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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 5, 1948, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL 1JV Auocfetod Press ted United Press Full Lease Five Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY OCTOBER 5 1948 This Paper Consists of Two One No 311 Term Wallace Key Factor in Many States By ARCHIBALD M CROSSLEY Director The Crossley Poll The power of a small minority in an American election is illus f trated by the position of the pro gressive party in certain import ant states After the election ihis party may be evaluated not so much by the total national vote as by its relative effect in individual states Wallace will probably obtain a national vote of less than mil lions out of 56 millions which of itself is hardly significant Theo dore Roosevelt in 1912 polled 4 million votes when the national total was only 15 millions LaFol ette in 1924 polled nearly 5 mil lions out of 29 millions At least a 3rd of Wallaces vote is expected to come from the home states of the republican presiden tial and vicepresidential nom York and California In these states Wallace t present appears to have nearly enough to throw the state into a tierange if his votes went to Truman Might Change Picture Without their 72 electoral votes the election of Dewey and War ren would not be so certain A shift of the Wallace vote could change the situation materially in the Truman direction in states like Washington and to a lesser extent Massachusetts In Minnesota where at this writing the inclu sion of Wallace on the ballot is not yet finally settled a shift of Wallace voters to Truman might make the state fairly definitely in the Truman column Wallace is not expected to with draw and if he should withdraw the poll indicates that his voters would not all switch to Truman but rather that about half of them would not vote New York and California therefore are fully ex pected to be found in the republi can column when the election re turns are in Nevertheless under our electoral vote system Wallace appears to be playing an influ ential part in the election of Dewey Much depends upon the rise or fall of progressive party influence in the next few weeks There are indications that its strength is waning rather than increasing To be effective a rise could be con7 fined not only to a very few states but to a very few cities and to a very few types of people with which it is popular It is known for example that Wallace is most ly popular with younger people in the lower income levels with the members of certain unions and in large cities Concentration of ac tivity on bringing out the vote of such groups and shifting Truman voters cfould raise the partys rela tive standing in the election re sults It is significant however that the percentage of persons pre ferring Wallace who will proba bly vote is less than the probable voting percentage of those who prefer Dewey Wallace Voters The Wallace voters this year are expected to include only one per cent of those who voted for Dewey in 1944 about 7 per cent of those who voted for Roosevelt and 6 per cent of those who did not vote in 1944 The probable Wallace voters who voted for Roosevelt last time break down as follows percent of former Roosevelt vot ers per cent metro politan districts of per cent per cent age group per cent per cent 45 and per cent AFL per cent and CIO per cent Copyright Crossfey Incorporated Permission to rtvoduce In full Is hereby granted to suhscrlblnc newspapers Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Considerable cloudi i ness through Wednesday with I some chance of showers Tues I day night or Wednesday morn ing Low Tuesday night 50 High Wednesday 75 east partly cloudy west warmer Tuesday night and Wednesday Low Tuesday night near 50 east to 60 west Iowa 5 Day Weather Outlook Tuesday fair windy and warm 1 er highs 70 to 75 Low Tuesday night 50 to 60 Wednesday part ly cloudy and warmer and windy highs 70 to 75 Lows 50 to 60 Thursday and Friday partly cloudy and cooler high I 65 to 70 lows 40 to 45 Saturday a little warmer with local show ers averaging less than i inch high 70 to 75 lows 45 to 50 Minnesota Mostly cloudy and windy with occasional showers west and south portions Tuesday and Wednesday and in north east portion Wednesday a little i warmer Tuesday night becom 11 ing copier west portion Wednes day and Wednesday night I IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 63 Minimum 38 At 8 a m Tuesday 46 TKAR AGO Maximum Bl Minimum 50 UN to Hear Charge on Soviet Blockade GlobeGazette Photos TRADEMARK MASON opening of the Automatic Washer companys Mason City plant will take place here Wednesday These 2 new lines of Automatic Washers the Presstoe at top left and the Duospin at right will be made here and the latter is already in production Presstoes are slated for output Nov 1 Shown with the machines are left to right Bob Nelson plant engineer Cecil E Clement Mason City plant manager and Kenneth Davis general plant foreman Below is the neyrmodern assembly linewith its mounting production now up to 100 machines daily The wash ers are tested and inspected here before final crating for shipment See story Burns Gets Sentence of 8 Years Also Fined Assessed for Costs of Trial Charles Lee Burns Hampton was sentenced late Mon day afternoon to spend not to ex ceed 8 years in the state peni tentiary in Fort Madison on his conviction of manslaughter Burns was found guilty of manslaughter by a Floyd county district court jury early Saturday morning after a week long trial Judge Tom Boynton Forest City the presiding judge pro nounced the sentence which is mandatory under the Iowa laws He also fined Burns and as sessed the costs of the trial against him Before sentence was pro nounced Defense Attorney James Coonley Hampton read into the record a letter to County Attorney Weston E Jones from Mrs Helen Gallup widow of the Nora Springs farmer whom Burns was convicted of killing with a blow of his fist Mrs Gallup asked for leniency for Burns and said that she fel no ill will toward him Also reac was a letter from one of Gallups daughters to the prisoner It also stated that the family bore him no hard feelings and hoped that he would get back to his family soon Berkley Now Is on Way to Colorado Ottumwa W Bark ley democratic candidate for vice president was enroute to Colo rado Tuesday for an address Tues day night at Greeley The Kentucky senator attacked republican farm and labor policies here Monday night He said election of a republican president would be taking a chance of undoing all the advance agriculture labor and small busi ness have made in the last 16 years of democratic administra tion Barkley criticized the Taft Hartley act as unfair He said it handed to congress by the national association of manufac turers The republicans say they want to stabilize the farmer but the only way they have done it is to Lake him out of his house and put him in the stable he said in a ference to farm mortgage fore closures in the depression of the 1930s U S Studies Retaliation for Moscow Diplomat Move Ask Action to End Strike Longshoremen Put Question to Vote San Francisco San Francisco longshoremens strike committee Tuesday voted to ask national CIO president Philip Murray to step into procedings aimed at ending the 34dayold west coast maritime strike A union official said the 400 strike committee members voted unanimously to ask Murray to attempt to end the strike in con junction with pur international officers including longshore leader Harry Bridges The move was seen as a possible attempt to circle the employers insistence that Bridges and Hugh Bryson of the marine cooks union sign noncommunist affidavits Washington fP The United States is studying the idea of giv ing soviet officials in this country a taste of the same treatment Americans get from Moscow Diplomatic authorities disclosed Tuesday that retaliatory measures are under consideration as result of the new soviet order sharply limiting the movements of Amer ican and other foreign diplomats in Russia The net effect of that order the state department says is to bar travel outside the Moscow city limits Russians in the United States meanwhile are free to travel anywhere with no ques tions asked A strict titfortat policy would require Ambassador Alexander S Panyushkin and other sovietem bassy officials to get state de partment permission before leav ing Washington Whether any such rule is under serious consid eration was not disclosed Until now the state department has shied away from any idea of retaliation Some officials took the position that the Kremlin might keep the exchange going even to the point of breaking off formal diplomatic relations with the Uni ted States This would mean clos ing down the embassy in Moscow the sole remaining American out post in Russia Says Homes to Get Adequate Oil Supply Chicago UR Midwesterners whose homes are eqipped with oil heat neednt worry about getting fuel this winter 2 officials of the national petroleum board said Monday night B L Majewski chairman of the national boards subcommittee added however that people shouldnt start widespread instal lation o f oilburning furnaces since that might strain the sup ply Girl Saves Mother From Enraged Cow Sterling III UR Mrs John Cordes owed her life Tuesday to her quickwitted 13 year old daughter who saved her from an enraged cow Barbara Cordes of Route 1 Tampico 111 saw the cow knock her mother down and begin to trample her Quickly the girl jumped into the family automobile and drove the front end of it over her mother Then she sounded the horn and screamed to attract attention of her father who was working in a nearby barn Mrs Cordes was in critical con dition at the Sterling public hos pital 18 more days to register of city hall to rote in the general election Nov 2 Arrest Oil Union Pickets in California Richmond Cal riot squads arrested 4 CIO oil workers ina picketline battle outside the Standard Oil refinery here Tues day and balked another riot in the monthold California oil strike Officers reported they went into a crowd of more than 100 stone throwing strikers and seized the leaders in a brief struggle The strikers setting up mass picket lines in an effort to prevent nonstriking office workers from entering the refinery were dis persed after the 4 leaders were shoved into patrol cars and jailed Hog Prices Continue to Slide By UNITED PRESS OP Rallies to Defense of Record of 80th Congress Lewis Blasts Truman Clark Hog prices skidded again Tues day amid indications that retai meat prices soon might drop Early hog prices at the big mid western livestock centers were down 75 cents to per hun dred pounds The new decline fol lowed a drop of to Mon day and to last week Livestock experts said the sharp drop was due principally to the heavy increase in the marketing of spring pigs Hog receipts at the 12 major markets Tuesday totaled 56000 compared with 47000 last Tuesday Wholesale pork prices in New York the nations primary whole sale market were 1 to 2 cents lower per pound Some retail stores already were cutting their prices but the American Meat Institute warned that price reductions at the retail level could not be put into effect immediately By UNITED PRESS Republican congressional lead rs rallied Tuesday to the defense of the 80th congress which Presi lent Truman has scornfully de lounced as a stooge of big busi ness In the first of a series of na ionwide radio talks sponsored by he republican national committee Senate President Arthur H Van denberg asserted that on the strength or its foreign policy record the GOP congress was not the 2nd worst in history but the best Senntor Robert A Taft of Ohio House Leader Charles A Halleek of Indiana and Speaker Joseph W Martin Jr of Massachusetts also will reply to the presidents criticism of congress in radio talks during the next 2 weeks Starts Wednesday Mr Truman has singled out Taft Halleek and Martin for at tack and probably will pour it on again during his campaign swing through republican holds of the northeast He set out Wednesday to campaign in Dela ware Pennsylvania New Jersey and upstate New York While the president was pre paring for his 4day trip Gov Thomas E Dewey was to get a firsthand report on the Berlin crisis from his foreign policy ad viser John Foster Dulles A U S delegate to the United Nations meeting in Paris Dulles made a special trip home to confer with the GOP presidential candidate in Albany N Y Deweys next major political speech is scheduled at Pittsburgh on Monday Pleads for Unity In his radio talk Monday night Vandenberg said the 80th congress will be remembered for its record in foreign relations long after other relatively transient issues have been forgotten Vandenberg pleaded for unity in foreign affairs saying it is as important as our atom bombs A change in the national administra tion he said can be accomplished without affecting the continuity of our foreign policy Asks Stronger Conservation Commission Algona S Beards Icy republican candidate for gov ernor says the state conservation commission should be reorganized and strengthened The republican candidate told a meeting of civic clubs here Mon day that it is the states responsi bility to lake the initiative in harnessing the natural forces that can either enrich or destroy this economy He advocated the appointment of true disciples of conservation who would have iull authority to do their work without political interference and would be paid accordance with their in ices serv Rails Agree to Wage Hike 2 Unions Get 10Cent Boost Says President Unfit for Job Cincinnati L Lewis Tuesday assailed President Tru man lor prosecuting the United Mine workers in recent coal strikes and advised the miners to do something about it in the Nov 2 election He is a man totally unfitted for the position Lewis said to a wildly cheering hornblowing opening session of the UMW con vention Principles Elastic His principles are elastic He is careless with the truth He a malignant scheming sort an individual who is dangerous not only to the United Mine workers but dangerous to the United States of America Lewis shouted It evolves on you to do some thing about it when you have a chance to say who shall be the next president of the United States He referred to Attorney General Tom Clark whom he described as Long Tom He suggested that Mr Truman and Clark had staged a skit before a Texas audience a week ago when Clark introduced Mr Truman as the man who stopped Joe Louis Corrects Clark The president corrected Clark by saying he didnt have the muscle for that but said it was John Lewis he had stopped Its unlikely that Tom Clark could have made a mistake be cause Im the man that old Tom prosecuted so often Lewis said Truman Says Greek Aid Successful Washington resident Truman said Tuesday the Ameri can aid program designed to block communist expansion in Greece and Turkey has been a conspic uous success Greece has been enabled to sur vive the immediate critical threat to its independence and Turkey has gradually strengthened and modernized all branches of its military establishment a presi dential report to congress said In a letter transmitting the lengthy and detailed report of the GreekTurkish program Mr Tru man declared The conspicuous success of this program in enabling the people of Greece to meet military and econ omic crisis which confronted them and in supporting the Turk ish determination to remain inde pendent in the face of external pressure has contributed signifi cantly toward stabilizing this stra tegic area of the world in the in terest of world peace Woman Fined for Drunken Driving New Hampton Mrs Helen Kautzman Grainer 33 Minot N Dak pleaded guilty Monday in district court and was fined on a charge of operating a motoi vehicle while intoxicated Postmaster at Thornton Dies Succumbs Soon After Arrival at Rochester Thornton Joe Courtney 59 postmaster at Thornton for about 12 years died shortly after his arrival at a Rochester Minn hos pital late Monday where he had been taken from a hospital at Rockwell Death came very suddenly Mr Courtney had gone to the Rock well hospital last week for a checkup He returned home Fri day to transact some business at the office then went back to the hospital His condition was declared seri ous Monday and he was taken to Rochester where he died soon aft erwards Mr Courtney was prominent in local civic and political enter prises arid was widely known in North Iowa His wife died several years ago Two daughters survive Mrs Mary Heddrick Boulder Colo and Loretta Erb Knoxville Chicago Two railroad unions representing 175000 work ers have settled 3rdround wage demands with the countrys car 10 cent an hour pay in crease The wage hike to become effec tive Oct 16 will add about to the weekly pay check of mem bers of the Order of Railway Trainmen and the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen A spokesman for the railroads estimated the new wage boost will add annually to the carriers labor costs including payroll taxes The workers af fected include trainmen conduc tors yardmen yardmasters dining car employes and 93 per cent of the countrys switchmen Negotiations with 3 other oper ating unions and 16 nonoperating brotherhoods are pending Daniel P Loomis chairman of the west ern railroads wage committee said the carriers operating would increase a year if the 10 cent increase is granted to all rail workers The wage hikes granted in 2 previous rounds were the same for all unions The carriers and the 2 operat ing unions reached agreement on the wage issue Monday after 2 weeks of negotiations The unions had asked a boost of 25 per cent Reds Refuse to Take Part in Debate Vishinsky Claims Security Council Violates UN Charter Paris United Nations security council voted 9 to 2 Tues day to admit the western powers case against the soviet blockade of Berlin and Russia immediately announced she would not take part in the debate Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Y Vishinsky demanded the floor and declared The Soviet Union considers that the security council by agree ing to put the Berlin question on its agenda has violated the char ter of the United Nations Only Russia and the Soviet Ukraine voted against discussing the Berlin crisis A majority of 7 affirmative votes was required Dmitri Manuilsky of the Ukraine then announced that he also would refuse to participate in the debate on Berlin for the rea sons outlined by the soviet dele gate Council President Juan Atilio Bramuglia of Argentina then ad journed the council at p m a m CST with the an nouncement that there would be 2 meetings Wednesday Dr Philip C Jessup of the United States announced that he would speak at the session Wednesday morning Vishinsky followed by his aides and a crowd of newsmen stalked out of the great hall of the Palais de Chaillot immediately after the adjournment We shall see he said when asked whether he would attend Wednesday sessions He gave the same answer when asked if Russia would consider herself bound by any security council decision on the western charges that the soviet union was menacing world peace with her blockade of Berlin Stassen Head of Campaign Against Heart Diseases New York E Stas sen president of the University of Pennsylvania has accepted chair manship of the American Heart associations 1949 national cam paign to combat heart disease His appointment was announced Tuesday by A W Robertson chairman of the board of the as sociation 2 Dead After Auto Wreck 1 Victim Escaped Hospital Inmate Atlantic escaped In mate of the Clarinda state hospital died Tuesday in an Atlantic hos pital the 2nd victim of an auto mobile collision near here earlier in the day The escaped inmate NVSS Dean Mattheis 18 of Anita Benjamin Franklin Howard of Oklahoma City died at the time of the mis hap His wife was brought to the Atlantic hospital where attendants said she was in critical condition The accident between the How ard car and one driven by Mat theis occurred 3 miles south oi here near Lyman In Des Moines the state board of control said Mattheis escaped Monday night and took a car be longing to an employe of the hos pital Mattheis son of Mr and Mrs Clarence Mattheis of Anita en tered the state hospital last Sept Hurricane Strikes Florida Keys Headed Toward Miami Miami Fla hurricane leaving at least 6 dead and mil lions of dollars in property dam age swirled out of Havana and hit the Florida Keys shortly before noon Tuesday The outer gales oi he storm blew in guests through Miamis streets as 100mileanhour winds headed for the winter playground for the 2nd time in 14 days Full force of the hurricane was ex pected here before 5 p m The storm hit Island City at the end of the Keys after ripping through Havana with 132milean hour winds that sent at least GO persons to hospitals Scores of others required first aid Com munications to outlying Cuban areas were shattered Havana Paralyzed The storm left Havana para lyzed Power was out in much of the city Three rivers surged from their banks from the downpour that accompanied the storm Police opened fire on small gangs of looters who smashed store win dows At p m EST the weather bureau here said the storm center had passed a little to the east of Key West which had steady winds of 75 mph and gusts even stronger It was described as very small but intense as it headed toward the Cane Sable coast of the penin sula The weather bureau said it would cut through the Everglades Okeechobee area and swirl out to sea near Jupiter Fla Tuesday night of it continues its present course South of Key West The navy radar station at Boca Chica field said the calm eye in the center of the storm was 18 miles due south of Key West at noon The radar indicated that the course of the hurricane had shifted slightly to the east Key West had a power failure Tuesday morning but telephone communications with the mainland remained open on an emergency basis Key West correspondents said the storm was not nearly so se vere as last time and police had reported no casualties An hour after the storm passed Key West the barometer surged upward and the winds subsided Navy radar tracking the hurricane said it was moving northeast at 20 miles per hour Workers Return to Morrell Jobs Ottumwa UR CIO United Packinghouse Workers local 46 said all employes of the porkcut department at the John Morrell and Co plant returned to work Tuesday morning and that the company notified 550 workers in allied departments to return also The union said the men return ing to their jobs in the porkcut department included 84 men dis charged by the company last week for allegedly failing to do as signed work The union said the men were rehired under an agree ment between union and company officials who worked out a plan to solve the dispute over a new work schedule ;