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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 23, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBOURS VOL IAV Associated Press and United Press Full Iease Wires HOME EDITION Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JULY 23 1948 U S Policy Toward Russia Is Criticized Iowa Public Opinion facwef i One of every 3 lowans recently Interviewed by the IOWA PUBLIC OPINION PANEL believes our leaders are not dealing with Rus sia intelligently and a majority of those who say that think our policy has not been tough enough Typi cal of these re marks are 2 that We are too liberal with them they will put off trouble for some time and then they will be harder to handle or We should sit down on them now and tell them whats what and make them abide by it Others say we have not made our policy clear to Moscow and a few believe we are too unfriendly in our dealings with Russia A few who approve our policies do so because of the recent develop ments As one remarks They have been doing all right the last few days they have been telling the Russians off A crosssection of Iowa voters was asked Do you feel that the United States is now dealing with Russia in an intelligent manner Those answering No were then asked What do you think we are doing wrong In reply to the 1st question slightly less than half an swer Yes that we are dealing with Russia in an intelligent man a few over No and the balance are doubtful or undecided LESS THAN MAJORITY SAY WAR COMING SOON Curiously enough lowans dur ing the 1st week of July were a little more optimistic about the chance of avoiding or delaying war than they were 2 months pre xiously Possibly the continuing alarms of the last few months have slightly lessened rather than increased the anticipation of an early shooting war These recurr ing crises may be developing their own form of immunity leading to some disbelief in the threat of war it actually occurs Opinions weie 1st asked on this point early in May just preceding an exchange of notes between Rus sian Foreign Minister Molotov and Walter B Smith United States ambassador to Moscow At that time a slight majority felt we would have war with our World war II ally within 5 years Opin ions were again asked early this month after our occupation forces started air deliveries of food and coal supplies to Berlin In this re cent sampling of opinions less than a majority say they expect war within 5 years Answers in May and July com pare as follows Expect war with Russia May July This year 5 4 Next year 8 7 Withm 5 years 41 33 Within 20 years 10 15 Never 14 22 No opinion 22 19 This Paper Consists of Two One No 246 Warren Photo PARTY LEADERS States Senator George A Wilson left and William S Beardsley republican nominee for governor are shown as they conferred in Des Moines Friday on plans for a unified campaign strategy in the fall election The 2 party leaders were in Des Moines for the Iowa state republican convention Senator Wilson delivered the keynote address at the opening session at 11 and Mr Beardsley was scheduled to speak Friday afternoon The 2 men who at one time served together in the Iowa legislature made the fol lowing joint statement on campaign plans We are started on a vigorous and intensive campaign toward the objective we both representative government nationally statewide and locally That is the type of government which is sodear to the hearts of all Americans All of our endeavor will be toward that end As in the earlier poll there is no significant difference between in come groups in opinions about our policies in dealing with Rus sia or in estimates of when war will come Neither do opinions dif fer much by age groups except that younger people are a little more inclined than average to an ticpate war within the next 5 years Those who disagree with our policies in dealing with Russia niake the following criticisms or suggestions 56 say We have been too leni ent with Russia We should set tougrh with them 8 We should not be sending Russia supplies 6 We should let Russia know how we stand We should make our policy clear etc 6 We should reach a settle ment with Russia We should try to agree with them etc 9 We are being unfriendly to ward Russia 11 make miscellaneous criti cisms or suggestions 4 cannot explain what they think we are doing wrong The above percentages apply only to those who criticize our pol icy in dealing with Russia one tfyird of the total So this means that approximately onefifth of all lowans believe we should get tougher or that we have been too lenient about 2 per cent tnink we should clarify our policy and 3 per cent that we are being unfriendly toward Russia Ohio Killers to End of Trail West Shot Daniels Gives Up Fight Van Wert Ohio youth ful exconvicts who terrorized Ohio with 7 slayings in the last 14 days hit the end of their crime career Friday at a Van Wert county police road block One was dying shot between the eyes and the other captured James C West 24 year eld be spectacled reformatory parolee from Parkersburg W Va de scribed as the gun happy mem ber of the bandit pair was shot between the eyes His 22 year old Robert M Daniels of Columbus put up his hands and then confessed all 7 of the killings which have kept the midwest in a 2 week turmoil Use Road Blocks The highway patrol local po lice FBI and other officials had set up road blocks all Over the northern half of the state alter 2 more killings early Friday and the road blocks paid off Van Wert county and city offi cials were stationed at a road block G miles northeast of here where routes 224 and 627 meet Driveway Truck A driveaway truck with 4 auto mobiles aboard approached The officers stopped it for a routine check The driver of the truck came out of the cab an army rifle blaz ing Sgt L D Conn 42 Van Wert policeman went down with a bul let in his chest Frank A Frie moth 55 county game protector also fell with a bullet in his breast the slug lodging in his arm Both officers with Sheriff Roy Shaffer blazed away with their guns despite the wounds and Ser geant Conn finally hit the driver between the eyes with a machine Plea for Peace Dropped at UN Buildings With Bomb More Than 60 Overcome in Newspaper Plant Fire Philadelphia UR More than O firemen and workmen were overcome Thursday night when a stubbdrn 2alarm fire destroyed valuable newsprint paper in the Philadelphia Inquirers new roto gravure building The fire broke out Thursday but continued to smoulder throughout the night The building itself suf fered little damage but Inquirer officials estimated that the amount of paper destroyed by fire and water might reach 5000 tons The blaze started in a sub where the newsprint pa per was stored gun bullet The driver xvas identi and flevs away BULLETIN New Haven Conn man who identified himself as Stephen J Supina sought as the pilot who dropped a missile near United Nations headquar ters surrendered himself Fri day in the newsroom of the New Haver Register New York former army flyer sought as the pilot who loosed a missile near United Na tions headquarters also dropped a plea for peace written on his discharge papers Nassau county police said Friday The discharge papers of Ste phen J Supina 36 of Willing ton Conn were found in an en velope near the U N offices Capt H M Demoii of the county police force reported The cloth and envelope were found Friday in a tree Meanwhile a niece of Supina advised New York police he had told her he was responsible for the bombing Supina a former B17 turret gunner who had been worried about a new war was the object of a widespread hunt but his whereabout remained a mystery He got out of a plane at La Guardia field shortly after the U N bombing and disappeared The niece of Supina Miss Glad ys G Chernushek told police the pilot appeared at her apartment Thursday night and recounted the full story after they had heard news broadcasts about the bomb ing The blast from the missile was heard a mile away Thursday Delegates and staff members were thrown into a state of excite ment Scores of to the windows of U N chambers Others poured outside as a small yellowandorange plane banked fied as West Dewey Ike in Meeting at Pawling Pawling N Y Thom as E Dewey and Gen Dwight D Eisenhower discussed the critical European situation at a surprise conference here Friday Eisenhower president of Col umbia university came to Pawling at Deweys request They discussed European affairs and our military establishments an aide of Gover nor Dewey said The visit of the World war II al lied supreme commander in Eu rope preceded by one day the scheduled conference here by Gov Dewey with Senator Arthur H Vandenberg and John Foster Dulles to discuss the foreign situa tion in general and the Berlin crisis in detail Dewey had made no prior an nouncement of the Eisenhower conference Ike and Mrs Eisenhower motored from New York City Fri day morning They had lunch with the governor and Mrs Dewey and were to return late Friday It was understood that Dewey sought Eisenhowers views partic ularly on the central European sit uation Plane Ostrichlined Fort Worth Tex UR Ed Ritcheys airplane is different in the interior at from other aircraft The cabin is lined with ostrich skin Vets Warned on Failure to Report Des Moines 3000 of the 9203 Iowa veterans enrolled in onthcjob training programs under the G I bill may be dropped from the program at the end of this month the veter ans administration office here re ported Friday Their checks will be discon tinued unless they make reports on their training status by July 31 the VA said The VA office explianed that all veterans now in onthejob train ing under the G I bill public law 346 are required to make monthly reports on their training status or face the penalty of hav ing subsidence checks delayed pending receipt of these reports In 1947 about 200000 people travelled to the top of Pikes Peak in Colorado no tetttlt death 24 Reds Release 3 Americans Goff Arrested on InterZonal Trip Berlin Americans one of them held incommunicado for 3 days were released Friday by soviet authorities after strong American protests One of the Americans R F Goff Altoona Pa was taken prisoner by the Russians last Tuesday morning when he at tempted to pass through the soviet corridor west of Berlin into the British zone Reassigned Goff an engineer with the American military government had been reassigned from Berlin to the city of Wetzlar in the American ione and was attempt ing to reach his new post when he was arrested The other 2 Americans were military police who inadvertantly crossed into the soviet zone on the outskirts of the American sector of Berlin at noon Thursday Early Release U S army authorities identified the military police as Pfc George G Hunt Camp Ohio and Pfc Elwood E Dwinncl Mabton Wash The American provost marshals office said all 3 were released early Friday morning Baby Deer in Candy Store Worse Than Bull in China Shop Columbia Pa fright ened lawn in a candy shop proved just as inconvenient as a bull in a china store The baby deer wandered into the store Thursday night dashed from counter to case and finally tried to leap through a plate glass window Policeman William Myers tried in vain to rope the deer Finally he subdued the animal with a nightstick Sarah Warden the candy shop keeper estimated the damage at Cl ay Sees No U S Involvement in War Charge Red Violation of Flight Rules British Turn Down Russian Offer to Supply Electricity Berlin British have accused the Russians of 3 viola tions of flight rules in the air lane used by the RAF to supply sovietblockaded Berlin British officials claim soviet fighter planes probably engaged in target prac tice in the corridor The British military govern ment turned down a Russian offer to supply electric power to a fac tory in western Berlin The Russian planes were sighted in the British airway Thursday as American aircraft poured into Berlin with a new record haul of food and fuel On the 27th day of the BritishAmerican airlift Da kotas and Skymasters unloaded 1638 tons of supplies in 285 flights to Tempelhof airdrome Keep Pace The British kept pace The RAF flew 150 flights into the British sector of the city Thursday with an estimated 546 tons British officials said a 4 engine York transport sighted 3 soviet Yak fighters trailing a sleeve towing aircraft in the BerlinBuck burg corridor Such sleeves com monly are used for target prac tice No Evidence There is no evidence that the 3 were shooting at the sleeve while the York was nearby one British official said but they probably were shooting The British rejected a Russian offer to 10000 kilowatt hours of power daily to the A E G Turbine factory in the British sector which is working mostly for the Russians A British spokes man said the offer was the thin edge of a soviet wedge driving toward economic control of all Berlin Porter Back to Post in Washington Washington UR President Truman Friday brought Paul A Porter former price administra tor back into the administration to prepare an explanation of the antiinflation program to present to congressional committees of the special session Porter will serve as a nonpaid special assistant to the president The white house said his duty will be to coordinate the in formation that may be presented to the appropriate congressional committees if and when hearings are held on the presidents pro posed antiinflation legislation Porter attended the cabinet meeting Friday morning when the president outlined his special ses sion program The appointment strengthened reports from administration source that Mr Truman will seek some form of price control from the special session Americas literary history be gan in 1608 with John Smiths True Relation of Virginia Wallace Soys He Will Not Repudiate Support on Peace Philadelphia 7P Henry AJL Wallace said Friday he will not repudiate any support that comes to him on the basis of peace in his 3rd party presidential race Wallace told a news conference that if the communists want to support him he will not denounce them At the same time he said no one is going to be able to prove that he is a communist The 3rd party presidential can didate arriving for the opening Friday night of a convention which will nominate him for pres ident and Senator Glen Taylor of Idaho for yice president called into the communist issue at his 1st meeting wijth reporters Wallace said that wherever he has gone newspapermen have at tempted to pin him down on the communist question Desperate Most of them have been des perately hoping that Mr Wallace either will repudiate the commun ists in no uncertairl language or that in some way Mr Wallace will embrace communism he de clared At this point he repeated a statement he made last May in which he said there is no question that reports of communist support for his candidacy constitute a political liability He said the communists were supporting him because they want peace so that they can carry out in Russia their social experiment there Wants Peace He wants peace Wallace said so that progressive capitalism will have a chance to operate in this country On his arrival Wallace told cheering backers that they are making world history This convention will mark a great turning point in the history of this party the United States and the world he said to several hundred party leaders delegates and party workers who greeted him at Broad street station with shouts and party campaign songs Stepping from the train Wal lace declared chances of his party in the coming election are fine BOYD PETE HAYES Warren Photo Hayes Succeeds Webster in GOP State Committee Post By STAFF REPRESENTATIVE Des Moines Boyd Hayes Charles City attorney succeeded Bennett A Webster of Mason City Friday as 3rd district member of the Iowa state republican central committee Hayes was the unanimous choice of the 3rd district republican caucus held at the Savery hotel Friday morning before the opening of the state convention of the party Mrs Gertrude Wilharm Sum ner vice chairman of the state republican central committee was reelected 3rd district committee woman Arch McFarland Water loo was named presidential elec tor Named to the convention com mittees were R H Mulder Park ersburg resolutions Harold Mc Kinley S Ansgar permanent or ganization Hughes Bryant Mason City rules and WJlliam Anthony Cedar Falls credentials Gwynne Says No A communication from Rep John W Gwynne defeated in his race for renomination in the pri mary stated decisively that he would not come put independently on the ticket this fall as he had been urged by the large number of party members The communication read by Ray Eggert of Waterloo also stated that the congressman would not becandidate in 1950 inasmuch as there arc many good republicans available Eggert also read another com munication from Rep Gwynne in which the latter expressed appre ciation for the loyal support given him in the district in past years Nominated by Burma Hayes was placed in nomination for central committeeman by Henry Burma of Allison who said that he would have a special ap peal to the young republicans The nomination was seconded by State Senator Herman Knudson of Mason City and Ed Donahue New Hampton Joe B Tyc of Marshalltown who had been mentioned as a possible choice for committeeman pre sented the motion that made selection unanimous Is War n Veteran A veteran of World war II Hayes is city attorney at Charles City and Floyd county republican committee chairman For a num ber of years he was closely asso ciated politically with the late Wesley G Henke who was 3rd district central committeeman at the time of his death last year Webster who was named to suc ceed Henke presided at the caucus He told the delegates that he spent so little time in the 3rd district that he would not be able to carry on the work of central committeeman and hence could not be 8 candidate for reelection Hayes pledged vigorous leader ship and stated that he would count heavily on advice and coun sel from more experienced mem bers of the party Discuss Nomination The 3rd district delegates also discussed the secretary of state nomination C A Bryson Iowa Falls Har din county representative while mentioning no candidates argued Says Army Will Stay in Germany General Appears Before House Senate Groups Washington Lucius D Clay told congress members Friday the Americans will stay in Berlin and he doesnt expect any thing to happen that will involve he country in war In rapidfire order the Ameri an military governor in Germany appeared separately before house and senate groups and paid a fare well call on President Truman at the white house Clay first told a house group including some members of the foreign affairs committee that American forces in Germany can and will carry out this govern ments intention to remain in Ber lin despite the crisis over the soviet blockade Talks to Senators Later he talked privately with a group of senators headed by Senator Wherry act ing majority leader Wherry told reporters Gen Clay told us the situation is not any worse than it has been He said they will continue to work it out He said nothing has hap pened yet to involve us in war and we can expect that nothing will Another senator represented Clay as being very optimistic over finding a satisfactory solu tion to the Berlin problem 35 Minute Parley Earlier Clay had been closeted with the house group for 35 min utes in a review of the German situation He had no comment after his appearance tiiere the senators Committee Chairmna Eaton R N J and Army Secretary Ken neth Royall issued the following joint statement concerning Clays appearance before the house group Gen Clay presented to the committee the general conditions in Berlin and the action of the American troops and personnel in Berlin ON STATE GOP COMMITTEE Torgeson Lake Mills re placed Willis York Madrid as 6th district member of the state republican central committee at the caucus held Friday morning Torgeson a banker has been ac tive in the party for many years Mrs O G Clause Jefferson was named committee woman and William H Strachan Hum boldt presidential elector that southern Iowa had most of elective and appointive offices in the state and that the selection of a North lowan would strengthen the ticket The northern half of the state has only 23 offices to 37 in the south half he said Bryson maintained that Wilson democratic opponent Guy M Gil lette will be hard to beat We are faced with the fight of our lives he declared Robert Shepard of Mason City who headed the Cerro Gordo Helen Hass Mitchell club spoke in support of Mrs Mitchells can didacy for the secretary of state nomination Mrs Mitchell he said although a present resident 01 Council Bluffs is really a North lowan having lived for many years in Mason City where hei mother still is a resident Would Add Strength Shepard also pointed out tha Mrs Mitchell is the only woman on the ticket and as such woulc add strength to the republican cause Others spoke in support of Rich ard Mason and Melvin D Syn horst Introduced at the caucus H R Gross Waterloo republican nominee for 3rd district repre sentative in congress who emerged from the rear of the room to make a few remarks Speaking in a low almost in audible voice Gross said he sure of victory both for himself and for all republican candidate in the 3rd district When I go to Washington I pledge myself to represent the 3rd district fairly in every way he said Before Columbus American In dians smoked cigarets rolled in corn shucks crude cigars iand pipes One More Cool Night Forecast Des Moines is so rare as a day in June lowans had the answer to that one Friday Its a night in July in Iowa with covers lowans pulled off the fans and pulled up the blankets as tem peratures dipped into the 50s Thursday night And more under covers weather was forecast for Friday night Decorah had the state low an early morning reacting of 45 Thursdays high was Heaviest precipitation in the last 24 hour period reported was 64 of an inch at Burlington Other reports Davenport 45 Decorah 36 Dubuque 10 and Charles City and Mason City trace Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and cool Friday with lowest 48 to 52 Saturday fair and warmer with afternoon highs in upper 80s Iowa Fair and cool Friday night Saturday generally fair and warmer Low Fridav night 52 to 5fi Iowa 5 Day Weather Temperatures for the next 5 days will average 2 to 4 degrees above normal The normal daily high temperature is 90 The nor mal low temperature is 65 Fair weather and warmer Saturday through Monday becoming cool er with scattered hundershow cvs Tuesday and Wednesday Rainfall amounts will vary widely over the state but will average j inches Minnesota Clear and not so cool west and central portions Fri day night Fair and warmer Saturday followed by local thunder showers extreme north west portions Rain Saturday afternoon or night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum 77 Minimum 43 At 8 a m Friday 65 Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum trace 72 51   

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