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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 9, 1948, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION UlTIi VOL LJV Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JULY 9 1948 This Paper Consists of Two One No Dewey Gets Support of State GOP Three in every 4 of the Iowa re publicans who had favored other pre convention candidates now accept Governor Thomas E Dewey as their party nominee and say they will support him over Presi dent Tru i man Although lOWO Dewey was not their choice be A fore the con vention 74 per cent of them ftninifift would now vote for hini 19 per t cent for Tru manand 4 per ru fieri cent for Wal lace with the other 3 per cent divided In the remote event that Gen eral Eisenhower is the democratic nominee for president Dewey would get somewhat less support from Iowarepublicans who fav ored other candidates before the convention was held 63 per cent of them would support Dewey 31 per cent Eisenhower and 1 per cent Wallace with tne other 5 per cent undecided The above percentages it should be repeated do not apply to all voters in Iowa or all republican voters in the state but only to those republicans who favored other pre convention candidates over Dewey ReInterviewed Harold Stassen was the precon vention choice of the largest bloc of Iowa republican voters but they now support Dewey as strong ly as those whose preconvention preference was Vandenberg Taft Warren or other candidates than Governor Dewey Iowa Public Opinion Panel members repre senting a crosssection of the voters of the state were reinterviewed after the republican national con vention so their opinions may be compared with the views they ex pressed immediately before the convention This panel method provides the only direct measure ment of the changes in voters at titudes during a campaign In this case it measures the acceptance of nominees by voters who pre viously had supported other can didates Action by the convention at Philadelphia also resolved the doubts of most Iowa republicans who were undecided in their pre convention choice for president Of these former republican doubt fuls 74 per cent would now sup port Dewey compared with 18 per cent for Truman and 63 per cent are for Dewey against 29 per cent for Eisenhower The other 8 per cent in either contest are evenly divided Ijalf for Wallace and half still undecided DEWEY LEADS TRUMAN 3 TO 2 IN IOWA In the crosssection of all voters made after the republican national convention support for Dewey is in a ratio of 3 to 2 over support for Truman Among all voters and by party affiliations there is the following division in percentages for these 2 probable major party candidates Dewey Truman All voters 53 35 Republicans 8Q 14 Democrats 22 64 Independents 36 36 The proportions not accounted for in the above tabulation divide as follows Wallace Undecided All voters 3 9 Republicans 2 4 Democrats 4 10 Independents 5 23 The analysis suggests 3 of vfeakness in the democratic po sition with President Truman as the party leader 1 While 22 of the democratic voters in the state now say they would vote for Dewey over Tru man only 14 of the republicans would now vote for Truman over Dewey 2 Wallace has the support of 4 of the democrats but only 2 of the republicans 3 Voters still undecided amount lo 10 of the democrats but only 4 of the republicans In stating preferences between Dewey and Truman there are the expected differences by income and age groups by occupations and by population of cities and towns Dewey leads Truman 5 to 1 among welltodo voters and by smaller margins in the middle in come class but there is a slight lead for Truman in the lowest income group Strongest Over 60 Although there is some margin for Dewey in each age classifica tion this is strongest among voters over 60 while President Truman finds his greatest support among voters less than 30 years af age Men and women support Dewey over Truman in nearly equal pro portions Farmers give Dewey about the same margin over Truman as the average of all voters The strong est support for Dewey is found in the business and professional group and among other white col lar workers while Truman is fav ored by a substantial margin in the laboring groups Truman leads Dewey only in the larger cities while Deweys strong est support is in the smaller towns Deweys lead is consistent in each congressional district with the ex Arabs Resume War on 200Mile Front GlobeGazelte Photo COOL of the coolest places in Mason City Friday was Ervin Brothers Arti ficial Ice company 515 6th N W where Don De Bord an employe of the ice plant is shown above handling large cakes of ice The temperature in the room is 28 degrees 65 degrees below the outside temperature at 1 warm up said De Bord p m I have to come out once in a while to Ask Pledge on Price Control Henderson Appears Before Democrats Philadelphia Hen derson wartime OPA administra tor urged the democratic plat form committee Friday to pledge immediate action to restore price allocation inventory and credit controls He appeared after the commit tee had heard demands from other witnesses for abandonment of the Truman doctrine in Greece for indorsement of arms shipments to the new state of Israel and for the creation of a federal union of democratic peoples of the world The former price control admin istrator endorsed President Tru mans civil rights program de claring that Americans for Demo cratic Action favor theabolition of the poll tax by federal law the punishment of lynching thees tablishment of a fair employment practices act and the abolition of segregation in the government Of the foreign policy he said that the platform should claim support of the European recovery program for at least 4 years and appropriations sufficient to carry it out in full The platform writers will begin the actual drafting of the platform Saturday They have not yet in dicated what economic controls if any they will recommend i i Missing Church Everly UR Everly police threw out a 5county dragnet Fri day for a missing church The Rev K A Dykstra said someone stole a miniature of the Everly First Reformed church from the top of a large church sign on the highway between here and Spencer It was very dear to the hearts of this congregation Dykstra said Army Turns Nations Rail Networks Back to Owners Washington army anJ nounced that it will return the nations railroads to their private owners at 2 p m CST Friday Government operation of the railroads began May 10 when they seized by order of President Truman to prevent a strike by the 3 major railroad unions The 18month old dispute was settled Thursday The 3 unions and the railroads agreed on a wage increase of a day cents an 16 rules changes which also will mean more money for the workers The daily wage increases will be retroactive to Nov 1 1947 for the 125000 workers involved In creases growing out of rules changes will be dated back to Jan 1 1948 The settlement paved the way for the government to return the railroads to private ownership as soon as possible The army has been running the roads since they were seized by President Truman on May 10 to prevent a strike by the 3 unions The railroad industry has in clined ior view the settlement as a victory It closely paralleled the earlier recommendations of a pres idential board which had been ac cepted by the operators and re jected by the unions 15YearOld Girl Becomes a Mother St Louis Mrs Robert Bar ton in keeping with family tradi tion gave birth to a daughter Thursday night at the age of 15 Mrs Bartons mother 35 and her maternal grandmother 50 both became mothers at the same age All of them live in St Louis The first flag of the United Colonies was raised on Prospect Hill in Somerville Mass on Jan 1 1776 ception of the 5th Des Moines where Truman has a small lead DEWEY VS EISENHOWER IN EVEN RACE General Eisenhowers statement of July 5 that ne is not a candi date will leave only the most op timistic of his supporters still hopeful that he can be drafted as the presidential nominee by the democratic national convention whkh opens July 12 in Philadel phia If Eisenhower should be named however the present divi sion indicates the race would be a very close one in Iowa IPO panel voters now divide as fol lows Dewey Eisenhower AH voters 43 45 Republicans 66 25 Democrats17 70 Independents 27 56 Comparison with the Dewey Truman division indicates that Eisenhower would not only hold a higher proportion of democratic strength but would also have the support of 25 of the republicans compared with the 14 that would now cross party lines to vote for Truman The reason most often mentioned by those who op pose Eisenhower presses their objection to electing a military man Present preferences between the candidates will however be much affected by developments in the campaign by the pull of party loyalties and by the impact of events both national and interna tional before the election is de eyed Idahos Grand Canyon of the Snake river is the deepest gorge in North America Will Appear Before Judge Lewis to State Case on Strike Wednesday Washington L Lewis agreed Friday to appear next Wednesday before Federal Judge T Alan Goldsborough to show why he should not be ordered to end the captive coal mine strike Charles H Ward deputy United States marshal said the United Mine Workers president had noti fied him he would accept service of a subpena signed late Thursday by Goldsborough Ward said that he would serve the subpena for mally late Friday Lewis returned to his office Friday from New York where he negotiated a contract with the an thracite operators Meanwhile a secret meetiiig be tween Welly K Hopkins union counsel and Harry M Moses chief negotiator for the steel companies operating the captive mines failed to achieve a settlement over the union shop demand of the union Government labor experts pre dicted Lewis will call off the cap tive coal mine strike if Golds borough orders him to do so rather than risk another contempt of court fine The miners have been out 4 days in a union shop dispute which the government says will seriously curtail steel production U S Pushes UN Action on Truce Break Britain Goes Along With America Soviet in AntiArab Moves Lake Success United nations security council prepared Friday to take action against the Arab states for renewing the Pal estine war The council planned to go into special session as soon as UN Med iator Count Folke Bernadotte filed a more complete report on the Arab decision to end the truce and resume the offensive against Israel Stern Measures The Arab decision to start shoot ing in the Holy Land again rnad it almost certain that the council would call for swift nnd stem punishment The United States and Russia said they would seek to invoke chapter 7 of the UN charter to brand the Arabs aggressors and a threat to world peace Britain Agrees More significant the British indicated they would go along will the Americans in supporting UIS action against the Arabs since the foreign office had failed in its lltl hour diplomatic offensive to ge the Arabs to reverse their decision to fight The United States was consid ering introducing a proposal to have the council order a hal to the Palestine step which the American delegation urged un successfully on tho council before the start of the 4week truce which ended at 2 a m EDT Friday Eisenhower Gives Refusal to Democratic Supporters BORDER PACT MADE London UR Russia and Po land have signed a treaty provid ing means of settling frontier con flicts and incidents the Moscow radio reported Thursday night without going into detail Philadelphia D Eisenhower gave a final and complete refusal Friday to all efforts to draft him for the demo ratic presidental nomination I would refuse to accept the nomination Eisenhower said That wasin a telegram to Sen iaude Pepper of Florida Pepper said Thursday he would place the jenerals name in nomination at next weeks party convention if someone didnt boat him to it Calls Him Off Eisenhower called him off Pep per released the generals tele gram and said he would comply with the greatest reluctance with Eisenhowers request that his name not be offered to the con vention It was the generals 3rd and most outspoken disavowal of any desire or intention to be pulled into this years political wars as the commander in chief of either major party Saw Loopholes But always before those clam oring for him to accept a presi dential nomination professed to see loopholes that would allow Eisenhower to be drafted Two of the stopTruman leaders immediately swung into line be hind the president In Chicago Democratic Leader Jacob M Arvey announced that he and Mayor Wiliiam ODwyer of New York were giving up on Eisenhower He said they now in tend to vote in the convention for the nomination of President Tru man11 Truman backers regarded that as the clincher for a 1st ballot nomination Up to that point it was somewhat uncertain whether antiTruman forces would switch at once to someone else like Su preme Court Justice William O Douglas 17 Cows Suffocate in Chicken House International Falls Minn Martin Timmers 23 cows were so plagued by flies during the cur rent heat wave they sought relief by all crowding into a small chicken house Before Timmer could drive them put 17 of the animals suffocated in the crowded quarters He es timated his loss at 3 Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and warm through Saturday with possible brief showers before Saturday afternoon Low Friday night 72 to 73 High Saturday near 95 Iowa Partly cloudy warm and humid Friday night and Satur day with scattered thunder showers west and north por tions Friday night and Satur day Low Friday night 6672 Minnesota Partly cloudy Friday night and Saturday with scat tered thundershowers east and south portions Friday and south and east central portions Satur day Not quite so warm north west portion Friday and north and central portions Saturday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Minimum At 8 a in Friday 97 73 80 War Draft Deferments Not Factor Washington UR A selective service official said Friday that the old wartime draft classifica tions will have absolutely nc bearing on deferments under the new peacetime draft Everyone required io reregis ter will start from scratch as far as deferments are concerned he said Although President Truman still has not outlined the reasons for which the nations 4000 local boards will grant deferments mar ried men and fathers are not ex pected to be drafted The new draft requires all men 18through25 to register But only those in the 19through25 age group may be drafted Eight teenyear olds may volunteer for 12months duty in this country Kissed in Plane Crash C47 Cracks Upon FrankfurtBerlin Hop Berlin U S C47 trans port of the Berlin supply run rashed and burned northwest of Trankfurt early Friday killing all 3 persons aboard in the first loss of American life in the campaign against the Russian blockade of Berlin U S air force headquarters in Wiesbaden announced that the nightflying transport disinte grated and burst into flames 5 miles north of Koenigstein a few minutes after taking off from the Wiesbaden with a cargo of food for Berlin The pilot copilot and one per son described as a passenger were killed instantly an emergency crew dispatched from Wiesbaden found the wreckage burning fiercely One body was found nearby The identification of the vic tims was withheld as usual until kin had been notified Officers said that normally the 2engined C47s on the run carried only the pilot and copilot but one pas senger of unspecified category was allowed for each flight The crash was the first mishap of consequence in the thousands of flights the American British and French air forces have made to Berlin since the Russians scaled off the city by land in an effort to squeeze out the western powers Bernadotte Tries Last Minute Plea UN Mediator Flies to Rhodes to Talk With King Abdullah Cairo Palestine war flared up anew Friday in out bursts of violent fighting all along the 200mile broken battlefront when the United Nations truce expired The Arab and Jewish armies reported that they were locked in bitter struggles which boiled up on battlefields extending all the way from the Haifa area in the north to the Gaza region in the south Count Folke Bernadotte the UN mediator flew on an urgent llth hour mission from Rhodes to Amman to confer with King Abdullah But there was no sign that he had reversed his abandon ment of hope that the fighting could be stopped Forces Pooled King Abdullah was appointed commander in chief of all the Arab armies fighting in Palestine and at once pooled the forces for an allout offensive against the Jews an Amman dispatch report ed The 28day truce negotiated by Bernadotte ran out at 2 a m EDT The Arabs rejected urgent appeals by the mediator and the security council to prolong it and the waiting armies went into action at the zero hour Launch Attacks Tel Aviv dispatches said the first Jewish communique issued after the truce expired reported that Egyptian infantry supported by tanks launched attacks against the village of Julis near Gaza It said the attackers suffered heavy YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum losses Arab cannon shelled Jewish traffic along the RehovothGaza highway while far to the north Jewish traffic on the plain of Jez reel southeast of Haifa was at tacked Tel Aviv reported Fivc states have women super intendents of public instruction They arc Colorado Iowa Mon tana Nevada and Wyoming Wind Shifts to Northwest Mercury Drops The wind shifted full 180 de grees to northwest and the mer cury dropped 10 degrees between 1 and 2 oclock Friday afternoon after hitting a high of 93 at the KGLO transmitter on the west Mason City limits The observer reported 91 at noon and p m 93 at 1 oclock 97 at and 83 at 2 as clouds covered the sun and the man on the street began to talk of rain The weatherman talked of rain too He forecast scattered showers Friday night and contin uing to Monday Thursday night was the hottest of the summer the minimum tem perature early Friday being 73 degrees at Mason City Thursday the mercury climbed to 97 in mid afternoon At Des Moines a sudden shower was accompanied by rather strong winds and hail Thursday after noon the temperature plunging from 97 to 80 degrees in 30 min Northcott Elected Methodist Bishop Indianapolis Rev H Clifford Northcott of Champaign 111 was elected a bishop Friday on the 15th ballot taken at the north central jurisdictional con ference of the Methodist church The conference previously had elected 2 other bishops and a 4th is yet to be named Mr Northcott received 245 votes 10 more than the number required utes The Car Accident Injury Fatal to Iowa Youth Decorah UR Lavonne Duane Burseth 18 Waukon died in a hospital Thursday night of auto mobile accident injuries His companion Frank Gerhardt 18 Waukon is in serious condi tion Their car collided Wednesday forecast said it would be partly cloudy warm and humid Friday night and Saturday with scattered thundershowers in the vestern and northern portions In the agricultural outlook however the thundershowers were expect ed lo overspread the state Satur day night and Sunday ending Monday The outlook added that it would be cooler Sunday and Monday However the 5 day outlook said temperatures will average 6 to 8 degrees above normal in the southwest and 5 degrees above in the northeast It also mentioned cooler weather and said precipi tation would average 4 inch dur ing the period night with the automobile of Dr Clark Rominger Allamakee coun ty coroner on a hill one mile west of Waukon Dr Rominger se condition in a Rochester Vlinn hospital RAIL AGREEMENT AT WHITE Tru man smiles as he holds a signed agreement in his hand Thursday settling the railroad labor dispute With him are union and management representatives Left to right Alvanley Johnston engineers union chief D B Robert son firemens union president A J Glover switch AP wirephoto mens union president W T Faricy president Associa tion of American Railroads C D Mackcy Southern Rail way John R Steelman assistant to the president H A Unochs chairman executive committee Eastern Carriers and D P Loomis executive director Association of West ern Railroads 600 TURKEYS DIE Albia 600 turkeys died on the Robert Flani gan farm cast of Albia Wednes day Flanigan said the birds ap parently became frightened and huddled together in shelters where the extreme heat killed them ICE CREAM HEAVEN New York ice cream truck overturned at the Brooklyn end of the Williamsburg bridge Thursday night near a group of children playing in the street By the time police arrived the con tents of the truck had disappeared Dayton Man Killed in Auto Accident Fort Dodge Nearly de capitated when he was plunged through the windshield of the automobile in which he was rid ing Lloyd R Peterson 53 hog buyer of Dayton Iowa was killed in an automobile accident Thurs day night The automobile plunged into a ditch on a deadend road just east of here A G Barquist Dayton also in the car was injured SAME mcani to Mt M ;