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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 29, 1948, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MEWSPAPEK THAT MAKES ALl IOWANS HOME EDITION HUiif VOL LV Awoclatcd Fred and United Prcu Full Five a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY OCTOBER 29 1948 Thin Consists ol Two One Ho 17 Predicts Dewey Warren Victory Crossley Sees Half of Vote for GOP Slate By ARCHIBALD M CROSSLEY Director The Crossley Poll Analysis of poll trends since late August leads to these conclusions 1 That Governor Dewey and Governor Warren are assured of election 2 That their total popular vote will just about equal the com bined vote for Truman Wallace and Thurmond 3 That their electoral vote is likely to be well over the 266 needed for election The Truman Barkley ticket on the other hand with every possible consideration Is unlikely to have more than 219 The following facts form the basis for the above conclusions Comfortable Margin FIRST In a series of different polls across the United States Dewey has consistently outdis tanced Truman in popular vote by a comfortable margin In late August Dewey had 51 per cent nationally to Trumans 42 per cent the remainder to Wallace Thur mond and others In late Septem ber the figures stood at 51 per cent to 43 per cent Now as of the 3rd week in October the figures are Dewey 50 Truman 45 Further changes in the closing days of the campaigns are not expected to be great enough to overcome the Dewey lead Even allowing a mar gin on the Truman side for inabil ity to estimate exactly the vote turnout from population samples Dewey would still have more votes than Truman SECOND I n states where Deweys lead over Truman is at least 6 percentage points there are 266 electoral votes or enough to win without any of the closer states While Truman has gained in some of these states the Dewey advantage has remained clearcut A group of states like Massachu setts Minnesota Washington and several of the mountain group are extremely close and might shift THIRD If every adult citizen in the United States turned out on election day the best Truman could have hoped for would be a tie Therefore he could not win just by bringing people to the voting booth unless a great many republicans stay home FOURTH Despite the crowds have turned out to see Tru man the poll series shows only a moderate increase in relative vot ing interest in him There has been great apathy on both sides but somewhat more apathy toward Truman than toward Dewey This lack of interest has been manifest in several ways a Truman has lost to others in large sections of the country nearly a 3rd of the Roosevelt voters who will vote this year b the percentage of those preferring Truman who plan to vote is smaller than the voting proportion of those who prefer Dewey c the intensity of interest of Truman followers is shown by a series of tests to be less than that of Dewey followers General lack of interest in this election is reflected in the polls latest percentage of adult citizens likely to vote slightly more than 55 per cent indicating between 51 and 52 million voters While this percentage may decline further by election day there is some indica tion in local reports of a reversal of the trend particularly in some states Election Summary Final Poll Results Are Summarized Situation As of 3rd Week of October NATIONAL VOTE DISTRIBUTION Dewey 499 Truman 448 Wallace 33 Thurmond 16 Others 04 ELECTORAL VOTE DISTRIBUTION For Dewey 274 Tie Leaningto Dewey For Truman Tie Leaning to Truman DeweyTruman Equal 81 122 4 12 Truman Campaigns for New York Vote Thurmond 38 Range means one candidate is no more than four points ahead of the other INTENDED TURNOUT 51 52 Million Voters Estimated division Dewey about 25J to 26 millions Truman 23 millions Wallace 1 and J mil lions Thurmond 1 million Late Trends Truman making some gains in likely voter turn out shifting of voters from Wal lace and swing late decisions STATE BY STATE REPORT Electoral votes n parenthesis Less than 1 per cent not Indicated All major party percentages1 subject to increase or decrease of at least 2 percentage points Where difference between leaders is 4 points or less state is considered in tie range and may shift NEW ENGLAND AP Wirepholo FIRE SWEEPS BUSINESS a huge volume of smoke fire sweeps through an outlying business block in Minneapolis Thursday Seventeen firemen were overcome by smoke tryingto quench the blaze which burned 4 hours The fire started when fuel oil which leaked from a storage tank and flooded the basement caught fire while it was being pumped out Issue of Economic Sanctions Turned Over to Subcommittee Wallace Dewey Truman Others Maine fl New Hamp 4 Vermont 3 Miss 16 Rhode Is 4 Connecticut 86 6X 48 53 39 41 at 47 xt MIDDLE ATLANTIC AHHA New York 41 N Jersey 10 Penn 35 Delaware HI Maryland W Virjlnit 8 M M 51 51 EAST NORTH CENTRAL Ohio Indiana Illinois Michigan Wisconsin 12 IS 28 54 MS 55 SI 54 WEST NORTH CENTRAL 11 10 15 4 4 6 8 Minnesota Iowa Mlstourf N Dakota S Dakota Nebraska Kansas MOUNTAIN Montana Idaho Wyoming Colorado 11 New Mexico 4 Arizona Utah Nevadx PACIFIC Wahinrton ft Oregon fi California 25 4 3 41 3 4 SI 43 S7 tii 5S 58 4 S3 54 SI 48 4V 50 51 4s 57 60 44 41 50 44 47 43 4ft 40 55 39 37 43 4fl 45 4fi 49 48 THE SOUTH dene than 1 per cent for Wallace and others except Texas 2 Tennessee 1 Thur Dewer Truman mond Paris United Nations security council threw to a sub committee Friday the hot issue of sanctions in Palestine amid un confirmed reports that President Truman had withdrawn American support for economic pressure to stop the Holy Land war Authoritative sources here said the president told Secretary of State Marshall the United States would not support a BritishChi nese resolution calling on the Holy Land combatants to withdraw to positions held before the last rup ture of the U N truce No Order However another source said no direct order was received but that the president had telegraphed ask ing for details of the American po sition This informant said the president has not directly ordered the American delegation to take any specific stand on any issue since it has been in Paris A U S press spokesman said he knew nothingofthisreport In Washington the U S state department would not comment Similarly aides of the president in New York on his campaign tour declined to Soviet Abstains The council without a formal vote but with Russia and fhe So viet Ukraine abstaining set up a 5member subcommittee to study the British Chinese resolution This resolution would have the ef fect of forcing Israel to withdraw from positions in the Negev desert won in recent hard fighting against the Egyptians The resolution asks the council to consider use of economic and political measures against Israel and Egypt if either refuses to withdraw troops in the Negev to positions held Oct 14 the date the fighting was renewed in southern Palestine Egypt which lost ter Traffic Toll Down by Only Small Margin Chicago nation clung to only a small cut in traffic deaths from last year as it began the last and most dangerous quar ter of 1948 hazards in terms of driving This was reported Friday by the National Safety council which found Septembers death toll up 4 per cent for the month It was only the 2nd month this year to show an increase The September 1948 toll was 3040 or 120 greater than that of September 1947 This brought the 9month count to 22430 only 3 per cent fewer deaths than the 23010 in the same 147 period President Ned H Dearborn of the council said the September statistics should be a warning to motorists and pedestrians Republicans See Victory in Congress Dewey Tells Boston Crowd of Plans on Social Security By JACK BELL Enroute With Dewey to New York City con tended Friday they not only will win the presidency in next Tues days voting but are certain to have a GOP controlled congress And Gov Thomas E Dewey added the prediction that such a congress would give enthusiastic support to expanding social se curity raising the minimum wage level and protecting veterans rights and benefits The republican presidential nominee displayed his confidence in the outcome of hotlyfought senate races in Boston Thursday night Sketches Program Sketching in a social welfare program he declared And all this I can tell you wil have the enthusiastic support of the next republican congress Greeted in Boston by one of the most not the largest crowd of his campaign Dewey took time out to duplicate Mr Trumans earlier visit to Roman Catholic Archbishop Rich ard J Gushing They talked 20 minutes But no statement on the political impli forthcoming No Turning Back Then Dewey weht to the Boston arena to tell a whooping howling whistling crowd which overflowed that 6700 seat auditorium there will be no turning back in social welfare legislation if the republi cans win Dewey said this nation has moved out of the old era where any of our people might be left to the mercy of the reactionary philosophy of every man for him self and the devil take the hind WILLIAM G STANLEY DORA MARIE STANLEY Held for Investigation on Registration of 2 Autos The accompanying tables pro vide a summary ol the election situation as revealed by the final poll up to the 3rd week of October All major party percentages are subject to an increase or decrease of at least 2 percentage points due to the normal limitations of samples Therefore where one major candidate is no more than 4 points ahead of another the fig ures must only be regarded as ap proximate current standing and not as a forecast of the winner in that state In the final days between the last poll and the election there may be major changes of standing In the south where there have been many recent rulings regard ing the ballots For Alabama where Truman is riot on the ballot the poll reports the way the state would be likely to go if Truman could be voted for In a number of other southern states decisions will be made just before the election as to whether to vote at all and if so whether to vote democratic or to register disapproval of Truman through Thurmond or Dewey In totalling the electoral votes It is assumed that the electors will cast their votes in the electoral college in accordance with the popular vote in their states How ever in at least one state several electors have announced their intention not to vote tor Truman if the state chooses him In U VtrjrJnia North Car South Car Georgia Florida Kentucky Tennessee Alabama Mississippi Arkansas Louisiana Oklahoma Texas OT 14 H 12 8 12 ID 9 9 10 10 C23 30 BS 2S 45 43 16 1L 2S 2S 42 38 67 29 5S 4ft 40 IX fi1 fifi fi 10 ni 24 2 44 1 it 47 Writers to Start Radio Picketing New York UR The Radio Writers Guild said Friday that striking soap opera script writers will start picketing major radio programs affected by the tieup most Accordingly he said positive action must be taken to extend social security coverage He said the present act is a good act so far as it goes but it does not go far enough ritory there to the Jews agreed Israel refused has Truman off Alabama ballot poll shows preference In general late ballot rulings in south will cause late decisions whether to vote and for whom Economist Dies After Illness New York Wesley Clair Mitchell 74 internationally known authority on economics died Friday Dr Mitchell an expert on busi ness cycles the theory and his tory of money and general eco nomic theories succumbed at New York hospital after a brief illness KILLED BY AUTO Washington M Nel son 75 of Washington died in a hospital here Thursday of injuries suffered in an autopedestrian ac cident Wednesday night The driv er of the car was identified as Rob ert Brewer Washington Monday The original picketing order Kebe Acainat StocUno Swan Hill Australia UR Rather than wear stockings 7 trainee nurses resigned from Swan Hill District hospital SAME Students in Protest Over Red Inference Clinton an indignant but orderly demonstration against being at least inferentially re ferred to as communists as an aft ermath of the closing of a milk bar recreation center here more than 150 students of Clinton high school Friday flaunted red neck ties shifts and sweaters Theyf centered their protest largely against a story which ap peared in a Des Moines newspa per dealing with a tomato throw ing attack on Mrs George Sargent executive director of the Y W C A We were referred to as com munists Keith McRoberts presi dent of the student council said and we dont like it a little bit This is the only way we have of protesting Among those wearing bright red shirts was Charles Booth a stu dent who only recently won 3rd prize in a state contest which in volved the writing of an essay pointing out how much better Americanism is than communism Meanwhile evidence is piling up that no high school students were numbered among the 4 individuals who on Tuesday night cursed Mrs Sargent as she alighted from a city bus and pelted her with toma toes Along with County Attorney Carroll F Johnson Mrs Sargent viewed all boys in the 3 local high schools She said later she is posi tive that the boy who pelted her was not a student was held up 4 days at the request of Federal Mediator J R Man dlebaum He asked a postponent so leading radio sponsors from Chicago Hollywood and New York could meet here Sunday Writers are striking against in dependentp roducevs and agencies to obtain a minimum wage agree ment and exclusive ownership of their material Guild President Erik Barneuow said the writers are making no new commitments and submitting no new scripts to agencies not covered by a contract I Edgewater Beach Hotel Is Sold Chicago Edge water Beach hotel one of the na tions most widely known was sold for approximately Friday to a charitable organization which will run it on a nonprofit basis The 1000 room hotel on the shore of Lake Michigan was bought by a Boston foundation headed by AM Sonnabend who also heads a group which operates 8 hotels on the Atlantic seaboarc from Maine to Florida Sonnabend said his hotel chair bought the Edgewater Beach and assigned its interests to the Bos ton foundation a charitable anc educational organization formec under Illinois laws Profits made by the hotel will be used by the foundation he said U S to Reject Demand for Report on Military Parley The Kentucky Derby is the richest threeyearold stake race race in the world offering 000 added money Washington The United States will reject Russias demand for an official report on Gen Douglas MacArthurs military conferences at Tokyo with other American commanders The state department made this clear in a statement declaring that such talks are held by MacArthur in his capacity as a top United States officer and are purely routine matters of sole concern to this government At the same time the depart ment denied that the former Ja panese navy yard at Yokosuka is being converted into a modern naval base for American forces in the far east Voices Demand Soviet Ambasasdor Alexander S Panyushkin voiced his demand for an American explanation at a meeting of the far eastern com mission Thursday The state department declared its position Thursday night Its comment however was in the form of a public statement rather than a diplomatic note So the formal rejection will not be made until the commission meets again next Thursday in its role as ad viser on Japanese occupation problems Panyushkin announced his ac tion a short time after Moscow bad issued Prime Minister Stalin blast against the western powers charging them with pursuing ag gressive policies aimed at the unleashing of war Peace Offensive Both the envoys move here and Stalins statements in Moscow were linked in American official thinking to Russias socalled peace offensive They were in terpreted as efforts by the Soviets to picture the United States as a nation busily preparing for war while the Soviet Union is leading a great world movement for peace Panyushkin based his demand for information on press reports of a conference MacArthur held in Tokyo October 1214 with Lt Gen Nathan F Twining com manding the Alaskan defenses and Vice Adm John L McCrea deputy commander of the Pacific fleet The Russian ambassador said the subject discussed was the question of increasing American occupation forces in Japan and that of preparing measures against a surprise attack on Ja it is known for everyone that nobody threatens Japan A man and a woman temporar ily identified as William G Stan ley 36 and Marie Dora Stanley 36 are being held here for in vestigation following their arrest late Thursday by Mason City olice The pair were arrested after made an alleged fraudulent uto registration on one of 2 cars iey were driving police said hey also were illegally transport ng several quarts of liquor bear ng both Minnesota and Illinois eals according to the report Find Money in Sox At noon Friday Chief of Police Harold E Wolfe announced that 5916 was taken from the sox vhich Stanley was wearing The money was in mostly denom nations still wrapped There was also one bill and several bills Chief Wolfe said by evidence at hand it appeared that the 2 had had at least in the ast 3 weeks The investigation is being con ducted by the FBI highway pa trol and local police Police said they used numerous aliases to gain drivers licenses auto plates and in registering at hotels in Mason City and harles City Included in the large sums of money they ap parently spent lately was the pur chase of 2 1941 cars and worth of clothing The latter was bought mostly in Detroit since last Saturday authorities an nounced They registered a 1941 Buick bearing Michigan plates at Charles City Wednesday and obtained drivers licenses there They were arrested in Mason City after art attempt to switch ownership of a 1941 Chevrolet from him to her on the car which was being trans ferred from Illinois here Flashed Money The pair stayed at a local hotel wherje a clerk reported they flashed several bills Stanley claims to be a furnace repairman with no permanent address police said A considerable amount of luggage and furnace tools is being checked Stanley registered here as Mr and Mrs George Richter 422 Ruby street Des Moines Police said there is no such address He ad mitted 2 arrests previously in Iowa for obtaining money under false pretenses according to police He has also used the name of William G Martin She used the name of Shirley Ann Morgan in Mason City a highway patrolman said She gave her age as 30 her ad dress as 833 Pennsylvania S E the location of the Stanton hotel and said she was an unemployed bookkeeper according to the pa trolman 5 Injured in Crash Near Forest City Forest persons were in the Forest City municipal hos pital Friday 3 of them in serious condition with injuries suffered in a headon collision of a car and pickup truck 4 miles north of Forest City late Thursday Clarence Miller 16 of near Buf falo Center driver of the car suf fered a compound leg fracture a broken foot thigh and arm Broken Jaw Mrs Walter Miller mother of Clarence suffered a broken jaw compound fracture of a leg a deep gash on the side of the head and was badly cut by glass about theface Driver of the pickup truck was Mrs Richard West of Walker Minn who suffered a broken jaw a broken leg and possible internal injuries Riding with Mrs West were Mrs Oscar Olson who had cuts on the face and possible chest injuries and Mrs W A Stittsworth cuts and bruises Off Shoulder Sheriff Maurice Monson said the accident occurred when the driver of the pickup truck which had got off the shoulder of the road swerved in an attempt to get back and collided headon with the Mil ler car Mrs West and her 2 passengers were enroute from Walker to visit friends in Ames and Knoxville Schedules Address in Brooklyn Police Estimate 1800000566 Downtown Parade New York Tru man campaigned up and down metropolitan New York Friday in a last ditch fight with Gov Thom as E Dewey for the biggest bloc of electoral votes in the nation The presidents schedule ran from traditionally republican Westchester county on the north to overwhelmingly democratic Brook lyn on the south Mr Truman cant afford much Wallace inroad if the metropolitan area is to overcome the usual up state GOP majority to capture New York states 4 electoral votes the biggest prize of the presiden tial election Brooklyn Speech The Brooklyn speech Friday night winds up the presidents 2nd day of practically pounding the sidewalks of New York He is ex pected to devote it to a discussion of his administrations foreign pol icy He was considerably heartened by the size of the crowds which turned out to greet him upon his arrival late Thursday and cheer his needling attacks on Dewey Police estimated that at least 1800000 New Yorkers saw the chief executive during a 2hour confettiblanketed swing through lower Manhattan and on the way to and from his major speech in Madison Square Garden in the evening Says Dewey Follows Approximately 22000 of them were in the Garden to cheer lustily his charge that Dewey has been following him around the country but wont followhim into a discussion of campaign through the white house door The president pulled no punches in reference to Dewey in some of his other New York speeches however He told a crowd includ ing many payrollers in front of city hallthat Dewey doesnt know what its all about In hM Madison Square Garden speech he referred to Dewey as a 2nd hand candidate because this is his 2nd run as GOP nominee He also told the evening rally that he still supports the demo cratic pledge of a prosperous free and independent democratic state for the Jewish people in Palestine I North lowans Get Polio Treatment DCS North Iowa children were admitted to Blank Memorial hospital here Thursday for polio treatment They were Leonard Larson 9 son of Mr and Mrs Elias Larson Forest City and Robert Leinbach 6 son of Dr and Mrs S P Lein bach Belmond Francis Rohrer 22 Clarion was admitted to Lutheran hospital Asks Observance of Armistice Day Washington Tru man Friday asked Americans to renew their devotion to the cause of enduring peace on Nov 11 the 30th anniversary of the ar mistice ending World war I In a proclamation issued through the white house the president asked that the day be observed with ceremonies in schools and churches and that the flag be raised on all government buildings CONDITION SERIOUS Iowa Jean Hughes 22 Mason City admitted to Uni versity hospitals Wednesday was reported in serious condition with polio there Friday Weather Report FORECAST Mason cloudy with occasional light ratn Friday night Cloudy and mild Satur day High Saturday 6570 Low Friday night 4550 Iowa Partly cloudy east and cloudy west through Saturday with occasional light rain ex treme west Continued mild Low Friday night 4046 east 4854 west Southerly winds 1218 MPH Iowa 5day weather outlook Tem peratures will average 3 de grees above normal most of the state to 8 degrees above normal extreme eastern portion Nor mal high 50 northern Iowa to 56 southern Iowa normal low 30 northern Iowa to 34southern Iowa Temperatures above nor mal throughout the period be coming cooler near end of period Precipitation will aver age one half to three quarters inch occurring as rain Saturday and Sunday Rain again towards end of period Minnesota Mostly cloudy Friday night and Saturday with occa sional rain Friday night and north and central portions Sat urday Warmer northwest por tion Friday night Cooler north and central portions Saturday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weatheritatistics for 24 hour period entung at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum 71 Minimum 40 At 8 a m Friday 46 YEAR AGO Maximum 52 Minimum 4i Otis Freed of Assault Charge Accused of Threat Against Tax Agents Fort Dodge Otis 38yearold Wesley farmer has been acquitted on charges of in terfering with and assaulting fed eral internal revenue collectors A federal court jury Thursday night returned a verdict of inno cent The jury deliberated 5 hours The prosecution charged that Otis threatened and assaulted Joseph Griffin and F R Rock both of Mason City when they xvent to the farm home of Mrs Mary Otis last June 4 to discuss her 1945 and 1946 income tax re turns with her Otis was accused of threatening Griffin with a chair and driving his automobile into the Griffin car Otis testified he at no time raised the chairfrom the floor during the conference between his mother and the revenue collectors The Wesley farmer said he did not intend to hit the Griffin auto He explained that because of a farm accident 3 years ago his neck is stiff and he has difficulty in turning his head Therefore he said he did not see the Griffin car while he was backing his own Sight Wreckage of Large Plane Auckland N Z JF The wreckage of a transport plane missing since Saturday with 11 persons aboard was sighted Fri day on the western slopes of Mount Ruapehu North Island A rescue party was dispatched to thescene and it expected to get there Saturday The plane owned by National Airways corporation was loat in a flight from PalaMntca to Hain lilton JT ;