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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 14, 1946, Mason City, Iowa I CF AH6 I A NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Associated PTMJ and United Press Full WIr MASON CITY IQWA WEDNESDAY AUGUST PALESTINE WAR OF NERVES AND RIOTS GOES ON Warning of Jerusalem Postoffice Mining Is Believed Unfounded Jerusalem telephoned warning that the Jerusalem post office had been mined Wednesday reopened a Jewish underground war of nerves against the British who admitted they expected vio lent retaliation for their shipment of Jewish refugees to Cyprus The mysterious warning that the nostoffice was about to be blown up sent hundreds of employes scurrying Into the streets It was similar to a telephone warning shortly hefore David ho tel was blasted ata cost of about 100 lives last month j A search of the postofficeshowed nothing untoward Authorities concluded that the caller was re opening the war of nerves which kept Palestine on edge for days after the King David bombing The British partitioned Jerusa lem into 3 defense zones in ex pectation of attacks by Jewish un derground forces in reprisal for the dispatch of Jewish refugees from Haifa to Cyprus A London foreign office spokes man said Wednesday night that Prime Minister Attlee had re ceived President Trumans com munication on the proposed plan lotdividing strifetorn Palestine into a 4zone federal state The contents of the Truman communication were not disclosed but authoritative sources reported that it proposed an 1800square mile Jewish zone as compared with the 300scinaremile area projected by a BritishAmerican cabinet committee of experts and also called for more powers for the zoneIn controlling its own immigration rty The British cabinet was re ported reliably to have agreed to pursue its firm course of barring unscheduled Jewish immigrants irom Palestine where 3 Jews i were killed in riots Tuesday pro testing the deportation of 1000 of their race The cabinet heard reports from the army navy and air force while awaiting a decision of President Truman on the BritishAmerican cabinet committee proposal to di vide the tense country Two shiploads from Palestine reported to contain the most des perate persons arrested recently in a military and police roundup reached Cyprus in escort of the British cruiser Ajax The 2 troop ships containing the 1000 de ported illegal Jewish immigrants had not yet arrived Troops and police quelled 2000 Jewish rioters in Haifa whence the immigrants were deported Tuesday after the crowd defied a curfew and tried to break through to the docks The 3 cas ualties resulted when troops fired into the rioters Children stoned army vehicles in Jerusalem and 1000 Jews dem onstrated in Zion square there Tuesday night crying Down with the government Jewish leaders carried out a Turn Down All Bids on Local Hemp Factory All bids on the Mason City hemp plant have been re fused it was revealed here late Tuesday by a telegram from the reconstruction finance corporation to John L Johnson of the Cham ber of Commerce The war assets administration Monday announced 2 bids of 000 each and a number of lesser offers on the plant and property which have been declared surplus The 2 top bids were from the Lapiner Motor company Mason City and the Hawkeye Wire Prod ucts company Clear Lake both of which proposed to use the prop erty for manufacturing purposes The local plant has stood idle for more than a year since it com pleted processing of the 1944 hemp second of the 2 grown in North Iowa during the war to replace the Philippines crop con trolled by the Japs It was one of 11 such plants in Iowa In addition to the allfireproof buildings the property includes 40 acres of land policy of noncooperation with the Palestine government which is headed by the British Jewish members of government advisory committees resigned Mayors ot Jewish towns announced they would not maintain any relations with the government and would renounce all rights Leaflets signed by Hagana the largest Jewish resistance organi zation urged the inhabitants of Tel Aviv not to cooperate if an other curfew and search are or dered Hagana said such a search is impending A BBC broadcast recorded by NBC reported that barbed wire barricades have been strung around the American consulate in Jerusalem on advice of police of ficials The street demonstrations ans wered a call by the Hagana clan destine radio for protests against deportation Tuesday of 1300 un certified immigrants from Haifa harbor to Cyprus A throng of 20000 massed around the Habimah theater in Tel Aviv jeered every mention of Britain It roared disapproval when S Shoshani of the municipal council expressed faith in the conscience of the world A large British armored force was concentrated outside Tel Aviv and R A F planes flew above the city The only British police in the city were those in the single armored car which was stoned It was announced that the 840 immigrants still in Haifa harbor who arrived before the Aug 11 deadline will be taken to the Athlit camp Tuesday 615 were landed All future arrivals will be sent to Cyprus MCARTHY VOTESJudge Joseph R McCarthy who de feated Senator Robert M LaFollette for nomination in luesdays lepubhcan primary is shown casting his ballot as another voter looks on AP INVESTIGATE DEATH Davenport grand jury investigation into the death of Carl Raike 39 wasrecommended by a coroners jury Tuesday night Raike died Saturday of injuries allegedly suffered when he was struck by Maurice Taylor 35 dur ing an argument Taylor was scheduled for arraignment Thurs day on a charge of 2nd degree murder Mediterranean Sea Tel Aviv JERUSALEM TRANS STATUTE MILES TROUBLED HOLY LANDAt Famagusta Were rennrrnn nimdinv n VJ DAY QUIET CELEBRATION Washington shooting war ended a year ago and the celebration to put it mildly was unrestrained Wednesday the first anniver sary of Japans unconditional sur render was observed with no fan fare at all President Truman set the key note when he proclaimed Aug 14 1945 as a day of prayer anc high resolve that the cause of justice freedom peace and inter national good will shall be ad vanced with undiminished and un remitting efforts There were few parades speech es or formal observances to re call the riotous and joyful cele brations touched off at 7 p m EST last Aug 14 when Mr Tru man made his historic announce ment at the white house that the fighting was over Early to Philadelphia up late is profitable to Bernard Hur witz He played pinochle deep into the night arriving at his teamster of fice tarrly Wednesday with m his pocket Just a few minutes had left empty earlier robbers handed The 33yearold Hurwitz 5 months ago stopped off in a deli catessen for a sandwich He got to work late with just missing robbers Incidentally he won at pinochle Navy Has Waiting List Will Not Need to Draft Washington the army the navy plans no call on selective service when drafting is resumed Sept 1 after a 2month lapse Vice Adm Louis E Denfeld chief of naval personnel re ported happily Wednesday that we now have a waiting list oE men who want to enter the naval service The army already has issued a draft call for 25000 men next month And Maj Gen Willard S Paul personnel director for the general staff told reporters an other 160000 draftees will be needed during the succeeding 6 months unless volunteer recruit ing exceeds expectations 37 IOWANS HAVE POLIO Iowa City JP Thirtyseven infantile paralysis patients from 27 Iowa counties are being treated at the University of Iowa hospital This is an increase of one over last weeks figure BUYS PAPER Pinkie George well known Des Momes sports promoter has al ways wanted to own a weekly paper Recently he fulfilled that ambition purchasing the Milo Motor from Jo Anne Roberts Minnesota State Pair Is Cancelled St Paul Minn 2946 Minnesota state fair was cancel led Wednesday by order Dr A J Chesley executive officer of the state board of health because of the polio epidemic Cancellation of the fair followed a consultation of state officials and representatives of the state fair board with Gov Edward J Thye The governor pointed out that under rule 100 of the state health laws relating to epidemics only the board of health had authority to close the fair A continued upward climb in the number of polio cases in Min nesota gave rise to the question whether the fair should go ahead as scheduled Aug 24 to Sept 2 1 An order for cancellation was drawn up by the office of Attorney General J A A Burnquist fol lowing the meeting The fair board met immediately following the session in Thyes office and voted to acquiesce to the health board order Dean Schweickard commis sioner of education and his as sistant T J Berning came into the cancellation discussion after it had begun The commissioner announced he would send out a new suggested scheduled for all state schools deferring opening for 2 weeks He pointed out he could only suggest the change and that an order must come from the local boards Schweickard added that the majority of schools in the state usually follow his recommenda tions He said this applied to all types of elementary and high schools His original suggested opening for Sept 3 would be amended to Sept 16 he said The latest corrected reports listed 1139 cases of polio in the state with 86 deaths The Twin ities count was 945 with 788 in Minneapolis and 157 in St Paul Twentyeight new cases were re ported in Minneapolis and seven in the capital Two more deaths were register ed in the Twin Cities bringing the toll to 91 Two more county fairs also were called off Wednesday and a third was postponed due to the polio myelitis threat Officials of theBrown county fair at New Ulm said the exhibit scheduled to start there Thursday and run through Sunday would not be held The Nicollet county rair scheduled for Aug 2225 at St Peter also was cancelled Officials of the Lincoln fair at Tyler moved the dates from Aug 2225 to late September SOLVE HOUSING PROBLEM Joice another tem porary solution to the housing problem Richard Schuchert sup erintendent of schools and his family will live in the school au ditorium and eat in the science room when they arrive this week Hie school district is building hem a home LIE SAYS STALIN LOOKS HEALTHY New York Lie sec retarygeneral of the United Na tions said Wednesday that Pre mier Josef Stalin appeared to be in excellent health when he saw him in Moscow last month Lie who has just returned from a visit to Europe said Stalin was in good looked brown and healthful Lie said he still had hopes that the Paris peace conference would be concluded before Sept 23 when the U N general assembly scheduled to meet here Turkey Reportedly Has Refused Russ Demand to Share Dardanelles Istanbul well in formed sources said Tuesday night that Turkey had refused categori cally the Soviet Unions demand that the Dardanelles be placed under joint RussianTurkish de fense and that the control of that vital strip of water be handled by the Black Sea powers The Turkish reply these sources said was understood to have con tended thatthe soviet demands as contained in a note delivered last week exceeded the limit of the Montrcux convention and left Turkey no choice but to reject them These sources said Turkeys reply asserted that the soviet de mands which amounted to per mission to set up bases along the Dardanelles were predicted not on international security but sole ly for the benefit of 3 nations Turkey had considered the straits a matter for international consultation only Bulgaria Asks for Territory From Greece Paris formally presented a claim to the Paris peace conference Wednesday for the present Greek territory of Western Thrace and was supported by the Soviet Ukraine delegate Frankly admitting a shameful alliance with Germany during the war Bulgarian Foreign Minis ter Georgi Koulishev nevertheless maintained that the Bulgarian army did notfight onany front against the antiHUIcrian coali tion He asked that his nation be ac corded the status of an allied co belligerent the same as that sought Tuesday by Romania another defeated German satel lite Western Thrace is a narrow strip of territory along the northern coast of the Aegean Sea which gives Greece a common frontier with Turkey D Manuilsky chief of the owa Child Has Chance in 1500 to Get Polio Des nioines average towa child under 15 years of age las only about one chance in 1 500 of getting infantile paralysis state health department statistics indicated Wednesday There are about 650000 young sters 15 years of age or younger n the state and in a season of 500 polio Ceases the percentage would be roughly l to 1500 There have been 173 poliomye itis cases reported in Iowa so ar this season PLAN NEW COURSE Iowa City arts and crafts and reeducation will 30 stressed in a 5ycar course in occupational therapy which will be inaugurated at the University of Iowa in September ENLISTS IN ARMY Hron son of Mr and Mrs Vincent Hron of south west of Cresco has enlisted in the army He reported to Ft Snelling Minn and from there will go to a camp in Florida Ukraine delegation charged that Greek policy was instigated from abroad and protested against her demands for foreign Balkan soil Saying he supported Bulgarian demands for an Aegean outlet Manuilsky said he favored a re turn to the Bulgarian frontiers as provided in the treaty of Buchar est of 1913 This would give Bul garia Western Thrace and the pre sent Greek harbor of Alexandrou polis Dede Wincenty Rzymowsky chief Polish delegate aiso declared Bul garia deserves an indulgent peace Greece swiftly dissented Her hief delegate Premier Constant in Tsaldaris accused Bulgaria of international crimes and declared the draft treaty for the country which was allied to Germany in the last two wars was too light for a country which associated herself with the German aggres sor Koulishev that Bulgaria traditional Balkan iriend of Russia had declared War on Great Britain and the United States but asserted The Bulgarian army was mere y used as an occupation force and not one single soldier fought against Yugoslavia or Greece presented his nations plea for a lenient peace in place of Prime Minister Kimon Georg lev chief of the Bulgarian delega tion who had been scheduled to speak The switch in spokesmen was announced at the last minute by U S Secretary of State James F Byrnes serving his third and last day as chairman of the con ference under a system of rota tion Truman Signs Bill Cutting Airmail Rate From 8 to 5 Cents Washington Tru man Wednesday signed legislation reducing the domestic airmail rate from 8 to 5 cents an ounce effec tive Oct 1 Simultaneously Postmaster Gen eral Hannegan issued an order setting an air mail postage rate of 5 cents an ounce between all U S territory and members of the armed forces abroad The exist ing rate is 6 cents a half ounce The department anticipates that the reduced domestic rate will re sult in an unprecedented airmail volume COFFEE UP 10 TO 13 CENTS POUND OPA Grants Immediate Increase to Retailers Washington Wednes day authorized immediate retail price increases on coffee ranging from 10 to 13 cents a pound The increase results from 1 Cancellation of an import subsidy of 3 cents a pound The subsidy was discontinued when the price control law lapsed July 2 An increase of about 2 cents a pound authorized for importers June 28 This increase had not been passed on to retail levels 3 A further increase of about 3 cents a pound in importers ceil ings authorized Wednesday as an inducement to increase coffee im portation The amount of the retail in crease will vary depending upon method of distribution of coffee OPA said The agency authorized an in crease of cents a pound for processors of roasted coffee cof fee compounds soluble coffee and soluble coffeeproducts OPA said that wholesalers and retailers including retail wagon route sellers may apply their reg ular percentage markups to the new higher cost coffee Pierce Retains Control of Municipalities Funds Despite Supreme Court Marshalltown orders were issued in district court here one Tuesday and one Wednesday staying execution of a Marshall county district court ruling which ordered Frank Pierce to turn over to Max Conrad the records and of the League of Iowa Mu nicipalities The 2 orders the first issued with the filing of an appeal by Pierce and the 2nd with the fil ing of an appeal by the Fidelity bank which has possession of 512000 in league funds were is sued by Clarence Norland clerk of the district court here Tney accomplished the same thing approximately as would have been accomplished by an application made by Pierce to the Iowa supreme court which the court denied Wednesday Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Mostly cloudy Wed nesday night becoming partly cloudy and somewhat warmer Thursday Iowa Cloudy Wednesday night and occasional showers in ex tremecast portion Thursday partly cloudy warmer west and central portions Low Wednes day night about 65 Highest Thursday 8085 Scattered showers extreme cast Wednesday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum 73 Minimum 55 At 8 a m Wednesday 65 YEAR AGO Maximum 34 Minimum g4 LA FOLLETTE IS LOSER 83 YEAR GOVERNOR WINS Primary Vote Seen as End to 41 Years of 2 La Follettes iri Senate era of Ameri can politics ended Wednesday with the defeat of U S Senator Robert M LaFollette for G O P renomination and his indication that he would not run as an inde pendent La Folleltc conceded victory to Circuit Judge Joseph R McCar thy of Appleton marine veteran of World war II In answering questions he said newsmen would not be wrong in referring to previous remarks by him that he would not run as an independent if defeated in the pri mary In a statement from his Madison home that sounded the last clarion of former progressive party might La Follette admitted that he had been defeated for return to the senate seat hanfleil down o him in 1925 after the death of his father La Follette lost at the age of 51 to Circuit Judge Joseph R Mc Carthy of Appleton who served with the marines as a tailgunner in World war II Returns from 3085 precincts out of the states 3146 gave McCarthy 203840 to La Follettes 197146 a lead of 6694 Perry Stearns was third with 29132 The outcome means that for the first time in more than 40 years the state will not be repre sented in the senate by a LaFol lette father and son LaFollette a 21year veteran of the senate had turned to the re publican party for nomination to succeed himself after 12 years under the progressive party ban ner However the republican state organization threw its support to McCarthy for mer gunner of a marine dive bomber squad ron McCarthy was elected cir cuit judge at 30 to become the youngest n c r son ever chosen for sucli a post in Wisconsin The republi can senatorial nominee will LAFOLLETTE be opposed in November by Howard J McMur ray who was unopposed for the democratic nomination Wisconsins 83year aid gover nor Walter S Goodland like La Follette ran against the opposi tion of the state party organiza tion However Goodland ran far ahead of his 2 opponents for re publican renomination Goodland will he opposed in November by Daniel W Hoan former socialist mayor of Mil waukee Hoan rolled to an easy McCarthys Brother Attends School Here II F McCarthy brother of Jo seph R McCarthy who won nom ination in the republican pri maries Tuesday against Senator Robert M LaFoUette said here Wednesday that there is little likelihood of upset defeat of his brother in November The only time a democrat has been elected to high office in Wisconsin he explained was in the democratic landslides of the middle 30s Otherwise the state has been consistently republican or progressive Gov Goodland who won re nomination Tuesday is a support er of his brother II F McCarthy said and he expects to see them actively campaigning for each other this fall Hanford He admitted being some wliat surPrised at his brothers vctory although he said he brother had a good cnancc victory in his race for the demo cratic nomination for governor LaFollette whose progressive rty organization voted to dis staked his prestige on the outcome of the primary He said he would not run as an independent if he failed to receive the nomination LaFollette was elected as a re publican in 1925 when he ran for the uncxpired term of his father the late Fighting Bob at the age of 30 He was reelected in 1928 as a republican but split with the party early in the new deal to support much of tiic Franklin D Roosevelt administrations pro ;