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NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION 'THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" VOL. UV Associated Pres« and United Press Full Lease Wires (Five Cents a Copy) This Paper Consists of Two Sections—Section One No. 224 One Man's Opinion A Radio Commentary By W. EARL HALL Managing Editor Looking Back on the Republican Convention I N the brief time since I flew home from my assignment of covering the national republican convention in Philadelphia, more than a few questions have been put to me by my friends. It has occurred to me that in this hurriedly prepared visit with you, it might be proper to devote a little time to those questions and to my answers. And in my approach, I should explain that my role will be editor and interpreter, rather than reporter, which I was when I sat in on the Philadelphia show last week. For one thing my views may be colored a bit by the fact that when other things are equal—or approximately equal—I incline to the republican cause. This I make clear so that you as a listener can apply such discount to my views and conclusions as you deem proper. What of the Ticket? The query most frequently put to me is this: "What do you think of the Dewey-Warren ticket?" And my answer to that one is. "I think it's almost—but not quite—the strongest ticket that could have been nominated. From the standpoint of vote- getting, a factor which isn't to be completely ignored, I think the ticket would have been just a bit stronger if the second place spot were being filled by Harold Stassen rather than Earl Warren. Republicans who know California politics best are almost unanimous in their belief that no ticket which didn't include Warren could possibly win the Golden State, with approximately twice as many registered democrats as republicans. Has Perfect Record 0 Warren in his 28 years in the public service has never lost even one election. His popularity is, such that under the fantastic California ballot setup he gamed both the republican and the democratic nomination for governor in the last campaign for the office which he now holds. .. The argument of his supporters is that putting him on the ticket with Dewey will have the certain effect of winning California with its sizable bloc of electoral votes for the republican cause Earthqua Dea Figures Uncertain AP Wirephoto and his German DOG AIDS IN SEARCH FOR GUNMEN— Art Fritsch (foreground) and his German Siepherd dog aid police searching a quarry near West Springs 111, for a gang of armed i-obbers who eluded officers in an all-night manhunt after holding up an alleged handbook and shooting 2 policemen. Police later found 4 raincoats, guns, ammunition and a money bag on the banks of the nearby Des Plaines river. _ _ _ --.--.. ' ' ""' Confesses to Chicago Theft 1-Legged Man Admits Being Gang Member Britain, U. S. Hold Talk on Berlin Crisis 3-Power Protest Note to Russia Discussed as Possible Measure Chicago, Chicagoan (U.R)—A admitted one-legged Monday he British Send More Troops to Strike-Bound Waterfronts Truman Signs Foreign Aid Bill; Largest in History * _. ^*^^^. 1 A. W -- ~- Washington, (U.R)—P resident* Truman Monday signed the $6,030,710,228 foreign aid spending oill—largest in the nation's peace was a member of a gang of bandits who robbed a handbook and escaped after shooting 2 policemen in a running gun batUe police said. . Stanley L. Demski, chief of police of the village of Lyons, 111., said that Jerry Malek, 27, confessed this morning and named 3 companions who participated in the holdup. I'm prepared to concede that this is probably true. I'll concede also that Mr. Warren is a man possessed of an enormously magnetic personality. He's one of the few men in public office today who can turn on his infectious smile and cause an audience to go wild. He'll be a terrific campaigner. Appeal to Independents But after conceding all this I have to'come back to the demonstrated fact that Minnesota s Harold Stassen has an appeal to the independent voter which :sn t even approached by any other republican. This has been demon• • •- '- innumerable opinion it was demonstrated during the Philadelphia conven- Police officers from 25 western suburbs joined in the search for the gang Saturday night. They used planes, bloodhounds and searchlights in an attempt to track the men down after they founa the get-away-car abandoned near a stone quarry west of Chicago. Malek, who has a record of robbery, was arrested early Monday at his southside home on a tip furnished by 2 young women. He named 3 other members cf the' gang, police said. All were Police tracked down Malek in one of the greatest manhunts m Chicago history begun when a gang held up a gambling house and handbook near Western Springs, 111., a west Chicago suburb. London, (U.R)—The British gov- 1 eminent declared a state of emergency Monday and sent more than 1,000 troops into the strike-bound London waterfront to save the nation's already meager food rations. Prime Minister Clement R. Attlee told the house of commons that the government had decided to assume extraordinary powers under the 1920 emergency powers act. As the strike spread from London to Liverpool, Britain's 2nd largest port, with no settlement in sight. Attlee said an urgent message had been sent to King George VI, on a royal tour of Scotland, advising him to issue a proclamation of a state of emergency. "A privy council will be held for that purpose later Monday," Attlee said. "Thereafter orders in council will be made giving powers to the government to do all necessary, both by deployment of service personnel wherever required for maintenance of essential food supplies, and by requisitioning equipment for the maintenance of the life of the community." As Attlee spoke in commons, more than 1,000 army and royal air force men, with a sprinkling of navy engineers to 'operate cranes, already were at work unloading meat ships tied up in the Cargo Planes to Germany C-54s Sent From U.S. to Frankfurt strated in polls—and Malek, who has an artificial left leg said he had no idea where the' other 3 men were hiding out. He claimed this was the first robbery the gang had staged although police said they believed they were members of a gang which has been terrorizing handbooks in the Chicago area in recent months. port of London. More than 5,000 other army, navy and air force men were standing by for orders which would set them to unloading others of the 162 ships tied up in the port by the wildcat strike, which workers have continued in defiance of appeals by the govern- Washington, (U.R)—The air force planned to begin flying some 39 big transport planes to Germany Monday to help shuttle supplies into Russian-blockaded western Berlin. The planes, 4-engin C-54 Sky- masters from Texas, Alaska and the Caribbean, are being rushed to Frankfort at the urgent request of Gen. Lucius D. Clay, American commander in Germany. The air force announcement said 3 squadrons of C-54's, "approximately" 39 planes, would take off for Frankfurt as quickly as the planes can be readied for flight. Beginning Monday they will hop the Atlantic singly, in pairs or in larger groups as they are put in shape. The air force said another squadron of about 13 C-54's will leave Hawaii for Westover Field, Mass., on a "training" flight. It was evident that this group also would be ready for a quick flight to Germany at a moment's notice. Air force officials indicated that more planes could be sent if Clay calls for them. But experts said the number that could be used for the vital food-supply job would be held down by the limit- London, (U.R) —H i g h American and British officials conferred Monday at the British foreign office on the crisis caused by efforts of the Soviet Union to force the western powers out of Berlin. U. S. Under-Secretary of Army William Draper and British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin met at a conference arranged by U. S. Ambassador Lewis Douglas. Draper stopped here enroute to Berlin for a personal inspection of the situation. He is to continue to the German capital Monday night. Draper is accompanied by Gen. Albert Wedemeyer, director of plans and operations of the U. department of army. Douglas spent most of the day at the foreign office in consulation with British exports on the crisis time history. Mr. Trurnan said the multi-billion dollar appropriation was "concrete evidence and assurance to the free peoples of the world that we stand ready to work side by side with them to preserve free institutions in stability and peace." The giant spending program hotly contested in congress, furnishes first year operating funds for the European recovery program and its allied aid plans for Europe and the far east. The president signed the measure a little over 1 year from the date on which Secretary of State George C. Marshall first broached the idea of a long-range, European self-help program For the 16 Marshall plan nations, the bill carries $4,000,000,000 in cash which, at Mr. Truman's discretion, can be spent in a single year. ERP has an additional $1,055,000,000 in spending power through funds already appropri- "•reak Twister Does $15,000 Damage Muscatine, (/P)—A freak twister came to earth near here Monday ust long enough to do about $10,000 to §15,000 damage in a .imited area. Charles Hazen, owner of a turkey farm west of here, said the twister came in high, swooped to earth suddenly and swept across his turkey run, demolishing one turkey house, partly wrecking another and crossing the turkey Jap Papers Put Toll at 5,000 Dead All Americans Safe But Lose Belongings When Buildings Burn By RUSSELL BRINES Tokyo, (/P)—Earthquake and fire late Monday destroyed the city of Fukui, 200 miles west of Tokyo, causing undetermined but possibly heavy loss of Japanese lives. again. The fact of the matter is that his appeal has been to those who don't take their party affiliation seriously rather than to those who sat in on the convention as delegates. It's more than mere cleverness to say of Stassen what used to be said of William Jennings Bryan: "He wins the cheers but his opponent wins the votes." The comparison between Stassen and Warren, therefore, gets down to this: Warren undoubtedly will help bring California and other less populous Pacific states into the republican camp but Stassen could have appealed to the independent vote on a nationwide basis. Which is the more important is a matter of individual opinion. I happen to believe that the Stassen asset to -which I have referred rates higher than the Warren sectional appeal. He Wasn't Passed Up Here, however, I should take time out to make it clear that Mr. Stassen was not lightly passed over when it came to selecting the vice presidential nominee. It isn't too much to say that he could have had the nomination for the asking—but it would have been a matter of asking. Approached by a spokesman from the Dewey camp, Mr. Stassen took the position that he p would be interested in the second spot only on a "draft" basis. He had never rejected a call of duty but he' wasn't seeking the vice presidency on his own volition. Perhrps recalling the Stassen campaign statement that he would not team up with the New York governor under any circumstances, the Dewey managers turned their attenticn to Warren. They found him receptive even though on 2 previous! occasions, the California governo/ has turned his back on the vfc'o presidential' nomination. What will happen to Stassen in the years ahead is a matter of considerable speculation. A com- ov PAGE t) Police said that persons held up Saturday in the handbook robbery told them that one of the robbers walked with a limp. Seized in Bedroom Malek was seized in his bedroom without resistance. A search disclosed 4 shotguns and a rifle in the house, Buehl said. Palice said Malek denied any connection with the holdup. A hunt for those. who robbed the Handbook began early Saturday evening. Bloodhounds, airplanes and searchlights were used and for a time police blockaded an old quarry, covering more than 2 square miles. May Have Mingled Police said the robbers may have escaped by mingling with throngs of spectators attracted to the scene by radio reports. Three .45-caliber army automatic, a sub-machine gun, a carbine and a sawed- off shotgun were found Sunday in mud floats along the Des Plaines river, about one- third of a mile from the quarry. ment and their union leaders. Attlee said in commons that Labor Minister George Isaacs, now at a San Francisco conference, will return by air to London to deal with the strike. U. S. S. CHAIN ARRIVES Oakland, Cal., (U.R)—The funeral ship Sgt. Morris Grain arrived from Manila Monday with the remains of 1,941 Americans who died in the war. Most of the bodies originally were buried in New Guinea and the Philippines. over Berlin. A foreign office spokesman in announcing the conference said the British government is "in continuous touch" with American and French officials regarding the situation. May Send Note The spokesman indicated the conference would explore possible steps the western powers could take to meet the Russian challenge in the German capital. A strong 3-power note to Russia was seen as a "possibility" but no steps have been taken yet to send such a note. The sppkesman said the emergency conference, called soon after Draper's arrival from Washington, would fololw morning talks by Douglas with Sir William Strang, British under-secretary of state for German affairs, which also were held at the foreign office. The Anglo-America conference came as British public opinion appeared to be almost unanimously demanding that the western powers jointly "call" Russia's hand in Berlin. The view here, apparently supported by American public opinion, notably stiffened the back o 225,000 to 250,000 Men to Be Called run. It leveled 21 telephone poles Japanese newspapers guessed and then pulled up into the air j the casualty total at 5,000 dead and injured, but American occupation authorities said no estimates were possible. The small U. S. military government unit in Fukui reported all American personnel were safe but that they lost most of their' belongings when fire destroyed the headquarters and other buildings. Latest telephone reports received in Tokyo said that only 3 of Fukui's 37,000 buildings were still standing. These were said to be the city hall, the prefectural offices and the telephone exchange. The city hall was reported endangered by the continuing Cited Driver of Month by Truck Group Des Molncs, (U.R) — The Iowa ^ o t or Truck association Monday ated by congress and the sale of name d Vernon B. Hill, Des Moines, notes to the treasury department. its j une "Driver of the Month," an award for "outstanding heroism, courtesy and safe driving." Hill driving from Minnesota to Des Moines for the Bruce Motor Freight company, came upon 3 men dead and 2 injured in an ac, cident on highway 69 near Twin I Lakes, Minn., last May 18. The injured were Lawrence Engebretson, 20, Scarville, who is Washington, (ff)— The army es- still in an Albert Lea, Mum., hos- timated Monday that between pital, and Max Brones, 18, Jo ce. 25,000 and 250,000 men probably The dead were R°yaen kUs- vill be inducted during the first worth Ulve, of Lake Mills, ana ear of the new military draft. This is considerably above a previous 25,000 will be put into uniform [uring the period. The first call for induction, tarting soon after Sept. 22, will be "relatively small," Army Secretary Royall told a news conference. But he said the calls will ncrease until the average month- iy induction rate is about 30,000. ed capacities for the western allied airports in Berlin. The 39 C-54's being flown Soybeans planted on the contour average about 2 bushels more per acre than when planted up and down the slope. Police also found a bundle of raincoats and a bag containing ?985 in bills and $50 in silver, loot from the raid on the gambling den in suburban Western Springs. Police held for questioning a man identified as Daniel Sullivan, 37, Detroit. He was captured as he prepared to hop a freight at Blue Island, 111. He denied any connection with the robbery. Dewey, Warren Plan Huddle to Map Campaign Strategy Pawling N. Y., (/P)— Governor*Thomas E. Dewey and his running mate, Governor Earl Warren of California, Monday were arranging an early huddle to kill a widespread belief among republicans that the presidential election is a GOP walkaway. The republican presidential and vice presidential nominees are expected to meet Tuesday at Dewey's farm here. Warren, accompanied by his family, was visiting in New York City Monday. The New York governor will canvass "extensively" with Warren "the problems of the campaign," a Dewey aide said. High on the list of problems is how to choke off the air of confidence that the Dewey forces feel too many members of the party have been inhaling giddily. At their Conference, it is understood, Dewey and Warren will chart a vigorous campaign that will take them across the country several times. It was pointed out here that the republicans face the job nor-only of winning the presidency and vice-presidency, bXit of defeating :he opposition in contests for senate and house seats and for myriad state and local offices. Dewey continued to take it easy Moriday at his farm on Quaker Hill just outside this village. But he had some work to do, including consideration of appointments to state offices which he must make soon. He arrived at Pawling Saturday evening oji a special train from Philadelphia, accompanied by Mrs. Dewey and their sons, Tom Jr., and John M. The home folks, about 3,000 strong, gave the governor a hero's welcome. They met him at the railroad station and escorted him to Pawling- Trinity school. Dewey thanked them for n $7,000 campaign contribution and said he hoped to bring to the government, if elected, the "philosophy and a group of people who have not forgotten the farms and small towns of this country." across the Atlantic could haul an estimated 800 or more tons of supplies daily into the city. Each plane is capable of carrying about 7 tons of cargo per trip. It was estimated they could make about 3 round trips from Frankfurt to Berlin each day. The 3 squadrons will carry a total of 825 officers and men as operational and spare crews. They will remain in Germany "as long as there is need for this mission," the air force said. The Hawaiian "training squadron will carry about 425 men. Auto Crash Injuries Fatal to Texas Man Davenport, (U.R) — Davenport's 1948 traffic death toll stood at 3 Monday following the death of Fred H. Minnick, 56, McAllen, Tex., in a hospital here Sunday night. Minnick died of injuries suffered last Tuesday when his car collided with a Tri-City lines bus here. Authorities said the bus skidded on slippery railroad tracks and crashed into Minnick's car. Coroner Frank Keppy said an inquest would be held later this week. Glenn Gaskill, Albert Lea. The association said White to helped remove the dead and in- 1 - - ambulance, and di- around the accident to scene. Methodists to New Posts Royall a Is o announced the I Appointments for 1948-49 Announced names of 4 World war II training centers to be reopened as division ' training centers. arc' Fort Rilev Kans 10th 1 Mt. Vernon, (/P)— Bishop Charles are -tori Kuej , jvans., lum , oines an- infantry (Mountain division); diplomats who last week were ad mitting privately the possibility that the Russians might be abl to force the west out of Berlin. Protest Likely Decisions will be made at th highest levels of the western gov crnments after further consults tions early this week, probabl Monday or Tuesday. The hkelies action will be a joint protest aired to Moscow by the Americans, British and French. Such a protest would be only the 2nd in which France has joined her western partners since the war. It would serve these purposes: . . 1. Remove the Berlin crisis from the hands o£ local military authorities and place it on the highest diplomatic level. 2. Prove to Moscow that the west takes a most serious view of Russia's attempt to drive them out of Berlin, and the westerners meant it when they said they intended to stay there. Camp Chaff ee, Ark., 5th armored nounced . a . division; Camp Breckenridge, Ky., distmmisters . Rra< ,hares of Des Moines an- Brasna re = °" Metho _ Iowa Iowa tnp tsrecKennage, ivy., """'""""* 10 /o 40 n t the closing luisi. air borne division; and for tte year 1948-49, at the closing Camp Pickett, Va., 17th airborne session of the Uppe! Iowa con 101st air division. Dbws Man Dies After Auto Leaves Highway Hampton, (ff) —Donald Beisner, 25, of Dows, died in a hospital Saturday night of injuries suffered a few hours earlier when his auto failed to make a turn 3 miles south of Dows. SAME DATE— 1947— 230 (Bl*«k traffU M fc««r») t» Weather 'Report FORECAST Mason' City: Clearing and cooler Monday night. Tuesday partly cloudy. Northerly winds, 10 to 15 MPH Monday night, increasing slightly Tuesday. Low Monday near 60. High Tuesday •- near 80. Iowa: Mostly cloudy Monday night with occasional showers or thunderstorms extreme southeast portion. Tuesday partly cloudy with little change in temperature. Low Monday night 60-65. Minnesota: Partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday. Cooler south and extreme west portions Monday night. A little warmer Tuesday. IN MASON CITY 1 Globe-Gazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Monday morning: Maximum 73 Minimum 62 At 8 a. m. Monday 65 Precipitation -21 YEAR AGO: Maximum 85 Minimum 66 Globe-Gazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Sunday morning: Maximum 83 Minimum 61 At 8 a. m. Sunday 68 Precipitation Workers at 7 Flour Mills Out on Strike Kansas City, (#)—Workers at 7 lour mills struck Monday and those at 14 large terminal grain elevators were threatening to walk off their jobs Saturday as ;he heavy wheat run of the season Degan here. The strike of 1,900 members of the American Federation of Grain Processors (AFL) came as Kansas City had its first 1,000 car run of the wheat season. There were 1,049 cars Monday compared to 573 a year ago. Negotiations between the mills and elevators with their employes here broke down over wages Employers had offered a 10 cen an hour increase both for mill am elevator workers and the union was demanding 20 cent an hou hike for mill employes and 18 ference Sunday. The Rev. Charles S. Hempstead of Clinton was named superintendent of the Waterloo district. Succeeding him in the First Methodist church at Clinton will be fires. The city had a population of about 85,000. Theater Collapses A lieutenant Evans of the Fukui military government team and the Japanese chief of police there said via telephone that one crowded theater collapsed when the 1st of 3 shocks struck shortly after 4 p. m. And that only 3 persons were known to have escaped. They said the railway station, crowded during the commuter rush hour, \vas destroyed and rails were hurled up on top of the debris. They knew of no survivors at the station. Telephoned reports from Take- fu, 12 miles south of Fukui, said landslides prevented closer approach to the stricken city from that direction. Fires in Fukui were visible from Takefu. A U. S. army relief train commanded by Maj, Gen. Joseph W. Swing of the first corps, was en- route to Fukui from Kyoto, 125 miles southeast. The heavy earth .shocks apparently had their epicenter in Fukui, as all reports of damage and casualties were confined to that area. No Tokyo Damage Tokyo and Osaka felt jarring quakes but had no damage of any consequences. The Japanese welfare ministry informed occupation headquarters that 350 persons were killed in cents for elevator workers. Dodge, effective after July 15. Dr Earle A. Baker, former superintendent of the Waterloo district, was named vice president of Cornell college. The Rev. John E. Delong was transferred from Trinity church, Cedar Rapids, to Estherville. Bakers Say Supply of Bread Adequate, Need No Consumption Cut Chicago, (U.R) — The American Bakers association said Monday that the supply of bread and baked goods is adequate, and asked the government to stop urging the public to cut down on their consumption. Ralph D. Ward, chairman of the association's National Affairs committee, said the world-wide wheat harvest "indicates the possibility of surpluses, and certainly not of shortages." Cost of Living Still Going Up After Reaching New High «_ »TvriTi?r> f>mr<c<c * "~ ~~ By UNITED The cost of living, which reached an all-time high in May, still is climbing, a survey showed Monday. mentarily on several basic commodities. As a result of the wage concessions won by John L. Lewis and Fukui. The army's own reports had only 10 dead there. Neither the army nor the Japanese ministry would give any estimate of total casualties, but the ministry reported "sufferers" might total between 300,000 and 400,000. These would include homeless. Some damage also was reported from tidal wave on the coast, the ministry officials said, but they did not' know the location. No Wave Report American quarters had no report of tidal waves, and Col. C. C. Carter, first corps adjutant general said there were no indications that there were any waves. While casualties might be heavy, Brig. Gen. Crawford Sams, head of the occupation's health and welfare section, said "damage appears to be pretty well localized,' and expressed belief the disaster was "apparently not as bad as we thought it was" at first. Fukui was 85 per cent destroyed by U. S. Superfortresses in June, 1945, but since had been largely rebuilt. It is 10 miles in- and from the sea of Japan on Honshu island's north - central oast. A 2nd American relief train vas standing by in Tokyo but General Sams said there appeared o be no immediate necessity for it. Japanese national police can- elled plans to declare a state of Meat prices are at an all-time peak, and meat industry spokesmen said there is no hope of a price break until September at the earliest. On the brighter side, fresh vegetable prices in many areas have declined recently because of the seasonal shipment of vegetables to market. However, the bureau of labor statistics at Washington predicted that longer-range seasonal pressures would bring a slow, steady climb in most food prices until November. The bureau also noted Hhat rent generally is rising. his United Mine Workers, the cost of coal is expected to rise 40 cents a ton or more. The magazine Steel, trade publication of the steel industry, said that higher coal costs in turn would force steel prices up. The basic price of aluminum was hiked for the first time time in 11 years last week by th Aluminum Company of America The company raised basic prices one cent per pound to offset a 1< per cent wage increase granted 20,000 workers. At Canton, Ohio, Timken Rolle Bearing company raised prices o roller bearings 5 per cent last wee because of "wage raises and high " a spokesman Price increases have been an-1 er material costs," umoed or are antwUDated mo-1 *aid. mergency in the stricken area. "hey said police, firemen and doc- ors from 4 neighboring prefec- .ures were going to the scene. The first shock hit Fukui at 4:12 p. m. (12:12 a. m. CST). It was followed by 2 others, with fire resulting almost at once. Original reports said 900 houses collapsed in the 1st shock, but this later was scaled down by the army to about 200. See U. S. ARMY today on Page 2. til

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