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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 17, 1948, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION innn VOL LJV Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copyt MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MAY 17 1948 This Consists of Two SectionsSection One One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor A Closeup Look at Our Presidential Aspirants LIKE most other daily newspa per editors I have had the op portunity in line of duty to view at close range most of the men who are being mentioned these days as possible occupants of the white house come next January Of the 9 most frequently listed as possibilities it has been my good fortune to have met and chatted with 8 Only Gen Doug las MacArthur has evaded me up to this time I havent even seen him And in candor I should admit that my contacts with at least 2 others Senator Vanctenberg and Speaker Joseph Martin have been of a very casual and limited na ture not sufficient to enable me to appraise their personalities with any large degree of accuracy FROM what I seen of them and speaking only oi the ones I have met 1 would rate these presidential aspirants in about this order on a basis of warmth and friendliness Earl Warren of California would be at the top of the list followed next by President Truman Stas sen would 3rd place with Dcwey and Taft finishing 5th and 6th respectively Martin Im told has an extra ordinary capacity for friendship Ive heard Im ready to believe Vandenberg gen erates a remarkable degree of friendliness and warmth througn his statesmanlike reserve About Gen MacArthur I wouldnt know although it s my impression that he is at his best when dealing with people in numbers rather than when deal ing with the individual And about Henry Ill deal with that later Y acquaintanceship with Har old Stassen goes back some 3 or 9 years to the time when he was entering upon his duties as governor of Minnesota It was my Privilege to give the principal talk at the first of the statewide satety conferences over which he pre sided in his gubernatorial ca Woman Takes Stand in Hole to Block Telephone Poles AlUdena Cal of an Altadena Telephone Company went into a huddle Monday to revise their plans for installing tele phone poles on a street where housewives wont want them in their Whyenrdworkmen arrived to install the poles housewives descended 01 the working party said the poles were unsightly and demand ed that they be put in the alley instead of along the street Property deeds stipulated poles should be in the rear the housewives said Theworkmen didnt get any where in an argument in the first block they tried The house wives stood firm The workmen moved into the next block There they dug one hole Mrs Rose Groch promptly sallied forth from her house and sat down in the hole A carload of company officials arrived Mrs Groch sat tight Finally the officials called off the workmen said they would give the matter additional study National Guard Moves Into Albert Lea Minn Jews Launch Fierce Attack on Arab Town in Drive to Open Highway to Jerusalem Tel Aviv U forces launched a fierce attack Monday on an Arab town of 20000 only 9 miles from TelAviv in a drive to re onen the vital highway to Jerusalem The attack on Ramleh township which dominates the vital supply line to the 100000 Jews in the Holy City was begun as Egyptian fighterbombers made 3 more raids on Tel Aviv capital oi the 3clay bVlrgun Zvai Leumi extremist units who only re centy have been incorporatednto the Jewish army It coincided w h a report by a Cairo newspaper that Jews had surrendered the old Wahde Jewish claimed Jewish capture M i the years since then our paths have crossed several times On one occasion when we were both on the program of a Min nesota grainmens convention I spent an evening with him in bt Paul From the start of our acquaint ance forthrightness has impressed me as being Mr Stassens most notable attribute For one thing he makes no effort to conceal his conviction that he would make a good president OUR last meeting was last sum mer when my old home town Jefferson Iowa staged a big celebration with the former Mm the town of Nabi Yusha on the Lebanon border about 7 north of Safad and said that 3 Syrian armored cars were captur ed when an attack by Syrian reg ulars on the town of Zemah south ot Tiberias on the sea of Galilee was repulsed The Syrians were said to have suffered heavy losses Report Air Raids The communique reported d nit run raids by Egyptian Spitfires in the Tel Aviv area before noon Monday There were 4 raids Sun day The communique did not con firm a report that one Egyptian plane was shot down in Mondays second raid Radio reports from the Jordan valley said the Arab Legion of King Abdullah of TransJordan was shelling the town of Gesher south of the Sea of Galilee aftei an attack by armored cars was re pulsed by Jewish defenders who destroyed 2 of the Arab vehicles Jewish reports from Jerusaletr did not confirm the Cairo clahr that the old walled city had beei surrendered to the Arabs Jewish advices said that Haganal forces were knocking at the main gates of the old Jaffa gate on the southwest sid and the Damascus gate on th northwest Avoid Shrine Damage It was said that the Jews were seeking to avoid a shooting war within the old city where there are both Jews and Arabs The old city contains many shrines sacred lo Jews Moslems and Christians The Jews have pledged 1o the world that damage to these shrines will be avoided if at all possible Jerusalem Arabs according to nesota governor as the attraction His part m the day program started with a noon luncheon conference with the press and ended with his formal address in the evening On both occasions he reported in some detail on his then recent visit to Russia and his interview with Stalin Almost without read ing between the lines it tad been evident to Mr Stassen that the communists were that our economy and onr government would fall of their own weight The evening talk to an outdoor audience was in the nature of a plea for intelligent worklmmti cdness with an accent on the im Jewish reports are expecting Ab dullahs Arab Legion some units of which arc now at Ataroth north of the Holy City to aid them in the battle in the city portance of removing barriers to world commerce artificial Iowa Traffic Toll at 143 North Iowa Youth Is Killed Near Goldfield By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Iowa traffic death tol climbed to H3 Monday with the deaths of 2 lowans and 2 other persons in separate traffic acci Stone Homes n Mason City Towns Home at Rockforcl and Nora Springs were showered with rocks and bottles Saturday evening by 5 carloads of men and women it was reported Monday by Floyd County Sheriff B F Atherton harlcs City The sheriff said the visitors evi dently were attempting to attack the homes ot 2 employes the strikebound Jacob E Decker and Sons plant in Mason City Force Boy Into Car The men and women forced a boy into a car at Rockford the sheriff said and made the youth show them to the home that was attacked there around midnight Eight windows were broken by rocks and bottles Shortly afterward what Ather ton said he believed was the same hurled rocks through the windows of a Nora Springs home One missile weighing about lo pounds struck and bounded oil a window screen in the home shat ering glrss over a Jew months old baby in a crib nearby he said Sheriff Atherton declined to dentify either of thehomes Homes Stoned Three homes of workers in Ma son City were stoned Mason City police said and windows broken at 2 of them those of Louis Han son 718 Tyler N W and L J Brewer 1714 Pennsylvania N E Sidin was broken on the home oL Fred Loomer Decker casualty manager who lives at 829 Carolina N E All of the incidents oc curred around midnight Saturday according to police A Decker plant official also re ported that 7 floodlights at the plant were shot out with what ap peared to be air guns early Mon day morning He said the incident was reported to police and also that of a car being upset The car belonged to Everett Oclom 640 8th S W and was upset about bAU a m Sunday near the residence he said Governor Seeks End To Walkout Air Is Tense But No Violence as Soldiers Guard Wilson Plant Albert Lea national guardsmen moved into Albert Lea Monday as Governor Youngdahl demanded a quick set tlement of the meat packing strike in Minnesota If the strike is not settled promptly the governor said I shall be forced to consider other neasures in the public interest He did not elaborate and re used to comment when a reporter sked if this meant he might close he packing plants strikebound ince March 16 No Violence The ahwas tense but there was 10 report of violence Monday as about 100 guardsmen patrolled the Wilson and company plant at Al bert Lea A crowd of about 200 persons lined highway Go at the entrance to the Wilson plant Monday morn ing as approximately 30 guards men kept watch at the gate When the national guard moved in the 3 pickets at the plant gate were replaced with strikers wear ing parts of GI clothing including combat decorations and overseas service stripes Two of the pickets carried large American flags and the 3rd held a sign Mayor Lyle Ostrander talked to the crowd at the gate and after quieting down the boos and jeers Pnrifir ltolrt the group that Albert Lea Jnpmpn wis made after did not want the national guards commissio men but they were the President Truman an official group report saying the results indicate car Atomic Tests Successful 3 Weapons Tried Out at Eniewetok Atoll Washington P The white house said Monday that tests in volving 3 atomic weapons of im that overturned the last very substantial progress Chairman David E Lilienthal and the 4 other commissioners re ported orally to Mr Truman that the present stage of the commis sions tests of atomic weapons is now concluded About 10000 men were involved Request Guard Other guardsmen patrolled the plant property Nonstrikers en tered the plant amid cries of scab from the crowd around the entrance The guardsmen were under the command of Brig Gen P C Bettenburg in the test including military per sonnel engineers scientists and others Meanwhile the senatehouse atomic energy committee ap proved 115 a bill which would Lll J V CLl J 1 limit to 23 months the new terms eggs at officers Sheriff Hjalmar Wulff at Al bert Lea requested troops after reporting massed pickets had blocked the gates to the Wilson Company plant and had thrown for Lilienthal commissioners and the 4 other amoriffni and all wuuiiuu in ui the plaS Maor Lyle Ostrander is shown talking with 2 of the guardsmen Below An armored car with guardsmen rolls out of the plant gate as pickets and soldiers stand by France published fashion magazines the earliest in America D or calm That was wishes I arrived RIVING down to Jefferson that day my traveling companion read a little item cut of a morn ing newspaper on the pronunc tion of Mr Stassens name The gist of it was that the a in the name should be given a broad value about like the a in balm news to I resolved to alter my pronuncia tion of his name on the theory that anybody has the riffht to have his name uttered according to his at the hotel in Jef ferson just ahead of the Stassen party and was standing 011 the curb when Mr and Mrs Stassen out of their car and crossed the street toward me Spotting me the Minnesotan said Earl Id Hkr to have you meet dents Sunday In addition 14 persons from icirvi Godeys Lady Book was lirst pub lished in 1R30 southeast Des Moines were iniured in the collision of a railroad switch engine and a loaded church bus The dead were Ralph Abels Jr 17 Goldfield Iowa son of Mr and Mrs R 1 Abels injured fatally 9 miles north of Goldfield in a carmotorcycle collision Catherine Gianetto 19 Geneva III killed when tire blew out on jeep station wapon and rolled over on her 4 miles west of Columbus Junction Georsre Robert Gier Jr 17 of Brighton killed in an autotrailer collision 12 miles east of Musca LeMars Millionaire Loses in Cash to Thieves US Demands Truce Order in Palestine tine Sam Chincno 40 Buffalo killed when struck by an automobile as he attempted to change a tire near Mrs Stassen Walcott Iowa Young Abels and his brother And Ive never heard Stassen pronounced with a shorter a It was like the a in cat A moral to be drawn from this I suppose is that one shouldnt believe all that he reads in the newspapers though I am told that Harolds parents and those of German or Scandinavian fix traction do favor the pronuncia tion set forth in the little news paper story I referred to MY first meeting with Califor nias governor Earl Warren took place in 1944 when I was covering the republican national convention in Chicagos stadium Much of the time he occupied a seat in the galleries just above our press box We chatted on sev eral occasions It will be recalled that Mr War CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Dirk 18 were approaching an in tersection on their motorcycles vhen the accident occurred Sun day afternoon The brother Dirk said lie saw a car coming from one side but his brother apparent ly did not Ralph died about 4 hours after the accident Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and mild Mon day night Tuesday increasing cloudiness and warmer Show ers probable late Tuesday night High Tuesday near 70 Low Monday night near 40 Iowa Fair Monday night contin ued cool east portion Tuesday increasing cloudiness and warm er with scattered thundershow ers northwest portion by after noon or night Scattered thun dershowers and mild Tuesday night Low Monday night 40 northeast 46 southwest High Tuesday 72 northeast 80 south west Minnesota Fair south increasing cloudiness north portion Mon day Tuesday mostly cloudy with showers north and west central portions Somewhat warmer south and central and cooler extreme north Tuesday IN MASON CITY LeMars 7f LeMars millionaire bachelor who recently began giving away his fortune reported Monday that a safe containing in cash was stolen from his home Satur day night Most of the money was in bills Sheriff Frank Scholcr said Schultz related this story Schultz was gone from his home for about 2 hours early Saturday evening Upon his return he found both doors still locked and every thing in apparent normal order He discovered the loss Sunday morning and called the sheriff at once Not Touched The sheriff said when he went to the Schultz home Schultz said another safe containing had not been disturbed Scholer said he had Schultz count out the After verifying that this amount was in the safe he had Schultz deposit the money in a Le Mars bank The sheriff said the room con taining the stolen safe was crammed full of furniture and rlh oC property chiefly to nupb ews and nieces He said he didnt want his heirs to pay heavy in heritance taxes If they must pay gift taxes he said he will help them His property includes 42 farms in Iowa Nebraska Minnesota and South Dakota acquired from a be ginning as a farm hand SAME GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum 68 Minimum 38 At 8 a m Monday 60 YEAR AGO Maximum 71 Minimum 48 GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum 74 Minimum 48 At 8 a m Sunday 60 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 42 only a narrow passageway led to the safe Nothing had been dis turbed in the room Whoever took the safe had to raise it at least waist high and carry it out Scholer said Door Easily Opened The stolen safe was about 2 feet wide and 2fc feet high Scholer had no estimate of its weight Scholer and Morse Hoorneman Plymouth county attorney and also attorney for Schultz said the rear door of the house was equipped with only an ordinary lock which easily could have been opened with a skeleton key Schultz announced last month he was giving away SlOOOOOQO Resume Talks on Rail Rift Labor Management Leaders to Confer Washington UR The white house announced Monday that labor and management represent atives will resume negotiations Tuesday in the railroad wage dis pute Officials of the 3 brotherhoods which called a strike that led to government seizure of the car riers vill meet with those repre senting the railroads at 8 a m CST in the Hotel Statler They will meet the white house said at the suggestion of Presi dential Assistant John R Steel man in an effort to reach an agreement under which the gov ernment can turn back the rail roads to private r anagement Continue Decker Contempt Hearing Trial of the contempt of court action against 110 members of local 38 of the United Packing house WorkersCIO continued in Cerro Gordo county district court Monday before Judge Tom Boyn ton Evidence of specific cases of mass picketing was presented by supervisory employes of the strikebound Jacob E Decker and Sons plant in Mason City Lester Fuller Clear Lake paymaster Fred Loomer casualty manager and Harry Plelm employment manager told of instances when the number of pickets on the line exceeded the maximum of 5 set in Judge William P Butlers in junction and gave the names of those involved Thirty such instances oC alleged Success The United States demanded Monday that the United Nations security council order an immediate cessation of war in Palestine Chief U S Delegate Warren R Austin laid his formal proposal bctoie the council as it met to take urgent action on the Arab in vasion of the Holy Land The American resolution de clared that a threat to the peace and a breach of peace actually exist in Palestine at the present lime A small group of spectators booed the troops on their arrival in Albert Lea Sunday night In St Paul a mass meeting of 2000 UPWA members demanded that the governor either recall the troops or close the struck pack ing plants Meanwhile armed militia men patrolled south St Paul streets and watched livestock trucks roll into market for the first time in 9 days There were no incidents as the first trucks arrived Derailment Kills 30 Calcutta Indian rail officials announced Monday that the Dehradun express was derailed near Dhanbad 160 miles from Calcutta early Saturday morning killing 30 and injuring 101 mass picketing are listed in Ar mour and Companys application for the contempt citation and evi dence is being submitted separ ately on each instance Others testifying Monday on the alleged mass picketing were Leo OKeefe general timekeeper Id ris Thomas supervisor of paymas ters and timekeepers and Lloyd Strong 1143 E State watchman They named as many as 10 per sons on the picket line at one time but on cross examination ad mitted that they had no way of knowing which were persons as signed to the shift at the time involved George Senn officemanager and James Kay 30 14th N E also testified Monday that 944 let ters were mailed out on April 15 to former employes giving the content of the temporary injunc tion Of the 944 35 were re turned including 2 addressed to union members on trial for con tempt UN Atom Group Ends Efforts for World Control Lake Success United Nations Atomic Energy Commis sion decided Monday to end it 2ycar effort to agree on world atomic control The vote was 9 to 2 Russia and the Soviet Ukraine voted against the suspension which was proposed originally by the United States Britain and France The move came after the west ern powers concluded it was use less to continue the talks any longer in view of the deadlock between Russia and the commis sion majority Arrange Meat Strike Talks Minnesota Governor Enters Negotiation Chicago concili ators Monday arranged new con ferences in an effort to settle the 2 month old nationwide meat strike and Gov Luther Youngdahl of Minnesota announced he would fly here to participate Youngdahl canceled a confer ence in St Paul with local repre sentatives of meat packers and the union He said he would fly to Chicago where attempts to settle the nationwide strike arc taking Farmer Dies in Cavein While Digging Out Fox Dallas Center J Ren frews dog led a larm boy to Ren frews body Sunday after he was caught in a cavein while trying to dig out a fox The accident oc curred on a farm 2 miles north west of here which Rcnfrow managed place Conciliation Commissioner Frank Walsh said that Youngdahl took the step on his own initiative A union official said that his bargaining group had been noti fied by the conciliation service that a meeting would take place later Monday but no place or date was given The big four Swift Armour Cudahy and Wil not yet received their invitations but all indicated a wil lingness to participate A union spokesman said that the service is arranging sessions to carry out the offer of the CIO United Packinghouse Workers to meet directly and immediately with packing firm representa tives See U S ARMY today on Page 2 ;