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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 23, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS Press and United press Full Leased wires iFive Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY APRIL 23 1918 This Paper Consists Two Ona No 168 RENT CURB FOR CERRO Officials Question Wife in Bauer Mystery Death REVEAL BOTTLE TOSSED AT HER IN ARGUMENT Witnesses Contradict Wifes Story of Death Told to Officers Cerro Gordo county officials uncovered new details Tuesday as they continued their inquest into the mysterious death Cecil C Bauer 31 Gcwrie who was found lying in the highway at Clear Lake Saturday night Mrs Cecil C Bauer sat nerv ously twisting her handkerchief between her fingers at the in auest when it was revealed in the testimony that her husband had thrown a pop bottle at her since their marriage in January Deputy Sheriff J J Burnett re counted the story from question ing Mrs Bauer Monday and said that at that time she told him that her husband got mad when she wanted him to get a job She added that he had not worked since his discharge from the navy in October and that she had paid all expenses since their marriage in January The coroners jury consists of Thorkel Sondrol Jr Clear Lake 1 S Thompson and R C Keister Mason City The itory originally told to Dr Ralph E Smiley Cerro Gordo county coroner by Mrs Bauer on the night of her husbands death was contradicted in several instances by witnesses at the in quest who claimed to be quoting things that she had said to them jefore she talked to the coroner We had an argument about who was going to drive and he got out of the car while it was mov ing and eot hit was the explana tion she gave Boberi D Shay brotherinlaw of her daughter according to his testimony at the inquest He testified that she told him that just after she had driven up to the Shay home occupied by both Shay brothers and their fam ilies and asked Russell Shay to take her husband to a doctor Another witness Halph H MRS BAUER LEAVES Cecil Bauer puts her hand to her head as she leaves the inquest at the courthouse in Mason City Tuesday With her is her daugh ter Mrs Russell Shay Mrs Bauer is being held as ma terial witness in the mysterious death of her husband Lock Timm Thornton a Mason City bank clerk said that he was the first person on the scene anc helped put Bauerinto the car which Mrs Bauer drove away He agreed vith Dale Barlow and Clarence Zook farmers south east of Clear Lake that the acci dent happened on highway 1 about half a mile south the in tersection with highway 106 and not on the lake road some distanc west where Mrs Bauer had offi cers searching for traces on thi night involved Miss Melva Louise Kaplan Sheffield school teacher who wa riding with Timm at the time and Barlow who carie upon the seen a time to hep load Bauer intc the car both agr ed that Mrs Bauer at that lima in a tone o anger anddisgust called her hus band a drunken fool Barlow and Timm testified that Bauer groaned at the time they picked him up and was definitely Blive at the time He was dead when brought to the home of Dr A B Phillips by Russell Shpy The two also agreed that they thought Bauer was drunk as his wife said and that she told them he fel out of the car while it was going real slow Zook arrived as they were pre 1 paring to put Bauer into the car and Timm told him This mans drunk and his wife says he fell out of the car She wants you to move on and that he then proceeded on home after taking the license number of Barlows car One the Shay brothers was quoted ina slightly diffeient ver sion by Arthur Burckhardt as sistant at Wards funeraA home in Clear Lake who described con versation while he wasundress ing the body One of the Shay boys said there had been a little squabble and when Mrs Bauer had filmed the car around he was lying in the road He indicated that Bauer had fallen out while the car was being turned Mrs Minnie Olson manager of the Clear Lake hotel at which Bauer registered just before the accident testified that she saw him stumble as he was coming up the hotel steps about II oclock but she refused to give an opinion as to whether he was drunk He went right back out the door after registering she said and was alone at the time Details of happenings on the road where Bauer was found just before midnight Saturday were supplied mainly by Timms testi mony After he flagged Mrs Bauers car down she got out and when iie told her I think this mans 3een hit she replied Thats Cecil the damned fool my husband hes drunk She acted disgusted he said after Bauer had been loaded into the car in an upright position tie testified she embraced her ausband andcried saying Youll be all right now Cecil Timm got a flashlight from Mrs Bauer he said and examined Bauers face finding a bruise on the rightside of the face as if it had been scraped He asked her if she wanted any help and testi fied that she answered No thats not necessary Thanks Mister He answered Goad luck lady got into his car and drove away according to his testimony He was not aware that Bauer had died until notified by relatives Monday morning who had heard it on the radio Dr Smiley told his jury that when he examined Bauer at the funeral home there was a very discolored bruise on the right side of the face a small cut on the nose and one ear but no evidence of bleeding from inside the head Bauers clothing was very dirty and there was dirt in the wounds the coroner testified but there was no evideue of broken bones or in ternal hi lorrhage K Tssei testified that he lad just gone to bed when he neard Mrs Bauer drive in crash ing her bumper aganst that of an other car parked there As he ran down tht af erhis wile Mrs Bauers he heard his motherinla say Cecil has teen hurt Can Kus sell take him to the doctor He ran immediately to the Bauer car and took Bauer first to the home of a nearby doctor bu was informed that he was ill and then Went to the home of Dr Phil lips where he was instructed to drive to the funeral home because Bauer was already dead He waited about 15 minutes at the funeral home he testified be fore Mr Ward came down fully dressed including necktie and col lar clasp smoking a cigar Dr Smiley presided at the in quest with M C Coughlon assist ant county attorney asking most of the questions County Attorney M L Mason and E C Boyle Clear Lake attorney for Mrs Bauer also questioned the witnesses L R Boomhower Mason City attorney also attended and said that he represented Bauers 3 chil dren by bis first wife Mrs Anna Bauer Gowrie DOG i LOSES EYE Farm Child Attacked While Petting Animal Marlis Evans 1 year old daughter of Mr and Mrs Francis Dvans farmers living north o Osage was in the Mercy hospita at Mason City Tuesday for treat ment after she lost her left eye vhen the family dog attacked her at her home Monday The chile was playing with he shepherd dog while Sirs Evan was hanging DP the washing Thi mother heard iUarlis say Nice bow wow and a moment later th child screamed Mrs Evans had tc drive the dog away from the to whose face was bleeding badly The little girl was taken to a doctor at Osage for first aid ant it was found the lacerations were so severe that it was decided to take her to Mercy hospital at Ma son City where it was necessary ti remove the left eye The right eye the child alsc was lacerated but physicians ar hopeful bat it can be saved The family had owned the do about a year It had at no tim showed any indications of bein violent It is thought the chil may have struck the dog whic enraged it In addition to lacerations of th eyes there were deep gashes o top of the childs head Asks Bridge Bill Washington bill to au thorize Iowa to construct a bridg across the Des Moines river nea Eddyville Iowa has been iutro duced by Senator Wilson R GUNMAN TAKES LOOT FROM BANK IN IOWA Denmark Postmistress Forced at Gunpoint to Give Money to Bandit Denmark Iowa branch ank office located in the Den nark postoffice was robbed uesday by a gunman who es aped in a biack 2seafed auto obile Mrs Lois C Woodroffe post Jstress was forced at gunpoint to iuff the money into a paper sack anded her by the bandit who overed her with a small niekel lated revolver Only one other person was in te office at the aged voman who Mrs Woodroffe said pparently wasnt aware of what vas taking place Tn addition to being postmis ress Mrs Woodroffe is manager f the Denmark branch of the aimers Savings bSnk of Wever Denmark is 11 miles north of ort Madison in the southeast omer of the state Mrs Woodroffe said Die man Tearing aservice mans discharge mtton in his lapel entered the bank at about a m and ap proached her at the postoffice rindow with a request that she cash a check Told that she couldnt cash a strangers check the man drew from his pockets thi sack and gun and said start fill tagitiip1 Woodroffe said she told lira there were no postolfice funds and he said to get the banks money She then walked to the jank window she said and put the into the sack with the words thats all I have Get the money from the safe she said the man replied She said she told him the sate was closed with a time lock and that she couldnt open it The man then left and sped eist on state highway No 16 Sheriff F I Klopfenstem said Lhe rear license plate on the ban rits ear was turned up and could not be read He described the man as about 24 or 25 years old 5 feet 7 Inches tail weighing about 130 or HO wearing a dark suit and dark hat He was slender of dark complexion and had dark hair and a thin face It was the first bank robbery in Iowa since May 9 1942 when a gunman robbed the Des Moines Bank and Trust company in the heart of the Des Moines business district and was captured 2 blocks away Sailor Goes Wild Kills 9 Shipmates Lionel Ahvill 61 Dies in Hollywood Hollywood Death has ended the long distinguished the atrical career of Lionel Alwill who learned his craft on the Lon don stage and came to Hollywood to become one the most ac complished film character actors of his time Atwill 61 died at his Pacific Palisades home Monday night soon after suffering a relapse of pneumonia His 4th wife Paula whom he married about 2 years ago was at his bedside Clothier Backs OPA PCS Moines Ricpe Burlington president of the Iowa Retail Clothiers assertion urged in an association statement issued Monday that the OPA be con tinued adding that retailers everywhere have 3 stake in price control Government Takes Steps to Spur Output of Clothing Washington mens suit shortage moved up for top at tention Tuesday as the government counted hopefully on new emer gency measures to help ease another clothing lowcost cotton apparel The civilian production administration began analyzing reports from 80 manufacturers on why output of inexpensive suits fell nearly a million garments shy of the 3500000 goal set for the first 3 months o this year From this spot check the agency expects to learn in the next few THE RAJAH COMES William C Patterson who passed up a Sulu prince hood with a harem of 18 wives gazes contentedly at his wife and 2 year old son after arrival home Monday night Entering service as a private Patterson finished his service as a potential royal potentate for his work in uniting warring Moro tribes AP Wire photo Army Officer Shuns Harem for US Wife Shanghai seaman killed A 19 year old 9 shipmates and wounded a 10th in a berserk blaze of gunfire aboard an LST in the Yangtze river Tuesday then stabbed himself The navy announced that the sailor was B Smith seaman 2nd class of Asheville N Car The orgy shooting and stab ended the navy said when Smith was disarmed by an un named sailor himself mortally wounded and was floored by a metal bench wielded fay Kenneth M Staalnecker 18 seaman 2nd class of Reading Pa Brought to the navy hospital ship repose in Shanghai harbor Smith was given a 5050 chance to survive 3 deep gashes in the upper abdomen inflicted with his own knife BURT CHILD J NJUREDBYCAR A Alvey 8 Burl s in a serious condition at an Al ona hospital from injuries re eived when he was struck by a ar driven by Thomas Vipond Al The lad was still uncon cious more than 24 hours after LUMBERMEN MAY CLOSE UP YARDS Poll Membership in 5 Midwestern States Clear Lake The Northwest Lumbermans association compris ing 3000 retail dealers in building materials operating in 5 midwest ern states Tuesday was polling its members on closing the yards as a protest against government regula ttiage 3 miles south of Bancroft m highway 169 where Gerald his win brother James and his fa her Randall had gone fishing or bullheads The 3 had finished their fishing according to highway patrolmen vho investigated and Gerald was he first one up the bank on the east side of the highway Vipond old officers that the boy darted mmediately in front of him and ihat he did not see him until the car struck the boj who was evi dently trying to cross the highway to the Alvey car on the other side Scientists recognize 11 culti vated species or races of wheat days just what new steps have to be taken to bring produc tion up to schedule The survey is being made at the insistence of Gen Graves B Erskine chief of the retraining and reemployment administra tion Recently Erskine contended that many veterans have had to turn down jobs because they could not findproper clothing On the cotton clothing front the government turned Monday night to a combination of price increases and restoration of wartime pro duction controls in the latest of a series of actions to obtain more yarn and fabric for shirts under wear pajamas dresses and work clothing The aim is a 50 per cent in crease in output of lowcost gar ments CPA ordered reinstatement May I of a spindle freeze which ap plies to machines producing more than 20 per cent of the nations cotton yarn CPA also invoked a setaside order which is designed it said to halt serious diversion of cotton yarn from essential clothing and from important Industrial and ag ricultural uses tions The association feels that its members are not getting their pro portionate share of the materials from lumber producing centers and this prevents the building of homes for GIs declared E A Musgjerd Clear Lake lumber deal r We think that a lot of these things are traceable to bureau cratic Washington he quoted an association bulletin and unless we take drastic action building materials will not be forthcoming We know that we have the pro duction capacity We believe that 50 per cent of the materials need ed is going into the black marke and a lot more is being exported i he accident The accident happened at a Worcester Mass An American army lieutenant who passed up a Sulu prlncehood and a palace with a harem of IB wives was home Tuesday to the best wife in the world and his young son Lt William C Patterson who was offered the royal post for uniting the hitherto quarreling tribes oj Moros on the island and creating an Islamic congress ar rived Monday night at the home of his mother Draping royal Moro costumes over his wife the former Flor ence Christopoulous of Buzzards Bay he said with a chuckle On you they look good princess or no is the best wife in the world He intends to complete his course at Harvard law school 2 years which he had finished when he entered the armed forces RENTAL RATES BACK TO LEVEL IF OCT 11945 OPA Control Effective May 1 Office to Be Set Up for Program Mason City and Cerro Gordo ounty will be formally placed nder OPA rent control Wednes ay May 1 with rental rates oiled back to the level in force Oct 1 1945 This announcement was made uesday afternoon by Halier D fIine slate director of OPA from is headquarters in DCS Moines Preliminary preparations for he inauguration of the plan will e made Wednesday with a visit iere by 2 of Mr Klines associ ates John Kamerick deputy state director of OPA and John Seller rent for Iowa The local administrative staff t was announced will consist of 3 persons a directorattorney and 2 clerical employes all to be re cruited through the Mason City employment office The directorattorney and one of the 2 clerical employes it is specified must be veterans of World war II In making the announcement Director Kline pointed out that the new rent control setup will concern itself only with residen tial to commercial properties According to the preliminary survey which resulted in the de cision to extend OPA rent con trol to Cerro Gordo county ap proximately 5000 rental units will be affected Clear Lake will be covered by the regulations it was explained only with respect lo allyear housing Strictly resort meaning cottages for seasonal use not subject to OPA reul con trols This extension of OPA rent controls to Cerro Gordo county Mr Kline slated was brought about by the tremendous number of complaints received by tenants a relatively small percentage landlords who resorted to Body of Benifo Mussolini Token by Unknown Persons Milan municipal authorities reported Tuesday that the body of Benito Mussolini was removed during the night from Maggiore cemetery here by unknown persons An inquiry to ascertain the responsibility was underway The discovery was made by workers who were in the cemetery to exhume other bodies The grave was unmarked Two Associated Press photographers and a correspondent went to cemetery Monday to get pictures of Mussolinis grave and found everything in order A cemetery watchman pointed to what he supposed was Mus solinis grave saying that the body of Achille Starace former secretary of the fascist party was near by But only 3 or 4 persons actual ly knew the true place where Mussolini was buried Giovanni Cavazza a lawyer and high mu nicipal official 2 days ago told the complete story of the burial and the resulting survey made by the bureau labor statistics which revealed a sharp upturn of rentals beginning last October The step could have been avoided except for the practices of of pronounced gouging of tenants It has been on a voluntary basis up to now The first week of May and pos sibly the first 2 will be given over to registration of rental prop erties according to the Kline an nouncement All landlords he said will be required to list their property and provide the needed information about present and past rental charges In Mason City this will take several days perhaps a week and at Clear Lake at least one day will be designated for this Strict penalties will be applied for failure to register or for filing fraudulent information Further information including the location of the local rent con trol headquarters will be forth coming between now and May 1 Director Kline stated Late in the afternoon of April 30 1945 a military Irnck brought 3 coffins to the cemetery They contained the bodies of Mussolini Claretta Petacci Mussolinis mis Iress and Staracc The coffins were unmarked and only a com mune official knew in which e oca new n wc c We think we should be fjn was the body of Mussolini mzcd Our boys were in the war I Aftera military priest had given and are now looking for places to I tne benediction they were buried live The bulletins were received Tuesday morning and asked that answers be taken and reported at once The closing period suggested for the yards is from 2 to 7 days The retail lumber dealers are taking this fight up for the GIs said Musgjerd They are getting 1 a rotten deal near the German graves Attend ing the ceremony were an official of the Red Cross and the military personnel on the truck Ciaretta was not buried near her lover be cause Cavazza said he gave orders not to place 2 adulterers sinners against Gods law together i The ground over Mussolinis grave was completely bare as was the ground over 22 other graves Flowers were rarely seen there Monday only a simple bouquet was on the ground near the place where il duce was probably buried White a photographer was tak ing a picture of the place a wom an picked the flowers away say Ing This is the only bad thing I have done against him he has done a lot of evil to me Watchmen were placed Tuesday in that section of the cemetery where Mussolini had been buried They forbid anyone lo approach the site Some Milan officials said they believed that fascists removed the body for veneration Police said they saw no connection between the theft and the Easter rioting in St Vittore prison still in progress Morgue officials said Mussolinis body was stripped of clothing be fore it was buried almost a year ago Police theorized that persons with a knowledge of the under takers trade probably were in volved because it is difficult to remove a body from a coffin after one year without specialized knowledge Mason City GI Lands at Seattle Hobert E Ditzler was scheduled to have arrived at Se attle Monday aboard the G W Carver according to an Associated Press dispatch received here Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair Tuesday night and Wednesday Cooler Tuesday night Somewhat warmer Wednesday Iowa Fair and cooler Tuesday night Wednesday fair and warmer Minnesota Fair Tuesday night and Wednesday A little cooler southeast Tuesday night Warm er Wednesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 73 Minimum W At 8 a m Tuesday 58 Precipitation Trace YEAR AGO Maximum 62 Minimum 46   

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