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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 4, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LJV Predict Blue Victory in Iowa Primary In his campaign for the republi can nomination for governor Wil liam S Beardsley has made very substantial gains but not quite enough That is the indication in telephoned reports of interviews throughout the state just com pleted by the Iowa Public Opinion Panel field staff Voters were divided as follows last month a week ago and this week Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JUNE 4 1948 This Paper Consists of Two One No 204 bast Last aiontli Week BLUS 88 62 BEARDSLEY 12 38 This Week 59 41 Iowa Public Opinion Several factors will influence the actual division of votes in this race but it is unlikely that any of them will upset Blues present lead Only one voter in every 12 is still doubtful and even a substan tial swing of this doubtful propor tion to Beardsley would not change the result except to cut Blues majority One thing that will help Beardsley how ever is that he has stronger support among men than women and it may be expected that a higher propor tioii of men will vote in the pri mary election But this difference also is not great enough to change the result The size of the vote may have some influence and the Beardsley supporters have contended that a large vote will help his chances The results of the poll do not bear this out however since they show slightly more Beardsley support among voters who say they intend to go to the polls than among those who are uncertain whether they will vote or not The farm vote as a whole splits almost exactly the same as the average for all voters Farm Bureau members in the poll are stronger than average for Beardsley but even in this group there is a slight majority for Blue The same is true of voters in the laboring groups from whom strong support for Beardsley was ex pected A iew voters say they are sup porting Beardsley because of his proposal to eliminate the state sales tax on necessities however in their preferences between Blue and Beardsley those who favor repeal of the tax divide about the same as those who want it re tained A factor of some influence in previous Iowa primary elections has been voting by democrats in the republican primary which usually has the more closely con tested races But there is little evi dence of that in this campaign ex cept in the 3rd district where some democrats indicate their intention to support Gross against Gwynne in the republican congressional campaign On the other hand a lew closely contested county races on the democratic side are attract ing some republican voters In line with past elections more repub lican than democratic voters now say they intend to vote in the pri mary Wilson Leads John N Calhoun has also jnade some gams in his campaign against George A Wilson for the repub lican U S senatorial nomination but is still too far behind to be given even a slight chance to win The division has been as follows Court Order Forces Lewis to Negotiate With Southern Unit will afford them twice the space penetrating power of any in strument previously at their dis posal Newsmen who took their first peek through the big eye Thurs day night labelled the show something of a disappointment They gazed at the planet Saturn but said they couldnt see much AP Winphoto DEDICATE BIG crowd of 850 persons cheered as the 200 inch mirror tele scope atop Palomar mountain near Palomar Gal was dedicated Thursday W nl Palomar Mountain Calif Astronomers ushered in a new scientific era Friday as they pre pared to tackle the mysteries of the universe with the 200inch Hale win dow to the stars The giant telescopecamera atop Palomar mountain in south ern California was dedicated for mally Thursday by some of the nations topranking scientists It 8 Bad Risks Out of 25000 GI Home Loans to Iowa Vets vote for Gwynne and 48 per cent for Gross Two other present congressmen will have opposition in the repub lican primaries In the 2nd dis trict PI O Talle of Decorah the present representative has a safe lead over John A Case of McGreg or In the 4th district Congress man Karl LeCompte of Corydon is opposed for the nomination by Jesse Dimmitt and F Clyff Fred erickson both of Ottumwa Neither of these opponents have great support by 4th district republicans and Congressman LeCompte seems assured of renomination WILSON CALHOUN Last Month 89 11 Inst Week 82 18 ThU Week 79 21 SISTERS MEET Humboldt Two sisters Mrs John Olson Milford and Mrs Thora Olson New York held their first reunion in 60 years here this week The separation came 60 years ago when Mrs John Olson left her native Gergen Norway Nearly 2 voters in every 5 are still undecided as to their choice of the republican senatorial can didates but with neither of them making an intensive statewide campaign it is likely that the doubtfuls will divide in about the same proportion as those who have already decided how they will vote Seemann Trails Ernest J Seemann has clone lit tle campaigning in his attempt to win the democratic U S senator ial nomination from exSenator Guy Gillette and Gillettes popu larity among democrats is still very strong throughout the state Out of every 10 democrats less than one now says he will sup port Seemann and an overwhelm ing victory for Gillette may be predicted The hottest campaign in the state except for some county of fices is the race for the republican nomination for congressman in Iowas 3rd district The contenders are John W Gwynne of Waterloo who has served in congress for the past 14 years and H R Gross popular radio announcer who 8 years ago was a close 2nd for the republican nomination for gover nor trailing George A Wilson by less than 19000 votes in a total of more than 300000 votes cast A week ago Gross held a slight lead over Gwynne but this is now reversed since the latest interviews secured by IPOPs field staff and reported by telephone have shown n small trend in Gwynnes favor The race is so close that it can easily go either way but on the basis of its most recent opinion polling IPOP predicts a 52 per cent Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Small possibility for light showers Friday evening Continued warm Friday night Partly cloudy and a little cooler Saturday Low Friday night 62 High Saturday near 80 Des Moincs veterans administration which has loaned to 25000 Iowa veter ans for the purchase of homes said Friday it has had only 8 bad risks Walter T Robinson state VA loan guarantee officer said one home has been foreclosed and 7 are in process for nonpayment Spread Misinformation He said some realty companies have deliberately spread misin formation that the veterans ad ministration is not now making home loans We estimate that eventually well loan up to Robinson declared Our program has 9 more years to go There are some 245000 eligible Iowa veter ans and we estimate that onl about 10 per cent them have taken out home farm or business loans Last week we made 35 loan a day for home purchases He said the administration ha instructed its appraisers not t grant loans on old homes at pres ent inflated prices just as wi vill in most cases not make loan or the purchase of used farm machinery at twice as much as its vorth Make Exceptions This he declared makes a GI oan a headache to most private ealtors Robinson said some exceptions are made in granting loans for Iowa Partly cloudy Friday night and Saturday with widely scat tered light thunderstorms ex treme east portion Friday night Fair skies Saturday Cooler en tire state Friday night and Sat urday Low Friday night 60 Pligh Saturday 80 Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook Tempera lures will average 5 to 8 degrees above normal Normal high near 78 Normal low near 56 Cooler Saturday with a few light scattered showers Rising temperatures Monday through Wednesday with a few showers likely again Tuesday or Wednesday Amounts will av erage near onequarter inch for the period Amounts probably will not be enough to effectively break the current dry spell Minnesota Mostly cloudy Friday night with scattered showers ex treme southeast portion Partly cloudy Saturday Cooler IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistic for 24 hour period ending at 1 oclock Friday morning Maximum 89 Minimum 58 At 8 a m Friday 76 YEAR AGO Maximum 67 Minimum 53 Saturn 71500 miles across ap puared as a globe about 2 inches vide Astronomers patiently explain however that looking through he telescope is meaningless It vasnt designed for that When further tests are com jleted and additional equipment nstalled the big eye1 will be jsed to take photographs The photos will show reflections in the cleseopes 14ij ton mirror of light rom as far distant as one billion ight years These photographs or prismatic spcctographs will be studied and analyzed painstakingly at Cali iornia institute of technology Thus the temporary installation af a directview eyepiece for looksees Thursday night was really a dedication stunt Dr Raymond B Fosdick presi dent the Rockefeller foundation which furnished for the 20ycarproject put it this way This great new window to the stars will dramatize the aues tions which mankind lias always asked Are there other planets that have burst into consciousness like our own Is there an answering intelligence anywhere in space Life on Mars and finally in the words and spirit of the psalmist what is man The great mirror cast at the Corning N Y glass works in 1934 was brought to the California Institute of Technology optical laboratory Pasadena Cal 135 miles north here in 193G For 11 years it was ground and polished to an accuracy of 2mil lionths of an inch Dr George Ellery Hale who conceived the project 20 years ago died 10 years ago Avert Strike of Long Lines Phone Union New York threatened strike of 25000 longlines tele phone workers in 42 stales was averted Friday when negotiators signed a 21month contract The agreement reached before a federal mediator here ended a dispute between the long lines de partment of the American Tele phone and Telegraph Company and the CIO American Union of telephone workers It is subject to ratification by union members No Wage Boost A company spokesman said the contract does not provide an im mediate wage Increase but allows the wage question to be reopened by either party once during the 21month period The spokesman added that the contract does provide for in creases in maximum wage rates to meet local conditions at a num ber of scattered locations If the wage question is reopen ed and no agreement is reached on new rates the contract may be cancelled any time after June 2 1949 upon 60 days notice to either party Grant Demands The company also granted un ion demands on a number of fringe issues including an in crease in overtime pay for holi day work and compensation for certain plant jobs The Bell System during the past month has signed similar contracts with 13 other unions representing 54000 of its employes The other contracts run for 3 years how ever and allow the wage ques tion to be reopened twice The American Union of phone Workers originally a 30cent hourly increase over present rates which they said av eraged In the latter stages of direct negotiations however discussion centered upon terms of renewal of the old contract Little Rain Forecast for Iowa Crops C II PLATTENBURG Plattenburg Dies at Lake Memorial Services Set for Saturday at 2 p m Tele asked purchase of used farm machinery If for example he is farming 320 acres of land his tractor Breaks down and he just cant get a one the purchase of even an almost wornout tractor at double its value would save the veterans crop The administration has made 3900 Joans to Iowa veferanfarrn ers total inc in its 3 years of administering the GI bill of rights Discover Comet Tokyo Minoru Honda Friday reported discovery of a new comet The comet was described as the 4lh magnitude with tail of second magnitude II could be observed by the nakec eye in the early eastern sky morning north Ban Wallace Party in Ohio Columbus Ohio of State Edward J Hummel Fri day banned the Wallaceforpresi dent party from the Ohio ballot under a section of the Ohio law which bars political parties or groups engaged in unAmericai activity Hummel wrote Nathan R Zahm administrative director of the Wallace for president committee at Cleveland that after an investi gation he found the committee was not entitled to have a plac on the ballot Mason Cityan zaces Charge of Assault An information charging assault vith intent to commit murder was iled in district court here Friday igainst Robert Kimball Jr 32 417 3rd N E by County Attor ney Janies R Brown Arraignment on the charge nobably will be early next week he county attorney said Kimball ins been held in the county jail icre unable to provide 3ond under which he was bound over to the grand jury by the Ma son City police judge The charge resulted from an early Sunday morning shooting April 11 which sent Clarence Mc Farland 57 to the hospital with dozen pellets from a 12 guage shotgun in his arm Kimball is charged with having shot through the door of the bedroom where McFarland was Police who ar rested him and took the gun from him said he told them that he only meant to frighten McFarland and that the 2 had had an argument Cilfc and Mrs Harry E Hnmpol have sold their cafe to Mr and Mrs William Geilau and Mr and Mrs I B Peterson oC Waterloo Mr and Mrs Hampel have operated the cafe since De cember 1945 and will devote their time to the Allison hotel which they have purchased Real Estate Boards Acquitted of Charge Washington National Association of Real Estate boards and the Washington real estate board were acquitted in federal dislrict court Friday on n charge that they conspired to fix commis sions Justice Edward M Curran threw out the governments contention that the 2 groups had violated the Sherman antitrust law criminal conspiracy provision in attempting Clear services for C H Plattenburg 76 who died of a heart attack at his home in the Curtis Amen cottage Tan glefoot Thursday afternoon will be held at the First Congregation al church here Saturday at 2 p m with the Rev J B Calhoun of Fairmont Minn formerly of Clear Lake officiating Burial will be at Vinton Mr Plattenburg was born at Dover Mo June 23 1871 the son of the Rev and Mrs George Plattenburg He was graduated from Wentworth Military acad emy and was graduated from Bethany W Va college He served 10 years as pastor of Christian churches at Uniontown Pa Ashland Ohio and Cleve land Ohio Published Newspaper He bought and edited the Cedar Valley Times at Vinton and built it up to where it had the largest circulation of any Iowa weekly He became interested in lyceum work and sold the paper to be come associated with the Redpath Lyceum bureau After 35 years with Redpath he worked with the Chautauqua bureau for 3 years before retiring He spoke several times in every state in the union and in each province of Canada He traveled in the Near East Africa and southern Europe for materials for his speeches Mr Plattenburg was married July 9 1895 at Sayville L I to Lilla Woodhull who survives him along with 2 daughters Mrs Cur tis Amen of Mason City and Mrs Don Reps of Los Angeles and 5 grandchildren Josephine and Jonathan Amen and Rosalyn Adelaide and Robyn Reps Wintered in South West For the last 22 years the Plat tenburgs have spent their sum mers at Clear Lake and their winters in the south and west Mr Plattenburg had always been available for addresses or im promptu talks and had addressed the Rotary club of which he was an honorary member Thursday noon He was also a member of the Congregational church of Clear Lake Beta Theta Phi college fra ternity was a 32nd degree Mason and a Shriner and a past president of the International Lyceum asso ciation The body will He in state at Wards funeral home Friday eve ning from 7 until p m Des Moines dry land may get a few showers dur ing the next 5 days but the out look is for too little rain to break the dry spell the weather bureau said Friday Rainfall amounts will average i inch for the 5day period and most likely will not be enough to affect the current dry spell the jureau said It said scattered showers are probable Saturday and again Tuesday and Wednes day Traces of Rain Thursdays state high was SI degrees at Burlington and Thurs day nights low 54 at Iowa City Traces of rain were reported at Sioux City Atlantic and Council Bluffs during the 24 hours ended at a m Friday The weatherman said Friday that scattered showers and thun derstorms will break the midwest ern dry spell late Friday or Sat urday U S forecasters warned how ever that while some areas will get soaking rains others nearby will get none at all 19 Day Spell The 19day dry spell has been the longest on record for spring months It has retarded crops in the rich cornbelt and it has creat ed the hazard of forest fires The weather bureau reported that the dry seige already has been broken throughout the Dakotas in sections of western Nebraska and in the northern portion of Michi gans upper peninsula Crops have not been damaged yet but farm experts said a few more days without rain would be serious Large areas of Illinois Indiana Wisconsin Minnesota Michigan Iowa and the Dakotas have ex perienced what the U S weather bureau called the longest spring dry spell in history Mine Leader Will Resume Coal Talks UMW Chief Available for Conferences on New Mine Contracts to fix fees actions on real estate trans Girl Tries Power Dive to Restore Hearing Springfield little girl will climb into an airplane at dusk Friday for a ride that most kids just read about in comic books But its serious business for 10 yearold Barbara Ann Ogg Doctors hope an 8000foot power dive will restore her hear ing The pert little blond became deaf after an attack ot meningitis several years ago Barbara is a veteran at power dives Shes taken 2 already Fri day will be her last At the controls of the navy training plane will be John R Park former army pilot who lives just down the apartment hall from Barbara He piloted the girl on 2 dives earlier this week Park is proud of his passen ger He said he has seen grown ups get a lot more scared than Barbara The little girl admits to a ticklish feeling in her tummy when the plane noses down from 14000 feet Park pulls out of the screaming dive after 8000 feet Doctors hope that the quick change in pressure on her ears will restore her hearing It has worked with others Senate Votes Boost in Aid for Old Age Pensions Form Bloc to Nip Cut in Aid Bill Washington A group of house republicans decided infor mally Friday to joip democrats in fighting cuts in the foreign aid bill The house appropriations com mittee has recommended a slash of in the multibil lion dollar aid measure Marshall Blasts Cut Secretary of State Marshall de clared such a cut would turn the European recovery program into a mere relief project Rep Dirksen RI11 told news men he will offer amendments to restore the commitees cuts Dirk sen said a substantial bloc1 of re publicans has agreed to support him He did not say how many House Democratic Leader Ray burn of Texas previously had an nounced that democrats would op pose the cuts Dirksen made his announcement as the house prepared to take up the bill Leaders aimed for final action by nightfall i Back Dirksen Most of the republicans on the foreign affairs committee and Rep Herter RMass were reported backing the Dirksen move Herter headed a special house committee that studied foreignaid last year Chairman Taber RN Y of the appropriations committ ee opened floor debate on the 980710228 bill which carries funds for foreignaid and army government and occupation costs Taber said the original admin istration estimates were the result of imaginations run riot Washington L Lewis Friday bowed to a federal court order directing him to bargain over a contract with the Southern Coal Producers association The United Mine Workers chief announced through his attorneys that he would be ready to resume contract talks with coal operators including the southern group Sat urday afternoon Set Meeting Welly K Hopkins UMW coun sel told reporters that the union and Lewis would be available for a meeting at 1 p m CST Satur day or at the same hour Sunday or at 10 a m Monday June 7 to begin contract negotiations Hopkins announcement came a little more than 4 hours after Judge T Alan Goldsborough made his decision Robert N Denham general counsel for the national labor re lations board had asked Golds borough to take the action against Lewis and his union The current soft coal work agreement expires June 30 Lewis had refused at an earlier confer ence May 18 to talk with Presi dent Joseph E Moody of the south ern association Acts Under Law That led to Denhams move and Goldsboroughs order Friday The judge acted under a TaftHartley law provision that makes it an unfair labor practice to interfere with an employers selection of his bargaining representative Failure of Lewis to comply with Goldsboroughs order would have placed him in line possibly for another fine for contempt of court Goldsborough previously has fined Lewis and the UMW twice for contempt The judge said that it was ap parent from the record that Lewis did not want to bargain with the Southern Association because he wanted to destroy it Sees Lewis Move He suggested that the United Mine Workers chief might desire to bring about the destruction of the Southern Association because it is harder to deal with a single unit than with representatives of the 14 smaller associations through the south which make up the as sociation Certainly its unreasonable in this present case for the union to say were entitled to one repre sentative for 99 units and the Southern Producers Association is not entitled to one representative for 14 associations he continued That is not only not logical but it is not reasonable the judge said More than l3rd of the nations soft coal is produced by the groups making up the Southern association Washington P The senate voted Friday to boost federal aid for old age pensions by a month taut refused to lower the age at which the payments will start By a 77 to 2 roll call vote the senate adopted an amendment by Senator McFarland DAriz and others This would provide for a monthly increase in federal contributions for the aged and lor needy blind and a month for dependent children The senates action sends the legislation to a conference with the house Iowa 8079 Dies in Auto Accident DCS Moines Bruce Dean Hart 9 month old son of Mr nnd Mrs Dean Hart Peru Iowa died Thursday night of a fractured skull received in an automobile accident The accident occurred when a car driven by Mrs Hart went out of control and plunged into an em bankment on highway 303 near Peru Mrs Hart and 2 other wom en were injured Iowa Man 88 Killed When Struck by Auto Des Moincs IP Joseph Glas 88yearold retired shoemaker was injured fatally Thursday night when struck by a car on a dark street corner Police said William Elder 21 of Boone driver of the car told them he was blinded by the ights of an oncoming car and uid not see Glas in time to stop Iowa Power and Light Co officials said limb had fallen on a light wire and resulted in street lights being out in the neighborhood at the time Elder was released after mak ing a report on the accident SAME 1M7 1W   

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