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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 7, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LV HOME EDITION umif Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Fiva Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 7 1949 This Paper Consists of Two No WAR VETERANS GUN HOBBY ENDS IN MASS SHOOTING Howard u1fruhP28 yearold Camden N J war veteran who went berserk and killed 13 persons and wound ed 3 others is shown looking over his gun collection in a snapshot found in his apart ment after police forced him from his barricaded home The gun collection police said they learned was started while Unruh was in the army Building 7 Stories High Afire Falls Philadelphia walls of a blazing 7story building buckled and collapsed Wednesday hurling flames and embers high into the air and setting fire to buildings as far as 3 blocks from the scene Flying embers started fires in 15 establishments in the heart of the citys business restaurants warehouses Most were roof top blazes which quick ly were put out Six firemen were hurt none seriously Hundreds of hotel em ployes and guests and store em ployes filed frorn the buildings The original fire was in a va cant building being torn down Demolition of the structure was under way when thefireof un determined origin broke out The roof was off before the fire began but the walls and floors were in tact Liquor Firm Representatives No Longer Welcome in Iowa Des Moines unwelcome sign has been hung out in Iowa for local representatives of liquor companies The Iowa liquor control commission Tuesday voted to notify the distilleries that local representatives are no long Dulles Would Take Senate Nomination Washington John Foster Dulles RN Y said Wed nesday he would gladly accept the republican nomination to run for the senate in this falls special New York republican have been pressing Dulles to make the race Former Governor Her bert Lehman has announced he will accept the democratic nomi nation if it is offered The contest is to fill the unex pired term of Senator Robert F Wagner democrat who resigned The term ends Jan 3 1951 When Wagner resigned in July because of illness Gov Thomas E Dewey named Dulles to fill the seat until Novembers election At that time Dulles said he would not be a candidate in the election Since then however party leaders have pressed him to make the race They argue that he has a better chance than any other prospective candidate of keeping the seat for the GOP New York republican and dem ocratic parties will hold state com mittee meetings later this month to name senatorial candidates Present indications are that neither Dulles nor Lehman will be opposed within their respective parties Dulles made known his decision at a news conference Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clearing Wednesday night and Thursday Continued cool Low Wednesday night 45 to 50 High Thursday 65 to 70 Iowa Mostly cloudy Wednesday night occasional showers end ing southeast portions Wednes day night Clearing Thursday Continued cool Low Wednes day night 5055 Minnesota Clearing Wednesday night cooler south portion Partly cloudy and warmer Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statisitcs of the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Wednesday Maximum 58 Minimum 53 At 8 a m 54 Precipitation 02 YKAR AGO Maximum 87 Minimum 56 er wanted in the state least 47 companies have rep resentatives in Iowa Commission officials said the change had been ordered for efficiency reasons in transacting commission business They also reported some of the representa tives had been guilty of miscon duct The commission in announcing its decision disclosed that 13 cases of sample liquor recently was poured down a drain Send Letter In a letter to distilleries the commission said that it will not be necessary to have local rep resentatives call on the commis sion after Oct 1 No attempt is to be made the letter said in any manner to stimulate sales of your products through any local representatives It was Commissioner Arthur A Coburn along with the help of the custodian and 2 office girls who poured the 13 cases of liquor down a mop drain Distilleries are required to for ward 2 bottles of liquor for chemi cal testing purposes However some local representatives have sent liquor by the case and one representative sent a supply of leaders I I5cluor to the commission to be di 40 27 r commission made by Gov William S Beardsley Other mem bers are Chairman George L Scott republican West Union and Russel Swift democrat Har lan The order applies only to local representatives It apparently would not affect a New York rep resentative of a big distillery if he should desire to come to Des Moines and call on the commis sion vided among office workers It was cases of this sample liquor that was poured out The liquor representative sys tem has been under fire for some time with charges that the liquor sales jobs in a number of instances were given out as political favors Contributions reported There have been persistent re ports also that the liquor indus try has been a rich source of cam paign contributions in election years However there have been no distilleries listed in any recent years as campaign contributors Coburn who handles the liquor buying for the state is the only appointee thus far on the 3mcm Minister Dies at Emmetsburg Rev Arthur J Ansorge 41 pastor of St Pauls Lutheran church died suddenly at the Emmetsburg hospital Tues day following an attack of asthma He was installed as pastor here in May 1941 Surviving are the widow and 2 sons Charles 9 and Billy 5 his parents the Rev and Mrs J M Ansorge of Manning and 3 broth ers the Rev M J Ansorge of Spirit Lake the Rev Karl Ansorge of Parkers Praiuie Minn and James Ansorge of Des Moines His father and 2 brothers are Lutheran clergymen Mr Ansorge was editor of the Iowa district west supplement of the Luthearn Witness Parents Conference Being Held at SUl Iowa City ses sions of Iowas first work confer ence in parenteducation leader ship were being held Wednesday on the University of Iowa campus with 453 persons present from throughout the state Mrs H C Breckenridge of Charles City president of the Iowa P T A congress is in charge of the 2day meeting Death Toll in Shooting Rises to 13 2 Psychiatrists Questioning Vet Who Went Berserk Camden N J psy chiatrists Wednesday questioned Howard Unruh 28yearold war veteran who massacred 13 per sons on River road men 5 women and 2 killed Tuesday tmmmm as the silent methodical Unruh put his preconceived plan into execution Three womanv and 2 youths were wounded The 13th John Wilson 10 died Wednesday morning at the Cooper hospital where Unruh underwent an unsuccessful oper ation for the removal of a bullet from his hip Prosecutor Mitchell Cohen said Unruhs wound is not serious and that he is physically able to un dergo questioning by mental health experts To Press Charges Should the psychiatrists find that Unruh was sane Cohen said he will press for an immediate grand jury indictment early trial and death by electrocution the penalty for murder in New Jer sey Unruh already has been charged with murder The prosecutor told newsmen that Unruh a Biblereading war veteran with an arsenal of wea pons said in his statement Tues day that he killed because of re sentment against his neighbors Cohen said Unruh listed 4 shop keepers as his intended victims Druggist Maurice Cohen Shoemaker John Pilcharik Barber Clark Hoover 33 and Tailor Thomas Zegrino 29 He got Cohen Pilcharik and Hoover Zerrrino escaped because he wasnt in his shop when Un ruh walked in carrying his Ger man luger pistol Unruh stalked to the rear of the shop and killed Zegrinos bride of a month Killed Others But in addition to those 4 Un ruh killed Druggist Cohens wife and mother an insurance sales man a television salesman 2 women and a boy in a car a 6 yearold boy getting a haircut in Hoovers barber shop and a 2 y earold boy who poked his head out of a window Cohen was asked whether Unruh said anything of his re action to having killed innocent men women and children He wasnt asked that question Cohen said And he didnt volun teer any motive other than the fact that he said he had been building up a grudge against his neighbors for 2 years since he re turned from the army Tenyearold John Wilson was the 3rd member of his family claimed by the bullets of the stalk ing gunman Sat in Car The boys mother and grand mother were killed beside him as they sat in their car waiting for a traffic light Cohen said Unruh told him the slayings were part of a precon ceived plan In a statement made to authori ties Unruh gave this version A smouldering resentment of his neighbors because of remarks about my character grew in in tensity through the last 2 years Went to Movie Monday evening Unruh left his mother with whom he lived and went to Philadelphia to attend a movie He sat through a double feature 2 or 3 times eventually returning to Camden about 2 a m Tuesday morning Unruh ate a hearty breakfast of cereal bacon and by his mother Mrs Rita Unruh 49 before she left for a visit with friends the 38 calibre Luger automatic loaded with a clip of 8 bullets and with other shells in his pockets Unruh walked calmly out onto River road where the tragedy unfolded us Great Britain Canada Begin Talks AP Wirephoto BRITISH LEADERS ARRIVE FOR DOLLAR Muir state de partment protocol greets British Foreign Minister Ernest Bevin center and Sir Stafford Cripps chancellor of the exchequer as they arrive at Union sta tion Washington Wednesday for BritishCanadianUnited States finance talks OCCUPANTS ESCAPE is the pickup truck driven by Mrs Keith Bowerof Mitchell which was hit by an Illinois Central train mile north of Mitchell Tuesday morning Mrs Bower and her 2yearold son Ken neth were injured Both were reported doing well at Mercy hospital in Mason City Wednesday Mrs Bower was thrown clear of the truck which landed 75 feet from where it was hit Kenneth was pinned against the windshield The car rolled over 3 times Says Britain in Talks as U S Partner Bridlington England Prime Minister Clement Attlee said Wednesday Britain would en ter the forthcoming financial talks in Washington not as a mere sup pliant for American aid but as a partner of the U S in dealing with postwar problems Attlee speaking to the annual convention of the 8000000man Trade Union congress attacked communism abroad and at home He charged that some British con servatives have joined hands with reds in an effort to create animosity between Britain and the U S It was Aftlees first appearance at a TUC conference in 3 years and the last before the general elections which will decide wheth er the labor government is to re main in power for the next 5 years Attlee admitted Britains eco nomic condition was not good But he said any government would nave been faced with the same dollar problem today because the country was still struggling through the aftereffects of war He promised the labor govern ment would not cut wagees to re duce the price of British export goods Memory Electrical Finding of 2 Psychologists Shows Denver you try to remember something little spurts of electricity from your brain run along the flesh of your temples They emerge through your skull The discovery of this electrical force in memory was re ported to the American Psychological association Wednes day by Doctors John L nedy and Robert M Gotts danker of Tufts college Med ford Mass This discovery fits exactly with findings of brain surgeons memory is electrical The Texas Girl Dead After Fall on Ship Stairway Boston fall down a stair way brought death to a socialite Texas girl and grave injury to a male companion who were re turning with college friends from a European cruise aboard the lux ury liner Excalibur an American export line spokesman said Wednesday The girl who died Tuesday 4 days after she tumbled down a 9 foot stairway from the boat deck to the promenade deck was iden tified as Adrienne Atwell 20 of Dallaas The liner has been speeded tip to bring her companion Robert M Willard 21 of Dallas to Boston The American export official said Willard will be taken off in a launch which will meet the Excal ibur in Boston Harbor about 8 p m Wednesday night The vessel originally was scheduled rive Thursday afternoon to ar Safety pins are manufactured I at the rate of 90 a minute in a I single machine Illinois Man Drives Bandit to Davenport Davenport and Illi nois police Wednesday were searching for an armed bandit who forced an Elm wood Park 111 photographer to drive him to Davenport Tuesday James N Boslaugh told Davenport police this story He was just leaving a filling station and had to wait for a traf fic signal light The man stepped into the car producing a nickel plated revolver and ordered him to drive out of tho city on route 20 When they reached Dubuque Iowa the bandit told him to take highway 61 to Davenport During the trip Boslaugh said the man kept him covered with the revolver He said the bandit robbed him of his billfold con taining between to and a wrist watch The man got out of the car in northcentral Davenport and dis appeared in the darkness Bos laugh said He was described as about 21 years old weighed 160 pounds 5 feet 10 inches in height blond and the thumb of his left hand was missing He was wear ing a T shirt Brown tweed trousers and a windbreakcr jacket that sur geons during operations that ex posed the brain caused patients to remember things long forgotten This they did by touching the grey matter with a slight electrical cur rent Temporal Lobes The Tufts psychologists find that the electrical spurts that come out through your skull rise from the very same brain sections where the surgeons found the seat of memory This seat is the temporal lobes 2 sections of grey matter one on each side of the head The electrical memory tabs re ported by Dr Kennedy are a new type of brain waves Such waves are slight electrical surges which are picked up by pasting metal discs or electrodes on the scalp and amplifying the electrical cur rent they pick up To getthe memory waves the electrodes are fastened in front of the top corner of each ear These new waves are traced by a pen on moving paper where they form little spindles lying in a horizontal position They are 8 to 12 of them a second Brief Wiggle They dont appear all the time With your mind a blank none show unless a stray thought prob ably some memory crosses your brain Then there is a brief elec trical wiggle These spindles which the Tufts scientists call kappa waves were discovered last winter At firs they were reported to be evidences of thought appearing in reading and arithmetic and other mental activities But Wednesday Dr Kennedy re ported further study which seems to pin them directly to the effort you make to remember something He said that when you are learn ing something new there is little of this kappa activity When you try to remember something you have learned thing that wont quite respond to your waves are most numerous Soy Ike May Have Eye on Presidency Washington Dwight D Eisenhower is talking so much like a republican that some Wash ington office holders are begin to think he may have his eye Nassau in the Bahama Islands was the baso for ships running the Union blockade in the U S Civil war Charles City Boy New Polio Patient Iowa Criger Charles City was admitted to University hospitals Wednesday as a polio patient His condition is fair Transferred to the Inactive were Mclvin Aschbrenner 12 and Bonlta VanWirt 5 Hampton nomination Despite Eisenhowers recent as sertion he hasnt the slightest in est in such a nomination Senator Ives RNY told a reporter he wont be surprised if the generals name is put beforethe next party nominating convention Agreeing Senator Spaikman DAla said he thinks Eisen lower would provide tough oppo sition to anyone the democrats nominate Along with many others in con gress Sparkman said he is be ginning to believe that President Truman will be a candidate for another term Eisenhowers Labor Day speech to the American Bar association in St Louis is regarded widely here as tallying closely with the line of middle of the road repub licans who oppose what they call a welfare state but who dont want to go back to the days of Mark Hanna Politicians noted particularly the generals assertion that the future of America lies down the middle of the road between con centrated wealth on one flank and the unbridled power of statism on the other Along with his previous opposi tion to federal aid to which he said would put the gov ernment into that statement has put Eisenhower on the side of the republicans who have been criticizing what they call Mr Trumans swing toward big government Dollar Crisis Subject of Conference Parley Leaders Are Optimistic But Shun Making Predictions Washington United States Britain arid Canada began momentous talks Wednesday on the financial disaster which threat ens Britain Top foreign policy and economic chiefs of the 3 nations met in a walnutpanelled room at the state department Before they closed the doors they permitted newsreel camera men to record the opening wel coming remarks The chiefs of all 3 delegations spoke hopefully of helpful and constructive results but all shied away from forecasts of any spe cific actions Foreign Minister Bevin of Brit ain said the United States Britain and Canada must harmonize all our political our financial and economic actions That is neces sary he said to lay the correct foundation for the future peace of the world He called Britains dif ficulties the inevitable aftermath of 2 World wars Snyder Statement Secretary of the Treasury Sny der presiding said I feel sure that on this occa sion in an atmosphere of friendly and constructive conversation and discussions we can find some ground on which to work out the problems that are facing us today only in the United Kingdom Canada and the United States but in the world Douglas Abbott the head of the Canadian delegation said that he too felt sure that these discussions will result in our finding some helpful way of meeting these dif ficulties The 3 delegations arrived at the department with splitsecond tim ing First were Secretary of the Treasury Snyder and his chief as sistant William McChesney Martin Photographers were taking their pictures when some one shouted The British are coming Up drove British Foreign Min ister Bevin accompanied by Sir Stafford Cripps chancellor of the exchequer and British Ambassa dor Sir Oliver Franks A few mo ments later the Canadian delega tion led by Finance Minister Douglas C Abbott arrived Many Spectators A crowd of 100 or so spectators had gathered in front of the de partment building to see the not ables Posing for photographers delayed things a bit and it was a m minutes behind the chief delegates led by Secretary of State Acheson filed into the con ference room For the next week or so they be in repeated session there wrestling for the 3rd time with a major British economic crisis Previous postwar efforts of the United States to aid Britain took the form of a direct loan first and then assistance through the Marshall plan All sides ruled out any talk of a new loan to Britain this time The American and Canadian delegations holding their own ideas in reserve look to Bevin to take the lead in making propos als for action Bevin was re ported armed with a number of what his aides called sugges tions Mostly these were concerned with ways Britain can save dol lars by cutting down on her American purchases and ways the United States may get more dol lars into British hands through foreign spending and investments There are ideas too to assist the sate of British goods in this coun try Double Funeral Atlanta I know you loved me very much and I know you know that I loved you too I want to go with you With those words a frail grief stricken girl collapsed beside her fathers casket Tuesday night and died Nineyearold Mary Long will get her dying wish She and her father Hiram B Long will have a double funeral Thursday Serv ices for Long were postponed one day so Marys wish could be ful filled Long 65 died Monday He had been in ill health for months Survivors include the widow the mother of 9 other children Ennis Transferred H H Ennis head of the Decorah district health con ference the past 9 years has been transferred to Manchester to head District 8 He will assume his duties Oct 1 SAME White flag no traffic dealhi In 24 hours   

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