl vidual responsibility A way must be found to con vert the rank and file of us to the idea that practicing the rule of safety in our everyday life is a form of exemplifying the car dinal tenet of Christianity name ly I am my brothers keeper A way must be found to coi vert the rank and file of us to the fact that practicing the rules of safety is an indispensable ele ment of good citizenship AND this I ttiisVis anassigni ment for an evangelist The safety cause stands in need of another Apostle Paul John the Baptist Martin Luther John Wes maybe even another Billy Sunday Weve gone just about as far as we can with our appeal ad dressed mainly to the mind The appeal from this point were to get be directed to the heart and soul anc the spirit of man In short the entire motivating force back of the safety program must be lifted to a higher level given a loftier tonetMan does not live by bread alone Fear alone will not suffice qIGNIFICANTLY Im not alone O in this point of view Only a few days ago I returned from the national safety congress in Chi cago an annual event which draws an attendance of more than 10000 from every corner of the United States More than once during thai congress I heard this same theme emphasized Dr Ralph Sockman of New York one of the nations most eminent and eloquent clergymen speaking before a vast dinner au dience in the Stevens hotel de veloped the spiritual side of safety TirHEREAS we in the organized safety movement have been talking about the 3 Es of safety engineering and Sockman spoke of the 4 Es of safety The added E in his terminolgoy was for ENLISTMENT He was referring to yon and to me and to every American His appeal was for a universal acceptance of personal respons ibility for creating conditions of safe living and security NOW for just a few minutes lets assume that Doctor Sock mans suggestion has been adopted What would be some of the results Every enlistee in the cause of safety would become more safety conscious As he proceeded to his hourbyhour duties he would be asking himself Am I by my acts bringing danger to just myself In the working out of this ap proach all of us would Im sure be amazed by the extent to which safety and courtesy are synonym ous Of all the ingredients which go to make up this thing called safety none is quite so important as consideration of the comfort and welfare of others WHILE safety responsibility starts with the individual it doesnt end there To the ques tion What can I do to promote safety is joined the question What can WE do and therein a community safety attitude is born Theres nothing isolationist about a constructive safety atti tude Just as individuals in a com munity committed to build safety get together and promote a sound CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 RUSS LOSE WARMONGER ISSUE WRITER CITED FOR CONTEMPT IN FILM PROBE John Lawson Refuses to Reveal Communism Connection on Stand Washington house un American activities committe Monday voted John Howard Law son screen writer in contempt fo refusing to tell it whether he is o ever was a communist Robert E Stripling committe investigator said that because th present hearings on communis activities in Hollywood are betn conducted by a subcommittee th action will have to be submittei later to a meeting of the full com mittee If the contempt citation is votec by the full committee a statemen of its action is filed with th speaker of the house who can turn the matter over directly to the United States attorney for prose cution Prosecution would be before a jury The law calls for a fine of to and imprisonment o one month to a year in jail for anyone found guilty Lawson shouted during a tumul uous exchange with Committee hairman Thomas BN J tha e was refusing to answer thi question because it was an in vasion of his private rights as a citizen He contended that it is a question which the committee ha no constitutional authority to ask The committee is holding hear ings on communist activities in he movie industry As Lawson lashed out at committee Thomas repeatedly janged his gavel in an attempt to halt Lawson Thomas said that Lawson had asked through his attorney to be leard If he refused to respondto the committees questions Thom as said then he would be excused rom the stand and the record of the committee would stand with out his testimony Thomas also reminded Lawson hat in the past others who hac refused to respond to committee questioning had been held in con empt of congress At the end of the exchange be ween the witness and Thomas jawson arose from the committee hair and resumed his place in the ection of the room reserved for witnesses Some spectators booec and Thomas rapped violently for rder Then Louis J Russell a com mittee investigator was called to the stand and testified that a com munist party membership card was issued to Lawson in 1944 The ard Russell said bore number 7275 and was isued to John Howard Lawson identified as a movie writer Robert E Stripling chief com mittee investigator took over He ead a long memorandum of whal he said were Lawsons activities howing his communist affiliation Stripling also read several arti les he said Lawson had written or the communist newspaper The Daily Worker Stripling said he also has over 00 exhibits showing Mr Law ons affiliation with the com munist party Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair Monday night and Tuesday with conditions excellent for scattered frost Monday night Low Monday night 35 High Tuesday 70 to 75 owa Fair and cooler Monday night with scattered frost cen tral and west portion Fair and warmer Tuesday Generally fair and continued mild Wednes day and Thursday Temper atures Tuesday will range from average lows of 44 to average highs of 70 east and 36 to 72 west On Wednesday from 40 to 74 degrees east and 35 to 76 west Minnesota Generally fair Monday night and Tuesday cooler south and east portions Monday night Somewhat warmer Tuesday IN MASON CITY or 24 hour period ending at 8 clock Monday morning Maximum 58 Minimum 50 At 8 a m Monday 50 Precipitation 50 iTEAR AGO Maximum 60 Minimum 39 GlobeGazette weather statistics jr 24 hour period ending at 8 clock Sunday morning Maximum 50 Minimum 48 At 8 a m Sunday 50 Preciptation 30 YEAR AGO Maximum 61 Minimum 42 Fear 62 Dead in Series of Plane Crashes By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sixtytwo persons were feare dead in plane crashes Monday Airmen who flew over th wreckage of a Swedish airltn transport which crashed into M Hymettos southeast of Athens Greece Sunday night said aboard were believed killed The plane carried 36 passenger among them 2 Americans and crew of 8 It was enroute from Istanbul to Athens Lowh a n g i n g rain cloud threatened to hamper a farflun land sea and air search for missing Pan American World Air lowan on Airplane Sioux City Bros trom Cheyenne Wyo one of the persons listed as aboard the Pan American airplane missing in Alaska is the son of Mr and Mrs A R Brostrom of Sioux City Brostrom 31 attended the Sioux City schools and then at tended the horolofical school at Elgin 111 before joining Fan American at Cheyenne as an instrument technician He was a former center on the Sioux City East hlfh school football team His mother said Brostrom was on a vacation trip to Alas ka His father is a jewelry manufacturer here ways which vanished during a severe storm near Ketchikan Alaska with 18 persons aboard Nothing had been heard from he plane since itradioed the An nette airport that extreme tur julence prevented a contemplat ed instrument landing at p m Investigators meanwhile stud ed the site where a giant DCI Jnited Airlines plane crashed anc burned last Friday taking a tol of 52 lives Only 12 otthe bodies lave been positively identifie thusJEatt The accident ShdworstinJ listory of commercial aviation in he United States occurred near he rim of Bryce Canyon Utah only 1500 feet away from an emergency landing strip In another weekend crash 6 unidentified bodies were taken rom the wreckage of an airplane which crashed into a mountain ide at St Etienne France Sat urday IDWANS AUTO HITS KILLS 2 Noble of Iowa City Suffers Broken Leg South Bend Ind II Noble 29 of Iowa City Iowa was hospitalized here with a frac ured leg Monday after his car ad struck a group of students walking across a highway enroute rom a victory dance at the Uni ersity of Notre Dame killing 2 tudents The dead were Marie Depres 8 of Grand Rapids Mich and oseph Hailer 20 formerly of Ja maica Plain Mass and now of MS Angeles Cal a junior in the University of Notre Dame Injured besides Noble were Mary and Ann Lentine sisters f Mishawaka Ind and Evelyn Iritzer students of St Marys col ege Norman J Ulrica 31 of outh Bend and Vernon Burk rold 18 of Barnesville Ohio who trere escorting the girls Police aid the accident occurred be ween the St Marys and Notre ame campuses Noble is managing editor of the fniversity of Iowa alumni maga ine and an assistant in the uni ersity alumni office He had lanned to continue on to the Iniversity of Indiana and Purdue university this week He was on trip for the alumni office Noble is a former state editor E the GlobeGazette at Mason ity LOOK NSIDE arm Bureau to Hear on Europe See page 13 SC Expert Reports on Penal Institutions See page 10 Jowl Prospects Sliced Mter Gridiron Upsets See page 11 r Koenig to Address hest Drive Kickoff See page 14 tribute Sunday to the 6251 war dead brought home from military cemeteries in Europe and New foundland Planes circled overhead floral ieces floated on the harbor and lags were at halfstaff as the army transport Joseph V Con nolly arrived with the first group of war dead to be returned from Europe Police estimated that 250000 persons watched the funeral pro cession and 150000 attended me morial services in Central park as guns roaredsalutes and church bens toned The flagdraped casket of a congressional medal of honor to rep resent his comrades in arms anon borne on a cais son from the transport to the park and placed on a catafalque Catholic Protestant and Jew ish chaplains participated in the memorial services The assemblage at the Sheep Meadow in Central park bowed heads in prayer listened to hymns and heard speakers warn thai Americas 260000 combat dead will have died in vain if the na tion does not maintain its military establishment The transport Connolly was to move Monday from its Hudson river Pier to the army base in Brooklyn where unloading of the bodies was expectedto take days Officials expected it woulc be 10 to 30 days before all the bodies are turned over to next of kin Retail Sales in Iowa Set New Record in April May June THOUSANDS PAY TRIBUTE TO WAR reconnaissance car roountfngTs mm gun draws a caisson bearing the casket of a Congressional Medal of Honor winner chosen as symbolic of the dead of World War II down the center aisle of Central Park Sheep Meadow as 150000 New Yorkers paid tribute to the nations war dead Sunday New York York Iowa Honors Return Home of War Dead DCS Moines UR Across the state in every village town anc city lowans paid tribute Sunday to their World war II dead who are being returned home for final burial Flays flew at half mast as churches veterans groups patri otic societies and individuals gath ered together to observe memorial services Gov Robert D Blue proclaimed Oct 26 as a state memorial day to honor Iowas heroes and opened his executive office late Sunday where CoK de Loss Marken chap lain at the Iowa veterans hospital and former chaplain of the 34th infantry division broadcast the state radio message These young people living and dead served all over the globe They have an international out look Chaplain Marken said They died for a one world Our own sons of Iowa died as defenders of the faith and you fathers and mothers shared the perils of war he said We ex tend a sincere salute as you re new the trials and sorrows of your heart in the burying of the mortal remains of your loved ones Most of the bodies were re turned from Henri Chappelle cemetery Eupen Belgium Some of them were returned from Ar genta Newfoundland central assembly point for the dead from Iceland and Newfoundland War dead being sent to the Chi cago quartermaster depot regional distribution center include these North lowans Pfc Einar V of kin Mrs Hannah Anderson route 4 Cresco Cpl Alan O W Berryhill Buffalo Center Pvt Kenneth O Ruth E Bilharz Osage Cpl William E van V Cunningham R F D Forest City Pvt Robert G W Jensen R F D 2 Britt SgtAlfree Lim berg Woden Sgt Glenn S Olson George Olson Humboldt Pfc Lester E M Spilde Decorah War dead being sent to the Kan sas City quartermaster depot re jional distribution center include he following North lowans Technician 5th Grade Orville W H Collins Park ersburg Capt Lloyd J Etta Stith Britt Worth of MerchandiseSoId During 1947 Quarter Des Moines new record in retail sales in Iowa was eached during the AprilMay une quarter of this year with re ail of about worth of merchandise The record was revealed Men lay in report from the state tax ommission that the 2 per cent ax on sales made in that quarter mount to Tax coi ections on sales for the corre ponding 1946 quarter amounted A comparative breakdown of gures showed that lowans spent pproximately more for ood during the second quarter f this year than in April May and une of 1946 This figure in tuded money spent in restau ants cafes and lunch rooms lowans more or automobiles accessories re airs and gasoline the second uarter of this year nan a year go and more for wear ing apparel the report showed Earle S Smith director of the etail sales division of the com mission said ie believed the rec rd high in tax collections was aused by high prices rather than eing an indication of increased uying The sales tax collections for e second quarter of 1947 topped the previous high of ollected on sales made during ctober November and December f 1946 whenChristmas buying ras in full swing For the first uarter of this year collections italed A complete report on the tax ollected during July August and eptember on sales made during the previous quarter was made vailable Monday 27 days after ollections were completed be ause of a new statistical division hich speeds up tabulation of the gures Prior to installation of statistical equipment reports were not available until 6 to 9 months after they were collected The commission also reported collection of in use tax during the AprilMayJune quar ter this year BRITISH TRAIN CRASH KILLS 21 Express Jumps Tracks and Hits Embankment Berwick on Tweed England UR Wrecking crews explored the wreckage of the Edinburgto London Express Monday to de termine if more than 21 were killed Sunday when itjumped the track Twentyone bodies had been removed but authorities were not sure but that there were others under the splintered coaches More than 70 were hurt but not all required hospital treatment Express jumped the track just after passing through Gos wick station The locomotive plowed into the ground at the sideof an embankment Three coaches were smashed to splint ered wood and twisted frames while others turned over The Goswick golf course runs along the stretch of track where the derailment occurred Golfers dropped their clubs helped pull out injured passengers and gave them first aid minutes after the wheels left the rails It was the 2nd major railway accident in Britain in 3 days Thirtyone passengers were killed and some 150 injured on Friday when a commuters train rammed into the back of a stalled passen ger train on Londons outskirts Friday during a heavy fog Paul Revere Revolutionary war iero in the United States was a silversmith whose specialty was fine silver beer tankards DoIUver Leaves Tokyo Tokyo Dolliver R iowa is one of 4 members of the house interstate and foreign com nerce committee which left here Saturday for Washington after raising the armys wonderful ob in projecting worldwide avia tion Nimifz Misses Date With North Iowa Girl Humboldt Ches er Nimitz stood up a young lady dmirer Sunday but he apolo zed Norma Day an 11yearold pen al of the admiral was expecting surprise package from him Sun ay It was to be dropped from his C4 plane as it flew over the irls farm home carrying Nimitz San Diego Cal from Dubuque Norma stood outside all after noon searching the misty sky for the plane and some sort of salute from the admiral with whom she has corresponded for the past 2 years The heavy fog and low ceiling made it impossible for the pilot to see the farm and at dusk the girl gave up her vigil Her grief was only momentary however for a short time later she received a telegram from Kansas City Mo Dear Norma it said your package will be mailed from San Diego It was signed Admiral Chester Nimitz It was expected that the pack age would contain one of the ad mirals personal 5star flags Mason Cityan Is Killed in Road Mishap Richard Hareid 21 of 2208 Pennsylvania S E died enroute to a hospital early Sunday morn ing following an accident which occurred at p m Saturday about 3 miles south of Glenville Minn as he was changing a tire Hareid had gone to Waseca Minn with I M Roberts 83 Pennsylvania S E and they were returning to Mason City when Hareid who was driving pulled off the highway on the wrong side to change the right rear tire according to the story told Cor oner H E Smiley by Roberts Roberts said Hareid pulled off the highway in that manner leav ing only the right rear wheel on the paving in order to have a sol id place for the jack While Hareid was busy working at the wheel a car driven by Carl Solum 121i 6th S W Mason City which was traveling north swung out to pass the parked car Solum according to his report to officers thought the car had cleared the car at the side of the road Upon hearing a thud as he passed however Solum stopped his car and returned to the scene of the accident Hareid had been struck just above his hip pocket on his right side and was thrown to the pavement at the rear of the parked car An arc about 6 inches across was cut to the hip bone About this time a cattle truck going south driven by Gerald Wohler route 4 Mason City pulled up by the parked car and Wohler and Jack Williams 14Z8 Hampshire N E assisted Roberts in caring for Hareid Before they could get him into the truck however Pete Lichman Jr 1720 Pennsylvania N E Mason City who also was driving south pulled along side of the truck Hareid was placed in Lichmans car and he headed for Mason City driving as fast as his car would go Upon his arrival in Mason City Lichman saw Highway Pa trolman Richard Hahn told him why be was driving so fast and the highway patrolman cleared the way for his car through Ma son City Hareid was dead upon arrival at the hospital however about a m Sunday Coroner Smiley said death was due to loss of blood and shock Solum driver of the car which struck Hareid reported the accident at Gordons ville Minn and was released Minnesota officers ruling that it was an accident Kenneth Neu director of en forcement of the drivers respon sibility act for Iowa stated that the death would be charged to Minnesotas traffic death toll al though the victim may have died in Iowa Hareid had been employed in Mason City by Robert Donahue 2208 Pennsylvania S E He is sur vived by 2 brothers Lloyd and Dean Hareid and 3 sisters Chris tine Hareid Albert Lea Mrs Leonard Bosaker Albert Lea and Mrs Warren Olcott Hastings Nebr He was preceded in death by his father His mother is visiting in Denmark Funeral arrangements are in complete The body was taken to Albert Lea GAR Veteran 107 Dies in Minnesota Home Virginia Minn IP Virginia Monday mourned the death of its most prominent military figure Col Charles L Hooker 107 year old Civil war veteran who fought with the forces of famed Gen eorge A Custer and marched with Gen Sherman to the sea Col Hooker died in his sleep ate Saturday at the home of a son with whom he had resided here the last 16 years Family Bible records list Hook er as born April 3 1840 in New York State owa Farmer Killed When Car Leaves Road Red Oak V Olson 37 farmer living near Stanton Iowa was killed early Sunday when his car apparently went out of control and rolled down an em ankment on highway No 31 a mile west of here Coroner Ray Sutphen of Vil isca said Olsons death resulted rom a broken neck No inquest s planned SAME 423 flai detth In put toon U S JOINS UN CONDEMNATION PROPAGANDA Soviets Fail to Label America Greece and Turkey as Warmongers Lake Success N Y UR The 57nation political committee the United Nations general as sembly Monday approved a uni versal condemnation of all pro paganda likely to encourage war after turning back Russians plan to invoke criminal penalties and government suppression of war mongers The action came after the United States bitterly opposed to the proposal gave up a shortlived fight against it and Joined the other United Nations in a unani mous vote The committee whose action was destined for final approval in the full general assembly con demned all forms of propaganda in whatsoever country conducted which is either designed or likely to encourage threats to the peace or acts of aggression It was a far cry from Russias proposal for labelling the United States Greece and Turkey war mongers and invoking govern mental restrictions on the press to squelch criminal propaganda for a new war Soviet Deputy Foreign Minis ter Andrei Y Vishinsky quit a4 the last minute his battle to name the United States Turkey and Greece for fostering1 warmong ers But this compromise gesture failed to turn aside emphatic re jection of the Russian proposal and the ultimate approval of a compromise proposal by Australia France and Canada American Delegate Warren Austin refrained at the last mo ment from launching an Ameri can maneuver designed to con vert the committees resolution into a thinlyveiled condemnation of the soviet governments con trol of the press of Russia It was understood that fear of complete rejection of this proposi tion led Austin to reconsider and to drop the idea At almost the same time the United States took a licking in its fight for a yearround little UN assembly with strong auth ority to deal with questions which are blocked by the BigFive veto in the UN security council A 13n a t i o n subcommittee drawing the blueprint of the pro jected little assembly decided over firm U S opposition to re strict the body by making all of its deliberations subject to a two thirds majority rule The United States was expected o reopen the fight for a stronger little assembly when the sub committee transfers its proposals to the full 57nation political com mittee for final debate The warmongering vote climax ing the bitterest debate in the assemblys history put the weight of the full United Nations behind an appeal to all persons and to all governments to put down belli cose propaganda The committe voted by a nar row margin to write into its rec ommendation one guarantee sought by the United States This provided that UN countries would not be expected to take measures falling outside their constitution al limitations Russia Australia Great Britain France and 13 other countries opposed this qual ification but Austin won with 22 votes The certainty of its passage ap peared to have made format American opposition fruitless so Austin voted yes on every par agraph of the proposal He tried to amend the final par agraph in a way which Russia France and others said would weaken the intent of the resolu tion but this amendment was re jected Mother and Son Killed in Iowa Car Accident Janesville Iowa A Sioux Falls S Dak mother and son were killed about a m Monday when the car in which ihey were riding went out of con rol and crashed into a concrete abutment on highway 218 at the south edge of Janesville Three others were hurt and 2 of Them are hospitalized The dead were Mrs Reta Haff ner 26 and her son Ronald 5 W C Barber 64 Sioux Falls the driver of the car told highway rolice he was driving north on he highway when he lost control at a curve and the machine ca reened off the road to the right He was bruised but a daugh terinlaw Mrs Marjorie Bar ber 26 and her son Richard 6 were taken to Sartori Memorial lospital Cedar Falls Mrs Bar jer suffered several broken ribs but her son was apparently not seriously hurt ;