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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 17, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL LIV Associated Press end United Press Full Lease Wires THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY AUGUST 17 1948 This Paper Consists of Two One AP Wlrephoto SILENT PKAYER AT RUTHS of the New York Yankees stand with bared heads in the dugout at the Polo Grounds in New York Monday night after news of the death of Babe Ruth onetime Yankee and slugging king of baseball The Yankees were playing an exhibition game with the New York Giants on the latters home grounds Bambino to Go to House Me Built New York Ruth will lie in state for 26 hours in the ro tunda of Yankee glorious scene he ruled as king of baseball Ruth 53 died Monday night in Memorial hospital of cancer of the throat The babes body will lie in state in the stadium rotunda called House That Ruth from 3 p m Tuesday to 5 p m CST Wednesday The public may view his body between 3 p m and 8 p m Tuesday night and 8 a m and 5 p m Wednesday Funeral services for the one time Yankee slugger will be held at 9 a rn CST Thursday with a solemn requiem mass in St Pat tricks cathedral Burial will be in Gate of Heaven cemetery in Westchester county Major radio networks plan na tionwide memorial services Tues day night for the man who was Idolized by millions The pro grams to p m to p m to 8 p m A priest who administered the last rites of the Roman Catholic church said the Babe had been prepared since July 21 for his death Ruth was wasted by 2 years illness and almost constant pain He never knew he had cancer More than 100 children were waiting outside Memorial hospital when the end came Millions of others throughout the world had 1 kept rooting for the Babe through his prolonged illness Old Lady Too Fast for Young Robber Commiskey Ind UR Miss Caroline Wells is past 70 but shes still too spry for bank robbers A young man with a pimply face walked into the Union bank and Trust Co of North Vernon for which Miss Wells is branch manager He shoved a gun at her and said Do as youre told and everything will be all right Miss Wells slammed a door in the gunmans face ran into a back room and locked another door the one to the room where the money was kept She waited a short time then let herself out The bandit had fled Lake Mills Turns Out for Martin Aasgaard Funeral Lake Mills This community turned out enrnasse Monday aft ernoon to pay final tribute to Martin A Aasgaard for half a century publisher cff the Lake Mills Graphic Salem Lutheran church was filled to capacity for the funeral rites In his tribute to Mr Aasgaard the Rev Thomas Boe stressed tht Qualities of childlike faith which marked the life of one of Iowas best journalists and re called his 25 years as a Sunday school teacher Music for the services ftok the form of 2 contralto numbers by Mildred Holstad with Virginia Groe at the piano and appropriate organ numbers by Mrs Arnold Bode Burial was in Lutheran ceme tery with O A Rusley S R Torgeson A Berry L L Waggoner1 A Nelson and J O Iversoa serving pallbearers A dozen or more journalistic colleagues of Mr Aasgaard were present for the final rites They included Don Reid of Des Moines managing director of the Iowa Press association who flew his awn pjane to Lake Mills after a noon speaking engagement in the capitol city The services at the church fol lowed brief rites participated in by members of the family and in timate friends at the home Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy through Wednesday Somewhat cooler Tuesday night Low Tuesday night 55 to 60 High Wednesday 80 to 85 Iowa Generally fair Tuesday night and Wednesday Little change in temperature Low Tuesday night 6065 Minnesota Partly cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday A little cooler Tuesday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 93 Minimum 62 At 8 a m Tuesday 68 Precipitation 08 Jew Attack Thrown Back Several Hundred Israelites Killed Amman TransJordan Jewish forces heavily attacked Arab legion positions at Deir Abu Tor in southern Jerusalem Tues day and were thrown back with several hundred killed an of ficial statement said Tuesday The statement said the Jewish attack was supported with tanks armored cars and automatic wea pons It added The Jews began by shelling Arab positions but the legion did not answer until the Jews ad vanced into Arab lines At that time the legion fired and the bat tle raged Afterward the legion pursued the retreating Jews and killed several hundreds of them The legion captured several ar mored cars a quantity of muni tions and occupied positions from which the Jews had begun their attack Amman official sources charged earlier that the Jews with tanks and artillery seized the govern ment house Monday night in a Red Cross security zone of Je rusalem Globemoster Carries 20 Tons of Food New Super Cargo Ship Now Member of Berlin Group Berlin UR The mightiest American cargo new Douglas the Berlin airlift Tuesday landing here with an initial load of more than 20 tons oi flour for the sovietblockaded western sectors of the German capital The great transport so new that some things about it still are se cret landed easily at the British operated Gatow airfield here aft er a routine flight from Rhein Main airport near Frankfurt Biff Boost Use of the big ship gave a con siderable boost to the American and British effort to keep suffi cient food and supplies pouring into Berlin despite the Russian surface blockade As the big plane which in com mercial use will be called the Globemaster landed here many Beiiiners were reading an edition of the Britishlicensed newspaper Sozial Demokrat which said the paper had learned on good auth ority that the western powers are convinced they must main tain their position in Berlin even at the risk of war Reach Stalemate The newspaper said the same sources reported that the Moscow conversations between western diplomats and the soviet foreign office have reached a stalemate All political quarters are con vinced the Soviets are determined to go the extreme the newspapei said It added that Russia is bei goaded by the collapse of the economy of the soviet zone of Ger many as contrasted with the speedy recovery of the western zones The C47 had left Frankfurt GMT for the flight here Tutor Tried Escape From US Reds Say YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 83 71 Republicans Hit Back at Truman Price Bill Attack Washington UR Republican Readers Tuesday denounced as sheer nonsense President Tru mans statement that their anti inflation bill is a boon to special interests Senate Republican Whipp Ken neth S Wherry of Nebraska said Mr Trumans criticism comes with poor grace after all the in flationary proposals he made to congress We know and the American people know OPA rules regula tions and directives will not work in peacetime because we live in a republic Wherry said Signs Into Law Mr Truman signed the measure into law late Monday but bitter ly assailed it as a feeble response to the peoples demand for strong legislative action to curb high prices The bill was a GpP substitute for the 8point antiinflation pro gram which the president placed before the extra session of gress The measure authorizes the federal reserve board to reimpose controls on installment buying and increase the amount of money that federal reserve member bankt must keep readily avail able A board spokesman said the new installment buying regulations probably will go into effect around Sept 20 The new law provides that they cannot become effective until 30 days after their publica tion in the federal register This spokesman said publication is not expected before the end of this week Require Down Payment The new regulations he said probably will require a downpay ment of onethird the total price on such goods as automobiles re frigerators radios and washing machines The remainder 3 would have to be paid off in 15 to 18 months The reserve board reportedly has no immediate plans for in creasing the reserve requirements of member banks The fact that it has this new authority is ex pected to make banks more cau tious in their lending policies The president said the GOP bill is but a tiny fraction of what we need to combat high prices And he warned that unless infla tion Is checked the situation will get even worse and we shall in vite economic collapse Harvester Hit by 7 Walkouts Strike Called After Postponement Bargain Chicago CIO United Auto Workers Tuesday called its 24000 members in 7 International Harvester plants out on strike aft er agreeing for a short time Tues day morning to postpone the walk out indefinitely The union claimed that the com pany had refused to negotiate fur ther on a new contract and thtit consequently it was calling its out on schedule at 6 a m CST Richard T Gosser UAW vice president said company officials told him they intended to close the plants A company spokesman denied the union statement however as ridiculous He said the firm was willing to negotiate and intended to keep its plants operating whether the union strikes or not Gosser told the company officers he had no hope for further nego tiations at this time and that he planned to enplane for Detroit immediately Pilch Lashes Out at Paper Publishers Milwaukee Pilch head of the Chicago local of the AFL International Typographical union charged Tuesday that Chi cago publishers sought to emas culate rights and working condi tions of the union Speaking to the 90th convention of the union Pilch said local 16 had done everything humanly possible to end the strike Five Chicago papers have been stiuck for nearly 9 months but have continued publication The pressures are still on us but we must win or we wont have a union Pilch told about 450 cheering delegates Meetings with publishers in Chi cago are at a standstill the union official said He said the last pro posal of the Chicago Newspaper Publishers association was re ceived July 10 The proposal he said asked for arbitration of 8 points in the dispute It was un qualifiedly rejected Pilch added He said the association indicated Monday that future meetings would serve no purpose but he said it agreed to take several days to find out if any individual pub lishers have changed their stand on disputed points INDIAN BRIDE DIES Crescent City Cal Kitty Gensaw 100 year old Kla math river digger Indian was bur ied here Monday She was sur vived by her husband Jimmy 103 3 Western Envoys Talk on Strategy Diplomats Weary After 4 Hour Meet With Molotov Moscow S Ambassador Walter Bedell Smith met with British Envoy Frank Roberts and French Ambassador Yves Chataig neaii at the American embassy Tuesday for new strategy talks on the kremlin negotiations over Ger many All those attending including the top aides of the 3 embassies ap peared weary after nightlong ses sions at their respective offices preparing reports on Monday nights meeting with Soviet For eign Minister V M Molotov Monday nights meeting the 5th joint session between the western envoys and Molotov and the 7th meeting of the current negotia tions lasted 3 hours and 40 min utes Reliable reports said continu ous discussions among the western envoys would be held until the next kremlin conference is held The next meeting is expected to be called after the western capitals instruct their Moscow envoys It was believed these instruc tions may come in Tuesday or at the latest Wednesday Some un official sources believed they may pave the way for a 2nd and final kremlin conference with General issimo Josef Stalin attending Morrell Plant Work Slight Many Employes Refuse to Appear Ottumwa op erations at the Morrell plant were resumed on a curtailed basis Tues day after many CIO packinghouse employes declined to accept pro posed work reassignments the company said It marked the 4th successive work day on which operations have been hampered or suspended as the result of labor troubles stemming from expiration of the unions contract last week A large crowd of employes milled about in the street in front of the plant Tuesday morning as company representatives at the gates asked the returning work men to accept assignments in de partments other than those in which they normally work New Talks in Phone Dispute Workers Ask Raise for Living Costs Omaha and man agement representatives were to get together for new talks Tues day in connection with the pro longed wage dispute between the Northwestern Bell Telephone com pany and division 45 of the Com munications Workers of America Although company officials have called it a resumption of nego tiations which recessed July 2 union representatives said it merely was a meeting to deter mine whether the company had anything new to offer which would make a resumption of ne gotiations The union bargaining agent for 17700 Northwestern Bell employes in Iowa Nebraska Minnesota and the Dakotas has been asking an acrosstheboard wage boost to cover increased costs of living No specific amount has been asked The company has expressed willingness to consider levels by localities and force groups Monday the union operated a sound truck on city streets tell ing its side of the case although it lacked a permit A union spokesman said the union was in viting an arrest and would go to district court to test Omahas anti noise ordinance if one were made THE BABE DIED A BEAUTIFUL Rev Thomas H Kaufman right who administered last rites to Babe Ruth tells youngsters of the Babes death as he leaves Memorial Hospital Center for Cancer and Allied Dis eases Monday night He said the Babe died a beautiful death He said his prayers and lapsed into a sleep GlobeGazette Photo THE Hook of Mason City master of ceremonies of the annual Britt hobo clay places a crown on the head of Polly Ellen Pep in recognition of her election as queen of the hoboes Tuesday noon Ben Hobo Benson shown at right who was elected king smiles his obvious delight Jc sfc Ic sjc nC jjc Ben Benson Regains Crown at Annual Hobo Day Rally By ROBERT DUNCAN GlobeGazette Representative Hobo Benson rov ing reporter for the Bowery News New York City regained the cov eted title of king of the hoboes at the national convention here Tuesday and Polly Ellen Pep re tained her queens crown An esti mated throng of 20000 the largest crowd in the 48 year history of the convention watched the corona tion Benson was first named king in 1938 and again in 1941 and he held the crown during the war when the annual Hobo Day was suspended He was opposed in the election Tuesday by Highway Johnny Weaver of Ashland Nebr who was elected king last year Beats Boxcar Myrtle Polly Ellen Pep who bested Boxcar Myrtle of Burlington in the spirited race for queen was elected for a 3rd term The election held at a m followed Monday nights caucus in which several dozen hoboes from all parts of the nation selected Benson and Weaver as their nom inees In the parade held at 10 a m down Main street in Britt the fol lowing persons received cash prizes totaling In the busi ness division Buntenbach and Conroy 1st and the Pritchard Auto company 2nd Hobo division King David II 1st Scoop Shovel Scotty 2nd Youth division Britt Junior Chamber of Commerce 1st Girl Scouts 2nd Adult division Britt American Legion post 1st Britt V F W auxiliary post 2nd Humorous division Dell Perkins 1st Davis and Zeigler Corwith 2nd Pony and Horse division Billy Johnson 1st Robert Sellers 2nd Small entry division Jay and Joy of Miller 1st childrens hobo day parade 2nd Serve Traditoinal Stew Judges of the parade were George Hansen Belmond Oscar Johnson Kanawha and Mrs Ruth Hughes Garner John Pritchard is the chairman of the Hobo Day and Hank Hook was the master of ceremonies A mulligan stew dinner pre pared in tin cans over an open fire in traditional hobo style was served in the hobo jungle at noon to approximately 40 hoboes plus North Iowa visitors 16 Jet Fighters Start Home From Europe London jet fight ers of the United States air force eft England Tuesday night on their way home from Germany They had spent 22 days in urope and flown more than 40 00 miles on training and demon stration missions SAME CWklU fUr meani 24 komrs Soviet Issues Statement on Suicide Leap Official Version Different From That in Pravda New York Russian consul general charged Tuesday that Mrs Oksana Kosenkina leaped from the 3rd story of the soviet consulate last Thursday in an effort to kill herself to escape American persecution The consul general Jacob Lom akin said the 52 year old Russian teacher attempted suicide because she was afraid she might be forced to stay in this country Mrs Kosenkina herself has said that she leaped because she was afraid to return to her homeland Authorities at Roosevelt hospital where she still is in critical condi tion from her injuries said she has not yet been informed of the new spviet statement on her leap for freedom The official Russian statement issued Monday night at the con sulate attempted to throw dis credit on her sanity first by saying Mrs Kosenkina had been treated with drugs to weaken her will by white guard kidnapers and 2nd that U S persecution brought about a nervous breakdown Lomakins statement contra dicted the version published in the official soviet newspaper Pravda which said Mrs Kosenkina fell out the window by accident The responsibility for every thing that has occurred Lomakin said lies with those who organ ized the kidnaping and committed violence toward Mrs Kosenkina a soviet citizen as with those American officials who by their actions and statements have thus caused the nervous breakdown of Mrs Kosenkina which has driven her in her despair to the attempt of suicide Harry Dexter White Dies of Heart Attack FitzwilJiam N H Dexter White 56 former assist ant secretary of the treasury died here Monday He suffered a heart attack at his summer home White was a treasury depart ment monetary expert for a dozen years before he became assistant secretary of the treasury v Whites name came up during the recent congressional investi gation of communist spy rings in the United States T BenUey testified that he had giv en information to red agents White denied the accusation Funeral services will be held Thursday in Boston REA LOAN Vuhington rural electrification administration Tuesday announced a loan of to the Franklin Rural Electric CoOperative Hampton Iowa AFL Phone Workers Out 400 Strike Against Illinois Company Chicago An AFL strike Tuesday tied up telephone com munications in one area while a CIO labor dispute threatened to disrupt service over much of the country AFL telephone equipment work ers struck in southern Illinois Monday and CIO communications workers were set for a nation wide walkout against the Western Electric company Burton Saunders general man ager of the Illinois Commercial Telephone company said a walk out of 400 plant workers Monday was 90 per cent effective in ex changes in southern Illinois Telephone operators refused to cross picket lines tying up com munications Company and union officials met Monday night with a fed eral labor conciliator at Spring field 111 The union cut its wage demands from a flat 35 cent hourly boost to a sliding scale in crease of 12J to 22J cents Truman Accused of Hiding Facts on Communist Spies Washington Rep J Par nell Thomas RN J Tuesday ac cused President Truman of try ing to conceal from the people the facts on communist spying In a statement Thomas also said the house unAmerican activ ities committee has reports of still another espionage ring not yet mentioned in capitol hill hearings As committee chairman Thomas got out his statement while the committee itself was reported seething with a behindthescenes row over a leak of information on a closed session One member said some one a committee mem ber or staff aide had violated an oath Shocking Disclosures Thomas statement said the committee already has made shocking disclosures about the activities of communist agents who have been funneling vital and secret information of our govern ment to Moscow for the benefits and advantage of a foreign power Why the people have not been informed of these espionage activ ities can be answered only by President Truman for I happen to know that there is locked in the files of the executive branch of the government the complete story and full facts of this sordid chapter in our history Why the president has seen fit to attempt to conceal this informa tion from the public can only be answered by himself Red Herring President Truman twice has said the committees spy hearings are a red herring intended to hide congressional failure to act on his antiinflation program But Thomas said the question of communism cant be dismissed by red herring charges even if they come from the president of the United States Thomas said the committee ex pects to bring into full focus the operations of pionage ring still another es when it resumes hearings Sept 7 He would not go Into details but there are reports it will deal with alleged efforts by foreign powers to get American industrial secrets   

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