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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 14, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED 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 14 1950 This Paper Consists of Two One No 133 rn Dorothy Kenyon Denies McCarthys Accusations AP Wirephoto BEDNASEK READY FOR scene shows the 24yearold former Univer city of Iowa student on trial in Iowa City Tuesday for first degree murder Bednasek who returned from a 14day visit to the psychopathic ward of University hospitals is flankedby his attorneys Left to right are Milo 0 Hanzlik Bednasek Glair E Hamil ton and William Bartley Funeral for Boyd to Be Wednesday Cedar Rapids IP Funeral services for William R Boyd who devoted much of his life to the cause of improved education in Iowa will be held here at p m Wednesday Boyd for 40 years finance chair man of the Iowa state board of education died at his home here Monday after a long illness He was a kindly philosopher an authority on Iowa history and a close student of educational trends He successfully took the initiative in building the Univer sity of IowaCollege of Medicine into a nationally famed medical center The services will be held in Turners chapel In charge will be Doctor Theodore G Lilley pastor of the First Presbyterian church of Cedar Rapids and Doctor M Willard Lamp of the University of Iowa School of Religion Burial will be in Oak Hill ceme tery here Bednasek Goes on Trial on Charge of Murdering Coed SUi Dean to Take Post in New York Albany N Y Carlyle Jacobsen of I o w a City Iowa Tuesday was appointed executive dean for medical education of the State University of New York His appointment to the ayear post was announced by University President Alvin C Eurich Dr Jacobsen executive dean of the division of health sciences and services at the State University of Iowa will assume his new duties on a parttime basis April 1 and on a full time scale in June He will assist Eurich and the universitys board of trustees in setting up policies for the univer sitys 2 medical centers the Long Island College of Medicine and the Syracuse College of Medicine Iowa City by an admonition from the judge against sensationalism the Robert E Bednasek murder trial began here Tuesday in this university city Questioning of the first pros pective juror brought forth refer ences to the factor of sorority membership and the condition of being an only child Both Bednasek 24 year old psy chology student and the Univer sity of Iowa coed he is accused of strangling to death were the only children of their parents Margaret Antie Jackson 20 of Burlington who was found dead in Bcdnaseks campus rooming house last Dec 11 was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority Presiding Judge James P Gaff ney in connection with a state ment restricting pictures of the defendant asked for dispassionate news treatment of the case He said Society and everyone in it would be much better off were the press and radio not to men tion this case You are urged to disseminate the news of this trial accurately and dispassionately without sensationalism Questioned First As selection of the jury got un der way the attractive young wife of a University of Iowa graduate student was questioned first She was Elinor G Green who also is a University of Iowa grad uate The defendant gave close and calm attention to the proceedings as Mrs Green was questioned Bednasek was dressed in a gray Preparing Tax Evasion Indictments Millions of Dollars Involved in Drive on Wartime Profits Washington grand juries sat in all sections of the country Tuesday to return llth hour indictments for income tax evasions for the big warprofit year of 1943 Justice department officials saic the cases before the juries involve many millions of dollars and a number of operators of wartime rackets as well as businessmen who failed to report all of theii gains to the government Under the law indictments based on 1943 income must be re turned before midnight Wednes day March 15 in order for the government to prosecute In the absence of action before the dead line 1943 income cases are auto matically washed out by the stat ute of limitations The actions expected Tuesday and Wednesday represent th cleanup of about 180 cases on which the justice departments ta division completed work since th start of this year and sent to th district attorneys in every state The evasions allegedly involved are conservatively estimated by the tax division at Indictments have been obtained in about 120 of these cases since Jan 1 leaving about 60 for the last minute cleahup A New York grand jury Monday brought in 23 waryear income tax evasion indictments against 34 in dividuals in 9 firms AP Wirephoto THE SENATOR BEFORE THE Joseph McCarthy RWis far right foreground is in the witness chair testifying before a senate foreign relations subcommittee on his charges that the state department is riddled with communists and sympathizers Senators along the table facing McCarthy are left to right Bourke Hickenlooper Millard Tydings chairman Theodore F Green DRI Brien McMahon DConn and Tom Connally DTex far Connally is chairman of the full committee but not a member of the subcommittee MARGARET ANNE JACKSON Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy Wednesday Low Tuesday night 10 High Wednesday 25 Iowa Partly cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday Warmer Tuesday night and west por tion Wednesday Low Tuesday night 5 to 15 north and 15 to 25 south Iowa 5day weather outlook Temperatures will average from 8 to 12 degrees below normal Normal highs 45 to 53 normal lows 25 to 31 Warmer Wednesday and Thursday Turning colder Friday and Sat urday Warming again Sunday Rainfall will average one fourth inch or less occurring as showers Friday and Monday Minnesota Clear to partly cloudy suit white shirt and dark tie He wore steelrimmed glasses His parents Mr and Mrs Emil Bed nasek of Cedar Rapids sat close by Mrs Green was not challenged for cause and was permitted to take her seat in the jury box She is still subject to preemptory challenge later Judge Gaffnel in his formal statement to newsmen prohibited taking of any pictures of the de fendant without Bednaseks writ ten permission The order also prohibited pic tures of any character to be taken in the courtroom or the halls adjacent to it Objected to Stories Judge Gaffney earlier had told a reporter he objected to news paper handling of stories about Actresses Rita Hayworth and Ingrid Bergman The judge said he was issuing the restriction on photographers in order to preserve the dignity and decorum of the court and to protect the defendant and other participants from an unnecessary and perhaps objectionable degree of publicity Meantime as the 2nd and 3rd prospective jurors were ques tioned the defense indicated it may seek to show that Miss Jack sons death was accidental Bedna sek has said in a formal state ment that he was playfully trying House Group Nips Aid to Education Washington house la bor committee Tuesday shelved federal aid to education but im mediately turned to consideration of a school construction program Committee members leaving a closed door session reported the committee voted 13 to 12 to re ject the senatepassed bill pro viding for school as sistance to the states The committee had been trying for nearly 6 weeks to crack the deadlock which had blocked house action on the measure Woman Held on Witchcraft Count Wilmington Dela 23 yearold woman is held on witch craft charges under a law dating back to colonial days Detective Lieut George Kein burger said the woman Mrs Helen Evans was charged with practic ing witchcraft Monday after sev eral of her clients complained she put a curse on them while an alyzing their hand writing The detective said Mrs Evans after giving the clients a potion told them to return in several days and she would remove the result ing curse for a fee Under the old law Kleinburger said the penalty for practicing witchcraft in Delaware is a fine of or up to a year in prison TO VOTE ON MANAGER Iowa City City voters will decide April 1 whether they want a city man ager form of government Th city council Monday night set tha date for a special election Tuesday night colder north por tion Wednesday partly cloudy and cold Low Tuesday night 5 below to 15 below north 5 above to 5 below south Wednesday 8 to 15 above north 1520 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Tuesday Maximum 21 Minimum 3 At 8 a m 20 YEAR AGO Maximum 32 Minimum 13 to show Miss Jackson the proper place on the throat to choke a person when the tragedy occurred Defense Attorney Hamilton asked Lauren R Gerginger 41 and Mrs Gladys Meyers both of Iowa City numerous questions on whether they harbored prejudices Gerginger is an employe of the Wowa City PressCitizen composing room and Mrs Meyers is the wife of an Iowa City barber Hamilton asked them if they were prejudiced against drinking sororities and fraternities anc whether they would be prejudiced against the defendant if it were shown that he and Miss Jackson had gone together over the ob jections of her parents To Be Hanged for Bombing of Airliner Quebec jury found J Albert Guay guilty Tuesday of murdering his wife by planting a time bomb on a plane that killed her and 22 others He was sen tenced to be hanged The jury returned its verdict 1 minutes after Chief Justice Albert Sevigny delivered the fate f the 32yearold Quebec jeweler nto its hands Judge Sevigny had asked the ury to return a verdict of guilt r innocence The judge was weeping as he concluded his 3 lours of instructions to the renchspeaking jury He reviewed the evidence pre sented by the prosecution which had said Guay was guilty of a crime in plotting to get rid of his wife to collect on a life insurance policy and clear the path for a romance with a pretty young waitress Throughout the entire trial the court had sought to prove that uay had caused a time bomb to be placed aboard the Canadian Pacific Airlines plane which crashed at Sault au Cochon 40 miles from here last Sept 9 The victims of that crash in cluded 3 New York officials of the Kennecott Copper President E T Stannard Presi dentdesignate Arthur D Storke and Vice President R J Parker The crown said that Guays mo tives were the insurance Claims Food Firms Coffee Profit Stable Washington president of the A P coffee division saicr Tuesday his company is making exactly the same profit on a pound of coffee that it did a year ago Francis M Kurtz told a senate agriculture subcommittee that A P made 105 cents before taxes on a pound of coffee last year The profit for the year ending Feb 25 Kurtz said was exactly the same This one cent per pound is the total profit A P receives for procuring and processing the green coffee importing roasting pack ing transporting grinding and re tailing it to the American con sumer who buys it in our stores Kurtz said To my knowledge this is the first time A P has ever di vulged its profit per pound of cof fee and I am personally sorry that it has not been done before as it is an accomplishment of which any company in any coun try can be proud The committee headed by Sen ator Gillette has been investigating food prices particu larly the skyrocketing coffee prices of last fall Texas Posse After Handcuffed Killer in Mountain Pursuit Marfa Tex hunt for the killer of a Texas sheriff Tuesday had all the elements of a wild west thriller handcuffed fugitive afoot in a rugged mountain chain pursued by an armed posse on horseback Grimfaced sheriffs of the Big Bend country of south west Texas Texas Rangers and border riders rode at dawn gun belts buckled again the trail of the unidentified slayer policy on the life of his 28year old wife and the love of Marie Ange Robitaille charming 19 yearold waitress Oldster Dies After Jesse James Hearing Sullivan Mo Rus sell Davis of Nashville Tenn one of the nations oldest civil war veterans is dead at the age of 109 Davis was a star witness at the hearing in nearby Union Friday at which J Frank Dalton 102 sought to prove he is Jesse James the notorious outlaw of the last century Davis testified he was a member of the James gang and identified Dalton as James During the hearing the aged Tennessee man said Ive got one foot in the grave and another on the brink Davis died here Sunday night of a heart attack He had re mained for a visit with friends after the hearing DENTIST DIES West Liberty serv ices will be held here Wednesday afternoon for Dr W B Jayne 80 who practiced dentistry in West Liberty from 1896 to 1947 He died Sunday after a long illness BABY SUFFOCATES Cedar Rapids Ma rie Chamberlain 6monthsold was found dead in her crib Mon day by her parents Mr and Mrs Harlan B Chamberlain The baby apparently had suffocated under blankets The shooting early Sunday ofJL Sheriff O W Blackie Morrow 43 on a lonely mountain road flipped back the pages of time to the days of the old west It brought back the posse on horseback booted men packing 6shooters the sign who can read a story in a smashed cactus a scuffed patch of grass Lose Trail Texas Ranger Gully Cowsert rode into Marfa late Monday night and said a mounted posse had tracked the killer of Morrow 15 miles through rugged mountains but lost his trail near the Mexican border River riders patrolled the Rio Grande through the night to pre vent the killer from slipping into he hasnt done so Morrow a popular navy veteran serving his 2nd term was shot and left dying early Sunday on a lonely road between here and Pre sidio nestling against the Rio Grande The sheriff blood pouring from a hole through the left side of his body managed to get into his car and Jrive a mile toward Presidio before he died The shooting occurred about 11 miles north of Presidio midway between there and Shatter a ghost silver and lead mining town Cowsert said his up of officers who are experienced horsemen and up the trail about half a mile from the spot where Morrows car ran into a ditch when he died Have Theory When the posse found the trail they had this theory The husky 6 foot sheriff ap parently had stopped to make an arrest His pistol and Handcuffs were missing so he might have been shot with his own gun Cowsert and his posse pushed into the Jumble of barren moun only by desert plants with needlelike spines that seem to spring free of the bush and into the skin Jumping cactus they are some times called He was headed for the Rio Grande snakelike river boundary between the United States and Mexico growth As he related his story the trail signs told that Their quarry was handcuffed and must have had terrifically hard going There was evidence he had fallen into ocotillo bushes Several Bond Issues Okayed in Iowa School Elections By UNITED TRESS Bond issues land purchases or increased levies were approved in at least 18 school elections in Iowa Monday while main issues lost at 6 other places Results included Ottumwa voters approved 4054 to 873 issuance of in bonds for construction of new junior high and gradft schools and additions to two other schools Keokuk voters okayed estab lishment of a junior college in the high school being built by the independent school district The vote was 2118 to 545 Issuance of in bonds for building an addition to the Ankeny elementary school was approved 423 to 123 The addition will in clude a gymnasiumauditorium combination At Bettendorf the voters car ried a bond issue for con struction of a community junior senior high school building Onawa voters approved a 000 bond issue to build a new grade school The vote was 697 to 312 Davenport voters carried 2219 to 1345 a proposal for in bonds for construction of a grandstand and field house at the public school stadium Voters at Manchester Keystone Clear Lake Toledo and Corning approved 24 mill levies for school construction funds Voters at Audubon approved a bond issue to supplement a previous issue for their independent school Other bond issues approved In cluded at Wiota at Marne at Terril and at Iowa City A 2mill levy was approved at Earlville In that election Will Hunt who had been a member of the school board for 46 years lost in the race for reelection Defeated proposals included a Clinton proposal that DeWitt park be made a site of the Roosevelt School District Reorganization Move Defeated Cedar Rapids re organization of school districts was defeated in the first test at the polls of a 1947 Iowa law which was designed to provide Iowa children with better educational facilities In 2 separate school reorganiza tion elections Monday a proposed 16district setup in the Mt Vern onLisbon area and a proposed 5 district setup in the Cedar Rapids area both lost In the Cedar Rapids area where approval by 4 of the 5 districts was required 3 of the districts voted against reorganization These districts were College township Monroe township and Lind The proposal carried in Ceaar Rapids arid New Buffalo In the Mt VcrnonLisbon ad ministrative area where approval of 13 of the districts was neces sary 4 districts had turned it down with votes from only 8 districts reported The districts rejecting reorganization included Linn township Lisbon and Sumoer in Linn county and Cedar township in Johnson county Iowa educators had watched the election closely as a test of senti ment on the reorganization ques tion The same subject is a hot issue in many other Iowa counties but this marked the first ballot box decision on the question Proponents of reorganization ar gued that through it better and more efficient schools could be provided at less cost to taxpayers Opponents contended that com munities would lose control of their local schools and that larger schools do not necessarily turn out better pupils In smaller places many citizens have said they would hate to see the old school Admits No Connection With Reds Solon Names Former Federal Official as Communist Washington Ken yon cited as Case No 1 by Senator McCarthy RWis in his charges of reds in the state department declared today she has no connection of any kind or character with communism or its adherents Miss Kenyon a former Amer ican delegate to a United Nations commission and a former New York city judge made her denial from the witness chair of the senate committee investigating McCarthys charges McCarthy was notin the room as Miss Kenyon read her pre pared statement Miss Kenyon got the stand af ter McCarthy in a forenoon ses sion had 1 discussed 5 cases for 3 hours and 2 given the committee a list of 25 names of persons he said should be in vestigated The names of the 25 were not made public In one of these cases McCarthy contended the state department gave a high post to a former Spanish Republican army officer Gustavo Duran although U S army reports labelled him a com munist Continuing to detail to a sen ate investigating committee his contention that the department has employed poor security risks McCarthy also said that Dr Harlow Shapley American delegate to a United Nations com Denies Charge San Francisco of State Dean Acheson insisted Tuesday there are no commu nists in the state department Asked to comment on charges made by Sen Joseph Mc Carthy RWis that there are 57 communists on the state de partment payroll the secretary said We have had all the com ment in the world about it I have nothing further to add Are there any communists in the state department he was asked None he replied Abso lutely zero mission has been affiliated with at least 36 communistfront or ganizations A reported sexual did not identify the been allowed to resign from the state department in 1948 and now is employed by the central intel ligence administration at a year He has heard reports that John Stewart Service American consul at Calcutta was considered a bad security risk by the loyalty appeal board of the civil service commis sion in a decision reached last March 3 McCarthy asked the sen ate investigators to check on this Dr Frederick L Schuman of Williams college who has been employed to give training lectures to U S diplomats is one of the closest collaborators in and spon sors of communistfront organiza tions in America said Duran is now em ployed by the United Nations and told the senate foreign relations subcommittee hearing his charges that it ought to find out how men like Duran shift frorn the state de partment to the United Nations Just using common horse sense he said we know someone in the state department is shifting them over Chairman Tydings DMd promised the committee will find out who this person is Duran denied that he was ever a communist after McCarthy men tioned his name in the speech last month school The vote for 1228 against the site and only 715 for it Atlantic voters refused an 000 bond issue for a new agricul ture and shop building Voters at Arnold Park refused to authorize a 2i mill levy to in crease school facilities and a 000 bond issue at Boone failed to receive the necessary 60 per cent margin The vote was 389 in favor 382 opposed house closed GETS PARTY POST Washington D C Mrs Florence M Lynch of Iowa has been appointed a member of the permanent credentials committee of the democratic party The ap pointment was made by Demo cratic Chairman Boyle who Mon day called the national committee to meetin Chicago May 13 MAIL CARRIER DIES Jefferson W Dugan of Jefferson who began carrying mail on a rural route in 1918 died unexpectedly Tuesday SAME While meani no traffic death ta 24   

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