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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 AssocUted Pres. «i* United Press Full Lease Wires (Five Cents • Copy I MASON CITY. IOWA. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30. 1948 This Paper Consists at Two Sections—Section One No. 226 Yugoslavians Defend Stand Tito Visits Building Site at Belgrade BULLETIN London, (/P) — Marshal Tito of Yugoslavia visited building construction sites near Belgrade Wednesday afternoon, the Belgrade radio said Wednesday night. London, (fP) — The Yugoslav communist party asserted that country's independence Wednesday from • outside domination. Shortly before it had called corn- inform charges against Premier Marshal Tito and o'ther red leaders of Yugoslavia "lies, slander and absurd." The Yugoslav communists proposed a Balkan bloc of Yugoslavia, Bulgaria and Albania and recommended that the Yugoslav army be strengthened because it "protects the freedom and independence of the people of Yugoslavia." Tito himself remained as elusive as ever. Presumably his voice dominated the 2 Yugoslav utterances because he is the communist chief of state and secretary general of the Yugoslav communist party—a position like that of Stalin in Russia. Tito variously was reported at his summer palace in Bled, in Belgrade, on an Adriatic island, in Austria and in Moscow. The British foreign office said Russia and Yugoslavia split over the "degree of interference which can be exercised by the kremlin in Yugoslav policy." A spokesman said the view was based on reports from Sir Charles Peake, ambassador to Belgrade, and Frank Dixon, ambassador to Prague. Peake is enroute home. Other responsible British officials said Tito has become a "rebel —but one still in the party." British diplomats spoke after studying the cominform's condemnation of Yugoslav communist lead' ers and the latters' defiant denial of charges of being anti-Russian, flirting with the western powers and departing from the Marx- Lenin party line. British sources said both Russia and Yugoslavia "seem to be trying to avoid an open break, but only time can show whether they will be able to maintain the status quo." These informants" said it was considered likely that Tito had sought a free hand for dealing ; with the western powers to obtain vitally needed machinery for reconstruction, and had run into soviet objections. While they said this may have been only one of the reasons for ' the cominform's rebuke, British officials emphasized the likelihood that Tito was irritated by inability to obtain some supplies under the Marshall plan. Communist nations spurned the plan in turn were denied its benefits. It was possibly significant that the Russian censor allowed an AP dispatch from Moscow to quote one Russian as remarking: "Tito obviously got illusions of grandeur." Russian opposition to a Balkan bloc, such as Yugoslavia projected, appeared certain. Communist Premier Georgi Dimitrov of Bulgaria proposed such a federation last January, but on a larger scale, and he had Tito's active support. Pravda, the oECicial communist newspaper in Moscow, declared its opposition and no more was heard openly until Wednesday of such a scheme. Security Loan Drive Reaches Half Quota Des Moines, (U.R)—The 10-week- old Iowa Security Loan drive reached 50.3 per cent of its $100,000,000 quota last week, State Director Roger Warin said Wednesday. South Lee county, which has reached 92.12 per cent of its quota, heads a list of 46 counties which have exceeded half their quotas. Hail Strikes Klemme and Joice Areas Hailstorms accompanied by heavy rains severely damaged crops in the vicinity of Joice and Klemme late Tuesday afternoon. Hail as big as marbles fell for 20 minutes causing heavy damage on farms northwest of Joice about 5 p. m. The worst damage was in a stretch beginning 4 miles northwest of Joice and extending about 2 miles southward, hitting some 15 FOR PRESI 200 Cargo Planes Convoy Into r in The worst damage was to corn, large areas of which were stripped and flattened. A hailstorm struck east of Klemme in the afternoon severely damaging crops. In some fields corn and beans were completely stripped of leaves and oats fields were badly damaged. A heavy downpour of rain accompanied the storm and flooded lowland areas. AP Wireplioto IKE FOR PRESIDENT—Dale G. Mattern of Altoona, Pa., self-appointed manager of a campaign to get the democrats to nominate Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower for president, Wednesday set up headquarters in the office of a blouse manufacturer. ^c ^ % * & * ^f 'f •'£ '•'£ * * -! : : > : ^ New Dealers Give Up Hope of Getting Gen. Eisenhower Without Truman's Approval Search for Additional Quake Dead Toll Expected to Reach 5,000; U. S. Doctors in Action Fukui, Japan, (U.R)—Workmen, toiling in the steaming summer sun, searched Wednesday for additional victims of Monday's earthquake and fire that is expected to claim 5,000 dead. Gen. Douglas MacArthur's headquarters officially listed the death toll at 3,215 and the injured at 7,752 in Fukui city and neighboring villages. Most Japanese and allied authorities believed the number of seriously injured would Search ior Chicago Bandits Shifts to Wisconsin County Chicago, (U.R)—The search lor 3* • young bandits who held up a gambling house and shot 2 policemen shifted Wednesday to a resort in Kenosha county, Wis. Mrs. Michael Spetina told sheriff's deputies there that she saw 3 men answering the description of the bandits prowling around Truman Does Not Put Name on Wage Bill Washington, (ff) — Important note to 1,278,000 federal workers: President Truman did not sign your pay boost bill Tuesday but it isn't dead. He has until midnight of Monday, July 5, to act. The measure, approved by congress in the final hours of ita closing session, gives 478,000 postal workers permanent in- crsases of $450 a year, and 800,000 civil service employes a boost of $330. The measure also will raise some postal rates at the end of the year. Report Bomb on "Queen Elizabeth" New -York, (/P)—Police and firemen converged on the giant liner Queen Elizabeth Wednesday on a telephone report that a time bomb had been placed aboard the British luxury ship. Police took action after newspaper offices had received calls that a bomb would explode 20 hours after the ship was at sea. The Cunard-White Star ship is scheduled to sail at midnight Wednesday. Police disclosed a similar threat had been received while the Elizabeth was on a previous trip. Washington, (U.R) — The new* dealers have given up hope of getting General Ike nominated for president on the democratic ticket unless President Truman gives him a green light. Leon Henderson explained the situation here in a press conference. Henderson heads the new deal organization known as Americans for democratic action. It opposes Mr. Truman's nomination on grounds it would destroy the democratic party. Henderson astonished his press conference questioners by stating, also, that he would accept the vice presidential nomination with Mr. Truman if it were offered to him. This is what he said: "Yes, the vice presidential nomination of a major party would be a great honor. I would not expect to be elected but I would get the usufructs." The dictionary defines usufructs as profits. Douglas Named Henderson said the name of Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas definitely would be placed in nomination at the democratic national convention for top place on the ticket. But he is less sure about Ike. He said Eisenhower would not accept the nomination unless Mr. Truman withdrew or declared the convention open to a free choice of delegates. In other words, Eisenhower would not buck the president for the prize. As an alternative to Eisenhower Douglas, Henderson said he be more than 10,000. American medical officers open. If so, the Eisenhower forces will take control of the convention." Despite his belief that Mr. Truman would withdraw, Henderson complained of white house pressure already to get and keep delegates in line. He said there had been aggravated instances of that, notably in Colorado and Washington state. worked in candlelight all night to administer blood plasma to a steady stream of: sufferers. They also gave typhoid and paratyphoid anti-toxins in an effort to stem a possible epidemic resulting from drinking polluted water. American GI's rushed here by train and motor vehicle from Osaka, Kobe and other nearby cities, brought out thousands of injured. They turned their weapons carriers into ambulances, hauling 5 patients at a time. The minor tremors which followed in the wake of devastating shock stopped for the time being, but fires still smouldered in the Gives Up Idea of UN Action on Germany Lake Success, N. Y., (U.R)—Sec- retary General Trygve Lie Wednesday shleved his tentative plan for calling on the United Nations security council to step between Russia and the western powers in an effort to mediate the Berlin dispute. While Lie has emphasized re- her home at Twin Lakes, Wis., Monday night. The bandits are Jerry Mnacek, 21, George Mudra, 23, and Ernest Felbab, 21. Mrs. Spetina told authorities she is a friend of Felbab's mother. Suburban police here said they had learned that the 3 bandits had visited Twin Lakes on occasions prior to the Saturday night holdup, which precipitated one of the biggest manhunts in Chicago's history. Police also were investigating the possibility, however, that the bandits had fled to Bensenvillc, 111. A telephone call from Bensenville was intercepted by police ai. the home o[ 2 teen-aged girls who let the bandits use their house as a headquarters. When police answered the telephone, the man who was calling hung tip. Mudra's father appealed to him to give himself up in a broadcast from a Chicago radio .station Tuesday night. Four men took part in the Saturday night holdup but one of them, Jerry Malek, 27, was captured at his home. He was unable Things Blow Hot, Then Cold for Truck Driver New York, (/P) — Things blew hot, then cold Tuesday for Samuel Hemelfarb, 29, of T>-c-klyn. Hemelfarb, perspiring in the 89-degree heat, backed his 2-ton refrigeration truck into a curb. It brushed the bumper of a parked car whose driver stepped out to _ protest Too hot to argue Kernel- isolated Berlin . Soviets Holt Barge Moves Along Elbe Marshall Says U. S. Determined to Stay Despite Blockade Berlin, (/P) —A Inige allied air convoy of more than 200 planes came to the rescue Wednesday of farb shrugged his shoulders and stepped into the near-zero cold of his truck's refrigeration compartment to haul out an order. The angry motorist slammed the door, which locked automatically, and sped away. Shivering but hot under the collar, Hemelfarb was released 15 minutes later by police. peatedly that Germany and the problems of Japan must be or „ thought the ADA new dealers would take Sen. Alben W. Barkley of Kentucky as the democratic nominee. But he was not optimistic of Barkley's chances. Rebellious southern democrats also are looking longingly at Gen. Ike. Sen. Olin D. Johnston, D., S. Car., a leader in the draft-Eisenhower movement, disclosed that he conferred with the general for 45 minutes in New York Tuesday settled by the big powers outside the UN, he felt that in the case of blockaded Berlin UN" intervention might prevent a blowup. The security council, it was reasoned, might make it possible for both sides to talk turkey without losing face or showing weakness. The United States, Great Britain and France cold-shouldered Lie's informal feeler, however, and there was little doubt that Russia also would frown on bringing the UN into the Big 4 province. This persuaded Lie to drop the idea temporarily, his aides disclosed. They said this meant the UN Silos are replacing the haymows of barns on many U. S. farms, the Department of Agriculture reports. 14 Thought Dead After Ship Explodes in Gulf; 2 Survive Cedar Keys, Fla., (U.R)—Fourteen* men and women were feared dead' Wednesday, 2 were known killed, and only 2 survivors could tell of a Sunday morning fishing-boat tragedy. Coast guardsmen and volunteers were out at dawn Wednesday in planes and boats, with the slim hope that some others might have lived through 3 days and 3 nights of ordeal in the gulf of Mexico. Every bit of driftwood, every tiny patch of sandy key was given intense scrutiny by searchers. There had been no sign of the party of 18 that set out early Sunday for a fishing trip until Tuesday 2 survivors and the body but declined place. to say what took of a woman were found. William Sanders, Ocala, Fla., barber, told from a hospital bed of the disaster that came as the party was beginning to fish. Without warning, he said, the gas tank exploded and the 38-foot "Hazel" burst into flame from stem to stern. Within 15 minutes the hull had sunk. And there were only pieces of wreckage and 6 life preservers afloat. Owner Dies L. R, Burnett, owner of the craft, died almost Instantly, Sanders said, but the rest of the party "jumped into the water right away and stuck together, holding onto bits of wreckage." "We floated all day and all that night. All Monday and Monday night. We kept together, shouting encouragement to each other until we were too hoarse under that sun. We were still together Tuesday morning. "We could see an island in the distance and some of the others started to swim for it. That was the last we saw of them. Then some of us started getting hysterical and gave up. They sank." Fish Approach Big fish, presumably sharks, approached close to them and even nibbled at the life preservers and wreckage, Sanders said. The women had been given the preservers while the men grabbed what; they could. Sanders and Mrs. William Potts, wife of a truck driver, were found alive but badly burned by flames and sun on a small key off the coast. A fishing guide later came across the body of Mrs. Ted Hill floating near the same spot. All members of the party were from Ocala. The coast guard said the explosion occurred about"8:20 a. m. Sunday, near Seahorse reef light. The party, believed to be made up of 8 couples, had sailed from the fishing village of Yankeetown earlier in the day. The survivors were too weak to give full details of the disaster. Henderson and ADA size tip the democratic national convention this way: Uninstructed delegates already selected, 816i; states which have not yet selected delegations, 1; delegates now pledged or instructed for President Truman, 310; for others 310 Phoney But Henderson said the 310 figure was a phoney because it does not reflect rebellion against Mr. Truman's candidacy among nearly a dozen of the states which on the record are pledged or in- instructed for the president. These states are California, Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oregon and Wisconsin. From among these states Henderson said there would be at least 90 votes ready to go for either Eisenhower or Douglas. "It is an open question in New Y o r k," Henderson continued. "Everything • depends on Mayor William O'Dwyer and former Gov. Herbert H. Lehman. But I would be very much upset if O'Dwyer didn't go for Eisenhower or Douglas." Henderson said Douglas would not in any way encourage the democratic convention to nominate him but would not intervene against it, either. He spoke so confidently of what Douglas would probably would not take any action when—and if—it receives the appeal voted Tuesday by Berlin's city council. The Berlin magistrate decided to ask the UN to intervene and alleviate conditions which threatend 2,000,000 Berlin residents with starvation. Underwriters warn against using water to put out an electrical fire. A chemical extinguisher is recommended. calm and muggy atmosphere. Scene of Confusion The .narrow road which stretches 12 miles between Fukui City and Takefu was a scene of indescribable confusion. Thousands of refugees, their possessions piled on bicycles, handcarts and ox-drawn vehicles, streamed out of the city. Military policemen regulated the traffic in 25-minute periods. Vehicles and pedestrians leaving Fukui were allowed to move for 25 minutes. Then the road was cleared to let relief traffic move toward the city. In an effort to drive back hundreds of sightseers swarming in from the countryside to see the ruins of Fukui, Lt. Col William Hyland. New York City, went out along the highway this morning and ordered the Japanese police to turn back persons who had no business in the city. The stench in Fukui was nauseating. It was a sour-sweet mixture of death, unwashed bodies, open sewers, burning flesh and wood and decaying foodstuffs and vegetation. Scores of Bodies Stretcher-bearers outside the Ist-aid r o o m at Sabae National hospital added scores of new bodies to the growing collection of dead in the temporary morgue. Groans of the injured and the dying filled the air. The Japanese government and local authorities rushed all possible aid to the victims. The house of representatives in Tokyo ,sent a delegation to the disaster area. T!'.e Japanese reconstruction board prepared to release lumber and building ma- to flee with the others because he has a wooden leg. COAL, OUTPUT UP Essen, Germany, (fP) —Ruhr coal production has gone over 300,000 tons a day for the first time since the end of the war, the British- American coal control group said Wednesday. Tuesday's production figure was 308,845 tons. terials so the people could rebuild their homes. Many of them for a 2nd time. During the war, the city was leveled by B-29's. Weather Report FORECAST Mason City: Partly cloudy through Thursday with moderate daytime and cool nighttime temperatures. Low Wednesday night 52. High Thursday near 85. Iowa: Clear and cold Wednesday night. Increasing cloudiness and warmer Thursday with scattered thundershowers by Thursday night. Low Wednesday : night 55-60. Minnesota: Fair Wednesday night, warmer west portion. Thursday increasing cloudiness and warmer with scattered local showers northwest and west central portions. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Wednesday morning: ' Maximum 81 Minimum 50 At 8 a. in. Wednesday 63 Precipitation .06 YEAR AGO: Maximum 78 Minimum 56 Helstem Wins Union Votes CIO Packing Worker President Re-elected Chicago, (fP) —Top elective offices in the CIO United Packinghouse Workers union were won by President Ralph Helstein and his slate of candidates. Returns from an election held in conjunction with the union's 5th constitutional convention were announced early Wednesday by a union spokesman. Helsteiri was re-elected president by a vote of 683.23 to 527.33 for Sven Godfredsen, union educational director and former packinghouse worker. Helstein's choices for vice presidents were winners. They were Frank Eiiis, of Austin, Minn., reelected with 648 votes, and Russell Lasley of Waterloo, with 621. They defeated an incumbent vice president, Philip Weightman of Chicago, who polled 591 votes, and Arthur Keinpfert of Chicago, who received 563. Lewis J. Clark, of Cedar Rapids, Io%va, backed by Helstein, was reelected secretary-treasurer. He received 654 to 552 for A. J. Pittman of Fort Worth, Tex. District directors were to be elected Wednesday. Tuesday's session started at 9:3( in the morning and did not end until 2:45 a. m. Wednesday. The crisis over the land blockade clamped on the city by the Russians remained unsolved, but there were signs it was headed for consideration at the highest levels. British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin told the house of commons the western allies were considering a direct approach to the Kremlin. In Washington Secretary of State Marshall expressed U. S. determination to stay in Berlin regardless of the soviet blockade. Bevin made a similar statement, adding that Britain was ready for 4-power talks on Berlin—but not until the soviet blockade is lifted. Halt Barges In that connection a British officer in Hamburg said the Russians had halted movement of barges along the Elbe river. This was an apparent addition of a water blockade, since previously the Russians had permitted barges to filter through to the landlocked city. The royal airforce, joining the Americans in the greatest airlift of peacetime, flew 100 transport Districts casting the greates number of votes for the new officers were: No. 3, Iowa, Nebraska and Colorado; No. 6, east coas states, and No. 10, Canada and from local 347, Chicago. Armour local in Local No. 38 of the United Pack inghouse Workers in Mason Cit was represented at the conventior by Arthur Costello and Edwar Melsh as delegates. Also in at tendance was Mabel Haunche secretary. lanes into Berlin Tuesday. They promised to double the number jy the end of the. week. The U. S. airforce had sent 125 lanes by late afternoon and more vere on the way. Tension in the city was high. This was proved anew Tuesday vhen a lone Russian barrage bal- oon used for artillery range spot- ing* raised a false scare on the ood ferry line. Balloon Scare Starts The balloon scare developed soon after the soviet command and the official Russian press in Germany had made cracks about the food ferry efforts from the west. The Russian press published a suggestion that the food planes were carrying loot out of Berlin on their return trips. The Russian high command expressed a hope that flying regulations would be observed. American air officials stoutly denied the Russian charge of plundering. They said most planes of the big freight fleet were returning to western Germany empty. Those returning loaded, they and would not asked whether do that he was his information came from the justice. Henderson denied that. "I assume," he said, "that those who want Eisenhower won't make the move to place him in nomination if it means a contest with President Truman. But I still think Mr. Truman will listen, to the advice of his good friends and loyal democrats and offer to withdraw or to throw the convention Injuries Fata! to Man Struck by Automobile Cedar Rapids, (U.R)—H. A. La Plant, 60, Stanwood, died in a Cedar Rapids hospital Wednesday of injuries suffered when he war struck by an automobile in Stanwood Monday night. The car was driven by Fritz Meyer, 19, Lowden. Boy Fatally Injured as Bicycle, Truck Collide Cedar Rapids, (U.R)—Carl Saba, 14, was fatally injured Tuesday night when his bicycle collided with a semi-trailer truck driven by Lee Earnhardt. 29, Muscatme who told police he was driving slowly but the boy rode into the side of his truck. said, carried passengers and household furnishings belonging to Americans leaving Berlin on transfers into the U. S. occupation or going home to the United States. During recent speculation on use of 'balloons Gen. Lucius D. Clay, American commander in Europe, was asked what he would do if such obstacles appeared. Deal as in War "We'd deal with them as during the war," he replied. This jresumably meant they would be shot down. This was the 2nd time in recent weeks that the old balloon, a relic of the war, had touched off a scare in air force circles. The American planes, making around 100 flights daily to Berlin with food for the hungry millions, were shifted over Tuesday to the Berlin-British zone corridor to avoid confusion. SAME DATE —1947—233 (Black flat mean* traffic death in pail 24 hnnn) WRECKED PULLMAN AP Wlrcphoto The lead Pullman car of the crack Super Chief of the Santa Fe railroad leans at a 45 degree angle. Most of the injured were riding in the Pullman Tuesday when the Super Chief was derailed near Winslow, Ariz. There were no serious injuries. OVERCOME When a workman climbed down into the Albert City water tower recently, to help paint it, he found a fellow workman dazed from the fumes and u.iable to climb out. A rope harness was rigged to lower the victim fco'.n the tank. He re| covered quickly. Alabamans to Give Support to Eisenhower Mobile, Ala., (#>)—The chairman-designate of Alabama's dele- ation said Wednesday General Jisenhower's name would be the 1st placed in nomination at the democratic national convention. Former Lt. Gov. Handy Ellis said Eisenhower's name would go before the Philadelphia convention next month "unless he absolutely refuses to permit it." Alabama, 1st up on the roll call, will yield to Eisenhower's home state of Texas or his resident state Michigan for the nomination," Ellis said. Ellis is one of the leaders of a group of 14 Alabama delegates pledged to walk out of the convention if President Truman's civil rights program is put in the party platform.

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