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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 10, 1948, Mason City, Iowa HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT VOL LIV MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Associated Press and United Press Full L Wir Ffve Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY APRIL 10 194g STASSEN DOWN TO GRASS ROOTSHaroId KStSeT presidential aspirant chats with Milton Brtmken duringan unscheduled farm visit near Columbus Nebr brunken was plowing the field in preparation for the when Stassen stopped Dewey Backers See Swing to New Yorker in Nebraska Stassen Put Claim on Majority of Farm Votes as Primary Draws Near By JACK BELL AP Political Writer Omaha Thomas E Dewey played out to the limit Saturday a swing his aides claimed has begun in his direc tion in Nebraskas GOP presi dential primary next Tuesday Paul Lockwood the governors secretary told a reporter he thinks Dewey has started a swhiff in our direction by vigorous cam paigning in the last 2 days As an example Lockwood noted hat the governor to 9 QQo respectable cross sec tion of the 5 meet ings Friday This included a crowd of 2000 in an Omaha high school Friday night Dewey flew to western Nebras ka Saturday to court the farm vote which Harold E Stassen one ot the chief contenders claimed Friday night he already has tak en into camp Stassen flew to Washington Sat urday for the gridiron dinner ail occasion that Dcwcy decided at the last minute to pass up hi favor of more campaigning Before he set out Stassen told newsmen he has been very much encouraged by the crowds which have turned out to his meetings In my judgment he said 1 will definitely be in first place in the farm vote Stassen decided to wait until later to forecast the results ot the sevenman race in which the states GOP voters will designate the man they think the party ought to nominate for president The stock on Stassens estimates has gone up since he claimed only 14 delegates in the Wisconsin primary campaign and got 19 But Dewey backers generally disputed the former Minnesota governors assertion that he will top the farm vote It represents a Maine Demos Pledge 10 Votes to Truman Augusta Me dem ocrats Saturday pledged their 10 national convention votesto Presi dent Truman The convention adopted by voice vote a motion by Peter A Isaac son of Lewiston that the delegates be instructed to vote as a unit for Harry S Truman as president of the United States Lone dissenter was Robert J Milhken of Portland who said We have no right to shackle the men we are sending to the convention GENERAL IKE STILL SAYS NO Again Stifles Talk on Presidential Bid Washington Dwight p Eisenhower said Saturday he meant every word in his state ment of Jan 23 taking himself out ot the presidential nomination pic The retired army chief of staff talked with reporters as he left a conference on defense with Presi dent Truman Asked for a direct statement on the presidency Ike said he did not talk politics with Mr Truman He U S PERSONNEL TAKEN OUT OF BOGOTA REVOLT Colombia Government Sets Up Martial Law to Combat Revolution Bj THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The government of Colombia proclaimed martial law Saturday and said it was gaining control of a revolution set off by the slaying of an opposition leader Many buildings in Bogota were fire swept 100 persons were re ported killed and the interAmer ican conference had been forced into recess by mobs which invaded the meeting halls Colombian army tanks and trucks pulled up to the US em bassy in downtown Bogota and removed about 100 personnel of the embassy and the interAmer ican conference delegation to other sections of the city The rescued Americans had taken refuge in the U S embassy otfices in 2 buildings on opposite sides of the street They spent a day and night of peril as shooting rioters invaded their street and Circs broke out in the buildings Secretary of State George Mar shall and othei1 ranking officials were reported still at a suburban residence where they had been since Friday They also were all This Paper Consists of Two One No 157 Lewis Operators 0 K Bridg 3rdP Board right Revolutionary mobs stormed through Bogotas streets during the night in an orgy of sacking burn ing and killing Revolutionary leaders Friday night claimed the uprising spark ed by the assassination of liberal party leader Torge Elieccr Gaitaii Friday was spreading throughout the country The liberals proclaim ed a government of their own but no word came from them Satur day Communications were dis rupted however Delegates of 21 nations to the ninth international conference of American states were reported safe although dispatches tt Wash ington said they faced a shortage of food and were cooped up in their headquarters Diplomatic officials in Washing ion studied Bogota reports to de termine what role communists are added I made up my mind to say large share total Without of the states ballot making any counter claims the New Yorkers follow ers said they think they have uni form strength in alt classes of vot ers But Senator Butler RNeb said both of the other active con tenders are going to be unpleas antly surprised by the vote rolled up by Senator Robert A Taft of Ohio Most Nebraska politicians think Senator Vandenberg of Michigan will run at least fourth despite the absence of any active cam paign in his behalf The StassenDewey battle which Stassens senatorial and gubernatorial friends carried on Saturday in his absence had de veloped into a corncrib affair If hit a peak Friday when Dewey posed for pictures with a hoff at a swine auction and cam eramen lined up Stassen with an elephant and dancinggirls at a circus Both candidates rode buses loaded with newsmen and their equipment Each repeated almost without change the same speech he had made at previous stops Stassen answered questions from the crowd Dewey didnt It was the sort of campaign Stassen has been putting on for months But it was a little Jess formal than Deweys appearances have been outside of New York Dewey arranged talks Saturday at North PJatte Alliance and ScottsbluH A T Howard republican state chairman whose invitation for Dewey to visit the area caused a oneday extension of the gov ernors campaign said in a state ment that he is neutral in the pri mary vote nothing more I wrote a letter anil meant every word of it I told my aides they could do the talking from now on Im not talking any more I find it doesnt do any good Eisenhower in a letter to a New Hampshire publisher last Jan 23 said he could not accept a presi dential nomination He said his decision to completely remove himself from the political scene was definite and positive That letter was written at a lime Ike was being mentioned promin ently for the republican presi dential candidate Since then Eisenhower has been talked of for the democratic nom ination Gas Tank and Warehouse at Osage Burned Osage 25000 gal lons of gasoline and petroleiurTby products had been destroyed at mid morning as the Osage fire de partment brought under control a fire which swept the Standard Oil company warehouse and a bulk tank here Saturday Firemen had established a 400 foot barricade around the scene of the blaze to prevent injuries from possible explosions threatening the area from an additional 40000 gallons of gasoline and the tanks of fuel oi stored there No injuries were reported in the blaze which broke out about 2 a m Gasoline being transferred from a truck to one of the bulk tanks spilled over on to a switch and was ignited Trains railroad scene of the fire were being held up Saturday morning because of the clanger fire might break out in the 5 bulk tanks Firemen said there was no evi dence of flames at midmorning but intense heat in the area and smouldering embers might renew it A south wind saved the Osage stockyards and a Conoco bulk plant located about 300 yards to the south Luther Secber manager of the Standard plant and a driver for a gasoline transport company Spring Valley Minn were un loading the gasoline from the truck when the bulk tank over flowed and the switch ignited the gasoline The driver as yet unidentified managed to close the valve on the on the Illinois Central whose tracks pass the playing in the uprising which truck and drive it away vath Ospina Perez laid to a communist 500 gallons still jntact while he smothered flames on his clothing Secber although his clothes were soaked with gasoline by the overflow also escaped uninjured maneuver Dispatches to the slate depart ment in Washington indicated the communists were giving support to the rebels A call for a general strike was reported to have been signed by a liberal party leader and a communist There are about 8000 communist party members in Colombia Highway Accident Is Fatal for Iowa Man Ames Blake Brook er 27 of Alclen died in a hospital here early Saturday of injuries suffered in a highway accident a short time earlier Slate Patrolman Melvin Hove ol Ames said the accident apparently occurred as follows Brooker westbound on highway 30 and driving alone pulled off on the left shoulder of the road He got out of his car and started walking across the highway Brooker was struck by a car driven by George Clark of Ames who was eastbound and facing the lights of an oncoming car at the time Hove said that the accident ap parently was unavoidable Clark was not held The accident oc curred at about p m and Brooker died at a m SAME Black fic muni trffi dcilk ID rut 24 Paraguay SHfles Attempted Red Coup Asuncion Paraguay aguayan police announced Satur day they had scotched an at tempted communist coup They said it was coordinated with similar moves in other countries aimed at interfering with the in terAmerican conference at Bo gota Colombia Police said 4 communist lead ers were arrested and rifles and hand grenades wereseized The communist party has been outlawed in Paraguay since thr middle of 1947 when the govl ernment accused communists of aiding the rebels in the civil war Iowa Youth Is Killed in Jeep Accident Newton Roulh 19 of Baxter was killed late Friday night in a jeep accident Rouths companion Lannie Brown of Laurel was stunned in the accident but his injuries ap parently were not serious The accident occurred 8 miles northeast of Newton Sheriff Ray Barber said the jeep believed to have been driven by Routh went out of control when it struck a place in the road where culvert work was being done Barber said the 2 youths were thrown out and that the machine fell on Rouths head Stassen Files for West Virginia Vote Charleston W Va er Governor Harold E Stassen oC Minnesota filed Saturday in the West Virginia republican presi dential primary It is my he said in a statement that the other repub lican candidates will do likewise The presidential vote in West Virginia primaries is advisory only and the delegates are not bound to any candidates DONT FENCE ME INMrs Nola Meyer righ at the ience built inside a house to keep her from her daughter Mrs Harlan Hand and 2 children at left Mi Hand got an injunction to keep his motherinlaw out and since they live in the same house in Nashville Tenn a fence was built Lawyers say Mrs Meyer will go to jail if Silo crojSSGS tho fence Recognition In a Lump Scottsbluff Ncbr This western Nebraska town which hadnt seen a presidential candi clale since William Jennings Bryan back in 1908 Saturday en tertained its 3rd within a Gov Thomas E Dewey Harold E Stassen and Senator Robert Taft already have been here Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy Satur day night and Sunday with showers possible late Saturday night Warm Saturday night becoming cooler late Sunday af ternoon Low Saturday night ID High Sunday GT loua Partly cloudy and windy with occasional showers and thunderstorms Saturday night and in the extreme east Sun day Warmer Saturday night and in central and east Sunday becoming cooler Sunday night and in west Sunday afternoon Low Saturday night 4550 northwest 5055 southeast High Sunday 6266 northwest 7075 northeast Minnesota Cloudy occasional rain Saturday night and in east and north central portions Sunday forenoon Warmer east portion Saturday night and cooler Sun day IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum 53 Minimum 34 At 8 a m Saturday YEAR AGO Senator Wilson Denies Croft Charge of Getting Free Auto JfALrSBiDTO UN IS VETOED Maximum Minimum 46 45 39 Warden Lain son and State Auditor Akers Repudiate Affidavits DCS Monies Wil son RIowa and several others Saturday had repudiated the con tents oE affidavits which brought their names into the Polk county fraud trials Wilson categorically denied an affidavit by Elmer G Croft con victed former garage operator in which Croft asserted Wilson sol a car in 1942 without paying for it Percy Lainson warden of the state penitentiary at Fort Madison specifically denied an affidavit of Paul Walters assistant fraud pros ecutor Commenting on Walters sworn statement that while visiting at ihe penitentiary Walters lfoard Luinson say Ive got to protect those boys on the hill state cap Lainson declared That is untrue Its specifically untrue I want to emphatically deny that assertion right now Stale Auditor diet B Akcrs also entered a denial Saturday Akers denial referred to a state ment in an affidavit by Croft in which Croft claimed he bought a 1941 car from Akers but re ceived only and made iin the difference with false claims I never purchased any automo bile through anyone but an author ized dealer and I have the can checks to prove it Akers said The first time I ever saw Croft was when T appeared in Polk county to testify as a witness to substantiate charges made in my auditinvestigation of Polk county affairs The issues arose as a total of 25 affidavits containing charges and countercharges were filed in con nection with the petition of H H Thompson for a new trial Russia Kills Move for Membership 3rd Time Lake Success ve toed Italys bid for United Nations membership Saturday for the 3rd tinie The security council vote was 9 to 2 with Russia and the Soviet Ukraine voting against the admis sion of Italy U S Delegate Warren R Aus tin declared immediately after the veto that Russia had again frus trated the will of the council ma jority The vote came a few minutes after Russia charged lie United States with using the United Na tions to influence the coming Italian elections SouthSt Paul Yards Will Operate Next Week on Limited Basis South St Paul Minn South St Paul livestock market ing committee said Saturday it will continue operations next week on a daytoday basis dependin on demand The committee was proceeding cautiously however because of the possibility that some 300 CIO stockyards employes may join at any time the nationwide strike of the CIO Packinghouse Workers Union The marketing committee which resumed operations Friday for the first time since start of the UPW strike March 16 said Saturday the yards again will be open Monday Hogs Shipped Into Plant at Ottumwa Oilumwa truckload of appi oximately 25 hogs was receiv ed at he John Morrell Co pack ing plant here shortly after 8 a m livestock to enter the plant since strike and picket ing started March 16 The hogs were trucked in by a Keota Iowa shipper At 9 a m 2 carloads of meat were shipped out of the plant on the Burlington tracks Pickets stood in groups of 5 at the various picket points and bar ricades had been removed Office employes and management of ficials entered the plant at Friday 7 carloads of meat were taken from the plant several hours after a temporary injunction had been issued against the striking CIO united packing house workers union It was the first meat moved out since Tuesday when one carload was pushed through a booing picket line Since then union work ers have successfully blocked the attempted movement of cars Hie Morrell spokesman said the plant would be in shape by Mon day to kill cattle and hogs Both John Morrell Co and CIO union spokesmen said Satur day they would acceed to the presidents request to reopen wage negotiations However neither side in Ot tumwa had received any direct communication from Washington or international union officials on the presidents request or the me chanics of carrying it out F R Doud Milwaukee division superintendent said Saturday the 4 freight cars which had been stalled lor 24 liuura at the John Morrell Co gate by union bar ricades had damaged been dangerous1 Ten journal boxes he said had been opened half filled with sand and then the packing par tially replaced He said they would have caused derailment and train wreck within running 10 to 15 miles of Iowa Will Enjoy Warm Weather During Weekend DCS Moines will en joy warm weather during most of the weekend the weather bureau said Saturday Falling temperatures are ex pected however in western Iowa Sunday afternoon and in the rest of the state Sunday night Occa sional showers and thunderstorms were forecast for Saturday night and in eastern Iowa Sunday High temperatures Sunday are expected to range from 62 to 66 degrees in the northwest and from 70 to 75 in the southeast Injunction Granted at Sioux City Sioux City temporary injunction has been granted against the striking CIO United Packinghouse Workers union at the Armour Co plant here The local was ordered Friday by District Judge Ralph Crary to stop interfering with truckers m and out of the strikebound plant The injunction was issued on the petition of Gail W Dahl and Fred E Hagen partners in a trucking firm The truckers had accused the UPWA of preventing them from carrying out their con tract with Armour to haul meat The action was brought under the labor law passed by the last state legislature The local union also is defen dant in a petition by the Armour company seeking a temporary in junction against the UPWA Monday has been set for the hear ing date on that petition Italys Little People Tom Between Communism and Church in Election By ANV STRINGER sula and I can think nf Wf Cil By ANV STRINGER UP Correspondent Rome little people are lorn between communism and the Catholic church as they pre pare to vote in the April 18 elec tions Communism fives them prom ises of a better life The church warns them that a communist vic tory will end their spiritual life and may have dire implications for hem in the life after death They feel now that they caught between great forces outside Italy are I have been touring the penin sula and I can think of no better incident to describe the feeling of the popolino the little people of Italy than this A dusty railroad section gang worker put down his pick when I asked him how he would vote and shrugged his shoulders He smiled as he said before it was so simple We all had to be fascists Now it is difficult We must be either Russians or Amer icans A motor tour of Ilaly now brings home this conflict between com munism representing the cast and the church representing the west Posters arc everywhere Slogans over every wall attacking or de fending communism Sometimes they are plastered one on top of the other Quotations from the Vatican and from the kremlin arc seen most frequently Next in numbers are the posters telling of American aid to Italy and implying that this aid will end if the communists win 8 days hence Italians are hearing more about American aid in these few pre election weeks than they have since the war But to the little people the figures of billions of dollars and thousands of tons of roods shipprd mean little They still lack the food and ciothinr they want I was breakfasting in a little cafe in a village hidden in the hills north of Rome A peasant woman entered She smiled when I asked her to join me but re fused She pointed to the suit I wore and then to her own ragged cloth nig She was not resentful or libs tile but to her the American aid posters meant nothing She wore rags As she left 1 saw her slop to read n communist poster which flatly promisee new clothing and better food if the cbmmunists win Cano Levi famous Italian art ist and author of the best seller Christ Stopped at Eboli put it this way It is jrood that all Italians are nif awakened to a new political responsibility But it is a pity that they must torn by forces out side of Italy Thats how the Httle people feel about it On the one hand the church and the west as represent ed by the United States On the other hand communism as sym bol izcd by Russia The elections arc no longer their own they it is they who must make the choice HOUSE SPEAKER MARTIN VIEWS SPEEDY TRUCE Government Prepares to Reopen Negotiations Between Packers Union By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS An early settlement of the 27 dayold coal strike was predicted Saturday by House Speaker Mar tin RMass who unexpectedly took the role oC peacemaker in the dispute Hope for ending the nations other major work stoppage the meat strike also was renewed as the government prepared to reopen negotiations between the and CIO workers Rep Martins prediction fol lowed a special conference Sat urday with John L Lewis miners chief and Ezra Van Horn opera tors representative He said Lewis and Van Horn quickly agreed on having Senator Bridges RN H as the 3rd or neutral member ot the board of trustees for the miners pension fund Disposal of the iund has been the issue over which the miners walked out March 15 The absence of a neutral mem ber on the board has been given as one reason for failure to reach an agreement Lewis as board chairman called a meeting for 9 a m CST Sunday He and Mar tin agreed that a settlement on the pension issue may be reached within 48 hours The surprise development came is the government prepared to hear Lewis show cause Monday why he should not be punished for contempt for iailing to obey an order to send miners back to work Meanwhile President Truman named emergency boards to study 2 railroad labor disputes one be tween the Pennsylvania railroad and the Brotherhood of Locomo tive Firemen and Enginemen and the other between the Aliquippa and Southern railroad in Penn sylvania and the Brotherhood Railroad Trainmen The presidents action continues present working rules pending the boards reports which arc due in 30 days A new bargaining session will start in Chicago next Wednesday between representatives of the striking CIO Packing House Work ers and the nations major pack ers President Truman deciding against immediate antistrike in junction action Friday urged the union and packers again to at tempt to settle the 26dayold walkout Fuel stocks at electric power plants were being surveyed and the government may appeal soon for power curtailment In line with the governments order further to cut coal burn ing service railroads announced plans to cancel several trains and close many shops This will add to the thousands already made idle by the coal walkout About 564000 workers are idle in the coal mines steel mills and other coalconsuming indus tries Throughout the nation the total idle because of work stoppages is about 700000 Jews Arabs Fighting for Hill Village Jerusalem UR Heavy firing was iheard Saturday from the di rection of Kastel 6 miles west of Jerusalem as Arab forces stormed the strategic hill village in an at tempt to recapture it from the Jews for the second time this week Arab command sources claimed that Iraqi irregulars seized Kastel Saturday morning after a sudden night attack but a Jewish spokes man said just before noon that llaganah troops still held the vil lage Jewish capture of Kastel FridaT along with Der Yassin 2 miles west of Jerusalem in the Judean hills was believed to have set stage for reopening of the Tel AvivJerusalem highway to Jew ish food convoys Arab forces in the hills sealed the highway so lightly during past several weeks that food ra was instiuted in the 100 000member Jewish community of Jerusalem ;