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NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME or AHf A R C H I V E S U O I M E S . I A VOL. Aisoclaled Press an d United Press Fun Leaj«i wire. One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary by W . E A R L HALL Managing Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE wo7°' M "°° , Cltj ' 1 Sl »"i»r. 1:15 p. m. S'fJ/J' l° w * Clly Wedntsaiy, 7':lTM"p. m. Jyscj. Sioux Clly, Silordav, 5:15 p. m. WTAD, Qotacy, ill., Saturday, 9 p. m. The Wisdom Born of Experience OINCK launching this series of *- weekly commentaries 3 years ago, I've had occasion perhaps a half dozen times to quote rather extensively from personal letters. In checking through ray files, I discover this interesting fact about my "borrowed" commentaries: In practically every case, the person from whom I've quoted has been a man of advanced ate. QNCE it was William Harmon ^ Norton, recently deceased but for some GO years identified in a distinguished way with Cornell college. He came to be accepted as an animated landmark on the Alt. Vernon campus. Most of his career was given over to geology He was tops in that field. Bnt I've always thought that Doctor Norton's writing style was in a class by itself so far as Iowa literature was concerned. What he wrote really sparkled, no matter what his subject. And hjs ranee or interests was amazing. For example, 'the piece 1 quoted was a letter he had written to one of his students entering the service in World war II. The lad raised the question: "Just what will I be fighting for?" In simple, direct and beautiful prose, Doctor Norton answered his question. 'pWO other times I've drawn on ·*· correspondence with my old University of Iowa philosophy teacher. Doctor George T. W Fat- rick, still brilliant of mind at the age of 90. His home for many years has been at Palo Alto, Cal. In this letter the venerable Doctor Patrick developed the thesis that "man has always been at his best when swimming upstream." Later the piece, somewhat amplified, was featured In the Ladies' Home Journal. A MOTHER man of rcature years ** whom I bracket with Doctor Norton arid Doctor Patrick "· in brilliance of intellect "arid "fiifra- ness at logic is William R. Boyd of Cedar Rapids, chairman for 37 years of the finance committee of the Iowa state board of education, before that an outstanding editor. Mr. Boyd looks out upon the current world scene with an eye and mind trained to distinguish substance from froth. His contribution to the development of Iowa's great state system of high. er education could scarcely be over-estimated. For one thing, the Impressive medical center at Iowa Ctiy will always stand as a monument to his vision and his ability to make dreams come true. Mr. Boyd is above all else a student of history--world history. Biblical history, American history. One of the measuring sticks he automatically applies to any proposal is: "Has this ever been tried before--and how did it turn out," Generally speaking, he's more impressed by history than by blueprints. In the councils where he sits, he is the 'Voice of experience." i^TOT long ago this wise friend ·"of mine set down for me some of his observations about governmental trends in the United States within his life span, pointing out at the outset that ours is a republic, based on representative rule, not a democracy. "Democracy," he added, "is the most misused word in our language. Switzerland alone e.v- cepted, there is upon the face of the earth no such thine as a pure democracy," Paraphrasing Thomas Jefferson, Mr. Boyd "holds these things to be self-evident:" 1. That the 2-party system alone brings about the best results. A multiplicity of parties makes for weakness, and oftimes results in chaos.. 2. That the more clear-cut the Issues between the parties, the better. An election should result in action by the legislative body In keeping with the will of {he people as expressed by the people which elected a majority of the legislature at the preceding- election. . 3.'That the more, evenly the parties are matched, the more responsibility will rest upon them and mistakes reduced to a minimum. 4, It is best for a country that neither party should remain too long in power. Continued easy victories lead to abuse of power. 5. -Ways and means should be found to prevent any party from baying an election, either through patronage, money or any species of governmental favoritism. TinTH these as his premises, Mr. " Boyd launched into a recollection of the course of the 2 major parties, drawing mostly on his own memory. Here I quote, and at some.length from his letter: "The republican party, by reason of its ·vicious policy of reconstruction after the Civil war, (CONTINUED ON FAGE 2) "THE NEWSPAPER THAT (Five Cents a Copy) MASON CIT1'. IO MAKES AU NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" ~~ -- - _____ This Paper Consists of Two Sections--Swiion One NO. 131. 1ST AIRLINERS IN MASON CITY MOTHER BEATS TOT THEN KILLS SELF IN CLARION Mrs. Lee Conlon Dies in Hospital; Daughter in Serious Condition Clarion--Three year old Joan Conlon was still alive in a Clarion hospital Monday morning with head injuries suffered Saturday when her mother, Mrs. Lee Conlon, 30, struck her several times with a hammer, then committed suicide. Chances for recovery of the child appeared doubtful Sunday, but some hope was expressed when the child was still alive Monday. The woman was found in her apartment in Clarion by a niece, Theresa Conlon of Clarion, about 2:30 p. m. Saturday. She had slashed her wrists, elbows and throat with a safety razor. She was rushed to a Clarion hospital where she died at 9 p. m. Saturday. Dr. H. P. Walker, county coroner, pronounced it suicide and said there would not be an inquest. A3 Mrs. Conlon was dying in the hospital, she told Coroner Walker that she had struck her daughter, Joan, with a hammer several times. Although no specific reason was given for the attack and suicide, Dr. Walker said she told him she had been worrying lately. Mrs. Conlon and her daughter had moved from Ceylon, Minn., to Clarion Wednesday, where they joined Mr. Conlon. He was planning to open a restaurant below their second floor apartment. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday in Ceylon, Minn., the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.' Herman" Koenecke. - ·? · ·----... OLIVER WORKERS RETURN TO DUTY Agreement Reached After Negotiations Charles City--The' 1,700 workers at the Oliver Corporation farm machinery plant who had been on strike since Feb. 5 were to contact their foremen Monday in regard to the time they were to report to work under an agreement reached Sunday night by union and company officials. The agreement, announced after day-long negotiations, provides an hourly wage increase of 18 cents. The United Farm Equipment and Metal Workers of America (CIO) local 115 originally had asked a 30 per cent wage raise. The agreement provides also that the raise will be added to wages paid between Jan. 21 and Feb. 5. Plant Manager G. W. Bird said the latter point compensated for a union request that union stewards be paid for the time they were on union business during the day. Office workers, who, although they were not on strike, had not been working, were included in the contract. Bird said earnings for a regular 40 hour week at the plant before the strike ranged from $58.30 for skilled men in both piece and day work jobs to $36.80 for watchmen and others in less specialized work. Iran Will Talk Oil But Reds Must Leave London, /PJ--Iranian embassy officials in London said Monday that Iran was prepared to negotiate oil concessions with Russia only on condition that soviet troops leave the country An embassy spokesman said he could neither confirm nor deny re- -ih ^""S'" Ahmed Qavam Es Saltaneh is at present negotiat- wiln the Russians In Tehran. He said it was "highly improb- "We do not believe that the premier would dare to breach this law, he added. The spokesman added, however, that since parliament has been dissolved, Qavam is the virtual ruler of the country, but declared *lhe premier would have to answer to the new parliament when it is elected. Embassy officials said there were no Iranian objections to Russia having oil concessions in northern Iran. Both the British and Americans are. understood to hold the view that they should be given an opportunity fo negotiate oil concessions on an eq.ua! basis with Russia or any other power. When the Iranian government approved the law prohibiting negotiations until after the war, the American government asked Iran to notify the state department on resumption of oil concession talks to insure that U, S. oil interests would have equitable treatment. One of the Russian contentions is that since Britain holds oil concessions in southern Iran, the soviet should be allowed to also. The British are understood to have no objection to Russia being given concessions, but support the Iranian view that soviet troops first should leave the country. Meanwhile diplomatic quarters awaited the arrival hero of Sir Reader Bullard, Britain's retiring ambassador at Tehran, who is understood to be coming home to press his government for some sort of international commission to administer Iran's oil fields. A steady stream oE reports o£ new difficulties and sensational M. AY. ELLIS ELLIS FUNERAL AT CHARLES CITY Memorial Services Scheduled Tuesday C h a r l e s City, (.P)--Memorial services for .Melvin W. Ellis t - 64, state superintendent of banking, who died Saturday, will be held at his home here Tuesday at 3:30 p. m. The body is being cremated. Ellis, who was serving his 2nd term as banking superintendent, had been hospitalized for a week suffering from a hip fracture received when he fell on some ice about Z weeks earlier. Death was believed caused by a blood clot on the brain. He had been active in banking circles for many years, had served as president of the Iowa Bankers association in 1935-36, organized the Security Trust and Savings bank here in 1903 and became vice president of the First National bank of Charles City in 1929. The 2 banks were consolidated in 1929 as the First Security Bank and Trust company, with Ellas as president. Survivors include 2 sons, Harlan, M., West Hartford, Conn., and Raymond W., Greenwood, Miss. His wife died about a year ago. Memorial services were held for him in Des Moines. Monday. He was first appointed state superintendent of banking by Gov George A. Wilson and took office" July l, 1941. Upon expiration of his '-sur-year term last year, Gov Robert D. Blue re-appointed him for another term. Ellis organized the Security Trust and Savings bank at Charles City in 1903 and became vice pres the two banks were consolidated as the First Security Bank and Trust Co., and Ellis has served as president since incidents in the strife-ridden middle eastern country brought these ·-.--!;· The American vice consul at Tabriz, Robert Rosso w, was detained half an hour at a red army post last Friday. This was 3 days after the~United States told the world that instead of pulling out of Iran soviet forces were movin= through Tabriz deeper into that country. The Russians expressed regret, and the state department here said it attaches no significance to the incident. 2. While little of what is happening in T e h r a n squeezes through the tight lid of secrecy, one report officially fonvarcled came to light. It said the Russian diplomat in Tehran had warned Premier Ahmed Qavam SuUaneh that Russia would consider it an unfriendly act for the Iranian government to reopen its cose before the united nations security council. There is no evidence, however, that the Iranian premier in any way has modified his earlier word to the United States government that Iran would present its case 3. American officials' best estimate of the possibilities at the moment is that the Russians may try either to break Qavam's resistance or pull off a coup d'etat to put a new government in power. The immediate soviet objective would be to get official Iranian authority for the presence of red army troops in Iran. Those troops were supposed to have been withdrawn March 2, and the fart that they There are seven different kinds of fog, to BRIDES POWDERING -UP FOR GI DADS-Adding a few final touches babies as the s. s. Henry Gibbins docked in New York afe 5 17 the 313 * * * * * * * (For other pictures see page 8) ABOVE -- Poslmasier A.. M. Schanke Is shown as he supervised the loading of Mason City's first airmail o leave on scheduled flight from the municipal airport. Behind the postmaster is G. K. Leckic, station agent for Jlid-Coiilinent, and at the riffht is E. C. Vreden- buru, station manager. AT RIGHT--First North Iowa passenger to leave the municipal airport by airliner was C. A. Pease, Clear Lake, making a. business trip to St. Louis. He is shown with Miss Belty Jordan, hostess on the southbound airliner, as he waved farewell to his sou, Clarence A. Pease, Jr. (Lock photos) RESCUE WOMAN; HUSBAND LOST Spends 2 Weeks on Island After Wreck Los Angeles, (U.R)--A 43 year old woman, rescued by the coast guard after 2 weeks on an uninhabited island off the Southern California coast, Monday told of a shipwreck in which her husband and a friend presumably perished. IMrs. Bernice Brown, Van Nuys, Cal., was rescued Sunday by a coast guard crash boat. She was taken from rocky Anacapa island, 25 miles west off Santa Monica, Cal., after her daughter, Mrs. Maxinc Trader, reported that her parents were 5 days overdue from a fishingr trip. Sighting the signal fire she had kept burning continuously on the beach for 9 days, coast guardsmen returned Mrs. Brown to Port Hueneme, Cal., where navy doctors said she had recovered sufficiently from her ordeal to be taken home. She told of setting out March 2 with her husband, Roy Brown, 42, and John Barta, 38, Long Beach, Cal., on a 10-day fishing trip in the 50-foot fishing boat Nancy Lee. They had expected to return to Santa Monica March 11 or 12. The next day the boat ran into a gale which whipped up huge rollers that flooded the engine room and left the craft at the mercy of the sea. "We cast off a small skiff," she saidr"My husband held the painter while Johnny and I got in. Another wave washed my husband overboard. He swam to the skiff. He got hold of it but the skiff capsized. "When I came up, I managed to swim to the fishing boat which was now swamped and got on the bow. A huge wave washed me away as though I was a fly. When I came up again, both Roy and Johnny were gone." Iowa Patrolmen Help Minneapolis Couple Get Marriage License New Hampton, (U.R) -- Mr. and Mrs. Otto E. Voight, Minneapolis, Minn., Monday were honeymooning, thanks to the highway patrol. The bridegroom-to-be and 'the former Miss Lenore Boyce were enroute to New Hampton to get a marriage license so they could be married in the Little Brown Church near Nashua. Their car developed motor trouble north ol here, but a highway patrol, car came along and gave them a ride so they could get their license in New Hampton before the courthouse closed Saturday. The couple got the license, had their car repaired and proceeded to the Little Brown Church for the wedding ceremony. 7 Week-Long Hunt for Missing Heiress, 16, Ends in Detroit Detroit, (/P) _ The week-long search for 1G year old Suzanne Froedtert ended Monday when police officers announced the Milwaukee school girl had been found in a flat in suburban Highland Park rr a 1n Zaan rt e \i V n° SC fSlhCr - . K " rtis R ' Froc(I(er '. heads the Froedtcr Gram and Malt company in Milwaukee, had been missing from a school m Madison Wis., since last Monday. Announcement of country-wide search for her was* made ox'er a National radio hookup Sunday night. Sgt. Noel Larsen of the Highland Park police said the girl told "HIT JACKPOT" WITH 3 PLANES IN 1ST LANDING After 3 Day Delay Mason City Officially Joins National System After waiting for 3 days for one ol Mid-Continent's airlines to land at the municipal airport, Mason City "hit the jackpot" Monday with 3 airplanes at once to join the nation's network officially. Mason City had a 2,000 foot eeiline and about 5 miles visibility despite frequent showers but DCS Moincs had a ceiliuff so low (hat both the St. Louis and Kansas ify northbound, flights hopped cross the Jo\va capital and landed ere. The southbound plane, due into lason City at 10:23 a. m. daily, anded at 11:05 after taking off ate from the Twin Cities and vaiting at Rochester also. It fi- ally was cleared for DCS Moincs '. 12:40 p. m. The northbound plane, due here t 11:23 a. m. daily, arrived from t. Louis at 11:33 and took off for he Twin Cities at 12:25 p. m. The orthbound plane from Kansas :ity to Des Moines landed here at 1:50 a. m. and returned to Des tfoines at 1:OB p. m., after the veather there had cleared suffi- iently to permit a landing. First North lowan to leave Maon City by commercial airline vas C. A. Pease, Clear Lake, en- oute to St. Louis, Mo., on a buy- ig trip. "I'm going to try to get mething, at least," the clothier oked. First airline passenger to arrive it Mason City by airliner was Lyn i. Roam, now director of music at Southwest high school, Minneapo- is and assistant director" of the VTaspn City municipal band under C. F. .Weaver in the '30?. Roam is ·isiting at the home of Carleton L. Jtewart, local band director, and with his father, John P. Roam, Vtanly, until Wednesday when he eaves to make a survey of methods used in band and orchestra vork in Missouri, Arkansas and "exas. A total of 3,935 pieces of air- nail were dispatched on the first inrlli anil southbound flights out of HI as on City, according to Charles E. Price, superintendent of mails here. The 3,394 pieces dispatched on the southbound flight vefehed 78 pounds and included 1,290 philatelic c o v e r s . The northbound flight carried 541 covers \vcifftiinir 13 pounds of which 509 were philatelic, according to Price. Coining into Mason City the air- iners carried 5 pounds o£ airmail 'rom Kansas City and 3 pounds :rom the Twin Cities, Price said. T h e Mid-Continent a i r l i n e r s lad been scheduled to stop here jeginning March 15 but low ceil- ngs caused by fog Friday, Saturday and Sunday prevented their anding before Monday. Christening of a new DC-3 air- iinor as "City of Mason City," originally scheduled for the first flight, has been postponed until June 19 in connection with the dedication of the airport and as- part of the 4-day Band-Feslival- Homecoming-Contennial celebration here. officers she came here voluntarily and had been working in a candy factory since Wednesday. According to Larson, Suzanne was found on the information of a man who heard the broadcast and told officers the girl's description fitted that of a young woman who had moved into a nearby flat a lew days earlier. Suzanne left the school last Monday because authorities there had told her they were going to report an infraction of school rules to her parents, now .vacationing in Miami, Florida. Sunday night Froedtert asked the police and the federal bureau of investigation to "take active charge" of an investigation because of the possibility of kid- naping or other foul play. Mason Cityan Due to Land in Seattle Pfc. John J. Kozak, Mason City is due to arrive at Seattle aboard the General Scott on Wednesday according to an Associated Press wire received here. Sign Trade Pact Warsaw, (P)_The Polish press agency Monday reported the signing of a Polish-Swiss trade agreement at Bern. f Weather Report FORECAST Mason City: Clearing and colder Monday night with lowest temperature near 28. Tuesday fair and warmer. Iowa: Clearing and colder Monday night with freezing temperature in north portion. Tuesday generally fair and warmer Minnesota: Clearing and coldei Monday night. Tuesday fair and warmer. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Monday morning: Maximum 45 Minimum 33 At 8 s. m. Monday 39 Precipitation .22 YEAR AGO: Maximum SB Minimum 35 Globe-Gazette weather statistic, for 24 hour period ending at o'clock Sunday morning: Maximum Minimum At 8 a. m. Sundny Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 48 41 41 .40 70 37 No two snakes i identical venoms. GoeringProud to Offer Head for Nazism Nuernberir, (/P -- Reichsmarsha! Hermann Goering said Monday- thai he was proud to offer "my head" at the bar of allied justice for his belief in Adolf Hitler and nazism. Goering made plain that he stood by Hitler "for better or worse."' U n d e r cross-examination b y Chief Prosecutor Robert H. Jackson Goering said: "After I got to know the fuehrer and his personality I gave him my hand and toSd him 'I wish to lock my fate with yours come ivhat may, for better or worse, and that includes my head'--and it Includes my head today here." Goering denied that the nazis ever contemplated invading the United States. State junior Chamber to Honor Young lowan Des Moincs, (P) -- A "distinguished service award" is to be presented annually to some lowan between the ages of 21 and 35 by the Iowa Junior Chamber of Commerce, it announced Saturday. The chamber said selection would be based on participation in community affairs, youth build- species nav ing activities, leadership and per- · sonal and business progress.

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