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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 23, 1948, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME CrnrG THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS HOME EDITION mmj VOL LV Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY OCTOBER 23 1948 This Paper Consists Two One NO ia Approval of Vets Bonus Still High hwa Public Opinion Panel The Iowa veterans Bonus Pro posal is now approved by a 5 to 1 majority in a statewide cross section interviewed by the Iowa Public Opinion panel Opinions of representa t i v e voters compare exactly with opinions in a poll on this same question by IPOP made last April and differ little from a 11 i t u des ex pressed about it in August A crosssection of lowans were told There will Tie a vote 0n No vember on an Iowa bo nus proposal It calls for a bond issue of 85 million dollars and would pay every Iowa World war II veteran a bonus of to dependingon where he served and how long As you feel about this now do you think you will vote for this bonus or against it April August Favor bonus 73 75 Opposed 14 13 No opinion 13 12 Voters differ mostly by income and age groups in their opinions of the bonus proposal Although there is a substantial margin of approval in every group some what greater approval is expressed by lower income voters and by younger voters Oppose No Opinion Expect U S to Pledge Military Aid Foreign Ministers to Meet in Paris Monday on Proposal Red Veto of Berlin Compromise Seen By Incomes Upper Lower By Ages 20 to 40 41 to 50 Over 50 Favor liunns 67 7G Favor 15OHUS 81 68 67 16 13 17 11 AP Wirephoto ENDURANCE PLANE 3gallon gasoline can is hoisted aloft from a jeep speeding along at 75 miles an hour to a 4place plane in which Dick Reidel in door way and Bill Barris are attempting to set a worlds air endurance record About 50 refueling pickups are made daily at Palm Springs Cal municipal airport to keep the men fed and the plane aloft They hope to stay in the air until Dec 7 Oppose No Opinion 11 13 17 8 19 16 By occupations laboring groups favor payment of the bonus by an 8 to 1 margin Farmers approve the proposal by a 5 to 1 majority as do elderly and retired voters Businessmen and white collar workers are the least favorably inclined toward payment of the bonus but still approve the meas ure by a 4 to 1 margin Truman Challenges Lewis by Stumping Coal Mine Regions Favor Bonus By Occupations White collar 71 Laboring groups 83 Farmers 68 Elderly and retired 71 Oppose No Opinion 18 11 10 IS 14 7 19 15 By UNITED PRESS In a forthright challenge to John L Lewis President Truman stumped the coal mining regions of Pennsylvania Saturday appeal ing for the election of a demo cratic administration pledged to the protection of labors rights In Scranton the president paid tribute to John Mitchell first president of Lewis United Mine Workers as a great labor states man and pioneer in the develop ment of collective bargaining No Mention of Lewis Mr Truman made no mention of Lewis who recently urged the miners to vote against him on the Men and women favor the meas ure about equally although move women are still undecided Demo crats favor the bonus proposal by about an 8 to 1 majority republi cans and independents by a 4 to 1 margin ravor No Bonus Oppose Opinion ground that he is the whte house unfitted for Women Men 72 74 11 17 17 9 favor Ho u us By Parly Republicans 67 Democrats 80 Iiidependts 71 Op No pose Opinion lo ll 17 17 9 12 While voters indicate by a 5 to 1 margin that they will support the 85 million dollar bond issue they feel by a 2 to 1 majority that the bonus should be paid out of the states surplus funds instead of selling bonds The crosssection was asked the following question the voters approve this bonus several members of the Iowa tntc legislature hnva snid that it ought to be paid out of the slates surplus funds instead of hy selling lnndv But some other uses have hccn Kurgcsleil for this state surplus such aid to schools Which way do you think the veterans bonus should be paid if it is approved out of surplus funds or by selling bonds 57 Should be paid out of sur plus funds 28 Should be paid by selling bonds 15 No opinion Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair Saturday night and Sunday warmer Sunday Low Saturday night about 28 High Sunday in low 60s Iowa Fair Saturday night and Sunday Cooler south and east Saturday night Warmer Sun day Low Saturday night 2428 east to 3238 west Minnesota Fair Saturday night and Sunday warmer Sunday and north and west portions Saturday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum 63 Minimum 27 At 8 a m Saturday 33 While the president staged his oneday campaign swing through Pennsylvania Gov Thomas E Dewey was nursing a head cold in Albany N Y and working on speeches for his own windup tour which starts Monday night The president makes a major labor speech Saturday night in Pittsburgh and then returns to Washington Sunday night he sets out on his final barnstorming trip which includes speeches in Chi cago Cleveland Boston New York Brooklyn and St Louis ManloMan Bid By his mantoman bid for the miners votes Mr Truman obvi ously was hoping he could offset Lewis opposition as did the late President Roosevelt in 1940 That year Lewis endorsed Republican Candidate Wendell Willkie But returns from the mining precincts showed the union members over whelmingly in favor of FDR Meanwhile Dewey cautioned GOP campaign workers against returning democratic vituperation and abuse on the labor issue or any other during the closing days of the campaign He said the na tion cannot afford to be split asunder in these critical times Members of VFW Open State Meet Boone 2000 mem bers of the Iowa Veterans of For eign wars wereexpectediiSaturday session of their annual state convention State VFW officials indicated support of the bonus for World war II veterans will be stressed The VFW will also discuss a pro posal for relief of the housing shortage in Iowa to be submitted to the 1949 legislature Clyde Lewis senior national vicecommander will address a joint meeting of post members and the auxiliary Sunday Paris IP High American sources predicted Saturday the United States and Canada in the next few weeks will begin to draft a military treaty pledging full aid to the 5nation Brussels alliance The sources said the process of drafting a treaty will begin soon after the U S elections although their result is not expected to af fect the plan as both major parties have committed themselves in principle to backing the Brussels alliance The informants said the alliance would link the U S and Canada in formal treaty relationships with Britain France and the Benelux countries Belgium the Nether land and Luxembourg 3Day Meet The whole concept of the pro jected North Atlantic pact will be the main subject of discussion by the foreign ministers of the Brus sels pact signatories when they meet here Monday for a 3day conference responsible British sources said They said the reports recom mended that each government con cerned should begin drafting a treaty The foreign ministers will dis cuss also the expressed American desire that the framework of the alliance be extended to take in other western European anti communist powers Would Commit U S The north Atlantic alliance is expected to commit the United States and Canada to Build up the air land and sea forces of the Brussels powers with arms and equipment Standardization of equipment and training Creation of a 7nation unified military strategic command under an American commanderinchief The 5 Brussels nations recently set up a unified defense command under Britaihs MarshalsMotijt gomeryi Pledge a guarantee of each countrys territorial integrity in the event of war Give the North American powers the right to establish air land 01 sea bases in any of the 5 other countries GlobeGazelle Photo JUST UNDER THE are the last Mason City voters to register at the city hall before the deadline Saturday noon The clock showed past 12 and the front door had been locked when the picture was taken Anyone not registered now will be unable to vote in the general election Novr2 But Miss Pearl Kellogg the city clerk doubts that there are very many unregistered after the rush of business since Oct 7 Saturday lore noon the girls at the office registered 312 voters for the first time here and made changes the registration records of 89 others The 1630 new registrations since Oct 7 Miss t 11 t IK CfW nr in trie registration records 01 oy oiueis jnc JJM 7Tr Kellogg said brings the total eligible voters in Mason City to 15602 There were 61 o registrations changed since Oct 7 Since Jan 1 1948 there have been 2937 voters reg I registr istered here for the first time France Faces Nationwide Red Strike Paris union leaders called for a general strike Monday throughout the highly in dustrial St Etienne area as France moved closer to martiallawin the fields order Scientist Plans to Dive 2i Below Sea Surface YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 86 48 Jenner Out of GOP Group Says Resignation Not Connected With Probe Washington Wil liam E Jenner R Ind said Sat urday there was no connection between his resignation as head of the GOP speakers bureau and the activities of his senate elec tions subcommittee Jenner asked to be relieved of his GOP post Friday night only a few hours after his subcommittee had accused Robert S Kerr Okla homa democratic senatorial nom inee of spending more than 10 times as much on his 2 primary campaigns as the state allows Jenner said he wanted to be re lieved of the speakers bureau so he could take an active part in the Iidiana political campaign Republican officials in Jenner home state said he had been plan ning all along to stump for GOP nominees Despite these explanations how ever reports persisted that repub Hcan bigwigs had asked Jenner t step down because they were dis pleased with his subcommittee activities Renew Fight in Palestine Each Side Blames Other for Attack Tel Aviv Arab and Jewish reports said Saturday that severe lighting has broken out in the Syrian border area of northern Palestine Syrian troops and Arab irregu lars under Fawzi ElKaukji are battling against Israeli troops in the Manara area these reports said Jewish sources said their field reports admitted the Syrians had captured the heights of Sheik Abbad and were pressing the at tack with considerable force The Jews blamed the attack on the Syrians Arab reports from Beirut said Israeli troops started the attack by directing mortar fire on Syrian positions Syria has protested the attack to the United Nations the Beirut dispatches said Israeli officials aid they had protested to United ations truce headquarters in laiia Kidnaping Seen When Small Girl Takes Home Baby SomerviHc Mass old Linda Woods thought 8 monthsold Stephen Basteri look ed lonesome parked in his stroller outside a she took him or a ride Stephens mother sounded a kid nap alarm when she came out of the shop and found Stephen miss ing Friday An hour later touring the city in a police cruiser Mrs Basteri came upon Stephen and Linda a half mile from the store He was so cute Linda ex plained I wanted to show him to my mommy Lirp1 trdOpS arid state police to reinforce units trying to maintain order in the strifetorn coal fields At least 2 miners were killed and scores of police and strikers wounded Friday Casual ties in 3 days of fighting neared 200 More violence was possible Sat urday at Montceau Les mines where pickets at the Les Alou ettes mine released 120 police thej took prisoner in clashes Friday The 7 largest mines in the area miles southwest of Dijon still in the hands of the strikers New York Auguste iccard the daring Swiss scientist has set Saturday for a dive 2i miles below the surface of the sea If successful it will be the deep est dive into the black cavernous loom of the sea where strange marinelife is believed to exist hisassociate Prof ax Cosynsiof Belgiurry w ill make the descent in balloon known as the Bathyscaphe For some days the 2 scientists and a group of associates have been aboard the ship Scaldis off the coast of Africa The big ball in which Piccard Estimates Strength of Soviet Army Westerners Accepted UN Proposal Calls for Immediate Blockade Lift Use of Soviet Currency Paris IP An authoritative source said Saturday Russia has rejected the 6nation plan for set tling the Berlin crisis in the United Nations security council Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Y Vishinsky discussed the neutral 6 proposal for 2 hours Saturday with Argentine Foreign Minister Juan A Bramuglia a leader in the efforts to mediate the crisis arising out of the Soviet blockade of Berlin The western powers already had signified their acceptance of the plan which called for irrmediate lifting of the Soviet blockade and the counter blockade imposed by the United States Great Britain and France immediate calling of a 4power parley to establish the Soviet zone mark as the sole cur rency for Berlin with a target date of Nov 20 and ultimate discus sion of the whole German problem by the Big Four council of foreign ministers Neither Vishinsky nor Bramug lia would comment after their meeting Saturday A source fa miliar with negotiations which have been going on since the western powers brought the case to the security council said Vish insky turned down Fridays neu Paris H Osborn tral resolution of the United States said Saturday The Russian was quoted as in tn accept unofficial estimates showed he proposed Fri TnsTf1 would cal1 for currency 2 North lowans New Polio Cases DCS North lowans were among the 5 new polio cases admitted to hospitals here dur ing the 24hour period ending Sat urday morning Paul Jorgensen 14 son of Mr a n d Mrs Howard Jorgensen Eagle Blank Grove was hospital admitted Admitted to at Broadlawns wns Donald Hanig 19 1 son of Mrs Emma Hanig Geneva and Cosyns will descend has an intricate control system Seven aluminum tanks containing avia tion gasoline will serve as a float that can be regulated through re lease of the gasoline The bathy scaphe also carries huge weights of ballast than can be controlled by electromagnetic devises The expedition is being con ducted off the Portuguese island of Buena Vista Good View in the Cape Verde islands Employes Lose Civil Service Protection Baton Rouge La the noon whistle tooted Saturday some 15000 state employes waved goodbye to civil service protection The 6yearold civil service law repealed by the legislature in a bill passed Sept 26 was wiped off the books at that time he added would have 6 Osborn speaking before a united nations disarmament sub committee opposed a Russian pro posal for the assembly to demand a onethird cut in the armed forces of the great powers and a ban on the atomic bomb The U S delegate said there is little accurate information avail able on the soviet armed forces Rites Set for Crash Victim 4 of Injured Remain in Serious Condition armed t be instaiied and the StatGS I blockade lifted simultaneously The western powers rejected that Automobile Accidents Fatal to 3 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Three lowans died in traffic i accidents Friday and early Satur day Mrs Amos Martin 29 Storm Lake was killed in a cartrain I collision at Storm Lake Gary Marshall 6 Iowa City i died of injuries suffered in a car pedestrian accident at Iowa City Eugene Wahlstrom Jr 23 Gil burglar Alarm Keeps Neighbors From Sleep Des Moincs answer ed a burglar alarm at the 6th avenue cleaners here Friday night and had to do a job of Breaking and entering them selves They found that no burglars had broken into the place but a burglar alarm had been set off Neighbors complained that the noise disturbed their sleep so the police broke in and shut off the alarm CHOOSE DES MOINES MAN New Orleans Mahon Des Moincs Iowa has been elected vice president of the Brotherhood of Packing House Workers The organization is a labor group claiming membership of 400000 persons in 40 states EGG PRICE SHOOTS UP Red Winy Minn doz en eggs that won first prize in the annual egg day contest here were sold at auction Friday for Belmond Funeral services for j lette Grove was killed in the col Marjorie Nelson 17 who was lision south of Spencer of his car killed in an automobile crash and a 2nd auto south of Garner Thursday night in At Storm Lake Mrs Martins car which 7 other Belmond young apparently stalled on the Illinois people were injured will be held Central tracks where it was struck Monday at 2 p m at Trinity Luj by a freight Police Officer M H Buswell reported theran church in Belmond the Rev O M Severseike officiating Burial will be at Kanawha An inquest in the death of the girl will be held later according to Coroner Boughton of Britt who said the date will depend upon the improvement of the young people still in the hospital Still in serious condition at Vet erans hospital at Des Moines is Duane Nelson 17 uncle of Mar jorie and Raymond Lowenburg 1G the latter having a broken pel vic bone Also in that hospital is Eugene Hood 21 In Mercy hospital at Mason City Helen Loessler 17 underwent blood transfusions Friday and the condition of Delmar Quandt 19 was described as serious Also in that hospital is Roger Brooks 19 In the hospital at Belmond is Richard Lowenburg 17 who was said to be in fair condition In Iowa City the Marshall boys death was the first traffic fatality in 422 days Witnesses said the lad stumbled and fell in the path of a car driven by Mrs Eldon Frantz route 2 Riverside who stopped immediately He was the son of Mr and Mrs Robert Marshall The accident fatal to Wahlstrom occurred on highway 71 about 8 miles south of Spencer at a m Saturday James E McMurray of Kansas City Mo was reported to be the driver of the 2nd car in the accident Four persons were injured Police Investigate Tombstone Damage Davenport Satur day investigated a wave of van dalism In a west Davenport ceme tery which resulted in damage to 200 tombstones Officers said the damage cli maxed a week of car racing shoot ing and general disturbance in the cemetery 12 Top Communists to Stand Trial Nov 1 New York UR Twelve lop communists accused of conspiring to overthrow the government by violence will stand trial Nov 1 A federal judge turned down motions to dismiss their indictments Judge Murray Hulbert turned down 2 motions by attorneys for William Z Foster national com munist party chairman General Secretary Eugene Dennis and the 10 others AP Wirephoto ALGONA SANTA TO Beall 75 Algona for many years a professional Santa Glaus looks over a sample Iowa absentee ballot before recording his choices in Washington D C this week Beall votes absent from his home town Shortly he will take up his duties as Santa Claua in a Washington department store FRANZ LEHAR ILL Vienna Lehar corn poser of The Merry Widow is in a critical condition with only a slim chance of survival his physician reported Friday night He has been ailing for some time and his condition was aggravated by a pneumonia attack SAME DATE flag BMBIU tmffU iMrih ia M 4FINAL 4FINAL Iowa Notre Dame Cornell Army 4FINAL 4 FINAL 4 FINAL Ohio State Wisconsin BB3B Pittsburgh Indiana Penn State Mich State ;