Friday, April 7, 1950

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 7, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copyt MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY APRIL 7 1950 This Paper Consists of Two HOME EDITION 11 No 154 RIBBON CUTTING OPENS BUILDING SHOW Randall president of the Mason City chapter of the Na tional Association of Home Builders is shown above cut ting the ribbon that opened the Mason City Building and Home Furnishings Show at the high school gymnasium Thursday at 2 p m Holding the ribbons are Candy left and Connie Corless daughters of M E Coiiess president GlobeGazette plioto of the North Iowa Builders Exchange zation shown to the right Others from left are Lester Milhgan Builders Exchange secretary John Paulev ex change vice president Clarence Kelroy president of the Mason City Building Traders Employers association and George Platts who with Max Sawyer are cochairmen of the snow See story and pictures on page 8 Find Manslaughter in Mercy Slaying Joice Woman Dies After Fall in Home Joice Mrs Vernell Medlang 23 was found dead of a broken neck on the kitchen floor of her home by her motherinlaw Mrs Palmer Medlang at 9 a m Fri day Her daughter 6 month old Lin da was found lying on the floor crying but unhurt Robert Bride of Manly Worth county coroner said the woman apparently fainted fell and caught her neck in the rung of a high chair pronounced death due Mrs Medlangs husband is as sistant manager at the local ele vator Other survivors include a son DeVon her parents Mr and Mrs Oscar Rusley of Joice and a brother Cecil of Joice She was a member of Bethany Luth eran church The body is at the Anderson fu neral home at Lake Mills Gray Aims for Reserve of 955000 Washington Gray retiring army secretary Friday revealed plans for an expanded and improved army organized re serve corps program that event ually will be built up to about 955000 officers and men The 5year program is intend ed to produce finally a corps of 146000 officers 478000 enlisted men and 330000 volunteers The corps will have three prin cipal active reserve in active reserve and honorary re serve The active reserve will consist of members assigned to mobiliza tion troop units The volunteer re serve will consist of members who are in training units or control groups Men will be placed in the honorary reserve if they suffer permanent disability reach 60 years of age or request a transfer after 20 years of service The longrange program initi ated by Gray calls for reaching its objective by 1956 providing funds are available The present organized reserve program costs about a year Budget estimates say Grays proposal would cost about a year Unless the funds are forthcom ing the army will aim at a min imum reserve strength of 146000 officers and 121000 enlisted per sonnel The army said theie now are some 170000 officers and enlisted men in the organized reserves It hopes to reach 255000 or 73500 officers and 181500 enlisted men the fiscal year beginning July I One feature ot the new pro gram will be a reserve corps school system to provide training for individual reservists who are unable to participate in required type unit training New schools to be started he said will be located near large population centers and will event ually cover 90 per cent of the na tions geographical area DAVENPORT VICTIM DIES Davenport Sylvia Johnson 38 of Davenport died Thursday night in Mercy hospital of injuries suffered Monday eve ning in an auto accident The car in which she was riding crashed toto a concrete abutment on high way Ci a mile west of here Police Lack Tangible Clues in Political Chiefs Death Kansas City lacked tangible clues Friday m the slaying of Political Leader Charles Binaggio but the crime was linked with the underworld Binaggio a former worker in Boss Tom Pendergasts oncepowerful democratic ganization was shot to death Thursday His strongarm aide Exconvict Charlie Gargotta also was killed Binaggio who broke with the Pendergast group after Boss Toms death had developed a strong following in Kansas City northside wards The crime brought repercus sions in both the state and na tional capitals In Washington Rep Short R Mo declared Binaggio was killed because he was in the way in the Missouri senatorial primary Opposed by Truman The congressman said Binaggio was backing a senatorial can didate opposed by President Tru man and a faction of the Pender gast political organization Rep Macy RNY called for a congressional investigation into the affiliation of crime and gangsters with politics in Kan sas City Missouri Governor Forrest Smith ordered the state highway patrol and the attorney generals office to aid local police in the investi gation Police questioned more than 20 persons but said they had no clues to the slayers identities No weapon was found in the first district democratic club where the men were killed Wanted to Quit The Kansas City Star said Bi naggio was murdered because he wanted to quit the ball game when his team the shadowy national crime syndicate reach ing from coast to los ing and it was Binaggios turn at bat The northside political chief and Gargotta had appeared re cently before a federal grand jury investigation of underworld ac tivities The execution was carried out by local men close friends of the fallen leader on orders which or iginated in another city the Star said Binaggio both as a political and as a rackets boss had made widescale promises to open Mis souri gambling He had accepted money from the national syndi cate for use in the 1948 elections 2nd Dies After Paint Explosion Waterloo Brandt 49 Dysart died in a hospital here late Thursday of burns suffered in a paint explosion at his farm home which claimed the life of another man Brandt and James Schrieber 21 Dysart were spray painting the walls of the basement at Brandts farm home 6 miles south of Dy start March 30 when the explo sion occurred Schrieber died at a hospital here April 2 SAME 112 Black tlir means traffic houri past VETERAN ACTOR ter Huston one of the nations eminent staffe and screen actors died Friday He was stricken at Ijotel suite in Beverly Hills late Thursday just before a surprise 66th birthday party planned for him by his son Director John Huston and others at Romanoffs cafe He was unable to go to the party but celebrated his birthday at the hotel with Spencer Tracy John Huston and other friends Korean Pleads Not Guiity Dubuque Sang Choi 36yearold Korean Friday plead ed innocent to a county attorneys information charging him with murder of a fellow Korean stu dent al the University of Du buque Choi was arrested on the Du buque campus shortly after the razor slaying of his good friend Chun Kenn Oh 24 in a univer sity dormitory last Jan 6 Choi was taken into court with in an hour after his return from Iowa City where he had been un der examination in a psychopathic hospital since Feb 1 Judge John G Chalmers said the date for trial would be set later and ordered that Choi be held in custody without bond un til then He will be returned to university hospitals He had twice attempted suicide in the county jail Brown Seeks State Office Hits Crime Sioux City Bernard A Brown Wood bury county attor ney Friday announced that he is a candidate for the office of at torney general in the June pri maries on the republican ticket In making the announcement Mr Brown said he advocated a close liason between the office of the attorney general and the of fices of county attorney and sher iff I believe in a program of law enforcement for the elimma tion of syndicate gambling and or ganized c r i m e Mr Brown stressed as advocated by recently proposed federal legislation and the state statutes I further believe ho added that a sound program can be conducted with complete dignity and a harmonious relation between the attorney general and law enforcement officials at coun ty level Mr Brown was born and reared in Sioux City He is married and the father of 2 children He is a veteran of both World wars and during the last war spent 38 months in the Pacific theater serv ing as chiefwar crimes section Japanese war crime trials and as civilian legal adviser to General Douglas McArlhurs judge advo cate in Tokyo 2 Die 1 Hurt When Truck Hits Bridge Decorah Two Decorah resi dents were killed and another critically injured at a m Friday when a pickup truck in which they were riding struck a bridge over Trout Run creek a mile southeast of here The dead are Orville Thomp son 30 and Mrs A A Snook 33 Charles Goltz 26 was in a hos pital with injuries described as critical Mrs Snook was killed instant ly Thompson died after being taken to the hospital There were several drums of Skelgas in the truck which spilled over the end of the bridge and on the highway but did not catch fire Thompson works for the Zahask tavern Goltz is employed by the Tekippe Skelgas company The truck was on it way to Decorah when the accident occurred It is not known who was driving The crash was investigated by Deputy Carl Leuenberger Officers said the truck appar ently hit a guard rail on one side of the bridge careened to the other side and parts of the vehicle were scattered for a distance of 75 feet but the gas containers did not ex plode All 3 were thrown from the truck It was reported to officers that Mrs Snooks husband is working at Mankato Minn They are said to have a 9 year old son Goltz has a wife and 3 children New Belgian Cabinet From Single Party Brussels Belgium ierDesignate Paul Van Zceland said Friday he has formed a gov ernment drawn entirely from his social Christian Catholic party which is pledged to return exiled King Leopold 111 to the throne He saici his cabinet would be an allCatholic one possibly with Home nonparliamentary member from other parties Van Zecland said he would give his government Regent Charles list to Prince Saturday and make it public immediately after wards He said he would ask for a vote of confidence for his government next Tuesday Van Zeelands action came after the liberal party dashed his hopes of forming a social democratlib eral coalition 7 JAPS HANGED Tokyo Japanese of originally sentenced to death were hanged Friday in Sugamo prison for killing 3 American air men in J945 Sentences of the others were comrnunted earlier Le Mars Resident Killed in Truck Lc Mars F Mann a Le Mars mechanic was killed shortly before noon Friday when the truck he was driving and an automobile sideswiped at an inter section east of here The accident occurred at Oyens Corner where a road from Oyens meets highway 5 Plymouth County Sheriff Frank Scholer said Frank Bohlke driver of the car told officers he was just starting up after stopping at the intersection when the accident happened Mann was returning from Cherokee Scholer said Mann was about 60 years old Bohlke was not in jurcd Rep Gross Files for Renomination DCS Moines Congressman H R Gross Waterloo republican filed with the secretary of state Friday his nomiiiation petitions as a candidate for renomination in the June 5 primary election Five republican candidates for the Iowa house of representatives also filed their petitions They are Reps Fred Stiffler Norwalk and Grant A Shifflett Diagonal W L Mpoty Gruiidy Center A L Mensin Lowden and Loyd Mc Curdy What Cheer LATTIMORE ANSWERS McCARTHY Lattimore accused by Senator Joseph R McCarthy R Wis of being Russias top spy in the United States faces a senate foreign relations subcommittee Thursday to an swer the accusations In a written statement which he read Lattimore swore the charges are base and con temptible lies McCarthy Miffed by Tydings Assertion Lattimore Cleared Washington AP lawmakers were homeward bound Friday for an Easter recess but the issues they left behind continued to be heard Senator McCarthy RWis was completely dissatisfied over Thursdays Rath Lifts Suspension of 200 of Employes Waterloo Rath Pack ing company has agrfced to lift suspensions of 200 employes in its hog kill department thus enabling normal operations to be resumed Friday Two shifts were scheduled Since the 200 hog kit employes were suspended following a work stoppage in the department March 27 only the day shift had been working The companys agree ment with officials of the UPWA CIO local meant the 2nd shift would be resumed Friday Seek Refuge From Truman Regime Prague Czechoslovakia UR George S Wheeler 2 of Rolling Bay Wash asked the communist itovernmcnl Friday to allow him and his family to remain in Czechoslovakia as political refu gees Wheeler did not make clear whether he intended to renounce his American citizenship but he said he would not return to the U S as long as the Truman adminis trationremained in power He told a press conference that he and his wife a former New York journalist decided to ask for refuge here because the United States is fostering the re vival ot gcstapo mid nazi meth ods in Germany Asked whether he inlendecl to give up his citizenship Wheeler said Of course I could return to the United Stales and someday I expect to but at the moment Trumans administration would not receive me very favorably But 1 dont think the Truman administration will be any more eternal than the Hoover admin istration was In the meantime I welcome Czechoslovak hospitali ty Wheeler a student and profes sor of economics at 4 Pragues Charles university said he was an economist in the U S war department during the war Later he said he was bead of the denazification branch and policy chief for the labor office in the American zone of Ger many While in Germany he said he met constant interference from military government authorities who never aimed at unrooting the remnants of gestapo and nazi methods in Germany The press conference was ar ranged by the Czech ministry of information Wheeler short and brownhaired said he had passed 3 loyalty tests in Germany and yet was fired by the military gov ernment without cause in the senate probe of his communist spy charges The house will remain in recess until April 18 but senators are due back at work Monday McCarthy was miffed by Sen ator Tydings assertion that FBI records fully clear Owen Latti more of the Wisconsin senators charges that he is a red spy Tydings Maryland democrat heads the foreign relations sub committee investigating Mc Carthys accusations that there are communists in the state depart ment Lattimore spent 3 hours before the committee Thursday blasting at McCarthy and his charges He said thatMcCarthy uttered base and contemptible lies Then Tydings told Lattimore that 4 of the 5 committee members had read a complete summary of his file in the FBI offices and found nothing to show that you were a communist or ever had been a communist or that you ever were connected with any espionage information or charges This drew from McCarthy the retort Either Tydings hasnt seen the files or he is lying There is no other alternative Reputation Stands Tydings comment on that made to newsmen was Ill let my reputation for accuracy stand It is significant that no member of the committee contradicted the statement when I made it in the presence of the committee The committee actually a sub committee of the senate foreign relations committee is made up of Tydings and Senators Green McMahon Lodge RMass and Hickenloopcr HickenJooper is the one member who was not present when Ty dings and the others went to the justice department 2 weeks ago When Tydings made his an nouncement at Thursdays session Hickenlooper said he wanted to make it clear that he had not seen the summary on Lattimore Tydings broke in to say he will lake Hickenlooper to the justice department next week to scruti nize the document Hickenloopcr bad told reporters earlier that At torney General McGrath had in vited him to come in and have a look at ins convenience Tydings said after the hearing that Hoover McGrath and Peyton Ford assistant to McGrath all agree with the estimate of the 4 members of the committee that the FBI summary clears Lattimore of McCarthys charges Next Thursday The committee has set aside next Thursday to hear McCarthys witnesses if he can persuade them to testify He said he is going to New York Philadelphia and Baltimore over the weekend to get in touch with the indi viduals Hickenlooper asked Lattimore while he was on the stand whether he would be willing to have Mr Truman give the committee the raw FBI file on him Opening my file would show me to be a completely honorable citizen Lattimore replied But I feel if Ishould ask that I would be asking a favor That I refuse to do Lattimore explained that he does not think it would be fair for me to ask special treatment when the files of others accused by Mc Carthy have been denied to the committee Hickenlooper asked whether Lattimore had ever met Secretary of State Acheson Lattimore said he has not then added I wish I had I admire him very much But Mercy Is Advised by Jurors Worker Tried for Killing Cancer Ridden Brother t Allen town Pa A Mohr 36yearold tannery work er was convicted of voluntary manslaughter Friday in the mer cykilling of his blind cancerrid den brother The jury of 8 men and 4 wom en recommended mercy The ver dict carries a possible 6 to 12 year term By its verdict the jury heeded the demand of the prosecution to halt mercy killings An acquit tal the state said would set a pattern for mercy murders throughout the nation Oral Motion The jury returned its verdict after deliberating a total of 4 hours and 55 minutes The de fense immediately filed an oral motion for a new trial Sentencing was deferred automatically Mohr showed no emotion as Jury Foreman Walter Andrews announced the verdict in Lehigh bounty court The jury locked up for the night after failing to reach a decision Thursday night handed down its verdict at a m 25 minutes after court opened Reject Plea The Jury rejected the tall lean Mohrs plea that he legally was in sane at the moment he fired a rifle bullet into the back of his brother Walter 55 last March 8 The case went to the jury at p m Thursday After hours of deliberation without a verdict the panel was locked up overnight in quarters at the courthouse Defense Attorney Harry P Creveling contended during the 4 day trial that Mohr cracked under the strain of watching can cer eat away Walters face District Attorney Kenneth H Koch while not demanding the death penalty urged that Mohr be convicted so that mercy killings can be brought to a halt The trial judge concurred with Kochs state ments that the death penalty would not be justified Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy and colder with Friday night and Saturday Low Friday night 25 High Saturday 35 Iowa Showers Friday night and Saturday probably mixed with snow north portion Colder Low Friday night 2428 north 2834 south Iowa 5day weather Temperatures will average 5 to 9 degrees below normal Normal highs 54 to 60 Normal lows 32 to 37 Colder Saturday and Sun day Rising trend Monday and Tuesday Colder Wednesday Precipitation will average one fourth to onehalf inch occuring as rain or snow Saturday Snow flurries east portion Sunday and rain Tuesday night or Wednesday Minnesota Cloudy and colder with occasional snow Friday night Saturday cloudy north with occasional snow and colder south Low Friday night 5 to 5 north 15 to 22 south High Sat urday 15 to 20 north 22 to 25 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Friday Maximum 48 Minimum 34 At 8 a m 43 YEAR AGO Maximum 63 Minimum 32 i Korea Told by U S to Hold Election Seoul U S state de partment has given Korea an ulti matum to hold national elections m May and stabilize her economy or lose American aid Secretary of State Acheson handed Korean Ambassador John Myung Chang such a note ol warning Tuseday in Washington A translation was given national assembly congress members Fri day Soon after the ultimatum was made public President Syngman Knee took a swipe at Owen Latti more American authority on far eastern affairs whom Senator Mc Carthy called a com mumst Asked for comment at a news conference Rhee snapped Lattimore has no use for Korea and China as long as Korea and China are fighting commu nism Anything the Soviet Union does not like would be a liability in the view of Professor Owen Lattimore of Johns Hopkins uni versity The president addressed the as sembly on Achesons note He said it must adopt a balanced budget as required by the American aid agreement and do it soon enough so that the national elections can be held between May 25 and 30 Lora Lee Made Ward of Court Hollywood Lora Lee Michel left the glamour world of the movies Friday for the normal childhood a judge thinks she missed Juvenile Judge A A Scott took the tiny actress from legal cus tody of Mr and Mrs Otto Michel and made her a ward of his court Lora Lee who ohcc commanded fees for her screen ap pearances needs a new environ ment to repair the damage done by the glamour world of the mo vies Scott decided Thursday NEEDS RECREATION Holland Mich UR Leon Moody city recreational director iesigned Friday because I need some recreation myself