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NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME 'THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" VOL. LIV A*soclated Press and United Press Full Le&se Wires (Five Cents a Copy) MASON CITY, IOWA, FRIDAY, JULY 16, 1948 - This Paper Consists of Two Sections—Section One Beardsley Wins Blue's Former Votes Iowa [Pone/ William S. Beardsley, republican candidate for governor, will have strong support by voters who were against him in last month's Iowa republican primary election. Nearly 4 in every 5 who voted lor Robert D. Blue now say they w ill vote for Beardsley in the general election. . Less than 1 per < cent of them say ,( they will support Carroll O. Switzer, the democratic nominee, and the rest are undecided. Beardsley is also holding his own primary support almost solidly, it is shown in an IOWA PUBLIC OPINION PANEL cross-section of voters of the state. Nearly 9 in every 10 who voted for .Beardsley last month say they will also support him in November. With this strong backing from former Blue supporters, as well as his own, Beardsley now holds a commanding lead over Switzflr. Much of Beardsley's present support, however, is by democrats, some of whom crossed party lines last month to vote for him in the republican primary, or to defeat Governor Blue who was strongly opposed by well organized labor, farm and school groups. Nearly 2 in every 5 democrats now say they will vote for Beardsley but this proportion may be expected to drop materially before next fall. In past elections, at ^ least, there has been little difference in Iowa between the proportions voting the same way (democratic or republican) in the cam- fc.^paigns for president and for governor. In the 1944 election there was only a 4 per cent difference be' tween the proportions voting republican for president and voting republican for governor; and in 1940, only a 1 per cent difference. So the actual division of votes between Beardsley and Switzer next fall may be expected to follow closely the division in the presidential campaign. In a recent IPOP poll it was found that Dewey now has a lead in the state of 3 to 2 over Truman. The present voting intentions for governor, however, are expressed as follows: Will vote for All voters Beardsley- ; Switzer Republicans Democrats Independents 65% 83 38 70 20% 3 48 8 Jews Accept Order for Palestine Truce AP Wirepholo TO SOUND TAPS FOR PERSHING—First Sgt. Charley Wycoff (above) of the Carswell Air Force base, Ft. Worth, Texas, is awaiting orders to fly to Washington to sound taps for Gen. Pershing.- The general once said, "I want no one but Charley Wycoff to sound taps for me." Legislators Southern Democrats to Hold ^7 ^^ f f> I • » • f X""* L * _ _ Throw Fists in Italy 3rd Political Convention The remaining proportions are still undecided, 15 per cent of all voters, 14 per cent each of the republicans and democrats and 22 per cent of the independents. WILSON-GILLETTE '' KACE VERY CLOSE Present voting intentions in the IT. S. senatorial race confirm the ,'close division in previous polls /between George A. Wilson, re- nominated in the republican pri- > mary last month, and his democratic opponent, former Senator Guy M. Gillette. The latter is : given a slight edge at present, . I' largely because 1 republican voter ' . in every 5 now intends to cross party lines to support the democratic nominee. Will vote for Wilson Gillette All voters 42% 43% Republicans 65 21 Democrats 1'2 75 Independents 34 44 The remaining 15 per cent of 'all voters are still undecided—14 per cent of the republicans, 13 per cent of the democrats and 22 per cent of the independents. This division may also be expected to change materially before the election is held next fall. In 1944 the difference was only 1 per cent in Iowa between the proportion voting the same way (democratic or republican) for president and for U. S. senator, 4 per cent in 1936, and 2 per cent in 1932. There was no senatorial campaign in Iowa in 1940. If the small variation characteristic in the past elections holds true this year, Wilson will gain substan- Plans Made for Funeral of Pershing Washington, (/P) — The most elaborate military funeral since the burial of the unknown soldier- was being prepared Friday for General of the Armies John J. Pershing. The ceremonies will cover a 3-day period. Thousands of army, navy, marine corps and air force troops will take part in them. From posts hundreds of miles away they are already being drawn into the capitpl for a last and vast national tribute to the gallant- World war I commander who died Thursday at 87 at Walter Reed army hospital here. Ceremonies Saturday Detailed funeral plans announced Friday by the army, fixed the start of ceremonies for Saturday. Pershing's body, clad in standard blouse and pinks of an army officer, will then be taken to the chapel at Walter Reed. There relatives, close friends and longtime fellow patients to the hospital will bid him farewell. Taken to Capitol At noon on Sunday, the general's body will be taken to the capitol rotunda, there to lie in state for 24 hours, guarded by 1 officer and 4 enlisted men, the latter posted at the 4 corners of the casket. The military cortege that will .reat slowly up Pennsylvania avenue-—the "route of presidents" to Arlington National cemetery on VIonday will include the customary sad remembrance for a dead avalryman—a riderless horse. The horse will be black, his rappings black, the saddle empty, he stirrups reversed. Thus Per- hing, who began his army career as a cavalry officer, will end it with a token of the old time <_uV- alry near at hand. Washington, (U.R)—The fate of President Truman'-s legislative program for the special session of congress appeared Friday to rest vith 4 congressional committees. These are the house and senate banking committees and the house and senate labor committees. They vill handle most of the bills which he president has put on his 'must" list, and they have the power to kill the measures without sending them to the floor for debate. Facing the banking committees, lieaded .by Senator Charles W. Tnbey, R., N. H., and Rep. Jesse P. Wolcott, R., Mich., are proposals to halt rising prices and relieve the housing shortage. Committees Balk But committees balked at all price legislation in the session which ended a month ago. Republican leaders charged that Mr. Truman's anti-inflation program meant a new OPA and government control of business. It appeared unlikely that they would tially as the party ballots. result of straight Of the voters who now support Switzer for governor 85 per cent say they will vote for Gillette and only 7 per cent for Wilson. But - Those who say they will vote for Beardsley for governor are much S less consistent in their intention to vote republican for senator. Only 54 per cent of them now say they will support Wilson, while 33 per cent say they will vote J!or Gillette. The remaining proportions, 8 per cent of the Switzer voters and 13 per cent of the Beardsley voters, are still unde- . cided about how they will vote in the senatorial race. As mentioned i before, voters who now intend to support Beardsley include many democrats, and this accounts for the large proportion of them who now expect to vote for the democratic senatorial candidate. STONES TO PEERS Brighton, Eng., (ff)— Three stones were flung Friday at the car of the Duchess of Kent, sister-in-law of King George VI denting the automobile's hood anc •racking the windshield. Police arrested a young man. Major Baseball Shift BULLETIN New York—In one of baseball's biggest shakeups in history, 3 National league managerial changes were announced Friday. Leo Durocher resigned at Brooklyn to take over the New York Giants. Mel Ott, Giant pilot, resigned and was given a front office job. Burt Shotton was named to again take over the Brooklyn club. Ben Chapman was fired from the Philadelphia Phils and Dusty Cooke named acting head of the team. See sports page. Congressional Committees Hold Fate of Special Meet change their stand special session. Wolcott said he during the doubts that Union Set for Court Battle Rath CIO Spokesmen "Amazed" at Charges Waterloo, (U.R)—Officials of the United Packinghouse Workers Union (CIO), who said they were amazed at the 33 indictments lodged against union members here Thursday, indicated Friday that they were preparing for a long court battle. The indictments were issued Thursday by the Black Hawk county grand jury which has been investigating tho strike, riot and fatal shooting of a picket at the Rath May. Packing company here in Eight of an undisclosed number of persons charged in the 33 indictments had been served with Communists Call Off General Strike When De Gasperi Gets Tough Rome, (/P) —F r e s h disorders erupted in Italy Friday as a communist-led general strike sputtered to a halt. The communists called off the strike after Premier Alcide De Gasperi's government said it would use force to break the "insurrection." The official end of the walkout at noon (4 a. m. CST) came amid scenes of wild tumult in the chamber of deputies where Christian democrats and communists engaged in fist fights. There was repeated in miniature the strike- bred disorders which had swept the country for 36 hours. 13 Killed At least 13 persons were killed and more than 100 injured in the communist-sparked rioting. Even before the hour set by the communist-led general confederation of labor (CGIL) for the end of the walkout, the strike virtually had collapsed. A back-to-work movement began late Thursday. The CGIL knuckled under when De Gasperi's government stood firm against this most serious challenge yet to its authority. Battle in Bologna In the last hours of the strike 16 persons were wounded, 3 seriously, in a gun battle in Bologna. Police used their guns on strikers after they were fired on from the Birmingham, Ala., (U.R)—The nation's 3rd political convention of the year will be held here Saturday with the avowed intention of splitting as many southern states as possible from the regular democratic fold. This industrial capital of the cotton field country is the convention city of a southern group which, its leaders hope, can swing the balance of power in November. Not in the general election, but in the electoral college which does the actual naming of presidents. The meeting will be attended by delegates from at least 5 states, plus spectators drawn from those who like President Truman least. It will last only a few hours, with the result the selection of a man to carry the states' rights banner against the civil rights flags of both Mr. Truman and republican candidate Thomas E. Dewey. Laney Probable Gov. Ben Laney of Arkansas probably will be their man. Laney ran briefly for the democratic nomination, withdrew, and saw Sen. Richard B. Russell of Georgia collect 263 convention votes. Russell is having no part of this warrants at a late hour Thursday windows of the chamber of labor 'anything constructive can come out of this special session." He added that the reasons for high prices will be brought out and Mr. Truman "will have a lot to answer for." Taft at Helm The labor committee, headed by Senator Robert A. Taft, (R.-Ohio), and Rep. Fred A. Hartley, Jr., (R.-N.J.), will be the first ones to consider the president's renewed appeals for a national health program, federal aid to education, and a higher minimum wage. The senate passed in the last session a bill providing federal grants-in-aid to state for education, but it died in the house. Likewise, both a democratic national health insurance measure and a republican-sponsored aid- to-states health bill got senate committee consideration but no floor action. On minimum wages, a senate labor subcommittee considered a republican proposal to boost the minimum hourly wage from 40 to 60 cents an hour, and a democratic bill for a 75-cont minimum, plus broadened coverage. BLITZ TORSO UNCOVERED London, (JP) — The torso of a 1941 blitz victim has just been found in a bomb ruins here. Even Grocers Urge Boycott on High-Priced Groceries Chicago, (U.R)—The grocers themselves urged housewives Friday to stop buying high-priced foods. The national association of retail grocers said that there is one sure way of beating high food prices—"stop paying them." Mrs. R. M. Kiefer, secretary- manager of the association, blamed part of the recent wave of price increases on consumers. "Americans have larger appetites today than they had before the war," she said, "and they seem to prefer luxury foods. Thus far they have made little effort to curtail their purchases of these foods and consequently prices of some of these foods which are in short supply are forced up to unnatural levels." -Leave Out Steaks She ad^sed housewives to take steaks, chops and roasts off their shopping lists. Meanwhile, the AFL Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen's union announced plans for a nationwide campaign to bring the prices of meat down to "reasonable levels." "If prices don't come down the government must restore controls on meat," said Union President Earl W. Jimerson. The union previously had advocated the removal of price ceilings on meat as a means of increasing production. At New York, the New York State Association of Retail Meat Dealers, representing 3,000 butchers, said it would sponsor a public mass meeting to demand congressional action on meat prices. Approves Idea At Chicago, Charles H. Bromann, Jr., executive secretary oJ Associated Food Dealers, Inc., said his group approved the idea. The organization represents 2,350 independent shops in the Chicago area. "For the first time in the history of our organization," he said "we indorse consumer resistance as a means of protesting agains high meat prices." Bromann said retail butchers are operating at a loss, even with today's record high prices, because of the cost of wholesale meat. At Washington, the agricultur department reported that wholesale and retail milk prices climbec to record high levels early thi month. Retail prices of standard milk, home delivered, in 24 citie averaged 20.8 cents a quart, thi department said. It also reported that averagi prices of foods increased 7/10 o 1 per cent last week. night. The* names of the others were to be released following service of the warrants. Among the first arrested were Leo R. Guynn, Everett Hopper, chief steward of the local; the Rev. Percy Burt, first vice president; Sidney Garrison, department steward; Don Young, head of the local's veteran group, and Sherman Briner and Merle Shea, union members. Included among the 8 was Fred Lee Roberts, 55, Dunkerton, who vas indicted for manslaughter in onncction with the fatal shooting if William Farrell, 39, a union picket, during the riot. County At- orney Blair Wood had sought a nurdor charge against Roberts, a ^Jegro. rash Kills 1; 4 Others Hurt Cars Collide on 1-Way Road Area Clbaton, (U.R)—Mrs. A. C. Win- .er, wife of a Clinton florist, was dllcd and 4 other persons" were 5criously injured Thursday night n a headon automobile collision. Winter was in critical condi- ion Friday at Mercy hospital icre. Others injured were Mrs. Verna radert, an aunt of Mrs. Winter; eorge Andersen and Carolyn Jahn, both of Charlotte. The accident occurred at a 1- way stretch of highway 136 which is under repair 13 miles northwest of Clinton. Police said Andersen and Miss Jahn were driving "about 70 miles an hour" and swerved around the car of the Rev. Joseph Conlon, Clinton, who had stopped for the 1-way barricade. The Andersen car struck Winter's machine, traveling on the 1-way lane. office there. The strike followed an attempt 2 days ago on the life of communist leader Palmiro Togliatti. TogliattL's physicians said he passed "an agitated night," and his condition had grown worse. He had a maximum temperature of 102 during the night and his pulse was 122. The bulletin on his condition said broncho-pneumoii- ial congestion developed base of the lungs. at the meeting, but will work within the party. * The dissident southern democrats are angered at the civil rights program which Mr. Truman has again called on congress to adopt and -which was put in strong terms in the party platform. Laney, former Alabama Gov. Frank M. Dixon and Mississippi Gov. Fielding Wright are among those to appear here. To Be Absent Russell is not the only leader of the early days of the revolt who will not attend. Gov. J. Strorn Thurmond of South Carolina, who keynoted the first Dixiecrat meeting several weeks ago, will be tied up by "previous engagements." Florida will send "observers," and Georgia may not participate even that far. States slated to take active part are Alabama, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas and Arkansas. Noone official is expected from Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia or Louisiana. Weather Report FORECAST Mason Cits-: Fair and moderately warm Saturday. Cool Friday night. Low Friday night 57. High Saturday 85. Iowa: Generally fair Friday night and Saturday. Cooler Friday night. Low Friday night 60-6D. Iowa 5-Day Weather Outlook: Temperatures will average neai normal through Wednesday Normal lows near 64. Normal highs near 89. Normal temperatures Saturday and Sunday, turning cooler by Monday warmer again by Wednesday Precipitation will average one- fourth inch—with many places receiving none. Showers will occur at infrequent intervals— most likely after Sunday. Minnesota: Fair Friday night and slightly cooler east portion. Saturday fair south and partly cluudy with light showers north. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Friday morning: Maximum Minimum At 8 a. m. Friday Precipitation. YEAR AGO: Maximum Minimum 79 58 72 .01 86 C3 Breathes Life Into Daughter After Attack Mincola, N. Y., (/P) — A mother breathed life back into her 22 month old baby Thursday after, police said, the father had choked the infant because he had been awakened by her cries. . The father, Samuel G. Lockwood, a 35 year old Lakcview letter carrier, was held Friday without bail for grand jury action charged with assault with intent to kill. Police said that Lockwood's wife, Caroline, and a sister tried to restrain him from choking his daughter. Failing to do so, Mrs. Lockwood hit him over the head with a portable radio. Then a neighbor broke his grip on the child. Meanwhile, Mrs. Ixjckwood revived the baby by breathing into her mouth. The baby was taken to Meadowbrook hospital. A favorite haunt of wild ducks is Hoodoo lake, in Idaho's Sawtooth mountains. In season, thousands of ducks can be found there. Foley Sworn In as Undersecretary of Treasury Washington, (U.R)—Edward H. Folej r , Jr., of New York has been sworn in as undersecretary of treasury, succeeding A. Lee M. Wiggins who retired to enter private business. Foley took the oath Thursday from Chief Justice Fred M. Vinson of the supreme court. A graduate of Fordham university, he was formerly assistant secretary of treasury. John S. Graham was . to be sworn in as Foley's successor Friday. He has been assistant to the undersecretary since 1946. Provide for Notification From Arabs Moslem League Meets at Lebanon to Talk Over UN'S Demand BULLETIN Amman, Trans - Jordan, (U.R) —The Trans - Jordan government Friday gave orders for a cease-fire in Jerusalem at 2 a. m. (8 p. m. EOT). Tel Aviv, (U,R)—The Israeli government Friday decided to accept the United Nations security council's demand for an immediate truce in Palestine. The acceptance was provisional upon the Jewish government receiving notification that the Arab nations have ordered their armies to cease hostilities at a specific hour. (The political committee of the Arab league was meeting at Aley, Lebanon, to consider the cease- fire demand, and there were some indications that the Arab chieftains also would agree to accept the truce.) Israel Note The provisional government of Israel, after an extraordinary meeting, notified United Nations Secretary-General Trygve Lie that: "The provisional government of Israel, having taken note of the resolution of the security council of July 15, 1948, decided to comply with the council's request for resumption of the truce in Palestine and for immediate unconditional cease-fire in Jerusalem." Wait for Arabs The necessary orders to make the truce effective will be issued, it was said, as soon as the Jews are notified that the Arab governments have agreed and have issued orders "for these arrangements to take effect at the respective times laid down in the resolution." Meanwhile SAME DATE—1947—255 (BUek fla* mean* traffic death In pail 24 boon) Gromyko Sails for Home Aboard Liner Gripsholm New York, (U.R)—Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko, famed for his vetoes in the United Nations, sails Friday for hdme on the liner Gripsholm. Gromyko's successor as soviet representative'at the UN, Jacob M. Halik, took over Russia's seat on the security council Thursday. Short Circuit Called Cause of B-29 Crash Salina, Kans., C/P)—A''short circuit in its electrical system was blamed Friday for the flaming crash of a B-29 in which 9 crew members were killed and another injured critically. Col. Leslie G. Mul/.er, commander of the 301st very heavy bombardment squadron at Smoky Hill army air base, said an electrical fire broke out in the rear section of the superfort as it was making its final run to land at the base late Thursday. The giant superfort was returning to the air base with 14 other B-29s, following a simulated attack on Omaha, St. Louis and the Kansas Citys. Three crew members escapee with minor injuries by parachutinj when the plane was less than 1,20( feet from the earth. Col. Hulzer explained that al crew members on B-29s carry parachutes, but because of the low altitude of the bomber when th fire was discovered, the others obviously lacked time to bail out before the crash. '•V Jewish and Arab forces were fighting a showdown battle for control of the Tel-Aviv- Jerusalem highway at Bab-El- Wad, where the Arabs have long maintained a blockade. Officials reports said Jewish forces occupied 4 Arab villages in that area, but the Arab Legion recaptured a village northeast of Lydda which the Israeli took Saturday. Farmer Files $68,000 Suit Claims Injuries Due to Defect in Tractor Dubuque, (/P)—Lloyd B. Hefflin, farmer of near Osage, filed a $68-, 000 damage suit Friday in which he contended that faulty mechanism in a new tractor resulted in his being permanently injured. The suit was filed in U. S. district court here against the Ford Motor company of Detroit, Mich., and Carl Jorde, Ford dealer at Osage. The suit charges that a bushing in the front right-hand spindle of the tractor he purchased from Jorde was missing. As a result, Hefflin said, the tractor went out of control the first time he used it, throwing him to the ground and rendering his left arm permanently useless. Globe-Gazette Photo HARVEST ON—The oats harvest is getting under way in North Iowa and in another week will be in full swing. The picture shows one of the early ones, Tony Napoletano, l ] /2 miles south of Rock Falls, who finished his first field Wednesday. The Rock Falls and Dougherty communities did not have rain early in the week like the rest of Cerro Gordo county so were able to start cutting sooner. Prospects are for a "very good" oats crop this year and corn "just never looked better," according to Marion E. Olson, county extension director. (See page 11). V British Jets Make Arrival on Continent Montreal, (/P)—Montreal airway traffig control reported Friday that 6 R. A. F. Vampires, first jet aircraft to cross the Atlantic, arrived at Mont Joli airport Friday morning. Mont Joli is 350 miles down the St. Lawrence river from here. The planes, which will make a tour of Canada and the United States, left Goose Bay airport, Labrador, at 7:09 a. m. Eastern Standard Time. They arrived at Mont Joli about 9:30 a. m. The planes will refuel at Mont Joli before flying to nearby Dorval airport where they are expected to arrive Friday afternoon. The jets left their base in England, July 1. They were held up by weather at Sornoway in the Hebrides before they were able to make the hops from Iceland, and Greenland and across the Northern seas to Goose Bay. Colombia, South America, is nearly nine limes the size of ih« state of New York. ""^

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