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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 30, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LTV Associated and United Presi full Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 30 1948 This Paper Consists of Two One No 307 FIRST APPLE THEN Montana boy gave an apple to Thomas E Dewey then backed off to snap the New York governors picture The GOP presidential nominee spoketo 7000 Montanans Wednesday after he looked at Helenas main street former Last Chance gulch of mining days Court Names Attorney in LaFler Case Iowa H E Fry has appointed John Butler of Eldora tp represent Rex LaFler 56 of Iowa Falls who is charged with assault with intent to murder his wife Mabel LaFler appeared before Judge Fry at Eldora saying he had no at torney and intended to plead guilty The court decided that so serious a charge warranted an at torney whether or not he could afford one According to county attorneys Information LaFler shot his wife 3 times and himself once on July 28 this year His wife was not se riously injured and was released from the hospital about 10 days later He had been manager of the Arling hotel in Iowa Falls about 3 years and a short time before the shooting Mrs LeFler sued her husband foe divorce His where abouts were unknown for a time but the evening of July 28 he came to Iowa Falls from Des Moines by taxi Investigation in the meantime has revealed that LeFler is an as sumed name He is Henry Ringel berg also known as Harry Ringel berg formerly of Michigan i Major Speech Scheduled tor Dewey of Salt Lake City Traffic Toil Is Reported on Decrease Chicago UFD The national safety council reported Thursday that the downward trend in traffic deaths continued during August The council said 3000 persons were killed in August 2 per cent fewer than the 3060 who died during the same month last year Despite a sharp increase in travel the death total for the first 8 months this year was per cent less than in the same pe riod of 1947 August was the 6th month this year to show a decrease Only May with a o per cent increase and June which held even did not follow the downward trend In every month from January to July the council said mileage travelled was greater than last year Small Boy Killed When Hit by Truck Creston Herber ger 4 son of Mr and Mrs Walter Herberger was killed Wednesday night when struck by a gravel truck near his trailer home on Highway 34 near the west city limits of Creston Police Officer Ed Turner said the driver of the truck was Wil fred Ness of Buncombe Iowa employed by the Burlington Rail road in hauling gravel at Kent Iowa DIES OF INJURIES Ottumwa Whitting ton 68 employed at the Wapello county farm died Thursday of Internal injuries sustained late Wednesday when his car went out of control and crashed into the front porch of a local home He had been in charge of the dairy at the farm for the past 2 years SAME DATE ik ftef 4rath Si By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Gov Thomas E Dewey will de liver a major foreign policy speech Thursday night in Salt Lake City President Truman meanwhile altered his campaign travel meth ods to make a 141mile automobile tour through southern Illinois In advance of his nationwide broadcast Dewey sent this mes sage no dictator or trigger happy militarist a n y where mistake campaign argu ment in America as a sign of dis unity here Every Effort Mr Truman also spoke on world peace and Americas future in the 100th talk of his crosscountry campaign trek He told a railside gathering in Eufaula Okla Wed nesday that he is making every effort possible that the president is capable of to get peace in the world so that the next generation will see the greatest age in his tory Mr Truman hammered away at domestic problems in a later speech at Tulsa He said his re publican opponents are afraid to take a stand on the issues be cause they know very well that if the people understand what the issues are they havent a chance to win on November 2 But he said he will smoke em out in further campaign the next one starting Oct 6 will take him into Deweys home state of New York Preach Division At Carbondale 111 President Truman asked Illinois workers Thursday for democratic votes to stop big business republicans from continuing to nail the American consumer to the wall with spikes of greed En route to Salt Lake City Dewey told a Helena Mont rally that he wants to bring to Wash ington an administration which will set up a foreign policy so clear and so consistent that no longer will any dictator regard us as weak and wobbly Theater Men Hold Meeting in Decorah Decorah independent theater owners of Iowa and Ne braska are going to back a get out the vote campaign during October Representatives of the group who met here this week agreed to promote the campaign with ad vertising on their screens in reg ular theater advertising in news papers and on radio stations and through direct be sure and vote1 reminders Leo Wolcott of Eldora chair man of the board said the drive would be a public service feature of the independent owners He stressed the fact that the cam paign would be entirely non partisan Mrs Manning of Iowa Falls to Have 100th Birthday Iowa Falls Matilda Teeple Manning of Hubbard will celebrate her 100th birthday Fri day She is a native of Illinois and has lived in Hardin county since 1876 She lives in the house built by her lather Luke Teeple who lived to be 96 years old She has 6 children 22 grand children 63 greatgrandchildren and 33 greatgreatgrandchildren About 60 relatives will have din ner at her home in celebration of the occasion Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy Thurs day night Generally fair and cooler Friday Northerly winds 1520 MPH Friday Low Thurs day night 40 high Friday 65 Iowa Partly cloudy Thursday night and Friday with a few showers extreme east Friday Cooler Friday Low Thursday night 5055 Minnesota Partly cloudy Thurs day and Friday Cooler Thurs day night and east and south portions Friday Freezing tem peratures north portion Thurs day night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum 77 Minimum 46 At 8 a m Thursday 57 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 33 Wallace Is Egg Target 3rd Party Candidate Speaks in Houston Houston Texas 7P Henry Wallace didnt bother to duck as 4 eggs and 2 tomatoes crashed around him Wednesday night Grinning through the uproar he went on to deliver a speech be fore a mixed whiteandNegro audience estimated at 3500 The man who threw nearly the missiles said he is a merchant seaman from Kulp mont Pa named JohnJ S task el He didnt hit Wallace once Police took him outside and let him go Meanwhile inside Houstons city auditorium Wallace progressive party candidate for president was slashing away at racial segrega tion Texas political leaders big business and the Truman administration Police estimated the size of the crowd Contrary to Texas custom whites and Negroes sat together They were perhaps equal in num ber The people cheered Wallace and cheered Paul Robeson the Negro singer There was a booing sec tion too Some people yelled things like Go back to Russia State Case in Burns Trial Is Completed Charges of 1st 2nd Degree Murder Dropped by Court Charles City The stale com pleted its testimony in the Orin Lee Burns murder trial here shortly before noon Thursday and defense counsel James Coonley of Hampton made a motion for a directed verdict for the defendant Atty Coonley contended there was no evidence to show the de fendant Burns was guilty of first or second degree murder Shortly before court resumed Monday afteznoon Judge Tom Boynton of Forest City withdrew the charges of first and second de gree murder and trial of the case continued Amond the states last witnesses was Dr Harold W Morgan of Mason City who made an autopsy following the death of Charles Gallup Nora Springs farmer on the night of July 18 and exam ined the entire body Dr Morgan said he found a tear of the skin over the left eye nbout an inch long also a hemorrhage and tearing of the brain He gave ns the cause of death a blow from a blunt instrument and explained that it cquld have been caused by a list Calls Ambulance Dr L A Bascom of Nora Springs who was called first after the crime found Gallup ly ing uu his back bleeding from the left temple and called nn am bulance He stiid Gallup died at the hospital at p m Mrs Lester Shanks of Nora Springs who was at the Gallup home the night of the incident tes tified that she saw one of the men walk up to Gallup and hit him and she saw him fall Burns is on trial for the mur der of Charles Gallup Nora Springs farmer on the night of July 18 in the driveway to the farm at the edge of Nora Springs Testimony late Wednesday re vealed that a 7th young man was with the 6 others who drove into the Gallup driveway on the fatal night 7th Person in Car The 7th person in the car was Bud Ubbenr 17 of Sheffield Ar thur Ubbcn of Thornton a de fendant on a murder charge in connection with the Gallup death said he was no relation to Bud Bud was not arrested Leroy Gallup 1C son of the murdered man said he heard his father tell the men profanely to get out and that when his father was near the front oC the car he saw a man strike him and saw him fall Leroy said he picked up a rock and threw it at the car which was backing out and it hit the right front door of the car He said he heard one of the men call his fa ther a vile name Mrs Helen Gallup wife of the victim burst into tears as she re lated the incidents of the evening leading up to the altercation which resulted in her husbands death She is the mother of 12 children 6 sons and 6 daughters Five sons were in service during World war II and 3 of them were killed UN to Take Up Issue Prosecution Presents Arguments Conspiracy Trial Against Rath Union Man in 3rd Week Waterloo state Thurs day presented its closing argu ments to an 11man district court jury in the riot conspiracy trial of Wilbert Warren Eobert Buckmaster assistant prosecutor who led off the states arguments told the jury Wednes day that the conspiracy case was important because will settle the question of whether mob rule should prevail or whether there should be rule by government In 3rd Week The trial grew out of a riot May 19 at the Rath Packing company plant where members of the CIO United Packing House Workers union were on stride The trial of Warren a striking member of the union is in its 3rd week Buckmaster declared that if the jury considered no further than April 17 when the plant reopened it should find the defendant guilty of conspiracy Says Warren Guilty On that day Buckmaster said Warren committed 3 acts which made him guilty of conspiracy He listed these as conspiracy to in terfere with workers returning to their jobs to interfere with police officers on the job to interfere with movement of trains into and out of the plant Warren is guilty of conspiracy Buckmaster asserted if he con sorted with any of the codefend ants to intimidate or interfere with anyone returning to work Mrs Theodore Roosevelt Dies After Long Illness Driver Is Unhurt as Truck Burns Wavcrly Kenneth Armstrong of Dex Moines narrowly escaped serious injury when his semi truck crashed into a concrete bridge and caught fire about 12 miles east of here Thursday morning Armstrong was going east with a load of oil burners when he was crowded too far to the side by another truck and struck the bridge his gasoline tank being broksSj and catching fire The driver was pinned in his truck but he succeeded in freeing himself after his clothing caught five He escaped injury but his truck was completely burned 28 Women Suspended at Morrell Ottumwa UR Twentyeight women employed at John Morrell and Company packing plant here were suspended Thursday until Monday for failing to keep up with the schedule of work estab lished company officials announ ced The women were employed in the smoked meat department Earlier this week the company fired 74 workers in the porkcut department and closed 5 allied departments The company and the CIO Uni ted Packinghouse Workers have been negotiating since midAugust on a new contract to replace the one that expired last month Son Is Born to Mrs Heifetz Los Angeles Frances Heifetz 36 wife of concert violin ist Jascha Heifetz gave birth to a 6pound 10ounce boy at Cedars of Lebanon hospital Wednesday night Heifetz has 2 children from his first marriage to silent film star Florence Vidor They were di vorced in 1945 Oyster Bay N Y Theodore Roosevelt 87 widow of the 26th president died in her sleep Thursday in the family home Sagamore Hill At her side were her surviving son Archibald and daughter Mrs Richard Derby She had been ill for some time Death came shortly before 7 a m Only 3 Left Only 3 widows of presidents now Woodrow Wil son Mrs Calvin Coolidge and Mis Franklin D Roosevelt Private funeral services for members of the family will be icld in Christ Episcopal church She will be buried beside her uisband in Youngs Memorial emtery a few miles from Saga nore Hill Date of the service and jurial was not announced Surviving besides her son and daughter are her stepdaughter Mrs Alice Longworth and 14 grandchildren Connecticut Native She and Theodore Roosevelt were wed in St Georgs church London in 1386 after the death of his first wife She was a native of Norwich Conn Mrs Roosevelt lived to receive news of the deaths of 3 Quentin in aerial combat in World war I and Theodore Jr and Ker mit in World war II Workers at Rath Vote for Union Waterloo national labor relations board bargaining elec tion was being held in the Rath Meat Packing company plant here Thursday Seeking to represent the work ers are the CIO United Packing House Workers union and the In dependent Brotherhood of Pack inghouse Workers The CIO union does not now have a contract with the company Negotiations came to a standstill pending the outcome of the elec tion erlin Austin Will Step Down as President Most Explosive Issue in History of Organization By LOUIS NEVIN Paris United Nations security council on Monday takes up the most explosive issue of its 3year history the western charge that Russia threatens the peace of the world by her block Red Officer Shoots German Wounds Civilian in Flight From Zone Berlin Russian lieuten ant leaving the U S sector of Berlin after visiting his German girl friend fired wildly when he thought he was being pursued by military police and wounded a German civilian Thursday The Russian apologized to an American officer He said he did not mean to hurt anybody but he thought military police were going to arrest him The lieutenant was not held A U S officer said however a pro test will be made to soviet author ities because the soldier crossed into the American section while armed The Russian officer came back later accompanied by a red army private carrying a submachine gun He said he wanted to claim the motorcycle he left behind in his flight Earlier American military po lice said it was reported 2 German civilians were wounded by Rus sians in the borough of Lichten rade at the AmericanRussian sec tor border The firing was said to have occurred while an American patrol was investigating reports of an armed Russian sortie into the U S sector Grange Ends 79th Meeting Reelects Newton Man as President Muscatinc Iowa state Grange closing its 79lh annual convention here Thursday adopt ed a resolution favoring collection of the state income tax on a 50 per cent basis Other Grange resolutions 1 Favor separation of the Farm Bureau and the agricultural ex tension service 2 Oppose any reduction in present farm support price levels 3 Urge repeal of the new coun ty assessor law 4 Request legislation making standard time mandatory in all zones The Grange reelected Ralph W Smith of Newton to its state executive committee for a 2nd 3 year term James Carradus of Manchester continues as presi dent New officers were not elected this year Newton was chosen as the 1949 convention city EGG J Staskiel Kulpmont Pa sailor is shown being questioned by reporters as he is escorted by police from the city auditorium in Houston Tex Wednesday night during a speech by Henry Wallace Stas kiel said he threw 3 eggs and a tomato Each County to Have Man Up for Draft Des Moines Ralph A Lancaster assistant state director of selective service said Thursday at least one lowan will be taken from each county to meet the states first induction quota of about 175 men in November Lancaster said the number of eligible men in each county classi fied will vary from county to county No date has been set after which marriage will not exempt a draftee Lancaster said He in dicated it is probable that no dead line date will be fixed before the first of 1949 If a man is married before re ceiving his notice to report to an induction center he will be classi fied 3A deferred because of de pendents Agricultural deferrment will bit granted only in cases of extreme hardship Lancaster said Decorah School Girl First Polio Victim Decorah Ford 13 daughter of Mr and Mrs Nathan Ford farmers 2 miles north of Decorah died Wednesday of polio in an Iowa City hospital relatives here were informed It was Winneshiek countys first fatality from the disease this year The county has had 8 cases of polio 4 of them reported this week The girl a student in the De corah high school was taken to the hospital Sunday DRAKE STUDENTS DCS Moines en rollment lor the fall semester is 3950 students a drop of 68 from last fallsrecord registration Iowa Farmers Union Meets in Des Moines Des Moines real fight ing farmers union must be built if farmers are to keep progressing Martin Lane organization direc tor of the South Dakota Farmers Union declared Thursday Lane speaking at the 32nd an nual state convention of the Iowa Farmers Union said there is only one road ahead for farmers Thats straight ahead to the complete organization of all farm ers he asserted Fred W Stover Hampton pres ident of the state union told the convention the unions progress has been in putting down an eco nomical foundation rather thin conducting a membership pro gram He said the union is in the pro cess of reorganizing the coopera tive seed service at Cedar Falls to raise additional capital and ex pand its service Warn About Tax Deadline 2nd Half Income Payments Are Due Des Moines i d n i g h t Thursday is the deadline for pay ment of state income taxes for the 2nd half of 1948 Cashier M L Abrahamson of the state tax com mission reminded lowans Thurs day Abrahamson estimated 2ndhalf collections will add another 000 to the record col lected in Isthalf payments and in returns for the entire year Let ters were sent to about 12000 tax payers who elected to pay taxes on their 1947 income in 2 install ments Starting Friday a penalty of J of 1 per cent interest a month will be added to the tax After Nov 1 the commissions legal department will inaugurate lien action to col lect unpaid taxes Usually about 800 or 900 tax payers neglect to pay taxes prior to the deadline Abrahamson said It is rarely necessary to file liens to collect however ade of Berlin The council announced Thurs day that chief U S Delegate War ren R Austin will be in the chair as the October president when the session opens at 3 p in 8 a m However the U S dele gation said it expects Austin will step down when the case comes up and surrender the chairman ship to Argentina next in line for it If the Russians try to bar the Berlin case from the agenda Aus tin is reported planning to re main as chairman until the pro cedural battle is over Seven votes are required to approve admission of an item and the bigpower veto does not apply The councils announcement came shortly after the eastwest dispute on atomic controls went before the 58nation political com mittee of the assembly Austin in a speech to the committee reaf firmed United States readiness to submit its atomic energy produc tion to international control Russias Fault Austin said it was Russias fault that international controlofatom ic weapons never carne into be ing He urged bigpower cooper ation on the atom and reasserted support of the much debated Bar uch plan lor controls The atomic issue came up for debate on a Canadian demand that a workable control system be set up The important political commit tee of the U N general assembly grappled with the atom as the se curity council prepared to face its greatest western charge that Soviet Russia is menacing world peace with her Berlin blockade Gen A G L McNaughton of Canada led off the western battle in the political committee to find out who is to blame for the atomic energy commissions failure to wipe out the atomic bomb after nearly 3 years of wrangling 3 Reports The committee had before it 3 reports from the atomic commis sion recording their failure to agree McNaughton presented a resolution calling upon all na tions to fulfill their responsibili ties to the world community by accepting effective control of atomic energy Warren R Austin of the United Slates supporting a majority re port from the commission which was disapproved by the Russians said the soviet union had blocked real control of the atom by re fusing to sacrifice any of her sov ereignty to permit international inspection and control of sources of atomic energy Fear has supplanted hope he said because the soviet union has insisted on placing its sover eignty athwart security for all Only Speakers McNaughton and Austin were the only speakers on Thursdays agenda When they had finished NFAV AMBASSADOR Washington Cun ningham Patterson Jr ambassa dor to Yugoslavia from 1944 to 1947 is the new U S ambassador to Guatemala Appointment of the New York business executive a native of Omaha Nebr was an nounced Wednesday by the white house Argentinas Jose de manded a vote on the Canadian proposal Russias Candrei Y Vishinsky however objected that the pro posal had only just been submit ted no Russian text was available and he wanted time to study it The session then was suspended until Friday morning Bread Rationing to End in Sweden Stockholm UR The Swedish summer wheat harvest will per mit the government to abolish bread rationing it was reported Thursday The government food supply board already has recommended that rationing be abolished To MEET ON RECORDS New York C Pe trillo president of the American Federation Musicians notified recording companies Thursday that he would meet with their representatives Tuesday to discuss settlement of the unions ban on the manufacture of phono graph records The bau has been in effect since Jan 1   

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