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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 12, 1948, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAFER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LIV Associated PTCM and United Presj Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JULY 12 1948 This ot Two Ona No 236 One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Mo nag ing Editor Britains Charter of Social Security THE react on of the average American on reading of Bri tains new cradletograve social security plan recently made oper ative is expressible in the ques tion Its all very I if they can afford it Some how the program ln 50 million Britons against ill health unemployment industrial accidents disease or disablement and old age seems a bit incon sistent with the stories of auster ity which have been flowing out of that island empire for the past 10 years Known as the national insur ance scheme the system which became operative on July 5 is de signed to provide for everybody without women and children young and old rich and poor married and single em ployer and employe ff Everybody between the ages of 16 and 65 60 in the case of wom en is to share in both the bene fits and in the costs Some will pay as little as45 cents a week nobody more than a week Thats Whats Promised For this contribution every 1 Briton is to be insured against emergency expenses for the rest of his life Thats whats prom ised What is delivered of course remains to be seen The actuarial soundness of the program has not been proved Although there have been amendments and revisions the plan just now being made oper ative in Britain is primarily the work of one little silkenhaired old man by the name of Sir Wil liam Beveridgei It was my good fortune to spend an hour or two with him back in September of 1944 My audience with him took place in his lodgings at Oxford univer sity where he is headmaster of one of the colleges making up that great and ancient institution Amusing Incident Recalled Because the whole thing turned out to be one of the most amus ing incidents of my life I am un der impulse to recall it here be fore I delve further into the de tails of the plan which he au thored At the appointed time I rang his doorbell and was greeted by a charming woman apparently in her late 60s Su was Lady Mary who only a few months before had changed Sir Williams status of bachelorhood By her I was ushered into a large drawing room where Sir William awaited me After the customary exchange of pleasantries we got down to the business at hand which had to do with what was referred to in those days as the Beveridge plan of social security Scarcely had we launched into the discussion however when there was a sound from the door bell In a moment Lady Mary re turned leading a veritable parade of guests They were members of a theater repertory company play ing in Oxford that week Between 2 Talkers After a round of introductions I found myself seated between a rather handsome gentleman and a charming though somewhat overupholstered gal They were charming all the while I was thinking about the interview with Sir William that I was missing At the time I was recently re turned from Paris The woman to x Douglas Declines to Run oh Truman Bill TaftHartley Repeal Part of Platform Democrats Reported to Have Approved Minimum Wage Plank Philadelphia prelim inary draft of the democratic plat form was reported Monday to call for outright repeal of the Taft Hartley labor law which was en Hayseth Died as Result of Fight Coroner Reports acted veto A AP Wirephoto IOWA gather Sunday night for a state caucus at the Adelphia hotel Philadelphia Top left to right Jesse Breon Hedrick Harry F Garrett Corydon Mrs Garrett Gene Poston Corydon and Marion Hammer Newton Bottom left to right J C Pryor Burlington Ralph Lowe Letts Frances Phelan Ft Madison J C White Iowa City Alberta Metcalf Kelly Nichols and James D France Tipton over President Trumans highlyplaced democratic source said he understood that the proposed platform asked repeal of the law even though the demo crats in congress were split when the bill was passed last year Tentative Draft The labor plank was contained Charles Bouline 49 of 201 W Main street Clear Lake was in Cerro Gordo county jail Monday facing a possible charge of murder County Attorney James Brown said that no charge has yet been filed however pending a com plete investigation of the death of Ole Hayseth 56 bachelor farmer 4 miles southeast of Clear Lake Hayseth died Sunday in a Mason City hospital from injuries be lieved received in a fight just after midnight at Clear Lake Death was attributed by Dr R E Smiley Cerro Gordo county coroner to a skull fracture and bleeding from the middle men ingeal artery as a result of the fight His report followed an au topsy performed Sunday by him self and Dr John Darling The fight occurred in the alley at the rear of the Ward Furniture store 309 Main street in Clear Lake according to Sheriff Cal Sokolovsky Believed Out Rumors Circulate of Commanders Removal Berlin level talks on Germany plus a stubborn rumor that Marshal Vassily D Sokolov sky had been relieved of his Rus sian command here indicated Monday that the Berlin crisis might be coming to a head The wait for the Russian answer to the 3power demand for re moval of the Berlin blockade was producing signs of impatience if not anxiety in some quarters This was the last day of a full week since the protest was made To Discuss Blockade Lewis Douglas U S ambassa dor to Great Britain expected to fly back to London Monday after a quick trip here for talks with Gen Lucius D Clay Robert Murphy and other American of ficials He said on his arrival Sun day he would discuss the Berlin blockade over the dinner table at Clays residence Sunday night Simultaneously Gen Sir Brian Robertson the British military governor flew to London for urg ent conferences on the Berlin crisis He had no comment when he landed at London Sunday night He was expected back here Tuesday He probably will be accompanied by Anthony Eden the No 2 man of Britains con servative party No More Than Rumor The rumor that Sokolovsky was being recalled to Russia and the military governorship would go to somebody else was circulated by 2 German news agencies and the Americanlicensed radio sta tion But it was no more than a ru mor wholly unconfirmed The best high American and British Democratic Convention Gets Off to Slow Late Opening Convention Hall Philadelphia strains of the Missouri Waltz echoed over acres of empty seats Monday as the democratic convention got off to a slow late start The waltz a salute to President Harry S Truman was played twice First it came from the great rolling tones of the pipe organ Then the brass band in its section just beneath the roof and at the far end of the hall played it again There was no response either time from the handful in the gal leries or from delegates gossiping in the aisles Plays Dixie But the bandleader with a sure instinct for audience reactions swung into Dixie He got his re action Rebel yells rang through the auditorium and southern dele gates brought the 1st note of en thusiasm to the convention since people began gathering in Phila delphia 3 and 4 days ago But if the convention itself suf fered by contrast to the republican conclave 2 weeks earlier conven tion hall did not Rug Covers A green baize rug covered the speakers platform which had been bare boards during the recent re publican tenure of this hall Looking down on the rostrum from behind were 2 large litho graphs of President Truman and the late Franklin D Roosevelt Mayor David Lawrence of Pitts burgh finally brought a semblanci of quiet to the conclave and de clared the convention open a Lawrence drew a scattered fir of applause when he recalled tha Roosevelt had received one of hi lominations in this hall Again when he mentioned isolationist aboteurs in the republican party a few listeners applauded some very intelligent but time was wasting It was in the late afternoon and I had a dinner engagement at Worcester college Besides Sir William was having to leave for the launching of his candidacy for parliament in a neighboring district In England you know you dont have to face your own electorate Revealed Disappointment Time dragged on and ultimate ly I had to take my leave Sir William accompanied me to the door helping me on with my top coat And that was about the ex tent of the interview On joining up with my dinner host the headmaster of Worcester college I must have betrayed the disappointment which I felt over my abortive interview with Bev eridge As he listened he smiled You dont by chance know the name of your 2 actor friends he source here and it was to such a source that the agencies attrib uted the rumor Jews Capture Arabic City Tel Aviv Arab town of Ramie surrendered Monday completing the armyof Israels greatest victory of the war which oppled 2 enemy strongholders on the southeast approaches of Tel Aviv and removed a long standing hreat to the capital Ramie transport hub with a normal population of 15000 gave up a few hours after Jewish forces captured Lydda twin citadel 3 miles to the northeast The collapse of resistance at the 2 biggest towns the Arabs held on the coastal plain threw open the way for the Jewish mobile forces to sweep down on Latrun to the southeast Latrun is the core of the Arab blockade of the JerusalemTel Aviv highway The Ramie surrender was writ ten in Hebrew on a page torn from a small notebook It was un conditional capitulation to the Jewish forces charging in to crush the last nets of resistance The signers were Ismail Nahas son of the mayor of Ramie and Alex ander Chernovitz for the army Nahas said the main forces of the Arab Legion were pulled ou Sunday night when the fall of the town became inevitable The Arabs retreated toward Latrun he said With all approaches thrown open to the converging Jewish forces the town surrendered ins veltTriiman platform completed by a 7man subcommittee at a m EOT Monday The report on the TaftHartley repealer clause came from a party source who earlier had expressed doubt that such action would be taken because of the congressional split A majority of house demo crats voted to override Mr Tru mans veto and senate democrats voted to sustain it by the narrow margin of 22 to 20 Labor Concession This source also said he under stood the proposed platform car ried another major concession to labor in calling for a national minimum wage of 75 cents an hour The administration for a year has urged increasing the 40cent minimum to 75 cents Repeal of the TaftHartley aw and a substantial boost in the minimum wage have been 2 of he major goals of organized labor during the past year Dwan Hayseth accompanied by Reuben Olson 45 409 N Elm Clear Lake met Bouline in the alley and after a brief argument Bouline struck Hayseth and knocked him to the concrete pav ing in the alley according to the story told by Olson to the sheriff Olson immediately notified Clear Lake police who sent Hayseth to the hospital by ambulance He died at a m about 9J hours after the alleged attack Clear Lake police arrested Bou line and later turned him over to Sheriff Dwan Olsor still was be ing held in Clear Lake as a ma terial witness CHARLES BOULINE asked I didnt wasnt that much interested But I had their cards Col Wilkinson ex amined smiled again In the Presence of Fame Mr Hall he finally observed it might interest you to know that the 2 people you found so boring this afternoon are just about the best known stage folk of Britain or the continent One of them was Yvonne Ar naud toast of the stage 5n such things as Love for Love The other was John Gielgud perhaps the most competent Shakespear ean actor of the present century And to think that I should have tried to give these 2 notables the 4 Continued MI Bernadotte Makes Trip From Europe New York ff Count Folke Bernadotte United Nations medi ator for Palestine arrived by plane from Europe Monday and was met by Trygve Lie U N sec retary general Lie immediately went aboard the Royal Dutch Airlines plane bearing Bernadotte and his party as soon at is landed and conferred with him for 10 minutes A few hours earlier the United States formally requested an im mediate meeting of the U N se curity countil as soon as Berna dotte arrived Mrs Truman Margaret Leave for Washington Independence Mo Mrs Harry S Truman and daughter Margaret left Monday by train for Washington The presidents wife and daugh ter declined to say if they would go to Philadelphia to attend the democratic national convention after their arrival in Washington Tuesday They have been at the lummer house here for the past week Iowa Traffic Deaths Rise to 230 Total By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Two deaths in traffic accidents over the weekend raised the Iowa traffic toll so far this year to 230 Nira Dean Norman 19 daugh ter of Mr and Mrs Charles Nor man of Ionia was fatally injured at Nashua Saturday in a traincar accident At Dubuque Judith Ann Coo ney 12 daughter of Mr and Mrs Martin Cooney died Sunday of in juries suffered when she was struck by a bus Thursday Miss Norman died about 4 hours after the accident at Cedar Valley hospital in Charles City The car she was driving and an Illinois Central freight train col lided at a crossing and the car was carried 500 feet on the loco motives cowcatcher G B Luck Nashua town mar shal said the car was broken in 2 by the impact When the train reached a bridge across Cedar river the body of the car with Miss Norman inside fell 25 feet on to an island in the river The wheels remained on the tracks H R Wardlow the train engineer said the train was going about 25 miles an hour at the time of the crash High Living Cost Eats Up Wage Boosts New York National Association of Manufacturers said Monday that 2 rounds of wage in creases won by the average Amer ican factory worker since the end of the war had not permanently improved real incomes These increases can only add to the present inflationary pres sures and aggravate the p r o b lems they have created the as sociation said The NAM said the record of real wages in the period since January 1946 had been a clear demonstration of the futility of the policy of granting such wage increases and actual buying pow er had remained in a narrow range The association reported that the average factory worker re ceived a week last May compared with in increase of 117 in monetary wages But the cost of living increased by 71 per cent and cut his actual gain to 27 per cent Reuther Takes Seat With Union Officers in Ford Negotiations Detroit President Walter Reuther of the CIO United Auto Workers took a seat Monday among union negotiators in wage talks with the Ford Motor com pany with the avowed intention of staying until it is over The UAW president thus took over as active head of the union group representing 110000 Ford workers in contract negotiations with company officials under John S Bugas vice president in charge I of industrial relations Reuther had made no such ap pearance since an unknown assas sin tried to take his life by gun fire at his home last April 20 Since that time he has been un der almost constant medical at tention One arm was almost sev ered by a shotgun blast Bdrkley Is Mentioned as Possibility DieHards Determined to Make Opposition Gesture to President By JACK BELL Convention Hall Philadelphia Justice William O Douglas took himself out of the vice pres idential picture Monday as the democrats opened their conven tion wrangling over naming Pres ident Truman to head their ticket and over their platform While delegates were still Strag gling into this hall for the first session party leaders announced downtown that Douglas had given what they regarded as an abso lute refusal to be considered for the No 2 spot on the partys tick et John Redding democratic pub licity chief made the announce ment There had been reports ear lier that President Truman in a long distance telephone conversa tion had personally asked Doug Ijx consent His name to btfore the convention Douglas is vacationing in Oregon Talk of Barkley With Douglas out of considera tion talk of vice presidential pos sibilities centered on Gov William Preston Lane Jr of Maryland and Senator Alben W Barkley of Kentucky Trumans forces are in com plete control of the convention and apparently able to write their platform and name the vice presidential candidate as well as hand the tickettopping nomina tion to the president But plenty of fireworks were in prospect Gesture of Opposition Diehard critics of the presi dent are determined he shall not have the nomination without a gesture of opposition on the con vention floor Dixie rebels settled on Gov Ben Laney of Arkansas as the man they will back And Senator Claude Pepper of Florida declared himself a candidate At least part of Alabamas dele gation was ready to walk put if Truman is nominated or if the platform doesnt please them This group won control of the delega tion in a presession caucus BITTEN BY CAT Hutson 19 son of Mr and Mrs R M Hutson was severely bitten by a cat He was taken to a doctor for medi cal attention and the cats head was sent to Iowa City to deter mine if the animal had rabies He is being cared for at his home POSTMASTER DIES Albia ff William H Frew 74 postmaster at Hiteman for 20 years and Monroe county deputy sheriff for 15 years prior to his resignation in March due to ill health died at his home Sunday Mr and Mrs Frew celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary on June 30 Call for Volunteers to Fight Fire in Michigan Houghton Mich The U S forest service called Monday for 200 volunteers to help battle a spreading 100acre forest fire in the Isle Royale National park Saturday pread to on Lake The starlt by a lightning boh the lake report region Superior islard officers Hall Finds Democrats Put on Good Show in Caucuses County Has 1st Auto Fatality Leon Turner 60 liv ing northwest of Humeston died in a hospital here Monday of in juries suffered in a headon col lision Saturday night on highway 65 north of Humeston Four persons riding in the other automobile were injured Critically injured in a hospital here are Mildred Snook 21 and Clara Story both of Derby Also badly hurt were Marvin R Snook 30 and Isaac Story both of Derby It was the 1st auto fatality of the year in Wayne county AP Wlrepholo PEPPER ANNOUNCES Claude Pepper right gets a handshake from William Ritchie chairman of the Nebraska delegation to the democratic convention after the Florida senator announced his can didacy Sunday night for the presidential nomination Mrs Pepper is in the center SAME 254 BlMk flac M in Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Mostly cloudy warm and humid with possibility of a brief shower Monday night Tuesday cloudy and cooler Low Monday night 67 High Tuesday near 84 Iowa Considerable cloudiness and continued rather warm and hu mid Monday night and Tues day with scattered thunder showers Low Monday night 65 to 70 Minnesota Partly cloudy Monday with scattered showers or thun derstorms central and south por tion Cooler north Monday night Tuesday clearing cooler south portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum 89 Minimum 60 At 8 a m Sunday 80 YEAR AGO Maximum 85 Minimum 58 GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum 90 Minimum 65 At 8 a m Monday 72 Precipitation trace YEAR AGO Maximum 84 Minimum ft 66 By W EARL HALL Staff Representative Philadelphia Different from their republican opponents the Iowa democrats sitting in on their national nominating convention not only open their caucuses to the press but put on a show to make it worth while It was so Sunday night in the William Penn room of the Phila delphia hotel when the lowans assembled for their 1st caucus There was unanimous agree ment with varying degrees of enthusiasm of course that Harry S Truman would be nominated and that he should be permitted pretty much to name his own running mate Vote Count So about the only thing remain ing for controversy was the ques tion of how the delegates vote should be counted Some districts have 4 delegates with a half vote each Others have 2 with a full vote each Lester Drennan of Des Moines proposed that as a means of avoiding fractions each half dele gate be considered as a full dele gate and each full delegate be given 2 votes Fifteen minutes of heated argu ment ensued The final decision was that democrats in Iowa are capable of dealing with fractions particularly when theyre no more complicated than halves yjeck ReElected iVith that decided the caucus ived on to reelecting G G Ber k of Atlantic as national com tteenum and Mrs Florence M ynch of LeMars as national cpm Their nominations vere from the floor A slate of nominees for other Dositions was brought in by a committee consisting of Judge Vlilton J Glenn of Dubuque Har y F Garrett of Corydon and Henry J Janssen of Eldora Included on the list were Car roll O Switzer of Des Moines democratic nominee for governor as delegation chairman in place of Guy M Gillette of Cherokee previously designated for this post Gillette Absent This action followed an an nouncement by Jake More Har lan chairman of the state dem ocratic central committee that Mr Gillette senatorialnominee prob ably would not attend the con vention Among the others on the nomi nation committees slate and re ceiving election by acclamation were James D France of Tip ton vice chairman of the delega tion Mrs Ethel Peterson of Exira secretary Florence Lynch and Mr Jeck members of the reso lutions committee Jesse A Breon Hedrick credentials com mittee J C Pryor of Burlington permanent organization John H Hansen Manning rules H J Strong of Davenport was designated to represent Iowa at the formal notification of the presidential nominee and Mrs Leona Busching of Nashua will perform a like mission with re spect to the vice presidential nominee ;