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NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" HOME EDITION iTrrrni VOL. LTV Associated Press and United Press Full Leas* Wires <Mv« Cents • Copy I MASON CITY, IOWA, SATURDAY, JULY 10, 1948 This Paper Consists oi Two Section*—Section On* No. Iowa to Lead in Corn Crop Will Produce Higher Yield Than Illinois Des Moines, (fi>) —Iowa will be back on top this year as the number one corn producing state, a government forecast indicated Friday. The forecast placed the state ahead of Illinois and estimated that Iowa will harvest 624,602,000 bushels of corn, or only about 10,000,000 bushels under the all- time Hawkeye record of 1946. Illinois production was estimated at 497,420,000 bushels. Nearly Double . The indicated Iowa yield is 'iiearly double last year's poor weather crop of 331,360,000 bushels. Based • on July 1 conditions the government estimated that 10,769,000 acres of corn have been planted in Iowa in 1948 and that the average yield would be a new high of 58 bushels an acre. May Change Conditions may change this month and next, the agriculture department said, but it noted that corn had advanced in growth so rapidly that cultivation generally had to be stopped by July 1. The government also forecast an all-time Iowa oats crop of 273,375,000 bushels. This compared with last year's oats harvest of 180,609,000 busht's. Reds Blast Yugoslavia Soviet Satellites Decline Tito Bid London, (/P) — Communist parties throughout Europe began following Russia's lead Saturday in turning down an invitation to the 5th Yugoslav communist congress in Belgrade July 21. Rejections were .reported. Saturday by communist headquarters \in Rome, Budapest and Prague. Russia gave her refusal Wednesday. Meanwhile in Moscow Tass, the Soviet News Agency, said a Soviet army delegation has arrived in Albania and has been welcomed by "thousands of inhabitants." Strong Measures Tass said the delegation was invited by Albania's national defense ministry to be present at a national holiday of the Albanian army. This week Albania warned her neighbor, Yugoslavia.she was taking "strong measures" to guard her borders against "hostile elements." Yugoslavia invited all communist parties to attend the congress, the week after her leaders had been accused by the communist international information bureau of departing from the Marxist-Leninist line. In their rejections Saturday, the communist parties leveled new blasts against the Yugoslavs. Italians Charge The Italian communists charged through their party organ.Unita, in Rome that since publication of the cominform resolution the Yugoslavs have done nothing to "recognize their errors like good communists and to correct them." In Budapest Hungarian communists said their party can not take part in the congress of a party which has "excluded herself from the family of labor parties." WIFE SUPERIOR Hartford, Conn., (U.R)—A public works laborer was filling out a questionnaire as part of a salary survey. He came to the question: "Who is your immediate supervisor?" "My wife," he jotted down. :**#**** See Shortage of Grain in World Ended By UNITED PRESS Grain traders believed Saturday that the end of the world grain shortage is in sight. Many said the United States soon may face the problems of disposing of surplus wheat. They based their beliefs on the U. S. department of agriculture's estimates of the 1948 corn and wheat crops. The department Friday forecast another bumper wheat crop and the biggest corn crop in the nation's history. 2nd to Last Year The corn crop was estimated at 3,328,862,000 bushels, and the spring and winter wheat crops combined were estimated at 1,241,451,000 bushels—2nd only to last year's record production. Combined with the 1st big European crops since the war, the yield from America's lush farmlands will do much to ease the world shortage, experts said. More on Table At home, the huge corn crop will mean more meat on America's dining tables next year, they said. Last year's short corn crop, hit by floods and drought, left hog and cattle raisers with a shortage of feed for their animals and hence cut the supply of meat. • A department of agriculture spokesman warned, however, that it would take several years of good crops to restore the European food supply to normal. Many nations are living on a bare subsistence basis, the spokesman said, and must pile up reserves before distribution can begin on a normal basis. The expert acknowledged, however, that within another year market outlets might become a problem if importing countries continue to have good crops and try to become self sufficient. Meat Prices to Highest in History Chicago, (U.R)—Livestock and wholesale meat prices soared this week to the highest levels in U. S. history, department of agriculture officials said Saturday. They predicted the latest upsurge would send retail prices to new record highs within a "very" short time. Consumer Boycott "Only a stiff consumer boycott can head off the spectacular spiral," one official said. The pressure of demand and customer buying power shoved meat prices steadily upward throughout the week. Hog prices set record, all-time highs at some markets Thursday. Cattle prices rose to new highs. New High The department of agriculture reported at Chicago that the weekly average price of all livestock on July 3 was $35.61 a hundred pounds. The figure—which represented sales all over the country— was higher than it had ever been before in history. It also was $8 more than it was only 3 months earlier. It was the tell-tale mark, the officials said, of a bull market that is pushing prices constantly upward. SUPPORT GILLETTE DCS Moines, (/P)_The Iowa committee, Americans for Democratic Action, Friday voted to support former U. S. Senator Guy M. Gillette of Cherokee, the democratic nominee for U. S. senator. Lucas Reported on Inside Track for Vice-President Philadelphia, (^P)—Senator Scott Lucas (D-II1.) was reported Saturday to have the inside track as President Truman's running mate on the 1948 democratic ticket. Although Lucas himself said he isn't a candidate, an associate of Mr. Truman said that unless plans are changed within the next 48 hours the Illinois senator may be the white house choice for 2nd man on the ticket. Lucas, who voted for the Taft- Hartley act but in favor of sustaining Mr. Truman's veto of the labor law, was described in administration circles here as a "logical" candidate, to join the president in expected major attacks on the record of congress. No Decision But white house aides emphasized that no final decision on the vice presidential nominee, has been made. Lucas could be expected to help bring within the democratic fold the highly doubtful state of Illinois, where Jacob M. Arvey, Chicago democratic leader, only Friday was finally converted to the Truman cause. Significant Move In one of the most significant moves of the confused democratic convention opening here Monday Arvey joined with Mayor William O'Dwyer of New York City in an announcement that he will vote for Mr. Truman on what promises to be the 1st and only presidential ballot at the convention. Their joint announcement came after Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower put the final kibosh on attempts to draft him. Goaded into action by reports that his name would be offered despite all he has said, Eisenhower telegraphed Senator Pepper (D-Fla.) that, while he was iiighiy honored by the suggestion, he couldn't accept the party's nomination under any "terms, conditions or premises." EISENHOWER SUPPORTERS—Senator ClaucuT Pepper°, (D-Pla.), (left) and former Senator Hugh B. Mitchell of Washington, Eisenhower supporters, pose in Philadelphia Friday during a meeting preliminary to the democratic convention. Pepper was to have placed the general's name in nomination. Jewish Force Capture Most Important Airport in Area Tel Aviv, (U.R)—Israeli troops* captured Lydda airport, the most important landing field in Palestine, from Iraqi forces in a lightning operation Saturday. An official report from Jewish leaders said the big airport, which formerly was the landing point in Palestine for American and other international airliners, was taken at 9 a. m. in a swift attack which apparently surprised the Iraqi defenders. Arab troops had held the airport almost from the moment the British forces left it at the end of the British mandate on May 15. The swift capture of the airfield came as the Israel government informed Count Folke Bernadotte of Sweden, the UN mediator, tnat the Jewish government was willing to accept the immediate 10-day cease fire for all Palestine which he asked. But there was no indication that Arab leaders would accept the truce, which the United Nations mediator had suggested should be effective at 8 a. m. EDT Saturday, and the hour at which Bernadotte had hoped the cease-fire might begin passed amid reports of fighting on a full-scale all the way from Dan to Beersheba—the biblical northern and southern limits of the Holy Land. Moscow Mag Lashes Out at Bernadotte Moscow, (fP) — The Moscow Literary Gazette said Saturday Count Folke Bernadotte, United Nations Palestine mediator, is not trying to settle the fight. Instead, the Arab-Jewish paper said, Bernadotte is in effect, an "agent of Wali Street," and working for eventual occupation of Palestine by American armies. "The Swedish prince, hired for $26,000 per annum in order to do 'good services' to humanity, in fact acts only in the interest of the policy of colonial expansion of the anglo-American monopolies," the Gazette said. The publication also claimed that Bernadotte's hotel suite is "a gathering place for anti-soviet elements." The article cited the presence there of a certain "De Laval," who, according to the Gazette, took part in the Finnish- Soviet war against Russia. The Gazette said "De Laval" publicly advocates turning Sweden into a British-American base. Weather 'Report FORECAST Mason City: Partly cloudy, warm and humid through Sunday, with light variable winds. High Sunday near 88. Low Saturday night near 65, Iowa: Partly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms east and central portions Saturday and extreme east portion Sunday. Not quite so warm northeast portion Sunday. Minnesota: Partly cloudy with scattered thundershowers east central portion Saturday night and extreme southeast portion Sunday; cooler in north portion Saturday night and north and central portions Sunday. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather statistics for 24 hour period' ending at 8 o'clock Saturday morning: Maximum 93 Minimum 69 At 8 a. m. Saturday 73 YEAR AGO: Maximum 83 Minimum 56 Defer Action on Palestine Security Council Awaits Bernadotte Lake Success, N. Y., (U.R)—The United Nations security council deferred all action in the Palestine crisis Saturday while Count Folke Bernadotte, the UN mediator flew half way around the world to report personally on chance for peace in the Holy Land. In a last attempt to ward ofJ full scale war, Bernadotte gave Arabs and Jews until 8 a. m (EDT) Saturday to agree to another 10-day cease-fire period while the UN and the conflicting parties mull over the next step. Bernadotte was scheduled to reach New York about noon Mo'11- day with a party of 8, including Ralph Bunche, an American member of the UN secretariat who has been the mediator's chief aide in the tangled Palestine mediation negotiations. Some UN diplomats believed that Bernadotte might bring a surprise or 2 with him when he confronts the security council— probably on Tuesday—for a first hand report of the Palestine negotiations. One report said Bernadotte and Bunche had "a very interesting meeting" with leaders of Trans- Jordan Friday in Amman. What that could mean was not clear. But it was pointed out that King Abdullah of Trans-Jordan was wavering in the direction of a longer Palestine truce early this week when other members of the Arab league succeeded in pushing through a decision to turn down Bernadotte's proposal for extending the conditional 28 day cease- fire which ended Friday. U. S. Not to Submit to Soviet Inspection * # Moscow May Come Across on Demands But Stiff, Perhaps Unacceptable; Terms Might Be Attached London, (/P)—Russia may agree to the western powers' demand that the blockade of Berlin be lifted, but with stiff, perhaps unacceptable conditions attached. That was the private opinion of western diplomats here Saturday as they weighed possible courses Russia could take in replying to the sharp protests which the United States, Britain and France made public Friday night. Docs Not, Want War Speculation in London was based on the premise that Russia does not want a shooting war, and that soviet plans and provocations are aimed at undermining western influence without forcing a showdown. It was regarded as possible that Russia thus may counter with an agreement to suspend at least temporarily its ban on road, rail and barge traffic into western Berlin, provided: Big: 4 Meet 1. The western powers agree to a new meeting soon of the big 4 foreign ministers to discuss the problems of Germany as a whole. 2. The western pawers halt, pending the outcome of such a meeting, their plans for creating a separate western German government. This speculation was strengthened by the first reaetion from a soviet-inspired source. The Russian-controlled German news agency, ADN, criticized the notes of the 3 western powers as limiting themselves solely to the problems of Berlin. Ray Seney, 63, Jeweler in Mason City 40 Years, Dies Ray Seney, 63, Mason City jeweler for 40 years and founder of the store bearing his name, died at a local hospital Saturday morning, following an illness of several months. Mr. Seney was born on a farm in Franklin county, Aug. 12,' 1884, the son of Charles and Mary E. Seney. He had lived in Mason City since he was 10 years of age, and was educated in the Mason City schools, the high school, the American Optical college, the Richard O'Klander Engraving school, and the Quinn .School of Music. He was employed with J. H. Greve, local jeweler, until 1908, when he started in business for himself. He was married to Vera M. Stephenson in 1910 at Independence, Iowa. Surviving are his wife, a son, Ray Seney, Jr., who entered the jewelry business upon his father's retirement in 1945, and 2 grandchildren, Ken and Ricky Seney, all of Mason City. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Mrs. Howard Elder. For 12 years he played trombone in the Mason City band when it was a volunteer organization. He was also the band treasurer. Mr. Seney was a member of the First Methodist church, Benevolence 145 A. F. & A. M. and the Elks. Funeral services will be held at the Major Memorial chapel at 2:30 p. m. Monday, with the Rev. George A. Sheils, associate pastor of the First Methodist church, officiating. Interment \vill be at Elmwood cemetery. The Major funeral home in charge. 72-Year-O/d Mother Goes to New Home NEW TERRITORY Des Moines, (tf>)_The Fort Des Moines veterans village Friday became a part of Iowa. The state executive council has accepted civil and criminal jurisdiction over the housing project for the state. Immediate effect of the action was to grant the right to vote to about 1,800 veterans and their wives. Shreveport, La., (.*P) — Twelve- year-old Martha Jo McCart is going about her motherly duties these days as if they were the most natural things in the world for a youngster her age. Martha Jo, the brown-eyed wife of 20-yenr-old Bill McCart, is the mother of a 6J pound son born June 27—and she sees nothing at all unusual about herself and baby, young William Wiley McCart, Jr., despite a lot of fuss being made over them. The McCarts have set up housekeeping at the home of the husband's parents in the Fairview- Alpha community about 10 miles south of Coushatta in northwest Louisiana. The arrival of the 115-pound mother and her son from the hospital a week ngo set their rural community abuzz with a celebration for the homecoming. Bill's sisters pitched in and helped get things ready for the new home. They seemed to know just how a young mother feels about such things. One sister, Mrs. Kermit Hunter, married at 13 and was a mother at 14. Another sister, Mrs. Mary Lee Phillips, became a bride at 15 and at 16 was the mother of the first of her 9 children. Grain Receipt Makes Record Kansas City Has Huge Backlog of Rail Cars Kansas City, Mo., (U.R)—A new all-time weekly record of wheat receipts was established here Saturday when 1,500 cars of grain were received at the Kansas City terminals, boosting the total for the week to 11,577 cars. The previous record total for a week was established the week of July 5, 1938, when 9,616 cars were received at the Kansas City market. In the wake of the embargo on new consignments to the Kansas City market which went into effect at midnight Friday night, some officials antipicated approximately 2,000 car arrivals Saturday, but this figure fell short. Saturday's arrivals left approximately 10,300 cars in "a backlog which prompted the embargo. R. E. Clark, manager of boxcar distribution for the Association of American Railroads, said approximately 1,400 cars can be unloaded daily. Figuring on this basis, he said that the embargo possibly would be lifted by next Wednesday or Thursday, when the backlog should be reduced to about 6,000 cars. Doubts Demo Move on Law Taft-Hartley Repeal Seen as Not Likely Philadelphia (U.R) — A democratic congressional leader expressed doubt Saturday that the party's 1948 platform will call for repeal of the Taft-Hartley labor law even though it was enacted over President Truman's veto. The labor plank of the platform and the still more controversial civil rights issue are the toughest questions facing platform writers who must submit a party "declaration to the Democratic National convention next week. The drafting committee finished 3 days of public hearings Friday night and a subcommittee Saturday began work on writing the platform. Democrats Split The congressional leader, who didn't want his name mentioned, doubted that the party could ask repeal of the Taft-Hartley law because democrats in congress Russia Puts Clamp on Auto Travel 1st Time Dispute Will Have Effect on Outgoing Cars By WALTER RUNDL.E Berlin, (U.R) — An authoritative American spokesman said Saturday that the Unite'd States would not submit to a new soviet order calling for Russian inspection of any automobile leaving Berlin. The expected western rejection of the somewhat obscure Russian traffic ruling appeared to shut off in advance any chink that it might have opened in the land blockade of the city. The proposal by the Russians, put out through their news agency, suggested that the highway to Berlin would be opened to both inbound and outbound traffic, subject to inspection of every vehicle and the issuance of a transit visa for it. First Time It was the first time the Russians had invoked the principle of examining outbound vehicles. Highway traffic westward from Berlin had been permitted even while that from the west was blocked. The new confusion in the blockade came as the western powers imposed drastic restrictions on the use of electric power in Berlin and while Moscow's answer to a 3 power government demand for lifting the blockade was awaited. New Travel Rules The Soviets issued their new travel. rules through the official ADN news agency. Their order first made clear that henceforth all allied motor traffic from the city west would require soviet transit visas, with each vehicle subject to examination. The military government orders clamping firm restrictions on the use of electricity in the western sectors went into effect at midnight. Street lighting was cut so heavily as to amount to a partial blackout. 75-Year-OW Girl Becomes a Mother St. Louis, <7P)—Mrs. Robert Barton, in keeping ^Ith family tradition, gave birth to a daughter Thursday night at the age of 15. Mrs. Barton's mother, 35, and her maternal grandmother,' 50, both became mothers at the same age. All of them live in St. Louis. had split into nearly equal groups over the repubb'can - sponsored bill last year. A majority of house democrats voted to override President Truman's veto while senate democrats favored sustaining it by a 22 to 20 margin. Labor Asks Repeal The belief that the convention could not support repeal of the law was shared by some members of the drafting committee, although others favored a repeal pledge. Both the AFL and CIO have asked the democrats to fight for repeal. Senator Francis J. Meyers of Pennsylvania, chairman of the platform committee invited a 5-member subcommittee to begin work Saturday on writing the platform. He told reporters the group would work only on language and would make no specific recommendations. Those will be left to the drafting committee which is expected to be called back into session Sunday night. Its proposals will go before the full resolutions committee early next week. PREPARE FOR JET FLIGHT~Lt. Col. David Schilling (right), commander of the 56th Fighter group, checks over a map with his flight leaders at Selfridge Field, Mich. The men will pioneer an American jet-propelled aircraft crossing of the Atlantic July 14. They will lead a squadron of F-80s from Selfridge Field to Germany. From left: Capt. Ray Dauphin, Fountain, Ala.; Lt. Col. C. Tice, Jr., Phoenix, Ariz.; Lt. Col. William Ritchie, Pine, Bluff, Ark., and Lt. Col. Schilling of Traverse City, Mich. Mark Twain Workshop to Go to New York Kcokuk, (ft) — The room in which Mark Twain edited the 1st Keokuk city directory here in 1859 is being moved to New York City. The Home Insurance company of New York, owner of the Iowa State Insurance Co. building here in which the room was located, announced Friday the room would be moved to the Harold Smith Museum in New York. Included in the furniture lo be moved are the famous writer's type case and type stick. Even tbe floor has been taken up anct the pieces marked so that it can be reassembled in the museum. Publishers Reject Offer Newspaper, Printers Reach No Agreement Chicago, (U.R) — The Chicago Newspaper Publishers Association Saturday rejected the latest "minimum proposal" for a contract presented by striking AFL printers, and proposed that the dispute be submitted to "final and binding" arbitration. The rejection was made in a letter from John F. O'Keefe, secretary of the Publishers Association, to John J. Pilch, president of International Typographical Union Local 16, whose members have been on strike against 5 Chicago daily newspapers since Nov. 24. O'Keefe's Letter O'Keefe's letter said that Pilch had notified the publishers July 6 that the union had voted to accept its negotiating committee's report, which amounted to a rejection of the publishers' last previous proposal, and had, presented the printers' "minimum proposal." "As the months and years roll by, we plan to publish better newspapers than we have ever published. We regret that your union refuses its members a part in these plans." Suggested Arbitration The publishers' letter said Pilch, in a radio broadcast May 27, had suggested arbitration. Under the publishers' proposal, the board of arbitration would be either a U. S. district judge from any federal district, to be appointed by the senior judge of the 7th circuit c$urt of appeals, or a 5 man tribunal, 2 to be selected from the union, 2 from the publishers and the 5th to be selected from the federal judiciary or from the membership of the United States supreme court bar. The 5th member would be appointed by the 7th circuit court of appeals senior judge. SAME DATE—1947—252 (Whit* ll»t mean* n» traftU p**t tl Man) !• GET SKELLY AWARD Chicago, (/P>—Mr. and Mrs. Carney Conner of Carroll county will be presented the W. G. Skelly (oil company) award for superior achievement in agriculture at a community breakfast next Saturday.

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