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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 25, 1948, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NIWSPAPEt THAT MAKES AIL NORTH IOWANS HOME EDITION iiiiiir VOL LV Associated Presi and United Press Full Wires Five k Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY OCTOBER 25 1948 This Paper Consists of Two No IS One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Monoging Editor October Motoring Hos Its Points TVE recently completed a motor trip which took me over 6000 miles of highway and into 14 states to the west of Iowa Now I can I wont very often I Ive motored in all 48 states of the union Ive lived up to the ad monition See America First On this jaunt I drove into and through the 2 states which hither to I hadnt and Utah Just why they should have been the last 2 states on my list is something I cant explain It just happened that way Its a measure of my good luck and perhaps an advertisement lor the car I drive that on this whole jaunt extending over 3 weeks I wasnt plagued by even one flat tire or one miss in my motor Not until I arrived almost in stones throw of my home did I experience even one minor item of mechanical inconvenience It was on this final leg of my trip that my car radio decided not to function At Educators Conference Principal objective of the west ward trip was a national confer ence of college and university re gents at Spokane Wash but I managed to kill some other birds with the same stone It was a carnival of scenic delights First on the list of these were the Badlands of South Dakota made more accessible to motor ists since my last visit there 10 years ago by the construction of a new highway through the na tional park of which theyre the center The Badlands must be a para dise for those trained in geology Even with an untrained eye I could read in those grotesque ravines and gulches some mar velously interesting stories of that regions geologic past See Black Hills First Next I neglected to state that Mrs Hall was with me on the westward acquaintance with the Black Hills made the more beautiful by the autumnal tints which had come to their treecovered sides I was glad that we visited the Black HiUs ahead of the loftier peaks of the Rockies Approach ing them from the plains and prairies theyre magnificent but approaching them after exposure to Colorados mountains they v AP Wirephoto LINE OP troops standguard behind a barricade of cable reels at the Villiers pit at St Ettienne France during last weeks strike of French miners t A Occupy About Half of Key Northern French Mines I think anticlimactic As we rolled across the seem ingly unending mountains and wastelands of Wyoming in the di rection of Yellowstone park we were just a little uneasy about what lay ahead We were aware that the park had formally closed 2 weeks previously There was a bit of fear too that snow might have blocked some of the higher passes AH Fears Baseless But in all of our misgivings we were wrong Its true that the lodges were closed and that places to refresh ones self were reduced to two But by the same token and more than offsetting the crowds were gone too We pretty much had the run of the ranch From personal observation I can report that Old Faithful geyser is still keeping the faith We watched her spout twice at a K5 minute interval Likewise the little brown bears are on the job voracious of appetite but not sav age of disposition On one occasion a bear squatting on the road forced us to move over into the left lane on a hair pin turn He viewed us soulfully as we passed him by Another near the upper falls was sniffing at one of my car wincknvs when we returned from viewing the water spectacle His Nod to Glacier Park The next day found us in Glacier National park in the up per part of Montana Often Ive heard it debated Which is the more impressive Yellowstone or Glacier National In the future youll find me entering the dis cussion with a vote for Glacier The nub of the story is that ex cept for geysers and allied mani festations of spouting or bubbling liquids Glacier park has every thing that Yellowstone has in greater size and greater number The glacial formation which gives name and distinction to Glacier park is but the tiniest fragment of the areas attractiveness A Worthwhile Detour I felt well repaid for going a hundred miles or so off my path to inspect Glacier park I strongly recommend that it be included on the itinerary of anybody heading toward the Pacific northwest be tween June and Sept 15 Before and after those dates theres the danger of snow Indeed we en countered just a bit of snow in the top reaches of one pass on Sept 30 Five days spent in Spokane at the eastern edge of Washington left me convinced that there isnt in all of America a more friend ly people than those who make up this amazing city Not once during my stay there did I hear Continued On Pare 2 Paris ff Interior Minister ules Moch announced Monday solice have occupied about half he key northern French mine ields struck for 3 weeks He said that within 7 hours aft er beginning their drive the po ice took over some 280 square miles They made about 15 arrests n the process The areas occupied ie between the Belgian border and he DouaiLille road Moch said and include the whole Valenci ennes group of mines and part of he Douai group We do not come to fight against the strike Moch said in a radio speech We come to prevent the destruction of hundreds of billions of francs of national wealth en dangered By the criminal decision o abandon safety machinery The communistcalled strike has already cost the country the loss of 3000000 tons of coal The government last week or dered police and soldiers to use heir firearms when attacked by the strikers In most cases pickets are leaving when ordered without resistance Limited sympathy strikes have Deen ordered by the communist ecl national federation oMaborTn St Etienne there was a 24 hour general walkout ordered for the funeral of a miner killed Friday when police occupied the Cambe fort mine There were no street cars nor buses Monday morning in this city and garbage was not col lected Army Calls for 20000 in January Washington UR The army Monday called on selective service to draft 20000 men in January This was the armys 3rd draft call It requested 10000 men in November and 15000 in Decem ber The navy marine corps and air force again withheld any call on the draft They are reaching their authorized strengths through vol Says Dewey Dealing in Platitudes Truman Claims Reds Take Over Wallace to Beat Democrats By UNITED PRESS President Truman Monday ac cused Gov Thomas E Devvey of dealing in platitudes and said re publicans have been pretending iis administration has been friendly to communists While Mr Truman headed for Chicago for a major speech Mon day night Dewey worked on 4 speeches he will make in the final days of the campaign Deweys campaign manager Herbert Bronnell Jr said his w York address next Saturday will be one of the most impor tant of his campaign Bronnell declined to say what the repub lican candidate will talk about Mr Truman told a Garrett nd trainside crowd that the com munists are out to beat me He said they were trying to accom plish that by taking over Henry A Wallaces progressive party As the campaign swung into the fiome stretch the Truman and Dewey forces accused each other of playing politics with the Pales tine issue to win the Jewish vote The Jewish vote is important in a number of places especially New York with its 47 electoral college vote Mr Truman also will make a major speech in New York City during the week untary enlistments Selective service will break down the army request into state quotas State headquarters in turn will send quotas to local boards Man Injured in Accident While Hunting St Kittleson 22 son of Mr and Mrs Floyd Kit tleson was in serious condition in Mercy hospital at Mason City Monday suffered morning with in a hunting injuries accident about 3 p m Sunday The young man who served 2 years in the Pacific in the recent war had gone out with his shot gun remarking that he intended to walk through a corn field near the Kittleson home It is not known just what hap pened but he got back to the house and collapsed on the floor with the contents of the blast in his stomach In efforts to converse with him it was thought he said he was crawling through a fenceiwhen the gun went off The gun had not been found by members of the household Monday morning He was taken by ambulance to the hospital at Mason City and was placed on the operating table where he remained 2J hours He was given very little hope of re covery and blood transfusions were necessary Sunday and Mon day Army Plane Crash Kills 3 Injures 18 Chanutc Field 111 force officers said Monday that 3 crewmen were killed and 18 serv cemen injured when a sudden ground log caused the pilot oC a 47 transport plane to under shoot the field and crash into barracks Doctors said the majority of the passengers were in pretty gooc Names of the dead pilot copilot and crew chief as well as hose of the injured were with held pending an announcemen rom WrightPatterson field Day ton Ohio the planes home base The plane tore off a corner of one barrack and pushed the bot om floor of a 3story barracks out from beneath the 2nd story The mpact smashed all but the fuse lage of the aircraft in which the passengers were riding The barracks were unoccupied Switzer Raps Beardsley in Radio Speech Des Moines UR Carroll O Switzer democratic candidate for governor charged Sunday nigh that his republican o p p o n e n promises things to one group which are just the opposite o what he promises to another In a speech over radio station WHO Switzer said that William S Beardsley indulges in incon sistencies for votes end votes alone Switzer renewed his pledges to use the state treasury surplus for state aid to schools road building and improving and enlarging wel fare institutions There are approximately 23 different species of wild ducks anc geese in the world of which 61 are to be found in North America Russia Vetoes UN Proposal on Berlin War Goes On in Palestine Egyptians Complain to UN on Jewish Attacks Tel Aviv Nations truce headquarters at Haifa re ported Monday that fighting is continuing between Israeli troops and Arabs in the Lake Huleh dis trict of northern Palestine on the Syrian frontier Israeli planes also bombed Arab troops in Lebanon a United Na tions spokesman said Egyptian officials complainecMp United Nations Chief Brig Gen William E Riley that Jewish troops were continuing to attack in the Negev region of southern Palestine Riley conferred Sunday with the Egyptian commander in chief Gen Mawabi Pasha and was scheduled to meet with UN observ ers from both sides Monday at a point near the Egyptian base of Gaza Reports from Jerusalem said that former secretary of the treas ury Henry Morgenthau Jr and Curtis Roosevelt Boettiger grand son of Mrs Eleanor Roosevelt came under Arab fire Sunday but were unhurt Find Truman Sentiment in UMW Survey Almost Half of Those Interviewed Are for President By UNITED PUESS Almost half of 133 United Mine Workers told the United Press Monday that they will vote for President Truman even though iheir union chief John L Lewis denounced him as totally unfit ted as chief executive A sample poll of United Mine Workers in coal areas ol the na tion showed that 64 intended to vote for Mr Truman 42 for Gov Thomas E Dewey and one for Henry A Wallace 17 Undecided Seventeen others were undecid ed and 9 refused to divulge their choice Lewis told the opening session of the UMW convention Oct 5 that President Truman was danger ous to the union and the country and that the miners should do something about it when you have a chance to say who shall be the next president The mine chiefs words often stand as law among members The United Press poll Monday was to check rankandfile reaction to Lewis statement It was conducted in Pennsylvania Ohio Indiana Illinois and West Virginia 9 to 0 in Pennsylvania Mr Truman polled more votes than atnong the miners checked in Pennsylvania Ohio anc Illinois but the republican candi date was favored by miners pollec in West Virginia and Indiana The margin for the president was 9 to 0 in Pennsylvania 39 to 22 in Illinois and 11 to 3 in Ohio Dewey was favored by 12 Indiana miners while 5 planned to vote for Mr Truman All 5 miners polled ir West Virginia said they woulc vote for Dewey No Honeymoon After Davis Potter Wed Riverside Cal wedding without honeymoon is the lot of Beryl Davis 24 American hit parade singer from London and Peter Potter 38 Hollywood disk jockey They were married by the Rev G Edward Garner at the Mission Inn Sunday but said radio com mitments would require post ponement of the honeymoon Pot ters real name is William M Moore Paul Des Moines Man Killed by Train White Plains N Y S Bisanti 21 of Des Moiues was killed Sunday when he plunged in front of a train as it pulled into the White Plains station Dr Edwin H Huntington acting medical examiner said the youth leaped from the station platform and wns crushed beneath the wheels oC the train Bisantis par ents live here 5 Foreign Ministers Meet on U S Military Alliance Paris foreign minis ers of the 5nation western Euro pean union met Monday with a aossible military alliance with the J S and Canada reported fore most on their agenda Authoritative American and British sources said linking of the Brussels union with the American powers in a North Atlantic pact will be the central theme of the sessions which began Monday norning Official British sources said the ministers decided soon after Mon days meeting began that future essions will be completely re stricted Because of the nature of the talks these sources said offi cial spokesmen of the various del egations will not hold briefing meetings with newsmen There will be a joint communi que when the talks end the sources said Informed Britain sources said Sunday night British Foreign Sec retary Ernest Bevin will give his conditional endorsement to a FrenchBelgian proposal for a western European parliament The parliament to be chosen from among the deputies of the 5 national legislatures would have consultative authority The 5 na tions in the union are Britain France Belgium the Netherlands and Luxembourg To Try Again on Endurance Flight Fullerton Cal fliers who stayed in the air 116 hours of an attempted 1000hour endur ance flight said they would go up Monday for another try Bill Barris and Dick Riedel who took off Tuesday at p m landed Monday at p m They planned to start again as soon as they could fixe one of their 2 magnetoes which went out Weather Report FORECAST Mason Monday night and Tuesday Continued warm till Tuesday night High Tues day 65 to 70 Low Monday night 35 to 40 cloudy warmer ex treme east Monday night Tues day generally fair and cooler Low Monday night 4045 Minnesota Fair Monday night and Tuesday Cooler west Monday night and in northeast Tuesday IN MASON CITY GloSeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum 62 Minimum 38 At 3 a m Monday 45 YEAR AGO Maximum 55 Minimum 48 GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum 54 Minimum 30 At 8 a m Sunday 37 YEAR AGO Maximum 59 Minimum 45 Cabeza de Vaca and his men walked from the Atlantic to the Pacific through what is now the United States in the 1530s in Iowa Tops Figure Set in 1940 DCS Moines number of polio cases in Iowa this year al rcncly has topped the previous all time high set in 1940 The statct health department says polio cases havebeen re ported in the state this year com pared with 929 in all of 1940 Indi cations are that the number of 1948 cases will pass 1000 by the end of the month Two new patients were admitted to Blank Memorial hospital for treatment of the disease in the 48 hours ended Monday morning They are Dale Linci 4 son of Mr and Mrs Leslie Lind Atlantic and Robert Templcion 14 months son of Mrs Myrna Tcmpeton Des Moines North lowans Seriously III With Polio Iowa City of new of an other case to the clean list at University hospitals left a total of 20 active polyiomyelitis cases there Monday New patients are Shirley Rammelsberg 6 New hall admitted Oct 22 Allen Vander Hart 3 Pella admitted Oct 22 Margareths Hogan 27 Dough erty admitted Oct 24 All the foregoing are in fair condition Fay Crawford 32 Northwood admitted Oct 22 Lynn Kamrod 26 Sheffield ad mitted Oct 24 The latter 2 are in serious con dition Mason Cityans Hurt in Wreck 3 Persons Are Injured Fatally Sioux Falls S Dak persons were fatally injured in a weekend automobile accident near here The dead were James Knight 35 Sioux Falls painter his 2year old daughter Beverly Ann and Don Devitt 40 of Harrisburg Knight and Devitt were killed outright in the Saturday night crash The little girl died Sun day Injured in the accident 7 miles south on highway 77 were Mrs James Knight Norton Lindstrom Volga and Paul Hartwick and Albert Hitchcock both of Mason City Iowa State patrolman William Zeit ner said a car driven by Lind strom apparently hit the rear of a panel truck in which the Knights were driving Everly Man Dies of Crash Injury Fort Dodge H Steu ben 47 of Everly died Monday in a Fort Dodge hospital of injuries suffered in an auto collision near Pocahontas Oct 6 His wife and Mr and Mrs Max Adrian also Everly who were occupants of car in which Steuben was injured are still in a Fort Dodge hospital receiving treatment Court Upholds Ban on Book Vote Is Tied on Publication Washington a 44 vote the supreme court Monday uphek a New York ban on publicatior and distribution of the novel Me moirs of Hecate County The book was banned by New York state courts on the ground that parts of it are obscene The tie vote in the suprem court let the decision of the stat courts stand Justice Frankfurter took no par in the case making an equallj divided court possible In the New York courts Double day and Company Inc publisher of the book was fined fo violating a state law providin that the publication selling lend ing giving away or showing o any obscene lewd lascivious filthy indecent or disgusting book is a misdemeanor FIGURE RECORD VOTE Washington ex perts in the 48 states figure a record 51035256 persons will vote for president Nov 2 total was 47976263 The 1944 AP Wirephoto FLEEING RUSSIANS TELL OF soviet fliers who fled from the Ukraine in a twinengined bomber and landed near Linz Austria in the American zone talk with 2 U S officers during a press interview at an American airfield near Linz Left to right are Lt Melvin Farber Washington D C Capt Robert D Carpenter Deny N H and Dresden N Y Lt Piotr Pirogov 27yearold navigator of the Russian plane and Lt Anatalya Barsov 31yearold pilot The Russians said they hoped to be allowed to enter the United States U S Offers Further Try at Solution Jessup Denounces Soviet Move Blames It for Talk Failures By K H SHACKFORD Paris Russia vetoed a Jnited Nations security council proposal for settling the Berlin risis Monday but the United itates at once offered to try to olve the problem on the same jasis outside the UN Andrei Vishinsky invoked the veto which killed the compromise devised by the neutral members of the council It pro posed the lifting of the Berlin Blockade at once and further big 4 negotiations The council voted 9 to 2 for the proposal but Vishinskys veto supported by Dmitri Manuilsky of he Ukraine killed it Denounces Veto Just before Vishinsky raised his land to cast the 27th soviet veto m the security council Dr Philip Jessup of the United States de nounced the impending veto and charged that the world would place the full blame for the coun cil failure on the Soviet Union The 3 western governments indicated their acceptance of the principles contained in the reso lution Jessup added If the government of the Soviet Union would give reciprocal assurances that the program suggested in the resolution would be carried out it can be done American officials confirmed later that Jessup meant the for mula which was vetoed in the council still could be the basis for a settlement outside the UN To Meet Soon Secretary of State George C Marshall Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin and Foreign Minister Rob ert Schuman will meet soon pos sibly Tuesday to decide on their next step All 3 western powers insisted that their next move had not been decided There apparently will be no immediate move to carry the case to the general assembly Neither Britain nor France wants that The case still was on the Se curity Council agenda and it will take 7 votes to remove it It must be removed before it could be taken to the assembly Pedestrian Killed on Des Moines Road Des Moines Mrs J W Hall of Pasadena Cal was killed Saturday night when she was hit by a car as she crossed highway 6 here Mrs Hall along with her hus band and sister Mrs Anita Han nah of Waterloo Ontario Can ada had stopped in Des Moines to spend the night at a tourist cabin Mrs Hall was struck by tfc car as she crossed the highway to ask about renting a cabin for the night Kirksville Man Killed by Auto Kirksville Moore 83 was killed Saturday night when he was struck by an automo bile while crossing the street in front of his home here Deputy Sheriff C A Elliott said Billy Andrews 16 of near Kirksville driver of the car told him that a car ahead created so much dust on the gravel road he did not see Moore Coroner Gordon Traul is investigating the accident Morrell Firm Offers Wage Hike to Union Ottumwa Morrell company offered a 4 cent an hour increase retroactive to Oct 18 to all hourly paid workers Monday The offer was made to CIO un ions representing employes at Ot tumwa and Topeka plants and is subject to acceptance by Thurs day noon It would advance starl ing unskilled male labor wages to an hour The same offer was accepted immediately by the AFL union at Sioux Falls S Dak spokesmen said SAME DATE BlMk mcuu traffic in 24 kran Texas Fliers Pass 700Hour Mark in Air Texas Prod Vinmont and Bert Simons passed their 100 hour mark in the air Monday in their attempt to beat the worlds endurance record of 726 hours They radioed from their special ly equipped plane that they are just getting into the routine of things Simons radioed they were sorry to learn 2 endurance flyers in California Bill Barris and Dick Ridel were forced to land Sunday after spending 106 hours in the a jr We know how much prepara tion goes into it he said We hope that they can get back up into the air as soon as possible to resume competition PICKED NATIONAL HEAD Fort Dodge Esther Clinton has been elected national president of WaTanYe clubs pther officers elected at the an nual convention here included Constance Lundfen Davenport and Phyllis Smith Cherokee ex ecutive board members ;