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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 1, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THi THAT MAICIS ALl MOtTM IOWANS HOME EDITION VOL LV Associated Preu and United Prejs Full iJttit Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY NOVEMBER 1 1948 uuur This Paper Consists oC Two One Dewey Leads 5 to 4 m State Poll Iowa Public Opinion Ponef Governor Dewey will carry I Iowa by a substantial margin over President Truman but not by the landslide proportions indicated earlier in the campaign The final p r eelec tion poll of a crosssection of voters by Iowa Public Opinion Panel shows a small but con4 tinuing trend to ward increased support for Tru man This was evident in comparing the results of IPOPs September poll with the one made in August and again in comparing the September results with those reported last week A part of the increased support for Truman has apparently come from a shift ol voters who were earlier disposed to support Henry Wallace Voters for Dewey however are more inclined than Truman voters to say they are sure to go to the polls Tuesday and this antici pated larger turnout of republi cans will offset some of the up turn in Truman strength On the basis of its final poll IPOP pre dicts this division of votes in Iowa 54 for Dewey 44 for Truman 2 for Wallace As the election nears voters are expressing an increasing intention to support the presidential candi dates of their respective parties Fewer republicans than a month ago express an intention to vote for Truman and fewer democrats than last month now say they in tend to vote for Dewey But an im portant factor in the recent gain for Truman has been the shift by voters who classify themselves as independents politically A month ago Dewey led Truman by a 4 to 3 margin in this group but in the final poll the independents are evenly divided between support for the 2 major presidential can didates Wilson Has Edge The U S senatorial election in Iowa is still the neckandneck race between Wilson and Gillette that has been indicated all through the campaign IPOPs July poll gave Gillette a slight lead but this was reversed in August Early in October Gillette again had a small margin buthad lost it in the poll reported last week The final crosssection of voters now shows less than of 1 percentage point between the 2 candidates 502 for Wilson 498 for Gillette In so close a race anything can happen but there appear to be at least 2 factors that will be some what to Wilsons advantage when the votes are finally cast the an ticipated larger turnout of repub licans at the polls and the increas ing tendency as the election nears for voters to support the candi dates of their respective parties As this has worked out in most elections voters are inclined to cast tests are in their ballots for the presidential and senatorial candidates of the same political party In half of the 32 senatorial elections held 4 years ago the difference between the proportions voting republican for president and republican for sen ator was less than 2 percentage points and less than 5 points dif ference in 8 more of these elec tions This same tendency has been evident in Iowa elections Com pared with the Roosevelt percenta age in Iowa in 1936 Gillette ran 5 percentage points behind in his Minpaign for the short term elec tion as U S senator in 1944 his vote percentagewise exceeded the proportion for Roosevelt by not quite 1 per cent Beardsley Win Likely One certainty about the election rn Iowa Tuesday appears to be that William Beardsley will de cisively defeat his democratic op ponent for governor Carroll Swit per Although support for Switzer nas gained substantially compared ivith early October when there Jvas nearly a 3 to 1 ratio against him he still trails Beardsley by a wide margin On the basis of re urns in its final poll IPOP pre dicts 64 for Beardsley 36 for Switzer In the congressional elections ihere is little indication that any Df the republican candidates will tiave difficulty with the exception pf Karl LeCompte in the 4th dis irict who has had vigorous oppo tition by the democratic candi fiate Steven V Carter In the other districts the results Jndicate about a 2 to 1 lead for Republican congressional candi dates in the 2nd 3rd 5th 7th and Sth districts and slightly better han that in the first and 6th dis tricts In the 4th district however is the highest percentage ol iroters who are still doubtful about heir preference in the congres sional race and the big question is Xrhich way they are going to twing If the doibtfuls are left out pf the tabulation which usually is tlone in opinion polls LeCompte Vas a 5 to 4 lead for reelection Jiut the voters still doubtful about Jhis race in the 4th district are much stronger for Truman than rhey are for Dewey and if they at all in the congressional flection Carter seems likely to pick qp enough strength from this to make it a very even Mttle At Least 12 Are Killed in Air Crash Transport Plane Explodes in Air in Oklahoma Pair Admit Working Confidence Racket Muldrow Okla twin engined air force DCS transport plane crashed near here Monday killing at least 12 persons The bodies and wreckage were scattered over a wide area Eyewitnesses said the plane was flying eastward when it exploded in the air Engines Cut Out Just before the explosion they heard the planes engines cut out then start again Four mutilated bodies were found in or near the wrecked fu selage and 8 others about a mile away All wore air force uniforms One eyewitness Joe Powell of Van Buren Ark said he saw the plane begin to disintegrate in the air as it flew at an altitude of 300 to 400 feet under a low cloud blan ket He was driving on a nearby highway Engines Fall Away The planes wings and engines fell away and were found three quarters of a mile from the fuse lage There was no immediate infor mation concerning the home base of the plane or its destination GlobeGazette Photo MASON CITY GETS ADDED MAIL SERVICE Post master Fred Cahalan is shown above making the delivery of the first pouch of air mail to go over the new adrled flights which went into effect on the MidContinent Air lines out of Mason City Monday Graciously accepting the mail is Stewardess Rosanna Le Gue of Kansas City This mail left on the new flight which left the Mason City southbound at a m Monday for Waterloo Des Moines and other points south The added service also pro vides for a northbound plane leaving Mason City at p m for Rochester and Minneapolis Still continuing are the southbound plane at p m and the northbound plane at a m Battle for Senate Control Narrows to 70 Key Contests By UNITED PRESS The republicandemocratic bat tle for control of the next senate narrowed Monday to 10 key con tests in as many states The outcome probably depends on the amount of split ticket vot ing in some states which might support a republican for president and a democrat for the senate or vice versa The 10 key senate con Excellent to Fair Oklahoma Minnesota West Vir ginia Kentucky Iowa and Wyo ming where democrats have ex cellent to fair prospects to win seats now held by republicans Tennessee Montana Colorado and New Mexico where republi1 cans have some chance of winning seats now held by democrats In Minnesota republican Sena tor Joseph H Ball is an underdog Splitticket voting may elect Hu bert Humphrey the democratic nominee even if Dewey carries the state Montana is regarded as an other doubtful state in which the enatorial contest may now fol ow the vote for president Tie Possible A 4848 tie in the senate is among the possibilities If that re sults the republicans presumably will keep the control which they won in the 1946 congressional elec ions A democratic move to reor ganize the senate would fail on a ie vote If Gov Earl Warren is elected vice president he will be in the senate after Jan 20 to vote with the republicans in case of any tie votes Air Writers Strike Action Is Postponed New York Mondays scheduled strike action by the Ra dio Writers guild against advertis ing agencies and independent pro ducers has been postponed The delay was announced Sun day by J R Mandelbaum assist ant regional director of the U S mediation and conciliation service Mandelbaum said the guilds plan to start picketing Monday had been held up pending considera tion by the guilds negotiating committee of a proposal already accepted by the agencies and show sponsors The vote for strike action grew out of a dispute involving primar ily the probable certification of the guild by the national labor re lations board 8 Accidental Iowa Deaths Over Weekend By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Eight accidental deaths oc curred in Iowa over the weekend 7 of them in traffic mishaps The traffic deaths sent Iowas 1948 motor vehicle toll to 463 compared to 457 a year ago Until only a few days ago 1948 highway fatalities had consistently lagged behind the 1947 toll The dead included Harold Peterson Jr 3 drowned when he fell into an outdoor cis tern at the home of his grand mother Mrs Mae Ubben Iowa Falls Kenneth Olson 23 Claremont killed in a cartruck collision near Luxemburg Mr and Mrs E R Lewis both about 40 DeWitf died in a car truck crash in a dense fog near Clinton Dies at Hospital Patricia Balk 18 of Dedham died at a Carroll hospital of in juries suffered when the car in which she was riding collided with a train Mr and Mrs A G Ernst about 60 of near Moville were killed in the collision of their car and a passenger train Orland Gorsch 23 Marengo was found dead beneath his over turned car in a water filled ditch near High Amana Garrison Man Dies From Crash Injuries Vinlon W Bevins 57 of Garrison died in a hospital here Monday from injuries re ceived in a 2car crash Sunday The accident occurred on a ounty road 2 miles southeast of javrison His wife Agnes and a grand on Dennis Gunti 8 were injured ELECTION EXTRA Mason City GlobeGazette Delivered to Your Door Early Wednesday Morning Nov 3 Copy Orders will be accepted up to Noon Tuesday Mason City GlobeGazette Archbishop Made Patriarch of Orthodox Church Istanbul Turkey Arch bishop Spyrou Athenagoras of New York primate of the Greek Orthodox church in North and South America was elevated to patriarch of the Orthodox church Monday He succeeds Maximos V who resigned Oct 18 because of ill health Archbishop Athenagoras who during his 18 years in the U S merged the various antagonistic factions of the church into one solid body got 11 of 17 votes Six ballots were blank Contractor From Davenport Dies in Car Accident City o h n Tunni cliff Sr president of the Tunni cliff Construction Co of Daven port was killed in an auto acci dent Monday Tunnicliff was injured fatally a a m when his 1948 coupe and a 1ton 1948 truck headon in a dense fog The acci dent occurred on highway No 9 miles east of here Leland D Stock 31 farmer nea Iowa City was driving the truck He suffered cuts and shock bu apparently was not injured seri ousJy Vote Appeal Talks End Campaign Truman Stoutly Disputes Results Shown in Polls By the ASSOCIATED PRESS Harry S Truman and Thomas Edmund Dewey came to the fork in the presidential trail Monday Tuesday the people will beckon one of them on The democrat who holds the White House lease and the re publican who holdshigh hope of breaking it planned only the cus tomary get out and vote appeals for Mondays windup to a long and exhausting campaign 50 Million Votes Depending on how those pleas are the upwards of 50000000 citizens will visit the polls They will decide among other things which party will control the next and especially the senate The president stoutly disputes the poll takers who show Dewey far in the lead Even without the votes he will lose in the south to states rights democrat J Strom Thurmond and elsewhere to pro gressive party candidate Henry Wallace Truman insisted in his campaign windup that he is going to win The north the south the east and the west are falling in line he declared at St Louis Saturday night Dewey Confident For his part Dewey too was confident He spoke of the eve of victory as he closed out his campaign in New Yorks Madison Square city where he rose to fame as a racket busting district attorney Dewey then went to his Pawl ing N Y farm to rest until he returns to New York late Monday to vote and await the outcome Truman went on home to Inde pendence Mo He will cast his ballot and follow the returns there but only until an early bed time Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy and mild Monday night Partly cloudy and a little cooler Tuesday Low Monday night near 38 High Tuesday near 60 cloudy Monday night and mostly cloudy Tues day with a little rain likely in extreme southwest Tuesday Somewhat cooler T uV s d a y Low Monday night 3845 Minnesota Partly cloudy north and cloudy south with some light rain southeast Monday night Tuesday generally fair No decided change in tempera GlobeGazelle Photo FROM FURNACE REPAIR TO A HOTTER Mr and Mrs William Stanley both 36 above have ad mitted nearly in confidence game activity in 6 mid western states They are shown here Monday leaving the Mason City jail to get ready for federal arraignment un der the national stolen property act Their scheme was to work separately and attempt to engage in romance with eligible farmers and widows authorities said Stanley who did some work as a furnace repair man has a long police record mostly for obtaining money under false pretenses but has seldom served time an FBI agent said lowans May Set New Record for General Election Vote SAME BUcfc means traffic demin ID past 24 hoars ture IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock morning Maximum 71 Minimum 34 At 8 a m Monday 38 YEAR AGO Maximum 51 Minimum 45 GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum 64 Minimum 40 At 8 a m Sunday 46 Rain Washes Smog From Air 79 Succumbed Sunday If the weather is good Iowa may set a new record Tuesday in the number of votes cast at a gen eral election The record is 1215 569 ballots cast in 1940 Whether a new high is set ap pears to hinge largely on the way the farmers turn out Most major Iowa cities which re quire voters to register say the number signed up is at an all time peak Davenport Charles City and Sioux City however are notable exceptionsVote registrations are lower at those 3 points Mason City Record An Associated Press survey showed Monday that the number of registered voters is at a new high level in several cities includ ing Des Moines Cedar Rapids Waterloo Iowa City Burlington Council Bluffs Mason City Ot tumwa and Muscatine The most frequent explanation advanced by election officials for the registration increase is that the soldier bonusissue has caused an unusually large number of young voters to register Several points report that sharp local contests including county races and special issues such as the city manager an9 school bond propositions at Mason City wil be of more importance in influenc ing the size of Tuesdays vote than the presidential balloting Here are the candidates for the major offices U S Georg A Wilson 64 DCS Moines attor ney republican Guy M Gillette 69 Cherokee attorney and farm operator democrat Everett Kel lum Des Moines progressive Hugo Bockewitz Council Bluffs socialist Seymour Pitcher low City University of Iowa profes sor progressive S Beards ley 47 New Virginia druggist farm operator republican Carroll O Switzer 40 Des Moines attor ney democrat Marvin Galbreath 29 Riceville minister progressive William F Leonard 61 West Bend farmer socialist Clarence Bieder etary Harry D Linn 49 Des loines judge and trainer of orses republican Gale McLean 3 Wilton Junction farmer dem crat J P Hansen Otranto Sta lon progressive Attorney general Atty Gen Robert L Larson 50 Icwa City ttorney republican Harold J leek 50 Oskaloosa democrat Commerce nissioner Carl W Reed 75 Cres o attorney republican Sidney H Ramsay 44 Oelwein railroad man democrat Frank L Ricker Donora Pa steady all night rain washed the air above this industrial town where smog was blamed as an accessory in the deaths of 19 elderly people in 36 hours The death downward by one The towns de list was revised partment of health first reported Gustine Polchak the 20th victim of a cardiacasthmatic condition that took the lives of the others But a later investigation by health authorities disclosed Polchak had died of other causes Meanwhile chemists studied tests made of the air over Donora Sunday in hope of discovering whether there was any gaseous ingredient in the fog and smoke which could have caused the deaths and suffering of over 400 others The malady struck this Monon gahela river industrial town of 13500 late last Friday as a smoth ering mixture of tog and smoke Confess to Obtaining Man Wife Picked Up in Mason City by Police FBI A tale of how a man and his wife worked bachelor and wid ower farmers and eligible in 6 midwestern states in confi dence games was unwound here Monday when William Stanley 36 and his wife Minnie Marie Stanley 36 parents of 5 children unraveled their story to F B I agents and Mason City police who picked them up for suspicious ac tions here last Thursday A federal warrant has been is sued for their arrest and they are to be arraigned before U S Com missioner N Levinson in Mason City under the national stolen property act an act passed es pecially for confidence games Have 5 Children The pair has been married 20 years and has no permanent ad dress authorities said Four mi nor children ranging in age from 4 to 15 have been living with an 18 year old married daughter in Topeka since September and the parents have been sending them money part of the time Stanley posed as a furnace re pairman and had contacts with farmers in this connection The F B I said the 2 always used 2 cars and stayed in the same hotels under different names They used many aliases She proposed mar riage to the farmers she met often over a period of several and he sought out widows some times introducing his wife as bis 3es Moines progressive Scott Mardis Waterloo progressive Race for Congress Congress second Henry O Talle 55 Decorah econ omics professor republican T W Vlullaney 55 Waukon auctioneer farm manager democrat Allen Heald Cedar Rapids progressive R Gross 48 Water 00 radio newscaster republican Dan J P Ryan 45 Parkersburg publisher democrat Paul Kind schi Waterloo progressive James I Dolliver 54 Fort Dodge attorney repub lican James E Irwin 68 Boone insurance manathletic director democrat Supreme Court 3 to be elected H J Mantz Audubon John E Mulroney Fort Dodge and W A Smith Dubuque repub licans John W Anderson Sioux City Grover W Brown Shenan doah and Frank F Messer Iowa City democrats cousin the F B I said Each time they said the money was needed to pay off a mortgaged business A writ of attachment for was served on Chief of Police Har old E Wolfe from Carroll Stanley admitted he had obtained that amount from a widow at Man ning in Carroll county The Stan leys have been in Chief Wolfes custody in the city jail where Fri day he and a special agent for the F B I found in cash in the socks that Stanley was wearing This all of the money recov ered For Good Time ay low over the valley for the 3rd straight day Old time residents couldnt re call ever seeing such a dense smog as the combination of fog and smoke is known but it caused no li effects until early Saturday morning Then the towns 8 doctors were besieged by calls from asthma and cardiac suffererers Before mid night 14 men and 4 women had died Nearby hospitals were jammed with people finding it hard to breathe An emergency aid station was set up and hurried calls went out for oxygen equipment A doctor estimated the towns medical men treated between 400 and 500 cases The log lifted Sunday and the number of sufferers eased off but there were 2 more men At least 32 people remained in the CharleroiMonessen and Monongahela Memorial hospitals 2 of them critical man 56 Mitchell farmer pro gressive Lieutenant governor Lt Gov Kenneth A Evans 49 Emerson farm operator republican Iver Christoflersen 49 Cedar Falls at torney democrat Lloyd Keller Waterloo progressive Ernest A Dpnelson Sioux City farmer so cialist Charles W Hobbie Ely 40 labor union leader progressive Secretary of state M D Syn horst 32 Orange City state audi tors examiner republican Philip L Shutt 40 newspaperman and minister democrat E L Tarr Clinton progressive Mabel Ben nett Sioux City progressive Auditor Auditor C B Akers 60 Ottumwa coal dealer repub lican John L Keller 30 Eagle Grove electrical equipment deal er democrat L E Gilford DCS Moines progressive Treasurer Treasurer John M Grimes 75 Osceola editorpub lisher republican William A Ir Child Drowns at Iowa Falls Falls in Cistern at Grandmothers Home Iowa Falls Harold Pederson Tr 3 year old son of Mr and Mrs Harold Pederson of Iowa Falls was drowned Sunday afternoon in a cistern at the home of the childs jrandmother Mrs Mae Ubben The family was preparing to go lome after having dinner with Mrs Ubfaen and the child wenl outdoors before the other mem aers of the family The body was taken to the Beck win Mars banker demo crat J Alvin Mitchell 75 Des Moines farmer progressive Secretary of funeral home There is one other child in the family a 2 year old girl About 175 lowans Are Slated for 1st Draft Des Moines first con tingent of lowans called up unde the peacetime armed service draft law this month will numbe about 175 if present plans ar carried out State selective service head quarters said Monday that in dividual county calls have not ye gone out however because a the needed information has no been sent in from county board The Stanleys said they had spent most of the rest of it on frequent buying and selling of automobiles clothing and having a good time authorities said they were told The cases they have admitted to J L Dalton special agent in charge of the Omaha F B I of fice include 1 In September 1947 she ob tained from a farmer near Aledo 111 The Stanley children were traveling with their parents in a house trailer at the time 2 In December 1947 a farmer ear Sheridan Ind didnt have ie money but sold hogs and gave Irs Stanley 3 In May 1948 she got rom a farmer near Maria Stein Ohio He gave her a certified heck which the Stanleys cashed n Cleveland 4 In June 1948 a farmer near Sioux Falls S Dak flew to Des Moines to meet Mrs Stanley vhere she said she had a business after a short romance and she ob ained from him 5 In September 1948 Stanley talked a Manning Iowa widow out of she had invested for 2 new autos He claimed to have a mortgage on a hardware store in Detroit and that he wanted to open one in Manning Mrs Stanley at empted to make contacts with farmers in Carroll county for 2 weeks but was unsuccessful 6 Oct 19 1948 a 25 year old unmarried farmer near Kasson Minn lost and an expected romance to Mrs Stanley He had not reported the loss to authorities but recognized the description of the Stanleys in a radio broadcast Friday dVer KGLO in Mason City Mr Stanley got from a widow there at the same time The Stanleys said they intended to work the territory around Ma son City They were shadowed by local police and F B I agents all day Thursday before their arrest The authorities had become sus picious of auto registrations ficti tious addresses used in hotel reg istrations and had believed the pair fitted the description of per sons wanted for robbery CIVIL VET DIES Marietta Ohio B Bane who served in union army in the Civil war died Sun day at his home in nearby He wms 16t yean old y   

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