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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 6, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION MASON CITY DOLLAR DAYS Thursday Friday and Saturday VOL LJV Associated United Prcsi JuU WJres Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY AUGUST 6 1948 This Paper Consists of Two No 259 3 Out of 4 lowans Favor Vets1 Bonus The proposed bonus for Iowa World war II veterans to be paid from a bond issue of is approved by 3 of every 4 vot ers in a state wide crosssec tion interviewed by the IOWA PUBLIC OPIN ION PANEL Compared with the 75 per cent favoring pay ment of the bo nus now only 13 oppose it and 12 per cent are still undecided Endorsement of the proposal by veteran groups and publication of the official text by a number of newspapers within the last few days may lead to more discussion and some shift in opinions but so far there has been very little change since the poll on this same question by IPOP 4 months ago April Now 73 75 In favor of bonus 14 13 Opposed 13 12 No opinion While this indicates slightly less opposition than in April there is somewhat greater objection to a bond issue and more preference for payment from the present sur plus in state funds Included in the 13 per cent against the propos al is a small proportion expressing opinions that The bonus could be paid from the state treasury and save interest on the bonds Those who oppose either the bonus or the method of paying it are out numbered nearly 6 to 1 however by voters who favor the proposal so it now seems most probable that the measure will tfe approved when it goes on the ballot next AP Wlrophoto NAVY PLANE only Intact part of the navy plane the tail section crashed near Miami Fla Thursday after colliding with a Stearman trainer is shown O n nit T fall Voters differ mostly by income and age groups in their opinions of the bonus proposal Although there is a substantial margin of approv al in every group somewhat great er objection is expressed by upper Income voters and by older voters Oppose No Opinion By Incomes Upper Lower By Ages 20 to 40 41 to 50 Over 50 Favor Bonus 67 80 78 76 69 above Ten persons perished in the crash T A st s 17 10 9 12 18 16 10 13 12 13 IN EVERY 10 VOTE uIKE THEIR FATHERS In all studies that have been nade of factors which influence habits income or economic Jifferences have been established is most important in determining political party affiliation While ihis is true of Iowa voters like jny others a recent IDOP poll ndicates that even more of them acquire their politics by inheri tance Nearly 7 in every 10 kote now exactly as their lathers or Mily 16 per cent differ from their athers in political party affilia ion and the remaining 15 per ent classify themselves as inde oendents Those whose fathers vere democrats are likely by more ihan 3 to 1 to be democrats rath r than republicans while those vhose fathers were republicans ire likely by more than 5 to 1 to De republicans rather than demo rats Parental influence has less ef ect in the case of upper income oters whose fathers were demo rats or lower income voters vhose fathers were republicans n each of these groups more now rote opposite to their fathers and nore also classify themselves as ndependents Voters Classify Themselves As Rep Dem Ind Jpper Income fathers Were Republicans Democrats 10 Die When Planes Collide Navy Transport Hits Small Ship Hollywood Fla navy announced Fricfey that 10 persons were killed when an R4D trans port plane collided with a small civilian trainer and crashed in the south Florida mucklands near here Thursday night Medical officers determined that only 10 bodies were recovered from the flaming wreckage in stead of the 11 reported by the Florida highway patrol Naval au thorities said the condition of the bodies some badly mutilated was responsible for tbfe miscount The navy announced the names of the dead None were from mid west All persons aboard the military plane were killed But the 2 oc cupants of the small stu dent pilot and his leaped out when the collision tore one wing from their craft and parachuted to safety Industrial Union Group Meet Opens Davenport Iowa In dustrial Union council CIO an nual convention opened here Fri day A B Kline of Vinton presi dent of the American Farm Bu reau will be one of the first speakers The convention will name a suc cessor to Bryan Barrett of New ton a member of the state council executive board who has resigned Mrs Esther Scurlock of Cedar Rapids who heads the union label committee said the delegates will be examined and those whose clothing does not bear union labels will be fined The convention closes Sunday 79 28 1ower Income rathers Were Republicans 67 Democrats 16 9 48 12 24 16 74 17 10 Butcher Gives Aspirin Each Charge Slip Kalamazoo Mich Kala aazoo butcher Merle Nichols ympathizes with his customers omplaints about high prices So when he tallies up the bill he ands each customer an aspirin long with the charge slip Three pxes of the tablets were emp icd in one day Nichols reported riday that many of the custom rs go away smiling When the aluminum cap on the Washington Monument in Wash ngton D C was put in place in 884 aluminum was a rare metal H SAME rUg iMtk In M Weather Report FORECAST Mason City cloudy and a little warmer Friday night Sat urday mostly cloudy and a lit tle warmer with a possibility of showers afternoon or evening Low Friday night 58 High Sat urday near 85 Iowa Increasing cloudiness and a little warmer Friday night with widely scattered showers near the Missouri river Saturday mostly cloudy with scattered showers northwest and extreme west portions Low Friday night 5560 Iowa 5 Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average 2 to 4 degrees above normal Normal highs near 86 normal lows near 65 Warmer Saturday with showers west portion spreading into east Sunday Warmer weather through to Wednesday Precipitation will be light av eraging near onetenth inch Minnesota Mostly cloudy Friday night and Saturday with scat tered showers northwest and extreme west Friday night and west and north central portions Saturday Warmer east portion Friday night except little change Minneapolis area IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum 79 Minimum 47 At 8 a m Friday 65 YEAR AGO Maximum 99 Minimum 70 2 Die in Tennessee Vote Dispute Troops Called In Nashville Tenn guardsmen were mobilized Friday and ordered to move immediately into Polk county in southeast Ten nessee where disorder was re ported by the Polk county sheriff the day following the states pri maries Two men were reported slain and a 3rd wounded Thursday night H E Brewer Ducktown undertaker said Friday morning that 4 other persons were wound ed in election night gunplay The disorder was accompanied by reports of a dispute over ab sentee ballots in Copperhill and Ducktown First Defeat Political Leader E H Crump apparently was handed his first major ballot box defeat in 20 years in Thursdays voting Can didates he backed for the U S senate and for governor were be hind in the voting on unofficial and nearly complete returns Senator Tom Stewart Friday conceded the victory of Rep Estes Kefauver in the race for the dem ocratic nomination for U S sena tor Kefauveiwas in the lead over Crumpsupported Judge John A Mitchell for Stewarts seat Stewart who was ditched this year by Crump trailed 3rd Alert Troopers Troops were ordered into Polk county by Adjutant General Hil ton Butler He acted after Gov ernor Jim McCord alerted troopers at Cleveland Tenn 20 miles from Benton Benton is the seat of Polk county Guns were reported being is sued in Benton when ballot boxes holding votes from the nearby communities of Copperhill and Ducktown were due here to be counted Polk is adjacent to McMinn county where an exGI coalition overthrew an entrenched political machine in an August 1946 elec tion day gun battle at Athens McMinn county seat 2941 AT IOWA STATE Ames Enrollment at the Iowa State college 2nd summer session totals 2941 with 1984 of the students attending under the G I bill of rights Berlin Powers Plan Joint Communique Washington 3 west ern powers and Russia plan to is sue a joint communique should they reach an agreement to ne gotiate on Berlin and other issues it was learned Friday Reliable diplomatic sources said this proposed communique plan accounts in part for the official secrecy now in effect in Wash ington London Paris and Mos cow That any agreement is to be an nounced simultaneously suggests that release of important details of the 4way talks underway in Moscow will be delayed well be yond an accord on basic diplo matic issues A 4power communi que particularly if the Soviets are a party of it requires long and difficult negotiations It was regarded here as certain that any final announcement will be brief and couched in general terms There is little possibility that the world will be given a pointbyppint account of the talks leading up to any agree ment This might come at a later stage should the accord break down and give rise to recrimina tion as to who was at fault Heavy Earth Tremor Jolts Australians A d e 1 a ide Australia UR A heavy earth tremor shook Adelaide in south Australia for 2 minutes shortly after noon Friday Build ings shook walls cracked and plas ter crashed to the floor No casualties were reported The tremor was described as the worst since 1902 In some areas the tremor was accompanied by heavy rumblings Senate Passes Bill o Speed Building Westerners Give Reply to Soviet 3 Envoys Have 3Hour Interview WithMoIotov Moscow United States Britain and France gave their re ply to the Soviet Union on the Berlin and other questions in a 3hour interview with Soviet For eign Minister Molotov Thursday McDowell Says Uranium Sent to Russia in 1945 Sharp Break in Meat Price Seen Washington ell RPenn said Friday a sig nificant amount of uranium met al a vital component of the atomic bomb was sent to Russia in 1945 In a house speech McDowell Chicago head of the said these shipments were in adnational association of retail meat dition to those he told the house dealers is looting for a sharp unAmerican activities committee break in retail meat prices Thursday were made during war ranging between 1 and 5 cents years Jarries Elliott of Minneapolis McDowell at the committees here for the associations annual hearings on communist spying had convention said the break will said 1300 pounds went to Russia come in the next 10 days or 2 in 1943 weeks He said he based his fore He said in his house speech that cast on talks with packers pro 1420 pounds also were sent in ducers and dealers 1945 The 3 western representatives the hUse T went at once to the American em he laid the committee I bassy after the meeting the materials were vf We met with Molotov said U S Ambassador Walter Bedell Smith No comment Juggles Briefcase He juggled his briefcase from one hand to the other obviously anxious to get to work with his colleagues All 3 Frank Roberts of Britain and Ambassa dor Yves Chataigneau of were noncommittal as they left the kremlin The kremlin session was about an hour longer than the envoys Monday night conference with Prime Minister Stalin Arrives First Smith had arrived at the krem lin first followed by Roberts who is secretary to British Foreign Secretary Bevin and Chataingn eau These 3 all had conferred with Stalin Monday night seek ing a basis for ending the soviet blockade of Berlin and resolving other eastwest differences The kremlin conference started at 5 p m 8 a m Stalin was not believed present at this meeting which the west ern diplomats 5iad sought with the foreign minister 3000 May Be Drowned in Chinese Flood Nanking waters of the Yellow river drowned nearly 3500 persons and left 400000 homeless in the rich north Honan province official reports released here Friday said The water conservation com mission said reports from north Honan magistrates described the flood the worst in 100 years More than 1000000 fertile acres were flooded Frequently preliminary reports of this nature are exaggerated as to casualties Nine districts north of Chengh sien were reportedly flooded when the dikes of the Tsinho a tribu tary of the Yellow river collapsed Reports here from magistrates gave 3489 missing or drowned 400000 homeless and 4249 homes destroyed the materials were obtained as a result of pressure of the highest kind Across the capitol senators who have been looking into communist activities and alleged spying sus pended their public hearings be cause they said the Truman ad ministration refuses to give them necessary facts McDowell is a member of the unAmerican activities committee He heads a subcommittee which is making a particular inquiry into Russian efforts to obtain atomic information British in Danube Bid Want International Control of River Belgrade proposed Friday that international agree ments regarding navigation of the Danube river be submitted to a 3member tribunal as well as an international court of justice The British delegation told the Danubian conference the tribunal should consist of a representative from Russia one nominated joint ly by Britain and France and a 3rd by the secretary general of the United Nations A British statement said the Danube should be an international waterway along its entire navi gable course with equal footing for all states It said any convention regard ing it should include a definition of a river system similar to the convention of 1921 The conven tion the British statement said should insure that no state can ban vessels from other states The British proposal is similar to one offered by States Thursday the United EFFECT PRICE DROP Nuernberg Germany eral hundred German women started a near riot Friday with some food merchants police said They thronged noisily into shops protesting the prices of fruits and vegetables Police said the mer chants quickly reduced their CONSERVATION COMMISSION state conservation commission and its top executives were on hand Friday for the buffet supper which traditionally ushers in Governors Days at Clear Lake The commission members and Gov Robert D Blue will be honored guests of the Association for the Preservation of Clear Lake at the supper at the AllVeterans Social center Members of the house and senate as well as elected state officers who attend the event each year have made it the largest politi cal gathering in Iowa during the summer All of the members of the conservation committee were on hand for its regular meeting Thursday and Friday They are seated in the picture from left to right J D Key GlobeGnzctte Photo nolds Creston Fred J Poyneer Cedar Rapids A C Gingench Wellman Frank Mattes Odeboldt Mrs Addison Parker Des Moines E B Gaunitz Lansing and Chairman Ewald G Trost Fort Dodge who is pointing out one of the beauty spots on Clear Lake as viewed from the state park shelter house Commission executives standing from left to right are Ray Beckman chief of fish and game K M Krezek chief of administration James R Harlan assistant director Claire Freiberg executive secretary Bruce Stiles who will become director Aug 15 G L Ziemer outgoing director who is going into private engineering practice and V W FHckinger chief of lands and waters Compromise Measure to House Floor Action Overrides Banking Committees TEW Endorsement Washington Senator Hickenlooper of Iowa voted with the republican majority Friday on senate passage of a compromise housing bill Sen ator Wilson of Iowa was not recorded Univis Guard Ohio Governor Says Order Maintained Columbus Ohio 7P Gov Thos J Herbert ordered national guards troops on duty at the Uni vis Lens Co plant in Dayton withdrawn late Friday Chester W Goble the states ad jutant general said the troops could be withdrawn between p m and G p m Friday after the day shift has left the Univis plant Gov Herbert said in a state ment For 4 days law and order has been maintained in Dayton and picketing at the Univis plant has been done in a lawful manner in accordance with the orders of the common pleas court of Montgom ery county It has been demonstrated that workers who desire to work can do so in peace and safety and also that the striking union has the right to continue its strike so long as it is conducted in a lawful manner to work president Stassens Ball Endorsed for Senator by Stassen South St Paul E Stassen Friday indorsed Joseph H Ball for reelection as United States senator from Minnesota Stassens action ended months of speculation that he might dump the senator he appointed 8 years ago when he was governor of the state A widening divergence of views between the 2 had led ob servers to consider the possibility However although extending his support to the man he termed an able and courageous senator1 the unsuccessful candidate for the republican presidential nomina tion emphasized a hope Ball even tually would change his mind on some issues over which he and Stassen have disagreed Stassen also pointed out that every seat will count toward piling up a republican majority in congress with the republican indorsement came after filings for state and national office closed and the possibility of Gov Luther Youngdahls seek ing Balls seat ended with the gov ernor filing for reelection Earl Browder Rebuffed by Communists New York commun ist national convention has re jected an appeal from Earl Brow der deposed party leader for re instatement in the party on the ground that world dangers to the communist movement called for party unity Browclers appeal was made Thursday to the 250 party dele gates meeting in closed session at their 14th annual convention The request was turned down by the partys committee on appeals for 3 reasons 1 His writings since he was de posed in J945 and expelled from the party in 1946 have continued to express antiMarxist views 2 He has shown no chanage in his antiparty activities since his expulsion and has failed to criticize his former views 3 His request for readmission js in itself a form of disguised party activity and a continuation of his repeated efforts to split the party and discredit it Browder was ousted during the wartime alliance between Russia and the United States for his con ciliatory policy towards capital Washington The senate passed and sent to the house Fri day a compromise housing bill aimed at speeding small home building The measure contains no low rent or slum clearance subsidies Approval came on a voice vote after the chamber had voted 48 to 36 to substitute the measure lor the TaftEllenderW a g n e r housing bill The senate thus overrode its banking committee which had ap proved the TEW measure The TEW bill would have provided for government aid in building publicowned low rent and slum clearance projects The housing action came after the senate banking committee voted 2 major changes in the re publican antiinflation bill as passed by the house Thursday The committee struck out a house provision calling for a boost in federal reserve bank gold re serves which Secretary of the Treasury Snyder and federal re serve officials said would do noth ing to stop inflation It also raised the reserve re quirements of banks which are members of the federal reserve system The house had approved re serve increases of 1 and 3 per cent respectively on time and demand deposits The senate committee raised the figures to 2 and 5 per cent President Truman had asked for 2 and 4 per cent ism FCC Attacks Radio Quiz Programs Washington Federal Communications commission Fri day gave the nations quiz pro grams until Sept 10 to come up with an answer to its own question That question was Why should not the commission ban most of these programs as violations of the radio lottery law The commission Thursday is sued a proposed ruling to this ef fect Its scope was so broad that it would banish from the air a good many of the bigname guess ing programs in which sponsors give away everything from money to truckloads of merchandise The major networks withheld comment pending a detailed study of the proposed ruling But it was estimated that the if it becomes affect some 40 network giveaway shows and hundreds of similar programs aired by local stations throughout the country At present network shows give away about monthly in merchandise or money Radio in dustry spokesmen said the new quiz programs planned for this fall would boost the annual give away to about 4 Fliers Killed as 2 Airplanes Collide San Antonio Texas JP Two training planes from Randolph air force base collided in the air north of here Friday and 4 fliers were killed One plane plummeted to the earth in a mass of flames Two instructors an aviation cadet and a student flying offi cer were killed instantly Names of the dead were with held pending notification of next of kin 5 DIE AT MINE Welch W Va Super intendent Ralph Mulkey said 5 men were killed and 8 injured early Friday in a slate fall at the new River and Pocahontas Con solidated Coal company mine at Capels 3 miles west of here Diamondback terrapins are found in the United States from New England to the Gulf ol Mex ico   

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