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Mason City, Iowa
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Monday, December 27, 1948
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ihF'W.S'ifclSfii-iii NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME Pr«sa and United Pre« Full Leas. Wlr, NEWSPAfER THAT MAKES ALL MORTM IOWAN* NII6KIOR1~ HOME EDITION One Man's Opinion A Radio Commentary •y W. EARL HALL Managing Editor Yes, the World Is Getting Better (SEE PICTURE ON PAGE 22) QUITE often you hear it stated, "ThKX a "? te of regret - that >,;., lr iF aren t what they used to staVJ^T- my point of view - the statement is true—but the implica- ™ n . « lve " to it is not. Things aren't what they used to be— they're better. (Five CenU a Copy) of this contention, I cite numerous items of evidence But in this little visit with you, I m going to center my attention on just one field, namely, the vast improvement these past 15 years in the treatment of our crippled children. time was — and it hasn't too long ago—when a youngster suffering from cerebral palsy more commonly referred to as a spastic," was kept in a hush- hush world. Not infrequently parents would hide such unfortunates In a closet to shield them from the gaze of a visitor in the home It's Changed Now But in these later years, that attitude which consigned tbp handicapped person to a dreary and drab life of seclusion has given way to one in which the emphasis is on salvaging for society and rehabilitating these unfortunate with whom fate has dealt so unkindly Science and an enlightened cit* 25 y are J°ining hands in one of the most admirable programs of social welfare ever written in the pages of history. Nearly every State in the union has taken cognizance of the problem in some measure. But some have gone farther than others. One of these most forward-looking states is Illinois; where a hospital-school in Chicago with a ca- MASON CITY, IOWA, MONDAY, CHRISTMAS SCENE-This is the Warren Photo way the Carlyle Niel- for Christmas. It was gutted Mrs. Nielson ' North Iowa and Southern Minne^te ^pomled KGLO. *• * de- ners in -- so well to «r.u ?»*? for the fam ily that at Chuck" Hilton heard a ' " ' >P say: This is Forest City. I have 13 calls for -K- -X- Switchboards Swamped by Contributions to Me/sons * pacity for almost 100 pupils has wrought miracles these past 3 or 4 years. Its methods and its results are being watched by the entire nation. Iowa Looks Ahead Too In Iowa too, thanks to the vision and generosity of the last legislature, a new day is dawning for the state's victims of such crippling maladies as cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, (the doctor's term xor a wasting away of muscles) and spital bifida (another medical term which means acute weakness and twisting of the back.) An appropriation of a half million dollars by the 52nd general assembly has made it possible to establish a hospital-school for severely handicapped chiidren at Iowa City. It is being operated in connection with the university's college of medicine, the state general hospital, the state hospital for children, and the college of educa- It was Christmas eve, and the Larlyle Nielson home at Clear Lake, and all that was in it pile of hot ashes. News Editor Chuck Hilton of was a tion. Operating as a new educational and medical service of the university, the new school began operations in October in remodeled quarters in Westlawn, nurses' dormitory on the campus. Enrollment Grows to 20 The beginning enrollment was 11 pupils, representing all sections of the state. Now, however, that enrollment is being increased to 20 and there is recognition that this enrollment could well be as great as 80 or 100. Lack of facilities and trained personnel is the limiting factor. As director of this pioneering program in specialized education and medical treament in combination, the university and the state board of education enlisted the services of W. B. Schoeiibohm, on a year's leave of absence from the world-renowned children's school at Jamestown, N. Dak. In his 10 years at Jamestown Mr. Schoenbohm developed ar outstanding school, both as to physical plant and educational program. By many it has been regarded as the most institution of its kind to be found any place in the xvorld. Has Able Associates Associated with the North Dakota authority are Dr. Raymond R. Rembolt, medical director, and Miss Grace Chenoweth, principal of the school. (Miss Chenoweth was reared in Mason City). Dr. Rembolt is on the staff of the department of pediatrics in the university's college of medicine. Miss Chenoweth was formerly with the Jamestown school. The medical program of the new school includes daily supervision by the medical director, diet and nursing care, occupational therapy and physical therapy for those who need it. Medical specialists from the university hospitals assist and consult with the staff on operations of the cchcol. The institution has its own occupational therapist, along with a staff of registered nurses on duty 24 hours a day. Well Balanced Program The educational program for the crippled children includes preschool, kindergarten and elementary grade work, psychological services, speech therapy and recreational activities. The schoql is of residential type, with children separated into wards according to sex and age. On the basis of experience elsewhere and observation on the ground in the brief time that the program has (CONTINUED ON PAGE 2) KGLO seized on an idea that citizens of good will in North Iowa and southern Minnesota would want to do something about it particularly since Mr. Nielson is a disabled veteraan of World war II. On the 10 p. m. Christmas eve newscast it was announced by Ken Kew that contributions for the Nielsen family would be accepted through telephone calls to KGLO from 10:30 to lip. m. Then it happened! Calls Pour In The telephone switchboards at the Northwestern Bell office in Mason City lit up like a Christmas tree. morning mail, but it was expected that most would be in by the Hilton and Kew each grabbed a phone. Theo Marie Pickford got on another. Technical Director Leo Born left his family Christmas tree to help, too, and Announcer Jim Marker was on the telephone and the microphone at the same time. Telephone receivers weren't even hung up; the good will spirit had spread to the telephone office, too, and a skeleton Christmas eve staff of local operators there fed the calls through in rapid fire order. And yet there were always 50 calls waiting to get through. At Clear Lake, Forest City and other points, telephone operators also reported that their boards were holding several calls, trying to get to KGLO with contributions. It was more than Christmas eve telephone office staffs could handle, and the program was concluded at 11 p. m., as planned with the request that no more telephone calls be made. 200 Contributions The 30-minute air program brought in $755.50 from nearly 200 persons in all parts of North Iowa and southern Minnesota who managed to get their calls through, dicated, however, that many who didn't get their telephone calls through were sending their contributions anyway, for there was more than $100 in the early mail which had not been telephoned in. Only a part of the telephone pledges arrived in the Monday end of the day or in time for Tuesday's report. Hilton urged all those who made pledges to follow through as promptly as possible with remittances. Others who feel they would like to heJp also were invited to send or bring their contributions to the Clark Nielson Fund, care of KGLO, Mason City. The family is most deserving of this special Christmas gift, according to Hilton. Mr. Nielson was struck by polio while serving in the army and only recently had been hospitalized again, being released Nov. 30. He is employed at the Larson Hatchery and Appliance in Clear Lake on a GI job training basis. Make List of "War Criminals" Reds Would Punish Chiang, Others in "People's Court" Nankins:, (#>)—Hopes for peace m China faded Monday. A communist radio broadcast of a list of "war criminals" to be punished by a "peoples court sent them glimmering Heading the list were Chiang Kai-shek, Madame Chiang Premier Sun Fo and most of the nation s top military and political leaders. List a Surprise Surprise that the communists would publish such a list a t this time, when there seemed a possibility of the warring factions leaching some sort of agreement was expressed in both foreign and Chinese quarters. "Communists by their action have definitely closed the door on any hope of ending the war by negotiation," said one official. More Troops His statement was echoed bv the arrival of more troops in Nanking, indicating that Cri^-p and his followers have determined to fight on,- possibly turning the capitol into the next battleground In view of the communist radio declaration, it seems unlikely that any of the national officials listed would participate in any peace negotiation and the only avenues left to them is to fight or flee. Fire Victims in Humboldt to Get Clothes This Paper Consists of Two Sections-Section Ona No. 6T UN in Refusal to Order Cease Fire Final Gifts Shove Fund Over $2,700 HEN the 1948 Christmas Cheer Fund came to a complete stop Monday morning, the grand total to be written into the records stood at $2,708.30. To the $2,677.30 which had been listed . in the final is- ue of the Globe-Gazette before -nnstmas had been added these reatly appreciated gifts: •ori Ann look, Pliocnix, Ariz s rt.Ofl Friend Live With Mother The Nielsons and their small tive, said Monday the Red Cross will supply clothing to families who lost their clothing as well as their homes in a $500,000 Christmas day fire that destroyed 5 downtown Humboldt buildings Nelson said about a dozen of the 25 families made homeless by the blaze lost their clothing. The Chamber of Commerce was looking for new locatiops for the business and professional men whose places of business were destroyed. Some already had been round. And thus a happy ending is iven to another story of applied hristiamty. Never since the Cheer !t£ Was establ ished in 1925 has -""•e been a failure to reach goal the excess over goal this year was the greatest in history Dozens of homes which'other- wise would have found Christ- m ? s , , dra b and cheerless were bughtened Saturday by reason of the Cheer Fund. But that's a story to be told later by Miss Doris Bruce " ~ FIELD WHERE WELLES FOUND-Former Unde^et letary of State Sumner Welles was found in a semi-conscious condition Sunday 25 feet off the highway (right) in a held between a house (left) and, construction equip, xn > ab °#. a mile from Welles> estat e at Oxon Hill, Welles condition was still serious Monday Bad Weather Forces Another Delay in Air Rescue Plans oris Bruce of Family Service Inc., administrator of the fun Again, a "thank you" from 'the daughter are now living with the! mother and sister of Mrs. Nielson Mrs. Clara Ewy and Marilyn, in a small house adjacent to the one that burned. The house that burned, across the street west from the Hilltop Motel, had been fixed up to make it more liveable by Mr. Nielson during the 2 years they have been Jiving in it. It is believed that the fire started from a defective flue on a gas stove. None of the contents was saved. Mr. Nielson wasn't home at Book Ashford on Charge of Murder Intent A charge of assault with intent to committ murder was filed Monday in police court against Fran^ M. Ashford, 36, 119 Connect!^., m connection with the _ , __.^x^i» t* CIO* A I, tlVJIllC Cl LI 1 T , the time and all he had on Christ- a Aocal hos Pital. , stabbing which Arthur Ashburn, 44, 26 -N.^ E., m critical condition in mas eve was his wife and daughter, the clothes on his back and a 25-cent piece in his pocket. But he didn't ask for help and he wouldn't. What looked like a pretty sad Christmas turned out to have its bright side, however, as the Nielsons heard their "friends" come to their assistance over KGLO Friday night. Contributions received by KGLO for the Nielson fund up to Monday noon are listed on the Clear Lake page of this paper. Ashford 's bond was set at S7 500 and preliminary hearing set 'for Jan. 6. County Attorney James R Report No Traffic Deaths on Holiday Des Moines, (£>)—It was a merry Christmas in Iowa as far as fatal automobile accidents were concerned. The holiday weekend passed with no reports of anyone killed m an automobile accident. Hoover Group Raps Waste in Government Medical Service Washington, (fP)— A report criticizing waste and duplication in government medical services brought a warning Monday from capitol hill against economies at the expense of veterans. The report was drafted by a "task force" of the commission headed by former President Herbert Hoover studying governmental reorganization. It said that this year alone more than 44 government agencies spent approximately $1,250,000,000 for health and medical services and 24,000,000 persons were takf:n care of by the government in some degree. No Drop in Spending The report saw no letup in spending next year, noting that the veterans administration alone will spend as much in 194S for medical services as all federal agencies spent for that purpose in 1048. "The federal government is as- uming uncalculated obligations withnut any understanding of their ultimate cost, the lack of the necessary professional manpower to carry them out, or their adverse effect upon the hospital system of the country," the report said. It cited cases of new hospitals being built by one agency in the neighborhood of existing and unfilled hospitals operated by another agency. Dozens of federal hospitals could be closed and the patients transferred to other quarters, the committee added. Want Definition The committee said congress should "clearly define" the beneficiaries of federal aid and added "too large a part of the medical resources of the armed forces are devoted to the care of civilians, veterans and dependents of military personnel." In a statement accompanying the report, Hoover emphasized that the task force findings "do not necessarily" represent the commission's final conclusions. The group that made the report was headed by Assistant Secretary of the Army Tracy S. Voorhees. ^represent the state A*f * ' 1MaS ° 11 ' the def endant. Ashford is being temporarily held m the city jail pending bond Condition of Ashb3rn was reported slightly improved Monday after a report of ,, poor ,, Sund * Officers were able to talk to him 101 the first time Monday • Ashford, who is 5 feet 9 and weighs 122, confessed the stab- «r"£- t0 Chief of Police Harold E Wolfe Friday. He said Ashburn who is 6 feet 2 and weighs 225* came to his home late at night after the 2 had an angry phone conversation which started when Ashburn inquired if his son Billy Ashburn, 9, had returned home. The boy is m custody of Mrs. Ashford, divorced from Ashburn 4 « Wh ° had a vastly successful undertaking.' Decorah Woman Has 100th Birthday . Decorah, (ff)_ Mrs. Emily Headington Stortz, who came to Winne-£ 1count y in a covered wagon her Washington, {#>)_ A new try to rescue 13 airmen helplessly huddled on the bleak Greenland ice cap was delayed Monday by the freakish Arctic elements. An air force official said that a C-82 towing a glider to a Greenland base was forced to turn back to Goose Bay, Labrador, because of bad weather. This is the 3rd glider the air force has lugged up for the Greenland rescue. One was ruined by Kn. birthday here Monday Born in Wyandotte county, Ohio she came here when she was ' years old. 10 She has 5 children, including Mrs. CE Richardson, Waterloo^ Ben, Charles and James Stortz I lArriynVi ' Decorah. 2 Sets of Comics! In this issue of the Globe- Gazette will be found 2 sets of features and comics — one for the Saturday paper which was missed on account of Christmas and the set which ordinarily would be carried winds. Another, dropped Christmas day, snapped its tow- Ime in a rescue attempt and may be damaged. Well Supplied The men are well supplied. Almost half of them are would- be rescuers. The original 7 crashed in a C-47 Dec. 9. The scene is a snow covered spot about 100 miles from the air force's nearest base, Bluie West 1. Two men cracked up a B-17 in a rescue attempt Dec. 13 and joined the first group in a snow hut, eating food dropped by planes from the base. Glider Try Fails On Dec. 17 a glider with 2 men aboard was dropped but attempts to snatch it into the air with the marooned men failed. Finally 2 more men went in Christmas day making the total 13. The navy light carrier Saipan is racing to the Arctic with a number of helicopters aboard. Slowed by gales, the ship may not get to a rescue launching point Wednesday as scheduled. on Birds have been seen taking baths when the temperature was only 10 to 20 degrees above zero BULLETIN Kansas City, Mo., (U.R)—Presi- dent Truman Monday charged that Russia kept none of the "specific agreements" made at Potsdam and Yalta. He said 'contracts arc not sacred to the soviet incut." grovern- To Set Date on Extradition Jefferson City, (U.R)—Gov. Phil M. Donnelly will confer Monday with Attorney General J. E. Taylor before settling an extradition hearing date for Dr. Robert C Rutledge of St. Louis, wanted in Iowa on a murder charge. Donnelly explained that a legal discussion with the attorney general's office was "ordinary procedure" in extradition cases. The governor indicated he would set a date Monday after- tioon for a hearing in this particular case. Several days usually are allowed between setting of a date and the actual hearing. Dr. Rutledge, at liberty on $5,000 bond, is charged with the fatal stabbing in Cedar Rapids Dec. 14 of-Byron C. Hattman, who was alleged to have stolen the affec- "ions of the doctor's pretty blond Reject Red Demand for Halt to War Only 3 Countries Support Proposal by Soviet Union Paris, (#>)--The United Nations security council rejected Monday a Russian demand that Holland be ordered to stop military operations in Indonesia within 24 hours. The vote came after the Dutch delegate, Jan Herman Van Royen, told the council his country has not yet complied with the council's Christmas eve order for a cease fire in Indonesia. The council also rejected a Soviet Ukrainian proposal to order the Dutch to withdraw their troops to positions held 9 days ago, before the outbreak of ne%v fighting with the Indonesian republic in Java and Sumatra. 3 Nations Only Syria, Colombia and the Ukraine supported the Russian proposal, and only Syria, Colombia, China and Russia supported the Ukrainian motion. All the others abstained. A proposal needs 7 of the 1.1 council votes fw passage. Immediately after the votes, Colombia announced submission of a resolution ordering the U. N. truce commission in Indonesia to report promptly on the Netherlands' compliance with a cease fire order issued by the council Friday. Play for Time L. N. Palar, Indonesia's representative here, said the Dutch were playing for time to postpone" compliance with the cease fire, so that .they first could achieve complete victory over-the republic. India's delegate charged that the captured Indonesian president, Dr. Soekarno, and other captured leaders, were forced by the Dutch to march for hours as prisoners through the streets of Jogjakarta, the captured republican capital The Dutch delegate denied it. Welles Reacts Favorably to Treatments Washington, (/p) _ Su inner Welles, former undersecretary of state, was reported "reacting favorably" Monday 'to ' for exposure suffered Donnelly personally conducts extradition hearings in his office here. years ago. The half million Irish in New York City represent more Irish than there are in the city of Dublin. Weather Report Mason City: Partly cloudy and warmer Monday night and Tuesday. Low Monday night 13 High Tuesday 30. Iowa: Mostly cloudy through Tuesday. Somewhat warmer Monday. Low Monday night 1215 north 18-25 south. Minnesota: Generally fair Monday night and Tuesday. No important change in temperature. IN MASON CITY Globe - Gazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Sunday morning- Maximum Minimum At 8 a. m. YEAR AGO: Maximum Minimum Sunday 7 —12 1 30 8 treatment . - when he lay unconscious for several hours m a snow-flecked farm field early Sunday. Welles' fingers and toes were frozen when a farmer, living near the diplomat's Oxon Hill, Md estate, found him. His condition remained serious. Maryland police said they hoped to talk with him later in the day and try to get his story of what happened. Welles has suffered from shock and, his physician said, has been unable to give an account of how he happened to be in the field Members of his family surmised he had gone for a walk and became ill. 2 Are Killed in Car-Train Crash Ft. Madison, (#>)—-Two Keosauqua men, Monte Rambo and James Murphy, were killed when the automobile in which they were riding was struck by a Burlington Route passenger train at the 23rd street crossing here about 8:45 Monday morning. Highway Patrolman Ivan Franklin said Engineer O. R. Pickett and Fireman G. V. Caldwell, reported the auto drove onto the tracks directly in front of the oncoming train. & Rambo, 31-years-old, leaves a widow and 4 children. Murphy is survived by his widow and 2 children. CONDITION GOOD Iowa City—Richard Winter, 22 West Union, admitted to University hospitals Friday as a polio ;,r was re P° rte d in good con- Monday. Globe - Gazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Monday morning: Maximum 26 Minimum At 8 a. m. Monday YEAR AGO: Maximum Minimum 1 26 31 22 SAME DATE—I047—5M (BUek fit; mean* ir»ff|, <eMJk j 34 h»»r» liM^^

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