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February 19, 1954

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 1

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North Iowa's Daily Newspaper Edited ior the Home* MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE " T H E N E W S P A P E R T H A T M A K E S A L L N O R T H 1 0 W A N S N E I G H B O R S " HOME EDITION VOL. LX Associated PICKS anil United Vresf Full Lcaso Wire* (Stiver) Cents a Copy) MASON CITY, IOWA, F R I D A Y , F E B R U A R Y 19, 1954 Demos M This Paper Consists o£ Two Sections--Section On« No. 114 Beeson Camp Issue Feel Effects of Drought in Southern Iowa Midwest States Choked by Dust DES MOINES w--Water is an al most precious commodity hi inanj parts of the Iowa drought belt. No one is going thirsty but siial low wells by the hundreds have gone.dry. And in scores of com munities and on i n n u m e r a b l e f a r m s the problem of getting sufficicn water for drinking and sanitatioi has come to be a chore and ai expense. Jfauling of water from urbai sources Into the rural areas has developed into a full-fledged, day by day business in some sections Tank Trucks Tank trucks with capacities up to 1,000 gallons rumble over the roads with water for sale. Added to their number arc trucks owned by farmers who do their own hauling ovet distances of 10, 20 and 30 miles from their farms. The soil is very dry, grass is highly inflammable and fires that are uncommon in winter have bro ken put to an extent that extra pro cauljons have been taken to protect property--in rural areas and cities as well. Voluntary rationing of water is not widespread but there arc a number of Iowa towns with chronic supply problems where resort to this practice has been necessary. Long Drought All of this is the result of eight months of drought which started last July and at present shows no sign of significant improvement. The worst effects of the drought have been felt In the south central section of Iowa,;Across the bottom of the state Burlington, Fail-field, Ottumwa, Ccntcrville, Oskaloosa, .Osceola, Crcston.ahd Lamoni report serious problem's In their areas. : From there the dry region e"x- tends northward over the lower part of the state, reaching farthcr- est in the central section. But it also has fringe areas that extend as far as northeast Iowa where tinder dry countryside, rather than lack of water supplies, is the chief difficulty. In other parts of the Midwest Friday, choking black clouds of dust engulfed sections of Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Kansas, Nebraska and Colorado. Visibility was cut to zero in the Texas Panhandle and street lights had to be turned on. The turbulence accompanied a western cold front that moved across the states. Tornado alerts were issued for sections of Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. NAME FITS HIM MEMPHIS, Tenn. (UP) -- Roy Sockwell was booked Thursday on charges of assault and battery. F R E D E R I C K FAVILLE F. F. Faville Dies at 88 DES MOINES W) -- Former Iowa Supreme Court Justice Frederick F. Faville, member of a family prominent in Iowa history, died at his home here Friday. He was 88. ' · He was a former United States attorney for the northern district of Iowa and was elected to the Supreme Court in 1920. In 1925 he became chief justice by virtue of the fixed rule of succession. Judge Faville, who died following a stroke, served on the Supreme Court from 1921 to 1933. Born on a Mitchell County farm on June 5, 18C5, he attended public schools at Mitchell and then studied at the Cedar Valley Seminary at Osage. Graduating in 1888 from the scientific course of Iowa State College at Ames, he went to the University o f . Maryland a n d studied law, returning to Iowa to graduate from the Stale University's !a\v college in 1891. : He began the practice of law the same year at Sioux Rapids and in 3805 he went to Storm Lake, where he was Buena Vista County attorney for two years. F or m e r President Theodore Roosevelt appointed Judge Faville U. S. attorney for northern Iowa in 1907. He served in that capacity until the end of the Taft administration. He continued his law practice at Fort Dodge in 1918. He was married twice and had a son and a daughter by his first wife, who died in 1919. He married the former Josephine Creelman in 1925 at Cedar Rapids. His father, Amos S. Faville, taught the first public school and organized the first Sunday school in Iowa, and later served in the Iowa General Assembly. Oran Faville, an uncle, was the first lieutenant governor of Iowa and a prominent educator in the early history of the stale. Appointment Is Confirmed in Floor Vote Demos Jubilant Despite Defeat WASHINGTON Itfi - Democrat! leaders .in the Senate were quiellj j u b i l a n t F r i d a y , ' d e s p i t e a 45-42 dc feat in their campaign against con firmalkm of Albert C. Beeson t the', national L a b o r Relation Board. Sen. Hill (D-AJa), who "took leading part in the floor figh against Beeson Thursday, said th. outcome would "give the Demo crats a clear-cut issue which w will undoubtedly raise from tim to time" before next November' .'lection. Beeson U'as confirmed after bit :er debqlc. Accused by some D'em ocrats of making "false and mis 'eading" statements during hi :onfirmation hearing, he was given a vote of confidence by all but one of the Republicans present. Fine I n t e g r i t y Republicans s a i d h i s integrity itood unquestioned and that nolh ng brought out in lengthy hearing!, jefore the Senate Labor Committee had impaired "his reputation for ruth and veracity." Some said hat he became confused during his estimony but had no intention no o tell the truth. But Sen. Necly (D-W Va), askec he Senate to help him protect resident Eisenhower "against the lisgrace of putting a man on there vho lied five times." Three Democrats joined 42 Re ntblicans in confirming Beeson On the losing side were 40 Demo crats, Sen. Langer (R-ND) and Sen. Morse (Ind-Ore). The three Democrats voting foi 3ccson were Senators Byrd of Vir Jinia, Holland of Florida and East and of Mississippi. Cite Prejudice Before the question of Beeson's 'eracity was raised, some Demo crats had opposed his appointment n the ground his active career as management executive in labor elations would cause him to be irejudiccd. Beeson said he was certain he vould have no bias. Bccson's relationship with his orrner employer, the Food Ma- ·hincry and Chemical Corp., be amc the crucial issue in the dis ante over his testimony to the La )or Committee. He submitted a ormal resignation to the com sany the last day of the hearings, o take effect the date he takes he oath of office as a member oi he NLRB. McCarthy Told of Reds in GE Plant ALBANY, N. Y. Lfl--A self-styled ex-Comnnmist Friday identified three men to Sen. McCarthy as former members of a Communist cell at the General Electric plant in Schenectady,. and one of the three charged that the senator was operating a fascist Ku Klux Klan investigation. - · ' ... Jean Arsenault Jr., 2G, who said he had been Albany correspondent for the Daily Worker, said a cell of about 35 workers had been active at the huge plant. . ; ; · McCarthy, sitting as a one man Senate Investigations Subcommittee, promptly called all three to the stand. Each' refused, invoking constitutional privileges, to say whether* Arsenault's charges were true. One of the three, Arthur Lee Owens of Schenectady shouted from the witness stand that he would tell a truly American investigation that Arse'nault was "a damnable liar." But Owens--a Negro--declined to testify before McCarthy. The other two men Arsenault named were Sidney Friedlander, a member of the executive board of the United Electrical Workers Union Ind. in Schenectady, and Robert P. Northrop, a member of the union's Schenectady Local 301. Arsenault said he had attended party meetings at b o t h their homes. On Thursday McCarthy ejected John Adams, chief counsel of the Army, Brig Gen. Ralph Zwicker, commandant, at Camp, Kilmer, N.J., and'his aides from a c!6sed hearing after they,, refused to take Ibe .itand against Df. Irving Per- ·u, a discharged major accused of litvlng Red ties. --All About The Weather Mason City: Turning cooler, possible thunderstorms late Friday. Iowa: Windy and colder. Minnesota: Partly cloudy and colder. Five-Day-Iowa: Temperatures Saturday' through Wednesday will average 7 to 10 degrees above normaf. Normal lows 19 north to 22 south, normal highs/34 north 4.0 43 south. Colder Saturday. Warming trend Sunday, followed by minor day to day changes. \ ' Globe-Gazette weather data up to 8 a.m. Friday: Maximum 55 Minimum 33 At 8 a.m. 35 Sentence Six Michigan Reds DETROIT tin ~ Six Michigan Communists, convicted of conspir- cy against the government Friday were given the choice of prison entenccs ranging from four to five ·ears, or going to Russia. In addition, Federal Judge Frank \. Picard fined each of the defend nts $10,000. A jammed courtroom heard udgc Picard deliver a scathing riticism of the defendants in pass ng sentence. · . The defendants, Saul Wellman, 8;. Mrs. Helen Winter, 45; Nat Linloy, 48; Thomas B. Dennis Jr., 5; Philip Schatz, 39, and William Ulan, 46, expressed no emotion as udge Picard delivered the scn- ence. Mrs. Winter and Allan were scn- enced to four year terms; Ganey, five years; Dennis, four years, ix months; Wellman, four years nd eight months, and Schatz, four ears and four months. "Under federal law, I can change his sentence any time within the cxt 60 days," Judge Picard said, 'and if any of yon should decide o want to go to Russia, I would c glad to do so." They were convicted Tuesday of iolaling the Smith Act by conspir- ng to teach and advocate violent vcrthrow of the government. The defendants said the sen cnces would be appealed. SAME DATE-mi-« $20,000 Damage in Bancroft Grass Fire F I R E T H R E A T E N S B A N C R O F T -- Fire believed to have started 'rom a carelessly tossed cigaret near the Greenwood Cemetery at the west edge of Bancroft Thursday swept over farms and outbuildings in the area and caused damage which may reach 320,000. The fire was still smouldering Friday morning after eight fire trucks from Bancroft and other nearby towns had labored many hours. The worst loss was on the Pat McNertery farm where seven buildings were destroyed in- luding the barn, two corn cribs, double garage, chickenhousc, ma- :hme shed and granary. The loss also included a car, farm machinery ;omc baled hay a^id straw. The estimate of his loss is between S10 000 and $15,000. On the A. A. (Butch) Drocssler farm across the road 'the oss included the silo, part of the* ' jam, chickenhouse, tools and farm' mplemcnts, also some baled straw and hay. His loss had not been estimated, but may exceed $5,000. Firemen said that the loss would have been as great on the Droessler place as at the McNertery place except for the fact that the build- '.ngs had tin roofs. The southeast wind kept the fire away from the main part of town Dry weather in recent months pro vided tinder dry fuel for the fire, both in the fields and along the roads, so that it moved too rapidly :o control. Clear Lake School Site Is Upheld The Clear Lake school board'; choice of site for a new school -- wo blocks west of the Surf Ball- ·oom -- has been upheld by the tate Superintendent of Public In- itruction as it was by Hazel V. Aappell, Cerro Gordo County uperintendent of schools. Mrs. Chappell's decision, Supt. cssie M. Parker said Friday, "is unbiased, made without prejudice and is in accordance with both the aw and the precedents established ay this department and the courts )f this state which clearly show hat the location of school building ites is vested in the local school boards." The Clear Lake school board 'did not exceed or abuse in any manner the power vested in said board by statute," Miss Parker iddcd. The slate superintendents deci- ion was on an appeal by Sam Ken nedy from the decision of the conn y superintendent, Miss Parker uled .that the power of the Clear iake school board to locate a site or a new school building was the olc question to be determined. She quoted decisions in previous ases that "it, is not 'the ^province f an appeal to determine which of wo sites is better" and "the order f a board should be reversed only pon the plain showing that the aw has been violated or discretion rossly abused." IT PAYS TO HAVE THE "Want Ad" Habit! This Advertiser (at "Results in a Hurry" "Could have sold a dozen If I iind them,", sold ,W. Smith, 802 12lh S.K. Tic advertised n 5 Inch pinner and sold It the rirst nlKht after the ad appeared. REMEMBER WANT AOS RECEIVED BEFORE 11A.M. Will Appear In That SAME HAY'S TAPER Not the next d»y or the next week JUST PHONE 3800 · And Ask for «n Ail-Taker It's Easy To Place A WANT AD GOP Programs Held Off Farm Depression-Davis " View Contrasts With Sharp Attacks on Benson Policy IKE ENJOYS VACATION-Presitlent Eisenhower'seems amused at something:--perhaps a bad score--as he paused on the Palm Springs, Galif., golf links to chat with his vacation hosts, Paul Hoffman (left) and Paul Helms, owner of a Los Angeles bakery/Eisenhower said he's having so much fun he may prolong the vacation beyond Monday To Air Reorganization A citizens' committee proposal for reorganization of the areas now served by Rock Fails and Plymouth schools is to be considered Wednesday evening by the county school boards involved. The boards of education of Mitchell, Worth and Cerro Gordo counties will meet at 8 p. m. Wednesday in the Cerro Gordo County District Court chambers to discuss the proposal, said Hazel V. Chappell county superintendent of schools. ' The meeting is open'to the public, Mrs. Chappell said, bur discussion will be limited to those questioned by members of the three boards. ' Plan 86 Square Miles for Ventura School District A Ventura' Community School District of 86 square miles is proposed in a report of the a'cljourned tearing by the Cerro Gordo and Hancock county boards of education released Friday by Hazel V. Chappell, Cerro Gordo County superintendent of schools. Next step In the proposed reorganization of the Ventura district, Mrs. Chappell said, is an election vithin 30 days. Each district or part of a district which is included n the proposal will have its own ballot box for the vole, she said, ind the proposal must carry in at east 14 of the 38 districts-to-become effective. In addition, no voting district will be included if a majority of ts voles arc opposed. None of the Cerro Gordo County Boundaries have Vb'een'v changed 'rom those established at the first hearing, Iho superintendent ex- a quarter mile west. ft miles west of the and divides a large plained, but a number of changes have been made in Hancock County's area. In general, the · old boundary of the Ventura district in Hancock County is moved either a quarter mile east or It now is 1 : county line number of farms. Of the 86"sec lions in the proposed district, approximately 25 are in Hancock County. The new district would have an assessed valuation of about §25 million. Mrs. Chappell noted that Iowa law now requires that if any rural independent school district through reorganization is left with less than four square miles o£ territory,' the county board of 'education is required to attach the remaining territory to adjoining districts. DES MOINES W--Asst. Secretary o£ Agriculture John H. Davis who soon will resign, Friday defended present federal farm programs as having helped to prevent an agricultural depression · This view contrasted with the sharp attacks made on them by Secretary,o/ Agriculture Benson who has contended the programs have tended to price farm products out of markets, create surpluses and bring on government controls. In a speech delivered at the 16th annual National Farm institute Davis said a 5 per cent decline in farm prices last year should be a 'matter of concern, and he added; "Granting that these farm programs are somewhat crude, imperfect, expensive and inefficient, still they have been of great value to all America and to all of the free peoples of the world." Davis said that the programs-which feature high-level farm price supports and production controls- had helped stabilize farm prices Supervisors Turn Down Food Offer Cerro Gordo County does hot eed or want surplus food commodities for its unemployed and its oard of supervisors does not ap- rove of that plan for disposing of urplus dairy products, the three members announced Friday. Only 130 persons are on direct reef in the county, it was pointed ut. Past experience has shown that dministrative costs of the state upervised distribution pr o g r a m fe more than the benefits are ·orth, declared Ray D. Bobbins, lear Lake, farmer and board member for many years. He recalled the program during ic depression of the '30s · when lere were 24 persons employed in he distribution center, their wages eing paid by the county. Full agreement came from ..._ ther two supervisors, John - G. roivn, Mason City, retired farmer, nd John Cahill, Rockwell mer- hant, that the program was set p long ago to meet an emergency vhich no ionger exists. All three members of the board are Republi- ahs. The board members called their efusal of aid an act of faith in the American economy, saying they did ot feel,that present conditions are recession but merely an inevit- ble leveling off-process in the post- T ar era. "We see no reason, either/' said obbins, "svhy the dairy industry lould be singled out for the pres- nt program. We don't want to be parly to correcting somebody's ast judgment," he continued.-Rob ins apparently referred to the U.S. epartment of Agriculture policies f buying up surplus farm products. Find Unconscious Actress in Home HOLLYWOOD W--Actress Anne terling was found unconscious in er apartment early Friday but fter a quick trip: to a hospital here her stomach was pumped he was reported to be out of diner. ; ... . · . . ; · . · . . : .:'; .' At first, after being: taken to /an mergency hospital, her condition as described as critical. But^aft- r the stomach pumping she recov- red sufficiently to be removed to private hospital. and prevented "setting in motion a ;eries of events such as those that ed to depression during the twen- 'ies and thirties." Views Differed T h e assistant secretary announced recently that he will give up his post soon to join the staff of Harvard University. Friends have said differences in views with .hose of Benson on farm policies were a factor in his decision to quit. _ Davis said it is true that the 'arm programs have cost taxpayers considerable money. "Still, in terms of economic well- jeing every single taxpayer Hoday i.as a stake in the benefits that lave been derived," he continued. 'It has been a good investment. It s definitely cheaper to maintain prosperity than to build back the :conomy after a depression has been permitted to take hold." He said it should be recognized .hat depressed farm prices and earnings soon' show up in reduced, juying 'power' and earnings in other parts of the economy an,d undermine prosperity. When Davis was appointed assis- .ant secretary at the start o£ tho Eisenhower administration, he was aut in charge of government price support and production control programs. Later he was trans- r erred to marketing activities, Annual Event Now running the price support and. control programs is a New York State farm leader, James A McConnell, who -- in speeches made lefore his appointment to the government post-denounced the pro- rams as measures designed to 'socialize agriculture." In defending present programs, Davis emphasized that he was not arguing that they are perfect. He. said they have great weaknesses, ome of which, he said, would be remedied by a farm program Prcs- dent Eisenhower outlined to Confess last month. The institute is sponsored annu- illy by the agriculture .department if the DCS Moines Chamber of Commerce. Among key speakers Saturday vill be former Vice President Icnry A, Wallace, President 'Allan' J. Kline' o£ jthe American Farm Burcad Federation and Rep, Gilford Hope (R-Kan), chairman of he House Agriculture Committee,

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