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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 20, 1948, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL Associated Press United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY SEPTEMBER 20 1948 One Morns Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor India in Her Second Year of Independence TUST a little more than a year J ago Britain pulled out of India and that great Asiatic subcon tinent divided into 2 large and populous states Hindustan usu ally called India and Pakistan had achieved its longsought after status of independence The months since that date Aug 15 1947 have been turbulent arid bloody There is no peace there now But it must be ad mitted that the developments have not been as catastrophic as many socalled authorities on In dia had predicted Mountbatten Appraisal The situation on this first an niversary of independence was such as to prompt this statement from Lord Mountbatten Britains last governor general in India The first year has not been an easy one and during it India has passed through many trials and suffered great sorrow But she has stood the test and I am con fident that each year will record her steady development as a great independent nation play ing a helpful part toward the peaceful progress of the world Divided by Religions The greatest problem facing this vast populous land which for 2 centuries was under Britains col onial than its pov erty greater than its illiteracy greater than its caste its division on that deepest of all instincts religion This religious seism was made manifest last year when the Mos lems refused even to give consid eration to being included in a single state It was at Moslem in sistence and against Hindu re sistance that India was carved into 2 and Pakistan Of Same Opinion Still Today both sides are of the same opinion still The Hindus are firmly convinced that Pakis WORLD mu sette on his back Garry Davis 26 former U S bomber pilot takes up position in grounds of Palais de Cahillot citizen of the world Son of Meyer Davis U S orchestra leader he re nounced TJ S citizenship May 25 Ordered by France to leave its territory Davis moved to grounds which have been ceded to UN as international territory for UN meeting was dramatically in the tragic mur tan both should and must some day be contained in a single state called India The Moslems on the other hand contend that if its to be one state it must be a Mos lemdominated state It was this deepseated enmity between Hindu and Moslem that resulted in the bloody exodus of Hindus from Moslem territory and of Moslems from the Hindu terrtiory in connection with the establishment of the 2 states last year Violence in Kashmir At the present time and lor months past that poetic sound ing province called Kashmir has been the scene of spasmodic bloody outbreaks in which Pakis tan troops are accused and with considerable supporting evidence of lending support to gangsterlike tribesmen in revolt against Hin dustan rule That the hotheads however are not all on the Moslem side of the fence brought out der of Mahatma Gandhi He was slain by a Hindu terrorist not by a Mohammedan It was the view of this mur derer and by thousands of others joinedwith him in the terrorist movement that Gandhi was deal ing too gently with the Moslems Thats why Gandhi was killed Gandhi Spirit Lives On But in a very real sense the spirit of Mahatma Gandhi lives on and is a guide in the develop ment of the Hindu state tinder Pandit Nehru one of his foremost disciples The constitution written and adopted in Hindustan is a com plete reflection of the kindly and pacifistic philosophy of the great little Gandhi It provides for economic and political thought expression belief faith and worship status and of op portunity the digr nlty of the individual and the unity of nation Discrimination against people on the grounds of religion race caste or sex is definitely prohib ited in the Hindu constitution along with most of the guarantees which more than a century and a half ago were written into the organic law of the Unitad States Cabinet Is Representative In the formation of his cabinet Nehru made a point of giving rep resentation in important places to Moslems and to other segments of Hindustans heterogeneous pop ulation Out of 14 ministers including the prime minister himself only 6 were caste Hindus Of the re mainder 2 were Moslems 2 were Christians 2 were Harijans 1 was a Sikh and 1 a Parsi If not the most difficult surely the most complex of the problems facing independent India has been her multiplicity of socalled princely states All but about a dozen of the approximately 565 of these principalities have been brought into the union within the year History of Principalities The history of these princely states goes back to the 18th cen tury when the Mughal empire in Not Quite Inches of Rain Falls The Mason City area had a rainfall of not quite inches dur ing the night and up to midafter noon Monday the heaviest precip itation in a 24hour period since Feb 28 The last rain of conse quence was 44 of an inch on Aug 28 Continued cloudy skies during the day gave hope that even more moisture would fall before the clearing weather that the weather man forecast for Monday night Farmers agreed that the rain was beneficial for pasture and hay seedings but that much more was needed to balance the summer long dought Even the 144 inches measured at the KGLO transmit ter they said was not enough to put the ground in good condition for plowing Mondays rain lacked only half an inch of equalling the precipi tation for the entire month of August and it totaled more than the 124 inches of rain which fell for all of July The ground was dry as dust as far as anyone dug for foundations and postholes before the last rain farmers pointed out The hardest rain reported by the Iowa weather bureau was 178 inches at Charles City Other mois ture amounts included Esther ville 75 Inwood 83 Cedar Rap ids 27 Dubuque 65 Waterloo 50 Iowa City 14 Ottumwa 35 Additional rain fell at several points however after the a m reporting time the weather bureau said Paper Consists ot Two No 397 3000 See Pewey at Davenport iowa Republican Leaders Board Campaign Train Davenport train car rying Governor Thomas E Dewey pulled into the Rock Island sta tion here at pm Monday and left 13 minutes later for Des Moines A crowd of about 3000 greeted the republican presidential candi date as he entered Iowa The crowd was about twice the size of the one that welcomed President Truman here Saturday but Mr Trumans train arrived at about 6 a m Talks Jokes Dewey talked and joked with the crowd from the rear platform of the train He told them it was time for a change in Washing ton Then he introduced Mrs Dewey and various Iowa republican lead ers who boarded the train here They included Gov Robert D Blue IT S Senators George Wil son and Bourke Hickenlooper and Gubernatorial Candidate William S Beardsley Train Late When introducing the republi can bigwigs Dewey commented laughingly on his role as a mast er of ceremonies The train arrived here half an hour after the scheduled time of arrival set by Iowa republican leaders But Rock Island officials insisted it was on time Lutheran Group Reelects Head Des Moines H Handerson Cherokee has been je elected president of the Iowa con ference brotherhood of the Au justana Lutheran churches Other officers elected Sunday at he closing session of a 3day meeting were Fridolf Hanson Des Vloines vice president Clarence liljedahl Essex secretary and L Kempe Red Oak secretary Sioux City Bishops Rites Are Planned Sioux City ser ices for the Most Rev Edmcnd Heelan 80 bishop of Sioux City vhp died early Monday at his esidence of a heart attack will e held at 10 a m Friday at the Jathedral of Epiphany The bishop who had been Mason City Woman Kill in Auto Wrec FATAL ACCIDENT SCENE Deputy Sheriff Frank Waychus left is seen inspecting the 1935 Chevrolet in which Mrs Margaret A Barrett was riding Monday morn ing when she met death Mrs Barretts body is at the right of the auto apparently thrown there when the impact knocked the car door open At right is Floyd James whose GlobeGazette Photo ambulance answered the call standing beside the 1937 Ply mouth driven by Dick Austin of Nora Springs which hit the Chevrolet driven by Mrs Don Payne 622 Jefferson N W broadside The accident occurred on a graveled in tersection 2 miles east of Mason City V2 mile north of the Portland corner and highway 18 in India was crumbling under Continued On Pare 2 the FOUND DEAD Humboldt H McGee former commander of the Hum boldt American Legion was found dead Sunday in a car parked here County Coroner Cloyce Newman said he had not determined the cause SOCIALIST CANDIDATE Iowa City Figg Burlington Iowa machine shop worker has been named socialist party candidate for U S repre sentative from the first district oor health for the last year had one for a short automobile ride iunday with Msgr Julius J Ber er chancellor of the Sioux City iocese and had at that time ex ressed himself as feeling pretty well The body will be taken to the cathedral at 10 a m Wednesday and will lie in state there until time of services Burial will be in Calvary cemetery here Indians Lost 10 Men in War on Hyderabad Secundcrabad Hyderabad UR army losses in the 5 day march to Secunderabad were 10 killed and 25 wounded Indian army officers said Monday The Indian reports claimed that Hyderabad forces lost up to 2300 killed These were listed as from 600 to 800 regular Hyderabad army troops and an estimated 1500 Moslem fanatics known as Razakars It is safe to keep canned food in the can it comes in if it is kept cool and covered says the U S Department of Agriculture West Talks on Problem of Russia Paris British and French foreign ministers me Monday night to debate what to do next in their quarrel with Russia over blockaded Berlin The 3 foreign ministers here for the 3rd annual United Nations assembly session which convenes Tuesday got together with their top advisers in the French foreign ministry The concentration of the west ern powers biggest diplomatic guns in Paris came as eastwes exchanges on the tensionpacked Berlin impasse neared the end of their second month with no sign of a settlement There were many who felt the talks had bogged down in utter failure Mistrial for Warren Seen as Possible Waterloo of a mistrial arose Monday in the trial of Wilbert Warren 27 on riot conspiracy charges A decision was expected by the end of the day Court was recessed until mid afternoon after announcement at the outset of Mondays proceedings that Doris May Sanson a woman juror from Waterloo was ill No alternate jurors had been selected and it was reported the trial could not proceed with only 11 jurors unless both the defense and prosecution agreed to do so Warren was charged in connec tion with the Rath packing plant riot last May 19 Palestine Arab Government Sef Up by Moslem League Amman TransJordan the strong protests of TransJor dan and Iraq the Arab league announced formation Monday of an Arab government for Palestine Ahmed Hilmy Pasha military governor of the Arabheld section of Jerusalem was appointed prime minister of the new government an official announcement here said despite a declaration from King Abdullah of TransJordan that such a government would amount to partitioning Palestine The Arabs have fought against partition ever since the beginning he said King Abdullah refused to permit formation of the govern ment within the security zone of h e TransJordan government which extends from the Egyptian kingdoms frontiers to the frontiers of Syria and Lebanon Base of Power Abdullahs declaration thus wrought to a head longsimmering differences over the formation of an Arab government for Palestine Abdullah has been pictured as seeing In such a government an effort by the Mufti of Jerusalem to carve out a base of power for himself in Palestine Renewed shelling in the old city of Jerusalem combined to make this one of the tensest moments since the truce began last July 18 In Cairo Saturday Abdel Rah man Azzam Pahsa secretarygen eral of the 7national Arab league announced that every possible material aid including an army of volunteers would be placed at the disposal of the new govern ment New Government Abdullah in a message to the league Monday called attention to the fact that Hilmy Pasha advised him the league had approved creation of the new government He said if the new government actually comes into being and wins United Nations recognition this coupled with recognition by some of the major powers of the Jewish claims would constitute partition Americans to Stay in Korea U S to Await UN Discussion Washington United States gave notice Monday that American occupation troops will remain in Korea until the United Nations general assembly takes up the issue of Koreas future at Paris The state department said in a formal statement that this govern ment has no intention in the meantime of matching soviet Rus sias announced intention to order troops out forthwith The United States has been ready at all times to pull out American occupation forces at the earliest practicable date after an independent Korean govern ment is set up the department said But it noted Russia failed to co operate in the U N election in Korea with the result that with drawal of troops is now only one facet of the entire question ot the unity and independence of Korea Senator Barkley to Make Talk in Mason City Oct 4 SENATOR BARKLEY Senator Alben W Barkley of Kentucky democratic nominee for vice president will speak in Mason City Monday Oct 4 it was announced Monday by Dr Ster ling Barber Cerro Gordo county democratic chairman The senator will fly in Sunday evening but because of his stren uous schedule will devote Monday forenoon to rest and preparation of his speech to be given at noon Location of the address has not yet been determined Alter his address Senator Bar clay will be guest of honor at a luncheon at the Hotel Hanford Dr Barber said Tickets for the luncheon will be available at an early date he said Senator Barclay is scheduled to speak that evening at Ottumwa and according to Jake More Des Moines state democratic chair man the 2 addresses that day will be his only Iowa appearances during the campaign Tug Reaches Stricken Ship Hurricane Approaches South Cuban Coast Miami Fla tug plowing through mountainous seas reached the side of the stricken British freighter Lochmonar Monday as a hurricane with winds over 100 miles an hour approached the south coast of Cuba South Florida from Miami through the keys was placed in the danger zone of the storm which Sunday trapped the Loch monar a 9000 ton vessel with 73 persons aboard The coast guard said the lives of those aboard were in no im mediate danger as the tug re ported the high seas kept it from beginning any rescue operations The coast guard said it was probable that the vessel had been wrecked by the pounding and would have to be abandoned To UN Meet Washington of State Marshall will leave Wash ington Sunday aboard the presi dential plane the Independence to attend the United Nations gen eral assembly meeting opening Tuesday in Paris SAME flag traffic death la fMt 24 College Building Dedicated to Wife of Herbert Hoover Whittier Calif Henry Hoover memorial the late wife of former President dedicated Sunday on the Whittier college campus The former president was un able to attend the simple cere monies because of business in Washington But 2 sons Herbert Jr and Allan Hoover were pres ent Hoover Hall a co lonialtype structure houses 13 classrooms offices and a lecture hall Whittier college is endowed by the Society of Friends Truck Strike in New York About Over By UNITED PRESS The New York truckers strike was virtually over Monday new difficulties appeared in the Cali fornia oil strike which has cut west coast gasoline supplies Most New York firms were re ported to have settled for a 17 i cent hourly wage increase and other benefits However railroad freight embargo continued in New York because large rail freight hauling firms still held out against the demand of one local for a 25 cent hourly boost On the west coast meanwhile the tanker L P St Clair steamed out of Los Angeles harbor Sunday night for Port San Luis leaving its CIO crew on the beach Three other tankers were set to embark with crews recruited on the open market The ships original crews mem bers of the CIO National Mari time union refused to handle the ships when pickets from the strik ing CIO Oil Workers union ap peared at the dock The wife of Union Oil Mainte nance Foreman Lester Edwards reported that 2 bullets were fired into their home Mrs Lee Green wife of another union oil foreman told police she received a threat ening telephone call Saturday night and later a car drove up and a pistol shot was heard FOR WOMEN ONLY White Plains N Y study course designed to help housewives understand the fine points of athletic contests without pestering their husbands with silly questions was added Satur day to the adult education pro gram here 70 Persons Killed in Traffic Mishaps in Iowa on Weekend By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Ten persons were killed in traffic mishaps in Iowa over the weekend 5 of them in a cartrain collision at Avon Lake 6J miles southeast of Des Moines Sunday The dead in the Avon Lake crash Mrs Lorene Kauzlarich 29 her son David 7 Milton Iserman 36 his wife Dorothy 34 and their daughter Sandra 11 Injured in Crash Injured in the crash were Anton Kauzlarich 29 husband of Mrs Lorene Kauzlarich and father of David and Doris Iserman 9 an other daughter of the Isermans Doris was reported in critical condition at Mercy hospital in Des Moines At Oelwein William Robert Geary 21 was killed Sunday aft ernoon when the car he was driv ing went off the road 10 miles west of Oelwein on highway No 10 Two passengers riding with him were not injured Motorcycle Crash A motorcycle accident claimed the life of Rose Marie Jones about 20 of Nevvton early Sunday morn ing 6 miles east of Marion on highway 151 Paul McClelland Jr 18 of Newton who was driving the motorcycle on which Miss Jones was riding and 2 other per sons on another motorcycle with which McClellands machine col lided were not seriously hurt Another death resulting from a motorcycle accident was that of Ralph Carlson 32 of Marshall town who died at a Clinton hospi tal Sunday Carlson apcl Marjorie Thomas also of Marshalltown were riding on the motorcycle and heading toward Clinton They collided with a car turning from highway 30 into highway 67 Miss Thomas was hospitalized At Dubuque Mrs Katherine Zoller 73 died early Sunday of injuries suffered in a carpedes trian collision Mrs Edith Young of Little Sioux was fatally injured Sunday when 2 automobiles collided on a county road 1J miles west of Pisgah Cars Collide at Graveled Intersection 2 Teachers h Park Hospital With Injuries Mrs Margaret A Barrett 52 639 Connecticut S E was killed instantly Monday when the car in which she was riding was hit broadside at a graveled intersec tion mile north of highway 18 east of Mason City straight north of the Portland corner The accident occurred at a m when an auto driven by Dick Austin 18 Nora Springs headed north on the gravel crashed into the one in which Mrs Barrett and 2 other Mason Cityans who teach m the Rock Falls grade school were traveling Spins Into Ditch A Cerro Gordo county deputy sheriff who investigated with the highway patrol said the dead wo man was apparently riding in the front seat on the right side It appeared that the right front door of Uie auto was sprung open by the impact and that Mrs Barrett was thrown free of the car he said The car then spun into the aitch pinning her underneath it the deputy said it appeared Mrs Don K Payne 23 602 Jef ferson N W was driving the car the highway patrol said and she was also accompanied by Mrs William Rickoff 26 14324 Wash ington N W Vision at the intersection is very poor authorities pointed out as the view is blocked up to about 75 feet from the corner either way by a cornfield Mrs Barrett taught 6th and 7th grade at Rock Falls Mrs Payne is 2nd and 3rd grade teacher and Mrs Rickoff 4th and 5th The car was enroute to the school at the time school officials stated Knocked Into Ditch Austin was accompanied by Mr and Mrs Jim Sandy route 2 Nora Springs He and Mr Sandy were taking Mrs Sandy to teach at Portland township school No 2 one mile north and east of the accident scene Austins car knocked the Payne auto into the ditch and then hit a concrete abutment at the inter section Mrs Rickoff was hospitalized at the Park hospital where she was reported to be suffering from head injuries but not in serious condition Mrs Payne was treated for minor head injuries at the hos pital and Mr Sandy for a lacera tion above the eye Neither Austin nor Mrs Sandy were injured Mrs Barrett is survived by 2 sisters in Mason City Mrs Don Fleming 85 Linden drive and Mrs John Ormsby 232 6th S E and 2 sistersinlaw Mrs Leo Smith and Mrs Gus Meuhe Fu neial arrangements are incom plete The body is at the Meyer funeral home Cj R Servison acting county coroner said Monday afternoon that no inquest would be held Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Intermittent showers ending Monday evening Cloudy and cooler Monday night and Tuesday Low Monday night 55 to 60 High Tuesday 76 to 78 Iowa Partly cloudy Tuesday with scattered showers or thunder storms Cooler in extreme south Tuesday Low Monday night 60 to 65 north and 66 to 72 south portion Minnesota Fair north diminish ing cloudiness south Monday night cooler except northwest Tuesday generally fair no de cided change in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending at 8 o clock Monday morning Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Monday Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 96 65 65 101 90 61 GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 o clock Sunday morning Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Sunday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 92 57 70 90 63 ;