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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 17, 1947, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NWSFAWR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION mm VOLUTV Associated and United Km Full Wire rive Cents Copy MASON crnr IOWA MONDAY NOVEMBER a This Paper Consists of Two No 3S CHARGE YOUTH WITH MURDER One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor KGLO Mum City p WLCX W Crosu SnnOr p m WTAD Turator WOI Awes Tnesdmy ft m WSUI loire City Thundy p m America Waking to Schools Importance ANOTHER American Education week has come stnd gone Its central theme has beec The schools are yours and our people have been asked to take a close up look at our schools They have been asked to mea sure our educational cluding teachers curriculum and physical the chal lenging iask faced by our schools namely the preparation of to morrows citizens Many thousands mostly par ents have done can only guess what Ifteir findings were And since guessing is in order thats what Im going to do in this little visit with you MY first guess is that they found a situation at least somewhat more heartening than it was a year or two years ago The idea that Americas prime hope for the future rests in an educated ALSO REQUESTS CONTROLS OVER WAGES PRICES President Presents 10 Point Program to Combat U S Inflation Washington UR President Truman asked an emergency con gress Monday for authority to im pose selective wage and price ceil ings and to revive consumer ra tioning on scarce items to curb the citizenry root 7 Deaths Hike Iowa Traffic Toll to 488 By THEASSOCIATED PRESS Seven persons lost their lives in Towa traffic accidents occurring between Saturday and midmorn ing Monday Another died of in juries suffered in an accident of last Wednesday The new deaths raised to 488 the number of fatalities resulting from traffic accidents in the state during 1947 The toll on this date last year was 462 Paul Kilborn president of the Kilborn Photo Paper company at Cedar Rapids was killed Monday morning when officers said his car swerved into an oncoming truck on highway 30 6 miles east of Cedar Rapids Four of the weekends traffic fatalities occurred Saturday near 4uc rf Tama when a car carrying football They were the highlights of a fans to jOWaMinnesota game antiinflation nroeram i T has definitely taken This is reflected in a number of ways Two I think of at the moment 1 Our teachers are being bet ter paid than in the past If this isnt true in your community the situation should give you cause for deep concern 2 School authorities in most communities are looking forward to plans materially increased scfiori population in the years ahead with these 2 items is U the significant fact that our states in increasing number are that the education pi our boys and girls is at least in part a state responsibility The principle at theheart of this recognition is that every child no matter how poor his par ents or his community is entitled to a good elementary education Its good business for the com munity for the state and for the nation to see that such education is provided ONE of the greatest spurs to the cause of education in recent has been provided by the Enthusiastic and intelligent ad vocacy t of better schools by or ganized labor on the one hand and by organized business on the Tey on many another issue But on the subject of education they stand as one In this one field the C I X the A F of L and the National Chamber of Commerce speakthe same language and seek the same schools TITITH cold indisputable sta W tistics the Chamber of Com merce has proved thai both na tions and communities are pros perous in the degree that they provide an effective educational it has been proved rives people the ability topro dnce and the desire to buy Where schools are best average incomes are greatest retail sales are great est rentals are most stable tele phones most numerous newspa pers and magazines most read All of this of course is sec ondary to the cultural and citmSi ship values of education But its another argument in the case for good schools IVE said I think education in America is on the uptrend I believe that And yet I wouldnt want to leave the impression that all is weH We still mustface some cold facts about our schools One of these is that 350000 of our 850000 teachers have left their profession since in ad to the normal turnover has been a particularly cost of living Mr Truman sought those pow ers as clublnthecloset persuad ers He said they would be used only if failure of voluntary efforts made them 10point antiinflation program which he said was urgent to pro tect the nation against an eco nomic bust and perhaps catas trophe The president asked for price ceiling authority over scarce food clothing and fuel items and for extension and strengthening of rent control He sought power to establish consumer rationing of such items emphasizing it would be on a highly selective basis These wage and price controls and rationing were proposed for use strictly whenandrifnec esstfyi basis But theBresldenjt wants the authority now as a pre paredness measure The remainder of his antiin flation program is tobecome ef fective immediately upon congres sional that is forthcoming It concluded Continued rent control restora tion of consumer credit controls further regulation of commodity market speculation extension of export controls regulation of mar keting weights of livestock and poultry more emphasis on agri cultural conservation programs and allocation and inventory con trolof scarce commodities such as steel Mr Truman coupled his call for a stringent antiinflation action with a format request for 000000 of stopgap aid to Europe during the next 4J months This request bad been outlined previ ously by administration spokes ien Mr Truman appeared in person before a joint session of the house and senate in the house chamber It was his 5th appearance before congress since he became presi dent April 12 1945 House and senate convened at Iowa City went out of control on the same highway 30 and struck a bridge abutment The 4th Saturday death was that of Anthony Mulder 7 of Sioux Center The boy was killed in a carpedestrian accident The high way patrol said the car was driven by James Jasper Jr of Orange City The victims were Pfc Jack C 17 Virgil E S wisher 32 and Frank OLeary 33 all of Cherokee Archie Dodds Algona was Saturaay night when the rraesura MoiHes collided on highway 18 east of Spencer Mrs DoHds seriously Injured in the accident was removed Mon day to a Sioux City hospital Mur ray who suffered lesser injuries was released from the Spencer hospital Monday Mrs Cleo Van Voorst 37 of Le Mars died in a Sioux City hos pital of injuries suffered in a headon collision of 2 cars on highway 75 near there Wednes day At Cedar Rapids Mrs Pearl Bennet Broxam 57 public service director for radio station WMT died in a hospital early Monday of VerHelst Released on Bond of The states murder case against Charles VerHelst in connection with the death of his fiancee Arlene Mott began taking shape Mon day with his arraignment before Police Judge B R Dunn and the autopsy report released by Dr Ralph E Smiley Cerro Gordo county of months duration and death by strangulation was the report from the autopsy performed by Dr John P Darling Meanwhile the 18 year old farm lad was free under bond oendine his preliminary hearing next Monday afternoon at 2 o clock before Judge Dunn County Attorney James K Brown had recom mended that the 6 foot 1 inch Mason City high school senior be held without bond JudEe Dunn explained afterward that no evidence was presented the arraignment on which he ould base the strong presumption Corner Pair Wanted for Rape Slaying Neillsville Wis Clark County Sheriff Ray Kutsche re ported by radio at p Monday that both desperadoes sought onthe hysterical story of rape and murder told by a 19 year old girl were barricaded in an out lying farmhouse with several chil dren as hostages The 2 identified earlier by Dane County District Attorney Edwin Wilkie as Robert Winslow 33 and Buford Sennett 22 both former convicts were surrounded by of ficers in the farm home of Peter Pamputus and declared their in tention to shoot it out with police injuries suffered in a collision Sunday night cartruck dition There alarming exodus of men teachers Another is that 109000 teach ers today are substandard as to training holding only emer gency teaching permits Seventy thousand teaching positions are vacant and not enough students are enrolling for teacher training STILL another challenging fact is that 2 million schoolage children are not attending school because there is no school to go to because of inadequately enforced school laws or because of someother shortcoming Many a school is obsolete as to equipment or textbooks and at a i CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 separately at noon to start the emergency session They then gathered together in the house chamberto hear Mr Truman The speech was broadcast by all major radio networks and was televised In an unusual ceremony the house opened its session by re peating the Lords Prayer at re quest of the Rev James Sheira Montgomery house chaplain Mr Trumans 10point imme date antiinflation restore consumer credit controls and to restrain the crea tion of inflationary bank credit Z To authorize the regulation of speculative trading on the com modity exchanges 3 To and strengthen export controls 4 To extend authority to al locate transportation facilities and equipment 5 To authorize measures which will induce the marketing of live stock and poultry at weights and grades that represent the most ef ficient utilization of grain 6 To enable the department of agriculture to expand its program of encouraging conservation prac tices in this country and to auth orize measures designed to in crease the production of foods in foreign countries 7 To authorize allocation and inventory control of scarce com modities which basically affect the cost of living or industrial SAME means traffic death In 24 hours v GlobeGazette Photo AT VerHelst 18 sat beside his father Ray VerHelst who held the youths hand throughout the arraignment proceedings Monday Corning m which the boy was charged with the murder of his fiancee Arlene Mott 16 The boy re fused to meet the eye of anyone in the room throughout the hearing and spoke to no one from the timehe entered Police Judge B R Dunns office until hewas released under bond Grand Jury Called to Study Fatal Shooting of Iowa Man Farm Woman Is Held in Death of Husband on Farm Near Finchford production 8 To extend rent control and strengthen 9 To authorize consumer ra tioning on products in short sup ply which basically affect the cost of living 10 To authorize price ceilings on products in short supply which basically affect the cost of living or industrial production and to authorize such wage ceilings as are essential to maintain the nec essary price ceilings HOLD IOWAN IN FATAL SHOOTING Shot to Death After Hunting With Companion Cherokee IP Ronald Miles 24 was shot to death Sunday night and a companion with whom he had just returned from a hunt ing trip was held for investiga tion pellets had entered Milers head near an ear and emerged through the top of the skull Ownership of the death which was found at the scene had not been established Monday Police Chief Art Locke said Held for questioning in the county jail was Theodore J Went worth 25 a day laborer No charges had been filed The shooting occurred between 2 trailer houses one occupied by Wentworth his wife and small child the other by Wentworths parents Mr and Mrs William Wentworth lacks said the younger Went worth and Miler a grain company employe had been drinking He also said Wentworth told him he could recall all events of the day up to a few minutes before the shooting Dr J K Bunker coroner said an inquest would be held Tues day morning Waterloo Attorney Blair Wood announced Monday that a grand jury has been called for 10 a m Tuesday to consider the case of Mrs Emma Eighmey 39who is being held in the fatal shooting of her husband Donald 40 at their Finchford Iowa farm home Sunday Wood said a scheduled inquest into the case had been cancelled No charges had been filed Sheriff H T Wagner said Mrs Eighmey told him the shooting occurred after he had threatened her during an argument over an other woman Wagner quoted Mrs Eighmey as saying her husband had been out all night with the other woman before the argument took place Wagner said Mrs Eighmey told him her husband demanded a di vorceand threatened her Mrs Eighmey backed away from her husband in fright Wag ner said she told him and when the husband continued to advance menacingly shot him The shoot ing occurred in the kitchen The MRS EMMA EIGHMEY Husband ThreatenedHer couples 2 room sons were in another There are abqjit 164000 Quak ers of which about 114750 are in the United States Grand Jury Refuses to Indict Carleton on Kidnaping Charge Atlantic A Cass county grand jury Monday refused to in dict Mr and Mrs L J Carleton of Davenport who had been charged with kidnaping in connec tion with a contest over the cus tody of 10month old Craig Steph en Moyer The grand jury headed by Fore man August Wagner of Massena returned a no bill after hearing a series of witnesses since thei investigation of the case opened last week As a consequence of the grand jurys action authorities said th kidnaping charge filed in justic court last October by Mrs Gert rude Moyer of Des Moines mothe of the boy would be dismissed The U S navy yard at Hamp ton Roads is the nations oldest CLEAR IOWAN IN FATAL SHOOTING Webster Cityan Says Action Self Defense Webster City UR Donald Samuelson Webster City Monda was exonerated in connection with the fatal shooting Saturday night of his brotherinlaw Emery J Olson of Denver Colo A coroners jury refused to take action against Samuelson Sunday at an inquest into Olsons death Samuelson testified that he sho Olson after the Denver man at tempted to stab him Olson died instantly Police quoted Samuelson as say ing Olson came to the house ant tried to stab Mrs Olson who wa visiting in her brothers home Samuelson said when he inter vened his brotherinlaw cam after him with a knife He grabbed for his gun an shot Olson then he said Sheriff E R Lear said th Olsons had been having familj difficulties and she left her hus band at Denver to come here Samuelson was released follow ing the jurys verdict Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Considerable cloudi ness Monday night and Tuesday with snow beginning late Mon day night or Tuesday morning Low Monday night 2528 High Tuesday 35 owa Considerable cloudiness Monday night and Tuesday oc casional snow extreme west por tion Monday night overspread ing west and central portions Tuesday and entire state Tues day night snow and rain mixed extreme southwestand extreme south central portions Tuesday and south portion Tuesday night snow west and north and rain or snow southeast chang ing to snow flumes Wednesday At Madison meanwhile Federal Court Commissioner J J McMan amy issued warrants charging vio lation of the Dyer act from both Sennett and Winslow at the re quest of the federal bureau of in vestigation Asst U S Attorney James E Doyle said the warrants wer tiased oh transportation of a stolen automobile across state lines in this case from Galena 111 to Hillsboro A general alarm was broadcast for the 2 after a 19 year old Uni versity of Michigan coed told Madison police of a wild automo bile ride last Friday in which her brotherinlaw a University of Wisconsin medical student was shot to death and she was raped repeatedly Game Warden Al Clumpner sounded the alarm before dawn Monday when he droveinto the Pamputus yard Peter Pamputus came out of the house and told Clumpner Winslow was inside in tended to stay inside and that he would shoot it out with anyone trying to remove him Pamputus a widower with sev eral children still was believed to be in the building with Winslow A sound truck was being brought up in an effort to persuade Win slow to surrender Whether Sen nett was in the building with Win slow or nearby had not been es tablished by officers who never theless blocked off a square mile around the farm f guilt which is required under owa law before the judge can re use to admit a prisoner to bail The bail bond was signed by eonard Haijsman Mason City garage owner and uncle of the ad Under Iowa law when a person s charged with murder the jury must determine the degree if the case comes to trial First and 2nd degree murder as well as lesser offenses are included in the blan cet charge of murder VerHelst was arraigned in Judge lunns downtown office The county attorney his assistant Murray H Finley Defense Attor ney M L Mason former county attorney Police Chief Harold E Wolfe and Capt Leo Risacher had been in conference through thn morning hours and the police judge returned to his office upon completion of the routine cases in the early forenoon Judge Dunns office adjoins night not so northwest and cold extreme north central portions Monday night and most of state Tuesday night much colder Wednesday Thursday clearing andcold temperatures Tuesday will range from aver age lows to 30 to averagehighs of 36 southwest and 25 to 37 northeast Wednesday from 35 to 36 southwest and from 33 to 36 northeast Minnesota Cloudy Monday night and Tuesday with light snow northwest and extreme west portions Monday night and north and west portions Tues day Not so cold northeast and north central portion Monday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum 31 Minimum 6 At 8 a m Monday 7 Sports Bulletin RED SOX GET KRAMER STEPHENS FROM BROWNS Boston UR Shortstop Vern Stephens and Righthanded Pitcher John K Jack Kramer of the St Louis Browns were traded to the Boston Red Sox Monday for 5 players and cash in the biggest player deal since the major league baseball season ended YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 33 14 GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Sunday Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 33 28 28 25 56 32 TOMORROW Meatless Tuesday SKILL OF PILOT SAVES H LIVES Detroit calm skill o a veteran pilot was credited Mon day with saving the lives of the 14 passengers of an Eastern ai lineS plane that crashlanded in the dusk near Willow Hun airpor Sunday The 2engined ship piloted bj Capt Thad Royall 32 of Jackson viUe Fia bellylanded s smoothly on a farm field that R V Armstrong 31 of Danville a a licensed private pilot amon the passengers commented late in amazement Ive made bumpier landing myself under normal circum stances Motor nature as yet undisclosed pending an ficial investigation develope less than a minute after the craf had taken off from Willow Ru on a scheduled flight to Clevelam After the emergency landing th passengers were taken by bus Willow Run where all but boarded a later flight to Clevi land The 3 turned back to Minni apolis one passenger said N because they had had enough bu I for business reasons that of Attorney Mason on the 2nd floor of the Toresters building and when VerHelst was at the door Mason asked Capt Risacher to permit the lad to see his father Ray VerHelst in Masons office for a few minutes before the ar raignment The 2 met in Masons off ice and a few minutes later father and son walked hand in hand to Judge Dunns office The son looked blankly haggard as he went in r the arraignment and through ut the proceedings looked at no ne his eyes wandering often to IB ceiling The father continued to hold his jns hand as they sat side by side the proceedings He spoke o noone from the time he left asons office until the arraign neni had been completed and he eturned to his attorneys office ith his father The lad was questioned inter nittently throughout Saturday nd Sunday by Chief Wolfe and apt Risacher and briefly Monday lorning in his cell He spent most I Sunday sleeping the chief said ccasionally reading a magazine Throughout his questioning Ver elst maintained that he remem ered nothing after getting out of is car in which the couple were arked in the alley behind the ome of her parents last Thursday vening about The girl told im to get out and investigate a oise that she heard he told of cers He did admit to officers Satur ay afternoon that he and the girl ad planned to drive to Missouri o get married Saturday He also dmittcd that the girl had con nued to ask him to marry her ince last summer The VerHelst case is the 1st one f homicide to be defended by Ma on although he prosecuted a lumber during his time as coun y attorney The last was the case f Nick McCloud alias Nick Luna who pleaded guilty to manslaugh er and is now serving up to 8 ears in the state penitentiary at Madison McCloud was sentenced April 18 1945 after the death of Sam Wignehap an Indian who died in ail a few hours after he had been lit on the head by McCloud in a avern brawl This will be County Attorney Srowns 1st experience on either side of a homicide case Vlixup in Home Results in Death of Neighbor Chicago 30 year old draftsman died Sunday night of gunshot Wounds inflicted when he mistook a neighbors home for his own and the neighbor mistook him for a burglar Wayne F Miller 29 a photog rapher was quoted by police as saying he fired 2 of 4 22 caliber bullets into Henry F Drane after the draftsman had broken a pane of glass in the Miller home and entered The police said that before Drane lapsed into unconscious ness at the hospital he said he had been drinking and believed the Miller home to be his own and that he was locked out The Drane and Miller homes are of brick construction similar design and are in the same block separated fay 5 nouses   

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