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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 8, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETT THE NEWSPAPfR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS E VOL LVI Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY APRIL 8 1950 HOME EDITION uwir WORK TO FREE TRAPPED MOTORISTFiremen work to free an unidentified Rome Pilgrims Pray on Easter Rome hundred thou sand pilgrims from all over the world prayed in Romes churches Saturday while 3000 church bells tolled in celebration of Christs resurrection The bells silent since Thursday morning pealed at 11 a m 5 a m EST at the moment of the Gloria in Excelsis Deo of the Holy Saturday mass Then church organs took up the joyous sound draped images were unveiled and festive hangings were brought out to usher in what the Vatican committee for the holy year said almost certainly will be one of the most memorable Easter festivals in the history of the church Sunday 50000 pilgrims and Ro mans will pack St Peters basilica while Pope Pius XII celebrates the Easter Some 350000 are expected to 3am St Peters square outside the basilica at p m a m EST to tyail the pope when he appears oit the central balcony to bless the faithful over the world An estimated 40000 attended Holy Saturday mass in St Peters basilica Other pilgrims and tens of thousands of Italians attended services in the other basilicas and churches of Rome 100 in Walkout in Cedar Rapids Cedar Rapids fP Production at the LaplantChoate Manufac turing Co here was slowed down Friday when about 100 employes stopped work The workers members of the Farm Equipment Workers union left the plant after getting their checks The company and the union re cently ousted by the CIO are ne gotiating for a new contract Dies After Escaping Injury in Accident Le Mars IF After escaping any apparent injury in a car truck collision Friday in which inother man was killed Frank Bohlkc 83 died unexpectedly Sat urday Death was attributed to a heart attack Bohlkc who lived on a farm south of Oyens was the driver of a car which collided with a truck driven by Kenneth F Mann a Lc Mars mechanic Mann was killed in the accident Weqther Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and cold Saturday night Low Satur day night 24 Sunday cloudy and cold with rain or snow High Sunday about 40 Iowa Cloudy Saturday night and Sunday rain or snow west Sat urday night and entire state Sunday Colder south portion Saturday night Low Saturday night 22 to 28 north 28 to 34 south Minnesota Mostly cloudy windy and continued cold through Sun day Snow beginning Saturday night and continuing Sunday with considerable blowing and drifting snow north and central portions Low Saturday night 10 northeast 25 southwest High Sunday 25 northeast 35 south west IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Saturday Maximum 59 Minimum 25 At 8 a m 27 YEAR AGO Maximum 5fi Minimum 30 Cold Weather to Discourage Wearing of Easter Finery By UNITED PRESS Rain snow wind and cold weather will nip corsages and discourage the wearing of Easter finery innearly all parts of the country Sunday except Florida New England and the Pacific northwest the weather bureau said Saturday Hut in spite of unseasonable weather Americans planned to combine worship and tire to make the day a symbol of both Christian and pagan tra ditions marking the triumph of freshbudding life over death The prediction of colder weath er even brought relief to flood ravaged sections of the northern plains where residents expected to spend Easter battling swollen rivers and streams The Red river of the north which forms the boundary between North Dakota and Minnesota was the worst flood threat Temperatures near or below freezing were expected through out the midwest and northern Rocky Mountain areas with snow in Kansas Missouri and Illinois The weather will turn increasing ly colder Sunday from Texas northward to the Ohio Valley and Middle Atlantic states Church officials said the turnout of worshippers this weekend would be one of the greatest in history due to a coincidence in the calendars of the eastern orthodox western Christian and Jewish faiths The Jews observed the end of passover Saturday while mem bers of the Christian churches cel ebrated Easter Turn to Rome For ancient pageantry the eyes of the world turned to Rome where an estimated 120000 pil grims already have gathered for holy year observances at St Pe ters basilica and other noted churches in the city Thousands of new pilgrims streamed into Rome hourly by plane train bus bicycle and foot in hope of glimpsing Pope Pius XII as he officiates at Easter serv ices The pope held a general holy Saturday audience for 40000 pil grims In Palestine the tense political situation kept many Christians from traveling to the Holy Sepul chure in the Arab area to hear solemn high mass chanted on the reputed site of Jesus tomb Is raeli pilgrims must return home by traveling on to Arab ports because King Abdullah of Jordan does not allow direct passage from the Arab area back into the Israeli area Take Trips Millions of Americans used the 3day weekend to take trips or to relax at warmweather resorts The Pennsylvania railroad sched uled 33 extra trains to Washington where cherry trees rimmed the tidal basin with pink blossoms At New Yorks LaGuardia field 33 extra flights were made to Ber muda and 22 to Miami Fla Hundreds of thousands of wor shippers forsook cathedrals to at tend sunrise services in spots of scenic beauty More than 200000 persons were expected to attend the annual allnight Enster pag eant in a natural granite amphi theater near Lawton Okla but officials feared cold weather would cut the size of tho audience Other spectacular outdoor serv ices will be conducted in the Gar den of the Gods Colo Mount Rubidoux Cal Yosemitc National Park Cal the Grand Canyon Colo the Cathedral of the Pines N H and Natural Bridge Va 20 DIE IN SPAIN Ovideo Spain death toll in Thursdays MadridGijon train wreck rose to 20 Saturday with the death of a soldier injured in the crash Workmen were re ported still clearing the tracks of wreckage Fatal Crackups Few So Far By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Easter weekend gut off to a quiet start as far as tragic acci dents were concerned From 6 p m Friday to noon Saturday 19 persons perished in traffic accidents and 4 in miscella neous mishaps During the first 59 days of 1950 traffic deaths averaged 78 every 24 hours This figure however in cluded deaths days or weeks after the actual accidents The holiday weekend accident roundup in cludes only deaths taking place during the weekend The death toll by states so far listing traffic and miscellaneous accidents on that order is California 10 Colorado 20 Idaho 60 Indiana 32 Ken tucky 10 Maryland 10 Michi gan 20 New Jersey 02 New York 20 and Ohio 10 Former Clarion Girl Injured in Missouri Clarion Word was received here Saturday that Theresa Marsh all 22 daughter of Mr and Mrs Ralph Marshall of Clarion was seriously injured at Kansas City early this morning when she was thrown out as the car in which she was riding went around a curve At a hospital blood trans fusions and brain surgery were necessary She is employed as sec retary at Kansas City Kansas City Seeks Key Mr Big Slain Binaggio Believed to Have Talked Too Freely Kansas City Mo sought Saturday to connect a mys terious Mr Big of the Kansas City underworld with the slaying of Democratic Boss Charles Binag gio and his gunman pal Charles Gargolta At the sunc time veteran of ficers said privately that they ex pected henchmen of the slain men would take their own revenge against the expert assassins who shot Binaggio and Gargotta to death this week Police also planned to open Democratic Boss Charles Binag gios safe deposit box for a clue to the expert assassins who shot and killed Binaggio and his gun man pal Charles Gargotta The safe as well as the first district democratic clubrooms where the slayings took place have been under police guard since the bodies were discovered early Thursday morning A gold earring found in the car in which Binaggio and Gar gotta took their last ride was the only clue in the case Officers sought the woman who owned it in belief that she may have lured the victims into a trap Cop Pessimistic Its a million to one well nevj er find the killers said one of ficer who declined use of his name But its 10 to one that the under world will find those guys and knock them off Investigators appeared con vinced that the killings tied in with the connections Binaggio and Gargotta held in local gambling operations Binaggio they said was killed apparently for one of 2 possible reasons 1 He made the mistake recently of talking about quitting politics and the gaming trade 2 He failed to deliver on a political promise to open Kansas City and St Louis to unrestricted gambling Most detectives believed the order for the executions came from above possibly from the shadowy Mr Big who represents the national syndicate here and for whom Binaggio was regarded as front man The man in the shadows was not 011 the list of those questioner by police But it has been rumorec here for many years that he is a man of small business stature who can by the flick of an eyelid make important decisions in politica and underworld circles A newspaper which listed some of Kansas Citys more prominen underworld characters mentionec him But it could find no picture for its rogues gallery Grapevine Talks Officers said they probablj would learn the names of the killers through the underworld gzapevine after a while Even then we wont be able to prosecute them for lack of evi dence an officer said But Im iure theyll be taken care of He pointed back to the shooting 16 years ago of Johnny Lazia for whom Binaggio acted as pallbear er Police later learned that 2 well known hoods had performed the Lazia execution One was shot to death within a few years and the other disappeared This Paper Consists of Two One No 155 McCarthy Turns to Milder Accusations GENDARMES RATTLE RIOTERS IN PARISTheTong arm of the law in person of a steelhelmeted gendarme reaches out to snare a demonstrator duringa violent clash between police and communists outside the offices of the newspaper Lc Figaro on Champs Elysee Paris Wednesday The hourlong battle was a mass demonstration against publication of the memoirs of SS officer Otto Skorzeny Churchill to Be Tried on Arson Count Charles City An arson charge against Gordon E Jack Church ill Charles City night ciub opera tor is one of 4 criminal cases listed for the April term of district court which convenes here Mon day with Judge William P Butler Mason City presiding Churchill was indicted on the arson charge Feb 24 by the Floyd county grand jury He was accused n connection with an Oct 17 1947 fire which destroyed a night club under construction by Don ald and Wesley 2 miles west of the city on highways 18 and 218 The night club operator long the central figure in a series of events was released shortly after his arrest on a 85000 ap pearance bond Other criminal charges are against Mrs Bcr niece AlcFadden Clair Clay and Joseph L Glaser all charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated The grand jury will report at 10 a m Tuesday cases will be assigned for trial dates at 2 p m Monday and trial jurors will re port at p m April 17 The April calendar does not list a trial notice for this term of court on a civil action against Churchill in connection with the fire which destroyed the Hoberts night club building which was filed by Hobert Oct 10 in which they asked triple damages allowed by Iowa law for what they charged was wilful and malicious destruc tion of property The Hoberts placed their loss at Al Loveland Quits to Run for Senate Key West Fla Albert J Loveland resigned Saturday as un dersecretary of agriculture to en ter the race for the U S senate in Iowa Accepting President Truman said he did so with real regret and praised Loveland for dis tinguished service in behalf of the American farmer both in Wash ington and in your own state Loveland is a candidate for the democratic nomination for the seat now held by Senator Hicken loopor RIowa a member of the senate foreign relations sub committee investigating charges by Senator McCarthy RWis that the state department is over run with communists Hickenloopcr is one of the re publicans against whom the presi dent may campaign during coast tocoast stumping tours this year FAILS TO GAIN FREEDOMBernard J Smith J wipes a tear as he must return to jail where he has been confined over a year for failure to pay a judgment for 2 57042 following a fatal automobile accident He is a victim of Vermonts debtors law Nicholas 5th GOP Candidate for Iowa Lieutenant Governor Wreckage Sighted in Sea Where 8Man Crew Believed to Be Lost Chatham Mass was sighted Saturday in the sea area where a fishing vessel with an 8inan crew was feared lost after a night in lashing storms be tween Cape Cod and Nantucket Island A coast guard plane reported sighting planks and a hatch cover off the northern tip of Nantucket Island Rescuers were searching that rough sea stretch for the New Bed ford scalloper William Landry She was tossed like a cork in 60 LO 65 miles an hour winds and olinding snows after her engine broke down Friday night Wild snow squalls were blowing when the vessel was last heard o about midnight At that time the crew was reported bailing with Buckets Apprehend Suspect in Kidnapping Covina Cal Sheriffs officers today took into custody a high school girl and a man sus pected of kidnapping her as she sat in her boy friends car in front of her home Friday night Details were not immediately Tvailable Sheriff Sgt William Sells said Dulcy Nelson 16 was abducted by a 30yearold man He said the boy friend Donald Oelrich reported the man flashed a ight on the couple ordered Donald from the car then got in and drove away with the girl Clarion Man Dies Richards 89 ifclong resident of Clarion and vicinity died at 11 a m Saturday at a hospital in Hampton He eaves the widow 3 sons and 3 daughters W H Nicholas Cerro Gordo county farmer and turkey raiser Saturday revealed that he is cir culating petitions as a candidate for the republican nomination for Iowa lieutenant governor The Mason Cityan becomes the 5th candidate for the republican nomination tor lieutenant gover nor Previously announced candi dates are State Senator J Ken dall Lynes Plainfield State Rep Harold F LunV Nelson Sioux City Warren Wells Council Bluffs chairman of the state tax commis sion and Richard V Leo Dysart farmer Served in 52utl In making this announcement Mr Nicholas withdraws from the race as a candidate for the party nomination for state representa tive from Cerro Gordo county a position he held in the 52nd gen eral assembly He had considered the lieuten ant governor candidacy earlier in the year but decided against it at that time because of the heavy demand upon his time by his bus iness A change in operations in his business and a canvass of the political situation over the state brought about the decision to en ter the lieutenant governorship race While serving in the house Mr Nicholas originated a school of in struction for newcomers in the legislature and was named head of a committee to draw up such a course He was one of 2 new mem bers on the steering and sifting committee Introduced Community Bill His work in the legislature also included introduction of a com munity property bill to bring greater equity in federal taxes to Iowa Although the bill did not pass it provided impetus that led to federal legislation making the principles of community property available to all states Mr Nicholas service in public office includes 8 years as county recorder in Butler county where he was born in 1892 He served in the navy during World wnr I and later in the navy reserves He en tered the poultry and hatchery business in and in 1926 moved his operations to Mnson City Mr and Mrs Nicholas who live at 60 Crescent drive have 3 chil dren Idellii New York City Bill senior at the State University of Iowa and Bonnie Mason City high school W H NICHOLAS Another Dies of Flu at Clarinda DCS Moines in mate has died in an ouibrcak of an apparently new type of influ ent at Clarinda state mental hos pital the state board of control said Saturday The death occurred Thursday night New admissions to the hospital were stopped and influenza pa tients were isolated recently after the hospital reported 17 inmates had died of influenza or pneumo nia since Feb 1 Board Chairman Henry Burm said a report from University of Iowa hospitals at Iowa City indi cated the flu at the Clarinda in stitution apparently is a new type GREAT DANCER DIES London XP Vaslav Nijinsky one of the greatest dancers of all time died Saturday Nijinsky died at London clinic where he had been a patient for 2 days He had been living in Eng land since the war President to Enjoy Worm Easter Day Key West Fla UR Warm weather came back to Key West Saturday making the beach and the surf much more inviting to President Truman After a 2day cold snap which sent the thermometer into the middle fifties the temperature was expected to rise to the middle sev enties Saturday With the warmer weather the president probably will resumr his daily beach visits Saturday Saturday and Sunday ofiered the president his final chancrs at vacation living for some time to come because he will fly back to Washington Monday morning Mr Truman planned a quiet Easter Sunday with his daughter Margaret He probably will at tend Easter church services on the naval station where he has been vacationing since March 16 r Lifts Senate Immunity in New Charges Calls Lattimore Architect of Our Far Eastern Policy Passaic N J Mc Carthy RWis shucked off his congressional immunity Saturday and made new attacks on Owen Latlimore Philip c Jessup and Diplomat John S Service He challenged them to sue him for libeJ McCarthys latest accusations against the trio were considerably milder than those he originally leveled in the senate where he has constitutional protection from court action Lattimore has called on the Wisconsin senator to make the same statements without cloaking himself in senatorial im munity In a speech prepared for a meet nig of the marine corps league McCarthy said I invite the indi viduals whose names I shall name to start their libel suits if a single word I say is not true Then he proceeded to charge that 1 man common ly known as the architect of our Far Eastern selling our state department a program identical to the planks in the platform of the communist party He said this platform will de liver vast areas of the world to communist Russia Returns to Jessup 2 The Institute of Pacific Rela organization which Jessup once m checks representing commu nist money and must be cred ited by the American people as having originated the myth of the democratic Chinese commu nists1 3 Service was picked up by the FBI in connection with the theft of secret government docu ments but instead of being in dicted was later placed in charge of personnel in the state depart ments far eastern division Under immunity McCarthy has told the senate he can prove Latti more is a Russian agent and a present or former member of the communist party that Jessup has an unusual affinity for commu nist causes and that the com munist affiliations of Service are well known McCarthy repeated none of those charges Saturday The state department has denied the charges against Jessup a top official who holds the rank of am bassador at large and Service who recently was called home from a consular assignment in India It said Service was cleared in the secretdocuments case Mc Carthy mentioned Of Lattimore the department has said he was associated with it only briefly about 5 years ago Roused the Nation McCarthy a World war II ma rine corps veteran was awarded the marine corps leagues national Americanism award for 1950 for rousing he nation to the menace of bad security risks in our gov ernment The league is a national organization of marine veterans Accepting the award the Wis consin republican said that those men who are attempting to sell out this nation must be removed from positions of power regard less of what prompts them to act thus And he said I make you a promise that removed they will be Then he added There has been a great shout by the leftwing press that accusa tions have been made behind the cloak of senatorial immunity These statements today are not being made on the senate floor and no immunity attaches If a single word I say today is not true then the men named can start those libel suits that they have been talking about but I remind them 1 the truth is a perfect defense in a libel suit and 2 the day after any one of them starts a libel suit I will have them in for the crossexamination which I have asked the committee to al low me to conduct but which for political reasons has been denied me SAME IUf no iriffU death ml 24 hem   

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