Tuesday, October 19, 1948

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 19, 1948, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME TH THAT MAKIS ALl NOtTH IOWAMS VOL LV Auodated and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Centi Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY OCTOBER 19 1948 Paper Consists of Two No 8 Voters Show Apathy Toward Candidates By ARCHIBALD M CROSS LEY Director The Crossley Poll Latest poll results indicate that only 56 per cent of all adult citi zens are now likely to vote on Nov 2nd This would make the total turnout approximately 52 millions On the basis of latest standing of the candidates Dewey would have a total of millions Truman 22i millions Wallace 2 millions and Thurmond 1 million There is very great apathy on both sides but it is somewhat greater among the democrats The poll indicates the probable turnout of persons preferring Dewey is still about 8 per cent greater than lor those preferring Truman However the poll has shown a small increase in the likely turn out of democrats and no change for the republicans In 1944 this poll showed that one of the fac tors contributing to Deweys de feat was a lower turnout rate for him than tfor Roosevelt In order to ascertain how many are likely to vote the Crossley Poll uses a series of questions to determine first whether the per son interviewed meets voting qualifications and 2nd whether he has sufficient interest to take the trouble to vote The results from these questions were classified in terms of high interest casual in terest and little interest The following table shows that as of Oct 1 highest interest is among the Thurmond followers with Dewey 2nd II Tightening of Blockade Is Denounced Big 3 Delegates Say Talks Useless Under Circumstances Paris big 3 western powers denounced Russia before the United Nations Tuesday for tightening the Berlin blockade even as the security council de liberates on the Berlin crisis Delegates the United States Britain and France each speaking for all 3 of the nations told the security council furthet direct ne gotiations with the Soviet Union about Germany are useless as long as the Russians maintain the block ade Dr Philip C Jessup of the United States said the Russian stranglehold on highway railway and river communications with Berlin was being tightened even the security council deliber Say Money Offered for Killing Reuther Thurmond Dewey Wallace Truman INTENSITY OF INTEREST THOSE WITH High Casual Little Interest 77 Interest Interest 19 4 62 51 50 26 31 35 12 18 15 However since SeptlTrumans percentage with high interest has risen 3 points while Deweys has risen only 1 point AP Wirephoto EGGS Wallace hand upraised laughs off the eggs dropped at his feet Monday night as the progres sive party presidential candidate made an address at an indoor arena in Pittsburgh Pa The splattered eggs can be seen near the microphone Police said 3 eggs dropped from a ventilator above the speakers platform Confer on New Controversy Over Bank Robber Custody Changes in Percentages With Hfh Interest Thurmond Truman Dewey Wallace Oct 1 77 50 63 si Sept 1 69 47 61 50 These figures in conjunction with other recent analyses sug gest that Dewey may have reached or nearly reached his peak and that Truman is making a little progress Thurmond has already reached a high level of interest and may be near his maximum The Wallace interest is more casual and his likely voters as shown in a previous article appear to be declining In the light of these things it would appear that whatever gains are still to be made before the election will be slightly in Trumans favor In that event Dewey though still holding the lead may decline to less than 50 per cent of the total vote In 1944 against Roose velt he had over 46 per cent Copyrlfht 194S Crussley Incorporated Perraijiion to reproduce in full li hereby ranted subscribing newspapers Arabs Flee Jewish Bombs UN Observers Leave Port City of Gaza Tel Aviv Israel al force bombing of Gaza roared inti its 4th straight day Tuesday and the Arab civilian population wa reported in flight from the capita of the Arabproclaimed Palestin state United Nations observers al ready had left the port city How nearly deserted it could not be learned but its use as a seat of the Arab government seemed to have been abandoned for the time being Egyptian forces have occu pied it Israeli military authorities here it is not their intention to capture Gaza during the present JewishEgyptian battle for the Negev desert in southern Pales tine The Israelis who have rejected the latest United Nations proposals for a cease fire in the Negev fight ing have blasted open a supply road to 23 Jewish settlements in the Negev through infantry and armor attacks with air support Wants Ball to Apologize for Red Label Minneapolis Hu bert Humphrey demanded Tues day that Senator Joseph H Ball RMinn apologize for pointing jp a startling similarity be ween Humphreys political pro rani and that of the communist party Humphrey Balls scheduled democraticfarmerlabor party opponent in the Nov 2 election charged in turn that Balls foreign policy finds him sleeping in the same political bed with commun ists and fellow travelers Ball said in a radio address Monday night that a curious de velopment of the present cam paign is the similarity in domes tic programs advocated by Hum phrey the DFL and democratic parties Henry Wallaces progres sive party the CIO political action committee and the communis party DCS Moines At orney General Don Hise and ranklin County Attorney Har ey Uhlenhopp conferred Monday bout new statefederal contro ersy over custody of a man ac used of bank robbery Custody of Bernard Morgan and Robert S a 1 f o r d was given to county soon after their irrest in connection with the re ent robbery of the Shef ield Savings bank The federal bureau of investigation also vanted the men in connection vith the robbery Morgan was released on jond last week and federal au horities arrested him Hise said was informed Hise said he understood the federal authorities planned to arraign Morgan Wed nesday on federal charges Hise and Uhlenhopp discussed ways of obtaining state custody of Morgan again so that he may be brought to trial in the Franklin county district court Postpone Hearing for 4 Youths in Breakin Connection Preliminary hearing for 4 youth in connection with 2 breakins a the Cottage Grill early Sunda morning was continued from Tues day to Wednesday at 10 a m in municipal court here by order ot olice Judge B R Dunn The ouths were picked up by a high way patrolman south nd most of the 11 cases at beer nd 17 cartons of cigarels re orted stolen were recovered The released the 4 all 18 olds from Mason City and Key were later arrested by po ice in Mason City Terrier Not Such Good Watchdog Omaha dog wasnt much of a watch dog Mrs Althea Johnson of Omaha conceded A thief broke into her house and took the 13yearold terrier and nothing more she reported CALL HIM MARION Cedar Rapids and Marian Dye of Marion Iowa are the parents of a son born in St Lukes hospital here Mrs Marian Dye said Monday the had not named the child but w wont call him Marion MEREDITH ROBBED Paris Meredith American film star playing in movie now being shot here wa robbed of 10000 francs by a thie rifled his trousers in his room Monday At the free rate thats 40 Die When Volcano Erupts Santiago Chile JP Forty persons are jtported dead and 200 missing in a violent 8hour erup tion of the Villarrica volcano of Cautin province 400 miles south of here Provincial Governor Augustin Parada said the volcano which has been spouting smoke since April erupted Monday morning and poured out lava for 8 hours Damage may erach 50000000 pesos Reports indicated the lava flowed to a point between the re sort town of Pucon and Villarrica both on the bank of Lake Villar rica and about 6 miles apart Farm huts were engulfed Pucon was isolated except by boat Inhabi tants of the mountainside lied as firefighters and were rushed to nearby communities as ates He referred to the soviet or der effective Monday that all highway traffic entering Berlin from any point must pass through the Soviet sector of the city The Russians are searching all vehicles for food and other contraband destined for the blockaded west ern sectors Jessup Sir Alexander Cadogan of Britain and Alexander Parodi of France told the council that the western powers would not nego tiate on the basis of the 4 powers Aug 30 agreement in principle as long as the blockade lasted Parodi said that throughout all the negotiations with the Rus sians the soviet government seemed less interested in solving the question of Berlin than in pro longing indefinitely the conversa tions so as to permit agitation in the former capital of the reich UN Orders Cease Fire in Palestine Paris United Nations security council Tuesday unani mously ordered an immediate and effective cease fire by Jews and Arabs in the southern Palestine desert fighting The council acted swiftly on the report of its interim mediator Dr Ralph J Bunche on the battle between Israeli troops and Egyp tians for the Negev desert Egypt had announced previous ly she would accept Bundles re quest for a 3 day cease fire Israel rejected it Israeli planes Tuesday bombed Gaza Egyptian troop base and seat of the recently formed Arab Palestine government for the 4th straight day The Egyptian air force hitting back for the first time was reported to have bombed the Jewish settlement of Nir Am 4 Are Killed in Blast in Texas City Butane Pipeline Ruptured Just 50 Feet From Highway Texas City Texas Bu tane pipeline explosion which sent a spectacular wall of flame over 14 automobiles left at least 4 per sons dead and 19 injured Tuesday in Texas City still jittery over a series of waterfront blasts which killed more than 500 persons in Committee Meetings 5Hour Parade Fill Legion Program 1947 Several of the injured were burned so critically that physicians feared for their lives The dead were Clarence Stew art 24 a Negro taxicab driver of Galveslon Sylvester Villareal and Jack Flynn both of Texas City who died Tuesday morning in Danforth hospital here and Mrs Cornele Oliver who died in St Marys hospital at Galveston at a m Stewarts cab was halted Mon day night beside the stone oil re Miami Fla meetings and a mammoth 5hour parade Tuesday filled the program of the 30th national American Legion convention here But the oneday suspension of formal convention session did not slow down the behindscenes maneuvering of World war I and World war II factions seeking to win the post of national com mander for their favored candi dates The parade composed of 9 div isions and at least 59 large units from every state and territory in the nation was slated to begin at 4 p m Following units of high legation officials and military color guards the national champion drum and bugle corps from Post 146 River side N J was to head the color ful procession The Riverside corps won the an nual competition Monday night in the Orange Bowl before 40000 spectators after another New Jer sey corps the Holy Name cadets from Garfield N J marched off with the junior title earlier Mon day The last parade unit that of the finery company while a switch en gine pushed lank cars across the highway to its loading dock Texas City Police Chief William L Ladish believed a spark set off the blast It could have been a cigaret ash a spark from the ex haust pipe of some passing car possibly a bit of coal from the switch engine or even a stray flame from one of the many gas torches that dot the oilfields nearby host state Florida was scheduled to step off from its assembly point 5 hours and 15 minutes later and Dorot The 11nation council first voted 9 to 0 with Russia and the Soviet Ukraine abstaining to adopt a resolution calling for a cease fire and instructing Bunche to negotiate a settlement of the Negev dispute Syria proposed this resolution New Berlin Squeeze On Reds to Search AH Vehicles Into City Berlin Russians in another blockade tightening move announced Tuesday all highway traffic entering Berlin from any point must pass through the sov iet sector of the city There the Russians are subject ing all vehicles to search for con fiscation of foodstuffs and other contraband articles destined for the sealedoff western sectors This meant that henceforth no German motor traffic coming from Potsdam or the southwest could enter the city directly via the American sector It now must go Say Chinese Troops Join Communists Iciping communist radio claimed Tuesday that a large p o r ti o n of the governments Changchun garrison had revolted and joined the communist forces attacking the former Manchurian capital The broadcast claimed the reds were preparing to storm the city with the aid of the deserters and warned the remaining government troops to surrender or face anni hilation Nationalist relief columns were reported by the ministry of na tional defense to have moved to within 7 miles of Chinchow in southern Manchuria The ministry reported its recapture was ex pected momentarily WALTHER VON BRAUCHITSCH 5p r i Field Marshal Dies in Prison Was Awaiting Trial as Nazi War Criminal Hamburg Germany er German Field Marshal Wal ther Von Brauchitsch died Monday night in the British military hos medical crews the area from 2nd Victim of Car Crash Dies Ottumiva Squires 72 of Cedar Rapids died in a hos pital here Tuesday of injuries suf fered in an auto accident Monday in which his wife was killed out pital here where he was under guard awaiting trial as a war criminal Von Brauchitsch had faced trial with 3 other leaders of the Ger man army of World war Marshals Gerd Von Rundstedt and Erich Von Mannstein and Col Gen Adolph in Brit ish custody A British army announcement said Von Brauchitsch 67 died of coronary thrombosis He had been placed on the critical list only 3 hours before Von Rundstedt Von Mannstein and Strauss also are in the mili tary hospital All 4 were taken there last month and placed in comfortable quarters under con stant guard Previously they had been held in a prisonerofwar dispersal center Convicts Testify in Bolton Case Witnesses Claim Another Union Head Slated to Be Shot Detroit convicted burglars testified Tuesday that Carl Bolton 39 offered to have Walter P Reuther president of the ClOUnited Auto Workers assassinated The 2 witnesses also said that Kenneth Bannon head of the unions Ford department was scheduled to be killed later John Miller 45 one of the wit nesses at Boltons examination on a charge of assault with intent to commit murder said the offer was made to him by Bolton 4 days before Reuther was shot last April 20 in his home Assured Job Miller also testified that as part of the proposition he was assured of a good job with the big auto union His testimony was backed up in part by 43yearold John Pan tella who with Miller is awaiting sentence in Ppntiac Mich on a burglary conviction Miller in cross examination de scribed himself as a former auto worker who had been in prison most of thetime since he was 17 years old He served 3 terms all for burglary He did not say whether he had ever been a mem ber of the UAWCIO Local Member Pantella said that he was at time a member of the Ford local 400 UAWCIO Bolton is a former vice president of the same local Bannon was at one time its presi dent Miller testified that he had known Bolton for about 20 years He said that as early as Septem ber 1947 Bolton told him that something was coming up and that a lot of money was involved right The accident occurred when Truman Makes Bid Against States Rights Democrats Raleigh N Car Truman called upon the south Tuesday to stand by the demo cratic party inNovember or face another ride in a Hoover cart ot depression In an unvarnished appeal to dissenters to return to the party fold from which they fled when ie submitted his civil rights pro posals the president said the re publicans hope they can fool enough of the people this time to capture the election by wasted democratic votes Without calling by name the Squires car and a light truck col lided between Ottumwa and Bloomfield Mrs Opal Beeson daughter of Mr and Mrs Squires and their grandson Jimmy 6 were in good condition Tuesday Both were hurt in the accident states rights ticket headed by Gov J Strom Thurmond the president said the only choice in the cam paign was between the republican and democratic paties and added Other parties dont stand a chance Mr Truman described the Hoover cart as a North Carolina farm remains of an old tin lizzie being pulled by a mule because you couldnt of ford to buy a new car or the gas for an old one Speaks at Fair He made his remarks in an ad dress prepared for delivery at the fair here Earlier he told an other Raleigh audience to avoid being blinded and prejudiced in casting their ballots in November Mr Truman was to fly back to Washington from his invasion of this traditionally democratic state in which supporters of the states rights candidates have been ac tive The presidents earlier speech here was made at the dedication of a memorial to Presidents Andrew Jackson James K Polk and An drew Johnson In this speech also Mr Truman made no mention of his civil rights proposals Never in Huff He declared however that Jack son knew the way to correct in justice in democracy is by reason and debate never by walking out in a huff Mr Truman flew heje Monday night from the American Legion convention at Miami to take per sonal command of the democratic fight to keep southern states in the democratic column in November There was no outward evidence of the southern democratic revolt either at Miami or at Raleigh Monday Both cities gave the chief executive a warm welcome Richland Man is Dead After Crash Fairfield Glenn Dutton 58 of Richland died in a hospital here Tuesday from injuries re ceived early Sunday when he lost control of his car miles north of Fairfield on highway 1 Dutton was engaged in real es tate business here Two daughters survive Shoe Bank Goes With Cash Fort Worth Texas ice Hawkins needed more new shoes after 2 thugs beat him robbed him of and also took his new shoes where he had placed the money for safekeeping SAME DATE BUck around the city and enter from the east Train traffic still came but under close police inspection Communistcontrolled police of the surrounding state of Branden burg have closed off 40 major railroad stations on Berlins west ern outskirts Here police had or ders to confiscate all foods carried by passengers over an allowed maximum of 11 pounds These measure were decreed at a meeting of Berlin and Branden burg police officials at Potsdam Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Continued clear Tuesday night and Wednesday Low Tuesday night 30 to 34 High Wednesday near 65 Iowa Fair weather through Wednesday A little warmer Wednesday Low Tuesday night 35 to 40 Iowa 5day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average 2 to 5 degrees above normal in the western half of Iowa and near normal in eastern half Normal hightemperatures for this time of year are 62 normal lows 39 Mild weather will continue through Wednesday and Thurs day It is expected to turn copier Friday and Saturday with light rain on Friday and becoming warmer again Sunday Precipi tation will average from i inch in southwestern corner of state to near inch in the rest of the state Minnesota Fair and cool Tuesday night Wednesday partly cloudy and mild IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 64 Minimum 29 At 8 a m Tuesday 34 YEAR AGO Maximum 72 Minimum 36 New Tax Cuts Are Promised by Wilson Eldora tax reduc tion by the next republican con gress and a republican president was promised Monday night by Senator George A Wilson The republican senatorial in cumbent emphasized to a group of 150 persons that congress reduced federal income taxes this year de spite 2 vetoes by President Tru man Senator Wilson carrying his campaign for reelection into the 3rd congressional district said The republican congress which a democratic president calls the 2nd worst in history reduced in come taxes increased exemptions cut taxes in the lower brackets and gave special relief to those 65 years of age and older Million Pays Speeding Fine IMS Angeles Gv Jorman spent postage to send a bill to muni cipal Judge O Benton Worley to pay a speeding fine on a ticket he received just before he went to Shanghai The million dollar Chinese bill was worth about 2 bucks Ameri can REGISTERS STOCK Washington fP Younker Brothers Inc Des Moines depart ment store has filed with the se curities and exchange commission registration of 34000 shares of sinking fund preferred stock and 70000 shares of common stock Proceeds will be used to pay unse cured bank loans retire outstand ing preferred stock provide work ing capital and finance improve ments Dewey Camp Sees Possible Record in Ballot Splitting Albany N Y possi bility that ballot splitting may reach an alltime high in the Nov 2 election was studied Tuesday by the followers of Gov Thomas E Dewey The republican presidential nominee worked here Tuesday on his next major campaign speech to be delivered Wednesday night in New York City before the Her aldTribune forum He is ex pected to discuss plans for devel opment of the nations resources Dewey will make a nonpoliti cal speech at an Al Smith memo rial dinner in New York Thurs day night Plans for the weekend are not definite TicketSplittinr With his 2nd campaign trip be hind him Dewey and his strate gists were said to be convinced that there is going to be a lot of ticket splitting this fact possibly more than ever before This apparently is due to inter est that has developed in senate and house races and in some in stances in close contests for gov Marshall Sees Pope Pius XII Also Confers With Alcide DeGasperi Castel Gandolfo S Secretary of State George C Mar shall and his wife had a 30 min ute audience with Pope Pius XII Tuesday at the pontiffs summer residence here The Vatican said in a communi que that they talked about matters of peace and the good of human ity The holy father conversed cordially with his excellency the minister for about a half hour on various matters which are of in terest in the cause of peace and the good of humanity with partic ular regard to Italy the an nouncement said The secretary and Mrs Mar shall also visited the Anzio beach head of World war II where their stepson is buried It was reported unofficially that the secretary had cancelled his plans to visit Cassino and would return to Paris by plane Tuesday afternoon Marshall enroute back to from a hurried visit to Athens called on Italian Premier Alcide de Gasperi Monday night and la ter was host at a dinner for a selected group of Italian and American officials including de Gasperi and Foreign Minister Count Carlo Sforza ernorships The Dewey camps feeling Is that its candidate will win by what might amount almost to a andslide in electoral votes Some of his more optimistic supporters are counting close to 400 of the 531 electoral votes in iis column Others scale this down o nearer 325 No Landslide But even with a topheavy re sult in electoral votes most of Dewey strategists dont think their candidate will have a landslide in the popular vote Because of this they are frankly afraid that Deweys margin in some states will not be large enough to pull through some re publican senators who are under hot fire The indications are they say that straight ticket voting may not be up to par for presidential elec tions While this wiil hurt republican candidates in states which Dewey may carry with slim margins bal lot splitting also is expected to help some GOP entries in states that may give President Truman a narrow majority Training for Airlift Crews Now Underway Great Falls Mont ing of flight crews for Berlin air life missions started at the Great Falls air base Monday When the program is in full swing 100 threeman crews will be trained each month The course including ground study and flight training in an air corridor similar to the one over the Russian zone takes 3 weeks to complete The crews will replace men who have put in their required 90 food and fuel mission stint over Germany more days to register at city hall to in HM general election Nov 2