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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 30, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LIV AssocUted Pres United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents Copy I MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JUNE 30 1948 This Paper Consists at Two One No 226 Yugoslavians Defend Stand Tito Visits Building Site at Belgrade BULLETIN London Marshal Tito of Yugoslavia visited building con struction sites near Belgrade Wednesday afternoon the Bel grade radio said Wednesday night London fP The Yugoslav communist party asserted that countrys independence Wednes day from outside domination Shortly before it had called corn inform charges against Premier Marshal Tito and other red lead ers of Yugoslavia lies slander and absurd The Yugoslav communists pro posed a Balkan bloc of Yugo slavia Bulgaria and Albania and recommended that the Yugoslav army be strengthened because it protects the freedom and inde pendence of the people of Yugo slavia Tito himself remained as elu sive as ever Presumably his voice dominated the 2 Yugoslav utter ances because he is the commun ist chief of state and secretary general of the Yugoslav commun ist position like that of Stalin in Russia Tito variously was reported at his summer pal ace in Bled in Belgrade on an Adriatic island in Austria and in Moscow The British foreign office said Russia and Yugoslavia split over the degree of interference which can be exercised by the kremlin in Yugoslav policy A spokesman said the view was based on re ports from Sir Charles Peake am bassador to Belgrade and Frank Dixon ambassador to Prague Peake is enroute home Other responsible British offici als said Tito has become a rebel one still in the party Brit ish diplomats spoke after study ing the cominforms condemna tion of Yugoslav communist lead ers and the latters defiant denial of charges of being antiRussian flirting with the western powers and departing from the Marx Lenin party line British sources said both Rus sia and Yugoslavia seem to be trying to avoid an open break but only time can show whether they will be able to maintain the status quo These informants said it was considered likely that Tito had sought a free hand for dealing with the western powers to obtain vitally needed machinery for re construction and had run into soviet objections While they said this may have been only one of the reasons for the cominforms rebuke British officials emphasized the likelihood that Tito was irritated by inabili ty to obtain some supplies under the Marshall plan Communist na tions spurned the plan in turn were denied its benefits It was possibly significant that the Russian censor allowed an AP dispatch from Moscow to quote one Russian as remarking Tito obviously got illusions of grandeur Russian opposition to a Balkan bloc such as Yugoslavia projected appeared certain Communist Premier Georgi Dimitrov of Bul garia proposed such a federation last January but on a larger scale and he had Titos active support Pravda the oECicial communist newspaper in Moscow declared its opposition and no more was heard openly until Wednesday of such a scheme Security Loan Drive Reaches Half Quota Des Moines 10week old Iowa Security Loan drive reached 503 per cent of its 000000 quota last week State Director Roger Warin said Wed nesday South Lee county which has reached 9212 per cent of its quota heads a list of 46 counties which have exceeded half their quotas Hail Strikes Klemme and Joice Areas Hailstorms accompanied by heavy rains severely damaged crops in the vicinity of Joice and Klemme late Tuesday afternoon Hail as big as marbles fell for 20 minutes causing heavy damage on farms northwest of Joice about 5 p m The worst damage was in a stretch beginning 4 miles north west of Joice and extending about 2 miles southward hitting some 15 FOR PRESI 200 Cargo Planes Convoy Into r in The worst damage was to corn large areas of which were stripped and flattened A hailstorm struck east of Klem me in the afternoon severely dam aging crops In some fields corn and beans were completely stripped of leaves and oats fields were badly damaged A heavy downpour of rain ac companied the storm and flooded lowland areas AP Wireplioto IKE FOR G Mattern of Altoona Pa selfappointed manager of a campaign to get the demo crats to nominate Gen Dwight D Eisenhower for presi dent Wednesday set up headquarters in the office of a blouse manufacturer f New Dealers Give Up Hope of Getting Gen Eisenhower Without Trumans Approval Search for Additional Quake Dead Toll Expected to Reach 5000 U S Doctors in Action Fukui Japan toiling in the steaming summer sun searched Wednesday for ad ditional victims of Mondays earthquake and fire that is ex pected to claim 5000 dead Gen Douglas MacArthurs head quarters officially listed the death toll at 3215 and the injured at 7752 in Fukui city and neighbor ing villages Most Japanese and allied authorities believed the number of seriously injured would Search ior Chicago Bandits Shifts to Wisconsin County Chicago search lor young bandits who held up a gambling house and shot 2 police men shifted Wednesday to a re sort in Kenosha county Wis Mrs Michael Spetina told sher iffs deputies there that she saw 3 men answering the description of the bandits prowling around Truman Does Not Put Name on Wage Bill Washington ff Important note to 1278000 federal work ers President Truman did not sign your pay boost bill Tuesday but it isnt dead He has until mid night of Monday July 5 to act The measure approved by con gress in the final hours of ita closing session gives 478000 postal workers permanent in crsases of a year and 800000 civil service employes a boost of The measure also will raise some postal rates at the end of the year Report Bomb on Queen Elizabeth New York and fire men converged on the giant liner Queen Elizabeth Wednesday on a telephone report that a time bomb had been placed aboard the Brit ish luxury ship Police took action after newspa per offices had received calls that a bomb would explode 20 hours after the ship was at sea The CunardWhite Star ship is scheduled to sail at midnight Wednesday Police disclosed a similar threat had been received while the Eliz abeth was on a previous trip Washington UR The dealers have given up hope of getting General Ike nominated for president on the democratic ticket unless President Truman gives him a green light Leon Henderson explained the situation here in a press confer ence Henderson heads the new deal organization known as Amer icans for democratic action It op poses Mr Trumans nomination on grounds it would destroy the dem ocratic party Henderson astonished his press conference questioners by stating also that he would accept the vice presidential nomination with Mr Truman if it were offered to him This is what he said Yes the vice presidential nom ination of a major party would be a great honor I would not ex pect to be elected but I would get the usufructs The dictionary defines usu fructs as profits Douglas Named Henderson said the name of Su preme Court Justice William O Douglas definitely would be placed in nomination at the democratic national convention for top place on the ticket But he is less sure about Ike He said Eisenhower would not accept the nomination unless Mr Truman withdrew or declared the convention open to a free choice of delegates In other words Eisenhower would not buck the president for the prize As an alternative to Eisenhower Douglas Henderson said he be more than 10000 American medical officers open If so the Eisenhower forces will take control of the conven tion Despite his belief that Mr Tru man would withdraw Henderson complained of white house pres sure already to get and keep dele gates in line He said there had been aggravated instances of that notably in Colorado and Wash ington state worked in candlelight all night to administer blood plasma to a steady stream of sufferers They also gave typhoid and paratyphoid antitoxins in an effort to stem a possible epidemic resulting from drinking polluted water American GIs rushed here by train and motor vehicle from Osaka Kobe and other nearby cities brought out thousands of injured They turned their wea pons carriers into ambulances hauling 5 patients at a time The minor tremors which fol lowed in the wake of devastating shock stopped for the time being but fires still smouldered in the Gives Up Idea of UN Action on Germany Lake Success N Y retary General Trygve Lie Wed nesday shleved his tentative plan for calling on the United Nations security council to step between Russia and the western powers in an effort to mediate the Berlin dispute While Lie has emphasized re her home at Twin Lakes Wis Monday night The bandits are Jerry Mnacek 21 George Mudra 23 and Ernest Felbab 21 Mrs Spetina told au thorities she is a friend of Fel babs mother Suburban police here said they had learned that the 3 bandits had visited Twin Lakes on occa sions prior to the Saturday night holdup which precipitated one of the biggest manhunts in Chicagos history Police also were investigating the possibility however that the bandits had fled to Bensenvillc 111 A telephone call from Bensen ville was intercepted by police ai the home o 2 teenaged girls who let the bandits use their house as a headquarters When police answered the tele phone the man who was calling hung tip Mudras father appealed to him to give himself up in a broadcast from a Chicago radio station Tues day night Four men took part in the Sat urday night holdup but one of them Jerry Malek 27 was cap tured at his home He was unable Things Blow Hot Then Cold for Truck Driver New York Things blew hot then cold Tuesday for Sam uel Hemelfarb 29 of Tcklyn Hemelfarb perspiring in the 89degree heat backed his 2ton refrigeration truck into a curb It brushed the bumper of a parked car whose driver stepped out to protest Too hot to argue Kernel isolated Berlin Soviets Holt Barge Moves Along Elbe Marshall Says U S Determined to Stay Despite Blockade Berlin Inige allied air convoy of more than 200 planes came to the rescue Wednesday of farb shrugged his shoulders and stepped into the nearzero cold of his trucks refrigeration compart ment to haul out an order The angry motorist slammed the door which locked automati cally and sped away Shivering but hot under the col lar Hemelfarb was released 15 minutes later by police peatedly that Germany and the problems of Japan must be or thought the ADA new dealers would take Sen Alben W Barkley of Kentucky as the democratic nominee But he was not opti mistic of Barkleys chances Rebellious southern democrats also are looking longingly at Gen Ike Sen Olin D Johnston D S Car a leader in the draftEisen hower movement disclosed that he conferred with the general for 45 minutes in New York Tuesday settled by the big powers outside the UN he felt that in the case of blockaded Berlin UN interven tion might prevent a blowup The security council it was reasoned might make it possible for both sides to talk turkey without losing face or showing weakness The United States Great Brit ain and France coldshouldered Lies informal feeler however and there was little doubt that Rus sia also would frown on bringing the UN into the Big 4 province This persuaded Lie to drop the idea temporarily his aides dis closed They said this meant the UN Silos are replacing the haymows of barns on many U S farms the Department of Agriculture re ports 14 Thought Dead After Ship Explodes in Gulf 2 Survive Cedar Keys Fla men and women were feared dead Wednesday 2 were known killed and only 2 survivors could tell of a Sunday morning fishingboat tragedy Coast guardsmen and volunteers were out at dawn Wednesday in planes and boats with the slim hope that some others might have lived through 3 days and 3 nights of ordeal in the gulf of Mexico Every bit of driftwood every tiny patch of sandy key was given intense scrutiny by searchers There had been no sign of the party of 18 that set out early Sunday for a fishing trip until Tuesday 2 survivors and the body but declined place to say what took of a woman were found William Sanders Ocala Fla barber told from a hospital bed of the disaster that came as the party was beginning to fish Without warning he said the gas tank ex ploded and the 38foot Hazel burst into flame from stem to stern Within 15 minutes the hull had sunk And there were only pieces of wreckage and 6 life pre servers afloat Owner Dies L R Burnett owner of the craft died almost Instantly Sanders said but the rest of the party jumped into the water right away and stuck together holding onto bits of wreckage We floated all day and all that night All Monday and Monday night We kept together shouting encouragement to each other until we were too hoarse under that sun We were still together Tues day morning We could see an island in the distance and some of the others started to swim for it That was the last we saw of them Then some of us started getting hyster ical and gave up They sank Fish Approach Big fish presumably sharks ap proached close to them and even nibbled at the life preservers and wreckage Sanders said The wom en had been given the preservers while the men grabbed what they could Sanders and Mrs William Potts wife of a truck driver were found alive but badly burned by flames and sun on a small key off the coast A fishing guide later came across the body of Mrs Ted Hill floating near the same spot All members of the party were from Ocala The coast guard said the ex plosion occurred a m Sunday near Seahorse reef light The party believed to be made up of 8 couples had sailed from the fishing village of Yankeetown earlier in the day The survivors were too weak to give full details of the disaster Henderson and ADA size tip the democratic national convention this way Uninstructed delegates already selected 816i states which have not yet selected delegations 1 delegates now pledged or in structed for President Truman 310 for others 310 Phoney But Henderson said the 310 fig ure was a phoney because it does not reflect rebellion against Mr Trumans candidacy among near ly a dozen of the states which on the record are pledged or in instructed for the president These states are California Colorado Nebraska Kansas New Hamp shire North Dakota South Da kota Oregon and Wisconsin From among these states Henderson said there would be at least 90 votes ready to go for either Eisenhower or Douglas It is an open question in New Y o r k Henderson continued Everything depends on Mayor William ODwyer and former Gov Herbert H Lehman But I would be very much upset if ODwyer didnt go for Eisenhower or Doug las Henderson said Douglas would not in any way encourage the democratic convention to nomin ate him but would not intervene against it either He spoke so con fidently of what Douglas would probably would not take any ac tion receives the appeal voted Tuesday by Berlins city council The Berlin magistrate decided to ask the UN to inter vene and alleviate conditions which threatend 2000000 Berlin residents with starvation Underwriters warn against us ing water to put out an electrical fire A chemical extinguisher is recommended calm and muggy atmosphere Scene of Confusion The narrow road which stretches 12 miles between Fukui City and Takefu was a scene of indescribable confusion Thous ands of refugees their possessions piled on bicycles handcarts and oxdrawn vehicles streamed out of the city Military policemen regulated the traffic in 25minute periods Ve hicles and pedestrians leaving Fukui were allowed to move for 25 minutes Then the road was cleared to let relief traffic move toward the city In an effort to drive back hun dreds of sightseers swarming in from the countryside to see the ruins of Fukui Lt Col William Hyland New York City went out along the highway this morning and ordered the Japanese police to turn back persons who had no business in the city The stench in Fukui was nause ating It was a soursweet mix ture of death unwashed bodies open sewers burning flesh and wood and decaying foodstuffs and vegetation Scores of Bodies Stretcherbearers outside the Istaid r o o m at Sabae National hospital added scores of new bod ies to the growing collection of dead in the temporary morgue Groans of the injured and the dy ing filled the air The Japanese government and local authorities rushed all pos sible aid to the victims The house of representatives in Tokyo sent a delegation to the disaster area Te Japanese re construction board prepared to release lumber and building ma to flee with the others because he has a wooden leg COAL OUTPUT UP Essen Germany coal production has gone over 300000 tons a day for the first time since the end of the war the British American coal control group said Wednesday Tuesdays production figure was 308845 tons terials so the people could rebuild their homes Many of them for a 2nd time During the war the city was leveled by B29s Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy through Thursday with moderate day time and cool nighttime tem peratures Low Wednesday night 52 High Thursday near 85 Iowa Clear and cold Wednesday night Increasing cloudiness and warmer Thursday with scat tered thundershowers by Thurs day night Low Wednesday night 5560 Minnesota Fair Wednesday night warmer west portion Thursday increasing cloudiness and warmer with scattered local showers northwest and west central portions IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum 81 Minimum 50 At 8 a in Wednesday 63 Precipitation 06 YEAR AGO Maximum 78 Minimum 56 Helstem Wins Union Votes CIO Packing Worker President Reelected Chicago elective of fices in the CIO United Pack inghouse Workers union were won by President Ralph Helstein and his slate of candidates Returns from an election held in conjunction with the unions 5th constitutional convention were an nounced early Wednesday by a union spokesman Helsteiri was reelected presi dent by a vote of 68323 to 52733 for Sven Godfredsen union edu cational director and former pack inghouse worker Helsteins choices for vice presi dents were winners They were Frank Eiiis of Austin Minn re elected with 648 votes and Rus sell Lasley of Waterloo with 621 They defeated an incumbent vice president Philip Weightman of Chicago who polled 591 votes and Arthur Keinpfert of Chicago who received 563 Lewis J Clark of Cedar Rapids backed by Helstein was re elected secretarytreasurer He received 654 to 552 for A J Pitt man of Fort Worth Tex District directors were to be elected Wednesday Tuesdays session started at in the morning and did not end until a m Wednesday The crisis over the land block ade clamped on the city by the Russians remained unsolved but there were signs it was headed for consideration at the highest levels British Foreign Secretary Ern est Bevin told the house of com mons the western allies were con sidering a direct approach to the Kremlin In Washington Secretary of State Marshall expressed U S determination to stay in Berlin regardless of the soviet blockade Bevin made a similar statement adding that Britain was ready for 4power talks on not until the soviet blockade is lifted Halt Barges In that connection a British of ficer in Hamburg said the Rus sians had halted movement of barges along the Elbe river This was an apparent addition of a water blockade since previously the Russians had permitted barges to filter through to the land locked city The royal airforce joining the Americans in the greatest airlift of peacetime flew 100 transport Districts casting the greates number of votes for the new of ficers were No 3 Iowa Nebraska and Colorado No 6 east coas states and No 10 Canada and from local 347 Chicago Armour local in Local No 38 of the United Pack inghouse Workers in Mason Cit was represented at the conventior by Arthur Costello and Edwar Melsh as delegates Also in at tendance was Mabel Haunche secretary lanes into Berlin Tuesday They promised to double the number jy the end of the week The U S airforce had sent 125 lanes by late afternoon and more vere on the way Tension in the city was high This was proved anew Tuesday vhen a lone Russian barrage bal oon used for artillery range spot raised a false scare on the ood ferry line Balloon Scare Starts The balloon scare developed soon after the soviet command and the official Russian press in Germany had made cracks about the food ferry efforts from the west The Russian press published a suggestion that the food planes were carrying loot out of Berlin on their return trips The Russian high command expressed a hope that flying regulations would be observed American air officials stoutly denied the Russian charge of plundering They said most planes of the big freight fleet were re turning to western Germany empty Those returning loaded they and would not asked whether do that he was his information came from the justice Hender son denied that I assume he said that those who want Eisenhower wont make the move to place him in nom ination if it means a contest with President Truman But I still think Mr Truman will listen to the advice of his good friends and loyal democrats and offer to with draw or to throw the convention Injuries Fata to Man Struck by Automobile Cedar Rapids A La Plant 60 Stanwood died in a Cedar Rapids hospital Wednesday of injuries suffered when he war struck by an automobile in Stan wood Monday night The car was driven by Fritz Meyer 19 Low den Boy Fatally Injured as Bicycle Truck Collide Cedar Rapids Saba 14 was fatally injured Tuesday night when his bicycle collided with a semitrailer truck driven by Lee Earnhardt 29 Muscatme who told police he was driving slowly but the boy rode into the side of his truck said carried passengers and house hold furnishings belonging to Americans leaving Berlin on transfers into the U S occupa tion 7one or going home to the United States During recent speculation on use of balloons Gen Lucius D Clay American commander in Europe was asked what he would do if such obstacles appeared Deal as in War Wed deal with them as dur ing the war he replied This jresumably meant they would be shot down This was the 2nd time in re cent weeks that the old balloon a relic of the war had touched off a scare in air force circles The American planes making around 100 flights daily to Berlin with food for the hungry millions were shifted over Tuesday to the BerlinBritish zone corridor to avoid confusion SAME Black flat traffic death in pail 24 hnnn WRECKED PULLMAN AP Wlrcphoto The lead Pullman car of the crack Super Chief of the Santa Fe railroad leans at a 45 degree angle Most of the injured were riding in the Pullman Tuesday when the Super Chief was derailed near Winslow Ariz There were no serious injuries OVERCOME When a workman climbed down into the Albert City water tower recently to help paint it he found a fellow workman dazed from the fumes and uiable to climb out A rope harness was rigged to lower the victim fcon the tank He re covered quickly Alabamans to Give Support to Eisenhower Mobile Ala chair mandesignate of Alabamas dele ation said Wednesday General Jisenhowers name would be the 1st placed in nomination at the democratic national convention Former Lt Gov Handy Ellis said Eisenhowers name would go before the Philadelphia convention next month unless he absolute ly refuses to permit it Alabama 1st up on the roll call will yield to Eisenhowers home state of Texas or his resident state Michigan for the nomina tion Ellis said Ellis is one of the leaders of a group of 14 Alabama delegates pledged to walk out of the con vention if President Trumans civil rights program is put in the party platform   

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