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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 16, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LIV Press and United Press Full Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JULY 16 1948 This Paper Consists of Two One Beardsley Wins Blues Former Votes Iowa William S Beardsley republi can candidate for governor will have strong support by voters who were against him in last months Iowa republican primary election Nearly 4 in every 5 who voted lor Robert D Blue now say they w ill vote for Beardsley in the general election Less than 1 per cent of them say they will support Carroll O Swit zer the democratic nominee and the rest are undecided Beardsley is also holding his own primary support almost sol idly it is shown in an IOWA PUB LIC OPINION PANEL crosssec tion of voters of the state Nearly 9 in every 10 who voted for Beardsley last month say they will also support him in November With this strong backing from former Blue supporters as well as his own Beardsley now holds a commanding lead over Switzflr Much of Beardsleys present sup port however is by democrats some of whom crossed party lines last month to vote for him in the republican primary or to defeat Governor Blue who was strongly opposed by well organized labor farm and school groups Nearly 2 in every 5 democrats now say they will vote for Beards ley but this proportion may be ex pected to drop materially before next fall In past elections at least there has been little differ ence in Iowa between the propor tions voting the same way demo cratic or republican in the cam for president and for gov ernor In the 1944 election there was only a 4 per cent difference be tween the proportions voting re publican for president and voting republican for governor and in 1940 only a 1 per cent difference So the actual division of votes between Beardsley and Switzer next fall may be expected to fol low closely the division in the presidential campaign In a recent IPOP poll it was found that Dewey now has a lead in the state of 3 to 2 over Truman The present voting intentions for governor however are ex pressed as follows Will vote for All voters BeardsleySwitzer Republicans Democrats Independents 65 83 38 70 20 3 48 8 Jews Accept Order for Palestine Truce AP Wirepholo TO SOUND TAPS FOR Sgt Charley Wycoff above of the Cars well Air Force base Ft Worth Texas is awaiting orders to fly to Washington to sound taps for Gen PershingThe general once said I want no one but Charley Wycoff to sound taps for me Legislators Southern Democrats to Hold f f I f Throw Fists in Italy 3rd Political Convention The remaining proportions are still undecided 15 per cent of all voters 14 per cent each of the republicans and democrats and 22 per cent of the independents WILSONGILLETTE KACE VERY CLOSE Present voting intentions in the IT S senatorial race confirm the close division in previous polls George A Wilson re nominated in the republican pri mary last month and his demo cratic opponent former Senator Guy M Gillette The latter is given a slight edge at present I largely because 1 republican voter in every 5 now intends to cross party lines to support the demo cratic nominee Will vote for Wilson Gillette All voters 42 43 Republicans 65 21 Democrats 12 75 Independents 34 44 The remaining 15 per cent of all voters are still per cent of the republicans 13 per cent of the democrats and 22 per cent of the independents This division may also be ex pected to change materially before the election is held next fall In 1944 the difference was only 1 per cent in Iowa between the pro portion voting the same way democratic or republican for president and for U S senator 4 per cent in 1936 and 2 per cent in 1932 There was no senatorial campaign in Iowa in 1940 If the small variation characteristic in the past elections holds true this year Wilson will gain substan Plans Made for Funeral of Pershing Washington The most elaborate military funeral since the burial of the unknown soldier was being prepared Friday for General of the Armies John J Pershing The ceremonies will cover a 3day period Thousands of army navy marine corps and air force troops will take part in them From posts hundreds of miles away they are already being drawn into the capitpl for a last and vast national tribute to the gallantWorld war I commander who died Thursday at 87 at Wal ter Reed army hospital here Ceremonies Saturday Detailed funeral plans an nounced Friday by the army fixed the start of ceremonies for Satur day Pershings body clad in stand ard blouse and pinks of an army officer will then be taken to the chapel at Walter Reed There rela tives close friends and long time fellow patients to the hospi tal will bid him farewell Taken to Capitol At noon on Sunday the gener als body will be taken to the cap itol rotunda there to lie in state for 24 hours guarded by 1 officer and 4 enlisted men the latter posted at the 4 corners of the cas ket The military cortege that will reat slowly up Pennsylvania ave route of presidents to Arlington National cemetery on VIonday will include the custom ary sad remembrance for a dead riderless horse The horse will be black his rappings black the saddle empty he stirrups reversed Thus Per hing who began his army career as a cavalry officer will end it with a token of the old time uV alry near at hand Washington fate of President Trumans legislative program for the special session of congress appeared Friday to rest vith 4 congressional committees These are the house and senate banking committees and the house and senate labor committees They vill handle most of the bills which he president has put on his must list and they have the power to kill the measures with out sending them to the floor for debate Facing the banking committees lieaded by Senator Charles W Tnbey R N H and Rep Jesse P Wolcott R Mich are pro posals to halt rising prices and relieve the housing shortage Committees Balk But committees balked at all price legislation in the session which ended a month ago Re publican leaders charged that Mr Trumans antiinflation program meant a new OPA and govern ment control of business It ap peared unlikely that they would tially as the party ballots result of straight Of the voters who now support Switzer for governor 85 per cent say they will vote for Gillette and only 7 per cent for Wilson But Those who say they will vote for Beardsley for governor are much S less consistent in their intention to vote republican for senator Only 54 per cent of them now say they will support Wilson while 33 per cent say they will vote Jor Gillette The remaining propor tions 8 per cent of the Switzer voters and 13 per cent of the Beardsley voters are still unde cided about how they will vote in the senatorial race As mentioned i before voters who now intend to support Beardsley include many democrats and this accounts for the large proportion of them who now expect to vote for the demo cratic senatorial candidate STONES TO PEERS Brighton Eng stones were flung Friday at the car of the Duchess of Kent sis terinlaw of King George VI denting the automobiles hood anc the windshield Police arrested a young man Major Baseball Shift BULLETIN New one of base balls biggest shakeups in his tory 3 National league man agerial changes were announced Friday Leo Durocher resigned at Brooklyn to take over the New York Giants Mel Ott Giant pilot resigned and was given a front office job Burt Shotton was named to again take over the Brooklyn club Ben Chap man was fired from the Phila delphia Phils and Dusty Cooke named acting head of the team See sports page Congressional Committees Hold Fate of Special Meet change their stand special session Wolcott said he during the doubts that Union Set for Court Battle Rath CIO Spokesmen Amazed at Charges Waterloo of the United Packinghouse Workers Un ion who said they were amazed at the 33 indictments lodged against union members here Thursday indicated Friday that they were preparing for a long court battle The indictments were issued Thursday by the Black Hawk county grand jury which has been investigating tho strike riot and fatal shooting of a picket at the Rath May Packing company here in Eight of an undisclosed number of persons charged in the 33 in dictments had been served with Communists Call Off General Strike When De Gasperi Gets Tough Rome r e s h disorders erupted in Italy Friday as a com munistled general strike sput tered to a halt The communists called off the strike after Premier Alcide De Gasperis government said it would use force to break the in surrection The official end of the walkout at noon 4 a m CST came amid scenes of wild tumult in the chamber of deputies where Chris tian democrats and communists engaged in fist fights There was repeated in miniature the strike bred disorders which had swept the country for 36 hours 13 Killed At least 13 persons were killed and more than 100 injured in the communistsparked rioting Even before the hour set by the com munistled general confederation of labor CGIL for the end of the walkout the strike virtually had collapsed A backtowork movement be gan late Thursday The CGIL knuckled under when De Gasperis government stood firm against this most serious challenge yet to its authority Battle in Bologna In the last hours of the strike 16 persons were wounded 3 ser iously in a gun battle in Bologna Police used their guns on strikers after they were fired on from the Birmingham Ala na tions 3rd political convention of the year will be held here Satur day with the avowed intention of splitting as many southern states as possible from the regular dem ocratic fold This industrial capital of the cotton field country is the conven tion city of a southern group which its leaders hope can swing the balance of power in November Not in the general election but in the electoral college which does the actual naming of presidents The meeting will be attended by delegates from at least 5 states plus spectators drawn from those who like President Truman least It will last only a few hours with the result the selection of a man to carry the states rights banner against the civil rights flags of both Mr Truman and republican candidate Thomas E Dewey Laney Probable Gov Ben Laney of Arkansas probably will be their man Laney ran briefly for the democratic nomination withdrew and saw Sen Richard B Russell of Georgia collect 263 convention votes Rus sell is having no part of this warrants at a late hour Thursday windows of the chamber of labor anything constructive can come out of this special session He added that the reasons for high prices will be brought out and Mr Truman will have a lot to answer for Taft at Helm The labor committee headed by Senator Robert A Taft and Rep Fred A Hartley Jr will be the first ones to consider the presidents re newed appeals for a national health program federal aid to ed ucation and a higher minimum wage The senate passed in the last session a bill providing federal grantsinaid to state for educa tion but it died in the house Likewise both a democratic na tional health insurance measure and a republicansponsored aid tostates health bill got senate committee consideration but no floor action On minimum wages a senate labor subcommittee considered a republican proposal to boost the minimum hourly wage from 40 to 60 cents an hour and a demo cratic bill for a 75cont minimum plus broadened coverage BLITZ TORSO UNCOVERED London JP The torso of a 1941 blitz victim has just been found in a bomb ruins here Even Grocers Urge Boycott on HighPriced Groceries Chicago grocers them selves urged housewives Friday to stop buying highpriced foods The national association of re tail grocers said that there is one sure way of beating high food paying them Mrs R M Kiefer secretary manager of the association blam ed part of the recent wave of price increases on consumers Americans have larger appe tites today than they had before the war she said and they seem to prefer luxury foods Thus far they have made little effort to curtail their purchases of these foods and consequently prices of some of these foods which are in short supply are forced up to un natural levels Leave Out Steaks She housewives to take steaks chops and roasts off their shopping lists Meanwhile the AFL Amalga mated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmens union announced plans for a nationwide campaign to bring the prices of meat down to reasonable levels If prices dont come down the government must restore controls on meat said Union President Earl W Jimerson The union previously had advo cated the removal of price ceilings on meat as a means of increasing production At New York the New York State Association of Retail Meat Dealers representing 3000 butch ers said it would sponsor a pub lic mass meeting to demand con gressional action on meat prices Approves Idea At Chicago Charles H Bro mann Jr executive secretary oJ Associated Food Dealers Inc said his group approved the idea The organization represents 2350 in dependent shops in the Chicago area For the first time in the his tory of our organization he said we indorse consumer resistance as a means of protesting agains high meat prices Bromann said retail butchers are operating at a loss even with todays record high prices because of the cost of wholesale meat At Washington the agricultur department reported that whole sale and retail milk prices climbec to record high levels early thi month Retail prices of standard milk home delivered in 24 citie averaged 208 cents a quart thi department said It also reported that averagi prices of foods increased o 1 per cent last week night names of the others were to be released following ser vice of the warrants Among the first arrested were Leo R Guynn Everett Hopper chief steward of the local the Rev Percy Burt first vice presi dent Sidney Garrison depart ment steward Don Young head of the locals veteran group and Sherman Briner and Merle Shea union members Included among the 8 was Fred Lee Roberts 55 Dunkerton who vas indicted for manslaughter in onncction with the fatal shooting if William Farrell 39 a union picket during the riot County At orney Blair Wood had sought a nurdor charge against Roberts a rash Kills 1 4 Others Hurt Cars Collide on 1Way Road Area Clbaton A C Win er wife of a Clinton florist was dllcd and 4 other persons were 5criously injured Thursday night n a headon automobile collision Winter was in critical condi ion Friday at Mercy hospital icre Others injured were Mrs Verna radert an aunt of Mrs Winter eorge Andersen and Carolyn Jahn both of Charlotte The accident occurred at a 1 way stretch of highway 136 which is under repair 13 miles north west of Clinton Police said Andersen and Miss Jahn were driving about 70 miles an hour and swerved around the car of the Rev Jos eph Conlon Clinton who had stopped for the 1way barricade The Andersen car struck Winters machine traveling on the 1way lane office there The strike followed an attempt 2 days ago on the life of commun ist leader Palmiro Togliatti TogliattLs physicians said he passed an agitated night and his condition had grown worse He had a maximum temperature of 102 during the night and his pulse was 122 The bulletin on his condition said bronchopneumoii ial congestion developed base of the lungs at the meeting but will work within the party The dissident southern demo crats are angered at the civil rights program which Mr Truman has again called on congress to adopt and which was put in strong terms in the party platform Laney for mer Alabama Gov Frank M Dix on and Mississippi Gov Fielding Wright are among those to appear here To Be Absent Russell is not the only leader of the early days of the revolt who will not attend Gov J Strorn Thurmond of South Carolina who keynoted the first Dixiecrat meet ing several weeks ago will be tied up by previous engagements Florida will send observers and Georgia may not participate even that far States slated to take active part are Alabama Mississippi South Carolina Texas and Arkansas No one official is expected from Tennessee North Carolina Vir ginia or Louisiana Weather Report FORECAST Mason Cits Fair and moderately warm Saturday Cool Friday night Low Friday night 57 High Saturday 85 Iowa Generally fair Friday night and Saturday Cooler Friday night Low Friday night 606D Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average neai normal through Wednesday Normal lows near 64 Normal highs near 89 Normal tem peratures Saturday and Sun day turning cooler by Monday warmer again by Wednesday Precipitation will average one fourth many places receiving none Showers will oc cur at infrequent most likely after Sunday Minnesota Fair Friday night and slightly cooler east portion Saturday fair south and partly cluudy with light showers north IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Friday Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 79 58 72 01 86 C3 Breathes Life Into Daughter After Attack Mincola N Y A mother breathed life back into her 22 month old baby Thursday after police said the father had choked the infant because he had been awakened by her cries The father Samuel G Lock wood a 35 year old Lakcview let ter carrier was held Friday with out bail for grand jury action charged with assault with intent to kill Police said that Lockwoods wife Caroline and a sister tried to restrain him from choking his daughter Failing to do so Mrs Lockwood hit him over the head with a portable radio Then a neighbor broke his grip on the child Meanwhile Mrs Ixjckwood re vived the baby by breathing into her mouth The baby was taken to Meadowbrook hospital A favorite haunt of wild ducks is Hoodoo lake in Idahos Sawtooth mountains In season thousands of ducks can be found there Foley Sworn In as Undersecretary of Treasury Washington H Folejr Jr of New York has been sworn in as undersecretary of treasury succeeding A Lee M Wiggins who retired to enter pri vate business Foley took the oath Thursday from Chief Justice Fred M Vin son of the supreme court A grad uate of Fordham university he was formerly assistant secretary of treasury John S Graham was to be sworn in as Foleys successor Fri day He has been assistant to the undersecretary since 1946 Provide for Notification From Arabs Moslem League Meets at Lebanon to Talk Over UNS Demand BULLETIN Amman Trans Jordan UR Trans Jordan govern ment Friday gave orders for a ceasefire in Jerusalem at 2 a m 8 p m Tel Aviv Israeli gov ernment Friday decided to accept the United Nations security coun cils demand for an immediate truce in Palestine The acceptance was provisional upon the Jewish government re ceiving notification that the Arab nations have ordered their armies to cease hostilities at a specific hour The political committee of the Arab league was meeting at Aley Lebanon to consider the cease fire demand and there were some indications that the Arab chieftains also would agree to accept the truce Israel Note The provisional government of Israel after an extraordinary meeting notified United Nations SecretaryGeneral Trygve Lie that The provisional government of Israel having taken note of the resolution of the security council of July 15 1948 decided to com ply with the councils request for resumption of the truce in Pales tine and for immediate uncondi tional ceasefire in Jerusalem Wait for Arabs The necessary orders to make the truce effective will be issued it was said as soon as the Jews are notified that the Arab gov ernments have agreed and have issued orders for these arrange ments to take effect at the respec tive times laid down in the reso lution Meanwhile SAME BUek traffic death In pail 24 boon Gromyko Sails for Home Aboard Liner Gripsholm New York Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Gromy ko famed for his vetoes in the United Nations sails Friday for hdme on the liner Gripsholm Gromykos successor as soviet representativeat the UN Jacob M Halik took over Russias seat on the security council Thursday Short Circuit Called Cause of B29 Crash Salina Kans cir cuit in its electrical system was blamed Friday for the flaming crash of a B29 in which 9 crew members were killed and another injured critically Col Leslie G command er of the 301st very heavy bom bardment squadron at Smoky Hill army air base said an electrical fire broke out in the rear section of the superfort as it was making its final run to land at the base late Thursday The giant superfort was return ing to the air base with 14 other B29s following a simulated attack on Omaha St Louis and the Kansas Citys Three crew members escapee with minor injuries by parachutinj when the plane was less than 120 feet from the earth Col Hulzer explained that al crew members on B29s carry parachutes but because of the low altitude of the bomber when th fire was discovered the others ob viously lacked time to bail out be fore the crash Jewish and Arab forces were fighting a showdown battle for control of the TelAviv Jerusalem highway at BabEl Wad where the Arabs have long maintained a blockade Officials reports said Jewish forces occu pied 4 Arab villages in that area but the Arab Legion recaptured a village northeast of Lydda which the Israeli took Saturday Farmer Files Suit Claims Injuries Due to Defect in Tractor Dubuque B Hefflin farmer of near Osage filed a 000 damage suit Friday in which he contended that faulty mechan ism in a new tractor resulted in his being permanently injured The suit was filed in U S dis trict court here against the Ford Motor company of Detroit Mich and Carl Jorde Ford dealer at Osage The suit charges that a bushing in the front righthand spindle of the tractor he purchased from Jorde was missing As a result Hefflin said the tractor went out of control the first time he used it throwing him to the ground and rendering his left arm permanent ly useless GlobeGazette Photo HARVEST oats harvest is getting under way in North Iowa and in another week will be in full swing The picture shows one of the early ones Tony Napoletano miles south of Rock Falls who finished his first field Wed nesday The Rock Falls and Dougherty communities did not have rain early in the week like the rest of Cerro Gordo county so were able to start cutting sooner Prospects are for a very good oats crop this year and corn just never looked better according to Marion E Olson county ex tension director See page V British Jets Make Arrival on Continent Montreal airway traffig control reported Friday that 6 R A F Vampires first jet air craft to cross the Atlantic arrived at Mont Joli airport Friday morn ing Mont Joli is 350 miles down the St Lawrence river from here The planes which will make a tour of Canada and the United States left Goose Bay airport Labrador at a m Eastern Standard Time They arrived at Mont Joli about a m The planes will refuel at Mont Joli before flying to nearby Dorval airport where they are expected to arrive Friday afternoon The jets left their base in Eng land July 1 They were held up by weather at Sornoway in the Hebrides before they were able to make the hops from Iceland and Greenland and across the North ern seas to Goose Bay Colombia South America is nearly nine limes the size of state of New York   

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