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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 12, 1948, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION HLUU VOL LIV Associate Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY AUGUST 12 1948 This Paper Consists of Two Onn No 264 AP Wirephoto TOBIN ACCEPTS SECRETARY OP LABOR J Tobin former governor of Massachusetts is greeted by cheers from his supporters in Boston Mass Wednesday night following his announcement that he would accept the post ofsecretary of labor offered by President Truman His decision takes him out of the race for tho dem ocratic nomination for governor Mrs Tobin is seated beside him 46 Per Cent of Voters Favor Dewey New election of Thomas E Dewey to the presi dency is now favored by 463 per cent of the public while 315 per cent support the reelection of President Truman Fortune maga zines latest survey disclosed Thursday Interviewing for this survey was begun under the direction of Elmo Roper immediately after Tru mans nomination July 15 The question follows with replies If the election were being held today which candidate for presi dent do you think youd vote for President Truman Governor Dewey Henry Wallace or who Truman 315 Dewey 463 Wallace 30 Thomas volunteered 2 Other volunteered 24 Dont know 166 The 24 per cent who mentioned candidates other than the first 4 included those who favored Gov J Strom Thurmond of South Carolina nominated by southern democrats on July 17 Fortune points out that since the rebel democrats convention was held just as interviewing for this sur vey began the proportion for Thurmond is almost certainly low Fortune o point iects on voters opinion of the special congressional session are not shown in this survey nor are effects of the Wallace convention which was held a week after in terviewing began The percentage of dont know voters is expected to drop con siderably by November Just be fore the 1944 election Fortune found the dont knows totaled per cent Oskalcosans Oversubscribe Court Bond Oskaloosa pro testing the removal of over 100 shade trees in a streetwidening project have oversubscribed a required bond to continue an injunction in force The bond was set by District Judge R G Yoder and deadline ior raising the bond was set for Wednesday Previously he had is sued an order restraining the state highway commission from remov ing the trees to continue the project No date has been set for a hear ing on a permanent injunction asked by residents Highway com mission officials said concrete work on the project must start be fore freezing weather or be post for another year Infant Girl Killed When Hit by Truck Cedar Rapids Fos ter 18 months old daughter of Mr and Mrs Virgil Foster of Mar ion was fatally injured Wednes gay afternoon when she was struck by a milk truck in front of her home She died 2 hours later in a Ce dar Rapids hospital meant la aul Tobin Agrees to Accept Secretary of Labor Post Washington resident Truman added a record voteget ter to his cabinet Thursday and Democratic party aides hoped the newcomer Maurice Tobin would help corral the labor ballot in No vember Tobin stepped out of the Mass achuttts governors race Wednes day night to accept the post of secretary of labor which has been vacant since the death of Lewis B Schwellenbach June 10 The 47 y e a r old New Eng lander brings to Washington a po litical record in which H he twice defeated James M Curiey for mayor of Boston the strong hold oE that veteran democratic party leader 2 in winning the Bay states governorship in 1944 he became the 1st candidate to top the millionvote mark in a guber natorial race there In fact Tobin polled 13000 more votes than the late President Roosevelt received in the state Weilliked by union organiza tions Tobin was expected to take a major part in the Truman elec tion drive stressing the demo cratic pledge to seek repeal of the TaftHartley labor law The president nominated Tobin last Saturday but the senate did not pass on the appointment in its adjournment rush However he will hold down the under a recess appoint ment Roth Trials Scheduled for Next Month Waterloo Mayor Robert Buckmaster was named Wednesday by the Black Hawk county board of supervisors as special assistant to Prosecutor Al lan Herrick Des Moines in the trial of 25 Rath Packing company workers on charges of violence during the strike at the companys plant in May The cases are scheduled to come up during the September term of court At the same time negotiations between Rath and the United Packinghouse Workers union CIO were continuing in an at tempt to get a new contract But there was disagreement as to when the old contract ended The company said it terminated the contract May 3 during the strike but the union claims the contract expired Wednesday Blast Halts Water Supply Jerusalem Pumping Station Destroyed Tel Aviv heavy ex plosions blew up the Latrun pumping station on the water pipeline to Jerusalem before dawn Thursday an official Israeli gov ernment announcement reported The announcement said installa tions were heavilydamaged mak ing it impossible to pump water from the source at RasElEin northeast of Tel Aviv to Jeru salem The Israeli announcement said the pumping station was blown up by Arab troops who have held Latrun since they captured it early in the Palestine war There are 4 pumping stations on the pipeline from RasElEin to Jerusalem Jews hold 3 of them but were unable to resume pump ing water to Jerusalem because Arabs held the 4th at Latrun Reports Wednesday said agree ment had been reached under the United Nations mediator Count Folkc Bernadotte to resume pumping water to Jerusalem with in 24 hours 5 Killed in Plane Crash Topeka Kas men were killed and 2 seriously injur ed Thursday in the crash of a 4engine air force plane 2 miles southeast of the Topeka air base The craft crashed in flames shortly after taking off Col Albert F Kalberer com manding officer of the Topeka base said the plane was on a rou tine training mission Cause of the crsh has not yet been determined Knlhercr said Names of the victims were withheld pending notification of their next of kin Talk With Molotov for 3 Hours No Conclusions Reached in 4th Kremlin Meeting Moscow envoys of the United States Britain and France conferred with Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov for almost 3 hours Thursday We are still without any con clusions U S Ambassador Wal ter Bedell Smith said after leav ing the kremlin It was the 4th time in 11 days the envoys of the U S Britain and France had met with Molotov in an effort to solve the Russian blockade of Berlin and see if a basis rould be established for westeast talks on other differ ences No signs appeared that the talks are coming to an end in the near future Such secrecy has been imposed that there is most no reliable information here on the trend S Ainbsador Walter B Smith Fifcnch Ambassador Yves Chataigneau and the special Brit ish envoy motor ed together from the American embassy to the kremlin for the appointment with Molotov at 5 p m Headway s Apparent in Buyer Strike By UNITED PRESS Buyers strikes against high meat prices appeared to be mak ing some headway Thursday but housewives believed the real test would come Friday and Satur day when weekend market adver tisements come out In Los Angeles butchers and housewives agreed it was too early to tell whether prices would drop because of the drive Shopkeepers said the results if any would be evident this weekend when house wives do their heaviest shopping The Safeway oi in Los Angeles reduced the price of steaks to 95 cents a pound to keep them moving Tbone and porterhouse steaks sold for last week while club steak brought Frank B Wells president of the retail meat dealers association in Buffalo N Y discounted the possible effect of the strikes Prices are high he said because of the high demand And if de mand slumps cattlemen can hold animals off markets until it picks up RECKLESS DRIVING South Bend Ind J Reese 69 had his driving li cense suspended for 90 days for reckless driving Patrolman Irving Hampton cited him for driving his car between 5 and 8 miles an hour on a busy street Reese pleaded guilty U S British MPs Fight Red Forays Into Western Zones Berlin m e r i c a n British military police turned back 2 Russian forays into their sectors of Berlin Thursday Russian military police aug mented by German policemen from the soviet sector were at tempting to arrest Germans in the western sectors The Russians said they were looking for black mar keters British and Americans said the Soviets also might be looking for Russian army deserters or might just have been engaging in harassing tactics The Americans at Kreuzberg turned back sovietcontrolled Ger man policemen and Russian MPs who were trying to search houses across the border from their zones The British aided by western sec tor German officers stopped a similar sortie at Potsdamer Plats In Frankfurt about 20000 Ger man office and industrial workers angrily protested rising living costs at a mass meeting called by trades unions One group an American soldier after over turning his jeep It was the big gest and noisiest demonstration in the Americanzone city since the end of the war A 3rd bureau of the elected Berlin city government was threat ened Thursday with a splitup be tween Russian and noncommun ist control The communist head of the la bor department refused to abide by a decision of the city govern ment to give the anticommunist faction of the trade union federa tion rights to negotiate with em ployers He insisted that only the communist faction backed by tho Russian had such powers The city police and food ad ministrations already have been split by communist refusal to ac cept government orders The anticommunist press said complete chaos prevails in the administration office the Russians established to handle their pro posed feeding of all blockaded Berlin It was this bureau which crowded out regular city govern ment food officers from their of fices in the city hall located in the Russian sector Pay Hike to Rail Unions Parley on New Boost Scheduled Washington and the unions completed their 2nd postwar wage fight Tuesday and headed negotiations for a 3rd rnnnti in September and 3 unions signed PIT agreement late Wednes day night to finish the 2nd round The unions were the locomotive engineers fiienap and enginemen arid switchmen They had threat ened a nationwide rail strike in early May Major features of the agree ment including a 15Jcent hourly wage increase had been an nounced by the white house sev eral weeks ago The settlement was worked out by presidential as sistant John R Steelman who um pired disagreements over the final minor details The 3 unions are expected to ask for a living cost of pay increase of about 20 cents an hour or more in negotiations duo to start soon in Chicago Two other groups of rail unions will negotiate 3rd round pay boosts with tho carriers at the same time Decision Reserved on Writ to Russian Lying Under Oath Charge Is Hurled Kramer Questioned on Alleged Spy Moves for Russia Washington house un American activities committee questioned Michael Samarin Rus sian school teacher Thursday but said it rot no pertinent informa tion from him At the end of an hour and a half session with S a m a r i n behind closed doors Chairman Thomas RN told reporters the wit ness would be held under sub poena as a source of future in formation Price Bill Signature Expected for Friday Washington white house said Thursday President Truman probably will act Friday on the roiubiican antiinflation bill He is expected to sign it but blast the GOP for failing to enact pricewage controls and ration as he nsked Wallaces Son Talks On About Chickens Iliiiira X Y UR Henry A Wallaces son Henry B Wallace came here Wednesday to talk about chickens He refused to dis cuss his fathers campaign I am not very good newspaper copy because I do not talk poli tics Wallace said Wallace associate with poultry farms near Des Moines Iowa dis cussed hybrid chickens at an an nual meeting of poultrymen Cornell university Washington House spy hunters Thursday accused an an gry redhaired former new deal economist of lying under oath and said he would be haled into court The accusation was hurled as the house unAmerican activities committee quizzed Charles Kram er on charges that he spied for Russia ns an alleged leader in a communist underground made up of government employes here At the end of Thursdays es pionage hearing Chairman J Par nell Thomas announced that as yet unnamed high government and military figures will be called before the committee soon He said the committee will keep digging until we prove or disprove that an espionage ring existed Thomas said any impression that the hearings will end soon is far from the truth He added that many whose names have not been mentioned persons high in the government and high in the military will be called at an early date Kramer for a while poker faced refused to answer questions as to whether he was a commun ist or a spy on constitutional grounds that his answers might incriminate him Under c o m m it t e e needling which included a charge that he sold this country down the riv er he lost his temper and shouted Youre not trying to find the iacts Youre making a circus to hide what congress has failed to do Britain Challenges Soviet Danube Rights Belgrade Yugoslavia Britain challenged Russia Thurs day to prove she has riparian rights on the that Js that the river touches soviet soil Russia claims to be one of the riparian states with the right of jurisdiction over the waterway So does the Soviet Ukraine The Ukraine does touch the just barely But if the Ukraine is considered separate from the rest of the Soviet Union the nearest Russian point to the Danube banks would be hundreds of mile away Britains A m b a s s a d o r Sir Charles Peake waved a map Show him he demanded ofthe Russians where the Danube touches Russia except in the Ukraine Ruths Condition Reported Better But Still Critical New York condition Thursday was reported as improved but still critical A bulletin issued at a m in Memorial hospital by Dr Hayes Martin stated Babe Ruth rallied this morn ing His pulse is stronger Condi tion improved although still cri tical The homerun king has been ill for 2 years He took a sudden turn for the worse Wednesday after developing a cold The 53yearold Babe rallied slightly Wednesday night but the hospital said his condition was still critical Early Thursday the hospital said there was no change Only members of his immedi ate family and a longtime friend Paul Carey treasurer of the Babe Ruth Foundation were permitted in Ruths hospital room After a visit Wednesday night Carey said Ruth was holding his Hundreds of messages from the Babes wellwishers poured into the hospital Neighborhood youngsters in small groups trooped in from playgrounds to the hospital lobby to ask about the Babe 1 Dies as Auto Trolley Collide Des Moines p h o n s e Hackman 26 of Des Moines was killed and 2persons injured in an autostreet car collision here late Wednesday night The injured were Hackmans wife Betty Jean 23 and Frank Senn 66 operator of the street car Deputy Sheriff Joe Smith said Hackmans car was traveling at a high rate of speed when it side swiped the front end of the street car after it was about J of the way across an intersection The accident occurred in south west Des Moines Course Rules Clarified Gl Training for Trade Approved Washington UR Uncle Sam didnt mean quite what some peo ple thought when he put his foot down on socalled leisure time veterans training a few months ago veterans administration offi cials said Thursday HeMi still pay the bill for a course in ballroom dancing pho tography flying or even bartend ing The only rub is that the veteran must prove that he plans to be an honesttogoodness bartender and doesnt just want to know how to mix a few highballs for his friends And he would do better to live in a community where theres con siderable elbowbending A spokesman for the veterans administration which handles the training program put it this way Before we okay any unusual courses like bartending we have to be sure the veteran either has the promise of a job or a pretty good chance of getting Thus a veteran might be ap proved for a bartending course in a city like New York or Chicago and be turned down flat in a dry state like Kansas Airliner Forced Down in Windstorm Great Bend Kaiis Con tinental airline plane with 9 pas sengers aboard was forced down here Wednesday night in a severe windstorm which damaged its mechanism The plane a DC3 was on its way from Denver to Tulsa when it ran into the storm about p m It circled around the town and landed at the Municipal air port The passengers none hurt were taken to a hotel here for the night Police Hunt Bank Robbers Steal in Cuban Holdup Havana sealed off the Cuban capital from the rest of the island Thursday in their search for the bandits who robbed the Bank of Canada of more than in Cuban money Wednes day afternoon in the biggest rob bery in Cubas history Police Inspector Col Antonio Diaz Baldequin said he expected to make an arrest within 24 hours He said he had information on some of the bandits Thirty persons outside the bank were taken into custody immedi ately after the holdup The inspector reported that all avenues of rail ways and bus been sealed He said the entire police force of the republic had been mo bilized to search for the bandits believed to number 8 Bank employes said the bandits herded them into a small back room disarmed them and piled into bank bags and type writer covers More than 5 min utes elapsed between the time the bandits left the bank building and the alarm was given because the bank was not equipped with an automatic alarm device Manager Esteban Juncadella said he was talking to the bank detective when 2 bandits ap proached with submachine guns and forced him to open the safe containing in and denominations Juncadella said in 100s 50s and 20s was taken from teller booths Police believed the bandits es caped in 3 automobiles which were parked nearby with their motors running r Protest on Order Comes From Soviet State Department Wires Dewey to Hold Up Action BULLETIN New York unidenti fied woman jumped or fell from a third or fourth floor window of the soviet consulate late Thursday police reported New York state supreme court justice Thursday reserved decision on a writ of habeas cor pus brought to free a Russian school teacher secluded in tbe so viet consulate here The court took the writ under advisement after attorneys for the petitioner Christopher Emmet sought writs of seizure against both the consul general and Mrs Oksana Stepanovna Kosenkina State Supreme Court Justice Samuel Dickstein said he was de laying action because of the in ternational questions involved here Protest Action In Washington meanwhile Rus sia protested the action of the New York court in ordering the soviet consul toproduce the woman in court Immediately after the pro test was lodged with the state de partment the department wired Gov Thomas E Dewey requesting that any further action against the consul be held up temporar ily Justice Dickstein said the Rus sian consul had informed him he was seeking advice from the soviet embassy in Washington as to his rights and status on this ques tion Gets Order The consul general Yakov M Lomakin had been ordered to bring the woman Mrs Oksana Stepanovna Kosenkina into court at a m Thursday Lomakin defied the writ and neither ap peared During the morninglong court session several witnesses testified that Mrs Kosenkina had expressed fear of returning to Russia One of the witnesses was Cjun tess Alexandra L Tolstoy who operates the White Russian retreat at Valley Cottage N Y from which Mrs Kosenkina was taken last week Lomakin said then that he had rescued the woman from the retreat 7 Chinese Pirates Executed for Ship Sinking Robbery Amoy China pirates were executed here Wednesday for robbery aboard the SS Chung Shing on Feb 28 As a result of the piracy the ship was sunk and 160 passengers and crewmen lost their lives ROYALTY Polly Ellen Pep breaks out with her winningsraile here which has made her the ruling queen of Britts hobo conventions She raced into Mason City Thursday in this 1924 Model T which appropriately stalled in front of the Globe Gazette on her way to open her campaign for queen of the 48th annual event at Britt v High Ranking Nazi Receives Death Penalty Nuerenberg American war crimes tribunal Thursday confirmed the death sentence of Gen Oswald Pohl highranking officer in Hitlers SS elite guard and commuted to life imprison ment the death sentence of one of his assistants Georg Loerner Max Kiefer Karl Fanslau and Hans Bobermin who served un der him had their sentences re duced by at least 5 years Pohl a concentration camp ad ministrator and the others were sentenced last November But an error was discovered in the orig inal judgment leading to a new trial and new sentences Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy with little change in temperature through Friday Some chance of thundershowers Friday night Low Thursday night 62 High Friday 85 Iowa Partly cloudy Thursday night and Friday Scattered thundershowers northwest and extreme west portions over most of state Friday Continued rather Low Thursday night 6266 Minnesota Partly cloudy north and mostly cloudy south por tion Thursday night and Friday with scattered local thurfder showers extreme south portion Little change in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum 90 Minimum 57 At 8 a m Thursday 73 Precipitation Trace YEAR AGO Maximum 93 Minimum 39 N L ;