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WHk 10 TTTE SIOUX CITY MARKING TIE IN DOCK TIEUP New York. (Jn New York's three-week-old dock strike marked time Saturday with rival union leaders not budging an inch, and settlement hopes,-if any, hanging ,u u any, nangingdeputy sherlll 11 Saturday on a state fact-finding board to bet I sworn in Monday noon: In Brooklyn there were a few split lips and- black eyes after a gang of nonstriking longshoremen oouna ror luncn mei a line or jeering picKets. Elsewhere, tfce.years ago. said cold weather did waterfront was quiet. John J. ("Gene") Sampson, leader of the intraunion j-walkout r of longshoremen; criticized the 1 delay in getting the fact-finding board sworn in.. Members of the three-man board were named Friday, Jwith a Cornell professor, Martin P. Catherwood, as chalr-' man. ' . - We have the facts we know the conditions we seek," he said, adding he would appear voluntarily; if the board wanted his testimony. The board was .named after, a state mediator declared both sides deadlocked. , Sampson said fewer than 500 rr.en were working ships in this big port Saturday, other than at army piers. Two piers in Brooklyn were, worked, he said, and five ships In Iloboken, N. J., had part crews of longshoremen. Some 20-000 of the I. Ii A.s 63,000 members are fighting for a 25-ccnt-an-hour pay increase. The new contract, negotiated Just before the wildcat walkout, gave longshoremen a 10-cent boost, bringing their. hourly pay to $2.10, Iowa Baptist Youth Fellowship Elects' at Annual Meeting Des Moines. (JP) John Long of i Indlanola was elected president of ? the Iowa Baptist Youth fellow-1: ship at its annual meeting here j Saturday. - i Other officers are Naomi Cham- I berlaln of Malvern, vice president; I Bill Cavett of Charles City, second vice president; Marcella Noret of f Muscatine, third vice president; Marilyn Smith of Marshalltown, secretary, i and Charles Bixby of Davenport, treasurer. Rrv. Marccllus Williams of Bacons college in Oklahmoma told the 330 delegates to the three-day ' meeting, that all men should use the "gifts God rave us as an act cf faith. "We need to seek the mission of Christ and carry out the things Christ would have us do," he de clared. National G.O. P. Officer to Speak at Iowa Meeting Des Moines. VP) A. B. ("AbM) Hermann, executive director of the republican national committee. will be the principal speaker at a G. O. P. workshop to be held here November 12, the party's state headquarters announced Friday. Hermann also is campaign director ' for the committee. The republican state committee will meet in Des Moines the preceding-day. "This is to be a down-to-earth workshop, State Chairman Robert K. Goodwin declared. "We're getting ready for one of the most intensive, campaigns ever conducted in Iowa, and we're starting early to get our machinery in order." . Attending the -Workshop will be county chairmen, vice chairmen, heads of the county units of Young Republicans and the Iowa Council of Republican Women's Clubs, state officials and interested party workers. i Poisonous (Yarns Yield Hormone Mexico City. VP) A fantastic poisonous yam now is yielding a harvest of two tons a month of potent sex and adrenal hormones. The harvester is Syntex, S. A., a youthful Mexican firm, but already the world's leading produc- er of these steroid hormones. It makes half the sex hormones sold today In the . United States. Its monthly output of 15 or more different hormones supplies medicine for hundreds of thousands of people. . Syntpx now Is building a new plant to make cortisone, the wonder, hormone for arthritis, from the same peculiar yam. Once that plant goes into production, Syntex officials estimated they will double the present world's outpu of cortisone within a year, and boost it by 10 times within two years. r Yam Provides Story So far, the story of Syntex revolves largely around the yam which grows wild in southern Mexico. A relative of the sweet potato, it is known to botanists as . dioscorea, to Mexicans popularly as cabeza de negro. If you eat it, it destroys your blood. Mexicans Jhave long used it for soap, and to poinson fish to make them , easy to catch. Then came the discovery that the dark, dirty brown root of the yam is rich in sapogenins, a basic chemical for making hormones exactly like those made by your own body. ; Today the root of .the yam is harvested over large areas of southern, Mexico. . They grow large, many weighing 50 pounds, anH 'M Tarns even weigh a quar ter of a ton. Tons of the root are shipped to Mexico City, cnoppea up and spread out on concrete beds to dry in the sun like cof- Syntex processes 10 tenj Cf SUM) AY JOURNAL. Nor. 4. 1931 Business Man HereRecalls Arrival in City 69(ears Ago It was a warm, sunshiny day- unlike its 1951 counterpart when W. C. Davenport, 80-year-old president of the Davenport Clean ing. works, arrived in Sioux City November 3, 1892, the former Mr. Davenport, who was 22 years old when he arrived in Sioux City "the toughest,' rough- cst cjty in the United States," on that warm November day 69 not arrive that winter until after January 1. lie characterised the weather here during the last two days as "the most unusually cold weather for this time of year that I can remember." As he spoke, the frigid north west wind which lashed the area Saturday, whistled around the corner of his home at 3338 Jack son street. The cleaning company exec utive, who will observe his 91st birthday January 9, served as a law enforcement officer here for Dakota Beauty Queen to Wed Sioux City an Vermillion, S. D. Special: Irene O'Connor, Miss South Dakota of 1950 and runner up in the national Miss America contest that year, : I .V Irene O'Conor will ,mary Li. Edward J. Connors of Sioux City, it was announced here. ' .. The marriage will take place November 20 at St. Agnes Catholic church at Vermillion. " ... ; " Miss O'Connor is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John P. O'Connor of Burbank, S. D. Lt Connors is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Connors, 2301 Virginia street, " Sioux City. Miss O'Connor is a senior in dramatics at the .University of South Dakota. She was Miss Dakota at this year's - University homecoming. Lt Connors was graduated from the university this year. He now is stationed at Fort Riley, Kah. He was a member of the univer sity football team. 1851 Train Too Fast to Suit Passengers Washington. Prof. Charles Grafton Page of the Smithsonian institute built the first electric train to operate in the United States. . ; A battery-operated contraption, it made its trial run April 29, 1851, between Washington and Bladensburg, Md. The train reached a speed of 19 miles an hour, sealing its fate. Prospective passengers were afraid to ride pn such a fast train. Tons of Medicine for Millions dried root daily equal to 100 tons of original root before the drying. The first step is to extract the treasure of sapogenin extract Sapogenin extract is turned by a one-step chemical process into diosgenin, then by one more step into primosterol. . ' From primosterol, by various chemical steps, Syntex makes the male sex hormone, testosterone; the femal sex hormones estrone and estradiol, and progesterone, which helps prevent miscarriages in pregnant women; and an adrenal hormone, desoxycorticoste- rone. These- hormones, and deriva tives of them, account for 1.3 to 1.4 tonse of yam born products a month. Fights Arthritis From primosterol Syntex also makes pregnenalone, a hormone that combats some forms of ar thritis and rheumatoid ailments. It also seems effective in restoring fertility In some' men and other studies indicate it helps combat fatigue. Present production is eight-tenths of a ton a month. . Cortisone is harder to get Starting with primosterol, it takes 21 more chemical steps. Production of cortisone is scheduled to start sometime next year, barring delays in getting equipment for the new plant Syntex is only eight years old; all its capital is Mexican. It declines to give figures on its sales, once estimated at 7 million dollars a year. It is headed by Licio Lagos, native born Mexican, and three European born, naturalized Mexican citizens, Dr. Emeric Som-lo, Dr. Frederico Lehman ; and Hi. Jorge Rosenkranz. Lagos is president , . . V W. C. Davenport 32 years before establishing his present business in ' 1909. Pennies Banned for Baltimore's Famed Urchin BY WALTON ROCK Baltimore. UP) Nobody has more trouble than the celebrated little sea urchin of Baltimore. , The little fellow's been kidnaped. He's been splashed with red, paint. He's been scorned by critics. And now comes an edict from the cops: Folks can't throw him pennies any more. Sentimental Baltimoreans have been x throwing pennies at the urchin a three-foot bronze figure of. a little boy clothed only in a bright smile since 1946, when he was restored to his place in a pool in historic old Mount Vernon square. Somehow possibly because - of the lad's triumphJ over a series of misadventures word got t around that, all you had to do was throw a coin into the pool at the urchin's feet and your wish would be granted. The custom persisted, until the park police put up a sign saying: "Please da not throw money . into this pond." The park police explained that the trouble was kids. They'd get into fights as to who'd get the coins tossed into the pool. The fuss, and the language, was so bad apartment dwellers around the quiet old square hollered loudly too. Police figured the only way to stop the scraps was to stop the coin throwing. It isn't the first time the sea urchin has been .the center of a controversy and not the first time he's been in the news. The bronze figure by. the late Baltimore sculptor, Edward Berge depicting a nude and smiling child, one arm upraised, the other outstretched was given to the city in 1925 and installed in his pool the next year. Immediately there was a pro test. Critics called the figure "puny . . out of proportion . . . of no artistic merit whatever." Defenders admitted it was "not great art .but claimed it was "entirely suitable," In 1932 the urchin was kid naped, turning up shortly after ward on the back porch of a nearby residence. In 1934, someone dumped a can of red paint over him. The next year, his back was split by cold weather. In 1944, vandals wrenched " it from - its pedestal ' r The urchin was returned to his place below the big Washington monument in 1946, still ; smiling gaily despite its hardships. Then the folks started throwing pennies. 120 Young Persons Attending Methodist Meeting in Capital Des Moines. UP) About 120 young pedple are attending ;;the third annual Methodist conference on Christian vocations at Grace Methodist church here Sunday. Purnose of the conference is to provide counseling for young people interested in becoming minis ters or taking up otter vocations in "connection with the church. Seminars are being conducted in a variety of church fields, including preaching, young people's wnrlc. reli rious education, the missionary field, hospital admin istration,:, public relations ana Methodist college teaching. - The sessions started Saturday and end Sunday. Korea Buys Rubber . ; Penang, Malaya. VP) Korea entered the Malayan rubber mar ket last month for the first ;time since the Koreani war with a 'pur-c chase of 30 tons valued at $72,700. Latest statistics show Penang rubber and tin exports during September dropped by more than $4,300,000. D anbury Girl's Condition Still Listed Critical Ro-Ann Schrank, lf-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Schrank of Danbury, who was struck by an automobile Friday while riding horseback , near her farmt home, was reported to be semiconscious Saturday night at. St Joseph Mercy hospital here. Her condition remained "cri tical although she spent a ""quiet night," attendants said. No X-rays had been taken because of the child's condition. She suffered severe head injuries. Highway Patrolman Harold Sweiter said the driver of the car had not been identified Saturday. An investigation will be continued, he added. LANDLORD DIES OF GUN WOUNDS Omaha. (JPh-Charles Franklin, 75 -year-old Omaha landlord, was shot to death Saturday and police were holding one of his tenants for investigation in connection with the slaying." ; ; ' The tenant was identified as Early Riley, 50,- quoted by police as saying he fired a shotgun at Franklin when the latter started to come into a bedroom after he had warned him not to come in. Riley was quoted as saying he had been talking to Franklin but was afraid of him because Franklin once had struck him "on the head with a hammer. The officers said he told them he went into the bedroom and when Franklin start ed to come in, he warned him not to, and then fired. The charge struck Franklin in the chest. Riley's wife, who was outside, heard, the shot and came into the house where she found Franklin; lying on the floor. , John Wiese, 50, a neighbor, said he arrived at the home a short time after the shooting and both Riley and his wife were still there, but they left before the rescue squad arrived Police picked up. Riley a short time later. Wiese and Mrs. Riley were booked by police as state's witnesses. Nordic Chorus Event Tonight Rev. I. O. Kronstad will give a talk on Norwegian male chorus singing at the 60th aniversary banquet of the Nordic Male chorus at 6:30 o'clock tonight at the Mayfair hotel. About 65- chorus members, their families and friends, will hear the talk on a highly specialized type of singing, after the dinner. - The chorus will sing two groups of songs under the direction of Roy Kvam. . O. C. Solheim, president of the Norwegian Singers Association of America, . will speak on latest plans for the Sangerfest, which will feature 1,000 male singers on the municipal auditorium stage. The musical event will be staged next June. Representatives of the major Sioux City musical organizations will be guests at the banquet ArthurOlsen is president of the group. Oryille A. Lownsberry will preside as - toastmaster. Chemical Display Features Session of Church Youth A chemical demonstration illus trating "spiritual truths', was presented Saturday night at North junior school at a Youth for Christ rally, i. 1 Rev. Allan Berg, evangelist- chemist of Portland, Ore.; showed with chemicals that once a life has been "transformed" by the blood of Christ sUch qualities as envy and discouragement can no longer strongly affect it A red liquid (standing for Christ's blood) was added to jars containing Diue ana green iiquias a-2s . t v . is j (representing discouragement and envy), and they were changed to white. - This new liquid, the chemist- preacher explained, now is "f or tified" against discouragement and envy. Pouring the blue and green liquids into the "new solution, the. youth leader showed how it was unaffected, maintaining Its pure whiteness. . " Rev. Mr. Berg- operates an es tablishment, which dispenses these chemical displays. Seeds of Destiny, a defense de partment film, also was shown by Dr. Vaclav-Vojda, Minneapo lis teacher. Dr. Vojda gave a brief lecture on threats to the Christian world before the pic ture; ; Eight new officers for the Youth for Christ organization were in stalled during the rally. Policies in Western Europe Successful, Ambassador Says Des Moines. (JP) American foreign policy, has been a great suc cess - in western isurope, Mrs. Eugenie Anderson, United States ambassador io Denmark, said Sat urday. Mrs. Anderson, the nation's first woman ambassador addressed a political workshop held by Iowa democratic women. Marshall plan aid, intervention in Korea, American industrial mobilization, the recall of Gen. Doug- las' MacArthur, and the develop ment of the north Atlantic defense agreement have been 'Very re assuring'' to the free countries of Europe, she said. . . "President Truman: and Secre tary of State Acheson are held in the highest esteem In western Europe," she declared. . "The communists are losing out steadily. Only in France and Italy do they still have Influence and it is significant that these two countries are those with the great est unsolved economic problems in Europe. We must nbt forget that, and we should help them all we can," Mrs. Anderson said. "American mobilization has been a great source of comfort to Eu rope. The people there know we are not agoing to wait until it is too -late before building up our defenses.' "Gen. Eisenhower in Europe Is a symbol of security. As Europe gains the means to resist, its will to resist also increases. Hollywood Sliorts BY JAMES BACON HOLLYWOOD VP) Want to become a movie star? Here's a tip. Walk past Howard Hawks, then turn suddenly cat-like and pick something off the floor. Or better still learn tight rope walking or acrobatics. . If this sounds silly, read on any way. for Hawks is one of Holly wood's more famed starmakers. Paul Muni, George Raft Ella Raines. Lauren Bacall and the late Carole Lombrd are among his discoveries. - Hawks says the most Important attribute a potential star can pos sess is a sense of balance: Beauty, he says, rates down the list with him. "Look at Cary Grant, com ments Hawks. "Watch him closely on the screen he's like a panther on his feet That's Why he is the master of deft comedy. Grant, of course, was a circus acrobat before the movie found him. ' . - Hawks lold of how he discov ered Lauren Bacall. He . saw her picture in a magazine and told bis secretary to check on her. The sec retary misunderstood, and sent Lauren a rail ticket to come to Hollywood from New York. Hawks hadn't planned going that far at first . ! '---'- "When " I first saw her." the famed director recalls, "she was anything but beautiful. Her voice screeched like a boy soprano in the throes of voice changing. I would have sent her home by the next train had she not that catlike, slinky way of , walking. I told her !she would have to lower her voice before she could work for me. And she did in only a few weeks." . Lauren, an ex-model, became a throaty voiced one-shot sensation in her first picture, To Have ana Have Not r - Hawks, truly. Is Hollywood's apostle of the different His latest discovery is Elizabeth Coyote Threatt; who plays, the part of an Indian girl in The Big Sky. She's half Cherokee, which seems logi- cal enough. v But who else but Hawks would look for an Indian girl In a New York .model agency? . o o o Dinah Shore, who can wear a low cut neckline with the "best of them, says she won't on her new television show. Starting November 27, coast-to- coast television audiences will see and hear the attractive singer twice a weeK " She's planning at least 104 new gowns for thei series. . : . ."But I'm not going In for the low necklines," comments Dinah. "Ill be going Into people's living- rooms in the early evening. I think women would resent low cut gowns right after supper and 1 1 know the men would be embarrassed." ' - . The children? . "They wouldn't understand it," says the southern girl. "Besides," she adds with lady like modesty, "I feel so inadequate with all those Dagmars on television." . . . o o o -y X History of a hit song as -told by composers Kay Evans and Jay Livingston. . Driving to Paramount one morning, Livingston gets an idea for a melody. The .two work out the music and words in. a few hours. They give it A provocative title. The producer of the picture the song is to be in likes the melody, but says the title and words will have to be changed be cause Paramount is now calling the picture After Midnight. So new lyrics and the, new title, After Midnight, are substituted. Then the title of the picture is changed again. The composers switch back to the original title and lyrics and peddle it to a record company. The record company is lukewarm but says that Nat Cole is making a disc called The Greatest Inventor of Them All, a predicted hit The Evans-Livingston song gets the "b" side of the platter. You may remember the song Mona Lisa. o o o Gregory Peck reports that jumping through windows In the movies is not the sweet job it used to be. Peck has such a scene In The World in His Arms. The "breakaway" windows on this set are now made -of pure plastic and resin, a creation of the special effects department . Traditionally, "the windows have always been made of boiled sugar candy. ' o o o Lou Hippe, a makeup artist, has had to do some crazy things in his time but his latest job beats alL he claims. He must put a chest wig on a lion for closeup shots inThe Lion and the Horse. The beastubbed off its own chest hair on atruck ride to a Kansas, Utah location Hippe also put false eyelashes on a hippo for Fantasia and put mascara on a cow's eyelashes for Midsummer Night's Dream. Finds Marines Walie V to Rockets9 Whine With the First Marine Division in Korea.W StaH Sgt Roy I Watson, jrn a battalion mess ser geant from Denison, Tex., nas a hint. for the housewife who can't rouse her family for breakfast. Just have a battery of marine rockets fire at daybreak. Leathernecks who have stood a fighting vigil all night usually would rather sleep than -attend breakfast. But when Sgt Watson learned the rockets were going to fire on a communist-held hilll at day-hreak. he had the foresight to scramble a full ration of eggs. Five minutes after the last roar Sgt. Watson had the chow- line going. A full complement cff wideawake marines was there, allij! hungry, too. , I; Urges Christian . Way for Youth The importance of sound Christian approach for youths, entering the professional fields later in life was stressed at the Sioux City division of the Iowa State Christian Youth council meetings at Mayflower Congregational church Saturday.' '; Rev. Kenneth Claussen, pastor of the Evangelical United Brethren church at LeMars, la., tedd- the '40 members attending that they should approach the future with Christian and humanitarian ideals. He cited numerous young persons who attained position and respect by following this tenet At noon, the group had luncheon at the Mayflower Congregational church parlors as guests of the Crescent Park Methodist church. Saturday afternoon sessions were devoted to promoting the organizational groundwork for the "Call to youth" for united Christian action. . - ' .. The national organization of the youth program is attempting to enlist 1 million young persons in a Christian movement in 1952. The rally here ended with Sat urday afternoon's session. . Changes in Criminal Laws Jakarta, Indonesia. ( Indonesia's criminal laws will be revised shortly so that they may be uniform throughout the country and lessen legal entanglements. The present laws Introduced by the Dutch were adapted to meet the conditions peculiar to the territories in which they operated, including the sultanates.; Teachers Group Picks Sioux City, Area Officers Des Moines. ' () Besults of elections by various sections and departments of the Iowa State Education (teachers) association in connection with its annual convention here Include: Deans of womenand advisers to girls Miss Alva Tolf, Sioux City, second vice? president, and Miss Mabel F. Hoyt, Sioux City,, secretary-treasurer. Junior College association- Walter B. Hammer, Estherville, president Science teacher s Leroy H. Rowse, Sioux City, secretary- treasurer. To the Woters of Sioux ihj" On the 19ih day of March, 1950, affer months of personal effort fo take our city government out of the clutches of the racketeers, bodt-Ieggers and honkytonk proprietors two men had been nominated for: Mayor of your city. . ' ' If my campaign for public decency and elimination of commercialized gambling was to succeed I felt It necessary to obtairr from these two candidates a public expression of their stand on the issues involved, I therefore published, at my ownexpense,, the following letter In the Sioux City Sunday Journal of March I9 1950: pan J IF fSKoUKCU- ik S sX) Your present Mayor saw fit to publish a, reply f 6 my letter."' The other-candidate saw fit to remain silent. I was at the time, and still am convinced that RALPH A. HENDERSON, again candidate for Mayor, did not daNT to answer the questions set out In my letter. All I want is a bibger, better and cleaner Sioux City. "A word to the wise is sufficient," ' Sighed) FRED H. FREE Calvin Wilson Rites at Blencoe Monday Blencoe, la. Special: Funeral services for Calvin Wilson, 76, a retired farmer, who died Friday at an Onawa hospital, will be held at 2 p. m. Monday at the Congregational church here. Rev. Gerald Martin of Onawa will officiate. Burial will be in the Onawa cemetery under the direction of the Pearson funeral home. ' Mr. Wilson had been ill for several weeks. He was born January, 17, 1875, at Procterville", O. He came to this community 39 YOU CAN EASILY IT LUMBER SPALDI LUMBER . . . COAL SINCE 1867 East 7th and Clark Streets Phone 5-5095 POLJTTCATj ADVERTISEMENT COT hi He you OVt- Brn -to T7 i i pin m i NVIYR POrtt FOR . ,cvjER Ty U ay years ago. He married Geneveive McCrill November 5, 1932, at Da. kota City, Neb. 'V Survivors in addition to the"' widow are a. daughter, Mrs, Eva Deahn of Los Angeles; a brother, Dennis of 'Huntington, W. Va.; a sister, Mrs. Lona Elliott of Proc- terville, and two grandchildren. Rev. W. G. M. Thomson, North--era Ireland minister, -said he was talking to a man who was about-to be married, and asked him: "Is she a spinster?" to : which the groom-to-be replied: "No she's a. hemstitcher." . ; J . 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