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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 2, 1948, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THt NlWSf AfEt THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS HOME EDITION mrnn VOL LV Associated Presm ttrtd United Press Full Lease Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY NOVEMBER 2 1948 Paper Consists ot Two One No I owans May Gist Record Vote Count Former High Number of Ballots Recorded in 1940 Election Voters Turning Out in Large Numbers VOTERS IN LINE AT COURTHOUSE Even though 5 voting machines were provided at the courthouse voting place for the 1st precinct of the 2nd waid voters stood in line awaiting their turn as the above picture shows at this the largest precinct in Cerro Gordo county Say Quarrels of Services Not StQpped Washington UP Defense of ficials predicted Tuesday that Sec retary James Forrestal will have trouble keeping the army navy and air force from quarreling in public despite his latest clamp down Forrestal in an order Monday placed all legislation and contact congress under the central control of his office His actionfollowed by only a lew days a statement by Gen Omar N Bradley army chief of armed services respect of the BtaH that the would lose the American public unless they stop ped their dogeatdog fights over the taxpayers dollar Defense officials predicted that Forrestals most recent directive would fail to prevent a major bat tle in the next congress over the 70group air force program Con gress overrode Forrestal in the last session and voted to start on a 4year program to produce a more formidable air arm The de lense secretary had argued that such expansion would throw the air lorce out of balance with the army and navy and would place too great a strain on the nations economy Voting in Mason City Runs Slightly Behind 44 Count Chinese Have Cabinet Crisis 2 Ministers Submit Formal Resignations Shanghai UP The Chinese cabinet will be called into emer gency session Wednesday to meel a political crisiscaused by com munist capture of Manchuria re ports from Nanking said Tuesday Some observers said the govern ment ol Generalissimo Chiang KaiShek might collapse as a re sult of military defeats and a dis astrous economic situation that has caused 2 cabinet ministers to submit their resignations The 2 cabinet members Pre mier Wong WenHao and Finance Minister Wang YunWu lormally presented their resignations to the legislative yuan parliament Tuesday Previous reports said Chiang re jected the resignations when they were offered to him Monday and had asked the 2 officials to carry on during the emergency period The officials told the yuan they were resigning because their cur rency reform program lailed The Hold Chinese dollar introduced several months ago has dropped from 25 cents to 8 cents American Voting in Tuesday was running slightly behind 4 years ago and only about 70 per cent of the record presidential vote in 1940 according to a check 01 the machines between and 2 oclock It showed 4358 votes cast Long lines waiting at the polling places lor their turns to vote had given the impression earlier that a record vote was in store Explan ation for the long lines seemingly was that voters were taking long er to indicate their preferences among the candidates and on the 5 special issues Heaviest voting has changed from the 1st precinct of the 2nd ward at the courthouse to the 1st precinct of the 3rd ward at the city hall the figures showed The line between the 1st and 2nd pre cincts in the 3rd and 4th wards has been moved southward to the Milwaukee railroad tracks The 8 voting places in Mason City and the number of votes cast at p m this year and in 1944 respectively are as follows IP 1 W School administration building 507 and 550 2P 476 and 5Q2 l P 752 and 995 2P school 433 and 557 IP hall 862 and 701 2P elementary 381 and 796 IP R garage 712 and 561 2P school 235 and 372 The voting places opened at 7 a m in Mason City and at 8 else where in the country All polls close at 8 p m Election results will be heard over radio station KGLO starting at 7 p m over CBS with the Mason City news staff taking over the last 6 min utes of each half hour to give state and local returns No local returns will be available of course until alter the polls close at 8 p m Radio station KICM will broad cast election news from 6 and Irom 7 p m until the returns are completed Dealers Face More Charges or Fraud Jerseyville III L jietzer and Arthur F Kramer outhern Illinois auto dealers who lave been accused ol operating a 2500000 racket Tuesday await d arraignment on 2 more charges f conspiracy to defraud and ol perating a confidence game The latest charges were return ed on 2 indictments by the Jersey ounty grand jury Monday An Dther indictment charged Kramers vife Edna with obtaining money under false pretenses Indictments already had been returned at nearby Edwardsville 1 accusing Knetzer and Kramer of taking deposits on new cars rom thousands ol persons and not delivering the automobiles Judge Clem Smith said bench varrants would be issued against he 3 persons on the Jerseyville charges immediately but arraign ment would be delayed until Nov GIRL HAS POLIO Belmond Eleanor Dorr 14 daughter of Mr and Mrs Earl Dorr of Belmond has been ad mitted as a polio patient to the Blank Memorial hospital at Des Moines traltta to Faces Trial on Manslaughter Driver Bound Over to Circuit Court Canton S Dak Marvin Kidd Canton charged with 2nc degree manslaughter for the deaths of 4 persons in an accident has been bound over to the circui court under bail On motion ol States Attorney Craig Brown a charge of being an accessory to felony against Dai win Nelson also of Canton wa dropped The charges were placed agains Kidd and Nelson after an Octobe 23 accident south of Sioux Falls The deaths officials who inves tigated said followed a minor ac cident involving a pickup true driven by Knight and a car driven by Norton Lindstrom Volga Pas sengers in the latter vehicle wen Paul Hartwick and Albert Hedge cock Mason City Iowa The victims were walking away from the scene of the first acci dent when they were struck by th Kidd car witnesses at the prelim inary hearing testified About 26 billion cans lor pack ing food will be made this year in the United Des Moines were standing in lines at polling places across the state Tuesday as early returns on the presidential elec tion indicated a possible record vote Iowas record vote was 1215569 cast in 1940 and some cities said early voting indicated a turnout topping the 1940 figure The race lor U S senator was holding top interest in the state Tuesday but the proposed 000000 servicemens bonus issue was believed one of the chief rea sons for the heavy voting Triple 1946 Count Voting in Des Moines and Polk county was running about triple of 1946 and considerably above 1944 Fort Dodge said the number of ballots cast would pass the 3000 mark by noon indicating a vote in excess of 1944 and probably topping the record 1940 turnout Allan Daykin Dubuque county auditor on the basis of returns for the first 3 hours estimated a total county vote of 30000 as com pared to the 1944 total or slightly under 26000 Cities reporting early returns above those of the 1944 presiden tial race included Boone Cedar Rapids Charles City Spencer Newton Marshalltown Esther ville Ottumwa Iowa City and Council Bluffs Vote Falls Off In Scott county however elec tion officials on the basis of early returns estimated a vote of only 9000 as compared with about 10 000 votes cast in 1944 Boone reported 1300 votes cast for the first 3 hours compared with about 1100 in the last presidential election Cedar Rapids 24 pre cincts all reported voting heavier than 4 years ago Charles City listed 1935 ballots cast by 11 a m compared with 1363 in 1944 Estherville said vot ing was almost double the 1944 figure with 645 ballots cast by Here Are Early Vote Returns Kansas City early returns from 71 precincts in Wyandotte county shortly after noon Tuesday gave 1512 votes to President Truman against 1144 for Thomas E Dewey Topeka Kans incomplete returns from 45 of Topekas 77 precincts Tuesday afternoon gave for president Dewey 2587 Truman 1706 Surprisingly Trumans great est strength was in precincts outside the city limits normally more strongly republican than the city proper Henry Wallace drew 14 votes Houston Tex Harris county election returns as compiled at 11 a m CST by the Houston Chronicle gave a lead to President Truman and showed Lyndon Johnson and Jack Porter in a close U S senate race Truman led Thomas E Dewey 2386 to 1851 after Dewey had held a lead of only 6 votes an hour earlier AP Wirepholos CANDIDATES VOTE President Harry S Truman above places his ballot in the box at Independence Mo Daughter Margaret 2nd from right and Mrs Truman await their turns Gov and Mrs Thomas E Dewey be low stand in front of a voting machine after casting their votes in New York City Puerto Ricans in Vote for Governor for First Time San Juan Puerto Rico Duerto Ricans vote Tuesday for heir own governor for the first time in history About 872000 voters a record registration are eligible Since 1898 when Puerto Rico became a Jnited States dependency the governor has been appointed by the U S president But under a aw signed by President Truman ast year Puerto Rico won the ight of democratic election Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and mild Tues day night Increasing cloudiness High Wednesday near 65 Low Tuesday night 38 Iowa Fair Tuesday night Wed nesday increasing cloudiness Not much change in tempera ture Low Tuesday night 3843 Iowa 5Day Weather Temperatures will average 3 to 6 degrees above normal Normal highs for this time ol year near 55 normal lows near 34 Little change in temperature Wednes day Warmer Thursday Cooler Friday and Saturday becoming warmer by Sunday Moderate rainfall is indicated lor the weekend with amounts averag ing between one quarter to three quarters of an inch Minnesota Partly cloudy south mostly cloudy with some light rain north portion Tuesday and Wednesday Warmer in west Tuesday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 65 Minimum 40 At 8 a m Tuesday 42 YEAR AGO Maximum 52 Minimum 44 Reject Rail Rate Boost ICC to Take Up Whole Case Nov 30 Washington interstate commerce commission Tuesday re jected a petition by the nations railroads for an immediate freight rate increase It said hearings will start Nov 30 on the carriers request for a 13 per cent increase in rates At that time it will consider whether part ol the increase should be made effective on short notice The railroads on Oct 1 request ed an 8 per cent increase On Oct 12 they boosted the request to 13 per cent At the same time they asked that 8 per cent of the pro posed hike be granted immediately n view of recent wage increases won by unions The ICC said Tuesday it will ake up the whole case on Nov 30 Three other groups of carriers oday asked the commission lor boosts in proportion to the proposed railroad increase These were the Inland Waterways Corp which operates federal barge lines the Coastwise Steamship Co which operates between Atlantic and gulf coast ports and 23 freight forwarder organizations Stanleys Are Being Held in Charles City Mr and Mrs William Stanley both 36 took up temporary resi dence in the Floyd county jail at Charles City Tuesday following their arraignment here Monday before U S Commissioner N Levinson The federal charge placed against them stated that they fraudulently obtained money from Curtis Larson 25 year old bachelor farmer of Kasson Minn and transported it to New Hampton and Cedar Rapids Iowa The couple was lodged in the federally aproved Floyd jail after each lailed to make bond Asks Hearing M L Mason attorney for the defendants has asked for liminary hearing It will be held before Commissioner Levinson here Thursday Franklin Gill as sistant United States district at torney will appear for the plain 77 Lose Lives in 3 Plane Crashes in Texas Oklahoma tiff Progressives in 1st Test Party on Ballot in 45 States New York A Wal laces new progressive party was given its lirst big test in the poll ing booths Tuesday On the basis ol preelection re ports Irom around the country Wallace was not expected to win any electoral votes His popular vote was lorecast at about 2000 000 Wallace former vice president and cabinet member carried his campaign right down to election day without ever making a public lorecast ol his vote But he made repeated promises that the party would be kept alive The last one came Monday in a radio speech in which he said the new party soon would be the first party of the country And in an election eve statement he said a large vote Tuesday for the pro gressive party would mean there would be a real party to carry on the light in the 1950 and 1952 elections He gave no indication of what he considered a large vote Wallace and his running mate Senator Glen H Taylor of Idaho are on the ballot in 45 except Illinois Oklahoma and Nebraska Chief ol Police Harold E Wolfe said the Stanleys had admitted 7 alleged swindles to him and F B I agents who arrested them here Thursday but the Kasson Minn case is the only one on which a charge was filed Monday Minor Children f The couple who have minor children ranging in age from 4 to 15 living with a married daughter in Topeka admitted to nearly activity in 6 mid western states Chief Wolfe said A total of plus interest was returned to Carroll alter a writ of attachment was filed there stating that Stanley had taken that amount from a Manning widow The money was surren dered from the Chief Wolfe and an F B I agent found in the socks Stanley was wearingHe ad mitted this case Chief Wolfe said Also tied up at present are 2 au tomobiles the couple were driving By UNITED PRESS Texas and Oklahoma authorities Tuesday completed the task of re covering the charred and mutilated bodies of 17 persons who lost their lives in 3 plane crashes Tjkvo of the accidents involved military aircraft and the other was a civilianoperated plane Officers at Camp Chaffee Ark said 11 men were killed in the crash of an air force transport near Muldrow Okla The plane apparently exploded while flying through a thunderstorm Four bodies including that of R G Rapp president ol the Den ver Producing and Refining Co were recovered from the wreck age ol a private plane near Roar ing Springs Texas The plane dis appeared Thursday during a se vere electric and thunder storm An Oklahoma national guard B 26 which was searching for the plane which crashed at Roaring Springs crashed near Temple Okla and killed its 2 occupants The Sheppard air lorce base at Wichita Falls Tex released the names of the 11 dead in the Mul drow C47 crash The plane based at Sheppard was on a routine flight to Boiling Field Washing ton D C The dead included Sgt John R North Dakota Men Killed in Plane Crash Fordville N Dak North Dakota men were kille Monday night when an airplan crasled near Fordville One of tli victims was enroute to Minot t visit his sick mother Killed were Gottlieb Heyd about 27 of Drake and Dale Pete Winey 27 a pilot at the Fordville airport Heydt was a brakeman for the Soo Line railroad The 4place plane crashed in a lield 2i miles southwest of Ford ville about p m 15 minutes after taking off from the Fordville airport Cause of the crash was not de termined precincts to be the first to report their vote was won this time by Harts location N H Armstrong St Paul Minn Cows milk is bottled or canned in at least 10 different grades and forms NAMED EXAMINER DCS Moines JP Merlin J Hogan 22 of Dougherty has been named a drivers license examiner State Safety Commissioner Alfred W Kahl announced Monday Hogan will be stationed at Dyers ville I Possibility of Record Vote is Seen Balloting Reported Especially Heavy in Industrial Areas By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Heavy early voting pointed to ft jossible record total of ballots in Tuesdays presidential election Balloting was particularly heavy n industrial centers where demo rats are counting on union labor otes to bring President Truman n ahead of Republican Thomas E Dewey There was little anyone could abel a strawinthewind in the ragmentary first returns from ittle precincts here and there across the country which com pleted their vote and made a count Unofficial Returns A compilation of unofficial re urns made by the Houston Chron cle on early voting in Harris county Texas showed Dewey ahead of Truman 659 to 653 The forenoon hours passed with out any reported disorder But a claim of ballotbox stuffing was made in Kentucky Deputy Sheriff John Neal said a ballot box with 17 democratic votes already lodged in it was found when Clintonville precinct No 3 opened Good weather encouraged a big vote For the country as a whole it was fair with mild temperatures There was some rain in the cen tral valleys the northern Rockies and the state of Washington Would Be Record A vote going over 50OOflOQO this 41st presidential election would be a record The biggest vote in the past was 49820312 in 1940 It fell nearly 2000000 under that 4 years ago when many Americans were overseas at war The usual race among small Backers of Democratic Presi dent Harry S Truman and Re publican Candidate Thomas E Dewey both found something to cheer about in the first trickling returns 11 for Dewey Harts location went 11 lor Dewey and one for Truman Franklin D Roosevelt carried the precinct 64 over Dewey in 1944 Cataloochee precinct in North Carolinas Smoky mountains pop ped in nevt 7 lor Truman and zero for Dewey Dewey got 2 votes there 4 years ago and Roosevelt got 8 Browns farm precinct in south ern Florida reported 4 for Truman and 2 for states right candidate J Strom Thurmond AP Wlrcphoto MOUNTAIN VILLAGE VOTESVoters of Harts Location N H show how tteywent for Dewey 111 as they stand outside the voting place The town went to the polls at dawn Tuesday Coal Union Closes Mines Workers Take Day Off to Cast Vote By UNITED FRESS The United Mine Workers shut down the nations coal industry Tuesday to make sure its 480 000 members vote against can didates lor congress who sup ported the TaftHartley labor law More than 1500000 other union members took the day off in ac cordance with contract terms or obtained several hours leave under state laws to go to the polls Organized labors stated ob jective is to defeat every congress man who voted for the Taft Hartley act Few unionists be lieve they will achieve this goal But they hope to come close enough to impress congress with labors political power Labor also hoped to defeat closed shop bans proposed in Massachusetts New Mexico and Arizona and a proposal to repeal Californias railroad full crew act Thousands of John L Lewis coal miners were called to special election day meetings by their local unions to make sure they vote In many locals absenteei will be lined if they dont attend Keeps Record as Earliest Voter AUnhalltown E Nich olson 84 Tuesday kept Intact his 40 year record of being the first voter in his ward every election Nicholson was the finrt one in line when his polling place opened Tuesday morning He is a former Marshalltown police chief and councilman J 4 ;