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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 31, 1948, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Associated Prea and United Presi Full Ltosa Wires Government Investigation on Winona Air Crash Starts Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY AUGUST 31 1948 ful Wis Tuesday began a investigation to learn North he would meteorological He said he would question wit said the 2engined nesses who Martin 202 plane to fpart at the seams from vr K of tornadic winds which hit m widespread areas of the midwest Sunday Reaches Craft First Noithrup manager of the Winona airport discounted reports that the plane may have been struck by lightning He was one of a group of 4 men h reached the plane first after it ploughed into 550foot Buffalo adgenear the Mississippi river 1 Just dont think the light ning theory is any good he said There were all kinds of stories Vie crash We even had a that 2 men jumped from the transport by parachute I think the story about lightning can be put in the same class Demos Urge Settlement With Russia Chicago democratic senatorial candidates from mid western states Tuesday issued a statement urging the United States to seek a real settlement with Russia but without appease ment The candidates who are at by Storm From the looks of the wreck age Id say the ship was damaged by the severe air turbulence from the storm Its controls probably were knocked out and she crashed while the pilot was fighting to keep her in the air The Martin 202 is a new post war model passenger plane which widely for its Northwest Air lines pulled all of its 202s out of service Monday pending the results of the federal investigation of the crash was publicized safety features Louisiana Demos Vote Will Say Whether Long Regime Popular New Orleans JP Louisiana democrats say with their ballots Tuesday whether they like what they got when they called the Long family back to political power The controversial policies of Gov Earl K Long dominated the campaign between Russell Long 29yearold son of the late Senator Huey P Long and nephew of the governor and Judge Robert F Kennon of the state court of ap peal They seek election to the 2 year unexpired term of the late Senator John Overton Congressional investigators kept an eye on the polls William E Murray representing the house committee on campaign expendi tures said voters in a great many places had expressed fear of re taliation if they opposed the state administration Rep Edward Hebert from New Orleans a candidate for renomina tion with the blessing of the Long faction immediately took issue with Murray He said he planned to telegraph a protest to Wash ington that Murray was invading states rights Murray replied that he was proceeding under congres sional authorization v uic ctL tending the midlands conference of democratic senatorial and gubernatorial nominees from 8 states agreed on their joint for eign policy at a meeting Monday 111 gilt The statement was signed by Engel South Dakota Hubert H Humphrey Minnesota Frank E Hook Michigan and Guy M Gil lette Iowa The ultimate objective of American policy must be a real settlement with the Soviet Union which once achieved will permit the United Nations to function on the basis which its founders hoped would be the case the statement said The candidates warned how ever that such an agreement cannot be reached through any program of appeasement conference opened Monday with a note of confi dence in a democratic victory in the November elections In a key note address Douglas said the pariy need only present a vig orous constructive program to recapture the midwest from the republicans Truman Calls EggThrowing UnAmerican Washington Tru man Tuesday termed the throw mg of eggs at Henry A Wallace progressive party presidential candidate in North Carolina a highly unAmerican business Press Secretary Charles G Ross quoted the president as saying The president said he thought that eggs and other missiles were certainly highly unAmerican business and violated the Ameri can concept qf fair play Mr Wallace is entitled to say his piece the same as any other American Eggs overripe tomatoes and other missiles were showered on Wallace Monday when he at tempted speeches at Burlington Greensboro and High Point N Car Boss gave the presidents reac tion in response to a question at news conference Big4 Heads of Germany End Meeting Conference Lasts 1 Hour No Statement Released on Outcome Berlin and west ern military governors of Ger many met for an hour Tuesday on eastwest problems in block aded Berlin It was the first top level meet ing m Berlin in 5 months and re sulted from diplomatic discussions m the kremlin for the past month Gen Lucius D Clay U S mili tary governor said There will be a top level meeting Wednesday I his did not necessarily mean a meeting of the governors them selves Robertson said there will be no official statement Tuesday Amer ican officials said financial ex perts of the 4 powers will con tinue to confer on technical finan cial problems The state department in Wash ington said the governors dis cussed measures to lift the block ade and to solve the dispute over rival Russian and western marks circulating in the German capital Talks Snagged for Harvester 400 Workers Go Back to Factory Chicago Har vester company said Tuesday its contract negotiations with 21 000 striking employes have been snagged by very unreasonable demands by the Evansville Ind local union of the CIO United Au tomobile Workers G E Moredock Jr the com pany s assistant manager of labor relations said the Evansville local had refused some terms already accepted by 3 unions in the Fort Wayne and Indianapolis plants where he added virtual agree ments have been reached Moredock said the Evansville union was holding out against a general freeze of wage levels for one year as a provision of the new contract although it agreed to a oneyear freeze in an agreement on June 23 The workers have been on strike against 6 midwestern plants since Aug 14 in support of demands for grievance apprenticeship and ar bitration procedures Cotulttn ot Two No 280 North Iowa Fair Gates Open Friday Afternoon sc sit 1 JF Police Hunt Burglars Who Blasted Safe in Cedar Rapids Store Cedar Rapids and county authorities were looking Tuesday for burglaKS who Deputy Sheriff Larry Conddh said blasted a safe in the MeToo grocery store and escaped with Condon said the robbery was re ported by Maynard Downer store manager Monday Downer said about 60 per cent of the amount taken was in checks and the thieves overlooked in cash which was on a top shelf in the safe Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clear and comfort ably cool Tuesday night Sunny and warm Wednesday Low Tuesday near 60 High Wednes day 90 to 92 Iowa Partly cloudy Tuesday night with scattered thunder showers southwest and extreme northwest Wednesday fair anc quite warm Low Tuesday nighl 62 extreme east and near 70 extreme west Minnesota Partly cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday with a few scattered showers or thun dershowers north and west central portions Warmer north east portion Tuesday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 83 Minimum 60 At 8 a m Tuesday 65 YEAR AGO Maximum 84 Minimum 66 Police Arrest Plant Pickets Firm Calls Unions Demand Unreasonable Evansville Ind pick ets at the strikebound Bucyrus Erie plant were arrested Tuesdav by state police The arrests were made as about 400 workers entered the plant through a jeering picket line The 2 pickets were taken to Van derburg county jail on charges of disorderly conduct A group of the pickets went to the jail and shouted We want Ritter Some 150 heavily armed state troopers stood by at the plant ready to quell any disturbance 135 KILLED Singapore British said Tuesday 135 insurgents have been killed since the state of emergency started in Malaya June 16 An other 72 were wounded British led forces lost 22 killed and 44 in 700 Workers Out at Morrell Plant Ottumwa Morrell Co meat packing plant here is operating m Tuesday but some departments approximately 700 workers in key killing and cut ting departments did not report for their jobs Negotiations meetings continued Tuesday between union and com pany officials The negotiators havent missed a day of meeting with each other for the past 3 weeks No announcement of prog ress has been made A union mass meeting is scheduled for Tuesday night at which union leaders are expected to report on the long efforts to reach a new contract GETTING READYThese 3 young ladies came to the tangrounds after school Monday to see if the fair is get ting ready an time They found the midway area full of huge trucks carrying carnival shows and rides The younir sters have something special to look forward to this year Police Go to Strike Scene State Force Alert for Picket Violence Tuesday is Childrens day at the North low 15 and they will have a holiday from classes From left to right the fair daughter M and Mrs er of Mrand MrsTom Paulson n au and Cynthia daughter of Mr and Mrs Clarke Meade Milwaukee Polio Cases to 126 Milwaukee UR The total number of polio cases in Milwau kee rose to 126 Tuesday with the report of a new case to City Health Commissioner E L Krumbiegel Health officials have attributed 23 deaths to infantile paralysis so so far this year The number of deaths this summer has reached 18 double the old record set in Evansville Ind UR More than half of Indianas state police force was called out Tuesday as the BucyrusEde company opened its strikebound plant de spite pickets determined to break up the companysponsored back towork movement The company expected 600 men to report for work at 8 a m Leaders of the backto work movement said they ex pected to run into all sorts of trouble when they try to cross the picket line set up by the strik ing CIO United Electrical work ers Col Robert Rossow superin tendent of state police flew here to make a personal inspection of the situation He said that 140 troopers were ready for action The troopers were armed with pistols night sticks and tear gas guns Rossow said The superior court here has is sued an order restraining the union and several of its officers from mass picketing The plant which manufactures earthmoving machinery has been strikebound since July 31 Sat urday there was a picket line brawl with fistfighting and clubswinging Several persons were injured and 27 men in cluding 2 CIO officials were ar rested Claims Peters Advocated Overthrow of Government Demos Announce Truman Speech at Dexter Gathering Des Monies Democrati state headquarters here announced Tuesday that President Truman has accepted an invitation to at tend the national plowing match near Dexter Sept 18 The report came to from State Chairman Jake More of Harlan who is in Washington Dies of Injuries From Auto Crash Newton Ernie Utter back 50 of Keota died at a hos pital here Tuesday of injuries suf fered Monday in an auto accident Still hospitalized were Mrs Ut terbacks husband and George F Ault 51 year old Waterloo sales man Both had broken ribs Authorities said cars driven by Utterback and Ault were n col lision at the intersection of high ways 163 and 14 south of Monroe Patrolman Killed When Hit by Car Grinnell 1948 mo tor vehicle death toll increased to 317 Monday compared with 347 a year ago Latest victim is Warren Binegar 23 year old Grinnell policeman who died at a Des Moines hospital or injuries suffered Saturday Binegar was injured when struck by a car while directing traffic at the scene of an accident on high 6 two miles east of Grinnell New York Peters de scribed as head of tha communist underground in America preachec that the United States must be destroyed a witness at his de portation hearing said Tuesday Former communist Whittaker Chambers identified the mysteri ous Peters as the No 1 man in the underground at a houseun American activities subcommit tee hearing here Monday Subcommittee members then threatened Peters with contempt charges for his refusal to answer questions about his alleged com munist affiliations and about the activities of the communist party in this country The Peters case shifted back Tuesday to the immigration and naturalization service which is presenting deportation charges against him George Hewitt a Negro and al leged former member of the com munist party national committee was the witness who said Peters called for the destruction of the United States 3 More Polio Cases in Council Bluffs Council Bluffs more persons were admitted to Mercy hospital for treatment of polio Tuesday to bring to 137 the num ber of cases in southwest Iowa his year They were Merlin Noolgaard 8 Atlantic son of Mr and Mrs Hil mer Noolgaard Craig Rule 2 Junlap son of Mr and Mrs Gil bert Rule and David Adams 6 Sil er City son of and Mrs H Adams To Form New Government Schuman Accepts Call to Take Premiership Paris UR Former Premier Robert Schuman has accepted the mandate to form a new French government and will appear Tues day before the national assembly for a vote of confidence Observers believed Schuman would receive a small majority He need 309 of the 617 votes m the assembly and may win as many as 334 Observers believed Schuman would receive a vote of confidence but would have difficulty in form ing a cabinet because of virtually insoluble party jealousies Labor agitation for lower prices and higher wages meanwhile be gan to break out in France Only a few hours before Schu man was to appear before the as sembly about 20000 workers at the big Renault automobile works staged a halfhour protest strike All branches of French labor are demanding higher wages and bonuses to meet skyrocketing liv ing costs Site Becomes Alive With Many Shows 100 Golden Wedding Couples to Be Guests for Big Opening Its fair time again The North Iowa fair gates open to the public at p m Friday for a 5 day run and inside those gates according to the manage ment will be packed entertain ment which will set new standards of excellence and exhibits which crowd every square inch of avail able space The fairgrounds came alive Tuesday as the carnival show ar rived and began setting up rides and sideshows on the midway It is a carnival by the way which pushes at fences and barriers to squeeze its way into the Mason City midway The fair will open with a double bang on Friday afternoon with Helen Howe the movie stunt girl being djmamited from a casket and Harry Pollock being shot from a cannon These 2 acts are part of hippodrome show which fair officials call the great iU ln Mason To Be Guests Nearly 100 Golden Wedding couples will be guests of the management Friday afternoon to up r up the Graham Family of trick riders and ropers the cowboy band the Strong Family of cham pion rope twirlers and a full bill TH acts on the stage ihe hippodrome show will be Fri day afternoon only The entertainment bill year surpasses anything the man agement ever has been able to at thNorth Iowa be according to Secretary M C onHe was particularly lav ish an hls praise of the Friday Saturday and Sunday grandstand show the Barnes Carruthers Cavalcade of Stars plus 8 top vaudeville acts Coming here directly from tha Minnesota state fair Saturday af ternoon will be Emory Collins world g champion dirt track driv pacJlof challengers with worth of racing equip wiU return P afternoon New Starting Gate The Dusenberry starting will be used this year the first time m this territory to get the Sunday and Monday after noon horse races off to fast starts Tjere will be a nurse plus added money and the field is likely to be the fastest in North Iowa fair history since the Mason Wlli be made most Faulty Wiring Blamed for Small White House Fire Washington tha Uummate the capitol dome were Dlamed for a small blaze tha lared briefly Monday night atop the west side portico A short circuit in the wiring se ire to some painting equipraen emg used in sprucing up the cap tol No other damage was re ported SAME 350 IJUck flaf men traffic death In part 1 A t 24 houri Queen Wilhelmina and the H her lastweek as Hollands ruler JEWS SHELLED Jerusalem shelled a ection of the Jewish Mea Shear m quarter of Jerusalem and Israeli positions in the Deir Abu Tor suburb of the Holy City dur ng Monday night an official Is raeli source announced No cas ualties were reported Who Set Fires Visits Dsychologist in Chicago Chicago McNeil 13 who confessed setting more than 200 ghost fires which de stroyed her uncles farmstead was brought here Tuesday for an ex amination by child psychologists The slight redhaired farm cirl spent her 13th birthday answer ing the questions of Dr Sophie Schroeder noted woman psychia trist behind locked doors at the Illinois juvenile research institute The examination was conducted m strict secrecy but newsmen heard soft sobs from the room where the tests were being held Wanet already had told authori ties her motive Her parents were divorced and since 1943 she had lived with her aunt and uncle Mr and Mrs Charles Willey on their farm near Macomb 111 I set the fires with matches because I wanted to live with my mom Wanet said She was brought here from Bloommgton III by Deputy State Fire Marshal John Burgard who S6t for her and u caught her in the act of setting new home into which the Willeys had moved when their old one burned down The girl was accompanied by hei father Arthur McNeil her mother Mrs Leona Engle and a family friend Mrs Walter Stone king When Burgard called for them at Bloomington before dawn Tues day morning the girl was up and had eaten breakfast She seemed like a normal kid Burgard said So normal you wouldnt think anything was the matter She didnt say a word about not wanting to come i ol the harness horsemen on their way from the Iowa to the Minne sota state fair races The worlds top thrill show Jimmie Lynchs Death Dodgers will take over the track for the Monday evening grandstand show and fireworks will be back this year for the first time with a TherleDuffield presentation from Chicago Tuesday nights entertainment will feature a horse show for which entries have poured in from the whole midwest It has the largest cash prizes in the fair s history An added attraction also has been promised for the closing grandstand performance Army Band to Play The U S army ground forces band of 90 pieces is cominf to Mason City direct from the Min nesota state fair to play its only concert in Iowa at the North Iowa fair The concert is scheduled for 4 i Pl min the grand stand The full evening show will follow The fair is more than just en tertainment however it is the culmination of a years work for North Iowa youngsters with their S FFA The 250 H club boys and girls of Cerro Gordo county alone will exhibit more than worth of live stock The machinery show will be thu largest since the war Lawson said all space having been sold out for many weeks as it has in the Mer Floral hall exhibits t 11 will be chock full of entertainment and educn ional features enough so it would see them all 5 days and FILES FOR HOUSE Des Molnes F Springer of Leon has filed with the secre tary of statels office as an inde pendent candidate for the Iowa louse of representatives from De catur county He was defeated in he Primary election for the dem ocratic nomination for office ;