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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 18, 1952, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for LOBEUAZETTE NEWSPAPIfc THAT MAKfS ALL NORTH IOWANS NIIOHiOHS HOME EDITION VOL LVIII Associated and United Full Ieate WUts Five a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY AUGUST mi ConiliU at Two Ml One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor In a Class Convention Oratory pOR a quarter of a century Ive been watching political conven tions and two features at least two featuresTI never have been able to fathom 1 I cant understand why theres so much meaningless oratory 2 I cant understand why the parties go to the trouble of adopt ing party platforms which are it such a thing is possible even more meaningless than convention ora tory The big idea and maybe the only the builders of party platforms is to say ALMOST NOTHING in the LARGEST NUM BER OP WORDS POSSIBLE What they strive for is something that will mean all things to all people The perfect example of this is to be found in the Democratic plat form this year Im referring to the plank having to do with civil rights Why dont we find the in itials FEPC in that plank For one simple reason Persons charged with drawing up the plank had to strike a compro mise between those who want a complete equality between the races and those who want to main tain status quo which means white supremacy in the South Its Without Mining It happens that this year the Democratic party courts the sup port of both the Northern Liberals and the Southern Conservatives So the platform writers labored far into the night and brought forth a plank which was acceptable to both extreme points of ceptable because it means exactly nothing In the dictionary is a word which finds its way into my vocabulary only once every four years That word is obfuscate and means to render obscure Thats what folks do who write the party platforms They throw up a heavy tog t h r o u g h theuse of words more words and still more words Theyre masters of the art of ob fuscation if obfuscation can be referred to as an art Once in a t think it happens by platform makers do get pretty specific That happened in 1948 when in both platforms there was an unqualified pledge to grant immediate state hood to Hawaii and Alaska But has that pledge been redeemed Do either of those two territories enjoy statehood today You know the answer to that They do not Found Wanting on Test When the question came to a test in Congress heres what hap per cent of the Republicans and 31 per cent of the Democrats opposed statehood for Alaska 21 per cent of the Repub licans and 30 per cent of the Dem Big Strike Called 2 M Threatened t Larger Exposition Planned Next Year Smashing all previous attendance marks the North Iowa Fair closed Sunday night after the most successful run in its history Official attendance for the 6day event was 100091 Sec retaryManager M C Cap Lawson reported Monday It was the first time the had reached the 100000 mark and surpassed the 1951 total by 9673 A crowd of more than 7000 Sun day afternoon packed the grand stand and bleachers and poured into the infield to watch the 100 mile stock car race won by Wally Dahl of Minneapolis See story on sports page The midway also was jammed iunday afternoon and another large crowd saw the closing performance ocrats opposed statehood for Ha waii They didnt feel hound by any platform pledge In this years two platforms those same pledges are repeated This time they may be carried out But it will be for other reasons than because they were included in the party platforms While Im on the general sub ject of performance against prom ise let me dip into the 1948 plat form for some other planks Tn the field of labor legislation the Republicans pledged to contin ue their study for improving labor management legislation in the light of experience and changing condi tions Thats a promise written in such general terms that its hard to check and particularly in view of the fact that the Republicans havent been in power Again Thty Were Fooling In the Democratic platform four years ago there was a pledge to repeal the TaftHartlcy act There were no ifs or amis or the LYNMOUTH England The measure was going to be erased loll of known dead rose to 22 Mon from the books The campaign was day with 12 others missing in flash pretty largely waged on that is sue Wei the TaftHartlcy act is still Police said it may be another both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue Hill and the White House mnj uuuiuvi In neither the Senate nor the House wectc before the final toll is known did Democrats feel bound by the Tnc coast was crowded with holi platform pledge Thirtytwo per cent of the was some missing per cratic Senators voted for revision sons might not even be reported rather than repeal of the Taft EVERY SEAT FILLED is only part of the large crowd that viewed the 100mile stock car race Sunday afternoon at the North Iowa Fair Temporary bleachers on Lhe infield were packed and many morespectators stood inside the halfmile oval The recordbreaking turnout of more than 100000 for the 6day fair speeded up plans of OlobeRilKlCephloby Muinr the Board of Directors to hold the 1964 exposition at a new site on highway 18 west City in order to provide the fairgoers with better facilities re Than 100000 Attendance Figures 1951 Tuesday 8898 Wednesday 19717 Thursday 15775 Friday 15052 Saturday 11037 Sunday 1993 1952 11362 17788 14997 16793 18948 20183 TOTAL 90418 100091 of the Ice Vogues of 1952 to boost he attendance for the final day to 20183 This set another record for a single days crowd Lawson said the board of dircc ors had agreed that 1953 will be he last year the fair will be held it its present site A new location on Highway 18 west of Mason City vill be the home of the exposition n 1954 Lawson added that the large at endance this year pointed to a really expanded fair in 1953 Attendance Saturday was 18968 or nearly 8000 more than last year A grandstand crowd of 3500 watched Deb Snydcr of Kent O capture he sixmile feature race n 5 minutes and 1838 seconds to outclass the field of dirt track drivers Another large evening audience saw the ice ihow Death Toll at 22 in English Flood noods that 15mile stretch ot Southwest Englands holiday dayers when the flood struck and Hartley act If they had been for repeal rather than for revision there would be another labor management law on the books to day What About This Year Again in the 1952 Democratic platform theres a plank pledging repeal for the TaftITartley act CONTINUED ON PAGE 1 Meanwhile Army engineers raced desperately against newly threatening skies to corral the surging Lyn River using dynamite and bulldozers to get it back to its course It was feared a further water pilcup would spread the still widespread fiood water to a great er area Declare Reds May Apply More Pressure Chinese Soviets Confer in Moscow LONDON Diplomats expressed the view Monday Rus sia and Red China may be plan ning to apply more pressure against the Allies in Korea Indo china and Japan Moscow Radio quoted Chinese Prime Minister Chou Enlai as say ing he had come to the Soviet capttal to consolidate further political economic and military links forged between tho two coun tries in their 1950 alliances That in the view of Western diplomats in London may well mean that Chou will call for more credit goods and arms to supple ment the million fiveyear onn granted by Russia two years ago Additionally Russian help may e enlisted to rebuild the indus armament Called Routine WASHINGTON W The State Department described Monday as routine the conference now going on in Moscow between a high ranking Chinese Commu nist delegation and Russian lead en GlobeGazette photo 1iy Musscr THREE Sfc Paul LTlehiz 547 19th SE off as he left Mason City Sunday morning with Company F of the Organized Reserves for CampMc Coy Wis are his 1yearold son Jeff and Sfc Heinz fa ther F A Heinz 235 20th SE More pictures and story on page 13 Fight in Political Attention Now Centering in Dixieland By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The presidential campaign took on a Southern accent Monday with things popping in four Dixie states and the Republican nominee eyeing prospects in that Democratic stronghold At Jackson Miss Democrats were pulling three ways as they gathered for a convention One faction backs Sen John Sparkinan the Demo Democratic Presidential Nominee cralic nominee for Vice president Afllni Stevenson the other is for Jn Arkansas Democrats GOP Nominee Dwight Elsenhower told they could be suspended and the third prefers a thirdparty two ycafs If after having voted in the Democratic primary they sup port the GOP ticket at the polls on Nov A In Louisiana Republicans organ izing teLienhmvers1 slnle campaign ran into an upsurge of party strife Southerner to either GOP Threat In Alabama the first serious OP threat since 1928 had Demo cratic party leaders whooping it V1 an uPslir8c PJJV fife Still nt odds were Elsenhower 11 More Highway Fatalities potential of Manchuria in view of he heavy drain imposed on the Chinese by the Korean War Fulfillment of two other 1950 igrcements between Russia and Red China are expected to follow the Moscow talks The first bound Russia to quit he Port Arthur Naval base in Manchuria by the end of this year The second bound Russia to hand over the Changchun railroads to also by the end of the year British Prime Minister been pre dicting privateiy for some lime that a general switch of Tied pres sures is taking place from Europe o the Far East and particularly to Japan SAME CBUek ftif mcani rafllo a put 24 liovrt Two Algona Men Killed By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Iowa counted H more traffic fa talities Monday after one of the worst weekends this year for mo or vehicle accidents on the states ughways Two Algeria men were killed nbout am Monday and two ouths were injured critically in a icadon collision of two cars nine niles south of Algona Dead arc Lyle Bruch 16 man igcr of the Pioneer Hybrid Seed lorn plant al Algona and Jnmes Beiser 21 son of Mr and Mrs John Bciscr a student at the State University of Iowa Injured were Mary Agnes Bruch 17 and David Bruch 15 children of Mr Bruch Both are in St Ann Hospital at Algona where Dav ids was described as serious and Mary Agnes was said to be critical Beiser was headed north driv ing from Fort Dodge to Algona alone in his car The Bruches were on their way to DCS Moines to visit relatives Others who died on Iowa high ways were Dean Scwall 22 Clarksville Mrs Kenneth Smith 28 Rock ford 111 and Jackie Smith 7 of Rockford All were killed in a crash near Cedar Falls Lionel Hubert Davics 38 Chi cago was killed near Scranton Lo ren H Sander 22 Holstcin was injured fatally near Cherokee Marvin B Vcrmace 24 died of in juries suffered near fowa City Tom McCarthy Jr 28 Eldora died of injuries suffered near El dora Thomas McKenzie Sioux City banks 40 Waterloo was injured fatally near Waterloo Four New Polio Cases in Cerro Gordo County A total of nine polio cases been reported in Cerro Gordo Coun ty this year an unofficial survey showed Monday Of this totalTom new cases were reported over the weekend An official check of the number of polio cases in Mason City is available through the citys hcailb department There are no official countywide figures however The number of cases reported so far in Mason City is of these were striken over the week end A J Thompson of the Cerro Gordo County Infantile Paralysis CommiUec docs not keep records of cases unless the patient receives aid from the National Infantile Paralysis Foundation he informed the GlobeGazette The new cases reported over the week end are Theresa Huston 13 428 Hh NE Mason City William D Keller 6 Mason City son of Mr and Mrs Donald G Keller 304 Crescent Drive the Huston girl was taken to Iowa City and the Keller boy is at Blank Memorial Hospital DCS Robert White 38 7 S 20th Clear Lake father of four children hospitalized at Iowa City Janice Winlerstein U daughter of Mr and Mrs Harold Wintcrstein S 8th St ClearLake at Mercy Hospital Mason City condition re porter good Other cases reported before the week end include Edward Schultz G son of Mr and Mrs Robert M Schultz 818 Pennsylvania NE Terrancc Soli 17 111 6th SW reported fully re covered Jerry Watson 13 Clear Lake son of Mr and Mrs M G Walson at Blank Memorial DCS Moines Mary Ellen Petlit Des Moines striken at Clear Lake re portedly recovered Frankie died in a cartrain collision at Schmitz 18 months old daughter of Manson and Mrs Charles E FairMr and Mrs Frank Schmitz Clear Lake reported striken in June re portodly recovered Henry J Kaisar Monday accused un known saboteurs who tampered with two speedboats he had en tered in racas at Tahoe City Calif of a murderous attempt on my life The damage was discovered a half hour before the races Sunday Girl Slayer Is Confined as Lunatic NEW YORK Pcakes he eternal life physicist who killed a pretty blonde secretary on the Columbia University campus Monday was ordered confined as a lunatic General Sessions Judge Edward J McCullcn committed him to Matteawan State Hosiptal at Bea con NY Meat Union Starts War of Nerves Goodrich Rubber Hit by Walkout By UNITED PRESS A strike paralyzed the Goodrich Rubber Co Monday and a govern ment proposal designed to prevent a strike on the New York Central Railroad was thrown off the track by threerollunions Labor harmony also was threat sned in the meat packing industry as the CIO United Packinghouse Corkers began a war ot nervei against the Big Four meat pack srs About 18000 rubber workers in nine B F Goodrich plants across the country began their strike Mon day after 10 weeks of negotiations over fringe benefits were broken oft at Cincinnati Shot Down The strike began just after mid night Sunday and L S Buckmat cr internationalspresident of the CIO United RubberWorkerssaid all the plants were shutdown or in the process of being shut down The National Mediation Board Sunday made a package pro posal aimed at settling the dispute between the rail brotherhoods and the NYC but the H Therailroad agreed to the fed erat compromise with some reser vatlons r The strike ifcalled would only affect the Eastern Division ot the New York Central About 60000 commuters York city area would behardest hit The dispute grewout ot 58 un settled grievancesinvolving work iJtrt Hiil AH t aTIlJ At ami au onus were tasennowcr up for Mondays homecoming of backers And supporters of Ohios Sen Robert Taft At a meeting in Alexandria Sat urday the Eisenhower people sue cecded in placing theirchoice ai Louisiana campaign manager bill failed In a bid lo scat new mem bers on the state central commit tee At Denver it was learned Elsen hower is arranging an unprece dented whirlwind Invasion of per hups a dozen rnnjor cities in al least seven Southern states The plan is for the general to leave from New York about Sept 2 ant xip through Dixie for two or days The Stevenson headquarters al Springfield III was also astir with speechniflking preparations Sen Mike Monroncy of Oklahoma chairman of the Democrats Speakers Bureau said a team o 100 orators will range country wide Brief Vacation Stevenson himself lakes off for a brief vacation Indicationswere he would keep up with his chores as Illinois governor when he re turns and still stay on campaign schedule The official kickoff address by him will be at Detroit on Labor Day coinciding with President Trumans initial cam paign speech at Milwaukee All About day night and Tuesday with occa sional thunder storms north Monpartment day night 8 am Monday Maximum Minimum At 8 am YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum weather data up to 80 47 65 79 47 ing rules wHidH were filed Brotherhoodof Locomotive Engin eers the Brotherhood Ot Locomo tive Firemen f and the Order of Railway The CIO1 Rubber iWorkersret vealed that the Goodrich company had offered them a 10 cent hourly wage boost They said this wasin line raises granted by four other rubber manufacturers The controversy arose over fringe benefits Although neither party to the dispute clear what the issues were it was be ieved that vacation pay filling of orders grievance procedures ind equalization o available work ng hours were at the base of the dispute The CIO Packinghouse Workers egan their war of nerves against he meat companies by wrapping all their plans in strict secrecy The 14man executive board of the union met in ChicagoSunday td discuss stalled contract negotia ions and refused to reveal what decisions they reached Bogged Down Negotiations between the union which represents 80000 employes n 68 meat packing plants and Ar mour Co Swift Co Wilson k Co and Cudahy have been hope essly bogged since a week ago when the old work contracts expired Coal miners began anxiously ex amininig their budget books and preparing for a memorial lay off called by their boss United Mine Workers Chief John L Lewis House Investigators Digging into Case of Alleged Fraud WASHINGTON WHouse inves tigators it was learned Monday are digging into a case of alleged fraud that lay in the Justice De partment about seven years and hcn was marked closed out being prosecuted Activities of a number of past officials of the department have een under scrutiny in connection with the case which is expected to The Weather Mason City Fair Monday Mon day night and Tuesday Not much change in temperature High Monday 80 to 84 Low Monday night 50 to 53 Iowa Partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday a few scattered ullv tuat a thundcrshowers southwest and nccomc the subject of public hear extreme west late Monday night m8s on Capitol Hill soon ami in ami cnnih The unexplained lack of prose culion in the case is sev eral similar matters being studied Minnesota Partly cloudy Monby a House judiciary subcommit ee investigating the Justice Do CommiUee sources said the case irst reached the department in 944 and about a year ago was marked closed without either iyil or criminal prosecution being nitiatcd The House committee invesliga ors did not identify ther than to say it related to oisiness firm ;