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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 14, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME T THf NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH tOWANS NEIGHBORS Ajaoclited Pntt United Full Wire Reports Tie Best Truman Could Expect By Archibald M Crotsley Director the Crosale Poll If every potential voter in the United States should cast a ballot on election is statisti cally likely chances for Trumans election would only be about even These arethe poll figures for choices by all adult citizens Cents Copy Truman 39 39 Others I 7 Undecided 15 These figures were obtained from a careful crosssection of all types of American citizens of vot ing age regardless of sex income level color where they live and whether they intend to vote Some of the 94 millions potential voters represented cannot vote tempor arily because they have not lived long enough in their present loca tion Some reside in Washington D C where residents do not vote Some have not paid a poll tax Millions of them normally just will not take the trouble to regis ter and vote Out of these 94 million poten tial voters the best current esti mate is that 56 millions will vote i and 38 millions will not In gen eral the greater the vote the greater the democratic chances With this fact in mind the presi dent recently has appealed for a large turnout The poll results would indicate that the democrats to win reelec tion of President Truman cannot J rely solely upon getting out the vote Their chances for success on Nov 2nd depend upon either a their ability to switch favor from other candidates or b the fail ure of republicans and others to vote In recent elections the greatest opportunity for bringing out masses of democratic voters has been in the big cities Today that situation is entirely different Across the United States the cities of over 50000 population and their surounding metropolitan districts would furnish no better than a tie vote if by some possibility every adult citizen voted More Democratic The younger voters are gener ally more democratic and the older voters more republican The same is true for citizens of voting age but today the democratic margin among younger citizens is not very great Traditionally also the upper liv ing standard levels are the more republican and the lower living standard levels the more demo cratic Among all adult citizens in the latter group Iruman would still find 44 supporters of him for every 31 supporters of Dewey Among union members his lead would still be substantial particu larly members of the CIO where his ratio to Dewey would be bet ter than 2 to 1 In general the choice of pro gressive states rights and other parties as a group is stronger among the younger citizens There are more women undecided than men more of the lower income group than of the upper group The following table shows com parative percentage standings by segments of the total adult citizen population both voters and non voters Tru man Dewey City Metro politan D I j trlcti 3fl Men 411 Women 37 Are 2029 41 3044in 48 tt over 37 Upper income level 26 Middle Income level 34 Lower income level U Negroes 49 AFL Members 44 CIO Members 52 and Cen tral States Sfi South Farm m n d Mountain 41 West Coast 37 A forthcoming article will show the standings of those who are expected to vote Copyright 1048 Crossley Incorporated Permission to reproduce In full is hereby ranted to subscribing newspapers MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 14 1948 This Paper of Two One No 29ft WELL WISHERS CONGRATULATE JOHNSONRep Lyndon B Johnson Mex nson ex from friends in Ft Worth Tex Monday night at a meeting of the state democratic executive committee which voted to certify him as the party can didate for senator in the closely contested race with former Gov Coke R Stevenson 4ft 40 38 38 43 09 49 31 26 37 25 4fi VI 45 43 Unfle elded 13 17 12 IS 14 Indian Troops Capture City Advance Halfway to Hyderabad Capital BULLETIN Paris United Nation announced Tuesday the securitj council will meet Thursday on the invasion of Hyderabad by India The security council was called at the request of Hyderabad by Britains Sir Alexander Caflogan president of the council for Sep tember It will be the first U N meetingin the Palais de Chaillo where the general assembly con venes next week New Delhi troops in a lightning invasion of Hydera bad captured Tuesday the town of Rajasur halfway from their jump ing off point of Scholapur to Hy derabad City heart and capital of the princely state Another tankled column thun dering down from the northwest captured the important rail town of Jalna on the Nizams state railroad after a penetration of 70 miles into Hyderabad Jalna is 250 miles from the capital Rajasur is 90 miles to the west and in the area where the Indian army has found its hardest re sistance The Indians driving in from the east captured Suriapet 90 miles east of Hyderabad City The successes were recounted in a defense ministry communique issued shortly after noon when the invasion was less than 36 hours old 8 5 7 9 5 11 4 ft 17 20 VI 14 11 21 10 Barkley Flies to Berlin to Visit Clay Berlin enatorAlben Barkley democratic vice presiden tial candidate flew to Berlin Tuesday for a quick conference with Gen Lucius D Clay on the blockade crisis He came here from Paris and said he intended to fly back to the French capital later Tuesday after seeing the American mili tary governor and his political ad viser Robert Murphy Barkley said he would start back home Wednesday Barkley was accompanied by Senator Carl Hatch DN Rep John J Rooney DN Y and Rep Henry Talle All had attended the interparlia mentary congress in Rome Queuille Gets Majority in Assembly Vote Paris UR Henri Queuille won a thumping majority in the national assembly Tuesday night on the first informal confi dence test for his new coalition government The assembly voted 335 to 229 for a demand by Queuille to put off indefinitely debate on the formation of his cabinet While the vote lacked a formal confi dence provision in effect it re flected general approval of the government By delaying the debate Queuille avoided an open fight with the opposition in the assembly at this time His first real test was ex pected later this week when a financial bill comes up in the assembly It seeks new taxes Read the U S Army Ad on Sports Page Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and continued cool Tuesday night Wednesday and Thursday partly cloudy and cool High Wednesday near 80 Low Tuesday night 55 Iowa Fair and pleasant Tuesday night Wednesday fair and a lit tle warmer Low Tuesday night 50 north 55 to 60 south Iowa 5 Day Outlook Tempera tures will average 4 to 6 degrees above normal Normal maxi mum 75 north 79 south Normal minimum 53 north 56 south Warmer Wednesday and Thurs day Cooler Friday and Satur day with showers Friday or Sat urday Very light amounts of precipitation Warmer Sunday Minnesota Cloudy Occasional showers central and north Tues day night Warmer extreme southeast Tuesday night Wed nesday partly cloudy and cooler Diminishing showers northeast IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 80 43 62 Truman Raps Smear Tactics of Congressmen in Spy Probe Washington r e s i d e n Truman assailed congress from new quarter Tuesday with a charg that some politicians are en dangering the nations safety b smear tactics against scientists The house unAmerican activi ties he did no mention by the oh vious target of Mr Trumans as sertion that atomic experts ar being driven from the governmen in these hazardous times by to talitarian and unAmerican procedure Stokes Up Feud The president stoked up his feud with the house committee headec by Rep Thomas RNJ in an un expectedly fiery address Mondaj night to the annual meeting of the American Association for the Ad vancement of Science He termec the talk nonpolitical Speaking to an audience esti mated by Constitutional hall of ficials at upwards of 2000 the chief executive asserted the coun trys security requires that scien tists work in an atmosphere free from suspicion personal insult or political motivation Rumors Gossip Their indispensable work he continued may be made impos sible by the creation of an atmo sphere in which no man feels safe against the public airing of un founded rumors gossip and plain villification Such an atmosphere he went on is mos unAmerican we have to contenc with today It is the climate of a totalitarian country in which sci entists are expected to change heir theories to match changes in the police states propaganda line Board of Education Takes No Action on Political Meetings Ames state board of education met here Tuesday with out any indication of whether it would act on a proposed new pol cy governing political meetings at nstitutions under the boards su pervision The board named a subcommit ee to consider whether it should a long time stand against the use of its school facilities for iolitical meetings The subcommittee of 3 mem jers had one meeting and was unable to agree on whether a hange should be proposed It was instructed to report to the oard Tuesday Naming of the subcommittee ollowed several protests to the joard Henry A Wallace pro gressive party candidate for mps dent was refused use of Univer ity of Iowa facilities for a speech everal months ago Minimum At 8 a m Tuesday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 80 Voting Light n Minnesota Rain Cuts Down Showing at Polls Minneapolis was lighter than anticipated Tuesday as Minnesotans went to the polls to pick their republican and demo craticfarmerlabor party candi dates for congressional and state races State election officials had pre dicted that voting might set an alltime record for a primary but early reports indicated the pre diction would not be borne out Deputy St Louis County Audi tor I A Fink at Duluth said vot ing was brisk during the first hour but fell off sharply after that He expected however that the countywide turnout would be about 45000 compared with 39 000 2 years ago It was raining at Duluth and other northern Minnesota points Skies also were overcast in the Twin Cities and rain threatened to cut down the vote Seek Trail of Soviet Spy Arthur Adams Wanted by House Probers Washington House inves tigators Tuesday were seeking the trail of an elusive soviet spy who allegedly spent the war years try ing to ferret out Americas atomic and radar secrets But some members of the house unAmerican activities committee feared he was beyond the reach of U S authorities They believed to Russia after he may have fled the war Committee chairman J Parnell Thomas R N J identified him as Arthur Adams an electronics and plastics engineer He said he was one of the most important soviet agents that operated in America The committee pointed up Ad ams importance by postponing its open espionage hearings They had been scheduled for Wednes day but Thomas said they would not begin until Friday or week next New Morrell Talk Slated Union Employes Off Job Again Ottumwa meet ing is scheduled Thursday be tween representatives of the John Morrell and Company CIO Uni ted Packinghouse Workers Local No 1 and Walter C White U S department of labor conciliation service representative They met Monday but no state ment was issued following the meeting Meanwhile union employes of the Morrell company in the pork cut department left their jobs Monday afternoon but union of ficials refused to discuss the move A company spokesman said the workers refused to work on meat which had been passed during the regular chain process Last week UPWA workers at the Morrell plant authorized their executive board to call a strike against the company if the board thinks it necessary AFL Workers Gain Oil Plant Entrance Clay Rejects Probability of New War Says He Doubts Russia Will Make Berlin Final issue Berlin Lucius D Clay said Tuesday I dont think war is just around the corner The U S military governor made the statement to American newsmen who came to Berlin on a special air force flight from the United States to view the British American air lift operation sup plying sovietblockaded western Berlin Clay added he doubted the Russians will make Berlin the final issue on the entire German problem The American commander pre dicted that before any forceful actions were attempted to break the 82dayold soviet blockade the U S would exhaust all other means at its disposal to reach agreement Clay declined to discuss whether bringing the Berlin question be fore a council of foreign minis ters would mean negotiation under duress He left the impression how ever that the U S at least would not be prepared to discuss any other larger German issues with the Russians at such a conference before the blockade was lifted Beg Rail Unions in Talks on Pay Hike Chicago UR Officials of the operating railway unions begin negotiations with a committee of railroad officials Tuesday for a 3rd round of wage increases Two operating unions the Brotherhood of Railway Train men and the Order of Railway Conductors were represented A F Whitney president of the BRT and H W Eraser president of the ORC headed the union negotiators H A Enoch E L Loomis and W S Baker represented the rail roads The membership of the operat ng unions is made up of the rail vay workers actively engaged in the trains engineers iremen conductors trainmen and witchmen Harvester Workers Go Past Pickets East Moline HI ional Harvester company reported 39 persons passed through picket ines to resume work Tuesday at he IHC East Moline works The management placed at 176 he total returning for the 3 shifts vhich began Monday afternoon About 50 CIO pickets were at he plant gates Tuesday morning jut there were no disorders Conference in Kremlin Lasts 90 Minutes Moscow 3 western envoys conferred with Soviet For eign Minister V M Molotov for about 90 minutes Tuesday It was the shortest of all 10 4 power meetings held here since the end of July on the German situation The 3 envoys went from the kremlin to the British embassy Correspondents who were waiting for them got the most noncom mittal reception thus far Asked what he had to say U S Ambassador Walter Bedell Smith replied We met Mr Molotov and Ivlr Smirnov Andrei A Smirnov an aide to Molotov No comment Says Taft Put Heat on NLRB Truman Raps Conduct in ITU Injunction Washington UR President Truman has accused Senator Rob ert A Taft ROhio of entirely improper conduct in attempting to put the heat on the nationa labor relations board the white house disclosed Tuesday white house released a let ter sent by the president on Aug 20 to David P Findling associate general counsel of the NLRB The issue concerns a conference held in July by Taft NLRB of ficials and executives of Chicago newspapers involved in a strike with the International Typograph ical union Findling who attended the con ference called by Taft reportec to Mr Truman that the Ohio sen ator thought there was a serious breakdown in enforcement ma chinery of the TaftHartley law in the ITU case An injunction had been issued directing the union among other things to cease demanding a closed shop from employers The TaftHartley law forbids the closed shop Findling reported that Taft fell that since the board had soughl and obtained the injunction it had the duty of seeing that it was strictly enforced House Mothers Save Boys in Owatonna Fire Owatonna Minn UR Two house mothers led 24 boys to safe ty early Tuesday when fire de stroyed the childrens cottage of the Owatonna state school Mrs Adelia Petrick 67 and Mae McGuire 55 aroused the boys and herded them from the wood en building as the midnight flames swept through its 14 rooms A 25th youth who was separated from the group leaped to safety No one was injured seriously Mendus R Velve school super intendent said The boy who jumped Marvin Karges 14 was bruised but Velve said it was thought his injuries were slight Wirephoto FIGHTS MOTHERS WILL Countess Felicia Gizycka of New York Monday began a court fight on the will of her mother Mrs Eleanor Medill Patterson Mrs Patterson be queathed the Washington Times Herald to 7 of its executives The Countess alleged her moth er was not of sound mind when she made her will PROJECTHere tha ritfnear the Cedar rive u Mm wving and bWah clearing operations were started Monday by the First HydrOElectric cooperative The cooperative last week re for I Truman Will Speak at 8 Iowa Points Des Moines Tru mans schedule now calls for 8 Iowa stops during his campaign trip across the state Saturday democratic state headquarters an nounced Tuesday The principal stop will be at Dexter scene of the national plow ing contest where he will deliver a major campaign address at p m The presidential train will ar rive at other Iowa points at the following times Davenport a m Iowa City a m Ox ford a m Grinnell a m Des Moines a m Melcher p m and Chariton p m Woman Wins Senate Race Margaret Smith Gets Office in Maine Vote Portland Me Mar garet Chase Smiths smashing ma jority in winning the first full senate term ever voted a woman republican was hailed by GOP leaders Tuesday as the forerunner of a DeweyWarren landslide in November The 49yearold Mrs Smith a onetime telephone operator serv ing her 5th term in congress eas ily defeated democratic Dr Ad rian T Scolten of Portland Mon day in the nations first state election of this presidential year Pacing a GOP ticket that swept the states top offices for the 7th straight time she gained about 74 per cent of the total vote in returns from 573 of 621 precincts Two years ago when a national republican tide enabled the party to recapture control of congress Maine GOP senator Owen Brews ter won reelection with 635 per cent of the vote Vishinsky Raps Other Powers Says They Want to Take Over Colonies Paris UPJ Andrei Vishinsky soviet deputy foreign minister accused the western powers Tues day of trying to divide Italys former colonies in Africa among themselves The 3 delegates of the powers at the big 4 meeting on the colonies denied the accusation They challenged Vishinsky to prove he was interested in reach ing a settlement by agreeing now to return Somaliland to Italy un der United Nations trusteeship Vishinsky refused contending that the disposition of all the colonies had to be settled at the same time With the 2nd meeting ending in a stalemate another was sched uled for late Tuesday The only decision reached so far was that the big 4 had until noon Wednes day to consider the problem Then It to United Nations Get Around Blockade of CIO Union Striking Oil Men Try to Keep Other Employes Off Job San Francisco ol CIO oil refinery strikers fought a rock and tear gas battle with po lice for 2 hours Tuesday in an unsucessful effort to keep non striking maintenance men out of a plant A policeman a state highway patrolman and 4 strikers were hos pitalized but none was believed in serious condition It was the first mass violence of Californias 11day old strike over wages a strike which has curtailed gasoline supplies up and down the west coast Some 5 pound rocks were flung during the fighting At Main Gate Most of the violence occurred at the main gate of the standard oil refinery in Richmond But it also extends for blocks around the approaches to the plant The police fired tear gas guns and threw tear gas bombs Strik ers tossed the bombs back and also threw rocks The CIO unionists started mass ing early Tuesday morning after an overnight warning that they were not gouig to stand peaceably by as they did Monday while non strikers went to work Bumper to Bumper Disorders started about a m when AFL members began a motorcade approach as though to enter the main gate Their trucks and cars moved bumper to bump er Hundreds of strikers and sym pathizers formed a flying wedge in the direction of the oncoming cars There the melee was touched off But the AFL stratagem worked The first 2 cars were decoys But the rest of the caravan slipped away and went into the plant through a rear gate Trial of Rath Worker Is Begun Waterloo of Wilbert Warren began Tuesday on a con spiracy charge in connection with violence at the Rath Packing plant during the strike there last May A jury of 9 women and 3 men was drawn Monday and Judge Shannon B Charlton ordered it segregated Des Moines Man Dies After Crash Des Moines death of Robert George 68 of Des Moines of auto accident injuries was re ported Tuesday George died at a hospital Mon day of injuries suffered when he and 2 other persons were struck by a car while waiting for a street car Sept 3 Man Killed When Cars Hit Headon Earlham F Caudle 63 Winterset was killed Monday morning in the collision of his car and one driven by William C Price 26 of near Earlham Authorities said the 2 cars col lided headon ct the top of a knoll on a secondary road 4 miles south of Earlham Price and his 4 year old daughter both seriously hurt were hospitalized at Dexter Driver Kffled When Truck Overturns Webster City Hill 25 Webster City truck driver died Monday in the Hamilton county hospital of injuries suf fered 2 hours earlier when his truck hit loose gravel and over turned about 2i miles northeast of here SAME fUf traffic fccan   

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