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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 31, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Holiday Toll Goes Above 550 Mark x 340 Killed in Traffic Accidents 92 Persons Drown By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The nation Wednesday counted staggering death tollfar aboW over the 4day Memorial Day weekend Millions turned to the highways seasons first outing and fh Set a new lor the holiday survey showed 560 violent deaths There were 340 persons killed in traffic accidents i and 128 others lost their lives in a variety of vio lent accidents These included air plane crashes fires falls explo sions and other mishaps H Dearborn president of the National Safety Council The nation has by slambang driving and an outstanding dem onstration of mass indifference to the laving while paying respects to the dead turned this Memorial Day holiday into a Memorial Dav massacre The 4day total compared to last years 3day Memorial Day un 2fflfual of 413 violent years total Deluded 253 traffic fatalities 87 drownings and 73 killed in miscellaneous ac cidents The council said the traffic toll was a record for Memorial Day but the previous high was not dis closed The violent death toll for the 3day Memorial Day holiday in 1948 was 404 and 504 for a sim ilar period in 1947 The council had predicted traf fic deatns would total 290 over the 4day 6 p m local time Friday to midnight Tuesday Osage Man Drowns at Lake Okoboji Ctnta m Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MAY 31 1950 This Paper Consists ot Two No Violence Hits Germany Youths Police Tangle Jack Heritage grocer ck Schnphr nderson farmer and school board member JS Tuesday to bow out of the tourney Gambler Erickson Charged Balanced Aid by Grand Jury on 60 Counts an Dale Peterson 49 own er of Dale Peterson Inc and part owner of the Daylight store drowned in East Okoboji lake near Arnolds Park when a boat cap sized at p m Sunday The body was recovered about hour and a half later Mr and Mrs Peterson were house guests over the weekend of Mr and Mrs Herbert Langer of Des Moines in their cottage at the lake Langer and Peterson and others in the party had gone out for a ride across the lake and were ready to return to the dock when the accident occurred Close to the shore a son of Lang er was operating a small motor boat and Peterson was attempt ing to transfer the boy from the smaller boat to the larger when the smaller boat capsized throwing both Peterson and the boy into the water Doesnt Grab Preserver Life preservers were thrown to both and the lad was able to grasp 1 and was saved Peterson didnt grasp a preserver near him lead ing officers to believe he might have had a heart attack when he struck the cold water Mr Peterson was born to Bert and Addie Flack Peterson at Delhi Jan 28 1901 As a young boy he accompanied his parents to Osage where he since resided He attended the University of Iowa where he was a member of the Delta Tau Delta Widely Known In 1926 Mr Peterson was mar ried to Garnet Welch of Osage He entered partnership with his fath er in the Daylight store and in 1945 he established a floor cov ering store known as Dale Peter son Inc His business became widely known and he had many contracts over a wide area from hotels and apartment houses He was a Mason member of the Chamber of Commerce the Elks of Charles City and the Methodist church Surviving are the widow daughter Janet student at Iowa State college and son James who will be graduated from the State University of Iowa next week The body is at the Champion funeral home New York New York county grand jury Wednesday re urned 60count information against Frank Erickson gambler who recently testified before a enate investigation that he netted a year from gambling en terprises He was charged with conspiracy and bookmaking The action was announced by District Attorney Frank S Hogan One count alleged conspiracy and the other 59 counts charge book making The information charging book making covers a 20year period from 1930 to 1950 Hogan said Hogan said the information which was voted last Friday and filed Wednesday mentioned only 1 other person Harry Richards who is named as a coconspirator in the information but not as a de fendant Richards is being held as a ma terial witness in bail Criminal informations rather than indictments are returned in misdemeanor cases Bookmaking is a misdemeanor in New York The grand jury investigation followed a raid on Ericksons Park Avenue office during which vol uminous documents relating to his enterprises were seized The raid followed Ericksons testimony be fore the senate investigation Erickson has fought for return of the papers without success Meanwhile the New York jury has subpoenaed New Jersey bank records of Joe Adonis underworld figure his wife and his son Adonis is known as an associate of Erick son The banks were ordered to give up the records by June 5 or show cause in court why they should not do so The subpoenas also called for records of a Newark N J ac counting firm relating to the Col onial Inn north of Miami near Hollywood Fla Records seized during the raid on his office indicated Erickson profited heavily from gambling operations at the Inn The papers also linked a number of under J C Hones Mason Cityan Dies at 76 Joel Charles Hanes 76 partner m Yelland and Hanes stationery and office supplies store died about p m Tuesday at a local hospital following an illness He had been a resident of Mason City for the past 32 years Mr Hanes was born Oct 3 1873 at Aultsville Ontario Can ada the son of John Wesley and Jane Elizabeth Hanes At the age of 12 he came to the United States with his family and settled at Nor Needed to Stop Reds Acheson Washington of istate Acheson told congress Wed nesday that the growing power of Russia can only be met by organ izing the military might of the west into balanced collective forces He appealed to congress to sup port such a course saying Pres ident Truman fense Johnson Secretary of De and he agree it world characters operations with the Inns Brown Appeals Slaying of Mason Cityan Des Moines Alvjn J Brown young Tulsa Okla hitch hiker sentenced to life for mur der Wednesday appealed his case to the Iowa supreme court Brown pleaded guilty to slaying William J Muldoon of Mason City last June 5 after Muldoon had given him ride enroute to Des Moines The slaying occurred near Marshalltown Browns case was appealed on the record and is expected to be gubmitted to the justices Sep tember He pleaded guilty to the general charge of murder and alter a hearing District Judge B O Tankersley determined it was first degree murder and sentenced Brown to life imprisonment Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Sunny and mild Thursday Low Wednesday night 45 to 48 High Thursday 75 Iowa Fair and cooler Wednesday night Thursday fair and rather cool Low Wednesday night 40 to 45 northwest near 50 south east portion High Thursday 68 to 72 West to northwesterly winds about 20 M P H Thurs day Moderately low humidity Thursday Further outlook Mostly fair weather continuing Friday and Saturday Warmer by Saturday Low Thursday night 40 northwest 48 southeast High Friday about 72 Minnesota Fair south partly cloudy north Wednesday after noon Wednesday night and Thursday A few showers northeast portion Wednesday afternoon Cooler Wednesday afternoon and Wednesday night Low Wednesday night 35 north west near 40 southeast High Thursday 60 northwest 65 southeast IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Wednesday Maximum 79 Minimum 43 At 8 a m J C HANES wood N Y in 1885 Later he moved to Watertown N Y where he was first employed in a dry goods business In Service In 1898 he volunteered for ser vice in the SpanishAmerican war and was in the 39th Separate Company of the New York Vol unteers He received his discharge at Greenville N Carolina within a year Following his war servicehe made his residence at Syracuse On Oct 16 1901he was mar ried to Minnie May Fairman at Watertown N Y They made their first residence at Flint Mich where he was with the Woolworth company They transferred their residence to many towns in the United States and finally came to Mason City from Lincoln Nebr YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 79 60 year he was with the in 1918 For a Woolworth company City and then became in the Yelland and in Mason a partner Hanes sta tionery and office supplies store in February 1919 He retired in 1947 Mr Hanes was a member of the congregation of the First Pres byterian church the Elks lodge No 375 Benevolence Lodge 145 AF AM the Masonic Chap ter Past Master He was a past master of the Blue Lodge and a past comman der of the Knight Templars at Galesburg 111 He was past pres ident of the North Iowa Shrine club was a member of the Span ishAmerican War Veterans and a past president and member of the board of directors of the Mutual Federal Savings and Loan association Surviving are his wife son Joel F Hanes daughter Marion E Hanes grandchildren Mrs Eliza beth Jane Hanes Jackley Dorothy Jean Hanes Joel Charles Hanes must be made to work Reporting on his recent cold war strategy talks in London Acheson said the western nations have reached another time of decision in which they must either strength en their North Atlantic treaty and western European partner shipsor risk falling backward into total failure No Immediate Threat The 12 Atlantic treaty foreign ministers including himself Ach eson disclosed did not say any thing at London which indicated any immediate threat of war They were concerned rather to meet a Russian threat which will exist unless we act now to pre pare our defenses against aggres sion Acheson spoke in the library of congress at a meeting to which all house and senate members were invited Three radio networks and 1 television hookup carried his speech to the nation It was the first time he had made such a pub lic report on a foreign minister session or North Atlantic treaty meeting In response to questions Ache son told the congress members that the administration of west Ger many cannot relax because the communist youth demonstration of May 28 was a f izzie Reps Judd RMinn and Ran kin DMiss clashed briefly with Acheson in flareups during the questioning Judd asked why the administra tions total diplomacy was no being thrown behind efforts to prevent the ejection of nationalis China from the United Nations A little wearily Acheson said ne had explained his position to Judd a thousand times The ques tion of admitting communist China to the United Nations is one on which this government will no exercise a veto hence admission will turn on a majority vote Ache son said Others Will Win Judd replied hotly this implied that we will maintain our su perior rectitude but the other peo ple will win the battle Rankin said Trygve Lie of the United Nations had gone from one country to another in an attempt to get communist China recognized by the UN Rankin said that to his mind Lie was trying to get another communist country into the U N to help interfere in the domestic affairs of the United States Thats your statement Acheson replied coldly Senator McCarthy RWis chief congressional critic of Ache son did not ask any questions However he told reporters after Achesons appearance The Red Dean of Washington is stnl m form Amerasia Had Navy Secrets Hickenlooper By OLIVER W DE WOLFE Washington Hick 2nlooper RIowa said Wednes day papers showing the location of U S navy units were among secret government documents found in a wartime raid on the New York offices of Amerasia a now defunct magazine Hickenloopers statement in an interview at Mason City Iowa brought a show of irritation here from Chairman Tydings DMd of the senate foreign relations subcommittee now looking into the Amerasia case Without denying directly that there were such documents Tyd ings told reporters he had never seen them He also said Its too bad Senator Hickenlooper hasnt heard all the testimony I wish he had Committee Has Data Tydings had just come from a closed door committee session with FBI agents who had a part in the 1945 raids on Amerasia He did not say what the FBI men testified but quoted them as say ing the committee now has all the information on the case that the FBI has The committee got into the Amerasia case as part of its in vestigation of charges by Senator McCarthy RWis that the state department harbors many commu nists and their friends McCarthy and others say the Amerasia case was bungled What the senators want to de termine is whether Amerasias staff had the documents for spying mfor literary purposes Undis puted is that hundreds of secret government documents were found In the windup only 2 per sons were prosecuted and they got off with fines on charges of il legal possession of government documents Robert M Hitchcock who hand led prosecution of the case for the justice department testified before the senate inquiry committee last week that the raids were conduct ed search war that the governments LINES telephone line was Senator B B Hickenloopers room at the Hotel Hanford Wednes day as acquaintances called to pay their respects and ask concerning the progress of the senators campaign for reelection Senator Hickenlooper Fights All Recognition of Red China court case pretty well fell apart for that reason Morris Named Source When newsmen questioned Tyd ings about Hickenloopers state ment one of them quoted Hicken looper as saying he had received ms information from Robert Mor ris republicanappointed assistant counsel of the committee He asked Tydings whether Morris was sup posed to turn over to all of the committee members any material he uncovers in his examination of the Amerasia documents He is supposed to be working for the full committee Tydings said adding that apparently Mor ris had not done that in this case Asked whether the matter had been discussed with Morris Tyd ings said he did not care to com ment on that Absolute opposition to recogni tion of the communistgovernment in China or to seating it in thej United Nations was expressed Wednesday by Senator Bourke B Hickenlooper The senator isin Mason City to speak at a republican rally Wednesday evening at the Hotel Hanford Also at the banquet and rally will be a number of other candidates for office in the June 5 primary including Hickenloop ers chief opponent Earl F Wis dom Des Moines attorney We cant seat any nation until it gives evidence of being able and willing to accord to other na tions the rights and privileges which are exchanged between others he declared The British rushed out and recognized the Chinese commu nists the senator noted and so far as I know they havent recog nized Britain yet Im against rec ognition of the Chinese commu nist government II Edward Eugene Hanes and Barbara Ann Hanes all of Mason City a sister Mrs John Yerex Rochester N Y and nieces and nephews Mason City He was pre ceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers and one sister Funeral services will be held in the McAuley and Son chapel at 4 p m Thursday with the Rev Wil bur F Dierking pastor of the First Presbyterian church offici ating Interment will be at Elm wood cemetery The McAuley and Son funeral home in charge Dysart Youth Dies Instantly DeWilt Pippert 21 Dysart was killed instantly in a 2 car collision at a m Wed nesday here at the intersection o highway 61 and a downtown street Three others are in a Clinton hospital for treatment of injuries They are Virgil Kuchel 22 Los Nation Richard D Pippert 19 Dysart and Robert Castauka 20 Dysart Pippert was thrown out of the car driven by his brother Richard and was dragged underneath His skull was crushed Kuchel was the driver of the other machine Both jars were completely demolished Three other youths were riding in the Pippert car and Kuchel was No Concessions There is no indication that alone HORSE INJURES 2 Des Moines A frightened horse bolted during the Memorial pay parade here Tuesday knock ing down 2 girls Treated for bruises at a hospital were Caro line Phillips 13 and Diana lames 9 both of Des Moines SAME Black fUf uckni trffU Trygvie Lie secretary general of the UN got any genuine conces sions from the Russians in his re cent trip abroad Hickenlooper said in answer to a question by a GlobeGazette reporter What is needed the senator declared is the withdrawal of troops and peace treaties with the conquered nations so they can set about making a normal living and begin to rujti their own affairs in dependently of occupying nations Russia is still demanding rep arations despite the fact that her secret lootings amount to more than the reparations Russia must give some evidence of good faith He pointed out 3 alternatives1 when queried about the future of the UN 1 Continue the present unsat isfactory arrangement 2 Consider the suggestions of Herbert Hoover to explore the possibilities of setting up a UN without the communists 3 Abandoning the UN I hope we do not abandon efforts to ar rive at a permanent peace the real purpose of the UN that we had hoped for said Hickenlooper Everyone is willing to go to anw reasonable lengths to find any pos sible solution for peace Closer Than Seaboards lowans might well consider the fact that they are closer to Russian air bases across the pole than either of our seacoasts the sena or suggested We must realize that we are not isolated from the seaboards any more In the event of trouble Between the United States and Russia the great breadbasket of he middle west is right in the niddle of the aerial warfare Government documents specify ng wartime locations of American leet units were among items in a telephone interview with the Associated Press covering what he called the vital importance of the current investigation of the Amer asia affair The senator is a mem ber of a senate investigating sub committee which is probing charges that communists are work ing in the state department Amerasias offices were raided twice in by agents of the office of strategic services and next by the FBI Documents Important In these raids they found docu ments of great importance between our state department and its for eign representatives Hicken looper said They found important war plans They found documents giving the general location of fleet units such as submarines He said information in the docu ments primarily concerned the American navys deployment k Pol ice Stoned by Red Youth at Luebeck 2000 Fellow Travelers March Home Shirtless By RICHARD K OMALLEY Frankfurt Germany lence avoided in Berlins huge communist Whitsun rally threat ened along west Germanys bor ders Wednesday as more than 10000 prored youths flocked home from the east At Luebeck police were stoned as 7000 blueshirted members of the communistled free German youth refused to take medical ex aminations ordered by western frontier guards Two thousand more of their fellow travelers from Berlin con tinued home shirtless from Helm stedt far to the southwest where irate west Germans Tuesday night pummelled them and stripped tnem of their blue uniform shirts after the youths started singing the communist internationale Another 2000 of the Whitsun demonstrators were massed just across the Russian border from Helmstedt awaiting transporta tion West German police were alert lest they attempted to seek revenge for the beating given their comrades All are enroute to homes in western Germany after attending the communistcalled youth dem onstrations last Sunday in red controlled east Berlin The Berlin rallies went off without any vio lence The blue shirts at Luefaeck massed along the roads in the half milelong no mans land between the borders of the soviet and Brit ish zones defiant but orderly Po lice said a few hotheads threw stones at west German border po lice Tuesday night One policeman was injufed but order soon was restored in r m the Pacific in 1944 It was vitally important information at the time Hickenlooper said Not Tea Cup Gossip Somebody has remarked that all this talk about Amerasia is tea cup gossip It doesnt sound Jike tea cup gossip to too vital The senator said attempts have been made to coyer up the Amer asia case case It is an intensely vital he said It cant be pooh poohed At the rally with Hickenlooper and Wisdom will be 2 other can didates campaigning for the same state office They are Attorney General Robert L Larson and his opponent for renomination Ber nard A Brown Other candidates for state of fices attending the rally are W L Bliss chief justice of the Iowa su preme court Mrs Edna C Law rence Ottumwa candidate for auditor of state W H Nicholas Mason City for lieutenant gover nor and Edward J Kallemyn for treasurer of state Robert K Goodwin Des Moines republican state central committee chairman also will attend and lo cal candidates are to be intro Hunt Slayer of Elderly Clinton Woman Clinton Police continued their search Wednesday for the slayer of a greatgrandmother who was strangled to death possibly with a silk scarf The partlyclothed body of Mrs Lillian A Chapman 72 year old widow of a railroad switchman was found Tuesday morning near a neighbors home Coroner L O Rjggert said she had been raped Authorities said Mrs Chapman had been beaten before she was strangled They said there were bruises on her nose and jaw and teeth had been broken from her upper denture Police said several hoboes had been picked up briefly for ques tioning but that they were re leased and no one was being held m the case Wednesday morning broa0dcast a pickup order for 2 men both about 25 vvho were rePorted seen hitchhiking a ride in the neighbor hood of Mrs Chapmans home early Tuesday One report Tues day night said a search for the pair was made in the Storm Lake area The order described one of the men as about 6 feet tall weighing 130 pounds and wearing a hat and blue and white sports jacket The other was described as 5 feet 8 inches high weighing about 150 pounds dark bushy hair and wearing work clothes duced eized in 1945 raids on the fork office of the magazine Amerasia the senator revealed Hickenlooper made the assertion 2 Killed in B25 Bomber Crockup Buckley HI B25 bomb er plane from Chanute air base Rantoul III fell apart in the ah Wednesday crashed exploded and uurned A spokesman at the air base said 2 reserve officers had taken the plane for a training flight Parts of 1 body were found in the wreckage which was strewn over a mile area The main part of the plane buried itself in a deep hole and burned fiercely HOLD FLIGHT BARBECUE Iowa Falls flight barbe cue was held here Tuesday with 25 SS Iowa and Minnesota A model airplane contest was held in con nection with the barbecue Ask Westcott Be Sent to Anamosa Insanity Ward An application for the transfer of Harold Westcott 37 from the county jail to the department of insane at the Anamosa state re formatory was filed in district court here Wednesday by County Attorney James R Brown Westcott has been in jail since Sunday morning when he admitted kicking to death Louis Beenken 52 a fellow inmate of the insanity ward at the Ccrro Gordo county home He is still a ward of the state board of control Browns ap plication shows The transfer to Anamosa was asked because Westcott is incor rigible and unmanagabie to such an extent that he dangerous to tne safety of in the county lome according to the applica tion   

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