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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 11, 1952, Mason City, Iowa North lowos Daily Newspaper Edited lor CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NllGHiORS HOME EDITION VOL LVIII Auociitcd Prew ud United Prtw fun Lease Wirw Five a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY AUGUST 11 ThU Conilili of 243 One Aftins Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor A Decision Has Been Deferred Ty this time just about every thing that COULD be said about the two presidential nominating conventions HAS been said Quite a bit of it as a matter of fact has been said by me because I satin on both conventions as a reporter and turned out column after col umn of copyIn addition Ive made them the basis for at least two pre vious radio commentaries But Im not sure that the one most significant fact about the two significant even I honestly believe than the choice of had the attention it merits A task which seems to me to be inevitable and inexorable DIDNT GET DONE THIS YEAR If America is to remain a two party government and if that two party government is to have its best chance of operating success fully within the framework of true democracy the two parties MUST presents REAL CHOICE to the electorate On certain fundamental issues one party is going to have to say YES and the other is going to have to say NO Itcant be PERHAPS by one and MAYBE by the other Nor is it plausible over the long swing of years to have a more vio lent divergence of opinion WITHIN the two parties than BETWEEN them Taft vsl Harriman For a complete achievement of this objective this year it would have had to be Robert A Taft for thei Republican party and either Averell Harriman or Esles Kefauv er for the Democratic party And Im not even sure that Kefauver would have been quite far enough over to the left for a full scope of choice between the parties This would have made for the American counterpart of Britains Labor and the Conservative parties with their Attlee and Churchill re spectively Within the British parties there is a division ofopin ion as between Altlee the Fabian Socialist and Aneurin Bevan so far to the left that Moscow smiles whenever he talks But Jhe ex treme leftist wingdoesnt count for much in the total scheme of things I saythat for a complete realiza tion of the principle of sharp and welldefined party identity it would have had to be Taft versus Harri man While Taft is not actually as reactionary as he is painted by his critics nor as much so as most of his he has become the most commonly accepted symbol of conservatism Harriman de spite his millions in inherited per sonal wealth had pledged himself to extend the objectives of both the New Deal and the Fair Deal programs That was his campaign platform Ike and Adlai Alike As it worked out of course the Republicans gave us Eisenhower believer in world cooperation but not greatly different from Taft on domestic issues and the Demo crats followed through with Adlai Stevenson a son of wealth who on the basis of his record in public life doesnt represent any violent antipathy to the Eisenhower phil osophy in either foreign or domes tic policy Both can be described as moderates bothare extremely close to center politically Extremists on either side the right as well as the going to scream that they dont have any place to go in the forthcoming election And thats the plain truth of the matter Its only the middle oftheroaders who find their wishes sated in either nominee Here lest I be misunderstood I think I should explain that the sit uation as it presents itself causes me no personal distress I have a strong preference for Eisenhower at the same time Im pleased to know that nothing very bad could happen from a Stevenson vic tory My reasoning will be that the countrys prime need is a thor oughgoing cleanup of a bureauc racy grown fat and cor r u p t through the mere fact that it has been at the trgugh too too that not merely a NEW DEALbut a NEW DECK is absolutely imperative to get the job done Would Tied While I would wish to be fair enough to admit that Mr Steven son was nominated in spile oi rather than because of Truman Influence he would not as the ben eficiary of the Democratic organi talion in the period between now next November be able to be M ruthless as the next President CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Beehive of North Iowa Fair Set for Opening Tuesday The North Iowa Fairgrounds were a beehive of activity Monday in preparation for the opening of the 1952 exposi ti6n Tuesday Theres more work than ever before but well be all set to roll Tuesday Thats the statement of M C Cap Lawson secretary manager of the North IKE WATCHES DwigM D EiSiower peers around the side of a rug frame to watch Navajo women weave a rug at Gallup N M Eisenhower attended the InterTribal Indian ceremonial Sunday Fair Near perfect weather ias beenforecast for the Tuesday opening date It will be Mason City Night Tuesday with the first official event being a concert in front of the grandstand by t h e Osage band But the big show of the Tucs lay night opener will be the 1952 North Iowa Fair debut of The Ice Program John L Robinson Shows on Mid way TUESDAY Entry Day 30 by Osage Band Voguet of 1952 plus the Five White Guards Vogues of 1952 Forty skilled per orriiers will present their first of six nightly shows at pm Tuesday Itll be a 2Vfchour extrav aganza on a 90 by 40 foot portable ce stage Five White Guards Besides the ice showthe Five White Guards will perform in ront of the grandstand eacheve ning Theyll sing songs which made Ihem the lop attraction in hotels supper clubs and theaters in Chicago and New York Mondays activities centered around the midway where the John L Robinson Model shOws were beingputunlo place None the agricultural exhibi tions livestock 4H FFAor home exhibitions were yet underway but several eating places most of them being operated by Mason City church groups were doing a thriv ing As usual during fairtimechil dren far outnumbered the work ers The youngsters were in and out over and under eyeing and sighing around tractors plows caterpillars wagons tents rides display booths and the grandstand and track 900 People Lawson said that the temporary bleachers erected at the east end of the grandstand and in the infield will handle nearly 900 people The bleachers will be used to handle some of the expected 100000 spec tators thatll attend the sixday North Iowa Fair Robinsons Model Shows which just finished an engagement at Webster City started arriving be fore daybreak Several of the rides and lent shows were near complc Say Truce Talks Near Collapse v 150 Planes Hit Red Factory 104Degree Heat for Infantrymen By THE WIRE SERVICES MUNSAN Korea Ko rean truce talks seemed on the verge of collapse Monday after negotiators called another week long recess Meanwhile the skies over Korea echoed to the terrific bombardment United Nations planes gave a North Korean chemical plant One hundred and fifty fighter bombers rained bombs bullets and rockets and protecting Sabre jets acldecr two more MIG jets to their August toll Looks Desperate The truce situation looked des perate Many observers felt that the negotiations were on their death bed They seem paralyzed They show symptoms of dying a slow distressing the doorstep tosuccess Maj Gen William K Harrison top U N delegate Monday tersely told the Communists There seems nothing to discuss There isno way Harrison ex plained in which wecan change our position And he added the Allied bereconciled with the Communist demands Attack Five fighterbombers wings o Shooting Stars and Thunderjels and two groups of Marine aircraf struck NamsQk about 20 mile northof the EastvCoast port o v t The Allied planes dropped 14 tons of bombs 6nd destroyed 29 Redoccupied buildings and dam aged a power station Namsok was not one of the 78 North Korean towns slated to receive radio warnings in the event of an air attack 104 on Ground On the ground the war was fought in 104 degree heat Chinese Communists tossed US Marines off Siberia Hill a low ad vance position on the Western Front in a dawn attack Sunday The Marines had taken it only our hours before ion by Monday noon By fTuesday noon 14 rides four shows and 50 concession stands will be ready Although the swine show has icon limited to 4H and FFA mar ket pigs due to the threat of vesicu ar exanthema a rare hog disease ilher livestock entriesare pouting n at a record pace Space ordinar ly used for swine will be used to louse the increased number of cal Ic and sheep Armour Workers Remain on Job No Contract Negotiations Continue to Avert Strike CHICAGO The CIO United Packinghouse Workers Union told its members at 26 Armour and Co plants includ ingthe Jacob E Decker plant in Mason City to work with out a contract Monday ponding resumption of wage talks with a federal conciliator A union spokesman said the UPW refrained from is suing1 a strike call Monday although its contract with Ar m o u r expired at midnight Sunday night lie said the company had Indicated it would nake a new wage offer when ne gotiations resume Monday after noon Meanwhile the unions contracts with other big packers expire at nidnight Monday night The union said it had schcduled negotiations with Swift and Co and the Cudahy Packing Co but had scheduled no meetings with Wilson and Co the remaining Big Four packing irm The union had asked a wage ioost from Armour plus other con cessions Union President Ralph Helsteln inid the company had countered with a package offer that was not acceptable Armour declined to comment on this The union said the common la borers who make up about one third of the working force now average an hour and thai the hourly wage for all workers is about The union claims some 30000 members at Armour plants Jordan Removes Ailing King Son Ascends to Thrpne AMMAN Jordan Wl Jordans Parliament decided Monday to remove ailing King Tolal from his ancient Hashemite throne and turn the crown over to his son Crown Prince Hussein The Jordan radio promptly Broadcast that 37yearold Hussein lad been proclaimed king The move came little more than Lwo weeks after another Arab King Farouk as ruler nnd proclaimed his infant son Fuad as monarch Both Houses of Parliament had convened to hear reports about Talals health a subject of inter national concern The government recommended that the monarchs jricf reign be ended Talal has been reported mental y ill many months The 41year old ruler recently underwent treat ment in Switzerland reportedly for schizophrenia split He was under similar treatment n Switzerland in July 1951 when he assassination of his King Abdullah brought him to the hronc REFLECTIONS TN graceful hoop costumes festooned with thousands of gold mirrors these violin playing skaters appear in one of the headline production sequences in the allnew and bigger Ice Vogues of 1952 to nightly before grandstand audiences at the North Towa Fair Tuesday through Sunday A capacity grandstand is expected for the first performance Tuesday evening It will be Mason City Night with special rates offered by Mason City retailers Both Parties Prepare for Rough Fight Adlai Has Tight Reign on Campaign By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Like two great armies on the eve of battle the clank and rattle of nancuvering for position began to in earnest Monday from the Democratic and Republican camps Day Sept precisely three weeks away and here was much preparation for the two months of campaigning that will follow The presidential election is Nov 4 At Denver Gen Dwight Eisen hower arranged for serious pow wows after a relaxing visit Sunday with 35 American Indian tribes The outcome of his conference with leaders of eight Southern slates mny decide what kind o Republican thrust will be mad into the Democrats Dixie strong hold At Springfield III Democrats used words like General ant ins a some what discordant albeit good hu mored discussion of just how irmly Illinois Gov Adlai Steven ion will grasp the Democratic standard Eisenhower after the Southern state conference scheduled a meeting with home Republican members of congressional agricul ure committees and other party larrn lenders That underscores GOP delermi nallon to prevent what happened n 1048 Democratic success In the arm belt generally given much credit for President Trumans vlc ory sailboat shewas tryinglosoirtoManvilIe Iran Senate Gives Mossadegh Great Power to Govern TEHRAN Iran Senate n a complete aboutface Monday voted Premier Mohammed Mossa Icgh authority to govern the coun try for the next six months as he sees fit The Upper House gave final ap proval to the sweeping grant of power which on Saturday it had refused to adopt without further nails recommendation for such Economic Sta bilizer Roger Putnam Sunday night he saw no need orit unless prlccs keep climbing at a rapid rate study The Majlis Lower House al ready had approved the measure which now is enacted into law It gives the Premier the right to gov ern by decree in nearly every phase of Iranian life The Senate after refusing the inal action on Saturday had sent a delegation to the aged National ist leader asking for more in ormation about his plans and ask ing also that he modify his demand for power Card Mailed 6 Years Ago Arrives at Last CALMAR A pottcard dated Aug 121946 from Portland was received by Mrs Dan Meyer after almost six years making tht trip The Utter was from her parents Mr and Mrs Earl Cecil of Cedar Rapids who were visiting on the coast Postal officials said the card had probably lost on some mail car and found shortly bifore it was delivered Aug 8 MILITARY EXCELLENCE CAMP McCOY Wis MVCo D 168th Infantry Marshalllown com manded by Capt Clyde Barker Saturday received the Eisenhower trophy for general military excel lence at the 34th IowaNebraska National Guard division review here Saturday married Manvallecounteredwith the announcement lhatli all e would be his 10th iwife v Top Economic f v WASHINGTON of President Trumans1 lopeco All ot these developments were ontlnuing ripples from the storm dckcdup over the steel price dis utc settled July 24 The Office C Defense Mobilization on that date approved a halfbilltondollar price increase for a on for carbon steel and a average for all steel Arnall called on Truman last Vedncsday He handed in his res gnation and urged the President o order a special session of Con gress Truman took no action on he resignation but said hef was considering a special session In New York Putnam said on an NBC radiotelevision program he saw no sign of a runaway on prices He said he believes a special session is not needed now ut added If prices go up in the next month as fast as they have gone up in the past month yes Army Asks 47000 Men in October WASHINGTON Ml Thp Army called for 47000 draftees in Oc obcr This compares with 30000 asked or September and would bring to 932000 the total called by the Arrny since inductions resumed in September 1950 SAME BUck flir meant 4ctUi Irt 21 Guard Story Theres story with en page13 about North Clowes National Guardtmen who now encamped at Camp Wii Decker Plant Out of j i Jacob E Decker and Sons out of the market Monday r P Thogerson general man ager said enough hogs were on hand for bperationsj Monday and Tuesday the danger of cular exanthema appearing in area he explained the plant was being very cautious so notto get too far ahead in its purchases No signs of the disease Thoger son explained have been found at the Mason Cityplant as yet About The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy and cooler Monday afternoon and Monday night High Monday 72 to 75 Low Monday night 48 to 52 Iowa Cloudy with occasional light rain southeast partly cloudy elsewhere Monday afternoon cooler high 72 to 76 Tuesday mostly fair and not so cool 7 Minnesota Fair and cool Monday nightTuesday mostly fair not so cool 4 GlobeGazette weather data to 8 ain Monday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Precipitation YEARAGO i Maximum up 81 57 58 43 ;