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Publication: Mason City Globe Gazette April 12, 1950

Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 12, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETT THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH E IOWANS NEIGHBORS AMociated and United Press Full Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY APRIL 12 1950 HOME EDITION unnr AP Wirephoto n since BONECarole Ann Wenzel 9 of West New York takes her firsTsteDs rsseDs was paralyzed a year ago With her at New Jersey Orthopedic hosnital i TOP whose leg bone was used to patch her Spine Jo wa 5k To nan MS CdPPled lef leg and Sed the Crash Occurs at Secret Missile Base Albuquerque N M teen airmen died Tuesday night in the fiery crash of a B29 bomber into a secret area of Sandia specia weapons base Deaths of all aboard were con firmed Wednesday morning with official announcement of their names None was from Iowa Authorities said a search crew fin ished recoveringthe mangled bod ies only a short time earlier The big Walker base at Roswell N M cracked up near the crest of the Manzano mountains 3 minutes after taking off from Kirtland base here Fails to Climb Officials reported it had climbed little more than IjOOO feet unac countably failing to gain appre ciable altitude or bank sharply to avoid the peak Witnesses at Kirtland saw flames leap high into the ail moments later The scene of the crash was in a remote area of Sandia base which assembles the atomic bomb Tight secrecy regulations were invoked Emphasizing secrecy cloaking the locale one officer observed Not even the president of the United States could get into the place Except for describing the big crafts flight as one for training military authorities declined to disclose its mission Ship and crew were attached to the 509th bomb wing at Walker base Kirtland base is part of the en force special weapons project and new weapons are developed at ad joining Sandia base Men are trained at Kirtland for air force use of these weapons The superfortress burned for more than 2 hours Flames shoot ing high in the air were visible from a distance of 15 miles The air force said no buildings were involved in the crash Of ficials declined to say however whether the plane fell in an area about which there have been guarded reports in the past hint ing at underground atomic instal lations 2nd at Sandia prison It was the 2nd tragedy at Sandia in slightly less than a month Fifteen military prisoners died in a flash fire at the base March 8 The bomber was reported on a navigational training flight It was cnroute from Roswell to Albu querque to Carswell base at Fort Worth Tex thence back to Ros well The plane took off from Kirt lands eastwest runway at p m Reconstructing the crash air force officials said the plane did not deviate from its course It plowed directly into the mountain side instead of making a turn or seeking to gain altitude to clear the peak SNOW HITS OMAHA Omaha oneinch early morning snow in Omaha was blamed Wednesday for a traffic jam that stalled autos for 10 blocks in the vicinity of AkSar Ben bridge across the Missouri liver between Omaha and Coun 41 Bluffs Iowa Wirephoto IN POISON D E A T rence Nobles 45 and Mrs Tru man Gavle 33 are held without charge pending an inquest into the death of Oscar Rasmussen a farmer near Albert Lea Minn Jailed Mother Worried Over Big Mistake Albert Lea Minn con sciencestricken mother says she made a big mistake when she poured strychnine into her hus bands whiskey to kill him but killed his friend instead Mrs Viola Gavle 33 was dis traught Wednesday over the death of Oscar Rasmusson 47 who diec afterdrinking the poisoned whis key she intended for her husband Truman 38 She was worried about what will happento her 4 children too she told CountyAttorney Rudolf Hanson She says she made a big mis take Hanson reported Sheriff Carl G Lindahl said formal first degree murder com plaints probably would be filed Wednesday against Mrs Lavle and Lawrence Nobles 43yearold Dachelor farmhand who admitted plotted with her to poison her lusband Lindahl said Nobles signed confession Tuesday night admit ting that he suggested Mrs Gavle jut strychnine in Gavles whiskey He also admitted according to the sheriff that he bought the strych nine for Mrs Gavle last October with 35 cents she gave him However Nobles said he re ected a suggestion by Mrs Gavle hat he give the poison to her hus jand l didnt want to have a thing o dp with him he told authori ies Mrs Gavle said she slipped the poisoned whiskey under the front seat of her husbands automobile But the plot misfired when he drank ffom ah unppisoned bottle and unsuspectingly handed the poisoned potion toRasmusson SILVER VANISHES Nwhua chest of silver alued at has been taken rom the E L Schoenfeld home here The Schoenfelds said the liver disappeared Monday night vhen they were at a lodge meet ng President Sees 5th Year in White House Washington resident Trumans fifth anniversary in the white house promised to be a busy onel In addition to his regular daily schedule lof engagements of paper work was to play host to President Gonzales Videla of Chile who arrived for a 3day state visit Mr Truman and his family were to entertain for the visiting Chileans at a state dinner The president took no cogniz ance himself of his anniversary in the white house except to send a simple wreath of flowers to the Hyde Park N Y tomb of his predecessor the late President Franklin D Roosevelt FIVE YEARS AGO Hyde Park N Y ff Five years have passed since Franklin D Roosevelts death but as many as 3000 persons daily still visit his grave anniversary of the late presidents death the events of his life will be recalled once more in a special memorial service at the grave The Rev Gordon L Kidd rec tor of St James Episcopal church here which Mr Roosevelt at tended during his lifetime will conduct the service The service is open to the pub lic The occasion focused attention on this landscaped burial spot be side the Hudson has drawn an average of half a million visitors a year since the presi dents death This Paper Consisti of Two One Cold War No Warmer After Russians Charge We Attack U S Seen on Defensive By DEWITT MacKENZIE AP Foreigrn Affairs Analyst This is no time for Uncle Sams citizenry to lose tempers and restraint in connection with the mysterious sovfet over the Latvian coast elements in the sit No GAMBLERS FINED Muscatine Eis and Henry Naber both of Muscatine were fined each Tuesday on charges of keeping a gambling house Naber also was fined for illegal possession of gambling devices Both were arrested al most a year ago before Attorney General Robert Larsons state wide crackdown on gambling Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clear and cold Wed nesday night with low near 15 Thursday fair and warmer with high about 40 fair continued cool Wednesday night Thursday mostly fair with rising temper ature Low Wednesday night near 20 northeast to 28 south west Northerly winds 1018 mph Wednesday Minnesota fair with Thursday generally rising temperatures High Thursday 30 north 3540 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Wednesday Maximum 39 Minimum 19 At 8 a m 20 Precipitation 01 Snow YEAR AGO Maximum 58 Minimum 35 ment to rock the boat The matter should be pursued with dignified restraint until we know just what has happened We can proceed with confidence that we are capable of handling anything we may be called upon to deal with Soviet Foreign Minister Andre Y Vishinsky pursuing his usua strongarm method has used harsh language in charging a gross vi olation of the soviet frontier Lat via by an American military plane He declares this consti tutes an unheard of violation o Lhe elementary rules of interna tional law Russian Intercept The tale as Vishinsky unfolds 5 s that last Saturday a 4engined military plane of the B29 type a Flying Fortress bearing Amer can identification marks was sighted south of Libay Lepaya Latvia When the plane pene rated what Russia claims is so viet territory a flight of soviet ighter planes demanded that the American plane follow it to a nearby airdrome Then The American plane not only failed to comply with this de riand but opened fire on the so riet planes Owing to this an ad Danced soviet fighter was forced o open fire in reply after which he American plane turned to vards the sea and disappeared Thats the soviet story By pe iiiliar coincidence the U S air brce headquarters at Wiesbad n Germany had been searching or a missing U S raw ersion of the B24 r the Baltic This plane was un inried it was said and had a rew of 10 That may be the un ortunate craft which encoun erecl a flight of soviet fighters It looks as though Moscow not nowing what had happened to he American plane after it was hot at had waited to see what ction America might take Then ensing that the U S plane might e lost the soviet decided to take ime by the forelock and beat Washington to the punch On the Defensive The idea would be to put Uncle am on the defensive The harge now against him is that e has been scouting soviet ter itory For what purpose Why o prepare for war against the so et union of course Fitting into this picture was the uggestion Monday in 2 Copen agen newspapers that the United tates was taking advantage of the search for the missing plane in the Baltic in order to recon noiter soviet territory The source of this suggestion wasnt given by the papers The idea that America would be scouting soviet Baltic territory with a bomber seems to border on the absurd Such an operation would be inviting trouble In any event we have a diplo matic fight on our hands And Vishinsky as already suggested has made a move calculated to put America on the defensive Spencer Farmer Dies in Crash Emmctsburg UP Melvin L Attig 29 a farmhand of near Spencer was killed but 2 other men escaped serious injury late Tuesday m the near headon col lision of a car and a tractortrailer The state highway patrol said the car Attig was driving appar ently went out of control and struck the front of a semitrailer dnven by Russell Grover 25 Gil lett Grove The car overturned into a ditch near the junction of high Hired Crowd Charged to Secy Brannan By JOHN CHADWICK Washington of agri culture department funds to hire an audience for a speech by Sec retary of Agriculture Brannan was charged Tuesday by 2 republican senators Brannan was out of the city and not available for comment Senator Aiken RVt said in a senate speech that 5000 Minne sota farm commitleemen were virtually instructed to attend a St Paul meeting at which Bran nan spoke and that as special in ducements they promised regular pay and travel allowances He labeled it an illegal use of farm charge promptly backed up by Senator Ferguson Ferguson demanded that Attorney General McGrath take action Aiken estimated the April 4 meeting cost between and SI00000 and said the money must have come from funds allocated to Minnesota for soil improvement work He said the conference was sup posed to be concerned with plan ning a 1951 soil conservation program for Minnesota but he called Biannans speech political from start to finish Theise of money appropriated to the department of agriculture for soil conservation programs cannot be legally spent in hiring audiences for political purposes Aiken said Ferguson calling it a clear vio lation of the law chided admin istration officials for what he called their attempt to influence egislation themselves while scold ing private lobbies Aiken said that not only Bran nan but Senator Humphrey CD Minn made a wholly political peech at the meeting He also ac cused Humphrey of misstating the facts about farm legislation which Aiken sponsored in the 80th congress Humphrey was not present in he senate His office reported he vas out of the city Raft Is Sighted by Our Patrol Plane Clinton in Slow Storm Recovery Clinton tele phone and power services were restored Wednesday to Clinton and most other northeastern Iowa READS OF Louis Budenz reads news bulle tin of his subuoena Wednesday as the Mystery Witness in Midland Mich Senator McCarthy wants senate inves tigators to hear on his charges against Owen Lattimore Taft Charges Truman Libel on McCarthy Washington Senator Taft by an Easier ice Bell Telephone ities lashed torm Northwestern o said long distance telephone ervice was restored by Tuesday light to Clinton and all but 12 f 139 communities whose lines vere broken by the storm Service o the 12 towns still out all small ommunities was expected to be esumed Wednesday Some Clinton telephones still out of order because of tan ways 18 and 17 Wilfred Nieman 50 Spencer owner of the car was riding with Attjg but escaped serious injury Grover also was uninjured Attig was a veteran of 4 years overseas service during World war II led lines Meanwhile national 275 between 200 and guardsmen from Clinton Cedar Rapids Dubuque Davenport and Des Moines con tinued operation limb lift clear ing away broken branches and other storm debris from Clinton streets and yards Des Moines guard units at the direction of Adj Gen Charles H Grahl sent 42 men 4 officers and 8 trucks here Tuesday to join guardsmen and vehicles from the other towns GrahL said he planned to fly here from DCS Moines Thursday to look over the situation Offi incharge of guard operations guardsmen least until here estimated the would be needed at Sakirdayjand possibly longer Our feet Lucas Claims But ROhio demanded Wednesday that President Truman eliminate any suspicion of treason from the administration if he can Taft chairman of the senate re publican policy committee also accused Mr Truman of libeling Senator McCarthy RWis and preiudging McCarthys charges of communism in the state depart ment As Taft let fly at the president the stage was set for former com munist Louis Budenz and Owen Lattimore far eastern affairs spe cialist and Johns Hopkins profes sor to confront each other at the hearing April 20 McCarthy has said that Budenz will swear that he knew Lattimore to be a member of the communist party Lattimore testified under oath last week that he never has been a communist and that he never knowingly has promoted the cause of communism He also flatlv denied McCarthys contention that he is Russias head spy in this country Unacquainted Lattimore said in a statement Tuesday that he does not know Budenz and to the best of my recollection I have never met him and have never been associated directly or indirectly with him Lattimore added that he has no information as to what Budenz plans to tell the senate foreign relations subcommittee investigat ing McCarthys accusations The committee voted Tuesday to subpoena Budenz next Monday but later agreed to Budenzs re quest that his appearance be put off to April 20 Budenz former managing editor of the Daily Worker renounced communism in 1945 after serving the party for 10 years He then rejoined the Catholic church He is now on the faculty at Fordham university in New York The committee agreed to let Lattimore reply to Budenz also at a public hearing Lattimore al ready has saidvthat anyone who munist is a perjuror and should be prosecuted Taft expressed his views on the investigation of McCarthys charges in his weekly column Washington Report to Ohio newspapers Taft Tells Ohio He sharply criticized Mr Tru man for declining to give the in quiry committee access to FBI files and other confidential gov ernment loyalty records He also declared The procommunist influence in the state department has been reflected in a strongly procom munist policy in the far eastern division of the and a strongly procommunist policy in China which succeeded finally in delivering China and perhaps the entire east to communism BUDENZ SURPRISED Midland Mich Bu denz former communist and fre quent witness in American red trials refused comment Tuesday on Sen Joseph McCarthys charge that Far Eastern Expert Owen Lattimore is a communist spy He expressed surprise at Mc Carthys naming him as his chief witness against Lattimore I have never seen Senator McCar thy in my whole life I have never talked to him I dont know him This development today his subpoena has been a sur prise to me he declared McCarthy said Budenz was his No 1 witness against Latti more Des Moines Couple in Twin Killing Mother a Victim Des Moines 30yearold mother was shot and killed Wed nesday by her estranged husband who critically wounded himself after exchanging gunfire with of ficers Deputy Sheriff Joe Smith said George Nunn 34 shot himself in the head after killing his wife Doris BAR BANDITS Washington senate commerce committee Wednesday gave unanimous approval to a bill which would bar the interstate shipment of slot machines and fr Little Hope Held for Survivors Believed Remnants of Missing Navy Craft in Russian Incident NOW ITS SWEDEN Stockholm govern ment protested to the U S em bassy Wednesday that Amer ican planes flew over a Swedish naval base while searching for a missinr U S navy privateer aircraft BY RICHARD K OMALLEY Wiesbaden Germany crew of an American search plane Wednesday reported the sighting of an oil slick and what appeared to be a life raft in the Baltic sea area where a U S navy plane is missing The search B17 piloted by Capt Banta M York of Raleigh N C scanned the seas off Born holm Island Denmark for six hours and returned to Copenhagen late in the day when its fuel ran low Air force headquarters here quoted Sgt Winthrop Maddox of Griffin Ga a member of Yorks as It looked like a life raft to me It submerged in the center of an oil slick The yellow color showed up and it looked like it might have been equipment off an airplane York said he saw debris but no signs of life Also See Oil Slick An oil slick is left on the water by sinking planes or vessels The plane sought is a fourengine pri vateer which left Wiesbaden Sat urday for Copenhagen and may have been disabled air officers here fear by Russian gunfire The search planes reports did not raise much hope for the miss ing crew of 10 A Danish pilot when went to the scene said he believed the American pilot might have been misled by a buoy placed by the Russians to mark dumped mustard gas York told the Associated Press I dropped everything except the kitchen sink into the sea to keep flying as long as possible but at last I had to give up be cause fuel was running low Contacted By Danes Immediately before I set course for Copenhagen a Danish mine sweeper reached the spot and picked up some of what I thought was debris The Danes reported by radio that the first thing they picked up was a wooden box used by fishermen for storing fish An Associated Press correspon dentflew out from Roenne Born holm island and saw nothing but water other searching planes and vessels Low clouds and rain hampered the rescue efforts late in the day Even as darkness fell however 6 American planes took to the air to continue the search The B17 which spotted what appeared to be a life raft con tinued to circle the area But it radioed that it was running low on fuel and would have to return soon to Copenhagen That raised the danger that con tact with the reported raft might be lost since no other plane had seen anything like it If the U S plane fell into the sea after being fired upon by the Russians the crew could possibly escape in rubber rafts which the plane carried The rafts contain provisions to maintain survivors for nearly 2 weeks Sen Brewster Says Missouri Violence Forced Inqui By DON WHFTEHEAD vesligaion one wav Washington Brew ster RMainc said Wednesday that violence in President Tru man s home state forced demo senate leaders to approve a crime investigation On the other hand Senator Lucas of Illinoisthe democratic leader declared that we havent been dragging our feet on an in vestigation He said tho senate in quiry group will make a full in vestigation of crime syndicates operating in interstate commerce Senator Kefauver who is expected to direct the in vestigation told reporters I ciont thing any attempt will be made to make political capital of the in one way or another K far as ho is concerned be no shying away from Kansas City Mo Jd a reporter the of Democratic and his n ex cnnv exconvict muscleman was volved m the decision to set up a special 5man senate investigat ing committee The Maine senator said senate delayed for 3 months taking any action on a crime inquiry developments made it oo hot for hem to delay any longer Brewster said He is Chanman of the senate republican campaign committee Democratic leaders agreed Tues move open day to telescope 2 proposed crime and gambling inquiries into single investigation This forestalled a threatened H K clash between the senate judiciary committee and the senate com merce planning its own separate inquiry and pro posing a budget apiece A resolution will be given to the senate in a day or so Kefauver said to Vice President Barkley to appoint the investiga democrats and 2 republi uiry cans Kcfnuvcr predicted the resolu tion will bo broad enough to cover crime syndicate operations and what corrupting Influences they may have on local law enforce ment agencies He added the in vestigation will run through the summer and fall and that the committee will report on its find ings next January The resolution is expected to re senate some GOP senators are primed for an attack on the move which shifts the inquiry into the hands of a 5man group n t o r Ferguson RMich told reporters the democrats are trying to squeeze him out of the Investigation Kefauver contended mere has been no effort to push anyone out of the investigation He said any members of the judi ciary and commerce groups wilt be welcome to attend hearings and question witnesses if they desired Bob Hawk Weds Movie Executive 4 Hollywood Quiz master Bob Hawk 43 and former movie executive Mary Rechner were enroute to New York Wed nesday on their honeymoon The couple were married here Tuesday They will sail April 13 from New York on a 5week Eu ropean honeymoon tour It is the first marriage for both Hawk and his bride Hawk was born and reared in Creston la SAME IBUck IM But S4 hwn ;

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Publication: Mason City Globe Gazette

Location: Mason City, Iowa

Issue Date: April 12, 1950

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