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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 27, 1948, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL UV Associated Preis and United Press Full tease Wires Five Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY SEPTEMBER 27 1948 This Paper Consists of Two One No 304 One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor Way of a Presidential Candidate is Hard ALL my life Ive heard it said that any American boy has a chance to be president of his country And for the past 25 years or so the same has been applicable to any girl Now I suppose thats theo retically true although mathe matically it would have to be con cluded that this chance as far as the individual boy or girl is con cerned is appreciably less than that he or she will be struck by lightning There was a time when I was impressed by this story While its just a bit hazy in my memory I suspect there was a time when I speculated on the possibility that this highest of all honors would come my way But that was a long long time ago Since then Ive definitely quit dreaming And this is to announce that Im no longer in a receptive mood so far as the presidency is concerned He Definitely Withdraws With Gen William T Sher man Im ready to say I will not accept if nominated and I will not serve if elected Im willing to go a bit further than Gen Ike Eisenhower did in withdrawing his name from consideration prior to the 2 nominating conventions last summer But I think a word of explana tion is called lor It isnt that I underestimate either the pay or the prerogatives which comes to one as president All in all I dont think its a bad job The hours are a little longer but I am quite sure that the takehome pay is greater than I now enjoy No I havent anything against the presidency as a job The fea ture which is objectionable and the only one I might add is that the gruelling grind through which a person must go to get the pres idency is out of all proportion to the emoluments of the office Not Based on Theory Understand Im not just the orizing about this Within the past 10 days Ive stood in the presence of both Harry S Truman and Thomas E Dewey I know from closeup observation what both of these estimable persons are go ing through in their quest for vot ers favor at toe polls next Nov 2 And of course the wholly dis couraging part of the whole deal is that only one of them can win One is going to lose That means that all the bowing and scraping and smiling and feverish rushing about the country that the loser in the election is now going through is going to have to be set down as wasted effort Its like working for your board and los ing your appetite Honestly I dont see how Mr Truman can take a gander at the latest Gallup poll showing that his chances are only a little bet ter than nil and then go out on to a sunbaked platform as he did at Dexter and work himself up into a lather And the case of Henry Wallace or Norman Thomas is even less understandable to me Theyre going through all the torture of a presidential campaign with no more chance of success than that wellknown snowball which got consigned to the warm place Second Shot for Dcwey If the Dewey cHances are some what better than his opponents at this time it mustnt be set down as clear profit Four years ago he suffered through a cam paign when the odds were stacked against him almost as heavily as they are today against his prin cipal rival for election to the presidency In this connection Ive won dered if the attitudes of the sev eral candidates in this campaign werent pretty largely conditioned by their prospects of success Well start with Norman Thom as the socialist nominee Hes a perennial as was Eugene V Debs his predecessor Running presidency has become something of a career for him The task be fore him in any given campaign Is about as inspiring as the work of a laborer in a vast assembly line At both of the major party con ventions I was seated near Mr Thomas in the press gallery It was all very boring to him This is where I came in he seemed to be saying to himself And I can believe that this is pretty much the way he feels about his own campaign efforts If he bores others and He does it must be added in fairness that he bores himself Frustration for Henry Now in the case of Mr Wallace Its frustration rather than bore dom In future campaigns his frustration may have a trans mutation into boredom but at the present time the Wallace attitude is definitely one of frustration The plain fact is that Henry is mad at the world He thinks hes had a raw deal from destiny For 4 years he was within a heart beat of the presidency Then he was jiggled out of the vice presi dential nomination in favor of Continued On Pace 2 AMUSED LISTENER Aided by an earphone a bearded and turbaned delegate from the Ara bic country of Yemen listens with an amused expression to the speeches of the delegates at the United Nations general as sembly in Paris The speeches are translated and transmitted through the phone headsets Sees Use of Double Veto Soviet Might Bar Berlin Matter to UN Paris may try to bar admission of the Berlin quarrel to the security council by using the double veto a high eastern delegate to the United Nations said Monday The double veto is a device de veloped by Russia She has used it 3 times in the security in the Spanish Greek and Czecho slovak cases Here is the way it might work in the Berlin dispute Russia could vote against admission of the is sue to the security councils agenda and then argue that her negative vote was a veto If the other council members challenge this Russia would then use the veto again to override their challenge Under the U N charter the veto does not apply to questions of procedure but does apply if there is a difference among the big powers over wheth er a question is procedural Gallup Murder Trial Begins Orin Burns Charged Wifrh Farmers Death Charles in the case of the state against Orin Loe Burns 25 of Hampton for the murder of Charles Gallup 60 Nora Springs farmer began impannel ing a jury in district court here Monday afternoon Judge Tom Boynton of Forest City was pre siding Attorneys for the state County Attorney Westori E Jones and Boyd G Hayes of Charles City spent much of the time Monday morning in conference with the other 5 young men who are charged with the murder of Gallup on the night of July 18 James Coonley of Hampton for mer Franklin county attorney is representing Burns in the case It was expected that the re mainder oE the day and possibly longer would be required to draw the jury Burns was one of 6 men charged with the murder of the Nora Springs farmer The other 5 are to be tried during the present term First to be tried is Burns the man whom officers said admitted striking the fatal blow Others to be tried are Arthur Ubben 24 Thornton Kenneth McClemmens 19 Sheffield Rob ert Garlock 19 Thornton Harold Riekens 31 Sheffield and Johnny Just 21 Sheffield Cherokee Man Is Killed in Wreck Cherokee H Wes ter 67 of Cherokee was killed in an auto accident on highway 5 east of Aurelia Saturday Wester a member of a state highway commission surveying crew suffered a broken neck when his station wagon overturned as he tried to avoid colliding with a jeep driven by Albert Fierck Aurelia rural mail carrier Vernofc Knight of Cherokee who was riding with Wester was hospitalized but his injuries were not believed serious SAME DATE Black TIKI mnni death IB Ml honri Bevin Blames Russians for World Crisis Western Powers Put Berlin Situation Into Lap of UN Paris Foreign Sec retary Ernest Bevin said Monday Russia will be to blame if the world is hit by the black fury of atomic war His warning came as the western powers threw the Ber lin crisis into the lap of the United Nations Bevin said in a blistering speech before the U N general assembly It is better to have our difficul ties now than to live in a fools paradise He expressed fear that the U N may end in complete failure unless it finds a solution to the eastwest crisis which the United States Britain and France Sunday night turned over to the security council Accuse Russia The western powers accused Russia of threatening world peace by her actions in Berlin and em phasized their determination to remain in the city They reserved the right to take such steps as might be necessary to do so Bevin hinted that Britain en visages the end of the United Na tions unless a solution is found to the eastwest crisis and added The reason I am afraid for he U N is fundamentally a simple one Bevin declared It is that although they often put forward a point of view which can not be disregarded and which should be intelligently discussed a minority in these matters resolutely refuses to accommodate itself even in the slightest degree to the wishes and desires of the majority Make Break The allied decision to break off negotiations over the Berlin crisis with the Russians and take the is sue to the U N was announced lifter 2 conferences Sunday among Secretary of State Marshall French Foreign Minister Schuman and Bevin The 3 ministers prepared to meet Monday to discuss formally submitting the crisis to the secur ity council Dies as Auto and Gas Truck Collide Glidden man was killed and another was seriously injured Sunday when an automo bile and a heavy transport side sviped on highway 30 on a curve miles south of here The dead man was Peter Dros sos 28 of Crown Point Ind identified by highway patrolmen as driver of the car In serious condition at St Anthony hospital here was D G Modlin Gary Ind a passenger in the car The impact of the collision caused the gasoline in the trans port to ignite and the driver H M Jordan suffered burns on the hands The Glidden fire depart ment put out the blaze Pocahontas Youth Killed in Crash Pocahontas Dona hue Jr 19 of Pocahontas was killed early Sunday morning 2 miles north of here on highway 17 when the car in which he was riding and a truck sideswiped Sheriff E R Stahley said 2 other youths were hurt in the accident At Lutheran hospital in Fort Dodge were Vernon Aden 20 of Palmer and Clarence Zeman 20 of Pocahontas Hospital attendants said neither was seriously hurt High School Sophomore Killed in Auto Crash Vinton A Vinton high school sophomore was killed and 5 companions injured Sunday eve ning when their car went out of control on a hill and careened into a corn field Joan Schirm 16 was killed in the accident which occurred on Oak Grove road 2 miles south of Urbana Iowa The young people were enroutc to a church rally at Oak Grove Tax Liens Dampen Spree Prospects Tomato Village Japan centuries with the regularity of the swallows of Capistrano Cal Ibaragi prefecture drunks have re turned here annually on Sept 28 for a glorious free spree Villagers kept a 47gallon barrel of homemade sake on tap at a shrine for all to partake of as often as they desired But Tuesdays festival looked hopeless Revenue agents slapped a tax lien on the sake barrel and hard pressed villagers have not been able to raise the 15000 yen demanded SEE U S ARMY AD ON PAGE 14 North Iowa Men Face Bank Robbery Charges VISITING ON CAPTORS AND are 2 of the officers mainly responsible for the capture of the Sheffield bank robbers and their 2 prisoners From left to right are High way Patrolman Lynn Evans Robert Franklin Safford 23 GlobeGazette Photos Central Heights formerly of Chicago Bernard Delbert Morgan 26 Hampton and Deputy Sheriff Ralph A Jones of Franklin county Kimball Gets 30 Year Term Sentenced on Charge pfMurderous Assault Robert Kimball Jr 32 of 417 3rd N E was sentenced Monday to a term of not to exceed 30 years in the state penitentiary at Fort Madison He was found guil ty 2 weeks ago by a district court jury of assault with intent to commit murder Sentence was imposed by Judge T A Beardmore Charles City who presided during the trial Kimball was convicted of firing a shotgun through a bedroom door at the Clarence McFarland home on the night of April 11 and wounding McFariand Iowa Falls Veteran Sentenced to Prison on Check Forgery Des Moines Patrick Ryan 21 who said he lives in Iowa Falls was sentenced to in federal prison Monday after he pleaded guilty before Judge Charles C Dewey to charges of forging a government check Ryan told the judge he stole 2 checks last Jan 22 at the San Di ego Cal marine training base while serving as a private in the corps Ryan recently completed a forgery term at Waterloo Edward J Westfield Jr 31 Seattle was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to transporting a stolen car from Seattle to Des Moines WAS of the loot the 2 gunmen got at the Sheffield Savings bank was later buried at the west end of Beeds lake 3 miles northwest of Hampton Officers took Morgan who had buried it to the spot Sunday night and recovered it The 2 men had divided it and put the 2 shares in 2 paper bags which then were wrapped in Morgans blue navy dungaree jacket The holster and clip for Morgans automatic pistol were also recovered from the creek nearby where he tossed them His gun and the one taken from the Sheffield bank were tossed in another creek southwest of Hampton DIES OF POLIO Des Moines Harp er 12 died of polio in Iowa Luth eran hospital here Sunday He was the son of Mr and Mrs Grover Harper Leon Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cool and clear Mon day night with probably light frost in lowlands Low in low 30s Clear Tuesday High near 75 Iowa Sunny and pleasant Tues day Fair and cool Monday night Low Monday night 4552 Minnesota Fair Monday night not quite so cool except little change in temperature extreme south east Tuesday fair and pleasant IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum 55 Minimum 37 At 8 a m Monday 50 YEAR AGO Maximum 63 Minimum 36 GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum 70 Minimum 37 At 8 a m Sunday 52 YEAR AGO Maximum 60 Minimum 27 74 Workers Discharged at Morrell Ottumwa Seventyfour men in the Morrell packing plants pork cut department were discharged Monday after a new work dispute and allied depart ments employing several hundred persons immediately became idle The company went out of the hog market again Both company and union agreed that Mondays controversy arose over the question of filling v cant haratrimming jobs in the wake of a dispute in which 10 men were discharged last week Prominent Sioux City Man Is Dead Sioux Cily H Johnson 88 who held several patent on paving processes died at a hospi tal Sunday after a lengthy illness Johnson after 25 years in the city engineers office here re signed in 1919 to form the John son Engineering company His paving process was widely ltiown as the Johnson method Johnson also organized the Home Tele phone company here in 18f H This was Sioux Citys first independent telephone company Student Shooting Termed Accidental Cedar Rapids County Coroner Robert Brosh termed the shooting death of Ralph Van Vliet 21yearold Coe college student ac cidental Monday morning Brosh said theyouth had a22 caliber conversion unit for the 45 automatic used in the shooting and had probably put the 45 barrel back on the stock without know ing the bullet was in it The clip was not in the gun Truman Takes Running Jabs at Congress Across Texas By UNITED PRESS President Truman carried his running attack on congressional republicans across Texas Monday accusing them of trying to tear up the bill of rights And he afeain belabored his GOP opponent Gov Thomas E Dewey and other republicans for failure to talk about issues in the campaign He said Dewey and other repub licans are merely talking about home and mother and what a beautiful country this is To Get Specific But Dewey campaigning in the northwest promised to get spe cific on what he proposes to do to develop resources of the western states if he is elected Truman told an audience in Austin Texas that the republican donothing congress also had tried to put the farm cooperatives out of business Deweys running mate Gov Earl Warren of California stumped New York state telling his listeners that you may be sure that when Tom Dewfiy is elected president he will meet ev ery problem it is the high cost of living the housing shortage or our relations with Russia Another presidential hopeful States Rights Democratic Candi date J Strom Thurmond chal lenged Mr Truman to a public debate on the civil rights issue Thurmond said he would meet the president anywhere anytime Program Outline A spokesman for Dewey said the GOP candidate will outline his program for development of western resources in a speech at Seattle Monday night During his campaign swing through Utah Nevada and Cali fornia last week Mr Truman re peatedly chided his republican rival for keeping the voters gues sing about his program And the president emphasized that he and the democratic party always have worked for the rapid development of land forest water and minera resources of the west He accused the republican congress of trying to sabotage western reclamatioj and power projects While Dewey campaigned through Oregon and Washington Monday Mr Truman continue his stump tour in Texas His bij speech of the day was to be a dis cussion of farm problems at Bon ham home town of House Demo cratic Leader Sam Rayburn Warren Trial Into 3rd Week Rath Foreman Gives Account of Shooting Waterloo riot con spiracy trial of Wilbert Warren Monday moved into its 3rd and possibly final week Mondays testimony by defense witnesses centered chiefly about the fatal shooting of CIOUPMA member William F a r r e 11 and events surrounding the breaking oi the Rath packing plant main gate following the shooting John Dolan a Rath foremar who is not a member of the union gave an eyewitness account of the shooting as it appeared from his vantage point at a window the plant cafeteria Dolan said he saw the crowd near the main gate gather aroun J the car of Fred Lee Roberts Dua kerton Negro who is charged With manslaughter in Farrells death Dolan told the jury that he saw Roberts shoot and that Roberts car was moving slowly away from the crowd at the time Dolan said he did not see anyone lift or shake Roberts car as Roberts and others have testified previously r Tip Results in Capture of Suspects 1 Captured in Mason City Other Found at Hampton Two North lowans will face Dank robbery charges in federal court in connection with the theft of from the Sheffield Savings bank Saturday afternoon t was announced Monday by agents of the federal bureau of in vestigation The 2 are Bernard Delbert Morgan 26 Hampton who was reared on a farm north of Hansell Robert Franklin Safford 23 Mason City formerly of Chicago They were held in Cerro Gordo county jail Monday pending ar raignment before U S Commis sioner N Leyinson Their capture Sunday evening was the result of a tip to Deputy Sheriff Ralph A Jones of Franklin county at Hampton Car Seen He was told that a car answer ing the description broadcast on the radio had been seen together with a black 1941 Chevrolet in Hansell Saturday morning He also was given the name of the driver of the blue 1947 Kaiser sedan Jones 2 FBI agents and High way Patrolman Lynn Evans then located Morgan at Hampton and took him to Sheffield where he was identified by bank employes and Miss Margaret Day the cus tomer who was in the bank during the robbery Morgan then admitted rob bery officers said and was brought to the Mason City police station for questioning The 4 of officers Mason City police and Cerro Gordo county sheriffs officers then went to Saffords trailer home in Central Heights and waited about 14 hours until he came home and was taken into custody With Family With him at the time of his ar rest was his wife and li year old child Morgan who lives hi a trailer house at Hampton married an Irish girl while overseas dur ing the war They have children 4 and 2 years old Both signed statements in the sheriffs office here Sunday night admitting their part in the rob bery They told officers that they had planned for many weeks to rob a bank Both were employed on the coaxial telephone cable crew which has worked south ward from Minneapolis to south of Hampton Morgan said he was a splicer and Safford a tester About 2 weeks ago they said they decided to rob the Sheffield bank and on Thursday agreed to do it on Saturday They had in tended to arrive as the bank opened but got started too late they said and so went instead to Hansell where they parked Saf fords car Try to Buy Bag From there they drove to Dougherty and tried to buy a zipper bag but could not find the kind they wanted They then drove to Mason City and bought the one they used from a war surplus store They met Mrs Saf ford in downtown Mason City and took her home leaving again after explaining that his car had bro ken down and they were going after parts They then drove to Rockwell where they played pool until after noon They stopped on a country road on the way to Shef Eield and took the Minnesota li cense plates off Morgans car and rhen drove a block north and a half block east of the bank and parked the car They intended to rob the bank Before it closed they said but there were so many customers in side that they hesitated to enter When Assistant Cashier H A Buxton closed the door at p m they knocked for admittance asking for change for a bill There were 3 customers in the barJc when the men entered but 2 of them Dr R C Anderson Sheffield dentist and E S Brou wer locker plant operator there both walked out while Buxton was going for the change The 3rd Miss Day being waited on by Cashier H O Webb When Buxton handed the 10 bills to Morgan the bandit pulled an automatic pistol from his pocket and announced that it was a holdup He ordered the 5 in the bank to line up facing a wall while Saf ford went behind the counter with the zipper bag and scooped up from the vault and the re ;