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I NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL. LIV Associated frets and United Press Full Lesse Wires (Five Cents a Copy) MASON CITY, IOWA, SATURDAY, JULY 17, 1948 HOME EDITION ILUilf This Paper Consists of Two Sections—Section One No. 241 JET PLANES—These F-80 Shooting Star jet planes are shown at Bangor, Me., on their flight from Selfridge Field, Mich., to Germany. It will be the first transocean flight by American jets. The hop is an air force project to determine the practicability of ferrying of jets. Friends Honor Gen. Pershing Hospital Neighbors -, Pay Last Respects Washington, (U.R)—The hospita - "neighbors" of Gen. John J Pershing paid their last respects Saturday to the famed military leader of World war I. 1 Elaborate arrangements have been made for the public—both great and lowly citizens—to honor him while his body lies in state in the capitol' Sunday and Monday. For Close Friends . But Saturday's simple rites are reserved for those who were closest to Pershing in his waning years. Beginning at 1 p. m., they will file past his bier in the Arrriy medical center chapel near Waiter ^Reed hospital where the 87-year- old General of the Armies died Thursday. . . Some of the mourners will be soldier-patients who served xinder Pershing as members of the American expeditionary force in France in 1918. Others will be World war II men who came to know him during the years he spent at the hospital. Family Present Intimates of the general and > members of his family also will be present. Pershing's closest relatives were his sister and his son, Warren. The general's wife and 3 daughters were burned to death in a fire several years ago. ., Sunday the ceremonies take on a military precision and grandeur as the body is borne to the high- vaulted rotunda of the capitol to lie in state. The public may visit the bier Sunday afternoon and c evening and Monday morning. At 1 p. m. Monday the body will be carried with impressive military ceremony to the amphitheater of Arlington National cemetery for the funeral service. Italian Labor Might Split 1 Million Members Threaten Walkout Rome, (U.R)—The communist led national labor confederation, chief tool of communism in its fight against the government, was split wide open Saturday by a threatened bolt of 1,000,000 of its members. The labor split stemmed from the abortive general strike called after the attempted assassination pf Palmiro Togliatti, the communist leader. The strike was interpreted generally as a communist move against the government the party long has sought to overthrow. " Togliatti Better A morning bulletin said Togli- atti was better Saturday after a .jquiet night. It said no new factor had appeared, and the condition where surgery was employed to ^••emove the bullets was excellent. Fear for his life arose Friday after doctors said he had bronchial pneumonia. > Ten democratic Christian members of the executive committee of the labor confederation took the Initial steps toward the wholesale bolt from the organization. Want Free Union They called for "an autonomous and democratic trade union, free of politics," which would serve as ( a rallying group for further seces- ' sions. The official death toll for the 36 hours of violence after the shooting of Togliatti rose to 14 last night. The interior ministry reported 7 civilians and 7 policemen died in gunfights and mob violence which swept over the country. • Police announced after further IquestionSng of Antonio Pallante, 35, Sicilian law student who shot Togllatti, that they had learned nothing new. Russians Send More Planes Into Allied Transport Lane BULLETIN Washington, (U.R) — United States, Britain and France are drafting new protests to Moscow against the starvation Berlin blockade, it was disclosed Saturday. While the 2nd 3-power notes have not yet been completed, authoritative sources said it was hoped that they might be ready for delivery by next weekend. Berlin, (ff*)—The Russians Saturday sent up their greatest number of aircraft in recent days into the British-American air corridors between Berlin and western Germany. At the same time the official soviet press told the German people the United States would not dare to risk war to break the blockade of Berlin because the U. S. fears Russia and her allies are ;oo powerful. The sending up of soviet planes into the air corridors was apparently part of the soviet tactics of harassing the British and Americans in their attempt to break the Berlin blockade. An American operations officer said the Russians had sent a warning of greater soviet activity Saturday in the corridors used by hundreds of American and British planes daily carrying supplies to more than 2,000,0000 residents of western Berlin. That the move did not impede the British-American effort was ;een in this statement of the opera- .ions officer: "Our planes are coming in fast and furious Saturday." The officer said the Russians served notice they would have soviet yak fighters, transport' craft and biplanes in the air corridors :rom early morning until 8 p. m. Berlin time, with some practicing nstrument flying. One of the fields is in the Brit- sh Bueckeburg to Berlin corridor at Brandenberg. Another is in the British-Hamburg to Berlin corridor of Perleburg. Two others are n the American corridor at Koehen and Zerbst. The rest are in he Berlin air safety control zone over Berlin, which has a 20-mile •adius. Weather over the Berlin area vas unfavorable Saturday. The sky was heavily overcast with a ceiling between 1,000 and 1,200 feet. ASKS SIGN CHANGE Bristol, Conn., (U.R)—A ctiy of! icial urged Saturday that some- hing be done about 2 street signs, side by side, reading "Bristol hospital" and "Dead End." Rath Hearing to Be Tuesday 24 Indicted in Probe of Strike Violence Waterloo, (U.R)—Hearing for the 24 persons indicted by the Black Hawk county grand jury Thursday following an investigation into the United Packinghouse Workers strike at the Rath plant here has been set for Tuesday in district court. Eighteen of the persons covered in the 33 indictments, including Fred L. Roberts, 55, Dunkerton Negro non-striker charged with manslaughter in the death of William Farrell during a riot at the plant May 19, were arraigned before Judge Shannon B. Charlton Friday. Roberts, who pleaded innocent with the 17 others, was released on $2,000 bond. He has been kept at an undisclosed place since the shooting. The UPWA arranged to cover the bonds of its members, totaling $18,000. Charges against the 17 union members, including officers of UPWA local 46, included conspiracy to incite to riot; malicious mischief and assault with intent to commit great bodily harm, File Charge in Hit, Run Deaths Coroner's Jury Finds Criminal Negligence Albert Lea, Minn., (U.R)—Arlys Madin, 34, Albert Lea, Saturday was expected to waive preliminary hearing on a charge of criminal negligence in connection with the hit-and-run deaths of 2 Iowa men. A coroner's jury Friday returned that finding against Madin and he was brought into justice court on that charge. Madin has reportedly confessed that he was the driver of the car which struck and killed Alfred Ness and Carl Juveland, both of Lake Mills, Iowa, Wednesday. Bee-naper Makes Haul Clark, N. J., (U.R)—A nocturnal thief stole 4 hives of bees from the farm of Mrs. Herman Graves near here. Federal Jobholders Futures Uncertain at Congress Meet Washington, (£>)—More than 900 ederal jobholders—possibly in- luding Chairman David E. Lili- nthal of the atomic energy commission—face an uncertain future iaturday, caught in the crossfire Between President Truman and a tostilc congress. The senate made no move dur- ng the last session of congress to onfirm a long list of presidential ppointments ranging from postmasters to federal judges. The great bulk of these nomin- tions ordinarily would become 'oid on July 20—30 days after ongress closed shop with no in- ention of returning until De- ember 31. Question Raised But Mr. Truman's call for a pecial session beginning July 26 ill raise the whole question of ppointments again. He is certain o tire almost the whole list right ack at the senate. _ Mr. Truman also haPrnade sev- ral Interim appointments since djourhment. These must be re- ubrriitted to the senate if the ses- ion lasts as long as 40 days. Otherwise, if the appointees con- inue in office they do to without pay, Amonjf the top-fliffht nominations which have not had senate approval arc these: James Boyd of Colorado, to be director of the bureau of mines; Thomas C. Buchanan of Pennsylvania, to the federal power commission; Roy W. Harper of Missouri, to be a federal judge in that state—and, it appears, Lilienthal and 4 others as members of thft atomic energy commission. An odd twist has developed in the re-appointment of the 5 atomic officials. All have served on the commission since it started. A few months ago, President Truman re-nominated Lilienthal to a 5- year term as director. The others were named for terms ranging from 1 to 4 years. However, republican leaders, saying, the administration to be elected in November should be permitted to name its own atomic commission, pushed through a bill extending the terms of the commissioners only until June 30, 1950. President Truman signed that bill reluctantly. Jerusalem Sees Single Break in Palestine War Bernodotte Starts Back to Rhodes Arabs Maintain Complete Silence on Peace Proposal Lake Success, (U.R)—Count Folke Bernadotte, United Nations mediator, left for Rhodes Saturday to try to obtain a permanent peace for Palestine. Bernadotte said as he boarded a plane at LaGuardia field for Amsterdam that he was "very happy that the first step in securing a peace in Palestine has been reached." Bernadotte indicated that the United Nations partition plan of Nov. 29 might have to be revised to obtain a peaceful settlement of the Palestine dispute. Bernadotte said he still favored a -plebiscite for Palestine as "the most democratic way to solve a question like this." Key diplomats, meanwhile, weighed lifting the UN-ordered ban on arms to Israel while keeping the clamp on Arab military supplies. A spokesman of the American delegation said that United States Delegate Philip C. Jessup "may very well" make such a proposal to the security council if the state department agrees. Arabs Silent Complete Arab silence on whether Trans-Jordan, Syria, Egypt and other members of the Arab league will accept the truce proposals for Palestine proper convinced some UN officials that the Palestine war will not end at the Sunday night deadline, after which the punitive sections of the truce order are scheduled to go into effect. Trans-Jordan's decision to beat Sunday night's deadline for the Jerusalem cease-fire was not interpreted by UN officials as a clear break in the Arab front. These officials pointed out that the Trans-Jordan legion is the only major Arab force in the area and that the Arab states have consistently voted in the UN for a cease-fire in Jerusalem. Israel's quick acceptance of the truce order would single out the Arabs—if they fail to break their silence—for punitive action under the American proposed resolution. Can Never Submit The spokesman o£ the Arab higher committee, Jama El Husseini, declared that Palestine's 1,200,000 Arabs "can never submit" to the terms of truce. The Arabs have charged that restrictions attached to the cease- fire permit Israel to build her strength while keeping Arab forces in check. Bernadotte wound up his 6-day visit to Lake Success with last minute consultations with UN officials and American, French and Belgium representatives concerning details of the "force" which he hopes will keep the peace in Palestine. To Supply Observers At his request the UN has asked France, Belgium and America to supply some 175 of the 300 military observers the mediator has termed the "bare minimum" for truce control. The United States was reported staging last-minute fight to convince the mediator that under no conditions should he invite Russian officers to swell the number to 300. Russia has objected to excluding her observers from Palestine. Premier Asks for Vote of Confidence Paris, (U.R) — Premier Robert Schuman Saturday staked the life of his coalition government on de= feat of a radical socialist amendment to cut about 12,000,000,000 francs (about $40,000,000) from the 1948 military budget. Schuman called for a vote of confidence—his government already has served 7—after a socialist party spokesman indicated his party would favor the cut. This would mean defeat of the government, since communists also are supporting the amendment. Schuman's demand for a confidence vote postponed further debate on the military budget until Monday. The French constitution calls for "one clear day" between tabling of a confidence vote and the actual vote. But a full day and night session was scheduled Sunday on other matters, and this will give the government time to rally support against the amendment. Dixie Democrats Challenge Truman Stand on Race Issue BULLETIN Birmingham, Ala., <U.R) —Gov. Ben Laney of Arkansas announced Saturday he would not accept a presidential nomination by the rump states rights convention here. ^ Laney said he would amplify his position in a statement later. Laney was a candidate of protesting southerners at the national democratic convention in Philadelphia for a few days before he withdrew. Birmingham, Ala., (fP) —Rebellious southern democrats mapped a challenge to the Truman-Barkley ticket in 15 states Saturday on the issue of "racial integrity of each race," and this section's laws on racial matters. A statement of principles, brought to the packed meeting hall by the states rights resolutions committee, took defiant exception to the civil rights bill in the democratic platform. Adoption of this plank at Philadelphia was the signal for the walkout of 35 Alabama and Mississippi delegates and brought the call ing. for the Birmingham meet- Sillers Chairman Walter Sillers, speaker of the Mississippi house of representatives, was named permanent chairman after Alabama's Gessner T. McCorvey called the meeting to order. The challenge to the regular democratic ticket would include the placing of slates in. all the states of the deep south, and in President Truman's home state of Missouri. The statement of principles from the resolutions committee included these chief provisions: "We oppose all efforts to invade or destroy" individual rights; we stand for segregation of the races and the racial integrity of each race; the constitutional right to choose one's associates" to accept private employment without government interference, . . . we oppose and condemn ... a civil rights program calling for the elimination of segregation, social equality by federal fiat. . ." "We call upon all democrats . . . and upon all other loyal Americans ... to unite with us in ipno- minously defeating Harry S. Truman and Thomas E. Dewey . . ." Man Fatally Injured in Head-On Collision Des Moiiies, (U.R)—Zeph Knight, 48, Bopne, was fatally injured when his car crashed head-on into a partly-loaded gravel truck at the Junction of highways 60 and 69 two miles north of here Friday night. Harold Woolsoncroft, 45, the driver of the truck, was treated for cuts and bruises. The state highway patrol said the Knight car, enroute to Des Moines, swerved onto the west shoulder of the road and then struck the truck. Weather Report FORECAST Mason City: Partly cloudy and cool Saturday night. Sunday generally fair with little change in temperature. High Sunday 80 to 85. Low Saturday night near 60. Iowa —Partly cloudy and moderately warm Saturday night and Sunday with widely scattered late afternoon or nighttime thun- dershovvers. Low Saturday night 60-65. Minnesota: Partly cloudy Saturday night and Sunday with a few light showers extreme northeast early Saturday night; continued cool north and slightly cooler south. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Saturday morning: Maximum 85 Minimum 60 At 8 a. m. Saturday 70 Precipitation .05 YEAR AGO: Maximum fli Minimum 67 Call Deadline on Reinstating Gl Insurance Washington, (U.R)—All veterans administration offices throughout the country will remain open on Saturday, July 31, to give veterans an llth-hour chance to reinstate their national service life insurance. Veterans whose policies have lapsed have the privilege of reinstating any amount of the low cost government insurance without a new physical examination if they apply before Aug. 1. After that, they must pass a physical examination to qualify for reinstatement. The VA estimates that more than 10,000,000 veterans are eligible to reinstate $10,000,000,000 worth of insurance. 1 Killed,! Injured When Car Leaves Road Ottumwa, (fi>) —Wayne Johnson, 17, Chillicothe, died Friday night of injuries received when his car went over a 20 foot embankment west of Ottumwa. Another passenger, Ernest Palmer, 33, also of Chillicothe, escaped injury. The 2 were enroute to a dance at Kirksvillc. You may not see one very often, but there are 50,000,000 $100 bills in circulation in the United States. SHUNS BIRMINGHAM— Senator Richard B. Russell, who received 263 votes on the ballot nominating President Truman at the democratic convention in Philadelphia, will not attend the southern "rump" convention in Birmingham, Ala. 25 Killed in Plane Crash Near Macao Hongkong", (&) — Twenty-five persons, including at least 6 Americans, were killed late Friday in the crash of a Catalina flying boat 4 miles off Macao, There was one survivor, a Hong Kong Chinese named Wong Yu, who was picked up by a Chinese junk and taken to Macao with both legs broken. Wong said he jumped through a window as {he plane hit the water and exploded, but he was unable to give any details. Sidney De Kantzow, manager of the Cathay Pacific Airways, which operated the plane, telephoned from Macao" Saturday that the body of H. G. Stewart, assistant manager of the Texas company of Hong Kong, had been recovered along with a wing float o£ the plane. Stewart and his wife, who also was aboard, were on the passenger list as Canadians, but the company had no home addresses for them or any of the others. 7 Raiders of Packing Plant Start Jail Terms Stillwatcr, Minn., (IP] men who participated m Seven a raid on the Cudahy Packing company's Newport plant during the recent packinghouse workers strike, were scheduled to begin 90-day jail terms Saturday. Sheriff Ruben Granquist said he expected the 7 to report at the Washington county jail Saturday afternoon. They were among 39 who pleaded guilty to charges of unlawful assembly. The others were given fines of $100 and costs. DEATH CAR-A wrecker hooka onto a car which carried 6 girls to their death w'henTt plunged into a water-filled ditch near New Kharnn. ' Fight Goes On in Rest of Country Arab Holdout Force ! Still Continues to Struggle at Nazareth Cairo, (ff>) — Arabs and Jews ceased firing in Jerusalem Saturday after a wild night of fighting, but the war went on elsewhere despite hopes a new truce was near for all Palestine. Arab legion officers in Jerusalem said Jews died by the hundreds in the Holy City fighting during the night. The battle came to a halt a second before the United Nations deadline at 4 a. m. (8 p. m. Friday, (CST.) In the north holdout Arab forces continued fighting inside Nazareth. The Israelis announced its capture Friday. Planes Raid A Syrian communique said 2 Jewish planes raided Damascus without causing material damage. Guns and mortars pounded ceaselessly throughout the night in Jerusalem but for hours after the cease-fire deadline, not a shot was heard. The Jews opened the attack Friday night from their positions in the modern city, dispatches from the old city said. They plastered the Arab-held walled old city with more than 500 shells before dawn. The Arabs replied with artillery. Dispatches from Jerusalem gave no estimate of Arab casualties. Strike Fire The Jewish shells struck fire from the tops of holy buildings along the Via Dolorosa—the Way of Sorrows along which Christ carried His cross. Before the artillery duel began, Arab troops had broken through the Jewish front in the Mea Shearim quarter and blasted forward for 500 yards in the direction of modern Jerusalem's heart, American corespondents with the Arab legion reported. Two mechanized Arab legion companies, supported by irregulars, punched through strongly fortified Jewish lines in a surprise pre-dawn attack Friday. By nightfall they had reached positions halfway through the all- Jewish quarter. Arab fire raked the Jewish business center of the Jaffa road. 6 Farm Girls Drown in Car Auto Leaves Road, Rolls Into Water New Sharon, (/P)- —Six farm girls drowned 7 miles east of here Friday when the car in which they were riding rolled down an embankment into a water-filled ditch. A 5-year-old girl, Iva May Van Kampen, sister of one of the victims, was the only survivor. The dead: Helen Van Kampen, 16, daughter of Everett Van Kampen and sister of Iva May. Sheriff Dwight Mateer said Helen was driving the car. Geraldine McMahon, 15; Ho.^^—^^^^••T wena McMahon, ^^^^^^•fc. 14; Ila Ruth McMahon, 12, and Caroline McMahon, 6, all daughters of Gerald McMahon, a neighbor of Van Kampen. Mona McMahon, 15. daughter of Donald McMahon and a cousin of the other McMahon girls. To Meeting: The girls were enroute to a 4-H club meeting, the sheriff said, when their car stalled on a hill. Miss Van Kampen started to back down the rock road to get started again, and the wheels got too near the edge of the rock road. The shoulder of the road, softened by recent rains, gave way and the car rolled over sideways 3 or 4 times into the deep slough, which had about 7 feet of water in it, Mateer said. SAME DATE—1947—255 (BU«k tUf »«»» tr»m« Jut* ia 24 h«wn)

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