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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 24, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION U1U1J VOL LIV Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JULY 24 1948 This Paper Consists of Two One No 247 Smith Called From Russia by Gen Clay Sokolovsky Announces New Russian Currency Reform for Germany Berlin Lucius Clay racing back to Germany from 1 Washington has summoned Am bassador Walter Bedell Smith from Moscow for a toplevel conference of western military and political officials on the Berlin crisis it was reported Saturday Moscow dispatches said Smith received the summons Friday night and planned to fly to Berlin Sunday Clay was expected to ar rive back in Berlin late Saturday It was believed that Clay was carrying now instructions from Washington and may give some hint of future American policy in Berlin soon after his arrival New Currency Meanwhile Marshal Vassily D Sokolovsky announced issuance of a new currency for the soviet zone of Germany and ail of Berlin The new currency will be called the deutsche mark similar to the new western zone currency The 3 western powers immedi ately indicated acceptance of the new soviet currency Hope was expressed that this might form a basis for easing the Beiiin block ade Russia at one time explained the blockade as a means of pro tecting the eastern zone from the effects of western currency re form Conversion of the new currency will begin Sunday and the old coupon marks introduced last month after the western currency reform will be worthless after Tuesday Currency Exchange The new currency will be ex changed on a oneforone basis for the 2500000000 coupon marks now estimated to be in circulation in the soviet zone The Russian announcement carried by the official soviet Ger man news agency said that an additional issue up to 500000000 M marks in the new currency also was authorized American authorities issued a simultaneous announcement indi cating the 3 western powers have agreed to accept the new soviet sponsored currency in the western sectors of Berlin Marie to Form New Cabinet National Assembly in Confidence Vote Paris national as sembly divided and acting under the urgency of the eastwest crisis over Berlin Saturday gave Pre mierDesignate Andre Marie the shaky vote of confidence he need ed to form a new government The assembly voted confidence in Marie wartime inmate of the Buchenwald concentration camp after hearing him outline his gov ernment program It included a foreign policy of firmness with out provocation safeguarding of French security and insistence on fair reparations Marie radical socialist minister of justice in the overthrown cab inet headed by Robert Schuman proposed to form a government based on a brain trust of the countrys elder statesmen Marie told the assembly that his government would stand by the 6power London agreement on Germany as the keystone of its policy regarding Germany It was the London agreement which 1st rocked the Schuman government The specific issue over which Schuman fell was a cut in the French military government to which he would not agree Tests Show U S Strength in Atomic Weapons Improved Washington s i d e n t Truman said Saturday that the latest Abomb tests in the Pacific show beyond any question that this countrys position in atomic weapons has been substantially improved Reaffirming that atomic devel opment and research activities will be kept secret until interna tional control is establishedMr Truman again blamed Russias uncompromising attitude for failure to find a common basis for international control Secrecy Required When the nations of the world are prepared to join with us in the international control of atomic en ergy this requirement of secrecy will disappear he said Mr Truman issued the state ment as the atomic eneigy com mission made its first formal re port on operation the explosion of 3 n e ws t y 1 e atomic bombs Results Clear The commission said records of the explosions still are being an alyzed but that some of the re sults are already clear The test proved not only the effectiveness of the new designs of weapons but confirmed a great deal of the theoretical and experi mental work performed since the war the commission said Former Oliver Officer Killed J A Fix Charles City Victim of Auto Crash Charles City A Fix 62 a former vice president of the Oliver Corporation Chicago and of Continental Motors Muskegon Mich was killed in an auto acci dent near Jordan Mont late Fri day according to word received here His brother William Fix with whom the victim had maintained his permanent residence said no details of the accident were avail able The body wns being returned here Saturday afternoon by am bulance plane Mr Fix had gone to work for the Hart Parr Tractor Co here at 17 becoming plant manager dur ing the first World war He served in various executive capacities of its successor firm Oliver until 1944 Since his retirement as an of ficial of Continental Motors 2 years ago he had lived here and at a farm he owned near Grand Rapids Minn Hartley Says Red Sabotage Plans Laid Washington UR Chairman Fred A Hartley Jr of the house labor committee said Saturday he has been informed that communist union leaders have plans to sabotage industry in this country in the event of war The New Jersey republican made this statement to reporters in disclosing that his committee investigators are delving further into charges of communist infil tration in CIO unions Hartley refused to elaborate ex cept to add I dont want to work up a war scare but those are the facts Celebrates 106th Birthday Saturday Washington Wesley Washington a former slave cele brated his 106th birthday Satur day but said he doesnt feel a day over 7G Ive no regrets for my life he said Ive no wish to hurry away Wallace Nominated to Carry Banner of Progressive Party f Convention Hall Philadelphia cheering delegates to the progressive party conven tion Saturday nominated Henry A Wallace by acclamation for presi dent of the United States Wallaces nomination was dc termined in advance But the delegates roared and paraded through the aisles with all the en thusiasm of men and women who had backed a successful candidate in a close political race The former vice presidents name was formally put in nom ination by Fred Stover of Hamp ton Iowa Wallace will accept thenomina tion at a mass meeting in Shibe park Saturday night in a double barrelled speaking program with his vice presidential running mate Senator Glen H Taylor of Idaho Adopt Report Saturdays nbminations were by adbption of a rules committee report accusing the 2 major parties of driving the na tion toward depression fascism pnd war The committee chairman Rep yito Marcantonio of New York the delegates to a wild demonstration of eagerness for battle when he promised a march on Washington to demand peace of the special session of congress starting Monday The young party launched its campaign to pull votes from the democrats and republicans next November on a peaceabundance freedom platform It calls for na tionalization of key industries federal economic controls civil rights for everybody and aband onment of the bipartisan get tough policy toward Soviet Rus sia To Nominate Taylor Taylors nominator was Larkin Marshall Negro publisher of Ma con Ga who is running for the U S senate Stovers speech brought the delegates shouting to their feet Their chant of We want Wallace we want Wallace mingled deaf eningly with the convention theme song Everyone Wants Wallace Friendly Henry Wallace played by the band Stover lashed out at the intel lectual pygmies who are master minding the bipartisan foreign policy He repeated the party theme thatits Wallace or war VA Offices to Stay Open Next Saturday for Policy Deadline Des Moines veterans administration here announced Saturday that all of its offices throughout the state will remain open next Saturday the deadline for reinstating lapsed GI insur ance without a physical examina tion Offices are located at Des Moines Ames Burlington Cedar Rapids Council Bluffs Davenport Du buque Fort Dodge Iowa City Mason City Ottumwa Sioux City and Waterloo Facilities for renewing the poli cies will also be available to vet erans at Iowas 2 veterans hospitals at Des Moines and Knoxville Egyptians Stage Riots Demonstrations Protest Truce Nicosia Cyprus reported Saturday that Egyptian mobs staged a 3day reign of ter ror against westerners in Cairo last weekend killing at least 2 and mauling others in demonstra tions protesting the Palestine truce Scores of attacks were made against Americans British French and Italians Panic spread through the entire city as mobs roamed the streets stopping cars in their search for victims Order was not restored until Tuesday when police called out mounted and helmeted reserves The Egyptian capital still is a seething voclano of hate these re ports said but police are taking the strongest measures to prevent new outbursts A dispatch direct from Cairo Saturday quoted Maj Mohamed Osman assistant commandant of Cairo police as denying a report abroad that a state emergency had been proclaimed in Cairo On the contrary he said police of ficers were granted leaves begin ning Friday for the 1st time in a long while Egyptiancensorship prohibited any report on the attacks Cairo newspapers did not print a single word about any disturbances Cor respondents were forbidden upon pain of expulsion to reveal details Authoritative sources blamed the Moslem brotherhood for the attacks The brotherhood was de scribed as a nationalistic group interested in driving westerners from the middle east Safety Council Launches Campaign to Eliminate Farm Accident Sources Washington national safety council and the agriculture department Saturday launched a campaign to eliminate 30000000 farm hazards in one week The drive is in answer to a proclamation by President Tru man urging each member of every American farm family to weed out at least one possible source of accident during national farm safety week which starts Sunday More Planes Prepared for Berlin Duty 100 Transports to Supplement Present Air Force Strength Washington air force rushed preparations Saturday for adding about 100 giant transport planes to the Berlin supply run to overcome the soviet blockade The new airlift program calls for increasing food and fuel ship ments to Berlin from the present 2500 tons a day to 4500 tons Officials emphasized that it will continue indefinitel through the winter if the Russians maintain their restrictions ori rail and highway travel More C54s Additional 4engine C54s with double crews will be started to Germany almost immediately They will be recruited from U S bases all over the world so as not to put too great a strain on any one operational theater Gen Lucius Clay has been given the green light to expand Tempel hof Airdrome in Berlin and build another large airfield to accom modate the auxiliary planes 2 Trips Daily At present the United States is using about 50 C54 Douglas Sky masters and about 110 twinen gine C47 Dukotas They average better than 2 round trips daily from Frankfort and Wiesbaden to distance of about 300 miles each way When the operation reaches a peak this fall the air force will be carrying 135000 tons a month into the former German capital This compares with 78000 tons a month at the height of the over thehump airlift from Burma to China during the war Truman Prepares to Speak to Congress Auto Firms Announce Price Boost Detroit General Motors Corp Saturday announced a price increase of about 8 per cent on all passenger cars The increases will become effec tive Monday President C E Wilson blamed rising wages and material costs GM recently granted the CIO united auto workers an 11 cent an hour wage increase geared to the cost of living It is to be adjusted Septem ber It was the 1st general price in crease by General Motors since August 1947 3 Superforts Prepared for Tripoli Run Washington Three B29 Superfortresses have been de layed in the Azores on their world circling flight but will take off Saturday night for Tripoli the strategic air command announced Saturday The announcement said the de lay was caused by mechanical trouble in one of the planes This is the first aroundthe world flight for Superfortresses An air force announcement said it was undertaken to train B29 crews in long range overwater flights and to make them familiar with worldwide conditions The planes left Tucson Ariz Thursday stopped briefly at Tampa Fla and reached the Azores Friday They were sched uled to leave for Tripoli Fziday night Waiting List Started for Navy Enlistment Des Moines navy re cruiting office here said Friday that for the 1st time since pre World war II days the navy will establish waiting lists for pros pective recruits The office said only 18 year olds who enlist for one year after Aug 1 can be handled in naval training centers The office of the navy inspector of recruiting in Omaha Nebr has advised the Des Moines office that the training centers are filled MASON HEAD DIES Cedar Rapids C Hunt 81 grand secretary emeritus of the Masonic grand lodge of Iowa and a nationally known member of the Masonic lodges died Saturday morning at his home here Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and warmer Saturday night and Sunday Low Saturday night 62 to G6 High Sunday near 90 Iowa Generally fair and warmer Saturday night and Sunday Low Saturday night 5460 Minnesota Partly cloudy with scattered thundershowers Sun day anci in west and central portions Saturday night Warm er Saturday night and in east and south portions Sunday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum 81 Minimum 55 At 8 a m Saturday 71 YEAR AGO Maximum 80 Minimum 55 Wife Tries Suicide Kills Husband Instead Mulhouse France UR Police reported Saturday that Mme Ma rie Vogel 54 tried to commit sui cide Friday by jumping from her 3rd floor apartment She landed on her husband who was strolling in the courtyard be low He died of a skull fracture Mme Vogel is alive but her con dition is grave 5 Killed in Bus Accident Dead Include Duluth Baseball Players St Paul least 5 persons including several members of the Duluth team of the Northern Baseball League were killed Sat urday in the headon collision of the teams bus and a heavy truck Eleven injured persons 4 of whom were described as in critical condition were taken to Ancker hospital The dead included the driver of the truck James E Grealish of St Paul which was owned by the Liquid Carbonic company of St Paul The truck carried a cargo of dry ice Three bodies could be seen in the bus wreckage Alongside the highway lay the bodies of the truck driver and an unidentified man The impact turned both vehicles sideways pointing bus off the road and the truck nearly all the way off the highway It was recalled Saturday that on June 24 1946 the worst tragedy of organized baseball occurred when 9 members of the Spokane Western International league club lost their lives The players were on a bus which slipped off a nar row road in the Cascade moun tans at a 3400 foot level in a drizzling rain The bus hurtled 350 feet down the mountain and caught fire Six other players and the driver were seriously injured Organized baseball groups and followers of the game rallied throughout the nation to help sur vivors and families ot the victoms Republicans Ready for Campaign Choose Candidates Centra Committee Adopt New Platform Des Moiiies repub licans moved into the general election campaign Saturday with a full ticket a veteran state cen tral committee and a platform that asks the legislature to con sider equitable revision of the entire Iowa tax system The convention Friday nomin ated Melvin D Synhorst 34 Orange City as the party candi date for secretary of state He won on the 2nd ballot over 6 oppon ents 4 of whom withdrew as the 2nd ballot started Synhorst a World war II vet eran an attorney and an exam iner for the state auditor received 2400 votes to 915 for Mrs Helen Mitchell Council Bluffs and 40 for Charles J Knickerbocker Fairfax A total of 1699 votes was a necessary majority of the 3396 delegates Mrs Mitchell led the 1st ballot with 966 votes to Synhorsts 835 and Knickerbockers 622 As the 2nd ballot started 3 warveteran candidates Richard Mason Ames Jesse Halden Newton and George Prichard Jr withdrew and gave their support to Synhorst Knickerbocker with drew after the 9th county in the 99county roll call but made no endorsement Gov Robert D Blue and Beardsley both of whom address ed the convention were named the 2 state presidential electors utlargc Each district also named one presidential elector Warren Photo M D SYNHORST Ohio Gunman Admits Killing Surrenders After Pal Meets Death Filibuster From South Threatened Agencies Asked Not to Present Measures on Own initiative Washington President Truman got a last taste of smooth sailing on the placid Potomac Saturday as he charted the course he wants congress to follow to beat back the rising tide of in flation While he cruised aboard the presidential yacht Williamsburg storm signals already were flap ping on capitol hill for his appear ance there Tuesday Republicans said they will give careful consideration to the presidents suggestions they made it clear that his expected plan to use government controls to curb living costs is in for rough weather A filibuster threat from within his own party also was added to the special session docket NABBED BY SOVIETS Vienna UR The ministry of interior said Saturday that Fried rich Mueller an employe of the Salzburg municipal government had been arrested by the Soviets last Saturday The ministry said he was the 3rd government offi cial arrested by the Soviets xvithin the past month State GOP Approves Platform Des Moines republi can state convention Friday ad opted a 13plank platform The planks included 1 Pledging a continuing study to improve labormanagement re lationships 2 Making permanent the pro gram of state financial aid for schools adopted by the 1947 legis lature 3 Recommending that the voters approve at the November election the veterans bonus bill 4 Urging that the schools teach children to oppose all groups which seek to undermine the con stitution of the United States 5 Advocating that Iowas sec ondary roads system and farmto market roads be developed at greater speed Celina Ohio Murl Daniels 24 mad dog killer who surrendered meekly after his pal was slain at a roadblock was kept under heavy guard in the Mercer county jail Saturday A few miles away Sgt Leonard Conn of the Van Wert police the last victim of the 2 guncrazy ex convicts fought for his life in Van Wert hospital He was in critical condition with a bullet wound in the chest Stops Orgy It was Conn who Friday stopped the wild orgy of crime carried out by Daniels and his palJohru C West 24 both former inmates of the Mansfield Ohio reformatory Conn shot West between the eyes as he attempted to flee from an automobile haulaway truck which the 2 men had seized for their get away after shooting the driver Orville Taylor From July 9 until Friday the pair had killed 6 persons includ ing the massacre of John E Nie bel superintendent of the Mans field Ohio reformatory farm and his wife and 22 year old daughter Admits Killings Daniels admitted 6 of the killings to a crowd gathered outside the Van Wert jail shortly after his capture Friday He denied how ever that he had killed a Flat Rock Mich tourist camp opera tor one of the murders the pair was suspected of In addition to the Niebels and the truck driver Daniels admitted killing James J Smith 26 a Tif fin motorist slain early Friday and a Columbus Ohio tavern op erator GEN CLAY LEAVES FOR Clay United Statesmilitary governor in Ger many smiles and waves at National airport Friday as he boards a plane to return to his post in Berlin With him is his political advisor Ambassador Robert Murphy Gen Clay was recalled to Washington for conferences on the Berlin crisis Propose Bernadotte as Palestine King B i e r u I Lebanon UR The Arabic newspaper Alhayat re ported Saturday that foreign sources have proposed to Arab qudriers that Count Folke Berna dotte be crowned king of Pales tine because he is the best per son to keep the balance between Arabs and Jews Arab circles oppose the propos al the paper said Eidora Man Dies of Car Crash Injuries Eidora Skare 43 Story City died in an Eidora hos pital Saturday from injuries re ceived last Sunday in an automo bile accident south of Story City Skare was driving alone when his car hit soft gravel and wrecked He suffered several broken bones and internal in juries His widow and 2 sons sur vive CRASH INJURY FATAL Eidora Skare 43 a story city truck driver died early Saturday of injuries suffered July 18 when his truck skidded and overturned south of Zearing SAME Illaok meant Stover Quits as Head of Farmers Union Philadelphia Stover Hampton said in Philadelphia Fri day that he has resigned as presi dent of the Iowa Farmers Union because he didnt want to embar rass any Farmers Union members opposed to Henry Wallace Stover is here attending the 3rd party national convention and is scheduled to deliver the speech nominating Wallace as the partys presidential candidate Stover said his resignation will move Leonard Hoffman Iowa Falls from vice president to presi dent of the Farmers Union Ready to Talk Senator Eastland DMiss told a reporter he is ready to talk against any of the civil rights measures which set off a revolt of southern democrats at the partys Philadelphia convention earlier this month Reliable sources said Mr Tru man has quietly passed the word to government agencies not to suggest legislation of their own which might sidetrack his pro posals or prolong the special rneet ing opening Monday Informed quarters said the presidents antiinflation proposal probably will callfor controls on key commodities such as meat and steel with broad powers to extend government curbs to other items later if necessary The president it was learned also has decided to put off presen tation of fresh budget estimates Not counting any extra costs which might come out of the spe cial session administration quar ters expect the government to spend some 52000000000 more than the 540000000000 it receives during the next 12 months The main reason for this officials claim is the taxcut passed over the presidents veto last spring Slum Clearance Among the more costly items Mr Truman has indicated he will lay before congress are slum clearance lowrent housing and federal aid to education Congress previously turned down these pro posals which would cost hundreds of millions of dollars The white house reported Friday that the president also will ask for TV A and other power and reclamation projects Mr Truman meanwhile com pleted work Friday night on pro posed legislation to admit 402000 homeless Europeans to this coun try during the next 4 years This would take the form of an amend ment to the recently enacted dis placed persons law which permits 202000 refugees to come here within ths next 2 years PLANS QUICK TRIP Washington Tru man plans a quick trip to Inde pendence Mo to vote August 3 in the Missouri democratic pri mary MRS PATTERSON DIES Washington UR Mrs Eleanor Patterson publisher fo the Wash ington TimesHerald died sudden ly Saturday it was announced by the TimesHerald Supina Placed Under Bond Before Mental Examination New Haven Conn en J Supina the exarmy flier who bombed United Nations head quarters because he said he wanted world peace was placed under bonds Saturday pending a mental examination Arraigned in city court less than 24 hours after he calmly walked into the New Haven Reg ister newsroom and surrendered the 36 year old flier heard his lawyer successfully plead that the case be put off until Monday Judge D W Celotto readily agreed to the continuance after Supinas lawyer T Emmet Clarie said hewanted his client examined by a psychiatrist Act Not Normal Said Clarie It is obvious to any right think ing person that this mans act was not that of a normal human be ing It might well be that his war service has so affected him that he may be in need of medical at tention Clarie told the court that Su pina would not oppose extradi tion Wants to Go Back The Ashford Conn flier him self said Friday when he gave himself up that he was anxious to go back tf Lake Success to fin ish my fight for world peace He told Register newsmen also that he didnt intend to hurt any one when he dropped the missile Thursday but did so to make them here and abroad look to the United Nations for lasting peace Three Nassau county N Y po lice officers were in city court when Supina was arraigned Ser geant Arnold Smith said he had a warrant charging the flier with malicious mischief   

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