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NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBOURS" VOL. IAV Associated Press and United Press Full I-ease Wires HOME EDITION (Five Cents a Copy) MASON CITY, IOWA, FRIDAY, JULY 23, 1948 U. S. Policy Toward Russia Is Criticized Iowa ; Public ! Opinion] facwef - ; i One of every 3 lowans recently Interviewed by the IOWA PUBLIC OPINION PANEL believes our leaders are not dealing with Russia intelligently, and a majority of those who say that think our policy "has not been tough enough." Typical of these remarks are 2 that "We are too liberal with them; they will put off trouble for some time ' """"" ""•"""'"• and then they will be harder to handle" or "We should sit down on them now and tell them what's what and make them abide by it." Others say we have not made our policy clear to Moscow and a few believe we are too unfriendly in our dealings with Russia. A few who approve our policies do so because of the recent developments. As one remarks, "They have been doing all right the last few days; they have been telling the Russians off." A cross-section of Iowa voters was asked: "Do you feel that the United States is now dealing with Russia in an intelligent manner?" Those answering "No" were then asked: "What do you think we are doing wrong?" In reply to the 1st question slightly less than half (49%) answer "Yes" (that we are dealing with Russia in an intelligent manner); a few over one-third-(34%) s«y "No" and the balance (17%) are doubtful or undecided. LESS THAN MAJORITY SAY WAR COMING SOON Curiously enough lowans during the 1st week of July were a little more optimistic about the chance of avoiding or delaying war than they were 2 months pre- x'iously. Possibly the continuing alarms of the last few months have slightly lessened rather than increased, the anticipation of an early shooting war. These recurring crises may be developing their own form of immunity, leading to some disbelief in the threat of war it actually occurs. Opinions wei-e 1st asked on this point early in May just preceding an exchange of notes between Russian Foreign Minister Molotov and Walter B. Smith, United States ambassador to Moscow. At that time a slight majority felt we would have war with our World war. II ally within 5 years. Opinions were again asked early this month, after our occupation forces, started air deliveries "of food and coal supplies to Berlin. In this recent sampling of opinions less than a majority say they expect war within 5 years. Answers in May and July compare as follows: Expect war with Russia May July This year 5% 4% Next year 8 7 <Withm 5 years . 41 33 Within 20 years 10 15 Never 14 ^ 22 No opinion .... 22 19 This Paper Consists of Two Sections—Section One No. 246 Warren Photo PARTY LEADERS CONFER—United States Senator George A. Wilson, left, and William S. Beardsley, republican nominee for governor, are shown as they conferred in Des Moines Friday on plans for a unified campaign strategy in the fall election. The 2 party leaders were in Des Moines for the Iowa state republican convention. Senator Wilson delivered the keynote address at the opening session at 11 and Mr. Beardsley was scheduled to speak Friday afternoon. The 2 men, who at one time served together in the Iowa legislature, made the following joint statement on campaign plans: _ "We are started on a vigorous and intensive campaign toward the objective we both desire—good representative government, nationally, statewide and locally. "That is the type of government which is so'dear to the hearts of all Americans. All of our endeavor will be toward that end,." As in the earlier poll there is no significant difference between income groups in opinions about our policies in dealing with Russia or in estimates of when war will come. Neither do opinions differ much by age groups except that younger people are a little more inclined than average to an- ticpate war within the next 5 years. Those who disagree with our policies in dealing with Russia niake the following criticisms or suggestions: 56% say "We have been too lenient with Russia," "We should set tougrh with them." 8% "We should not be sending Russia supplies." 6% "We should let Russia know how we stand," "We should make our policy clear," etc. 6% "We should reach a settlement with Russia," "We should try to agree with them," etc. 9% "We are being: unfriendly toward Russia." 11% make miscellaneous criticisms or suggestions. 4% cannot explain what they think we are doing wrong. The above percentages apply only to those who criticize our policy in dealing with Russia (one tfyird of the total cross-section). So this means that approximately one-fifth of all lowans believe we should get tougher or that we have been too lenient, about 2 per cent tnink we should clarify our policy, and 3 per cent that we are being unfriendly toward Russia. Ohio Killers to End of Trail West Shot, Daniels Gives Up Fight Van Wert, Ohio, (/P)—Two youthful ex-convicts who terrorized Ohio with 7 slayings in the last 14 days, hit the end of their crime career, Friday at a Van Wert county police road block. 'One was dying, shot between the <eyes, and the other captured. James C. West, 24 year eld bespectacled reformatory parolee from Parkersburg, W. Va., described as the "gun happy" member of the bandit pair, was shot between the eyes. His ^partner, 22 year old Robert M. Daniels of Columbus, put up his hands and surrendered—and then confessed all 7 of the killings which have kept the midwest in a 2 week turmoil. Use Road Blocks The highway patrol, local police, FBI and other officials had set up road blocks all Over the northern half of the state alter 2 more killings early Friday and the road blocks paid off. Van Wert county and city officials were stationed at a road block G miles northeast of here, where routes 224 and 627 meet. Driveway Truck A driveaway truck, with 4 automobiles aboard, approached. The officers stopped it for a routine check. The driver of the truck came out of the cab, an army rifle blazing. Sgt. L. D. Conn, 42, Van Wert policeman, went down with a bullet in his chest. Frank A. Friemoth, 55, county game protector, also fell with a bullet in his breast, the slug lodging in his arm. Both officers, with Sheriff Roy Shaffer, blazed away with their guns despite the wounds, and Sergeant Conn finally hit the driver between the eyes with a machine Plea for Peace Dropped at UN Buildings With Bomb More Than 60 Overcome in Newspaper Plant Fire Philadelphia, (U.R) — More than O firemen and workmen were overcome Thursday night when a stubbdrn 2-alarm fire destroyed valuable newsprint paper in the Philadelphia Inquirer's new rotogravure building. , The fire broke out Thursday but continued to smoulder throughout the night. The building itself suffered little damage but Inquirer officials estimated that the amount of paper destroyed by fire and water might reach 5,000 tons. The blaze started in a sub- fcg|sement where the newsprint paper was stored. gun bullet. The driver xvas identi- and flevs away. BULLETIN New Haven, Conn., (JP) —A man who identified himself as Stephen J. Supina, sought as the pilot who dropped a missile near United Nations headquarters, surrendered himself Friday in the newsroom of the New Haver. Register. New York, (JP) —A former army flyer sought as the pilot who loosed a missile near United Nations headquarters, also dropped a plea for peace written on his discharge papers, Nassau county police said Friday. The discharge papers of Stephen J. Supina, 36, of Willington, Conn., were found in an envelope near the U. N. offices, Capt. H. M. Demoii of the county police force reported. The cloth and envelope were found Friday in a tree. Meanwhile, a niece of Supina advised New York police he had told her he was responsible for the "bombing." Supina, a former B-17 turret gunner who had been worried about a new war, was the object of a widespread hunt but his whereabout remained a mystery. He got out of a plane at La- Guardia field shortly after the U. N. "bombing" and disappeared. The niece of Supina, Miss Gladys G. Chernushek, told police the pilot appeared at her apartment Thursday night and recounted the full story after they had heard news broadcasts about the "bombing." The blast, from the missile was heard a mile away Thursday. Delegates and staff members were thrown into a state of excitement. Scores of them*rushed to the windows of U. N. chambers. Others poured outside as a small yellow-and-orange plane banked fied as West. Dewey, Ike in Meeting at Pawling Pawling, N. Y., (/P)—Gov. Thomas E. Dewey and Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower discussed "the critical" European situation at a surprise conference here Friday. Eisenhower, president of Columbia university, came to Pawling at Dewey's request. They discussed "European affairs and our military establishments," an aide of Governor Dewey said. The visit of the World war II allied supreme commander in Europe preceded by one day the scheduled conference here by Gov. Dewey with Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg and John Foster Dulles to discuss the foreign situation in general and the Berlin crisis in detail. Dewey had made no prior announcement of the Eisenhower conference. "Ike" and Mrs. Eisenhower motored from New York City Friday morning. They had lunch with the governor and Mrs. Dewey and were to return late Friday. It was understood that Dewey sought Eisenhower's views particularly on the central European situation. Plane Ostrich-lined Fort Worth, Tex., (U.R) — Ed Ritchey's airplane is different, in the interior at l^ast, from other aircraft. The cabin is lined with ostrich skin. Vets Warned on Failure to Report Des Moines, (/P)—Approximately 3,000 of the 9,203 Iowa veterans enrolled in on-thc-job training programs under the G. I. bill may be dropped from the program at the end of this month, the veterans administration office here reported Friday. Their checks will be discontinued unless they make reports on their training status by July 31, the VA said. The VA office explianed that all veterans now in on-the-job training under the G. I. bill (public law 346) are required to make monthly reports on their training status or face the penalty of having subsidence checks delayed pending receipt of these reports. In 1947, about 200,000 people travelled to the top of Pikes Peak in Colorado. (Whit* l\»f mtmn* no tetttlt death !• P»it 24 kour«> Reds Release 3 Americans Goff Arrested on Inter-Zonal Trip Berlin, (U.R)—Three Americans, one of them held incommunicado for 3 days, were released Friday by soviet authorities after strong American protests. One of the Americans, R. F. Goff, Altoona, Pa., was taken prisoner by the Russians last Tuesday morning when he attempted to pass through the soviet corridor west of Berlin into the British zone. Reassigned Goff, an engineer with the American military government, had been reassigned from Berlin to the city of Wetzlar in the American ione and was attempting to reach his new post when he was arrested. The other 2 Americans were military police who inadvertantly crossed into the soviet zone on the outskirts of the American sector of Berlin at noon Thursday. Early Release U. S. army authorities identified the military police as Pfc. George G. Hunt, Camp, Ohio, and Pfc. Elwood E. Dwinncl, Mabton, Wash. The American provost marshal's office said all 3 were released early Friday morning. Baby Deer in Candy Store Worse Than Bull in China Shop Columbia, Pa., (IP)— A frightened lawn in a candy shop proved just as inconvenient as a bull in a china store. The baby deer wandered into the store Thursday night, dashed from counter to case and finally tried to leap through a plate glass window. Policeman William Myers tried in vain to rope the deer. Finally he subdued the animal with a nightstick. Sarah Warden, the candy shop keeper, estimated the damage at $250. Cl ay Sees No U. S. Involvement in War Charge Red Violation of Flight Rules British Turn Down Russian Offer to Supply Electricity Berlin, (/P)—The British have accused the Russians of 3 violations of flight rules in the air lane used by the RAF to supply soviet-blockaded Berlin. British officials claim soviet fighter planes probably engaged in target practice in the corridor. The British military government turned down a Russian offer to supply electric power to a factory in western Berlin. The Russian planes were sighted in the British airway Thursday as American aircraft poured into Berlin with a new record haul of food and fuel. On the 27th day of the British-American airlift Dakotas and Skymasters unloaded 1,638 tons of supplies in 285 flights to Tempelhof airdrome. Keep Pace The British kept pace. The RAF flew 150 flights into the British sector of the city Thursday with an estimated 546 tons. British officials said a 4 engine York transport sighted 3 soviet Yak fighters trailing a sleeve- towing aircraft in the Berlin-Buck- burg corridor. Such sleeves commonly are used for target practice. No Evidence "There is no evidence that the 3 were shooting at the sleeve while the York was nearby," one British official said, "but they probably were shooting." The British rejected a Russian offer to supply^ 10,000 kilowatt hours of power daily to the A. E. G. Turbine factory in the British sector, which is working mostly for the Russians. A British spokesman said the offer was the thin edge of a soviet wedge driving toward economic control of all Berlin. Porter Back to Post in Washington Washington, (U.R) — President Truman Friday brought Paul A. Porter, former price administrator, back into the administration to prepare an explanation of the anti-inflation program to present to congressional committees of the special session. Porter will serve as a non-paid special assistant to the president. The white house said his duty will be "to co-ordinate the information that may be presented to the appropriate congressional committees if and when hearings are held on the president's proposed anti-inflation legislation." Porter attended the cabinet meeting Friday morning when the president outlined his special session program. The appointment strengthened reports from administration source that Mr. Truman will seek some form of price control from the special session. America's literary history began in 1608, with John Smith's "True Relation of Virginia." Wallace Soys He Will Not Repudiate Support on Peace Philadelphia, (7P) — Henry A. JL Wallace said Friday he will not repudiate any support that comes to him "on the basis of peace" in his 3rd party presidential race. " Wallace told a news conference that if the communists want to support him he will not denounce them. At the same" time, he said, no one is going to be able to prove that he is a communist. The 3rd party presidential candidate, arriving for the opening Friday night of a convention which will nominate him for president and Senator Glen Taylor of Idaho for yice president, called into the communist issue at his 1st meeting wijth reporters. Wallace said that wherever he has gone newspapermen have attempted to pin him down on the communist question. Desperate Hop* "Most of them have been desperately hoping that Mr. Wallace either will repudiate >the communists in no uncertairl language or that in some way Mr. Wallace will embrace communism," he declared. At this point he repeated a statement he made last May in which he said there is no question that reports of communist support for his candidacy constitute "a political liability." He said the communists were supporting him because they want peace so that they can carry out in Russia their social experiment there. Wants Peace He wants peace, Wallace said, so that "progressive capitalism" will have a chance to operate in this country. On his arrival, Wallace told cheering backers that they are making world history, "This convention will mark a great turning point in the history of this party, the United States and the world," he said to several hundred party leaders, delegates and party workers who greeted him at Broad street station with shouts and party campaign songs. Stepping from the train, Wallace declared chances of his party in the coming election "are fine." BOYD "PETE" HAYES Warren Photo Hayes Succeeds Webster in GOP State Committee Post By STAFF REPRESENTATIVE Des Moines —• Boyd Hayes, Charles City attorney, succeeded Bennett A. Webster of Mason City 'Friday as 3rd district member of the Iowa state republican central committee. Hayes was the unanimous choice of the 3rd district republican caucus held at the Savery hotel Friday morning before the opening of the state convention of the party. Mrs. Gertrude Wilharm, Sumner, vice chairman of the state republican central committee, was re-elected 3rd district committee woman. Arch McFarland, Waterloo, was named presidential elector. Named to the convention committees were R. H. Mulder, Parkersburg, resolutions; Harold McKinley, S. Ansgar, permanent organization; Hughes Bryant, Mason City, rules, and WJ.lliam Anthony Cedar Falls, credentials. Gwynne Says "No" A communication from Rep. John W. Gwynne, defeated in his race for renomination in the primary, stated decisively that he would not come put independently on the ticket this fall, as he had been urged by the large number of party members. The communication, read by Ray Eggert of Waterloo, also stated that the congressman would not be- candidate in 1950 inasmuch as there arc many good republicans available. Eggert also read another communication from Rep. Gwynne in which the latter expressed appreciation for the loyal support given him in the district in past years. Nominated by Burma Hayes was placed in nomination for central committeeman by Henry Burma of Allison, who said that he would have a special appeal to the young republicans. The nomination was seconded by State; Senator Herman Knudson of Mason City and Ed Donahue, New Hampton. Joe B. Tyc of Marshalltown, who had been mentioned as a possible choice for committeeman, presented the motion that made Hayes* selection unanimous. Is War n Veteran A veteran of World war II, Hayes is city attorney at. Charles City and Floyd county republican committee chairman. For a number of years he was closely associated politically with the late Wesley G. Henke, who was 3rd district central committeeman at the time of his death last year. Webster, who was named to succeed Henke, presided at the caucus. He told the delegates that he spent so little time in the 3rd district that he would not be able to carry on the work of central committeeman and hence could not be 8, candidate for re-election. Hayes pledged vigorous leadership and stated that he would count heavily on advice and counsel from more experienced members of the party. Discuss Nomination The 3rd district delegates also discussed the secretary of state nomination. C. A. Bryson, Iowa Falls, Hardin county representative, while mentioning no candidates, argued Says Army Will Stay in Germany General Appears Before House, Senate Groups Washington, (/P)—Gen. Lucius D. Clay told congress members Friday the Americans will stay in Berlin and he doesn't expect anything to happen that will involve, .he country in war. In rapid-fire order the Ameri:an military governor in Germany appeared separately before house and senate groups and paid a farewell call on President Truman at the white house. Clay first told a house group, including some members of the foreign affairs committee that American forces in Germany can and will carry out this government's intention to remain in Berlin despite the crisis over the soviet blockade. Talks to Senators Later, he talked privately with a group of senators, headed by Senator Wherry (R.-Nebr.), acting majority leader. Wherry told reporters: "Gen. Clay told us the situation is not any worse than it has been. He said they will continue to work it out. He said nothing has happened yet to involve us in war and we can expect that nothing will." Another senator represented Clay as being "very optimistic" over finding a satisfactory solution to the Berlin problem. 35 Minute Parley Earlier Clay had been closeted with the house group for 35 minutes in a review of the German situation. He had no comment after his appearance tiiere br~before the senators. Committee Chairmna Eaton (RN. J.) and Army Secretary Kenneth Royall issued the following joint statement concerning Clay's appearance before the house group: "Gen. Clay presented to the committee the general conditions in Berlin and the action of the American troops and personnel in Berlin." ON STATE GOP COMMITTEE —Sam Torgeson, Lake Mills, replaced Willis York, Madrid, as 6th district member of the state republican central committee at the caucus held Friday morning. Torgeson, a banker, has been active in the party for many years. Mrs. O. G. Clause, Jefferson, was named committee woman and William H. Strachan, Humboldt, presidential elector. that southern Iowa had most of elective and appointive offices in the state and that the selection of a North lowan would strengthen the ticket. The northern half of the state has only 23 offices to 37 in the south half, he said. Bryson maintained that Wilson' democratic opponent, Guy M. Gil lette, will be hard to beat "We are faced with the fight of our lives," he declared. Robert Shepard of Mason City who headed the Cerro Gordo Helen Hass Mitchell club, spoke in support of Mrs. Mitchell's candidacy for the secretary of state nomination. Mrs. Mitchell, he said although a present resident 01 Council Bluffs, is really a North lowan, having lived for many years in Mason City, where hei mother still is a resident. Would Add Strength Shepard also pointed out tha Mrs. Mitchell is the only woman on the ticket and as such woulc add strength to the republican cause. Others spoke in support of Rich ard Mason and Melvin D. Syn horst. Introduced at the caucus wa^ H. R. Gross, Waterloo, republican nominee for 3rd district representative in congress, who emerged from the rear of the room to make a few remarks. Speaking in a low, almost in audible voice, Gross said he wa^ sure of victory both for himself and for all republican candidate in the 3rd district. "When I go to Washington I pledge myself to represent the 3rd district fairly in every way he said. Before Columbus, American Indians smoked cigarets rolled in corn shucks, crude cigars iand pipes. One More Cool Night Forecast Des Moines, (ff>)— What is so rare as a day in June? lowans had the answer to that one Friday. It's a night in July in Iowa with covers. lowans pulled off the fans and pulled up the blankets as temperatures dipped into the 50s Thursday night. And more under covers weather was forecast for Friday night. Decorah had the state low wi^h an early morning reacting of 45. Thursday's high was f»0. Heaviest precipitation in the last 24 hour period reported was .64 of an inch at Burlington. Other reports: Davenport .45, Decorah .36, Dubuque .10, and Charles City and Mason City, trace. Weather Report FORECAST Mason City: Fair and cool Friday with lowest 48 to 52. Saturday fair and warmer with afternoon highs in upper 80's. Iowa: Fair and cool Friday night. Saturday generally fair and warmer. Low Fridav night 52 to 5fi. Iowa 5 - Day Weather Outlook— Temperatures for the next 5 days will average 2 to 4 degrees above normal. The normal daily high temperature is 90. The normal low temperature is 65. Fair weather and warmer Saturday through Monday, becoming cooler with scattered (hundershow- cvs Tuesday and Wednesday. Rainfall amounts will vary widely over the state but will average j inches. Minnesota: Clear and not so cool west and central portions -Friday night. Fair and warmer Saturday followed by local thunder showers extreme northwest portions. Rain Saturday afternoon or night. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Friday morning: Maximum 77 Minimum 43 At 8 a. m. Friday 65 Precipitation YEAR AGO: Maximum Minimum trace 72 51

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