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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 7, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LIT Pren and Untied Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASONCITY IOWA TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 7 194g PRESIDENT INTRODUCES DAUGHTER Harry S Truman introduces daughter Margaret to a Flint audience after he had completed the last of 5 speeches in a swing through Michigan Monday Stassen Attacks Presidents Michigan Labor Day Address Byrnes Speaks Before Lawyers Says Russia Violates Nearly Ail Agreements Seattle F Byrnes told the lawyers of America Mon day night the greatest danger in the world today is the danger of continued aggression on the part of the Soviet Union The former secretary of state addressing the American Bar Association convention accused Russia of violating nearly all the agreements concerning east ern Europe v But he told the delegates as long as men confer with their problems even if their language is profane there is always hope of agreement He said America was united in its opposition to aggres sion but It not help us to move towards a more peaceful world to speak or act in terms that might give out the false impression that we are only concerned with an allout power struggle with Soviet Russia Byrnes said he did not agree with people who contend we can not build one world but must have 2 worlds I do not abandon hope before this we have seen government change policies We can be certain the people of Russia likethe people of the United States do not want war Burglars Spend Holiday at Work Chicago gang of burg lars spent the holiday weekend in a 7story Chicago office building Police reported that hoodlums stayed at least 12 hours leisurely looting 7 offices in the building Their booty ranged from In cash to a dozen red roses taken from a florists refrigerator in the building WeatherReport FORECAST Mason City Considerable cloudi ness and cool Wednesday with only a small chanceof showers High Wednesday near 70 Low Tuesday night 46 to 50 cloudy Tuesday with a few showers southeast por tion Wednesday generally fair Cooler Tuesday Iowa Five day weather outlook Temperatures will average 4 to 6 degrees below normal Normal highs near 80 normal lows near 56 Quite cool through Thursday with a few scattered showers southern half of the state Rising temperatures Friday and Satur day with a few showers likely again over the weekend Rain fall will average near i inch southern half with little or none northern half of the state Ifinnesota Fair Tuesday night and Wednesday except some high cloudiness in south portion Cooler extreme east Tuesday eight IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending at f oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 87 Minimum 56 At 8 am Tuesday 63 TEAR AGO 89 Minimum 64 Detroit E Stassen Minnesota republican said Tues day his speech opening his partys 1948 national campaign would be an answer and counterattack to charges made by President Tru man on a Labor day swing through Michigan Stassen acting as spokesman for his party and its presidential nominee Gov Thomas E Dewey of New York said that he prepared the address in Flint Monday night after listening to transcripts of Mr Trumans speeches He indicated in a press confer ence he would fight to gain labor support in his campaign curtain raiser and said he would deal with the by Mr Truman congress high prices and taxes as well as labor Mr Trumans words Monday about labor were 180 degrees different from the sentiments he expressed at a joint session of congress in May 1946 when the railroad strike was on Stassen said Mr Truman asked for the power to draft strikers and to sub ject them to discipline at his own whim he said Stassen charged that the Tru man administration is keeping food prices up by its methods of buying and he advocated monthly reports on government food purchases by the secretary of agriculture Morrell Drops Pork Workers Union Scheduled to Act on Strike Ottumwa depart ments at the Morrell packing plant closed down Tuesday after the company indefinitely sus pended the 150 men comprising the pork cut division Meantime a mass meeting of the CIO Packinghouse Workers local was scheduled to act Tues day night on a recommendation of its executive board that a strike vote be authorized among its Mor rell employe members A company spokesman com menting on Tuesdays newest work stoppage at the plant said As various employes refused to do work assigned to them the pork cutting department went down job by job When employes refused to do the work assigned he said they were suspended This Paper Consists of Two One No 286 Westerners to Protest Red Action Russian Backed Police Isolate Berlin City Hall Council Moves Berlin western mili tary governors considered Tues day joint protests to the Russians against communistled riots which have disrupted blockaded Berlins civil government A French liaison officer who is protecting 27 German police of the western zone in the city hall was threatened with death by an unidentified telephone caller as the western powers studied their next step The 27 police remained hidden in the city hall which is in the Russian sector An official American spokesman said that Gen Lucius D Clay Britains Gen Sir Brian Robertson and Frances Gen Pierre Koenig would meet to dis cuss joint action Tuesday before they go into another technical conference on the Berlin blockade with their Russian counterpart Marshal Vassily D Sokolovsky The crisis became acute after a 3rd communist storming of the city hall Monday forced the elect ed city assembly to move to west ern Berlin for protection A heavy cordon of Russian backed German police sprinkled with soviet military police has isolated city hall Everyone leav ing is subjected to thorough check as often as 3 times 3 Killed in Factory Fire Candy Plant in Chicago Explodes Chicago persons perished and more than a dozen were injured Tuesday in a spec tacular fire which swept through a 4story west side factory Three of the injured were in crit ical condition A terrific explosion preceded the fire which nearly destroyed the brick factory of E J Brach and Sons Fire officials es timated damage at more than The 3 employes were dead up on arrival at the Garfield Park hospital They were believed to have been trapped on the 3rd floor of the building where the explosion occurred There were about 25 persons reported to have been at work on the 3rd floor dur ing the early morning shift Thousands of persons were at tracted to the blaze and 200 po licemen were detailed to the area Christiansen to Plead Innocent of Killing Brother Ruthven attorney for Nels Christiansen 50 with murder in the slaying of his brother Julius at a public sale here said Tuesday the accused man would plead innocent when he is arraigned The defense attorney Leslie A Prichard of Emmetsburg said Christiansen would not waive to the grand jury Preliminary hear ing was scheduled to be held in justice court here sometime Tues day Prichard said he was studying the case and was not ready to announce what line the defense would take Nels Christiansen has told authorities he has no recol lection of shooting his brother Losing Watch Is Profitable Deal Leominster Mas s months ago Simon Caisse 71 re ported the theft of a pocket wasnt working Someone returned it Monday putting it inside Caisses rear screen door The watch now runs Pheasant Hunting Season to Be Longer Than Last Year u Des Moines The 1948 Iowa pheasant hunting season will run from Nov 11 through Nov 30 the state conservation commission announced Tuesday That is 10 days longer than last year Shooting will be permitted in 68 same 64 as last year plus 4 more The new coun ties are Mahaska Kleokuk Wash ington and Muscatine The bag limit will be the same as last cock birds Pos session limit will be 2 more than last year or 4 birds but only after the first day of hunting Shooting hours will the same 12noon uiftil 4 p m Announcement to The quail and trapping seasons usually announced at the same time as the pheasant season will be Determined at the commissions next meeting The counties which will be t closed to pheasant hunting this year are Monona Harrison Pot tawattamie Mills Fremont Page Montgomery Cass Adair Adams Taylor Ringgold Union Madison Polk Warren Clarke Decatur Wayne Lucas Marion Monroe Appanoose Davis Wapello Jef ferson Van Buren Lee Henry Des Moines and Louisa Shortest Season Last1 years shooting season was the shortest since 1941 This years season is comparable to those of most other years the commission said The reason for the lengthened season this year the commission explained is that reproduction was rrmrh better than last year By commission order there will be no Hungarian partridge season this year Shooting was permitted on 3 days last year Prize Baby Beef Brings Cents Per Pound Nationwide Phone Strike Th reatened No Sign of Settlement in Oil Trucking Shipping Walkouts By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The threat of a nationwide tie up of telephone service darkened the labor outlook Tuesday Announcement of a strike date in the communications industry came as 3 major the oil trucking and shipping indus without signs of imminent settlement The CIO association of commun ication equipment workers instal lers of Bell telephone equipment in 43 states set Sept 17 for a strike to enforce demands for higher wages and improved working con ditions The New York truck strike be gan its 7th day Curtailed supplies of cardboard milk containers threaten to produce the first seri ous shortages in the metropolis On the where 28000 CIO longshoremen have been idle since last Wednesday there was no move for settlement by either union or shipowners Some 160 ships are tied up from Puget Sound to San Diego The army was to task longshoremen to han dle army cargo for commercial ships to assure supplies for the far east be kept moving In the strike by some 15000 oil refinery workers in California and 4 other far western states ra tioning of gas became a possibil ity An industry spokesman es timated west coast motorists may be unable to guy gas by the mid dle of next week if no settlement is reached in the wage dispute New Head for Polish Reds Bierut Takes Over Sweeping Powers Warsaw Boles law Bierut was picked Tuesday to take over sweeping political power as head of the new United CommunistSocialist Workers party Polish communist meanwhile launched a purge intended to heal a party breach which threatens their control of Poland The purge is aimed at nationalists in the communist workers party who deviate from the Moscow party international commun ism Vice Premier Wladyslaw Go mulka who lost his job as the partys secretarygeneral Sunday because of his nationalist attitude and his support for Premier Mar shal Tito of Yugoslavia declared Monday night the partys trou bles are past the crisis He appeared before a war coun cil of party leaders to admit charge levelled against that he had pursued a false and antimarxist line and had per mitted rightist and nationalist deviations He said he had patch ed up his idological differences with Polands communist chief tains 5j4 Deny Entry to Labor Leaders 9 Canadians Taken to Eilis Isiand Washington immigra tion service said Tuesday 9 Ca nadians who sought to enter this country to attend a CIO union convention have been tempor arily excluded T Boyd deputy commis sioner said they were denied ad mission on the ground that they were members of the excludable classes under an act of Oct 16 1918 Such persons Boyd said include those affiliated with the communist party The 9 were headed for the con vention of the CIO United Elec trical Radio aiiti Machinery Workers at New York Among them was C S Jackson interna tion vice president of the union and head of its Canadian affili ate district 5 Jackson was removed from a TransCanada Airlines piano when he arrived at La Guardia Field In New York Tuesday He was taken later to Ellis Island FANCY Thats worth of beef Margaret Baker is The picture was taken just before the calf sold for cents a pound to Leonard Boyd Ma son City livestock buyer He is shown in the picture seated at the extreme left in the 2nd row from the front Several hundred people attended that auction sale which this year was held in front of the west bleachers in order to provide seating space The sale lasted for more than 3 hours 183 head being sold North Iowa Fair Program Day and Second Auto Racing Day p by Mason City municipal band p show with entries from entire midwest competing for largest prizes in fair history Added special feature Nations Labor Day Death Toll Approaches 400 Mark By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The nations accidental death toll during the long Labor day holiday approached 400 Tuesday The reported total was 393 and still incomplete Traffic deaths numbered 281 from 6 p m local time Friday until midnight Monday to exceed the national safety councils es timate of 260 highway deaths for the period Fiftynine persons drowned and 53 others lost their lives in a variety of other type accidents The holiday weekend toll in Canada was 35 including 15 drownings and 14 traffic fatalities The toll over the Labor day hol iday in 1947 resulted in 451 deaths from accidents The total included 293 traffic fatalities 81 drownings and 77 miscellaneous deaths 8 Killed in Iowa Holiday Accidents By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Eight violent deaths occurred in Iowa over the long Labor day weekend and the states 1948 motor vehicle fatality toll rose to 332 Tuesday compared with 361 on the same date last year Six motor vehicle deaths one drowning and one fatal airplane accident were reported in the state during the period from Fri day to midnight Monday Deaths during the period in cluded William Hough 57 of Dubuque drowned while swimming in the Mississippi river La Vern Sampson 28 Boone was killed when his light plane crashed while he was conducting a crop dusting demonstration near Ogden Raymond Roth 17 Mt Pleasant farm youth died when his car left the road on highway 78 in Henry county Also killed in auto accidents were Pat Murphy 17 Bettendorf William Blum Waverly Vern Brewer 42 Des Moines Kenneth Rummelhart 18 Iowa City and Harold Thomas 25 Burdette SAME flmc mttni traffic dentil ia Mt GOP Leader Sees Rugged Fight in Iowa Omaha Nebr T How ard Scottsbluff Nebr republican midwestern campaign manager said Tuesday his partys bid for votes was coming along very good in the midwest There are a few spots that need work he said He expected a rugged campaign in Iowa and Minnesota Howard will leave here for Denver Tuesday night at the close of the state republican postpri mary convention which was ex pected easily to reelect him state chairman He will meet with the Colorado state central committee and republican candidates and re turn to his Scottsbluff home CONVENTION SITE Chicago Moines will be the site of the 1949 national convention of the American Vet erans of Word War II The selection was made Monday at the closing session of the or ganizations convention here Dates will be determined later ITU Denies Violation of Labor Law Washington The Interna tional Typographical union Tues day denied a government charge that it violatefl a federal court in junction by attempting to nego tiate union security contracts with newspaper publishers The injunction granted by Judge Luther M Swygert in In dianapolis last March 27 forbid the union from insisting on closed shop conditions The TaftHartley act outlaws the closed shop by which only union members may be employed The union filed its answer in federal court in Indianapolis Tuesday Itreplied to a petition of General Counsel Robert N Denham of the national labor re lations board that the union should be cited for contempt oJ the injunction NLRB said in its petition that the union was insisting on form contracts in violation of the Taft Hartley act and the injunction It asked the court to require the union to stop paying strike bene fits to the printers jwho have been on strike at Chicago and Ham mond Ind newspapers since last November Rail Union Officials Gather for Wage Talks Chicago of 16 nonoperating railroad unions as sembled Tuesday for wage nego tiations with the nations railroads Negotiations on a national basis begin Wednesday The unions al ready have met seperately with individual roads The unions seek a reduction in the work week from 48 to 40 hours and a 25cent hourly pay raise SURPRISE WINNER OF THOMPSON Johnson winning Thompson race pilot waves to the crowd as he formally receives a trophy at the conclusion of the National Air Races Monday With him at right is Bruce Raymond of Hammond Ind who finished 2nd averaging 365 miles per hour Johnson is from Miami Springs Fla Calf Owner Gets Check for Livestock Buyers Say Sales Made Above Market Price A sleek black Angus weighing 1240 pounds topped the auction sale of 4H baby beeves at the North Iowa fair Tuesday It brought its owner Margaret Bak er a check for The high bidder was Leonard Boyd Mason City livestock buyer who offered 46 cents a pound Second high calf in the sale was that of Delmar Diercks which went to the Peoples Gas and Electric company on a bid of 45 i cents a pound Two calves were bid in at cents That of Carrol Morris went to Ed Buntenbach Garner live stock buyer while the Mason City sale barn bought one belonging to Roger Katz 41 Cents The only other purple ribbon calf sold was another Angus fed and owned by Margaret Baker It brought 41 cents bid by Boyd and Wohler The other 2 purple ribbon calves owned by David Brekke and Leonard Gobeli as well as 6 of the blue ribbon class were not sold The youthful owners decid ed to hold them for the Dairy Cattle congress at Waterloo later this month Livestock buyers agreed that the sales were made at 2 to 3 cents higher than market price Earl Daniels buyer for Jacob E Decker and Sons said that the Mason City sale brought the high est prices of any that he has at tended this year 183 Calves In all 183 calves went under the auctioneers hammer Bunten bach was the heaviest buyer bid ding in 46 of the animals The North Iowa Processing company the Manly soybean mill bought 21 head while Deckers bid in 17 The packer buyers did not push the bidding this year as they have at times in the past They admit ted privately that the bidding was too strong for them to need to push it Auto racing fans poured through the gates again Tuesday afternoon and brought the attendance within striking distance of a new record for the 5day exposition The largest grandstand crowd ever to attend an evening show at the North Iowa fairgrounds saw Jimmie Lynchs Death Dodgers go through their routine of hair raising stunts Monday evening The auditors reported 4549 per sons paid their way into the grandstand bleachers and temp orary bleachers on the north side of the track and several hundred more were turned away No spec tators were permitted to stand near the track because of the haz ard it was explained The paid admissions at the 3 outside gates totaled 12230 Mon day the auditors said bringing the total for the 4 days to 41992 as compared with 37999 for the first 4 days a year ago Here are comparative figures from the auditors official record not including season tickets and other passes 1947 1948 Thurs 5526 Fri 4858 Fri 9529 Sat 11299 Sat 11150 Sun 13507 Sun 11794 Mon 12230 Mon 12290 Tucs SecretaryManager M C Law son looked for the Tuesday after noon auto racing crowd and the attendance at the horse show Tuesday evening to bring this years total gate to well over last years mark of 50289 for the full 5 days Childrens day Tuesday was expected to help bring the crowds through the gates All children under 16 years were admitted free until 6 p m and the carnival reduced prices for them as an added attraction The Death Dodgers kept the crowd in constant awe and Elmer the clown made complete at tempts to mimic their antics though usually with embarras sing results Elmer went at lengths to dare his pursuers too and once was right in the middle of a squeeze play as 2 of the Dodgers tore up opposite sides of the ramp he was The s 11 d eforlife Roman steeplechases ski jumps car roll over motorcycle fire crash and motorcycle jump all kept the show moving at an accelerated clip be fore Harry Pollak Jr 18 put the climax on when he was shot 120 to Pace 2   

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