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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 10, 1948, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION iTrrrni VOL LTV Associated Press and United Press Full Wires Cents Copy I MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JULY 10 1948 This Paper Consists oi Two No Iowa to Lead in Corn Crop Will Produce Higher Yield Than Illinois Des Moines will be back on top this year as the num ber one corn producing state a government forecast indicated Friday The forecast placed the state ahead of Illinois and estimated that Iowa will harvest 624602000 bushels of corn or only about 10000000 bushels under the all time Hawkeye record of 1946 Illinois production was estimated at 497420000 bushels Nearly Double The indicated Iowa yield is iiearly double last years poor weather crop of 331360000 bush els Based on July 1 conditions the government estimated that 10 769000 acres of corn have been planted in Iowa in 1948 and that the average yield would be a new high of 58 bushels an acre May Change Conditions may change this month and next the agriculture department said but it noted that corn had advanced in growth so rapidly that cultivation generally had to be stopped by July 1 The government also forecast an alltime Iowa oats crop of 273375000 bushels This com pared with last years oats har vest of 180609000 bushts Reds Blast Yugoslavia Soviet Satellites Decline Tito Bid London Communist par ties throughout Europe began fol lowing Russias lead Saturday in turning down an invitation to the 5th Yugoslav communist congress in Belgrade July 21 Rejections were reported Sat urday by communist headquarters Rome Budapest and Prague Russia gave her refusal Wednes day Meanwhile in Moscow Tass the Soviet News Agency said a Sov iet army delegation has arrived in Albania and has been welcomed by thousands of inhabitants Strong Measures Tass said the delegation was invited by Albanias national de fense ministry to be present at a national holiday of the Albanian army This week Albania warned her neighbor Yugoslaviashe was taking strong measures to guard her borders against hostile ele ments Yugoslavia invited all commun ist parties to attend the congress the week after her leaders had been accused by the communist in ternational information bureau of departing from the MarxistLen inist line In their rejections Sat urday the communist parties lev eled new blasts against the Yugo slavs Italians Charge The Italian communists charged through their party organUnita in Rome that since publication of the cominform resolution the Yugo slavs have done nothing to rec ognize their errors like good communists and to correct them In Budapest Hungarian com munists said their party can not take part in the congress of a party which has excluded herself from the family of labor parties WIFE SUPERIOR Hartford Conn public works laborer was filling out a questionnaire as part of a salary survey He came to the question Who is your immediate supervi sor My wife he jotted down See Shortage of Grain in World Ended By UNITED PRESS Grain traders believed Saturday that the end of the world grain shortage is in sight Many said the United States soon may face the problems of dis posing of surplus wheat They based their beliefs on the U S department of agricultures estimates of the 1948 corn and wheat crops The department Fri day forecast another bumper wheat crop and the biggest corn crop in the nations history 2nd to Last Year The corn crop was estimated at 3328862000 bushels and the spring and winter wheat crops combined were estimated at 1 241451000 only to last years record production Combined with the 1st big Eu ropean crops since the war the yield from Americas lush farm lands will do much to ease the world shortage experts said More on Table At home the huge corn crop will mean more meat on Americas dining tables next year they said Last years short corn crop hit by floods and drought left hog and cattle raisers with a shortage of feed for their animals and hence cut the supply of meat A department of agriculture spokesman warned however that it would take several years of good crops to restore the European food supply to normal Many na tions are living on a bare subsist ence basis the spokesman said and must pile up reserves before distribution can begin on a normal basis The expert acknowledged how ever that within another year market outlets might become a problem if importing countries continue to have good crops and try to become self sufficient Meat Prices to Highest in History Chicago and wholesale meat prices soared this week to the highest levels in U S history department of agriculture officials said Saturday They predicted the latest up surge would send retail prices to new record highs within a very short time Consumer Boycott Only a stiff consumer boycott can head off the spectacular spiral one official said The pressure of demand and customer buying power shoved meat prices steadily upward throughout the week Hog prices set record alltime highs at some markets Thursday Cattle prices rose to new highs New High The department of agriculture reported at Chicago that the week ly average price of all livestock on July 3 was a hundred pounds The repre sented sales all over the was higher than it had ever been before in history It also was more than it was only 3 months earlier It was the telltale mark the officials said of a bull market that is pushing prices constantly upward SUPPORT GILLETTE DCS Moines Iowa com mittee Americans for Democratic Action Friday voted to support former U S Senator Guy M Gil lette of Cherokee the democratic nominee for U S senator Lucas Reported on Inside Track for VicePresident Philadelphia Scott Lucas DII1 was reported Sat urday to have the inside track as President Trumans running mate on the 1948 democratic ticket Although Lucas himself said he isnt a candidate an associate of Mr Truman said that unless plans are changed within the next 48 hours the Illinois senator may be the white house choice for 2nd man on the ticket Lucas who voted for the Taft Hartley act but in favor of sus taining Mr Trumans veto of the labor law was described in ad ministration circles here as a logical candidate to join the president in expected major at tacks on the record of congress No Decision But white house aides empha sized that no final decision on the vice presidential nominee has been made Lucas could be expected to help bring within the democratic fold the highly doubtful state of Illi nois where Jacob M Arvey Chi cago democratic leader only Fri day was finally converted to the Truman cause Significant Move In one of the most significant moves of the confused democratic convention opening here Monday Arvey joined with Mayor William ODwyer of New York City in an announcement that he will vote for Mr Truman on what promises to be the 1st and only presiden tial ballot at the convention Their joint announcement came after Gen Dwight D Eisenhower put the final kibosh on attempts to draft him Goaded into action by reports that his name would be offered despite all he has said Eisen hower telegraphed Senator Pep per DFla that while he was iiighiy honored by the suggestion he couldnt accept the partys nomination under any terms conditions or premises EISENHOWER ClaucuT left and former Senator Hugh B Mitchell of Washington Eisenhower supporters pose in Philadelphia Friday during a meeting preliminary to the democratic convention Pepper was to have placed the generals name in nomination Jewish Force Capture Most Important Airport in Area Tel Aviv captured Lydda airport the most important landing field in Pales tine from Iraqi forces in a light ning operation Saturday An official report from Jewish leaders said the big airport which formerly was the landing point in Palestine for American and other international airliners was taken at 9 a m in a swift attack which apparently surprised the Iraqi defenders Arab troops had held the air port almost from the moment the British forces left it at the end of the British mandate on May 15 The swift capture of the air field came as the Israel govern ment informed Count Folke Bernadotte of Sweden the UN mediator tnat the Jewish govern ment was willing to accept the im mediate 10day cease fire for all Palestine which he asked But there was no indication that Arab leaders would accept the truce which the United Nations mediator had suggested should be effective at 8 a m EDT Saturday and the hour at which Bernadotte had hoped the ceasefire might begin passed amid reports of fight ing on a fullscale all the way from Dan to bibli cal northern and southern limits of the Holy Land Moscow Mag Lashes Out at Bernadotte Moscow fP The Moscow Literary Gazette said Saturday Count Folke Bernadotte United Nations Palestine mediator is not trying to settle the fight Instead the ArabJewish paper said Bernadotte is in effect an agent of Wali Street and working for eventual occupation of Palestine by American armies The Swedish prince hired for per annum in order to do good services to humanity in fact acts only in the interest of the policy of colonial expansion of the angloAmerican monopolies the Gazette said The publication also claimed that Bernadottes hotel suite is a gathering place for antisoviet elements The article cited the presence there of a certain De Laval who according to the Gazette took part in the Finnish Soviet war against Russia The Gazette said De Laval publicly advocates turning Sweden into a BritishAmerican base Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy warm and humid through Sunday with light variable winds High Sunday near 88 Low Saturday night near 65 Iowa Partly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms east and central portions Saturday and extreme east portion Sunday Not quite so warm northeast portion Sun day Minnesota Partly cloudy with scattered thundershowers east central portion Saturday night and extreme southeast portion Sunday cooler in north portion Saturday night and north and central portions Sunday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum 93 Minimum 69 At 8 a m Saturday 73 YEAR AGO Maximum 83 Minimum 56 Defer Action on Palestine Security Council Awaits Bernadotte Lake Success N Y United Nations security council deferred all action in the Palestine crisis Saturday while Count Folke Bernadotte the UN mediator flew half way around the world to report personally on chance for peace in the Holy Land In a last attempt to ward ofJ full scale war Bernadotte gave Arabs and Jews until 8 a m EDT Saturday to agree to an other 10day ceasefire period while the UN and the conflicting parties mull over the next step Bernadotte was scheduled to reach New York about noon Mo11 day with a party of 8 including Ralph Bunche an American mem ber of the UN secretariat who has been the mediators chief aide in the tangled Palestine mediation negotiations Some UN diplomats believed that Bernadotte might bring a surprise or 2 with him when he confronts the security probably on a first hand report of the Palestine nego tiations One report said Bernadotte and Bunche had a very interesting meeting with leaders of Trans Jordan Friday in Amman What that could mean was not clear But it was pointed out that King Abdullah of TransJordan was wavering in the direction of a longer Palestine truce early this week when other members of the Arab league succeeded in pushing through a decision to turn down Bernadottes proposal for extend ing the conditional 28 day cease fire which ended Friday U S Not to Submit to Soviet Inspection Moscow May Come Across on Demands But Stiff Perhaps Unacceptable Terms Might Be Attached London may agree to the western powers demand that the blockade of Berlin be lifted but with stiff perhaps un acceptable conditions attached That was the private opinion of western diplomats here Satur day as they weighed possible courses Russia could take in re plying to the sharp protests which the United States Britain and France made public Friday night Docs Not Want War Speculation in London was based on the premise that Russia does not want a shooting war and that soviet plans and provo cations are aimed at undermining western influence without forcing a showdown It was regarded as possible that Russia thus may counter with an agreement to suspend at least temporarily its ban on road rail and barge traffic into western Berlin provided Big 4 Meet 1 The western powers agree to a new meeting soon of the big 4 foreign ministers to discuss the problems of Germany as a whole 2 The western pawers halt pending the outcome of such a meeting their plans for creating a separate western German gov ernment This speculation was strength ened by the first reaetion from a sovietinspired source The Russiancontrolled German news agency ADN criticized the notes of the 3 western powers as limiting themselves solely to the problems of Berlin Ray Seney 63 Jeweler in Mason City 40 Years Dies Ray Seney 63 Mason City jeweler for 40 years and founder of the store bearing his name died at a local hospital Saturday morn ing following an illness of several months Mr Seney was born on a farm in Franklin county Aug 12 1884 the son of Charles and Mary E Seney He had lived in Mason City since he was 10 years of age and was educated in the Mason City schools the high school the American Optical college the Richard OKlander Engraving school and the Quinn School of Music He was employed with J H Greve local jeweler until 1908 when he started in business for himself He was married to Vera M Stephenson in 1910 at Inde pendence Iowa Surviving are his wife a son Ray Seney Jr who entered the jewelry business upon his fathers retirement in 1945 and 2 grandchildren Ken and Ricky Seney all of Mason City He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Mrs Howard Elder For 12 years he played trombone in the Mason City band when it was a volunteer organization He was also the band treasurer Mr Seney was a member of the First Methodist church Benevolence 145 A F A M and the Elks Funeral services will be held at the Major Memorial chapel at p m Monday with the Rev George A Sheils associate pastor of the First Methodist church of ficiating Interment be at Elmwood cemetery The Major funeral home in charge Mother Goes to New Home NEW TERRITORY Des Moines Fort Des Moines veterans village Friday be came a part of Iowa The state ex ecutive council has accepted civil and criminal jurisdiction over the housing project for the state Im mediate effect of the action was to grant the right to vote to about 1800 veterans and their wives Shreveport La Twelve yearold Martha Jo McCart is going about her motherly duties these days as if they were the most natural things in the world for a youngster her age Martha Jo the browneyed wife of 20yenrold Bill McCart is the mother of a 6J pound son born June she sees noth ing at all unusual about herself and baby young William Wiley McCart Jr despite a lot of fuss being made over them The McCarts have set up house keeping at the home of the hus bands parents in the Fairview Alpha community about 10 miles south of Coushatta in northwest Louisiana The arrival of the 115pound mother and her son from the hos pital a week ngo set their rural community abuzz with a celebra tion for the homecoming Bills sisters pitched in and helped get things ready for the new home They seemed to know just how a young mother feels about such things One sister Mrs Kermit Hunter married at 13 and was a mother at 14 An other sister Mrs Mary Lee Phil lips became a bride at 15 and at 16 was the mother of the first of her 9 children Grain Receipt Makes Record Kansas City Has Huge Backlog of Rail Cars Kansas City Mo new alltime weekly record of wheat receipts was established here Saturday when 1500 cars of grain were received at the Kansas City terminals boosting the total for the week to 11577 cars The previous record total for a week was established the week of July 5 1938 when 9616 cars were received at the Kansas City market In the wake of the embargo on new consignments to the Kansas City market which went into ef fect at midnight Friday night some officials antipicated approxi mately 2000 car arrivals Satur day but this figure fell short Saturdays arrivals left approx imately 10300 cars in a backlog which prompted the embargo R E Clark manager of boxcar distribution for the Association of American Railroads said approxi mately 1400 cars can be unloaded daily Figuring on this basis he said that the embargo possibly would be lifted by next Wednes day or Thursday when the back log should be reduced to about 6000 cars Doubts Demo Move on Law TaftHartley Repeal Seen as Not Likely Philadelphia UR A demo cratic congressional leader ex pressed doubt Saturday that the partys 1948 platform will call for repeal of the TaftHartley labor law even though it was enacted over President Trumans veto The labor plank of the platform and the still more controversial civil rights issue are the toughest questions facing platform writers who must submit a party decla ration to the Democratic National convention next week The draft ing committee finished 3 days of public hearings Friday night and a subcommittee Saturday began work on writing the platform Democrats Split The congressional leader who didnt want his name mentioned doubted that the party could ask repeal of the TaftHartley law because democrats in congress Russia Puts Clamp on Auto Travel 1st Time Dispute Will Have Effect on Outgoing Cars By WALTER RUNDLE Berlin UR An authoritative American spokesman said Satur day that the United States would not submit to a new soviet order calling for Russian inspection of any automobile leaving Berlin The expected western rejection of the somewhat obscure Russian traffic ruling appeared to shut off in advance any chink that it might have opened in the land blockade of the city The proposal by the Russians put out through their news agen cy suggested that the highway to Berlin would be opened to both inbound and outbound traffic subject to inspection of every ve hicle and the issuance of a transit visa for it First Time It was the first time the Rus sians had invoked the principle of examining outbound vehicles Highway traffic westward from Berlin had been permitted even while that from the west was blocked The new confusion in the block ade came as the western powers imposed drastic restrictions on the use of electric power in Berlin and while Moscows answer to a 3 power government demand for lifting the blockade was awaited New Travel Rules The Soviets issued their new travel rules through the official ADN news agency Their order first made clear that henceforth all allied motor traffic from the city west would require soviet transit visas with each vehicle subject to examination The military government orders clamping firm restrictions on the use of electricity in the western sectors went into effect at mid night Street lighting was cut so heav ily as to amount to a partial black out 75YearOW Girl Becomes a Mother St Louis Robert Bar ton in keeping 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 had split into nearly equal groups over the repubbcan sponsored bill last year A majority of house democrats voted to override President Tru mans veto while senate demo crats favored sustaining it by a 22 to 20 margin Labor Asks Repeal The belief that the convention could not support repeal of the law was shared by some members of the drafting committee al though others favored a repeal pledge Both the AFL and CIO have asked the democrats to fight for repeal Senator Francis J Meyers of Pennsylvania chairman of the platform committee invited a 5member subcommittee to begin work Saturday on writing the platform He told reporters the group would work only on langu age and would make no specific recommendations Those will be left to the drafting committee which is expected to be called back into session Sunday night Its proposals will go before the full resolutions committee early next week PREPARE FOR JET Col David Schilling commander of the 56th Fighter group checks over a map with his flight leaders at Selfridge Field Mich The men will pioneer an American jetpropelled aircraft crossing of the Atlantic July 14 They will lead a squadron of F80s from Selfridge Field to Germany From left Capt Ray Dauphin Fountain Ala Lt Col C Tice Jr Phoenix Ariz Lt Col William Ritchie Pine Bluff Ark and Lt Col Schilling of Traverse City Mich Mark Twain Workshop to Go to New York Kcokuk ft The room in which Mark Twain edited the 1st Keokuk city directory here in 1859 is being moved to New York City The Home Insurance company of New York owner of the Iowa State Insurance Co building here in which the room was located announced Friday the room would be moved to the Harold Smith Museum in New York Included in the furniture lo be moved are the famous writers type case and type stick Even tbe floor has been taken up anct the pieces marked so that it can be reassembled in the museum Publishers Reject Offer Newspaper Printers Reach No Agreement Chicago UR The Chicago Newspaper Publishers Association Saturday rejected the latest min imum proposal for a contract presented by striking AFL print ers and proposed that the dispute be submitted to final and bind ing arbitration The rejection was made in a letter from John F OKeefe sec retary of the Publishers Associ ation to John J Pilch president of International Typographical Union Local 16 whose members have been on strike against 5 Chicago daily newspapers since Nov 24 OKeefes Letter OKeefes letter said that Pilch had notified the publishers July 6 that the union had voted to ac cept its negotiating committees report which amounted to a re jection of the publishers last prev ious proposal and had presented the printers minimum pro posal As the months and years roll by we plan to publish better newspapers than we have ever published We regret that your union refuses its members a part in these plans Suggested Arbitration The publishers letter said Pilch in a radio broadcast May 27 had suggested arbitration Under the publishers proposal the board of arbitration would be either a U S district judge from any federal district to be appoint ed by the senior judge of the 7th circuit of appeals or a 5 man tribunal 2 to be selected from the union 2 from the pub lishers and the 5th to be selected from the federal judiciary or from the membership of the United States supreme court bar The 5th member would be appointed by the 7th circuit court of appeals senior judge SAME traftU tl Man GET SKELLY AWARD Chicago and Mrs Car ney Conner of Carroll county will be presented the W G Skelly oil company award for superior achievement in agriculture at a community breakfast next Satur day ;