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Oct. 10, 1949 Maion CHy Globe-Gazette, Mason City, la. Anti-Communist Coalition Wins Election in Austria Sciesort; new in clever tie klips—ffiese Miniatures,, patterned ofter familiar and iiseful tools, are so smart, fou'U want a whole kit of them to wear witli your •favorite ties. Dashingly designed fa SWANK in gleaming gold and (filverfinish. SWANK Miniatures, $2.5QjB(ich t plus Federal Tax* Saw Hammer Svadt. at* v 8 WE ARE OPEN FRIDAY EVENING TILL 9 O s It's National Hat Week every week at our store Nationally Advertised Quality Hats Vienna, (/P)—Austrian voters kept their nation lined up with the anti-communist countries of Europe in a weekend parliamentary election marked by a decided upsurge in rightist sentiment. Final unofficial returns Monday revealed that Chancellor Leopold Figl's anti-red coalition government had remained firmly in the saddle despite some loss of strength. That coalition, composed of the conservative people's party and the socialists, will continue to run the new government. Figl's people's party held its rank as Austria's biggest party, winning 77 seats in the 165-member lower house of parliament. The socialists won 67 seats, to give the government coalition an overwhelming 144-vote bloc in the chamber. Communists, who won only 4 seats in the 1945 election, added their failure to make any appreciable gain led Chancellor Figl to proclaim that the voting gave "clear and unmistakable proof that Austria is an outpost of the western democratic world." One iealure of the balloting was the emergence of the rightist league of independents, a new party, as an important political factor with 16 parliamentary seats. The league, led by Dr. Herbert Kraus made open appeals during the campaign for the support of former nazis. Its opponents accused the league of being sympathetic to nazi ideas although Kraus himself lost his commission in the German army during the war because he criticized nazi policy. The League of Independents made its gains at the expense of the People's party, which dropped 8 seats to lose the Absolute majority it held in the last parlia- ment, and the socialists, who lost seats. The league did not enter the 1945 elections, held when former nazis were barred from voting. The unofficial final popular vote for the leading parties: People's party—1,844,649. Socialists—1,620,508. League of Independents—487,783. ; Communists—174,257. The People's party polled 240,000 more votes this time than it did in 1945. The party's loss of its absolute majority in parliament is accounted for by the fact that there were more than 900,000 new voters. Figl said the present cabinet will resign Tuesday. President Karl Renner then will ask Figl, as leader of the country's strong- one more in Sunday's voting. But people, given a choice, never let us start a war. A Fixed I Attitude would division superintendent's office at Liberal, Kans., said 4 persons oJ the 130 aboard the Chicago-bound est single party > to form a new government. He has said he will continue the coalition with the socialists. Austrians hope their new government will be destined to steer their country to full independence after 7 years of nazj. goosestep- ping and 4 of allied occupation. That matter is not up to the Austrians themselves but to the big 4 powers who must still reach agreement on an independence treaty for the country. Austria, flanked by communist- governed nations of eastern Europe, still is occupied by soviet as well as by American, British and French troops. Ferdinand Graf, secretary of state and a ranking official of the People's party, said neither the league of independents nor the communists would be invited to join the new cabinet. Pierre Swims Channel With Herring Lunch Dover, Eng., (&) — Pierre, the Claifornia sea lion, flipped across the English channel Sunday in the smashing time of just over 5 hours. The newest channel swimmer made his bid for fame and radio, television and movie contracts as part of a stunt for the radio program, "Truth or Consequences." Condemned to assist in managing the venture was Burt Kennedy who missed a question in a states- side quiz. Pierre, whose full name is KSMN 1000 WATTS 1010 DIAL Your First Choice In Daytime Listening Pleasure From 6:15a.m. to 5:30p.m. 11:15 A. M. Message of Hope Presented By DR. R. O. MASTERS (Wed.) Pierre Cilion, and whose address is California, plunged gleefully into the cold surf at Cape Gris Nez at 9:36 a. m., Greenwich mean time, and flipped onto the pebbly beach east of St. Margaret's bay at 2:40 p. m. Youngest, Fastest Only 18 months old, Pierre thus is the youngest channel swimmer and the fastest. The swiftest crossing by man is a little over 11 hours. In the nude, except for a tight fitting black corset to which was attached a long leash, Pierre started his swim after a breakfast of herring. The 30-foot line, held by his trainer, Ross McBride, who rode in a rowboat towed by a motorboat, was to keep Pierre from wandering off toward the bay of Biscay after more herring. It was a loping, diving, leaping crossing. Sometimes Pierre raced ahead, apparently not noticing any tides or. currents, if there were any. Combined Eating Now and then his handlers tossed out one of the 35 herring, each weighing about 15 pounds, which they had brought along, and Pierre lunched as he swam. He seemed to think it was fun and there still was a lot of s%vim- ming in him when he reached shore. He still had energy to spare, frisked among some English spectators and took a playful nip at several. McBride and Kennedy were comfortably attired in what they said was the correct costume for conducting sea lions on channel swims. They wore white suits lettered with advertising and red caps of the fashion preferred by jockeys. FLOOR AND WALI} COVERINGS Cerro Gordo Dairy Team Is First in Waterloo Congress Waterloo, (IP) — Marlene Fairley and Mary Jo Morfitt, both of 'Sanborn, were named 4-H girls dairy days champions at the National Dairy Cattle Congress Saturday. Selection of the 2 O'Brien county girls as champions climaxed a 2-day series of demonstrations. Nearly 70 teams, a record number, took part in the 4-H projects. 37 Agree to Cut in Tariffs Geneva, (/P)—Major tariff reductions were announced Monday by the 31 nations which took part in the world tariff conference at Annecy, France, last summer. The list of tariff reductions was an inch-thick volume laying down the maximum rates of import duty on many thousands of different items of international trade. The reductions were agreed upon at the 4-month-long Annecy conference of the founding members of the Geneva 1947 tariff agreement and 10 new countries acceding to the agreement. 147 Agreements The conference opened April 11 and closed Aug. 27. It was the largest multilateral tariff confab ever held. It resulted in 147 bilateral tariff agreements between pairs of countries. Under the most-favored-nation principle of the Geneva agreement, any freezing or reduction of tariffs agreed in one of the bilateral agreements is automatically applied to the exports of all the other member states of the agreement. In volume of trade affected, the Annecy conference was not nearly as far-reaching as the original Geneva tariff conference of 1947, when the original 23 member states of the agreement negotiated tariff concessions among themselves. It was estimated that the 1947 conference affected more than 70 per cent of the world's total volume of trade. The Annecy conference, on the other hand, convered negotiations only between the original members and the 10 new members as well as among the newcomers themselves. It thus covered less than 10 per cent of the world's trade. Nevertheless, the Annecy conference considerably extended the effectiveness of the Geneva agreement. A 3rd round of tariff talks is, due to be held next year, at which some of the major trading nations still outside the agree- jnent, including Argentina, Mexico and Egypt, may take part. Of the 23 original member states of the agreement, only southern Rhodesia and Burma did One Man's Opinion (Continued from Page 1) by outsiders, who believes Russia v/ouldn't do just that? Too Great a Gamble Under the American proposal, there would be no room for doubt about the efficacy of the UN ordinance outlawing the A-bomb. Under the Russian proposal, any nation would be free to manufacture the bombs surreptitiously. Would you—would anybody— have any sense of security whatever against the atomic bomb under the Russian proposal? The answer is no. And it's as certain as tomorrow's sun that there will be no agreement to outlaw the bomb unless Russia yields on this A year or so ago I chanced to be on our eastern seaboard at a time when the Russians were acting up at their level worst. They had forced us into the Berlin airlift and at the United Nations meetings, they were throwing a body block into every proposal offered to advance world peace. In Boston, In New York and in Washington, I heard more than a few people make the comment: "We ought to drop an atom bomb on the kremlin." Then I got back home and found that this sentiment was pretty well localized. None of my mid-\<restern' neighbors \ was indulging in any such talk.' Even during the 4 years when we had an exclusive on the A- bomb, any proposal to launch a war against Russia would have been frowned on by public opinion. There's no reason to believe that the knowledge that Russia now has it would alter this attitude. Decision With Russia As matters stand, therefore, we can only assume that if war ever breaks out between us and Russia, it will be at Russia's instigation. As long as she remains adamant in her posiiluu against the effective outlawing of the A-bomb, we must prepare for that eventuality. At one time it was generally believed that the atomic bomb \vas a weapon so terrible in its consequences that a thinking world would be sobered into banishing future war. It hasn't worked oul that way. Now we know that, terrible though it is, the A-bomb cannot of itself win a war. It's just one important ingredient in the tota recipe which calls for balancec ;rain were killed apd 50 injured. Heavy rains occurred in the area Sunday. Ambulances from Liberal, Dodge City and Fowler, Kans., went to the scene. Meade, in southwestern Kansas, is the county seat of Meade county. The overturned cars landed in a waterfilled ditch. The train, "The Imperial," was eastbound from California to Chicago. all-important point tional control with inspection. of interna- unrestricted Nationalist Diplomats Go to Reds Paris,. (/P)—The entire staff of he Chinese embassy and consu- ate-general here Monday deserted he nationalist regime arid de- lared their support for the new Chinese communist government at 'eking. The move, taken on China's na- ional 'h o 1 i d a y—the so-called 'double 10" anniversary of Sun Yat Sen's 1911 revolution—represented a defeat for the newly- designated charge d'affaires, Tuan Mao-Lan. Tuan was sent here last week "rom London to take over the em- Dassy because the ambassador, Dr. Tsien Tai, was gravely ill in a hospital. Tuan and Dr. Tsien, whose condition is still grave, were the only members of the embassy who did not desert, according to an embassy spokesman. Tuan was sent from London by the Canton government \p put down an embassy staff "revolt" which was rumored last week. Blue ribbons for first place in the dairy events were awarded to teams from Palo Alto, Pocahontas, Cerro Gordo, Franklin, Humboldt, Black Hawk, Des Moines, Marshall and O'brien counties, INLAID LINOLEUM DISNEY BORSALINO DOBBS You'll like our wide- range of styles , . . our great selection of new fall shades . . . our expert fitting service . . . and our guarantee of ]00% satisfaction. .50 to $25 CONGOWALL a great new low cost wall covering (stfM OooOooOooOooOooOooOooOooOooOo Taxi Drivers Hope to Save Company; Work Without Pay Pittsburgh, (/P)—Nearly 200 taxi drivers are working without pay this week to save their bankrupt company. The People Cab company drivers voted to end a 5-day strike and accept nothing but tips until Oct. 17. All fares are to be turned over to a receiver who has to shell out $14,000 for^ an insurance premium in an effort to keep the company in operation. The drivers, who struck when the company refused to reinstate an old contract, say they will try and form a co-operative to take over the company if their "tip only" plan succeeds. The cab company, formed by a group of GI's after the war, has been in dire financial straits. A receiver was appointed last week when the men went on strike. \ \\\U\\UU11 HASN'T THE COLO SEAL IT ISN'T CONGOLEUM Make your selection from our complete assortment. Installation, if you wish it, by our skilled mechanics.; Come in today. R. S. WEBER CARPET CO. 209 N. Fed. Phone 931 WATCHES Blonelvard^ DIAMONDS 12 East State not negotiate tariff concessions at Annecy. This was mainly because their trade with the newcomers was not large enough to warrant a special agreement. Italy's List Longest Italy's list of tariff concessions was the longest among the 31 nations. The Italian concessions were obtained in bilateral agreements with 24 countries, including every major nation represented at Annecy, with the outstanding exception of France. Italy and France formally advised the conference of their plans for setting up a customs union. The countries which negotiated tariff reductions at Annecy comprised these original members of the Geneva agreement: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Ceylon, Chile, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, France, India, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, South Africa, Syria, the United Kingdom anc) the United States and the following new members: Denmark, th<> Dominican Republic, Finland, Greece, Haiti, Italy, Liberia, Nicaragua, Sweden and Uruguay. Taft-Hartley Law Attacked by ITU Head Des Moines, (U.R) —The Taft- Hartley labor law will eventually destroy organized labor and put the worker at the mercy of big business, Woodruff Randolph, international president of the AFL Typographical Union, said Sunday. Randolph spoke to more than 600 delegates to the semi-annual Iowa Typographical conference. He said the law removes the basic right of collective bargaining. "The very backbone of labor unions, the right to strike, is all but throttled under the terms of this law," he said. "Under it, collective bargaining units must be told by the national labor relations board what clauses to ask for in a contract." Mrs. Gerald Swift, Des Moines was elected president of the newly formed auxiliary of the Iowa group. Other officers elected included Mrs. C. W. Kinnear, Ottumwa, and Mrs. Florence King Cedar Rapids, vice presidents, anc Mrs. Angela Lamphere, For Dodge, secretary-treasurer. A large part of the world's clove supply produced by the islands o: Zanzibar and Pemba is theatened by an insect pest known as the "hot water" ant. Armanents Race Ahead The alternative—and it isn't a heartening alternative—is a stepped up armaments race between America and her allies on one hand and Russia and her satellites on the other. Most of the factors in that contest favor America and her allies. The American industrial production potential is rated as 5 times that of Russia. This differential may lessen with the years but it will always be heavily weighted in our favor. Another fact distinctly on our side is that we have the A-bombs, at least 200 and probably more, while Russia almost certainly has no more than 1 to 2 on hand this moment. We're 4 full years ahead. If we set our hand to it, we can keep this lead, or even extend it. We Have the Bases Still another favorable factor from our point of view is that we have the bases.and the.trans- port for'delivering, our bombs tc any Russian target, from the British Isles, from Western Europe, from Alaska and from Japan. Our targets, on the other hand, are out of reach of Russian bombs, except perhaps on a suicide flight basis, until Russia acquires bases closer at hand or greatly improves her planes. The so-called "suitcase" attacks, with atom bombs smuggled into the United States by ship and detonated in a harbor or a business section could be destructive but it's hardly conceivable that by themselves they would win a war. 92 "Prime Targets" in U. S. Military authorities speculating on the possibility of an atomic war with Russia have pointed to what they call the "prime targets" in our country, mostly cities of 100,000 population or more. In Iowa there is only 1 such—Des Moines, and in Illinois only 2, Chicago and Peoria. Interestingly enough all but 3 of these so-called prime targets are within the 5,000 mile bomber range of Russia—if the Russians chose to do the job on a suicide light basis—no return to base after dropping the bomb. Our western targets could be eached from eastern Siberia, eastern targets from bases near Murmansk in northwestern Russia, with mid-western targets most accessible by flights over the polar region. Industrial Dlspersement If Russian stupidity drives us nto such an armaments war, there will be an extensive—and expensive—system of industrial decentralization with a view to min- .mizing possible loss from A- bomb blasts. Prompted by this terrifying pos- siblity, planners already have worked out 3 general plans, with the components of the economy widely dispersed. One is known as the "satellite city," another as the "doughnut city" and a third as the "rodlike city." These terms are rather descriptive. All of these things we can do if we must, and doubtless better than Russia can. The dispatch with which the senate put its O. K. on the foreign arms aid bill in the full amount recommended by the administration is a reflection of our nation's determination not to spare the horses if Russia is insistent on a military show-down. One Disadvantage But in one respect in such a contest with Russia, our country would be at serious disadvantage. Tf our calculations with respect to the A-bomb are correct, the advantage rests heavily with the nation which strikes first. And it's wholly unlikely that this would be the United States. It's a fact borne out by the history of our modern times that democracies don't launch wars. They strike back only after they've been attacked. That's be-» cause a democracy in entering a war must have the sanction of the people from whom it derives all of its power and authority. And ground, naval and air forces. Bombs Aren't Everything Even though all of the 200 or more A-bombs in our ammunition kit were dropped on a Russian tar get, with indescribable loss o life and property, it would be es sential to send in ground forces tc take over. In our emphasis on the production and use of this newfound weapon, we must not be guilty of slighting the other components of our military might. This isn't a course.upon which we chose to enter. It's come upon us by necessity—a necessity born of Russia's ambition to have world dominion. Perhaps 'with the months and years, those at the helm in the kremlin will see the error of their way. But in the meantime we can only accept things as they are— not as we'd like them, to be—and act accordingly. Cloves were such an expensive luxury to western civilization at one time that the ships of explorer Ferdinand Magellan sold a cargo of them for more than the cost of a three-year expedition. 4 Killed, 50 Hurt in Train Derailment Meade, Kans., (/P) — A Rock Island passenger train hit a track washout 3 miles east of here Monday, killing 4 persons and injuring approximately 50. Six cars left the rails and 3 overturned. O. K. Curry, chief clerk in the On the Radio Beam MONDAY NIGHT NETWORK HIGHLIGHTS ADC—7:00 Rex Maupln; 7:30 Ella Mae Time; 7:45 Henry Taylor; 8:00 Kate Smith Calls; 9:00 Arthur Gaeth; 0:15 Kate Smith Calls. CBS—0:30 Club 16; 0:45 News, Edward R. Marrow: 7:00 Inner Sanatam; 7:30 Talent Scocta; 8:00 Lux Radio Theater; 9:00 My Friend Irma; !):30 Bob Hawk. • BIBS—7:00 Straight Arrow; 7:30 Peter Salem; 8:00 Murder by Experts; 8:30 Secret Missions; 9:30 Mutual Ncwsreel; 9:45 Mutual Concert. NBC—7:00 Railroad Hour; 7:»0 Voice of Firestone; 8:00 Telephone Hour; 8:30 Bands of America; 9:00 To Be Announced. Devil's Workshop ... (7 p.m.). When a sculptor creates murder in wax he gums up the works in Monday's "Inner Sanctum" thriller. Arthur Godfrey . . . (7:30 p.m.) The "Talent Scouts" discover the stars of tomorrow and the red-head gives them their chance for fame. Dunne and Grant ... (8 p.m.) Irene Dunne and Gary Grant get together for their first time in a comedy on "Lux Radio Theater." My Friend Irma . . . (9 p.m.) Marie Wilson in the starring role, proves that a human being doesn't necessarily need a brain. Bob Hawk . . . (9:30 p.m.) There's §500 waiting for the Lemac of the week on this fast moving quiz and quip show. KICM Daily Schedule For KGLO + KGLO-FM ON YOUR D«AL Monday P.M. 4:00 Listen Ladies 4:15 .Grain Reporter 4:2'i i'our Home Town 4:40 1490 Club 5:00 B. Bar B. Ranch B:30 Tom Mix fi:00 Fulton Lewis, Jr., News 6:15 News 6:30 B & B Temperature Quiz 0:35 Gems of Melody G:45 Sports HI-Lites 7:00 Straight Arrow 7:30 Gabriel Heattcr 7:45 Melody Time 7:55 Bill Henry, Newt 8:00 Murder by Experts 8:30 Secret Missions 9:00 Cecil Brown, News 0:15 Mutual Ncwsreel 9:30 Charlie Bamet's Orchestra 9:45 Danger, Death at Work 10:00 News 10:15 Wally Wicken's Orchestra 10:30 Dell Trio 10:55 News 11:00 Art Waner's Orchestra 11:30 Robert Moonan's Orchestra 11:55 News 12:00 Sign Off Tuesday A.M. 6:00 Jerry Smith Show 6:30 Farm Frolic Time 6:40 News 6:45 Farm Frolic Time 7:00 News 7:15 Reveille Rhythms 8:00 Newi 8:15 Tell Yonr Neighbor 8:30 Your Home Town 9:30 B & B Temperature Quiz 9:35 Mid-Morning Melodies 9:45 Do You Remember? 10:00 Beyer's Billboard 10:15 Your Marriage 10:30 Against the Storm 11:00 Kale Smith Speak* 11:1,I Church Notes of the Air 11:30 Waltz Time 11:45 Gabriel Heatter's Mallbaf Tuesday P.M. 13:00 News 12:15 Luncheon Lyrics 12:30 Radio Farm Journal 1:00 Queen for a Day 1:30 Listen Ladles 1:45 Musical Moods 1:50 News 2:00 Melody Time 3:1(5 Grain Reporter 2:20 News 2:.10 Bob Poole Sliow 3:00 Tea Time Tune 3:15 Marvin Miller 3:30 Hoc Down Pnrfy 4:00 Baseball Scores 4:05 News Monday P.M. 5:00 Accents on Music B:15 Clear Lake Show, Clear Lake Merchants 5:30 Curt Slassey, Miles Laboratories, CBS 5:45 Time Was 6:00 News, P. G. & E. (Minshall) 6:15 Sports Camera (Suter) 6:30 Club 15, Campbell Soups, CBS 6:43 News, Edward R. Murrow, Campbell Soups, CBS 7:00 Inner Sanctum, Bromo-Seltzer, CB3 7:30 Talent Scouts, Liplon Tea. CBS 8:00 Lux Radio Theater, CBS 9:00 My Friend Irma, Lever Bros., CBS 9:30 Bob Hawk, Camels c CBS 10:00 News, Vance Music Co. (Minshall) 10:15 Something Old. Something New 10:30 Moonlight Memoirs 11:00.News, CBS 11:05 Guy Lombardo's Orchestra. CBS 11:30 Ted BlncU's Orchestra, CBS 12:00 News. CBS Tuesday A.M. 6:00 News 6:05 Morning Rouser 6:30 Farm Reporter, State Brand Creameries, Inc. (Randolph) 6:45 News, Mid-Continent Petroleum Corp. (Kew) 7:00 Rhythm Roundup 7:15 On the Farm, Allis-Chalmeri 7:30 News (Hilton) 7:35 Fun at Breakfast, Sweetheart Bread 7:40 Sports Scoreboard 7:45 Top of the Morning 8:00 Keep Time with Damons 8:15 Holsum Headlines, Holsum Bread (Hilton) 8:30 Yesterday's Music, Cool Spring Canning Co. 8:45 BinK Sines, Mason City Globe- Gazette 9:00 Today in Osage, Osare Merchants, 9:30 Bible Broadcast, Radio Chapel 0:4ft Kitchen Club, Perfex 10:00 News Direst, Jacob E. Decker * Sons 10:15 "Tnter" Quiz, inland Potato Chips 10:3D Grand Slam,. Wonder Bread, CBS 10:45 Bob Clausen Show 11:00 Wendy Warren, General Foods, CBS 11:15 Betsy Ross Serenade, Pfaff Baklns; Company 11:30 Romance of Helen Trent, American llome Products 11:415 Our Gal Sunday, American Homo Product* Tuesday P.M. 12:00 Today's Markets 12:05 The Man an the Street, Priichard Motor Co. 13:15 The Old Timers, North Iowa Co- Ops. :30 New*, International Harvester Co. (Hilton) 12:45 Farm and Home Topic Time, St. Paul Livestock Market I:M The Second -Mrs. Burton, General Foods, CBS 1:15 Homo Town News (Palcn) 1.30 This It Nor* Drake, Tonl, Co., CBS 1:45 Mystery Melody Game 2:00 Arthur Godfrey, Ches'erfield Cif- areti 2&0 Aunt Jenny, T,ever Bros., CBS 2:45 Hilltop House, Miles Laboratories. CBS rt:00 Holium Headline* 3:05 The Old Philosopher 3:30 Bob Clausen Show 4:00 Arthur Godfrey Time, Gold Seat Wax, CBS 4:15 Arthur Godfrey, Tirol Nablitf) CBS 4:30 Arthur Godfrey, Wlldroul, CM 4:45 Employment Views 4:55 World Scries News and Scores

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