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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 29, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION UliUJ VOL LIT Associated Presi and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JULY 29 1948 This Paper Consists of Two One No 251 Lock Photo AS GENERAL ARRIVED AT MUNICIPAL welcoming party formed for Lt Gen John H C Lee as he arrived at the Mason City airport Thursday afternoon for a 3day conference of Episcopalian Men of Iowa at Clear Lake Left to right the Rev Arthur Pritchett rector of St Johns church in Mason City Charles E Strickland boy itood friend of Gen Lees when the 2 grew up together in Junction City Kans Gen Lee Mrs Robert Fisher Mr Fisher and Charles H Griesa of Kansas City The Fishers of Keokuk flew General Lee here from Peoria Mr Griesa vice president of the Inter State National bank at Kansas City Mo was recommended for the Croix cle Guerre by Gen Lee when serving under him in World war I Mr Griesa is a house guest of the Stricklands at Clear Lake Berlin Crisis Hits Britain Halts Reconversion Bevin Announces London UR Great Britains demobilization program has been stopped because of the Berlin crisis Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin announced Thursday At the same time Bevin offered to begin discussions with Russia on an overall European settlement if the soviet blockade of Berlin is lifted Debate Canceled Bevin made a statement in the house of commons on foreign af fairs Debate which has been scheduled was canceled Bevin told commons that the forthcoming 3power approach to the Kremlin was designed to find out whether there is any pros pect of removing obstacles which have arisen with a view to a set tlement which His Majestys gov ernment hope might lead to peace and security in Europe for all of us Supplies Needed He said demobilization of cer tain groups of the Royal Air Force had been stopped because of the flight of supplies into Ber lin Steps are being taken to defer demobilization of other forces Bevin added Bevin came closer than any other high official yet to saying that the Russian policy in Berlin if pursued would lead to war And he added that the British govern ment was determined to take any measures deemed fit to meet the situation Britons Faint in 89 Degree Heat Olympic Stadium Wembley England staffs and Red Cross centers treated cases of fainting and collapse at a rate of one a minute at the Olympic opening Thursday The temperature hit level that Britons arent accustomed to the humidity was high Two hundred persons had been treated up to 3 p m All recov ered Avoca Man Dies After Hit by Car Avoca Iowa Simel 77 of Avoca was fatally injured Wednesday when struck by an automobile at the junction of highways 59 and 64 at the north edge of Avoca He died in an Atlantic hospital about noon Pottawattamie County Deputy Sheriff Robert Clark said Simel apparently stepped in the path of a car driven by Gordon C Brown 32 of Webster City The deputy sheriff said Brown swerved in an attempt to avoid the man but his car did not overturn Brown suf fered a possibly fractured arm Clark added SAME la Lee Met by Church Leaders at Municipal Field Lt Gen John C H Lee looking brisk and carrying a mili tary stance though in civilian at tire arrived at the Mason City municipal airport Thursday after noon where he was met by Episco palian church leaders Gen Lee who retired from 42 years service at the end of 1947 is here for a 3day conference of the Episcopal Men of Iowa beginning Thursday at Bishop Morrison Lodge Clear Lake He is slated to lead the discussions Friday and Saturday Serves Without Pay Upon retirement Gen Lee al ways an active layman entered the work of the Brotherhood of St Andrew He is executive vice president of this Episcopal mens group and serves without pay I consider this the most im portant thing to be done now the general asserted in firm per suasive tones We have the worlds leadership but which way will we go wit hit Our men must be rededicated to God War Scare Lessened I hope we wont have to fight Russia he commented I believe people in the eastern sectors of the country have lost some of their war scare since the visit of Gen Clay and the action of the president Gen Lees schedule on this trip calls for visits to St Louis Spring field Peoria and Cincinnati in ad dition to Clear Lake He was grad graduated from West Point in 1909 served as chief of staff for en Leonard Wood in the famed 89th division with the A E F in France and ermany in World war I and concluded many important war II posts as commander of the Mediterranean theater of opera tions A son Lt Col John C H Lee Jr who studied advanced en gineering at the University of Iowa last year is now at the ar mored school at Fort Knox Ky LARGEST CONGREGATION Philadelphia Presby terian church in the U S A Thursday listed a total member ship of 2274294 largest in the history of organized Presbyterian ism in America Rails Get Increase in Freight Rate Washington interstate commerce commission Thursday granted longterm freight rate in creases to the railroads and water carriers at approximately the pres ent temporary rate levels The commissions action makes the temporary 25 per cent emer gency increases which have been granted since last a regular rate order However the ICC said it had adjusted these temporary increases upward for some items and down ward for some others with the net result that the railroads will receive about more revenue than they now get Labor Chief Quits Post in Occupation Tokyo S Stanchfield deputy labor chief at allied head quarters resigned Thursday in protest against Gen Douglas Mac Arthurs restrictive labor policy for Japanese government workers Stanchfield said he hoped to re turn to the United States with his boss James H Killen who Wed nesday announced his intentions of resigning as labor chief A wildcat teachers walkout has spread over Japan in the wake of MacArthurs no strike edict More than 2500 government paid professors and instructors at universities and colleges left their jobs and Vice Minister of Educa tion Jiro Arimizu said he was helpless to halt the strike He said an interim order ban ning the strike or permanent anti strike legislation was necessary or him to act Draftees May Go Overseas 72 Weeks After Induction Washington army cucated Thursday that some men called up under the new peace time draft may be on their way overseas 10 to 12 weeks after don ning uniforms The estimate was included in an official draft circular sent by the army to its advisory boards throughout the country Local draft boards are expected to start drafting men 19 through 25 about Oct 1 But Lt Gen Willard S Paul army personnel chief hinted the army may not need as many draftees as originally estimated If the army gets enough volun teers he said we probably wont draft anyone The new army circular said each draftee will receive 8 weeks basic military training after he has been processed and assigned After that he may be sent abroad to school or to posts in this coun try 4 Weeks During the war it took from 2 to 4 weeks to process and equip a soldier and send him to camp Figured on this basis the armys statement means that draftees could be on their way overseas in from 10 to 12 weeks Paul told newsmen that 32000 new recruits signed up in June and 18085 volunteered the first 2 weeks of July The army needs roughly 50400 men a month to reach and main tain its authorized strength of 750000 officers and men If the July enlistment rate were main tained the army would need only about 14400 draftees a month 30000 a Month Army Secretary Kenneth i Royall had estimated previously that the army would have to draft about 30000 men a month after Jan 1 Paul said We will continue taking en listments right down the line The intent of congress on that point in the draft law is clear If we can get enough volunteers we prob ably wont have to draft anyone Selective service officials were not so optimistic as Paul But they pointed out that the draft law or iginally was passed to take up the slack between enlistments and the armys manpower needs GOP Chiefs Rap Truman on Airways Taft Wherry Attack Special Session in Radio Broadcast Washington Republican leaders launched a heavy air at tack Wednesday night against President Trumans special session program calling it unnecessary abviously political and possibly dangerous GOP chieftains rushed for radio microphones to slam the presi dents action in calling congress back to Washington and to ex plain why they probably wont do much abouthis antiinflation and housing proposals Senator Taft of Ohio chairman of the senate republican policy committee Senator Wherry of Nebraska acting majority leader riouse majority leader Halleck of Indiana and Reps Dirksen of Il linois and Keefe of Wisconsin all took their turns at the ether ba rage Wednesday night Sets Tone Taft sets the tone for the re publican attack when he said an grily We would be fully justified in adjourning at once But he added that since the democrats apparently dont intend to use the power they already have to check inflation congress will stick around for 2 weeks to see what it can do One thing it wont do he said is approve price control rationing or other steps he called police state measures An administration which has been in power for 16 years cannot escape the results oi its own ac tions Taft declared It has the power to check may grant additional the only real recourse of the people against inflation is at the elec tion Control Unworkable He argued that controls will not work in times of peace that they choke production instead of in creasing it and that nobody knows enough to do the job of control as well as it is done by natural economic law Taking up the cudgel from the Ohioan Wherry referred repeat edly to Candidate Truman who he said is floundering in the quicksands of a political fortune Congress was ready to handle emergency legislation said Wher ry but the president didnt ask for any Watson Old Time GOP Meets Death Washington James EL Watson of Indiana republican leader of the senate during Presi dent Hoovers administration diec Thursday at the age of 84 The colorful Hoosier served In congress under 8 presidents bu was swept out of office by the democratic landslide of 1932 He was stricken with internal hem orrhages on Oct 12 and taken to a local hospital Could Go Home Watson was able to return home however in December anc recovered fairly good health The end came Thursday at his home Watson maintained a law office here after leaving the senate His tall spare figure was a familiar sight around the capitol even a the last session of congress He liked to return to the senate to listen to major debates Elected in 1894 One of the old guard republi cans of a bygone era he elected in 1894 to the house where he served for 12 years He was elected to the senate in 1916 and served until 1933 Members of the family con firmed the news of Mr Watson death Iowa Polio to 5 Times Last Years By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Additional poliomyelitis case were reported in Iowa Thursda as the states total reached more than 5 times the number of case on record at this time a year ago Two deaths were reported Wed nesday one in Sioux City and on in Des Moines The state department of health records Thursday listed 148 case this year compared with 27 a the same date last year and 72 in 1946 Except in a few instances thi years cases have been mild Dr Walter M Bierring state commis sioner of health said Thursday Four of the most severe cases in Des Moines he added The state toll has jumped with the reporting of 30 cases so fa this week the same number re ported in all of last week Stennis Takes Lead in Senate Talkfest Next Berlin Development From Russia Authorities Expect News From Parley Sometime Next Week Washington ources reported Thursday that he next major diplomatic de velopment on the Berlin impasse probably will come sometime next week from Moscow Informants predicted that it would be several days at least be ore any agreement bearing on he Berlin blockade would be iorthcoming from the soviet capi al where the next western moves are scheduled to be made Under presentlyplanned strat egy the American British and Trench ambassadors in Moscow soon will ask for permission to discuss the Berlin dispute faceto ace with Soviet Foreign Minister V M Molotov Molotovs reply to the request and the prospect of ensuing negotiations were said to preclude any definite agreement on the impasse by this weekend Review Called For The conference between the western ambassadors and soyiet officials will amount to a review of the position of both sides and counterproposals and conditions on lifting the blockade Predictions that a break was not expected in the dispute for several days were made as Secre tary of State George C Marshall prepared to review the crisis with State Department Counselor harles E Bohlen who is expect ed to return Thursday from a quick trip to London An expert on soviet affairs Bohlen has been conferring on the Berlin prob lem wich Lewis W Douglas American ambassador to Britain Lt Gen Walter Bedell Smith ambassador to Moscow and Brit ish and French officials 4 Power Talk State department officials said there was no basis for London re ports that the 3 western ambassa dors would suggest a 4power dis cussion of Europeanproblems as a whole when they see the sovie foreign minister In the American view any 4power talks with Russia in the near future would not extend beyond the German problem and would be held only under these conditions 1 That the blockade be lifted immediately since it would be impossible to begin any negoti ations under coercion or intimi dation 2 That Russia withdraw its claim that the western powers no longer have any legal right to oc cupy Berlin Charge Prussian Prince With Nazi War Crimes Frankfurt Augus Wilhelm of Prussia son of the last German emperor has been arrested by German police on charges of crimes against human ity during the nazi regime the American licensed German new agency Den a reported Thursday The prince was reported to have been released at Crailsheim on 50000 marks bail provided bj Prince Ernest von Hohenlohe Reject Charge of War Goods Making at Farben Factory Ludwigshafen Germany Jerman investigators of the great est European disaster since the var brushed aside Thursday communist charges that the ex sloded Farben chemical plant icre was making war materiel Police in this French zone Rhine ity said 84 bodies were recov ered and that about 250 persons were missing and presumed dead To the apparent death toll of 334 they added 2000 injured Mannheim police across the estimated the dead at be ween 500 and 800 U S army officials there said 6200 were in iured many in Mannheim and other nearby American zone places by the terrific concussion 22000 Workers The plant employed 22000 workers The explosion and swift ly spreading fires demolished or damaged 18 buildings Communist newspapers in Ber lin asserted the factory a main stem of the once great I G Far benindustrie trust which operated 400 plants in Germany and 100 elsewhere in the world before the war was making war materiel illegally Only Industrial Goods German investigators who were at last able to approach the center of the destruction said prelimin ary findings indicated the disaster was touched off by ethyl chloride an industrial chemical A chemist who worked at the plant said he was familiar with its production and that the works turned out only industrial prod resident Sends Dominations for Senate Action Washington Tru man Thursday sent nearly 2 dozen nominations to the senate in the ace of a decision by the republi can leadership not to consider any appointments at the extra session Most of the nominations were reappointments of United States attorneys and marshals The presi dent however also nominated George Wadsworth of New York now ambassador to Iraq to be am jassador to Turkey and Edward 3 Dudley of New York to be min ster to Liberia ucts No Americans were killed in the explosion believed WINS BABY RACE Palisades Park N J teen months old Donald Samuel of Bloomfield N J set a new worlds baby crawling record Wednesday by covering 60 feel in 462 seconds in the 10th annual diaper derby Some 150 babies en tered the race Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy with occa sional showers Thursday night Clearing and cool Friday Low Thursday night GO to 65 Higl Friday near 80 Iowa Showers and locally heavy thunderstorms Thursday night Cooler extreme west Fridaj partly cloudy and cooler with scattered light showers Thursday night 60 northwest to 70 southeast Minnesota Cloudy with occa sional showers and scattered heavy thundershowers in easl and central portion Thursdaj night Cooler west portion Partly cloudy and cooler Fri day IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistic for 24 hour period ending at oclock Thursday morning Maximum 88 Minimum 70 At 8 a m Thursday 70 Precipitation 10 YEAR AGO Maximum 88 Minimum 66 Stassen Made College Head Takes University of Pennsylvania Reins Philadelphia Univer iity of Pennsylvania Thursday named Harold E Stassen as its new president Announcement of the nomina tion of the 41 year old Minne sotaii came after a special meeting of the universitys board of trus tees Salary terms were not dis closed Unanimous The nomination was made pur suant to the unanimous recom mendation of the executive board of the university The former Minnesota governor who was unsuccessful in his bid for the republican partys presi dential nomination last month will become the youngest president in the universitys history With Enthusiasm Stassen said in a telegram to the trustees After careful consideration I have decided to accept your nom ination to presidency of the Uni versity of Pennsylvania I look forward enthusiasm to join with you in carrying on the sup erb tradition of the university Goldsborough Upholds Rail Injunction Washington Judge T Alan Goldsborough Thursday refused to dismiss the injunction which stopped a na tionwide railroad strike last May 11 The government had asked dis missal of the injunction because there no longer is a strike threat But Goldsborough upheld the contention of the 3 railroad labor unions that dismissal of the in junction now might kill the un ions chance for a higher court ruling on its legality The unions involved are the engineers fire men and switchmen They already have appealed The injunction was issued after the government seized the carriers on May 10 r Southerners Try to Bar Poll Tax Act Prospects Dark for AntiInflation Bid by President Truman Washington Senator Stennis DMiss as leadoff man southerners plunged into a senate talkfest Thursday designed to bar action on antipoll tax or any other civil rights legislation It was touched off when Senator Wherry RNebr moved to take up the housepassed antipoll tax bill Stennis got the floor and chal lenged the right of congress to pass the bill He called it unconstitu tional About 2 Hours The Mississippi senator said he would talk about 2 hours For the time being southerners were not acknowledging a filibuster Senator Russell DGa said they were just out to make sure the coun try understands the measure Rus sell is generaling the southern fight against the bill Stennis told his colleagues that low political expediency brought the bill before the senate Both republicans and the administra tion he said were out to win votes by backing the measure It is one of the civil rights laws asked by President Truman It also is en dorsed in both democratic and re publican platforms Lot of Talk It was evident that this 1st measure to get consideration in the special congress session would draw a lot of talk but probably no action Prospects were no brighter either for President Trumans antiinflation program Paul Por ter former OPA administrator took a detailed bill embracing the program before the house bank ing committee It asks price con trol and rationing power and aims at shoving prices of costofliving items back toward November 1947 levels A storm of GOP hostility greeted Porter and the bill Chair man Wolcott said the administration had powers it was not using He also asserted that President Truman broke the price line by encouraging a wage increase for steel workers near the end of the war FEARS MORE Paul Sanders of Council Bluffs holds her SmonthSd Marvin Paul whose rising temperature led her to fear that he would be the 5th of her 7 children to be stricken with polio Beside her are 2 other children Shirley 8 and Connie 3 The 4 stricken children are being treated in a hospital in Council BluffsMrs Sanders said neither Shirley nor Connie is very well but she hopes they will escape polio Demos Ready for Meeting To Write Platform Choose Committee Des Moines for continuance of investigations into Polk county and state government matters probably will be sounded at the democratic state convention here Friday The convention will meet to choose the state central committee pick 10 democratic presidential electors write a platform and hear speeches Incumbent Candidates The present central committee members are expected to be can didates for reelection except in the 5th district where Ralph Lynch Des Moines attorney is re tiring Clarke Des Moines Polk county chairman is a candidate to succeed him There also is a possibility that Mrs Florence Lynch of LeMars 8th district committeewoman may desire to give up her state com mittee membership because of her membership on the democratic national committee Gillette to Talk The forenoon session of the con vention is to be addressed by the party candidates for United States senator and governor former United States Senator Guy Gil lette of Cherokee and Polk Coun ty Attorney Carroll Switzer of Des Moines Theafternoon session will hear speeches by Frank OConnor of Dubuque permanent convention chairman Mrs Lynch G G Jeck of Atlantic national committee man nnd Mrs Benona Young of Bloomfield state vice chairman Pentagon Officers Watch Secret Papers Washington UR and air force officers in the Pentagon building were under orders Thursday to take special care in hiding their secret papers for the next few months The reason Painters will be working on the outside of the building   

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