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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 11, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME ClTYG HOME EDITION THE NtWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL UV Associated Press and United Press Full Wires five Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 11 1948 This Paper Consists of Two One No 29t that not the con o n 9 in 10 11 9 3 11 lowans See Necessity of Conservation Soil conservation advocates can find much that is encouraging in the replies of typical lowans about this swbject In a recent cross section poll by the IOWA PUB LI C OPINION PANEL only 10 per cent ac knowledge they do know what term soil s e r v a t i means and every 10 regard soil conservation as important Three in every 5 remember reading about the sub ject or hearing some discussion of it recently 3 in every 5 also be lieve that the state should approp riate more money for soil conser vation activities and 2 in every 3 believe that farmers in soil con servation districts should be re quired by law to cooperate in the program The 2 latter types of opinion re fer to recommendations made by the conservation study committee appointed by Governor Blue in its report made jointly to him and to the Iowa conservation commission Replies in the poll were as fol lows to the question What do you understand by the term soil con servation 47 refer to specific soil conservation practices or purposes explain soil conserv va tion in more greneral terms acknowledge that they do not understand the term The first group which gave specific answers includes these proportions of the entire cross lection 24 say soil conservation means the prevention of erosion refer to contour farm ingor terracing 10 to crop rotation to use of fertilizer lime etc to planting trees growing grass in ditches etc mention other mis cellaneous soil con servation practices The total of these exceeds 47 per cent because a number of the answers refer to several different or purposes of soil con servation Tha largest proportion admit ting they do not understand what soil conservation means was among residents of the per cent of them But others in the city group were even more in clined than those living in the smaller towns or on farms to prove their understanding of the term by referring specifically to erosion control contour farming crop rotation and other specific practices and purposes of soil con servation APPROVE LARGER STATE APPROPRIATION One recommendation by the conservation study committee was a greatly increased state ap propriation for more intensive soil erosion control activities and to assist organized soil conserv ation districts The report stated that federal technicians of the U S soil conservation service are far too few to assist in developing comprehensive plans rapidly enough to meet the basic economic and conservation needs of the state Regarding state appropriations for this purpose voters in the panel were given this explanation and question A member of the Legislative Flood Control Committee in Iowa has recommended that the state appropriate one million dollars to help in the Soil Con servation program Do you think the state should do that or that soil conservation work should be handled entirely by the U S Department of Agri culture In reply 59 say the state should make this appropri ation or even more 29 would leave this activ ity entirely to U S Department of Agri culture think It should be done by the farmers themselves 11 have no opinions By a difference of about 10 per cent residents of the larger cities were more inclined than residents of the towns or those who live on farms to think this work should be done entirely by the U S de partment of agriculture There was also a small difference in the answers to this question depend ing on political party affiliation Contrary to what might be ex pected 5 per cent more republi cans than democrats thought this activity should be left entirely to U S department of agricul ture instead of being supported by the state 1 Stop Light Controls Both Cars Airplanes Anchorage Alaska the only one in Alaska and maybe in the stop light to keep airplanes and automobiles from tangling at an intersection The light is out at Merrill field where the Palmer highway passe an airstrip Sometimes cars are for 2 blocks waiting fo the planes to land or take off Marshall Is Holding Parleys on STRANGE Yorkers stop to look at birds which fell dead pire State building early Saturday Hundreds toppled to the pavement a few of them still alive The birds apparently ran into the building during a mass flight Birds Crash Into Empire State Building New York Hundreds of ongbirds winging south in dark ness apparently crashed into the mpire State building early Sat urday and plunged dead in the treets around the worlds tallest tructure After dawn workers still were ollecting the bodies of the bright y plumaged birds They included More Bird Deaths Philadelphia hun Ired small birds plunged to their deaths in downtown Philadelphia Saturday apparently after col iding with tall buildings The birds dropped to the streets in scores as they flew over the ity in mass formations It was iclieved the tall buildings were obscured by a heavy fog which overed the city this morning thrushes and warblers Many anded on auto tops and smashed against windshields Lee S Crandell general cura or at the Bronx zoo said that the Dirds may have crashed into the Building during an autumn migra tory flight The songbirds fly in close packed large flocks at night he said and are sometimes attracted by bright lights high in the air Crandell said migratory flocks lave been known to crash into lighthouses after being attracted a flashing beacon He said the lighted windows in the upper stories of the Empire State build ing may have attracted the birds Send Train Into Berlin British Move to Penetrate Blockade Berlin chink in the soviet blockade of Berlin appeared Saturday when the British mili tary government ordered a mail train dispatched across the zonal border to the capital Saturday night If the mail train makes the scheduled run from Hanover to Berlin entering the soviet zone at p m p m it will be the first rail movement direct to Berlin since Russia sealed off the city nearly 3 months ago The Russians ran a mail train from Berlin to the British zone Friday Taking their cue from the soviet British authorities ordered a like run in the other direction No one was willing to guess what would happen or whether the token border crossing was a soviet signal presaging an easing of the blockade After the Moscow and Berlin 4power conferences rumors persisted that the blockade would be lifted Railway headquarters in Han over confirmed that the military government had issued an order to make arrangements for a mai train to leave for Berlin Satur day It was scheduled to cross the zonal border near Helmstec Saturday night Des Moines allout drive to make Iowa farmers crib onscious and protect the price of orn has been mapped Cribbuilding contests crib dem instrations and tractor rodeos will ie used to focus farm attention on allday crib meetings planned in Iowa cities The meetings under sponsor hip of the state production and marketing administration are cheduled as follows Vinton Sept 23 Oskaloosa ept 28 Greenfield Sept 30 pencer Oct 5 Clarion Oct 7 At each of the 5 cities a selected earn will be shown a pile of ma erial and instructed to build a orn crib as quickly as possible After Oct 7 the times set at the contests will be compared and he fastest team will win the hon ors Each crib will be auctioned after it is completed Paul Benner of State Center who is in charge of the crib con ests said he petitions will Gov Warren to Make Manly Visit Washington tP Gov Ear Warren of California the repub lican vice presidential nominee will make brief stops at 3 Iowa cities Oct 9 and stay overnigh and the next day at Des Moines Gov Warren will be in Manly from a m to in Wa terloo from noon to and in Marshaiitown from to p m He will arrive In Des Moine at p m and leave for Omaha at p m Oct 10 Mop Campaign to Make Iowa Farmers CornCrib Conscious hopes the com make farmers conscious of the need of getting cribs built that will hold their corn and qualify the crop for corn cans Gillilland to Make Dewey Introduction Des Moines Gill Hand Iowa republican chairman will introduce Thomas E when the New York governor makes his first presidential cam paign speech at Drake university stadium Sept 20 Republican state headquarters also announced Saturday that Senator Wherry of Nebraska will accompany a caravan to Des Moines from the cornhusker state Caravans from other midwest ern states are in the process of formation Endorse Strike at Meat Plant Morrell Workers to Back Union Moves Ottumwa executive board of CIO United Packing house Workers local No 1 had the authorization of the local mem bership Saturday to call a strike against John Morrell and com pany if it decides one is necessary A union spokesman said the members voted 93 per cent for authorizing a strike and 7 per cent against it in a secret election Employes in the Morrell pork cut department were scheduled to report for work Saturday but un ion Steward Ed Filliman said whether they would remain would depend on what the company or dered them to do The 150 porkcut xvorkers re ported for work Friday for the first time since the company sus pended them Tuesday but they left the plant during the after noon Filliman said the employes had finished their regular work for the day and refused to perform other work ordered by the com pany Filipinos Flee Eruption in U S Ships Manila of the 20000 Filipinos still on the volcanic isle of Camiguin were being loaded on a U S army troop ship Satur day in the ominous shadow of erupting Mount Hibokhibok The milehigh volcano still blew out dangerous but not deadly gases and geologists saw a pos sibility of a new and violent erup tion but for the moment at least the situation appeared in hand A 2nd big army transport the 15000 ton General Morton was rushing to the island to help evac uate refugees It is due to arrive The 17812 ton army transport Gen William Weigel had picked up some 8000 refugees at the east coast port of Binomi and the south coast port of Sagay and re moved them to Mindanao Stalemate in Grain Strike 6 Minneapolis Flour Mills Shut Down St Paul and com pany spokesmen were stalematec Saturday in their efforts to end the 3 day grain processors strike in the Twin Cities The 1400 AFL grain handlers closed down 6 of the largest flour and feed mills in Minneapolis anc St Paul Wednesday in a demanc for higher wages Officials had hoped for a settle ment after terminal grain elevator workers and their employers a Duluth Minn and Superior Wis agreed on a 15cent hourly wag hike for 500 workers Friday But a meeting between Gov Luther W Youngdahl and repre sentatives of labor and manage ment failed to develop a simila settlement Contract Awarded for Building Lost by Fire New F Kennedy owner of the Kennedy building which was destroyed by fire Aug 5 has awarded a contract for re building to the R A Stolz Con struction Co here First floor tenants expect to be able to reopen by Nov 1 except the Gamble store that was com pletely burned opening date is a month later Second floor tenants will be able to return by March 1 The building has a 66 foot frontage on Main street arid is 125 feet deep Iowa Corn Production Will Be 2nd Only to 1946 Crop May Turn to UN for Settlement Westerners to Make Another Bid to Russia for Berlin Agreement London diplomatic sources reported Sat urday the United States Britain and France will ask the United Nations to investigate the Berlin crisis if a new direct bid to Russia 2nd to the record 1946 crop of Des Moines wont have a record corn crop after all but production will be 2nd only to 1946 the crop and livestock re porting service said Saturday The service estimated a crop of 624602000 bushels based on con ditions as of Sept 1 That com pared with an Aug 1 estimate of 640140000 bushels The service said the decline was due to the high August tempera tures and a rain shortage in some parts of the state particularly the northeast Most of the loss was suffered in that section The prospective crop would be for a settlement fails The source said western power envoys in Moscow had been in structed to request an immediate iew meeting with Prime Minister Stalin to reach a settlement 2 Possible Steps Whether the request actually iad been submitted was as yet not tnown here If the new appeal to Stalin fails and the western powers resort to the United Nations machinery the step could be taken either through the security council or the general assembly The security council is sched uled to meet in Paris Sept 15 and the general assembly session opens there 6 days later Could Use Veto The western powers presuma bly would pick the assembly since Russia could block a security council inquiry by exercising her she There is no veto in the assembly The chief issues in the Berlin dispute are reported to be Rus sias demand for the veto in de cisions affecting Berlins currency and the soviet blockade of Berlin The western powers have held out for majority rule on the currency question 34638000 bushels The indicated yield of 58 bushels an acre would be exceeded only by the 60bush el record set in 1942 Iowa is also expected to regain ts position as the number one corn state which it lost to Illinois ast year Estimates give Iowa a lmillion bushel margin over 111 nois this year Party Fails to Get on Ballot in Nebraska Omaha Nebr pro gressive party failed Saturday in its last ditch attempt to qualify Eor a place on the Nebraska gen eral election ballot When the state founding con vention reconvened here Saturday only 7 persons were in attendance Nebraska law requires that at least 750 electors be present to found a new party Edward Sloan progressive party organizer from national head quarters conceded defeat The progressives first attempt to establish the party in Nebraska at the opening of the convention Friday night also ended in failure When the convention adjournec at 11 pm an official count by Secretary of State Frank Marsh showed only 283 persons had sign ed the roster Earthquake Felt in Southern Italy Rome earthquake wa felt Saturday in Taranto in south ern Italy the Italian news agency Ansa reported Tarantos observatory said the quakes center was between 250 and 280 miles away The direction was not specified Queuille to Announce New French Cabinet Paris UR Premier Henri Queuille neared the completion Saturday of a slightly right of cen ter government with which he hoped to save France from eco nomic collapse Members of a socialist delega tion leaving the premiers office at midday said the cabinet list was almost complete and probably would be announced within a few hours Queuille planned to include rep resentatives of 4 or 5 groups rang ing from socialists to moderate rightists Before he could an nounce his cabinet he had some last minute dickering to do with parties anxious to pluck any plums and at the same time shun ministries which might prove po litical liabilities The national assembly Friday night confirmed Queuilles ap pointment to the premiership by a vote of 351 to 196 Reliable reports said he would submit his cabinet list to the assembly Saturday GOP Demos Ignore South for Present Washington UR President Truman and his republican presi dential rival Gov Tomas E Dew ey apparently are putting off campaign tours into the deep south until the very last minute Except for the swing that Gov Earl Warren GOP vicepresiden tial nominee has lined up from Sept 15 to Oct 15 most of the early campaigning will be in west ern states Warren will make stops in 33 states covering virtually every section of the the deep south Republican headquarters had no comment on when either Dewey or Warren would undertake a southern tour Deweys first trip opening at Des Moines la Sept 20 will be concentrated in the west and middle west Mr Truman is also preparing for a 2week tour of western states later this month He too is ignoring the south for the present Republican and democrat1 spokesmen deny that there is anj special significance in postponinj their southern invasions But re publicans obviously feel tha Henry Wallaces Progressive partj and southern Dixiecrats hav helped the GOP in the south s much that Deweys or Warren presence there is unnecessary for the time being Talks With Vandenberg Top Briton Meetings Deal With Crisis in Negotiation Over Blockade Lift Washington Top British and U S officials including Sen ator Vandenberg a chief republi can policy maker on foreign policy met Saturday in an ex traordinary session on the Berlin crisis with Russia Secretary of State Marshall talked with Vandenberg and the British ambassador Sir Oliver Franks Later it was disclosed that Mar shall engaged in a series of con ferences with the top leaders talking with them separately rather than in a roundtable dis cussion Franks visited the state depart ment twice After his 2nd call Franks made clear to reporters that the unusual Saturday confer ences dealt with the crisis in ne gotiations of the western allies to get Russia to lift the soviet block ade of Berlin Vandenberg was closemouthed The chairman of the senate foreign relations committee has been a constant participant in fashioning the bipartisan foreign policy He came to the Marshall conference from a New York meeting with Gov Thomas E Dewey the GOP presidential candidate Friday night President on Yacht Cruise Truman Aides Work on Campaign Talks Washington resident Truman for the 2nd straight week end cruised nearby waters on the yacht Williamsburg Saturday pre paring for a campaign time all the way to the west coast With aides he was going over the rough outlines of the main speeches he will make at Dexter Iowa Denver Salt Lake City Los Angeles and San Francisco His itinerary for the outward trip is about complete with all but a few of a score or more stops yet to be filled in The return trip is still being worked on Last Mon day he opened his vote drive with talks in industrial Michigan and Ohio John Deere Denies Trust Law Violation Moline HI John Deere and Co says in connection with the filing of an antitrust suit by the government in Minneapolis that the company is not violating any law The statement issued Friday said the company had not seen the complaint We can however definitely state that neither this company nor its subsidiaries is a party to any agreement or arrangement which is anywise contrary to ex isting law federal or state and we are confident that this will be established at the trial the state ment said Tobin UPWA Sign Agreement Estherville The Tofain Packing company has signed a master working agreement with the United Packinghouse Workers of America CIO locals at Es therville and Fort Dodge The old contract expired Aug 11 The company and the union signed at Fort Dodge Wednesday night and the contract was signed here Friday night The company employs approximately 900 at Fort Dodge and 275350 here A new feature of the contract calls for triple time for employes who work on holidays The company and the union also agreed to work out details for an incentive plan in all departments Auto Crash Fatal to C res ton Woman Creston Bernice So wash about 50 of Creston died Saturday of injuries suffered in an automobile accident early Fri day morning 4 miles east of Corn ing Three other persons Frank UN AP Wlrephoto AMERICAN SHIP AIDS of Camiguin Island fleeing from the eruption of Mt Hibokhibok in the southern Philippines stream aboard the freighter Eugene Lykes standing offshore The ship took more than 3000 of the islands 45000 residents to safety Evacuation continues Saturday Schofield of Creston his son Kenneth and Kenneths wife also were injured when the car rolled over on highway 34 The father was in serious condition at a hos pital here The sheriffs office at Corning said the right front wheel of the car left the pavement and the driver apparently lost control The car plunged off the opposite side of the highway and rolled over about 4 times the sheriffs office said Woman Dies After Car Collides With Feed Grinder Hartley C F Cash man 54 was fatally injured late Friday when the car she was driv ing and a feed grinder collided at an intersection near here Mrs Dyke Fick ridfrg with Mrs Cashman and Edward Moh ni driver of the grinder were not seriously injured The women were returning to Hartley from their teaching duties in rural schools SAME Black fUc raffle la Burns Pleads Not Guilty to Murder Charles Lee Burns of Hampton was arraigned before Judge T A Beardmore of Charles City Saturday morning and enter ed a formal plea of not guilty to a charge of murder The trial has been set for Mon day Sept 27 having been post poned from Sept 21 Judge Tom Boynton of Forest City will pre side at the trial of the case Burns will be tried on a charge of murder in connection with the death of Charles Gallup 60 Nora Springs farmer on the night of July 18 Possible Way to Trace Polio Virus Discovered Toronto A new possible way of tracing infantile paralysis in the human body was opened here Friday Two research scientists showed pictures of tiny dots that may be polio virus moving inside a nerve If these dots actually are the virus the pictures are an important dis covery Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clear and warm Sat urday night and Sunday Low Saturday night 5357 high Sun day 38 Iowa Partly cloudy Saturday night and Sunday Scattered showers west portion Sunday Low Sat urday night 58 to 62 Minnesota Fair Saturday night Sunday increasing cloudiness slightly coloer extreme north and continued warm central and south portions IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum Minimum 50 At 8 a m Saturday 68 YEAR AGO Maximum RR Minimum 55 V   

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