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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 28, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAXES ALL NORTH IOWANS VOL LV Associated Press and Press Full Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY OCTOBER 28 1948 This Paper Consists of Two One No PARALYSIS VICTIM OBSERVES Nelson doomed paralysis tim Thursday observes his 17th birthday in a Chicago hospital happily unaware that his doctors say it will be his last His nurse Mrs Peggy a piece of birthday cake In center foreground is part of the mail Paul has received from well wishers The boy has been completely paralyzed since August 1947 when his spinal cord was severed in an auto accident Bus Drivers in New York Back to New York Citys bus strike ended Thursday when all 8500 drivers returned to their jobs with 7 private lines The companies whose service for 3500000 passengers was snarled for 2 days reported that schedules were normal Thursday morning The striking members of the Transport Workers union CIO voted by secret ballot 2014 to 566 Wednesday night to end the tieup which started as a 5 hour demon stration Tuesday in favor of higher bus fares and climaxed in a gen eral walkout The union hoped by the demon stration to force the state public service commission to grant the lines a 1 cent fare increase to 7 cents thus permitting the com panies to make good on aretro active wage increase of 24 cents an hour granted last May but never paid Police Alerted for Auto Believed Used in Holdup Gets Answer on Hancher Resignation Cedar Rapids Heald of Cedar Rapids progressive can didate for 2nd district represen tative Thursday morning received his answer from Virgil Hancher president of the University of Iowa But Heald declined to disclose the contents of Handlers letter declaring that such a release should come from the writer Heald Tuesday demanded Hanchers resignation as the Uni versity of Iowas president because of what he termed a discrimina tory policy in permitting politi cal speakers on the campus Thoughhe would not disclose the contents of Handlers reply Heaid did declare that he still stands by the comments made in his original letter to Hancher Iowa Paper Firms Face Trust Charge Washington Iowa iirms are among scores of paper merchants in many sections of the country charged by the Federal Trade Commission with engaging in a pricefixing conspiracy to eliminate competition The Iowa firms are the Iowa paper distributors an its secretary Herbert F Stoffle the Pratt Paper Co and Bermingham and Prosser Co all of Des Moines the Clinton Paper Co and the Peter son Paper Co Davenport The respondents were given 20 days to answer the FTC com plaints which charges violation of the Federal Trade Commission act Dictating Machine Squeek Eliminated Bloomingrton 111 C H Akroons new dictating machine doesnt squeak any more Workmen who hauled the ma chine into the repair shop for the 2nd time this week discovered the trouble Out from the frayed wires jumped a mouse SAME flat tntllt M North Iowa and Minnesota po lice have been alerted for a black 1946 Buick sedan stolen in Omaha Wednesday and bearing Nebraska license plates The car is believed to be the one used in an attempted armed holdup one mile north of the Nicholas Turkey farm west of Mason City Wednes day night Two armed men ordered Don ald Gerk 22 route 2 Clear Lake from his auto after forcing the machine to the side of the road Sheriff Cal Dwan said Gerk got out and pretended he was drunk as one of the men jumped from the car Dwan said But the gun men sped off when the lights of another vehicle appeared near The driver was quoted as say ing You cant pick a farmer you have to get a drunk the sheriff said Gerk was unable to get a de scription of the driver He said the other man was about 6 feet tall heavy set and wearing khaki His description of the cat tallied closely with that of one stolen in Omaha Wednesday Nebraska license 131739 a black sedan with 2 spotlights Clarion Man Is Appointed Carter Gets State Conservation Job Ies Moines IP The state conservation commission Thurs day announced appointment of Harold Carter Clarion as a con servation officer in its division of lands and waters A retirement and 2 resignations also were announced Carter has been assigned for training at Pine Lake state park near Eldora and later will be as signed to a permanent position in one of the state park areas E G Harrison custodian in charge of Ft Defiance park near Estherville retired effective Oct 1 Harrison had been with the commission since Aug 1931 The commission announced the resignations of H E Hub Colby conservation officer for Hancock nnd Wright counties and Kenard Baer conservation officer for Chickasaw and Howard counties Colby will enter private business and Baer has accepted employ ment with the U S fish and wild life service Both have been with the commission since 1937 Discoverer of DDT Awarded Nobel Prize Stockholm discoverer of DDT won the 1948 Nobel prize for medicine Thursday night The Caroline institute the uni versity of medicine in Stockholm chose Dr Paul Mueller of Basel Switzerland as the winner of an award set aside for services to hu manity He will receive 159772 crowns about One of the members of the award panel described Mr Muel lers discovery of the insecticide DDT as one of inestimable value for the benefit of humanity thus reflecting the principles in of the late Alfred Nobel which provided for the Nobel prizes Millions of allied soldiers were helped in the last war by the in sect killing dichlorodifenyltri chloroethane It was used by British and American armies to prevent the spread of insect borne diseases Dr Mueller 48 made the dis covery in 1939 during a series of experiments in the Basel labora tories of the Geigy drug indus tries Doris Duke Is Divorced From Latin Reno Porfirio Rubir osa was just plain Doris Duke Thursday But she still was the richest woman in the world Miss Duke slipped into the Was hoe county courthouse shortly be fore closing time Wednesday and got a divorce from the Dominican Republican diplomat She charged extreme mental cruelty She married Rubirosa in Paris Sept 1 1947 During the ceremony the dapper bridegroom held a highball glass in his hand Three years before she divorced her first husband James H R Cromwell former U S minister to Canada Miss Duke whose father left her a estate said she and Rubirosa just couldnt get along Promises to Act to Block Red Advance Dewey Barnstorms Was Toward Boston for Radio Speech Enroute With Dewey to Bos ton action to block the advance of communism in Asia was pledged Thursday by Gov Thomas E Dewey Barnstorming his way across Massachusetts toward Boston the GOP nominee left behind in Cleveland Wednesday night a promise that if he is elected this country will strengthen its bonds with noncommunist China He also got assurance in Cleve land of support from Alvanley Johnston head of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers Dewey speaXs in the Boston arena Thursday night on an un announced subject His talk will be broadcast CBS from 8 to p m Very Late Dewey told an audience esti mated at 13000 persons which gave him an ovation in the Cleve land auditorium Wednesday night It is very late and all China is in grave peril We will renew and strengthen our ancient ties of friendship with this great war time ally The New York governor ac cused the Truman administration of being fumbling and weak in its handling of world problems He said it had made tragic con cessions in many parts of the world Reanhes Into Pacific By consent of our govern ment he declared the soviet has reached far out into the Pacific in the Kurile Islands near our own Aleutians In a little more than 3 years the soviet has extended its way nearly half way around the world and now rules more than 500000 000 human beings Slamming at Mr Trumans con duct of foreign affairs Dewey naming his oppon ent we shall not achieve peace by conducting these desperately important matters on a happy thought basis or by jovially re marking that we like good old Joe Warns Cross Only Correct Ballot Mark DCS Moines Sec retary of Stale Richard N Mason warned lowans Thursday that the law specities a ballot is to bc marked by a cross not a check mark diagonal line or other mark He also warned that in polls without balloting machines a vot er who puts the name of a write in candidate on the ballot must put a cross in front of the candi dates name Election judges have been known to throw out ballots which are improperly marked as the law specifies that they should Mason said Even polls with machines will use written ballots for voting on the veterans bonus issue he pointed out Stall in aims U Britain WarMinded sje Truman Statement Lowers Hope for Berlin Agreement Demo Win in New York Stops to Make Talk While on Way to New York Speech Enraute With Truman President Truman predicted Thursday that he would carry New pivotal election state and home of his republican opponent Gov Thomas E Dewey Trumans motorcade swung through the mill city of Fall River Mass for a welcome by a crowd of 80000 adults and school chil dren before speeding on to Provi dence R I The president made no estimate as to the margin of his predicted victory in the Empire state but re iterated that he would carry Mas sachusetts by 100000 votes Brief Stop At Fall Rivers South park one of the brief stops on his automo biletrain tour of industrial New England which calls for a specch anhour for 16 hours Mr Truman appealed directly to the labor vote He charged the 80th congress with trying to tear out the things that have made things better for labor He concluded by introduc ing to the crowd State Rep Jacinto F Diniz of New Bedford who is opposing republican House Speaker Joseph W Martin for congress Gather on Mall An estimated 100000 persons greeted the presidents party in Providence R I and about 40000 gathered on the Mall to hear Mr Truman speak from the steps of City hall It was in Providence where he boarded the train that will carry him to New York City for a major address at Madison Square Garden Thursday night that the presi ITU Prepares Court Answer NLRB Asks Stay Order Be Revoked Chicago AFL Inter national Typographical union signs bearing the presidents like Thursday began preparing an in a captains uniform and swers to briefs filed by thena Nobody wants war Harry S Paris Josef Stal ins charge that western leaders seek war blasted Thursday what little hope remained in the United Nations for an early settlement of the Berlin crisis UN delegates considered the re plies of the Russian ruler to a Pravda questionnaire the harshest language he personally ever has used to denounce the western pow ers His delegates here have been saying much the same thing day after day for nearly 6 the fact that Thursdays charges came from Stalin himself gave them added weight The general view was that they meant there could be no hope of any early peace in the cold war Officially the UN delegates fol lowed the lead of Belgiums Paul Henri Spaak who threw up his hands when asked to discuss the Stalin questionnaire and replied firmly no comment But several who were willing to talk privately about it saw con siderable significance in the fact that Stalin while charging west ern leaders with instigating a new war confidently predicted that they would fail because of public horror at the thought OtisTrial Expected to Go to Jury Fort Dodge federal trial of Edmund Otis Wesley farmer on charges of opposing and intimidating internal revenue collectors expected to go to the jury Thursday Wednesday Otis and his mother Mrs Mary Otis testified as de fense witnesses They denied al legations of 2 internal revenue collectors that OUs made threat ening and derogatory remarks But He Sees No Threat of Strife Now Names Churchill Main Instigator of New Conflict Moscow Premier Josef Stalin charged Thursday that the United States Britain and France was reached Wednesday night seek war through a policy of ag when the AFL factory bakers I gression union accepted 11 to 14 cent hour But he bli f favoring Bakers Strike Ends in Chicago Chicago of 18 large bakeries in Chicago Gary and Hammond Ind hoped to bring bread and cake production back to normal Thursday with the end of a 4day strike of 1500 AFL bakers Settlement of the wage dispute ly increases peace he added are too strong dents World war I record was when the collectors went to the cited Scattered through the crowd were persons holding cardboard signs bearing the presidents like I 4JV41 VVCIII Lilt Otis farm to question him about n income tax return Six character witnesses in tional labor relations board asking Nobodv wants war Harry S that an earlier contempt of court Truman Knows why Reelect order be put into effect ruman The U S circuit court of ap peals directed the ITU to file an swers Nov 8 The ITU was found guilty of contempt of court at Indianapolis Oct 14 It was charged with fail ing to obey an injunction ordering Trade Unions Stage Riot in Stuttgart Stuttgart Germany riot broke out Thursday during a demonstration by more than 10000 German trade unions against the economic policies of the German administration for the combined AngloAmerican zones of Ger many First reports said U S mili tary police were using tear gas bombs in an attempt to restore or der The rioting broke out after a meeting which was called by the WuerttembergBaden trade unions A group of workers marched through the main street of Stutt gart and stopped in front of a cam era shop They smashed the shop win dows and beat German police who tried to stop them Some of the demonstrators climbed to the top of nearby buildings and stoned police Report Death of Wreck Victim Des Moines ff The state safety department reported Thurs day the death of Leila Kliven 47 of near Greene as the result pf an automobile accident The department said the auto mobile in which she was riding ran off the road 5 miles southeast of Greene last Saturday and that the woman died Monday compliance with the TaftHartley law and directed to cease illegal labor practices The union received a stay of execution of the contempt order however after it took the case to the appeals court here Then the NLRB filed briefs ask ing revocation of the stay order and dismissal of the appeal The answers to be filed by the union would be in response to those NLRB briers TRAIN HITS TRUCK Spriiip Grove Mark Twain Zephyr Burlington road streamliner was damaged Wed nesday when it struck a loaded sand truck here Merl Smith 39 driver of the truck was unhurt although his truck was demolished Raymond Swing in University Speech Iowa City UR Raymond Swing radio commentator and in ternational vice president of the United World Federalists told a University of Iowa audience Wed nesday night that the cold war is bitter selfperpetuating and self intensifying Swing said a mutual compromise of interests is needed to prevent war He advocated an organization of world law which would take the power of governments to de clare war KILLED BY CAR Atlantic Eugene Piall 19 of near Atlantic was killed Wednesday night when the motorcycle he was riding was struck by a car at the intersection of highways 6 and 71 east of here Britain China Propose Use of Pressure in Palestine Paris and China proposed Thursday that the United Nations use economic sanctions to force peace in Palestine France Beligum and Canada announced support and a reliable source said the United States also would vote for the resolution Russia and the Soviet Ukraine did not make known their positions The debate will be resumed Friday in the security council Russia asked for a 2day post ponement but Warren Austin the American council president ruled at adjournment Thursday there would be no delay The council meets again Friday Israel has repected orders of the U N mediator of Palestine Ralph Bunche that her troops withdraw from positions won in the Negev desert in a week of battle with Egypt Egypts complaint that Israel is violating the U N cease fire order brought up the issue Sir Alexander Cadogan of Brit ain offered the council a draft resolution calling for a special committee to examine urgently the action the council might take under article 41 chapter 7 of the UN charter That article reads The security council may de cide what measures not involving the use of armed force are to be employed to give effect to its de cisions and it may call upon the members of the United Nations to apply such measures These may include complete or partial in terruption of economic relations and of rail sea air postal tele graphic radio and other means of communications and the sev erance of diplomatic relations Authoritative sources outside the council said the United States will support the BritishChinese reso lution Canada and Belgium an nounced they would support it when it is put to a vote Dr T F Tsiang of China de clared stronger measures were needed to enforce the truce in the turbulent Palestine situation The council called Thursdays session to hear Egyptian charges that Israel is violating the UN cease fire order on the Negev front in southern Palestine V4 A i auu Dr Ralph J Bunche acting UN reported Wednesday Palestine mediator told the coun and broader action eluding a banker and the mayor of Wesley testified just before the defense rested Wednesday May Propose Firm Control Over Services Washington of Defense Forrestal may suggest that congress give his office firmer control over the 3 armed services in the unified but sometimes quarrelsome military establish ment This possibility stood out Thurs day in the light of 2 public state ments by members of Forrestals official of the Army Royall and Army Chief of Staff Omar Bradley Both ex pressed their views in Navy day speeches Royall said at Baltimore we have found out where unification is not working and where changes are needed Then he asserted There is need of unequivocal and authoritative direction and command at the top and this must be given by statute Bradley was more blunt He said at D e s Moines Wednesday night If the armed services are to retain the trust and confidence of the American people then they must put an end to their dogeat dog contests for a part of the tax payers dollar Solve Riddle on Voters Request Seattle Please send me my Apson T Ballard I am un able to be home to vote Clerks in the voters registration bureau knitted their brows over that request sent fhem by a Se attle resident temporarily living in San Francjsco But they finally figured it out They mailed the rAn an absentee voters ballot Spurns Request on WarCrime Verdict Berlin UR Gen Lucius D Clay American military governor has rejected a request from high German Catholic officials for re vision of the war crimes verdicts of Nuernberg and Dachau it was The German appeal was based AIIG vjcijiiaii was uaseu cil the Negev hostilities might on the grounds that the evidence wreck the Palestine truce He said had not been examined properly the time has come for bolder and that unjust methods of in indue ne aiicieci are too strong The union originally asked for to permit instigators of a new vxTlr isf 1 i 10 i war to plunge the world again into the horrors of mass conflict Stalin made his statement in reply to questions from the soviet news paper Pravda t Names Churchill Naming Winston Churchill as the main instigator of a new war Stalin predicted that Chur chills pupils in aggression will be rejected by their people just as Churchill has been He did not name President Tru man or any other leader as a pupil of aggression but the in ference was clear especially since Moscow radio has broadcast a pre diction that Mr Truman will be defeated in the presidential elec tion Tuesday Stalin accused the U S and Britain of twice rejecting settle ments of the Berlin crisis with Russia and said that debate on the Berlin question in the United Nations security council was a display of aggression on the part of AngloAmerican and French ruling circles Null and Void The British and Americans de clared null and void an agree ment reached in kremlin confer ences Aug 30 which would have lifted the soviet blockade of Ber End Seen to Record Ban Musicians Disk Firms in Agreement New York UR A 5year agreement was reported Thurs day to have been reached between the American federation of Mus icians AFL and the major record companies to end the 10 month ban on the manufacture of new disks Attorneys for the companies were said to have drawn up a new 5year contract with James C Pet rillo AFM president that will be submitted within a few days to the justice department for final approval under the TaftHartley labor law The companies RCAVictor Decca Columbia Mercury Capi tol MGM and King were un derstood to be ready to begin making new popular and classical records the moment the contract has been approved and signed The controversial part of the agreement to be submitted to Washington concerned the royalty fund into which the companies will pay a fee from the sale of every record Under the plan it will be administered by an im partial trustee Most professional musicians including members of popular dance bands and philharmonic orchestras were ordered by Pet rillo to stop making new records as of last Jan 1 The ban was im posed because the TaftHartley law outlawed the practice of the companies paying record fees dir ectly into a unionadministered fund terrogation had bien used Changes Stand on Marshall Plan Wadena Minn Har old Knutson who bit terly opposed the Marshall plan during the 80th congress said Thursday he would vote for the bill if he had it to do over again Knutson said that he voted against the aid plan because he thought it was another UNRRA a tremendous waste of money and effort But in the light of what has been accomplished since the Mar shall plan was put into operation I feel that if I had it to do over again I would vote for the meas ure he said Close Clinton Youth Center Boys Throw Tomatoes at YWCA Secretary Clinton UR Officials of the YWCA Youth Center closed jtj permanently Wednesday after 5 youths pelted the YWCA execu Mason City Partly cloudy and tive secr continued milri lin and ended the crisis the so viet premier said Again in Paris he added An gloAmerican leaders rejected R settlement reached in conferences held by Andrei A Vishinsky so UN delegate with Argen tinas Juan Bramuglia chairman of the UN security council Meat Workers Accept Wage Hike Offered Otturmva UR Cio United Packinghouse Workers Local No 1 advised John Morrell and compa ny Thursday that the members had voted to accept an offer of a 4cent hourly wage increase The raise is retroactive to Oct 18 The company had set noon Thursday at the deadline for ac cepting or rejecting the offer Workers at tne firms Topeka Kans plant recently accepted a similar offer Negotiations toward a new con tract were continuing with bar gaining representatives on both sides expressing optimism Mor rell employes have been without a contract since Aug 11 when a previous agreement expired FIGHT VANDALISM Davenport American Legion members are riding with police officers in squad cars here after Police Chief Ray Schieser asked the Legion to help police in fighting vandalism in the area Tombstones have been turned over and windows broken in a series of what police believe are preHalloween pranks Weather Report FORECAST tive secretary with tomatoes Mrs Gladys Sargent said 5 boys threw tomatoes at her and cursed her Tuesday night as she stepped off a bus It was the climax toa series of incidents of rowdyism since the center was reopened Sept 13 after being redecorated The center was closed again after a bonfire was built on the building J Sargent told authorities that the boys who assaulted her promised her more of the same unless the center was reopened Police said she would be given police protection on her way to and from work as long as neces sary continued mild Thursday night and Friday High Friday 70 to 75 Low Thursday night 44 to Iowa Mostly cloudy Thursday night and Friday Occasional rain west portion Friday and near Missouri river Thursday Low Thursday nigfit 45 to 50 DIES OF INJURIES Waterloo Carney 76 died Thursday of injuries suf fered last Sunday night when he was struck by an automobile Increasing cloudiness Thursday night and Friday with occasional rain west portion Friday Continued mild IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum 72 Minimum 3fi At 8 a m Thursday 42 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 44   

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