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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 5, 1948, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LTV Associated Prcsi Vailed Prta Vint Copy e Panel Iowa Rates Ike Next to Stassen General Dwight D Eisenhower at present is second only to Har old E Stassen as the presidential choice of Iowa voters As a pos sible republican nominee he now leads Truman by a larger margin than ary republican except Stas sen And as a possible democratic nominee he would now win Iowa against any republican o p p o n ent but Stassen xx Several days Opinion ported Iowa preferences for p r e s i dent but did not show E i s e n h owers standing since he has declared he is not a candidate However he cannot be eliminated entirely from consideration while it is still pos sible that either party may draft him for the nomination Those interviews with a cross sectioi of Iowa voters were made AFTER the Wisconsin and Nebras ka primary elections Therefore they reflect the most RECENT changes in opinions Ike on GOP Ticket As the republican nominee against Truman on the democratic and Wallace on the 3rd party tick et Eisenhower would be far ahead in Iowa today Eisenhower 5G Truman31 Wallace G Undecided 7 In such a lineup of candidates Eisenhower would capture 3 oi every 5 independent voters And 2 in every 5 democrats now say they would support him over Tru Whether these May opinions would be reflected in November voting is another matter however since party loyalty will become an increasingly powerful factor next fall This also applies to those re iu every now say they would rather vote for Truman than see a military man in the white house About the same proportion of republicans say they would support Truman against General MacArthur and for the same reason Democrat Strength Asx apossible democratic nom inee for president Eisenhower would carry Iowa today against any ol the frequently named re publican candidates except Stas sen Against the 4 leading repub lican contenders he now stands as follows Eisenhower 34 7o Eisenhower 50 Stassen 55 Dewey 34 MASOK CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MAY 5 1948 This Consists of Two One NO ro j TAFT HEARS Robert Taft a Taft stayed up until after 1 a m Wednesday in his office on capitol hill in Washington D C to check the returns in the Ohio GOP presidential primary Government Efforts Fail in Meat Strike Negotiation Wallace Undecided Wallace Undecided 10 Eisenhower 48 Eisenhower 53 Vandenberg 34 Taft 29 Wallace 6 Wallace G Undecided 12 Undecided 12 Independent voters favor Stas sen over Eisenhower by 3 to 2 but would favor Eisenhower over Vandenberg by 5 to 3 Eisenhow er over Dewey by nearly 2 to 1 and over Taft by 3 to 1 Whatever November races de velop there arc several factors that will affect opinions in these next 6 months 1 Campaigningwill be intensified and records of nominees will be exposed to brickbats as well as causing changes in opinions both ways 2 Eisenhower supporters have giv oi their own interpretations oc the generals supposed views on public issues but he has not yet stated them himself at least to the extent expected of a presi dential candidate Pie has prop erly taken the view that since he isnt a candidate he shouldnt talk like one But if he is nomi nated by either party and ac cepts he will be expected to say where he stands on many issues and this will have its effect on votes 3 On each side the party leaders will line up behind the respec tive nominees not many of them will take a walk and neither will most of the voters who ordinarily support their partys choice The minor re sentments and dissatisfactions now expressed will largely give way before the increasingly powerful influence of parly loy alty Copr 1018 Central Surveys Inc Washington IP efforts to end the 51day meat workers strike broke off Wednes day without any sign of progress The federal mediation and con ciliation service ended a series of negotiating sessions with the Big 4 packing companies and the striking CIO Packing House work ers Apparently there were no hopes in sight for a settlement of the dispute Talks at Standstill The talks were understood to be at a standstill because of the unions refusal to accept a 9cent hourly wage increase offered by the companies The packing con cerns refused to boost the amount The 4 companies are Swift Cud nhy Wilson and Armour Earlicr J E Wilson general superintendent for Swift and com pany said There are no prospects of reaching an agreement with the union for settling the strike He said The company has com menced operations in the struck plants and production is rapidly increasing Wilsojis statement was issued as talks with Cyrus Ching director of the federal conciliation service came to a halt Seek 29 Cent Hike The strike started March 16 The CIO packing house workers are demanding a 29cent an hour in crease The mediation service issued the following statement Th joint conference between the Packing House Workers union und ine representatives of Arm our Cuclahy Swift and Wilson re cessed this afternoon The service is continuing to consult with the parties and has requested the parties to hold themselves avail able for further conferences in Chicago on the call of this serv ice The conciliation service gave no indication when it will call the negotiators together again in Chi cago Drowns in Spirit Lake While Repairing Motor Sutherland Jennings 33 drowned Tuesday in Spirit Lake where he fell from a boat while attempting to fix a stalled motor The body was recovered about 2 hours after the mishap Authorities said Jennings and 3 companions were on Spirit Lake from 2 boats The man in Jennings boat who could not swim was unable to rescue him Pick Cherokee Assistant Cherokee Frederick Moore has been appointed assist ant superintendent of the Chero kee state hospital Dr Moore of East Gardner Mass has been as sistant superintendent of a Mas sachusetts state hospital there for the last 13 years Grant Food Shipment to Britain Under ERP i Washington shipment of food to Britain under the European recovery program was authorized Wednesday by Paul G Hoffman economic co operation administrator The flour and be purchased in Can ada with TJ S funds The allotment to Britain under the recovery plan was the first to that country and the largest single allocation to date Hoffman acted immediately aft er the British filed a letter of in tent qualifying them for aid un der the recovery plan To Discuss Oil Chicaco 3 day inter state meeting to discuss the con servation of oil and gas resources has been called by Gov Beauford H Jester of Toxas The meeting of state agencies will be held here May 57 Oliver Unions Agree on Pay New Contract to Give 11c an Hour Increase Chares City Workers at the Oliver plant were scheduled to formally ratify a new contract be tween the plant and the CIO United Farm Equipment and Metal Workers union Wednesday Union officials late Tuesday an nounced that workers at the farm equipment manufacturing plant had voted to accept an agreement on a contract made by the com pany and union bargaining repre sentatives The new contract provides among other things an 11 cent an hour increase and broadening of vacation eligibility requirements according to Paul Mathers presi dent of United Farm Equipment and Metal Workers of America local 115 The contract will be ef fective as of May 3 J Office workers local 222 voted Tuesday night to accept the bar gaining agreemnt Oleo Bill to Finance Body Reverse Decision of Senator Vandenberg Washington of the oleo tax repeal bill scored a victory Wednesday as the senate voted 47 to 30 to send the house passed measure to the senate fi nance committee The senate thus reversed the de cision of its presiding officer Sen ator Vandenberg RMich The vote was on appeal by Sen ator Fulbright DArk to set aside Vandenbergs ruling that the bill should be handled by the ag riculture committee Backers of the margarine mea sure have contended the bill would have a better and quicker chance of winning approval it as signed to the finance group However senators on both sides said before the balloting that they did not regard Wednesdays vote as an indicator of the bills final fate A pocket flashlight only 2 inches long and a halfinch thick is avail able for attachment to key rings name tags etc SAME MCMD to Taft Takes 149 Lead Over Sfassen in Ohio 110 Pickets Face Charge of Contempt Accuse Decker Union Strikers of Violating Temporary Injunction Local union 38 of the United Packinghouse and 110 of its individual members Wednesday faced a district court citation lor contempt of court Of the 110 27 already have been found guilty of contempt on a previous count in connection with the picketing of the strikebound Jacob E Decker and Sons pack ing plant in Mason City Hearing May 11 Most of those named in the ci tation which will be heard May 11 at 10 a m by Judge Tom Boyn ton are accused of mass picket ing Specificaly they are charged with violating the provision of the temporary injunction prohibiting more than 5 pickets at 1 gate at time The application for the ci tation was filed by Armour and Company The application also charges that Harold Davis Willis Haunch es Leo Espinosa and Mike Thom as assaulted 4 employes of the plant as they xverc leaving on May 1 It further charges that Walter Patten Richard Larson and Law rence Carroll left the plant after work April 26 in Pattens car and that they were followed by Charles Kranz in his car which also carried other pickets After following the other car around Mason City and while returning to the plant Kranz ran the Pat ten car into the curb and dam aged it the application claims Jake Alt Don Smith and Mike Thomas joined Kranz in abusing and intimidating the occupants of the other it states Claim Bus Squabble On April 30 a chartered bus was parked on 1st N W opposite Central park to carry employes to the plant it continues when sev eral autos filled with union mem bers parked behind it and the occupants gathered in front of the bus to intimidate anyone en tering it in this connection it names Ar thur Costello James Miller Hen ry Dietz Anton Anderson Ralph Dishon George Ashlock Henry Legler Jr Verda Smallclridgc Merlenc Eberhardl M e r v y 1 e Arndt and Harry Cownie On the mass picketing charge the application names the follow ing John J Frank Faye ONeill Howard Crane William Shannor Sr Henry Dietz Joe Gallo Ber nard Schmidt William Maravec Arnold Luker Parnell Kelly Henry Legler Jr Merle Rogers Ruth Holmes Esther Kennedy Lyle Cravath Anton Anderson James Dishon Maxine Carpenter Art Costello Humphrey Lamb Juanita Barragan Mary Radio Kathryn Espinosn Jsabelle Rollin Werle Clayton Murl Fred Mulhern Sr Allie Mulhcrn Ber tha Smith Otliilia Loiihg Ocic Lysnc Mildred Thorpe Charles Kranz Leo Espinosa Don Smith Mike Thomas Rudolph Haensch Roland Bull Harry Romig Neil Christensen John Klein Earl Hanson George Ashlock Lynn Belding Lawrence Detra Ruth Schmidt Les Snyder L Cory Ed Kunz Louis Solum Henry Kim mel Carl Nessett James Miller John Davis Paul Rilter Ed New man Leland Schreckengost Harry Cownie Leola Von Wald Alice Smith Kadiz Dunnhoo Howard Ebbers Raymond Boyd Lambert Menke Norma Bergdalc Mcrlene Eberhardt V c r d a Smalldridge Ruth Menke Howard May Jake Alt Mervyle Arndt Albert Finer Floyd Matson Vincent Murphy John Byrne Richard Golden Her bert Kenhison Paul Ritter Henry Snyder Lois Geist Helen Snyder Arlo Gjerde Josephine Vasquez Roy Kelley Juanita Vasquez John Connett Kathryn Espinosa Wil liam Shannon Jr Peter Gomez Roy Hutson Phillip Funk Or lando Belseth Jake Funk Jr Floyd Edgington Melvin Wilson Frank Funk Frederick Funk Wil liam Curtis Betty Beisel Robert Thorpe Marion Furnish Ben Harriott Nels Christiansen and Charles Peterson Jones 11 is met at the Municipal airport in Chicago by her parents Mr and Mrs Benjamin Jones after the girl played hookey from school to take an airplane ride to New York and in one day Chicago 11 year old girl said Wednesday that she had a good time on her aerial runaway trip to New York even though she got a scolding when she got back Janet Jones daughter ot Mr and Mrs Benjamin A Jones de cided to play hookey from school and take an York airline ride to New Instead of going to school Mon day afternoon Janet put on her best dress took of her fathers money and from her piggy bank and then reserved a seat on a United Airlines flight After a taxicab trip to the air port Janet paid her halt fare and boarded a DC6 plane at G p m She arrived in New York at 9 p m Monday night Janets family meanwhile had become frantic They called po lice for help in locating her In New York airport officials became suspicious when they saw the girl wandering aimlessly around the terminal They ques tioned her and learned about her selforganized trip They learned the details and spoke to Janets family by tele phone Janet was put on the next flight back to Chicago Her parents gave her a thor ough scolding when she arrived Janet said the trip was worth it Rail Union Defies Seizure Powers to Block Walkout WashingIon attorneys contention that Presi dent Truman still has power to seize the strikethreatened rail roads brought a union retort Wednesday that such n step would not bar a walkout The nationwide strike has been called for next Tuesday David B Robertson head ol the Brotherhood of Firemen and En ginemen said white house seizure will not settle the wage it will only irritate it j Tcarp lifforts Fail Uobertson made his comment to a reporter as Chairman Frank P Douglass of the national railway mediation board returned from Chicago to report to Mr Truman that the boards peace efforts have been exhausted Douglass announced Tuesday the failure oL lastditch mediation attempts At about the same time Francis A Silver general counsel oC the office of defense transpor tation disclosed that a World war I emergency law still on the books carries authorily for gov enment seizure Justice department lawyers privately backed up Silvers view Other high administration of ficials want to avoid this step be cause ot the uncertainty they fore see in getting men to run the trains if the government should step in Left Section Intact While mediation board officials previously have indicated their belief that all government seizure powers had lapsed Silver said congress intentionally left intact one section of a 1916 when it wiped out many other wartime powers of the president section he said relates to to keeping supply lines open troops abroad and clearly gives the government the right to step in so long as American occupation forces arc stationed Truce Near in Jerusalem UN Commission Holds Talks With Jews Arabs Jerusalem truce of God seemed near for strifelorn Jerusalem Wednesday as a United Nations commission returned from a conference at Jericho with Arab leaders The spokesman Richard Stubbs said at a press conference that the truce conference in Jericho 15 miles from Jerusalem reported ly was making considerable prog ress Seek Holy City Truce In the meeting Arab and Jew ish leaders a consular committee named by the United Nations and British officials are seeking a truce for the Holy City which will be maintained British mandate Death For USaw Rangoon govern ment announced Wednesday that prewar Premier USaw and 7 others convicted of slaying 7 Burmese cabinet ministers last July would be hanged on May 8 Khin Maung Yin a nephew of USaw had his sentenced com muted to life imprisonment He confessed participation in the f slayings Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Mostly cloudy Wed nesday night with occasional light rain Wednesday night and Thursday forenoon Clearing Thursday afternoon Cooler T h u r s d a y Low Wednesday night 40 to 45 High Thursday low loua Mostly cloudy Wednesday night with light rain in south and east portions ending in east and southcentral portions Thursday forenoon Clearing and cooler Thursday Low Wednes day night 42 to 46 High Thurs day GO to J5 Minnesota Partly cloudy Wednes day night and Thursday Cooler Wednesday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum 75 Minimum so At 8 a m Wednesday 60 Precipitation 09 YEAR AGO Maximum 58 Minimum 33 Tree Houses Outdated Birds Nest in Traffic Signal Glendale Cal modern sparrows A sparrow his bride and their 4 youngsters born one week ago are Jiving in an airconditioned well heated apartment in a traffic signal at a busy intersection The little family occupies the Go section of the signal and the kiddies peep out from under maws protecting wings now and then to view the exotic green light that flashes on and off every 30 seconds Mr and Mrs Sparrow have the housing situation whipped The green light furnishes the heat the signal arm whips up a zephyr reg ularly and the city of Glendale furnishes the rent Birds that live in trees are out of date even after the expires at mid night May 14 The Arabs including members oC the Arab higher committee the Jewish Haganah leaders and the British officials began the discus sions at Jericho which is held by units of the Arab legion Tuesday Wednesday the consular com mittee comprising representatives oC the United States France and Belgium who were asked by the UN to seek peace in Jerusalem went to Jericho to join in the con ference Call for Standstill Stubbs did not indicate possible terms of the truce which might be agreed upon but it was pre sumed it would provide for both Arabs and Jews to maintain their approximate positions in Jerusal em and lay down their arms Under the UN partition plan of last November it was decided that the Holy City which con tains monuments sacred to Jews Moslems and Christians would become an international enclave While the truce discussion went on British troops enforced the ceasefire order in Jerusalem by seizing and smashing guns of Arabs who fired across Mahmil lah cemetery at Jewish positions during the night Battle for 23 Delegates in Primary Native Son Has 30 Other Delegates in Fold Without Contest By JACK BELL AP Political Writer Columbus Ohio last minute swing of vote tabulations in Akron Wednesday cut to 14 Senator Robert A Tafts probable delegate total in the ballot battle over Ohios 23 contested GOP presidential votes After trailing earlier a Stassen man climbed into the lead over a Taft delegate with only 4 pre cincts missing in Tuesdays pri mary returns from the 14th con gressional district which includes Akron Stassen already had won one delegate place there among 6 cer tain to be in his corner He was leading in 3 other races for a pos sible total of 9 Taft Claims 45 Taft predicted in Washington that he will go into the Philadel phia convention with the backing Toft Sees Victory Washington Rob ert A Taft ROhio Wednes day interpreted Ihe result of the Ohio presidential primary as a defeat for Harold E Stas sen He said he now had more first ballot convention dele sates than any other candidate of 45 of the states 53 delegates That figure includes the 30 he collected automatically when Stas sen failed to enter candidates against them Stassen apparently lost his bid for one of 9 atlarge delegates Ho let 8 of these places go by default to Taft by not entering candidates He did the same in 11 district races for 22 delegates Carrington T Marshall the sole Stassen atlarge candidate drop ped so far behind in the count from 6841 of the states 9385 polling places that he seemed out of the running Marshall had 208 896 votes to the 236631 rolled up by Ed D Schorr Tafts weakest atlarge candidate Tafts friends said this proved that Stassen had to pick his spots the heavy labor vote areas where there is opposition to the TaftHartley give the on his home late counting apparently got Jic 2 delegate posts in the 7th Springfield district represented in congress by Clarence Brown Tafts national campaign manager Margaret E Baker had 13912 and Forrest Anders 12871 in 389 of 438 polling places The Stassen vote was 10666 and 10241 Prev iously one of the Stassen candi dates led in this district Taft ran a poor 3rd in the April Nebraska primary which Stas seu won He attempted to offset t h e goodmanbutcant win theory spawned in that defeat by an intensive personal campaign in Ohio Democrats elected a 50vote delegation scheduled to support President Truman for the presi dential nomination senator trouble grounds Taft Men Win In a spurt of Tafts candidates Belgium Rule Breaks Down Coalition Government Submits Resignations Brussels Premier Paul Henri Spaak announced the resig nation of his coalition government Wednesday night The cabinet had been in office since March 1947 Differences over government subsidies for schools led to a governmental crisis Spaak told newsmen he had seen the prince regent and that the regent would start consultations immediately with political leaders with the object of forming a new government Alabama Vote Shows Revolt Back Fight Against Truman Civil Rights Birmingham Ala returns from Alabamas democrat ic primary election indicated Wednesday that the voters would back an allout fight against Pres ident Truman and his civil rights program even if it meant walking out on the national party Gov James E Big Jim Fol som apparently suffered his first major popularity setback in the state He was running behind in his race for delegateatlarge to the national convention and his choices for U S senator and na tional committeeman were far in the rear The sentiment for a bolt from the party if it approved a civil rights platform plank was reflect ed in the balloting for national convention delegates and presi dential electors Five of the 8 apparent winners for delegateatlarge were pledged to desert the Philadelphia conven tion if the democrats embrace civil rights program ;