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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 3, 1948, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Associated Pica and United Press Full Lease Wirei Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JUNE 3 1948 Northwest Faces New Flood Threat to Dnch PRnch Columbia river system spawned a new waters Thursday Crest of the old one still threatens weakened dikes far downstream near the sea the new flood abuilding came with residents of Ore in Idaho Montana and British Columbia near ex rrrwf A r weeks battle against what is already the rivers most disastrous rampage 1000mile course of the great river from the rrinmtw K the Pacific waterlogged cities and farm com munities braced themselves the new onslaught if they werent too busy fighting off flood waters already at hand The old crest was rolling down the last 40 miles of its course of death and destruction to the sea This still was a critical area Work on Soggy Dikes Regular army troops national guardsmen and civilian volunteers worked on soggy dikes only inches higher than the churning waters from Clatskanie on the Oregon shore to the stiltsupported fish ing center of Astoria at rivers mouth Again Thursday Wednesday the danger of break through was multiplied by a high tide coming up the river It was touch and go Workers strained to build up the earth works protecting the fertile low lands Their fight was against property damage only The people were evacuated days ago Upriver too the struggle against soft dikes went on around Portland even as the gears of re habilitation finally meshed after the Memorial Day disaster of Vanport Known Dead Is 23 Top Red Cross executives here said they believed few if any of the war housing projectss 18700 residents were lost when a dike cracked and Columbia waters washed away the city that had been Oregons 2nd largest Known excluding Vanport dead so far total 23 Federal and state agencies have coordinated plans and their mas sive reconstructive weight has turned to the task of rehabilitation for some 59000 persons and re pairing damage running into un totaled millions perhaps 000000 Snarled communication and dis rupted transportation are slowly being restored Refugees are be ing sheltered and fed Contribu tions of clothing from the more fortunate are pouring in Portland Area Hard Hit The time of greatest suffering is over in the Portland area the hardest hit Over for the moment until the new crest mounting upriver plunges down through the rock walls of the midColumbia gorge How bad could the new one be Even veteran U S River Fore caster Elmer Fisher wouldnt make a prediction But if the new crest rises as high as the one now running out to sea this was his grim warning Portland and Vancouver look out Offers House for Affectionate Mate Middletown Conn Wolan a 34yearold blond made the outstanding proposal of the leap year Thursday She offered a furnished 6room house complete with wife her self to any eligible bachelor who meets her needs for an affec tionate husband Iowa Farmer Willing to Pay Bonus for Wife Who Can Drive Sioux City Woodbury county farmer is willing to pay for a wife who can drive a car At least thats what was offer ed Bernard A Brown republican candidate for county attorney in a pencilled note to Brown The letter on tablet paper in formed Brown that the writer was voting for him It then asked if he knew any girls who wanted to get married to a good looking man She must knqw how to drive a car the letter said If you find a woman for me youll get 535 from me the letter added Iowa Lad 9 Killed When Hit by Auto Carroll Rciff 9 son of Mr and Mrs Ed Reiff who farm near here was killed when struck by a car Wednesday Sheriff Tom J Finegan said Finegan said the boy had just gotten the mail from the rural carrier and was crossing the high way when he was hit by a car driven by George Binges Ode bolt SAME BUck flif tfwifc u M Stassen Sees Wide Open GOP Contest Des Moines Harold E Stassen declared Thursday the race for the republican presiden tial nomination is very definitely wide open despite polls and pre dictions The former Minnesota governor a candidate for the nomination told a news conference no one has sufficient strength to win on the first ballot Plans Warren Talk Stassen said that after a confer ence Thursday with Iowa dele gates to the G O P national con vention he would proceed toward a thorough discussion with Gov ernor Warren of California Stassen said he had made no new estimate since the Ohio and Oregon primaries of the number of delegate votes he would get on the first ballot Previously he had said he anticipated 340 votes It takes 548 to nominate The Minnesotan said he expected 150 of his 340 votes from the mid west That esitmate too he ex plained was made several weeks ago He added he was standing on Jt Sees 14 Iowa Votes Stassen said he was counting on 14 of the 23 Iowa convention votes and also expected some 2nd choice support Ill know better how I stand in Iowa after my conference with the delegates he said The Iowa delegation chosen in state convention last month goes to Philadelphia uninstructed Stassen described as of decisive importance the delegations from Pennsylvania Massachusetts New Jersey California Illinois and In diana Airlines Show Safety Record 7 Billion Passenger Miles Without Fatality Chicago hundred and eighty thousand times around the globe without a fatal accident That in effect is the combined safety record compiled fay 23 air lines through last year figures released by the National Safety Council showed Thursday The lines completed more than 7 bil lion passenger miles without a single fatality to a passenger or crew member A 24th American Airline honored for completing 1443699000 passen ger miles between Aug 3 1945 and June 19 1947 without a fa tality Fifteen of the 24 winners of the councils 1947 aviation safety awards not only through 1947 without an accidental death but completed fatalityfree rec ords ranging from 2 to IB years Other billion mile class win ners besides Pan American were American Airlines Inc and Northwest Airlines Inc American traveled one year and 1502499 000 passenger miles since its last fatal accident Dec 28 1946 North west traveled 5 years and 1228 604000 passenger miles since its last fatal accident May 12 1942 This Paper Consists of Two One No 203 Heads Nursing League Chicago The National League of Nursing Education named Mrs Genevieve Knight Bixler Des Moines as a lay di rector at its meeting here Wednes day Weather Report FORECAST Mason Cily Sky will be partly covered with high thin clouds Thursday through Friday Con tinued warm Southwesterly winds 15 to 20 MPH Thursday and Friday Low Thursday night 60 High Friday near 90 Iowa Partly cloudy and continued warm Thursday night and Fri day Low Thursday night 56 to 62 High Friday 86 to 90 Minnesota Partly cloudy and con tinued warm Thursday night and Friday Scattered local thunder showers northwest and extreme north portions Thurs day night and Friday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum gf Minimum rj3 At 8 a m Thursday 75 YEAR AGO Maximum g Minimum 46 British Ban Arms to Arabs Fight Continues Eyes Truce Hour By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Britain has stopped supplying arms and military equipment to Egypt Iraq and TransJordan in accordance with UN truce condi tions for Palestine a foreign of fice spokesman said Thursday night Britain also has barred all lit Jews of military age from moving to Palestine from Cyprus where 24000 Jews were interned at the time the British mandate over Palestine ended The suspension of arms in ef fect supersedes Britains treaties of alliance with the Arab coun tries The spokesman said each country understands that Britains obligations to the United Nations come ahead of her commitments to her allies The size of commit ments to the 3 countries has not been disclosed but it is known this country has supplied them arms of all kinds munitions armor transport aircraft and ships Continue Fight Arabs and Jews went on fight ing in Palestine Thursday but a United Nations mediator got the job of setting the time for a cease fire to last 4 weeks The mediator Swedish Count Folk Bernadotle working out oi Cairo was told to fix the clay and hour by the U N security council meeting Wednesday in Lake Suc cess N Y The councils plea for an armis tice had been accepted Tuesday by both Israel govern ment of the Jews and the Arab league political committee for the 5 Arab countries with troops in the Holy Land Seek Sunday Truce The United States was said to want the truce to start by Sun day But Jamal Husseini of the Palestine Arab higher committee told U N newsmen 5 days would be needed to give Arab fighters the word Israel Wednesday night called off a ceasefire order in effect less than a day on the Jewish side A Tel Avv announcement said the order had been based on a mis understanding The government said Jewish forces had been ordered to re sume fire until the time to be fixed by U N mediator for both sides to step shooting Taxes Now Haunt Iowa Millionaire Le Mars Schultz bachelor millionaire now has a tax problem Schultr recently reported that was stolen from his home by thieves who overlooked a second safe containing The Plymouth county board of assessment following Schultzs re port of the theft studied his mon eys and credits return and said he was listed as having reported to the assessor The board now has levied a moneys and credits tax against Schultz on and has begun a study of his records over the past 4 years Ask Cut in Foreign Aid Program American capacity to produce steel ingots doubled between 1910 and 1938 FIRE SWEEPS by high winds flames of the northern Ontario Mississagi area forest fire race to AP Wire photo merge with another blaze in the area Wednesday to cover 100000 acres on a 67 mile front Farmers in Midwest Hope for Moisture Chicago weather of the season continued over most of the country Thursday as farm ers over the midwest hoped for rain for their crops The temperature reached an Iowa high of 91 at Burlington Wednesday The weather bureau report Thursday also contained the fa miliar refrain No precipitation was recorded anywhere in Iowa Federal weather bureau fore casters snid the midwest was on the verge of adr ought and crops were in danger unless there was rain soon Some areas already have reported crop losses due to lack of soaking rains in the last few weeks The bureau also said an acute forest fire hazard existed because of the dry conditions in wooded areas Skies are clear from the Missis sippi valley eastward and tem peratures early Thursday ranged between 50 and 65 degrees over the entire country The mercury climbed into the 90s in parts of the midwest Wednesday hitting 94 at Fargo N Dak and 92 at International Falls Minn The only wet spots Thursday were along the northern Califor nia coast and in sections of North Dakota Montana Idaho and Nc Toronto Out died down Thursday slowing slightly the spread of some of the biggest forest fires in the history of the Ontario northland A few thundershowers were re ported over the 50000000 acres of burning or threatened timber land but fire fighters said only a soaking rain would quench the blazes The latest forecast was for hot and dry weather with the temperature up to 90 T E Mackey of the Ontario lands department said the situa tion seemed slightly better and that major fires are not moving as fiercely as during the last 2 days High winds which raced fires through 117000 acres of tim ber inthf Mississagi and Chapleau districts were missing Three new fires were reported in the Saulc Sle Marie district Carelessness was blamed In the Port Arthur area fires gained at Halen Lake where 12 000 acres of cut over timberlanc burned A tract of 5000 acres o pulpwood was ablaze on the west side of Lake Nipigon Fire de stroyed a sawmill and camp of the Fellman Timber company in Godfrey township in the Timmins area where 4000 acres were de stroyed A bOOacre blaze in Gren fell township in the Kirkland Lak area was reported spreading Truman Heads West on Tour to Battle for Nomination By ERNEST B VACCARO A P Political Writer Washington Tru man in a mood to fight for a new term called his own signals Thursday as he made ready to take his case to the people in 18 states To the latest suggestion that he withdraw from the race Mr Tru man replied with a sharp declara tion he was not brought up to run from a fight The president left democratic party chieftains on the sidelines in ordering up his special train for a strenuous speaking tour which may hold the answer to his po litical future The white house labelled the crosscountry swing nonpoliti cal but disclosed plans for 5 ma jor addresses nncl a score or more nflthecuH rcnr platform talks AN UNEXPECTED CALLER Lawrence Magruder 12702 wa Park hospital Thursday with a severe skull fracture and Charles D Thompson 20 728 Jackson S W began serving a 30 day jail sentence for reckless driving after this auto driven by Thompson struck a house at 84S 6th S W Mason City Wednesday night Police said the car was traveling at a high rate of speed going east on 6th S W and showed skid marks of 188 feet before hitting a stump and crashing into the house Har riett Magruder 14 and Peggy Magruder Ifi who were riding in the front seat with the W1Crc treatcd for injuries and released The car was registered to W E McEneny of Waterloo expected to furnish ammunition for the 1948 campaign In Iowa Saturday The presidents special train under present tentative plans is scheduled to enter Iowa at Clin ton at a m on Saturday and is due at Boone at a m and at Council Bluffs at a m The only mark of identification on the special train will be a large replica of the presidential seal fastened to the platform railing of the rear car The president will spend Saturday in Omaha at the reunion of the 35th division his World war I outfit The itinerary of Mr Trumans swing through the west will be changed slightly to permit him to visit flood damaged areas in the northwest white house officials said Thursday The presidents train will leave Washington at p m CST Thursday night for Chicago En route he will make brief plat form talks Friday at Fort Wayne Ind at p m CST and at Gary Ind at p m He will deliver a prepared ad dress in Chicago at 8 p m at the SwedishAmerican centennial celebration Leaves West June 14 The presidential special will turn eastward again from Los Angeles the night of June 14 It was in a letter to a fellow Missourian that Mr Truman pro vided the clue to his determina tion to battle party rebels most of them southerners incensed over his civil rights program Americans for Democratic Ac selfproclaimed liberal political pub lic the exchange of correspond ence between the president and Dr H H Brummall Salisbury Mo dentist The letters began with a sug gestion from Brummall May 15 that Mr Truman sacrifice per sonal prestige and political power for the good of the party Brummall had supported form er Gov Lloyd Stark against Mr Truman in the bitterly fought Missouri democratic senatorial primary in 1940 He said he voted for Mr Truman in the general election but had backed Stark in the primary because the gov ernor was an opponent of the Pcndergast political machine Sharp Retort To this the president wrote back bitingly on May 24 A great many you demo crats in 1940 ran off after a cer tain governor who was trying to cut my throat and he didnt do it successfully They are not going to succeed this time either House Gets Measure for Entry of DPs Washington fP The highlj disputed bill to let 200000 home less Europeans enter the Unitec States during the next 2 ycat went to the house Thursday witl the senates 63 to 13 endorsement One republican Senator Hawke N and 12 southern demo crats cast the opposition vote Wednesday night after an 11hou continuous session Both Iowas republican senators were on record Thursday as in favor of the bill Senator Hickenlooper voted for the bill Senator Wilson was listed as not voting but announced as for passage Early house approval of a sim ilar bill is indicated since republi can leaders have placed a must tag on displaced persons legisla tion for this session The senate bill would permit 100000 carefully selected Euro peans to come here in each of the next 2 years starting in July They would be in addition to the regular immigration quotas House Gets Proposal to Slash Funds Appropriations Body Recommends Period Hiked to 15 Months VVasliington 25 per cent ut in funds for the Marshall plan nd other foreign aid programs vas urged Thursday by the house ppropriations committee The committee sent to the house loor for probable hot debate Fri day a global as sistance measure This is a reduction of only 000000 or 75 per cent in the amount congress itself authorized and President Truman asked But the effect is a i slash for this reason The authorization law provided that the money could be spent during 12 months But the committee said the cash it is wili ng to put up must be stretched out over 15 months Trim Amount Slightly more than 00 of the total asked had been budgeted for use during the 12 months ending next April 3 or at the rate of per month The committee trimmed that total to for 15 months a spending rate of 000000 monthly In summary heres what the committee recommended to fi nance the economic recovery act passed by congress 2 months ago Economic cooperation adminis tration for aid to 16 noncommu nist European nations and western Germany asked recommended Con gress had authorized for ECA and already has made available Aid to asked as a separate item the committee recommended that this come from the general ECA allotment Assistance to Greece and Tur key asked 000000 recommended with no stipulation as to how the cut should be applied Aid to re quested and granted International Childrens Emer gency request ed and granted Government and relief in occu pied areas administered by the asked 250000000 recommended The committee estimated that bizonal Germany would receive 000 Japan and the Ryukus 000000 Korea with the balance to be used for main taining law and order in occupied Austria International refugee organiza tion asked and granted There appears to be little doubt that the house will follow the recommendation of the committee and vote the fund cuts As usual in such instances the administra tion will pin its hopes on the sen ate to restore at least a part of the original amount asked Army Ousts President of Paraguay Asuncion Paraguay army deposed President Higinio Morinigo Thursday A communique broadcast by the Rovernment radio said Morinigos 8year regime ended in his resig nation at the request of the armed forces and the people Chief Justice Juan Manuel Fru tos was established as provisional president pending the inaugura tion of Juan Natalicio Gonzales Gonzales was elected president in February in an election which barred voters from casting bal lots for anyone else Morinigos downfall was brought on by his attempt to remove the Asuncion chief ofpolice This re sulted in objections from the low er house of congress and pro voked the opposition of the police and army and a section of the public Heads Flyinp Farmers Webster City fP The Iowa Flying Farmers reelected Leo Gislain Wellman president at its convention here Wednesday Ertwnrd Lake one of the west ern reservoirs of the Nile in Cen tral Africa was discovered in 1875 by If M Stanley who named it after the then Prince Wales later Edward VII House Votes Navy Measure Bill Is Sent to Senate Washington 250 navy appropriation bill for the new fiscal year beginning July 1 was passed Thursday by the house and sent to the senate The measure boosts to 672250 the money voted by the house for defense in a 24hour pe riod Wednesday it sent the sen ate a money bill for the army and the air forces Congress previously had voted approximately for aircraft procurement Both the army and the navy bills were passed in the form rec ommended by the appropriations committee which had cut budget estimates for the armed services by approximately The navy bill carries funds to start work on a 65000ton super aircraft carrier to be the largest in the world and to boost naval nnd marine corps uniformed per sonnel to 552000 The army plans to have a peak strength of 1250 000 during the coming fiscal year Barbara Convalescing Paris Troubetz koy the former Barbara Hutton ifi convalescing from a long iiincss Her secretary said Thursday the Woolworth heiress is no longer ill and will be able to leave her Ritr hotel suite any day soon as Hie weather is good ;