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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 7, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDTED FOR THE HOME United Press Full Lease Wire THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION irmm Five Cents Copy Blue Holds Lead Over Opponents Governor Robert D Blue maintaining his early lead for re on the republicar ticket He still holds a better thar lio 1 lead over State Represent ative W S Beardsley his oppo went in the June primary Beardsley hopes to gain the antiBlue vote and expects th support of sev eral well organ i z e d groups in the state Las week his cam paigii also en tered a more ac tive phase b u hwa Public Opinion Panel torney Carroll these factors are not yet reflectec by in creaset popular support Polk County At Switzer of VJA fcj i VJJ JJES Momes is unopposed for the dem ocratic nomination for governor but now appears to have little m the fiencral election nex United States Senator George Wilson is also far out in front of John Calhoun for the republican renomination but Guy Gillette the probable democratic nominee nas enough popular support to give Wilson a real battle next No vember With the June primary election only a month away IPOP inter viewers asked a crosssection of lowa voters their preferences for these 2 offices Changes can still develop but it will take a terrific reversal of voters attitudes to de feat either Blue or Wilson next month IPOP will again report on these races immediately before the June 7th primary election date 71 Blue Lead IPOPs predictions of probabl republican nominees are based on the opinions of republican voters plus those independents who say they will vote on republican can didates in the June primary The primary race for governor now stands BLUE 71 BEARDSLEY 10 Undecided 19 R E Longstaff of Des Moines and Peter P Laposky of Cherokee who were announced candidates for governor did not file nomina tion papers by the April 28lh deadline However neither ot these had much popular support in the polls Beardsley hopes to win the support of labor organizations the Farm Bureau and the Iowa State Educational association But at present there is no evidence that voters in labor farm or educa tional groups give him any stronger than average support Solid backing of an individual candidate by the larger blocs of voters has not been a character istic of Iowa politics but it will take that in these groups to nomi nate Beardsley next month unless he can develop much stronger ap peal to all types of voters Among the laboring groups however there are more voters who are still undecided and who may follow their leaders into the Beardsley camp Beardsley also has stronger support among men than among women voters and it may be presumed that men will have somewhat greater influence in determining the primary result Wilson Is Ahead Although John N Calhoun is showing greater strength in the Burlington and Ft Madison 1st congressional district he can hardly hope to gather enough support in the state as a whole to cause Wilson real concern As u candidate for the U S senate Calhoun does not have the or ganizecl backing that Beardsley expects in the governors race So Wilsons lead over Calhoun shoulc hold up better than Blues lead over Beardsley Although E J Secmann oJ Waterloo has filed to run againsl Gillette for senator on the demo cratic ticket Gillette should have little trouble winning the nomina tion The republican senatorial nom ination race now shows Wilson 72 Calhoun 9 Undecided 19 Gillette Wilson Close During the last month there has been very little change in the standings of Gillette and Wilson the probable November candidates for U S senator Voters follow party lines fairly well in this race wilh about 1 republican in 6 sup porting Gillette and a comparable number of democrats favoring Wilson Slightly more independent voters now favor Gillette than Wilson The undecided proportion is about the same among republi cans democrats and independents and is not substantially changed from a month ago Present stand ings show Wilson 44 Gillette 38 Undecided 18 Compared to a month ago vot ers with opinions would now di vide as follows Last Now Month Wilson 53 54 Gillette 47 46 Although this appears to be very close it should not be forgotten that straightticket voting in the presidential election next fall will MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MAY 7 1948 Move to Avert Austin Tieup Austin a meeting of the CIO union packinghouse work ers at the Hormel plant here Friday the membership decided that they cannot legally strike under their existing contract They decided however to give 10 per cent of their pay to strik ing CIO packinghouse workers and to curtail production The killing department will work only 30 hours a week the other production de partments 32 hours The Hormel union membership and governing board have agreed to this action which is designed to avert pressure for a strike from the national organization Strike of CIO Stockhandlers Threatens Livestock Centers Air Force Set to Buy Warplanes Chicago strike of CIO stockhandlers at the worlds larg est stockyards in Chicago and at 0 other major livestock centers threatened Friday in a dispute over wages The threat came as government conciliators announced plans to renew efforts to settle the 8 week Washington air force readied buying orders for 2727 new warplanes Friday awaiting only President Trumans signal to start building a 70group peace time armada Shortly after the senate a 74 to 2 vote of approval Thuisday to a airpower ex pansion fund air force officials announced they were warming up their purchasing machinery Seek Quick Action A senatehouse conference com mittee was expected to act swiftly to compromise minor differences in the bill previously passed by a 343 to 3 vote in the house The measure then will go to the white iiouse where favorable action seems likely despite the 000 added to Mr Trumans original request This was the money tacked on to assure a start toward the 70 group air force rather than the 55 groups first planned or the 66 jroup compromise put forward by Secretary of Defense Forrestal in lis plea for a balanced military expansion While most of the debate cen tered on the theme that air pow er is the best defense against at tack a number of lawmakers left 10 doubt they would like to avoid in election year vote on reviving he draft and setting up universal nilitary training Truman Hits Bonus Mr Truman who asked for both of these took scathing ex ception to a substitute manpower lan put forward by Rep Leo Al en chairman of the house rules committee Allen whose committee has blocked action on UMT suggested shelving the draft as well by of ering bonuses up to to vol unteers Mr Truman told his news con erence Thursday this was the most asinine proposition he has een yet The air force said the new funds vill provide 243 bombers 1575 et fighters and 909 reconnais ance transport training rescue ind liaison aircraft by 1953 Even more important the air orce statement said is that the new appropriations will buy that 11important time for which there s no substitute It pointed out that the presi dents air policy commission has et 1952 as the date when the itom bomb secret could be worked ait by other nations The air force aid this means that 1948 is the ast year in which this nation can tart building toward a minimum peacetime air force old meat packing strike by 100 000 members of the CIO United Packinghouse Workers Union The stockhandlers are affiliated with the packinghouse workers who struck March 16 in a dispute over wages May Decide Action Frank Monaghan president of the Chicago local CIO Stock handlers Union said a meeting Friday with officials of the Chi cago stockyards may decide whether there will be an im mediate strike The unions rank and file have approved a walkout if a sub stantial wage increase is not granted The union which claims 400 members is asking a wage boost of 12 cents an hour Mona ghan said the union stoekwards and transit company had offered a hike of 3i cents Meanwhile in Sioux City lowa representatives of CIO stock handlers at Mihvauke South St Paul Minn Fort Worth Tex St Joseph Mo Fargo N D and Sioux City acted to strike on our wage demands George Paulson UPWA inter national representative said n probable strike date would be announced Friday He said a walkout by the 2000 union work ers would paralyze activity at the 6 centers He said after a meeting Thursday the 40 representatives had been authorized by their lo cals to carry out plans for a strike Seek New Talks The striking CIO packinghouse union announced it would have representatives at a meeting with federal mediators in Chicago Sat urday A spokesman for Swift and company one of the 4 major pack ers involved in the dispute said ihat their negotiators have other engagements that will prevent their attending Saturdays meet ing Conciliation meetings in Wash nftton recessed earlier this week without any indication of progress toward a settlement The union has asked for a wage like of 29 cents an hour and has rejected a 9 cent hourly increase offered by the packers and also by a presidential act finding board It was accepted by AFL and independent union employes and some 150000 work ers remained on the job at the packing plants This Paper Consists of Two One No IM White House May Ask Delay of Railroad Strike The odds of your letter being ost in the U S mails is 30000 to ne says Leo Guild odds ex ert Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy througl Saturday followed by shower Saturday night Rather cool Friday night with lowest 35 to 40 Frost likely in exposed places Warmer Saturday with high 65 to 70 Iowa Partly cloudy Friday night and Saturday with local showers extreme west portions Saturday Frost likely east portion Friday night Warmer Saturday and in west portion Friday night Low Friday night 36 to 40 northeast 50 to 55 southwest High Sat urday 68 to 72 Minnesota Partly cloudy east and cloudy west portion Friday night nnd Saturday a few showers extreme west portion Friday night and west portion frost likely southeast portion Friday night warmer Saturday Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average near normal Normal lows 44 north 48 south Normal highs 67 north 70 south Saturday cool with showers extreme west por tion overspreading entire state Sunday Monday clearing and continued cool Fair and much warmer Tuesday becoming cooler with showers Wednesday Precipitation will average one fourth to onehalf inch for pe riod IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 strongly influence the outcome of other political races IMft Cwrtnl Inc oclock Friday morning Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Friday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 59 U 52 31 Gets 15 Years for Slaying Swendson Sentenced in Sioux City Shooting Sioux City Swcnd 34 sentenced Friday In a 15 year term in Fort Madison state prison for his part in the Jaq 31 holdup slaying of Grocer Michael Fili here Swendson was one of 3 persons sentenced for the slaying He pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of 2nd degree murder before Dis trict Judge Ralph Prichard The 2 others involved in the holdup attempt were sentenced to 15 year terms Monday They were Frank Feese 10 and Charles Sommenneycr 17 both of Sioux City Feese pleaded guilty lo 2nd de gree murder and testified for the state in the trial of Sommermeyer who was found guilty of 2nd de gree murder Find Man Dead at Window for 6 Days Venice Cal When neigh bors saw Carl Waldin seated by the window of his home exactly as he had been for 6 days they called police Waldin was found Thursday shot through the heart Police said a note indicated he was despondent British Fail to Pick Head of Jerusalem Ask UN to Bring Jews and Arabs Together to Select Mayor Bv THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Britain informed the United Nations Friday she has been un able to find a neutral man accept able to Arabs and Jews to serve as mayor of Jerusalem Foreign Secretary Bevin asked the U N to get together with Jews and Arabs here and try to find a suitable man for the job Informed sources said Bevins report was relayed to Secretary General Trygve Lie through the British delegation The British report threw a wrench in the general assemblys decision Thursday to approve British appointment of a neutral to take over the municipal admin istration of the Holy City after May 15 Bevin Asks Meeting Bevin was said to have suggest ed that the presidents of the U N special Palestine assembly secur ity council and trusteeship coun cil go into immediate conference with Jews and Arabs in efforts to agree on a nominee A spokesman for the Arab high er committee informed of the British action said the Arabs would not accept any U N ap pointment He said such a move would be a first step toward car rying out the U N assemblys 1947 decision to partition Pales tine Unless the mayorship plan now can be salvaged Fridays devel opment wiped out the only af firmative action tukon by the as sembly since it went into session April 16 in efforts to cope with the Holy Land crisis Agree on Truce In Jerusalem Arab league leaders agreed Friday on a Jeru salem truce effective at noon Saturday if the Jews will cease firing an official statement an nounced The Arab league leaders in cluding its secretary Abdel Rah man Azzam Pasha met in Jericho with Palestine high commissioner Sir Alan Cunningham Jews claimed new successes Friday against the Arabs in Pales tine The Jewish army Haganah said 2 Arab villages were taken during the night in northern Palestine between Nazareth and the sea of Galilee A hill over looking strategic Safad an Arab city ten miles north of the sea also fell to Haganah Jerusalem itself was quiet The British army said 70 new cases of typhoid had broken out in crowded Acre swollen with Arab refugees from Haifa Haganah said Lebanese troops again shelled the Jewish settle ment of Ramal Naftali in north ern Palestine but there was no con firmation elesewhere Find Nave Guilty on Murder Charge Sioux CHy district court jury Thursday found John N Nave 32 Negro railroad worker guilty of 2nd degree murder in the shooting of his stepfather Ros coc Coby 45 March 6 District Judge J R Lcary gave Nave 10 days to file a motion for a new trial Nave told the jury he shot Coby because the latter had gouged the eyes of Naves mother Mrs George Hey wood Tax Collections IliRh Ocs IMoincs tax collections by the Iowa district collector of internal revenue office in the first 4 months of the year exceeded those of the same period last year by the office has announced Collections in the first of this year amount to KEY MEN IN RAIL DISPUTE Leaders of the 3 railroad brotherhoods waitfor Kirsch Gets Fine Prison 18 Month Sentence 10000 for lowa n Ues Moines rover M Kirsch 55 Waterloo tavern oper ator Friday was fined SIOOOO and sentenced to 18 months in a fed eral penitentiary on his conviction on a charge of evading federal in come tax Federal District Judge Charles A Dewey ordered Kirsch to pay the fine and said the order com mitting him to the penitentiary would be withheld until the pend ing disposition of another jail term which Kirsch faces Faces Liquor Sentence This is another 18 month sen tence given him in 1945 on a wholesale liquor charge on which Kirsch was given probation of 3 years A jury in federal district court Thursday convicted Kirsch guilty on one of 5 counts in the indict ment The 4Hi count on which Kirsch was convicted charged that he in 1944 represented his income as when the govern ment claimed it actually was 02846 The other counts on which he was found innocent charged that he misrepresented income in 1941 1942 1943 and 1945 Await Court Action The IBmonth sentence imposed on Kirsch Friday by Judge Dewey will not be made effective unlil the northern lowa district ol fed eral court disposes of the 1945 sentence and probation Judge Dewey said that if Kirschs probation is revoked he must serve 3G months altogether in the federal penitentiary Dewcy said that he has in structed government attorneys to take steps to have Kirschs pro bation revoked making him im mediately subject to serving the 18 months on that sentence and then the 18 months on Fridays sentence Kirschs attorneys Frank Com fort and Walter Maley were granted 10 days by the court in which to file a motion for new trial on the income tax charge Krisch will remain at liberty on bond pending further action Rail Strike Preparations Chicago are the preparations made by various railroad aim related agencies in the event of a strike scheduled for 6am local time zones next Tuesday The Railway Express an embargo on livestock live poultry and other perishables effective a m EDT Satur Hold Parley With Heads of 3 Unions Rail Representatives to Conference on Dispute Saturday BULLETIN Washington fi in stepped up efforts to head off a railroad strike the white house held 2 conferences with union men Fri day and called representatives of the railroads to a meeting Saturday Informants said the government disliked the idea of asking a postponement but had it under consideration in case a walkout seemed inevitable The heads of the 3 unions talked for an hour and a half with John R Steefean presidential adviser That meeting broke up without any sisn of jirogress day Chicago Burlington and Quincy President Ralph Budd said road an embargo elective Northern Pacific Declared a m CbT Saturday Will operate only troop hospital and milk trains Will operate only troop hospital and milk trains Pitaflnd 1 mSltuinT operate only troop hos Union Ordered freight embargo effective 1201 Saturday Warns passengers trips may not be completed Tuesday morning Western Powers Propose UN Abandon Atom Control Plan Bid on State Buildinc Des iM o i n c s The slate board of control next Wednesday will receive bids on a new em ployes building at the Cherokee state hospital expected to cost about S400000 The building wilt oe similar to one to be erected at the Clarinda state hospital Lake Success powers told the United Nations Friday atomic energy control is impossible unless Russia decides to cooperate openly with the rest of the world The United States France nnd Britain proposed to the UN atomic energy commission that the UN abandon attempts to set up world atomic controls until Russia changes her present attitude Blame Russia Th c 3 powers presented their opinions in the form a report to the security council which they urged the commission to approve If it is approved the commission will be the first major UN organi xation tci acknowledge failure The blame tor the failure to write an atomic pact was laid by the 3 powers directly upon Russia This move indicated a fight in the regular assembly in Paris next fall over atomic control If the report is stymied by a soviet veto in the security council it was re ported the United States would carry it to the floor of the assem bly with i demand for full debate The atomic energy commission reports that it has reached nn im passe the 3 powers said in 1hc proposed report put before the commission No Soviet Agreement They said they have been un able to obtain Russian agreement even to technical points of control let alone other features of a world pact Russia had demanded an im mediate pact outlawing atomic w capons The Soviet Union said that the nations then could work out a system of control by an international control commis sion Russia refused lo waive the Xeto and said international in spection as proposed by the ma jority would be an invasion of the rights of a nation 2000 Students Block Police Attempts to Tow Away Autos Lincoln narking nroh JiPiriit rf ii parking prob lem at the University of Nebraska came to a head Friday when Lin coln police threw a tear gas bomb near approximately 2000 students protesting attempts to tow away double parked cars Therp was no violence but a tense situation existed lor about in hour Students iet out air from 4 tires n H wrecker truck senl to tow i way double parked cars someone jut in a fire call for a fraternity house and fire trucks arrived at the height of the confusion stu dents paraded to the police station to protest and then to the state capitol where a delegation met with GJIV Val Peterson The student gathering broke up after Lincoln police left at the re quest of Dean of Faculties C W Borgmann Immediately after ward several hundred students marched on the statehousc staged a sitclown demonstration in ihe rotunda ami demanded to see Gov Val Peterson A rlclegntion of 13 students met with the governor outlined the parking problem and said they thought several students had been placed under arrest and some cars towed away Friday Peterson advised the students to take their problem to University Chancellor R G Gustavson He said that if they got no satisfac tion from Gustavson they should go to tne board of regents The Kovernoi said that tho first re sponsibility for the university lies with the chancellor and the board of regents and only with the gov ernor in tho last resort The incident started about 9 a m when University Policeman Sgt John Furrow called a wrecker to tow in some of the double parked cars in front of the Social Service building The wrecker arrived Just as classes were being dismissed and gathered lo boo the pro ceedings Several students discon nected wires on the wrecker so that it was unable lo move North lowan Dies in Crash Resident of Greene Killed at Crossing Des Moines Eik enbcrry 60 of Greene was killed Thursday in a tractortrain col lision half a mile cast of Greene the state safety department re ported Friday Eikenbcrry was driving he true tor ncross a country crossing Eikenbcrry returning home after working on m acreage a half block away driving a tractor with a harrow attachment behind The harrow became caught in the tracks and Eikenberry got off his tractor to dislodge it The train which was 3 hours late struck the tractor just as Eikenberry got back on it Eikenbcrry is survived bv his wife and G children SAME traffic death in hoars Mother Gives Birth to Twins 5 Days Apart Cheyenne Fri day Mrs Jack Ross gave birth to a daughter in the Memorial hospi tal here Wednesday she gave birlh to another Doctors said the 5 clay interval between the births of the twin girls was most unusual The girls were born exactly 114 Washington P resident Truman went over the railroad crisis with his cabinet at an hour long meeting Friday The cabinet conference con cluded just as Presidential Assist ant John R Steelman began a meeting with heads of the 3 broth erhoods which have called a strike for next Tuesday Steelman is seeking some way to head off the walkout Seizure Power Certain Leaving ihe cabinet session At torney General Clark told report ers he advised the president in an opinion last week that he has am ple power to seize the railroads in event he decides that step is advisable At the same time Clark empha sized that no orders looking to seizure have been prepared Clark said the seizure power is under a 1916 law Top presidential advisers insist that the president will conside seizure only as the last resort He Train Late Washington A train was late Friday and a white house conference aimed at settling the threatened railroad strike was delayed an hour and onehalf The train from Buffalo to New York was 45 minutes behind schedule It carried Arthur J Glover Jr president of the switchmens union He was due at the white house for a confer ence with Presidential Assistant John R Stechnan at Ha m Glover got in at The con ference was changed to was said to be clinging to hope that representatives of the brother hoods and of the carriers will reach an agreement Steelman Mr Trumans labor expert talked Thursday with W T Faricy president of the associa tion of American Railroads Based oti Court Decision Pienured by the solicitor gen erals oltice the opinion is based mi a recent supreme court decision that the United States is still tech nically it war Under this decision Clark said tho president has the wartime au thority o take over the railroads Steelman talked with W T Faricy president of the Associa tion ol American Railroads Thuisdny Faricy represents man agement generally More meetings with railroad executives may be held alter Steelman finishes his facetoface discussion with the union presidents Steelman did not reveal wheth er there was any ioom for optim ism after his talk with Faricy Johnston Sees Hope Johnston boarding a train a Cleveland Thursday night for the Washington conference told re porters If the railroad people come in there with open nunds we might get Johnston said he had no advance information that a settlement was in the wind Mr Truman told his news con ference that every effort is being made to head off the threatened strike scheduled to begin at 6 a m local time across the nation next Tuesday But Mr Truman flatly denied that the office of defense trans portation had been alerted to pre pare for possible seizure hou rs Lynn apart The weighed 5 ounces Her Karon Lynn and 10 ounces first Sharon p o u n d s 0 younger weighed 1 sister pounds The father a Cheyenne electric company worker said wo ex pected twins but I lost 5 pounds wailing for the 2nd baby to come Drake Faculty Additions Des Moines appoint ments to the Drake university college of liberal arts faculty have been announced by Dean Luther W Stalnaker They are Dr Wil liam B Bjornstad associate pro fessor of Enslish Albert O Qual Icy assistant professor of mathe matics W Allan Teppert instruc tor in biology and Donna Hiseroril Humpal laboratory assistant in biology The appointments arc rf next fall   

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