Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on July 15, 1948 · Page 17
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

A Publisher Extra Newspaper

Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 17

Mason City, Iowa
Issue Date:
Thursday, July 15, 1948
Page 17
Start Free Trial

Convention Sidelights— Pittsburgh Mayor Promises No Dull Speeches This Time • By W. EARL HALL SUM Representative Philadelphia—Dave Lawrence, dynamic Pittsburgh mayor, in the first formal speech at the democratic national committee, made reference to the dull agony created by orators at the republican convention here 3 weeks ago and offered a promise that there would be no repetition of it. While his own talk was brief and to the point, some of the speakers later on the program of the opening session droned on in the best convention oratorical tradition.* Philadelphia's republican mayor in his welcoming speech dwelled at length, on the historic and scenic wonders of this convention city. J. Howard McGrath, chairman of the national committee, and Francis J. Myers, Pennsylvania's senior senator, commanded the best attention from the delegates and the sparsely settled galleries. Only those on radio or television could tell you what the others were talking about, say nothing of what they said. For this condition—and in defense of the delegates and the gal- lerites—it should be admitted that the sound system in convention hall leaves much to be desired Voices from the platform do nol come through with sufficient volume to be heard above conversation in the great auditorium. Opera Star Lucy Monroe, star of opera and radio, was at her smiling best in the first singing of the National Anthem. Different from the. singers who appeared at the republican convention, she appeared in a black dress of simple design, no frills. She'asked the audience to join In with her—and it did. Pipeorgan Ployer Uses Television To break the monotony of the opening session, your correspond- ent found his way down to the basement of the auditorium where the manual of the great pipeorgan, Bun "Pardon my OUFD PiMlheBELL-ANSublebforHEARTBURN" When excels rtomach a eld caiuca pain tul. «uflocat- Ing KM,sour atom Mh and h eutburn. d oct ora usual I y prescribe the fastwt-actfnjt medicines known for jymptomatle relief—medicines Hie thoae In Bell-ana Tablets. Nolaiatlve. Bell-ans brings comfort In a lury 01 return bottle to ualordoublomonev back © BELUNS for Acid Indigestion 25«f THt QUEEN EUZABETH t has the *tJ>Gt* L for sitt among ocean liners] ... and in razor bladts PAL HOLLOW GROUND List lonzir • Smoother shavini • Kainir edgis • Mori tctnomlcil • Uniformly ptrftet OOMLE*. vUKUEDH Get Your PAL RAZOR BLADES BOOMHOWER HARDWARE manned by 2 players, is situated. Above the man seated at the console was a television screen bringing him a better view of the convntion than the average delegate or reporter has in the hall proper. By following the television, the.player is able perfectly to syncronize his musical efforts with the events on the cbrt^ vention floor. Asked what he might play to honor Iowa, the writer suggested the "Iowa Corn Song." "Sorry," he replied, that tune's on the proscribed list at this convention. Those in charge felt that it would remind the delegates of Henry Wallace." We settled for the University of Iowa fight song, "On Iowa." "Missouri Waltz" Most Popular The tune most frequently played —and for obvious reasons—is the "Missouri Waltz." At the opening session the mistake was made of playing the Truman specialty just ahead of 'Dixie." The difference in applause from delegates and gallery, in favor of "Dixie," may have had some significance. All of which reminds me of the wisecrack from the man sitting next to me in the press this opening session: "The republicans nominated their 2nd choice for president on the 3rd ballot and the democrats are going to nominate their 3rd choice on the first ballot." Just who the 2 ahead of Truman would be, he didn't explain. Eisenhower, p r esumably, however, would be one of them. GOP Gum Labels Embarrass Delegates In an earlier dispatch I told you about the embarrassment awaiting delegates at conyention hall on their first visit. This is to report that the management has done something about it, My reference was to the gum labels stuck to the back of every chair, reading: "So Proudly We Hail—the Republican National Convention." Well, Monday morning v/hen the democrats snowed up for their HELIBE&G'S \ [THERE IS SOMETHING x NEW UNDER THE 5UN/ X A TO WARD'S PRESSURE COOKING SCHOOL Prizes at Each Class 3 TIMES DAILY 10:30 — ^ — MAGIC SEftL THIS WEEK THRU SATURDAY Grand Prize Electric Mixer Saturday At 2 P. M. Class Montgomery Ward Friday Demonstrations at 2, 4 and 7:30 P. M. The following firms are cooperating with their top- quality products. Jan's Beauty Shop Studio of Frank Free Jr. 315 Forester's Bid*. Ph. 1353 Hanford Hotel Phone 951 Casey Drug Co. 335 S. Federal Phone 291 The Picket 1469 4th St. S. E. - Highway 18 Phone 5797 Birdsall Ice Cream Co. 518 No. Federal ^ Phone 2084 Pillsbury Flour and Hot Rolf Mix Bey's Bakery t« Itt St. S. E. Phone 86 Argos Bros. Dry Cleaners 9 W. State Phone 956 Raises Dept. Store Groc. fir Market Dir. 301 South Federal Phone 431 Stor* Beer"'Dirt. by Luick Food Serr. Inc. Phone 5211 Mason City Coco-Cola Bottling Co. 701 South Federal Phone 1800 first session, « 2nd label, of th same size and design, had been pasted over every one ol these remnants from the GOP confab The new wording was: "So Proudly We Hail—the Dem ocratic National Convention." Missouri Delegates Hand Out Packets Democrats apparently are try ing to live up to their claim, o being the party of the common people. At the republican convention gifts ranging from Earl Warren' orange juice to nylon stocking and manicure sets, dealt out a door prizes, could be had by meandering around from one can didate's camp to another. But here the only other thing other than literature to be had i a little packet being handed out— to delegates only—by .the Missour delegation. Principal object in the packet i a plastic thimble bearing words: "Sew Right With Truman- Compliments of Missouri Delega tion." The thimble is all right—but i isn't expensive. Breakfast Honors Noted Democrats A dozen years ago, former sup porters and admirers of William Jennings Bryan established a me morial breakfast honoring th' "Great Commoner." It was held during the national democrat! convention each 4 years, with Josephus Daniels as principa speaker. This time the breakfast is being held on an expanded basis as to attendance and as to intent. Alonj with honoring Bryan, it will be. a tribute to Mr. Daniels, to Woodrow Wilson and to Franklin D. Roose velt. My interest in it lies in the fac that my room-mate here, Jame E. Lawrence, editor of the Lincoln Nebr., Star, neighbor and confi dante, of the eloquent Nebraskan has been selected to voice the tribute to Mr. Bryan. In charge of arrangements i Wayne C.. Williams, a Derive lawyer who was an active membe of the William H. Spence Meth odist church in the mile-high city I'm asked to extend his greeting to the late Mr. Spence's distin guished son, HartzeU. Truman Not Only One Seeking Nomination It can't be said that the demo crats in nominating Harry S. Tru man are doing so because there" nobody else willing to accept th job. No, sir. There's Frank Ellison Best o Indianapolis, who by his own ad mission in a leaflet making known his availability is a "scientist, in ventor, mechanical engineer am manufacturer." None of this "hard to get" stuf for Mr. Best. He comes right ou and says he's a much better man than Truman for the job and call on the "patriots of America" t "arise and put our national house in order." One of his ideas for healing th breach between north and south is to take over large territories in Africa, out of European war debt and set up a United States Negro territory, ultimately to be granted U. S. statehood. That isn't his only idea by an> means. It's just one. And he has a slogan too: "Vote for Best, forget the rest.' At' the moment Mr. Best's chances of getting on a "People Are Funny" program seem ever so much brighter than that he will crowd Harry S. Truman of the democratic presidential nomination. Lot More Women Voters Than Men The part played by women in this nominating convention was brought out in a release prepared for the press gallery by India Edwards, executive director of the women's division. According to her figures, women officially represented in the republican convention totaled only 353—113 delegates and 240 alternates. The democratic total of women, in contrast, was 512—192 delegates, 319 alternates. "We women," she concluded, "are mindful of the fact that there are 1,700,000 more women than men of voting age. We feel this makes it imperative that we get more women to the polls this year than ever before. That is what we are going to try to do." It's Hard to Beat Somebody With Nobody This convention up to now stands as proof that it's quite difficult to pump much enthusiasm into a collection of delegates when there's nothing more important at stake than the selection of a vice presidential nominee. The Douglas boom by Monday night had completely subsided. Less than half of the Florida delegation itself favored the candidacy of Senator Claude Pepper. Word that Ben Lacey of Arkansas was the choice for president of a group of die-hard Truman opponents in the deep south produced this question quite generally: "Who's Ben Lacey of Arkansas?" The old rule, "It's hard to beat somebody with nobody," seemed again to be making itself manifest. Hancock County Dads Rescind Ditch Action Garner—Hancock county supervisors approved the petition of Roy D. Clark, et al, for the rescinding of an earlier petition filed by the same group asking the establishment and construction of a drainage improvement in Orthel township, west of Hutchins. Objections to the proposed establishment and probable cost thereof were reasons advanced for the counter petition. Meteors are relatively small store$ of rock swept up by the earth as it revolves around the sun. Nashua Man Dies in Apartment at Hotel Nashua—Joseph P. Mellon, 72, died in his apartment at the Kirkland hotel at 7:30 p. m. Tuesday, just 2 weeks and a day following the death of his wife on June 28. He was ill only a few minutes. Death was attributed to a heart condition. Survivors include 5 daughters and. 7 sons. The body is at the Chenoweth funeral home. Mr. Mellon hsR lived in Nashua since 1941, coming here from Dubuque. Hanlontown Child, 2, Stricken With Polio Hanlontown—Scott, 2 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Nelson, was taken to a Minneapolis hospital after being stricken with polio. The. llttl«? fellow has been spending the summer with his grandparents and became ill the latter part of the week. CORN DOES WELL Allison—Nearly all the corn is laid by and most of the farmers have finished putting up the first cutting of hay. Some oats cutting may begin the latter part of the week and corn could stand a rain. Post Cop to Halt Fights in Church Stockholm, (JP) — In Ivetofta church in Skane, southern Sweden, a policeman was posted on the organ loft to prevent fights between the precentor and the woman organist during the divine service. In a letter to the church commissioners the organist c o mplained: "The old precentor is very deaf and the possessor of a thunderous voice. He can not follow the organ but pipes in his own song, sometimes before and sometimes after the music. He is used to making wry faces and laugh derisively at my performance." Said the church commissioners: "The situation is ... utterly embarrassing." Runoff Rites Held Alta Vista—Funeral services for Henry Ruhoff, 83, pioneer resident of this community, were held in St. Bernard's Catholic church Tuesday. The Rev. J. F. Wiehl was celebrant of the solemn requiem high mass, the Rev. Franz Lohberg of Cecilia was deacon and the Rev. Leo Logan of Elma subdeacon. Burial was made in Mt. Calvary cemetery. July 14, IMS 7 M»*«n Citr Gl*h«-<laiett«, Mnon City, I JULY 19th RAIZES Ladies' Dresses A wonderful buy in summer weight frocki in all the latest patterns and materials. Every one fashioned for hours of comfort . . . style . . . wear. Values to $18.00 $/|98 and $6.98 Sizes 12 to 20. BIG DAYS Thurs. - Friday - Sat. Stock up now on oil Summer Needs for Dress D°A r i^ rk L ' • for Play ' ' • SHOP AND SAVE at KAIZES where you can find what you want or need at the LOWEST PRICES ANYWHERE. For Summer Infants 1 Sleeveless SHIRTS Combed Yarn Sixes 2 to 6 Regular 29c Grade 15 Bargain Table SPECIALS Hurry—Only a Few Left • 'BLOUSES • ROMPERS • JIMMIES • SPORT SHIRTS • T SHIRTS • PLAY SUITS T ETC. Values to $2.00 69 C Ladies' Summer Weight Gowns & Pajamas Ideal for Cool, Comfortable Sleeping These Warm Summer Nights. • SHEERS • ETC. Values to $2.50 98 up CLOSE-OUT SPECIAL Men's Long Sleeve SUMMER SPORT SHIRTS Famous "Reliance" make in washable rayon and cotton. Two-way collar and inner-outer style. Fancy designs and plain colors in Blue, Tan, Yellow, Green, Cream and Eggshell. Sizes 14 to 17V2. REGULAR TO $3.98. $O88 2 Men's Sanforized WORK PANTS Odds and ends from our regular stock. $1.98 Men's Elastic Top KNIT BRIEFS Fine quality — reinforced crotch. Sizes 30 to 40. Halter and Shorts Rayon Sharkskin Sizes 12 to 20 $3.50 VALUE. $1.98 Yard Goods Clearance Choice of patterns and col- ors ... but HURRY. . . . About 500 yards to go at this price. Values to 69c 33 EXTRA SPECIAL! Men's Summer DRESS PANTS Hard finished worsteds in rayon and cotton. Light, medium and dark shades in brown, blue, Tan and grey. Regular sizes 30 to 42 waist. Reduced to $098 $4.98 Extra Large. Sizes 44 to 50 Children's Summer Pajamas & Sleepers Reduced Values AOtft to $1.75.. 7OV up Men's Wolverine WORK SHOES Horsehide upper, composition soles. Extra special. $3.98 Men's Sanforized BLUE CHAMBRAY WORK SHIRTS Fine quality and extra full cut. Rip-proof. Sizes 14'/2 to 17. $1.29 Extra Large Sizes 17 'A to CLEARANCE MEN'S SUMMER DRESS OXFORDS Ventilated and two-tone styles. Goodyear welt. Leather soles. Fine quality calfskin. Steel arch. Regular to $9.85. $4.98 „ $6.98 Ladies' and Misses' T-SHIRTS Fancy and Plain Colors, 98c Reg. $1.49 BASEMENT SPECIAL HOSIERY Imperfects Save 50% to 75% Rayons 4?r $ 1 Nylons 3pr $ 1 Assorted Colors — All Sizes M I LADIES' SLACKS BUY SEVERAL AT THIS MONEY SAVING PRICE Sizes 10 to 20 Values to $3.50 SPECIAL PRICE Lady Slipper SHEER PRINTED LAWN For summer dresses, gowns and blouses. A regular 79c per yard seller. CLAM DIGGER SHORTS Girls' and misses' sizes in assorted colors. Summer Weight NYLON BRAS Real Bargain 49c NEW LOW PRICE! Men's Waist Overalls Sturdy Sanforized 8-oz. blue denim. Famous "Blue Buckle" and Western Rider makes. Copper riveted pockets. Orange thread trim. Sizes 28 to 46 waist $2.19 VALUE A* 00 FOR ?IeOO BOYS' Sizes 4 to 10 $1.59 Sizes 12 to 16 $1.69 Startex "Twinkle" TOWELING 25% linen. Your choice of bleached or unbleached. Men's "Super Penn" STRIPED OVERALLS Sturdy sanforized 8-ounce quality. Body sizes graduated to leg lengths for perfect fit. High back style. Sizes 32 to 50. REGULAR $2.98 NOW ONLY Yd. 65 REGULAR $2.00 VALUES 98 SAM RAIZES DEPT. STORE 301 South Federal Phone 434

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,100+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Publisher Extra Newspapers

  • Exclusive licensed content from premium publishers like the Globe-Gazette
  • Archives through last month
  • Continually updated

Try it free