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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 14, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL iav Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITV IOWA FRIDAY MAY 14 1948 This Paper Consists of Two One No 188 Public Poll iowans for Speed Limit Most Iowa voters nearly 9 in every 10 believe the state should have a maximum speed law for passenger cars Even more of them think that 1 A course of instruc tion in automo bile driving should be made available in all Iowa hif0v sc ho o Is 2 Yeary inspec tion of brakes lights and safe iy equipment should be made compulsory for all cars These views were expressed in IPOP interviews with a represen tative crosssection of Iowa voters 85 Want Speed Law The question about the speed limit asked Do you think there should be a law passed to limit the maxi mum speed for passenger cars in Iowa The replies YES Pf NO 33 Undecided 2 City town and rural residents all divine about the same on this proposal Groups most favorable to establishing a speed limit include those who do not cars wom en and the older people Those wanting a speed limit es tablished were next asked What maximum speed Opinions range from 35 up to 80 miles per hour but nearly half of those with opin ions say either 50 or 55 miles per hour The others divide about evenly between faster and slower speeds The replies 45 miies per hour or less 23 50 37 55 7 00 20 f5 or ever 5 Undecided 8 For School Instruction Few Iowa high schools now give driving lessons to students under the direction of the schools and with framed instructors But this idea is very popular with the gen eral public even among those whose families do not own cars The question asked It has been suggested that a course in instruction in driving an automobile be made available in all Iowa high schools Do you think this would be a good thing or not The replies ur Non Ouners Owners YES 87 76 NO 7 K Undecided G 15 9 All groups of citizens strongly favor this suggestion but older people and men express slightly less support than younger voters and women Want Car Inspection The Hollowing question was also asked Another suggestion calls for compulsory yearly inspection of brakes lights and other safety equipment for all cars Would you be in favor of that or not The replies YES o Undecided 94 To 4 On this question little difference is found by groups of voters all groups arc very much in lavor of the measure1 CoiH Cpnlril Survrys Inr Decker Striker Is Charged With Assault Battery A hearing was scheduled in mu nicipal police court Tuesday for David Weitzel 1019 Pennsylvania N E on a charge of assault and battery The complainant was Alex Rom ig GG 1643 Pennsylvania N E who said he was hit in front of Weitzels home according to police Romig is an employe of the Jacob E Decker and Sons packing plant He was one of a group of striking members of the CIO U P W A fined for con tempt of court April 27 Weitzel is n striking member of the local 3R of the union police said Hickenlooper Votes to Stall Off Fight on Civil Rights Issue Washington Hick enlooper RIowa voted with the majority when the senate voted Thursday to send back to its judi ciary committee a bill to give con gress sanction to a southern states education compact Iowas Senator Wilson was not listed as voting The action fore stalled an immediate fight in the senate over civil rights issues Minnesota Guar Called Out to Stop Meat Stri Riots Truman Asks Long Range Farm Setup Does Not Recommend Boost in Soil Conservation Washington P resident AP Wirepholo SET FOR to spearhead i possible invasion of Palestine this Brit ishtrained Arab legion of King Abdullah of TransJordan is on maneuvers near Am man in the northern partof the country Top Infantry company Center Armored cars move across the desert Bottom Riflecarrying horsemen line up in the hills out side Amman Hebrew State Is Set Up in Palestine Push UN Mediator Plan to Control Holy Land Warfare Arab League Plans Own Administration Tel Aviv Palestine state of Israel first Hebrew na tion in 2000 years was born Fri day in a Jewish declaration of in dependence asserting the historic right of the Jews of Palestine to reconstitute their national home The proclamation by the na tional council is effective at one minute after midnight when the Britains 31year rule of the Holy Land ends The British high com missioner already has left Pales tine soil for a British cruiser and the British mandate government has left the holy city of Jerusa lem Prepare for AVar While Jewish forces and soldiers of the surrounding Arab countries prepared for war the Jews pro claimed their right to a life of dignity freedom and labor The declaration said this right was rcc by the United Nations The Arab league meanwhile planned to set up an administra a their own in Palestine to function with occupy ing Arab forces if and when Pal estine is invaded In London the Arab office de clared the termination of the Brit ish mandate had created a dis astrous situation in the Holy Land but will at least give the Arabs the opportunity whitih they never had until now of resisting the invaders face to face and with out the intervention of a foreign power which has hitherto given them its protection The general secretariat of the Arab league has proclaimed a state of war existing with Pales tine Jewry Arabs Claim Victory As the Jewish state was born the Arabs wrested their first real victory hi Palestine Arab neu tral and Jewish sources confirm ported by 2000 tribesmen from the Hebron hills wiped out 4 Jew ish colonies in the Kfar Etzion bloc south of Jerusalem Athwart the Arab invasion route from the south The informants said 200 Jews died in the battle which ended last night A number of prisoners wore taken including 4 physicians who were parachuted to aid the wounded Thursday The Jewish agency declaring the Arabs had killed prisoners of war dospite promises of adher ence to international law had urged the United Nations truce commission last night to inter vene in the battle The battle for the Bab El Wad Gorge lifeline Jewish link be tween Tel Aviv and Jerusalem raged unabated Iowas 2 Most Important Problems 3 Answers by 3 Candidates Des Moiiies are the 2 most important problems con Tonting Iowa Three candidates for governor of republicans and one different answers to this question Thursday The question was posed by the Iowa League of Women Voters William S Beardsley New Virginia republican told the league the 2 problems are the soil and the people Republican Gov Robert D Lake Success committee of the special Palestine assembly voted Friday to send a I United Nations mediator to the Holy Land The vote was 37 to 0 with 15 abstentions The proposal for a peace mis sioner sponsored by the United States and France now goes to a plenary meeting of the 58 nations for final action The mediator would be selected by a majority vote of the 5 big powers a committee of the assembly The veto docs not apply His primary task would be to promote peaceful adjustment ot the future situation in Palestine acting on instructions of the gen eral assembly or the security council Efforts to set up any kind of U S central regime in Palestine already had been abandoned in favor of the Instminute plan for a mediator The political committee voted 32 to 8 to relieve the 5nation U N Palestine commission of all fur ther responsibility for carrying out the assembly partition deci sion of Nov 29 1047 The com missions activities will cease as of June 1 Twelve delegates ab stained and Courthouse Clock Is Neutral in Battle Over Daylight Time Uncoln III merchants are waging their nual battle of Standard versus Daylight time Logan county farmers want Lincoln to abolish fast time But the merchants want to keep it and let the voters decide the issue next year The Logan county courthouse clock is neutral It hasnt run for 3 days Contempt Case Is Continued Decker Union Members Identified in Court Armour nnd company attorneys Friday continued calling witnesses in Cerro Gordo county district court to identify 110 former em ployes of Jacob E Decker and Sons as members of the United Packinghouse WorkersCIO local union 38 The 110 individuals have been cited for contempt of court in con nection with violation of an in junction prohibiting mass picket ing at the strikebound Decker plant Judge Tom Boynton is hear ing tha case Identify Members Melting ice from the Arctic and Antarctic polar ice caps dilutes the oceans in the vicinity and makes them less salty SAME WhIU flag traffic Msl secretary Vernon S K Belseth treasurer of the union and Juanita Vasquez a member were among those called Friday to identify other members Mrs Haunches and Belseth sub mitted union records in this con nection which showed that the company had deducted in union dues from its payroll for February and paid them to the union Funk Not Member On cross examination it was es tablished that Jacob Funk one of those cited for contempt because of mass picketing has not been employed at Deckers since 1944 and is not a member of the union Fridays court procedure was a continuation of Thurday when Douglas McMannes union presi dent who resigned in February was called to make identifications On cross examination the former union official admitted that he and David Weitzel had attended a meeting in the Hotel Hanford with C J Kaufmnn Decker plant su perintendent and a Mr Sailer from Chicago McMannes denied however that he was offered to get a certain number of union members back to work After per sistent questioning during which the judge had to admonish union members in court to keep quiet McMannes admitted that he had heard a money offer made but not to himself Truman asked congress Friday to pass long range farm legislation geared to the greatly increased productive capacity of American farms Such a program he said in a special message to the legislators should have a price support sys tem designed to guide farm pro duction to the farmers market The president gave only a gen eral outline of what he thought the long range legislation should be In Line With Bill These general proposals were closely in line with provisions of a long range program approved Thursday by the republican domi nated senate agriculture commit tee and urged last fall by the agriculture department Mr Truman did not recom mend as agriculture department officials had expected a boost of in the soil conservation fund proposed by the GOP congress In his January budget message the president urged for soil subsi dies to farmers The president said farm legis lation should have these policies 1 Sound and lasting economic well being for the farm population with parity of prices and income in relation to the rewards in other fields 2 An agriculture thai will sup ply ample products for domestic needs tor sufficient reserve stocks and for export under present and rising standards of living 3 Use of farm resources in a manner that will insure their per manent maximum productivity 4 Improved levels of nutrition in living for all the people 5 Ever increasing efficiency in production and distribution 6 A better living for small farmers tenant farmers share croppers and farm Inbor The presidents message was aimed democratic leaders have said at laying the groundwork for the partys campaign to win the farm vote in November Back of the strategy was said to be a belief that congress will not pass a permanent program at this session but will enact only a one year extension of the present pro gram with perhaps some modifi cations Mr Truman said the program should have a system of flexible price supports which could be used indirectly to guide or control production Many shifts in production will have to be made and flexible price supports will help us make them gave only one answer He said the most important problem is mod ernizing the machinery of govern ment Democrat Carroll O Switzer said the major problem is pres ervation of democracy Beardsley said that because Iowa is the greatest agricultural state conservation of the soil is the first interest of 2500000 Iowans The next concern he said is insuring a wellinformed citizenry through maintenance of a good school system He empha sized that he favored permanent aid for schools equal to 25 per cent of local school costs Gov Blue said modernizing the machinery of government is nec essary to keep it abreast of chang ing conditions In the twenties we modern ized road laws in the thirties we modernized relief laws now we are broadening the tax base for schools and sharing statecollect ed revenues with county city and school ment he said Switzer said he the system in the units of govern condemned1 south where there are two major parties in name only However he added in the north the preponderance of republicans makes it possible for a mere handful of men to dictate who shall be the candidate for governor Stassen and Dewey Agree to Debate on Communism in an orderly manner he said This will require authority to make prompt adjustments in sup port levels in line with current and prospective supply and de mand conditions1 Portland Ore Stassen of Minnesota and Gov Thomas E Dewcy of New York agreed Friday to climax their Ore gon primary campaign Monday night with a personal debate on the communism issue The debate first between re publican presidential candidates in the present campaign will be con ducted for one hour over a na tionwide radio network Both Campaigning Stassen and Dewcy were cam paigning along the Columbia river Friday when their opposing camps issued statements that the much heralded debate finally would ma terialize My opponent in the Oregon primary has urged all over the United States from New Jersey to Oregon that the communist party of America be outlawed Dewey said I am against it I consider this proposal so dangerous and destructive to the security safety and freedom of our nation that I have accepted it as the issue of the Oregon primary campaign Arranges Schedule Robert Elliott Stassens cam paign manager said the Minneso tan would arrange his schedule to meet Dewey in Portland for the debate Gov Dewey continues to hold the view that he docs not wish to debate in the open to the public and wishes the subject lim ited to the one issue of the man ner in which communist infiltra tion should be blocked then Mr Stassen will accept the offer for a debate Elliott said He said the arrangements would be completed accordance with the conditions set forth by Gov Dowey Dewey representatives said each candidate would take 20 minutes to outline his subject then each would receive 8i minutes for re buttal Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy with oc casional showers Friday night Clearing Friday night becom ing partly cloudy Saturday Not much change in temperature Low Friday night near 58 High Saturday 72 Iowa Scattered showers west por tion overspreading state Friday night Warmer central and east portions Saturday partly cloudy with scattered showers until late afternoon Low Friday night 58 west to 53 east High Saturday 72 west to 76 east Minnesota Cloudy and warrner with scattered showers Friday night Saturday cloudy north west and occasional showers south and east portions Iowa 5day weather outlook Temperatures will average 4 degrees above normal Normal highs 71 north to 72 south Normal lows 45 north to 48 south Saturday above normal temperatures and about i inch of precipitation occurring as showers or thundershowers Sunday slightly above normal temperatures showers ending extreme east Monday near normal temperatures Tuesday below normal temperatures Wednesday warmer IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum G5 Minimum 43 At 8 a m Friday 55 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 200 Armed Men Break Into Plant Abduct 30 NonStrikers After Wrecking Cudahy Company Equipment St Paul Minn Lu ther W Youngdahl called out the national guard Friday to help put an end to violence on Minnesotas meat strike picket lines The governor orally authorized the state adjutant general to mo bilize the guard for the first time in 14 years in a civilian emer gency He acted at the request of 2 sheriffs who signed petitions stat ing they were unable with the forces at our command to enforce law and order and protect life and property 7 Hostages Missing The latest incident occurred early Friday when more than 200 men armed with clubs knives and hammers smashed their way into the Cudahy Packing plant at Newport Minn and abducted 30 nonstrikers after beating them and wrecking machinery Hours after the abduction how ever 7 of the hostages still had not been accounted for At the same time Youugdahl said he would meet with repre sentatives of both the major pack ers and the striking CIO United Packinghouse workers to see if we cant get the merits of this case determined Ralph Helstein international president of the CIO United Pack inghouse workers said Friday he had no comment on reports that the unions board would discuss a federal proposal to settle the meat strike Confirms Meeting1 Helstein here to confer with Gov Luther W Youngdahl after 3 days of violence at packing plants in South St Paul and nearby Newport confirmed that a board meeting would be held Saturday afternoon in Chicago In Albert Lea Minn pickets overturned a nonstrikers car Fri day in a shortlived revival of violence on the Wilson and Co GOOD CATCH Koscoe Tex Mrs Lloyd Kelsey felt a slight tug on her fish ing line She reeled it in On the line was a pair of glasses she had dropped in the water 10 minutes earlier AP Wirephoto THREE OF A individual cakes with gusto on their first birthday are the Muench triplets of St left to Judith Joyce and Janet They just dived into those cakes and had icing up to their elbows said their mother Mrs Merlyn Muench after the celebration Thursday packing plant lines Friday Between 300 and 400 pickets massed outside the plant gates in defiance of a court restraining or der limiting their number They turned back all office workers who attempted to report to their jobs There was no immediate indi cation as to how many troops would be called out and where they would be sent It appeared certain however that they would be dispatched to the main Swift plant in South St Paul and the smaller Cudahy packing plant in Newport Minn Those cities both scenes of bitter fighting in the last 3 days are southeastern suburbs of St Paul Move Into Plant The Cudahy invaders many of them identified by company offi cials as striking employes of the firm moved into the plant in a wellorganized attack that caught the 65 nonstrikers inside un awares Storming the plant from front and rear the attackers smashed machinery beat and kicked the men on the job threw power switches and yanked telephones from their connections They ransacked the building breaking into all rooms but the main office in search of non strikers They broke into livestock pens and freed more than 1QQ hogs Then the plant interior a sham bles they left in cars they had parked near the plant forcing 30 workers to accompany them Most of the nonstrikers were driven a short distance and then put out of the cars along the road Fear Reprisals Cudahy officials refused to iden tify the kidnaped nonstrikers as serting that they feared reprisals About 200 pickets massed before the plant gates later in the morn ing and refused to permit the 35 workers still inside to leave However sheriffs deputies es corted some workers inside at their regular reporting hour R J Swenson plant manager said 6 men inside the plant were injured in the fierce fighting Two required hospitalization   

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