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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 8, 1948, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS VOL UV Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 8 1948 Thfs Paper Consists of Two No 287 AP Wlrephoto UNEASY REST IN BERLIN CITY American newsman on a German photographer and a U S liason officer sleep in the Berlin city hall during the siege of the building Tuesday by societ sector German police The photographer and 19 western zone policemen were later arrested by police backed by Russian soldiers when they left the building under a promise of safe conduct to the French zone U S Berlin City Council Protest Seizure of Police Reds Try to Upset Talks Marshall Says Washington Marshall said Secretary Wednesday com munist attacks on the Berlin city government were largely intended to upset talks of the Big 4 mili tary governors on the crisis in the sovietblockaded capital Marshall said that the efforts to disrupt these talks must be firmly resisted He declined at a news conference to say that any resistance involves military meas ures This meeting followed a session Tuesday of the national security council at which Marshall out lined the diplomatic picture in Berlin Questioned at his news confer ence Marshall said the Berlin disorders followed a familiar communist pattern He said they were not inclined to aid efforts of the military governors to work out a settlement there Earlier top American officials were studying a progress report just received from Gen Lucius D Clay the American military gov ernor in Germany Benes Given State Funeral Armed Guards Keep AntiReds Quiet Prague The communist government gave former President Eduard Benes a state military fu neral Wednesday with a show of armed strength to discourage any public demonstrations The largo of Dvoraks New World to many people as the melody of Going a Hussite hymn were Benes requiem in the hall of fame of the Prague mu seum Flanked by bayonets and rifles of regular armyr troops and ci vilians who serve as factory guards the coffin was paraded through heavilyguarded Wences laus square and through National street to the National theater The cortege then went to the Somber Pankrac prison where Premier Antonin Zapotocky and other members of the government made their official farewell The body was sped Sezimovo Usti for burial Thursday Benes 64 died last Friday night of complications following hard ening of the arteries Berlin Russian gunners and their German police kidnaped 19 policemen from western Berlin Wednesday after the soviet com mandant had guaranteed them safe passage from the besieged city hall The anticornmunist city council met again in western Berlin and roundly denounced the police kid napings as a violation of the laws of humanity Demand Release The council demanded immedi ate release of the 19 and 19 others who were hauled out of city hall Monday after communists broke up a council meeting City hall is in the Russian zone Col Frank Howley American commandant of Berlin called on his Russian counterpart Maj Alexander Kitpkoy and protested communist activities in the city General Protest Howley also lodged a general protest against communist and Russian tactics designed to unseat the present city government Un official sources said protests may be made on a higher level pos sibly direct to Marshal Vassily Sikolovsky the soviet military governor Russian newspapers in Moscow accused Americans and German thugs of causing the city hall disorders There was no blockade at the city hall Wednesday Entry and exit was normal Switzer Calls for Cost Cuts Makes Campaign Talk in Davenport Davenport UR Democratic gubernatorial candidate Carroll Switzer Tuesday called for a housecleaning of administrative departments of the Iowa govern ment to effect a 25 per cent cut in costs Speaking here in his campaign tour of the state Switzer said that state payrolls are needlessly to the largest point in his tory Overlapping and duplication effort is not only costly to tax payers but in a large measure prevents carrying out legislative intent he said 7 Dead as Result of Plant Blast Chicago deaths of 3 more workmen Wednesday raised to 7 the toll of an explosion and fire at the E J Brach and Sons Candy company Tuesday Those who succumbed Wednes day to burns and injuries were Milton Seidel 57 Anthony Leon 39 and Pasquale Columbo 35 Fourteen persons remained in hospitals with burns and injuries Report 50 Drown When Ship Sinks Cartagena Colombia ports to the Colombian naval base here Wednesday indicated that 50 persons died when the Honduran motorship Euzkerra carrying 67 persons sank in the Caribbean Sept 1 The reports said one of the Euzkerras lifeboats with 9 pas sengers and 8 crewmen was found by the Norwegian steamer Caribe 120 miles from Cartagena The Caribe was proceeding to Curacao Dutch West Indies It was due there Wednesday night A radio report from the Caribe heard at the naval base here said the survivors reported that the Euzkerra turned over and sank at 2 a m a week ago Wednesday Iowa Nurses to Hold Meeting at Ft Dodge Fort Dodffe stu dent nurse for 1948 to be chosen from among contestants from the states 28 schools of nursing will be announced at the Iowa State N u r s e s association convention here Oct 1316 Contestants will be judged on the basis of attractiveness poise and qualities typical of the ideals of the nursing profession Convention speakers will in clude Ruth Freeman administra tor of the American Red Cross nursing service Ella Thompsoji president of the National Associa tion of Practical nurses and Mrs Bethel McGrath an officer of the American Nurses association Des Moines Site of 1st Dewey Talk To Make Drake Speech 2 Days After Truman Ad dress at Dexter Albany N Y Thom as E Dewey will open his cam paign for the presidency Sept 20 with a speech in Des Moines Iowa The republican presidential nominees campaign manager Herbert Brownel Jr said in an nouncing this Wednesday that the address would be delivered at Drake stadium Deweys campaign speech in Iowa will follow by only 2 days an appearance there by President Truman The chief executive is scheduled for a major campaign speech Sept 18 at Dexter Iowa 40 miles west of Des Moines The subject matter of Deweys first speech was not disclosed The New York governor will speak from 8 to p m CST The address will be broadcastover the CBS and Mutual networks Dewey plans to leave Albany for Des Moines the evening of Sept 19 He will travel by train Dewey is not expected to re turn to Albany immediately after the Des Moines address Indica tions are that he will continue to the west coast Attempt to Avert Phone Union Strike Chicago of the CIO communications equipment workers union met Wednesday with Western Electric company negotiators in an attempt to avert a strike set for Sept 17 Representatives of both sides admitted they were stalemated but said they were still hopeful of a peaceful settlement Union Vice President D V Har ris claimed the strike would tie up telephone communications be cause other Bell system workers would respect the equipment em ployes picket lines Harris said the union original ly demanded a 31cent hourly pay boost but has reduced this to 15 cents The company he said was standing firm on an 8cent offer Rail Unions Open Wage Hike Drive Chicago unions opened their big drive for a 3rd round wage increase Wednesday Leaders of 16 nonoperating rail unions claiming 1000000 members opened negotiations with a 15man committee representing the nations railroads The unions demand a reduction in the work week from 48 to 40 hours and a 25cent hourly pay raise The 16 unions represent shop maintenance service and clerical workers not engaged in the ac tual operation of trains Negotiations between the rail roads and the big 5 operating brotherhoods representing 400000 engineers firemen switchmen trainmen conductors and other key personnel will be held later A 17th nonoperating union representing train dispatchers also will negotiate later The dis patchers asked for the reduced work week and an extra week of vacation but demanded no raise Hearing on Killing Held Christiansen to Plead Innocent Ruthven hearing was being held in justice court Wednesday in the case of Julius Christensen 50 who is charged with murder in the shoot ing of his brother Julius 55 1 Five witnesses all of whom said they saw Julius shot to death after he stopped his car in front of a public sale here last Saturday afternoon were heard during the morning A large crowd attended the hearing which was held in the Ruthven city hall County Attorney Joseph P Hand of Emmetsburg represent ing the state said he expected to complete the preliminary hearing during the afternoon Hand said that if justice of peace Ernest Whitman finds cause to bind Christensen over the case will be presented to the Palo Alto county grand jury next week Leslie A Prichard of Emmets burg Christensens attorney has said his client will plead inno cent upon arraignment SAFE STOLEN Des Moines 400pound safe containing about was stolen from a service station here early Wednesday Lawrence Rog ers manager of the station told police RecordBreaking Crowd at 1948 North Iowa Fair Total Paid Admissions Are 52992 Figures Do Not Include Tickets of Those Admitted Free A new attendance mark of 52 922 paid admissions at the North Iowa fair was chalked up Wed nesday by SecretaryManager M C Lawson as he and his force began the task of cleaning up the buildings and grounds The figure compared with 52 599 for the 1947 exposition the previous postwar record Lawson said Both figures include only ac tual 25 cent paid gate admissions he emphasized and do not take into account the tickets issued to 4H exhibitors and others who were not charged Here are the comparative fig ures for the 2 years FANCY of the classes in the North Iowa fair horse show which found particular favor with the crowd was the fine harness class The winner Lady Be Gay owned and driven by Kay Deibert Sac City is shown in the picture receiving the ribbon in front of the full grand stand L E Peters announcer for the sponsor the Mason GlobeGazette Photo City Saddle club explained that the buggy and harness in the class were worth upward of while the horses were worth whatever one cared to name being among the bluebloods Iowa which once topped the nation in draft horses now has the most registered horses of the pleasure type he said Mitchum Will Plead Innocent Grand Jury Indicts Actor on 2 Counts Hollywood UR Movie Hero Robert Mitchum protesting his in nocence despite a grand jury in dictment for smoking marijuana emerges from a weeks seclusion Wednesday to face a superior ourt judge The husky film star trapped last week puffing a reefer sent word through his attorney he would plead innocent when he came to trial Mitchum and his codefendants had to appear Wednesday on writs of habeas corpus under which they were released from jail last week After surrendering Wed nesday they were to be taken into custody again returned to county jail for reprocessing through the booking office on grand jury in dictments returned Tuesday and freed again He snubbed an invitation to tell the grand jury his story of the marijauna party and late Tuesday the jurors returned 2 counts of narcotics law violations against him and 3 companions arrested with him The first grand jury count charged the actor blonde starlet Lila Leeds dancer Vickie Evans and real estate agent Robin Ford with possession of marijuana If convicted all 4 face from 90 days in county jail to 6 years in San Quentin prison The 2nd count charged all 4 and ether persons unknown to the jury with conspiracy to vio late state narcotics laws Talmadge Thompson Face Each Other in Primaries By UNITED PRESS i Georgia residents voted Wed nesday in a primary election which may settle finally the political battle between Gov M E Thompson and Herman Talmadge son of Old Gene Talmadge Meanwhile Utah Arizona and Nevada counted the votes cast in primaries Tuesday for guberna torial and congressional candi dates Thompson and Talmadge ended a bitter campaign fight Tuesday night President Trumans civil rights piogram was the main is sue Both opposed the program but Talmadge charged Thompson was insincere in his opposition Federal court rulings prevented Talmadge from making much capital of the white primary is sue which carried his father to victory in 4 gubernatorial cam paigns Wednesdays primary probably will write finis to the Thomp son Talmadge squabble which reached a climax during a 2 month uproar 2 years ago when Eugene Talmadge died while gov ernorelect Young Talmadge seized the gov ernors office after the legisla ture elected him But the su preme court threw him out of office and ruled that Thompson the lieutenant governor should hold office until election could let the voters decide FUGITIVE CAUGHT Eldora Waterman 15 Waterloo who escaped Sun day from the state boys training school here was apprehended Wednesday at Garner Triplets Born to Illinois Couple Moline 111 were born Wednesday to Mr and Mrs Frank Miller of Rock Island The 3 boys weighing a total of 6 pounds and 14 ounces were placed in incubators Their weights vary from one pound 11 ounces to 2 pounds I4J ounces The Millers have no other chil dren 500 Employes Stop Work at Morrell Plant Otlumwa hundred employes were idled at the John Morrell and company packing plant here Wednesday and the company stopped buying hogs A company spokesman said em ployes in the hog kill and allied pork departments refused to work and left the plant after they were ordered to take over the work of 150 suspended emplojes in the pork cut department The pork cut workers were sus pended indefinitely Tuesday fol lowing disputes which broke out after the suspension of 2 workers whom the company charged with refusing to work The employes will take a strike vote later this week It is not however directly connected with Wednesdays work stoppage 1947 Thurs 5526 Fri Fri9529 Sat Sat11150 Sun Sun11794 Mon Mon12390 Tues 1948 4856 11299 13507 12230 8212 Mill Workers May Strike Grain Processors Ask 20Cent Boost Minneapolis UR AFL grain processors threatened to strike Wednesday unless Twin Cities milling firms met their demands for a 20cent hourly wage boost The 1800 workers voted over whelmingly Tuesday night to re ject a state factfinding boards recommendation for a 121 cent wage increase Raleigh Meyer theunions bus iness agent said the deadline for the millers to meet the demand is p m Wednesday Meyer said 3 firms had indi cated they would go along with the 20cent demand but said the rest including the big 5 of the Twin Cities would offer only the rec ommended 12 i cents He would not name the 3 com panies which accepted the offer The big 5 companies are Gen eral Mills Inc Pillsbury Mills Inc International Milling Co Standard Milling Co and Russell Miller Milling Co Exhibitors 2310 Exhibors z718 Totals 52599 Totals 52922 Attendance fell off sharply the last day of the fair Lawson noted but the much larger sale of season tickets to exhibitors and others more than made up the differ ence BARKLEY GREETED IN Alben W Barkley presidential candidate is greeted in Rome by Frank C Gowen assistant to Myron Tay lor who is President Trumans personal representative at the Vatican Barkley is in Italy to attend the 37th congress of the interparlimentary union 4 Deaths in Auto Wrecks in 24 Hours By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Iowas 1948 motor vehicle death rose to 336 Wednesday as 4 fa talities were added over a 24 hour period The toll a year ago was 363 Elvy Ward Wulf 56 Jlenison farmer died Wednesday following injuries suffered Tuesday when the car he was driving went out of control after colliding with a dog 4 miles south of Denison X Bradley 42 owner of the Creston Amusement com pany was killed in an accident early Wednesday on state high way No 25 a half mile southof the XJnionAdair county line Two other persons died as a re sult of Iowa traffic accidents Tuesday J G Miller about 69 of Boone was killed in the collision of 2 cars on highway 60 5 miles south of Bqone in which 5 persons were injured At Carroll 27 year old Wallace J Kent of Sioux City died at a hospital of injuries suffered in an autotruck collision earlier in the day Asks Queuille to Attempt to Form Cabinet Paris of public works Henri Queuille said Wed nesday President Vincent Auriol has asked him to form a new CTov ernment Robert Schumans cabinet was overthrown Tuesday night after it had been in office 64 hours General elections seemed iDrcb able Queuille visited the president at Elysees palace after Eduoard sick and aged announced he had rejected an offer Auriol for the first time also consulted rightist followers of Gen Charles DeGaulle in an effort to solve the crisis Queuille like Herriot is a mem ber of the conservative radical Socialist party He said he would reply to the presidents offer Thursday He left the palace through a cordon of about 100 police and mobile guards who had been thrown hastily around the building when a crowd of 500 workers assembled at the outskirts of Paris and began marching to ward the center of Paris The Rightists and the Commun ists defeated Schuman by 6 vote with the aid of a split in the con servative radical Socialist party The issue was over an cost of living bonus for French work ers many of whom work for the government in socialized indus tries SAME meani traffic IB put 24 DIVORCE FINAL New York Film Actress Rita Hayworth said Wednesday her California divorce from Actor WriterProducer Orson Welles becomes final in November and there is no possible reconcilia tion She returned aboard the Queen Elizabeth from a 3month European holiday Weather Report FORECAST Mason and cooler Wednesday night Thursday partly cloudy and onol Low Wednesday night 46 it 48 High Thursday 72 to 74 Iowa Mostly cloudy occasional showers and thunderstorms ex treme southeast portion Wednes day Partly cloudy Thursday Cooler entire state Wednesday night Low Wednesday 45 north to 50 south Minnesota Partly cloudy Wednes day night and Thursday with little change in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics lor 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum 74 Minimum 54 At 8 a m Wednesday 57 YEAR AGO Mnximum Minimum 84 69 ;