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Mason City, Iowa
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NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" VOL. LIV Associated Press and United Pres» Full Lease Wire* (Five Cents a Copy) MASON CITY, IOWA, MONDAY, JULY 19, 1948 - This Paper Consists of Two Secrlons—Section One No. 242 One Man's Opinion A Radio Commentary By W. EARL HALL Managing Editor Looking Back on Another Convention A GAIN I'm back from covering a national political convention —my 12th in 20 years. Again I'm being asked a lot of interesting questions about my impressions of what happened in Philadelphia last week as acquired from a ringside seat in,the press gallery at the democratic conclave. Three weeks ago after, returning from the republican conclave, I gave over a commentary to summing up these questions and answers. That's to be my approach in this visit with you. At that time I called attention to the fact that I am republican- minded. I do that again so that listeners may apply whatever discount they regard as proper under the circumstances to the views I express. How Exciting Was It? Whereas after the republican convention the query most frequently put to me was: "What do you think of the ticket?" the top question asked of me this time is: "Was the democratic convention as exciting as the republican convention?" And in my reply I parry the question by pointing out that "exciting" isn't quite the word. "Interesting" is a better word so far as I'm concerned. Actually there's more tedium than excitement at any political convention. Going on . from there I have the opinion that in this respect, there wasn't much to choose between the 2 confabs. Interests Were Different Interest at the republican centered on who was to be the nominee for president, although from the start Thomas E. Dewey was well out in front. At the democratic convention, principal interest centered on 2 matters: 1. Who's to be Harry S. Truman's running mate? 2. How serious is the split by the states in the deep south over the civil rights plank written into the platform? They Talk On and On At both conventions—one no more than the other—there were long hours of monotonous, meaningless and asinine oratory, serv-. Fighting Continues Despite Agreement to Cease-Fire Order Murder Rap Globe-Gazette Photo OFFICERS' CLUE—This is the 1936 Ford coach owned by Arthur Ubben, 24, Thornton, which helped lead officers to the arrest of Ubben and 5 others in connection with the death of Charles Gallup, Nora Springs farmer. Deputy Sheriff Jerry Allen of Cerro Gordo county and Patrolman Dana Rima, 2 members of the arresting party, point to a dent made in the car by a rock thrown by Gallup's 14-year-old son after his father had staggered from a blow to the head. Togliatti Better, Prepares to Resume Duties of Party mac river. All Represented Every walk of life was ing no other purpose than killing time so that the convention could fill out the time specified in the contract with the host city. Returning to the question, "Which convention was the more interesting?" I'd say that interest at the GOP affair was a bit more sustained than at the democratic convention. The democrats started slow and worked up to their climax. Looking io November The question, "What about the democratic ticket?" is invariably joined with a companion query, tonio TCexaV" "how do you think they'll come out ' in November?" To this last I'm offering no answer other than at the present moment, and from present indications, the republican party seems to be definitely favored. But it must be added that "a lot of things can happen between now and next November." Of course, the only new thing about the democratic ticket is Senator Alben Barkley of Kentucky, vice presidential nominee. In assaying his effectiveness, one has to take into consideration a number of factors, and weigh him against a number of other possible selections. ''Will South Take Barkley? Being from Kentucky, will he . be able to draw the deep south states back into line? If this was a primary consideration, would Sam Rayburn of Texas have been better? If the wish was to draw support from Henry Wallace, would Justice Douglas or somebody else further left ideologically have been more effective? Should there have been an attempt to counter-balance Earl Warren's appeal to ' the western states—somebody like Senator O'Mahoney of Wyoming or Mon Wallgren of Washington? Or should an appeal have been made to the populous eastern states through the nomination of somebody like Lehman of New York, McMahon of Connecticut, • McGrath of Rhode Island or McCormack of Massachusetts? They Liked Barkley In my opinion these questions didn't have very much consideration. The delegates chose Mr. - Barkley because they were drawn to him on a personal basis. He wowed 'em with his keynote speech and they reasoned that he would prove the party's most effective campaigner, despite his 71 years. Among many democrats—and I suspect that Alben Barkley is among them—there is still a rancor over what happened 4 years ago. The white house nod at that time went to Harry S. Truman when more logically, by reason of service to party and demonstrated ability, it might well have gone to Mr. Barkley. Chance for Amends Here was the opportunity to make amends for a past grevious , wrong done to the venerable Ken- tuckyan. The democratic feeling toward Barkley is not unlike the republican feeling toward Hoover. V* Logic always comes out a bad sec(Continued on !P«fe 2) Pershing to End of Trail General Buried in Arlington Cemetery Washington, (/P)—The nation and the world gave a last salute Monday to General of the Armies John Joseph Pershing. For the 2nd day, thousands trekked to the capitol to file silently past his bier. Other thousands deployed along adjacent streets waiting for a glimpse of the cortege taking him to a hero's grave across the Poto- represented among those who paid final tribute in the flower-banked rotunda of the capitol. There were simple flowers from the lowly. There was an immense red rose design from the French government and "the people ~Df France." Among almost countless floral pieces was a great flower flag from "the Chinese refugees from Mexico, 1917, and San An- Ronie, (U.R)—Communist Parl- miro Togliatti, recovering steadily from an attempted assassination last Wednesday, prepared Monday to resume active direction on the Italian communist party. Doctors reported his "general condition noticeably better." Togliatti learned from his wife of the tremendous reaction, including widespread rioting, that followed his shooting. Deaths to 20 The death toll in the riots now has risen to 20, and police were on the alert against further outbreaks. The interior ministry said virtually all trouble areas were calm Monday. II. S. Accused Pietro Secchia, acting head of the Italian communist party, said the United States was responsible for the shooting of Togliatti by a Sicilian student. In a front page article in the party newspaper Unita, Secchia said that Americans, with the connivance of the British and the Vatican, tried to eliminate Togliatti because he was the only man who could prevent Italy from joining the western powers in. a wai against Russia. Ford, Union Renew Talks Date for Next Meet Will Be Set Later Detroit, (/?} —The Ford Motor ompany agreed Monday to meet vith the CIO United Auto Workers n another attempt to avert a trike of 116,0000 production em- ployes. Henry Ford II, in a telegram to Union President Walter P. Reuther, said a date for the meeting will set later. Reuther appealed to Ford directly for another attempt at set- Sends Wreath President Truman sent a large wreath of gladiolas and larkspur. The day brought Cavalryman Pershing to the end of a long trail of Arlington's green hills. Weekend Auto Wrecks Kill 7 2 Iowa Accidents Involve Motorcycles By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Traffic accidents, 2 of them involving motorcycles, claimed the lives of 7 persons in Iowa over the weekend. Two youths were killed Sunday on highway 67 a half mile east of Princeton when the motorcycle on which they were riding and an automobile collided headon. They were William John Koppin, 20, of Newton and Richard Elmer Hussett, 19, of Le Claire. Fatally Injured In another motorcycle accident, Dwight Maland Gravitt, 23, of Centerville, was fatally injured 5 miles east of Centerville on highway 2. Two brothers, Raymond and Theodore Hoerer of Waukon, were fatally injured in a traffic accident 7 miles north of Lansing Saturday night on highway 82. Auto, Truck Hit Mrs. Edna Bartmess, 62, of Nevada, was killed in an auto-truck collision on highway 30 on a bridge over the Skunk river early Sunday. In Des Moines, Ernest Williams, 41, died -Sunday night at a hospital of injuries suffered when he fell from the rear of a truck. Carroll Reece to Run for U. S. Senate Seat Knowille, Tenn,, (/P)—Carrol Reece, former republican nationa chairman, will be a candidate fo the United States senate in Ten nessee's republican primary Aug 5. Reece served 25 years as repre sentative from the 1st congressmen al district in Tennessee. to Be Filed, Sheriff Says 6 Young Men Held in Investigation of Death of Nora Springs Man Sheriff B. F. Athcrton of Floyd county said Monday' at Charles City that he intended to file charges of murder against 6 young men being held in connection with an assault which resulted in the death of Charles Gallup, 60, farmer living at the west edge of Nora Springs, Sunday night. His statement was made after the 6 had been questioned at length Monday morning by Sheriff Cal Dwan of Cerro Gordo county and Atherton in Dwan's office. The men were later taken to the Floyd county jail at Charles City pending charges. Death From Blow August Gauger, acting coroner of Floyd county, said death resulted from a hemorrhage caused by a blow on the left temple. Gauger stated that Gallup had apparently gone out shortly after 8 p. m. to investigate what he Western Military Heads of Berlin Confer on Germany .ling a wage and contract dispute that threatened to idle 46 Ford plants across the nation. The union invitation was dispatched to Ford after the UAW- ;iO Executive Board authorized a strike, thus removing the last barrier to a walkout. It was agreed to seek another meeting with the company before setting a date for the strike. Negotiations \vere broken off last Wednesday. called a disturbance by a group of youths in a car in Gallup's driveway. Hailed as 1st Woman to Pilot Commercial Plane Across Ocean Shannon Airport, Eire, (U.P.)— Blonde Virginia Witherington, 35, of New Haven, Conn., was acclaimed Monday as the first woman to navigate a commercial airliner across the Atlantic. Miss Witherington, who holds a navigation certificate from the U. S. navy, brought over the KLM airliner "Flying Dutchman" Sunday. The plane carried miscellaneous freight from New York to Amsterdam. His wife found him lying unconscious in the driveway a few minutes later, Gauger said. He died shortly after arriving in a hospital at Mason City in an ambulance. The 6 men were rounded up early Monday morning by 2 Cerro Gordo county deputy sheriffs Jerry Allen and Frank Waychus Patrolman Dana Rima of Charles City and Sheriff Charles Nolte of Hampton. They were all in custody by 6 a. m. They have been identified as as Arthur Ubben, 24, Thornton. Robert Garlock, 19, Thornton. Orin Lee Burns, 25, Hampton. Harold Riekens, 31, Sheffield. Kenneth McClemmens, 19, Sheffield. Johnny Just, 21, Sheffield. A partial description of the car, owned by Ubben, was given by Les Reams, a neighbor of Gallup's, who saw it drive away from the farm. Deputy Sheriff Allen, Patrolmen Duane Mayfield, Erv S a u n d c r s and Floyd Carver Inn near Clear Lake about 11:30 p. m., but it didn't tally with the first information. Only Ubben and Garlock were driving it at that time, Allen said. Meanwhile Rima got, a very detailed description of the auto from Marshall Fred Mummelthie of Rockford and Alvin "Dutch" Marrs, Rockford, station attendant, who said the car had been there about 7 p. m. Mumelthie said that he took special notice of the car because the men caused some disturbance in Rockford and he observed they speeding as they drove north of town. After Rima and Alien cross- checked information, the arresting party picked up Ubben and Gar- oi.k, who were sleeping at Ubben's home in Thornton. With urther information and the aid of Sheriff Nolte they found each of he other 4 at their homes and ook them into custody. 3 Sons Killed Mr. Gallup was the father of 3 sons who were killed in the mili- ary service during the recent war. 2arl was killed in France, Lloyd in Italy and Robert Lynn in Germany. Surviving are the widow and the following-9 children: Mrs. Justus Borchers and Harold Gallup, Chico, Cal.; Glenn, Dearborn, Mich.; Mrs. Roy Wilson, Rockford; Mrs. D. L. Billings, Mrs. George Wilson and Mrs. John Keith, Nora Springs; Mrs. Henry Steepleton, Berlin, (/P)—The 3 western military governors met for 4 hours-in blockaded Berlin Monday discussing plans for the projected government in western Germany. An American spokesman said the Russian land blockade, now in its 2nd month, was not discussed. Truman Informed In Washington, however, President Truman called top army and diplomats to the white house to discuss the grave problem. Leading American officials regard the danger of war as extremely great. They were represented as being uncertain whether the Russians actually may want war or are try- Mason City, and Ray at home. He also leaves 2 brothers. Frank of Nora Springs, and Will of Chicago; 2 sisters. Mrs. Clarence Mathieson of Estherville, and Mrs. Helen Batdorf, Patton, Pa.; a stepfather, Miles Fenn, of Rudd, and 2 half-sisters, Mrs. Earl Johnson of Rudd and Mrs. Eleanor Ste£fin of Chicago. Funeral services for Mr. Gallup will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Christian church with the Rev. C. W. Hicks, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Rock Grove cemetery south of Nora Springs. ing to pull off a gigantic bluff. There was open talk that the U. S. might, as a last resort, attempt by force to break the blockade. Newspapers Frank Newspapers in London frankly of the danger of war between Russia and the west. Cabinet ministers of the western European union—Britain, France, Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg —met at The Hague to discuss their common interests in the Berlin crisis. C. P. Mayhew, British undersecretary of state for foreign affairs, rejected in parliament a suggestion that Britain might seek a meeting of the U. S., Britain, France, Russia and China, under auspices of the United Nations, to preserve peace. In Berlin the commanders-in- chief in Germany of the U. S., Britain and France discussed French objections and German counter proposals to plans for the western Germany government. The western powers' plans to establish a separate regime is one of the underlying causes of Russian action in stopping rail, road and barge traffic to Berlin, which lies deep in the Russian occupation zone. Premier of Iraq Thought to Be Out Bernadotte Might- Return to Rhodes for Headquarters Cairo, (U.E)—Jews and Arabs continued fighting in northern and northwestern Palestine Monday despite acceptance by both sides of the United Nations cease- fire ultimatum. Jewish sources charged that Iraqi and Syrian troops violated the cease-fire first in the Jenin sector and on the southern shore of Lake Galilee. Israeli troops returned the attack and fighting was reported still going on. An Israeli communique said spoke I Jewish troops also attacked south checked the car at the Wayside * HOTEL MAN DIES Chicago, (/P)—Etnil Eitel, 83, president and co-founder of the Bismarck hotel here, died Sunday. With his brother, Karl, he established the hostelry during Chicago's Columbian exposition in 1893. The Eitels began their hotel business 2 years after coming in 1891 from Stuttgart, Germany. SAME DATE—1947—257 <BUek flBf »e»n« traffU *e»th la Defendants in Rath Case Out on Bond Waterloo, (JP) —Bond was furnished Monday for 3 more persons indicted by a Black Hawk county grand jury in connection with last spring's strike at Rath Meat Packing company. Represented by their attorney, who furnished bond, were: Russell Bull, Des Moines, indicted for conspiracy to riot, $600 bond. Bull is a representative of the CIO Meat Packer Workers International union. Margaret Boehlmer, Waterloo, indicted for malicious mischief, $1,000 bond. Frank Plavets. Waterloo, indicted for malicious mischief, $1,000 bond. The indictments were among 33 returned by the grand jury which investigated the shooting and riot which occurred last May in connection with the strike. of Haifa when Arabs fired on Jewish traffic using the coastal highway to Tel Aviv. The Jews Claimed they had opened the highway to traffic in fighting before the deadline. Signs of Dissension There were signs of dissension in Arab ranks over the Arab league's acceptance of the United Nations ultimatum. An unofficial report from Beirut said Iraqi Premier Mohammed El-Sadr resigned because other Arab league leaders brought pressure upon him to accept the cease-fire order. Reports in Haifa said Count Folke Bernadotte may return to Palestine to establish his headquarters, which has been situated on the Greek Island of Rhodes. The Arab league political committee, meeting in the Lebanese hill village of Aley, near Beirut, bowed to the cease-fire ultimatum after heated wrangling but attached 3 conditions to a full truce. The Arabs demanded: 1. Complete cessation of Jewish immigration during United Nations attempts to reach a solution to the Palestine problem. 2. Permission for 300,000 Palestinian Arabs, now refugees in neighboring Arab states, to return home. 3. The truce period must be definitely fixed and not left undetermined. JUDY TAKES REST Hollywood, (U.R)—Actress Judy Garland Monday was under orders from her doctors to take a 3- month rest at home to recover from nervous exhaustion. Hogs which are kept cool during the summer months eat better, gain faster and put on weight at less cost. HELD FOR QUESTIONING—These 6 men, arrested early Monday by Iowa highway patrolmen, Cerro Gordo county deputy sheriffs and Sheriff Carl Nolte of Hampton, are being; held in connection with the death of Charles Gallup, Nora Springs farmer, who died of a blow to the temple near Globe-Gazette Photo his home Sunday night. Left to right, Arthur Ubben, 24, Thornton; Harold Riekens, 31, Sheffield; Kenneth Mc- Clemmens, 19, Sheffield; Johnnie Just, 21, Sheffield; Orin Lee Burns, 25, Haniptbn, and Robert Garlock, 19, Thornton. Weather Report FORECAST Mason City — Cloudy Tuesday with a brief shower Monday night. Warmer Monday and Tuesday. Low Monday night 63 to 65. High Tuesday 88. Iowa: Partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday with scattered thundershowers. Low Monday i-.ight 65-70. Mlnncsotaj Partly cloudy, with scattered showers in southwest and extreme south portions Monday night and in south and west central portions Tuesday. Not so cool Monday night IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Monday morning: Maximum 79 Minimum 59 At 8 a. m. Monday 70 Precipitation trace YEAR AGO: Maximum 68 ' Minimum 48 Bouline Held to Grand Jury at Clear Lake Clear L. a k e—Charles Bouline, 49, was bound over to the grand jury on the charge of manslaughter, following a preliminary hearing before Ira Jones, justice of peace, at the city hall here Monday. Bouline's bond was set at $4,000, which he was in the process of providing at 2:30 Monday afternoon. On the motion of Defense Attorney M. L. Mason spectators were not allowed in the courtroom. County Attorney James Brown and Murray Finley, assistant county attorney, represented the state. Bouline was held in connection with the death of Ole Hayseth, bachelor farmer. Hayseth, who lived on a farm 4 miles southeast of Clear Lake, died in a hospital Sunday, July 1, of injuries received in a fight just after midnight at Clear Lake. The findings of the county coroner, Dr. Ralph E. Smiley, were" that death came as a result of "a skull fracture and bleeding from the middle meningeal artery." His report followed an autopsy. State OK's Leases for Army Facilities atAlgona,Oeiwein Des Moines, (/P)—The state executive council Monday approved leases for armory facilities lor 9 national guard units. The leases included the following 2 .in North Iowa: Oelwein, 3 months, $150 a month; Algona, 4 months, $75 a month. Guard headquarters explained that the short-term leases would provide temporary quarters and that negotiations were under way for permanent facilities for those units.

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