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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 24, 1951, Mason City, Iowa                                Dally N CITY GLOBEGAZETTE NIWSKAMI THAT MAKII Ail MOITH IOWANI MIIAHIOtS HOME EDITION MM ttta MASON Cmr IOWA WEDNESDAY OCTOMB U 1H1 Cmteto of fceUm OM Let Trucks Go Through lans British Forces By FRED ZUSY Cairo Egypt government sounded stem warnings against antiforeign rioting Wednesday as Britain maintained her bristling armed defenses along the seized Suez canal Britain modified her clampdown on traffice to let 250 oil trucks go through from Suez to Cairo Egyptian officials said Most rail traffic in canal area still was bannec and road traffic moved under tight restrictions Egyptian informants said the OL truckswere let through after Brit ish officials of the Shell Oil com pany told the British military that oil installations at Suez would be damaged if they had to be shut off because ol a distribution stoppage Strong forces of Egyptian police kept on the alert against mobs for days fired on unruly crowds in Alexander Tuesday They flung tear gas to break up demonstra tors who paraded before the Rus sian legation in Cairo and shouted Give us arms to fight the JBrit ish Up to midday Wednesday no resumption of rioting was re ported One demonstrator was reported killed inAlexandria Tuesday Interior Minister Faud Din Pasha whose job is to main tain order in the tense and angry country sternly declared the gov ernment will take the strongest measures against these trouble makers He said he gave orders to the police to shoot into crowds they couldnt break up otherwise The government hadbanned demon strations after riotingbroke out two weeks ago in the wake of Egypts denunciation of its treaties Britain Serag El Din declared many of the demonstrators were irrespon sible and youths easily by and criminals he saiA infiltrated yes terdays demonstrations public mourning for Egyptians killed in riots and dashes with the British Poisoned Liquor Toll Reaches27 Atlanta toll of liquor poisoning deaths reached 27 early the list of dead is expected to grow Twentytwo persons died of methyl alcohol poisoning at Grady hospital in the wake of weekend sales of a mixture of wood alcohol and water peddled as good drink ing Five others died in their homes Physicians at the hospital have treated more than 100 persons for the deadly poison and cases were still coming in Wednesday Of the two dozen victims remaining under hospital care several were given only a scant chance for recovery Twelve Negroes accused of peddling the potion have been jailed on charges of suspicion of manslaughter Officers are search ing for an unidentified white man believed to be the source of sup piy Death struck almost instantly in some cases in others no ill ef fects were noticed for as much as 48 hours Two white persons succumbed to the poison arid 3 others were treated at Grady the citys emer gency hospital One of those treated was a 10 yearold boy Those stricken collapsed home in the streets andalleys and ip automobiles One woman was found dead in a chair on her back porch A man told police lie bought a drink on a street corner and 30 minutes later was admitted to Grady Methyl alcohol often is used to soup up racing cars It can be purchased in 50gallon lots for about a gallon Show Falls in Illinois By THE ASSOCIATED PKESS Rain and snow pelted wide areas of the country Wednesday but it was pleasant October weather in the Atlantic coast states Heavy rainfalls doused the mid continent One wet belt extended from the eastern and central Great Lakes region southward to Kentucky and eastern Tennessee Snow mixed with rain fell in parts of Wisconsin and northwestern Illi nois Snow also fell in the northern Rockies and rain hit parts of northernCalifornia and northern northwestward to Pugct Sound i Plan to Pick Vatican Envoy Is Shelved Little Chance for Clarks Confirmation resident Trumans plan to establish formal diplomatic relations with the Vati can appeared Wednesday to have been shelved indefinitely The white house announced Tuesday that Mr Truman will not try to send Gen Mark WClark the holy see under any temporary arrange ment but will leave the whole matter up to the senate to decide next year Approval Dim Several senators have indicated that there is little chance of Clarksnomination as Americas first ambassador to the Vatican being approved in the next ses sion of congress Other congress men predicted that the controver sial nomination may not even be brought to a vpte Most members were unwilling to comment pub licly because the issue is so touchy Mr Truman could have as signed Clark as his personal rep resentative tothe Vatican fol lowing the late President Roose velts example in naming Myron C Taylor as his personal envoy to the holy see Or he could have set up an interim embassy manned by a subordinate diplo mat pending arrival of a full fledged ambassador Mr Truman apparently decided against any of these actions in view of the stormy controversy which resulted from his nomination of Clark in the heat of the congres sional adjournment rush last Sat One administration democrat in the senate who represents a pre dominantly Protestant state shook his head and said If he had named apersonal representative we might have stood the heat but Not Required The senator obviously referred to Taylor who as Mr Roose velts personal representative did not have the status of ambas sador and thus did not require senate confirmation The white house said Tuesday night that it could find no loop hole in an 80yearold law pro hibiting military men from hold ing civilian government posts Clark had told Mr Truman be fore the nomination was an nounced would not retire from the army to accept the am bassadorship Tuesdays white house v AP Wirephoto JAWS OP soldiers are brought down ramps leading into the giant Globemaster at an airbase in Japan after being evacuated from Korea The huge C124 brought 160 wounded UN soldiers from the battle area in a recorded flight nouncement prompted fresh spec ulation on the question why Mr Truman sprang the nomination during the adjournment rush One newsman suggested that Mr Truman may havelfioped that public discussion would die down by the time returns in January But Presidential Press Secretary Joseph Short denied any such intent Vatican Calls Action Prudent Vatican City Sources close to the Vatican Wednesday described as a prudent action President Trumans decision against giving Gen Mark Clark a recess appointment as ambassa dor to the holy see These sources said the Vatican would prefer that the appoint ment be clear cut when and if t is made A recess appointment these sources Said would tend to as sume the status of a personal representative of President Tru man or even less definite pend ng the approving or disapprov ng action of congress The sources made it clear that the decision not to name a recess or interim representative liad for the Vatican removed a possible source of embarrassment The Vatican these sources said would lave accepted sucli a nomination with reluctance Will Start Cease Fire Talk Again By ROBERT TUCKMAN Munsan Korea and communist negotiators will reopen armistice talks Thursday They will tackle first the knotty prob lem of where to establish a buffer zone The 5man delegations will meet at Panmunjom a roadside village 6 miles east of red held Kaesong where the search for a ceasefire agreement was suspended Aug 23 by the xeds Thursdays meeting is scheduled to begin at 11 a m 8 p m Wed nesday A Carnival Panmunjom is accessible to each side without having to travel through enemy territory The tiny town now has the appearance of an American carnival Armistice activities are housed in circuslike tents Huge colored balloons and searchlights ring the conference area to warn warplanes away from the neutral zone Resumption of the conference talks was made possible whence communists Wednesday ratified security ground rules drafted by UN and communist liaison officers in 12 meetings at Panmunjom since pet 10 The UN had approved the ground rules Monday An allied liaison officer said a new dispute cropped up Wednes day The communists objected to allied military policemen at the entrance of the negotiations tent The communists insisted that the MPs be stationed on the road about 110 yards away The liaison officer said the guards would be posted at the tent door unless Adm C Turner Joy chief UN negotiator yields to the red de mand Same Pair Joy and Gen Nam II 38yeaf old North Korean again head the delegations There wilLberwo new men on each If and when the negotiators agree on aliiie of demarcation be tween the UN and communist armies they still face thesethree tough issues 1 How the truce is to be super vised 2 How to exchange prisoners 3 What recommendations to make to their respective govern ments This includes the red de mand that foreign troops be with drawn from Korea Those issues must be settled be fore there can be an end to the fighting No one in official tion at the UN advance headquar ters would risk a prediction tin how long it might take to reach an armistice But the general feel ing here was that the new effort would be this time ornever Boy Piggy Bonk Fail Parking Meter But Charges Dismissed Phoenix Ariz 6year old boy piggy bank in one hand and a parking ticket in the other stood before Traffic Court Judge C W Pensinger Tuesday My mother said Ive got busi ness with you judge the lad said tears in his eyes The mother explained her son lad forgotten her instructions to put a penny in a parking meter and the car had been ticketed So hey had gone home and gotten lis piggy bank from which to pay the fine Judge Pcnsinger dismissed the charge on condition the boy re members mothers instructions in the future Story City Man Elected by Bankers Economists Plead for Gold Standard Des Moinei A Sweet of Story City was elected Wed nesday as the new president of the Iowa Bankers association Sweet is president of the Story County Savings bank He succeeds J H Pullman of Sidney as asso ciation president J E Howe president of the Adair County Savings bank at Greenfield was elected vicepres ident and treasurer of the associa tion He succeeds G M Baraett of GuthrieCenter Two monetary told the bankers convention that a prompt return to the gold standard of currency in the United States would check insane spending and waste Dr Walter ESpaluv execu tive vice president of the Econo mists National Committee on Monetary Policy New York and Philip M M c K e n n a national chairman of the Gold Standard League Latrobe Pa Tuesday talked for the gold standard which was set aside in 1933 The two speakers said such a check also would curb a disastrous depreciation of the dollar and rer move federal controls character istic of government dictatorship DrSpahr said because control of the publics purse was1 taken away in 1933 and an irredeemable currency thrust upon the nation there have developed an unpuec edented spending orgy oh the part of our government a sharp depreciation in the purchasing power of our dollar and gov ernment controls of our economy and people fiaracteristic of gov ernment rdictatorship campaign ends Wednesday night focused on two critical countrys place in a world threat ened by war and her bitterly controversial experiment in social ism Voters from a registered elec torate of 35000000 cast their bal lots Thursday 3 Choices Their choice lies between the conservative party led by Winston Churchill and the socialists who came topower in July 1945 The liberals standing about midway between these two in doctrine tiave entered too few candidates to form a They hope only to constitute a balancing 3rc force inthe next house of com mons Both big contenders forecast vic tory The general belief however is hat Churchill and the conserva tives will come back to power by more than 35 parliamentary seats and possibly by 80 or more This belief is based to a large Jegree on numerous polls of pub ic opinion which vorthe conservatives Newspapers which support the socialists have conducted no surveys or if they did have not reported their find ings In addition most independenl observers expect a conservative victory this time They look for the majority of the 2000000 or more liberal votes in most of the districts where there is no liberal candidate to be cast for Churchills party See Sfrike of Railroad Firemen Washington Brother hood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen Wednesday told its 75000 members to prepare for a possible nationwide railroad strike A union spokesman said instruc tions were mailed to union mem bers on all railroads to get set for a progressive strike No date was set The spokesman said a walkout by the firemen would effectively tie up railroads The decision to prepare for a strike came 3 weeks after union members had authorized such ac tion by a 10 to 1 vote British n Hears End 35 Million to Cast Votes Bjr KEtAUN MOE1N London Fire Forces 250 Out of Hospital By RAY CARPENTER Dallas Fire swept the roof and top floor of the west wing of St Pauls hospital early Wednes day forcing about 250 patients out into the chill October morning No one was reported injured There was no panic no hysteria No one even fainted said Sister Britains election Alberta mother superior of the Getting Worse Apart from these political tech nicalities and party marieuverings two facts are ominously evident They confront every voter plain ly regardless of his political views or hisstation in life Oneisrithat Britain has a case of low blood pressure econo mically Its getting worse Theother is that the bonds be tween Britain and the States are frayed andworking loose Both sides recognize the seriousness of this in the struggle with the communist world and in a world1 where Britain is encoun tering new and serious troubles in areas she once dominated Con Prevent 3rd Conflict Truman Soys ri President Tru man expressed belief Wednesday a 3rd World war can be prevent ed and said the Russians are ut efly foolish to oppose nations panded together to seek peace anc justice Another great war must be pre vented he declared because il would mean practically the end of civilization The president touched on this theme in two separate delivered on the anniversary oJ the birth of the United Nations He spoke informally In the morning to the ference of the National Guard as sociation To the he voiced optimism a 3rd big war can be prevented and the UK charter made effective Then in a later address at a Red Cross ceremony Mr Truman spoke of Russias present position as foolish J He declared I hope the time will not be far distant when the leaders of the Soviet Union and their satel lites will come to see that it is utterly foolish to oppose the united will of all the other peoples oJ the world for peace and justice HEART ATTACK BLAMED Ottumwa Bos Mahaska Dr county Howard coroner said Howard Eugene Adcock 29 Ottumwa whose automobile went out of control and struck a tele phone pole off highway 137 three miles south of Oskaloosa Tuesday apparently died of a heart attack or a respiratory condition SAME BlicV lie traffic icttk In fill htira Postmaster Seizes Bright Protest Cards Someone in Mason City is so angry over the injury to Drake universitys football star Bright that he is flirting with jail Postmaster Henry Pendergraft re ported Wednesday A number of postcards have been seized at the Mason City postoffice and sent to the U S postal inspectors for investiga tion because they are so defama tory and slanderous as to be unfit for the mails the postmaster said The cards are addressed to Wil banks Smith tackle on the Okla homa A and M football team to his coach and the college presi dent Drakes athletic council has charged Smith with intentionally hitting Bright and breaking his jaw in the football game between the two schools last Saturday The cards are not signed Pen dergraft said but the sender is liable to both fine and imprison ment if his identity is discovered jby the inspectors hospital Sister Alberta said she awoke about a m CST in her 5th floor room and saw a timber smoldering and red over her head I rar to the switchboard oper ator and told her to call the fire department she said And then I hurried back into our quarters to wake the other sisters Sounds Alarm Mrs Mary Joe Wilson the switchbpard operator soundedthe fire alarm over the intercom system of the sprawling 5story aospital doctor red emergency 5th floor Nurses immediately ran to their patients and began helping them out of bed Nuns doctors and per sons passing by helped get the patients out The ill were pushed out in wheel chairs on surgical tables and some were wheeled out two n a bed Nurses wrapped blankets around the shoulders of walking jatients and headed them toward he exits About 25 newlyborn jabies were removed to the nurses lome nearby Women in prebirth labor were carried to adjoining buildings A jaby was born in the main build ng shortly after the fire broke out Another women was pre pared for delivery in a dormitory room of the nurses home The fire was under control shortly before 3 a m Last Kites A priest gave last rites to an elderly woman as she lay near death from cancer Her nurse pushed the patients bed nesir the main entrance but refused to ex pose the woman to the outside chill Robeclad walking patients flooded out ail exists They soughl refuge in nearby houses Some were in casts and legsplints Some had tqrpll out of their hospital beds and lean against the watt to walk Many were placed in ambu lances taxicabs police even be moved to other hospitals Volunteers set up temporary beds in an empty dental school building across the street Fire Chief C N Perm placed a preliminary estimate of damages at 8125000 But he said it prob ably would be much higher after a more complete survey was made Irans Oil Chief Summoned to U S Tehran Inn chief oil expert Kazem Hassibi was summoned suddenly Wednesday to Washington where Premier Mo lammed Mossadegh conferred Tuesday with President Truman on the BritishIranian oil dispute Hassibis departure aroused speculation here that Mossadegh might be preparing to reopen nego iations with the British despite lis insistence before the tfN se curity council last week that Iran would talk with Britain only about oil sales to her and possible repar ations to the nationalized Anglo ranian oil companys British own ers Hassibi left by air Wednesday He is undersecretary of finance and the principal architect of rans nationalization of the British owned AngloIranian Oil com pany WHNicholas Will Run for Governor in 52 LT GOV WILLIAM H NICHOLAS i to Rtm Lt Gov W H Nicholas announced Wednesday that seek the republican nomination for governor of Iowa in the primaries next June The Mason City turkeyraiser thus became the first in either party to make known his candidacy If nominated and elected Nicholas would be the first Mason Cityan to serve as governor In a statementannouncing his candidacy 1W governorsaid his campaign will be basfed primarily on a promise of completeintegrity in office and anr administration em bracing sound business practices Wants Commission In asecond statement handed o reporters in Des Moines Nicholas said he will campaign for a public utilities commission The statement said that srecent events have shown that a repre sentative public utilities commis sion is indeed a necessity in this state I donot see how we can woe to serve and guard the in efests of the public without public utilities commission The public utilities plank was heonly one announced by Nicho las His announcing business in 1923and established lis candidacy said only Tron ime to time in the weeks anc months ahead I shaU state mj views on major the second statement is sued inDes Moihes the lieutehanl governor said Tarn not entering his race to wage a me too cam paign up the scrapsthat others maythrow out The 59yearold ofturKeys a he f orgovernorat All About rMII The Weather Mason City Fair and warmer Wednesday night Low Wednes day night 37 to 44 Thursday partly cloudy windy warmer High Thursday in mid 70s owa Fair and wanner Wednes day night Low Wednesday 35 to 40 extreme east 40 to 45 southwest Thursday partly cloudy Warmer Thurs day and in west and central portions Wednesday night High Thursday in mid South to southwest winds 20 to 30 MPH Thursday Further outlook Oc casional rain and turning colder Friday Minnesota Considerable cloudi ness with some light snow ex treme northwest Wednesday night and in northwest and north central Thursday Warm er Wednesday night except little change extreme northwest Colder northwest and warmer south and extreme east Thurs day Low Wednesday night from about freezing extreme northwest to 37 to 44 east and south High Thursday from about 35 northwest to near 70 southeast GlobeGazette weather data up o 8 a m Wednesday Maximum 41 Minimum 26 At 8 a m 34 this order to clarify the jolitical situation at the top level Iowa and so that my friends and supporters throughout the state may know my desireand in lention Nicholaspledged a vigorous campaign keeping in mind al ways the things that are goodfor the people of Iowa T h e Nicholas announcemenl came as no surprise topolitical observers in Iowa For some time there has been speculation that he would seek the nomination But in response torepeated questions by newsmen about his intentions the lieutenant governor adopted a waitandsee attitude At the Governors Days cele bration at ClearBake inAugust Nicholas had planned to make a special announcement This was called off at the last minute Nicholas explained that he did not wish to take advantage of a cele bration at which Gov William S Beardsley was the honored guest It was speculatedat the time that Nicholas intended to declare again for the lieutenant governor ship Some observers believe that the recent income tax irregulari ties involving the governor may have changed Nicholas mind At present it is not known whether Beardsley will seek the governorship again There are however at least two other pos sible republican candidates Possibilities One is Attorney General Robert L Larson His recent investigation gambling and liquor law vio lations are by many persons as a possible stepping stone for the governors race Another possible candidate is Kenneth Evans of Emerson who preceded Nicholas in the lieuten ant governors chair In democratic circles the name of Al Loveland unsuccessful can didate for U S senator in 1950 s is emerges as poHsibilit gubernatorial race Nicholas isier term as lieutenant governor was elected Cerro Gordo county1 representative in 1946 for the term His was defeated in for reelection by A M Schanke in the democratic landslide of 1948 It was believed by many persons that if Nicholas had succeeded in reelected the wouldhave become speaker off the Iowa house Nicholas service in pub lic office includes 8 years as coun ty recorderin Butler county where He was bom in 1918 he joined the navy He launched a poultry and fiaftchery his hatchery business in Mason City in 1926 Turns to turkeys Three years later Nicholas started his large turkey farnV which produced 1000000 pounds of finished fall of 1945 hebuilfa cessing plantnorth ofMasonCity witha capacity of 100 carloads later was sold to Swift and Mr and Mrs Nicholas live at 60 Crescent drive They have 3 children Idella 28 is representative with the Society forCrippled Children and jSTdulis in Iowa City Bill22 a member of the army reserves is married and running the family turkey farmAnotherdaughter Bonnie 19is a sophomore atihe Statt University The text of Nicholas statement follows order to clarify the politi calsituation at the toplevel in Iowa and so that my friends and supporters throughout the staJw may know my desire and inten tion at this time il wish to nounce that I wfll seek the nomii nation for the governorship of Iowa in the republicanprimary election next June While Ive had and appreci ated the friendly counsel and support of many friends the der cision reached by me is my own From time to time in tht weeks and months ahead I shall state my stand on the major issues Sly campaign will be based primarily on promise of complete integrity in jffice and an administration em sracing sound business practices I shall make a vigorous paign in the time betweennow and next June keeping in mind always the things that are for the ood of the people of Iowa On the public utilities commis sion Nicholas1 statement was In a few weeks I will ny complete platform You may e sure it will be a vigorous one am not entering this race to wage a me too campaign pick ing up the scraps that others may throw out I want to announce at this time however that I intend to campaign for a public utilities commission Recent events shown that a representative public utilities iodMd   

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