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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 19, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LIV Associated Press and United Full Lease Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JULY 19 1948 This Paper Consists of Two One No 242 One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor Looking Back on Another Convention AGAIN Im back from covering a national political convention 12th in 20 years Again Im being asked a lot of interesting questions about my impressions of what happened in Philadelphia last week as acquired from a ring side seat inthe press gallery at the democratic conclave Three weeks ago after return ing from the republican conclave I gave over a commentary to sum ming up these questions and answers Thats to be my approach in this visit with you At that time I called attention to the fact that I am republican minded I do that again so that listeners may apply whatever dis count they regard as proper under the circumstances to the views I express How Exciting Was It Whereas after the republican convention the query most fre quently put to me was What do you think of the ticket the top question asked of me this time is Was the democratic con vention as exciting as the repub lican convention And in my reply I parry the question by pointing out that ex citing isnt quite the word In teresting is a better word so far as Im concerned Actually theres more tedium than excitement at any political convention Going on from there I have the opinion that in this respect there wasnt much to choose between the 2 confabs Interests Were Different Interest at the republican cen tered on who was to be the nom inee for president although from the start Thomas E Dewey was well out in front At the demo cratic convention principal in terest centered on 2 matters 1 Whos to be Harry S Tru mans running mate 2 How serious is the split by the states in the deep south over the civil rights plank written into the platform They Talk On and On At both no more than the were long hours of monotonous mean ingless and asinine oratory serv Fighting Continues Despite Agreement to CeaseFire Order Murder Rap GlobeGazette Photo OFFICERS is the 1936 Ford coach owned by Arthur Ubben 24 Thornton which helped lead officers to the arrest of Ubben and 5 others in connection with the death of Charles Gallup Nora Springs farmer Deputy Sheriff Jerry Allen of Cerro Gordo county and Patrolman Dana Rima 2 members of the arresting party point to a dent made in the car by a rock thrown by Gallups 14yearold son after his father had staggered from a blow to the head Togliatti Better Prepares to Resume Duties of Party mac river All Represented Every walk of life was ing no other purpose than killing time so that the convention could fill out the time specified in the contract with the host city Returning to the question Which convention was the more interesting Id say that interest at the GOP affair was a bit more sustained than at the democratic convention The democrats started slow and worked up to their climax Looking io November The question What about the democratic ticket is invariably joined with a companion query tonio TCexaV how do you think theyll come out in November To this last Im offering no answer other than at the present moment and from present indi cations the republican party seems to be definitely favored But it must be added that a lot of things can happen between now and next November Of course the only new thing about the democratic ticket is Senator Alben Barkley of Ken tucky vice presidential nominee In assaying his effectiveness one has to take into consideration a number of factors and weigh him against a number of other possible selections Will South Take Barkley Being from Kentucky will he be able to draw the deep south states back into line If this was a primary consideration would Sam Rayburn of Texas have been better If the wish was to draw sup port from Henry Wallace would Justice Douglas or somebody else further left ideologically have been more effective Should there have been an at tempt to counterbalance Earl Warrens appeal to the western like Senator OMahoney of Wyoming or Mon Wallgren of Washington Or should an appeal have been made to the populous eastern states through the nomination of somebody like Lehman of New York McMahon of Connecticut McGrath of Rhode Island or Mc Cormack of Massachusetts They Liked Barkley In my opinion these questions didnt have very much consider ation The delegates chose Mr Barkley because they were drawn to him on a personal basis He wowed em with his keynote speech and they reasoned that he would prove the partys most effective campaigner despite his 71 years Among many I suspect that Alben Barkley is among is still a ran cor over what happened 4 years ago The white house nod at that time went to Harry S Truman when more logically by reason of service to party and demonstrated ability it might well have gone to Mr Barkley Chance for Amends Here was the opportunity to make amends for a past grevious wrong done to the venerable Ken tuckyan The democratic feeling toward Barkley is not unlike the republican feeling toward Hoover Logic always comes out a bad sec Continued on 2 Pershing to End of Trail General Buried in Arlington Cemetery Washington nation and the world gave a last salute Mon day to General of the Armies John Joseph Pershing For the 2nd day thousands trekked to the capitol to file si lently past his bier Other thousands deployed along adjacent streets waiting for a glimpse of the cortege taking him to a heros grave across the Poto repre sented among those who paid fi nal tribute in the flowerbanked rotunda of the capitol There were simple flowers from the lowly There was an immense red rose design from the French government and the people France Among almost countless floral pieces was a great flower flag from the Chinese refugees from Mexico 1917 and San An Ronie Parl miro Togliatti recovering steadily from an attempted assassination last Wednesday prepared Monday to resume active direction on the Italian communist party Doctors reported his general condition noticeably better Togliatti learned from his wife of the tremendous reaction includ ing widespread rioting that fol lowed his shooting Deaths to 20 The death toll in the riots now has risen to 20 and police were on the alert against further out breaks The interior ministry said vir tually all trouble areas were calm Monday II S Accused Pietro Secchia acting head of the Italian communist party said the United States was responsible for the shooting of Togliatti by a Sicilian student In a front page article in the party newspaper Unita Secchia said that Americans with the con nivance of the British and the Vatican tried to eliminate Togliatti because he was the only man who could prevent Italy from joining the western powers in a wai against Russia Ford Union Renew Talks Date for Next Meet Will Be Set Later Detroit Ford Motor ompany agreed Monday to meet vith the CIO United Auto Workers n another attempt to avert a trike of 1160000 production em ployes Henry Ford II in a telegram to Union President Walter P Reuth er said a date for the meeting will set later Reuther appealed to Ford di rectly for another attempt at set Sends Wreath President Truman sent a large wreath of gladiolas and larkspur The day brought Cavalryman Pershing to the end of a long trail of Arlingtons green hills Weekend Auto Wrecks Kill 7 2 Iowa Accidents Involve Motorcycles By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Traffic accidents 2 of them in volving motorcycles claimed the lives of 7 persons in Iowa over the weekend Two youths were killed Sunday on highway 67 a half mile east of Princeton when the motorcycle on which they were riding and an automobile collided headon They were William John Koppin 20 of Newton and Richard Elmer Hussett 19 of Le Claire Fatally Injured In another motorcycle accident Dwight Maland Gravitt 23 of Centerville was fatally injured 5 miles east of Centerville on high way 2 Two brothers Raymond and Theodore Hoerer of Waukon were fatally injured in a traffic acci dent 7 miles north of Lansing Saturday night on highway 82 Auto Truck Hit Mrs Edna Bartmess 62 of Ne vada was killed in an autotruck collision on highway 30 on a bridge over the Skunk river early Sunday In Des Moines Ernest Williams 41 died Sunday night at a hospi tal of injuries suffered when he fell from the rear of a truck Carroll Reece to Run for U S Senate Seat Knowille Tenn Reece former republican nationa chairman will be a candidate fo the United States senate in Ten nessees republican primary Aug 5 Reece served 25 years as repre sentative from the 1st congressmen al district in Tennessee to Be Filed Sheriff Says 6 Young Men Held in Investigation of Death of Nora Springs Man Sheriff B F Athcrton of Floyd county said Monday at Charles City that he intended to file charges of murder against 6 young men being held in connection with an assault which resulted in the death of Charles Gallup 60 farm er living at the west edge of Nora Springs Sunday night His statement was made after the 6 had been questioned at length Monday morning by Sher iff Cal Dwan of Cerro Gordo county and Atherton in Dwans office The men were later taken to the Floyd county jail at Charles City pending charges Death From Blow August Gauger acting coroner of Floyd county said death re sulted from a hemorrhage caused by a blow on the left temple Gauger stated that Gallup had apparently gone out shortly after 8 p m to investigate what he Western Military Heads of Berlin Confer on Germany ling a wage and contract dispute that threatened to idle 46 Ford plants across the nation The union invitation was dis patched to Ford after the UAW iO Executive Board authorized a strike thus removing the last barrier to a walkout It was agreed to seek another meeting with the company before setting a date for the strike Ne gotiations broken off last Wednesday called a disturbance by a group of youths in a car in Gallups drive way Hailed as 1st Woman to Pilot Commercial Plane Across Ocean Shannon Airport Eire Blonde Virginia Witherington 35 of New Haven Conn was ac claimed Monday as the first wom an to navigate a commercial air liner across the Atlantic Miss Witherington who holds a navigation certificate from the U S navy brought over the KLM airliner Flying Dutchman Sun day The plane carried miscel laneous freight from New York to Amsterdam His wife found him lying un conscious in the driveway a few minutes later Gauger said He died shortly after arriving in a hospital at Mason City in an am bulance The 6 men were rounded up early Monday morning by 2 Cerro Gordo county deputy sheriffs Jerry Allen and Frank Waychus Patrolman Dana Rima of Charles City and Sheriff Charles Nolte of Hampton They were all in cus tody by 6 a m They have been identified as as Arthur Ubben 24 Thornton Robert Garlock 19 Thornton Orin Lee Burns 25 Hampton Harold Riekens 31 Sheffield Kenneth McClemmens 19 Shef field Johnny Just 21 Sheffield A partial description of the car owned by Ubben was given by Les Reams a neighbor of Gallups who saw it drive away from the farm Deputy Sheriff Allen Pa trolmen Duane Mayfield Erv S a u n d c r s and Floyd Carver Inn near Clear Lake about p m but it didnt tally with the first information Only Ubben and Garlock were driving it at that time Allen said Meanwhile Rima got a very de tailed description of the auto from Marshall Fred Mummelthie of Rockford and Alvin Dutch Marrs Rockford station attendant who said the car had been there about 7 p m Mumelthie said that he took special notice of the car because the men caused some dis turbance in Rockford and he ob served they speeding as they drove north of town After Rima and Alien cross checked information the arresting party picked up Ubben and Gar oik who were sleeping at Ub bens home in Thornton With urther information and the aid of Sheriff Nolte they found each of he other 4 at their homes and ook them into custody 3 Sons Killed Mr Gallup was the father of 3 sons who were killed in the mili ary service during the recent war 2arl was killed in France Lloyd in Italy and Robert Lynn in Ger many Surviving are the widow and the following9 children Mrs Justus Borchers and Harold Gallup Chico Cal Glenn Dearborn Mich Mrs Roy Wilson Rockford Mrs D L Billings Mrs George Wilson and Mrs John Keith Nora Springs Mrs Henry Steepleton Berlin 3 western mili tary governors met for 4 hoursin blockaded Berlin Monday discuss ing plans for the projected govern ment in western Germany An American spokesman said the Russian land blockade now in its 2nd month was not discussed Truman Informed In Washington however Presi dent Truman called top army and diplomats to the white house to discuss the grave problem Lead ing American officials regard the danger of war as extremely great They were represented as being uncertain whether the Russians actually may want war or are try Mason City and Ray at home He also leaves 2 brothers Frank of Nora Springs and Will of Chi cago 2 sisters Mrs Clarence Mathieson of Estherville and Mrs Helen Batdorf Patton Pa a step father Miles Fenn of Rudd and 2 halfsisters Mrs Earl Johnson of Rudd and Mrs Eleanor of Chicago Funeral services for Mr Gal lup will be held Tuesday at 2 p m at the Christian church with the Rev C W Hicks pastor of ficiating Burial will be in the Rock Grove cemetery south of Nora Springs ing to pull off a gigantic bluff There was open talk that the U S might as a last resort attempt by force to break the blockade Newspapers Frank Newspapers in London frankly of the danger of war be tween Russia and the west Cab inet ministers of the western Euro pean France Hol land Belgium and Luxembourg at The Hague to discuss their common interests in the Ber lin crisis C P Mayhew British under secretary of state for foreign af fairs rejected in parliament a sug gestion that Britain might seek a meeting of the U S Britain France Russia and China under auspices of the United Nations to preserve peace In Berlin the commandersin chief in Germany of the U S Britain and France discussed French objections and German counter proposals to plans for the western Germany government The western powers plans to es tablish a separate regime is one of the underlying causes of Rus sian action in stopping rail road and barge traffic to Berlin which lies deep in the Russian occupa tion zone Premier of Iraq Thought to Be Out Bernadotte Might Return to Rhodes for Headquarters Cairo and Arabs continued fighting in northern and northwestern Palestine Mon day despite acceptance by both sides of the United Nations cease fire ultimatum Jewish sources charged that Iraqi and Syrian troops violated the ceasefire first in the Jenin sector and on the southern shore of Lake Galilee Israeli troops re turned the attack and fighting was reported still going on An Israeli communique said spoke I Jewish troops also attacked south checked the car at the Wayside HOTEL MAN DIES Chicago Eitel 83 president and cofounder of the Bismarck hotel here died Sun day With his brother Karl he established the hostelry during Chicagos Columbian exposition in 1893 The Eitels began their hotel business 2 years after com ing in 1891 from Stuttgart Ger many SAME BUek flBf traffU la Defendants in Rath Case Out on Bond Waterloo was fur nished Monday for 3 more persons indicted by a Black Hawk county grand jury in connection with last springs strike at Rath Meat Pack ing company Represented by their attorney who furnished bond were Russell Bull Des Moines in dicted for conspiracy to riot bond Bull is a representative of the CIO Meat Packer Workers In ternational union Margaret Boehlmer Waterloo indicted for malicious mischief bond Frank Plavets Waterloo in dicted for malicious mischief bond The indictments were among 33 returned by the grand jury which investigated the shooting and riot which occurred last May in con nection with the strike of Haifa when Arabs fired on Jewish traffic using the coastal highway to Tel Aviv The Jews Claimed they had opened the highway to traffic in fighting be fore the deadline Signs of Dissension There were signs of dissension in Arab ranks over the Arab leagues acceptance of the United Nations ultimatum An unofficial report from Beirut said Iraqi Premier Mohammed ElSadr re signed because other Arab league leaders brought pressure upon him to accept the ceasefire order Reports in Haifa said Count Folke Bernadotte may return to Palestine to establish his head quarters which has been situated on the Greek Island of Rhodes The Arab league political com mittee meeting in the Lebanese hill village of Aley near Beirut bowed to the ceasefire ultimatum after heated wrangling but attached 3 conditions to a full truce The Arabs demanded 1 Complete cessation of Jewish immigration during United Na tions attempts to reach a solu tion to the Palestine problem 2 Permission for 300000 Pales tinian Arabs now refugees in neighboring Arab states to return home 3 The truce period must be definitely fixed and not left un determined JUDY TAKES REST Hollywood Judy Garland Monday was under orders from her doctors to take a 3 month rest at home to recover from nervous exhaustion Hogs which are kept cool during the summer months eat better gain faster and put on weight at less cost HELD FOR 6 men arrested early Monday by Iowa highway patrolmen Cerro Gordo county deputy sheriffs and Sheriff Carl Nolte of Hampton are being held in connection with the death of Charles Gallup Nora Springs farmer who died of a blow to the temple near GlobeGazette Photo his home Sunday night Left to right Arthur Ubben 24 Thornton Harold Riekens 31 Sheffield Kenneth Mc Clemmens 19 Sheffield Johnnie Just 21 Sheffield Orin Lee Burns 25 Haniptbn and Robert Garlock 19 Thornton Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy Tuesday with a brief shower Monday night Warmer Monday and Tuesday Low Monday night 63 to 65 High Tuesday 88 Iowa Partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday with scattered thundershowers Low Monday iight 6570 Mlnncsotaj Partly cloudy with scattered showers in southwest and extreme south portions Monday night and in south and west central portions Tuesday Not so cool Monday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum 79 Minimum 59 At 8 a m Monday 70 Precipitation trace YEAR AGO Maximum 68 Minimum 48 Bouline Held to Grand Jury at Clear Lake Clear L a k Bouline 49 was bound over to the grand jury on the charge of manslaugh ter following a preliminary hear ing before Ira Jones justice of peace at the city hall here Mon day Boulines bond was set at which he was in the process of providing at Monday after noon On the motion of Defense At torney M L Mason spectators were not allowed in the court room County Attorney James Brown and Murray Finley as sistant county attorney repre sented the state Bouline was held in connection with the death of Ole Hayseth bachelor farmer Hayseth who lived on a farm 4 miles southeast of Clear Lake died in a hospital Sunday July 1 of injuries received in a fight just after midnight at Clear Lake The findings of the county coro ner Dr Ralph E Smiley were that death came as a result of a skull fracture and bleeding from the middle meningeal artery His report followed an autopsy State OKs Leases for Army Facilities atAlgonaOeiwein Des Moines state ex ecutive council Monday approved leases for armory facilities lor 9 national guard units The leases included the follow ing 2 in North Iowa Oelwein 3 months a month Algona 4 months a month Guard headquarters explained that the shortterm leases would provide temporary quarters and that negotiations were under way for permanent facilities for those units   

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