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AMES WEATHER-Partly cloudy and continued rather cold this afternoon, tonight and tomorrow. High this afternoon 30 to 34. Low tonight 12 to 18. High tomorrow 30 to 35. Ames Daily Tribune IK YOU MISS VOUR PAPER-Call The Tribune office 2400) between 0:00 and 7 p.nv. and one trill be delivered by Special Delivery. I A I A I VOL. 82--NO. 220 United Wire Service AMES, IOWA. THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 1949 Official Ames and Story County Paper FIVE CENTS By Bob Sprinkle THIS IS GOING TO BE OF Interest only to those friends of Iowa State college who are at least Interested in, if not concerned about Cyclone athletics. That concern every one of as, whether or not we are athletic fans, because a school's athletic status Is a basis for judging its stature. Maybe that Is wrong. Maybe It's worse than that, but it is fact, BO what Edward N. Weut- president of the Iowa State College Alumni association, has to about the football situation tn the February issue of The Alumnus, magazine published by the association, is of importance. It is encouraging to those of ns who are not among the alumni of Iowa State, but are just as enthusiastically pulling for her success on the gridiron, the basketball court, or the cinder paths. For that reason I am reprinting the entire article for the benefit of those who do not regularly read the sports page. From here on It is Mr. Wentworth expressing himself. THE FOOTBALL SITUATION at Ames arouses the attention of almost every alumnus. Opinions vary from those who believe it disgraceful that an institution as large as Iowa State should ramc no higher on the national athletic level, to those who rejoice in the same fact and regard it as evidence of the dominance of th scholarship Interest. At an Iowa State club luncheon in Chicago several weeks ago, a prominent sports announcer began his address by is Iowa State going to realize that grades are not everything, and turn out a football team worthy of the institution?" Fortunately the college administration and our fine football coach, Abe Stuber, are giving the problem closer attention than. In years past, and Abe has definitely Italian Reds in Pad Filibuster; One Dies in Brawl ROME U.E Brawling demonstrations against the Atlantic pact killed one person in central Italy today and interrupted a Communist filibuster in the Chamber of Deputies. Free-for-all scuffling broke out in parliament between Communist and non-Communist deputies after INVITE 3 OTHERS WASHINGTON, IU) Four more non-Communist nations were Invited today to join the North Atlantic security pact, and diplomatic quarters looked for prompt acceptances. The bids were presented to the foreign ministers of Italy, Denmark, Portugal and Iceland by American envoys who acted on behalf of the eight nations now involved In the pact. The four prospective mem bers were told that if they accepted the invitations, they could participate in the formal signing ceremonies the first week in April. The treaty text will be made public tomorrow proved in the last two football seasons that it Is possible to train boys with good brains and moder ate ability to outguess and outthink their opponents in such a way that many faster and heavier teams--with far greater reserves --have had to fight to the limit to beat the Cyclones. THE QUESTION IS DOES Iowa State NEED more than a team that is hard to beat? I be lleve that we do. The student body, outstanding In its Io3'alty and support of the team, deserves a fair percentage of victories. During the last decade I have had opportunity to observe the experiment at the University of Chicago where Intercollegiate athletics has been de-emphasized-to state the situation mildly. Considerable attention has been given to physical condition and intramural sports, but the chance of ultimately making the "varsity" (a chance which is preserved in Iowa State's Intramural program) is no longer a stimulus to athletic development. In the absence of football, too many college and university under graduates find no physical outlet for their Imagination and their emotions--as well as for their muscle cells--and turn their actlvl- the Communist filibuster had prolonged debate for 23 hours--the longest session in Italian parliamentary history. Tired, angry deputies flailed around desks and on the floor while the chamber president, Giovanni Gronchl, sounded a siren la an effort to restore order. One person was killed and 14 were wounded In the central Italian town of Terni when broke out during a rally in protest against Italian participation In the Atlantic pact. Foundry workers armed with home-made bombs fought police In Terni during the gravest outbreak of the unrest and Communist fomentation mounting steadily for several days of hot argument over the Atlantic alliance. Last night the Communists carried their fight against the pact to the floor of parliament. Seeking to stall off parliamentary approval of Italian membership in It. they took advantage of a parliamentary rule giving each deputy 10 minutes to speak on anv given subject. The filibuster continued through the night, the morning and nfternoon. Bv 3 p.m. (8 am. CS'P tho debate had dragged on for 23 hours. Then tho fighting broke out Wpary and Irritated deputies, some with 2-day beards, scuffled Hkr- Peron Rule Under New Constitution BUENOS AIRES. (L'JK) President Juan D. Peron ruled Argentina today under a new const- Ituation which permits him to succeed himself and places capital "at the service of the nation's economy." Thousands of persons pushed their way into Congress square yesterday to hear the Argentina strong man utter "I swear" when asked to uphold the new charter adopted last week. Stores, resturants, cafes, bars, theaters and other places business were closed for the ceremonies on the national holiday As Peron took the oath of allegiance to the constitution in the vast hall of the chamber of deputies, 21-gun salute was fired and army bands played the national anthem. Loud speakers mounted on corner lamp posts sent his words echoing up and down the Aveniada de Mayo leading to the Congress building. The constitution replaces an 1853 document which gave Argentina its first federal form of government. It declares Argentina to be nation socially Just, economically a politically But its adoption caused concern among foreign businessmen who feared exproporiation of their properties might result if one of Its articles were invoked. While the document declared property to be Inviolable and specified that no citizen would be deprived of it without due process of law, the charter added that the contributions, restrlo- Editorial Right or wrong, it has never been the disposition of the Ames Daily Tribune to take sides in purely local campaigns! where good men are running against other good men. We have' often been tempted because of personal friendship, but sol far have refrained. When issues are at stake that are vital and far-reaching, it should be the duty of a paper to speak out. While we express our opinions editorially, there has never been a time that both sides were not welcome to express themselves through our columns. Since the light rates were raised in Ames several month ago after notice had been given that a considerable extensio was needed to our present light plant, there has been mor or less unrest in Ames. City ownership, the city manager plan light rates, and a half dozen related matters' have been dis cussed pro and con, and at times with considerable heat. Before coming to Ames we were never privileged live in a town that had city ownership of public utilities the city manager plan. It was a little hard to get used to them It is not our purpose to argue their merits at this time, fo there is much material and much to be said on both sides. Wt will say that for 10 or 12 years we did enjoy the average lower rates we received here and the average of around $100, 000 a year that went into the general fund to lighten our Democratic Leaders Are Challenged To Call Up Their Civil Rights Bills PEROX-- (Continued on Page Seventeen) ITALIAN-(Continued on Pace Two) ties toward social theories that are a complete antithesis to the principles of free enterprise and opportunity which made us tb? nation we are today. SUCH A LACK Op OPPOR- tunity to express the vital energies of young manhood--and womanhood--In youthful, zestful ways turn Immature minds toward the problems and fields of maturly long before they have accumulated enough experience to permit sound judgment. It has been a British tradition that the men who have won wars for the Empire during the last two centuries came from "the playinc- fields of Eton While I was in Army both in war and peace, the natural ease with which ex-college athletes exercised cooperation or leadership, as the case required, brought them to the attention of the commanding officers. In business. Is demonstrated almost da'lv that the best balanced college athletes fit Into positions of great responsibility-In Chicago a notable football alum nus of the University of Michigan administers a tremendous dlstrlbu five terrltorv for Coca-Cola, a headllner Pitt hack managt-s plant. An Iowa Stater whi Mrs. Lande Rites to Be Saturday SLATER--(Special)--Mrs. Bertha Lande, 75, life-long resident of tho Slater community, died at her home in Slater 4:30 Tuesday afternoon from pneumonia and other complications. She had been an invalid the past year. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. In the Bethlehem church in Slater with P. E. Onstad in charge. Burial will be In the Slater cemetery. Surviving are one daughter, Carrie, at home; two sons, Leslie, at home, and Amos of Moscow. Idaho; two sisters, Mrs. E. S. Hanson of Hubbard and Mrs. Julia Christiansen of Rake, Iowa, and two brothers. Ole Sevold of Rake Ecumenical Conference Is Planned Young people of all religious denominations of Ames are welcome to take part in "Iscon," interdenominational meeting for student groups on-March-is 1 'and 27 in Memorial Union. Dr. Harold F. Humbert, professor of history and government at Phillips university. Enid. Okla, will be guest speaker for the entire meeting. The conference which has the backing of the Campus Christian Workers, Interfaith Council and the Department of Religious Education of Iowa State college, resolved the name "Iscon" from an abbreviation of Iowa State con- city tax. Under the manager plan we have enjoyed the care of streets, the police system, the fire department, and a dozen other that we think have been stand-outs. We have not at all times agreed with the council, nor would we have acred under the same circumstances at al times as has our city manager. Suffice it to say our council during the past 15 years, has been composed of our better citi zens, and the honesty, integrity and ability of John Ames has not been seriously questioned. We have "been very well ac quamted with our four mayors, Bill Allan, Prank Paine, Hollis Manning and Clint Adams--men of different types, but al have had a passion amounting almost to an obsession to buila a bigger and better Ames, and we doubt if any city our size or any size in Iowa has had better councils or" a higher class oi mayors than has our city. We say this, as we have said be fore, in spite of the fact that we have not always agreed. Now we come down to the point at issue--whether or not the council should extend our lighting system at an expense of more than $2,000,000 at the present time. We did not enjoy the raise a few months ago, for we pay a considerable light bill. We wish it had not been On the other hand, as we read the papers from day to day and find that most of the other cities are compelled'to raise, probably the wonderment is that we were not forced to do so before we did. and Ed Sevold of Story City. The husband preceded her death several years ago. in ference. It will follow the same general pattern as an ecumenical conference attended by 14 Iowa State young people at Lawrence, Kan. during Christmas vacation. Dr. Humbert will 8pe ak each one of the three evenings, and there will be small discussion Croups following his presentations. In these discussion groups, students will have an opportunity to understand people of other denominations and to discuss mu tual problems. A A Advance enrollment Is necessary for the discussion groups though registration Is not a requirement for attending anything else. Those wishing to come may register through their own church youth groups or may obtain forms at the main desk of the Memorial Union or In the Religious Education office in Building H. Advance registration Is required for planning the number and location of discussion groups which are to known as mincons or miniature conferences. The ecumenical movement is not a drive to do away with de- nominatlonalism but Is rather an effort to promote understanding and cooperation between denom inations. Among those who attended the conference last December and who are taking an active role in plan ning the local one are Mark Camp ney, Wayne Kinion, Don Storm Barbara Walker, Bill Terpstra. We hate to build at a time like the present because of extreme high cost. Much could be said for waiting, if waiting were possible. Criticism might be in order as to why it was not done at an earlier date when prices were cheaper. Schools, churches, private business and home owners, in fact nearly everyone, could be subjected to the same criticism. Ames differs from most towns our size in the state. Ducing the last few years nearly every county seat has increased its population by 500 to 1,000. During our period of residence here we have jumped from 10,000 to 15,000, increasing the load, population-wise, by and consumption-wise by several-times'. Because of this same must build new ward schools, improve our churches, at a most expensive time. Everyone hates to do it, but most people would not retard the law of progress. If our present plant could have some standby additions that would prove adequate, or we could buy current at a fair price, we would favor waiting until prices were lower. We do not know the answer. We are not engineers. Now back to our original proposition. A group of good men on the council and four mayors, after much study, al hating to spend money just as much as we do, have arrivec at the one conclusion that the plant should be built. We also have the assurance that in a few years rates will come dowi again. We can't help but feel that the men who have em ployed engineers to probe the whole matter from every angle have the interest of Ames at heart, and have arrived at what seems to them the only conclusion. They should be supported in their efforts and not harassed at every turn. We think friendly rivalry in elections and differences of opinions publicly expressed are a good thing for any town We feel that perpetual attacking of those in office with no great point at stake can lead to a place and time where good men will not care to serve. We feel that Ames has the right and duty to turn out a city council, a mayor, or a city manager when, in their opinion, such things are justified. On the other hand we feel that these same men, as long as they are men of integrity and honesty of purpose, should largely be supported in their efforts to build a better city while they are in office. It takes the united effort of a whole people to build a city. Bickering and strife on the part of a few can easily tear it down. Forecast: More Senate Okays Trouble From Fund Lewis in July For College DES MOIXES. (U.P.)--The lowi PITTSBURGH, A coi-' a todav unproved, 4S to 0. and tract dispute between John sent to the House a joint resohi' Lewis and mine operators streng- tion Iowa State col- thened steel industry to continue joint construe- today of more trouble In the na i on of a sewage disposal plan: tlon's coal fields by summer. i city of A and appro Lewis and the operators were-ipriatlnsj $176.000 to pav the rest embroiled in a dispute over the school's share of the cost. legality of a two-week mem-j The appropriation would be in orial" walkout of 463,000 coal addition to $100.000 appropriated miners, which already has serious-Jin 1917 and $100,000 appropriated ly whittled fuel supplies in homes, hospitals and schools in eastern Pennsyhania. in 19 The Senate also passed House- anproved bi'ls appiopriating The operators told Lewis tho' 654,235 a year for operation of the walkout was a "clear" 14 board of control institutions violation of their contract WIMI an(l $4.001.000 for capita! improve- the United Mine Workers. Lev, 1 ments at the institutions during the retorted that the intimidation was "gratuitously offensive and untrue." Commenting on the walkout. next biennhim. The Senate's 4S to 0 rote on both meisures sent them to Gov. William S. Beardsley. The operat- (U.P.)--Repub- licans demanded today that the Democratic leadership force a showdown In the Senate on civil rights legislation. Administration leaders, whipped in their battle to get an anti-fill- bnster rule to their liking, have said a compromise supported by Republicans and southern Democrats spelled the doom of President Truman's civil rights program. In any event, the Democratic) leaders wanted to get the rule change issue out of the way today and start work on other pressing matters--such as extension of rent controls and continuation of the European recovery program. But Sen. Arthur H. Vandenberg. and Senate GOP leader Kenneth S. Wherry, called for an early test of the proposed debate limitation compromise. Other congressional developments: DRAFT--The Army gave Congress a hint it may ask extension to the draft law beyond its scheduled expiration in June, 1950. But Maj. Gen. John E. Dahlqulst, Army personnel chief, told a House armed sen-ices subcommittee the Iron Age, authoritative steel ia-j' 11 appropriation was about draft may be needed later. When dustry weekly, took the view that 'Lewis is laying the groundwork more surprises in July." The UMW chief and th coal opera ors are scheduled to open negotla- for a new contract in May. The current agreement expires in June. Although there was ample coal above tho ground to protect dependent industries for the tw week mourning period. Iron Age aid a one or eek extension the walkout would destroy "all elf-confidence" over the huge 0,000,000 ton stockpile. This, the magazine added, would followed by "anxiety" as to vheather a second coal strike in uly might deplete stocks to the FORECAST-(Continued on Page Seventeen) ntajed football three years for Mma Mater manager for COPY HOOK-- on j'age Name Ushers Who Will Help At 4 Snow Maiden 1 Mrs. Raymond Schweitzer, chairman of ushers for the production of "Tho Snow Maiden" in the Ame? high school auditoriun. March 28. has announced who they will be. All are members of the high school dramatic club. They will be Mary Harper, Phyllis Malander, Mary Rierson, Joa', Holcomb, Janle Craskill. Darlene Jones, Janet Shrake, Lynn Knox Liz Seaman and Norma Hutchens Tickets will be sold next Tues day in the classrooms for second through sixth graders. Teachers will be provided with a ticket foi every student of this age. Admit tances remaining after Tuesday) Four members of the Ames Ki will be on sale Wednesday in a a club plan to go to Omaha Clarissa Wahlert. Sally Salisbury Allan Brown, Paul Walther, Rich ard Cowles, Raymond Cook, Rich ard Hoverson, Jenny Mae Schneid er and Lucille Cook. Assisting them are Betty Jean Walker and Verna Evelyn Johnson. Ames Kiwanians To Hear Leader Spirgss Pharmacy and In tho Ju disch Brothers Drug store for chll dren only. There will be no tickets at all for adults. Marlon Stanley will serve as stace coordinator. The program Is the March feature of the Junior Town Program, and cost of bringing the companv here is be inc underwritten by the Elks Ohio and the PTA. Friday for a meeting tha 1 will be addressed by J. Belmont Mosser. prominent Pennsylvania industrialist and president of Ki wanis International. D. L. Holl. president of the club; Stuart Smith, a pas president and Incumbent lieutenant governor of the Nebraska-Iowa dis trlrf; Earl Holtz, local secretary and Mr. and Mrs. Forest Dana plan to make the trip to Omaha, 17 To Spell At Nevada Saturday Seventeen Story county young sters are sharpening up their whs for Saturday when they will meet in the Junior High Study hall in the Nevada high school building to determine who is the champion speller. Promptly at 1:30 the writte-i contest will get underway In which eacn contestant will have to spell 10 words. Those wno spell these words correctly will then start the oral spelldown on which a miss means "you're out." The winnei will represent this county in state contest at Des Molnes on April 9. Supt. E. P. Schlndler who Is In general charge of the contest said tha True Blue Contest Speller vould be used throughout. Ht I added that all visitors will be wel- It was learned this morning that ')ean Douglas has been named winner of the spelling contest ar 17 TO (Continued on Paso TO CLOSE ARMY OFFICE The local army recruiting office be closed all day Friday while Recruiting Sgts. Robert L. Bierma and Charles R. Schafer meeting at Fort Dodge. The office will be open usual next Monday. Sixth Street Bridge to Be Started Soon Preliminaries to the actual star; of construction of the Squaw creek bridge for the extension Sixth street between the second and fourth wards are under way. Girders and other necessary pieces of equipment are on hand and some have been unloaded near the site of the bridge, which will be built by Ben Cole and Son of Ames under terms of a contract awarded by the Story county board of supervisors. Total cost of the bridge will be about $80,000 with the county' paying $50,000 and the city agreeing to pay the remainder In addition to financing the cost of the roadway east of the college-owned prop erty. Iowa State college will pa 'or the construction of the roadway on Its own land. 3url Ives, To Sing Here Burl Ives, generally regarded a America's mightiest ballad sing will appear here Sunday ev ning, April 3, to present a con ert of the folk ballads he hat, help ed make famous nationally. Students at Iowa State college may receive tickets upon validation of their activity books March 2: and 30 in Beardshear hall. A limit more than Beardsley recommended. The House passed. S9 to 0. and sent to the Senate a bill to raise the ceiling on state aid to any one county fair from $2,000 to $2.200 a year. The House passed and sent to the governor. S3 to 5, a bill setting an open season on beaver from JO to Jan. 10. Also passed In the House was present enlistments run out In. 1951, he said, "we may again be up against a serious situation." RADAR--Maj. Gen. Gordon P. Saville of the Air Force said the country would be defenseless against enemy air attack without a radar warning screen. WAGES--The House labor committee said that the administration proposal to increase minimum, wages from 40 to 75 cents an hour a bill to allow either chamber to would improve the living condl- extend the tenure of its officers and employes by resolution. The measure, designed to make the House chief clerk a permanent employe, has been killed by the Senate in past sessions. Debate started in the lower chamber on a bill to authorize county assessors to require property taxpayers to file returns list- tions of 2,500,000 Americans. GREECE President Truman told Congress the military positioa of forces fighting Communist guerrillas in G-eece is "more promising than ft has been for sometime." INTERIOR---The Hoover commission asked Congress to turn a)l rovernir-ont building construction Public Invited to Program on Roses Rose gardening slides and a talk by Dr. L. C. Grove. Iowa statf ollege horticulturist, will fea- ure the program planned for the mblic meeting of the Ames Gar en club Wednesday night In South ballroohi at Memorial Unon. Election of officers will be held uring the bunlnesa meeting tha- will follow the dinner for members BURL IVES number of general admission Ickets will be sold at the sanu Ime in Beardshear hall. Music Memorial Union and Esch bach Music House. The genial, bearded, robust ba! ladeer was born in the heart of the Illinois folk song country and made his professional debut at the age of four when he sang before a gathering of old soldiers in his home town of Xewton. Burl's grandfather's brother. preicher of the old school--hellflre and brimstone--fascinated the young lad and his childhood am bltlon was to follow in the of his great-uncle. But when Burl reached his teens he realized he was temperamentally unsuited for a career as an evangelist sing er. Just three months prior to grad nation from college he becanif bored and gave in to a long-con trolled yearning to see America With 15 cents in his pocket and a banjo, he started thumbing his way eastward from village to town to slngln? for his meals It small restaurants, at church so clals and barn dances. It was dur In? this cross-country tour that Burl enlarged his repertoire of folk songs and amassed a collec tion so unrivalled he can sing for quite a few days and nights with out repeating a one. Tell Plans For State ACS Meeting Registration for the statewide kick-off dinner of the Iowa division of the American Cancer society will begin at 11 a. m. Sunday In Memorial Union. All persons tercsted as well 'as Story workers in the society will be wel coinp. according to William A Singer, local campaign manager, A Dutch stylo lunch at noon will make beforehand unnecessary. Attendants will go through the cafeteria line and meet In the South Ballroom at 12 to eat together. The national campaign director. Harry Murphy, of Xew York City, will be here to address the group This is his third year as director of the fund-raising campaign for he American Cancer society. E. L. C. White, executive secretary of the Iowa division, win discuss campaign plans. Presid- ng at the session will be H. B. Hook of Mason City, state cam- aign chairman, and he will be In- roduced by Mr. Singer. Following the general session control law- expires 31. The Senate 'banking committee prepared to act later today on legislation that extend controls until June 30,160. DEMOCRATIC-(Continued on Page Seventeen) Singer said Story county workers voiild hold a brief meeting to lay letails for the local fund campaign oming up in April. Mrs. Clay Stafford. 1917-194S Welfare Costs For County Are Slightly Lower Two less old age assistance cases for Story county were listed by the state department of social welfare in tho March report than in the February one, and per person payments for March -were down a few cents. Payments for February to 536 persons totaled $25,166.60 or $46.95 per person while corresponding: figures for this month show a total of $25,057 for 534 persons or an average of $46.92. Payments for dependent children were down from $29.16 per child in February to $28.17 this month. Story county children receiving benefits this month numbered 94. Last month there were 91. Aid to needy blind was extended to eight persons who received S50.06 on the average--the same as for February. A.CS chairman, will be hostess for he state meeting. Assisting her will be members of the Ames Junor Chamber of Commerce. Screen Arrives for The Ranch' only. The program, to which th? public Is Invited, will start at o'clock. Valo Photo You may find it hard to believe, but when you look at the above picture, you're looking at the motion picture screen for the "Ranch," new amusement center being constructed two miles west of That is--it will be a screen when these prefabricated towers which wore delivered fo the site Tuesday evening are assembled and inilled up. Seated on fop of towors is Joe Gerbrach. ono pf the owners of the amusement center. He said today that all of the projection and sound equipment for the drive-in theater have been received and are ready to be installed. Probably the center will bo ready for operation by mid-May if weather conditions are torablo for tho grading and landscaping of the site. 16-acre tract on which the theater will be built is on the aouthwesf corner of the a owned -bv Mr. and Mrs. Louis Cooper who will an Interest In the business with Mr. Gerbrach and his A. H. a Myron Blank and Harry Warren, all of Dea The prefabricated towers were built at the Naval Air Station Ottumwa. 'SFAFLRI lEWSPAPJLJRl

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