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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 7, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LVI Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MARCH 7 1950 This Paper Consists of Two One No 127 Woman Dies After Auto Takes Plunge Into River Says Air Injection Could Not Have Killed Patient Manchester N H AP A Harvard pathologist ap pearing for Dr Hermann N Sander testified Tuesday that injection of 40 cubic centimeters of air could not have killed Mrs Abbie Borroto The 41yearold Dr Sander is on trial for murder on charges he killed the cancerstricken woman by injecting that amount of air into her veins Dr Richard Ford head of department of legal medicine at Harvard testified that between BRIDGE small bridge was the victim of high water caused by jamming ice on a county highway near Albion as the Iowa river began its annual task of draining off water from melted ice and snow Water and ice tore out pilings from beneath the bridge Cold Wave Easing Iowa Flood Threat River Sioux cold wave eased a flood threat in this area Tuesday after water dammed be hind 2 ice gorges in the Monona Harrison ditch began spilling over both sides of the drainage ditch at the MononaHarrison county line Authorities believed at first that 10000 acres of rich farmland might be flooded and emergency crews began warning residents of the area to be ready to move But late Tuesday morning only some 300 acres about a mile north of here had been flooded as the water stopped rising with a 15 degree temperature drop in 2 hours One ice jam 4 miles long formed at the North Western rail road and Highway 75 bridges about 2 miles from the Missouri river The 2nd formed at a road bridge just above theupriver end of the big jam Ice cakes 4 to 5 feet in diam eter were piling up against the bridges Water was going over the lev ies at both jams but the through the ditch to the Missouri river was not completely blocked Thousands of pounds of dyna mite were used in unsuccessful efforts to blast the gorges Mon day night This is a perennial situation one resident said We have it almost every spring Winter Making Comeback in Iowa DCS Moines ff Winter weather was making a return visit to Iowa Tuesday with rap idly dropping temperatures strong winds and a prospect of snow A cold wave was forecast for Tuesday night Temperatures will be near zero in the northwest and 10 above in the southeast the weather bureau said 200 and 300 CCs of air delivered within 25 seconds would be re quired to kill a human being Dr Ford said he was basing this estimate on findings that 8 cubic centimeters per 21 pounds of body weight were required to kill a dog Two state pathologists had testi fied for the prosecution they be lieved Mrs Borroto died from air embolism caused by the injec tions Forty CCs of air is not enough to block any appreciable part of the arterial system leading to the human lung said Dr Ford The defense has argued that only between 25 and 28 CCs of air were injected into the cancer wasted that she al ready was dead at the time Opening the morning session of the 12th day of the trial Dr San ders wife Alice took the witness stand The 37 year old mother of 3 daughters wore a snug brown felt hat and greyishbrown tailored suit Speaking of her early acquaint ance with Sander she said she ad mired him from the outset because he respected the very poorest of his patients He was very conscientious she added Pass Bill to Grant Hawaii Statehood Washington house passed a bill Tuesday to make Hawaii a state Last Friday the house passed the Alaska statehood bill by a vote of 186 to 146 Senate action on the 2 measures is uncertain Two years ago the senate interior committee allowed a housepassed Hawaiian state hood bill to die without action The Alaska bill has never before been considered in the senate Only a few house members op posed Hawaiian statehood during debate Rep Cox DGa asserted tha the island territory is communis controlled and dominated b Harry Bridges president of th CIO international longshoremen union Both Coplon Gubitchev Found Guilty Defendants Will Stay in Jail for Sentencing Thursday New York Judith Coplon and Valentin A Gubitchev the soviet engineer were found guilty Tuesday of Conspiracy and at tempted espionage A federal court jury of 6 men and 6 women ruled the former government employe and the stocky blond Russian met secretly in New York and plotted to spy for Soviet Russia It announced its verdict at a m CST after having been locked up overnight The jurors went out a p m Monday Brunet vivacious Miss Coplon 28 was found guilty on 2 one of conspiracy and one of at tempted espionage She was found innocent of another charge that she attempted to transmit classi fied FBI documents to unauthor ized persons Both she and Gubitchev 33 were convicted on a charge of conspiracy to commit espionage by removing classified documents from government files and to de fraud the United States of her im partial services Both defendants were remanded to jail for sentencing at a m CST Thursday Miss Coplon can receive a max imum of 25 years in prison and a fine Gubitchev faces a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison and a fine Miss Coplon is alreadyunder 40 months to 10 years sentence for conviction on similar charges in Washington D C Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy with falling temperatures Tuesday night reaching zero by Wednesday morning Snow Tuesday night Cloudy and cold Wednesday with high about 5 above Iowa Mostly cloudy and consid erably colder Tuesday night snow flurries west and north Wednesday partly cloudy and colder Low Tuesday night 10 20 northwest to 2025 south east Iowa 5 Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average 3 to 7 degrees below normal Normal high 37 north 45 south Normal low 20 north 24 south Below normal temperatures Wednes day Warming Thursday and Friday Turning colder again this weekend Rainfall will av erage less than onetenth of an inch occurring as scattered near the end of the Cold wave and gale northerly winds with blizzard conditions over most of state Tuesday night Wednesday clearing and colder with dimin ishing winds and snow diminish ing to flurries Low Tuesday nigtft 10 below to 20 below northwest to zero to 5 below southeast High Wednesday 10 showers Week Minnesota Rule Marked Cards Loaded Dice Illegal Des Moines UR The Iowa supreme court in a decision ex pected to be of wide importance in enforcement of anti gambling laws ruled Tuesday that marked cards loaded dice and other de vices whose reasonably intended use is for gambling are illegal The court upheld the district court conviction of John P Bo land Sioux City for possession of gambling devices even though it was not shown that marked cards loaded dice miniature slot ma chines and other equipment seized from him had been used for gamb ling A gambling device is any in strument adapted and designed to play any game of chance for money or other thing of value the court said in a unanimous opinion written by Justice Ralph Oliver Sioux City The court held however that plain cards and dice are not to be regarded as gambling devices un der all circumstances The court has adopted the rul ing that coincides with our view regarding gambling devices Atty Gen Robert Larson said He said the decision will be very helpful in our drive against gambling devices Larson said the ruling holds in effect that a machine does not have to fall within one of the named classifications in state gambling statutes to be considered a gambling device Ask New Hearing on Rape Verdict Des Moines for a Sioux City Negro who claims he was beaten into giving an alleged confession in a rape case argued iefore the Iowa supreme court Tuesday that he should be given a rehearing The state opposed it and the court took the matter under advisement The high court last Jan 10 unanimously upheld the conviction and 40year prison sentence given Terry Lee Sims 26yearold fac ory worker Sims married and the father of one child now is serving in the Fort Madison pen itentiary Sims was convicted of attacking and raping a 16yearold white girl at Sioux City Jan 14 1949 She was walking from church to keep a babysitting engagement The defense claimed the girl from the witness stand was un able to describe her attacker other than that he was a husky colored man The defense contended that when she identified Sims in court she gave no basis for her identi fication below northwest southeast to near zero f IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Tuesday Maximum 44 Minimum 38 At 8 a m 41 Precipitation trace YEAR AGO Maximum 29 Minimum 20 Truman to Vacation 3 Weeks in Key West Washington resident Truman will leave Sunday for a 3weeks vacation at Key West Fla The white house announced the president will leave at 9 a m CST Sunday aboard the presi dential yacht U S S Williams burg He expects to reach the na val station at Key West Thursday morning Suit Filed Against Lake Bakery Suit for was filed Tues day against William Burkhardt owner of the Clear Lake bakery by Edward Pansegrau as guardian of Edgar Pansegrau 11 Marshall town who was injured in an au totruck collision Feb 13 1950 The accident happened on high way 65 near Sheffield according to the petition when the north bound bakery truck driven by Lester Moretz attempted to pass a snowplow and struck the car in which the boy was riding and be ing driven by his father Arthur Pansegrau The petition charges Moretz with negligence in driving on the wrong side of the highway and attempting to pass the snowplow when the highway was not clear of oncoming traffic It claims the boy suffered ex tensive damage to the right side of his brain paralysis of his left arm leg and side a fractured left leg and extreme shock He has been completely or partially un conscious ever since the accident it states and it is probable that his paralysis and mental impair ment will be permanent GlobeGazette photo DEATH are shown at a bridge on a country road north of Ventura where Mrs Chauncey Barlow of Mason City met death late Monday afternoon Among the group are highway patrolmen a Cerro Gordo county deputy sheriff and members of the Ventura volunteer fire department The car is being dragged from the Winnebago river where it was almost submerged The boat from Rasters Kove was used to recover the body found about 50 feet from the car GOP MEET SLATED Des Moines The Iowa young republicans state conven tion will be held here July 1920 just preceding the state GOP con vention July 21 The executive committee met here Monday and set the date It named Le Roy McGinnis Marshalltown chair man of the policy committee which will work with state GOP Chairman Robert K Goodwin Look for Lost Boy Along Creek Bank Waukon combed the banks of Village creek 12 miles northeast of here Tuesday in a hunt for Gary Lee Collins The 8 year old boy failed to appear at his home Monday night and was last seen when he left Center No 3 rural school The boy had to walk along a highway which borders the creek in order to get to his home The creek was swollen from melting snows Production of Soft Coal in Rapid Return to Normal Pittsburgh coal pro duction took a big spurt toward normal Tuesday with full crews resuming work in pits across the nation The steel industry revived sud denly Retail stores in the coal regions said sales were improving rapidly with the end of the long no contract no work strike United States Steel corporation reported most of its curtailed operations would be back at near capacity by the end of the week About of western Pennsyl vanias miners are on the job The rest will be back at work within hours Mining increased in tempo in West Virginia the countrys big gest soft coal producer Diggers flocked to the pits in Kentucky in ever growing num bers but resumption of full scale mining is not expected until later in the week Many pits there and in other states are not ready to reopen Elaborate safety inspections must be made in advance of full scale mining Charge Drunk Driving in Fatal Crash E Driftmier 47 Yorktown Iowa construction worker was bound to the grand jury here Tuesday morning on a o u n t y attorneys information charging him with operating a mo tor vehicle while intoxicated in connection with a truckcar crash 8 miles north of here on highway 65 last Tuesday night Driftmier was lodged in the county jail in lieu of bond He had been residing in Hampton while working with a bridge building crew in Franklin county The driver of the truck Harvey Boyd 718 19th S E Mason City was cleared of all charges Killed in the mishap was Wal ter Bohnsack 22 Hampton one of 3 passengers riding in Driftmiers auto The maximum penalty on the drunk driving count one year in jail and fine will be asked County Attorney Harvey Uhlenhopp indicated Charged with intoxication were the other 2 passengers of Drift miers auto Clarence Fielding Jr 29 Hampton and his brother Harry Fielding 24 Hampton Neither have been placed under arrest Harry Fielding is still con fined to Lutheran hospital here with a broken neck and Clarence Fielding is at home with injuries suffered in the wreck Authorities in placing their charges contend that the party of 4 in Driftmiers car had been to Sheffield and had done consider able drinking before the accident occurred Their autos right side struck the right side of Boyds truck authorities said ripping its steel top off Both Boyd and a truck passen ger Merle McLaughlin 505 Washington S WMason City escaped injury Lewis Proposes Mutual Aid Pact Between Miners USW Washington L Lewis Tuesday proposed a mutual aid pact between the United Mine Workers and the CIO United Steel Workers He said other unions might also want to join The UMW leader suggested it in a letter to CIO President Philip Murray He returned to Murray uncashed a check which Murray had sent Lewis as help during the coal strike Since their strike settlement the coal miners have offered to lend of union funds to the CIO Automobile Workers union now engaged in a strike at Chrysler plants Lewis thanked Murray for the Princess Margaret Suffers Influenza London Margaret is ill with influenza Buckingham palace announced Tuesday A statement said Margaret would be unable to take part in any state functions in connection with the visit of French Presi dent Vincent Auriol and his wife due to arrive here Tuesday afler check and said Conditions did not permit the usage of this money We therefore return the original check in the same amount uncashed and prop erly marked void Lewis letter went on to say that in recent months major unions have been confronted by the fi nancial interests in America with a notion that our great industrial unions should be attacked and crippled one by one This idea should be knocked in the head Lewis said and added his proposal that the CIO and UMW negotiate a mutual aid pact for common defense He suggested that under it the assets of both organizations or a stipulated part thereof would be made available each to the other under emergency conditions FIND KHAN DIAMOND Paris said they had recovered a diamond worth 000 that was among the gems stolen from the Aga Kahn and his wife last summer Two arrests have been made Most of the loot was recovered recently by police at Marseille SAME Black means traffic death In Si koiri Evans Will Not Run for Any Office Emerson Gov Kenneth A Evans now serv ing his 3rd term in that office announced Tuesday he does not plan to run for any public office at this time Two years ago and again this year Evans has been mentioned frequently as a possible candidate for governor Evans is 51 years old He served 2 terms in the Iowa state senate before being elected lieutenant governor in 1944 Evans issued this statement from his home Although many of my friends over the state have urged me to seek the republican nomination for governor in the June primary I have decided not to be a candi date for any public office at this time This decision is made in what I believe to be the best in terest of party harmony Mrs Barlow Drowns in Winnebago Car Tears Off Part of Bridge Near Ventura Chauncey Bar low 44 13 14th N W Mason City met death on a country road 6 miles north and i mile east of here late Monday afternoon after the auto which she was apparent ly driving plunged into the Win nebago river Mrs Barlow was first discov ered about 5 p m by Gus Zbbel a farmer living J of a mile from the scene where her auto had ripped off a section of a wooden bridge highway patrolmen and a deputy sheriff who investigated reported A trucker who had crossed the bridge about p m had ob served the railing gone from the bridge but didnt see the car Zobel said he would not have noticed the vehicle barely visible with one wheel sticking out of the water if he had not stopped on the bridge to see the height of the water Zobel said he then heard screams and observed Mrs Bar low some distance from the bridge clinging to a tree By the time he returned with aides and a rope however she was drown ing in about 4 feet of water en tangled with barb wire Severely Injured Patrolmen said Mrs Barlow appeared to have been thrown through the roof of the 1934 Chevrolet which was registered to her husband and that she had been severely injured Dr Ralph E Smiley Cerro Gor do county coroner said death was by drowning and no further in quest will be held Members of the Ventura volun teer fire department and the Bee Line wrecker pulled the car out of the water Harold Kaster brought a boat from Ventura and located the body about 50 feet from the car Funeral arrangements are in complete The Major funeral home is in charge Born in Chicago Mrs Barlow was born Dec 24 3905 at Chicago 111 She later moved to a farm half mile west of Emery A graduate of the Mason City high school she attended Grace Evangelical church and was a member of the Queen Rebekah lodge 106 of Mason City Surviving are her husband 3 children Patricia Ann 11 Russell 9 and Chauncey Frederick 6 Two sisters Mrs H G Martin Mason City and Mrs C D Kromkhite Terra Haute Ind and a brother Chris Thomas Waterloo and nieces and nephews also survive She was preceded in death by her parents 3 brothers and a sis ter Funeral services will be held at 4 p m Wednesday at the Major Memorial chapel with the Rev F W Wendland pastor of Grace Evangelical church officiating In terment will be at Memorial Park cemetery The Major funeral home is in charge Rule Heart Attack Cause of Accident Newton fatal heart at tack was listed as the cause of the death of Martin L Lydon 63 of Marshalltown whose car col lided headon with a truck early Tuesday in an accident which in jured his wife Dora 61 Jasper county Coroner Ralph Toland said he was of the opinion Lydon suffered the heart attack just as his car swerved over on the left side of the road Lydon who was Adair county sheriff for 14 years was enroute to Stuart to be a pallbearer at the funeral of a cousin James V OBrien who died in an auto crash Satur day near Greenfield Future Car May Not Get Stuck So Often Des Moines future car may not get stuck in the mud or snow as often as your old one Archibald S Alexander assis tant secretary of the army re vealed in a speech here Tuesday that the army ordnance depart ment is having a new type of dif ferential developed for it that will prevent one rear wheel from spin ning while the other stands still When this is perfected he said it not only will take an army truck out of the mud It also should enable General Motors and Chrysler and Ford to give you and me a vehicle which will not so often get stuck in mud or snow Gets Passenger Detroit Stone didnt like it when James D Preslon cut in front of him at a red light Stone walked over to Prestons car to protest but Preston rolled up the windows and locked the doors So Stone hopped on the hood and when the light changed Preston rolled away with Stone perched firmly on the car A policeman stopped the pro ceedings after about 12 blocks and charged Preston with reckless driving Traffic Judge George T Murphy scolded Stone for his performance and remarked that in yews on the bench Ive never heard of anything like it   

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