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NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME 'THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS" HOME EDITION U1U1J VOL. LIV Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires (Five Cents a Copy) MASON CITY, IOWA, SATURDAY, JULY 24, 1948 This Paper Consists of Two Sections—Section One No. 247 Smith Called From Russia by Gen. Clay Sokolovsky Announces New Russian Currency Reform for Germany Berlin, (U.R)—Gen. Lucius Clay, racing back to Germany from 1 Washington, has summoned Ambassador Walter Bedell Smith from Moscow for a top-level conference of western military and political officials on the Berlin, crisis, it was reported Saturday. Moscow dispatches said Smith received the summons Friday night and planned to fly to Berlin Sunday. Clay was expected to arrive back in Berlin late Saturday. It was believed that Clay was carrying now instructions from Washington and may give some hint of future American policy in Berlin soon after his arrival. • New Currency Meanwhile, Marshal Vassily D. Sokolovsky announced issuance of a new currency for the soviet zone of Germany and ail of Berlin. The new currency will be called the deutsche mark, similar to the new western zone currency. The 3 western powers immediately indicated acceptance of the new soviet currency. Hope was expressed that this might form a basis for easing the Beiiin blockade. Russia at one time explained the blockade as a means of protecting the eastern zone from the effects of western currency reform. Conversion of the new currency will begin Sunday and the old coupon marks, introduced last month after the western currency ' reform, will be worthless after Tuesday. "< Currency Exchange The new currency will be exchanged on a one-for-one basis for the 2,500,000,000 coupon marks now estimated to be in circulation in the soviet zone. The Russian announcement, carried by the official soviet German news agency, said that an additional issue up to 500,000,000 (M) marks in the new currency also was authorized. American authorities issued a simultaneous announcement indicating the 3 western powers have agreed to accept the new soviet- sponsored currency in the western ' sectors of Berlin. Marie to Form New Cabinet National Assembly in Confidence Vote ., Paris, (U.R)—The national assembly, divided and acting under the urgency of the east-west crisis over Berlin, Saturday gave Premier-Designate 'Andre Marie the shaky vote o.f confidence he needed to form a new government. The assembly voted confidence in Marie, wartime inmate of the Buchenwald concentration camp, after hearing him outline his government program. It included a foreign policy of firmness without provocation, safeguarding of! French security, and insistence on fair reparations. Marie, radical socialist minister of justice in the overthrown cabinet headed by Robert Schuman, proposed to form a government based on a "brain trust" of the country's elder statesmen. Marie told the assembly that his government would stand by the 6-power London agreement on Germany as the keystone of its policy regarding Germany. It was the London agreement which 1st rocked the Schuman government. The specific issue over which ( Schuman fell was a cut in the French military government to which he would not agree. Tests Show U. S. Strength in Atomic Weapons Improved Washington, (U.R)—P ** s i d e n t Truman said Saturday that the latest A-bomb tests in the Pacific show "beyond any question" that this country's position in atomic weapons "has been substantially improved." Reaffirming that atomic development and research activities will be kept secret until international control is established,,Mr. Truman again blamed Russia's "uncompromising" attitude for failure to find a common basis for international control. Secrecy Required "When the nations of the world are prepared to join with us in the international control of atomic energy, this requirement of secrecy will disappear," he said. Mr. Truman issued the statement as the atomic enei'gy commission made its first formal report on "operation sandstone"— the explosion of 3 n e w-s t y 1 e atomic bombs. Results Clear The commission said records of the explosions still are being analyzed, but that some of the results are already clear. "The test proved not only the effectiveness of the new designs of weapons but confirmed a great deal of the theoretical and experimental work performed . . . since the war," the commission said. Former Oliver Officer Killed J. A. Fix, Charles City, Victim of Auto Crash Charles City, (/P)—J. A. Fix, 62, a former vice president of the Oliver Corporation, Chicago, and of Continental Motors, Muskegon, Mich., was killed in an auto accident near Jordan, Mont., late Friday according to word received here. His brother, William Fix, with whom the victim had maintained his permanent residence, said no details of the accident were available. The body wns being returned here Saturday afternoon by ambulance plane. Mr. Fix had gone to work for the Hart Parr Tractor Co. here at 17, becoming plant manager during the first World war. He served in various executive capacities of its successor firm, Oliver, until 1944. Since his retirement as an official of Continental Motors 2 years ago, he had lived here and at a farm he owned near Grand Rapids, Minn. Hartley Says Red Sabotage Plans Laid Washington, (U.R) — Chairman Fred A. Hartley, Jr., of the house labor committee said Saturday he has been informed that communist union leaders have plans "to sabotage industry in this country in the event of war." The New Jersey republican made this statement to reporters in disclosing that his committee investigators are delving further into charges of communist infiltration in CIO unions. Hartley refused to elaborate except to add: "I don't want to work up a war scare but those are the facts." Celebrates 106th Birthday Saturday Washington, (U.R)—John Wesley Washington, a former slave, celebrated his 106th birthday Saturday, but said he doesn't feel a day over 7G. "I've no regrets for my life," he said. "I've no wish to hurry away." Wallace Nominated to Carry Banner of Progressive Party f Convention Hall, Philadelphia, (U.R)—Shouting, cheering delegates to the progressive party convention Saturday nominated Henry A. Wallace by acclamation for president of the United States. Wallace's nomination was dc- 'termined in advance. But the delegates roared and paraded through the aisles with all the enthusiasm of men and women who had backed a successful candidate in a close political race. The former vice president's name was formally put in nom- .ination by Fred Stover of Hampton, Iowa. _ Wallace will accept the.nomina- tion at a mass meeting in Shibe park Saturday night in a double- barrelled speaking program with his vice presidential running mate, Senator Glen H. Taylor of Idaho, Adopt Report Saturday's nbminations were ^receded by adbption of a rules committee report accusing the 2 major parties of driving the nation toward depression, fascism, p.nd war. The committee chairman, Rep. yito Marcantonio of New York, •purred the delegates' to a wild demonstration of eagerness for battle when he promised a march on Washington to "demand peace" of the special session of congress starting Monday. The young party launched its campaign to pull votes from the democrats and . republicans next November on a peace-abundance- freedom platform. It calls for nationalization of key industries, federal economic controls, civil rights for everybody, and abandonment of the bipartisan "get tough" policy toward Soviet Russia. To Nominate Taylor Taylor's nominator was Larkin Marshall, Negro publisher of Macon, Ga., who is running for the U. S. senate. Stover's speech brought the delegates shouting to their feet. Their chant of "We want Wallace, we want Wallace," mingled deafeningly with the convention theme song, "Everyone Wants Wallace; Friendly Henry Wallace," played by the band. Stover lashed out at the "intellectual pygmies who are masterminding the bipartisan foreign policy." He repeated the party theme that- it's "Wallace or war.' VA Offices to Stay Open Next Saturday for Policy Deadline Des Moines, (U.R)—The veterans administration here announced Saturday that all of its offices throughout the state will remain open next Saturday, the deadline for reinstating lapsed G-I insurance without a physical examination. Offices are located at Des Moines, Ames, Burlington, Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Davenport, Dubuque, Fort Dodge, Iowa City, Mason City, Ottumwa, Sioux City and Waterloo. Facilities for renewing the policies will also be available to veterans at Iowa's 2 veterans hospitals at Des Moines and Knoxville. Egyptians Stage Riots Demonstrations Protest Truce Nicosia, Cyprus, (U.R)—Travelers reported Saturday that Egyptian mobs staged a 3-day reign of terror against westerners in Cairo last weekend, killing at least 2 and mauling others in demonstrations protesting the Palestine truce. Scores of attacks were made against Americans, British, French and Italians. Panic spread through the entire city as mobs roamed the streets, stopping cars in their search for victims. Order was not restored until Tuesday, when police called out mounted and helmeted reserves. The Egyptian capital still is a seething voclano of hate, these reports said, but police are taking the strongest measures to prevent new outbursts. (A dispatch direct from Cairo Saturday quoted Maj. Mohamed Osman, assistant commandant of Cairo police, as denying a report abroad that a state o£ emergency had been proclaimed in Cairo. On the contrary, he said, police officers were granted leaves beginning Friday for the 1st time in a long while.) Egyptian-censorship prohibited any report on the attacks. Cairo newspapers did not print a single word about any disturbances. Correspondents were forbidden upon pain of expulsion to reveal details. Authoritative sources blamed the Moslem brotherhood for the attacks. The brotherhood was described as a nationalistic group interested in driving westerners from the middle east. Safety Council Launches Campaign to Eliminate Farm Accident Sources Washington, (/P)—The national safety council and the agriculture department Saturday launched a campaign to eliminate 30,000,000 farm hazards in one week. The drive is in answer to a proclamation by President Truman, urging each member of every American farm family to weed out at least one possible source of accident during national farm safety week, which starts Sunday. More Planes Prepared for Berlin Duty 100 Transports to Supplement Present Air Force Strength Washington, (U.R)—The air force rushed preparations Saturday for adding about 100 giant transport planes to the Berlin supply run to overcome the soviet blockade. The new airlift program calls for increasing food and fuel shipments to Berlin from the present 2,500 tons a day to 4,500 tons. Officials emphasized that it will continue indefinitel y—even through the winter if the Russians maintain their restrictions ori rail and highway travel. More C-54's Additional 4-engine C-54's with double crews will be started to Germany almost immediately. They will be recruited from U. S. bases all over the world so as not to put too great a strain on. any one operational theater. Gen. Lucius Clay has been given the green light to expand Tempelhof Airdrome in Berlin and build another large airfield to accommodate the auxiliary planes. 2 Trips Daily At present, the United States is using about 50 C-54 Douglas Sky- masters, and about 110 twin-engine C-47 Dukotas. They average better than 2 round trips daily from Frankfort and Wiesbaden to Berlin—a distance of about 300 miles each way. When the operation reaches a peak this fall, the air force will be carrying 135,000 tons a month into the former German capital. This compares with 78,000 tons a month at the height of the over- the-hump airlift from > Burma to China during the war.' Truman Prepares to Speak to Congress Auto Firms Announce Price Boost Detroit, (/P) — General Motors Corp. Saturday announced a price increase of about 8 per cent on all passenger cars. The increases will become effective Monday. President C. E. Wilson blamed "rising wages and material costs." GM recently granted the CIO united auto workers an 11 cent an hour wage increase geared to the cost of living. It is to be adjusted —probably upward—in September. It was the 1st general price increase by General Motors since August, 1947. 3 Superforts ' Prepared for Tripoli Run Washington, (/P) — Three B-29 Superfortresses have been delayed in the Azores on their world- circling flight but will take off Saturday night for Tripoli, the strategic air command announced Saturday. The announcement said the delay was caused by mechanical trouble in one of the planes. This is the first around-the- world flight for Superfortresses. An air force announcement said it was undertaken to train B-29 crews in long range, over-water flights and to make them familiar with world-wide conditions. The planes left Tucson, Ariz., Thursday; stopped briefly at Tampa, Fla., and reached the Azores Friday. They were scheduled to leave for Tripoli Fz-iday night. Waiting List Started for Navy Enlistment Des Moines, (U.R)—The navy recruiting office here said Friday that for the 1st time since pre- World war II days the navy will establish waiting lists for prospective recruits. The office said only 18 year olds who enlist for one year after Aug. 1 can be handled, in naval training centers. The office of the navy inspector of recruiting in Omaha, Nebr., has advised the Des Moines office that the training centers are filled. MASON HEAD DIES Cedar Rapids, (/P)—Charles C. Hunt, 81, grand secretary emeritus of the Masonic grand lodge of Iowa and a nationally known member of the Masonic lodges died Saturday morning at his home here. Weather Report FORECAST Mason City: Partly cloudy and warmer Saturday night and Sunday. Low Saturday night 62 to G6. High Sunday near 90. Iowa: Generally fair and warmer Saturday night and Sunday. Low Saturday night 54-60. Minnesota: Partly cloudy with scattered thundershowers Sunday anci in west and central portions Saturday night. Warmer Saturday night and in east and south portions Sunday, IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Saturday morning: Maximum 81 Minimum 55 At 8 a. m. Saturday 71 YEAR AGO: Maximum 80 Minimum 55 Wife Tries Suicide, Kills Husband Instead Mulhouse, France, (U.R) — Police reported Saturday that Mme. Marie Vogel, 54, tried to commit suicide Friday by jumping from her 3rd floor apartment. She landed on her husband, who was strolling in the courtyard below. He died of a skull fracture. Mme. Vogel is alive, but her condition is grave. 5 Killed in Bus Accident Dead Include Duluth Baseball Players St. Paul, (/P)—At least 5 persons including several members of the Duluth team of the Northern Baseball League, were killed Saturday in the head-on collision of the team's bus and a heavy truck. Eleven injured persons, 4 of whom were described as in critical condition, were taken to Ancker hospital. The dead included the driver of the truck, James E. Grealish of St. Paul, which was owned by the Liquid Carbonic company of St. Paul. The truck carried a cargo of dry ice. Three bodies could be seen in the bus wreckage. Alongside the highway lay the bodies of the truck driver, and an unidentified man. The impact turned both vehicles sideways, pointing north—the bus off the road and the truck nearly all the way off the highway. It was recalled Saturday that on June 24, 1946 the worst tragedy of organized baseball occurred when 9 members of the Spokane Western International league club lost their lives. The players were on a bus which slipped off a narrow road in the Cascade moun- tans at a 3,400 foot level in a drizzling rain. The bus hurtled 350 feet down the mountain and caught fire. Six other players and the driver were seriously injured. Organized baseball groups and followers of the game rallied throughout the nation to help survivors and families ot the victoms. Republicans Ready for Campaign Choose Candidates, Centra! Committee, Adopt New Platform Des Moiiies, (U.R)—Iowa republicans moved into the general election campaign Saturday with a full ticket, a veteran state central committee, and a platform that asks the legislature to consider "equitable revision" of the entire Iowa tax system. The convention Friday nominated Melvin D. Synhorst, 34, Orange City, as the party candidate for secretary of state. He won on the 2nd ballot over 6 opponents, 4 of whom withdrew as the 2nd ballot started. Synhorst, a World war II veteran, an attorney, and an examiner for the state auditor, received 2,400 votes to 915 for Mrs. Helen Mitchell, Council Bluffs and 40 for Charles J. Knickerbocker, Fairfax. A total of 1,699 votes was a necessary majority of the 3,396 delegates. Mrs. Mitchell led the 1st ballot, with 966 votes to Synhorst's 835, and Knickerbocker's 622. As the 2nd ballot started, 3 war-veteran candidates — Richard Mason, Ames; Jesse Halden, Newton, and George Prichard, Jr., Onawa— withdrew and gave their support to Synhorst. Knickerbocker withdrew after the. 9th county in the 99-county roll call, but made no endorsement. Gov. Robert D. Blue and Beardsley, both of whom addressed the convention, were named the 2 state presidential electors- ut-largc. Each district also named one presidential elector. Warren Photo M. D. SYNHORST Ohio Gunman Admits Killing Surrenders After Pal Meets Death Filibuster From South Threatened Agencies Asked Not to Present Measures on Own initiative Washington, (/P) — President Truman got a last taste of smooth sailing on the placid Potomac Saturday as he charted the course he wants congress to follow to beat back the rising tide of inflation. ! While he cruised aboard the presidential yacht Williamsburg, storm signals already were flapping on capitol hill for his appearance there Tuesday. Republicans said they will give "careful consideration" to the president's suggestions, £>ut they made it clear that his expected plan to use government controls to curb living costs is in for rough weather. A filibuster threat from within his own party also was added to the special session docket. NABBED BY SOVIETS Vienna, (U.R) — The ministry of interior said Saturday that Friedrich Mueller, an employe of the Salzburg municipal government, had been arrested by the Soviets last Saturday. The ministry said he was the 3rd government official arrested by the Soviets xvithin the past month. State GOP Approves Platform Des Moines, (JP) —The republican state convention Friday adopted a 13-plank platform. The planks included: - 1. Pledging a continuing study to improve labor-management relationships. 2. Making permanent the program of state financial aid for schools, adopted by the 1947 legislature. 3. Recommending that the voters approve at the November election the $90,000,000 veterans' bonus bill. 4. Urging that the schools teach children to oppose all groups which seek to undermine the constitution of the United States. 5. Advocating that Iowa's secondary roads system and farm-to- market roads be developed at greater speed. Celina, Ohio, (U.R)—Robert Murl Daniels, 24, "mad dog" killer who surrendered meekly after his pal was slain at a roadblock, was kept under heavy guard in the Mercer county jail Saturday. A few miles away, Sgt. Leonard Conn of the Van Wert police, the last victim of the 2 gun-crazy ex- convicts, fought for his life in Van Wert hospital. He was in critical condition with a bullet wound in the chest. Stops Orgy It was Conn who Friday stopped the wild orgy of crime carried out by Daniels and his pal.-.Johru. C. West, 24, both former inmates of the Mansfield, Ohio, reformatory. Conn shot West between the eyes as he attempted to flee from an automobile haulaway truck which the 2 men had seized for their getaway, after shooting the driver, Orville Taylor. From July 9 until Friday the pair had killed 6 persons, including the massacre of John E. Niebel, superintendent of the Mansfield, Ohio, reformatory farm, and his wife and 22 year old daughter. Admits Killings Daniels admitted 6 of the killings to a crowd gathered outside the Van Wert jail shortly after his capture Friday. He denied, however, that he had killed a Flat Rock, Mich., tourist camp operator, one of the murders the pair was suspected of. In addition to the Niebels and the truck driver, Daniels admitted killing James J. Smith, 26, a Tiffin motorist, slain early Friday, and a Columbus, Ohio, tavern operator. GEN. CLAY LEAVES FOR GERMANY— Gen. A Luc£?D°. Clay (right), United States- military governor in Germany, smiles and waves at National airport Friday as he boards a plane to return to his post in Berlin. With him is his political advisor, Ambassador Robert Murphy. Gen. Clay was recalled to Washington for conferences on the Berlin crisis. Propose Bernadotte as Palestine King B i e r u I, Lebanon, (U.R) — The Arabic newspaper Alhayat reported Saturday that foreign sources have proposed to Arab qu-driers that Count Folke Bernadotte be crowned king of Palestine because he "is the best person to keep the balance between Arabs and Jews." Arab circles oppose the proposal, the paper said. Eidora Man Dies of Car Crash Injuries Eidora, (iP) —Jennings Skare, 43, Story City, died in an Eidora hospital Saturday from injuries received last Sunday in an automobile accident south of Story City. Skare was driving alone when his car hit soft gravel and wrecked. He suffered several broken bones and internal injuries. His widow and 2 sons survive. CRASH INJURY FATAL Eidora, (U.R)—Jennings Skare, 43, a story city truck driver, died early Saturday of injuries suffered July 18 when his truck skidded and overturned south of Zearing. SAME DATE—-1947—265 (Illaok fl»f meant train* i«»U <• •**< !* h»ur>> Stover Quits as Head of Farmers Union Philadelphia, (U.R)—Fred Stover, Hampton, said in Philadelphia Friday that he has resigned as president of the Iowa Farmers Union because he didn't want to embarrass any Farmers Union members opposed to Henry Wallace. Stover is here attending the 3rd party national convention and is scheduled to deliver the speech nominating Wallace as the party's presidential candidate. Stover said his resignation will move Leonard Hoffman, Iowa Falls, from vice president to president of the Farmers Union. Ready to Talk Senator Eastland (D-Miss.) told a reporter he is "ready to talk" against any of the civil rights measures which set off a revolt of southern democrats at the party's Philadelphia convention earlier this month. Reliable sources said Mr. Truman has quietly passed the word to government agencies not to suggest legislation of their own which might sidetrack his proposals or prolong the special rneet- ing opening Monday. Informed quarters said the president's anti-inflation proposal probably will call- for- controls on key commodities such as meat and steel, with broad powers to extend government curbs to other items later if necessary- The president, it was learned, also has decided to put off presentation of fresh budget estimates. Not counting any extra costs which might come out of the special session, administration quarters expect the government to spend some 52,000,000,000 more than the 540,000,000,000 it receives during the next 12 months. The main reason for this, officials claim, is the $4,000,000,000 tax-cut passed over the president's veto last spring. Slum Clearance Among the more costly items Mr. Truman has indicated he will lay before congress are slum- clearance, low-rent housing and federal aid to education. Congress previously turned down these proposals, which would cost hundreds of millions of dollars. The white house reported Friday that the president also will ask $56,000,000 for TV A and other power and reclamation projects. Mr. Truman meanwhile completed work Friday night on proposed legislation to admit 402,000 homeless Europeans to this country during the next 4 years. This would take the form of an amendment to the recently enacted displaced persons law, which permits 202,000 refugees to come here within ths next 2 years. PLANS QUICK TRIP Washington, (/P)—President Truman plans a quick trip to Independence, Mo., to vote August 3 in the Missouri democratic primary. MRS. PATTERSON DIES Washington, (U.R) — Mrs. Eleanor Patterson, publisher fo the Washington Times-Herald, died suddenly Saturday, it was announced by the Times-Herald. Supina Placed Under Bond Before Mental Examination New Haven, Conn., (^—Stephen J. Supina, the ex-army flier who bombed United Nations headquarters because he said he wanted world peace, was placed under $50,000 bonds Saturday pending a mental examination. Arraigned in city court less than 24 hours after he calmly walked into the New Haven Register newsroom and surrendered, the 36 year old flier heard his lawyer successfully plead that the case be put off until Monday. Judge D. W. Celotto readily agreed to the continuance after Supina's lawyer, T. Emmet Clarie, said he.wanted his client examined by a psychiatrist. Act Not Normal Said Clarie: "It is obvious to any right thinking person that this man's act was not that of a normal human being. It might well be that his war service has so affected him that he may be in need of medical attention." Clarie told the court that Supina would not oppose extradition. Wants to Go Back • The Ashford, Conn., flier himself said Friday when he gave himself up that he was anxious to go back tf Lake Success to "finish my fight for world peace." He told Register newsmen also that he didn't intend to hurt anyone when he dropped the missile Thursday, but did so "to make them here and abroad look to the United Nations for lasting peace " Three Nassau county, N. Y., police officers were in city court when Supina was arraigned. Sergeant Arnold Smith said he had a warrant charging the flier with malicious mischief.

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