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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 7, 1949, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                VOLUME 118 CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, SATURDAY, MAY 7, 1949. ASSOCIATED PRESS, UNTIED PRESS, INTERNATIONAL NEWf C. R. YOUTH'S DEATH Chinese Air Force Rips Nationalist Planes Aim To Blunt Offensive Against Shanghai. SHANGHAI (UP) Nation- Weather- Fair tonight, with low of 40 to 45. Sunday increasing cloudiness and warmer, with high of 65 to 70. Wife-Beating Count Faced By Socialite WEST PALM BEACH A criminal information Saturday accused Frederick O. Hammer, 41, New York and Palm Beach social figure, of beating his heir- ess wife, -the former Andrea Luckenbach, severely with a flash- alist planes launched heavy! light aboard their yacht. attacks on Communist forces on the approaches to Shang- hai Saturday in efforts to blunt what appeared to be the long expected offensive to seize the city by direct as- Front reports were censored, fcut Shanghai garrison headquar- ters admitted that the Communist 26th army fought its way into Kunshan, key bastion 30 miles to the west, Friday night. The Com- munists were driven out again, the government claimed. Other Communist forces were attacking Kashing, another stra- tegic rail town 50 miles south- west, for the third straight day. Front reports said heavy fighting County Solicitor T. Harold Wil- liams of Palm Beach county filed the information, which charged aggravated assault. Williams said he understood that Hammer first obtained medical attention for his wife, then took her to Daytona Beach aboard the yacht "under close surveillance." Mrs. Hammer, heiress to steam- ship millions, "escaped from the boat while her husband was away for a time" and fled to her Palm Beach home, said Williams. The county solicitor acted on a two-page affidavit by Mrs. Ham- mer in which she accused her hus- band of being extremely abusive, having a cold attitude, and har- boring the illusion that the Luck- enbach family was trying to take her fortune away from her. Careful Now, Uncle y. heavy assault against National- forces holding the city. Two cruisers and 10 destroy- ers of the U.S. Western Pacific fleet pulled out of the port and anchored in open water. Beach, she declared, she told the crew she would fly on to Ne'w; York, and Friday she disembarked j while her husband was absent. Instead of going to New York, she flew here and secluded her- self. The beating took place she as- was raging there Telephone com- serted, aboard the yacht on April mumcations with Kashing were 128 while it was docked in West cut off Saturday. Palm Eeach. The couple had gone (Reports in Canton said the I aboard to jail for New York. Communists captured Kashing by I She was treated for her injuries, direct assault.) sailed At Daytona Would Put Them at Gates. Fall of Kunshan and Kashing would place Communist armies al the very gates of Shanghai, ready to launch a final battle for cap- ture of this metropolis of Shanghai garrison headquarters communiques emphasized the Na- tionalist air attacks. An announce- ment said heavy bombing and strafing attacks were made against Communist forces along highways 50 miles to the west and south- west. The planes smashed truck con- voys and artillery emplacements, killing an estimated Commu- nist troops, the government said. Another announcement said that a strong Communist fifth column in Shanghai had been crushed by arrest of 500 under- ground agents and execution of 12 ringleaders. U.S. Ships Pull Out. The government also announced that a plot to seize the Nationalist cruiser Fusu in the Whangpoo river and hand it over to the Com- munists was broken up with ar- rest of five leaders. The official Central news agency said Communist forces ringing Isingtao, American navy baje on the Shantung peninsula n'jrth of the Yangtze, had opened Arson Discounted In Fire at Track INGLEWOOD, Calif. vesBgaters Saturday blamed "a new paint job for the speed with which a flash fire destroyed swank Hollywood Park race track. Inspector Ed Hatcher of the sheriff's arson squad said the blaze apparently started acci- dentally. It was spread by a thick coat of pa'int, applied a few days before, and by highly-inflamma- Dle linseed oil applied to seats in preparation for the summer meet- ing scheduled to start May 17. Hatcher said his investigation satisfied him that no competent witness saw anyone loitering near the track before the fire, despite early reports that youths had been seen there. He questioned and released one adult and three ju- venile suspects. But FBI investigators, the Na- ;ional Board of Fire Underwriters, :he Thoroughbred Racing Asso- ciation and the Inglewood fire de- rt "Ul j Rain yv Texas Town "fUBBOCk, Texas .'6ne woman was dead and scores of persons were marooned as the- re- sult of a five-inch rain and hail- storm which flooded LubbockiSEn planes Battle Must In for Te FRANKLIN, Mass. (INS weeks Faririer" William Dacey's herd of white-faced Here- fords had been eluding recapture. Cowboys, .hunting "parties, dogs failed to round Saturday, Water rose into homes and rescue operations were pressed. The flood was are no creeks or rivers in the area. The downpour started short- ly after 8 p.m. It lasted all night Boats were being used in rescue operations. An unidentified woman was electrocuted when she pulled a ight cord after water rose into her home. Water rose to the windows of ome homes It was a foot deep at the court- house high-ground ter- partment continued probing the jossibility of arson. "We're burned out, but we're not said Jack MacKenzie, vice-president and general man- ager of Hollywood Turf club. "The plant was insured, arid we'll rebuild it as fine as ever." The summer race meeting was transferred to Santa Anita park at Arcadia, 35 miles across great- er Los Angeles. The California Horse Racing Board approved setting the opening back a week until May 24, but MacKenzie said he would try to open oh the Man Arrested in Willys Robbery NEW YORK Saturday arrested a man on a charge of stealing S98.602 in rash from the home of Florence Willys, widow of the wealthy pioneer au- tomobile manufacturer. The man, identified as date. Strach, 26, Amsterdam, N. Y., was I seized by police and a private de- tective as he stepped from the back door of the 14-room Willys man- sion in the exclusive Riverdale section. Police said he admitted he broke into the house and prowled Dlver Floyd Adams spent a through it after he discovered no ruEged two hours caught in a one was home. They said he at the bottom of a huge mitted taking the cash, mostly tank with sharks and bills, from a bedroom dresser j big fish playing around him. drawer, as well as a ring and two I Suction trapped the diver when Diver Caught in Midst of Sharks MARINELAND, Fla. (AP) jeweled clips of undetermined value. The-house was protected by a alarm system! Detectives said that when Strach broke open door an alarm was set off in a private detective office. A-detec- tive at the office notified nitv DO- lice. He and two city detectives reached the house just as Strach was leaving. They said they understood Mrs. Willys was in Florida. Five-Star Designation Signed for Hap Arnold WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Truman Saturday signed a bill designating Gen. Henry H. Arnold, retired, as a five-star gen- eral of the air force. He sent a telegram to Arnold at jSonoma, Calif., extending con- gratulations and good wishes. Arnold retired June 30, 1946, as commanding general of the army air forces. Today'x ChucMe Why worry about who's boss in your home? You'll be hap- pier you never find out. Banter. he went down Friday to remove the drain grating at Marine Studios. Struggle as he would, he could not free himself. The vicious fish around him did no damage. A steady stream of air was pumped to him through his air hose. Finally, after the water level had been lowered to six feet, two other divers got a rope around him and pulled him free. He was taken to a hospital to recover from shock. Hailstones as big as golf balls pelted the area during the night. TEXAS TORNADO. SUNDOWN, Texas (UP) The second tornado to swirl over west Texas in 24 hours ripped through town Friday night, killing a min- ister and his daughter and .leaving his church a pile of rubble today. Workers beginning cleanup op- erations took the bodies of the Rev. S. C. Scott and the daughter from the wreckage o.f the Church of Christ parsonage. They sent Scott's wife and his son, Randy, 9, to a hospital, both critically injured. Sheriff Charlie Bullock said: "As far as I know, no one else was injured seriously in the tornado." Kline Endorses Atlantic Treaty WASHINGTON B. Kline, Vinton, la., president of the American Farm Bureau Federa- tion, was among witnesses endors- ing the Atlantic Pact Friday be- fore the senate foreign relations committee. Finally, Dacey set a'deadline- it the cows didn't return he would; Deaths Stir ,Hprne Probe Ford Town's Mayor Seeks Peace Huddle DETROIT peace "move in the strike of Ford work- ers was instituted" by Dearborn Mayor Orville L. Hubbard Satur- day. The mayor proposed a meeting of Ford and CIO United: Auto Workers officials at bis office next Thursday for a "supreme civic ef- fort" to end the walkout. The union accepted Hubbard's invitation. There was no imme- diate reply from the company. Since noon Thursday, Ford's great Rouge plant in suburban Dearborn and its Lincoln-Mer- cury factory in Detroit have been idle. A pinch on small Ford supplier plants was being felt as the strike entered its third day. A number of shutdowns and im- pending closings were announced. Several thousand men would be affected. Firing of 14 Resented. Shooting in Missouri Dean Morgan, 19, Found Dead After Going Out On Squirrel Hunt. Special -to The Oazette. WARSAW, Mo. Missouri State Police Saturday were continuing their investiga'- the death of 18- Dean Morgan of tion into year old Cedar Rapids found shot through the head on a farm near Fristoe last Sunday. Meanwhile, in Cedar Rapids, the youth's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Meanwhile, resentment ofjWillis Morgan, posted a re- strikers toward management was ward for information leading to observed on the picket lines at the arrest and conviction of the give permission shoot them. Friday night to hunters the herd ap-1 (UP) Deaths of 29 inmates of a county-oper- ated home during the last 34 days have touched off an investigation by county commissioners who said Friday that night "something apparently is wrong." The patients all; died at the county home near here where more than 300, aged persons are housed. proached his dairy farm DacevU Commission' President William J__i_ A_ j.t_ _ i J K: HnilCCOV tVlo iiTftxa spread oats to the barn door. The truants walked inside and calmly submitted to being tied up. Pilsen Tributes To S.l.'s Barred PILSEN, Czechoslovakia (UP) authorities erected two large, freshly-painted billboards Friday night at the site of the mon- ument to the American soldiers who liberated this city from the Orermans four years ago. Some 20 laborers went to work after police were posted at the small green park all day Friday to keep pedestrians from placing flowers on the monument. Reliable but unconfirmed E. Roussey said, the deaths were all reported as natural but "it seems very unusual." Roussey. said a doctor who visits the home each day reported that a flu epidemic killed many patients. "He also said that maybe some of them weren't, getting the right things to said Roussey. "But we'U know mare about that next week. We're going to look into it." Look for Rain By Sunday Night Cedar Saturday's fair weather will be- come partly cloudy Sunday and make its appearance by Sunday night, the weather bureau ports said dozens who attempted predicted. Saturday. to lay wreaths on the monument Temperatures returned to sea- Wednesday and Thursday were ar- sonal levels Friday as a mass of cool air moved in from. the north- The billboards, which do- not j west. State high Friday was 81 hide the monument completely advertise the 1949 plan for mining housing and paper production. Four police guarded the park. Authorities apparently were at-, tempting to prevent a repetition of the scene last May on the anni- versary of the liberation. Then the degrees at Burlington. Low this morning was 40 at Mason City. Cedar Rapids high Friday was 73 degrees. Low this morning was 53. The 'temperature Satur- day was 72 degrees. The weather -bureau's forecast calls for rain over most of the park surrounding the monument'state Monday, continuing- into was buried under a carpet of flow- ers and American and British flags. Tuesday in the east. Highs Sun- day are .expected to be in the low 70's. Jaycees Urged To Support Hoover Commission Report Kapidi Costly Clothes Tip Off Robbery NEW YORK (UP) The boss' wife took one look at the stylish suit his cashier was wearing and asked her husband about it. She had priced the same suit in a store and found it too expensive. The boss looked into it, too, and that led Friday to indictment for ?rand larceny of Miss Lillian Zienowich, 35, a pretty brunette, and Joseph Wtulich, 36, assistant sales for the .Segerman Nixon Corporation, liquor dis- :ributors. They were charged with theft of in whisky over the last 'our years through a unique sys- tem of juggling accounts. powerful group of nations agrees to such a commitment will have great influence in restraining would-be aggressors and creating :onfidence among the peoples oi those to the Iowa Junior Chamber of Commerce convention Saturday were urged to endorse the Hoover commission's recommendations on the e x e c u t i v'e branch of the federal government. This urging came from Bob Mulhair of Sioux Falls, chairman of the national Jaycee resolutions committee, at the convention's first business meeting in the Roosevelt hotel at 9 a.m. NEHRU TO U.S. BOMBAY Prime Minster Nehru announced Saturday hat he has accepted an invitation from President Truman and will visit Washington in on. Picture Today's said his committee was now on record as strongly in favor of the former President's recommendations which would streamline the executive branch. "Main objection to the present administration is the overUp-5 agencies and work la them "We should endorse all the Hoover recommendations with no change as they now The convention cot under vi'iv Comics Courthouse Crossword Daily Record Deaths Editorial Features ___ Marion Movies Radio Sports State Want Ads late Friday afternoon with a buf- fet supper and: stag at the armory. The first business session was held after four Young Men's bu- reau -wake-up teams roused the delegates at a.m. The Bev. W: W. Argow spoke to the convention at a luncheon Saturday noon. Second' business session was to get under way at 2 p.m. with Phil Stump of. Tulsaf." executive secretary in charge of Rouge. This followed Ford's announce- ment of firing of 14 men in con- nection with wildcat strikes whicl the formal walkou Thursday. Union sound trucks, blared ou word of the discharges, and cat- calls came from pickets. There was no trouble, however. One of the penalized men was vlike Donnelly, chairman of the JAW unit in the Rouge plan 3 assembly line building, .center of the speedup dispute. One of the world's "richest lit le Dearborn. is the homi of the huge Ford Motor Company Ford taxes carry much of the mu- nicipal financial load in the city of SSjOOO. "Way for Henry." Hubbard, a veteran in office las engaged in controversy with rord on several occasions in matters touching on- public affairs He extended his invitation in a etter to Henry Ford, II, young of the company; Walter leuther, UAW president, ant Thomas "president- o UAW Ford Local.600. A cbpy was sent to Gov. G. Mehrien Williams Hubbard remarked in the letter that "evidence" from his city's recent purchase of 18 new Fore cars "indicates that at least there is a speedup in the final as- sembly." "The way for young Henry to actually learn whether there is a production he said, "is to slip on a pair of his grandfa- ther's working pants and get out on the production line for a few days once in a while." On other auto industry fronts, strikes and layoffs because of strikes idled workers. Ben- dix, Nash, Hudson, Briggs and Chrysler plants were affected. Alleged speedups were the cause of most of the strikes. Chevrolet workers voted to strike at the Flint assembly plant because of an alleged speedup. A spokesman- said a strike by the UAW members of the plant's crew would idle more than workers in other di- Three- Year -Old Boy Hit by Car; Critically Injured Cidar Bapldi N slayer of their son. Morgan said the family's at- torney, Dwight Krumboltz, had written a letter to the sheriff of Benton county, Mo., notifying him that the reward had been posted. "My wife and I are convinced that Dean did not commit sui- Morgan said Saturday afternoon. A Benton county (Missouri) coroner's jury late Wednesday re-- turned a verdict that the youth "came to his death 8t the hands of a person or persons unknown." No Conclusive Evidence. Benton County Attorney Edwin Brady said the verdict did not rule out the possibility the shoot- ing was a suicide or an accident, however. "There just isn't any conclu- sive evidence that points one way or Brady said. Morgan's body was found Sun- day afternoon on the Theodore- Bailey farm, three and a half miles southwest-of Fristoe, Mo., which is on the south side of the lake of the Ozarks. He had been shot in the left temple, but the bullet had passed through his head and was not re- covered. A .22 caliber rifle was lying by his left side, the stock in the crook of his arm. Calls It Murder. County, officials said, the boy" apparently had gone hunting Fri- day morning and did riot The body was found by Mrs. Bailey and her neighbor, Mrs. Cora Morris. In-her testimony at the inquest' Mrs. Morris gave her opinion that it was murder. M. N. White, editor of the Benton County Guide, told The Gazette late Friday that the state police were continuing their investigation because of "considerable conflict in the evidence presented at the in- quest." He said the state police had assigned a special investigator to he case. According to White, testimony >resented to the jury included the act that Dean had entered a hard- ware store in Fristoe the day be- ore he went hunting and attempt- ed to buy a single .22 cartridge. "The woman in the store told him they were sold only by the Robert Lee Hartman, 3, son of, box so he finally. purchased a Mrs. Leona Hartman, route 3, was! box ot White said. internal affairs for the U. S. Jaycees, as speaker. Feature of Saturday evening's convention program will, be an awards banquet at when Iowa's "Outstanding Young Man" will be presented, with the Geis- jsenbier trophy; -State chapter awards for outstanding- civic'serv- ice will also made. George Olmsted of Des Moines, past president of both Iowa and U., S. Jaycees, will be banquet speaker. A dinner-dance at 9 will climax Saturday's events. The convention will close Sun- day after an installation banquet for new officers. They are to be elected at the final business meet- ing at a.m. critically injured about- 8 a.m. Saturday when he" was struck by a car in the 500 block of Seventh avenue SE. Officials at St. Luke's hospital where the child was taken for treatment, described' his condition as "very, critical." Driver of the car, Harold Reilly 708 M avenue NW, told police he never saw the boy, but stopped as soon as he felt the impact. Investigating officers said the youngster had apparently climbec out of his mother's car and picked up. a ball, lying .in the gutter. He threw the ball to a group of children playing nearby and then suddenly darted out into the street n the path of Reilly's machine. Jeilly and Mrs. 'Hartman took the injured :boy to the hospital. Aerialist Hurt in Fall of 40 Feet (Photo on Picture Page.) NEW YORK trapeze seriously injured Friday night when: he fell 40 feet to the ground before a stunned crowd of at Madison Square Garden. He was reported in fair condi- tion Saturday. Friedrich Hermsen, 34, was doing a headspin, "assisted by his wife, when a- trapeze bar gave way. He clutched desperately at the bar, but his grasp slipped. .The accident occurred during a performance 'of -the Ringling Brothers, Barhum and Bailey cir- days' before the circus leaves on its annual road tour. The performer, billed as the Great .TriscoV suffered injuries to the back, .side, shoulder and wrist and possible internal injuries. "Later in the afternoon he re- turned the box to the store and got his money back. The store- keeper counted the shells, but none was missing. Although" that incident would in- dicate the youth was alive Thurs- day afternoon, White said several officials felt that the badly de- composed state of the body when found was an indication that .he had died earlier in the week. The jury's verdict, returned at 7 p.m. Wednesday, was announced by Dr. A. W. Morland, Benton county coroner, following an in- quiry which extended over several days. Dr. Morland said that as far as the Benton -county authorities were concerned the was closed. Evidence at Inquest. The circumstances surrounding the young man's death, as' pres- ented by testimony at the inquest; was outlined by. the coroner as follows: Dean Morgan had started out alone to go squirrel hunting about 7 ajn. on Friday, April 29, but failed to return home. The Theo- dore Bailey family, on whose land ic had gone hunting, became alarmed, and on Saturday morn- (Continued on Page 2, Col. 3.) Evicted, Burns House; to Jail MARION, 111. (INS) Garland Rogers, 35, was in jail Saturday contemplating his hot temper. Ha was sentenced to a year on, a charge of arson. Rogers burned his home when iie was handed an eviction notice.   

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