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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 19, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THC HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THATMAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LVI Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JANUARY 19 1950 HERES WHAT ROBBERS LOOKED LIKEA newsman wears a rubber maTk Sffiffr to that worn by 7 bandits who robbed Brinks armored car firm in Boston of Tuesday night The reporter points to the name plate of the first of 6 locked doors opened by the gunmen The mask was one of several purchased by police and newsmen to see if they resembled the description given by Brinks employes FBIs Hoover Is Directing Hunt for Bandits in Boston Boston nations top crime investigator J Edgar Hoover head of the FBI Thursday took over inves tigation of the nations biggest cash robbery Tuesday nights million dollar snatch from an express company the Boston Traveler reported The Traveler said it was advised by Louis Nichols the FBI directors assistant Hoover is personally direct ing investigation of the robbery in which in cash and in checks were taken Hoover is issuing the orders in this case the newspaper said it 7 Convicts Furnish Skin for Boy 11 Columbus Ohio his waist to his ankles 11 year old Jimmy Wallace was covered Thursday with skin furnished him by 7 inmates of Ohio penitentiary For 2 hours Wednesday the Upper Sandusky boy half of whose body was severely burned Dec 4 in a kerosene stove explo sion lay on the operating table while physicians grafted on skin taken earlier in the day from the abdomens of the donors Some 448 square inches of skin 4by8 inch grafts from each of the 7 applied to the lads body A hospital physician pronounced the operation an assured success end said Jimmy was resting easily and was alert and taking nour ishment wejrl May Leave Out Reds in Austria Talk Washington state de partment hinted Thursday that the western powers might go ahead without Russia and try to work out an Austrian treaty of independence Blaming the Soviets for a stale mate over an Austrian settlement the department expressed doubt that further progress can be made toward getting Russia to agree on treaty terms A formal statement added sig nificantly Under the circumstances con sideration will be given to future appropriate action that may be taken to reestablish Austrian freedom and independence in ac cordance with the publicly stated policy of this government American British and French ambassadors met Wednesday with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko at Moscow but received no assurances that the negotiations could proceed the department said was told by Nichols All matters of policy and technique are being reviewed personally by the direc tor who is pursuing all logical leads the Traveler quoted Nichols as saying Police scouring the city for ap parently nonexistent clues to the gun gang who robbed Brinks Inc in the companys north end ar mored car stronghold uncovered a mystery pistol and 1000 rounds of ammunition They were found through investigation of an in formants tip even while the in formants story that he drove the holdup car was being dis credited Another possible clue was being pursued large fed eral reserve bank money bag found in Saugus a few miles north of Boston The 12 by 20 inch bag picked up on the Newburyport turnpike was for a Boston newspaper of Jan of the robbery Man 81 Found Beaten to Death Guthric Center Begh tel 81 Guthrie Center widower xvas found dead here Wednesday and the sheriffs office said in dications were he died as the re sult of a beating Deputy Sheriff Don Ogle said an autopsy showed Beghtel did not die of natural His death was caused by a beating and hemorrhage of the nose Ogle said In Des Moines Chief R W Nebergall of the state bureau of Investigation said that from in juries on the body it appeared Beghtel may have been in a fight tat tt British Airman Wounded by Reds HongKon British co pilot of a Chinese air transport plane was wounded Monday by Chinese communists during an un successful attempt to rescue 2 American airmen on the evacuated airfield in Yunnan province Harry Davis of North Umber land England received a flesh wound in his leg from an explosive bullet when his civil air transport CAT plane landed on the air strip at Mengtze 140 miles south of Kunming The plane managed to take off again unscatched but the 2 American airmen were left behind in communist hands The reds are holding Robert Buol of Stockton Cal and Jose Jawbert of Porto Rico Three Chi nese crewmen were also taken with Buol and Jewbert who were respectively pilot and crew chief for General Claire Chennaults civilair transport line Deny 361 Bonus Applications Des Moines JP The Iowa bonus board Thursday denied 361 applications for Iowa World war II bonus payments The bulk of the applications de turned down be cause the veterans had not served during the compensatory period The law specifies the veterans must have served between Sept 16 1940 and Sept 2 1945 Ed Kallemyn board secretary said most of the denials were to applicants who went into the serv ice after Sept 2 1945 Thursdays denials brought total claims disallowed to approxi mately 3400 Payments have been made to 181000 of the 247000 claims received OPERATION FOR LILY PONS New York ff Metropolitan opera soprano Lily Pons who has been ill since Dec 25 will be op erated on next week for removal of a kidney stone Matthews Denies Being Untruthful Washington Secre tary Francis P Matthews denied Thursday that he had been un truthful in connection with the ouster of Adm Louis E Denfeld as chief of naval operations I am not untruthful and I am not incompetent Matthews told reporters He declined to comment further however on a charge made Wed nesday by Senator Joseph R Mc Carthy R Wis on the senate floor McCarthy said that Mat thews either was untruthful or showed himself to be an incom petent when the navy secretary said that Denfeld had not been commissioned for a second term as chiefof naval operations Matthews said that he will Thursday after a statement fully ex plaining his side of the matter He said he first wanted to check the records and determine the facts He added that he knows what the facts are but that he wanted to double check Arnold Buried in Arlington Cemetery Washington of the Air Force Henry H Arnold whose long career spanned the creation of American airpower came to his final resting place Thursday in Arlington national cemetery President Truman headed the list of national leaders expressing Americas respects and sorrow The air force which Arnold commanded in World war II called in more than 100 of its fighters and bombers to pay an airmens farewell to the dead chief Dies of Burns After Kerosene Explodes Waukpn Shafer 60 died Thursday of 3rd degree burns suffered when a can of kerosene exploded while he was attempting to restart a fire Authorities said Shafer was pouring the kerosene on to live coals Shafer ran out of the house and authorities said that action saved the building This Paper Consists of Two One No 17 Coal Mine Rocked by Dynamite NonUnion Digger Found Unconscious After Being Beaten Pittsburgh dynamiting Thursday rocked a coal mine in the 7state strike of 90000 soft coal miners and a working digger was beaten unconscious at anoth er pit But this coal capital was relieved by cancellation of a scheduled electrical power shut down Duquesne Light company serv ing the Pittsburgh areacalled off plans to cut off power to 2000 large and small factories It said recent coal shipments are easing the fuel shortage The plants will be able to run until early next week at least A company statement described the fuel situation as still ex tremely critical All the firms mines are closed in the no con tract no work walkout The coal mine dynamiting des troyed 2 giant power shovels worth even as district officials of the UMW circulated through the coal fields in an ef fort to getj the strikers back at work A terrific explosion rocked the Guseman Brothers strip sur face mine ht Fayette county Pennsylvania No one was in jured Roving pickets in the area have been trying to close all mines still operating Mine owners Ray and William Guseman said their mine has been operating this week but not shipping coal Near Morgantown W Va a 30 yearold non union coal miner was found unconscious from a beating along a road near the Canyon mine where he worked He was Carlus Galloway who told police a group of men beat him up as he was enroute home from the mine Russia Walks Out of UN Atom Talks Lake Success N Y sia walked out of the United Na tions atomic talks Thursday bringing to a halt discussions among the big 5 powers and Can ada on a world control plan The experts from the 6 countries met for an hour behind closed doors while a score of reporters huddled at the entrance waiting for Jacob Malik Russian delegate to walk out Malik spoke 4 separate times in the meeting before he made his 6th soviet UN walkout in the last week Maliks walkout came as a re sult of Russias refusal to partici pate in any UN meetings while the delegation of nationalist China is accepted here He smiled broadly at reporters as he made his exit and repeated the nowfamiliar soviet statement that Russia will not participate in any meeting with the Kuomin tang representative and will not recognize any decisions taken with nationalist Chinas partici pation 1 moved the removal of the Kuomintang representative Mal ik said but my motion was not recognized He was asked whether the Kremlin planned to carry their UN boycott to the general assem bly perhaps refusing to partici pate in the town meeting of the world while Chiang Kaisheks government is represented He re fused to comment Poston Applies for Nomination Papers Des Moines Poston DCorydon who seeks the dem ocratic nomination for U S sena tor Thursday asked the secretary of states office for nomination papers Poston an Iowa state represen tative previously had announced his candidacy Charles B Hoeven RAlton asked papers to seek reelection as U S congressman from the 8th Iowa district Reid L Hunt RTipton asked papers for nomination to the Iowa house of representatives Admiral Denfeld to i Retire From Service Truman Says Byrnes Is Free Agent Says ExSecretary of State Can Do as He Damn Pleases Washington ff President Truman said Thursday his former secretary of state James F Byrnes is a free agent who can do as he damn pleases That was his reply to a news conference question as to whether he had any comment on Byrnes announcement that he will seek the democratic nomination for governor of South Carolina Byrnes lately has criticized the fair deal program Mr Truman is pushing The news session also brought from Mr Truman these expres sions There is no emergency yet in the coal mining situation When there is one he will proclaim it and act No Bomb Comment He cannot comment on whether production of a hydrogen bomb is under consideration He is against a proposed change in house rules that would restore the old powers of the rules com mittee to bottle up legislation The question of whether to send another personal presidential am bassador to the Vatican is under study Myron Taylor resigned Wednesday from that post There will be no change in the status of his military aide Maj Gen Harry Vaughan who was reprimanded by a senate investi gating committee Wednesday for accepting 7 deep freezers as a gift from a private company Agree on Candidate He thinksMissouri politicians are in general agreement on a democratic senatorial candidate He reaffirmed his support for Emery Allison but said he doesnt know whether that means other candidates might withdraw from the primary He isnt mixing in primaries in other states But he hopes after the primary that the people of Indiana will elect a democratic senator he hopes Senate Majority Leader Lucas of Illinois will get another term and he is keeping hands off in South Carolina The president said the pro posed house rules change would be a backward step and he hopes it wont be taken Find Stroble Is Guilty in Child Slaying Los Angeles Stroble was convicted Thursday of the brutal sex slaying of 6 year old Linda Joyce Glucoft A jury of 10 women and 2 men which took the case Wednesday actually deliberated about hours Thus in only a little over 2 months the state had captured tried and convicted the 68 year old shiftyeyed baker who in a signed statement said he choked stabbed hacked and bludgeoned the little girl last Nov 14 when she resisted his fondling advances Stroble also pleased innocent by reason of insanity and will be tried immediately on the 2nd plea The jurys verdict was guilty of first degree murder without rec ommendation of leniency This carries an automatic pen alty of death in the gas chamber but law must be re viewed by the supreme court Stroble was impassive as he was brought into court He took the verdict calmly at first then sat down put his head in his hands and burst into tears AP Wirephoto MRS EPPERLY FOUND Elnora Epper ly 22 who is said to have started the fire at Mercy hos pital Davenport Jan 7 which claimed the lives of 41 women is shown leaving Scott county courthouse Wednes day with Sheriff Walter Beuse and followed by Deputy Al Bloom after being adjudged insane by a sanity commis sion Story on page 2 Fight for Repeal of Tax on Margarine Is Almost Ended Washington smashing senate vote of 56 to 16 brought almost to a complete end Thursday the long fight to repeal federal taxes on oleomargarine Nothing remains now except to adjust quite similar sen rate and house bills and for President Truman to sign the final repeal version into law Dairy state senators lost 1 poin after another in their senate battle to protect butter from what they 1i A Anderson Is Found Guilty in Shooting Iowa City A district court jury Thursday found Oscar An derson 59 guilty of assault with attempt to commit murder in a shooting that left Clifford Kelly 47 paralyzed A jury of 9 men and 3 women returned the verdict at a m after about 10 hours of delibera tion Judge Harold Evans set Feb 2 as the sentencing date and also gave Andersons attorneys until that date to file a new trial motion for a Flood Threat Is Easing in Middle West By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Flood threats at 2 of the dan ger spots in the midwest water shed appeared easing Thursday but cold weather and freezing rain heaped more discomfort on thou sands of refugees W i n t e rs elements battered other parts of the country A severe gold air mass extended from the northern plains to Texas and spread over the Great Lakes to the Ohio river valley A belt of snow sleet and freez ing drizzle dampened an area from southern Trlaho to much of Oregon northwestern California lowlands were flooded and high i waters isolated some communi ties Fifteen persons have per ished in a week of numbing cold in the Pacific northwest Four persons lost their lives in the midwest flood area Wednes day 2 in southern Illinois and 2 in western Kentucky Flood conditions remained criti cal at many points along the surging Mississippi Ohio Wabash and other rivers in the Ohio and Mississippi valleys More than 11 000 persons have been evacuated from their homes along the Mis sissippi The flood threat movod down the Mississippi valley and flood waters from many rainswollen rivers forced hundreds from their homes in Arkansas and Tennes see Although there were indications that the flood threat in the Cairo III district was easing the army was ready for an emergency if the flooding Mississippi appears headed for a stage of 57 feet The weather bureau forecast a crest around 555 feet Thursday night Another major danger spot in the midwest flood cennes apparent victory in the fight to halt the rampaging Wabash river from spilling over the flood wall The case went to the jury late Wednesday after prosecution and defense attorneys debated Ander sons sanity at the time Kelly a salesman was shot in an Iowa City cafe in April 1948 Defense Attorney William Bartley told the jury that Ander son had a head injury that af fected his selfcontrol and judg ment But County Attorney Jack White said Anderson shot Kelly in a fit of rage White said Anderson had the ability to think and knew he should not carry a gun Anderson was found insane shortly after the shooting and and committed to the mental ward at Anamosa state reformatory He was freed as sane last December and returned here for trial Fearing School Coal Shortage Des Moines state fuel coordinators latest call for help in relieving a coal shortage came from Massena It was feared the school there would run out of coal unless some was received quickly Rodney Q Sclby director of the Iowa devel opment commission and fuel co ordinator said Thursday They had some coal coming from southern Iowa but couldnt get delivery I referred them to a trucker Selby said New Hampton Native to Address Farmers Des Moines O A Jack Knight president of the Oil Work ers International union and a CIO vice president will address the 12th annual National Farm Insti tute Knight a native of New Hamp ton Iowa will speak at the Sat urday morning session of the in stitute scheduled this year for Feb 1718 called unfair competition by an imitation It was a victory for southern senators and others who said a wholesome food has too long been unjustly taxed and that house wives should have easy access to the cheaper table spread The net result of the senate vot ing which wound up with the 56 16 decision for repeal Wednesday night is An end effective July 1 to the tax of 10 cents a pound on yellow oleomargarine and of i cent a pound on the uncolored variety Federal taxes on retailers whole salers and manufacturers ranging from to a year also woulc off of public be wiped out To prevent the passing oleomargarine as butter eating places serving oleomarga rine would have to so inform their customers by posters and by la beling or serving it in a triangular shape Also retail packages of yel low margarine would have to be in a triangular shape Passage of the oleomargarine tax repealer delayed but did not stop a drive for a multimillion dollar slash in excise taxes gen erally As soon as the vote was taken the senate voted to take up next a housepassed measure to amend the Hatch clean politics act It would permit the civil service commission to impose lesser pen alties than dismissal on federal employes who engage in political activities in violation of the Hatch act Bryson to Aid in Berry Trial Iowa Bryson an Iowa Falls attorney has been named by the Hardin county board of supervisors to assist Don W Barker county attorney in the retrial of Jack Berry Berry was convicted of killing his brotherinlawErnest Knott although he was declared insane soon after the fatal shooting took place in June 1947 Several months later Berry was declared sane and stood trial In December 1947 he was sen tenced to life imprisonment on the first degree murder charge The retrial is scheduled to start in district court at Eldora Feb 13 according to County Attorney Barker 2 BROTHERS DIE Dubuque J Smith 70 died of a heart attack Wednes day as he viewed the body of his brother Albert 60 who died un expectedly the day before Has Served in Navy for 41 Years Apparently Irked by Ouster as Chief of Naval Operations Boston Louis E Denfeld irked by his ouster as chief of naval operations in the unification squabble asked to be retired from the navy Thursday after 41 years service The retirement is effective March 1 Denfeld told a news conference at first naval district headquarters that he had no future plans To Stay at Home Pending acceptance of his re tirement and its effective date he said he will continue to reside at his Westboro home The 58 year old Denfeld was assigned desk space in the general inspectors office of the districts Fargo building There he said he will complete his affairs before quitting active service Denfeld announced his decision to retire a day after the senate de ferred confirmation of Admiral Forrest P Sherman to succeed him as chief of naval operations and a month after he himself rejected a high overseas command Make Public The navy on Dec 19 made pub lic Denf elds refusal to accept ap pointment as commanderinchief of American naval forces in the eastern Atlantic and Mediterran ean with headquarters in London He explained then that Secre tary of Navy Francis P Matthews had accused him of lack of loyalty to superiors a charge he felt had destroyed his usefulness for a post in which he would have to deal with foreign governments and of ficials In the senate Wednesday the legality of Denfelds ouster at Matthews request last Oct27 was questioned and confirmation of Shermans appointment to the navys highest job was delayed Shortage of Coal Serious in Buffalo Buffalo coal shortage has become a stark reality in the Scott county town of Buffalo At least 2 families have burned their last lump of coal and some 40 other homes have less than a weeks supply With the temper ature near the zero mark the meager supplies are dwindling fast Mayor Lewis M Adams Jr said Thursday he may have to close down the school and ration its sup ply to those needing The supply is estimated at 10 tons He said however we wont do it as yet as all the school has is stoker coal An independent mine owner in Keokuk R L Hotchkiss has agreed to send 2 carloads of mine run coal to Buffalo but Mayor Adams said he is doubtful if it ar rives before Monday too late for many families S E Myers Buffalo coal deal er reported he is awaiting a car load but doesnt know when it will arrive He had no lump coal and only 25 tons of stoker coal on hand The U S senate once adjourned to attend the races at Bennings Park Washington D C Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Becoming warmer Friday Low Thursday night 5 below High Friday 25 Iowa Fair Thursday night colder southwest portion Partly cloudy and a little warmer Friday Low Thursday night zero to 10 below north to zero to 8 above south Minnesota Fair and continued very cold Thursday night Fri day partly cloudy and not so cold Low Thursday night 2030 below north 10 below extreme south High Friday 5 abwe north 15 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics or the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Thursday Maximum 5 Minimum 6 At 8 a m 5 YEAR AGO Maximum 22 Minimum