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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 30, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME mm J m THE NEWsrAPCfc THAT MAKCS ALL NORTH IOWANS NIIGHIOIS HOME EDITION niuir VOL LV Associated Press and United Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY OCTOBER 30 1948 This Paper Consists o Two One No 18 Iowa Seems Certain to Go for Dewey Governor Dewey continues to hold a commanding lead over President Truman in Iowa Al though Dewey has lost 2 percent age points since a month ago he leads Truman by 4 to 3 The trend as shown by IOWA PUBLIC OPINION PANEL during the last few months has been as follows April DEWEY 41 TRUMAN 21 WALLACE 3 Undecided 35 June 63 50 27 3 It Sept Now 37 a 7 i 12 In interpreting the current di vision of opinion 3 things need to be consid ered 1 Dewey vot ers i n d i c a t e slightly interest ffawa IPtiblic ion Panel more in the election and more of them are sure they will vote 2 S I i g h 11 y f t higher propor tions of demo crats are still undecided while to some extent this indicates lack of interest doubtful voters who go to the polls will largely vote their own party tickets 3 There is more indication of ttraight voting intention among republicans than among democrats Considering all these factors IPOP predicts the division of votes between the presidential candi dates in Iowa will be DEWEY 16 TRUMAN WALLACE 1 Senator George Wilson who trailed exSenator Guy Gillette a month ago has regained his lead but by a very small margin Much of this gain by Wilson is due to an increasing tendency among re publicans to vote it straight This race is still too close for a final prediction and IPOP field workers are continuing to gather opinions on which a final predic tion will be used Republican candidate for gover nor William Beardsley continues to lead the ticket in Iowa with a better than 2 to 1 lead over his democratic opponent Carroll O Switzer Beardsley strongly sup ported by democrats and inde pendents as well as by practically all republicans has shown a large margin over Switzer in all polls July Election Likely Republican candidates for con gress present representatives from all conrgessional districts ex cept the 3rd where HR Gross is a new candidate all appear cer tain of reelection The Iowa Veterans Bonus Pro posal to be voted a separate ballot Nov 2nd appears certain to be passed Current division of opinion on the bonus question is not significantly different from that reported by IPOP last week Call Troops to Still Mob in Tennessee GlobeGazette Photo DIDNT QUITE MAKE of the requirements in the 4county school bus check at Forest City Friday was a brake test Patrolman R W Dick Hahn of Mason City is checking a Scarville bus At 20 miles per hour the buses were supposed to stop on signal within 45 feet This one didnt quite do it but no summons was issued An equipment ticket was written to have the brakes adjusted Results in the check were very good See story on page Favor Bonus Oppose It Undecided LAST WEEK 71 14 13 NOW 15 There has been no significant change in the division of opinions since IPOP first reported on the bonus question in April Since no organized opposition to the bonus proposal has appeared a reversal of opinion now appears very un likely However IPOP recognizes that a prestige factor is involved in being for the veterans and it seems likely that many of those who say they are undecided will vote against the bonus On that basis IPOP predicts that the bonus proposal will carry by a ratio of 7 to 3 French Rail Administrator Is Suspended Paris French govern ment Saturday suspended Ray mond Tournemaine communist admin strator of nationalized French railroads in what reliable reports said was the start of a purge in the civil service and armed forces Tournemaine secretary general of the communist railroad workers union had issued a call to union members to block coal trains at French frontiers Reliable reports said commu nists would be purged from all government services as a result of the 27dayold coal strike which the government charged was launched by the Moscowcon trolled communist party to sabo tage the Marshall plan in France Minister of Justice Andrei Ma rie was reported to have been in structed by the cabinet of Premier Henri Queuille to draft a bill pro hibiting civil servants from mem bership in the communist party Chinese Communist Troops Seize Key Manchurian City Woman Dies in Car Collision Near Grinnell Grlnnell JP A Minnesota woman was killed in a 2car col lision near here Friday in which other persons were injured The woman was Mrs Hugh Best 70 of Thief River Falls Minn The accident occurred 8 miles east of here at the junction of highways 63 and 6 The death boosted Iowas 1948 traffic toll to more than on the same date last year Mrs Bests husband about 75 was hospitalized here with a frac tured left kneecap lacerations and shock The others injured all of Gris wold Iowa also were hospital ized here They were Thomas Rogers 16 broken leg and arm His mother Mrs Mary Rogers 44 lacerations Mrs Aleta Limbaugh 46 2 broken legs broken hose and se vere scalp lacerations Harold Winston 16 scalp lac erations Defends Role of Congress Wilson Criticizes Truman in Speech Wapello George A seeking reelection Friday defended the 80th congress in a campaign address leveled at President Truman He called upon voters to give government back to the people Is it the 80th congress the Wilson asked because we passed a longrange farm program or is it the worst because we ap propriated to investi gate communism and then couldnt get cooperation from Truman Rep Thomas Martin R Iowa City candidate for reelection as first district congressman re minded the group that Wilson is due to become chairman of the senate agriculture committee if reelected How he said can we trade that for a junior member of the minority side 2 Killed in Car Train Collision Sioux City Russell J Reemts 27 and Pauline Mae Holder 30 were killed in a car train collision here early Satur day Reemts stationed at the Sioux City army air base formerly lived at Akron Iowa The woman also lived in Sioux City The car in which they were rid ing driven by Reemts struck a loaded boxcar at a spur crossing Police Captain C C Robinson said The officer said the car was trav eling at a high rate of speed PEDESTRIAN KILLED Sizonrney Ulin 70 of Delta was fatally injured Fri day night in a truckpedestrian accident The accident occurred while Ulin was walking home highway No 2 Nanking troops fell upon Mukden Manchurias greatest city and wrested it from the armies of Chiang KaiShek Saturday usually reliable sources said Reports from the battlefront said the reds were in complete control of the city which is the site of Chinas largest arsenal Whereabouts of the garrison commander Gen Wei LiHuang was unknown here Try for South His troops last were reported trying to fight their way south ward from the city Their objective was not clear in Nanking but it I was believed they were trying to reach one of 2 evacuation ports in and Hulu tao both on the gulf of Chihli and about 100 miles south of Mukden Sources here considered it un likely that many of the 150000 nationalist troops managed to es cape red forces who held the cor ridor to Chinhsien 125 miles south of Mukden Large forces on both sides have been engaged in a seesaw battle for the past 72 hours in the Muk den area More than 400000 men were reported committed to battle Desertion Plague The national government has been plagued with large scale des ertions of troops in past months It was considered likely some of those 12 divisions the communists said they captured near Mukden earlier this week deserted Chiang KaiShek himself flew here late in the day from his field headquarters at Peiping where he had been directing the north oper ations since Oct 15 BULLETIN Athens Greek gov ernment of Premier Themistok les Sophoulis will resign within 3 days the premier announced Saturday night Train Crew Members Die in Collision Newbury Vt crew men were killed early Saturday when 2 Boston Maine railroad between Mon treal and BostoncolUded head on a mile south of here At least 7 persons all crewmen were injured No passengers cars were derailed in the crash The dead were identified only as a fireman named Tromba of St Johnsbury Vt on the Boston bound train and an engineer named a Canadian Pacific railroad employee piloting the 2nd train north from Boston Both engines and 5 cars all baggage mail and milk cars were derailed Rites Are Held for 3 Victims of Auto Crash Sioux Falls S Dak triple funeral was held here Sat urday for the JaVnes Knight fam ily victims of an accident in volving 3 cars Knight 35 Sioux Falls painter died in the accident last Saturday night A daughter Beverly Ann 2 died Sunday Mrs Knight 24 last of the family succumbed Wednesday Services for Bon Bevitt Har risburg were held Wednesday He was killed as he sought to give the Knights assistance after their car was involved in a crash near his farm Officers have reporteda 3rd car came along and struck the Knights and Devitt following the first ac cident Two occupants of the 3rd car Melvin Kidd and Baldwin Nelson both of Canton S Dak are under charges in connection with the accidentKidd was charged with manslaughter Nel son with being accessory to a felony A herd of cows can be milked by machine in onethird to one half the time it will take to milk by hand SAME BlMk Out traffte U 4 Perish in Chicago Fire Blaze Sweeps Apartment House Chicago UR Four persons were killed early Saturday when ire swept through a south side apartment building Eight hours ater the residents of another south side apartment building were driven to the streets by a 5alarm fire An early morning fire in a 50 apartment building at 6427 Har per avenue killed 4 persons and injured 8 The dead included Hyman Ra linowsky owner of the building woman identified tentatively as a Mrs Sammons an unidentified woman and an unidentified man About a m a fire broke out high in a 3story 48apart ment building at 77th and Green streets 4 miles southwest of the Harper avenue fire None had been reported injured in the 2nd fire Driver Killed as Auto Turns Over Fort Dodge H Ste burg 39 year old truck driver liv ing at Knierim and employed by a Fort Dodge transfer firm was instantly killed in a highway ac cident Saturday morning at 7 oclock as he drove to his work on a gravel road Highway Patrolman Joe Dixon who investigated the crash said that Steburg apparently lost con trol of his car which overturned into the ditch Calhoun County Coroner A A Runquist of Lohr ville said that death was due to a broken neck Both Dewey Truman in Home States 7 Other Parties Have Aspirants for White House Washington winthe pence presidential campaign comes to a roaring close in the home states of the major candidates Saturday night The hour of decision for up wards of 50000000 voters comes Tuesday at the ballot box Briefly their choice will be the man they think can do a better job at 1 Bringing stability to a work weary of 3 years of shaky peace 2 Holding inflation in check at home Stays Out of South The republican nominee 46 yearold Gov Thomas E Dewey of New York Saturday night closes a campaign in Madison Square Garden that has taken him into every section of the country ex cept the south In his 2nd try for the presidency he has stressed the plea for unity He says only a change in the ad ministration at Washington car bring about government compe tence in domestic affairs and an unwavering drive for peace in for eign relations President Harry STruman 64 yearold democratic candidate goes to St Louis in his home stat of Missouri for his final major1 speech Saturday night His cam paign has embraced all regions the south included Daily Attack Trying lorhis first election to the white house in his own right Mr Truman has confined his cam paign to an almost daily attack on what he calls the donothing 80th congress for not enacting his domestic program He has accused Dewey of dodging the issues The other main presidential can didates Henry A Wallace pro gressive and Gov J Strom Thur mond states rights also have cam paigned extensively But Thur mond has limited his swing large ly to the south where he has con centrated his fire against the presidents civil rights program Besides those tickets 5 other parties have candidates for the white house They are Socialist socialist labor prohibition Chris tion nationalist crusade and social ist workers Two others greenback nnd vegetarian named candidates but are not on any state ballot AP Wircphoto OIL TANK smoke rises skyward at the ColgatePalmolivePeet plant in Kansas City Friday fol lowing the explosion of a halffilled 70000gallon fuel oil tank The fire sent smoke 1000 feet intothe sky attract ing a large number of spectators to the scene There was no damage to the for the tank and its con no one was injured UN Report Says Arabs Have Accepted CeaseFire Order President of Peru Banished From Country Belmont Workers to Vote on Collective Bargaining Agency ftliiineapolis NLRB re gional office Saturday set Nov 4 as the date for a collective bar gaining election at the Charles City plant of the Belmont Radio corporationEmployes will vote whether they wish to be rep resented by the CIO Farm Equip ment Workers union the Interna tional Association of Machinists or neither Blaze Destroys Railroad Yards Pitcairn Pa fire destroyed a Pennsylvania rail road blacksmith shop and ware house and the oilfed windswept flames for a time threatened other buildings before 500 firemen brought them under control Pitcarins reservoir with a ca pacity of 15000000 gallons of water was drained J B Morris superintendent of the PRRs Pitts burgh division made the damage estimate after Fridays blaze CONTRACTS POLIO Des Moines Heilskov 6 year old son of Mr and Mrs Helger Heilskov of Hampton has been admitted to Lutheran hospital here as a polio patient STEINBECKS DIVORCED Reno Nev Gwyn dolyn Conger Steinbeck was granted a divorce Saturday from John Steinbeck the writer The ground was extreme cruelty of a mental nature Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy Satur day night Increasing cloudiness again Sunday with showers Sunday night Little temperature change Low Saturday night 50 High Sunday 65 Iowa Partly cloudy Saturday night becoming cloudy Sunda followed by rain Sunday night Low Saturday night 4550 Minnesota Mostly cloudy north and partly cloudy and coole south portion Saturday night Light iain near Canadian borde early Saturday night Sundaj partly cloudy and mild followed by rain south portion Sundaj night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistic for 24 hour period ending at oclock Saturday morning Maximum 65 Minimum 51 At 8 a m Saturday 53 Precipitation 35 YEAR AGO Maximum 48 1 Minimum 46 Paris UR United Nations eadquarters reported Saturday light that Arab forces in north alestine had accepted a UN rder to cease fire and that the ig scale fighting there had stop ied at least temporarily Jewish military representatives lad not accepted the UN order rucc officials notified the UN ere but agreed to refer it to the sraeli government in Tel Aviv Meanwhile they said the heavy ighting which broke out along he entire northern front in during the night had ubsided The official reports to the UN aid the truce took effect after he deadline of noon GMT am A Haifa dispatch said earlier hat the deadline had passed and he fighting still was going on t quoted truce headquarters of icials in Haifa and apparently was superseded by the official re port of the truce To Consider Gas Ruling Firms in Dispute on Allocation Contract Fort Dodge fP The Iowa Illinois Gas and Electric compa nys application for a writ of lemporary injunction to restrain he Northern Natural Gas com pany of Omaha from putting into effect a proposed gas allocation plan was taken under advisement Saturday by Federal Judge Henry N Graven Judge Graven ruled that the restraining order he made Oct 20 on application of the plaintiff re main in full force pending his decision Evidence was presented and ar guments made by counsel for the plaintiff defendant and 4 inter venor utility companies in a Uni ted States district court session which opened Friday morning and continued until Friday night The case involves a protest by the IowaIllinois company against a proposed allocation of natural gas to the city The utility contends that under the terms of the proposal it will not get its fair share of the pipe line firms additional capacity of 35 million cubic feet Lima Peru Jose Luis Bustamonte was deposed and banished into exile Saturday by aj rightwing military junta which j seized virtually all of Peru in 3 days with the help of the Lima army garrison The powerful Lima garrison joined Brig Gen Manuel Odrias 3day revolt late Friday after re fusing Bustamentes orders to march against the provisional reb el capital of Arequipa 500 miles south of Lima The army established a military junta to govern the country tem porarily and named Gen Zenon Noriega commander of the 2nd army division in Lima as provis ional president Bustamente refused orders to resign Two army officers called at the palace at 9 p m and placed him aboard a plane to carry him into exile in Argentina The plane took off at 1 a m Saturday Sheriff Is Threatened in Loudon Officials Charged With Causing Death of Hillbilly Singer Loudon Tenn national guard units began moving on this east Tennessee county seat Saturday on orders from Governor Jim McCord to put down threat ened mob violence The order for the troops to move was issued by Governor McCord Nashville He acted as feeling mounted over a case in which the sheriff and a deputy of Loudon county were charge with causing the death of hillbilly singer Ray Brewster in a traffic crash near London a week ago Militia units ordered to Loudon included 4 companies of infantry men and 6 planes of the 105th fighter squadron Tennessee na tional guard Troops Equipped Adjutant General Hilton Butler who relayed the governors orders putting the troops on the move said in Nashville the planes were equipped with proper mob dis persal1 apparatus The governor issued his order after the sheriff and mayor of Louden reported in a telephone conservation and by telegram that the situation was out of control The adjutant general acted after Governor Jim McCord had a tele phone request from the Loudon county sheriff Henry McDonald and the mayor of Loudon City saying heavily armed groups were reported moving on the city and that they outnumbered local offi cers Loudon is 30 miles southwest of Knoxville and about 40 miles northeast of Chattanooga Tension Rising Tension has been rising there since Brewster 26yearold Knox ville resident was killed Friday night a week ago in the wreck of his automobile near Loudon Brewsters father went before Magistrate W S Watkins and wore out warrants charging Sher ff McDonald and Deputy Clifford Hughes with chasing his sons au omobile and shooting the tires Causing the car to overturn The sheriff on the other hand aid Brewster twice tried to ram lis car and that on the 3rd try Brewsters car left the road and overturned Decker Wage Raised 4 Cents Announcement of a 4 cents an hour raise for employes of Jacob E Decker and Sons effective Monday Nov 1 was announced simultaneously Saturday by the company and the officers of the local packinghouse workers union 2 Gunmen Get in Clinton Clinton armed men obtained Friday afternoon in a holdup at the Household Fin ance company here Police Chief Hansen reported Hansen said the men escaped in what is to be a stolen car The men carried German Luger pistols he said The holdup occurred at p m State highway patrolmen have been alerted to be on the lookou for a car stolen in Clinton bear ing California license plates be lieved to have been involved ir the holdup Bily Clocks Shown in Paramount Films of people have visited Bily Brothers exhi bition of handcarved clocks here but now the clocks may be seen by millions through technicolor films which will be released by Paramount studios James Shakelford representing Jerry Fairbanks Inc has spent Asks Federal Aid to Schools Gillette Speaks in Sioux City Sioux City M Gil ette democratic candidate for U S senator Friday asked for fed eral aid to education with ade quate controls to prevent federal interference in local supervision Gillette speaking to a group of school teachers said boys and girls head the list of assets of the nation No American can be at ease when there are now over 1000000 boys and girls without an oppor tunity for an education either be cause of lack of facilities lack ol teachers or both he added It is a responsibility ofthe fed eral government to aid in the pro tection of this asset The federal aid must come without interfer ence of the government on the ac tual supervision of the school which must be under local con trols Faces 60 Years in Prison After Murder Verdict Ottumwa Iowa Ebelsheiser 55 Martinsburg con victed of 2nd degree murder Fri day was sentenced to 60 years in the Fort Madison state peniten tiary Judge Edward L Simmons sen tenced Ebelsheiser charged with murder in the shooting of his 2 days here taking pictures of i brotherinlaw Earl C Robertson rm rJ Oil r 4 A AvrUJll4 At 1 i T i Frank and Joe Bily their exhibit the Bily farmstead and the build ing now housing the collection This building was the home of Antonin Dvorak the Bohemian composer and his family during the summer of 1893 45 last July Appeal bond was set at and defense attorneys indicated it would be posted Judge Simmons overruled a defense motion for a new trial prior to sentencing Ebelsheiser 1 4 FINAL 34 FINAL 1 3 4FINAL Iowa Wisconsin Michigan Illinois Navy Notre Dame Duke Georgia Tech Columbia Btt Cornell 3 4 FINAL X   

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