Get 1 more page view just for clicking
to like us on Facebook
Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 6, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS N E I G H I 0 R S VOL LVI Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY APRIL S 1956 NOME EDITION uwu MARSHALL MARS AFLAMESmoke billows from the fiercely burning Marsha1 Mar s after a forced landing near Pearl Harbor Wednesday Fire broke out whin the navy fly ing boat was on a test flight a mile off Oahu island Minutes after this aerial photo was d the plane ifc to the bottom shortly after crewmen el About TOO Killed in Train Crash Rio de Janeiro Brazil estimated 100 persons were killed Thursday when a train jammed with Easter holiday travelers spilled into the angry flood waters of the Indian river from a collaps ing bridge First reports said 200 or more were injured when the bridge col lapsed hurling the locomotive baggage car and 4 coaches of the 28coach train into the cold swirl ing waters in pitch darkness Most of the passengers were asleep and in the confusion and darkness many were drowned in the currents before they could be aided Many bodies were swept away e pTnfcTWilice chief of Tangua near the scene estimated that 200 were injured and said the first rescue party believed 100 had lost their lives He said 40 of the injured were rescued from cars which jackknifed in the bridge wreck age above water Trucker Hurt by Thrown Bottle Fairf leld Officers Thurs day were investigating an appar ent assault on a truck driver for the Benrier Tea company Of Bur lington Wednesday A pop bottle filled with sand was hurled from a passing car through the windshield of the truck driven by Richard Hanna of Danville The incident occurred as the 2 vehicles passed on the highway a mile east of Fairfield Hanna was treated by a Fair field physician for cuts caused by the flying glass Other incidents involving the firm have occurred at Tipton and elsewhere in eastern Iowa in re cent days 4 DIE IN AIR CRASH Hailsham RAF Wellington bomber crashed near here Wednesday night killing all 4 crewmen The plan wason a training flight Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Increasing cloudiness and warmer Thursday night and Friday Low Thursday night 30 to 35 High Friday in mid50s lima Increasing cloudiness and warmer Thursday night Friday cloudy with showers northwest and extreme southeast portions Warmer except turning colder extreme northwest Low Thurs day night 3540 Minnesota Increasing cloudiness windy and warmer Thursday night Cloudy Friday with snow flurries north and occasional light rain or snow south portion Colder north and west Friday Low Thursday 25 northwest 30 southeast Friday high 27 north west 45 southeast IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum 40 Minimum 20 At 8 a m 31 TEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 51 32 Truman Urges Unemployment Compensation for 6 Million KeyWest Fla President Truman sent to con gress Thursday a message recommending extension of un employment compensation payments to an additional 6 000 000 persons and raising benefits per cent Mr Truman sent the mes sage to Washington by courier in the hope it can be transmitted to the house before it recesses Thurs day afternoon The message calls for legisla tion spelling out recommendations he made in his state of the union budget and economic mes sages to congress in January White house officials said the president pleads in the message for enactment of legislation at this session since federal law must be supplemented by state enact ments and many legislatures are meeting in 1951 The text was not made public here but presidential aides told reporters the 5point program suggested would up average pay ments by 20 per cent and extend coverage to employes of from one to 7 persons In many states the laws now apply to employers of 8 or more One white house aide said that if the presidents recommendations had been in effect in 1949 the jobless would have received 000000 more in benefit payments payments during unemployment periods than they did under cur rent laws How much more the addition of 6000000 persons under the cov erage would have upped this fig ure was not estimated by approximately 20 House Okays Expansion of Housing Washington house ap proved without opposition Thurs day an expansion of almost 000000000 in the federal hous ing program The measure provides special aids for veterans housing includ ing a new program of direct loans for exGIs Administration leaders expected quick senate passage to send the compromise legislation to Presi dent Truman They expect too thatthe president will sign it al though it is far from what he rec ommended The house stamped its final ap proval on the measure just before the members took off for a 12 day Easter holiday Before the compromise bill was worked out Wednesday by a housesenate conference commit tee howeyer both houses had re jected Mr Trumans proposal for a coop homebuild ing program for middle income families The bill provides additional authority for the federal housing administration FHA to carry on its program of insuring home mortgages more FHA mortgage insurance for apartment dwellings to cover ap plications received before that program expired March 1 and a mortgage program to cover low cost houses for sale in socalled distant suburban areas 80 FEARED DROWNED Oporto Portvral tex tile factory workers Were feared drowned in the sinking Wednes day night of a motor barge in the Douro river The barge piled high with freight capsized after ramming a rock Select Lodge to Keynote GOP Meeting Des Moines Lodge RMass has been selected as the keynoter for Iowas republican state convention in Des Moines July 21 Lodge a member of one of Bos tons most noted famiHes is serv ing with Senator Hickenlooper RIowa as a minority member of the senate committee investigat ing charges of communist infiltra tion in the government Lodge was chairman of the reso lutions committee at the last re publican national convention He is 47 years old State GOP Chairman Robert Goodwin announced selection of Lodge as the keynote speaker Goodwin said a convention com mittee headed by State Senator Alden Doud of Douds would meet in Des Moines Saturday to discuss other convention plans The committee also will pick a site for the republican state judi cial convention On the committee with Doud are W Keith Hamill Newton Mrs Alice Figg Des Moines Mrs Arlene Raymond In dependence and Charles Van Werden Winterset Urge Confirmation of Pace Symington Washington of Frank Pace Jr and W Stuart Symington for key defense posts were approved unanimously by the senate armed services commit tee Thursday The committee recommended that the senate confirm Pace to be secretary of the army and Symington to be chairman of the national security resources board Both were named by President Truman last week in a shuffling of several high government posts Action came after the nominees had been questioned by republi cans about controversial issues No New Influenza Deaths at Clarinda DCS Moines state board of control reported Thurs day there have been no influenza deaths all week at the Clarinda state mental hospital The situation appears to be completely in hand Henry Burma said Chairman Dulles Will Be Adviser to Acheson Agrees Thursday to Serve as State Department Aide Washington UR Republican Statesman John Foster Dulles ha agreed to serve as a consultant to Secretary of State Dean Acheson the state department announcec Thursday Department Spokesman Mich ael J McDermott said that at the request of President Tru man and Acheson had agreed to accept the job McDermott said Dulles would advise Acheson on broad prob lems in the field of foreign affairs and on specific lines of action which this government should fol low Dulles appointment was an other move by the administration to close the breach with the re publican party on the bipartisai foreign policy issue No Specific Area McDermott said Dulles work would not be confined to any spe cific area of the world He said Dulles broad background anc wealth of experience qualifiec him to consider problems in Eu rope the far east and other areas of the world as well as Unitec Nations issues The announcement concluded that Dulles whose cooperation has been extremely valuable to the department in the past will as sume his duties in about 2 weeks after completing a brief vacation It was understood that the Dulles appointment stemmed from talks between Acheson and Sen ator Arthur Vandenberg R Mich concerning the appoint ment of republicans in the depart ment No Confirmation Needed Asked if this was a presidential appointment McDermott replied that it was at the request of the president but does not requiresen ate confirmation It had been speculated that Dulles would be made ambassadoratlarge which would have required senate con firmation The department spokesman stressed that the title was unim portant and that the 2 republicans would rank with Achesons top level aides Political quarters indicated that while the administration was somewhat cool to the idea of ap pointing Dulles republican stra tegists insisted that he was the man for the job and the admini stration gave in rather than make the selection an issue of confidence in the bipartisan policy squabble Beardsley Urges Political Participation Hampton William S Beardsley appealed Wednesday night to Iowas young men and women to start early in life to accept a share in the responsi bilities of public affairs He emphasized in remarks pre pared for a Rotary club meeting that it is the duty of all citizens to take an active interest in the field of public service There are too many people who do not want to have any thing to do with politics the governor said This attitude is unsound if you believe in the American form of government Young people especially are needed for more active participa tion in public service and politi cal party ranks Bearsley said Illinois Woman Dies in Crash Clinton An Albany 111 woman Mrs Walter Emmert 44 was killed and her husband and a youth were injured in a 2car col lision in Clinton about 7 a m Thursday Mr and Mrs Emmert were driv ing to Mercy hospital where both were employed when their car and an automobile driven by Leon ard Bengtson 18 of Clinton col lided Both Bengtson and Emmert are in Mercy hospital The Emmerts are the parents of 5 children hos pital authorities said This Paper Consists of Two No 15S ca in Politi Kansas City Is Shot CHARLES BINAGGIO One of Worst Criminals in Nation Killed Los Angeles Walter Lennon 39 one of the nations worst criminals is dead beaten to the draw by a rookie officer and an FBI agent And Thursday police and fed eral men throughout Southern California are trying to track his mostwanted partner be lieved traveling in a housetrailer with his wife listed as a danger ous gun moll Lennon was cut down Wednes day by FBI Agent Jerome J Dount and State Highway Patrol man Sam M McDaniel after a 70 mile an hour chase on a desert road near Mojave Cal He was spotted by Dount near Lancaster after the trio had been reported seen in that area tow ing a housetrailer The car pulling he trailer was reported to con tain Lennon Lee Emory Downs 44 listed by the FBI as one of the LO most wanted criminals and Downs wife Patricia Lennon ap parently drove on alone to draw pursuers from Downs and his wife Dount set out in pursuit At Mo ave he stopped and enlisted the aid of McDaniel They overtook ennons car about 10 miles west of Mojave after a 70mileanhour chase We finally got close enough and I blew the siren said McDaniel He pulled over and Dount got out went over to his car and said Are You Downs The fellow knew this was no ordinary pinch so he reached in side his shirt and pulled out a Sermanmade pistol While he was rying to snap the safety Dount yelled Hes going to shoot so Dount and I both opened and fired 2 rounds Seven bullets hit him ie went down still trying to un iook the safety and rolled into a ditch r Underworld Figure Also Found Dead Bodies of Pair Are Discovered in Democratic Club Kansas City Bi naggio and Charles Gargotta rec ognized political and underworld chiefs respectively o Kansas Citys northside were sho to death early Thursday in thei political club here Police immediately began a minute investigation of ganglanc and political activities here in search for clue to the double mur der Binaggio 41 whose politica power as a democratic factiona leader here has grown rapidly in the last few years was founc slumped in a chair at a desk a the rear of the club room One shoulder was sprinkled with cigaret ashes There was a pool of blood on the floor On the wall above Binaggios body was a portrait of Truman Binaggio and Gargotta wanted because of his association with Downs but was not on the top 10 list with Downs The 2 men have worked together for fears as burglars and robbers the BI said 200 Roth Workers to Return Friday Waterloo Rath Packing ompany spokesman said Thurs day 200 suspended hog kill em ployes would ieturn to work Fri day after the CIO United Pack nghouse Workers union agreed to 1 company demands The employes have been idled ince March 27 after being sus pended in a dispute over the fir ng of 11 workers The company fficial said the union has agreed o have employes work under management direction handle grievances as they have been landled since Nov 30 1949 and work harmoniously with work rs who remained on the job 3 Children Perish in Blaze in Murray Murray Bobby Egan 9 perished with his 2 sisters whom he was trying to rescue when fire destroyed the familys new home early Thursday The girls who died in the blaze were Patricia Ann 8 and Mar lene 2 Bobby and his twin brother Billy were awakened by smoke about 2 a m Bobby sent Billy to awaken their Mrs Robert parents Mr and Egan who were asleep in another bedroom Bobby went to the bedroom where his 2 sisters were asleep The parents and Billy got out safely but when Bobby and the girls did not immediately follow them the father and Billy ran back into the burning home Flames barred the way to the bedroom where the 3 children were trapped The father and Billy both suffered burns in their rescue attempt Later Thursday morning Bobbys body was found on the floor of the girls bedroom near the bodies of his sjsters Billy was hospitalized in nearby Osceola but his condition was not reported serious The fire was believed to have started in or near the living room but its cause was unknown The father who operates a feed busi ness had worked until about 11 p m Wednesday night and there was no apparent sign of fire when he retired for the night It was the 2nd fire in the new ranch type home into which the family moved last fall The house had been redecorated since the first blaze which did not cause serious damage The wiring and heating installations in the house had been rechecked after the first fire President Harry S Near Door Gargottas body was found near the front door where he had been brought down with a bullet in the head He had clawed desperately at a Venetian blind as he fell Lt Harry Nesbitt of the police ho micide squad said Gargotta ob viously was trying flee for his life Police Chief Henry W Johnson said Binaggio must have known his killerquite Well The north side political leader apparently had been reclining in his office chair just before the double slay ing Both had been shot 4 times in the head No weapon was found at the scene Robbery was dismissed immedi ately as a motive Gargottas clothing contained 20 4 10s and in his billfold V large oldstyle onedollar bill Wears Watck Binaggio still wore his diamond studded wrist watch and had in his pockets Police detectives expressed the belief the men probably were slain by outoftown gangsters because no one in Kansas City is tough enough or brave enough to pull such a job Gov Forrest Smith at Jefferson City ordered the entire facilities of the police department thrown nto the search In Missouri the governor appoints the police Doards in the major cities and technically controls the depart ments Soon after police began a search or Nick Penna Binaggios driver Penna reported to police head quarters where he immediately was closeted with ChiefHenry W Johnson for questioning Police pointed out that Binaggio seldom went any place without Penna They thought he might help pro vide a clue Police were also ques tioning Mrs Binaggio in hopes of getting a lead Motor car keys found in Gar gottas clothing fitted a new yellow convertible car parked at a curb ing Police said the Missouri license number on the car had been issued to Homer Cooper whom they identified as a gambler from Council Bluffs Iowa They said Gargotta must have been driving the car Frank Collins chief of detec tives said he had notified the FBI of the double slaying He said he thought it likely the FBI would enter the investigation because both the slain men were under subpoena from a federal grand jury investigating crime condi tions in this area The federal grand jury investi gation began after a number of unsolved murders a number of JAMES BABCOCK New Hampton Man in Race for Congress New Hampton O Babcock Wednesday announced his candidacy for the democratic congressional nomination in the 3rd district Babcock is the first to file on the democratic ticket in the third district Babcock is a Ohickasaw county farm operator He wasdistrict supervisor of the 1949 business census The past few months he has been a consultant on German affairs in the U S state depart ment He resigned this job to enter the congressional race During World war II Babcock was deputy director of labor in Italy and was awarded the bronze star for his work Later he served as administrative officer of the U S embassy in Athens Greece Before the war Babcock worked for the farm security administra tion the bureau of agricultural the civil service economics and commission He attended Cornell college the University of Iowa and the Uni versity of Chicago into Killed in Car Bus Accident Des Moines Des Maine woman was injured fatally while enroute home from a private prayer service Wednesday night The car in which she was riding with her husband crashed he rear of a street bus The victim was Mrs Arthur Williams 49 Her husband told authorities the accident occurrec Because his attention was momen tarily distracted by a pedestrian unning toward the street Dan E Payne the bus driver aid he believed the pedestrian vas running toward the bus and lowed down Williams only cuts on his chin suffered Catfish Baiting Okay on April 15 Des Moines state con ervation commission reminded ishermen Thursday that the first f the states major 1950 fishing easons opens at a m April 5 when catfishing becomes legal n the states inland waters Both the daily catch and pos ession limits will be 8 The min mum length requirement has been emoved this year Frogs may not be taken for bait until May 12 them in gangland fashion Among them was the slaying a year ago of Wolf Rigann golf club manager and coin machine operator Ri mann was shot down in daylight on a busy street here by 2 gang sters The killers then escaped in a car 1300 Chicks Lost When Brooder Burns hundred weeks old chickens and the brooder house they were housed in were a complete loss by fire at the Richard Vilmain residence Wednesday Origin of the fire is unknown and the loss was not cov ered by insurance Delay Charges Against Clear Lake Night Clubs Charges against 2 Clear Lake night clubs in connection with raids staged by the sheriffs of fice Saturday night were delayed Thursday and reset for Tuesday due to the absence of some of the attorneys involved A total of 18 opened bottles of liquor was con fiscated at the Club Lido and one bottle seized at Tags Shady beach SAME 111 IBlMk M 24 truffle death IB Lattimore Denies He Was Commy Accuses McCarthy of instituting Reign of Terror BULLETIN Washington UR Senator Joseph R McCarthy said Thurs day he will not repeat without congressional immunity his charges that Owen Lattimore is Russias top spy unless the government surrenders all its loyalty files on Lattimore Washington Latti more accused by Senator McCar thy of being Russias top spy in the United States swore Thursday that the charges are base and contemptible lies He said McCarthy has flagrant ly violated his responsibility as a senator and has made unauthor ized use of secret government documents Lattimore an authority on far eastern affairs took note of Mc Carthys contention that he can prove Lattimore is or was a com munist and declared I was not and have not been a communist and I am not a com munist now Lattimore made his denial in testimony prepared for a senate foreign relations subcommittee in vestigating McCarthys charges that communists and red sympa thizers have infested the state de partment 10000 Words Hitting back hard in a 10000 word statement Lattimore said McCarthy lias violated his respon sibility by making the govern ment of the United States an ob ject of suspicion in the eyes of the anticommunist world and un doubtedly the laughing stock of the communist governments Lattimore also declared that Mc Carthy has impaired the effective ness of thisgovernment in its re lations with his friends and allies He accused the Wisconsin sena i tor of instituting a reign of ter ror among off icials and employes m the United States government none of whom can be sure of safe ty from attack by the machine gun of irresponsible publicity in Joseph McCarthys hands Lattimore is director of a school of international relations at Johns Hopkins university He flew back to this country from a United Na tions mission in Afghanistan aft er McCarthy made his accusa tions Scores McCarthy Lattimore told the inquiry com mittee that McCarthy has 1 Without authorization secret documents obtained official government files 2 Villified citizens of United States and accused of high crime without giving them an opportunity to defend them selves 3 Refused to submit alleged documentary evidence to a duly constituted committee of the sen ate 4 Invited disrespect to him seifand his high office by refus ing to live up to his As for the McCarthy charges against him Lattimore said that in effect they amount to an accu sation of disloyalty md treason Then he added Charges Untrue McCarthys charges are untrue As soon as I heard of the sub stance of the charges I denounced them for what they were Base and contemptible lies In saying that McCarthy had failed to live up to his word Lat timore noted the senator had promised the senate that any charges he made under the cloak of immunity he would repeat off the floor so as Lattimore put it their falseness could be tested in a court of the United States Lat timore added He said that if he should fail used from the them has been called charges so that o do this he would resign He to repeat h i a they could be ested in a court of action He has failed to do so And he has not Lattimore declared I think that I would be the in trument of a great service to the country if the senator should re ign and I want to deal with each of his charges New The Gentle Heart o new serial opens on comic page You wont wish to miss a chapter of this grip ping story
Once upon a time newspapers were our main source of information. Now those old newspapers are a reliable source for hundreds of years of history and secrets of the past. Now you can search for people, places, and events without the hassle of sorting through mountains of papers!
Newspaper Archive is the world's largest online newspaper database featuring over 155+ million newspaper pages. Plus our database expands by one newspaper page per second for a total of around 2.5 million pages per month! The value of your membership grows along with it.
Those looking to find out more about their forefathers can empower their genealogy search with Newspaper Archive. Within our massive database, users can search ancestors' names for news stories and obituaries. We must understand our past to understand our future!
24 hours a day Monday-Saturday
Your full introductory membership payment will be credited toward the cost of full membership any time you choose to upgrade!
"It is amazing how easy and exciting it is to access all of this information! I found hundreds of articles about my relatives from Germany! Well worth the subscription!" - Michael S.
"I love this site. It's interesting to read articles about different family members. I've found articles as well as an obituary about an uncle who passed away before I was born, and another about a great aunt. It's great for helping with genealogy." - Patricia T.
"A great research tool. Allows me to view events and gives me incredible insight into the stories of the past." - Charles S.