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NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION VOIx LTV Associated Press and United Press Full NEIGHBORS" NEWSPAPER This Paper Consists of Two Sections—Section One MASON CITY, IOWA, TUESDAY, JULY 20, 1948 Call on Draft Registration Dote Set at Aug. 30 tor 25-Yeor-O/cfs Washington, (#0—P resident Truman Tuesday issued a proclamation calling for the draft registration to start Aug. 30. On that date, persons born in 1922, after Aug. 30 will register. The proclamation also fixes the following dates for the registration of other youths between the ages of 18 and 26: 1. Persons born in the year 1923: Aug. 31, and Sept. 1. 2. Persons born in 1924: Sept. 2 and Sept. 3. , 3. Persons born in the year 1925: Sept. 4 or Sept. 7. 4. Persons born in the year 1926: Sept. 8-9. 5. Persons born in the year 1927: Sept. 10-11. 6. Persons born in the year 1928: Sept. 13-14. 7. Persons born in the year 1929: Sept. 15-16. 8. Persons borrt in 1930 before Sept. 19: Sept. 17-18. Boys born on or after Sept. 19, 1930, under the proclamation, will be registered on the day they are 18 years old or within 5 days 'thereafter. The president's proclamation called on the governors of each of the states and the territories of . Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands and the commissioners of the District of Columbia to comply with the drafting program to "accomplish effective and complete registration." Zonal Heads to Meet With Key Germans Berlin, (A 5 )—The American, Brit- i=h and French military governors agreed Monday to talk over with political leaders from their zones German counterproposals for a separate western German government. They . will meet the German ministers-president for the 3 western zones in Frankfurt Wednesday in an effort to obtain clarification of the Germanxproposals, American officials said. Reliable sources said that in the background was a growing hesitancy of the French to push through the western powers' plan for a separate government. The reluctance coincided with the Berlin crisis and increasing tension between the western powers and Russia. An official statement on the meeting of the military governors said no other subjects such as the blockade of Berlin was discussed. The statement denied reports that the United States had asked Britain arid France to join a forcible breaking of the blockade. File Murder Charge in Death of Gallup AP Wirephoto MOTORIST WINS AND LOSES—A trolley operator who refused to back up and a motorist who would not move forward tied up rush-hour traffic for 20 minutes in Portland, Ore., Monday. Policemen finally made the trolley back up, gave the motorisjt the parking place he wanted, but also gave the motorist a ticket for obstructing traffic. Civ// Rights Bills May Be Thrown in Lap of Congress Russia Will Bring Food Into Berlin But Soviet-Supplied Grain Must Be Bought With Reds' Currency 5 Western Powers Agree to Burns Says Go-Slow Policy Toward Reds He Hit Man Confidence Returns on Stock Market New York, (IP) —Confidence returned to the stock market Tuesday, and a rebound higher. sent prices Right from the opening gong, prices were marked steadily higher to regain a portion of the severe 3-day loss which halted the spring bull market before reach/ ing a climax on Monday. Toward '/ the close, some of the widest gains were cut. Brokerage circles said buying was steady, but the volume was about a million shares less than Monday's 2,560,000 sales. Aircraft and airlines, which bucked the falling tide Monday, were steady with leaders up to §1 higher. Arabs, Jews Keep Fighting Plane Bombs Cairo, Destroys Theater Cairo, (IP) — Jewish sources in Haifa said Tuesday fighting still was going on in northern. Palestine on the 3rd day of the truce imposed by the United Nations. A main Cairo thoroughfare was blasted Monday night when a single unidentified plane raided the Egyptian capital. Investigators of the Egyptian interior ministry and explosives experts said the plane dropped an "aerial mine" which damaged a motion picture theater and 2 department stores. Premier Mahmoud Fahmy Nok- rashy Pasha left a cabinet meeting and rushed to the scene of the explosion. He told newsmen: "If this plane proves to have been a Zionist plane and such an action is repeated by the Zionists, we will reply immediately." The Israeli government said it was not one of its planes. A spokesman in Tel Aviv said Israeli planes dropped bombs over Cairo July 15 and "no Israeli Washington, (/P)—A top senate republican leader hinted Tuesday that a legislative hot potato, the civil rights bills, might be thrown into the lap of congress as soon as it meets Monday. Senator Wherry (R-Nebr.), acting majority floor leader, told reporters "the only legislation in the president's program that I know of that is ready is these civil rights bills." He said anything else would take time for processing by committees. In calling the legislators back to work, President Truman placed anti-inflation and housing bills at the top of a long list of measures he thinks congress should deal with promptly. Z More Items Tuesday Mr. Truman added these 2 items to recommendations he will make to congress: (1) Senate ratification of the international wheat agreement; (2) congressional approval of a $65,000,000 loan for erection of permanent United Nations headquarters in New York. Wherry also said that Herbert E. Brownell, campaign manager for Gov. Thomas E. Dewey, has arrived in Washington to set up headquarters for the republican presidential nominee. Wherry expects to confer with Brownell soon. No Dewey Plans A spokesman for Dewey has said the New York governor has no plans to come to Washington either before or during the session of congress. Thus any personal advice Dewey may have for GOP Punishment Promised in Haas Killing Washington, (/P) — Egypt has promised to punish the- persons who stoned to death Stephen Haas, Philadelphia businessman, in Cairo Sunday. The state department announced Tuesday the assurances had been given by Egyptian foreign ministers Nokrashy Pasha. Haas, a 53 year old real estate man, was attacked by a mob while visiting the city as a tourist with his wife. Mrs. Haas was rescued, apparently unhurt. The state department said Jef-* ferson Patterson, ranking American diplomat at Cairo, called on Nokrashy Pasha Monday, to protest the occurrence and to demand stern action. It was at that time that the foreign minister gave a flat promise of punishment for those who are guilty in connection with Haas' death. Defend Union Hiring Halls ClOAsksNLRBto Drop All Charges BULLETIN Frankfurt, Germany, (/P) — Gen. Lucius D. Clay. U. S. commander in Germany, was summoned to Washington Tuesday to report on the Berlin crisis. Clay will fly from Frankfurt Tuesday or Wednesday, accompanied by his political advisor. Ambassador Robert D. Murphy. Berlin, (/P)—With great propaganda fanfare the Russians announced Tuesday that they were prepared to supply food for all Berlin including the 2,000,000 German inhabitants of the western sectors whom they have blockaded for more than a month. They claimed they would be able to do this with 100,000 tons of bread grains imported from the Soviet Union. An announcement by the official soviet ne\vs bureau told western Berliners they must buy this food with soviet-sponsored German currency which circulates here as a rival to the western-sponsored deutsche mark. Announcement Timed The announcement was timed to coincide with a statement by the western allies that they were unable because of the Russian land blockade to deliver proposed increases in food ration scales for their sectors of the city. Thus the soviet announcement was a double barrelled attack on the western powers. Not only did the Russians claim they could feed all Berliners but their announcement sought to discredit western sponsored currency as worthless for the primary function of buy- The Hague, Holland, (#•)—The 5 powers of the western European union agreed Tuesday on a go- slow policy toward Russia in Germany. The representatives of Britain, France, Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg were represented as considering the crisis "extremely grave." A usually well informed source said the 5 nation council reached complete agreement on a cautious policy for all 5 countries in the dispute with Russia over Berlin. . United Front This, in effect, presented the United States with a united front of the countries of western Europe interested in Germany. It showed them opposed to any show of force or an ultimatum to Russia. France prepared to propose formation of a federation of western Europe. The spokesman of the French delegation said the proposal of Foreign Minister Georges Bidault would be made during a plenary session later Tuesday. SAME DATE—1947—259 (Black flat mear.j traffic death in past 2* hours) Proposal Weakened The French spokesman said the strength of the proposal for early formation of a federated western Europe was weakened considerably by the fall of the Paris government Monday night. Most conference observers said the French plan would receive little more than cursory inspection before being passed over for consideration at the councils next meeting in October. Crash Kills Wife of Iowa State Student Ames, (/P)—Mrs. Betty Hoffman, 22, of Denison, wife of a student at Iowa State college, was fatally injured Monday when the car in which she was riding rolled over 2i times on highway 30, 2 miles west of here. Ames police said Mrs. Hoffman and Mrs. Eugene Schneckloth, 23, of Davenport, whose husband also is an Iowa State college student, were returning from work in Boone when the accident occurred. Both women worked as nurses. With Fist Inquest Held Tuesday by Coroner at Nora Springs Charles City—Six young men faced charges of murder here Tuesday in connection with the Sunday night assault death of Charles Gallup, 60, farmer living near Nora Springs. Orin Lee Burns, 25, Hampton, is being held without bond. Burns admitted in a statement to Sheriff B. F. Atherton of Charles City and Sheriff Cal Dwan of Cerro Gordo county that he struck Gallup with his fist, Dwan said. Bond for the other 5 was set at $5,000 each. They are: Arthur TJbben, 24, Thornton; Robert Gar- 22 Make Plea of Not Guilty Among Those Indicted in Rath Riot Inquiry Waterloo, (U.R)—Not guilty pleas by 22 of the 23 CIO United Packinghouse Workers union officers and members indicted by a Black Hawk county grand jury were entered in district court before Judge Shannon Charlton here Tuesday. Russell Lasley, national vice president of the union and former district field representative here, failed to appear. Authorities said he had been served with a warrant but that he did not have time to return from Chicago. They said he would be permitted to enter a plea later. The grand jury returned 23 indictments, including conspiracy to incite a riot, malicious mischief and assault with intent to do great bodily harm. Authorities said it was likely that the cases would be tried in the September term of court. plane has been in the vicinity of congress members would be from Washington, (U.R)—A lawyer for Cairo since." long range or through represen- th _ CIQ maritime union told the Iowa Towns Damaged by Hail Storm Sibley, (d?)—Damage estimated at thousands of dollars was being counted here Tuesday in the wake of a storm which ripped over the towns of Ashton and Melvin Monday. Both towns were left without lights and Melvin's telephone service was disrupted by the storm. No one was reported injured. The freak storm, bringing rain, hail and a twisting wind, roared into the Ashton vicinity, 7 miles south of here, about 5 p. m., flattening crops of small grain and soy beans, and stripping corn, which had reached a growth of 6 feet, of all its leaves. By 8 p. m., hail stood in drifts 4 inches high on' the highways. The hail, which was reported as not especially large, but heavy, also did considerable damage to crops between Little Rock and George, northwest of here. tatives such as Brownell. Wherry said he has not yet discussed plans for the session with Dewey or any of his representatives. He said he hasn't intended to confer with Dewey in New York and has not been asked. He said the GOP leadership has not .decided on any program for the j session of congress. Fi7es Sealed Indictments on Communists New York, (£>)—A special federal grand jury which reputedly has been investigating communist activities for more than a year Tuesday handed up sealed in- ing food. In Frankfurt Gen. Lucius D. Clay, American military governor, showed skepticism of the Russian offer to feed all Berlin. Wants Proof national labor relations board "The proof is in the perform- Tuesday abolition of union hiring halls in the shipping industry would "destroy every maritime union." The lawyer, Herman Rosenfeld, asked the board^tp dismiss charges that the union violated the Taft- Hartley act by demanding that 4 Great Lakes shipping companies use the hiring halls. Under the hiring hall practice, a union acts as exclusive hiring agent for an employer. Most of the shipping companies claim this practice, widespread in the maritime industry for years, violates the Taft-Hartley act because it gives union members first crack at jobs. The labor law prohibits discrimination in employment- against non-union workers. Communist Proposed as New French Government Premier dictments. Earlier, the New York Sun said the grand jury was expected to indict at least dozen communist officials, charging them with operating a Moscow-directed move to overthrow the U. S. government. Federal Judge Vincent J. Leibell ordered bench warrants issued at the request of U. S. Attorney John F. X. McGohey. He recessed the jury "subject to call." The number of defendants indicted was not disclosed. Paris, (JP) —Communists proposed Tuesday that their leader, Maurice Thorez, be designated the new French premier to head a coalition government of socialists and communists. . Thorez was the first majority party leader to call on President Vincent Auriol, who is searching lor a new premier. France's middle-of-the-road government, headed by Robert Schuman, toppled Monday night after a dispute over the army's budget. There was no immediate prospect of Thorez • being invited to share in the government. He called on Auriol first because the communist party has the largest representation in the national assembly. They and affiliated groups h'ave 186 out of 618 deputies. They were not represented in the last cabinet. Follows Thorez Following Thorez was Andre 'Colin, secretary general of the popular republican (MRP) group with 153 members in the assembly •chuman is a member of the MRP «xd many believe he will be call TO WALLACE MEET Philadelphia, (/P)—Fred W. Stover of Hampton is one of 74 members of the progressive party platform committee which will meet for the first time Tuesday. The committee meeting is scheduled in advance of the party's national convention here. ance, not in the statement," said the U. S. commander, whose planes have been flying nearly 1,500 tons of food and coal a day over the Russian land blockade. Clay flew to Frankfurt from Berlin for a meeting of "the British French and U. S. military governors with German officials to discuss plans for forming a new German government in the 3 western zones. Official German newspapers of both the American and British military governments repeatedly have stated that the Russians have been taking food out of the soviet zone of Germany while the U. S. and Britain have been pouring hundreds of millions of dollars worth into western Germany and Berlin to support the civilian ration. Dewey to Get Stassen Visit Minnesotan to Be Luncheon Guest Pawling, N. Y., (U.R)—Gov. Thomas E. Dewey, republican presidential nominee, and Harold E. Stassen will confer here Wednesday on the coming election campaign. The former Minnesota governor will be a luncheon guest of Dewey at the letter's 300-acre Quaker Hill dairy farm. Dewey's aides said the 2 womd discuss the "situation of the country in general." The meeting is part of Dewey's campaign to seek the active support of every republican in the presidential election. Stassen already has stated he will campaign actively for Dew^y who defeated him for the presidential nomination. Stassen will fly to New York City Tuesday and motor to Pawling meeting Wednesday. for the PRICES HIT OPA Newark, N, J., (/P)—The Newark office of rent control says it's mov- Britons Have Added Beaver Meat to Menu Ix)ndon, (/P)—Britons have been eating horse meat and even whale steaks in their make-do menus but now: j Laborite T. C. Skeffington- Lodge said Tuesday he will ask the chancellor of the exchequer to state how much England is spending in dollars to import beaver meat. Tax Burden Increased 5, 6 Times Washington, (/P) — The average, person's share of the slate and local tax load in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota has multiplied 5 or 6 times since 1913. This increased burden is in addition to the heavy boosts made in federal taxes during recent decades. Per capita tax figures are offered in a new long-range survey of state and local finances by the census bureau. The years 1913, 1932 and 1942 were used for comparisons because bureau figures on government are most complete :or those periods. In Iowa, the per person share oi state-local taxes in 1913 was S11.89. By 1932 it had risen to $49.43 and in 1942 it was $65.92. Despite that gain, however, state-local taxes in Iowa took only 8.2 per cent of lovvans' total income in 1942. In depression-year 1932, those taxes consumed 19.8 per cent of the citizens' income. American Jets Take Oft for Isle of Lewis lock, 19, Thornton; Harold Riek- ens, 31, Sheffield; Kenneth Mc- Clemmens, 19, Sheffield, and Johnny Just, 21, Sheffield. The charges were filed at Charles City by Atherton in the court of Justice John McGeeney where all of the 6 waived preliminary hearing and were bound to the September term of district court. Takes Jones Place Boyd Hayes, a Charles City attorney, was named late Monday as acting Floyd county attorney in the absence of Weston E. Jones, county attorney, who is in Washington, D. C. An inquest was held by Acting County Coroner A. C. Gauger at Nora Springs Tuesday morning. The coroner's jury of Frank Bruner, Fred Frudden and Claude Tatum, all of Nora Springs, said the blow which caused Gallup's death was a felonous act which might have-been-done'eltheV with a fist or a blunt instrument. Gauger in a statement Monday said that death resulted from a hemorrhage caused by a blow on the left temple. Sign Statements Five of the 6 men, in signed statements befoi;e D\van and Atherton, admitted they were in the group and had been going from town to town, doing some drinking enroute. They said they just happened to pull into the Gallup driveway, Dwan reported, and when Gallup came out to investigate the assault ensued. They were all apprehended at their homes early Monday morning by 2 Cerro Gordo county dep- puty sheriffs, Patrolman Dana Rima and Sheriff Charles Nolte of Hampton. The description of Ubben's car furnished Rima by Marshal Fred Memmelthie and Alvin "Dutch" Ma IT of Rockford started officers on the trail of the roup. Gallup was found by his wife ying unconscious in his driveway few minutes after the assault ook place. He died shortly after n an ambulance at 10:50 p. rru Sunday. Funeral services for Mr. Galup were held Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Christian church with mg. The landlord raised the rent. HAS POLIO DCS Moincs, (/P)— The illness of Richard Nelson, 10, of Ackley, has been diagnosed at Blank Memorial hospital here as polio. Two other polio victims at the hospital are reported in good condition. d upon to form a new cabinet. Foreign Minister George Bidault, also a popular republican, was hurrying back to Paris from Hague, where he attended the meeting of the 5-power western luropean union. Call on Auriol Socialists also called upon Auriol. They have 103 members in the assembly, and like the MRP were represented in the Schuman cabinet. Guy Mollet, Charles Lussy and Alex Roubert made up the socialist delegation. Auriol was expected to try to find a premier who could reunite the "3rd force" coalition of popular republicans, socialists and radical socialists. Under Schuman's leadership they had opposed the communists on the left and Gen. De Gaulle's French people's party on the right. Andre Marie was mentioned as the candidate of the radical- socialists. Former Premier Paul Reynaud, an independent repub- "lican, figured also In the speculation. Weather 'Report FORECAST Mason City: Partly cloudy, warm and humid Tuesday night with spotty thundershowers in area. Low Tuesday night 65 to 70. High Wednesday 90 to 95. Iowa: Considerable cloudiness, warm and humid Tuesday night and Wednesday with scattered showers or thundershowers. Low Tuesday night 68 to 72 south. • Minnesota: Showers and scattered thunderstorms Tuesday and Wednesday, not much change in temperature. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Tuesday morning: Maximum 87 Minimum 62 At 8 a. m. Tuesday 73 Precipitation .16 YEAR AGO: Maximum 80 Minimum 50 Reykjavik, Iceland, (U.R) — Sixteen American jet planes enroute to Germany were scheduled to take off from Keflavik airport for the Isle of Lewis, off Scotland, Tuesday. The planes arrived here Monday after a 747-mile flight from Nar- sarssuajk, Greenland, which was completed in 1 hour and 45 minutes. They will go from the Isle o Lewis to Odiham, England, and then to Furstenfeldbruck, Germany. he Rev. C. W. Hicks, pastor, officiating. Burial was in the Grove cemetery south of Springs. i AP Wirephoto CANDIDATE GREETED BY FAMILY—Senator Alben W. Barkley, democratic vice- presidential candidate, was greeted by his son, David M. Barkley, Mrs. Barkley and their ^ _ _ _ _ ^_ _ 2 children, Dorothy Anne, 5, and Alben III, 3 years old, as he arrived in Paducan, Ky., j except^ the j:ow ^vhen fire de- Monday for a visit. -••-—v. -1--^ Woman to Get Hew Car Each Year in Alimony Milwaukee, (7P)—Here's some thing new in divorce settlement— a new car every year. Circuit Judge Otto H. Brciden- bach approved the terms Monday for Mrs. Elsie Jaeger, 49. Her husband is an automobile dealer. Jaeger also must pay all maintenance and repair costs on the new cars. In addition, Mrs. Jaeger gets the home he lives in, $17,500 in cash and monthly alimony of $300. Steals Mother's Cow, Gets Prison Sentence Franklin, Ind., (^P)—Scott Pitcher, 38 year old farmer, was sentenced to one to 10 years in the Indiana state prison Monday on his plea of guilty to stealing his widowed mother's only cow. Pitcher, sentenced by Circuit Judge Grant Rodgers, had been charged with grand larceny by his mother, Mrs. Fairy Pitcher. She had lost all her possessions Paint Firms Are Indicted Charged With Attempt to Fix Price Standard Pittsburgh, (U.R)—A federal grand jury indicted 14 corporations, whose annual business exceeds $500,000,000, Tuesday on charges of conspiring to fix paint prices. Also named in the indictments were 21 officials of the corporations, which included the largest paint manufacturers in the world. Violate. Act The government charges that stroyed her home last year. the defendants were able to "raise, maintain and stabilize prices" of paints, lacquers, varnishes and enamels in violation of the Sherman anti-trust act. The grand jury, which has been hearing the cases for several weeks, returned 2 indictments. One charged a general conspiracy to fix paint prices. The 2nd concerned corporations which supply wood finishes, such as varnishes and lacquers, to the furniture manufacturing industry. Do Half of Business The corporations, named in the first indictment, according to government agents, do 45 per cent of the estimated $1,000,000,000 annual sales volume of the entire paint industry. The 2nd indictment named as defendants firms doing 60 per cent of the $50,000,000 annual sales of paint to furniture manufacturers,

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