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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 7, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                HOME EDITION NEWSPAPER MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHtORS KILL uns VOL LIV Associated Press United Prtfs Full Wires Five Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY APRIL 7 IMS This of Two One 154 STASSEN SWEEPS WISCONSIN VOTE HAIL AND WIND STORMS STRIKE AREAS IN IOWA Centerville Section Gets Most of Damage Mason City Has Hail DCS Moines storms in Iowa Tuesday night caused thou sands of dollars damage to prop erty and livestock The storms which struck at such widely separated points as Cherokee in northwest Iowa and Centerville near the southcentral border were accompanied in some places by high winds and thunder showers Worst of the storm apparently centered in the Centerville area where longtime residents called it the worst genral wind storm in years A severe electrical storm accompanied the wind and hail Sheds barns and other build ings were leveled by the storm which struck at about 11 p m Seveial head of livestock were killed An airplane owned Ty W C Howe of Ceuterville was described as torn up by the wind at the airport there Farmers Roy Houser and Henry Daniels reported barns and roofs damaged or demolished The garage on the Loyd Hen derson farm 5 miles south of Cen terville was picked up and set down 150 feet away Objects hang ing on the walls remained in their places the car which was left standing at the garage site was not damaged A report from Villisca said hail stones some as large as hens eggs fell there Neon signs skylights and some windows were broken Mason City received its first hail of the season early Wednesday morning but the hail was soft enough so that no damage resulted although some of the hailstones were the size of a quarter There was 72 of an inch of rainfall At Boone a 15minute hail storm resulted in damages to greenhouses alone Hundreds of roofs on homes and stores were damaged there Cherokee and Fort Dodge also reported hail Wallace May Cancel Iowa Speech Tour Moines scheduled campaign appearances of Henry Wallace in his former home state of Iowa may be cancelled or post poned Fred Stover chairman of the Iowa WallacerforPresident com mittee says that the 3rd party candidates speeches April 2829 in the state may be called off or post poned because of difficulty in audience arrangements At Iowa City University Pres ident Virgil Hancher has an nounced that the universitys pol icy of not allowing partisan po litical speeches on the campus will prevent Wallace from speaking there At Mason City Stover said Wal lace backers have no assurance that the armory can be rented Arrangements have been made for addresses to be made in Des Moines and at Penn college Os kaloosa Stover reported but he said it was possible Wallace would not want to come for just 2 ad dresses Stover said the nutter would be decided at a weekend meeting of Wallace backers at Chicago Meanwhile at Iowa City Uni versity of Iowa student political groups sent a joint letter to the state board of education The let ter asked a poll of board members regarding use of university facil ities for speeches by Wallace and William S Beardsley republican gubernatorial candidate Russians Demand Removal of U S Base in Austria Vienna Austria Official sources said Wednesday night So viet authorities have demanded removal of the U S air base sta tion for Vienna from its present location in the Soviet zone The informants interpreted this as a new move by the Russians to hamper American communications lines into Vienna the seat of a 4 power command U S authorities said they have agreed tentatively to move the station to the Tulln air base They said this would not seriously af fect civil or military air traffic but added it might lead to invol untary violation of the 12mile wide corridor over the Russian zone They said any incidents re sulting then would be the fault of the AP Wire photo BLOCK MEAT strikers at Ottumwa take wood and logs off a dump truck and place them on the railroad tracks to prevent the removal of a carload of meat from the John Morrell packing plant Tuesday afternoon The pickets later al lowed the car at right to be moved Packing Union Puts Blockade on Morrell Plant at Ottumwa No One Permitted to Leave or Enter Gates of Meat Company Ottumwa tightened lines around John Morrell Co plant here Wednesday permitting no one in or out Heretofore the CIO union had permitted office workers fore men and department heads to en ter office spaces and plant and had provided approximately 60 maintenance employes within the plant Ed Filliman chief steward of Local No 1 UPWACIO said the maintenance employes were with drawn at 11 p m Tuesday and that starting Wednesday morning no one was permitted to enter the plant There are several foremen and others inside the gates Filliman said they will neither be permittcrl to leave nor reenter Despite union actions a com pany spokesman said the Morrell management had determined that a large supply of meat in the plant was in danger of deteriorating if not moved from the plant A carload of meat was moved out of the strikebound John Mor rell meat packing plant Tuesday night while jeering hooting pic kets who had blocked the car for 2i hours stood by A union mass meeting ended the 24 hour stalemate during which city police and sheriffs de puties watched pickets pickets watched officers and the car of meat sat blocked on the rails near the plant entrance Leaders of the CIO packing house workers union told their men at the meeting that they had been informed interference with the shipment of goods was in vio lation of state law It was agreed to let the car move out Pickets massed near the plant gate threw ties logs and scrap iron under the wheels of the car when the company switch engine earlier had started pushing it slowly out of the plant When the union agreed to let the car be taken out the pickets withdrew into an area roped off by police and jeered and hooted as company employes removed the barricade and got the car on its way No arrests were reported Ed Filliman chief steward of the local union and Orvel Champ union president said the union would file suit against Morrell Filliman said the company would be ctfarged with violation of rail roading laws in moving the car without having a flagman at the crossing and having no warning signal when the car crossed an intersection Rail Caboose Jumps Switch Aided by Wind Moulton railroad officials declare this actually hap pened A caboose was standing on a side track Wednesday night sep arated from the main line by a closed switch During the high windstorm which struck this area the caboose in some way got on to the main on the was blown a mile south of town A passenger train arriving a short time later pulled it back It isnt known how the car got over or around the switch but there was a high Tuesday night wind here FLYING FARMER KILLED IN CRASH Has Engine Trouble in Field Near Arlington Arlington L Bow ers 40 a flying farmer was killed Tuesday night when his plane crashed in a field about a mile Irom his home northeast of here Officials said his plane appar ently developedengine trouble went into a spin and crashed be fore Bowers could bring it under control Bowers owner of the plane took off from his farm shortly before the accident oc curred No inquest was planned but civil aeronautics authorities sched uled an inquiry Trial of Sommermeyer for Murder Nears Jury Sioux City trial of Charles Sommermeyer 17 for murder was expected to go to the jury Wednesday Closing arguments by defense and prosecuting attorneys to the jury were started Tuesday and were to be continued Wednesday morning Sommermeyer is on trial for the death of Michael a neighborhood grocer during an attempted holdup Jan 31 A companion of Sommer mcyers Frank 16 pleaded guilty to a charge of second de gree murder in connection with the same slaying He has not been sentenced Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and cooler Wednesday night and Thursday Low Wednesday night near 35 High Thursday 45 to 50 Iowa Partly cloudy and cooler Wednesday night and Thursday Low Wednesday night 32 to 36 northwest 38 to 42 southeast High Thursday 45 to 50 north 60 to 65 south Minnesota Cloudy and colder with rain sleet or snow north portion changing to s n o w Wednesday night Thursday cloudy and colder IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum 65 Minimum 49 At 8 a m Wednesday 55 Precipitation 72 YEAR AGO Maximum 32 Minimum 26 Senate Approves Paul Hoffman for Director of ERP Washington senate Wednesday confirmed the ap pointment of Paul G Hoffman to head the huge European recovery program The unanimous vole was taken less than 24 hours alter the Studebaker corporation president was nominated by President Tru man Senate action cleared the decks for a quick start on ERP Hoffman told reporters he would move last in launching the plan to check communism and avert economic chaos in Europe Rail Unions Reject Wage Proposals Cleveland UR Three railroad brotherhoods Wednesday gave the nations carriers 20 clays to work out an acceptable settle ment with them or face a nation wide rail tieup After a stormy 2day meeting here greneral chairmen of the en gineers firemen and switchmens unions decided to reject flatly the recommendations of a presi dential emergency board award ing them a 151 cents an hour pay increase The unions had asked a 3 per cent wage boost and changes in certain working conditions The railroads accepted the boards recommendations when it made its report to the president March 27 The brotherhoods termed the GET CONTEMPT ORDER AGAINST LEWIS UNION UMW Leader Summoned Into District Court Monday on Citation BULLETIN Washington Attorney General Clark Wednesday ob tained a contempt citation against John L Lewis and the United Mine Workers for dis obeying an order to end the coal strike Clarks assistants went before Federal Judge T Alan Goldsborough and got an order requiring1 Lewis to appear in district court next Mondaj Washington L Lewis Wednesday asked a federal court to throw out an order requiring him to end the coal strike The court set Monday for a hearing on the plea Judge T Alan Goldsborough who fined Lewis for contempt in a 1946 strike received the peti tion and set the date for the hear ing Goldsboroughs office said his action automatically holds up the effect of the temporary restrain ing order against the Aday old strike The justice department had been planning to ask a contempt citation against Lewis and his United Mine Workers for ignor ing the order The question wheth er the department would proceed in view of Goldsboroughs action was not immediately answered Lewis lawyers had asked for a hearing Friday But Goldsbor ough put it off until 9 a m CST Monday On that day also Goldsborough is scheduled to hear the govern ments request for a preliminary injunction to replace the restrain ing order which expires Tuesday The Lewis motion challenged lue validity oOhe sreney provision of the TaftHart ley act under which the anti strike order was issued last Sat urday A top federal official disclosed that the government also was con no decision was reached up to early advising the court that 2 major operators also had failed to obey the McGuire order They are Benjamin F Fairless head of U S Steel Corporation whose extensive captive mines turn out coal for its own use and George M Humphrey of Cleveland chairman of Pittsburgh Consoli dation Coal company worlds largest commercial mining firm The number of workers idle due directly or indirectly to the 24 day old soft coal walkout passed a half million Wednesday Heading the list were John L Lewis 400000 soft coal miners Out on a sympathy strike which started Tuesday were more than 9000 eastern Pennsylvania an thracite miners Both groups are members of the United Mine Workers About AP Wivephoto RETURNS BRING STASSEN E Stassen beams at his South St Paul Minn home as telephoned returns showed him in a substantial lead for delegates in the Wisconsin GOP presidential preference primary Wednesday proposed increase acceptable but offered to meet with 1ie car riers again and settle their dispute within the next 20 days If an acceptable settlement is not reached in the matter prior to or on April 27 a strike date shall be set as soon thereafter as possible Alvanley Johnson spokesman for the brotherhoods said Political Spotlight Turns to Nebraska GOP Primaries House Body Approves Legislation to Bring Alaska in as State Washington house public lands committee Wednes day approved legislation to bring the territory of Alaska into the union as a state The committee acted after adopting an amendment to elim inate specific recognition of In dian tribal rights in land The question was postponed for later congressional action in a separate 60000 transportation workers mainly railroaders were jobless because there was no coal to move Most of 1he other idle were steelmakers scattered over a dozen states U S Steel Corp and subsidiar ies announced cutbacks in the Pittsburgh district slashing steel operations in that area to about 80 per cent of normal SEE SLASH IN TRAIN SERVICE Further Cut Next Week Unless Walkout Ends Washington Coalburning train service will be cut further next week unless work is resumed in the coal mines the office of de fense transportation said Wednes day bill The measure sponsored by Alaskan delegate E L Harriett now goes to the house rules com mittee That group will determine the conditions under which the measure will be debated in the house Col J Monroe Johnson ODT director said in a statement that additional reductions of 25 per cent in both coal burning passen ger and freight service are im minent Passenger train service using coal was cut 25 per cent 2 weeks ago and coalburning freight serv ice was reduced a like amount on March 30 Taft Eyes Tough Race With Stassen Dewey and General MacArthur Lincoln the Wisconsin election results as a new factor to be weighed Senator Taft ROhio moved Wednesday into the closing hours of his Ne braska primary campaign Harold Stassen General Mac Arthur and Governor Dewey are amongthe six persons listed with Taft on the ballot in Nebraskas April 13 freeforall presidential preference primary Tafts Nebraska swing from the western end of the state to the southeast has taken him across ground covered by Stassen last month Mrs Taft has been stump ing the northern part of the state Dewey was scheduled to arrive at Grand Island Wednesday night to make his bid for votes Taft will leave the state Wednesday night Governor Dewey shrugging off his defeat in the Wisconsin pri mary was confident his presi dential stock will shoot up again in the primary there next Tues day Before boarding a chartered plane taking him to Grand Island in central Nebraska for a 2day campaign for backing in the states preferential primary Dewey told reporters Now we nave won one primars and lost one primary We are oil lo Nebraska where there are no favorite sons On total Tuesday was a pretty good day We gained 90 delegates in New York which is more than 4 times the number any other candidate acquired Dewey revealed that he had privately predicted he would fin ish last in his 3way Wisconsin fight with Harold E Stassen and Gen Douglas MacArthur On his return from Wisconsin last Saturday he wrote down his estimate of the outcome sealed it in an envelope and gave it to a reporter to be opened Wednesday The newsman on opening it found that Dewey had predicted MacArthur would lead with 19 delegates Stassen would be sec ond with 6 and himself with 2 Dewey forces pub icy were shooting for second place behind MacArthur Dewey will reach Grand Island Wednesday evening to start a 2 day campaign lor backing in the states preferential primary A slate of 15 delegates to the repub lican national convention will be chosen DEWEY LEADS IN GOP DELEGATES Has More Than Third of 303So Far Picked Ghost Town Laid to Rest on 93rd Birthday Cedar Rapids Without a tear Linn countys board of su pervisors laid to eternal rest the town of New Lindon Linn county Iowa on its 93rd birthday This town that wasnt a town was located 3 miles east of Spririr ville Highway 151 and Main street New Lindon were one and the same You may have driven through it without noticingit Thats easy to explain New Lin don had no buildings except lor farmbuildings which may be lo cated within its limits It was platted on April 6 1855 complete with streets andalleys blocks and lots but it was never incorporated and apparently no one ever set tled there There is nothing left of New Lindon except for its brief mem ories and some fine oldstyle pen manship in an old deed record book in the county recorders of fice along with a plat trf the lage Ninetythree years to the day after New Lindon was surveyed the Lihn county board of super visors adopted a resolution vaeat inr all streets and alleys except main street The boards action was taken on the petition of the people living in the New Lindon vicinity Main purpose of the action was to re duce the angle of a jog in a sec ondary road in area Washington flP Harold E Stassen is the big winner of the vital Wisconsin republican presi dential primary But Gov Thomas E Dewey with 106 has more than onethird of the 303 national convention delegates so far picked Without contest he gained a block of 90 Wednesday home state of New York While the 90 are officially un pledged they are informally com mitted to the New York governor through the republican state or ganization which picked the slate On the democratic side Presi dent Truman leads in pledged and semipledged delegates with 54 Gen Dwight D Eisenhower who says he could not accept a nomi nation picked up 1 delegate in New York Tuesday out of the 90 democratic delegates elected The other 89 are not committed The republicans will name 1094 delegates altogether the demo crats 1234 A simple majority is necessary for nomination at each convention The breakdown as nearly as il can be made shows Dewey 106 Stassen 47 Vandenberg 41 MacArthur 7 Uninstructed 102 Besides New Yorks 90 Dewey ias 10 in Oklahoma and 6 in New Hampshire Stassen has 20 from Wisconsin on the basis of incom plete returns plus 25 in Minne plete and 2 from New Hampshire Senator Vandenberg RMich jets his 41 from his home state While uninstructed they will go his way if he wants them Gen Douglas MacArthur is leading for 7 in Wisconsin The 102 uninstructed GOP del egates include Iowa 23 Maine 13 Kansas 19 North Carolina 26 Ari zona 8 Louisiana 13 Dewey and Stassen forces claim support of a majority in Maine and Iowa Deweys camp also claims most of those in Kansas J VICTORY NEAR FOR 20 OF 27 GOP DELEGATES MacArthur Captures or Leads in 7 Places Dewey Faces Blackout By JACK BELL Milwaukee smashing vic tory by Harold E Stassen prom ising him upwards of 20 of Wis consins GOP national conven tion votes threatened Wednesday to push Gen Douglas MacArthur out of the presidential race Governor Dewey of New York was blocked out with little chance to get even one delegate Stassen held fast to latecount so big the result no longer was in doubt and some a score of the 27 delegate contests involved in Tuesdays primary His candidates staved oft with a rally in midday tabulations a challenge of 2 MacArthur aspir ants to move into the circle of 7 atlarge delegates where Stassens slate has led almost from the first The 2nd day count on Tuesdays primary showed Stassens 7 can didates running ahead of an equal number of supporters of MacAr thur in statewide races to pick 7 allarge delegates In contests to select the other 20 from each congres sional men had won 6 places and led in 7 others for a total of 13 MacArthurs men led in the re maining 7 district contests Two MacArthur mer Gov Philip LaFollette and Secretary of State Fred Zimmer bidding for places among the 7 atlarge delegates A surge of latecounted Milwau kee votes sent Lafollettes total up to 151067 and Zimmermans to 151024 in 2477 of the states 3138 precincts This put them within striking distance of the 2 low men on Stassens slate They were Loyal Eddy Wauwatosa young re publican who had 155377 votes and George Greeley Oshkosh business man with 151440 voles The Stasseu slate leaders con tinued to run substantially ahead however In the 2477 precincts Walter J Kohier Jr son of a former governor had 172026 voles and Senator Joseph McCarthy 167716 They were followed by State Senator Arthur Lenroot with 159 404 votes State Senator Melvin J Olson with 159353 and Wilbur N Renk seed corn grower with 157 186 The races in which the 2 1ol men were chosen as from each of the states gressional districts stacked this Only 19 of the 48 states of the Union have laws requiring the administration of vision tests in schools SAME flat 4wtk hi Milwaukee Elects Socialist Mayor Milwaukee P Zeid ler 35 a socialist was elected mayor of Milwaukee in Tuesdays voting returns showed Wednes day Zeidler is a brother of the late Mayor Carl Zeidler who died in the merchant marine service He defeated Henry S Reuss a nonpartisan candidate who is a former OPA attorney Returns from 301 out of 460 precincts in the city gave Zeidler 78062 votes Stassen m like almost certain wii 125 of 227 precincts 9864 and 9599 votes Tw thur men trailed with 6403 votes Deweys mer of the running Second Stassens 2 won In 223 of the 306 they had 20694 and 201 MatArthur candidates with 13622 and 13144 were hopelessly behind won 2 In 330 of 371 precincts hi had 16135 and 15885 votesJ Arthurs pair totaled 10291 Deweys were outi lanced looked lik the almost sure of 2 dele gates In 209 of 275 precincts his candidates polled 19380 and 18 570 The latter total went to Lan sing Hoyt head of the national MacArthur clubs A Stassen dele gate was 3rd with 16127 and an other Stassen delegate 4th with 16092 in the incomplete count MacArthur led with 175 of the 305 precincts counted He had 16067 A Stassen man was 2nd with 15507 A Dewey man Bernhard Gettel man was 3rd with 15025 and a Stassen man 4th with 14845 173 of the 215 pre cincts in 2 MacArthur men led with 14366 and 14326 Two Stas sen men followed with 13205 and 12548 313 of 375 pre cincts in 2 Stasscn men led with 10916 and 10555 Two MacArthur candidates followed with 10459 and 1013D MacArthuv candi dates were on the verge of win ning With 244 of the 286 precincts in they led with votes of 15421 and 15249 Two Stassen men fol lowed with 13381 and 12168 took 2 delegates In 319 of 376 precincts his and Reuss 62844 Milwaukee has had socialist mayors before Zeidler will the 3rd dates had 15063 and 14843 votes Two Dewey men trailed with 6 943 and 6752 Stassen men were on the verge of victory In 328 of 403 precincts they had 9697 9357 votes Mac Arthurs men flowed with 6797 and   

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