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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 7, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION NEWSPAMR THAT MAKIS AH NORTH IOWANS VOL urv Anociated Ptett and United Preu Tull Five CenU Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY OCTOBER 7 1948 This Paper Consists of Two One NO AP Wirephoto FANS SEE SERIES TELEVISED ON baseball fans who could not get to Braves Field to see the opening game of the 1948 World Series between the Braves and the Cleveland Indians watch the action on some of the 100 television sets installed on Boston Common To Arrest 3 for Attack on Reuther Pontlac Mich 7P Wayne County Prosecutor James N Mc Nally said Thursday he would ask a warrant charging Carl Bolton 39 and 2 unidentified persons with the attempt on the life of Walter P Reuther last April 20 McNally said he would request 2 John Doe warrants as well as one against Bolton all charging assault with intent to kill The prosecutor made his an nouncement after a conference with state police Oakland county officials and Detroit police Police Commissioner Harry S Toy of Detroit told newsmen that it was the unanimous opinion of the conference that the evidence justifies a warrant British Flyers Say Soviet Planes Dropping Live Bombs Oil Strife Continues Sheriff Takes On New Deputies Richmond CaL James N long of Contra Costa county was authorized Thursday to hire extra deputies to maintain order after a bloody fight between striking CIO oil workers and po lice Permission to hire extra help was granted by the county super visors when long explained ten sion was mounting at nearby Mar tinez where the Shell and associ ated refineries are strikebound at Union Oil companys re finery at Oleum The latest outburst in the 34 day strike occurred in front of Standards Richmond refinery when pickets attempted to block entry of nonstrikers to the ministration building Heads were bloodied and 10 policemen injured as they at tempted to restore order Car win dows were smashed with heavily gloved fists and rocks Two police cars were damaged and 2 autos overturned After a 20minute fight police brought order and placed 6 strik ers under arrest on charges of in citing to riot an offense punish able by 2 years in jail and a fine of Berlin flyers en gaged in the Berlin airlift said Thursday they had seen Russian planes drop live bombs in the so viet occupation zone about 12 miles northwest of Berlin There is a possibility the re ported incident might have been part of largescale Russian air war maneuvers announced for Thursday over the soviet zone Berlin and allied air corridors in cluding bomber flights There was no confirmation from either German or Russian sources of the bomb report The German press several months ago reported that Russian planes on maneuvers dropped live bombs on a small town causing some casualties The British flyers said they saw the bombdropping at 11 a m 4 a rn They related the incident to the 4power Berlin air safety center Just how many bombs they saw dropped was not specified American and British flyers on the Berlin supply run reported no incidents in the corridors up to p m a m CST al thougn the Russians had an nounced there would be bomber flights over Berlin and gunnery and parachute jumping in thecor ridors astShip Docked y Maritime Strike San Francisco air plane was the only commercial ink Thursday with the Philippines and the Orient With the arrival of the SS Wednesday the ast of liners was tied up n the Pacific coast maritime strike A total of 49 ships were tied up in San Francisco bay There was no immediate pros pect of negotiations between em ployers and the five striking mari ime unions Youth From Clarion Is Victim Des Moines Four more Dolio patients were received at he 3 Des Moines hospitals hand ing such cases in the 24 hours ended Thursday morning None vas from Des Moines One was rom Minnesota The new cases Blank Memorial rel Spaulding 4 son of Mr and Mrs Eugene E Spaulding Lacona Broadlawns E r w o o d Huffman 19 Clearfield Iowa Luthern Mrs Harold lalverson 32 Austin Minn and Keith Bell 16 son of Mr and Mrs Robert Bell Clarion There were no releases of such patients from the 3 hospitals dur ng the 24hour period FALLS FROM SCAFFOLD Owatouna Minn O Nasby 63 Esthervillc was injured fatally Wednesday when he fell from a bridge scaffold near here Nasby was a member of a Rock Island railroad section crew work ing on the bridge Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy and cool Thursday night Showers end ing by Thursday evening Low Thursday night 35 Killing frost likely Friday clearing and cool High Friday near 50 Iowa Cloudy with intermittent rain Thursday night Friday partly cloudy west and mosuy cloudy east portion with ligh rain extreme east portion Thursday night 4247 Minnesota Partly cloudy north and mostly cloudy south portion Thursday night with occasiona rain in extreme south early Thursday Partly cloudy Friday A little cooler west and south Thursday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistic for 24 hour period ending atI oclock Thursday morning Maximum 63 Minimum 43 At 8 a m Thursday 43 Precipitation 157 YEAR AGO Maximum 84 Minimum 61 Vote for Lift of Red Blockade 6 Members of UN Security Council Caucus on Dispute Paris members of the United Nations security council not involved in the Berlin crisis were reported Thursday solidly in favor of raising the soviet blockade An authoritative source said that was the first reaction of the 6 countries at a caucus Wednesday after the United States Britain and France presented their charges against Russia to the full council The western powers charged that the Berlin blockade threatens world peace Thus far the source said 110 resolution has been prepared but the 6 neutral members feel the first requirement in easing the crisis is for the Russians to lift the blockade The neutrals on the council are China Syria Belgium Colombia Argentina and Canada The soviet Ukraine is siding with Russia against hearing the case in the security council A British source said Wednes day night representatives of the 3 western powers met inform ally and considered the first steps of framing a proposal that the secur ity council call on Russia to lift the blockade Vishinsky Says US Preparing for War Top Political Writers See Dewey Victory t president Washington Fifty of nations top political writers the pre dicted in Newsweek magazine Thursday that Goy Thomas E Dewey will be elected president and that republicans will retain control of the senate by a slim margin The writers polled by the maga zine agreed unanimously that as things now stand Dewey will de feat President Truman in the Nov 2 general election They also believe the repub licans will increase their majority Truman Says GOP Afraid to Make Answers to Criticism Sports Bulletin in the house The average of the writers Plan Scott Funeral Rites for Friday Sioux City serv ices will be held at the Congre gational church here at 2 p m Friday for George C Scott 84 former federal district judge Judge Scott who retired from the bench November 1943 died of a heart attack at his home Wed nesday The Rev Nelson Baxter Con gregational pastor will officiate Burial will be in Graceland ceme tery Wallace Pulls Out of California Enroute With Henry A Wallace party candidate for pulled out of California Thursday with ballot box backing which may effect the outcome of the presidential contest in that state Observing his 60th birthday Wallace was bound by chartered plane from San Francisco for Portland Ore and the Pacific northwest after a 4day swing through California While the even most zealous Wallace supporters did not appear to expect a statewide victory Cali fornia political observers believed the progressive vote might be big enough to determine the winner of the states 25 electoral votes That belief was based on the tion that nearly all of Wallaces votes would otherwise go to Presi dent Truman forecast gave Dewey 376 electoral college votes and Mr Truman 116 Anycandidate must get 26B electoral votes to win The poli tical experts on the average gave 39 electoral votes to the states1 rights candidate J Strom Thur mond They gave no electoral votes to progressive party candidate Henry A Wallace but forecast a popular vote of 2778700 for him The highest electoral vote fore cast for Dewey was 480 and the lowest 268 Top for Mr Truman was 212 and lowest 19 These experts on the average believe the republicans will drop one senate seat but come out with a 50 to 46 margin over the demo crats The republicans now have 51 45 senators and the democrats Princess Elizabeth Goes Home for Baby Balmoral Scotland cess Elizabeth Thursday goes home to Buckingham palace to have her baby Ending a long holiday at Bal moral castle the princess and other members of the royal family are journeying by train to Lon don where the child is expected in midNovember Elizabeths husbands Prince Philip now on inactive status with the navy in order to be with her is making the trip along with King George VI Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret Mrs Roosevelt to Be 64 on Monday Paris Eleanor Roose velt has a birthday coming up next 64th She told a news conference Thursday shell work as usual at her job as a United Nations dele gate and added At my time of life people like to forget birthdays Drop in Meat Prices Begins to Be Boon for Consumers Chicago drop in hog and meat prices was getting down Thursday to where it counts for most the retail butcher shop Many stores throughout the country slashed pork prices for the coming weekend a direct re sult of the sudden outpouring of hogs from the country The oft mentioned but never very appar ent consumer resistance was poohpoohed in some quarters as a cause for the decline And it was in pork much more than in beef or lamb that butch ers were posting the lower figures While retail outlets were cut ting prices the hog markets steady slump came to at least a temporary halt Prices firmed a bit at most markets Wednesday However wholesale pork quota tions continued to ease at Chicago Prices Bounce Thursday however the Chicago hog market bounced a full dollar a hundred pounds higher at Chi cago Union stockyards This followed Wednesdays climb of 25 to 75 cents and recov ered a good share of the to which hog values had lost recently Agriculture department offici als packing house sources and representatives of farmer organ izations gave these opinions of the hogpork price breaks 1 Its a seasonal matter but came a little earlier than usual 3rd Victim of Car Crash Dies Atlantic Mary Ide Howard 58 of Oklahoma City Okla died in a hospital Wednes day afternoon the 3rd victim of an auto collision near here Tues day Mrs Howards husband Benja min was killed outright in th collision and Dean Mattheis 18 of Anita driver of the other car died a few hours after the crash Authorities said Mattheis an in mate of the state mental hospital j at Ciarinda had taken a car from f the institution To Examine Iowa Draftees Mason City Is Induction Center Des Moines ex aminations for prospective Iowa draftees will beginMonday at 10 induction stations state selective service headquarters said Thurs day Col R A Lancaster assistant director of the service said that between Monday and Oct 22 each of the states 100 draft boards will present from 7 to 15 registrants for examinations The states Nov ember quota of about 175 men then will be made up The boards with the largest number of registrants will be call ed upon to produce 15 men each for examination and the smallest 7 each Colonel Lancaster said When it comes to making up the quota one man will be drafted from each board The remaining 75 will be prorated among the boards having the largest number of registrants Each county has one board except Polk which has two The men will be sent to the ex amination and induction station to which the best transportation is available Colonel Lancaster said an effort would be made to get the men to and from the station the same day if possible The 10 stations an army and By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS President Truman said Thurs day his republican opposition is afraid to reply to his criticisms They dare not answer me he said at Bridgeport Pa in a speech again blaming the GOP for high prices and hitting the re publicanenacted TaftHartley la bor law So far in the campaign Gov Thomas E Dewey has passed up what appeared to be bids from Mr Truman for a direct hammer andtongs exchange Plans Major Talk But Dewey may have something to say about the TaftHartley law on Monday Word at his Albany N Y office is that he is planning a major labor address at Pitts burgh then The speech will be part of a 38talk 8day offensive through 9states Mr Truman was on the winning and losing ends of 3 political de velopments in the south Senator Kenneth McKellar D Teiui broke with his longtime political associate Ed Crump o1 Memphis on the presidency anc said he would support the Tru manBarkley ticket Supports Truman Gov James E Folsom of Ala bama came out in support of Mr Truman He also hinted at cour action to force Alabamas 11 pres idential electors to vote for the democratic nominee They have pledged themselves not to vote for Mr Truman and have agreed to support States Rights Candidate J Strom Thurmond ior president Mr Trumans Dixie reverse was an announcement by E H Crump Tennessee democratic leader that his powerful Shelby county or ganization will support the states Boston Cleveland Indians supported Bob Lemons steady pitching with a timely bombardment of base hits Thursday to defeat the Boston Braves and Warren Spahn 4 1o 1 and even the 1948 world se ries at one game each See story on sports page Speaks to UN Political Committee Accuses Americans of Blocking Effort for Control of Atom rights ticket election in the November Rail Talks Break Down Dispute Now Goes to FactFinding Board Chicago by the national railway mediation board to settle the wage and hour dispute between the nations rail roads and 16 nonoperating unions have ended in failure The dispute involving 1000000 employes now goes to an emer gency factfinding board which President Truman is expected to appoint within a few days This step s provided by the railway labor act The mediation board withdraws from the case and certifies that an emergency exists The mediation board efforts col lapsed late Wednesday after the unions turned down a board pro posal for arbitration Direct negotiations between the railroads and the unions collapsed Sept 17 Naming of a factfinding board will make any legal strike impos sible for 3 to 4 months End of Rain Killing Frost Are Forecast End of the rainfall and a killing frost Thursday evening was fore cast by the weather bureau for Mason City Thursday The total rainfall up to early afternoon was 184 at the KGLO transmitter Sunshine is expected to return to North Iowa Friday with the mercury to climb The low Thurs day morning was 43 degrees at 8 oclock It rained throughout Iowa dur ing the night ranging from a quarter inch in northwest Iowa to 215 inches at Cecar Rapids The rain was reported particularly beneficial for pastures and see ings air corps recruiting station in each case are at Davenport Cedar Ra pids Ottumwa Waterloo Fort Dodge Des Moines Sioux City Mason City Omaha and Sioux Falls S Dak CRUSHED UNDER WHEEL Davenport JP William Wulf 55 Davenport was fatally crushed Wednesday under the wheel of a dump truck The accident occurred at the Riverside power plant ex tension project east of Bettendorf where Wulf was employed Beardsley Speaks at Poultry Show Stockport f William S Beardsley the GOP nominee for governor said Thursday cooper ation between town and country is vital to the economic stability and cultural development of Iowa Beardsley spoke at the poultry and corn show here Clear Wreck Where Boulder Smashes Train Paris United States is preparing for atomic war Rus sian Delegate Andrei A Vishinsky charged again Thursday in an arm waving vitriolic speech before the political committee of the United Nations Insisting that the atomic bomb is an aggressive weapon only the soviet deputy foreign minister cried Those who dont want to spread mastery over foreign territory dont need to clutch this weapon lor attack Opens Debate It was Vishinskys first UN speech since Tuesday when he an nounced that Russia would boy cott security council debate on the Berlin crisis in which the western powers charge Russia with threat ening the peace by the blockade of the German capital He opened debate in the politi cal committee on the Russian pro posal for onethird disarmament within one year by the big 5 powers Charging for the 2nd time in this UN session that the United States is plotting a new war Vishinsky accused the American government directly of obstruct ing efforts to attain international atomic controls by its control of a majority vote in the UN as sembly Says War Plotted In his previous charge In a speech at a plenary session of the general assembly last week Vishinsky specifically accused the U S of plotting war against Rus sia He did not say that this time but the same inference was plain enough Releriing to American dom inance in the field of atomic en ergy and especially atomic said that future pro duction of such weapons of at tack can be in the interest only cf those who nurse plans to at tack foreign territories Reviewing previous world ef forts of disarmament through the league of nations he described Russia then and now as seeking peace and disarmament The U S then and now he charged op posed disarmament and fomented the mad armaments race Pittsburgh A hundred workmen and 4 wreck trains Thursday cleared away wreckage in suburban Bellevue where a huge boulder wrecked a fast Pennsylvania railroad train kill ing 2 and injuring 12 Killed were Engineer J G Lightburn and Fireman R G Rombke both of Crestline Ohio Two of the 4 main tracks were opened and passenger trains were able to go through at a snails pace Freight was rerouted this year An agriculture depart ment official at Chicago said farmers knew the drop was com ing as it usually does in Novem ber and had marketed spring pigs the past few weeks in an effort to beat the break 2 The meat packers are mov ing pork quickly A leading pack er spokesman said the industry was going into the accumulative season when supplies are built up But he said nobody wants to hold now and they are pushing pork right out into wholesale channels Short of Help 3 Many packing plants are short of help which makes them less aggressive buyers of live ani mals than they otherwise would be A south St Paul packing plant manager said the help shortage1 in plants is apt to be a factor in the future in lowering prices 4 The whole thing may just be a temporary flurry James Elliott president of the National Associ ation of Retail Meat Dealers said the chances are that after the usual heavy runs atthis time of year meat prices will go back to where they were 2 weeks ago 5 Consumer resistance was a doubtful factor Elliott said there was none to speak of But an agriculture department official at Indianapolis said the housewife had heard so much about bumper crops lowering prices that she was reducing her buying Anamosa Man Dies of Auto Crash Injuries Cedar Rapids Gilbert 72 of Anamosa injured in an auto accident near Spring ville Tuesday morning died in a Cedar Rapids hospital Wednesday morning Gilbert was pinned in the auto mobile after it had rolled over several times Driver of the ve hicle Carl Bock of Anamosa told authorities he had swerved into the ditch to avoid an oncoming car NAMED TO BOARD Chicago Fred O Bohen Des Moinet president of the Mere dith Publishing company was elected a director of the Chicago and North Western railway SAME DATE BIftek flat meant traffic death 24 Truant Officer Does Business at Braves Field Boston man with a il and notebook did a big busi ness Wednesday outside Braves field where Cleveland and Boston played the first game of the World Series He was taking names of young sters who appeared of school age The man identified himself as an employe of the Boston school department A department official said he might be a truant officer but added if he asks punitive action against youngsters playing hookey the chances are he will get turned down Frontier Club at Charles City Sold Charles City Frontier club wellknown night club on highway 218 just south of here was sold Thursday to the Moose lodge Starting Thursday it will be open to members only officers of the organization announced and will be used as a private club Volunteers Stop Ffres Rains Fail to Fall in Fight on Flames Zim Minn UR Predicted rains failed to fall on this fire ravaged forest land Thursday but volunteers and rangers still kept blazes from spreading A trace of rain fell during the night but a 20mile an hour north east wind and a clear sky Thurs day left conditions hazardous The weather bureau forecast at least 2 days of the present conditions A E Pimley chief of Minne sota fire fighters said the rangers and volunteers did a superhu man job in preventing the flames from enveloping this community I never dreamed it was pos sible to hold every mile of the line in that timber and those peat bogs he said But thats just what theyve done The fires davent gained an inch Pennsylvanias coke output is 31 per cent of the national total and tops that of either Great Britain or Russia AP Wirephoto BOULDER WRECKS crewmen were killed and 12 persons injured Wednesday at Bellevue Pa in this wreck of the Pennsylvania railroads Fort Pitt express to Chicago The train ran into a huge boulder which had fallen on the tracks from a nearby hillside Says GOP Could Put House in Order Orange City S Senator George A Wilson said Thursday election of a republican president and congress will put the nations house in order He repeated in a campaign ad dress his position that the present administration is topheavy with top many bureaus is infiltrated with communists has done little if anything to reduce the national debt and hides the truth from congress and the public by a veil of military secrecy 16 more days to register at city half to vote in general election Nor 2 V   

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