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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 26, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION UN 111 VOL L1V Associated Fresi and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JULY 26 1948 This Paper Consists of Two One No 24S One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor If You Like Your Meat Raw and Red A NEW political party has been born in Philadelphia The birthplace was the same conven tion hall where republicans and democrats within the past five weeks have assembled to name their presidential nominees and adopt their platforms But the bond between the 2 major parties and this new one called progressive and headed by one whom Iowa once was proud to call her own Henry Wal lace goes no further than their common meeting place What the new party stands for in almost all particulars is dia metrically opposite to what either of the major parties have stood for or do now stand for Theyre Poles Apart During the course of the con vention out of which the progres sive party came into being and was officially christened the claim was repeatedly made that the republicans and democrats are in truth but 2 factions of the same party Perhaps theres some substance to that contention Both major parties by plat form and candidates are com mitted to the fundamental as sumption that the poltical phi losophy of representative govern ment which has brought America to her present greatness is some thing to be preserved and strengthened In contrast the new again by platform and candidates proceeds from an as sumption that everything which now obtains in the realm of gov ernment is automatically wrong and should be changed A Real Choice This Time Hand in hand with this is the companion assumption that no where in con gress in the white house or in the great government administrative there even a semb lance of honesty or intelligence It must be admitted that the people of America as they go to the polls next November will be confronted with a clearlydefined choice Those who believe that the American system of government has lived out its usefulness and should be supplanted by some thing just one station this side of Moscow will have the opportun ity to register that conviction Its a notable fact evident to all who followed the proceedings by radio or in their newspaper that at no time during the convention was there so much as one criti cism open or oblique against that Russian totalitarianism which goes by the name of communism The Communist Line The following statement would not be an exaggeration The platform adopted by the party in Phih jelphia was in no material way different from the platform which would have been written for that con vention if the job had been done in the kremlin With extreme cleverness that platform followed the communist line right down to the last word without exception Every time honored Marxist cliche was dust ed off for the occasion True there was no affirmative praise of the Russian system of government And therein lies its cleverness To praise commun ism openly would have been to put the people on their guard Far More Clever A far more effective and the one that was was to make it appear that noth ing is right vith the poor are being made poorer that were headed for another war to help the rich especially the munitions makers that our whole world relief program is sordidly selfish etc Communism is never the first idea of any people It comes only when people have lost hope They grasp at it as drowning men grasp at a straw The foremost intent of those who are writing the tick et for Henry Wallace is to create such a in a land of plenty Unbounded Promises With promises that have no boundaries the new party in its platform and amplified repeatedly by utterances from its speakers made a bid for almost every dissi dent segment of our population About the only unhappy group which didnt get covered by that allembracing platform was the southern democrat left more or less homeless when his party earlier this month adopted a civil rights plank Somehow he couldnt be crowded under the Wallace tent Foremost of course was the promise repeatedly offered that there will be no war if Henry Wallace is elected president Be yond the vague suggestion that our differences with Josef Stalin would be settled by a conference this promise has never been am plified Helpful to Moscow Incidentally you can be sure that these assertions by Mr Wal lace and his fellow communist fttooges at Philadelphia are being headlined today in every Russian newspaper There would be no crisis in Berlin if I were president is one Continued on Pare Z REPUBLICAN LEADERS leaders in congress confer Monday be fore the opening of the special session of the 80th congress Front left to right House Speaker Joseph W Martin Mass Senate President Pro Tern Arthur II Vandenberg Mich and House Majority Leader Charles Halleck Ind Standing Senator Eugene D Mii likm Colo Senator Kenneth S Wherry Nebr Rep Clarence Brown Ohio Rep Leslie Arends 111 and Senator Robert Taft Ohio Umbarger Was Suicide Death Mason City Woman Took Poisoning Death by suicide was the find ngs of a 3man jury Monday at the inquest into the death of Mrs Blanche Umbarger 47 who died uddenly at her home 2 miles east of Mason City July 15 The inquest was conducted by Justice of the Peace C R Servi son with 3 Mason City lawyers John F Stone Robert Kinsey and Robert Pattee serving as jurors Death by Poison Tissue samples returned from a laboratory at Iowa City identi ied nicotine in an alkaloid form as being present in such quantity as to cause death by poisoning The report was made by Dr Wil jur Teeters head of the college of pharmacy at the University of bwa Dr Harold Morgan of Mason ity who performed an autopsy here reported that all internal or ans were normal and could not cause death 3 Witnesses Witnesses at the inquest were Dr H G Marines Waft Balek Cerro Gordo county sheriff and ercy Umbarger husband of the dead woman Murray Finley assistant county represented the state Baleks testimony showed that olack leaf 40 which the jurors was apparently responsible or death and some other poisons vere found in Mrs Umbargers bedroom She died shortly after collapsing in front of her home Bethlehem Steel Grants Pay Hike Camden N J agree nent providing for a 7 cent across heboard increase for production workers of the Bethlehem Steel companys 9 eastcoast yards was announced Monday t The increase announced by John Green president of the CIO ndustzial union 6f Marine and Shipbuilding Workers of America and J M Larkin company vice president was included in a 9i cent package In addition to increase for pro duction workers the fringe work ers who are covered by a separate contract with the same union were offered a 5 per cent increase or a week whichever is greater Green said Ratification meetings in the companys 9 yards located in the New York Boston Baltimore and Hoboken N J areas will be held this week Green said 32 Injured When Porch Collapses New York of 32 persons injured when a hotel porch collapsed were in serious condition Monday The porch of the hotel the Colonial House crashed 10 feet to the ground Sunday when guests gathered to stage a mock marriage between 2 of their members Po lice immediately cleared the 55 room frame structure and roped off the area Prizes Announced for State Fair Des Moines UR Two new classes and a total of nearly 000 in prizes were announced by state fair offices Monday for the saddle and harness horse show at the 90th annual Iowa state fair The amateur fine harness and a futurity 2 year old fine harness classes have been added to the regular program which will run fqr 5 nights beginning Aug 29 Entries close Aug 2 Final Agreement Reached in Plan for German Government Frankfurt Germany tary governors and German polit ical leaders of the 3 western zones reached final agreement Monday night on plans for a western Ger man government it was learned officially We are all set said Ambassa dor Robert Murphy political ad visor to Gen Lucius D Clay American military governor They conferred last week in Washing ton over the Berlin blockade and other German questions The agreement leaves open the door for participation in the fu ture by the Russian zone in east ern Germany Germans to Vote The military governors and the ministerspresident of the states in the 3 western zones decided that a constituent assembly will be elected by Sept 1 Its charter will be submitted to the Germans in a referendum as suggested by the military governors The military governors prom ised to place before their govern ments the German leaders objec tion to the referendum The Ger mans contended a referendum would enable nazis communists and malcontents to stir discord No Name Yet No decision was reached on a name for the government The Germans wanted nothing savoring of western Germany or imply ing Germany was being split The name will be chosen later The conference held in abey ance a decision on German pro posals that the Germans be al lowed io send trade representa tives abroad Awaits Jury Action After Shooting Spree Keokuk Jack Hall 24 of Keokuk Monday awaited grand jury action on charges of mali cious mischief assault with intent to do great bodily injury and lar ceny Police Chief Louis Atkins said that during the course of a drink ing party July 10 Hall fired a shotgun through the roof of a friends car wounded another friend Johner Brown with an other shot during an argument aft er Brown knocked him clown shot out a street light and threw the gun and an outboard motor be longing to Browns brother into the Mississippi liver Hawaii consists of nine inhab ited and several uninhabited is lands Arabs Name Peace Terms Want Immigration of Jews Stopped Beirut The state of Israel had a conditional offer from the Arab states Monday for the de militarization of Jerusalem and continuance of the truce in Pales tine Abdul Rahman Azzam Pasha secretary general of the Arab league set forth the conditions in a public communique on his recent conference here with Count Folke Bernadotte United Nations Holy Land mediator The Arabs demanded 1 A halt to all Jewish immigra tion to the Holy Land during the West Bans Trains Into Russian Zone truce 2 That Arab refugees be re turned to their homes in Jewish held territory 3 That the Jews be prevented from importing Arams The communique said failure to meet these conditions would force the Arabs to resume lighting at any time regardless of the conse quences Azzam Pasha refused to discuss with Count Bernadotte any settle ment based on a partition of the Holy Land the communique said Although the Arabs have agreed to make Jerusalem an open city the communique said the Arabs did not intend to stand by and see 100000 Jews in the surrounded city supplied while Arabs are ousted from their homes UN Gives Up on Arms Regulation Lake Success United Nations commission on conven tional armaments virtually gave up Monday all efforts to regulate arms until peace is made The commissions working com mittee approved 9 to 2 a British American resolution saying peace must be made with Germany and Japan before arms can be effect ively controlled Russia and the Soviet Ukraine voted against the majority The arms commission thus fol lows the lead of the U N atomic energy commission in abandoning efforts to regulate arms until the Soviet Union and the western powers reach an agreement Members of House Hear Hot Words Senate Quits After Roil Call Truman Preparing Speech Washington 80th con gress began its campaign session Monday Within minutes house republicans and democrats were exchanging hot words of blame over high prices and the housing shortage In the house democratic speak ers demanded action to relieve the housing shortage and curb the cost of living The republicans retorted that the democratic administra tion was to blame for existing ec onomic troubles In the white house Mr Truman put finishing touches on the mes sage he will deliver personally Tuesday a m Invites Review As a prelude to laying down his program he invited ranking dem ocratic leaders to an afternoon white house conference to review his message and the legislation he will ask congress to pass Republican leaders decided at a morning meeting to make no de cisions on a legislative program until Mr Truman has had his say The senate took only 11 minutes to come to order and call the roll and then quit until Tuesday Verbal Battle But house members started speeches that brought republicans and democrats into sharp conflict on what are expected to be key issues before the housing and civil rights bills The verbal battle continued for nearly 2 hours before the house called it a day at a m More than a score of represent atives joined in the talkfest before the house finally quit Jet Fighters in Training in Germany Fuerstenfeldbruck Germany IP jet fighter planes ready for action bulwarked United States air power in Germany Monday and 75 more will arrive soon In Moscow Russia unveiled several new jet fighter planes and bomb ers at the annual soviet air show The U S iiockheed Shooting Stars roared into this former nazi air base Sunday completing a 5060mile flight from Selfridge Mich in only 12 hours and 1C minutes flying time They cruised at an average of 450 miles an hour The trailblazing flight marked the 1st westeast crossing of the Atlantic by jets Their arrival co incided with intensified training activity by British and American military aircraft in Britain and Germany In Moscow Prime Minister Stal in watched big air display Sun day His son Maj Gen Vassily Stalin commanded it American military observers said they considered the most import ant feature of the show to be the uncovering of the new jet fighters and bombers The speed of these latest planes was said to indicate the Soviets are determined to maintain priority in jet develop ment and high speed aviation Dewey to Sit on Sidelines at Special Congress By the United Press Gov Thomas E Devvey will sit on the sidelines and let GOP Con gressional leaders call the signals at the special session of congress t was reported Monday An authoritative congressional iource said the republican presi dential nominee has decided to let Senator Robert A Taft house speaker Joseph W Martin Jr and others carry the ball for the party at the political session ummoned by president Truman Up To Leaders It will be up to these leaders to decide what to do about the legislative program which the president will outline in his mes sage Tuesday Dewey will be kept posted on congressional matters by his cam paign manager Herbert Brown nell Jr who has set up head quarters in Washington While he may offer advise now and again it was said Dewey will leave the ultimate decisions up to repub licans in congress Take Ran The strategy behind this move as political observers see it is to let the congressmen take the rap for whatever happens on capitol hill during the next few weeks Then in his fall campaign Dewey will be able to sidestep the blame if there is any slipup in republi can plans In recalling congress scarcely 3 months before the election Mr Truman challenged the republi cans to practice what they preach ed in their platform on housing civil rights and other major issues GOP Demo Conventions Due Friday Des Monies the dem ocrats and the republicans wil hold state conventions here Fri day The republican judicial conven tion will renominate the 3 supreme court justices whose terms expire in 1948 They are H J Wantz Auciubon John E Mulroney For Dodge and W A Smith Dubuque The GOP group will meet or the 2nd floor of the hotel Fort Des Moines while the democrats are holding congressional district cau cuses on the 3rd floor Friday morning The democrats will nominate 1C presidential electors elect mem bers of the state central committee and adopt a state platform Otha D Wearin Hastings former 7th district congressman will deliver the keynote address at Radio the ater here after the convention is called to order at 11 a m The democratic state central committee and the national com mitteeman and women will be guests at a breakfast preceding the convention It will be the las meeting of the central committee as it is now composed Korea Government to Go to Natives Seoul Korea United States military government which las ruled southern Korea for the ast 3 years revealed Monday that t probably will hand over its authority to the newly formed Korean government on Aug 15 anniversary of Japans surrender The move will mark only the start of an American withdrawal from Korea military officials said They pointed out that the new government has not com pleted its organization and is un prepared to function fully John L Lewis Not Available for Testimony Washington L Lew is was reported out of town on a vacation Monday and unavailable to testify at a national labor rela tions board hearing on the legality of his 1948 soft coal contract Welly K Hopkins counsel for Lewis and the United Mine Work ers was scheduled to complete the unions defense against charges that it forced the nations 10 big gest steel companies to sign an il legal union shop agreement The government wound up its case Friday with testimony from coal industry spokesmen They said their only alternative to sign ing the agreement was to have their mines closed down under the unions nocontractnowork pol icy Robert N Denham labor board general counsel has charged that this constituted union coer cion and violated the TaftHart ley act He said the union shop is illegal because no labor board election wa held to authorize such a clause as required by the law Stevenson in Lead in Texas Vote Northwood Bank Buys Town Hall Bond Issue Nortluvoort The Northwood State bank was the successful bidder for the issue of town hall bonds sold at a special meeting of the town council Sat urday evening the bid being 2 per cent interest with a premium of There were 4 bids filed Dallas Texas UR Former Governor Coke Stevenson held a lead of more than 6000 votes Mon day over Lyndon Johnson for a seat in the U S senate Stevenson and Johnson headed a field of 11 contesting the seat being vacated by Senator W Lee Pappy ODaniel The 2 will vie for the democratic nomination the equivalent of election in the 2nd primary August 28 House minority leader Sam Rayburn held a long lead over 2 contenders in the 4th congression al district while O C Fisher gained a majority lead in his fight to retain his seat from the 21st dis trict Charles L South a former congressman is his chief oppon ent Say Cause Is Technical Difficulty Berlin President of Police Out Leaders Have London Huddle Berlin United States and Britain banned movements of trains Monday to and from the Russian zone of Germany Ameri can officials said technical diffi culties caused the stoppage The joint AmericanBritish ac tion appeared to be the most posi tive countermove yet taken by the western allies to break the Russian blockade of Berlin now a month old pens Lucius D Clay and Sir Brian Robertson the American and British military governors took the action at a conference in Frankfurt The restrictions are effective at once The prohibition is against the movement of all trains originating or terminating in the soviet zone When the Russians stopped traf fic on the long railway between Berlin and the western zones of Germany they asserted technical difficulties were the cause Official Dismissed In another development the Berlin city government ordered the dismissal of Police President Paul Markgraf who was appointed to his position by the Russians in 1945 Dr Ferdinand Friedensburg deputy mayor of Berlin said he had handed Markgraf a letter of dismissal ordering him to turn over his office to his assistant The move was expected to have vide repercussions in this 4 power city High American diplomatic of ficials huddled in London with British and French representatives to chart new strategy on the Rus sion blockade following a confer ence here Sunday Acceptance Seen All indications pointed to ac ceptance by the United States Britain and France of a soviet de mand for a new conference on all of Germany In London and Berlin reports circulated of a new big 4 foreign ministers conference or a meeting of President Truman and Prime Minister Stalin in an effort to end the Berlin crisis The western powers expressed willingness to negotiate on Berlin only in their first note demand ing that Russia lift the Berlin blockade But Russia has rejected MASON CITYANS AT FORT Gen Hanford MacNider Mason City commanding general of the 103rd infantry division now in its 2nd and final week of reserve training at Fort Riley Kans is shown with his aide Capt H B Hank Hook also of Mason City in the coach and pupil firing exercise Familiarization and firing of light and heavy weapons is part of the training schedule for the 103rd made up of units and personnel from Iowa Minne sota and the 2 Dakotas Youth Dies After Iowa Auto Accident Independence B Snow 16 of Rockford 111 died at a hospital here Sunday after noon of injuries suffered in an auto accident early Sunday morn ing on highway 20 7 miles east of here Deputy Coroner Bob Hawe said 2 other teenagers were in jured They are Lester Kiester Jr 17 and Ralph Bodell 17 both of Rockford Hawe said the car driven by Keister missed a curve and over turned Both Keister and Bodell probably will be released from the hospital here about Wednesday the deputy coroner said The 3 youths were enroute to visit Mr and Mrs Fred Crawford at Man chester when the accident oc curred CRASH BRINGS DEATH Maquoketa Herrig 61 year old St Donatus farmer died at a hospital here Sunday of injuries suffered in a auto acci dent Friday Funeral services will be held Wednesday at St Donatus SAME BUek fUr means truffle ta pul 94 heart the idea of separate negotiations on Berlin British and French authorities reportedly expressed willingness earlier to confer on all of Ger many And Gen Lucius D Clay American military governor for Germany indicated Sunday night that the U S has swung into line with the British and French po sitions Clay just back from Washing ton said the U S is prepared to negotiate on all of Germany but not under duress By duress he referred to the soviet blockade of Berlin DRUNK NAMED SOBER Hartford Conn 76 year old man held by police on a drunkeness charge Monday said his name was William Sober Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Sunny with pleasant temperatures Tuesday Clear and cool Monday night Low Monday night 55 High Tuesday 83 Iowa Fair with moderate temper atures Monday and Tuesday High Monday 8085 Low Mon day night 5260 Minnesota Fair Monday night and Tuesday except mostly cloudy in extreme north Little change in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum 84 Minimum 52 At 8 a m Monday 74 Precipitation Trace YEAR AGO Maximum 81 Minimum 67 GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum 85 Minimum 65 At 8 a m Sunday 68 Precipitation 13 YEAR AGO Maximum g0 Minimum 57   

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