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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 1, 1948, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS VOL UV Associated Prcu and United Press Full Wires Five Cents a MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JUNE 1 This Paper Consists of Two One No 201 Blue Leads Beardsley by 32 Margin Governor Robert D Blue is still leading hip republican primary opponent William S Beardsley by slightly more than 3 to 2 in a poll of Iowa republicans made by the IOWA PUBLIC OPINION PANEL just 10 days before the election While complete returns from this pre primary check will not be completed for a few days it now appears that Beardsley will not be able to overcome the lead held by Blue A month ago Blue led Beards ley by 7 to 1 but Beardsley has substantially reduced Blues lead in the final stages of the cam paign U S Senator George A Wilson and exSenator Guy Gillette ap pear certain to win the republican and democratic primary races re spectively against John N Cal houn and E J Seemann Wilson is now leading Calhoun by about 4i to 1 while Gillette has an over whelming margin over Seemann Latest returns on these races as reported by IPOP interviewers who gather opinions of Iowa vot ers in all walks of iffe and from all sections of the state show the following standings one week be for tha June 7th primary hwa Public Opinion r Panel Thousands Flee Floods in Northwest Estimate Vanport Loss at Part of Portland in Water Republican Democratic For Governor Blue Beardsley Uncertain 32 16 Carroll Switzer is unopposed AP Wiropliolo AID dismayed residents look OH a man helps an injured woman from the wreckage of a former federal housing project in Vanport Ore Monday after it was washed out by a sudden flood For U S Senator Wilson49 Calhoun 11 Uncertain 40 Gillette Seemann Uncertain 61 5 34 House Body Slashes Treasury and Postoffice Fund Request This means that those with opinions would now divide as fol lows Blue 62 Beardsley 38 Wilson 82 Calhoun 18 Gillette 93 Seemann 7 The GlobeGazette will carry IPOPs final prediction Friday of this week 3rd District Close H R Gross the popular radio announcer who ran a close race for the gubernatorial nomination in 1940 has a great deal sup port in his efforts to win the re publican congressional nomination in the 3rd district from John Gwynnc In fact this race is now so close that no prediction as to its outcome can be made this far before the election Two other present congressmen will have opposition in the repub lican primaries In the 2nd dis trict H O Talle of Decorah the present representative has a safe lead over John A Case of Mc Gregor In the 4th district Con gressman Karl LeCompte of Cory don is opposed for the nomination by Jesse Dimmitt Frederickson both and F Clyff of Ottumwa Neither of these opponents have great support by 4th district re publicans and Congressman Le Compte seems assured of renom ination Veteran Trains Doomed Columbus Ga UR Narrow gauge railroad trains which hauled students to classes at the famed Fort Benning infantry school dur ing 2 World wars are headed for the last roundhouse The army an nounced that the trains includ ing 10 locomotives and 68 cars have been turned over as surplus to the war assets administration Washington UR The appropriations committee Tuesday slashed by 25 per cent the treasury and post office departments re quests for extra funds for the fiscal year starting July 1 It voted to allow the 2 agencies a total of a reduc tion of 27 7 1640 below the de partmeAts budget estimates The total is over and above the voted by the house earlier this year for the treasury and thf for the post office department for fiscal 1949 Baffled on Tax Refunds r At the same time it decided to quit trying to outguess the inter nal revenue bureau on how much money was required to pay re funds to taxpayers The committee agreed to authorize the treasurys tax bureau to pay whatever re funds it finds necessary during the coming fiscal year Heretofore congress has appropriated specific amounts for that purpose In the current fiscal year the louse appropriations committee bias made a few bad guesses on the amount of funds the bureau would need for tax refunds Origi nally the bureau figured it would need about But the committee cut this to 000000 Later the treasury asked for more The commit tee cut this to Then the treasury came in again and said that now it not only needed the disallowed by the committee but more The full amount was granted making the total or more than the treasury originally asked Bill to Conference The house earlier this year voted to allow the treasury 453100 for operations in the coming fiscal year The same bill No Relief in Dry Spell Weather Beginning to Hurt Iowa Vegetation Des Moines Iowa weather bureau siid Tuesday no relief is in prospect this week from the continuing dry Spell which is beginning to leave its mark on the states vegetation Very little precipitation is ex pected the 5day forecast said in indicating that any moisture which may come is likely to av erage less than a tenth of an inch and probably will occur the end of the week No measureable rain fell in Iowa Monday or Monday night the bureau said The temperature got up to 81 at several points and the lowearly Tuesday was 46 at Oskaloosa Dry weather already has cut the strawberry crop sharply and probably will reduce the cherry and some other fruit crops Gar dens are being watered and growth of field crops is being re tarded by the lack of rain Portland Ore evac uations began Tuesday as the flood gwollen Columbia river brought new peril to a 120mile section at the lower end of the stream The river which already had caused the Pacific northwests greatest disaster flood hundreds of farms and many small cities in the area nearly all of which are downstream from Portland In Washington President Truman Tuesday ordered full resources of the federal govern ment mobilized for aid in the Pacific northwest flood disaster He directed the army the in terior department and housing officials to investigate and make recommendations for additional legislative authority to meet emergencies of this Army engineers ordered the evacuation of the thousands of residents of the 43 drainage dis tricts area but said many of them already had run for higher ground 27000000 Loss The Portland housing authority estimated at the loss suffered by the warhousing city of Vanport which was crumbled Sunday That was the only flood loss estimate available although before the Vanport disaster army engineers had predicted a loss of to farms and houses and to valuable topsoil being swept to sea The river 2nd largest in the na tion in amount of water dis charged is at flood stage for 750 miles The crest will reach the Portland area Tuesday night o Wednesday Part of Portlands downtown area including the Union station was under water Tuesday afte the Willamette river topped th seawall The station is Portland only railroad depot and train were unable to use it Z Dikes Break Israel Agrees to Palestine Truce as Arabs Debate granted for the Report FORECAST Iowa Partly cloudy warm and dry Tuesday night through Wed nesday Low Tuesday night mid 50s High Wednesday mid80s Mason City Sunny and warm Tuesday and Wednesday Clear and warm Tuesday night Low Tuesday night near 50 High Wednesday 85 Iowa 5 Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average 8 to 10 degrees above normal Norm al highs are near 78 Normal lows are near 55 for this time of year Warm and dry Wednesday through the weekend Very little precipitation is expected averaging less than inch and most likely to occur on the weekend Minnesota Partly cloudy and mild Tuesday night and Wednesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning postoffice That measure revised by the senate awaits a housesen ate conference for an adjustment of differences The new supplemental measure approved Tuesday by the com mittee allows for 2 treasury bu reau ancl coast 414255 for the postoffice The treasurys requests were cut by The postoffice esti mates were trimmed by 120 Diamond Zipper for Big Jim Morons Pants New Orleans Jim Moran New Orleans restaurant proprietor who was once a body guard of the late Sen Huey P Kingfish Long loves diamonds kinds He wears them stick pins belt buckles and even on hit glasses Tuesday lie came up with the equipped with a diamond zipper In North Portland where more than 18000 persons were left homelesshvSundays aster the flooded area was tripled by the bursting of 2 more dikes On top of these 2 dikes were the approaches to the Pacific high way principal northsouth route The breaking of these dikes left 3 square miles under water with houses from Vanport pouring through both gaps Some of them turned endoverend and all hope of salvaging these was last No bodies have been recovered from Vanport Some bodies might be swept so far they never would be found Army engineers are investigat ing the blow out of the railroad embankment which resulted in the Vanport disaster The rail fill was constructed 40 years ago Commenting on the fate of what once was Oregons 2nd largest city the Portland Housing Auth ority announced the agency feels terribly terribly bad that lives 21 Die as Navy Launch Is Swamped Craft With 90 Aboard Sinks in Rough Waters of Hampton Roads Norfolk Va Twentyone men 10 marines and 11 navy men perished in Hampton Roads VIonday night when a navy aunch swamped in choppy waters while returning 90 men to their ship after Memorial day liberty The 50 foot open launch was swamped in a wind and rain storm at p m as it was returning a liberty party to the Kearsarge anchored 2 miles off the Norfolk naval station The launch which was attached to the carrier was swamped when only 200 yards off the Kearsarges port beam At 2 a m Tuesday all naval tugs and small craft that had been searching the area were with drawn leaving 2 coast guard ships to continue the search The launch was a 50 foot open vessel Sailing of the task force was delayed indefinitely after the ac cident and its ships were placed Iowa Death Toll Reaches 11 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Iowa closed out its 3day Memorial day weekend with a death toll of in traffic 6 p m Friday The latest death reported was that of 2 year old Ruth Ann Thomas daughter of Mr and Mrs Dwight Thomas of Des Momes who was Berkland 39 of DcsrMoines Roman MarlirTand Joe De Bonis said tliechnd apparently had been playing around the front bumper of the car which wai parked at the curb in front of the Thomas residence A wheel passed over the childs body as the Berklands started to drive away Ruth was pronounced dead at a hospital where she was taken by her father and Berkland Nations Holiday Weekend Death Tol I Over 400 Mark 706Georgia 001 Idaho 100 be enforced Illinois 17 4 5 Indiana 733 Iowa Arab opinion vyas reported un 713 Kansas 014 Kentucky 11 2 0 Louisiana ently during the nations extend 2 0 3 Delaware d Memorial day holiday Traffic accidents caused more than half of the fatalities Accident deaths reported from p m Friday to midnight Mon c day totaled including the Massachusetts 211 Michigan unknown number of dead in tnc 10 0 g Minnesota 831 Mississippi Vanport Ore flood The drown2 o oMissouri 411 Montana ng of 22 navy and marine corps NeDraska 201 New Jersey league leaders met Amman was men lost when a launch capsized Mexico 0 0 5 New K mrmon n Hampton Roads Va was the 1 u argcst known loss of life in a single accident The toll compared to 504 vio ent deaths over the 3day 1947 on 4 hours sailing notice sarges muster of K ear complement was still in progress at a m Even such a muster however as will be inconclusive number of men By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS More than 400 persons died vio 3 Colorado 2 3 2 Connecticut 100 Florida Jews Bomb Arab League Meeting Site TransJordan Capital Raided Few Hours Before Truce Parley By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The state of Israel accepted un conditionally the United Nations appeal for a Palestine ceasefire Tuesday as the Arab league lead ers met in Amman TransJordan to consider the proposal which calls for a 4 week armistice dur which an arms embargo will officially to be shifting toward 1 2 clean cut acceptance of the UN il Maryland 4 p 2 plan Deadline for the Aram an swer is 5 p m It is the 6th effort of the UN to stop the war A few hours before the Arab eemorialday holiday and to 292 Carolina 2 1 0 South Dakoti 1 946 LctSt I n over a similar period in 1946 Last York 8 7 10North Carolina 002 Ohio 11 36 Oklahoma 6 0 0 152 Pennsylvania 14 7 Rhode Island 1 1 10 South 0 South Dakota 2 0 7 7 10 23 1 Utah 200 Virginia bombed by Jewish airmen Dispatches from King Abdul lahs little capital across the Jor dan from Palestine said the bomb ing aroused bitterness Observers there said the raids may have blasted away the faint hope of a United Nations truce 2 4 Wisconsin 633 Wyoming 1 0 0 Baruch Renews Faith possibly were lost but all you can do is depend on the advice of com petent engineers Survivors Scattered Survivors are scattered in thousands of homes throughout the city in schools and churches Most of the separated families are getting together But the Red Cross has not issued an estimate of the missing The major threats downstream from Portland were at Clatskanie Rainier Woodland Kelso Long view and Kalama normally are absent over leav when naval ships sail for exten sive duty in foreign waters Hold Red Leader for Deportation Washington justic department Tuesday announced the arrest for deportation of Ja cob Abraham Stachel national director of education for the American communist party The department said Stachel was picked up by immigration agents in front of his residence t 203 West 94th street New York City this morning He was re moved to Ellis Island to await deportation proceedings Stachel is accused of illegally entering this country and of join ing a subversive organization aft er his entry t j I I L3n U ViLtiiinci I years big total was boosted con 324 West Virginia Arabs Mass Troops siderably because of 2 serious I o I mu airline crashes in which 95 per sons were killed and tornadoes in Arkansas and Oklahoma whicli took the lives of 43 30000000 Autos i An estimated 30000000 Mankind After mobiles were on the country s highways over the 3day holiday Of period and more than 200 persons1 were killed in traffic mishaps Of the 404 violent deaths 204 died The attack came as the Arab allies reported their troops and armor massing on a40mile front in an effort to throw a noose around Tel Aviv the heart of Israel The British announced in Haifa that an RAF field near Amman also was struck Arab officials in TransJordan said 6 Arab civil ians including 2 children were killed The British put the total motor accidents 92 persons I was convinced everyI dead at 12 and the wounded at drowned and 108 others lost their Qne at BeimOnt race track is hon30 Officials in Amman said only lives in accidents of miscellaneous egt one piane was sighted in each of plane crashes attending the races on 4 rulis over Amman the last just man New York States Bernard M Baruch said fires falls and other causes Saturday Baruch lost a roll of 22 The National Safety Council had estimated that unless caution was to exercised by motorists 225 persons doubted he would ever see would be killed in traffic acci money again dents Saturday Sunday and Monj However a gate keeper George Pearsall found the money Mon bills He reported the loss the track management but the day Pennsylvania Illinois New day and turned it in York California Ohio Texas and In Qll my years of race going inrapct Double Duty New York bugler and a drummer in a police department band did double duty Monday Informed that a man in the au dience at a Central park band concert was wanted for car thett the 2 musicians stepped out of ranks and arrested him Michigan counted the largest j jve never received such a kick death tolls Nevada New Hamp Barucn said It proves everyone shire North Dakota Vermont and Beimont is honest Im going to the District of Columbia did not give man a reward report a single violent death Pennsylvania Leads Pennsylvania ranked first with a total of 33 dead including 14 traffic fatalities Illinois was 2nd with 26 followed by New York s n r 1 f i n O i1 I S tl 25 Californias 24 Ohios 20 Texas 19 nnd Michigans 18 Deaths by states from traffic d ro wn ings causes Alabama 310 Arizona 2 0 4 Arkansas 300 California 16 o Jap Gets 5 Years for Beating GIs Putting Out Poisoned Bait Tuesday Evening Poisoned bait will be put out Tuesday evening in the area from st S E to Willow creek and from Federal east 2i blocks according to Willis Wood chairman of the rat eradication committee of the Mason City Exchange club warned residents in the area keep their pets confined since they would become seriously ill if they should reach some of poisoned bait Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Tuesday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 81 49 71 74 57 Falling Mirror Sounds Fire Alarm in Home Jamestown N Y broken mirror provided lucky for Red J Harringtons family A light bulb ignited a celluloid lampshade The flames spread to a curtain and window sash then burned through a cord suspending a mirror The crash attracted the attention of the family at dinner downstairs in time to avert serious damage Tokyo the pig Sasaki notorious copper mine find miscellaneous boss in charge of prisoners of war drew R sentence of 5 years a hard labor Tuesday from an eighth army military commission for beating 4 American prisoners The 4 men Sasaki was accused of abusing were Charles Stewart 21st St Lincoln Nebr Curtis S Gartman 2640 Harrison St Ma nila Bill B Haynie Prescott Ark and Maurice A Mazer Jackson St Pittsburgh Pa at dawn They said about 10 bombs some of them incindiaries were drop ped but that the only property damage was to a building housing a workers family The British said several grounded aircraft at the field were damaged Tel Aviv Is Target Tel Aviv has been the target for Egyptian attacks from the air virtually every day since May 16 One such attack wrecked a bus terminal with a heavy loss of life Indications in Cairo had been that Arabs would accept a 4week truce plan of the UN security council only on condition the Jews would repudiate their new state of Israel The Jews have given every indication they would resist such a demand While the political leaders talk ed there was no sign of a letup in the fighting Official word from both sides indicated a major bat tle is brewing along a winding 40mile front from Jerusalem northwest to Tulkarm an inland ron Grip Pays Off for Window Washer Clucasro Parho menko 59 is a man with an iron He was washing windows on the 5th floor of n North Michigan building Tuesday when his safety rope broke As he tumbled backward from the sill his left hand caught the rope end which nad slipped through the loops of his belt For 10 minutes he dangled while firemen rushed to the scene spread a safety net and then raiser a ladder which he grasped At a hospital it was found he had cuts on his left hand and bruises on his left shoulder city in Arab territory equidistant from Haifa and Tel Aviv The Jews acknowledged that Iraqi troops moving south are only nine miles from Tel Aviv at one point The Jews continued their fight to maintain the convoy lifeline between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem Arab legionnaires said they broke the latest Jewish assault in the Bab El WadLatrun area west of Jerusalem Monday The convoy road is the food lifetime for be tween 80000 and 90000 Jews holding out in Jerusalem Stockyards Fire HUMAN CHAIN STOPS long line of workers struggle feverishly to stop a break in the levee at left along the Columbia river at Filoma on the outskirts of AP Wlrcplioto Portland Ore Monday The break was plugged in time and the workers moved on to the next weak spot SAME BMHI la M South St Paul Minn Tuesday was estimated at more han in the prairielike fire which razed a 5th of the stockyards area here Memorial day Three firemen were overcome by smoke as flames engulfed the tinderdry sheds corrals and stock chutes Handlers freed 2000 cattle into swampland along the Mississippi river but 50 head per ished in the mast moving wall of fire None of the firemen was seriously hurt 1 Hurt In Accident Davenport persons were injured here when a car and a bus collided None of the injured was believed seriously hurt ;