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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 4, 1948, Mason City, Iowa KfORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS VOL OV Associated Frew and United Press FuU Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 4 1948 This Paper Consists of Two One No 284 Crossley Poll on Election Opens Sept 10 On Sept 10 this newspaper will publish tKe first of the 1948 series of articles by Archibald M Cross ley Director of the wellknown CROSSLEY POLL This series will continue up to a few days before election The poll will sum marize the opinions of approxi mately one person in every thou sand families in the United States Modern scientific polling fol lows a carefullyconstructed plan for the taking of samples of many different parts of the population throughout the United States These samples or soundings show for each part substantially the same results as would be shown if everyone in that group were in terviewed Experience shows that a few thousand interviews in the right places truly reflect the opin ions and preferences of over a hundred million American adults Starting in 1936 when all the modern political sampling polls began the CROSSLEY POLL has had a remarkable record for ac curacy In the last election des pite the difficulties encountered under war conditions this poll computed a total vote of 484 millions as compared with an actual 480 millions It indicated a Roosevelt vote of 252 millions compared with an actual 256 millions It was the only poll to Include the probable vote of the armed forces and therefore the only one directly comparable with the elections s All But 4 States The 1944 poll figure was only 16 percentage points from the actual Roosevelt percentage of the majorparty total It correctly called the electoral results in all but 4close states in which Roose velt won by percentage margins of 05 17 18 and 28 This year the CROSSLEY POLL will again give statebystate figures for all 48 states Early articles will show which states are unlikely to change their party preference and in which states the field is open Between now and late October a series of dif ferent national polls will be taken enabling the reader to observe the trends of favor for one candidate or another as opinion changes within a given state The special feature of the poll this year be a comparison for the first time of the choice of all persons of voting age with the choice of those who will probably vote While there are nearly 95 000000 Americans of voting age between 35000000 and 40000000 of these are not likely to vote partly because they do not qualify and partly because they lack the desire to travel to the voting booths How this nonvoting popu lation would vote if it did is a question of paramount interest today Through the medium of the sampling system the CROSSLEY POLL presents this opportunity for all adult citizens north and south east and west to express their choices New Method Using a new method exclusive with this poll developed and tested in 1944 but never before used for publication the articles will filter out rather than estimate those who are expected to cast ballots on election day The differences between sexes age groups negroes and whites sizes of city laborunion affilia tions and other population groups will be shown in the poll Special articles will deal with the voters reasons for preferring a candidate the time when his decision was made the intensity of his attitude for or against a candidate party switching and other subjects The articles will be written by Archibald M Crossley one of the countrys bestknown public opin ion analysts Labor Day Migration Beginning BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The nation began another mass migration of holiday vacationing Saturday with a National Safety council prediction that 260 per sons will be killed in traffic acci dents over the weekend The council estimated that 100000000 persons will be on the move in 30OOQ000 vehicles in observance of labor day Cver the same holiday weekend last year 293 persons were killed in traffic mishaps 77 in miscellaneous ac cidents and 81 drowned The highest death toll in cele bration of a holiday this year oc curred on the July 4 weekend when 571 persons in traffic 69 from miscellaneous ac cidents four from fireworks and 192 drownings Only 3 deaths were reported in Friday nights first wave of holi day traffic Chinese Ordered to Cut Down Liquor Bills Shanghai embas sies and legations throughout the world were ordered by the minis try of foreign affairs Saturday to cut down on their liquor bills The order said the ministry is In line with austerity measures being taken within the republic Hundreds Watch Dirt Track Races West Coast Hit by One More Strike 16000 CIO Oil Workers Out at 9 Pacific Plants By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Another major industry in the west coasts life line was shut down Saturday by a strike of 16 000 CIO oil workers They began walking off their jobs at 9 major California refin ries at midnight in support of de mands for a 21cents an hour wage boost The companies had offered 12Jcents in negotiations which continued until the strike became effective An industry statement predicted that within a few days the states of California Washington Oregon Nevada and Arizona will face a gasoline shortage Supply Dwindles Meanwhile 5 maritime unions braced themselves for a long strike against west coast shipping com panies and in New York chain store food supplies dwindled as a result of a walkout by truck driv ers in the metropolitan area Harry Bridges president of the striking CIO longshoremen said the west coast strike would last from 4 to 6 months and that either the union or shipping companies would have to go out of business unless they come to terms mean while Regulations Met The small warborn companies admitted that they would be ruined by a prolonged strike but President Truman has said there is nothing the government can do to halt the stoppage since all gov ernment regulations for negotia tions had been met In New York Mayor William ODwyer said some chain food stores might be forced to close if the truck strike is prolonged Most independent food stores however were obtaining supplies through trucking companies whose drivers have remained on their jobs Some plants have closed because of the lack of supplies normally delivered by truck and some in dustries began curtailment opera tions Two newspapers the Daily Mirror and New York Star re duced the size of their editions because of curtailed newsprint deliveries 71 Americans to Attend UN Paris Meeting Washington The United States is sending a delegation of 71 headed by Secretary of State Marshall to the Paris meeting of the United Nations general as sembly The state department announced the list Saturday The assembly is due to open Sept 21 Marshall plans to leave 2 days in advance or earlier should there be a meet ing of the council of foreign min isters on the Berlin or other issues The top U S representatives are Marshall Ambassador Warren R Austin U S permanent repre sentative at the U N John Foster Dulles republican foreign policy adviser Mrs Franklin D Roose velt and Philip C Jessup Austins deputy in the security council Hollywood Gets Own Postmark Hollywood 14 years campaigning by the Chamber of Commerce Hollywood got its own postmark Saturday The movie community is part of Los Angeles and previously has been required to use that citys postmark Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Warm Saturday night and Sunday Low Saturday night near 60 High Sunday near 90 Iowa Fair Saturday night Sun day partly cloudy with scattered showers cooler north portion Low Saturday night 6570 Minnesota Partly cloudy Local thundershowen northwest half Saturday night and in nnrth and west portions Sunday Warmer east and south Saturday night Cooler northwest Sunday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum 88 Minimum 56 At 8 a m Saturday 71 YEAR AGO Maximum 90 Minimum 68 Partial Big 4 Agreement Seen on Berlin Problem GlobeGazette Photos GATE CAPACITY this picture shows the 19th street entrance on the south side of the North Iowa fair has been doubled in size to handle the incoming and outgoing crowds Berlin were indica ions here Saturday that big 4 ne gotiators have reached a partial agreement on financial and trade aroblems tied to the 73day soviet Blockade of Berlin An announcement that allied ransport experts would hold a special Sunday conference indi ated the talks may have gone in to final stages The crucial allied negotiations over an answer to the eastwest cold war in Germanys capital dragged through their 5th day without the 4 military governors completing the technical work as iigned ments STREAMLINED Rudenko brothers who have to date with an act that is unbelievable topped the efforts of a big time vaudeville pro gram on the opening night show of the North Iowa fair Friday evening Their amazing feats of balancing and juggling with blazing torches balls clubs and hoops are out of this world They are on the program nightly through Sunday Arabs Jews Leave Red Cross Area Jerusalem Palestine Israeli army transJordan army and Egyption army withdrew Sat urday from the international Red Cross area and surrounding no mans land in southern Jerusalem at the request of the united na tions Truce observers supervised the evacuation which was under the general direction of Brig Gen William E Riley of Minneapolis The area will be the 2nd to be demilitarized as a neutral zone in Jerusalem The other is on Mt Scopus site of the Americanown ed Hadassah hospital and the He brew university The Israel army said mortar shells fired from Arab positions in the old city fell in the Jewish area Friday night but caused no casualties However 2 persons were injured by Arab mortar shells in north Talpioth outside Jerusalem Saturday the army said MARGARET ENROUTE Independence Mo Miss Margaret Truman daughter of the president left by train Friday for Washington Miss Truman has said she expects to accompany her fath er on several of his campaign trips including one to Detroit Monday North Iowa Fair Program Auto Racing Day p by Clear Lake band p by U S army ground forces band p Cavalcade of Stars and 8 feature vaudeville acts Harness Racing Dav 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 by Mason City municipal band p races for purse and added race starting gate p by Mason City municipal band p Lynchs Death Dodgers in a thrill show sparkling mander refused to comment with new stunts and crashes Fireworks display by TherleDaffield 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 p show with entries from entire midwest competing SAME GRANDSTAND North Iowa fair grand stand was filled at an early hour Saturday afternoon for the automobile races With ideal weather and a big racing program everybody was in a holiday mood them by their govern The date of their next meeting was left open It apparently hinged on the outcome of Sundays trans port session Hopes for ending the blockade rose even as communists pushed their campaign to wrest power from the city government through formation of a 3party democratic blpc Anticommunist leaders labeled the bloc an action committee through which communists hope to take control of the city While the bloc plan was being touted the communist press threatened reprisals against Ger mans forging a western govern ment at Bonn and accused them of high treason Wants Figure on Government Food Purchase Chicago E Stas en hammered away Saturday with another demand that presi dent Truman disclose how much ood the government is buying Stassen who is playing an ac ive role in Gov Thomas E Dew eys presidential campaign stop ped here en route from Philadel phia to his home in St Paul His plane was more than an hour late and he had only 2 min utes between planes but he took time to press his charge that gov ernment food purchase policies have contributed to high prices New French Cabinet Try Schuman Quits Once Then Comes Back Revolt Marks Meetings End VFW Group Bolts Annual Convention St Veterans of Foreign Wars ended their 49th annual encampment Saturday in an atmosphere of revolt after several hundred young bolted the convention veterans pute the office commander The bolters fail present their own slate ol officers seeking chiefly to dis of junior vice Delegates elected Lyall T Beggs Madison Wis commanderin chief by acclamation Clyde A Lewis Plattsburgh N Y form er junior vicecommander was chosen to succeed Beggjs as sen ior vicecommander Charles A Rails Seattle Wash swept the post of junior vice commander from the candi date Jacob S Miller Indianapolis Rails carried all states except Iowa Illinois Indiana and Ne braska James N Hard in Greenville Tcnn won a 3way battle foi judge advocate general with Hugh McArthur Tampa Fla and Rump Candidate C H Damrell Chicago Other officers included Robert B Handy Washington D C to his 28th consecutive term as quar termaster general Dr Oliver C Prats Flint Mich surgeon gen eral and the Rev Max J Matze New Brighton Minn chaplain David H Caplow Chicago law yer said the rump caucus was Paris a neat French finesse Robert Schuman the persistent politician from Lorraine who resigned only Friday as pre mierdesignate took over the job again Saturday for another crack at forming a new French govern ment Schuman gave up Friday be cause he was unable to find any one to fill the posts of interior minister and labor minister But Saturday on request of President Vincent Auriol the pop ular republican party leader who twice within 10 months had re signed as premier agreed to make another attempt Schuman will be attempting to form another 3rd force or mid dleoftheroad coalition govern ment such as the one he headed previously and the one headed by Andre Marie whose resigna tion caused the present weeklong crisis The object will be to stave off any clash between the right and the left and to prevent the pos sible return to power of Gen Charles De GaulJe free French Xvar hero and head of the rally of the French people powerful rightist movement But feeling appeared to be in creasing in favor of a move to dissolve the national assembly and have new elections in which De Gaulle might well receive 40 per cent or more of the popular vote and thus return to power Over 6000 Attend Fair on 2nd Day Army Ground Forces Band to Play for Crowd PM Emory Collins worlds champion dirt track driver drew a crowd that packed the grandstand to overflowing filled the bleachers and spilled out onto special bleachers Saturday afternoon at the North Iowa fair Hundreds of people also lined the fences and clung to trees around the track to watch Collins roar past in his Riverside special Big Gate A check at the outside gate showed 6420 admissions at p m At 2 p m when the show was to start seating and standing room was being sought Collins faced a full field of top challengers enroute from the Iowa state fair to the Minnesota state fair This coupled with the ap pearance of the U S army ground forces band and the big spectacle Saturday night made Saturday look like one of the fairs big days The weatherman for the 2nd straight day produced a cloudless sky Saturday and temperature that folks on the fairgrounds agreed made just perfect fair weather The mammoth 117piece army band will play a concert before the grandstand at p m the only concert to be given in Iowa as the band moves from the Min nesota state fair to an Illinois en gagement Following at p m will be another showing of the Barnes Carruthers Cavalcade of Stars which proved a smash hit in its opening Friday evening Nine vau deville acts with the stage show were acclaimed as the best bill ever seen on the North Iowa fair stage Judging Continued Judging which started Friday continued in the livestock barns where the 4H show has grown to such proportions that it topped this years Minnesota state fair in numbers There are 230 baby beeves nearly 500 pigs 74 dairy heifers 19 beef heifers 46 sheep and 17 colts Judging is scheduled to be completed by Saturday eve ning Tuesday morning at 9 a m the animals will parade in front of the west bleachers and the an nual auction sale will get under way Harness races will take over the ovntjr YOUuns called to protest the attempt of none seriously U S Rep James Van Zandt to dictate selection of candidates from behind the scenes Van Zandt vyho served 3 times as VFW national com Youth Is Fatally Injured in Crash Davenport Murphy 17 of Bettendorf was fatally in jured about 3 a m Saturday when the car in which he was riding went into a ditch on highway 67 one mile west of Leclaire The sheriffs office reported 3 other youths were injured but Dies of Injuries After Car Overturns Leon Brinnon 41 Wichita Kans died in a hospital here Saturday of injuries suffered auto accident Thursday in an night Brinnon was injured when the house trailer he was pulling over turned on his car 4 miles west of Kellertorron highway No 2 Thurs day night INJURIES FATAL Waverly William Blum 18 of Cedar Falls died Saturday in a hospital here of injuries suf fered when his car went out of control Friday fair oval Sunday and Monday aft ernoons but the roaring racing cars wiU be back again Tuesday afternoon to continue their duels for points toward the worlds championship of the dirt tracks Jimmie Lynchs Death Dodgers have the spotlight in the Monday evening show for their single ap pearance in North Iowa as they move in from the Minnesota state fair Lomakin May Come Back to United States Stockholm ff The news paper Stockholms Tidningen Sat urday quoted Jacob Lomakin for mer Russian consul general in New York as saying he might re turn to the United States as a the United Nations on freedom of the member of commission press The newspaper carried a report of an interview with Lomakin aboard the Swedish liner Stock holm Lomakin whose ouster was demanded by the U S state de partment is scheduled to arrive at Gothenburg Monday The paper said Lomakin sharply criticized the United States for its general unfriendliness towards the Soviet Union He was quoted as saying he would warn Soviet authorities not to reopen their consulates in the United States and that the landlord of the New York consulate this year raised the rent from to Number of Inmates in Iowa Prisons on Rise Up to July DCS Moincs number of inmates in Iowas prisons schools state hospitals and homes seems to be on the rise but still is about 1000 less than the figure for the summer of 1941 State board of control figures Friday showed the institutions had a combined population ol 13006 in July of this year com pared with 14006 in July 1941 The number in July 1947 was 12785 The boys training school at Eldora and the girls training school at Mitchellville showed de clines while gains were recorded in the penal group and childrens homes ;