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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 3, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NCIGHBORS UUUI VOL LIV Associated Presa United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY AUGUST 3 1948 This Paper Consists of Two No 258 Say Communist Hunt Takes Political Heat Off Congress AP Wirephoto ESCORTED TO at the Unlvis Lens company walk through a gate to the plant in Dayton Ohio Tuesday while Ohio national guardsmen with fixed bayonets keep a watch to prevent any trouble f dc jfc ife 5k Order Reigns at Lens Plant Kaplan Jailed 10 Days for Contempt Dayton Ohio national guard broke the strike shackles on the Univis Lens company plant Tuesday and the strikes leader was ordered jailed for 10 days for contempt of court Approximately 350 nonstrikers protected by troops tanks and guns marched back into the fac tory where pickets fought with them and police last week While the guardsmen and a court order restricted the CIO United Electrical workers to 6 pickets at xthe plant entrance Strike Leader Lou Kaplan of New York was called to task before Common Pleas Judge Paul T Klapp Kaplan international field agent for the UE was sentenced to 10 days in jail because he kept the judge waiting an hour and a half He and 4 other strikers originally cited for contempt because they y disobeyed a court order to remain away from the factory area also were fined each 1 They further were ordered to put up bond each to keep the order of this court I When Kaplan pleaded that he i arrived late because he overslept Judge Klapp snapped to the union leaders attorney I cam excuse him for being al most anywhere but home asleep CIO Threatens Copper Strike Communism issue in Kennecott Dispute Salt Lake City work ers threatened Tuesday to cut off 30 per cent of the nations copper production by striking Thursday against the giant Kennecott Cop per corporations holding in Utah Nevada and New Mexico The company was making one last bid for peaceful settlement with the CIO international union mine mill and smelter workers Company labor relations Di rector Roy Hatch said he would try to arrange another meeting Tuesday morning between com pany and local union officials Hatch claimed that only one is that of communism was in volved in the deadlocked situa tion However he indicated wil lingness to meet with local union 5 officials and representatives of the Kennecott council of the IUMMSW The company since early this ipring has refused to negotiate or meet with the union on the grounds that the lUMMSWs in ternational officers have failed to sign noncommunist affidavits i Washington The publicized hunt for communists in government jobs was credited by some republicans Tuesday with talcing the political heat off the dolittle congress session GOP leaders arent talking about it publicly But some said privately they couldnt have picked a better time for senate and house committees to turn up with testimony tabbing democratic office holders as the source of secret wartime information that went to Moscow It is their view that even if the charges arent proved the thous ands of written and spoken words have helped take the publics least for a President Trumans demand for action to cut living costs Partly True Democratic leaders said this might be partly true But they insisted the cost of living is going to be one of the major issues in the campaign They are confident that Mr Truman isnt going to let the peo ple forget about it If the special session ends with little done to curb inflation he probably will blast the republicans again Nevertheless the congressional inquiries have furnished Gov Thomas E Dewey of New York with some new talking points for the cleanhouseinWashington demand he may emphasize when his campaign gets under way ac tively in September Can Use Names Dewey has had a lot to say in the past about communists in gov ernment Now he has a chance to name some names if he chooses to accept the testimony given before the committees On the other hand democrats dont think the charges now be ing aired will affect Mr Trumans political standing They point out that the presi dent moved months ago to bring about a loyalty check of employes They note that most of the infor mation supposed to have gone to the soviet agents involved activi ties before Mr Truman went to the white house Hoover Gets Library Gift Donated to Stanford Group Palo Alto Cal UR Former President Herbert Hoover Tuesday turned over a birthday present to the Hoover Library 01 War Revolution and Peace at the Stanford university campus Friends of Mr Hoover contrib uted the money so the library could carry on its work The li brary and institute are directed primarily toward promoting peace The money was presented at a surprise party 8 days in advance of the fonner presidents actual birthday on Aug 10 when he will be 74 Mr Hoover was called down from his office to the foyer of the library to be greeted by a committee representing hundreds of friends and admirers With the gift he received a red leather book containing let ters of affection and appreciation and an illuminated scroll headed by a tribute to The Chief Mr Hoover plans to celebrate his birthday at West Branch Iowa where he was born Details of Moscow Meet Kept Secret Spirits of Western Envoys Reported High After Conference Moscow Western diplo mats looked to Washington Lon don and Paris Tuesday for a new to settle eastwest differ ences which they now have taken up personally with Prime Minis er Stalin Stalin received envoys of the United States Britain and France at the kremlin Monday night and alked with them for 2 hours and 5 minutes The conversation con cerned particularly the prospects for a settlement of the Berlin crisis Details were shrouded in official secrecy but a high authority said progress is being made in this soviet capital Work Until 4 A M Weary eyed but in high spirits 3 S Ambassador Walter B Smith French Ambassador Yves Cha taigneau and Frank Roberts spe cial British representative worked until nearly 4 a m on reports which by now should be under consultation by their governments They awaited further instructions This correspondent who has re ported kremlin conferences with foreign diplomats for 7 years re calls no time when so little was said after a when New Deal Lawyers Named Red Agents those concerned the spirits of seemed so high The 3 western envoys are not even commenting on how Stalin looked It is obvious that the talk got down to basic things that are contributing to the tense interna tional situation and that all are being careful to do or say nothing to interrupt the present trend Longest Meeting The meeting was the longest any foreign diplomats ever have had with the Russian leader After leaving the audience at which Sov iet Foreign Minister V M Molotov also was present the 3 foreign diplomats immediately went into another conference pounding up 3 flights of stairs at the American embassy without waiting for an elevator Before they went to the kremlin therewere hints here that inter national tension might be easing Strict official secrecy concern ing the kremlin meeting prevailed in Washington London and Paris after the meeting British officials quite frankly said an information leak might ruin future prospects GOP Leaders to Confer on Civil Rights Taft Says Attempt to Break Filibuster Would Be Useless Washington republi can policy committee Tuesday called a conference of all GOP senators Wednesday to decide what to do about civil rights legis lation Chairman Taft Ohio said the policy group also checked to the senate and house banking com mittees a decision on what anti inflation and housing legislation had to offer in the extra session Taft told reporters his commit tee agreed to hold the senate in session Tuesday night until 9 p m He said this does not mean an attempt is under way to break the southern democrats filibuster against the antipoll tax Russian Police Stoned by Germans in British Zone civilians Berlin stoned Russian sector police Mon day night when they attempted to cross into the British sector of the city in pursuit of a black mar keteer One policeman was re ported injured There were 2 versions of the in cident which occurred when soviet controlled police squadrons con ducted raids against black mar keteers at Potsdamer Platz a fav orite trading center Apparently fleeing from the po lice some of the traders crossed the occupation border into the British sector to escape Then ac cording to the British licensed newspaper Telegraf soviet con trolled police entered the British area in pursuit Crowds in the bill Change Rules Truman Back in Capital V After Missouri Trip for Vote in Primary Washington Tru man returned to the capital Tues day after a flying trip to his home at Independence Mr Truman who voted in the Missouri primary election early this morning arrived at National at p m i NAMED KEYNOTER Iowa City Judge i James P Gaffney Marengo will 1 deliver the keynote address at j the state democratic judicial con vention Aug 7 in Des Moines The parlys 3 nominees for state su preme court will be selected at i the convention DIES OF BURNS Davenport Thorn sen 4 Montpelier died here Tues day of burns suffered July 24 when her dress caught fire while playing with matches Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Continued mostly cloudy and rather cool with small chance of more thunder storms or rain showers Tuesday night Becoming partly cloudy with higher afternoon tempera lures Wednesday Low Tuesday night 58 High Wednesday near 80 Iowa Mostly cloudy with scat tered showers and thundershow ers spreading over state Tues day night and Wednesday Not much change in temperature Low Tuesday night 58 northeast to 65 southwest Minnesota Partly cloudy with lit tle change in temperature Tues day night and Wednesday IN MASON CITY V GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending No Americans on Lost Plane Search for French Aircraft to Go On Paris France officials said Tuesday that there were no American or British passengers aboard the 6engined Latecoere 631 flying boat that disappeared in midAtlantic on a flight from the West Indies to Africa The plane carried 40 passengers and 12 crew members Officials said the passenger list would be made public Tuesday A search for the missing plane by American and French planes and ships will be continued throughout the day officials said A conference will be held later in the day to determine if the search should be continued after Tuesday night Communists Give Support to Wallace New York American communist party was pledged by its leaders Tuesday to support Henry A Wallace and his new progressive party in the November elections William Z Foster national party chairman formally announced the indorsement of Wallace Monday night when he opened the partys 3 day convention before 17000 fol lowers at Madison Square Garden It was the 14th such convention and the 1st since 1945 Closed ses sions are planned for Tuesday and Wednesday Foster making the keynote ad dress said the progressive party offers the opportunity for the forces fighting for peace against inflation and fascism to organize and express their strength Itis absolutely impossible in my opinion to break the fili buster Taft said The only so lution is to change the senate rules so that we can limit debate but I dont think we can do that before the regular session in Jan uary Taft said the republican confer ence will be asked Wednesday to decide whether to back a proposal for submission of the poll tax question to the states as a con stitutional amendment Study Bill Republican leaders meanwhile were said to be studying a house approved bill spurring the building df rental properties On the antiinflation side they were reported to have agreed among themselves on a move to tighten bank credits including an increase in bank reserve require ments There apparently was no agree ment on a senateapproved bill now in house committee to re store the time payment buying curbs which expired last Novem ber Potsdammer Strasse lined up against the po lice and clashes occurred the paper said There were reports that one passerby was dragged out of the British sector man handled by pistolbrandishing soviet sector police and dragged off to their headquarters The Russiancontrolled news paper Berliner Zeitung in its ver sion of the incident said one o the black marketeers sought to escape and called upon people in the streets for help He shouted that he was a Brit ish sector resident and that the soviet sector police were trying to kidnap him the Zeitung said Thereupon several passersby ran to his aid threw stones at the po lice and injured one officer Fire Razes Farm Destroying Worth of Property attributed to a spontaneous explosion destroyed an estimated worth of property damage here on the James Humpal farm A barn 2 corn cribs a cream house and a hog house were to tally razed by the blaze silo was partially damaged Rudy Humpal who resides on the farm was not home at the outbreak of the fire and Time Editor Testifying on Espionage Chambers Calls Harry White Communists1 Fellow Traveler Washington UR A converted communist Tuesday named 4 oncepowerful new deal lawyers as members of a prewar red un derground which he said spotted party members in the government with the ultimate hope of taking Hungary Has New President Szakasits Has Field to Himself Budapest Hungary Szakasits a former stone mason journalist and poet was elected president of Hungary Tuesday The vote by parliament was unanimous oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Tuesday Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum at 8 73 57 59 12 89 66 200 Meter Shot Put to Americans London Thomp son of Los Angeles set a new shot put record and Mel Patton of Southern California streaked to the 200meter dash championship Tuesday as the United States con tinued its domination of the Olympic track and field compe tition Yanks finished 123 in the shot put and took first 2nd and 5th places in the 200 Patton defeated only once in 2 years in the 200 staved off Barney Swells edgingup challenge the last 50 meters of the race barely nipping the Lancaster Pa Negro at the tape Both were timed at 211 seconds Lloyd La Beach of Panama was 3rd and Herb Mc Kenley of Jamaica 4th Cliff Bour land of Los Angeles was 5th Thompson set a new Olympic record of 56 feet 2 inches for the shot put after he and his 2 team mates took turns breaking the old mark of 53 feet 1J inches for a total 4 times before completion of the event The Hawaiian Islands cover 6449 square miles and have a population of 423330 Hold Search for Missing Nashua Man Charles City Floyd county sheriffs office Tuesday was conducting a search for Ger ald M Frascht 22 farmer living 4 miles west of Nashua reported missing since Sunday Sheriff B F Atherton said his parents told him the youth was last seen Sunday when he left for Nashua He reported him missing Monday morning Broadcasts from the sheriffs office to the state highway patrol described the man as 5 feet 9 inches tall weight 170 he was driving a black 1947 Ford 4door sedan license 355467 According to Atherton the mans family knew of no reason why he should leave home volun tarily Tree Saving Women Win Law Support Oskaloosa wom en who wouldnt be cowed by mere men and a bulldozer in their fight to save 137 ancient shade trees won the support of the law Tuesday District Judge R G Yoder granted a temporary injunction restraining the Iowa highway com mission and the city council frorr cutting the trees after police hac driven more than 100 irate women back from the towns main thor oughfare Some 15 trees were felled before Yoders order was announced Hearing on a petition for a per manent injunction has been set for Aug 16 Police Chief Owen Chrispin said 9 policemen had to do a littl shoving before all of the women would fall back and permit work to start However he said ther was no real disorder Yoder issued his injunction a the request of interested property owners along the thoroughfare which the highway commission plans to widen But the cour move actually was initiated by group of Oskaloosa women headec by Mrs Fred Jarvis state chair mnn of highway beautification fo He succeeds Zoltan Tildy who resigned last Friday a few hours after his soninlaw Dr Victor Csornoky was arrested and charged with espionage and trea on When Imre Nagy speaker of lungarys parliament announced hat Szakasits was the only can didate for the presidency mem bers of the democratic peoples par y and of the Christian Womens opposition valked out They returned to heir seats after the speaker de clared Szakasits elected Szakasits who was nominated by the unified communistruled abor party formerly was deputy Dremier under Premier Lajos Dinnyes it over Whittaker Chambers a senior editor of Time magazine who broke with the reds in 1937 told the house unAmerican activities committee the undergrounds pur pose was 1st to infiltrate the new deal administration then to en gage in espionage and finally to overthrow the government by any and aU means Among other underground lead ers in the Washington communist group he named Important Jobs Alger and Donald Hiss brothers who held important state depart ment jobs Nathan Witt for nearly 4 years policysetting executive secretary of the national labor relations board Lee Pressman former works progress administration general counsel who was ousted later as CIO general counsel when he es poused Henry A Wallaces pro gressive party Fellow Traveler Chambers also named former Assistant Secretary of Treasury Harry D White as a fellow trav eler who cooperated with the underground and Aubrey Wil liams head of the new deal na tional youth administration as a man viewed by the communists as a friend All of the above men are out of Unpinned Hand Grenade Found in Vatican City Vatican City A street sweeper found a grenade Tuesday tiny red morning hand near the entrance to St Peters Square It was nestled at the bottom of the 1st column in the right arc of the Bernini colonnade The sweeper called Achille Tri panera of the St Peters security detachment who noted that the pin was out The Italian war min istrys artillery headquarters sent explosive experts who nudged the grenade some yards from the col onnade sandbagged it and set it off harmlessly the Federated Iowa Garden Clubs of Meat Buying Strike Move Spreading Dallas Tex Dallas petticoat rebellion against high meat prices spread Tuesday to at least 4 other towns in Texas the state that prides itself as the seat the government now The Time editors testimony supplemented that given the com mittee on Saturday by Elizabeth T Bentley confessed courier for communist spies who she said used wartime government jobs to get military secrets for Russia William W Remington 30year old commerce department employe described by Miss Bentley as her most valuable communist contact in the government told the senate investigating committee he once boasted knowledge of the wartime atomic bomb project But he in sisted he merely knew of the ex istence of a secret toppriority project and did not know it was making atomic bombs He denies he is a communist or that he ever gave Miss Bentley any informa tion she couldnt havs got from newspapers AP Wirephoto BULLDOZER STOPPED IN TREE women of Oskaloosa Iowa dispute the removal of shade trees along Oskaloosa avenue Tuesday to make way for a wider fed eral highway They lean against the blade of a bulldozer used by the tree removal crew The women stopped the bulldozer and a court order stopped the tree cutting of the cattle industry The rebellion was started by Mrs R D Vaughn a grayhaired 71 year old grandmother who hated to be robbed in Dallas mar kets For the 2nd straight day she sat at her telephone leading a chain telephone campaign to enlist women in a one week meat boy cott By Tuesday night she ex pected to have enough women vol unteers to call all 320 pages in the local directory In making their calls the wom en asked other housewives to please refrain from buying any fresh meat during the week be ginning Monday The rebellion started when Dal las women praised her for a news paper interview in which Mrs Vaughn advocated a buyers strike Tuesday the strike spread to Orange Austin Waco and Corpus Christi Ottumwa Daily Courier to Be 100 Years Old Ottumwa Ottumwa Daily Courier will celebrate its 100th birthday Sunday The paper which was founded as a weekly Aug 8 1948 when Ottumwa was a village of 300 per sons will celebrate Saturday with vaudeville acts and a dance band for a street dance in the evening This city has been good to us and this is our way to show how we feel about it Publisher John Huston said The Courier is the parent paper of the Lee group of midwest dailies SAME BlMk ftef IrmffU la 14 Accounts of Polio Drug Premature Washington ac counts of a drug which reportedly combats infantile paralysis in its early stages were called unfor tunately premature Tuesday by a U S public health service ex pert Dr Leonard Karel of the serv ices research grants and fellow ships section said that the a sulfa to have helped some polio sufferers But it is too early to make any definite claims for this treatment he said We are not positive that the patients treated with this drug actually were suffering from polio We know that none of the cases developed paralysis But we have no reports that the diagnoses were checked thoroughly to make cer tain that the polio virus was pres ent Furthermore he continued there may be different types of polio This it is proved to be help in only cer I tain cases V   

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