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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 1, 1952, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited lor the CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION T H I NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH I O W A N S NEIGHBORS VOL LV1II Associated Press anil United Press tull Wires Five Cents a Copy MASQN CITY IOWA SEPTEMBER 1 1952 Thl Taper Consuls of Two One No 2M HENRY MADSEN R Thomas Machine Co RICHARD TORKELSON Equipment Co RAY TENNEY Farm Town Lumber Yard RICHARD OBANION Saw Shop PAUL WAGNER Products Co TONY DOVALI Jr Distributing Warehouse GlobeGazette 1y Muisrr One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EfRL HALL Managing Editor Should There Be a Wide Cleavage TTN a recent commentary I took the position that if twoparty government is to survive in Amer ica the voting public inust be pre a clearcut choice in booths On important senled with the election debatable questions I held otie party must say yes and the other must say no What prompted the observation on my part was the pretty general ly conceded fact that there isnt going to be any such clearcut choice this year On the basis of past records and past and before the two ming to conform to is a similarity between start trim party plat pronounced D wight D Eisenhower and Adlai Stevenson In the development of that idea I suggested that for a complete manifestation of the principle un der discussion the rival candidates this year would have had A Taft for the Republicans symbol of conservatism and cither Averell Harriman or Estes Ke fauver joint claimants of the New Deal and Fair Deal mantle Not Many Agreed So much by way of background and review Now for an embarrass ing confession To say that quite a few of those who have commented on my contention were against me in my general approach to the question would be rank under statement A few in their letters to me ac cepted my thesis in a qualified sort of way and then went on to tell me what I should have said to be entirely right Since Ive already had my say it occurred to me that it might be interesting and in order to let some of my critics have their day in court Here goes And I think Ill start with a young professional man who doesnt rel ish the prospect of such a wellde fined cleavage between parties as I had visipned lit would he argued mean all the sound thinkers in one narty anc all the bums and fools in the other And God help when the latter us got lie added into office Adiai Calls for Scrapping of TaftHartley Act Labor Chiefs Tell Workers to Be Active in Politics ByTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS Top union leaders devoted their Labor Day talks Monday to ex horting the workers to take on a decisive role at the ballot boxes this 4 For millions of Americans it was a last ling at summer ng motoring bathing golfing picnicking or just slaying at home in the hammock with a tali cooldrink and listening to the political speeches World Problems For labor union chiefs it was an occasion to speak out on compli cated world problems soaring living costs and other troublesbesetting workers on their traditional holiday But the main theme was the coming elections and the chance that worker voters have to elect a new President and new members of Congress as well as stale city and county officials Onthis Labor Day said AFL President William Green in his annual message I summon the eight million members of the Amer ican Federation of Labor to political action Challenge of Future American labor on its annualholiday said CIO President Philip recognizes both the challenge of the future and the menace of the present We pledge ourselves to build democracys strength against the menace of military coristantly waging economic war on poverty John L Lewis president of the United Wine Workers Union urged unified labor movement His Labor Daymessage said that unlesi allunions unite to fight their enemies they all may be destroyed one by one President in Fine Whistle Stop Form Rips Into GOP ABOARD TRUMAN TRAIN ENROUTE TO MILWAU KEE Truman in top whistle stop form kicked off his first campaign tour Monday by accusing the Repub licans of trying to win the election by abuse of Democrats and mudslinging He predicted victory Polio Cases Set New Iowa Record By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The number of 1952 Iowa polio cases has set a new alltime rec ord The State Health Department said that up to Aug 28 a total for Adlai Stevenson as well as a Arparty victory in Pennsylvania Truman told a Pittsburgh crowd that the Republicans cant find anything on which to stand and that their only issue is to throw mud Truman spoke from the 1389 cases had tlic state Since been reported that time un official reports of new cases have sent the total past the 1400 marlc without the sleadying effect of those Southern Democrats Welcomes More Harmony The second letter to reach me came from a woman Ive known for a long time as a gentle soul anc poet She didnt like the stress on competition which seemed to her to be inherent in my presentation of the case for two parly govern ment Havent we had too much o that the last few years she asked For this for me I must in honesty was a personal satisfaction from Ihe fact as she put it that the two nomi nees were more closely united in what might bebest for the country and for the world at large than is usually the case Iagree however she added that under these circumstances it may be a little harder for inde pendent voters to make a decision In this connection she threw in the suggestion that the extended tenure for one party might work out to be the decisive issue for most independent voters From Tafts Territory Perhaps the most scholarly re action to my sharpcleavagebe tweenthepartics thesis was con tained in a letter from an editorial friend in of the few CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Iowas previous record year in reai platform of the special train carry ing him to Milwaukee for a majoi address Monday night in of Stevenson Democratic presi dential nominee Police Superintendent lames W Slusser estimated the cheering Pennsylvania gathering at 3000 Just about this lime of Ihc cam number of persons ill of polio was 1950 with 1309 cases in a 12 month period The 1952 polio death toll in Iowa stood at 73 This compares with 90 polio deaths in the stale in 1949 Ihe record year for polio fatalities jpaign said Truman the Rcpub icans begin to tell Ihc people hov ad the other candidate is so lha heycan get In power themselves They dont have anything to Threat of Metal Walkout Fades DENVER threat of i nationwide strike by Ihe Inter national Union of Mine Mill and Smeller Workers faded Monday with announcement of agreements with two more of the Big Four nonferrous mclals companies All About The Weather Iowa Considerable cloudiness and cooler with showers and thun derstorms Monday Clearing and cooler Monday nightTues day partly cloudy and cool GlobeGazelle Weather Data up to 8 a m Monday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 79 53 53 trace 71 54 Greatest Naval Bombing Assault of War Crush Plants Within Sight Sound of Soviet Territory SEOUL Korea AVThree U S carriers staging the greatest Navy Air strike of Korean war struck within sight and sound of Soviet Siberia Monday in the UN air campaign of utter destruction I or Red military installations The attack by IGd Navy bombersantf fighters from the Boxer Essex and Princeton hit an oil refiriary arid an iron pliutn lljr MiiftNer TO MISS AMERICA Caroline 13 Hill Cedar Falls chosen Miss Iowa in the second annual beauty pageant at Clear Lake Aug 8 leaves for the Miss America contest at Atlantic City NJ Left to right are Donald Gor anson chairman ami Carroll Anderson cochairman of the Miss Iowa Beauty Pageant committee Clear Lake Stewardess Brislane Mrs F W Hill Cedar Falls mother of Miss Iowa and Miss Iowa herself A homecoming dance will be held at the Surf Ballroom Clear Lake when Miss Hill returns Sept 10 Jules Herman will play slinid on They face east Ihcn west They dont have any princi ples of their own They only want to beat the olher fellow They cant find anything on which to stand Their only issue is to throw mud MILK INCREASE UES MO INGS Wi DCS Monies Death Joins Americans for f Labor Day By THE WIRE SERVICES Dealh joined pleasureseeking Americans Monday as they cele brated the lasl big summer holi day The violent death toll soared to 323 as Ihc nil lion swung into the final day of 40 threeday Labor Day weekend Since Friday evening nt least 200 persons have died on the high ways Ten were killed in plane crashes 1G drowned and 37 died in miscellaneous accidents The death rate on crowded high ways expected lo step up sharply late Monday as vacation ers sped homeward In Iowa live persons have met accidental death us the result of three traffic accidents a tunnel cavein ami a drowning The dead Cecil Pollock 19 of Waterloo who drowned In the Cedar River at Cedar Falls Floyd Potter 8 of Sioux City who died when a tunnel cavedtti on him burying him under four inches of dirt Sehcryl Jennings of Uclhany Mo was killed when hit by an auto south of Rulhvcn Joseph Whiltc rcsidenls started paying half a cent more 4 of Davenport killed when more for milk Monday bringing to cents a quart the cost of milk delivered to homes or sold in stores here hit by an aUlo on a city street and Ralph M Pricster 53 Kansas City died of injuries suffered when his car hit a train at a crossing near Clarion REPRESENT VFW OF 15 from 15 states and Alaska attended the Region 2 VFW conference held at San JuanMarne Post 733 in Mason City over the week end Seated at one of the meetings are left to Edwin Ofstie Ztimbrota Minn Bertell Mac Donald Watisau Wis Conference Chairman Jasper H Kohn Michigan slate commander from Fcrndale i TI r i plinto by Mimcr Mich Elmer Lenharfc Sioux Falls S D Frank Betx Eau Claire Wis Robert Hurley Tomah Wis Clifford J Daw son Iowa VFW commander from Davenport Bob Lun dcen commander of the Mason City post Don Draher Detroit Mich John Kulick Detroit and Francis Skaff Sioux Falls the South Dakota state commander Story on Page 7 n extreme Northeast Corea Pilots reported the leds were so totally surprised hey didnt even throw up fink 12 Miles From BorcUr The refinery tit Aoji 12 niles southof Ihc Siberian border of the iron mine works WHSn ilusnn tfcrofes River rbnv the Manchuria 4 TheNavy said 70per cent o he Musnn ore concentrating and hydrogen ilanls was destroyed mid llv synthetic oil refinery at Aoji wa eft burning with smoke risin lour miles U S Fifth Air Force Sabre Je ntcrcuptors in a coordinated cf ort roared norththroughCentra Corca and drew Communist MIG 15 jets away from the carric cratt Thirty MIGS were engaged the lir force said Results of Ihe fight were iiol announced Virtually Eliminated Asosciatcd Press Pholographe flred Walers aboard Ihe lioxci said production at Ihc two Com munist plants was virtuallyelim nated The carrier planes swarmed ove he targets foi 45 minutes un oading everything they had on vhal Ihe Navy called one of th cw virgin targets left in Korea Soviet border guards in the Hus an marlimc province couli clearly hear the explosions a Aoji and sec the twisting blacl ilumc of smoke rising miles hit he air from Ihe burning refinery The inly other Allied raid tha tins come so close to Siberia wa i big 132 raid on Rasbln 18 mile rom Ihe Soviet border Cordell Hud 80 Critically III WASHINGTON Hul former secretary of stale wa critically ill in Ihe Naval Mcdica Center at nearby Bethcsda Md Monday Hull who will be 81 on Ocl 2 entered Ihe hospital Friday nigh for trealmeiit of cerebral tlirom bdsis Me was placed on the criti a list Tho aging statesman served a secretary of state in three Koosc veil administralions and was con ferring with Japanese peace en voys at the time Pearl Harbor wa bombed lie resigned in Novem ber lDM but served as a delegat Ic the United Nations cOnfcrcnc at San Francisco in 1945 and wa awarded the Nobel Peace Prize i that year SAME Black lit n DATE cam rarr Si boon death b But Says Whole Law Isnt Bad Ike Also Makes Labor Speech By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Gov Adlai E Stevenson said rtonday the TaftHnrlley Act hould bo scrapped and a new La or law written But presidential ominee also1 said he does not con idcr TaftHartley a slave labor view nt variance that Truman rollingloward Mllwau cce on his Iptir n o his own later In tho day Gen Dwight Eisenhower Re publican presidential candidate vas making his principal Labor Day appearance at a convention of the National Association of Letter Jnrriers in New York City The generals talk will be off hecuff But first In a prepared speech to the convention Sen Frank Carl son Kansas Republican and close advisor of the general accuseda Democratic leader of so liciting campaign ions from mail carriers r Aug 75 Ltttcr Carlson said Kenneth T Ander son Democratic national commit ccman from Kansas eltcr Aug 25 seeking donations roni other letter carriers in the state The leltter Carlson con ained a vicious threat thai the carriers would lose theirjobs if la Republican administration were elected Carlson offered a pledge on his own behalf and on behalf of the Republican party that No classified federal employe in he postofficc service will be dis charged as a result of the election of a Republican administration in November Stevenson discussed the Tafl Ilartley law passed by the Repub lican 80th Congress in a Labor Day speech in Detroit saying New Law We must law and my conclusion is that we can best remedy the defects of the present law by scrapping it and starting over His running mate Sen John J Sparkman of Alabama called Taft Harllev subtle attempt to sabotage union organization He spoke at a CIO picnic in Wbittier Calif the home town of his rival GOP vice presidential candidate Sen Richard MNixon Slevensorrsaid not everything in the Taftlfartiey act is wrong but he called it a tangled snarl of icgai barbed wire filled with ugly sneers at labor unions and built around the discredited labor in junction Eisenhowers speech to the letter carriers was the first of nine in a week They mightfurnish a tip on how heplans to meet complaints of sbme of his rooters that he has not put enough wallop into the campaign FIRE FIGHTERS BELLEVUE OBL The Iowa Fire fighters Association will hold its 75th convention in this Jackson County i Sept ;