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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 5, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL L1V Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY APRIL 5 194ft This Paper Consists of Two One No 152 IB One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor A Postage Stamp to Save Lives ABOUT a year and a half ago I was given the assignment by the National Safety council of in ducing the United States post of fice department to issue a special postage stamp addressed to the cause oi safety promotion Nobody entertained the naive notion that such a step would au tomatically convert our country into a haven of safety But there was unanimous agreement that the reminder contained in a safety stamp would prove helpful In high hope therefore I pro ceeded into my assigmnent Little did I realize the difficulties and frustrations that lay ahead of me In this commentary Im going to give you a little playbyplay ac count of what has happened MY first thought was that be cause the safety stamp ob viously was a good idea all Id need to do would be to lay it be fore the postmaster general in a letter or by personal visit But I soon learned that this just isnt the way things are done in official Washington and par ticularly in matters affecting the post office department Theres a certain protocol to be observed I To get my special stamp project launched under favorable aus pices it would be necessary to go down to Washington get my self introduced by the right per son to the right person and go on from there MY inquiries revealed that the subject of special stamps falls within the domain of the 3rd as sistant postmaster general and that the favorable introduction should come from the ranking democrat on the senate commit tee having to do with postal af fairs Through the good offices of Senator Hickenlooper I gained an audience with Senator Dennis Chavez of New Mexico that rank ing democratic member on the committee in question and I sat at his side as he telephoned the 3rd assistant postmaster general telling him what auexemplary character I am This introduction gained me ad mittance the next day to the of Jicc of the 3rd assistant postmas ter general There I told my story and hoped lOi an immediate as sent to iny request Again I was abysmally naive TF were commemorating some historic event or if I had bean speaking for some national park everything would have been simple But the idea of saving lives through postage stamps was viewed as something quite revo lutiohary This was in February 1947 I was tohl that plans for all special stamp issues for that year had been made I was however given some encouragement to believe that my proposal would be seri ously considered with respect to the 1MS plans of the department Before leaving I pointed out that a special issue of national defense stamps in 1940 had cre ated a precedent for the safety stamp which I was seeking There were 3 of these stamps one for industry and agriculture another for the army and navy and an other which included security education conservation and health AT the request of the post office official with whom T dealt I returned to my desk and put into a formalized letter the re quest which I had presented to him orally in our conversation in his office Our case I wrote him is based on the following considerations 1 The subject of safety is one that touches the life of every per son living in America man woman and child 2 The federal government through the presidents confer ences on traffic and fire safety is committed to the promotion of safety 3 A safety stamp would con stitute an effective earnest of this concern in safety on the part of one of the federal governments most important one with the closest daily contact with our people 4A safely stamp would prove a most impressive reminder of the importance of accident fire and disease prevention for mil lions of our people 5 A safety stamp unlike so called commemorative issues would not lose value by reason of the passage of time It would not be dated 6 Precedent for a safety stamp has been established by the 3 spe cial stamps directed to the cause of national defense and security in 1940 7 In its broad sense safety is inclusiveof health and fire safety no less than traffic home and In dustrial safety 8 BECAUSE SAFETY IN PRINCIPLE AT LEAST HAS UNIVERSAL APPROBATION THE ISSUANCE OF A SAFETY STAMP WOULD HAVE UNI VERSAL BLESSING THIS bncC statement of the case for a safety stamp I CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 MINERS STAY AWAY FROM PITS Fisherman Casts for Human life Tarrytown N Y fisherman cast his line into the Hudson river Sunday and hooked a 180pound 7837eai old man he saw floating in the water Playing his line the fisherman William Wolosyn of Yonkers kept the man Frank Millow afloat Two policemen pulled Millow out of tlie river He died later in Tarrytown hospital Police did not know how Millow got in the river Wisconsin Voters Call Turn on 3 Presidential Hopefuls Stassen MacArthiir Dewey Make Bids for Republican Delegates By JACK BELL AP Political Writer Milwaukee vot ers fed an unvarying gettough withRussia diet call 1he turn Tuesday on 3 republican presi dential candidates Their choice lies between Gen Douglas Mac Arthur Harold E Stassen former Minnesota gover nor and Gov Thomas E Dewcy of New York in a primary to pick 27 delegates to the GOP national convention But no matter which candidate eornes out on top lie will be pledged by campaign or in MacArthurs case by friends smack down com munism in this country and deal firmly with Moscow Indications are that this type of campaign will be carried over into Nebraska where the 3 are entered in the April 13 popularity primary Dewey and Slassen set out this week to build some political fences there Senator Robert A Taft of Ohio another presidential hope ful already is 011 the ground Taft accused the democratsof coddling communists in a weekend speech in Missouri Wisconsin had a calm period after the storm of personal cam paigning by Dewey and Stassen Stassen breaks it Monday with 2 speeches in the southwestern part of the state and a last minute radio plea Monday night Tuesday voting machines and ballot boxes stsrt rollins up the totals ihafc may uinmSi if itot fully wash out presidential hopes of one or more of the candidates Usual sweeping claims were be ing made from the Stassen and MacArthur camps And in New York Herbert Brownell Dcweys campaign manager tried to turn on a little sunshine in the gloom that has publicly blanketed the governors camp Brownell said Dewey is sure of support of well over onehalf of 305 republican convention dele gates that will have been chosen by Tuesday night He included 90 district delegates to be picked in New York that day Dewey already has 6 from New Hampshire where Stassen got 2 Stassens claim to a majority of Maines 13 was flatly disputed by Brownell The latter said Dewey came out on top there Brownell listed Wisconsin and Iowa as among those likely to contribute Dewey delegates Stas sen has claimed a majority of Iowas 23 Some of the former Minnesota governors more rabid supporters have gone so far as to bet even money that Dcwcy will be shut out in Wisconsin Brownell mentioned Florida as a Dewey contributor Siassen told a reporter he thinks he has bet ter than an even chance to get a majority of the Florida 16 in the May 4 primary there Tnft forces also are bidding strongly for the Florida backing O t h r states mentioned by Brownell as being likely to give Dewey delegates included Virginia Oklahoma Kansas Michigan Ari zona North Carolina Louisiana and Minnesota He obviously was talking only of 2nd choice in Minnesota where Stassen already has sure hacking of his home states 25 delegates Michigan republicans made it plain in a weekend convention that they will give Senator Arthur Van dcnbcrg their solid support for whatever office he may seek Van clcnberg has said lie is not and docs not expect to become a presiden tial candidate In St Charles Mo however Vandenberg was nominated for president and Stassen for vice president at a girls college mock convention Taft a speaker there did not share in results In Oklahoma a count showed Dewey will have at least 8 of the states 20 delegates Arizona named an uninstructed group and kept colorful Clarence Budington Kel land as national committeeman On the democratic front Na tional Chairman T Howard Mc Grath told a Butte Mont audi ence that President Trumans elec tion next November is as certain as we are sitting here See U S ARMY today on Page 4 Harold Stassen Thomas Dewey Mob Terror Grips Large Egyptian City Alexandria Egypt persons were killed Monday as Egyptian troops fought striking policemen and civilian mobs in the streets of Alexandria The dead included 7 policemen Mob terror gripped the city Egypts 2nd largrest Many shops and department stores were looted The JLido movie theater burned more than 2 hours before firemen could put out the fire Prime Minister Nokrashy Pasha arrived from Cairo Three thousand policemen Alex andrias entire police force walked out Monday morning demanding higher wages ami improved WGik ing conditions Hundreds of police also struck in Cairo protesting a proposed transfer some officers to villages and asking more pay Gangs of hoodlums including teen age boys smashed shops and set streetcars ablaze in Alexandria The midday train to Cairo was raised and all passengers forced to get off Looters stormed through the coaches snatching furnishings and baggage Firebugs set the police station and the customs warehouse in the harbor district ablaze and they were burning fiercely RUSSIA EASES PRESSURE FOR BERLIN ALLIES British U S Accept Soviet Offer to Talk Over Traffic Controls Berlin British authorities accepted Monday a soviet offer to talk over the allied deadlock over Russian restrictions on rail road traffic to and from Berlin They suggested a full fourpower meeting The United States previously had accepted the Russian proposal for discussion of these restrictions The controls on traffic through the soviet occupation zone had forced suspension of allied mili tary rail traffic between Berlin and the western occupation zones The Russians wanted to board and inspect such trains The west ern powers refused to let them Regularly scheduled passenger trains still were suspended Mon day but sillied freight trains were getting through to Berlin In his answer to the Russians Maj Gen N C D Brown John British deputy military governor accepted their invitation for the British Then lie remarked he under stood the U S and French had received similar offers to discuss the regulations I would suggest therefore Brownjohn said that it would save time if representatives of all 4 commanders discuss the ques tion together If the Russians should agree to this it would result in the first 4power meeting of the German control level since the Russians walked out on the allied control council March 20 The Americans brought another freight train through the Russian zone to supply their forces in Ber lin Monday The 52car military freight from the west carried food oil and oth i cr supplies It passed through soviet territory on presentation of UN Shelves Russ Atomic Control Plan Lake Success United XTations committee Monday shelved Russias atomic control plan as nadequate and unrealistic The vote was 9 to 2 Russia and the Soviet Ukraine voted against the najorily The action was taken by the working committee of the United STations atomic energy commission The commission is expected to meet later this month to decide whether to continue attempts io work out world atomic control plans or wind up its work in fail ure Before the vote Russias Andrei A Gromyko charged that the United States has decided against trying to reach agreement on world atomic control Gromyko assailed a 4nation re portdenouncing the Russian atomic proposals The 4 nations Britain China France and Can ada demanded last week thatthe atomic commission break off fur ther talks on Russias atomic pro posals AP Wirephoto TAKE IT EASY apprehensive mother keeps H wary eye on the veterinarian as her 6 pups come up for in spection A few minutes later all was well The experts de cided against inoculation for pups under 6 months of age The dogs were brought in during a weeklong drive to in oculate all dogs in Memphis Tenn in a campaign against an epidemic of rabies Plan Fighter Escort as Russ Plane Hits British Transport 14 Persons on English Airplane Are Killed in Germany Collision PICKET IS SHOT IN OMAHA STRIKE Police Arrest Trio After Plant Melee Omaha Ncbr Fas ter 38 a picket at the strikebound Armour Company packing piant was shot in the groin Monday dur ing a neice at the entrance of the phvnt Foster was taken to the county hospital where his condition was reported fair Police arrested William H Schultz 42 his wife Anna 40 and Sam Markisi after the shooting South Omaha police said Markisi picked up Schult and his wife and took them to the Armour plant early Monday A union spokesman said Mrs Schultz jumped from the car fol lowed by her husband and at tempted to push through the picket line at the Armour entrance Pickets scuffled with the Schullzes and a gun was dis chaigcd the spokesman said Punishment Fits Crime Boston of ring ing a false fire alarm Donald Butts 21 was ordered to spend a month polishing fire trucks in a nearby station without ontrain inspection such as the Russians had demanded and the western powers refused Meanwhile the allied kommaii dantura Berlins 4power govern ing body took a blow from the Russians In accordance with notice given last Friday they failed to show up for a meeting of its committee on cultural affairs The American British and French members ad journed the meeting quickly This is one of 7 committees whose merger the Russians pro posed in Fridays koinmandantura meeting because they said they were short of manpower When the western powers balked at the proposal the Russians said they would stay away from meetings of those committees The Russians participated Mon day in meetings of the finance and public health committees 2 of the 11 others under the komrnandan tura The Americans let the Russians resume normal operation of the soviet railroad headquarters building Krupp Directors Acquitted on 2 of 4 War Crime Counts Xuernbcrjr Germany Al fried Krupp von Bohlen und Hal bach and 11 other directors of the Krupp munitions combine were acquitted by a U S court Monday on 2 of 4 war crimes charges The tribunal cleared all 12 oT the charges that they committed crimes against peace and that they participated in a conspiracy against peace They still face 2 der and spoilation of coliuered nations and deportation lation and abuse of slave laxr The group pleaded innocent last Nov 17 Brig Gen Telford Taylor chief U S war crimes prosecutor said the ruling is a disappointment Berlin Russian fighter plane dived on a British transport as ii prepared fri fatxi Mon day and both planes crashed kill ing all 14 persons absrrcl the British aircraft and the Russian pilot After brief investigation the British blamed the Russian pilot for the air collision and informed Russian authorities that royal air force fighter planes will escort British transports unless the so viets guarantee free passage alonff the international air corridor to Berlin American Military Governor Gen Lucius D Clay announced Monday night that American transport planes will be given fighter escort beginning Tuesday unless the Russians satisfactorily explain Mondays air collision oC a Russian fighter with a British transport A British official spokesman quoted royal air force witnesses as saying that the Russian Yak fighter dived on the British Vik ing twinengined transport as it wa making a left turn for a land ing at Gatow airfield the British airbase here The fighter dived from behind and nbove he said and then came up from beneath Apparently the spokesman said the Russian pilot swerved up too sharply and the wings of the planes met The Britisli craft carrying 10 passengers including a British United Press staff correspondent and a crew of 4 lost a wing and burst into flames immediately 11 exploded after crashing in a field 500 yards outside the British sec tor of the city in the Russian occupied zone of Germany LEWIS SILENT ON ORDER TO HALT WALKOUT Iowa Listed Among States Reporting Diggers Still Idle Washington t and the United Mine Workers made no move Monday to obey a court order directing them to end a 22dayold mine walkout Reports from the mine fields in dicated few if any miners bowed o a federal court order signed Saturday night by JudgeMatthew F McGuire Lewis himself gave no sign he planned to comply with the courts directive issued at the govern ments request No comment was Lewis snappy reply as he arrived at his union headquarters In midmorn ing and was asked about the or THOMPSON BOY BADLY BURNED Injuries Occur When Flames Damage Home Wilson 14 son of Mr and Mrs C E Wilson vas in serious condition at a Ma on City hospital Monday morn ng with burns suffered Sunday when fire partially destroyed the family home The boy was sleeping upstairs when fire broke out under the stairway lie managed to break lie window and get out onto the top of the porch from where he vas rescued by his father Severely burned all over his body the boy was taken to a hos pital at Buffalo Center where he remained until Monday morning when he was brought to Mason City Others in the household escaped without injury The cause of the fire lias not been determined 1Legged Man Loses Crutches to Thief New York one legged David Homey 55 went to sleep on a subway train someone stole his crutches A transit patrolman helped him from the train and took him to Queens General Hospital where he was given a new set of crutches Unexperienced Gl Goes Visiting in Bomber Minneapolis airforce sergeant with an urge to fly but no experience as a pilot went visiting Sunday in a B25 plane and made an unauthorized solo flight from Ohio to Minnesota Monday he was being held at the Minneapolis airbase for au thorities at Wright Field Dayton Ohio where he took off on his lone unannounced 560 mile flight to Owatonna 60 miles south of Minneapolis to visit a brother Airbase officers identified the sergeant as Malcolm McCrady 30 year old crew chief from Wright field While the airforce and alerted police within a 1200 mile radius of Dayton scanned skies in vain Cor the B25 McCrady set it down unaided on the small Owatonna municipal field notified the Min neapolis base of bis safe arrival and then went to the home of his brother Norbert to await mili tary police Manager Glenn Degner of the Owatonna airfield said McCrady landed the plane downwind in dusk Normal landings are made into the wind The plane aiuddcd on the runway shoulder a short distance before coming to a stop in front of the airport office I expected to sec a normal peacetime crew of 3 to 5 men step out of the plane said Dcgncr Instead only one fellow stepped out He asked if this was Owa tonna and when I assured him it was he left the field without identifying himself I didnt know where the plane came from or where it was going Captain George Donnelly Min neapolis airbase officer said Mc Crady reported be had just re turned to Dayton from San An tonio Texas and got an urge to fly the B25 as he walked down the field All he had with him was a map of the United States McCrady told questioners Ihr officer said that the flight towei at Wright Field had tried to halt the takeoff but that he refused to answer He said he had no trouble on the flight but that be was a HttJe busy on the landing Just in Time Carlsbad N Mcx URV Leslie Ward lost her wallet on hci way home from I he store Re tracingher step she arrived lust in time to see a clog burying it in a neighbors garden Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy Mon day night and Tuesday Mild Scattered showers likely Tues dayafternoon or evening Low Monday night 33 to 35 High Tuesday near 60 Iowa Partly cloudy A little warmer in extreme northwest and cooler east portion Monday night Tuesday scattered light showers slightly warmer cen tral Low Monday night 30 to 35 north 35 to 40 south portion High Tuesday CO to 65 north 65 to 70 south Minnesota Fair Monday night Tuesday considerable cloudiness Light local rains in south and west central portions No im portant change in temperatures IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum 72 Minimum 38 At 8 a m Monday 41 Precipitation 01 YE AHA GO Maximum 45 Minimum 39 GlobeGazette weather statistics oclock Sunday morning for 24 hour period ending nt 8 1 Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Sunday Precipitation YEAR AGO 3 KILLED IN CAR ACCIDENTS Man Crawls Quarter Mile With Broken Pelvis By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Three persons were killed in highway accidents in Iowa over the weekend Two others were injured in cluding one who crawled a quar ter of a mile with a broken pclvi to seek assistance Arnold Smith of Kansas City Kans was killed and his compan ion Archie Wheeler 34 also o Kansas City was injured earl Monday in a collision on highwa 69 about a mile north of Indian ola Both were employes of th Iowa Power and Light compan in Des Moines Authorities found ro cation on the man lulled m tne j but bf appeared to be about I 27 years old The injured man was taken to Mercy hospital in Des Moines where he was reported in fair condition Warren County Sheriff Lewis Johnson said the car in which the 2 men were riding and a bread truck driven by Roland Huff ot Des Moines collided on a hill The driver of the truck was not in jured William A Wideman 37 of elow Minn was killed Sunday when he apparently lost control of his car on a graveled highway northeast of Sibley and the uito mobilc rolled over several times Sheriff Lloyd Wilson reported Wilson said that a companion Leonard Heidebrink 25 of Little Rock Iowa crawled about a quar ter of a mile on his hands and knees to seek aid at a farmhouse He was in a hospital with frac tured pelvis arid internal injuries An Iowa State college student Leo Martin Cooper 21 oC Toledo died Saturday night in a carmo torcycle collision southwest of Marshalltown The state Highway patrol said a car and ihe motorcycle on which Cooper was riding collided at the junction of highways 64 and 30 7 miles southwest of Marshall town Five minutes after the UMVV chiefs arrival Deputy U S Mar shals H B McCauley and Michael Colasanto entered the union build ing to serve official copies of the court order on Lewis The notice to end the strike was accepted by Lewis personally at a m Another copy was served oil the union Soft coal mining remained at a standstill across the nation Mon day as the United Mine Workers tacitly answered a government antistrike injunction thus No pension no work Reports rolling in from state after state were the same The coal diggers 400000 UMW members across the nation chose not io work West Virginia Pennsylvania Ohio Illinois Kentucky Indiana Alabama Tennessee Maryland Kansas Missouri Iowa and Vir ginia were among the states porting miners still idle Iowas 1200unionmine workers remained idle Monday Frank Wil son president of district 13 United reporter saia lie iiad no reports thai any intended io return to work Lewis attorneys who spent a busy weekend studying the legal angles remained silent There was no indication they planned to ask the court to dissolve the order or ake other legal steps to block en orcement Coal in the nations bins sank ower and lower as the work stop age went on The commerce de artmsnt told congress Monday hat if the walkout continues steel iroduction will drop this week to 5 per cent of capacity or lower Assistant Commerce Secretary David K Bruce informed the louse interstate commerce com nittec that steel production dropped last week to about 87 per ent of capacity For the first 3 months of the year the industry Derated at about 93 per cent of apacity If the United Mine Workers resident and his miners make no ffort in the next lew days either o comply with the order or to ask he court to dissolve it they face a ontcmpt charge paralleling the tramatic court setback of less han 18 months ago Federal attorneys thought Lewis vould act swiftly to Iry to dissolve he temporary restraining order sued against him and the coal operators Saturday night The order issued by Federal Tudgre Matthew F McGuire in his Connecticut avenue apartment di rected Lewis and the miners Io call off the strike at once It also ordered the soft coal op erators and Lewis to bargain out heir differences over miners aensions the dispute which led to the March 15 shutdown SAME BUck Has nienns traffic death in past 1 hours Maximum Minimum 64 50 trace 42 38 Believe 4 Marines in Hands of Red Chinese Shanghai U S ma rines presumably fell into the hands of Chinese communists Monday after surviving an emer gency plane landing in commun ist territory The crew of an observation plane saw the 4 crewmen leave the clowned craft and were taken into custody by troops which ap peared to be communist The crash landing occurred near Hungshiyai 18 miles wcs of Tsingtao Burlingamc to KXEL Waterloo Burlingamo nows editor for G years for radi station WHO Des Moincs wil succeed H R Gross as headof th news department of station KXEL Gross has resigned to run for th republican nomination to con vgrcss from the third district US SHIPS TO VISIT NORWAY 6 Fighting Vessels on Good Will Tour Washington American fighting ships in a carrier task force will go to Norway this month on a good will visit the navy announced Monday This demonstration of Ameri can might comes amid widespread rumors that Russia may brinjr pressure on Norway for a mutual defense treaty such as she has called for from Finland The 27000ton Essex class car rier Valley Forge the 6000ton antiaircraft cruiser Fresno and 4 destroyers will visit Bergen Norway from April 29 to May 2 The vessels will go to Norway after 3 of them visit southern England April 18 to 26 The navys announcement sairt the visit will be in continuation of the navys policy of making visits to friendly countries for the promotion of good will and the ot friendly xelations   

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