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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 2, 1948, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL AMOdatwl and United PTCM FuU LMM Fiva Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 2 1948 Thli Paper of Two One No 2B2 GlobeGazette Photo PRINCE IS Hearts Prince a Guern sey bull owned by Ambrose Rooney Dougherty is ready for the showing at the North Iowa fair which opens Fri day Norman sonof Mr and Mrs AlStaudt waits with the pail of water until John son of Mr and Mrs J B Rooney gets hold of the nose ring to control the bull while the pail is set down The boys have already learned not to trust any bull Hollywood Stunt Girl to Be Featured at North Iowa Fair A press agent would say that the Friday afternoon opening show at the North Iowa fair has everything And he would be nearer right than usual probably It has a Hollywood stunt girl being dynamited from a casket She is Helen Howe Cherokee In dian princess who thrilled thou sands at the Iowa state fair in Des Moines and who will make other thousands gasp at the Minnesota state fair in Minneapolis the day after her appearance here It has the Western Ranch Roundup which includes the Graham family of western riders and ropers a cowboy band with radio stars and the Strong fam ily worlds champion rope twir lers It has Harry Pollock the circus stunt man who will be shot from a cannon Vaudeville Acts It has 5 topnotch vaudeville acts Including one which was head lined by the Ringling Brothers circus The afternoon show gets under way at UcjO oWogk xvith a con cert by the Manly band under the direction of Miss Alice Selness At 2 p m the grandstand show gets under way But the crowd will already be there There is much to be seen outside the grandstand The North Iowa fair has al ready started The gates do not open to the public until Friday morning and the shows and ex hibits have not done their primp ing yet but the fair is there Already one threads his wa3T through g maze of tents booths machinery and other exhibits when going afoot from the front gate to the livestock barns At the west end of the grounds one must watch his step Trucks are rolling fast to and from the unloading chutes and spirited animals are going to and from their stalls Barns Jammed The barns will be jammed with livestock according to Secretary Manager M C Lawson But so will all other exhibit space at the fairgrounds The outdoor machin ery show and booths in the Floral and Merchants halls have been sold out for many weeks On the oval in front of the grandstand the slender legged race horses are warming up on the track their heads pulled to one side as if listening as the driv ers hold them in In tha infield the beautiful ponies of the western riders and ropers stand beside a corral waiting for their show Fri day afternoon There is a clatter of hammers in the exhibit buildings as booths and decorations get finishing touches Crepe paper whispers as it is slid into place Friday morning it will all be ready But even now it looks and sounds like a fair 9 Applicants for Postmastership Washington civil serv ice commission made public Thursday names of applicants for the postmastership at Mason City Iowa They are Fred A Cahalan Oscar L Jewell Jake E Douglas Henry J Steinberg Frank F Fiala Jr Harold V Sykes Victor D Coyle Reginald D Avise and Patrick H Cahalan Ask Dropping of Word Teacher From Title St Paul of Minnesotas 5 state teachers colleges announced Thursday they will ask the legislature to drop the word teachers from their ti tles It lacks appeal to students Ray Sorenson member of the teachers college board Church Blast Blamed on Gas Leak in Line Under Floor Found Cause Iowa Falls UR The blast which leveled the Church of Christ here Saturday was officially blamed Thursday on a leaky gas line under the floor George K Benshoof of the state fire marshals office made the an nouncement following an exami nation of the site by Dr Harold K Arnold of Iowa State college Benshoof said Arnolds investi gation showed gas leaking from the pipe at the rate of 2 feet a minute He said apparently the leaking gas was ignited by a pilot light on a gas range but the force of the explosion blew oxygen away from the light and there was no fire No one was injured in the blast One Injured in Crash at Manly 2 Cars Overturned in Accident at Crossing persons crawled from the wreckage of 2 cars at a highway intersection here Thursday morning but only one reported injuries serious enough to warrant attention although one car rolled over twice and the oth er turned onto its side Reporting injury was Robert F Kelly 24 420 S Madison Mason City who was alone in the north bound car which rolled over twice Highway patrolmen said he reported minor head cuts and bruises In the east bound car were Mr and Mrs George E Thorsen of Seneca 111 and Mr and Mrs Arthur Thorsen of Marseilles 111 George Thorsen was driving The cars were almost complete ly demolished Truck Strike in New York Is Spreading Rail Shipping Embargo Further Cripples City as Drivers Are Idle New York UR Sympathy walkouts cropped out Thursday as he trucking strike cut deeper into New Yorks food supplies despite a union promise to keep perish ables moving Leon Genser president of the enser Trucking corporation re ported that 80 per cent of his 200 rucks were idled Thursday morn ing when his drivers refused to work He said they belonged to a local other than No 807 of the AFL International Brotherhood of Teamsters which struck Wednes day The big food store chains which were the first hit by the effects of the walkout said they were not etting deliveries Thursday Vlayor William OD wyer said Wednesday night that the strike leaders had agreed to keep perish able foods moving to the stores The strike of nearly 10000 truck drivers and their helpers further the citys industrial and commercial life Thursday when railroads blocked shipment of all freight but certain essentials into the New York area Union officials met Thursday morning in advance of a member hip meeting of local 807 Repre sentatives of the truck operators met in the same hotel Federal tate and city mediators were tanding by in an effort to bring the 2 factions together before the union membership meeting Although no deliveries were aeing made to chain food stores from company warehouses police reported shipments to independent stores were about normal Man Dead After Cars Sideswipe Council Bluffs Donald Murphy 42 whose left arm was sheared off when 2 cars sideswip ed died in a hospital here Wed nesday Deputy Sheriff Fred Strother said that after sideswiping a car driven by his brotherinlaw A E Olander Omaha the Murphy car careened back and forth across the road and collided with a 3rc car Mrs Audrey Olander Murphys sister and a passenger in his car suffered leg injuries Don ald E Williams of Fort Crook Nebr driver of the 3rd car was cut and bruised The accident occurred Tuesday night SAME Black fteff traffic U part OLDEST WOMAN DIES Minneapolis Cyrus W Wells 101 years old and the oldest woman in Minneapolis died last night GOP Opens Attack on Democrats BULLETIN Washington of Agriculture Brannan Thursday said Harold E Stassens charge that he is trying to stop the downward trend of food prices is a typically deceptive inac curate political statement BY UNITED PRESS The republican high command Thursday swung a communist high prices onetwo punch at the Truman administration GOP Presidential Nominee Thomas E Dewey said the com munists would be kicked out of Washington just as fast as a re publican president can be electee and start doing it Harold E Stassen followed through with a charge that the Truman administration is attempt ing deliberately to keep the cost of food high Stassen former Minnesota gov ernor and unsuccessful aspiram for the republican presidential nomination made the charge after a lengthy conference with Dewej at Albany N Y Stassen will speak in Detroit Tuesday answer ing President Trumans Labor day speech there VOIGHT TO SPEAK Ames A F Voight oi the Ames laboratory of the U S atomic energy commission will ad dress the annual meeting of the Iowa Association of Radio New Editors in Des Moines next Satur day Election of officers also is scheduled Ihurch Group Raps Russian U S Systems Amsterdam The Netherlands advisory section of the World Council of Churches con demned both communism and capitalism Thursday It said neither was an ideology capable of ensuring justice and freedom n the world The charges against both forms of society were made in a report drawn up by the section on the church and disorder of society The report castigated commun ism as a force that engenders new forms of injustice and op pression It said capitalism had failed to meet human needs and lad concentrated on materialism and produced serious inequali ties The Christian church rejects the ideologies of both commun ism and capitalism and should seek to draw men away from the false assumption that these are the only alternatives the report said Each has made promises which it could not redeem Long Wins Senate Seat Son of Kingfish Gets Rural Vote New Orleans UR Russell Long 29yearold son of the late Huey P Kingfish Long won a U S senate seat Thursday as backwoods voters flocked to sup port him in Tuesdays democratic primary election Late returns from the country parishes where the Longs are con sidered nearsaints enabled Long to wipe out the early lead of his opponent Judge Robert F Kennon and take a commanding lead in the race to fill the unexpired term of the late Senator John H Over ton v Returns from 1734 of the states 1883 precincts gave Long 242291 votes to 236936 for Kennon In the contest for the other full termsenate seat incumbent Allen J Ellender won an easy victory for renominatiori over Rep James Domengeaux and Charles Gerth Ellender polled 204318 votes some 74000 more than his 2 opponents put together Long will not reach the legal senate age of 30 until Nov 3 Check Atom Secret Leak Probers Think Noted Scientist Helped Reds Washington spy probers are checking up on a report that a United States scien tist gave atomic energy secrets to Russians at the 1945 United Na tions conference Investigators of the house un American activities committee told reporters Thursday their in quiry has progressed to the poin where committee hearings may be held within a few months Information given to the com mittee by a former army intelli gence officer they said was to the effect that a scientist in an in side position at the Berkley Cal atomic laboiatory let the Russians in on the secrets The scientist who was no identified by the committee in vestigator reportedly was dis charged after the FBI trailed him to a San Francisco restaurant anc overheard his conversation with 2 Russians The Russians were attached to the soviet delegation to the U N organization meeting and one o them is reported to have hurriedlj left for Russia the day after th conversation with the scientist Dock Strikes Tie Up West Coast Ports Ber liners Ask Voice in Talk by 4 Powers Meet on Solution to Currency Problem Blockade Berlin anticom munist city government demanded Thursday a voice in the 4power deliberations here on the German crisis The appeal faced a virtu ally certain Russian veto as the 4 military governors began their 3rd day of talks Thursdays meeting lasted an hour and a half The city governments appeal is understood to have asked the military governors for an end to eastwest strife in this soviet blockaded city restoration of a unified city administration under the elected government guaran tees of protection for the city as sembly and guarantees of restored freedom of travel between Berlin and all 4 occupation zones Twice last week communist demonstrations prevented meet ings of the elected city govern ment The Russian commandant and the Russiancontrolled police in the soviet sector where the city hall is located have refused to interfere with the demonstrators who have threatened to repeat the performance each time the as sembly tries to meet The 4power working commit tees on trade and finance contin ued their negotiations on technical problems but the other commit tee made up of transport experts did not meet The Russians when they closed off the rail line between Berlin and the west said it was because of technical difficulties Wed nesday the French sector newspa per Der Kurier said these diffi culties had been solved Bury Zhdanov in Ceremony on Red Square Moscow A Zhda nov once regarded as a probable successor to Generalissimo Jose Stalin was buried in Kremlin Walk in Moscows red square alter a heros state funeral Thursday Soviet army generals officers troops workers and communis representatives massed in Rec Square with Stalin and others o the soviet hierarchy for a fina tribute to one of Russias big 4 Foreign Minister V M Molotov sometimes believed a rival o Zhdanov for power delivered the principal funeral oration on behal of the communist central commit tee and the soviet council of min isters Zhdanov who died Tuesday o hardening of the arteries was sec retary of the Russian communis central committee a member o the allpower politburo and the principal force behind the new communist information bureau North Iowa Fair Program Wedding Day a of dairy calves p of district dairy show and junior pig show Dairy showmanship and pig showmanship contests p by Manly band p show including Western Ranch roundup Graham Family riders ropers and cowboy band Strong Family worlds champion rope twirlers Helen Howe the Dynamite Girl blasted from casket Harry Pollock movie stunt man shot from canon 5 vaudeville acts on stage p swine show p Iamb show p by Garner band p Cavalcade of Stars and 8 feature vaudeville acts Auto Racing Day a of colts a of poultry and honey products a junior baby beeves and beef heifers Beef show manship contest p by Mason City municipal band p trials start on race track p races with Emory Collins worlds champion dirt track driver and top challengers Vaudeville acts on the stage between races p Gordo county demonstration teams p by Clear Lake band p by U S army ground forces band p Cavalcade of Stars and 8 feature vaudeville acts Harness Racing Day p by Mason City municipal band p races for purse and added money 3 races of 3 heats heat a race Dusenberry starting gate used Vaudeville acts on the stage between races p by Osage band p Cavalcade of Stars and 8 feature vaudeville acts on the stage Day and Second Horse Racing Day a district demonstration teams p b5jMason City municipal band p races for purse and added races starting gate p by Mason City municipal band p Lynchs Death Dodgers in a thrill show sparkling with new stunts and crashes Fireworks display by TherleDuffield Co Chicago Day and Second Auto Racing Day a of 4H baby beeves market pigs and lambs in front of west bleachers p livestock grading contest for 4H and FFA members Concert by St Ansgar band in grandstand p Collins and top challengers racing for points to ward the worlds championship of the dirt tracks p by Mason City municipal band show with entries from entire midwest competing for largest prizes in fair history Added special feature Campaign for Speaker of Iowa House Waged at Fair NOBODY LOVES FAT MANHere are 597 pounds of Tiny HicksGThch woutd seem to disprove that The girls stopped in to see what was going on at the North Iowa fairgrounds and look what they found While waiting for a bus to take them home from school they chatted with the fat man of the William T Collins carnival show From left to right they are Mary Kennedy Donna Billick Tiny Ruth Camper Jacqueline Wanda Burgess Beginning Friday Tiny wili be behind tent walls as the North Iowa fair gets under way for a 5 day run By DWIGHT McCORMACK Associated Press Staff Writer Des Moines hot cam paign for speaker of the Iowa house of representatives was waged at the State fair Wednes day Legislators state officials and others were there as guests at State day The principals are G T Gus Kuester of Griswold speaker last session and W H Bill Nicholas of Mason City seeking a 2nd term as a representative Both are re publicans Their followers were doing most of the campaigning Other candidates are Reps Fred Schwengel of Davenport and M F Hicklin of Wapello Some other house members said if a deadlock resulted between Kuester and Nicholas a darkhorse might be Rep Harry E Weichman of Newhall Kuester and Weichman have no opposition in the general election Nicholas Schwengel and Hicklin do The speaker will be chosen by elected members of the house when they come to Des Moines for the 1949 legislative session next January If the republicans hold a majority in the house as ex pected they will choose the speaker Kuester said of his speakership candidacy It looks all right But you never are sure until the bal lots are counted Some of those working for him said he is a cinch Others said it would be close Nicholas said he felt he had a nucleus of fellow candidates for a 2nd term and a nucleus of the older members too One of his campaign workers said Nich olas would get 60 votes It takes 55 to be elected speaker Some of the republican legisla tors particularly those from north west Iowa said U S Senator George Wilson RIowa will have a tough fight on his hands to defeat former Senator Guy Gillette of Cherokee the demo cratic nominee POSTMASTERSHIP OPEN Waahlnjrton The civil service commission announced Thursday it will receive applica tions until Sept 28 for the post mastership in Waterloo The salary is Negotiation on Contract Collapses Bridges Says Walkout Will Last 3 Months Will Affect Nation San Francisco JP Pacific coast ports were idled Thursday as CIO longshoremen quit work and prepared with allied unions for a strike Pickets will patrol the water fronts beginning at a m local time Thursday Harry Bridges president of the Interna Strikes Under Study Washington fP The white house said Thursday that Presi dent Truman has the new York truck strike and the west coast maritime walkout under study Press Secretary Charles G Ross told reporters Mr Truman is aware of both situations but that no action has been taken As to whether any government action is contemplated Ross re plied That I cannot say tional Longshoremens and Ware housemens Union said He pre dicted the strike would last 3 months Contract negotiations chiefly concerned with wages and the hiring hall collapsed Wednesday night The strike will affect about 16000 longshoremen and seafar ers About 500 ships are involved To Be Felt The tieup from Seattle to San Diego will be felt across the na tion Railroads had ordered an embargo on most freight destined for the coast ports Military freight will be shipped Union spokesmen said the strike would become official at am because at that time an 80day federal court injunction forbid ding a strike was expected to be dissolved It halted a threatened strike 80 days ago To Follow Suit CIO Marine Cooks and Stew ards CIO Marine Engineers In dependent Marine Firemen and Marine Radio Operators are ex pected to follow the Longshore men out The unions had agreed not to sign a contract unless all did The radio operators are also involved in a jurisdictional dis pute between the AFL Marine Radio Officers Union and the CIO American Radio Association Loaded ships sailed abruptly Wednesday to beat the strike deadline Twentyfive left San Francisco leaving that many more partly loaded vessels alongside the docks Twelve of the 26 ships in the Los AngelesLong Beach harbor got under way before midnight and feverish loading continued on others until the longshoremen quit W H NICHOLAS NO HURRICANE THREAT Miami Fla tropical storm which has been skittering about the Caribbean for the past few days apparently has blown it self out thus the time at threats which have given Florida a week of hurricane jitters Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair with moderate temperatures through Friday Low Thursday night 58 to 60 High Friday 88 Iowa Scattered thundershowers extreme southwest Thursday night Friday fair and warm Low Thursday night 6266 Minnesota Generally fair Thurs day night and Friday Little change in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum 90 Minimum 55 At 8 a m Thursday 67 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 81 55 Act to Deport Red Leaders Decision Reserved in Peters Case New York department of justice announced Thursday it would initiate deportation pro ceedings soon against Jack Stachel former national secretary of the communist party and 24 other party leaders The announcement was made as the government concluded its de portation hearing for J Peters alleged chief of a communist un derground operating in this coun try Presiding Inspector Ralph Farb reserved decision in the Peters case John P Boyd deputy commis sioner of the immigration and naturalization service of the de partment of justice said similar proceedings would be brought soon against Stachel Alexander Bittelman theoreti cian Claudia Jones and 22 other highranking members of the party Boyd said the Peters case is just one of a number of such cases being processed by the govern ment He added that it was part of a nationwide drive to rid the country of such undesirable aliens as expeditiously as possible FOUND DEAD Boone Agnes Strong 75 past international president of the ladies society of the Brother hood of Firemen and Enginemen was found dead in her home where she lived alone Mrs Strong had retired early thii year from the Brotherhood society aft er 32 years as an oftici ;