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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 9, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPiR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL UV Associated Preu and United Press Full Lease Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 9 1948 Paper ot Two One No 2S8 Volcano Brings Evacuation of Pacific Isle Manila urgent radio appeal was broadcast Thursday night to all ships within call to remove the remaining 15000 pop ulation from volcanoravaged Ca miguin island as a shower of deadly acidic ash spewed from Mt Hibokhibok The volcano has been erupting since Sept 1 and 36000 of the little islands population already had been removed Subsequently the eruption quieted but a new acute emer gency developed Thursday The radio appeal was broadcast by Arturo Alcaraz Philippines weather bureau yolcanologist from aboard a Philippines navy patrol boat off the island It was heard here by globe wireless James Roosevelt Suggests Leaflet Bombing of Russia Los Angeles Roose velt wants to bomb Russia with propaganda leaflets The eldest son of the late Presi dent Roosevelt declared that such an advertising campaign behind the iron curtain could help avoid World war III SAME fWhitc flag means no traffic death in pact 34 hours Russians Fire on Germans in AntiRed Demonstration THOMPSON GLUM OVER ELECTION M E Thompson ture of dejection at his campaign headquarters in Atlanta early Thursday as late returns gave more than a 3 to one lead to Herman Talmadge his chief opponent in Georgias democratic primary for governor 5jC 5j5 Georgia Vote for Talmadge Primary Victory Same as Election Atlanta Georgia made ready Thursday to usher in a 2nd generation of white supremacy rule under its potent scarletsus pendered Talmadge political dyn asty Young Herman Talmadge jubi lant over an apparent landslide in Wednesdays democratic primary for governor set the stage for a special legislative session to install him early in November He couldnt wait for the regular meeting in January to with no questions this mantle he wore illegally for 67 turbulent days early in 1947 Vic tory in the primary is the same as election in democratic Georgia For the tobaccochewing 35 year old lawyerfarnierpblitician triumphant in his first campaign the special session would bring longsought revenge over acting Governor M E Thompson his chief opponent Wednesday and his foe during a 21months politi cal drama that drew world atten tion Staking his campaign on a fight against President Trumans civil rights program he led Thursday with an indicated county unit vote of 314 to 92 for Thompson Only 206 units are needed to win under Georgias unusual countyu nit system similar to the national electoral college The system keeps political power in rural areas Berlin Russian sol diers opened fire with tommy guns on a vast crowd of Germans engaged in an anticommunist demonstration in the British sec tor The Russians fired across the boundary between the Russian and British sectors at the Brand enburg gate on the Unter Den Linden after Germans had stoned other Soviet soldiers who drove a jeep into the British sector to re lieve the guard at a Russian war memorial near the ruined Reich stag building 3 Germans Hit Official British sources said at least 3 Germans including a 12 yearold boy were wounded by the Russian bullets Kenneth Ames United Press staff corres pondent at the scene saw one erman wounded in the back British officers said German police of the Soviet sector joined in the firing They said also that a Russian lieutenantcolonel nam ed Vamuhclin admitted that at least 3 shots were fired by Rus sian soldiers who were within the British sector 60 Shots Fired But witnesses agreed that most of some 60 shots fired came from inside the soviet sector from which Russian troops could see the stoning of the soviet jeep which entered the British area The shooting incident occurred as the greatest mass meeting in Berlins history was breaking up About 300000 Germans from the western sectors of the city had gathered before the Reichstag to demand a democratic city admin istration free of soviet domina tion and protest against commun ist rioting and seizure of the Ber lin city hall Manly Mortician Victim of Stroke Bride 58 owner of the Bride funeral home at Manly died of a heart attack at his home here at am Thurs day Surviving are the widow a son Robert who is Worth county coroner and associated with his father in business here and a grandson Funeral arrangements were in complete Thursday afternoon Dewey Wins Union Backing AFL Group Comes Out for Governor Albany N Y Gov Thomas E Dewey Thursday won the endorsement of the executive board of a major AFL union in his campaign for the presidency The board of the building serv ice employes international union representing a claimed 175000 members pledged its support to the republican nominee The action of the group was an nounced by William L McFetridge of Chicago general president of the union after he and other of ficers had conferred here with Dewey The step represented the first outright endorsement of Dewey by a major union William Green American Fed eration of Labor president has come out for President Truman and a committee representing several AFL international unions also is working for the election of Mr Truman Phone Union Talk Resumed Group Represents Workers in 5 States Omaha meeting be tween federal conciliators and bargaining representatives of the Northwestern Bell Telephone company and the union represent ing telephone company employes in 5 states was scheduled Thurs day J R Hill vicepresident of Northwestern division 45 com munications workers of America said the meeting was arranged by federal conciliators after wage talks between the company and the union recessed Wednesday Hill said there was no change in the position of company or union at Wednesdays talks Fortyone railroads operate in New York state Butter Beef Lead Downward Trend in Months food Cost Strike May Halt Wheat Movement Fuel Shortage Seen as Result of West Coast Oil Walkout By UNITED PRESS With 110000 workers on strike across the nation a new labor dispute Thursday threatened to halt movement of the nations bumper wheat crop over the Great Lakes to the east coast At the same time government fuel experts warned there may be many cold homes across the na tion if the west coast oil strike lasts another 2 weeks or longer Sporadic gasoline shortages al ready were developing in parts of the west And the transportation blockade caused by the west coast mari time strike spread to rail freight traffic across the continent The Association of American Railroads imposed an embargo on freight to Atlantic and gulf ports for water shipments to the west coast The 8dayold trucking strike threatened to hamstring New York City and it looked as though the work stoppage would spread fur ther in New Jersey Incoming freighters were being diverted to Boston Philadelphia Baltimore and New Orleans because of the strike The latest strike threat came from DuluthSuperior where more than 500 AFL grain workers were demanding a wage hike from 10 elevator firms DuluthSuperior is the funnel through which a large portion of the grain harvest pours to eastern milling centers such as Buffalo Shipment of this years big crop is at its height By UNITED PRESS Butter beef and lamb led a downward trend in retail food prices during the past month dropping more than 5 cents per pound on the average a survey of 10 cities across the nation showed Thursday The survey was prompted by a report that the wholesale price index which was at its lowest level since April should be reflected in lower retail prices Dun Bradstreet reported that its wholesale price index dropped to for the week ended Sept 7 the lowest level since April 27 The price drop on butter was uniform across the country the survey showed Each city showed a decline close to the 5 cent per pound average Drop Not Felt The average drop of 5i cents on round steak was not felt in all cities Detroit reported a drop of 16 cents from 95 cents a pound on Aug 10 to 79 cents Thursday New York showed no change with round steak remaining steady at 99 cents Los Angeles reported a 4 cent raise in beef prices Lamb chops prices showed the same tendency as round steak fluctuating widely across the na tion but showing an average drop of 5J cents for the 10 cities The survey showed no change in the average prices on sugar coffee and flour during the 30 day period Aug 10 to Sept 9 The wholesale prices of these com modities were reported by Dun and Bradstreet to have dropped during the last 4 weeks Accuses Grocers Mrs Velma Ferk an Indianapo lis housewife who started an or ganized revolt against high meat prices accused grocers of delib erately raising canned fish prices to force homemakers to buy meat Retailers checked by the survey said their price changes merely reflected the change in wholsale prices Some dealers claimed that they had absorbed some whole sale price raises since Aug 10 rather than risk customer illwill Retail meat dealers said they thought the decline in meat prices was due to the slack summer de mand Wholesale meat prices at the Chicago market held steady despite the light demand Peron Makes Death Threat to Opponents Santa Fe Argentina ident Juan D Peron threatened Wednesday night to hang those who threaten violence to his sup porters The president speaking to workers at this inland city did not identify the persons of whom he spoke except to call them defenders of foreign trusts and these rich who dont work these professional politicians It seemed clear however that Peron referred only to his op ponents inside Argentina when he said If they want war we will give them war and either they or we will disappear They should know that I who during 2 years called for peace tranquillity and cooperation I who pardoned everything which has been done against the inter ests of the nation I who asked for peace and tranquillity will not let my voice tremble the day I order them hanged Later in his address the presi dent said I am tired because these gen tlemen did not correct their meth ods and did not improve their conduct and x x x if they do not improve their conduct it will be I who will send them all to jail Republicans Sweep Primaries in Utah Salt Lake City re publicans outdistanced democrats by more than 13000 votes virtu ally complete returns from Tues days primary showed Thursday Ifc was the first time since the direct primary was instituted in Utah in 1938 that republicans polled more votes than the demo crats TO BE ON STAMP London A new sovie stamp will bear the portrait o Andrei A Zhdanov secretary general of the communist party central committee las week Moscow radio said Thurs day 4 Decorah Men Die Wh en ane Burns Reject Bid for Parley on Friday U S Objects to Soviet Suggestion to Meet Sept 10 BULLETIN London western ff 3 proposed to Russia Thurs day night that the scheduled meeting of the council of foreign ministers on the Italian colonies open next Monday in Paris authoritative sources reported Washington United States Thursday reaffirmed its willingness to take part in 4 power talks on the future of pre war Italian colonies but rejected a Russian proposal to start meetings n Paris tomorrow Russia suggested the talks be gin Sept 10 after the U S France and Britain agreed to soviet pro posals to try anew for decision on what should be done with Italys 3 African colonies Earlier President Truman con firmed that the U S has reached a bipartisan policy agreement on what should be done about the colony issue Secretary of State Marshall had said Wednesday such an agreement had been reached Samuel Reber top state depart ment expert on the Italian colonies question left Wednesday by plane for London Reber has represented Marshall at previous talks on the colonies problem He served as deputy in London during fruitless yearlong discussions President Soys U S Will Not Negotiate Under Duress Washington President Truman said Thursday the United States is standing up for it rights in Berlin while continuing efforts to settle differences with Russia Mr Truman thus confirmed Secretary of State Marshalls an nounced policy of firm resistance to communist disorders in Berlin At his news conference th3 president would not go farther under questioning of reporters One newsman had reminded him that the Berlin situation was heavy on the hearts and minds of Americans Mr Truman said Marshall cov ered the situation as thoroughly as he could Wednesday He said settlement talks are continuing He said the U S is standing up for its rights in Berlin Although negotiations still aro going on the president said the United States will not negotiate under duress Asked if the Russian blockade isnt duress he described it rather as attempted duress Private Burial for Benes Friday Prague Czechoslovakia Private burial rites for former President Eduard Benes will be held at his country home Friday official sources said Thursday The body was taken back to Sezimovo Usti where Benes died last Friday after a closely guarded state funeral Avhich dis played communist apprehension over possible antigovernment demonstrations Diplomatic Recognition for Israel Considered Washington Tru man said Thursday that full dip lomatic recognition for the new republic of Israel by the United States is under consideration Mr Truman made the observa tion at his news conference The president did not indicate when this country might act on the mat ter NAMED CAMPAIGN HEAD Washington UR Mrs J W Hunt of Oswego 111 Thursday was appointed assistant to the re publican campaign manager for the midwest in charge of wom ens activities Machine Firms Hit as Trusts Government Charges 3 Large Companies Minneapolis govern ment filed antitrust charges in federal district court here Thurs y against 3 of the worlds larg est farmmachinery manufactur ers The suit accused International Harvester Co J I Case Co Deere Co and 9 unspecified Deere subsidiaries with combin ing with retail dealers to fix the price of farm equipment and thereby suppress competition The government requested an injunction to halt the alleged practices Elected Head of Police Auxiliary Waterloo T M Daw on Fort Dodge was elected president of the Iowa State Po licemens Association Auxiliary at the groups convention Wednes day Other officers elected were Mrs D W Rayburn Des Moines 1st vice president Mrs Jack Seeding Burlington 2nd vice president Mrs Harold Berneman Waterloo recording secretary and Mrs Ben Montgomery Council Bluffs fi nancial secretary Farmer Held Without Bond Christiansen Bound Over to Grand Jury Emmetsburg Chris tensen 50yearold Terril farmer was held in Palo Alto county jail Thursday without bond after be ing bound over to the grand jury in connection with the slaying of his brother Julius 55 Christensen was bound over after a preliminary hearing on a murder charge before Justice of the Peace E A Whitman in Ruth ven Wednesday County Attorney Joseph P Hand said the case will be given to the grand jury now in session Christensen did not testify at Wednesdays hearing Sheriff Richard Miller said he previously admitted shooting his brother at auction in Ruthven last Sat Queuilie to Get Support of Socialists Paris UR French socialists agreed late Thursday to support Premier Designate Henri Queuilie clearing the way for him to form a coalition government of all po litical elements except the com munists The decision of socialist depu ties to back Queuilie completed the roster of the parties he hac asked to cease wrangling among themselves and give him a chance to save France from threatening disaster Queuilie 64 radical socialist al ready had agreed to admit to his prospective cabinet the supporter of Gen Charles De Gaulle With the socialist assurance Queuilie was ready to answe President Vincent Auriols reques that he undertake formation of cabinet He had ar answer earlier Thursday but i was delayed by a round of con ferences among the various po litical factions Ship Bursts Into Flame While in Air Kit of Magnesium Landing Flares Seen as Cause of Fire Decorah Four Decorah men crashed to their deaths Wed nesday night when a kit of land ng flares apparently was ignited urning their plane into a flaming orch The 4place Aercnaca plane jurst into flames several hundred feet in the air as it was about to and here after a night training flight The plane crashed and burned m a pasture about a half mile south of the air field The mag nesium flares charred the victims bodies beyond recognition delay ing identification several hours All From Decorah The dead all from Decorah were identified as Robert Sattre 19 Iowas young est flying instructor and pre sumably pilot of the plane and students Tom Knowlton 19 Doyle Wagner about 24 and Har old Hoffman about 26 Dewey Tatro owner of the plane and manager of the Tatro Flying Service Decorah said study of melted metal plane parts indicated the heat from the flames was much more intense than could have been caused from burning gasoline or plane fabric Intense Heat Intense heat from the flames virtually disintegrated the plane in flight Tatro said the plane carried a kit of 5 emergency magnesium flares as part of its night flying equipment Sattre and his 3 companions were believed to have been in the air about 2 hours on a routine training flight an urday because Julius allegedly had been running around with Nels divorced wife Wolf Whistles Taboo Tacoma Wash UR Police have ordered a crackdown on automobiles equipped with sirens sounding wolf whistles A fine of is provided Women Democrats Attend Meeting Des Moines demo cratic women met here Thursda for a campaign school Speakers included Mrs Indi Edwards Washington D C ex ecutive director of the women division of the democratic nationa committee Dr Laura M Nanes Ottumwa Mrs Jay E Tone Des Moines Mrs Grace Gleason Vil lisca Mrs Mary Cullison Deep River Mrs G A Kenderdine Des Moines and Dr Erma Plaehn Cedar Falls Mrs Charles F Brannan Wash ington wife of the secretary of agriculture attended the school Brannan was in Iowa to attend the allIowa soil conservation field day at Osceola Segregation Committee for Armed Forces Seen Washington Tru man said Thursday he expects to create a committee on armed forces segregation soon The committee will study meth ods of dealing with the military segregation problem Weather Repor FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy becom ing clear Thursday night and Friday Continued cool Low Thursday night 40 to 44 High Friday 73 Iowa Fair and cool Thursday night Friday partly cloudy and somewhat warmer Low Thurs day night 4550 Minnesota Clear and cool Thurs day night with scattered light frost in low places of northeast and central portions Friday fair south and increasing cloudiness north Warmer Friday night IN MASON CTY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 houV period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum 74 Minimum 40 At 8 a m Thursday 58 YEAR AGO Maximum 90 Minimum 70 GASOLINE BURNS IN FREIGHT WRECKSeven gasoline cars of a Milwaukee Xdght tram burned Thursday after they left the rails in a wreck near Hedrick at 4 a m Thurs day morning The engine was undamaged and there were no casualties Two other box cars were wrecked but did not burn The train was bound from Ottumwa to Cedar Rapids 5 States in Truman Tour President to Go West From Dexter Washington President Truman disclosed Thursday that his next campaign swing will take him this month through Iowa Missouri Colorado Utah and down the length of California Mr Truman said that after speaking at Dexter Iowa on Sept 18 he will spend the following day Sunday at his home in Inde pendence Mo and then speak at Denver on the night of Sept 20 Mr Truman said he also ex pected to appear at Colorado Springs Pueblo and Glenwood Springs Colo He said he planned to speak in Salt Lake City Utah on Sept 21 appearing the next day in San Francisco for another speech there that night Urge Return of Workers MorreH Union to Meet on Dispute Ottumwa Steward Pilliman of local No 1 UPWA CIO said workmen in 5 depart ments at John Moriell Co will meet at a m Friday and union officers will urge them to return to work He predicted that all for whom the company has work will go in to their jobs He said there will not be work in hog kill until Saturday The department affected by shutdowns earlier this week are hog kill pork cut trim grading and fresh total of about 500 men These departments are all still closed Thursday and the company is not in the hog market Negotiations meetings between company and union officials are continuing with a goal of arriving at a new contract Navy Building 2Engine Bomber Washington navy is building an experimental twinen gine bomber with a range of 1200 miles it was learned Thursday This is more than double the ef fective bombing range of todays carrierbased planes and ap proaches the navys goal 1500mile sky fleet   

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