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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 7, 1948, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS ttOME EDITION unnr VOL UV Anociated and United Press full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY AUGUST 7 1948 This Paper Consists of Two One No 260 GlobeGazette Photo than 100 of Iowas politicians headed by Gov Robert D Blue got together Friday night to exchange political gossip at the annual stag party of the Association for the Preservation of Clear Lake The members of the state conservation commission were the honored guests of directors and committee members of the association In the picture left to right are C E Slim Barnes Garner association president Ewald Trost Fort Dodge chairman of the con servation commission Gov Blue and Senator Herman M Knudson Mason City As the governors and senators garb shows it was an evening for were no GOP Faithful Seem to Take Fall Election for Granted By THOR J JENSEN GlobeGazette Staff Writer Clear is no No vember election stew simmering in the political pot at this mecca of Iowa republicans The GOP faithful take the election for granted seemingly The stew among those attending Governors days seems to be mainly about who shall be next speaker of the Iowa house of representatives The man to beat is Gus T Kuester Cass county representa tive for 7 terms and speaker in he lastassembly Edward J Mor Valeria speaker pro tern nst term put it in words I If opposition isnt consolidated after the 1st ballot Kuester is in Morrissey who has the unen viable chore of collecting the GOP campaign funds in Iowa this elec tion year didnt say who would get his support Some of the representatives who gathered at the annual stag party for the governor and con servationcommission as guests of the Association for the Preserva tion of Clear Lake were more out spoken Has Had Turn They made plain that they be lieve Kuester has had his turn and someone else should be given the honor Guy G Butler of Poca hontas county was even more plain spoken Even though I have no parti cular fault to find with Beards leys program I do not believe In centralizing all the power in the governors dffice He explained that William S Beardsley of New Virginia re publican nominee for governor favors Kuester for speaker of the house Letters broadcast through out Iowa by Kuester before the primary election are credited with swinging many votes to Beards ley Besides Butler continued Beardsley Kuester and Lt Gov Kenneth A Evans of Mills county are all from the southwestern quarter of the state Butler favors W H Nicholas of Cerro Gordo county for the speak ership he stated and believes that a majority of his fellow members in the next house of representa tives will agree with him Although just as vigorously op posed to Kuesters candidacy Rus sell A Patrick of Sioux county did not believe it was time yet to pick a particular candidate We should be agreed that someone other than Kuester is entitled to a chance he suggested and then support whoever shows the most strength on the first ballot Others voiced the same idea Kuesters open activity in the pri mary election stamps him as Beardsleys man they feel The lieutenant governor can be ex pected to follow the governors line also If Kuester is elected it would result in Beardsleys controlling the allimportant committee ap pointments in both houses Such control would all but guarantee passage of bills which had Beards leys nod and mean death by strangulation in committee for all others The Waved Aside candidacy of Schwengel of waved aside Fred Davenport was He is another Beardsley man whose nose is out of joint at the moment according to the gossip and who may be expectedto return to the fold Schwengel announced this week at Davenport that he would op pose Kuester for the speakership That decision according to visi tors here was based on his being disgruntled because he was not invited to a policy conference called by Beardsley in Des Moines July 22 Schwengel who was chairman of the schools and textbooks com mittee in the house last year also was instrumental in Beardsleys successful primary campaign The Davenport legislator wrote letters to thousands of P T A members who signed petitions favoring the school aid legislation in the last session Another potential candidate for the speakers chair also is attend ing Governors Days He is M F Hicklin of Louisa county Those were the only names mentioned but several pointed out that the legislature does not choose its speaker for 5 months yet and in that time candidates may both come and go Beardsley was scheduled to ar rive Saturday for the climax of Governors Days the dinner at the AllVeterans Social Center Satur day at at which Gov Robert D Blue is the speaker Agriculture Department Sees Food Price Advance Washington Retail food prices are likely to go still higher during thg next few months the agriculture department said Fri day Meats and other livestock prod ucts will lead the advance A department report on the na tional food situation said 2 factors appear likely to push prices high er 1 Record consumer buying power and 2 a decline inthe output of meats and other livestock products Oregon is known as the Valen tine state because it was admit ted to the union on St Valentines day 1859 Demo Strategists Line Up for Presidential Campaign By JACK BELL Washington ff Democratic party strategists were reported lining up for President Truman Saturday one of the busiest politi cal campaigns engaged in a president ever The decision to make an aggres sive 2 month campaign with heaviest fire centered on the GOP record in said to have been confirmed at the first of what may be a series of white house strategy meetings The former democratic national chairmen who attended have been asked by J Howard McGrath the present party chieftain to serve as his advisors throughout the election drive Former Postmaster They include George White of Ohio former postmaster generals Frank Walker and Robert Hanne gan former Attorney General Homer S Cummings and New York National Committeeman Ed ward J Flynn James A Farley will be includ ed when he returns from abroad James M Cox publisher and for mer presidential candidate has been invited tr join the group Former Secret of State Cordell Hull was asked but has been too ill to take part These advisors were said to have agreed that the way for Mr Tru man to in November is to try to keep the republicans off balance by striking their legislative record Fresh Opportunity The president will have a fresh opportunity to blast at his GOP foes when the republicans com plete their special session score card with expected passage Satur day of their own housing and anti inflation bills Mr Trumans friends said he probably will accept the housing measure objecting meanwhile be cause it carries no provision for government financed low rent and slum clearance projects as he re quested If the final version of the GOP antiinflation bill raises gold re serve requirements for federal re serve banks the presidents friends think he will veto it In blistering language Wants Big 4 Germany Meet Lie Appeals for Genuine Use of UN Lake Success N Y Lie secretarygeneral of the Unit ed Nations appealed Saturday for settlement of the whole German problem at a big 4 conference Citing the UN as the chief force preventing a 3rd World war Lie said there could be no greater con tribution to the effectiveness of the world organization than set tlement of the German issue In the 135page annual report on UN activities Lie insisted that if the big 4 decided to toss the German problem to the UN they should do so only in the spirit of a genuine attempt to reach a set tlement This was interpreted as an ap peal against use of the UN as a mere propaganda forum Lie suggested in his report that the UN might do well to look into the problem of bacteriological control until there was a break in the deadlock over atomic con trol The UN chief intimated that more progress might be made than in the atomic negotiations be cause while the United States had a tremendous head start in the atomic race There has never been any effective monopoly of bacteriological and chemical wea pons Expect Union to Renounce Third Party Davenport number of delegates wearing Wallace for President buttons appeared at the state CIO industrial union council convention here Saturday but the convention still was expected to go on record opposing the 3rd party The decision will be made Sun day when the resolutions commit tee reports President Allan Kline of the American Farm Bureau Federa tion told the convention Friday that high and sustained produc tion is the answer to Americas No 1 Kline said America has more than half of the productive facili ties in the world because of our labor andfarming skill and our management ingenuity alony with our educational and governmental systems 1 Dies 5 Injured in Auto Accident Mount Ayr persons were hospitalized Saturday at Creston and Leon with injuries suffered in a headon automobile collision Friday on highway 2 which fatally injured Paul S Morgan 53 Kansas City Mo Clarence L Tipton Kearney Nebr riding with Morgan was reported in critical condition at Creston as was Woodrow East man 25 Pekin 111 driver of the other car and Eastmans daughter Virginia 10 Two other members of the Eastman family are in fair condition at Leon FATALLY INJURED Sioux City Mar vin 38 Newell farmer was fatal ly injured early Saturday when his car struck a soft shoulder on highway 75 and overturned 3 miles south of Hinton He was alone SAME BlMk fU IB M Jkmm Briton Says No Accord on Germany Claims Reds Object to Proposals Made by Western Envoys London An informed British diplomatic source said Saturday the western powers thus far have failed to agree with the Soviet Union on a broad basis for 4power talks on Germany The informant said that while it is apparent some progress is be ing made in the Moscow negotia tions Russia has raised objections to certain concrete proposals made to soviet Foreign Minister Molotov Friday by representatives of the United States Britain and France The nature of the proposals re mained concealed by the blackout which has shrouded the Kremlin conversations since they began 9 days ago There still is no question of the talks having broken down the in formant said He expressed the opinion that possi bly receive the west ern emissaries again after the westerners receive new instruc tions from their governments A spokesman for the British foreign office said it is unlikely now that a 4power communique will be issued this weekend on the talks Some sort of announce ment during the bly setting the place date and scope of a new 4power foreign ministers council meeting had been widely anticipated Another British diplomatic source indicated the western pow ers delivered to Molotov Friday a tentative agenda for a foreign ministers council discussion He said Stalin had asked for a basic agenda Troops Guard Polk County Vote Violence Brings 3 Deaths Benton Temi National Guardsmen patrolled Polk county in the East Tennes see mountains Saturday to pre vent a recurrence of election bloodshed that Friday left 2 dead and 5 wounded Gov Jim McCord ordered the guard in Friday when it appeared that 2 county political factions were ready for a pitched gun bat tle over the counting of primary election ballots Guardsmen searched all cars coming into Benton the county seat and confiscated a small arsenal of guns and brass knuckles They dispersed a mill ing crowd of 500 around the court house and kept other groups from congregating A National Guard jeep drove through the streets carrying a loud speaker which blared everything is quiet and we intend to keep it this way Everybody go home and stay there The tense postelection situa tion climaxed a bitter campaign in which a youthful good govern ment party sought to oust the old machine headed by Burch Biggs Sr from county offices The ballots were checked under the guns of guardsmen Friday be fore it was determined that the oldline incumbents had lost and the good government forces had been swept into control Senate Gives to GOP Pric Russians Say Berlin Rails Under Repair Western Officials Do Not Believe Line Will Be Reopened Berlin soviet licensed newspaper reported Saturday that the trunk railway between Berlin and western Germany was being repaired and after the work was done heavy anfl fast trains again can operate on this track The line on which railway labor crews were reported busy was the MagdeburgMarienborn section of the BerlinHelmstedt railway It was the closing of this section last June 19 for technical reasons that clamped the blockade on Berlin The newspaper the Berlin Zei tung added a denial of reports that rails along that portion of the line had been dismantled Clarification of the press report was lacking Western officials were unwilling to accept it im mediately as a hint that the line might be opened again to traffic into Berlin from the west The first reaction was that it was at best no more than a feeler in the diplomatic maneuvers going on while the eastern and western representatives negotiated on the Berlin crisis in Moscow Since western envoys in Mos cow saw Premier Josef Stalin last Monday some possible signs of easing in the soviet attitude have been seen here But some of them already had blown up and others had failedlo materialize The sum of impressions in re sponsible quarters was that rela tions Russia and the western powers here had deterior ated possibly reflecting a change for the worse in the Moscow talks U S Warns Danube River May Be Split Into 2 Parts Demos Name Candidates for Supreme Court Des Moines demo cratic state judicial convention Saturday named 3 candidates for the state supreme court race this fall Nominated by acclamation as democratic candidates for justices on the high bench were Grover Brown of Shenandoah Frank F Messer of Iowa City and John W Anderson of Sioux City Three republican incumbents were renommated at the G O P state judicial convention a week ago District Judge James P Gaffney of Marengo gave the keynote ad dress St Louis in 1872 made the kin dergarten an integral part of the public school system and was the j first American city to do so NATIONAL GUARDSMEN CONFISCATE AMMIJN Wesley Barker left and Sgt Wayne C Car penter national guardsmen confiscate shotguns rifles small arms and ammunition from members of the Polk county Good Government league and members of the Burch Biggs democratic political organization in this strife torn Tennessee county Belgrade Yugoslavia United States bluntly warned Sat urday that the Danube river will remain cut in 2 for traffic if east ern Europes communist states deny Austria a seat on the Danube control board Its position was laid down by American Ambassador Cavendish Cannon shortly before the Danub ian conference voted 7 to 1 to make the proposed soviet plan for a new Danube pact the basis for its discussion Under the soviet plan control of the Danube would be vested ex clusively with the 7 communist dominated states of eastern Eu rope Adoption of this working op eration means that the United States Britain and France can of fer their terms for the pact only in the form of amendments to the soviet draft France voted against the pro cedure The United States and Britain abstained from voting Cannon opening Saturdays ses sion declared Let us be realistic about Aus tria If the views of this important riparian state are not taken into consideration in drafting the con vention and Austria doesnt be come a party of it and does not immediately become a member of the commission the river will re main cut in two 2 Yanks Die in Blast in Japan Tokyo force officials announced Saturday that 2 Americans 11 Filipinos and 50 na tives were killed Friday at le Shima island in the explosion of a tank landing craft that was load ing ammunition for transfer to Okinawa The gigantic explosion com pletely demolished the tank land ing craft and also a medium land ing craft LCM that was close by far east air force officers said Officers estimated that the blast killed 50 natives in a village near the loading area The village was heavily damaged Rival Phone Unions Unite in Wage Push Washington rival tele phone workers unions teamec forces Saturday for a joint wage increase drive on the Bell system The strategy was announced a a meeting of officials of the Com munications Workers of America an independent union and the CIOs telephone workers organiz ing committee They said they had determined on a cooperative effort to break the Bell systems opposition to a 3rd round wage increase for the 500000 workers employed by Bell The unions have operated in the past as rivals However the CWA at a recent west coast convention authorized appointment of a com mittee to study possible CWA af filiation either with the CIO or AFL The 2 unions at the same time also invited other unions in the industry to join them in a pro gram to bring to phone workers the wage increases and other im provements granted in recen months throughout almost al branches of industry Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Mostly cloudy with occasional light showers Satur day night and Sunday No im portant change in temperatures Low Saturday night about 60 High Sunday in mid70s Iowa Cloudy with occasional ligh rain Saturday night Sufidai mostly cloudy with scatterec thundershowers No d e c i d c c change in temperature Low Saturday night 6065 Minnesota Mostly cloudy Satur day night and Sunday with scattered showers or thunder showers Saturday night and eas portions Sunday Warmer in southwest portions Sunday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather for 24 hour period ending at I oclock Saturday morning Maximum 70 Minimum 57 At 8 a m Saturday 58 Precipitation 09 YEAR AGO Maximum 88 Minimum 64 Relay Teanh Disqualified After Win BULLETIN Olympic Stadium Wembley England Cromwell head coach of the U S track and ield forces in the Olympic games odgcd an official protest Saturday against the disqualification of the J S team in the 400 meter relay or illegal passing of the baton Votes Down Presidents Measure House Stamps Approval on Housing Bill London United States 400meter relay team charged to a 7yard victory over Britain in he Olympic games Saturday but was disqualified and the English declared the winner The officials charged the Amer can team with failing to pass the oaton within the prescribed 20 yard area in a pass from Barney Swell to Lorenzo Wright and that deprived Uncle Sam of a track old medal he was sure to snare With Ohio States Mai Whitfield sprinting home 20 yards the good the Yanks made up some what for their disqualification by winning the 1600meter relay crown in France was 2nd and Sweden 3rd Canada Will Pick New Head MacDonald Seen as Successor to King Ottawa national lib eral party convention met Satur day to choose a successor to Prime Minister Mackenzie King who is retiring after 29 years as party leader There were 4 leading con tenders for the post Candidates for the nomination were expected to be external af fairs Minister Louis St Laurent Health Minister Paul Martin former Air Minister C G Power and Angus L MacDonald premier of Nova Scotia Although St Laurent has long been regarded by political ob servers as the leading candidate it was generally agreed that Mac Donalds entry could produce an upset in the leadership race 500 Oskaloosa Citizens Meet to Save Trees Oskaloosa 500 citi zens met Friday night and ap pointed a committee to continue their fight against the removal o 137 shade trees from A avenue center of a streetwidening furor The next move in the dispute will be a hearing before District Judge R G Yoder Monday on a petition of the state highway com mission for dissolution of a court order stopping removal of the trees The property owners commit tee will meet with the city plan ning commission and attempt to reach an agreement BULLETIN Washington senate Saturday passed the republican bill to restrict bank credit and installment buying1 control Congress was ready to ad journ its 2week extra session as soon as the house put its final okay on the measure Washington UR Senate re publicans Saturday handed Presi dent Trumans antiinflation pro gram a final rebuff and moved on to passage of a mild GOP version and adjournment Saturday night On a roll call vote the senate overwhelmed Mr Trumans wage Drice control program The vote was 53 to 33 against Mr Trumans proposals Brought up by the democrats as an amendment to the GOP mea iure which only restricts consum r and bank credit Mr Trumans proposals were defeated Prepare lo Vote Then the senate prepared to vote on the GOP measure which would give the Federal Reserve board authority to reimpose on consumers the wartime install ment buying controls It also would authorize the Federal Re serve to put a checkrein in lend ing by requiring banks to increase their reserves The house waited to take it up ana speed it to the white house Democratic Leader Alben W Barkley of Kentucky vicepresi dential candidate demanded and received a roll call vote on the price recommendations made by Mr Truman He made it clear that administration democrats were prepared to use the stand upandbecounted vote a target in the coming election campaign Housing Bill Passed All that remained in the way of congress quitting before nightfall was the creditrestricting GOP bill The house earlier completed action on a housing bill and sent it to the white house The senate vote tossed window Mr Trumans pleas for authority to reimpose price con trols on important costofliving items tighten up on rent control ratio and allocate scarce goods and regulate the commodity ex changes After 2 weeks of extra session the congress produced 2 measures for Mr Truman Believed Unhurt Officials at the Mason City mu nicipal airport reported Saturday noon that partial information has been received that a plane enroute from Mason City to Moline 111 was forced down near Hubbard Information available revealed that the pilot was uninjured in the forced landing It is believed that he was an itinerant pilot that stopped at the local airport for re fueling Friday evening SPEEDS ON HORSE New York UR Edward J Kenny a real estate broker was fined for speeding A policeman testified that it took Kenny 30 yards to stop his galloping horse after being whistled down House Group Ends Secret Questioning on Spy Ring New York house sub committee investigating unAmeri can acliyities ended a 3 hour se cret session with 3 witnesses Sat urday with the statement that the full story of a mystery figure in Russian wartime espionage in the United States would be told at a public hearing in Washington Monday The 3 man subcommittee ques tioned Earl Browder former U S communist party chief Victor Perlo named by Washington wit nesses as an espionage ring leader and Whittaker Chambers a senior editor of Time magazine who test tified as to the rings activities ear lier in the week The subcommittees trip to New York was a satisfactory pro ductive one Rep Richard M Nixon chairman of the group said We obtained material that will be of assistance in the in quiry Important Figure The socalled mystery witness Alexander Koral of New York is an important figure in the in vestigation Nixon snid He de clined to discuss Korals testimony before the subcommittee at the United States court house Friday night saying that he did not wish to disclose material obtained in an executive session Nixon said Koral would appear at the Monday committee hearing at a m EDT and Perlo at a m They will be the only witnesses Monday Nixon said Browder had not been summoned to appear in Washington Browder after he was ques tioned made a statement to the press attacking the motives of the committee and asserting commit tee members believed America should have fought on Hitlers side Indicates Type While declining to disclose Browders testimony Nixon said the former communists press statement was an indication of the type of witness he was Nixon refused to say whether Koral was the mystery witness who had been billed by the com mittee as a witness who would break the spy ringside open Committee Counsel Robert Stripling said the mystery wit ness would not be questioned Saturday ;