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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 6, 1948, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THI MIWSPArEt THAT MAKES Alt MOtTH IOWANS MEIGHIOKS VOU LV Associated and United Press Full Lease Five Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY NOVEMBER 6 1948 This Paper Consists of Two No 24 AP Wirephoto BUS HITS TROLLEY 6 of the worst traffic disasters in Toronto Ont history killed 6 and injured 65 when a street car and bus collided head on early Saturday morning 6 Killed as Street Car Bus Collide Toronto persons were killed and 50 others were injured Saturday when a bus collided headon with a streetcar Three persons were killed m itantly and 3 others died enroute to the hospital The injured were taken to St Josephs hospital in Toronto The accident occurred on the outskirts of the city when the Hamiltonbound bus swerved to avoid a pedestrian The pedestrian was listed as one of the victims Tom Clerk motorman on the streetcar was among the injured He said many of those injured on the streetcar suffered broken legs Claims He Was Phantom Killer Police Study Suicide Note Left by Youth Fayetteville Ark moody college freshman claimed in sui cide notes to have been the phan tom killer who terrorized his home town but police Saturday launched mn investigation with doubt H B Tennison 17 of Texar kana Ark was found dead in his rooming house here where he attended the University of Ar kansas In the room with his body apparently used found notes telling that he killed himself because he was the Texar kana phantom Five persons were mysteriously killed in the border city in the spring of 1946 and Tennisons notes said he was responsible for 3 of the slayings He listed the victims as Betty Jo Booker 15 Paul Martin 17 and Virgil Starks 36 Sheriffs who investigated the cases however doubted that he was the killer or that the deaths of Miss Booker and Martin slain on a lonely road were connected with that of Starks The latter was shot by rifle fire in his farm home 3 weeks after the BookerMartin shooting The confession was found on paper rolled and hidden in a cas ing of a ballpoint fountain pen Officers found it through another note in a folder The 6 foot tall youth who weighed only 130 pounds was said by friends to have an in feriority complex which investi gators thought may have been aggravated by his going away from home to college Urging Stassen to Rebuild GOP on More Liberal Lines Washington UR Influential republicans are urging Harold E Stassen to rebuild the GOP along more liberal lines with an eye on the 1952 presidential race it was learned Saturday Stassen who was defeated for the partys nomination in June by Gov Thomas E Dewey has been swamped with letters telegrams and telephone calls at the Univer sity of Pennsylvania where he is now president Many of the com munications are from republican bigwigs willing to pledge their support if he will take on the job of reconstruction No Comment Stassen himself refused to com ment immediately on these devel opments Im not statement ready to make any he told the United Press by telephone I think the situation calls for some reflection A republican senator known for his liberal leanings said he be lieves it is up to Stassen to re form the party which was ousted from control of congress in Tues days election upset This senator said he himself is at work now on concrete proposals for the future of the republican party Preaches Liberalism A prominent former governor who also has been preaching the need for more liberalism in the republican ranks agreed that Stassen is the man to do the job He said he expects to talk with Stassen personally however be fore launching any campaign on his behalf Dewey has announced he will not be a candidate for the nom ination in 1952 2 Polio Patients From Dougherty Off Active List Iowa polio patients from Dougherty were taken off the active list at University hos pitals Saturday and are awaiting discharge Bernard Dougherty 6 was ad mitted Oct 20 and Margaretha Hogan 27 was admitted Oct 24 ONeill Out as Tiger Manager Detroit Detroit Tigers Saturday that the con tract of Manager Steve ONeill not be renewed for the 1949 season General Manager Billy Evans that a successor had not been Says Too Much Confidence Caused Defeat Albany N Y Thom as E Dewey said Saturday that a major factor in his defeat for the presidency was overconfidence which kept between 2000000 and 3000000 republicans from the polls Dewey who said he expected to continue to play a major part in shaping republican policies said a study of the returns of Tuesdays presidential election disclosed the overconfidence angle He said he still was satisfied that he had con ducted his campaign on the right plane I am very surprised by the very low vote and it appears that be tween 2000000 and 3000000 re publicans stayed home out of over confidence the twicedefeated candidate for president said at a press conference Dewey explained that a change of 67000 votes in any of the key Illinois or California have changed the results but that the democratic sweep as sured their control of congress Raps Report of American Slav Pact Washington state de partment official Saturday de scribed as fantastic and irrespon sible a Rome report that a sec ret military agreement exists be tween communistdominated Yu goslavia and the United States The official was ab solutely no pact of that kind or anything like it with the Yugo slavs To another report published in the Rome magazine LEuropeo to the effect that Yugoslavia would side with the western powers in any war involving Russia Ameri can officials pointed to recent statements by Marshal Tito that Yugoslavias destiny was with the eastern European powers President in Round of Conferences Forrestal Tosses Out Hint He May Be Leaving Cabinet Washington Tru man started a round of confer ences with cabinet officers Satur day one by took a long look at his August forecast of a deficit James V Forrestal leaving the white house after what he de scribed as a discussion of the gen eral defense picture tossed out a hint that seemed to strengthen re ports he may be leaving the cab inet Ask Pose This came when photographers asked him to pose with Navy Sec retary John L Sullivan Said For restal Havent there been enough pic tures of us A photographer said But we are staiting another 4 years Forrestal retorted with a laugh But not for me Sullivan was the first on the days list He told reporters that he talked over future naval policy with the president Expresses Thanks He added that Mr Truman called him in to express apprecia tion for his help in the presidents campaign The president also called in Sec retary of Commerce Charles Saw yer and Secretary of the Treasury 7 People Are Slain By Berserk Gunman Snyder Reporters asked Forrestal whether he had submitted his res ignation He replied that the presi dent had had it ever since he took the job and he saw no reason to reiterate it Consider Plan for Settling Dock Strike San Francisco strik ing CIO International Longshore mens and Warehousemens union will consider Saturday a proposal to settle the 66day west coast maritime strike The formula was accepted by a wide margin by the waterfront employes association end the Pa cific American Shipowners associ ation Friday No details of the new formula were released but informed sources said it calls for participa tion by the national CIO in ne gotiations and guarantee of that group of any agreement signed by the ILWU Teachers Hear Eric Johnston Says Communism Is on Ascendancy Des Moines communism says Eric Johnston is on the ascendancy Johnston who returned recently from a 10week trip to Europe told the Iowa State Education as sociation convention Friday night I have come home intensely aware that international com munism is not withering away It is on the ascendency x x x the missionaries of Moscow number in the millions They are in every country Johnston president of the Mo tion Picture association of Amer ica proposed that the United States underwrite a worldwide program of industrialization to Russia Says Greece Plans Gas Attacks Charges Action Being Taken With U S Knowledge Paris charged Sat urday that Greece with the knowledge of the United States and Britain is preparing to use poison gas in her war against com munist guerrillas Andrei Y Vishinsky soviet deputy foreign minister told the 58member United Nations politi cal committee the Greek govern ment is out to destroy the rebels by any means including toxic gases Battle of Words The eastwest battle of words was in full swing again with the resumption of debate on a U N committees charge that Greeces communist neighbors violated her borders As the debate reopened another Russian bloc delegate taunted U S Delegate John Fos ter Dulles on the republican de feat in the U S elections and charged the United States with having dreams of empire Vishinsky said Greeces dele gate to the United Nations Pa nayotis Pipinelis has shown he was well acquainted with toxic gases and that this is no acci dent Prepares Action And without any compunc tion his government with the knowledge of the United States and Britain is preparing to take such action Vishinsky added Before Vishinsky spoke Pipi nelis had asked for the floor to reply to previous attacks on him by the Russian delegate He said there were no repressive measures in Greece today except against those who take up arms against the nation Then he said that there was manifest proof of col lusion between the Greek rebels and Yugoslavia in the existence of a Yugoslav broadcast service for the guerrillas Chiang KaiShek Gives Up North China Army Control Emmetsburg Lawyer Named Prosecutor in Christensen Trial Emmets burg 7P James W Fay Emmetsburg attorney has been appointed special prosecu tor in the Nels Christensen mur der trial which is to open in dis trict court here Tuesday Christensen 50 was indicted by the grand jury on a charge of shooting his brother Julius 53 Harlan at a public auction sale in Ruthven last Sept 4 raise living standards combat communism Americas economic and thus recovery program is one answer to stom ach communism Johnston said He defined a stomach communist as one who turns to communism in sheer desperation Nanking UR Generalissimo Chiang KaiShek has relinquished his iron control over all military operations and has granted Gen Fu TsoYi full command in north China informed sources said Sat urday Gen Fu was given the absolute authority of a virtual dictator in north China military affairs dur ing a 6hour meeting with Chiang Friday night these sources said The meeting was devoted to a dis cussion of Chinas critical military situation Expect Eruption The north China battle is ex pected to erupt soon when tri umphant communist armies from Manchuria sweep across the great wall and make their bid to cut the PeipingTientsin rail line the na tionalists main corridor to their north China holdings Communist armies north and south of Nanking also are threat ening to attack this nationalist capital So serious is the situation that all Americans have been ad vised by their government to leave the north China and Nanking Shanghai areas Unprecedented Move Chiangs move in relinquishing military control was described as unprecendented Observers said Chiang also is prepared to delegate other authority to subordinates giving government officials and other military leaders more free dom of action Reliable sources said Fu was granted full power to decide de ployment of troops and the evacu ation or defense of north Chinas main nationalist strongholds Figures on Vote Return Incomplete Washington ff Nearly com plete unofficial returns compiled by The Associated Press from Tuesdays presidential election showed with 130293 of the na AP Wirephoto HELD IN DEATH OF CAN ADIAN BUSINESS Ralph Edmund Barrows 19 yearold salesman sits in a New York City police station Friday night following his arrest in connection with the death of Colin Cameron MacKellar 56 yearold Canadian export tex tile company official in the Wal dorfAstoria hotel IIANG 2 JAPS Tokyo fP Two Japanese soldiers Lt Masao Nichizawa and Sgt Takao Shibano were hanged Saturday for war crimes com mitted against allied prisoners of war in Japan The term fifth column was first used in the Spanish Civil War of the 1930s SAME fine meant traffic dtmth In put 24 Damage Suit Ends in Directed Verdict Emmetsburjf A damage suit brought as the result of a boat collision on West Oko boji lake in July 1946 ended Fri day with a directed verdict for the defendant The suit was brought by Frank Spotts commercial boat operator on West Okobpji lake against Charles J Spies Emmetsburg banker Spotts was ordered to pay court costs Finds Advertising Is Too Powerful Jamestown N Y FP Gus Nestle manager of the Palace the ater is hard of the power of advertising Nestle plugging a giveaway show next week posted a sign proclaiming Money is free at the Palace Next morning he re ported to police that somebody broke in and swiped from an office strongbox tions 135855 polling places report ing Popular Vote Truman Dewey Wallace Thurmond Total 266 win 23336093 21368871 1109025 978470 46842459 Electoral Votes 304 189 0 38 531 electoral votes needed to Hampton Trainees Win Contest in Livestock Judging Waterloo and re serve champions went on the block Saturday in a livestock sale winding up the 4day meat ani mal show here Fridays livestock judging con tests were won by a Tama county 4H team and a team of GI on thefarm trainees from Hampton James Anderson Keight Wendt and Glenn Dan Schmidt of Traer made the highest team score Schmidt was 2nd to Keith Wind ers West Liberty in individual scoring Entries in the teamjudging contest included 19 4H 10 FFA and 4 GI teams Youth Held for Murder Charged With Slaying Canadian Businessman New York JP A 19yearold Michigan youth was booked on a homicide charge early Saturday in the slaying of a Canadian bus inessman at the WaldorfAstoria hotel Police said he was traced through a matchbox clue The 6foot welldressed youth Ralph Edward Barrows has con fessed according to police He was arrested Friday night in a midtown Manhattan tavern about 10 hours after Colin Cam eron MacKellar 56yearold tex tile company official was found beaten to death in his 2room 19th floor hotel suite Appearing calm and composed Barrows pleaded innocent to the charge when arraigned He was held without bail for a hearing Nov 24 I want a lawyer right away Barrows told Magistrate Arthur Markewich Markewich assigned him an attorney from the legal aid society Assistant District Attorney Har old Birns quoted Barrows as say ing that he met MacKellar at the Hotel Astor bar and that later the 2 went to the Canadians Wal dorfAstoria apartment where they got into a fight and Mac Kellar was knocked to the floor Then Shoots Himself as Police Come Pokes Rifle From Window Snipes at Passersby on Street Chester Pa fP Seven men were killed and 6 other persons wounded Saturday by a beserk gunman who died in a 2nd floor room where he had barricaded himself against the bullets and tear gasof police The gunman a Negro was not identified immediately Police Chief Andrew J Des mond Jr said he was unable to learn immediately what touched off the shooting in a largely Negro district of this southeastern Penn sylvania city of 60000 Gives Account Desmond gave this account of the shooting Detective Ellery Purnsley a member of the vice squad was walking along Market street when someone took a shot at him from the 2nd story window Purnsley returned the fire and during a furious exchange of shots the detective was killed Fred Casino went to the as sistance of the detective and was cut down by gunfire from the window Crowd Gathers A crowd attracted by the shoot ing quickly gathered And the en tire city police force was mobilized at the scene The gunman poking a rifle from the windcnv of the barricaded room turned his fire on the gath ering crowd and sniped at persons peering from nearby homes Desmond said the gunman ap parently had placed the muzzle of his 22 caliber rifle in his mouth and pulled the trigger as police were closing in AP Wirephoto THAT DOOD IT Karl Graber 25 of Pittsburgh Pa kisses the cheek of Elizabeth Sauer 19 to show how a sim ilar peck won him the German girl She came to the Unit ed States to marry Karls brother Ralph 33 but that kiss started a new romance Ralph cheerfully withdrew as Elizabeths suitor Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clear and cold Sat urday night with diminishing winds Low temperature near 32 Saturday night Sunny and warmer Sunday with high near 60 Iowa Clearing and cooler Satur day night with diminishing winds Fair and warmer Sun day Low Saturday night 30 west to 35 east Minnesota Fair west and south clearing north portion and cooler Saturday night with di minishing winds Sunday fair and continued cool IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Saturday Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 51 37 38 62 43 28 Refuse Rail Rate Boost Iowa Ruling Does Not Agree With ICCs Des Moines Iowa com merce commission Saturday de clined to grant the railroads a 5 per cent increase on freight car ried within the borders of this state In refusing to grant the 5 per cent boost the Iowa commission took exception to action taken by the interstate commence commis sion The ICC in a recent freight rate order had granted interstate in creases of 20 per cent in all west ern trunk line territory except zone 1 which is made up of Iowa southern Minnesota and northern Missouri In zone 1 the ICC specified a 25 per cent increase The Iowa commission previously had granted railroads a 20 per cent increase on intrastatc traffic on a tem porary basis The railroads then sought the extra 5 per cent to bring Iowas intrastate rates into line with the 25 per cent inter state boost given by ICC Saturdays Iowa commerce com mission order puts the previous temporary 20 per cent intrastate rate increase on a permanent basis but denies the extra 5 per cent sought by the roads Iowa shippers had opposed the addi tional increase at hearings held on the issue Bunche Says Jewish Troops Break Truce Paris acting Palestine mediator told the security coun cil Saturday night military oper ations on the Galilee front by Is raeli and Lebanese forces last weekend were a grave and in excusable violation of the truce The mediator Dr Ralph Bunche declared that on the basis of ob servers reports Israeli forces had engaged in extensive and sys tematic looting of Arab villages in northern Palestine The council is expected to meet Monday to take up his report Israeli forces announced last Sun day that they had cleared Arab troops from the northern Palestine area in a series of engagements lasting 48 hours Britain is de manding that stiffened truce regu lations be extended from the southern Negev desert to the north and that demand also may come up for debate Monday Bunche said the Jews now hold positions 2 to 6 miles inside the southeast corner of Lebanon in cluding about 15 Lebanese vil lages 1 FINAL Pcnn State Michigan Navy J 1 2 3 4 FINAL BBia White House to Be Closed for Repairs Washington UR The house the nations most famous home will be closed soon for re pairs and President Truman and his family are expected to move out Actually the 150 year old his toric home was closed sight seers Saturday and there will be no social events until further no tice The white house has been condemned by some officials as a fire trap That dashed the hopes of Wash ington society for a brilliant social season Assistantwhite house press sec retary Eben Ayers said that even tually of course the president and his family will have to move out too He said it was a good assump tion that they would move to fa mous Blair House used to wel come visiting foreign dignitaries for some period while repair work is being done 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