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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 17, 1948, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME ASOM CITY GAZETT THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS Stay Homes More Apt to Hurt Truman By ARCHIBALD M CROSSLEY Director the Crossley Poll Truman as of Septl was the more apt to suffer from stayat homes and Dewey the more likely to induce his supporters to vote Out of each 100 adult citizens preferring Dewey the first poll indicated that some 64 would be likely to vote But out of each 100 picking Truman only about 56 would be apt to vote If the mounting tide of repub lican confidence should shift the current trend and keep Dewey supporters at home feeling their votes xmnecessary the Dewey lead on election day could shrink ap preciably How important these stayat homes may be in key states has been clearly shown in past elec tions In Michigan for example Dewey would have won the state in 1944 if a little over 22000 more of his supporters had turned out There were considerably more than a million persons of voting age in that state who did not vote at all He could have had the 35 electoral votes of Pennsylvania if approximately 105000 more sup porters had voted Total adult citizens of all parties staying home numbered nearly 2 millions Reasonably Certain Under all normal circumstances Deweys election is now reason ably certain But in America elec tions may be decided by the people who stay at home this year ex pected to number 38 millions against 56 millions likely to vote In New York for example whose 47 votes are now reason ably sure for Dewey failure to vote by 1 out of 6 of his supporters now intending to vote could throw the state into the tie zone It is unlikely but nevertheless not im possible that loss of New York could keep Deweys total under 266 and send the decision to the house of representatives Further polls will make pos sible close observation of this all important factor of turnout In the meantime it is of interest to dis cover the proportions of likely stayathomes by types of people as of Sept 1 Fewer Women The turnout percentage among women appears likely to be less than that for men The younger people are less apt to vote this year than the older ones The farm turnout is likely to be a little higher than tnOcity Union members will probably go to the polls in only slightly higher percentages than the over all averages for everyone Per sons in the top income level are more likely to cast ballots than those in the lower income levels Roosevelt supporters in 1944 are less apt to vote in 1948 Deweys previous followers The following table shows the likely turnout percentages by seg ments of the population based upon a poll taken before Labor day To Likely TLikcly to Stay To Vote at Home Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copyl MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 17 1948 HOME BURNS 11 and Mrs Bernard Shank and their 9 children Sped from this building an old cafe Thursday as fire destroyed it Fire departments from J cities and towns fought the blaze by a bucket brigade system Minburn has no water sys tem Mrs Shank said the fire started when a kerosene stove exploded r0 S8 V US I I 70 04 BH i7 04 4fl 414 41 H7 41 28 XT S Total Men Women Are 212 45 anfl over Union members tipper income grouii Middle Income froiip Iower income group City metro districts Farms Roosevelt 13 11 Dewey 1344 Nonvoters 1014 Copyright 1918 Crossley Incorporated Permission to reproduce in full is hereby granted to subscribing newspapers Finds Comic Books Too Lurid Savannah Ga UR C o m i c books are too lurid says Arthur J Funk principal of Commercial High School and Richard Arnold Junior High School The young students have been forbidden to bring them to school Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Increasing cloudiness with brief showers warm and rather windy Friday night and Saturday High Saturday near 88 Low Friday night 68 Iowa Increasing cloudiness Fri day night Saturday mostly cloudy and continued warm Low Friday night 6570 Iowa 5 Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average 5 to 8 degrees above normal Normal highs 73 to 77 normal lows 49 to 53 Fair and warm through Sunday Cooler with showers Monday Precipitation will av erage onequarter to onehalf inch showers probable again about Wednesday Minnesota Cloudy with a few scattered showers and cooler north Friday night Saturday mostly cloudy showers in east and south Cooler southwest IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics lor 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum 95 Minimum 66 At 8 a m Friday 74 TEAR AGO Maximum 72 Minimum 51 Family of 11 Looking for New Home Minburn family of 11 was househunting Friday as the result of a fire which destroyed their former home in a building which used to house a cafe Mr and Mrs Bernard Shank and their 9 children ranging in age from 2 months to 12 years escaped Thursday from the build ing The fire started Mrs Shank said when a kerosene stove ex ploded The building was on a triangle adjacent to a half block of busi ness buildings Fire departments from 6 cities and towns fought the flames largely through the bucket brigade system for an hour and a half in a stiff south wind They succeeded in protecting the near by businesses Aiding the group from Min burn which has no water system were firemen from Perry Adel Woodward Dallas Center and BmUon Firemen finally hit upon a method of pumping water from a horse tank through hoses to the flames Government of Hyderabad Yields in 100Hour War Rail Talks in Collapse Say Demands Would Bankrupt Roads Chicago negotiations between 16 nonoperating rail unions and the nations railroads collapsed Friday The unions representing about 1000000 shop maintenance cler ical and other workers demanded a reduction in the work week from 48 to 40 hours with no cut in pay and an increase of 25 cents per hour With time and a half pay for Saturdays and double time for Sundays and holidays railroad spokesmen said the union demands would total 48 cents an hour and would bankrupt the railroads Negotiations began Sept 8 and collapsed a railroad spokesman said with no progress made to ward settlement 2 GIS INJURED Vienna UR Two American soldiers were injured and 2 Au strian workers killed Thursday in an ammunition dump explosion 50 miles from Linz U S army of ficials reported Friday New Delhi Hyderabad government radio broadcast Fri day that the princely state has yielded in its 100hour war with the Dominion of India The Moslem Nizam ruler of the state ordered a cease fire effec tive at 5 p m a m CST and accepted the resignation of his government He informed India he will form a new government Sat urday Mir Laik All the Nizams pre mier announced this in the Hy derabad broadcast The broadcast was in the Urdu language and in English It was picked up by the Indian government radio at Nag pur The government awaited a full text before reaching a decision a spokesman said Unofficial reports reaching here from Popna Madras and Nagpur said Indian troops already had marched into Hyderabad City the capital and Secunderabad a mili tary cantonment 6 miles north ol the capital without opposition Of ficial confirmation was awaited here at general headquarters India declared at the outset she was marching into Hyderabad to put down a state of anarchy 2 Governors to Hear Dewey Talk Des Moines UR Governors from 2 states bordering Iowa have accepted invitations to attend the speech of GOP Presidential Candi date Thomas E Dewey at Drake Stadium here Monday night Gov Robert Blue announced Friday Gov Frank Carlson of Kansas and Gov Val Peterson of Nebras ka will be guests of Blue at the republican rally The Iowa gov ernor reported that the governors of South and North Dakota Min nesota Illinois and Wisconsin sent their regrets Peace Bombardier Pleads Innocent Mineola N Y ex army flier who dropped a home made bomb over United Nations headquarters pleaded innocent Friday in Nassau county court to an indictment charging 2 felonies and 3 misdemeanors No trial date was set The indictment against Barnard J Supira of Ashford Conn was returned Thursday by a Nassau county grand jury Ouster of Americans Seen as Measure of Retaliation Washington UR Diplomatic quarters Friday regarded Roman ias charges of espionage against 4 Americans as a retaliation for the ouster of a Romanian legation chauffeur here last spring The Americans have been re called from their posts at the U S legation in Bucharest but the state department dismissed the Romanian charges against them as unfounded Diplomatic sources said the Ro manian government apparently is trying to counter the U S move in demanding the recall of one Vassily Stcrian a chauffeur at the Romanian legation in Washington Asked to Leave The chauffeur was asked to leave this country just 2 days af ter the arrival here of exking Michael of Romania It was under stood that Sterian had figured prominently in the intrigues that accompanied Anna Paukers rise to power in the communist regime in Romania The communists for ced Michael to give up his throne The official reason for the U S action was never made public but one state department source said Friday We had good and sufficient reason for asking Sterians recall The minor lega tion attaches and 2 girl were accused of Wking pictures in a secret zone in the Danube river port of Giurgiu Held 16 Hours They were held incommunicado for 16 hours while relays of secret police tried to get them to con fess The 4 admitted having cam eras but insisted they had taken no pictures within 30 miles of Giurgiu When their films were developed later according to the state department they showed carts peasants only shots of ox and rural scenes Americans involved were Wayne W Fisher 3rd secretary of the legation Glidden la Paul H Green attache Newark N J Ruth V Garr clerk Kansas City Mo and Peggy Maggard clerk San Francisco This marked the 3rd time in a month that a communist nation was revealed to nave demanded recall of American diplomatic per sonnel The 2 previous cases in volved Americans in Russia and Bulgaria New Morrel Talks Slated for Monday Ottumwa S department of labor Conciliator Walter C White scheduled additional mert ings between CIO union and John Morrell Co management for Monday The conciliator has held 2 meet ings with representatives of each side at the same table No report of hns been made The meat packing company Fri day morning suspended for one week 7 women employes in the sliced bacon department Their jobs were as bacon wrappers A company spokesman said they were suspended for low produc tivity rate and not making an honest effort to increase the rate on the particular line in which they were working Thp entire pork cut gang of 150 was suspended for 3 days Thurs day A total of 700 was thus thrown out of work in the pork processing departments This Paper Consists of Two No 295 Ask Petition Be Dismissed ITU Denies NLRB Contempt Charge Indianapolis AFL In ternational Typographical union Friday asked a federal judge to dismiss a government petition de manding that the union be cited for contempt of court ITU Counsel Gerhart Van Arkel and Henry Kaiser asked the dis missal of proceedings filed by the national labor relations board gen eral counsel Robert N Denham A hearing on Denhams petition asking the court to cite the union for contempt is scheduled Mon day Denham charged that the union has violated an injunction issued last March 27 by Federal Judge Luther M Swygcrt by insisting on closed shop conditions in viola tion of the TaftHartlcy law He said the violations occurred in ne gotiations with member news papers of the American News paper Publishers association Fatally Injured in Collision of Motorcycle Truck Fort Dodffe Schuster Jr 16 of Fort Dodge was fatally injured when his mo torcycle collided with a truck Thursday afternoon on Highway 5 at the northwest city limits Schuster died of a broken nock A companion Donald Prohaskaj about 17 also of Fort Dodge who was riding with Schuster on the motorcycle escaped injury Ralph Whittington Fort Dodge driver of the truck also was un injured B Shot t Death in Jerusalem Westerners Tighten Up Blockade Russians Make Sallies Into U S Berlin Zone Berlin western allies tightened iheir counterblockade of the Russian zone Friday to shut off the last flow of goods from western Germany to the east Patrols were increased at cross ing points atong the length of Bi zonias frontier with the soviet zone to halt any castbound freight on the highways Jeeps Prowl Meanwhile German communist leaders assailed the planners of a western German government Friday as soviet jeeps prowled Berlins sector borders Several vehicles made quick sallies into American territory Leaders of Germanys commu nist controlled socialist unity party SED loosed a blast at western Germanys constitutional convention at Bonn and branded it a plan to disrupt Germany The allied counterblockade was imposed late in June as reprisal for the Russians sealing the roads to Berlin It stopped rail and highway freight movement to the soviet zone from western Ger many cutting off vital Ruhr and steel supplies to the Russians Leaks Develop Since then however Germans on both sides of the interzonal borders have developed leaks and restored varying amounts of lo cal trade Frequently subterfuge and trickery hivebeen employed to get cargoes past border con trols The western counterblockade has pinched sharply the economy of the soviet zone SAME Black flar rncann traffic death ID 9Mt Ul hours Widely Known Architect Dies in Fort Dodge Fort Dodse O Damon widely known Fort Dodge archi tect died at midnight Thursday night in Mercy hospital after a several weeks illness A graduate of Amherst college and Glasgow university he had practiced his profcssionherc since 1912 Before that he was a govern ment architect in Washington D C and supervised the construc tion of lighthouses postolfices and federal courthouses Ho designed many of Fort Dodges principal business build ings and schools and it the time of his death was planning a hos pital in Algona and a hospital ad dition here AP Wircpholo STRIKE VIOLENCE Shown above is a picket as he mounted a car carrying workers to the strikebound Inter national Harvester works in East Moline 111 early Friday and who later was thrown from the police escorted vehicle and injured as the auto bounced across railroad tracks Police Break Through Line of Pickets Molinc 111 UR Police using their fists broke through a picket line Friday at the strikehampered East Moline plant of the Interna tional Harvester Co Police said that about 100 pick ets of the CIO United Farm Equip ment Workers union massed in front of each of the plants 2 gates About 45 state police and 30 East Moiiiie police broke through the picket ranks to permit nonstrik ers to enter the plant Police re frained from using their clubs but fist fights broke out between pick ets and police A few automobiles carrying nonstrikers drove through the picket lines and some were dam nged by rocks hurled in the melee Police said there were no injuries however Lloyd Pamel vice president of the local union who led the pick eting was arrested on a disorder ly conduct charge British Sentence 2 ExNazis to Death Hamburg Germany The British hanged Friday 2 doctors who picked women lor mass deaths in German concentration camps They were Bcnno Orcndi a na tive Hungarian and Walter Sonn lag SaysTry at Settlement of Strike Made Waterloo ff CIO united packing house workers union rep resentatives a Rath packing com pany spokesman says sought the day before the May 19 riot to set tel a strike at the plant James V Newman 39 indus trial relations director for the company testified on cross exam ination Thursday during a 5hour appearance in district court in the conspiracy trial of Wilbert War ren 27 He said that union repre sentatives had asked the com panys strike settlement offer May 18 The company Newman added promised to present its offer in about 6 days The riot occurred the following day and William Farrell a striker was killed Fred Lee Roberta a nonstriking worker at the plant has been charged with shooting Farrell Photographs taken by George Shcrill Rath company official al legedly showing scenes following the riot and slaying were admit ted in evidence Ten others remain to be tried on conspiracy charges Attorneys have indicated Warrens trial vvil take from 3 to 5 weeks In 1944 the United States im ported and used more than 12 500000 carats of industrial dia monds worth per carat WELCOME TO 1000 TEACHERSApproximately 1000 teachers from anockWinn bago Worth and Cerro Gordo counties were in Mason City Friday for a 1day multiple county institute under the auspices of the state department of public instruction and the 4 county superintendents With the Welcome banner are Dorothy DeRock Garner fer Joice Aide Also Killed in Jews Area Count Had Received Threat Not to Land Plane at Kollandia Amman TransJordan lount Folke Bernadotte and a French aide were shot to death Friday in the Jewishheld part of Jerusalem The mediator and French Col Serpt were killed by men in Jewish army uniforms said a telephone message to the Associa ted Press here John Joseph MacDonald the American consul at Jerusalem re ported to Washington Bernadottes party was ambushed by 4 men presumably the Stern gang Jewish extremists U S Col Frank Begley U N security of ficer was reported slightly wound ed in the face when he grappled with one of the Arrives by Air Bernadotte had arrived in Jeru salem by air from Damascus Syr ia at 11 a m Jerusalem time He flew in despite anonymous threats upon his life declaring that he refused to be frightened He was killed at about 5 p m a victim of the war he tried for 4 months to end This reporter flew with him from Damascus to Kollandia air porl just outside Jerusalem Aboard the special plane he pass ed me a radioed note which read all aircraft against landing Kollandia airport They will be fired upon Not Frightened This is an obvious attempt to frighten me he said If so someone is mistaken I will not be frightened An hour later after he climbed from the plane into his automobile at the airport a snipers bullet thudded into the left rear wheel of his automobile When the Count Col Serot General Aage Lnudstroem and their aides climbed back into the car I wished Bernadotte luck Ill need it he replied Fire Destroys Flax Straw Million Damage Estimated in Blaze Windom Minn UR Officials of the Peter B Schweitzer straw yards Friday inspected damage caused by a fire which swept through half the yards 150 stacks of flax straw Thursday night ihe blaze raged through the milelong storage yard for more than 9 hours Firemen at one time feared that all the stacks might be lost Cause of the fire was un known but officials thought it may have been started by a cigarette thrown by a passerby Volunteer firemen from several nearby towns brought the flames under control late Thursday night The huge straw piles still smoul dered early Friday Officials said the straw which is used to make cigarette paper was worth about a ton Delegations Bring Lunches Space for 600 Cars for Deweys Rally Des Moines of car avans from Council Bluffs and Ot tumwa to Dewey day here Mon day to bring their own picnic lunches were recommended Friday to other delegations by republican state headquarters W Harold Brenton chairman of the committee arranging for the address at Drake stadium Monday night of New York Governor Thcrnas E Dewey said that as a result of the plans a bring your own lunch hour has been ar ranged at the stadium He said the Council Bluffs and Ottumwa plans were good because the facilities of Des Moines eating places aro expected to be taxed to the limit Monday evening Arrangements have been made for the parking of 600 cars near the stadium in an effort to solve the traffic problem in advance Republican leaders expect approx imately 30000 persons will hear the address of the republican pres idential nominee ;