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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 15, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION TTTTTf VOI LIV Associated Press and United Press Full Lease e Wires Five Cents a Cnpyi MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MAY 15 1948 Egyptian Planes Bomb Tel Aviv as Arab Nations Strike New Jewish State This Fapet Consists ot Two One No 187 ulane Negev of 01 of Jewish state or Israel cost Egypt 2 of her meager store of planes cfending their homeland shot down one Egyptian Spitfire made a forced lauding in the desolate m fpPeahrecl to have won control of Jerusalem scene housetohouse fighting Friday grUSd forces with Gantry and artillery drove Ports claimed that one the road to The Four 4 altitude two dropping bombs and he others strafing Little damage resulted A 2nd attack came within 2 hours and the Egyptian planes bombed the airport just north of this new Jewish capital damag ing one Air France plane parked there In this attack the Egyptian planes were intercepted by Hag anah fighter air craft and one Egyptian plane was shot down the pilot being captured Drive Off Attack A 3rd raid came before noon but the attacking planes were driven off without causing dam age Jewish reinforcements and arms were coming into Tel Aviv by ship During the 3rd Egyptian air raid 2 ships carrying about 1000 them strong young men to bolster Haganah the Tel Aviv har bor They came from Marseilles and Cyprus Radio reports received here from Haganah men in Jerusalem said that Jewish forces seized all strategic points in the Holy City in hard fighting after the British left the city and that truce nego tiations with the Arabs were in progress there Outside Jerusalem the picture was less good for the Jews A ra dio message from the Holy City said the Jewish settlement of Ata roth on the road to the strong Arab position of Ramallah north of Jerusalem had been evacuated according to plan Jewish Village Wiped Out West of Jerusalem fierce fight ing continued in the area of Lat run and Bad El Wad where the Arabs blocked the vital Jerusa lemTel Aviv highway which sup plies the 1000000 Jews in Jerusa lem And south of the Holy City Arabs had won the big battle of Kfar Ezion killing most of the population of about 900 of that Jewish village Jewish reports said that Syrian and Lebanese troops had crossed the northern border of Palestine in strength and had been en gaged by the forces of Israel Most of the Arab legion of King Abdullah of TransJordan al ready was fighting in Palestine and Beirut reports claimed the le gion had captured several villages but gave no details Tel Aviv authorities said 1500 immigrants were due here Satur day that 2500 would arrive dur ing the first week of Jewish state hood and that the first monlh would see about 14000 arriving in all at this one port Others will enter Haifa and Jaffa Tidal Wave Alert Flops Honolulu major earth quake apparently on the floor of the Bering sea sent tidal alerts flying through the Aleu tians and Hawaii Friday but no high waves appeared Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair Saturday and Sunday Much cooler Saturday night and mild Sunday Satur day night 38 High Sunday 64 Iowa Fair Saturday night and Sunday Cooler Saturday night and mild Sunday Low Saturday night 38 northwest to 45 south east High Sunday near 65 Minnesota Fair and cooler Satur urday night Sunday generally fair with moderate temperatures IN MASON CI7 Globe Gazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum 62 Minimum 50 At 8 a m Saturday 58 Precipitation 22 YEAR AGO Maximum 70 Minimum 5G DIES OF INJURIES DCS Moines H Samuelson 53 of DCS Moines died at a hospital Saturday of injuries suffered in a car crash Thursday Samuelson suffered a skull frac ture when he was thrown from an automobile which ran up a 10foot embankment and hurtled 36 feet from a terrace SAME CBIxk BMms forth la tt kmn MSGR EDWARD FLANAGAN to Needy Boys Boys Town Father Dies in Germany Berlin Edward J Flanagan known throughout the world as the Father of Boys Town died at an army hospital Friday after a heart attack He had been inspecting facilities in Germany for the youths he loved so of nationality The 61yearold Nebraska priest for his credo there is no such thing as a bad In Mason City Msgrr Edward J Flanagan who died in Berlin Friday vis ited Mason City in 1947 with the isoys Town basketball team when it played Holy Family high school here One of his last re quests before leaving for Europe was that the Boys Town choir come to Masozv City on its fail tour because of the warm recep tion he and the team received in 3947 See story on page stricken Friday night at Harnack House an American military gov ernment residence for visiting of ficials Catholic Army Chaplain Emmitt I Walsh administered last sacra ments at the famed priests bed side when death came Father Walsh said he died peacefully and in prayer Funeral services will be held here Monday for Father Flanagan with Cardinal Count Konrad Von Prcysing bishop of Berlin officiat ing The body will be sent to the U S by plane Father Flanagan who has championed the cause of under priviligod boys for more than 3 decades went to Vienna lost March lo study Austrian youth condi tions During his tour he was re ceived in Rome by Pope Pius XII Later he came to Germany at the invitation oi the U S Army In 1947 he made a similar mission to Japan The Nebraska priest founded his world renowned home for needy boys in 1917 on the out skirts of Omaha Originally it was a little house which he rented by borrowing 90 in the Christmas season Eye Removal of Arms Ban to Palestine Action Is Considered After U S Recognizes Jewish State of Israel Washington UR President Truman is considering a proposal to lift the embargo on shipment of arms to Palestine an informed white house source said Saturday Such action would follow this governments recognition of the new Jewish state of Israel in Pal estine The embargo on arms shipments to the middle cast has been in ef fect for 5 months The white house meanwhile let it be known that Mr Truman is considering thu establishment of diplomatic negotiations with government of the provisional Israel White House Press Secretary Charles G Ross told a news con ference that reaction this far to the administrations recognition of Israel as an indcpendenfstate has been overwhelmingly favorable Of the first 200 telegrams re ceived only 3 were opposed to the action Ross said 15c said the recognition of Israel had been discussed with Secretary of State George C Mar shall and Undersecretary Robert Lovett before the action was taken and had their complete support Ross also told reporters that Mr Truman had been considering the action for several days before he made the surprise move Fri day night Mr Trumans action was taken a few minutes after a request for recognition came from Eliahu Epstein agent for the pro visional government of Israel The British government he said also was notified before the action was taken that Mr Tru man had it under consideration Ross said he knew nothing about a report that United Nations Dele gate Warren Austin contemplated resigning as a result of the action On the question of removing the embargo on arms shipments to Palestine il could not be learn ed whether the proposition under study pertained only to Palestine or to the entire middle east Report Missiles Thrown at Homes of Plant Workers Two employes of the Jacob E Decker and Sons packing plant reported missiles were thrown through their windows early Sat urday morning The William Gaffri residence nt 2072 Carolina N E had 2 large windows and storm w i n d o w s broken by large rocks police re ported around midnight Walter Gaffri a son is on a maintenance gang at Deckers A flashlight biltcry was tossed through a window at the home of DcLos Lumley 115 15th N W about 1 a m police said Lumloy is a member of the powerhouse Hang at the pack ins plml National Guard With Minnesota Pickets Storms Hit Sections of North Iowa DCS Moines weath er including a severe windstorm at Gillett Grove a hailstorm at Spencer and a flooding 222inch rain at Esthcrville highlighted the northern Iowa weather picture Friday night In southwestern Iowa a 1inch rain and severe electrical storm struck the Hamburg area early Saturday There was much damage to trees livestock and telephone facilities At Gillett Grove located about 20 miles southeast of Spencer Don Mills suffered cuts and bruises when high winds drove flying de bris through the glass of the car in which he was sitting Several small buildings were damaged by wind at Gillett Grove and on a nearby farm a silo hog house ant some machine sheds were wrecked The storm hit Gil ictt Grove about 10 p m At Spencer numerous windows were broken in the south part ot town by large hailstones The front was torn off a small building at the Spencer fairgrounds by a hard wind The hail caused some damage to gardens At New Hampton lightning caused part of the 218foot munici pal power plant smokestack to fall and caused damage Sections of the stack fell on the building that formerly housed the New Hampton Economist and broke a small hole in the roof In Estherville the hard rain flooded m a n y basements and caused some families to move out temporarily The veterans trailer camp near the west fork of 1he DCS Moines river at Estherville was a quag mi re Fire Rages in Colorado Glen wood Springs Colo An entire block in the downtown business section was aflame Sat urday and an estimated million dollar blaze had begun eating into the residential section sev eral hours after the explosion of 3 huge Sheriff tanks Ed Taylor said that 8 or 10 citizens have been bad ly burned and another 70 receiv ed minor burns The blaze bursl from the 10 000 tiallon of Iho Hose Mo tor Company Saturday morning GUARDS PICKETS guardsmen clash with 3 pickets attempted to wrest a rifle from a soldier as workers drove into the strikebound Swift and company packing plant in South St Paul Saturday A guardsman his h e 1 m e t knocked off goes down on one knee as one civilian sprints a w a y At left a knot of guardsmen with fixed bayonets overpower a civilian See Senator Hickenlooper as Darkhorse in GOP Race Special to GlobeGazette Washington D there a possibilitj that Iowas Senator Bourke B Hickcnlooper could be nominated as republican vice pres idential candidate Or even nom inated for the presidency On the surface any such as sumption seems ridiculous Hick cnlooper has taken no part in the prcconvcntion maneuvering His friends have yet to say a single word Of the scores and scores of possible candidates ranging from bright hopes to the darkest of dark Buying Floods Stock Market New York public hit the stock market Saturday with the greatest flood of buying orders since 1929 but prices responded only modestly after Fridays sen sational advance Volume of around 3000000 shares was the greatest for a Sat urday in 15 years Orders came from all over the country Despite the tremendous lifting force of this demand final prices were up only a few cents to SI or more n share At times some prices advanced a share Much of the selling came from persons who figured theyd sell out while they were still able to make a profit Some disposed of hold ings which have laid on the shelves for months or years The Associated Press average of 60 representative stocks advanced 4 oi one point to 712 a peak since Aug 29 1946 This compared with Fridays speedy runup of I AP wlrophoto on RESCUE TRAPPED MINERSRescuc workers bring Edward Hock one ofThel lomied miners to the surface early Saturday after they were trapped 3 davs in a flooded mine at ohamokin Pa Shamokin be draggled and sleepy 2 exhausted miners were rescued early Satur day from a flooded coal pit They were trapped Wednesday after noon by water rushing in from a nearby abandoned mine Edward Heck 42 and Peter Gor ton 35 both of Shamokin were taken to Shnmokin state hospital for their first food in more than GO hours then bathed and put to bed Both were physically unharmed They said they believed their companion Charles Bashorc 42 was trippcd in the lowest part of the mine by the inrushing waters ind ha1 no chance to escape But rescue workers continued the long task of bailing out the waterlogged mine in the flickor Bashore might still be ing nope alive Miracles sometimes happen in mines said one waary worker Heck Gorton and Bashorc had gone to work Wednesday morning in the small independent pit which they hud carved into the side of a 000foot mountain At noon Tues day Hcrk and Gorton told report ers they ate their lunches and drank most of the water they had carried with them They were 175 feet underground late in the afternoon when an ex plosive chnrge set oft to loosen coal for mining blasted a passage way into a nearby abandoned pit Water in the abandoned pit came flooding into their operation trap ping them at a high point on a heading off the main shaft Both Gorton and Heck said they had remained dry through the long wait and kept alternatively tapping on the coal vein to tip rescue workers they were alive horses Hickenlooper is almost the only man in the country whose name has never even been men tioned Hickenlooper a key mem ber of the senate in his first term is genuinely uninterested in the nomination He feels he has a big enough job to do where he is right now Notwithstanding these facts events arc tending to push him unobtrusively toward the center of the stage Count Out Top Men Here is hou the undercurrents have been eddying beneath the surface in preparation for what might well become the republican partys most bitter convention The 3 top candidates Stassen Dewey and Taft have been counted out of the race for months Almost all political pundits have conceded rightly or wrongly that these 3 would become hopelessly deadlocked without possibility of compromise These people have installed Vandenbcrg as a hot fav orite with the reasoning that Dewey and Stassen could and would step aside for a mutually acceptable compromise if only to keep the nomination from a mem ber of the Taft cnmp Vandenberg is considered acceptable to both men Taft presumably would either fight a lastditch battle or throw his delegates to Speaker Martin of Massachusetts See 2nd Beadlock Overlooked in this calculation is an almost certain agreement be tween Taft and Bricker ambitious for the presidency himself This agreement which very probably exists would trade Brickers sup port on the first ballots providing Taft would swing his delegates to Bricker when and if it became certain that Taft could not win This possible agreement is over looked because Bricker is held to have no chance at all either with or without Taft support In recent weeks belief that Taft might swing to Martin has boosted the speakers stock tremendously Fanning the blaze is doubt as to the abilitv of Dewey to swing large segments of his delegates to Vandenbcrg Even some Stnssen delegates arc in doubt in this con nection Vandenberg is still given the best chance but events have moved so far that few observers would be surprised if following a Stassen Taft Dewey deadlock there would be a 2nd deadlock between Vandenbcrg and Martin with neither being able to emerge with the needed number ol bal lots Warren Is Possibility Californias Governor Warren who has been running hard and not getting anywhere at all might enter the picture Other favorite sons might be considered Even more probable would be a dip into the list of those who have evinced no interest in the prcsi Kanawha Fenton Win in District SPORTS BULLETIN Kanawha defeated Forest City 124 ami Fenton beat Corwith 82 in the opening round of the Iowa high school district tournament at Roosevelt field in Mason City Sat urday morning dency The man selected would have to be aloof from the battling factions within the party a be liever in basic party policies but not a rubber stamp He would have to be about the right sige an able campaigner a strong per sonality ond he would have to possess a background of accom plishment Wallaces candidacy has put California and New York solidly in the republican camp A man from a leading midwestcrn farm state therefore would have an attraction far in excess of other years In all of these states Hicken looper seems to be the man with the most of the needed qualifica tions Only 52 former governor of his state and chairman of the joint congressional committeeon atomic energy his excellent handling of the latter job has earned him na tional and international attention in his first senate term His serv ices on the foreign relations and rules committees have also been outstanding And although he is an independent thinker he has earned the respect and more important the liking of all factions Deadlock Is Certain Nobody has even whispered his name but events have given him more than an outside chance The deadlock among leading candi dates for the nomination is a vir tual certainty Only if Dewey and Stasseii succeed in compromising on Vandenbcrg can Hickenlooper definitely be counted out If Speaker Martin develops the strength many of his backers be lieve he will Hickenloopers pros pects for 2nd place on the ticket will be bright They will be equal ly bright if any other of the favor ite sons are nominated for first place on the republican ticket Strikers Step Aside After Brief Fight Soldiers Use Fixed Bayonets to Clear Streets at Plant South St Paul Minn tional guardsmen battled defiant CIO pickets briefly Saturday then used leveled rifles and bayonets to open picket lines and clear major streets in this riottorn packing house city Fistfighting flared lor several minutes before the militia rushed in reinforcements to hold back an angry crowd that shouted its sup port of the meat strike pickets No one was hurt in the skirmish but 3 union members were arrest ed There was no shooting 1000 Guardsmen An estimated 1000 guardsmen were concentrated in the vicinity of the huge Swift and Co plant alone Some patrolled the area on foot others in halftracks jeeps and armored cars The remainder stood by for orders Col Lester Hancock troop com mander stepped to a loudspeaker and told the crowd of 1000 pickets and bystanders that Sheriff Nor man Dieter had issued a proclama tion forbidding groups of more than 4 persons in a designated emergency area Shortly after his announcement a force of about 400 guardsmen moved out of the Swift yards to enforce the order Shoulder to shoulder they spread across the entire width of Grand street the main thorough fare Then at a signal they moved forward slowly bayonets fixed The crowd fell back before the oncoming troops hurling taunts as they did so But there were no in cidents and the evacuation pro gressed smoothly Soldiers with rifles and pistols escorted nonstrikers through the picket lines to the boos and jeers of onlookers Sullen pickets joined in the taunts but made no attempt to in terfere after the first brief flare up Guardsmen also were stationed at the smaller Armour and Co plant There was no violence at that plant but nonstrikers were not going through the lines despite presence of guardsmen behind a small line of pickets Newport Quiet All was quiet also at nearby Newport scene of bloody fight ing Friday between a band of 200 men and workers at the Cudahy packing Co plant The flareup came when shout ing cursing pickets opened their lines to permit a lew office and supervisory workers to enter the Swift and Co plant here then closed them again and dared the guardsmen to do something about il On the other denbcrgMnrtin hand if a Van secondary dead lock develops Hickcnlooper may find himself strongly in the run ning for that coveted top spot In view of the muddled situa tion and the terrific battles in prospect for the imminent Phila delphia convention Iowas dele gates and those of neighboring states might well be alert for the first opportunity to give impetus to a very possible to Hiek enloopcr Or to institute such a swing Fata Final Fait Franklin Ind UR Luther Dennis 72 survived more than 3000 parachute jomps as a pro fessional balloonist Friday he died as the result of a fall in his home Seek iowa Demo Support for Truman DCS Moines plea for un qualified endorsement of President Truman was presented to the Iowa democratic state delegate conven tion Saturday by its resolutions committee The resolutions committee also received but did not act upon a proposed resolution endoising an Eisenhower and Douglas slate for president and vice president Against Instruction Meanwhile the expressed senti ment in some of the district cau cuses was for endorsement of President Truman but for sending the states delegation to the na tional convention uninstructed Party leaders said they expected this to be the conventions policy The Iowa delegation of 20 votes seldom goes instructed The 8th district caucus instruct ed its delegates to cast their votes for Guy M Gillette of Cherokee for vice president Gillette a for mer U S senator is the partys candidate for that office Delegates named by the party at district caucuses included Second Mrs Stella Laffan Waukon E Burke Clinton Frank Cravens T Alternates J Cedar Rapids Mrs Catherine Aller Anamosa Third Hen ry J Janssen Eldora Mrs Leorut Busching Nashua Alternates Mrs T C Menges Waterloo S J Galvin Hampton Sixth Mrs G H Mnxon Webster City John R Hansen Manning Alternates Everett C Brown Boone Mrs Nona Link Thompson   

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