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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 13, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH iOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL IJV Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY AUGUST 13 1948 This Paper Consists of Two One No 265 Housing Price Acts Demanded Opinion In its special session that ended last Saturday congress acted on matters f 01 J which there was Iowa j public demanc by Iowa voter and housing Wheth er its action wa adequate or not will be the sub ject of debate however in the a p p r o a c hing campaign something to be de cided at the polls next November It was in relation to the same 2 subjects that congress was most criticized for doing the least sat isfactory job in its regular ses sion During the last week of the spe cial session IOWA PUBLIC OPIN PANEL interviewers asked a of voters in the state to name what they considered the most important things for congress to consider before it adjourns In reply 46 per cent mentioned infla tion and 22 per cent named hous ing as most important Foreign af fairs were mentioned as most im portant by 25 per cent but on this subject voters are less certain about the purposes of legislation They are concerned about the for eign situation and would have liked congress to do something about it but just what they think should be done is not as clear as in the case of inflation or housing Much smaller proportions named other subjects as important for congress to consider 4 per cent mentioning the draft or military training 3 per cent each referring to civil rights to old age assist ance or to labor legislation one per cent each to federal income taxes aid to schools and to com munism less than one per cent each to other stibjects such as gov ernment spending or aid to vet erans Voters in the IPO panel were asked to name types of legislation With reference to which the 80th congress prior to its recent short session had done a good job only a fair job or the least satisfactory job The replies Least Good Only Satis Job Fair factory inflation 2 5 24 Housing 3 14 Military Training 7 3 2 Foreign Affairs 6 6 6 Labor 3 2 3 1 2 Legislation 6 Federal Taxes 4 Old Age Relief Veterans Measures 1 1 1 than In regard to no other types of legislation did as many as one per cent say that congress had done either a good fair or least satisfactory job Although there is much more Criticism than approval of what congress had done about inflation or housing prior to the last spe cial session this does not mean that most voters are critical even on these 2 subjects Because 69 per cent do not mention inflation i at all and 83 per cent do not name housing as subjects about which congress had done either a good fair or least satisfactory job The attention voters are giving these 2 subjects however is in dicated by the 46 per cent men tioning inflation control and the 22 per cent that named housing as most important for congress to consider in its special session Even of those voters who be lieved that congress had done a good job on the whole before its special session 25 per cent nevertheless thought it had been least satisfactory in legislation to control inflation compared with 8 per cent that said it had done a good job in this respect And of these voters who rated congress as good on the whole none said it had done a good job 12 per cent said least satisfactory and 3 per cent only fair concerning housing legislation These views it should be repeated referred to congressional action before the last special session IOWANS SAY 80TH CONGRESS DID FAIR JOB Before trie short session at least the 80th congress had done what a majority of Iowa voters consid ered a fair job That was the answer by 54 per cent in rating congress on the whole while 13 per cent said it had done a good a 22 per cent a poor job and 11 per cent had no opinion Re publican and democratic voters of course differed widely on this Question about how congress had done on the whole Said on the whole congress had done Repub Demo licans crats A good Job 18 6 A fair job 58 48 A poor Job 14 34 No opinion 10 12 Voters with expressed approval of the action by Presi dent Truman in calling the last j special session of congress He was right in this according to 45 per cent of the crosssection panel 30 per cent thought the special ses should not have been called 25 per cent had no opinion Nearly one voter in every 3 thinks the presidents reasons for the last short session were AP Wirephoto WHERE WOMAN PLUNGED PROM SOVIET CONSU LATE line traces the fall of Mrs Oksana Stepanovna Kosenkina Russian school teacher who plunged from a 3rd floor to the courtyard pavement of the soviet consulate in New York City Thurs day Martin Aasgaord Dies at Sons Home in Lake Mills Martin A Aasgaard one of the countrys best known and most re spected weekly newspaper pub lishers died night at the home of his son Gordon in Lake Mills Born at Albert Lea on Nov 2 1880 he was 67 years old His death followed 8 months after the passing of Mrs Aasgaard last Dec 23 A heart condition first noted a little more than a year ago was given as the cause of Mr Aas gaards death Funeral rites will be held in Salem Lutheran church Lake Mills at 2 oclock p m Monday with burial in Lutheran cemetery The Rev Thomas Boe will be in charge of the services 60Year Resident The name Aasgaard is almost synonymous with modern Lake Mills Mr Aasgaard came there 60 years ago at the age of 7 years with his parents and has lived there practically all the time since For a half century he was asso ciated with the Lake Mills Graphic guiding it to a top flight position among the nations weekly newspapers In the past 20 years just about every recognition possible has been accorded to him and his newspa per In 1935 the name of Martin Augustine Aasgaard was inscribed on the roster of Iowas Master Ed itors In community life too Mr Aas gaard played an important role having served as mayor as post master 16 as library board member and in various other ca pacities He was a Mason In Bond Drive But his services were not con fined to Lake Mills Ten years ago he served a term as governor of Dist 9A of Lions club interna tional and during World war II he was state chairman of the schools at War division of the U S treasury war bond drive Down through the years liter ally scores of audiences have been entertained by him with his amaz ing hobby magic and sleightof hand Surviving Mr Aasgaard are a daughter and 3 sons 5 grandchil dren 1 great grandchild 2 broth ers and a sister The daughter is Mrs Irving Jen sen of Dows the sons Gordon and John of Lake Mills and Marlin of Norwood Mass The sister is Miss Marion of Forest City the broth ers Luther publisher of the Wab asha Minn Herald and Doctor J A of Minneapolis president of the Evangelical Lutheran church of America Faces Trial for Abandoning Mail Portland Ore John Oscar Vaux was bound over to the grand jury Friday on a charge of abandoning some of his mail along his route Postal inspectors said the 32 yearold carrier told them he first discarded part of his mail the day he became a regular postman when he became tired and con fused on a route new to him Vaux has hidden at least 97 pieces of 1st class mail in bushes the inspectors charged political but nearly onehalf be lieve there was a real need for it Voters in the panel were Do you think the reason Presi dent Truman called congress back was mainly because of politics or was there a real need to call con gress back into session Tho replies Re All publiDemo Voters cans crats Politics 32 43 ISfl A real 47 36 60 Some of both 9 8 No opinion 13 12 14 MARTIN A AASGAARD Steinhardt Ambassador to Canada Washington resident Truman Friday named Laurence A Steinhardt to be ambassador to Canada Steinhardt a veteran career diplomat succeeds Ray Atherton recently named as alternate dele gate to the forthcoming United Nations general assembly meeting at Paris The white house announced that the president is giving Steinhardt a recess appointment subject to confirmation by the senate at the next session of congress Stein hardts last assignment was as am bassador to Czechoslovakia Will Not Let Senate Group Examine Visas Washington of State Marshall has refused to turn over confidential visa files to a senate subcommittee on the ground it would embarrass the conduct of foreign relations of the United States Senator Chapman Revercomb RW chairman of a sub committee investigating the pos sibility that foreign agents are op erating in the United States under United Nations credentials had requested the files Robert C Alexander assistant chief of the state departments visa branch testified before Rev ercombs subcommittee on immi gration and naturalization that he thought at least several hundred foreign agents had slipped into the United States with UN visas But Marshall has stated emphatically that he knows of no instance where United Nations officials are misusing their credentials to the detriment of this country Says Marines Do Not Need Draft El Toron Ma rine Corps doesnt need selective service to fill its ranks its com mandant says Gen Clifton B Gates who in spected summer maneuvers at the Marine air station here Thursday said last months recruitment of 5500 men was more than ade quate He said the corps already has 84000 of an authorized strength of 98000 men Red Teacher Rejects Bid by Russian Refuses to Change Hospitals Charges She Was Prisoner New York Mrs Oksana Stepanovna Kosenkina Friday re jected the suggestion of a soviet viceconsul that she be moved to another hospital saying You pt me a prisoner you would not et me go The suggestion was made by viceconsul Zot I Chepurnykh who visited the policeguarded hospital room of the Russian teacher seriously injured Thurs day when she jumped 3 stories from the soviet consulate building Detective William Dyczko a Russianspeaking officer who was in the hospital room during the viceconosuls visit said Mrs Kos enkina said No when Chepurn ykh advanced his suggestion Go Upstairs The detective said that after the viceconsul and a secretary ar rived at the hospital and asked for permission to arrange for a visit rom the consul general he and Inspector Michael E J Ledden vent upstairs to the teachers room They told Mrs Kosenkina there were 2 persons from the soviet consulate who wanted to speak to her Dyczko said We told her We are going to bring them in and see if you can identify them A few minutes later they es corted Chepurnykh and the sec retary into the room Consul Identified Do you know this man the detective said he asked Mrs Ko senkina in Russian Yes he quoted her as answer ing Who is he the detective said tie asked The woman identified the vice consul The viceconsul the detective added then told her in Russian that soviet consul general Yakov Lomakin wanted to see her Mrs Kosenkina replied I do not want to talk to anyone I do not want to see anyone Police Captain Under Suspicion in Bank Robbery Havana UR Three persons including the police captain of the ministry of education were helc for questioning Friday in Wednes days Bank of Canada holdup Authorities said the personal de scription of Captain Noel Sala zar fitted one supplied by wit nesses who had seen the bandits Thirty other persons who were seized outside the bank immedi ately after the holdup were re leased Police Inspector Col Antonio Baldoquin said the bandits be lieved to number 8 were probably still in Havana Swept Into Waterfall Boys Suffer Only Cuts Index Wash Califor nia boys told Friday of being swept nearly 90 feet over ram paging Sunset Falls and suffering only cuts and bruises Cecil Cutting 12 Los Altos Cal and John 14 Arcadia Cal were believed to be the first per sons ever to survive the almos vertical fall The boys painfully injured managed to swim and crawl to th shore of the pool Cecil said it was like riding th chutes and it happened too fas for him to get scared It didnt seem like anything ex cept an awful nightmare to me John said Promise Protection for 2 Red Teachers New Dealers Deny Telling U S Secrets Both Testify They Were Friends of Accused Spy Leader Washington UR Two high ranking former new deal officials Friday denied they ever gave U S secrets to a wartime soviet spy ring but testified they were friends of an accused ring leader One of the officials admitted helping the alleged spy keep a overnment job The witnesses both of whom appeared voluntarily before the house unAmerican activities ommittec were former White House Aide Lauchlin Currie and former Assistant Secretary of Treasury Harry D White Both denounced as false testi mony by Elizabeth T Bentley ex courier for the ring that they sup plied confidential war information which was transmitted to Russia But both said they were old of ficial and social acquaintances of Nathan Gregory Silvermaster for mer employe of the board of eco nomic warfare Miss Bentley said secret U S papers were micro filmed in Silvermasters home for dispatch to the USSR Silver master has denied her charges At the conclusion of Curries testimony Rep Karl E Mundt RS Dak voiced the opinion that his story proved he was the unwitting tool of communist spies Previous testimony had dis closed that both naval intelligence and the civil service commission had issued wartime reports ques tioning the Russianborn Silver masters loyalty The reports ac cused him of being a communist and said he was suspected of being a member of the secret police Rath Workers Meet to Form Own Union Waterloo meeting was scheduled here Friday night by a group of Rath Packing company employes for the purpose of or ganizing an independent union Fay Kinney employed in the companys trim department was named temporary chairman of the group which has expressed dis satisfaction with the way the United Packing House Workers union CIO conducted the recent meat strike here Meanwhile the union local said negotiations for a new contract would be resumed next week The union and the company are still in disagreement as to the date of termination of the old contract Union leaders insist that the contract ended Wednesday but company officials claim the con tract expired May 3 during the strike UNLOAD JEEPS Liverpool Ens rucks Jeeps and other equipment for an estimated 3500 U S airmen tem porarily based in Britain were un loaded Friday Ready to Give Reluctant Approval to Price Bill Washington UR President Truman was ready to give reluct ant approval Friday to the GOP sponsored antiinflation bill which he says wont halt the spiral of ris ing prices As in the case of the republican housing bill Mr Truman was ex pected to sign the measure and issue a statement bitterly denounc ing congress for rejecting his own proposals The GOP antiinflation bill would give the administration power to reimpose controls over installment buying and to boost reserve requirements for federal reserve banks It was the repub licans answer to Mr Trumans extra session demand for sweep ing authority to control prices Writes Bill Off The president at a news con ference Thursday wrote the bill off in advance He told reporters it wouldnt stop the price spiral And he made it plnin he thinks the price squeeze will get worse before it gets better He said he could not agree with an assertion by Senator Robert A Taft that prices may have hit their peak It is true said the president that prices are leveling off They level off each week he quipped but each week at a higher level The antiinflation bill was de signed to tighten up the supply of indirect attack on high prices J Down Under the bill car buyers for instance may be required to pay 4 down and retire the balance in a period of 15 months There were these other develop ments on the antiinflation front 1 The treasury called for re demption by Dec 15 of all out standing 2 per cent bonds of 194850 They amount to 431150 This has the effect of tightening up slightly on the credit available to banks and through the banks to the public 2 Nine federal reserve bank boosted interest rates on loans to member banks against govern ment securities Coupled with an earlier move to raise the interes rate on shortterm governmen securities this action should also tend to lighten the money mar ket 1 AP Wirephoto NEAR Samarin Russian school teacher and Rep Karl Mundt RS Dak of the house unAmerican activities committee almost bump heads Thursday as Samarin answers a question during his ap pearance before the committee Report No Improvement in Condition of Babe Ruth New York Babe Baseballs ailing homerun king showed no improvement in his condition Friday Memorial hos pital announced Babe Ruth continues to run a moderately high fever and in general there is no improvement n his condition the hospital bul etin read This contrasted with a bulletin Thursday that the sick retired jaseball star had rallied and was improved Even his wife said Thursday that Hes feeling better Ruth the idol of 2 generations of baseball fans has been in the hospital since June He has been sick for the past 2 years but his condition suddenly became worse Wednesday morning after he con tracted a cold Hisphysician said the cold de veloped pulmonary complications and his temperature climbed alarmingly Iowa Man Killed in Car Crash in Missouri St Joseph Mo UR William Halderman Mount Ayr Iowa farmer was killed here Thursday in a truckauto collision Relatives in Mount Ayr said he had taken a truckload of cattle to the St Joseph market They left Mount Ayr as soon as notified of the accident to return his body there for burial Halderman is daughters survived by 3 Finds Grand Prize in Grocery Package Berne Ind UR Mrs Paul Shoemaker found an extra parcel in the sack of groceries Opening it she found in bills A clerk at the super market had put the money in her shopping bag by mistake Weather Report FORECAST Mason CHy Partly cloudy with little change in temperature through Saturday Thunder showers Saturday afternoon or evening High Saturday 83 Low Friday night 62 Iowa Partly cloudy Friday night and Saturday Local thunder showers southwest portion Fri day night and west and central portions Saturday No decided change in temperature Low Friday night 6266 Minnesota Partly cloudy Friday night and Saturday with widely scattered local afternoon or eve ning thundershowers southwesl and extreme west portions Sat urday No decided temperature change in IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistic for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum 91 Minimum 62 At 8 a m Friday 72 Precipitation 05 YEAR AGO Maximum 95 Minimum 70 Jews Reject Peace Order Bernadotte Calls for Cease Fire Rome Folke Berna dotte said Friday the Jews have turned down his latest try to bring peace to Jerusalem They are tak ing an enormous responsibility he commented The United Nations Palestine mediator had asked Arabs and Jews in Jerusalem not to return any fire directed at them after 6 a m GMT 1 a m EST Friday He received a cable from the Jews rejecting the order a short time before he left Rome for Red Cross conferences in Geneva and Stock holm The Arabs had agreed to the request Bernadotte said he had instructed his Rhodes headquarters to send more military observers to Jeru salem where a staff of 50 already is on duty He expressed hope the Arabs would abide by their agree ment not to return fire The cease fire was the 1st step in Bernadottes latest attempt to bring about the demilitarization of Jerusalem Bernadotte said Thursday night he thought Arab irregulars were to blame for Thursdays Latrun pumping station blast Smith Denies Reds Charge of Kidnaping Soviet Ambassador Told Samarin Talked on Own Volition Washington state de partment Friday promised asylum for 2 soviet school teachers who have figured in current congres sional spy investigations ex want to remain in tliis country At the same time the depart ment disclosed that the Russian governments claim that official agencies of the United States were involved in kidnaping at least one of the teachers have been denied directly to Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov by American Ambassador Walter Bedell Smith Moreover department spokes man Michael J McDermott also vigorously denied a report broad cast by the Moscow radio that Un dersecretary of State Robert A Lovett had told the Russian am bassador in Washington last Mon day night that one of the teachers Michael Ivanovitch Samarin was subject to interrogation by the federal bureau of investigation McDermott characterized that Moscow radio report which was represented as the official version of what Molotov told Smith Wed nesday night as being pretty rough McDermott said that Lovett ac tually told the soviet ambassador that all he knew was what he had read in the newspapers about the case and that the newspaper ac counts showed Samaria had vol untarily requested an interview with the FBI The element of individual rights of the Russian school teachers was stressed by McDermott at his mid day news conference at the state department It was in this connec tion that the question of asylum arose It brought the 1st precise of ficial statement of American policy in the Samarin case as well as that of Mrs Oksana Stepanova Kosen kina Canada Ships Beef to U S End of 6Year Ban to Begin Monday Washington Canada on Monday will lift its 6year ban on shipments of beef cattle and dressed beef to the United States The action announced jointly Friday by the Canadian govern ment in Ottawa and by the U S agriculture department will have little if any immediate effect on American meat supplies and prices officials here said Canada has no great numbers of cattle available for immediate export The announcement said it is be lieved Canada may be able to ship this country about 100000 head by the end of the year This num ber compares with an estimated 32000000 head expected to be slaughtered for meat in this coun try this year Most of the cattle will be of a type commonly called that is cattle which usually are kept on feed for a while for fur ther fattening Because of this countrys pros pective record corn crop to gether with a shortage of feeder cattle the Canadian animals will be welcomed especially by cattle feeders in the corn belt The Canadian embargo on beef cattle and beef was set up in June 1942 It was designed to help make Canadian meats available for ship ment to Great Britain and help Canada control prices and ration Ing GOP Opens Headquarters in Chicago Chicago republican party Friday opened its midwest campaign headquarters for the general election next fall with the prediction that the 20state will produce a record republican vote A T Bert Howard Scotts bluff Nebr insurance broker who was named assistant GOP campaign manager in charge of the area predicted at a news confer ence that 85 per cent of the 20 state electoral vote would be re publican He said that 10 republican sena tors are up for reelection in the 20state area and acknowledged that there are 6 trouble spots but he declined to name them He said however that they are in states with small electoral votes Howard said republicans have a chance to take 3 senate seats away from the democrats in Colorado Wyoming and New Mexico Safety Council Issues Warning for Friday 13th Chicago UR The National Safety council issued this Friday the 13th warning 1 Be careful in driving 2 Ditto for walking and work ing and playing 3 Be a little more polite than usual when you drive But said the council the same formula will work on Friday the 14th or any other day SAME 29f M   

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