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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 30, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                AS PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH I OWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LIT AMOcUtcd Frew and United full Copyl One Mans Opiriion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor Issues of Campaign Have Taken Shape ANYBODY Who Stayed by his radio during the 2 major na tional party conventions earlier this summer must have sensed that he was getting a pretty com plete preview of the presidential campaign into which our country has now entered The rough plans if not the actual blueprints were drawn by both republicans anJ democrats in Convention hall What influence onithe campaign Is to be exercised by the Wallace party remains to be seen I per sonally dont expectit to cut much ace this year Apparent U All As a reporter sitting in on the 2 conventions I these major party plans taking But I don t claim for any special point of vantage What I saw on the scene of the Meetings was ust as obvious to anybody who listened in over theVadio or pe rused his newspaperiwith a rea sonable thoroughness Central in the republican strat egy will be the contetttion that our federal government feeds a com plete housecleaning and that only a new broom cati be counted on to sweep clean Sosae will even concede that if the republicans had been in control for 16 years a change would be In development of fcis point of view it will be chimed that Thomas E Dewey HS a very special kind of supetduper ad ministrator and that Sobody else is as well qualified to clean out Washingtons ftireaucratic cobwebs Democratic MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY AUGUST 30 1948 n roof of the Christian church at Iowa Falls stradSeVthe stilled foundation Sunday after an explosion wrecked the walls of the church Sat urday night An investigation to determinethe cause for the blast was beine carried on Monday This Paper Consists ol Two One No 279 37 Bodies Found in Winona The democratic stralgy on the other hand wiU be fait around the joint claim that fie nations current prosperity brought about by the democrat BUT that the current high mounting cost of living is soriething for which the especially the 80th congress arefecclusively to blame Of course in both qmps there will be a lot of side issfes and in i rtVt 11 ft i 4Vv i u fLT j i Fire Marshal Seeks Cause of Iowa Falls Church Blast Rath Union Asks Vote Wants Bargaining Agent for Workers CtiAVt JJ1 fighting in the But the main bout is going tqbe fought over the points that 1uj mention ed jl An advantage foncekd to the republican ticket even A7 EJ i LAW democrats is that 16 years under any is an realistic or re inevitablo desire on the part of rriny people for a change j Its Always Been Bjpular Turning the ins oSt has al ways been a popular astime in America Sometimes thijis refer red to as turning the racals out Whatever you call it thijtendency is bound to operate the ad vantage of the DewyWarren cause in the campaign ihead In calling the special session of congress President Trtnan ob viously recognized that Is was ac cepting a calculated riskSFew are naive enough to believe hat there was any substantial reasih for the session other than its efffct on the campaign By featuring a demand that the republicancontrolled congress re enact rationing and pricfl controls which were abandoned Waterloo IP The National Brotherhood o f Packinghouse Workers an independent union has asked the national labor re lations board to call an election to determine a bargaining agent for the Rath Packing Co Thomas LiJlard Fort Worth Texas said a petition had been signed by about 30 per cent of the approximately 4000 workers at the plant asking that the NBPW be designated bargaining agent Lillard said the petition was mailed Saturday to the NLRB office at Minneapolis The Rath company plant now is operating without a union con tract A new contract has not been signed since the one the company formerly had with the United Packinghouse Workers CIO ex pired by the previous democratic nntrolled congress Mr Truman felt that for present hm living costs would be placed sqiarely on the opposition It Ran True to Forn Well that special segion has come and gone Not rnch was actually expected of it and it must be admitted not nich was accomplished Its chief virtue lay in the fact that it was bief The senate spent mua of its time in consideration of he civil rights bill It was a political tactic to let this measure be filibustered to its doth by southern democrats thats exactly how it worked oft Despite repeated scoldhjgs from the white house neithe senate nor house exhibited evena slight enthusiasm for restoring nything resembling rationing or pyce con trols Their reasoning the American public doesnt vant to go back to this system Mild Deflationary Lw The only deflationary legisla tion enacted took the forri of re straints on credit particularly in the field of installment buying Not many expect it to have any marked effect in halting Ihe in flationary spiral As a matter of fact legislation enacted by this special session to encourage the construction of rental housing may well hive the effect of boosting inflation more than this creditrestrain bUl dis courages it Its my own view that nobody In Washington during Hhe special session had any great desire to end the boom In the white house and on Capitol hill all efforts for the past several years have been directed toward extending not halting the spiral of inflation Booms End Isnt Wanted And in defense of all parties concerned I should add that I dont think the people of America down in their hearts want the bubble pricked What all of us would lets be honest a setup under which We can maintain our present dol Continued On 2 Phone Parley is Resumed Workers Reject 1 Company Offer Omaha Nebr ern Bell Telephone company bar gainers resumed wage negotiations with the Communications Work ers of America here Monday with the prediction that we ought to be able to work something out The union and the company may be quite far apart J H Kremers chairman of the com panys bargaining committee said but we still think we ought to be able to work something out across the table The prediction was in the face of rejection of a company offer Friday by Northwestern division 45 of tlfe union The offer ranged from no increase in starting wages to a week for workers in larg er cities The 17700 workers in Nebraska Iowa South Dakota North Dako ta and Minnesota have been work ing without a contract since May 15 The union has promised not to strike if we can help it Iowa investigation of the cause of the explosion which destroyed the Christian church here Saturday night was under way Monday with John Strohm state fire marshal in charge He is assisted by local officers and members of the fire department The loss is estimated at Hundreds of sightseers came to Iowa Falls Sunday to see the ruins of the church which was al most completely destroyed by the mystery blast at p m Sat urday The explosion which shook the entire city occurred when there was no one in the church hence no one was injured or killed The brick and frame structure was built in 1902 The walls of the church were blown out and the top of the structure settled down The Rev Everett Figgs pastor was the last person known to be in the church He left the building shortly after 8 p m and said everything appeared to be all right at that time Mr Figgs said the loss is not covered by insurance Services Sunday morning were held in the Ellsworth junior col lege auditorium Mr Figgs said plans would be made Wednesday evening about services for the coming weeks Switzer Beardsley Schedule Speeches for Farm Festival Springville County Attorney Carroll Switzer demo cratic candidate for governor will speak at a harvest home festival here Monday night at 8 oclock State Rep William S Beardsley New Virginia the republican can didate is scheduled to speak at a m Tuesday Hudson Workers Return as Part Shortage Ends Detroit Hudson Mo tor company called back half of its 20000 workers Monday after a monthlong shutdown caused by a parts shortage A strike at the Campbell Wy ant and Cannon foundry in Mus kegon Mich had interrupted de livery of castings and caused a shutdown of the Hudson plant on July 30 Draft Age Men Start Trek to Registration Centers YXTn mi T Washington is Rdayf Registration day Its the 1st step in Americas plan to build up its armed forces with a peacetime draft Beginning Monday and contin uing through Sept 18 9J million men 18 through 25 years old will go to registration centers and fill out postcardsized forms Registration doesnt mean these men will be drafted Actually its just a sort of official census of draftage men Only a fraction of the millions who register will be drafted into the armed forces for a 21month stretch during the next 2 years Maybe one out of every 42 Vets Register For example all 18 year olds and veterans will register but those under 19 and most of the veterans are exempt And millions of others will be deferred for var ious reasons But they must reg ister anyway Most of those eventually in ducted will be under 22 And al most all of them will serve in the army The navy marines and air force hope to till their ranks with volunteers If you are in the 18 through 25 age bracket this will brief you on registration First locate your nearest regis tration center The nations 4000 odd draft boards have organized about 20000 of them Discharge Papers Next if you are a veteran dig up your discharge papers You need them to check on dates and service Men must register by age groups so check your birth date and find out which day you are supposed to sign up If you were born in 1922 after Aug 30 you register Monday There wont be many in your bracket and draft officials have said not many 25 year olds will be around 7000 in all Tuesday and Sept 1 a larger group will born in 1923 The schedule then goes on like this Men born in 1924 register Sept 23 1925 register Sept 4 or 7 1926 Sept 89 1927 Sept 1011 1928 Sept 1314 1929 Sept 15 16 if born in 1930 before Sept 19 sign up Sept 1718 If you arent 18 by Sept 19 you register on the day of your 18th bJrthday or within 5 days of it But you wont be eligible lor the draft until you are 19 Youre just getting your name in the census Kremlin Meet Lasts 2 Hours Still No Statement Issued About Talks Moscow JP The 3 western envoys conferred at the Kremlin about 2 hours Monday U S Am bassador Walter B Smith an nounced further conferences will be held Asked if there would b a com munique Monday night on the re sults of the eastwest discussions Smith replied No not tonight The westerners conferred with soviet Foreign Minister V M Mol otov The British and American representatives met later at the U S embassy It was the 9th in a series of meetings since July 30 Strict of ficial secrecy has been maintained from all 4 capitals An authoritative source indi cated Monday morning that de velopments were likely Monday in the negotiations It was learned on excellent authority Sunday that prospects appeared good for an agreement this week On procedure and the issuance of a 4power communique detailing the nature of the agreement Work Stops at Morrell Spellout Rules Source of Dispute Ottumwa again came to a standstill at the Morrell packing plant here Monday after the outbreak of a new labor dis pute The company said the stalemate grew out of difficulties which arose last Friday when fewer than 10 CIO Packinghouse union em ployes were suspended for disre gard of spellout time regulations The company was out of the hog market Monday The new work interruption came following a week of normal operations Earlier this month the plants nearly 3000 workers were off the job following what the company called a series of work stoppages and sitdown strikes The latest stoppage a company statement said spread chain fash ion through the plant after several employes on the pork cutting floor were suspended for taking more than the 10 minute spellout time provided by working rules The company posted the working rules after the old CIOUPWA contract expired Aug 11 A new argument over spellout time arose Monday morning in the cattle killing department Some workers were suspended and oth ers in the department were told to leave the plant when they re fused assignment to jobs vacated by the suspended men The union meantime called a special membership meeting for p m Tuesday Contract ne gotiations between the union and company continued Monday how Johnson Leads in Texas Vote for U S Senate Dallas Tex Lyndon Johnson held a lead of 460 votes at 10 a m CST over former Governor Coke Stevenson in the Texas democratic runoff for the U S senate With a total of 981352 votes counted by the Texas election bureau the count was 490906 lor Johnson 490446 for Stevenson The count was from 253 of the states 254 counties 190 complete Johnson 40 year old congress man went into the lead from Sat urdays election Sunday night after trailing for more than 24 hours in the bureaus unofficial count Berlin Group Awaits Word From Russia City Council Delays Meeting Until Kremlin Talks Made Public Berlin city council of divided and blockaded Berlin voted Monday to postpone meet ings until an announcement is made on the Kremlin diplomatic talks and until the Russians prom ise police protection Communists broke up sched uled meetings of the anticom munist council at the city hall in the Russian zone twice last week Russiancontrolled German police of the soviet sector made no ef fort to quell the demonstrations The steering committee of the city council said if a communique is issued from Moscow and if po lice protection is assured the council will meet at 11 a m Tues day Otherwise the meeting will be postponed until Friday If the 2 conditions are not fulfilled by then the committee said other mea sures will be considered This seemed to suggest a meeting in the western sectors under Ameri can or British police protection The Russians put a crimp in city government financing A restriction on tax payments and the use of tax funds in the soviet sector was the weapon in this case In defiance of the communists the assemblys senior committee named a 5member delegation to represent Berlin at the constitu tional convention for a new west ern German government opening Wednesday at Bonn Communist members of the commitlee walked out when the issue came They denounced the Bonn meeting as part of the splitting of Germany Wallace Greeted With Shower of Eggs Tomatoes Greensboro N Car XP A shower of rotten eggs and toma toes greeted Henry Wallace when he arrived in Greensboro Monday An emergency squad of Greens boro police was called out when a booing crowd unloosed the eggs and tomatoes at the presidential candidate A short time earlier Wallace had received a similar greeting at Burlington N Car Arabs Agree to Neutralize Jerusalem Jerusalem UR All Arab states have agreed to establish ment of a neutral zone in Jerusa lem a United Nations spokesman in Cairo reported Monday but there were conflicting reports on what action the Israeli govern ment had taken Dispatches from Tel Aviv quot ed an Israeli spokesman that his government had reached no agree ment on establishment of the neutral zone But the UN spokes man in Cairo reiterated an earlier statement that the Jews had agreed to the UN plan The reports from Cairo quoted the chief of staff to United Na tions Mediator Count Folke Ber nadotte that the Arab states had approved the plan effective at 6 a m CST Monday But the Israe li spokesman in denying it said the situation had taken a turn for the worse Sunday when UN observers examining the hill of Evil Counsel were fired upon DIES IN JEEP CRASH Waterloo services were planned Monday for Robert M Cordray 22 Waterloo who was injured fatally Sunday when the jeep he was driving plunged into a diteh near Gladbrook He died in a Marshalltown hospital SAME BlMk traffic death IB part Si Cras AP Wircphoto HUNT BODIES OF CRASH Volunteers help recover the bodies of 36 persons killed Sunday night in the crash of a Northwest Airlines plane near Winona Minn The bulk of the wreckage lies 150 feet from the top of a 500 foot slope made slippery by rains ExResident of Thompson Crash Victim Waldon E Halvorson 40 one of those on the passenger list of the plane which crashed at Winona Minn was bom and reared at Thompson and lived there until he entered service in World war II His father J W Halvorson died years ago He had been school bus driver at Thompson Mrs J W Halvorson now lives at Mar shalltown Two aunts live in Mason City Miss Christine M Larson dep uty county recorder and Miss Edith Ellickson clerk in the Cerro Gordo county recorders office Miss Larson talked by telephone to Mrs Waldon Halvorson at her home in Princeton 111and was told that she had seen her hus band off on his plane trip to Min nesota on business for the Gamble stores by which he was employed STEWARDESS IN PLANE is a picture of Mary E tings 26 stewardess who died Sunday night in the crash of a Northwest Airlines plane near Winona Minn Her parents live in Dycrsville Iowa She has been living in Minne apolis No lowans were passen gers on the plane Cool Air Belt Accompanied by Storms in Parts of Iowa Des Moines A belt of cool air drifted into Iowa during the night It was accom panied in some areas by heavy rains and storms of considerable violence The rains fell chiefly in north eastern Iowa and in another strip along the lower Des Moines river in southern Iowa Heaviest rainfall was at De corah where 246 inches fell De corah also had the states lowest reading early Monday when the mercury dipped to 60 degrees there Sundays Iowa high was 98 at Sioux City Council Bluffs and Oskaloosa At Clinton an extremely hard wind did considerable damage to telephone and electric lines and littered streets with branches A similar storm struck the Daven port area and at Bettendorf light ning did damage to a depot and interrupted electric power for more than 2 hours The weather bureau said the cool air mass which is centered in Minnesota and Wisconsin did not extend as far as southwestern Iowa The forecasting agency also said the relief other portions of the state are enjoying will be shortlived Rainfall figures include Cedar Rapids 165 inches Ames 136 Iowa Falls 21 Marshall town 11 Dubuque 95 Waterloo 90 Burlington 142 Charles City 46 Des Moines 43 Davenport 95 Iowa City 11 Keokuk 26 Ot tumwa 40 Oskaloosa 106 Knox ville 155 Tracy 141 Mason City got a welcome oc currence while most of the state sweltered Sunday afternoon As the cool air moved in the temper ature skidded from 88 to 79 by 4 p m DIES OF INJURIES Mondamin Ruff corn 23 Mondamin died in a hos pital Sunday of injuries suffered Saturday when his automobile ran off highway 75 3 miles east of here Rail Station Burns When Lightning Hits Bctlendorf 7P Damage esti mated at was caused by fire at the Davenport Rock Is land and North Western depot here Sunday night after the struc ture was struck by lightning dur ing an electrical storm The interior oi the building was gutted Many trees were blown down during the storm and electric pow er was off for nearly 2i hours Henry I of England 10681135 aided Flemish wool weavers by of fering them religious sanctuary in which the industry borrowed its name Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and pleasant Monday night Fair and warm er Tuesday Low Monday night 64 High Tuesday 95 Iowa Fair and pleasant Monday Fair and warm again Tuesday Low Monday 62 to 66 High Tuesday 94 to 98 west to 90 to east portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at fl oclock Monday morning Maximum 89 Minimum 65 At 8 a m Monday 68 Precipitation 03 YEAR AGO Maximum 80 Minimum 1st Figures Listed 36 on Airliner 2 Witnesses Say Aircraft Struck by Lightning Winona Minn wen bodies were recovered Mon day from the wreckage of a North west Airlines plane which crashed near here late Sunday This brought the death toll to 37 The was identified as that of Richard L Sullivan 37 of Min neapolis chief engineer for Mid Continent Airlines Previously nounced passenger and crew lists had carried 36 names The bodies were taken to the Municipal in Fountain Lily Wis The bulk of the wreckage set tied 150 feet down a 500 foot pre cipitous slope made slippery by heavy rains Sunday night Pieces of wreckage that were lifted in order to remove the bodies were carefully inspected K by civil aeronautics board and civil aeronautics admin istration officials who are trying to determine if any structural de fects might have brought about the crash during the storm Road Mile Away The nearest road approach to the wreckage is about i mile away The bodies were being carried through rough wooded country to a farm trail bordering growing crops then over a township lane to a country road The body of one man unidenti found early Mondav feet from the main part of tne wreckage The body wa strapped with a safety belt in a seat Authorities said they believed otlfr bodies were similarly cata pulted into a heavily wooded area Tilc crash occurred between Winona and Fountain City Wis on the Wisconsin side of the river during the height of a severe elec trical and rain storm Coroner Herbert F Stohr of Alma Wis said 10 bodies were removed to Alma before recovery efforts were baited Sunday night He said that the sides of the ra vine were so steep that he must use a human chain of workers to remove the bodies still trapped in the tangled wreckage The wood ed and rocky ravine has 45 degree slopes 33 Passengers The plane was one of the air lines newer Martin 202 ships and was bound for Minneapolis from Chicago with 33 passengers and 3 crew members It left Chicago at p m CCST and although due in Min neapolis at p m apparently was behind schedule because of the storm A crash witness told the coroner he saw the plane fall into the ra vine on Suiters Ridge after lightn ing shattered a wing An NWA pilot who was among the first to reach the crash scene said he thought the ship had been struck by lightning Howard Rackow a farmer liv ing on Perry Island in the Mississ ippi river told the coroner he was setting some stock out of the storm when the plane passed over Lightning Flash I was in the yard with my mother he said There was a flash of lightning It struck the plane A part of a wing fell off and the ship started down Bits of wreckage were scats tered over a wide area Some of it was found in a ball park in Winona 7 miles away Executive Editor Gordon Clos way and Reporter William White of the Winona RepublicanHerald Officer Walter Haeussinger of the Winona police and NWA Pilot Vol kel were among the first to reach the crash scene They searched for nearly 2 hours before locating the wreck age deep in the ravine The body of Capt Robert John son 30 St Paul the pilot was still in the smashed nose of the plane GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum 93 Minimum 66 At 8 a m Sunday 77 YEAR AGO Maximum 85 Minimum Russians Given Right to Build Buy Homes Moscow soviet govern ment decree Monday granted the right to soviet citizens to buildor buy private homes which they may own in perpetuity The homes may be one or 2 stories and contain not more than 5 rooms They may be acquired in cities as well as villages Although the citizen owns the home land itself will remain national property   

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