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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 16, 1952, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for UM ITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NIWS PAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS N I IG H I O R S HOME EDITION VOL LVIII Associated Press and United Press Fuji Ktve Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY AUGUST U 195Z Thin Paper Conilm ot Two One See Big Fight in Mississippi Among Demos Hints Point to States Righter JACKSON Miss militan States Rights group thrust itself into Mississippis torrid Steven sonEisenhower Democratic tigh and threatens Saturday to broad en it into a threeway freeforall Until Friday the squabble was between Democrats for Bison hower and Democrats for Steven son But novy there are strong hints of a third contender a slates rights southerner Candidate Several officials in the stale part want the state democratic convention which holds a post Chicago meeting Monday to name a Southerner as its presidential candidate Among them are Wal ter Sillers speaker of the slate House of Representatives and State Rep Russell Fox A key figure in any revival ol a third party ticket is former Gov Fielding Wright who the States Righters vice presidential candidate in 1948 Wright has not declared his sentiment At a meeting Friday of delegates who went to the na convention Wright made only guarded comment To Address Meeting But he asked for the privilege of addressing the state convention meeting Monday after Gov Hugh White jnakes a report on the na tional convention Wright said he wanted to give his own report which will not apply to anyone but myself Supporters of Democratic Pres idential Nominee Gov Adlai Stevenson didnot regard his state ment as sounding like he would concur in the majority The showdown comes at the Monday state convention No 24 O A MERKEL O A Merkel 73 Dies at Clear Lake O A Merkel 73 for many years prominent in Mason City business died suddenly about am Saturday in the yard of his home 20U N 3rd Street Clear Lake He was formerly president and manager of the Merkel Com pany of Mason City Mr Merkel was born Oct 22 1878 at Springfield 111 where he resided until he was He then went to Chicago anci while there took a course in electrical engineering which he finished at Bradley Polytcchnical School Works in Illinois For a while he was adraughts man for the Illinois Traction Sys tem but soon went into mens furnishings at Pcorja III After two years he went to Rock Island superintendent of the Young JELKE RELEASED ON Mickey Jcike leaves city prison in New York after being released on a bond following his arraignment on charges of compulsory prostitution living off the proceeds of prosti tution possessing two loaded guns and conspiracy Jelke heir to an oleomargarine fortune told reporters there was no truth in the accusations Despite CIO Opposition IkeMakes Determined Fight for Labor Vote DENVER W7Gen Dwight D Eisenhowerwill make a determined bid for the labor vote during his campaign foi the presidency The Republican candidates schedule is being revised him to speak at the annual convention of the Amer Adlai Reveals TrainPlane Campaigning ican Federation of Labor in New York City opening Sept 15 Labor Groups And Eisenhowers running mate Sen Richard Nixon of California old reporters Friday General Eisenhower will welcome the op portunity to appear before labor rganizations anytime he can Nixon hinted at the strategy to je used in wooing the labor vote Ic was discussing the endorse ment by the CIO Executive Board of Gov Adlai Stevenson of Illi nois the Democratic nominee While the leadership of the CIO las endorsed Gov Stevenson it vill be a different thing as far as he rank and file is concerned declared I do not think Jack Kroll and the lop political eadcrs in the CIO can deliver the CJO vote Kroll is head of the CIOs politi cal aclion committee Wont Give Up Nixon said lie had discussed the natter with Eisenhower and added we are not going to write iff the labor vole While he was here during mid veek former Minnesota Governor larold E Slasscn said a lop labor eaclcr whomhe did not identify vould announce support of Eiscn lower Stassen said he man also predicted Eisenhower would re ceive half abor Stasscn would stop technique dis a new trainplane SPRINGFIELD 111 Adlai Stevenson will strike west ward to California and Ihe Pacific Northwest early next month in a presidential drive that will see Ihe old whistle carded for method of campaigning Stevensons personal campaign manager Wilson Wyatt announced these plans Saturday as the Demo e r a t i c presidential nominees special advisory board gathered in its first slratcgy huddle 3 or 4 Days The westward trip will begin Ihrec or four days after Stevenson and President Truman kick off the Jemocratic campaign Sept 1 with Labor Day speeches in Detroit and Milwaukee respectively Jt will he an eight to ten day trip Wyatt told a news confer ence Stevenson will make one speech in a Western slate East of the Rockies and then go into lalifornia and the Northwest Plane and Train Stevenson will discard Ihe old r oiuvmmou win discard me Old the vote of organized mctllot of travemng neither confirm lor deny reports he would serve as i liaison man between Eisenhower icadquarters and labor But he did ay he has talked wilh represenla ives of labor since Ihe national GOP convenlion Stassen left early Friday after a final private din ner talk with the general Gov Earf E Warren of Cali ornia like Stasscn an unsuccess ul contender for the presidential epartment store headed into Denver Five years later he joined the early Saturday and McCombs department store years Killian Company at Cedar Rap ids When he came to Mason City he was vice president He was elected manager of the Killian store here which was later pur chased by the Merkcls The store is now operated as Aldens Surviving are his wife a son Norman Merkel Sioux Falls SD two grandchildren and two broth ers W P Merkel Springfield and C J Merkel Mason City He was preceded in death by one brother Funeral Monday He was a member of the First Congregational Church of Mason City and the Rotary Club of which he was a past president Funeral services will be held at the Major Memorial Chapel at 2 pm Monday Interment will be at Springfield Hi where a serv ice also will be conducted Friends may call at the Major Memorial Chapel after 2 pm Sunday by train over a Northern route and then returning by a Southern route He will combine plane and train travei Wyatt said in order to reach the greatest number ot cities in the shortest lime San Francisco and Los Angeles will be two of the cities where Stevenson will speak But beyond that Wyatt said specific times and places were not yet fixed It appeared almost certain however that Seattle Wash and Portland Ore would be two of the major slops Coal Mines Closed Week as Memorial Harvester Co Strike Looms T By UNITED PRESS Industrial pence was threatened Saturday as a strike loomed in the International Harvester in dustrial empire and the Untied Mine Workers ordered con pro duction halted for a week in memorial to members killed in mine disasters In Chicago the CIO United Packinghouse Workers called a strategy meeting lo discuss stalled contract ncgotialions UMW President John L Lewis ordered Ihe miners lo cense dig ging coal starling Aug 23 He charged hat industry violations of safety rules approximates criminal intent The labor leader salt mine owners should put their mines in a legally safe condition during the layoff The layoff by 400000 soft coal miners and 75000 anthracite min ers will notmean a coal shortage because there is now about ui 84day supply of coal above ground Employes ot the International Harvester tractor works in Chi cago voted 2854433 in favor of a strike after contract negoti ations covering 20000 Harvester employes were broken off Friday SILVER LININGS AMONG THE was Golden Wedding Day at the North Iowa Fair Friday and hero nrc nearly 150 couples who celebrated the event at Friday rnzeito photo by Mimnr afternoons horse racing show at theFairgrounds They were justu part of the 231 couples who were guests of the fair board for the days activities North Fair Is Setting Sights on Attendance Mark Austrian Peace Treaty Efforts Reach Dead End WASHINGTON WSix years o effort by the Western powers to gc Russia to agree to an Austrian peace treaty appeared Saturday to have reached a dead end An appeal by A u s I r i a to th United probably wit American support may be the nex move The State Department announce Friday that1 Moscow had rejectee an abbreviated treaty which the Western proposed March 13 in the hope of ending the occupn lion of Austria and giving tha country full independence Efforts to reach agreement on a fulllength treaty of 59 articles as compared with eight in the short form had already broken down The Austrian government recent ly sent a note lo members of the United Nations reviewing Hie six year history of Austrian peace ne foliations between Russia the United Stales Britain and France The note added at an appropriate time the whole problem might be put before the UN General As sembly About The Weather Cily Fair to partly cloudy Saturday afternoon Occasional showers or late Saturday afternoon or evening Partly cloudy and somcwhal warmer remainder of the night and Sunday owa Mostly fair southeast partly cloudy with few scattered show ers northwest Saturday after noon High 80 lo 88 Partly cloudy Saturday night and Sunday with scattered Ihundershowcrs north portion Saturday night and north east portion Sunday Minnesota Partly cloudy with scat tered showers and thunderstorms Saturday night Sunday mostly fair and little warmer south and west Low Saturday 1G to 54 north 52 to 58 south High Sun day 72 to 78 north 78 to 82 south GlobeGazette weather data up o 8 am Saturday Maximum 87 Minimum At 8 am 52 Precipitation 23 Illegal Liquor Sales Slump DES MOINES is gradu ally and steadily drying up inso far as illegal sales of liquor by the drink are concerned This is the consensus of a group of highplaced lowans They are in a position to know whats going on around the state in that respect But they decline to be quoted un less they were kept unidentified Most of them agree that the drought began in June of 1951 It was then that Ihc Iowa Liquor Control Commission put a ban on volume sales at state iiquor stores The Commission wanted to halt resale to taverns Although the sources concede the Commission ban was a mild be ginning they cite facts to back up their opinions that relatively remain The accumulation of factors runs something like this Attorney General Robert L Lar sons letter to county and city offi cials asking them to prevent hcer sales to minors and Sunday sales Those requests went out soon af ter the Commissions ban While they pertained to beer they meant a closer watch on illegal liquor sales also The Stale Beer Permit Boards more aggressive gen erally stalemated because of an Iowa Supreme Court ruling The Court said that whenever a per mit is issued locally the Board must also issue one Both are nec essary These items also were cited Larsons ruling last spring on what conslilutcd a private club where liquor can be handled legal ly through the wellknown locker system This forced many taverns to become private or key clubs The recent suspension of two state liquor store managers for volume sales Further importance also was placed on The drying up of DCS Moincs and that influence on other parts of the stale Among places raided in Des Moines were big fraternal clubs There is some manonthcslreet opinion that the situation is follow ing an onagainoffagain pattern But even most of these persons interviewed believe the general trend is unmistakably toward long dry spcil Two Days Remain Big Crowd Friday The North Iowa Pair sotting its sights on a total at tendance of 100000 for the sixday event got a lag boost Friday toward thus goal when lG79li persons passed through the gates This brings the attendance figure for the first four days to 60940 nearly 1500 more than thetotalfor the same period lust year i With two big days remaining fair officials were confi dent a new mark would be seti s Saturday afternoon the big car auto races were schpcl ulcd in front of the grandstand and Sunday afternoon a 100 mile stock cav race is expected to swell the total attendance pliolo by TOP SELLING WEEPAlan Duoa of high selling baby beef at the 411 and FFA livestock sale at the North Iowa Fair Saturday His 765pound Here ford brought 40 cents a pound to head the sale of 174 baby beeves It was bought by Henkel Construction Company Mason City 40 Cents a Pound Tops Beef Selling Alan Duca 11 of Thornton sold his Hereford baby beef or 40 cents a pound to top the 4H and FFA livestock sale t the North IowaFair Saturday Alans baby beef weighed pounds and was bought by fcnkcl Construction Company Mason City He had two ntrics which he decided oscll in the purple ribbon jroup of 13 selected earlier this week A member of the Thornton 4II Club Alan is the on of Mr and Mrs Joe Duca Second highest price went lo aul Frye of Nora Springs who vas paid 39 cents a pound by Peo Ics Gas and Electric Mason City i total of J71 animals was put trough the ring The first 20 animals sold brought Wi cents n pound or more Five f the group brought 37 cents a ound or more This is down coin ared to 1951 when 14 brought 40 cnts or more In the purple ribbon group Lu varron Luick of Thornton was paid cents a pound by United Home tank for his baby beef Eugene ans of Burchinaf and Robert Pvans of Mason Oily each had itrplc ribbon calves that sold for 7 cents a pound old the buyer and the price paid vil appear in londay the GlobeGaxetto Farm Group Leans Toward GOP Plan SPRINGFIELD III Kline American Farm Bureau cdcration president said Salur ay the federation found a greater rca of agreement with the farm lank of the Republican party than vilh lhat of the Democrats He refused to disclose his choice or the presidency but said the edcration disagreed with the fixed arm price supports on basic crops I 90 per cent of parity as pro itlcd for in the Democratic plat orm Kline said the farm vote could o very strongly either way Three Successful in Channel Swim FOLKESTONE Eng UP The final score Saturday on the biggest mass invasion of the English Chan nel this swimming season was Three succcsslul Iries and 10 fail ures The last of the Jl swimmers who m Ihc pa si 3C hours have tried to swim the 21mile stretch of channel between France and England gave up Friday night NEW CONTRACT PITTSBURGH Ml Conti nental Can Company which has a plant at Harvey In and Ihc CIO United Slcclworkers Friday announced signing a new contract providing for a 324ccnlanhour wage increase retroactive to April 1G 1052 Fist Fights as Marines Halt Reds By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SEOUL Korea S Marine battled Chinese Reds wilh fist and grenades in tho predawn darkness Saturday in breaking up the seventh Jled countcratlacl agninst Bunker Hill on the Korea western Iront The leathernecks captured the oncb strongly fortified Red posi tion five days ago The Reds threw 400 men against the posi lion in their latest desperate bic lo regain the dominatingheight We were fist fighting and there were loads of hand grenades fly Ing around one marine sergeani related Four hundred Chinese charged to within 30 yards of Marinepost lions on Ihe bloodsoaked rtdgc be fore dawn a U S 8th Army slafl officer said lied arllllery am mortcrs raked Allied positions ir support of the attack Fresh Marines were rushed for ward at the height of Ihc baltlc The Reds pulled back less than u half hour later The First Marine Division esti mated Reds killed or wounded by Ihe lime the altack was re pulsed The Marines estimated Communist losses during the week of bloody fighting near Pnnmun join site of the Korean truce talks at i75 killed or wounded Elsewhere on the front it was relatively quiet United Nations planes turned a Red supply center at Chunghwa into flaming ruin Friday night SAME Rlnck rlar meani Irafdo dtilh In pant hourn Bagpipes Belong to Scotland INVERNESS Scotland thousand Scottish Highlanders decided here Saturday lhat Iowa may grow tall corn but the bagpipe belongs to Scotland They walehctl and listened politely and attentively for two hours whilr the University of Iowas touring 65girl bagpipe band did its stuff Then Highland bagpipe experts in the crowd delivered this frank verdict on Hie rowans performance Marching drumbeating and good But everyone in he crowd agreed that the visitors were really nice American lassies Possibly anticipating some verbal brickbats from he experts the Iowa bands director William Adamson said in a speech at a city haJI reception earlier in the day We are amateurs and expect criticism We welcome it and we are here to learn about Highland music at the seat of learning both by what we see and what we hear Piping experts at Aberdeen where 20000 Scots turned out to hear the lowans earlier this week said the Americans still had much lo learn about bagpipe playing Rain F r i dtty afternoon failed to dampen the spirits of the fairgoers that included thou sands of youngsters who niitlcd free lo the groundsonChil drens Day Ahcavy dqwnpouYcurtailed the horse race program in front dftho grandstancl outftthe Inijt tivo Activities the Midway cnmo to for about nil hourbiltHherowd flocked into Hall and Program John L Roblnton onMid way SATURDAY p m Conetrt by Springi Bind p of Whit SUNDAY p by Britt Band p Slock RICH p by Bind p of 1952 Guards Everything however was back to normal early in the evening and more than 2600 persons witnessed he performance of he Ice Vogues of J052 The ice show has plnycd lo capacity or near capacity crowds eachof the four nights it ias been presented The field of drivers foi1 the big car auto races Saturday afternoon vas headed by Deb Snydcr Kent 0 Attendance Figures 1951 1952 8898 Wednesday 19717 17788 Thursday 15775 14997 Friday 15052 14793 Siturday 11037 Sunday 19939 Total 90418 Another performance of the Ice Vogues of 1D52 is slated for 8 pm The ice show features outstanding skaters plus the F i v e White iiards male singing sensations concert by the Nora Springs Band at will start the evening program The Brilt Band will present a concert at pm Sunday be orc the start of the time trials f the 100mile stock car race iundny evening the curtain will all on the 1952 fair with the final ot the Ice Vogues of 952 The Garner band will play t before the ice show begins Power Lineman From Britt Electrocuted DUBUQUE Wayne Hamilton 9 electric lineman from Britt was leclrocuted Friday while at work n a power transformer north of ere He was employed ago firm engaged in contract ork for the Interstate Power Com any at Dubuque His wife and four hildren were living here in a railer camp during Hamiltons en loymcnt in this area
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