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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 4, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOft HOMf MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TNI NIWIPAPEK THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH 10 WANS N 11 6 H I 0 R S f HOME EDITION VOL LVI Auocteted Pnu and United Frew Full LMK Wires Five Centi Copy MASON CITV IOWA WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 4 1950 This Paptr Consists of Two Stt Old Capone Mob Called to Testify Two Former Gang Members Held in Jail for Questioning Chlcato and state officials joined Wednesday in at tempting to round up remnants of the old Capone gang for question ing on two recent slayings and appearance before a U S senate crime committee The committee investigating crime in the nations major cities opens hearings on Chicagos un derworld activities Thursday Two former members of the old Capone mob were held in jail overnight for further questioning on the slayings of two crime inves tigators Sept 25 Three other top members of the gang ruled by the late notorious Scarface Al who reportedly fled to Mexico to escape service of jubpoenas by the crime committee also are wanted for similar inter rogation by police Ask Return Committee Chairman Estel Ke fauver DTenn said in Wash ington that he had asked the state department for help in returning the 3 men to this country States Attorney John S Boyle tele graphed Mexico Gity police and asked aid in finding the Tony Accardo and Rocco and Charles Fischetti brothers and cousins of Capone However the 3 are not charged any extraditable offense and it was uncertain what the state department can do Kefauver said he hopes the state department will request the Mexican government to try to find them and ask them to leave In Wilmington Cal deputy U S marshals Tuesday served a sub poena on a man they identified as Al Capones brother Matt Capone to appear before the committee Another brother Ralph was served a similar subpoena two weeks ago in his summer home near Mercer Wis where he oper ates a tavern Denies Hes Matt The man served the summonsin Wilmington denied he was Mat thew Capone and said he had reg istered Sept 4 as R Randalph Hunter and that he was in Angeles on business Several other men at least one from Chicago had registered at the same time The man had registered as Hun ter at a motel The committee several weeks ago had issued subpoenas for a dozen members of the old Capone the Capone broth ers the 3 Fischetti brothers Rbcco Charles and Joe Jack Guzik Paul The Waiter Ricca and Louis Little New York Campagna Ricca also known as Paul De Lucia and Campagna appeared voluntarily with their attorney before Boyle Tuesday to submit to questioning on the shotgun killing of William J Drury a former po lice and Attorney Mar vin J Bas Ricca and Campagna are on pa role from federal prison and both said they had nothing to do with the killings Both men who went to prison in 1943 for attempting to extort more than from the movie industry described themselves as gentlemen farmers They denied any connection with any underworld activities since their parole in 1947 Both said they amassed their fortunes as gamblers before they went to prison Despite their denials both men were lodged in a police cell over night on orders of Boyle who said he wanted to check their accounts of their movements the night of the two killings Both were re leased Wednesday Soon after their release Charles Cherry Nose Gios also on parole in the same case walked into the state attorneys office with his lawyer and announced he is ready to answer any questions Boyle wants to ask He tqp had been sought for questioning in the Drury and Bas slayings Drury was to have appeared be fore the committee Bas had of fered disclosures of crime to the republican candidate for Cook county sheriff Reds Seize Vienna P 0 Vienna Allied Intelli gence sources said Wednesday night the cominform had or dered Austrian communists to drop plans to seie power in this country Vienna ff More than 1000 communist demonstrators seized the main post office and telephone exchange in Wiener Neustadt in the Russian zone of Austria Wed nesday The seizure was reported by U S authorities In Vienna about 7000 commu nist demonstrators were reported marching on the governmental center in an effort to back a gen tral strike for pay increases The Wiener Neustadt commu nists beat off 150 Austrian police men who tried to stop them from the post office The seiz could lead to interruption of Mmmunicatipns between Vienna and the British zone AP Wirephoto MARINE ROUTS REDS WITH BAZOOKA AT CLOSE at close range a U S marine uses a bazooka to rout holed up Nofth Korean troops from a hilltop posi tion as moppingup operations continue below the 38th parallel Meat to Sell at Lower Level This Winter By OVID A MARTIN Washington ff The agricul ure department said Wednesday the livestock industry probably will provide meat this fall and winter at prices below minimum ceilings set up in the economic controls act As the department sees it meat animal prices for several months to come will be outside the range jf authority for price control There has been no indication that any price controls are contem plated soon Along with this forecast of price irends came an indication that the ime may not be far off when lome refrigerators and freezing units will take the ups and downs out of meat prices For years meat prices have fluctuated sharply from low levels during the fall and winter season of heavy marketings to high prices during the late summer Freezing Units Help But now there are enough re rigerator and home freezing units n American homes to influence weektoweek and seasonal de mands and prices for meats the department said The department said that many owners already are stocking up on meats during heavy slaughter sea sons when prices are lowest These consumers need not buy during seasons when prices are high Its report on current prospects said that farm sales of meat ani mals are increasing and will con tinue to increase through the fall and early winter months to en able slaughterers to put more pork aeef and lamb in butcher shops These increased supplies of meat it said should pull down prices of pork and beef from recent ligh levels and below price con rol minimums Veal and lamb prices may not drop much Under the defense production act price ceilings on farm pro ductscan be no lower than parity Drices or the highest prices ac ually received between May 24 and June 24 whichever is high er In the May 24June 24 he month before fighting started m for beef cattle veal calves and lambs were well above parity whiles those for hogs ivere near parity See Hog Price Drop As a consequence the minimum ceilings for cattle calves and ambs would be parity With icavy marketings of meat animals n prospect for the OctoberJan uary period the department ex pects actual prices to be below hese levels In fact the department said hog prices may decline 18 to 20 per cent between now and December Such a decline would put them considerably below parity In mid September hogs were bringing 108 per cent of parity The department said it is pos sible however that there may be a strong upward trend in prices after the turn of the year when farm marketings normally decline again Looking beyond the immediate prospects the department warned that the nations future meat sup ply is endangered by a new vari ant of strain of hog cholera in the midwest It said the disease might get out of control unless farmers followed the departments latest recommendations to vaccinate pigs before they are weaned and to increase serum dosages rough ly 50 per cent over regular amounts V WOUNDED IN and Mrs Chris Jaspersen Clear Lake received word Wednesday from the secretary of the army that their son Pfc Leo F Jas persen had been wounded in action in Korea Sept 20 This was two days later than the date of the last letter his par ents have received He stated in the letter lie had been on the front line 65 days The message came through Edward F Wit sell major general Chicago Woman Dies of Injuries at Charles City Charles William S Cody 65 of Chicago 111 died at a m Wednesday in the Ce dar Valley hospital from injuries suffered in an automobile collision 4 miles west of Charles City in which 6 others were injured at p m Tuesday Driver of the car in which Mrs Cody was riding was her husband 64 years old and their daughter Mrs Jean Yohr 40 wife of the Rev Elmer Yohr of Osage Mr Cody suffered a broken leg and chest injuries In the other car were James Exline 16 of Charles City Leon McDermott 20 Darlene Field 17 and Velya Waters 21 of Floyd McDermott was taken at once to surgery Reports from the Cedar Valley hospital at noon Wednesday des cribed Codys condition as serious Mrs Yohr suffered a compound fracture of the right leg and right arm Her condition was termed fair Miss Field has a fractured right arm and multiple face lacerations and a possible back injury Her condition was given as serious Miss Waters suffered chin lac erations multiple bruises and a possible fracture of the left ankle Her condition was termed good McDermott has facial lacera tions a fractured left wrist and a possible fracture of the right wrist His condition was given as satisfactory Exline has a crushed chest and a possible fracture of the right knee and his condition was called serious It could not be immediately de termined how the accident oc curred but it is known that Cody was the only one not thrown from the cars by the impact APPOINTED NEWS EDITOR Marshallown Robert M Buckley city editor of the Times Republican for the past 17 months Tuesday was appointed news edi tor by Publisher Paul G Norris Jr in a realignment of news staff duties occasioned by the recent death of Meredith N Williams managing editor Killing Frost Final Blow to Corn Crop Killing frost dealt a final blow to growing crops in Cerro Gordo county Tuesday night Minimum temperature recorded at the KGLO transmitter on the west edge of Mason City was 29 de grees The Mason City Municipal air port reported 26 degrees as the nights lowest temperature The temperature in Mason City had risen to 34 degrees by 8 a m Wednesday Most crop growth in the area was stopped by the frost of Sept 24 when a temperature o30 de grees was reported However growth had continued in some fields andgardens whichwere in protected locations according to Elmer W Krause Cerro Gordo PMA chairman Scattered spots in many corn fields had remained green after the 1st general frost But Tues day nights low temperatures stopped all fieldgrowth he said Ice was reported early Tuesday morning on most farms in t h e area as evidence of the severity of the freeze The threat of soft corn on most North Iowa farms hasdeveloped into reality Krause noted No of tidal estimates are available as to the percentage of the corn crop which will be unfit for normal storage but most farmers report that they have some soft corn Silo filling operations have been in full swing throughout the area for the last week as fanners attempted to cut fields which were not mature enough to be har vested as grain Yankees 1 Phillies 0 Shibe Park Philadelphia Vic Raschi won the opening World Series game Wednesday 10 in a brilliant pitching duel with Jim Kon stanty the Phillies sensational relief ace before 30746 fans See story on sports page Must Have A Girl Friend Melrose Mass burglar who entered a local womans shop stole every pair of size 10A nylon stockings on the premises Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clear and cool Wed nesday night Low Wednesday night 30 Partly cloudy and warmer Thursday with high 65 Iowa Fair and cool again Wed nesday night with frost or freez ing temperatures over most of the state Thursday fair and warmer Low Wednesday night 30 to 35 High Thursday 65 to 70 Further outlook Fair and warmer Friday Low Thursday night near 40 High Friday 70 to 75 Saturday partly cloudy with temperatures above nor mal Minnesota Fair and not quite so cool Wednesday night Thurs day fair and warmer Low Wed nesday night 3035 High Thurs day 6570 IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a in Maximum 47 Minimum 29 At 8 a m 34 Precipitation 04 YEAR AGO Maximum 80 Minimum 42 Allied Spearheads Stab Deep Into North Korea Ask Marine Buildup to 326000 Seek 4 Combat Divisions and 24 Air Squadrons Washington fP Rep Vinson DGa said Wednesday he is goin gto ask congress to let the marines build up to 4 combat di visions and 24 air squadrons a total of 326000 men He declared the nations security requires it Vinson is chairman of the hose armed services committee which is holding hearings on military plans and manpower needs He spoke up after a marine leader reported the marines are aiming to expand be yond their June 1951 target strength of 166155 men Partial War Strength Maj Gen Merwin H verthorn assistant marine com mandant told the committee that goal would permit the marines to have two full combat divisions and 18 air squadrons at partial war strength In bolstering its airpower he said the marines will call up additional reserve fighter squad rons before Jan 1 Vinson said he will propose the further marine buildup when con gress reconvenes late next month Air Force Too The air force at a hearing Tuesday also had indicated it in tends to expand beyond its pres ent goal of 69 groups Silverthora told the committee that the marines did not expect to resort to the draft He said they had been getting men through voluntary enlistments and by calling up reserves Legal Action May Straighten Farmers Union Des Moines JP The Iowa Farmers union Wednesdayhad two presidents two boards of di rectors and its finances tied up in two banks None of the officers knew just who was in authority but a legal action already begun in Polk county district court may straight en out the situation Two North lowans The two presidents are Fred W Stover of Hampton who has held that office since July 1945 and Leonard Hoffman Iowa Falls who was boosted from the vice presidency Tuesday by the old board of directors Provision for replacing the old board with a new one was made at the Farmers union state con vention two weeks ago The old board contends however that its existence continues until Decem ber when a board composed of county Farmers union presidents would replace it Soon after the old board an nounced that Stoverwas not eligi ble to continue as president and elected Hoffman 5 Stover adher ents obtained a district court tem porary injunction to prevent the Hoffman faction from taking any further action until there was a hearing on the matter The old board based its action in ousting Stover on his position as national cochairman of t h e progressive party which has op posed United Nations action in Korea Stover however declares the board had no right to unseat him and that he had no intention of vacating the presidency Expected to Contest Hoffman and his board had the backing of a legal opinion from National Farmers Union President James Patton The Hoffman group is expected to contest the tempor ary injunction issued by District Judge C Edwin Moore Stover had called Tuesdays board meeting In advance of the meeting he said he didnt know election of a new president was to je considered The meeting broke up without naming an editor for the state groups monthly publi cation The Union Farmer Stover had written his farewell o readers in the Sept 16 issue and ndicated a new editor was to be named SOUTH KQMA AP Wirephoto SOUTH KOREANS Korean troops ad vancing along the east coast of the peninsula have taken Kosong and face opposition at Tongchon from North Ko reans fighting to protect Wonsan U S marines took Ui jongbu north of Seoul A motor convoy moving along the road from Antung in Manchuria to Pyongyang was spotted at Pakchon Fear Communist Army Turn to Guerrilla Warfare for Years By JOHN M HIGHTOWER Washington The eventu ality in Korea whichAriiitrican of ficials now fear is the breakdown of the communist army in toguer rilla forces which could fight on for months or even years Far more serious of course would be the direct intervention of Chinese communist or Russian troops in North Korea but Wash ington authorities do not appear o believe that this will take place On the contrary there is in creasing speculation here that the Russians and red Chinesewill en courage the Korean reds to con vert their country into another Greece or IndoChina That would mean an indefinite delay in bring ing real peace to the peninsula and a prolonged drain on Ameri can military strength Indefinite Fight However the growing power of South Korean forces with Ameri can training and supplies and sup ported legally and morally as well js in other ways by the United Nations probably would make it unnecessary for U S troops in arge numbers to remainin the fight indefinitely The threat of guerilla war is seen by officials here in several recent developments The fact that the NorthKorean command ignored Gen Douglas MacArthurs request for surrender ast week dashed such hopes as here were that the whole force could be taken as a unit and dis armed by the United Nations The Korean reds have contin ued to fight fiercely and may well maintain that pattern even f they lose control of key points and major transportation routes which an organized army would require for its operations Have Some Support Moreover the mountainous and relatively primitive countryside offers excellent terrain for guer rilla hitandrun tactics Besides uerrilla units presumably would et some support from the popu ation in areas which they dom nated Another point bearing on the possibility of a development along his line is that the Chinese reds lave said they would not sit by and see a friendly country in aded by hostile dently a reference to the crossing f the 38tli parallel by United Nations forces Authorities here still do not believe that the Chinese intend o intervene with their own army n Korea but do say that they might very well send supplies and give support to North Korean guerrillas vssy Merger Prospect Dim This Year DCS Moines 17th bi ennialconvention of the United utheran church in America opened Wednesday and heard the organizations president criticize ts lack of zeal for Lutheran unity More than1100 lay leaders and clergymen from the United States and Canada including 608 voting delegates were expectedto con iider several important issues They included a proposal al approved by the churchs axecutive board to join the pro posed National Council of Ihurches of Christ and another calling for approval of a federa ion plan for churches now mem bers of the National Lutheran council Elect Officers The convention representing he largest Lutheran body in America also was slated to elect officers Wednesday at opening essions of the 9day meeting The Rev Franklin Clark Fry Jew York president told the con ention that prospects of any road Lutheran merger including tie United Lutheran Church of America are dim and discour aging in 1950 The primary subtle weakness vhich hampers all endeavors for utheran solidarity in North America Fry said is a lack of eal for the visible unity of Christs church No Policy Change He said joining the proposed ational council of churches would nvolve no important change in nited Lutheran policies The pro sosed council would include 8 hurch agencies made up of 22 irotestant groups and 8 eastern rthodox groups It will be formed t Cleveland Ohio Nov 28 Dec 1 Lutheran spokesmen said it vould be a cooperative enter jrise but not a merger of de ominations HOLD TEENAGERS Humboldt E R stahly of Pocahontas county and Sheriff E S Bradley of Humboldt county have arrested two teen age boys from Laurens in con nection with recent breakins at3 places at Gilmore City and a school building in Humboldt coun ly They are being held in Poca iiontas county SAME Bluek tnlflt Oath Utat M Mrart Sees New G 0 P Attacks on State Washington adminis tration braced itself Wednesday for new republican attacks on its policy toward nationalist China With the state department al ready involved in a row with Sen Styles Bridges it was expected legislators Hampshire denouncing the Big Push on Enemy Looks Near Latest Mystery Column Tabbed Supply Train Not Troops Tokyo source clww to Gen Douglas Mac Arthur told the United Press Wednesday nirht that allied wMld begin their biff ruth aa MOH they are fully rerroaped and equipped American South Ko rean British and Australian troops all will play Important rolls By RUSSELL BRINES Tokyo South Ko reans thrust searching spear leads deeper into red Korea Wednesday through ominous y silent country The republics boneweary and footsore 3rd stabbed aa f ar as 60 miles be yond the parallel S8 border ine The enemy had all but van ished before the forwardmost penetration force but signs of Battles ahead were mounting At least 20000 South Ko rean troops the 3rd and ital divisions already were over the border that was breached last Sunday Behind them 3 more South Korean divisions were poised to cross thVline G O P the New that other would join republican in withdrawal of a U S military mission to nationalist Formosa Bridges Tuesday accused the de partment of planning a sell out to the Chinese reds He based his charge on the United Nations se curity council vote to invite a representative of thePeiping re Rime to testify before the council on the Formosan issue fprce rforth of posed solely of reari nationals with about 60 American men along as advisers The United Natiohs allies leld back in mopup positionsin liberated South Kb rea 4 Column Attacked The latest red mystery t column hat down from the tfanchuna red China nto North Korea was discounted by an air force spokesman as a regular highway supply train and not a foreign troop convoy The 5th air force said a ISO vehicle convoy was spotted Tues day night by two allied B26 pi ots The column was moving outh near Pakchon about 50 miles northwest of the North Ko ean capital Pyongyang Presumably it was the samt olumn that allied planes attack ed earlier Tuesday The air force said bad weather irevented effective attacks Wed icsday on the vehicles From Manchuria The North Koreans are equip ped with Russian heavy fighting material and much of it have ome from sovietdominated Man huria along the highway over he Yalu river frontier General MacArthurs head uarters announced the 3rd di vision had arrived in the far east ommand from the American vest coast A spokesman would not say where or when But it obviously had movement irders before the war took a isive turn in midSeptember vith the allied beachhead land ngs at Inchon Official sources declined again o say whether Americans and ther United Nations liberation orces would join the South Ko eans above 38 American strength in the war heater now is 6 divisions plus a egimental combat team British Australian and Philip lines ground forces also aie in iouth Korea Thai and French nits have been assigned to the peration South Koreans captured Ko ong 50 airline miles north of the order along the east coast Pa rols stabbed still farther north in drive which South Koreans say nil go all the way to the Man hurian border AP Correspondent William Jor en reported from the front that 000 red troops are digging into strong defenses southeast of Tong chon That town is 25 miles north of Kosong and about halfway to Wonsan where the reds are re ported building up for a major stand American marines remained in captured Uijongbu 20 miles south of the border in the West coastal area Supplies and equipment flowed into the rubbled Uijongbu from Inchon port Resistance Smashed The leathernecks captured the town about 12 milcsv north ol   

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