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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 8, 1951, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TNI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKIS All NOITH IOWANS N E I H 0 R S HOME EDITION VOL LV1I Attociattd Pttu United Full Wires Ask Justice for Evidence of RFC Plot Dunham Told to Quit He Says i Copy MASON CITY IOWA TIIUKSDAV MARCH g 1951 Washington vestigating charges on RFC lending asked the justice department Thursday to search its record of hearings for evidence of perjury tax evasion or other vio lations of law Chairman Fulbright DArk announced his senate banking sub committee had voted unanimously to ask for the inquiry It has been supplying the justice department a daily copy of witnesses sworn testimony The decision came after a priv ate huddle of the senators Fall Guy Earlier they had held a short closed door crossexamination of RFC Director Walter L Dunham and had quoted him as saying a fellow board member urged him to resign and become the fall guy in the subcommittees in vestigation Fulbright said Dunham named Director C Edward Howe as the man who made the proposal Another subcommittee member Senator Capehart said Dunham used the words become the fall guy in describing the in cident He said Dunham filed documents with the subcommittee to back up his story Fulbright said Dunham made a trip to Flori dp recently and before leaving dictated a letter of resignation but did not file it Fulbright continued Dunham said Rowe called him In Florida and told him this whole thing could be solved if he would file some memoranda along with his resignation The memoranda were dictated by Rowe To Take Blame Dunham Fulbright said handed the memos TO the subcommittee and the gist of it was that Dun ham was to take all the blame Capehart called it a case of one director trying to force another director out and suggesting that he become the fall guy He said Kowe will be asked about it later Rowe is scheduled to be one of the windup witnesses in the sub committees investigation of al leged favoritism and influence in the making of huge government loans No date has been set defin itely for his appearance It was the 2nd successive closed door session the senators have had with Dunham a 68 year old for mer Michigan banker He told them Wednesdayhe believes a group of men close to the white house had tried to use him but declared he had never permitted anyone to influence him in RFC matters Love Club Slayers in Last Pleas Owlniiw N Y lust ful lovers were reported calmly resigned to die in the electric chair Thursday niglft as the final payoff in their murderforprofit partnership Senators inBut lawyers continued last of influence minute efforts to save the con demned lonely hearts 200pound Mrs Martha Beck and Raymond Fernandez the balding Romeo Mrs Beck 31 and Fernandez 36 have been in the death house at Sing Sing prison since 1949 but they never have met while in prison Plea to Dewey After another unsuccessful appeal in New York state courts their lawyers planned to make a final plea to a federal court in New York City or the supreme court in Washington Another appeal to Gov Thomas E Dewey to commute the death sentences also was likely The pair was sentenced for the bludgeonstrangulation murder of a 66yearold Albany N Y widow Mrs Janet Fay Mrs Fay was slain in Valley Stream N Y Jan 4 1949 as she pleaded for Fernandez love He bad met the widow through a lonely hearts club won her with his honeyed words and got hold of her money Other lonely hearts murders were chalked up against Fernan dez and Mrs posed as brother and sister as they trav elled from state to they were tried only for the murder of Mrs Fay 4 to Die They are scheduled to die in the 1st quadruple electrocution at Sing Sing in almost 4 years John J King 22 and Richard J Power 22 are to be executed for the murder of William Hupe in a rob bery in New York City March 15 1950 New Yorks highest tribunal the state court of appeals Wed nesday night unroimously re jected a plea for Fernandez and Mrs Beck which was made on a constitutional ground A stay of execution was sought This Paper Consists ot Two One LONG the federal governments long form the Roger Willey family of Independence joins millions of Americans in filling out their income tax returns While his wife holds the pen Willey begins to go over the situation Their one little dependent Jane Anne 2 looks on The picture was made by Bob Thompson of the Independence BulletinJournal and Conservative to remind taxpayers there is only one week left to get the job done Yearly Hike Voted to County Aides Des Moines Iowa house voted Thursday to include county attorneys in a bill pro posing salary Increases of 5800 a year for all county officials The vote was 80 to 21 About half a dozen other amendments remain to be acted upon before the measure comes to a final vote Des Moines IP The Iowa houue Wednesday adopted and by a whopping majority the appar ent 1st step in the nation toward gearing public employe salaries to the federal consumer price index The action came toward the end of a long day in which the house finally voted also overwhelming ly to give most county officials an acrosstheboard lalary increase In the Bill It was apparent that the salary Senate Leaders Plan Last Vote on Draft UMT Wuhintton Jf Senate lead ers hope to get a final vote Fri day on the broad universal mili tary training and service bill call ing for a draft of 18 year olds They had aimed for action Thursday but the death of Sen ator Chapman from traf fic accident injuries brought a de cision to recess the senate in re spect to his memory An agreement to hold down de bate increased the prospects that Friday would wind up the senate battle over the issue Already the senate had writ ten into the bill a ceiling of 4000 000 on the armed services This action Wednesday was taken over the objections of the Pentagon which wanted no manpower limit The major battle remaining in the senate is on whether to start eventually a longterm compulsory military training program that would include all young men as they become 18 years old Senate Group Revolts Wants to OK Troops Washington a coalition in control two senate committees voted 1410 Thursday for requiring both senate and house approval of any assignment of American troops to the North Atlantic defense force By the same vote the senate foreign relations and armed services committees approved a proposal by Senator Knudson Gets Action on Hansell Bond Threatens Speech on Girl Athletes Des Moines town o Hansell in Franklin county whos girls basketball team recently wa enshrined as state champions go more attention from the Iowa leg islature Wednesday While the girl basketball player were keeping the Hansell citizen in a dither until they won thi state crown a bill correcting a le gal technicality having nothing to do with basketball had nearly been forgotten Hansell voted in bonds last year for school improvements but the bonding company though there was some defect in the pro ceedings The Iowa house passed a legalizing bill which came up for action in the senate Wednes day Iowa to Give 150 Officer Recalls Des Moines JP The Iowa military district said Thursday that based on past calls Iowa probably will furnish approxi mately 135 1st and 2nd lieuten ants and 15 captains in the latest army recall of reserve officers Nationally the army is recall ing 3444 captains and 9206 lieu tenants to report for active duty Jt vv cio Vila i nit oaiai T i A raise voted for the officials and1belwee Ma 23 June 29 the price index salary adjustment feature for all county employes would be in the bill when it is finally dispatched to the senate There was no immediate indica tion whether the senate would ac cept the price index feature When the price index amend ment was filed about two weeks ago and even until the discussion on it began Wednesday there were few of the lawmakers who gave it any chance of approval How It Works The proposal would work like this The salary increases ap proved Wednesday and otherwise present ones would become the base pay In March of each year beginning next year the state auditor would consult the federal bureau of labor statistics consum er price index The Iowa military district has not yet received its formal quota or the recall from 5th army leadquarters at Chicago This will be the 4th call up of Iowa re servists Only a scattering of applica tions from volunteers is on hand Or Else Sen Herman Knudson RClear Lake threatened to make a speech on the general subject of girl ath letes and the work of the Hansell girls in particular unless the sen ate took some action on the bill Sen Frank C Byers RCedar Rapids chairman of a judiciary committee agreed to call his com mittee into session so that the bill could be reported out The report was favorable but Sen Thomas Dailey DBurling ton asked whether he had a right to object on the grounds that Han sell beat out the girls of Sperry in Des Moines county in the last Lodge RMass to put the senate on record as saying European nations mustmake the major contribution to ground forces under the command of Gen Dwight D Eisenhower This reversed a 1212 tie vote by which a similar proposal by Lodge was defeated Wednesday Demos Outvoted Chairman Connally and 9 other democrats were out voted in the two moves by a coal ition reported to have been made up of all of the republican mem bers of the joint group plus 3 democrats Although Connally refused to make public the roll call the 3 democrats were reported to have been Senators George Byrd DVa and Stennis CD Miss Eleven republican votes were registered but Senator Vanden berg ill was not recorded The proposals were written into a resolution which Connally and Senator Russell DGa have sponsored to put the senate on record as favoring the adminis xation plan to send troops to join lisenhowers western European army The Once Approved committees which held engthy hearings on the issue ap proved the plan in principle Wed nesday Connally said members of the oalition served notice that while hey will support the Connally lussell resolution they want it upplemented by an identical esolution which would require ction by both houses and have he force of law HAS GOOD DAY Grand Rapids Mich wo successive restful nights Sen tor Vandenberg RMich ex rt j envi uiiuiij 20 seconds of a preliminary game erienced a good day Wednesday Overruled Daily was overruled by Lieut Gov W H Nicholas RMason City The senate then passed the le galizing bill but before it did so Byers asked Knudson whether members of the senate would get tree tickets to the proposed game between the Hansell girls and the irl basketball champions of Texas Knudson replied his medical report said in Iowa a military district Ill do my best to get you some spokesman said I tickets No Time to Think About Death Says Cancer Victim SAME DATE means truffle death in past 24 hours Denver r s Marie Tennyson said Monday she didnt fear death which a cancer may bring in a matter of weeks Thursday she was so showered with attention that she didnt have time to think about dying And if she does her attitude is Id just as soon be worn to death with excitement as bored to death The attractive 37yearold bru net is receiving many telegrams and letters and all the visitors she can see Everyone doesnt approve of her attitude Your attitude is mil very well but what your Mai young lady one writer asked A minister came to see her I 1 told him I thought the fact that Im not afraid to die should indicate a clear conscience Mrs Tennyson said Well gosh he dug around in the Bible and found a passage to show that my attitude is awful But Ive always trfcd to lead a Christian life every day be cause none of us is ever sure when well die Now that I know I dont have lo live Im sort of curious to find out about the next life Most of her mail is encourag ing A New York woman tele graphed that I had the same thing you did 18 years dont get discouraged Cancer has invaded all her bnncs and doctors say death will come when it strikes vital or gan All WEATHER Mason City Diminishing winds and clear Thursday night with low zero to 5 below Friday fair and continued cold with high 15 Iowa Fair and colder Thursday night with low 5 to 10 below extreme north near 5 above south Friday fair and not quite so cold southwest High Friday 10 above north 20 to 25 south Northwesterly winds diminish ing Thursday night and becom ing variable 1015 M P H Fri day Further outlook Low Fri day night zero north 15 above south Increasing cloudiness and not so cold Saturday light snow beginning west portion High Saturday 18 north 32 south Minnesota Fair and colder Thurs day night Friday fair and cold Low Thursday night 25 below northwest to near 10 below southeast High Friday near zero northwest to 510 above south cast GlobeGazette weather statistics or the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Thursday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum SENATOR VD1GIL CHAPMAN Sen Chapman Is Killed in Collision Washington Vir gil Chapman veteran member of congress from Ken tucky was injured fatally early Thursday in a collision of his automobile and a trailertruck and absent He was a democrat Chapman died at Bethesda Naval hospital about 7 hours after the accident which occurred o Connecticut avenue in the north west section of the city Adm M W Willcuts com manding officer of the hospita said Chapman suffered seriou lung and other internal injuries Although Chapman was serving his 1st term as a senator he hat been a member of the house fo 22 years before he moved up tc the senate in 1948 He succeedec Vice President Barkley when 3arkley was elected vice president He defeated former Republican Senator John Sherman Cooper who is now a state departmen consultant His death cuts the democratic majority in the senate to one leav ing a 4847 margin Democratic Governor Gov Lawrence W Wetherby of Kentucky is a democrat and thus presumably will designate another democrat to succeed Chapman until an election is held The senate arranged to recess for the day shortly after Chap mans death was announced Chapman a resident of Paris Ky was bom in Middleton in that state He was graduated from the University of Kentucky 1918 Chapman apparently was en route from the outskirts of the city to his room in the Army and Navy club downtown at the time of the accident His office said it had no information on where he had been until the early hour The truck driver in the col lision William D Moore 46 of Washington escaped injury Car Smashed A police report on the accident said Chapmans car was badly smashed and a rescue squad sum moned from suburban Bethesda Md had to pry open a door to get Chapman from the wreckage As a member of the armed serv ices committee Chapman spear headed the senates passage in 1949 of legislation giving millions of persons in the armed services higher pay He wns senate manager for the bill Chapman made few speeches in the senate but when lie spoke it was in a style of what is known as old southern oratory Allies Grind Ahead 2 Miles Weld Stronger Front Over Han River Supreme Court Hears Rutledge Appeal Bid DCS Moines Robert C Rutledge 39 convicted of murder for slaying his pretty wifes bachelor admirer was only guilty of manslaughter at the very most the Iowa supremecourt was told Thursday Defense Attorney Frederic M Miller in oral arguments urging the high court to reverse the 70year prison term imposed on the St Louis bab doctor said even the state evidence did not justify anythin more than manslaughter A Linn county jury convicte Dr Rutledge of 2nd degree mur der in the Dec 14 1948 slayin of Byron Hattman St Louis air craft engineer in a Cedar Rapid lotel room The lower court erred Mille laid in not instructing the jury a 0 a manslaughter verdict Man laughter carries a term of up t 1 years Former County Attorney W W Urissman prosecutor at the Rul edge trial Assistant Attorne eneral Don Hise and David El erkin Crissmans assistant ar guedthat the verdict was prope md should be upheld Not Present Neither Dr Rutledge nor hi ilond wife Sydney was amon he crowd in the supreme cour hambers when appeal argument were made Dr Rutledge now op rating a childrens clinic in Hou ton Texas was released from rison under appeal bone ast May after serving severa months of his term Defense Attorney Miller stressec wo points in arguing that Hatt man met death accidentally whil tie two men fought after an argu lent broke out when the youn doctor asked Hattman to sta way from Mrs Rutledge On 3 trips to Cedar Rapids in n effort to contact Hattman Mil er said Rutledge registered at a otel in his own name and made o attempt to conceal the fact he there to contact Hattman tattman was in CedarRapids on rofessional business Awful Fight Photographs placed in evidence y the state Miller continued how gouges on the door and blood pots on the walls in support of Rutledges story that Hattman rew a knife and was fatally abbed while the men had a he f a fight over possession of the The state attempted to try Mrs Rutledge instead of the defend ant Miller asserted He also said the states demon stretion to the jury of the way the prosecution contends Rutledge stabbed Hattman was clearly prejudicial and was intended to sway the minds of jurors away from the fact that a terrific fight occurred Seven members of the 9mem ber court heard the appeal argu ments Justice G K Thompson who was a resident of Cedar Rap ids at the time of the trial dis qualified himself and Justice H J Mantz who is temporarily inca pacitated were absent Stabbed In Back Crissman told the court the evi dence shows Hattman was stabbel n the back while he lay uncon scious on the hotel room floor Chief Justice C F Wennerstrum ledge could have been convicted of 1st degree murder as well as 2nd The state concedes none of these contentions It argues that the verdict and sentence justified by the evidence Labor Leaders Back to Talk to Johnston Propose Wage Board Also Settle Disputes By HAROLD W WARD Washington leaders went back for another conference Thursday with Economic Stabi lizer Eric Johnston on their terms for patching up the dispute over mobilization planning High on the list of their pro posals was the reshaping of wage stabilization board as an 18man agency with authority to settle disputes as well as to fix wage policy Johnston presumably talked that overwith 4 top industrial leaders on his managementlabor advisory committee Wednesday Consider Rival Group He will take up the same ques ion Friday with representatives ol the National Association of Man ufacturers the U S Chamber of Commerce and the council for economic development These groups are reported considering setting up a united business policy committee to match the United Labor Policy committee which speaks for nearly all of organized abor A notable exception from the ranks of the U L P C however s John L Lewis head of the Jnited Mine Workers union whose District 50 News Thursday poke up in defense of Mobiliza ipn Director Charles E Wilson in lis fight with the other labor eaders over manpower controls The News said editorially it vas ready to give Wilson the ienefit of the doubt It called the problem a red her ing intended to divert attention rom the U L P Cs participation n a wage stabilization program No Better Deal The U L P C has requested lat manpower controls be al 11039 Reds Killed on First Day Enemy Jet Planes Flee From Yanks By OLEN CLEMENTS Tokyo W troops stabbed ahead one to two were miles Thursday against spot ty resistance in the 2nd day of their 70mile wide drive in Korea Field dispatches said the red resistance was more of i rearguard nature indicating the communists were with drawing their main body of troops in front of the ad vancing allies A U S 8th atmy briefing officer said 11039 Chinese and North Korean reds were killed or wounded Wednesday on the opening day of the ai of the biggest al ied attacks of the war The weather was springlike sunny but nippy enough to re quire an overcoat NoDamace While ground troops crunched ahead 14 U S F86 Sabre jets intercepted 17 MIGtype fifhters over northwest Korea The Rus sianbuilt jets fled Neither sustained damage We didnt have time to in iv good shots at them uid any good Col Glenn T them JDt Eagletton flight leader As soon as they MW coming they turned tail and The U S 25th division out an additional mile Thurtday from the 3miledeep bridgehead it carved Wednesday on the north bank of the Han river of Seoul On the right of the 25th the U S 24th division drove ahead almost two miles against scattered resistance S 1st cavalry division troops advanced almost two miles unop posed northeast of Chipyorirto ward Hongchon Entrenched Air reports from the center1 of he front north of Hoengsong said 500 reds were dug in 8 miles ahead of U S marine lines and 300 were entrenched 10 miles ahead of the leathernecks U S 2nd division elements ad vanced more than a mile Thurs day morning but later ran into leavy fire 6 and 9 miles east of Hoengsong Air reports Korean troops indicated South on the extreme owedto remain with Secretary of abor Tobin rather than shifted o Wilson The News said labor iould get no better deal from It suggestedthe reason that Wilson had not agreed to appoint rejected Crissmans offer to reja labor man to a top post on his enact the demonstration to which staff might be because the A F of the assault line thrown jack two to 3 miles by North Ko rean reds Wednesday had re lained some of the lost ground or were holding firm The river crossing 25th division he defense referred Chrissman said the state had a right to carry out the demonstration He re ected the possibility of man laughter and asserted that Rut L and C I O cant agree on the man Of Walter P Reuther head of the C I Os auto workers who has been mentioned for the post the News said 26 5 5 4A 3 APPOINTMENT CONFIRMED Washington U S sen ate has confirmed the appoint ment of Wallace W Koestner as postmaster at Centerville Iowa AP Wirephoio ALLIES CROSS HAN ADVANCE ALL ALONG FRONT forces Thursday crossed the Han river Thursday with tanks at 3 east of Seoul as South Koreans made a fake crossing maneuver west of the city Allies pushed ahead all along the front with strength that sur prised red defenders Black arrows indicate allied move ments and open arrows red defensive moves troops caught the reds by surprise Wednesday The crossings ranged from 12 to 15 miles east of Seoul near the point where the Pukhan river from the north into the great Han river Artillery Cover Engineers who bridged the Han came under red mortar fire but allied artillery gave them cover When the job was done infantry men surged across the river and drove two to 3 miles northward in pursuit of fleeing reds While the assault crossings were under way South Korean 1st division troops made a fake crossing maneuver northwest of Seoul Apparently expecting the main allied crossing there the reds fought back with tank fire from the north bank of the Han The diversion kept the red tanks busy in that sector while the 25th division crossed the river east of Seoul Seven American divisions were in the line on the allied drive to the 25th 24th 7th 1st cavalry 3rd 2nd and the 1st ma rines In addition British Turkish Ureck French Australian South Korean and New Zealand troops forward in the new push Biff Prisoner Bay The shock of the allied blow numbed the reds on the western front nnd netted the 8th army its biSRcst oneday prisoner bag in a long Of the total 213 were captured in the 25th di visions acrosstheHan assault Although the allied attack sur prised and stunned the reds they continued to build up for an pectcd countersmash Air servers Wednesday night spotted more than 900 red vehicles mov ing through North Korea toward battle lines throughout North Korea U S 5th air force pilots claimed they destroyed 42   

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