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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 5, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TH1 NIWSFAFER THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS N E I G H B 0 R S VOL LVI Associated Press and United Presj Full Leige Bednasek Bran nans Plan Rapped by Cooley Agriculture Group Head Demonstrates Democratic Split Washington demo cratic chairman of the house ag riculture committee denounced the administrations Brannan farm plan Wednesday as an untried idea based on principles of a consumer subsidy Rep Cooley of North Carolina who blasted the plan in a state ment thus demonstrated a demo cratic party split on farm policy Only Tuesday Secretary of Ag riculture Brannan and Senator Humphrey DMinn argued warmly for the secretarys plan before a statewide meeting of farmers in Milwaukee Cooleys vigorous antiBrannan stand took on more significance in view of the fact that last year he led an unsuccessful fight to give the plan at least a trial No Refusal The agriculture chairman ex plained his altered position did not mean that he would refuse to use the Brannan subsidy ap proach in cases where this seem ed to be the only way of meeting a specific problem The Brannan plan proposes that perishable farm commodities be sold at whatever price the markets will pay and that the government later make produc tion payments or subsidies to farmers to bring their income to a predetermined level considered by the government to be fair The present farm program seeks to maintain a fair price in the market place for farm commodi ties through government loans or purchases that take pricedepress ing surpluses out of the markets Cooleys I statement was in re ply to what he called President Trumans of the present farm program Special Message He referred to the special mes to congress on Monday in which the president made a new appeal for enactment of tne Bran nan plan Cooley said Most disturbingof all to me in the presidents statement is what appears to be a lack of apprecia tion of the soundness importance and effectiveness of the present farm program The only alternative which congress is offered however is one which apparently contem plates the junking of the prin ciples of the whole present pro gram and the acceptance of an en tirely new program based pri marily on the principles of a con sumer subsidy I wish to emphasize that in my opinion the only way we may continue to have a sound agri cultural program which is fair both to the producers and the consumers will be through the cooperation of farmers farm or ganizations consumers and the legislative and administrative branches of the government all striving to improve upon the basic principles of the present program rather than to abandon a program which has been tried and tested for one based upon wholly new and untried concepts Terse Message Chicago young man walked into a telegraph company office Tuesday and handed Man ager James Darby 40 a telegram which read Mother diedFuneral Please give me or in 10s and 20s Darby looked up into a gun held by the young man The gunman took from the cash register and fled Darby told police Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and cool Wed nesday night Low Wednesday night 15 to 20 Fair and warm er Thursday with high 45 to 50 Iowa Partly cloudy and cool Wednesday night Thursday in creasing cloudiness warmer in afternoon L o v Wednesday night 2428 north 3035 south Minnesota Fair and cold Wednes day night Thursday mostly fair with rising temperatures Low Wednesday night around 10 north and 15 to 20 south High Thursday 40 to 43 IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics lor the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Wednesday Maximum 36 Minimum 24 At 8 a m 27 Precipitation 04 Snow trace Year ago Maximum 59 Minimum 32 Truman Board Asks Senator for Evidence Washington Trumans loyalty review board has asked Senator McCarthy R Wis for any relevant evidence he has dealing with his charges of communism in the state depart ment Seth W Richardson the board chairman told a senate foreign relations subcommittee about the request Wednesday The commit tee is investigating McCarthys contentions that communists and red sympathizers infest the state department The committee itself had just failed in its own efforts to get from McCarthy by noon Wednes day the information he has about Owen Lattimore the man he ac cuses of being Russias top agent in the state department and the United States Lattimore has called the charge a lie Sees No Urgency 1 In reply to the committees re quest for his material McCathy wrote that he could not under stand the urgency He also said that if the committee would promise hearings next week he would produce witnesses to back up his charges Richardson testified at a com mittee hearing that his board has asked the state department the FBI McCarthy and other possible sources for information on per sons McCarthy has accused Presi dent Truman has ordered the board to examine the cases of all those persons Before Richardson took the stand the committee received tes timony from state department of ficers that continuous checks are made on the loyalty of depart ment employes and none are known to be communists Relate Procedures Conrad E Snowchairman of the departments loyalty board and Donald L Nicholson former FBI agent who headsthe depart ments security division related the investigative procedures Snow toldthe senators that from 1947 to March 1 1950 the department loyalty board has de termined 246 loyalty cases He added that 199 of those have been postaudited by the loyalty re view board headed by Richardson The postaudit is a check on what the department board did Snow said that in the 246 cases 2 employes were found to be se curity risks He said 5 resigned while charges were pending Snow did not say what hap pened to the 2 employes found to be security risks CarTrain Crash Kills Palo Man Palo E Young 42 of Palo was killed Wednesday in the collision of his car and a Rock Island passenger train at a country crossing a mile and a half southwest of here Engineer George Stetter said the car slowed as it approached the crossing then seemed to hesitate before pulling upon the tracks The car was thrown about 150 feet by the impact Young was hurtled about the same distance free of the car Young was on his way to work in Cedar Rapids where he is em ployed by an auto parts company His widow and 2 children survive 2nd Victim of Car Crash Dies Des Moines state safety department reported Wed nesday the death in a Primghar hospital Tuesday of Howard W Wurtz 26 of Bedford S Dak He was 2nd victim of a 2car collision near Primghar Saturday night Lloyd A Jackson 22 Hin ton farm worker died soon after the mishap Stevedore Tough Baltimore steve dores are tough One rear dual and one front wheel of a 3300pound truck backed over William Nelson 50 yearold waterfront worker Tues day But at Baltimore General hos pital doctors found only a leg bruise It hurt a little as it started over but I feel fine now com mented Nelson as he left for home The truck drivers suffering from shattered nerves Five Cents a Copy MASONCITY IOWA WEDNESDAY APRIL 5 1950 HOME EDITION Uilllf Innocent This Paper Consists of Two One 15t Murder Jury Decides SAME tiff death IB mut 24 Offers 5 Points for Prosperity Martin Speaks in Debate on Omnibus Appropriation Bill Washington fP A 5point prosperity program was offered Wednesday by House Republican Leader Martin of Massachusetts He called it a nonpartisan pro posal Martin said it would go far toward reversing the tide he de clared is carrying the nation in the direction of socialism and unem ployment In his speech prepared for de livery during debate on an omni bus appropriation bill Martin called upon congress and the presi dent to 1 Remove wartime excise taxes 2 Create tax incentive for small business 3 Balance the budget and start paying on the national debt 4 Administer the tariff program more carefully 5 Remove the threat of so cialization that hangs over the country Seeks Repeal Repeal of excise taxes along with severe taxes with which the small businessman is shackled Martin said would give business such a hefty stimulus that there would soon be an increase in tax revenue that would more than off set the initial reduction He called a balanced budget the surest guarantee of our eco nomic strength and said the best way to accomplish this balance be tween income and spending is to cut spending Unwise administration of the tariff and reciprocal trade pro grams Martin said already has caused widespread unemployment in some areas because of an influx of cheap goods from abroad He said that as long as the United States is pushed down a course that parallels Britain there will be a damper on the enthusi asm and daring that are corner stones of lasting prosperity No Recommendations Martin made no specific recom mendations for cuts in spending but he is head of a republican policy committee working on a program to cut at least a billion dollars from the omnibus appropriation bill now before the house The committee hopes to have a program in shape when the house ends its Easter recess on April 18 and starts amending the big bill It finances more than 40 federal agencies for the fiscal year starting next July 1 Martin refrained from disclos ing what his position would be on a proposal to add nearly 000 to the bill for national defense Neither did he express himself on pending amendments to restore cut by the appropri ations committee from hospital construction funds 2 Charles Cityans Among 9 Highest Ranking Students Ames 9 highest rank ing seniors in Iowa secondary high schools were announced Wednes day by a science talent search committee The 4th annual search was con ducted by the Iowa Academy of Science for the Westinghouse science scholarships The 9 are James R Anderson Ames Bar bara Jean Grant Cedar Falls David E Herschal Marshall town Richard F Jackson Marshalltown Norman S Kerr Charles City William D Ohlsen Ames James L Wickliff Coon Rapids James R Winkleman Charles City and Lillian Ann Winter Dubuque Selections were based on science projects school records recom mendations from instructors and answers to a science examination HAPPY BEDNASEK AND ATTORNEYSRobert E Bednasek an arm to the shoulder of Defense Attorney William Bartley right as Defense Attorney Uair Hamilton watches from the rear after a jury delivered a verdict of not guilty in Bed nasek s trial in Iowa City Wednesday He was accused of the slaying of Margaret Anne Jackson University of Iowa coed last December The man at left is a radio announcer Bednasek Can Resume Study at University Iowa City E Bed nasek freed of the charge thai he murdered Margaret Anne Jackson received word Wednesday that he is entitled to resume his psy chology studies at the University of Iowa if he wishes Bednasek expressed surprise and joy when newsmen gave him the word that Dean of Men Walter Goetsch had said Bednasek is still a student as far as the uni versity is concerned The 24yearold senior was told this at a news conference in the office of Defense Attorney Clair Hamilton where Bednasek had gone to meet his mother Mrs Emi Bednasek after gathering up his belongings at the Johnson county jail Mrs Bednasek who had waited in Hamiltons office while the ver dict was read said she first heard the good news on the radio She was excited and happy She was wearing a camellia which a florist shop next door had presented her Father III The young mans mother ex plained that Bednaseks father had returned to Cedar Rapids Tues day because he was ill The mother kissed and embraced her son Then she kissed everyone in the office When Dr Harry R Jenkinson Iowa City physician who testified voluntarily as a defense medical witness appeared in Hamiltons office Mrs Bednasek embraced him so heartily it knocked his hat off Attorney Hamilton told news men This is the last criminal case Ill ever defend Innocent Man Bednasek interjected however to remark If he finds another innocent man you can be sure hell take the case Bednasek said he was going home to rest and get acclimated to the outofdoors again Im too just doesnt seem possible Im out he de clared Bednasek reiterated that he was convinced Margaret Anne Jack son loved me up to the moment of her death just as I loved her He had stressed this same point from the witness stand Policeman Loses Fish Chicago fi Somebody stole Detective Raymond J Walshs car and with it the bundle of herring sardines tuna and shrimp that lay in the back seat The officer re covered his automobile days later The fish got away Snowstorm Brings Forced Landing Near Mason City A family of 4 from Sault Ste Marie Mich escaped injury and their plane was not damaged when they were forced to make an emergency landing near Mason City in a snowstorm about 7 p m Tuesday Mr and Mrs Neale Wyatt and their children 3yearold Patricia Lynn and 6monthsold David calmly disembarked from the plane unscathed Sheriff Cal Dwan who investigated reported Wyatt was enroute here to visit his brother and family Charles B Wyatt 862 15th N E He said he had departed from Kalamazoo Mich at p m Tuesday and intended to land at the Mason City municipal airport when caught in a snow squall He set the plane down in a cornfield just east of the county home on highway 18 a short distance from the airport The Aeronca sedan was later taken to the airport here Wyatt is manager of a flying service in Sault Ste Marie and said both his wife and children have flown often BEDNASEK AND HAPPY MOTHER Robert Bednasek greets his mother at a lawyers office in Iowa City Wednesday morning after Bednasek was acquitted of a charge of first degree murder in the slaying of Margaret Anne Jackson Mrs Bednasek did not attend the court session to hear the verdict Big 3 Appear to Be Near Critical Decision on Reich Washington United States Britain and France appeared Wednesday to be approaching a critical point on the question of Germanys future The outcome may also settle the fate of western European organization The centra issue as seen by Britain will join fully in officials here is whether unity of western Europe as a counter balance to German par ticipation Without Britains wholehearted cooperation it is considered certain that France will be unwilling to accept Germany as a full scale partner The United States favors wes tern European union including all 3 of those nations and feels that German participation is essential both to Germany and to its wes tern neighbors But British and French policy rather than Amer ican holds the key to future de velopments Some diplomats say the situa tion will be the most critical to be discussed by Secretary of State Acheson British Foreign Minister Bevin and French Foreign Min ister Schuman when they meet in London next month Meanwhile it was sharply pointed up Tuesday night in a speech which the American high commissioner for Germany John J McCloy made in London The speech reflected top policy think ing in the state department here The fact is McCloy said bluntly we can not solve the erman problem without fitting it into the larger context of a united Europe At another point he said No friend ot Britain aware of her are problems would dare urge any step which might prejudice Bri tains existence or impair her po sition as a leader of nations The United States too will have to do its share State department officials considerably more concerned about this question of the future of Ger many in relation to Britain and France than they are now about the dismantling of German indus tries The dismantling program was assailed by Senator Jenner R Ind in a senate speech Tuesday Jenner attacked dismantling as a means of weakening western Ger many at a time when it is con fronted with the necessity of pro ducing more in order to care for its overcrowded population De partment officials said that the dismantling was started shortly after the end of the war to end Germanys warmak ing almost completed PAPER SUSPENDED Garden City N Y cation of the Guidon student newspaper at Adelphi college was suspended temporarily Wednesday because President Dawson Eddy thought the April Fools Day issue bearing the headline Mating Sea son Open contained too much sex Verdict Reached in Less Than Day Iowa City E Bednasek was found inno cent Wednesday of the charge that he strangled pretty Mar garet Anne GeeGee Jackson in a University of Iowa off campus rooming house the early morning of last Dec 11 This meant that the jury accepted the defense story that the pretty coeds death was a tragic accident The 4 women and 8 men who decided against the states theory that the beautiful blonds death was cold calculated murder motivated by jealousy had taken the case approxi mately 23 hours earlier Bednasek himself had appeared confident even before he received word that a verdict had been reached Sheriff A J Murphy said he had to wake Bednasek up to give him break fast so soundly had the young man slept The courtroom though U S Might Send Food to Red China half filled was taut with emotion as the verdict was passed to Dis trict Judge James P Gaffney who read it after first admonishing against any demonstration When the verdict of innocent was read however there was a shout of exultation from some of the spectators The handsome defendant leaned his head back momentarily and then embraced Defense Attorney Clair Hamilton Both wept and Bednasek then sank back into his chair at the counsel table rested his head on his arms and sobbed Bednasek then rose and walked to the jury box exclaiming God bless you all Shakes Hands He then shook hands with each juror Several of the jury mem bers were in tears Mrs Irene Coglan wife of a retired farmer embraced the youth and then rubbed cheeks Bednasek then went into the law library where his Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity brothers were waiting I am the happiest man in the world he said Bednasek said he had no imme diate plans for the future Jury Foreman Robert D Bothel declined to disclose how many ballots the jury took before reach ing a verdict The jury took the case at a m CST Tuesday but spent approximately 12 hours in actual deliberations before reaching the verdict which read We find the defendant not guilty Judge Gaffney had given the jury a choice of 4 degree murder 2nd degree mur der manslaughter or acquittal Fair Impartial After the verdict was read the judge said the trial had been con ducted on a fair and impartial basis Prosecutor Jack White said the state had done its best to present this case He added We ac quiesce in the jury was returned in the American way Juror Joe Kadera 64 said that on the first ballot the vote was 75 for acquittal In all 15 ballots were taken he said and the death penalty never was discussed at any time Before the jury retired last midnight Kadera said the division was 9 to 3 for acquittal with 3 of the men holding out for man slaughter These 3 later paced the hall on the 3rd floor of the sand stone courthouse and discussed their stand Wednesday morning on the first ballot it was 120 to find the young man innocent Bednaseks parents Mr and Mrs Emil Bednasek were not present when the verdict was read Neither was W Elmer Jackson prominent Iowa attorney and member of the state parole board who was the father of the dead girl Washington of State Dean Acheson said Wednes day the government is considering proposals to send food to famine stricken areas of communist China Acheson said that he has been consulting with Senator William Knowland onKnowlandi proposal that wheat be sent com munist China Acheson told a news conference he also had discussed he question Tuesday with the house foreign affairs committee Chinese nationalist officials here described the current famine as the worst in Chinas history and said it affects more than 50000 000 people Acheson said various questions had to be settled before the Amer ican attitude could be settled He said the chief difficulty is being sure that aid would reach the people who were suffering 3 Forest Cityans Hurt in Crash in Minnesota 5 persona 2car col Called to Form Belgian Cabinet Brussels Belrium UR Paul Van Zeeland right wing Catholic and ardent supporter of King Leo pold was named Wednesday to try to form a government committed to returning the exiled monarch to his throne Van Zeeland acting foreign min ister was named premier designate by Prince Charles regent of Bel gium He accepted the mandate he received just after returning from a Marshall plan conference in Paris Van Zeeland was expected to try first to get the support of at least some of the reluctant liberals Fail ing that he was expected to go ahead and form an allCatholic so cial Christian government Gross to Return to Iowa This Week Washington Hoeven LeComptc and Martin of Iowa plan to leave Thursday for their districts to stay there during the houses Easter recess Rep Gross plans to leave by the end of this week while Reps Jen sen and Cunningham are unde cided yet whether they wall leave Washington Jensen a member of the appro priations committee said he might have to work during the recess Albert Lea Minn lowans were among seriously injured in a lision during a snowstorm Tues day night Mr and Mrs Albert Branstad and Mrs Claire Haugen all ot Forest City Iowa were hospital ized at Albert Lea Naeve hos pital Also hospitalized were Mr and Mrs D E Balch Minneapolis Balch about 40 is an attorney for General Mills Inc The accident occurred a mile and a half north of Emmons Minn on Highway 69 Slightly Injured When Hit by Truck Chris address Stuhr 70 N who gave his Federal was treated at Park hospital Wednes day afternoon for abrasions ani contusions suffered when he walk ed into a truck at 2nd and South Federal about 2 p m police said At the hospital a doctor said Stuhr was in good condition but would probably be held over night Police said the truck was making a right hand turn off of Federal when Stuhr struck it as he was crossing the street congress Barnum Farmer to Run for Congress Barnum 47 Barnum farmer and former state director of the federal crop insurance corporation announced Wednesday he will seek the dem ocratic nomination for man in the 6th district OReilly said he backs the fair deal program and will campaign in support or the Brannan plan He resigned as state director of the federal crop insurance cor poration March 31 to make the race for congress after serving in that post since May 5 1945 Previously he had been state com modity loan supervisor and mem ber and chairman of the Webster county AAA committee Sioux City Man Runs for AttorneyGeneral Des Moines Woodbury County Attorney Bernard Brown of Sioux City has taken out papers for the republican nomination for attorneygeneral This was revealed by the secre tary of states office Tuesday At torney General Robert L Larson is a candidate for renomination on the republican ticket Brown has been Woodbury county attorney since 1948 He served as a colonel in the army during World war II and was a municipal judge in Sioux City be fore the war   

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