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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 17, 1948, Mason City, Iowa I NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LIV Associated frets and United Press Full Lesse Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JULY 17 1948 HOME EDITION ILUilf This Paper Consists of Two One No 241 JET F80 Shooting Star jet planes are shown at Bangor Me on their flight from Selfridge Field Mich to Germany It will be the first transocean flight by American jets The hop is an air force project to determine the practicability of ferry ing of jets Friends Honor Gen Pershing Hospital Neighbors Pay Last Respects Washington hospita neighbors of Gen John J Pershing paid their last respects Saturday to the famed military leader of World war I 1 Elaborate arrangements have been made for the great and lowly honor him while his body lies in state in the capitol Sunday and Mon day For Close Friends But Saturdays simple rites are reserved for those who were clos est to Pershing in his waning years Beginning at 1 p m they will file past his bier in the Arrriy medical center chapel near Waiter hospital where the 87year old General of the Armies died Thursday Some of the mourners will be soldierpatients who served xinder Pershing as members of the American expeditionary force in France in 1918 Others will be World war II men who came to know him during the years he spent at the hospital Family Present Intimates of the general and members of his family also will be present Pershings closest relatives were his sister and his son Warren The generals wife and 3 daughters were burned to death in a fire several years ago Sunday the ceremonies take on a military precision and grandeur as the body is borne to the high vaulted rotunda of the capitol to lie in state The public may visit the bier Sunday afternoon and c evening and Monday morning At 1 p m Monday the body will be carried with impressive military ceremony to the amphitheater of Arlington National cemetery for the funeral service Italian Labor Might Split 1 Million Members Threaten Walkout Rome communist led national labor confederation chief tool of communism in its fight against the government was split wide open Saturday by a threat ened bolt of 1000000 of its mem bers The labor split stemmed from the abortive general strike called after the attempted assassination pf Palmiro Togliatti the commun ist leader The strike was inter preted generally as a communist move against the government the party long has sought to over throw Togliatti Better A morning bulletin said Togli atti was better Saturday after a jquiet night It said no new factor had appeared and the condition where surgery was employed to the bullets was excellent Fear for his life arose Friday after doctors said he had bronch ial pneumonia Ten democratic Christian mem bers of the executive committee of the labor confederation took the Initial steps toward the whole sale bolt from the organization Want Free Union They called for an autonomous and democratic trade union free of politics which would serve as a rallying group for further seces sions The official death toll for the 36 hours of violence after the shooting of Togliatti rose to 14 last night The interior ministry reported 7 civilians and 7 police men died in gunfights and mob violence which swept over the country Police announced after further IquestionSng of Antonio Pallante 35 Sicilian law student who shot Togllatti that they had learned nothing new Russians Send More Planes Into Allied Transport Lane BULLETIN Washington UR United States Britain and France are drafting new protests to Moscow against the starvation Berlin blockade it was disclosed Satur day While the 2nd 3power notes have not yet been completed authoritative sources said it was hoped that they might be ready for delivery by next weekend Berlin Russians Sat urday sent up their greatest num ber of aircraft in recent days into the BritishAmerican air corri dors between Berlin and western Germany At the same time the official soviet press told the German peo ple the United States would not dare to risk war to break the blockade of Berlin because the U S fears Russia and her allies are oo powerful The sending up of soviet planes into the air corridors was appar ently part of the soviet tactics of harassing the British and Ameri cans in their attempt to break the Berlin blockade An American operations officer said the Russians had sent a warning of greater soviet activity Saturday in the corridors used by hundreds of American and British planes daily carrying supplies to more than 20000000 residents of western Berlin That the move did not impede the BritishAmerican effort was een in this statement of the opera ions officer Our planes are com ing in fast and furious Saturday The officer said the Russians served notice they would have so viet yak fighters transport craft and biplanes in the air corridors rom early morning until 8 p m Berlin time with some practicing nstrument flying One of the fields is in the Brit sh Bueckeburg to Berlin corridor at Brandenberg Another is in the BritishHamburg to Berlin corri dor of Perleburg Two others are n the American corridor at Koe hen and Zerbst The rest are in he Berlin air safety control zone over Berlin which has a 20mile Weather over the Berlin area vas unfavorable Saturday The sky was heavily overcast with a ceiling between 1000 and 1200 feet ASKS SIGN CHANGE Bristol Conn ctiy of icial urged Saturday that some hing be done about 2 street signs side by side reading Bristol hospital and Dead End Rath Hearing to Be Tuesday 24 Indicted in Probe of Strike Violence Waterloo for the 24 persons indicted by the Black Hawk county grand jury Thurs day following an investigation into the United Packinghouse Workers strike at the Rath plant here has been set for Tuesday in district court Eighteen of the persons covered in the 33 indictments including Fred L Roberts 55 Dunkerton Negro nonstriker charged with manslaughter in the death of Wil liam Farrell during a riot at the plant May 19 were arraigned be fore Judge Shannon B Charlton Friday Roberts who pleaded innocent with the 17 others was released on bond He has been kept at an undisclosed place since the shooting The UPWA arranged to cover the bonds of its members totaling Charges against the 17 union members including officers of UPWA local 46 included conspir acy to incite to riot malicious mis chief and assault with intent to commit great bodily harm File Charge in Hit Run Deaths Coroners Jury Finds Criminal Negligence Albert Lea Minn Madin 34 Albert Lea Saturday was expected to waive prelimi nary hearing on a charge of crim inal negligence in connection with the hitandrun deaths of 2 Iowa men A coroners jury Friday returned that finding against Madin and he was brought into justice court on that charge Madin has reportedly confessed that he was the driver of the car which struck and killed Alfred Ness and Carl Juveland both of Lake Mills Iowa Wednesday Beenaper Makes Haul Clark N J nocturnal thief stole 4 hives of bees from the farm of Mrs Herman Graves near here Federal Jobholders Futures Uncertain at Congress Meet Washington than 900 ederal in luding Chairman David E Lili nthal of the atomic energy com an uncertain future iaturday caught in the crossfire Between President Truman and a tostilc congress The senate made no move dur ng the last session of congress to onfirm a long list of presidential ppointments ranging from post masters to federal judges The great bulk of these nomin tions ordinarily would become oid on July days after ongress closed shop with no in ention of returning until De ember 31 Question Raised But Mr Trumans call for a pecial session beginning July 26 ill raise the whole question of ppointments again He is certain o tire almost the whole list right ack at the senate Mr Truman also haPrnade sev ral Interim appointments since djourhment These must be re ubrriitted to the senate if the ses ion lasts as long as 40 days Otherwise if the appointees con inue in office they do to without pay Amonjf the topfliffht nomina tions which have not had senate approval arc these James Boyd of Colorado to be director of the bureau of mines Thomas C Buchanan of Pennsyl vania to the federal power com mission Roy W Harper of Mis souri to be a federal judge in that it appears Lilien thal and 4 others as members of thft atomic energy commission An odd twist has developed in the reappointment of the 5 atomic officials All have served on the com mission since it started A few months ago President Truman renominated Lilienthal to a 5 year term as director The others were named for terms ranging from 1 to 4 years However republican leaders saying the administration to be elected in November should be permitted to name its own atomic commission pushed through a bill extending the terms of the commissioners only until June 30 1950 President Truman signed that bill reluctantly Jerusalem Sees Single Break in Palestine War Bernodotte Starts Back to Rhodes Arabs Maintain Complete Silence on Peace Proposal Lake Success Folke Bernadotte United Nations medi ator left for Rhodes Saturday to try to obtain a permanent peace for Palestine Bernadotte said as he boarded a plane at LaGuardia field for Amsterdam that he was very happy that the first step in secur ing a peace in Palestine has been reached Bernadotte indicated that the United Nations partition plan of Nov 29 might have to be revised to obtain a peaceful settlement of the Palestine dispute Bernadotte said he still favored a plebiscite for Palestine as the most democratic way to solve a question like this Key diplomats meanwhile weighed lifting the UNordered ban on arms to Israel while keep ing the clamp on Arab military supplies A spokesman of the American delegation said that United States Delegate Philip C Jessup may very well make such a proposal to the security council if the state department agrees Arabs Silent Complete Arab silence on whether TransJordan Syria Egypt and other members of the Arab league will accept the truce proposals for Palestine proper convinced some UN officials that the Palestine war will not end at the Sunday night deadline after which the punitive sections of the truce order are scheduled to go into effect TransJordans decision to beat Sunday nights deadline for the Jerusalem ceasefire was not in terpreted by UN officials as a clear break in the Arab front These officials pointed out that the TransJordan legion is the only major Arab force in the area and that the Arab states have con sistently voted in the UN for a ceasefire in Jerusalem Israels quick acceptance of the truce order would single out the they fail to break their punitive action under the American proposed resolution Can Never Submit The spokesman the Arab higher committee Jama El Hus seini declared that Palestines 1200000 Arabs can never sub mit to the terms of truce The Arabs have charged that restrictions attached to the cease fire permit Israel to build her strength while keeping Arab forces in check Bernadotte wound up his 6day visit to Lake Success with last minute consultations with UN of ficials and American French and Belgium representatives concern ing details of the force which he hopes will keep the peace in Palestine To Supply Observers At his request the UN has asked France Belgium and America to supply some 175 of the 300 mili tary observers the mediator has termed the bare minimum for truce control The United States was reported staging lastminute fight to con vince the mediator that under no conditions should he invite Rus sian officers to swell the num ber to 300 Russia has objected to excluding her observers from Pal estine Premier Asks for Vote of Confidence Paris UR Premier Robert Schuman Saturday staked the life of his coalition government on feat of a radical socialist amend ment to cut about 12000000000 francs about from the 1948 military budget Schuman called for a vote of government al ready has served a so cialist party spokesman indicated his party would favor the cut This would mean defeat of the govern ment since communists also are supporting the amendment Schumans demand for a con fidence vote postponed further de bate on the military budget until Monday The French constitution calls for one clear day between tabling of a confidence vote and the actual vote But a full day and night session was scheduled Sunday on other matters and this will give the gov ernment time to rally support against the amendment Dixie Democrats Challenge Truman Stand on Race Issue BULLETIN Birmingham Ala Ben Laney of Arkansas an nounced Saturday he would not accept a presidential nomination by the rump states rights con vention here Laney said he would amplify his position in a statement later Laney was a candidate of pro testing southerners at the na tional democratic convention in Philadelphia for a few days be fore he withdrew Birmingham Ala lious southern democrats mapped a challenge to the TrumanBark ley ticket in 15 states Saturday on the issue of racial integrity of each race and this sections laws on racial matters A statement of principles brought to the packed meeting hall by the states rights resolu tions committee took defiant ex ception to the civil rights bill in the democratic platform Adoption of this plank at Phil adelphia was the signal for the walkout of 35 Alabama and Mis sissippi delegates and brought the call ing for the Birmingham meet Sillers Chairman Walter Sillers speaker of the Mississippi house of represent atives was named permanent chairman after Alabamas Gessner T McCorvey called the meeting to order The challenge to the regular democratic ticket would include the placing of slates in all the states of the deep south and in President Trumans home state of Missouri The statement of principles from the resolutions committee in cluded these chief provisions We oppose all efforts to in vade or destroy individual rights we stand for segregation of the races and the racial integrity of each race the constitutional right to choose ones associates to ac cept private employment without government interference we oppose and condemn a civil rights program calling for the elimination of segregation social equality by federal fiat We call upon all democrats and upon all other loyal Ameri cans to unite with us in ipno minously defeating Harry S Tru man and Thomas E Dewey Man Fatally Injured in HeadOn Collision Des Moiiies Knight 48 Bopne was fatally injured when his car crashed headon into a partlyloaded gravel truck at the Junction of highways 60 and 69 two miles north of here Friday night Harold Woolsoncroft 45 the driver of the truck was treated for cuts and bruises The state highway patrol said the Knight car enroute to Des Moines swerved onto the west shoulder of the road and then struck the truck Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and cool Saturday night Sunday generally fair with little change in temperature High Sunday 80 to 85 Low Saturday night near 60 cloudy and moder ately warm Saturday night and Sunday with widely scattered late afternoon or nighttime thun dershovvers Low Saturday night 6065 Minnesota Partly cloudy Satur day night and Sunday with a few light showers extreme northeast early Saturday night continued cool north and slight ly cooler south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum 85 Minimum 60 At 8 a m Saturday 70 Precipitation 05 YEAR AGO Maximum fli Minimum 67 Call Deadline on Reinstating Gl Insurance Washington veterans administration offices throughout the country will remain open on Saturday July 31 to give veterans an llthhour chance to reinstate their national service life insur ance Veterans whose policies have lapsed have the privilege of rein stating any amount of the low cost government insurance with out a new physical examination if they apply before Aug 1 After that they must pass a physical examination to qualify for rein statement The VA estimates that more than 10000000 veterans are eligi ble to reinstate worth of insurance 1 Killed Injured When Car Leaves Road Ottumwa Johnson 17 Chillicothe died Friday night of injuries received when his car went over a 20 foot embankment west of Ottumwa Another passenger Ernest Pal mer 33 also of Chillicothe escaped injury The 2 were enroute to a dance at Kirksvillc You may not see one very often but there are 50000000 bills in circulation in the United States SHUNS Sena tor Richard B Russell who re ceived 263 votes on the ballot nominating President Truman at the democratic convention in Philadelphia will not attend the southern rump convention in Birmingham Ala 25 Killed in Plane Crash Near Macao Twentyfive persons including at least 6 Americans were killed late Fri day in the crash of a Catalina flying boat 4 miles off Macao There was one survivor a Hong Kong Chinese named Wong Yu who was picked up by a Chinese junk and taken to Macao with both legs broken Wong said he jumped through a window as he plane hit the water and exploded but he was unable to give any details Sidney De Kantzow manager of the Cathay Pacific Airways which operated the plane telephoned from Macao Saturday that the body of H G Stewart assistant manager of the Texas company of Hong Kong had been recovered along with a wing float the plane Stewart and his wife who also was aboard were on the passen ger list as Canadians but the company had no home addresses for them or any of the others 7 Raiders of Packing Plant Start Jail Terms Stillwatcr Minn IP men who participated m Seven a raid on the Cudahy Packing companys Newport plant during the recent packinghouse workers strike were scheduled to begin 90day jail terms Saturday Sheriff Ruben Granquist said he expected the 7 to report at the Washington county jail Saturday afternoon They were among 39 who pleaded guilty to charges of un lawful assembly The others were given fines of and costs DEATH CARA wrecker hooka onto a car which carried 6 girls to their death whenTt plunged into a waterfilled ditch near New Kharnn Fight Goes On in Rest of Country Arab Holdout Force Still Continues to Struggle at Nazareth Cairo ff Arabs and Jews ceased firing in Jerusalem Sat urday after a wild night of fight ing but the war went on else where despite hopes a new truce was near for all Palestine Arab legion officers in Jerusa lem said Jews died by the hun dreds in the Holy City fighting during the night The battle came to a halt a second before the United Nations deadline at 4 a m 8 p m Friday CST In the north holdout Arab forces continued fighting inside Nazareth The Israelis announced its capture Friday Planes Raid A Syrian communique said 2 Jewish planes raided Damascus without causing material damage Guns and mortars pounded ceaselessly throughout the night in Jerusalem but for hours after the ceasefire deadline not a shot was heard The Jews opened the attack Friday night from their positions in the modern city dis patches from the old city said They plastered the Arabheld walled old city with more than 500 shells before dawn The Arabs replied with artillery Dispatches from Jerusalem gave no estimate of Arab casualties Strike Fire The Jewish shells struck fire from the tops of holy buildings along the Via Way of Sorrows along which Christ carried His cross Before the artillery duel began Arab troops had broken through the Jewish front in the Mea Shearim quarter and blasted for ward for 500 yards in the direc tion of modern Jerusalems heart American corespondents with the Arab legion reported Two mechanized Arab legion companies supported by irregu lars punched through strongly fortified Jewish lines in a sur prise predawn attack Friday By nightfall they had reached posi tions halfway through the all Jewish quarter Arab fire raked the Jewish business center of the Jaffa road 6 Farm Girls Drown in Car Auto Leaves Road Rolls Into Water New Sharon farm girls drowned 7 miles east of here Fri day when the car in which they were riding rolled down an em bankment into a waterfilled ditch A 5yearold girl Iva May Van Kampen sister of one of the vic tims was the only survivor The dead Helen Van Kampen 16 daugh ter of Everett Van Kampen and sister of Iva May Sheriff Dwight Mateer said Helen was driving the car Geraldine McMahon 15 Ho wena McMahon 14 Ila Ruth Mc Mahon 12 and Caroline Mc Mahon 6 all daughters of Gerald McMahon a neighbor of Van Kampen Mona McMahon 15 daughter of Donald McMahon and a cousin of the other McMahon girls To Meeting The girls were enroute to a 4H club meeting the sheriff said when their car stalled on a hill Miss Van Kampen started to back down the rock road to get started again and the wheels got too near the edge of the rock road The shoulder of the road soft ened by recent rains gave way and the car rolled over sideways 3 or 4 times into the deep slough which had about 7 feet of water in it Mateer said SAME tUf ia 24 ;