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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 28, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL UV Associated and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy This Paper Consists of Two One No 224 One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor Looking Back on the Republican Convention IN the brief time since I flew home from my assignment of covering the national republican convention in Philadelphia more than a few questions have been put to me by my friends It has occurred to me that in this hurriedly prepared visit with you it might be proper to devote a little time to those questions and to my answers And in my approach I should explain that my role will be editor and in terpreter rather than reporter which I was when I sat in on the Philadelphia show last week For one thing my views may be colored a bit by the fact that when other things are approximately incline to the republican cause This I make clear so that you as a listener can apply such discount to my views and conclusions as you deem proper What of the Ticket The query most frequently put to me is this What do you think of the DeweyWarren ticket And my answer to that one is I think its not strongest ticket that could have been nominated From the standpoint of vote getting a factor which isnt to be completely ignored I think the ticket would have been just a bit stronger if the second place spot were being filled by Harold Stas sen rather than Earl Warren Republicans who know Califor nia politics best are almost unani mous in their belief that no ticket which didnt include Warren could possibly win the Golden State with approximately twice as many registered democrats as republicans Has Perfect Record 0 Warren in his 28 years in the public service has never lost even one election His popularity is such that under the fantastic Cali fornia ballot setup he gamed both the republican and the democratic nomination for governor in the last campaign for the office which he now holds The argument of his supporters is that putting him on the ticket with Dewey will have the cer tain effect of winning California with its sizable bloc of electoral votes for the republican cause Earthqua Dea Figures Uncertain AP Wirephoto and his German DOG AIDS IN SEARCH FOR Art Fritsch foreground and his German Siepherd dog aid police searching a quarry near West Springs 111 for a gang of armed iobbers who eluded officers in an allnight manhunt after holding up an alleged hand book and shooting 2 policemen Police later found 4 raincoats guns ammunition and a money bag on the banks of the nearby Des Plaines river Confesses to Chicago Theft 1Legged Man Admits Being Gang Member Britain U S Hold Talk on Berlin Crisis 3Power Protest Note to Russia Discussed as Possible Measure Chicago Chicagoan admitted onelegged Monday he British Send More Troops to StrikeBound Waterfronts Truman Signs Foreign Aid Bill Largest in History 1 A W Washington Truman Monday signed the 030710228 foreign aid spending in the nations peace was a member of a gang of band its who robbed a handbook and escaped after shooting 2 police men in a running gun batUe po lice said Stanley L Demski chief of po lice of the village of Lyons 111 said that Jerry Malek 27 con fessed this morning and named 3 companions who participated in the holdup Im prepared to concede that this is probably true Ill concede also that Mr Warren is a man possessed of an enormously mag netic personality Hes one of the few men in public office today who can turn on his infectious smile and cause an audience to go wild Hell be a terrific cam paigner Appeal to Independents But after conceding all this I have tocome back to the dem onstrated fact that Minnesota s Harold Stassen has an appeal to the independent voter which sn t even approached by any other re publican This has been demon innumerable opinion it was demonstrated during the Philadelphia conven Police officers from 25 western suburbs joined in the search for the gang Saturday night They used planes bloodhounds and searchlights in an attempt to track the men down after they founa the getawaycar abandoned near a stone quarry west of Chicago Malek who has a record of rob bery was arrested early Monday at his southside home on a tip furnished by 2 young women He named 3 other members cf the gang police said All were Police tracked down Malek in one of the greatest manhunts m Chicago history begun when a gang held up a gambling house and handbook near Western Springs 111 a west Chicago sub urb London British gov1 eminent declared a state of emer gency Monday and sent more than 1000 troops into the strikebound London waterfront to save the na tions already meager food rations Prime Minister Clement R Att lee told the house of commons that the government had decided to as sume extraordinary powers under the 1920 emergency powers act As the strike spread from London to Liverpool Britains 2nd larg est port with no settlement in sight Attlee said an urgent message had been sent to King George VI on a royal tour of Scotland ad vising him to issue a proclama tion of a state of emergency A privy council will be held for that purpose later Monday Attlee said Thereafter orders in council will be made giving powers to the government to do all necessary both by deployment of service per sonnel wherever required for maintenance of essential food sup plies and by requisitioning equipment for the maintenance of the life of the community As Attlee spoke in commons more than 1000 army and royal air force men with a sprinkling of navy engineers to operate cranes already were at work un loading meat ships tied up in the Cargo Planes to Germany C54s Sent From US to Frankfurt strated in Malek who has an artificial left leg said he had no idea where the other 3 men were hiding out He claimed this was the first rob bery the gang had staged although police said they believed they were members of a gang which has been terrorizing handbooks in the Chicago area in recent months port of London More than 5000 other army navy and air force men were standing by for orders which would set them to unloading oth ers of the 162 ships tied up in the port by the wildcat strike which workers have continued in defi ance of appeals by the govern Washington air force planned to begin flying some 39 big transport planes to Germany Monday to help shuttle supplies into Russianblockaded western Berlin The planes 4engin C54 Sky masters from Texas Alaska and the Caribbean are being rushed to Frankfort at the urgent request of Gen Lucius D Clay American commander in Germany The air force announcement said 3 squadrons of C54s ap proximately 39 planes would take off for Frankfurt as quickly as the planes can be readied for flight Beginning Monday they will hop the Atlantic singly in pairs or in larger groups as they are put in shape The air force said another squadron of about 13 C54s will leave Hawaii for Westover Field Mass on a training flight It was evident that this group also would be ready for a quick flight to Germany at a moments notice Air force officials indicated that more planes could be sent if Clay calls for them But experts said the number that could be used for the vital foodsupply job would be held down by the limit London UR i g h American and British officials conferred Monday at the British foreign of fice on the crisis caused by efforts of the Soviet Union to force the western powers out of Berlin U S UnderSecretary of Army William Draper and British For eign Secretary Ernest Bevin met at a conference arranged by U S Ambassador Lewis Douglas Drap er stopped here enroute to Berlin for a personal inspection of the situation He is to continue to the German capital Monday night Draper is accompanied by Gen Albert Wedemeyer director of plans and operations of the U de partment of army Douglas spent most of the day at the foreign office in consulation with British exports on the crisis time history Mr Trurnan said the multibil lion dollar appropriation was concrete evidence and assurance to the free peoples of the world that we stand ready to work side by side with them to preserve free institutions in stability and peace The giant spending program hotly contested in congress fur nishes first year operating funds for the European recovery pro gram and its allied aid plans for Europe and the far east The president signed the meas ure a little over 1 year from the date on which Secretary of State George C Marshall first broached the idea of a longrange European selfhelp program For the 16 Marshall plan na tions the bill carries in cash which at Mr Trumans discretion can be spent in a sin gle year ERP has an additional in spending power through funds already appropri Twister Does Damage Muscatine freak twister came to earth near here Monday ust long enough to do about to damage in a imited area Charles Hazen owner of a tur key farm west of here said the twister came in high swooped to earth suddenly and swept across his turkey run demolishing one turkey house partly wrecking another and crossing the turkey Jap Papers Put Toll at 5000 Dead All Americans Safe But Lose Belongings When Buildings Burn By RUSSELL BRINES Tokyo and fire late Monday destroyed the city of Fukui 200 miles west of Tok yo causing undetermined but possibly heavy loss of Japanese lives again The fact of the matter is that his appeal has been to those who dont take their party affiliation seriously rather than to those who sat in on the convention as dele gates Its more than mere clever ness to say of Stassen what used to be said of William Jennings Bryan He wins the cheers but his opponent wins the votes The comparison between Stas sen and Warren therefore gets down to this Warren undoubted ly will help bring California and other less populous Pacific states into the republican camp but Stassen could have appealed to the independent vote on a na tionwide basis Which is the more important is a matter of individual opinion I happen to believe that the Stas sen asset to which I have referred rates higher than the Warren sec tional appeal He Wasnt Passed Up Here however I should take time out to make it clear that Mr Stassen was not lightly passed over when it came to selecting the vice presidential nominee It isnt too much to say that he could have had the nomination for the it would have been a matter of asking Approached by a spokesman from the Dewey camp Mr Stas sen took the position that hep would be interested in the second spot only on a draft basis He had never rejected a call of duty but he wasnt seeking the vice presidency on his own volition Perhrps recalling the Stassen campaign statement that he would not team up with the New York governor under any circumstances the Dewey managers turned their attenticn to Warren They found him receptive even though on 2 previous occasions the California has turned his back on the vfco presidential nomination What will happen to Stassen in the years ahead is a matter of considerable speculation A com ov PAGE t Police said that persons held up Saturday in the handbook robbery told them that one of the robbers walked with a limp Seized in Bedroom Malek was seized in his bed room without resistance A search disclosed 4 shotguns and a rifle in the house Buehl said Palice said Malek denied any connection with the holdup A hunt for those who robbed the Handbook began early Satur day evening Bloodhounds air planes and searchlights were used and for a time police blockaded an old quarry covering more than 2 square miles May Have Mingled Police said the robbers may have escaped by mingling with throngs of spectators attracted to the scene by radio reports Three 45caliber army automat ic a submachine gun a carbine and a sawedoff shotgun were found Sunday in mud floats along the Des Plaines river about one third of a mile from the quarry ment and their union leaders Attlee said in commons that Labor Minister George Isaacs now at a San Francisco confer ence will return by air to London to deal with the strike U S S CHAIN ARRIVES Oakland Cal funeral ship Sgt Morris Grain arrived from Manila Monday with the re mains of 1941 Americans who died in the war Most of the bodies originally were buried in New Guinea and the Philippines over Berlin A foreign office spokesman in announcing the conference said the British government is in con tinuous touch with American and French officials regarding the sit uation May Send Note The spokesman indicated the conference would explore possible steps the western powers could take to meet the Russian chal lenge in the German capital A strong 3power note to Russia was seen as a possibility but no steps have been taken yet to send such a note The sppkesman said the emer gency conference called soon after Drapers arrival from Washington would fololw morning talks by Douglas with Sir William Strang British undersecretary of state for German affairs which also were held at the foreign office The AngloAmerica conference came as British public opinion ap peared to be almost unanimously demanding that the west ern powers jointly call Russias hand in Berlin The view here apparently sup ported by American public opin ion notably stiffened the back o 225000 to 250000 Men to Be Called run It leveled 21 telephone poles Japanese newspapers guessed and then pulled up into the air j the casualty total at 5000 dead and injured but American occu pation authorities said no estimates were possible The small U S military govern ment unit in Fukui reported all American personnel were safe but that they lost most of their be longings when fire destroyed the headquarters and other buildings Latest telephone reports re ceived in Tokyo said that only 3 of Fukuis 37000 buildings were still standing These were said to be the city hall the prefectural offices and the telephone ex change The city hall was reported endangered by the continuing Cited Driver of Month by Truck Group Des Molncs UR The Iowa Truck association Monday ated by congress and the sale of named Vernon B Hill Des Moines notes to the treasury department its june Driver of the Month an award for outstanding hero ism courtesy and safe driving Hill driving from Minnesota to Des Moines for the Bruce Motor Freight company came upon 3 men dead and 2 injured in an ac cident on highway 69 near Twin I Lakes Minn last May 18 The injured were Lawrence Engebretson 20 Scarville who is Washington army es still in an Albert Lea Mum hos timated Monday that between pital and Max Brones 18 Jo ce 25000 and 250000 men probably The dead were kUs vill be inducted during the first worth Ulve of Lake Mills ana ear of the new military draft This is considerably above a previous 25000 will be put into uniform uring the period The first call for induction tarting soon after Sept 22 will be relatively small Army Sec retary Royall told a news confer ence But he said the calls will ncrease until the average month iy induction rate is about 30000 ed capacities for the western al lied airports in Berlin The 39 C54s being flown Soybeans planted on the con tour average about 2 bushels more per acre than when planted up and down the slope Police also found a bundle of rain coats and a bag containing 985 in bills and in silver loot from the raid on the gambling den in suburban Western Springs Police held for questioning a man identified as Daniel Sullivan 37 Detroit He was captured as he prepared to hop a freight at Blue Island 111 He denied any connection with the robbery Dewey Warren Plan Huddle to Map Campaign Strategy Pawling N Y Thomas E Dewey and his running mate Governor Earl Warren of California Monday were arrang ing an early huddle to kill a wide spread belief among republicans that the presidential election is a GOP walkaway The republican presidential and vice presidential nominees are ex pected to meet Tuesday at Dew eys farm here Warren accom panied by his family was visiting in New York City Monday The New York governor will canvass extensively with War ren the problems of the cam paign a Dewey aide said High on the list of problems is how to choke off the air of confi dence that the Dewey forces feel too many members of the party have been inhaling giddily At their Conference it is under stood Dewey and Warren will chart a vigorous campaign that will take them across the country several times It was pointed out here that the republicans face the job noronly of winning the presidency and vicepresidency bXit of defeating he opposition in contests for sen ate and house seats and for myr iad state and local offices Dewey continued to take it easy Moriday at his farm on Quaker Hill just outside this village But he had some work to do includ ing consideration of appointments to state offices which he must make soon He arrived at Pawling Satur day evening oji a special train from Philadelphia accompanied by Mrs Dewey and their sons Tom Jr and John M The home folks about 3000 strong gave the governor a heros welcome They met him at the railroad station and escorted him to Pawling Trinity school Dewey thanked them for n campaign contribution and said he hoped to bring to the government if elected the phil osophy and a group of people who have not forgotten the farms and small towns of this country across the Atlantic could haul an estimated 800 or more tons of supplies daily into the city Each plane is capable of carrying about 7 tons of cargo per trip It was estimated they could make about 3 round trips from Frankfurt to Berlin each day The 3 squadrons will carry a total of 825 officers and men as operational and spare crews They will remain in Germany as long as there is need for this mission the air force said The Hawaiian training squad ron will carry about 425 men Auto Crash Injuries Fatal to Texas Man Davenport UR Davenports 1948 traffic death toll stood at 3 Monday following the death of Fred H Minnick 56 McAllen Tex in a hospital here Sunday night Minnick died of injuries suf fered last Tuesday when his car collided with a TriCity lines bus here Authorities said the bus skidded on slippery railroad tracks and crashed into Minnicks car Coroner Frank Keppy said an inquest would be held later this week Glenn Gaskill Albert Lea The association said White to helped remove the dead and in 1 ambulance and di around the accident to scene Methodists to New Posts Royall a Is o announced the I Appointments for 194849 Announced names of 4 World war II training centers to be reopened as division training centers arc Fort Rilev Kans 10th 1 Mt Vernon Bishop Charles are tori Kuej jvans lum oines an infantry Mountain diplomats who last week were ad mitting privately the possibility that the Russians might be abl to force the west out of Berlin Protest Likely Decisions will be made at th highest levels of the western gov crnments after further consults tions early this week probabl Monday or Tuesday The hkelies action will be a joint protest ai red to Moscow by the Americans British and French Such a protest would be only the 2nd in which France has joined her western partners since the war It would serve these pur poses 1 Remove the Berlin crisis from the hands local military authorities and place it on the highest diplomatic level 2 Prove to Moscow that the west takes a most serious view of Russias attempt to drive them out of Berlin and the westerners meant it when they said they in tended to stay there Camp Chaff ee Ark 5th armored nounced a division Camp Breckenridge Ky distmmisters Rrahares of Des Moines an Brasna Metho Iowa Iowa tnp tsrecKennage ivy 40 nt the closing luisi air borne division and for tte year 194849 at the closing Camp Pickett Va 17th airborne session of the Uppe Iowa con 101st air division Dbws Man Dies After Auto Leaves Highway Hampton Beisner 25 of Dows died in a hospital Sat urday night of injuries suffered a few hours earlier when his auto failed to make a turn 3 miles south of Dows SAME 230 traffU M Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clearing and cooler Monday night Tuesday partly cloudy Northerly winds 10 to 15 MPH Monday night in creasing slightly Tuesday Low Monday near 60 High Tuesday 80 Iowa Mostly cloudy Monday night with occasional showers or thun derstorms extreme southeast portion Tuesday partly cloudy with little change in tempera ture Low Monday night 6065 Minnesota Partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday Cooler south and extreme west portions Monday night A little warmer Tuesday IN MASON CITY 1 GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum 73 Minimum 62 At 8 a m Monday 65 Precipitation 21 YEAR AGO Maximum 85 Minimum 66 GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum 83 Minimum 61 At 8 a m Sunday 68 Precipitation Workers at 7 Flour Mills Out on Strike Kansas City at 7 lour mills struck Monday and those at 14 large terminal grain elevators were threatening to walk off their jobs Saturday as he heavy wheat run of the season Degan here The strike of 1900 members of the American Federation of Grain Processors AFL came as Kansas City had its first 1000 car run of the wheat season There were 1049 cars Monday compared to 573 a year ago Negotiations between the mills and elevators with their employes here broke down over wages Employers had offered a 10 cen an hour increase both for mill am elevator workers and the union was demanding 20 cent an hou hike for mill employes and 18 ference Sunday The Rev Charles S Hempstead of Clinton was named superin tendent of the Waterloo district Succeeding him in the First Meth odist church at Clinton will be fires The city had a population of about 85000 Theater Collapses A lieutenant Evans of the Fukui military government team and the Japanese chief of police there said via telephone that one crowded theater collapsed when the 1st of 3 shocks struck shortly after 4 p m And that only 3 persons were known to have escaped They said the railway station crowded during the commuter rush hour destroyed and rails were hurled up on top of the de bris They knew of no survivors at the station Telephoned reports from Take fu 12 miles south of Fukui said landslides prevented closer ap proach to the stricken city from that direction Fires in Fukui were visible from Takefu A U S army relief train com manded by Maj Gen Joseph W Swing of the first corps was en route to Fukui from Kyoto 125 miles southeast The heavy earth shocks appar ently had their epicenter in Fukui as all reports of damage and cas ualties were confined to that area No Tokyo Damage Tokyo and Osaka felt jarring quakes but had no damage of any consequences The Japanese welfare ministry informed occupation headquarters that 350 persons were killed in cents for elevator workers Dodge effective after July 15 Dr Earle A Baker former sup erintendent of the Waterloo dis trict was named vice president of Cornell college The Rev John E Delong was transferred from Trinity church Cedar Rapids to Estherville Bakers Say Supply of Bread Adequate Need No Consumption Cut Chicago UR The American Bakers association said Monday that the supply of bread and baked goods is adequate and asked the government to stop urging the public to cut down on their con sumption Ralph D Ward chairman of the associations National Affairs committee said the worldwide wheat harvest indicates the pos sibility of surpluses and certain ly not of shortages Cost of Living Still Going Up After Reaching New High fmrcc By UNITED The cost of living which reached an alltime high in May still is climbing a survey showed Mon day mentarily on several basic com modities As a result of the wage conces sions won by John L Lewis and Fukui The armys own reports had only 10 dead there Neither the army nor the Jap anese ministry would give any estimate of total casualties but the ministry reported sufferers might total between 300000 and 400000 These would include homeless Some damage also was reported from tidal wave on the coast the ministry officials said but they did not know the location No Wave Report American quarters had no re port of tidal waves and Col C C Carter first corps adjutant gen eral said there were no indica tions that there were any waves While casualties might be heavy Brig Gen Crawford Sams head of the occupations health and wel fare section said damage ap pears to be pretty well localized and expressed belief the disaster was apparently not as bad as we thought it was at first Fukui was 85 per cent de stroyed by U S Superfortresses in June 1945 but since had been largely rebuilt It is 10 miles in and from the sea of Japan on Honshu islands north central oast A 2nd American relief train vas standing by in Tokyo but General Sams said there appeared o be no immediate necessity for it Japanese national police can elled plans to declare a state of Meat prices are at an alltime peak and meat industry spokes men said there is no hope of a price break until September at the earliest On the brighter side fresh vegetable prices in many areas have declined recently because of the seasonal shipment of veget ables to market However the bureau of labor statistics at Washington predicted that longerrange seasonal pres sures would bring a slow steady climb in most food prices until November The bureau also noted Hhat rent generally is rising his United Mine Workers the cost of coal is expected to rise 40 cents a ton or more The magazine Steel trade pub lication of the steel industry said that higher coal costs in turn would force steel prices up The basic price of alumin um was hiked for the first time time in 11 years last week by th Aluminum Company of America The company raised basic prices one cent per pound to offset a 1 per cent wage increase granted 20000 workers At Canton Ohio Timken Rolle Bearing company raised prices o roller bearings 5 per cent last wee because of wage raises and high a spokesman Price increases have been an1 er material costs umoed or are antwUDated mo1 mergency in the stricken area hey said police firemen and doc ors from 4 neighboring prefec ures were going to the scene The first shock hit Fukui at p m a m It was followed by 2 others with fire resulting almost at once Original reports said 900 houses collapsed in the 1st shock but this later was scaled down by the army to about 200 See U S ARMY today on Page 2 til   

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