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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 28, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION TrtE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LIV Anodated United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY AUGUST 28 1948 Saturday Temperatures Back Into 90s as Sky Clears HAWAIIAN CHRISTENING FOR NONSTOP PLANEMrs D C Ramsey of lionolulu nTK fc Lan2of the navy flying boat Caroline Marsafter christen ing the ship with an 18foot lei placed over the flight deck hatch Thursday Com the flight of the ship which will land in Chicago Saturday Mars Finishes NonStop Hop at Chicago Chicago navys mam moth Caroline Mars landed ii Lake Michigan off Burnham park at a m CST Saturday ending a flight that set a distance record for fly ing boats The ton giant of the skies made the nonstop trip from Hon olulu to Ann Arbor Mich to Chi cago in an official time of 24 hours and 12 minutes The unofficial mileage was beyond the old mark of 4375 miles for craft of its type The Mars the largest flying boat in regular operation came in to a smooth landing It taxied to the south end of the Lake Front lagoon A crowd of spectators who never had seen such an aerial colossus lined the shore as the Mars arrived with an escort of navy planes The Mars took off from Hono lulu at a m CST Friday It roared east to Ann Arbor then circled and zipped back to Chi cago its destination Demo GOP Agreed on Price Floor Washington republican and a democratic senator from agricultural states agreed Satur day that it would be unfair tq farmers to lower parity farm sup port prices next year Senate Republican Whip Ken neth S Wherry of Nebraska said he did not believe congress would do it But the democrat Senator El mer Thomas Okla predicted this would be one of the first things republicans will try to do at the next session of congress if they win the November elections Congress last June passed and President Truman signed a bill to continue present price supports at 90 per cent of parity through next year After that farm prices will be supported on a flexible scale ranging downward Lomakin Sails for Home on Swedish Ship New York M Lo makin stripped of his credentials as consul general here sailed with his family Saturday for Goetebprg Sweden Their ship the SwedishAmeri can liner Stockholm left the pier 8t a m Shortly before the vessel sailed an official of the steamship line quoted Lomakin as saying he was going to the United Nations gen eral assembly meeting in Paris as a chief adviser to the soviet dele gation Lomakin the official said was not certain whether he would go to the Paris conference from Goeteborg or after his scheduled return to Moscow Lomakin de clined to discuss his plans with newsmen fUc death la 2t The temperature climbed into the 90s again Saturday after a 1day respite from the heat in North Iowa The top temperature at the KGLO transmitter on the edge of Mason City Friday was 83 At 3 oclock Saturday it was 93 Rainfall which Friday broke the weeks long drought in north east Iowa again demonstrated that to him that hath shall be given Northwestern Iowa which is lush green with frequent summer rains was drenched with heavy rains that flooded basements in at least one community Northeastern Iowa which for more than a month has had only showers except in scattered small spots had rain which varied from 88 of an inch at Clear Lake to 66 at Mason City 30 at Charles City and 27 at Decorah the hottest place in Iowa Friday with a top of 92 The weatherman held out a little hope for the dry corner of the state however He forecast scat tered thundershowers for north east Iowa Saturday night Heaviest Rains Heaviest rainfall reported Fri day night was an unofficial 57 inches at Remsen Cherokee had 415 inches About 3i inches of rain falling in near cloudburst proportions caused hundreds of dollars worth of damage in flooded basements at Storm Lake For a time water ran curb deep on some streets in the northwest Iowa town Water backed up in storm sew ers and several business establish ments had waterfilled basements and soaked merchandise 360 Inches Fall At Sioux Rapids also in north west Iowa 360 inches of rain was reported and Alta had 314 inches The mercury at Spencer dropped with 206 inches of rain Fort Dodge had 233 inches Rockwell City 225 and Pocahontas 21 inches Other reports Iowa Falls 196 nches Sac City 181 Estherville Creston 118 Ames 89 Os kaloosa and Des Moines 32 La moni 27 Waterloo 26 Council Bluffs 22 Inwood 18 and Marsh alltown 20 GOING UP Tim Larimore of Harlan pur chased a farm near here last week or an acre In 1876 John 3enrens received a deed to this farm at an acre 2 Face Charge of Conspiracy Official Named in Tavern Payoffs Des Moines Com missioner Myron J Bennett and Jack Wolfe owner and publisher of the WelchIowa Printing com pany have been charged with criminal conspiracy in connection with alleged payoff demands on certain Des Moines tavern opera tors The charges were filed in a spec ial county attorneys information by Polk county Attorney Carroll O Switzer and his chief assistant Ed S Thayer Both men were scheduled to be arraigned Monday The information alleged that Bennett and Wolfe entered into an unlawful conspiracy with 6 Des Moines tavern operators to accept a payoff irom the operators and violate the city ordinance on clos ing hours of beer taverns The operators named were Dave Fidler Tony Critelli Irving Shul man Tony Sestini Rosco Russell Brown and James Critelli Neither Bennett nor Wolfe ap peared in court Friday but a pro fessional bondsman William Strig gles posted bond for each The information listed 15 per sons as state witnesses including Mayor Heck Rose and City Solici tor Sid Harvey Chief of Police Lorin Miller Assistant Chief of Police Floyd Hartzer and Detec tive George Cessna Conviction on a charge of con spiracy carries a mandatory 3 year sentence in Fort Madison penitentiary ThLi Paper Consists ot Two No 278 Information on 4Power Talks Seen Fall of French Government Proves Embarrassing to West London and the western powers apparently have reached some agreement in the Moscow conferences regarding the Berlin problem and a communi que is expected to be issued in the 4 capitals Saturday night or over the weekend A British foreign office spokes man at a noon press conference said a communique is possible but not yet certain It was understood that the 3 western envoys may decide at their meeting in Moscow Saturday when the communique will be is sued and what it will say The fall of a French government for the 2nd time in a month em barrassed the negutia Lions with Russia to some degree British and American officials insisted however it would not delay action in the Moscow talks But they could not hide their con cern that twice during these cru cial negotiations France has been without a government Horse Smarter Than Bettors Lincoln Nebr bet tors at the state fairgrounds track scrambled to lay bets on Thurston Lad whose parimutuel number was 7777 and whose odds were 71 But the horse didnt win He came in 7th The winner Vain 7 Davenport Man Hefd on Murder Charge Davenport Cain 56 Davenport Negro was in Scott county jail Saturday charged with first degree murder in connection with the fatal shooting Aug 21 ot Mrs Julia Ben ford 54 also a Negro and widowed mother of 4 children Police said Cain admitted the shooting He is being held for pre liminary hearing Sept 3 U S Russia Clash Over Another Berlin Incident Berlin United States and Russia clashed Saturday over a wild jeep chase through down own Berlin The mileaminute race was ed Friday night by a redbearded soviet lieutenant colonel and 3 Russian soldiers U S military police pursued them vainly The soviet jeep careened wildly hrough roadblocks ran down and njured a U S military policeman nd fled into the soviet zone Americans crossed the sector Boundary in pursuit penetrating he soviet sector for about 800 ds before they realized where hey were Formal Protest Col Robert A Willard com mander of U S troops in Berlin ent a formal protest to soviet eaders saying Americans had to ire on the jeep as a last resort soviet authorities had rejected an ral protest from the Americans nd filed one of their own against he crossing of the sector bound y Russian refusal to help the po ice officers from the American ector and their rejection of the irotest were new manifestations f poor relations between the 2 ccupying powers here Other developments of the day 1 The Russians freed United Press Correspondent Jack Mee han 4 American soldiers and sev eral German employes of the U P and the New York Herald Trib une arrested Friday night on trips into the soviet sector 2 The Russians demanded that an American sector hospital turn over to them a 14 year old crip pled girl listed as an orphan The Americans rejected the demand temporarily pending a decision Monday or Tuesday The girl Helena Korelenko believed to be a Ukrainian is a victimof in fantile paralysis Undaunted by communist threats the anticommunist city government of Berlin will try again Tuesday to convene the city council an American official said Twice this week the councils meetings have been broken up by mass communistled demonstra tions The new attempt will be made despite failure to obtain guaran tees from the soviet sector com mandant that he will protect council meetings from further in vasions The commandant passed the buck to Russian sector police who stood idly by and watched the previous invasions Hershey Says Draft Called as Protection Greenville S Car cas selective service is a matter of is being ordered to avoid a says the national draft director Maj Gen Lewis B Hershey of Washington said in a nationwide network NBC broadcast Friday night that the draft is designed to protect the United States against immediate and potential ene mies I do not use the phrase protect ourselves loosely he declared No nation as rich as we are and subject to as many envious eyes can hope to continue in ex istence unless it is ready and able to defend itself By that I mean defend its very hearthstones in hand and hand fighting if need be And that is not beyond the realm of possibility in this atomic age Draft Registration Will Begin Monday Parley Over Antarctic US Wants 7 Power Government Washington state de partment said Saturday the United States has opened talks with 7 other nations aimed at some form of an international administration for the Antarctic Approaches already have been made to the governments of Ar gentina Australia Chile France New Zealand Norway and the United Kingdom London dispatches said Britain has agreed in principal to the pro posal for an international regime Argentina and Chile are reported to have raised objections The U S has not made any of ficial claims to Antarctic territory The state department has em phasized it reserves all rights there American explorers have taken the lead in scientific expe ditions and have raised the Ameri can flag over wide areas HitRun Driver Gets Jail Term Sentenced for Death of 2 Lake Mills Men Albert Lea Minn E Medin 32 Albert Lea Satur day faced an indeterminate term of up to 5 years in Stilhvater pris on for the hitrun deaths of 2 Iowa men last July 14 Medin was sentenced Friday by District Judge Martin Nelson of Austin He pleaded guilty last July 20 to charges of criminal negligence in the deaths of Alfred C Ness and Carl Juveland of Lake Mills Iowa They were struck as they changed a tire on their own car south of Albert Lea Medin fled the scene but was apprehended the next day on a neighbors tip that he had noticed a dent jn the front fender of Mcdins cnr Plans Laid for Hughes Last Rites Service Will Take Place in New Yorks Riverside Church Osterville Mass Private funeral services in New York were planned Saturday for Charles Evans Hughes retired chief justice of the United States who died Friday night at the age of 86 The marshal of the United States supreme court was reported en route here to act as escort for the body of the noted jurist who near ly became the nations president in 1916 Associates of the family said plans for a service in New Yorks Riverside church would be com pleted late Saturday Hughes secretary of state in the Harding and Coolidge cabi nets and twice governor of New York succumbed Friday night only a few hours after he was reported in critical condition from a heart ailment The 86 year old former chief jus only American ever to be appointed twice to the U S supreme at the Wian no club where he had come on Aug 5 to convalesce from an ill ness that had confined him to his Washington home for several months Since leaving the nations high est judicial post July 1 1941 be cause of declining health Hughes had spent most of his time living quietly and in relative obscur ity in Washington Born in Glen Falls N Y April 11 1862 he entered Colgate at the age of 14 and graduated from Brown university After receiving his law degree from Columbia in 1884 he began legal practice in New York Switzer Hits High Income Tax Policy Seymour UR Election of a democratic governor is the best in surance against return of the 100 per cent income tax Carroll Switz er democratic candidate for gov ernor said Saturday Switzer who is Polk county at torney spoke at the Seymour Old Settlers reunion at 1 p m The democratic candidate charged that Gov Blue led the fight for the 10 per cent income tax in the last legislature When the state treasury has a surplus of over one would think it time for tax re duction he said Switzer said his proposal to cut the state sales tax in half will save the taxpayers over It Always Pays Off Hongkoiiff UR The horse which paid the most money at the Hongkong Jockey Clubs track this season was Black Market A P Wirephoto Evans Hughes above 86 retired chief justice of the United States died at his summer home near Osterville Mass Friday night Reach Accord in Pay Dispute Harvester Union at 1 Piant to Make Pact Chicago International Harvester company Saturday an nounced it had reached full agreement with the CIO United Auto Workers on a new contract for production workers at the firms Ft Wayne Ind plant The agreement which reported ly covered all the issues of the dispute was expected to lead to a general settlement of the 12 vdayold strike at 7 Harvester plants in 6 cities Richard Gosser UAW vice pres ident in charge of the union ne gotiations was optimistic about an early settlement of the strike However Gosser stated that the union not call off the strike at any Harvester plants until con tracts have been signed with the company and ratified by the mem bership at all of them A company spokesman said that the major change in the new con tract was the firms agreement to pay Saturday holiday time as de manded by the union No wage issue was involved Soys Eldora School Seems in Good Order Des Moines tion of the Eldora boys training school seems to be in order A G Redman a member of the board of control said Saturday following his investigation of the escape of 9 boys from the school Wednesday Seven of the boys have been apprehended Several of the boys who ran away had escaped before Red man said They apparently were ringleaders for the others Its dif ficult to tell what gets into a boys head sometimes Redman said he had no criti cism of Supt Charles W Reed Cabinet of Marie Topples in France Paris monthold gov ernment of Premier Andre Marie resigned early Saturday over the issue of wages and prices which had plagued the coalition cabinet since its inception The toppling of the government the 10th postwar French cabinet plunged France into what may be one of its gravest political crises Marie had been in office since July 27 President Vincent Aurioi hur riedly called in various political leaders but then postponed the search for Maries successor until later in the day The political instability of one of the 4 nations participating in the Moscow talks was outlined starkly as France was left techni cally without a foreign minister Former Premier Robert Schuman will however continue to fulfill the duties of foreign minister un til a new cabinet is formed Schuman and Finance Minister Paul Reynaud conferred with Aur iol early Saturday The cabinet resignation came shortly after 1 a m Paris time after an unsuccessful 2day strug gle to draft wage and price re forms The twin issues almost pre cipitated the fall of the cabinet earlier this month when Marie went before the national assembly to ask that the cabinet be given decree powers to effect financial reforms Progressives Will Meet at Charles City Charles City Glen Taylor senator from Idaho Henry Wal laces running mate in the Novem ber election is expected to at tend a daylong 3rd district con vention of the progressive party here Sunday Glenn Marrs dis trict publicity director of the party announced Friday The party has leased the Ellis audi torium for a meeting scheduled for 10 a m to 5 p m C E Biederman farmer near Osage the partys candidate for governor will also attend Marrs said Cliff Richards Iowa City secretary of the Iowa progressives will speak he said with Fred Hanson retired Mitchell county farmer presiding The convention to be attended by an expected 200 delegates from 14 counties will name additional progressive party candidates for the November ballot Marrs said these will include candidates on the county level The meeting is to be open to visitors and anyone interested in the presidential candidacy of Henry Wallace he said WITNESSES TO MEET Des Moines fP More than 7000 members from 23 states are expected here for the Jehovahs Witnesses convention Sept 35 The assembly will be a part of a worldwide educational program of the Witnesses designed to en courage home Bible study among all people irrespective of nation ality color or religious creed tion ot n operation of a C47 engine as he visits the national guards setup in Des 25 Year Olds to Sign Book on 1st Day Each Iowa County Has 1 Draft Board Except for 2 in Polk Des Moines 100 se lective service boards are all set to begin Monday the task of regis tering an estimated 145000 young men for the nations first peace time draft Brig Gen Charles H Grahl said Saturday Grahl director of the Iowa se lective servicesystem as he was in World war II days said there had been some problems in filling draft boards but he declared Were going to have a board in every county ready to function Monday for the registration Decline to Serve In Dubuque county the 3 men originally appointed to the board all declined to serve They said their own businesses took all their time Grahl said there was no other similar situation in the state and that replacements were made The general said there had been a few instances where one or 2 members of the same board de clined to serve but that every thing has worked out very well There is one board for each county except Polk has 2 Registration of all young men 18 through 25 will begin Monday with this schedule born in 1922 after Aug 30 Tuesday and born in 1923 Thursday and born in 1924 Sept 4 or born in 1925 Sept 8 and born in 1926 Sept 10 and born in 1927 Sept 13 and born in 1928 Sept 15 and born in 1929 Sept 17 and born in 1930 before Sept 19 Those born on or after Sept 19 1930 will register on the day they become 18 or within 5 days there after Rep Talle Leaves on Trip to Italy Decorah Rep Henry O Talle RIowa Lo leave Sun day for Washington D C on the first lap of a trip to Italy where he will participate as a delegate from the United States in the 37th interparliamentary union con gress The interparliamentary union an organization devoted to the promotion of peace and better un derstanding among the nations of the world will hold its confer ence from Sept 6 to 12 in Rome Membership is limited to coun tries which maintain a parlia mentary form of government Talle said he will leave Wash ington by air Thursday for Rome RADIO EDITORS MEET Hull Ames president of the Iowa Association of Radio News Editors has an nounced the organization will hold its semiannual meeting in Des Moines Sept 4 Weather Report FORECAST Mason City A little cooler with possible thundershowers late Saturday night Partly cloudy and warm again High Sunday near 90 Low Saturday night 56 to 60 Iowa Partly cloudy continued warm and humid Saturday night and Sunday except turn ing cooler near Minnesota bor der Sunday Widely scattered thundershowers east portion Sat urday night Low Saturday night 7075 Minnesota Partly cloudy Satur day night scattered thunder showers southeast portion Cool er north Sunday fair cooler near Lake Superior IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 o clock Saturday morning Maximum Minimum gs At 6 a m Saturday 75 Precipitation 44 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 02   

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