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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 20, 1951, Mason City, Iowa Doily Newspaper N CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TMI MIWSPAPII THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NII6HIORS HOME EDITION VOL LVII AwocteUd Pmt Pttu full Wir MASON IOWA TUESDAY MAKCH Thli Paper ot Two Ont ODwyerCostello Investigators of StringPulling New York 5VRacketeer Frank Costello was only on of the sinister influences on Tammany Hall former Mayo William ODwyer told senate crime investigators Tuesday There were many said ODwyer now ambassador t Mexico The former mayor declaring that a national empire of crime is spreading country urged thatthegov eminent set aside 1 for a continuing battl against it Questioned about the politic power of Costello alleged vie overlord in the east ODwyer sai that in all the years he him the gambler wielded influ ence over the historic Manhatta democratic organization Friends in Power Costello has admitted he had in timate friends in Tammany an used them to push his friends t power Im not sure ODwyer saic whetherhe Costello ran afte them orwhether they ran afte him Sen Charles Tobey RN H referred to testimony that Cos AP Wirephotb TOBEY THE PROBER ROUSES ODWYER is a characteristic study of Sen ator Charles W Tobey R N H during Tuesdays senate crime committee hearing in New York at which William ODwyer Ambassador to Mexico Is target of his probing questions AP Wirephoto COSTELLO ENTERS SMILING FOR 3RD rack eteer Boss Frank Costello nat tily dressed in a pinstriped suit aiid smiling1 for the moment heads for the Kefauver crime committee hearing room in New York Im always going the wrong way Costello cracked to reporters whenthey called at tention to a wrong turn he made In the courthouse building Body Unidentified Found at Nora Springs Nora body of Van unidentified white man complete ly dismembered was found along the Milwaukee right of way about 200 yards east of the station about 9 a m Tuesday and search con tinued in the afternoon under the direction of Sheriff B F Ather tbn of Charles City Coroner Carl Hauser of Charles City estimated the man was be tween 50 and 60 years old 5 feet 6 inches tall weighing probably 150 pounds The clothing was completely torn off only a portion of the underwear being located Deep snowdrifts are believed to cover the parts of the body not yet found The coroner said two suit coats an overcoat were found at NoraSprings last Friday just be yond the spot where the remains were found Tuesday morning It 3s believed there might be some connection So far as officerscould learn no one in the Nora Springs vicin ity has been reported missing The remains were taken to the Sheckler funeral home at Nora Springs REPORT ALBANIAN REVOLT London press re ports said Monday Moscowled Albanias communist government has declared martial law to stamp tut a spreading revolt against ier Enver Hoxhas regime tello was instrumental in nomination of State Supremi Court Judge Thomas A Aurelio and said The amazing thing to me i if Costello had his dirt fingers inwhy someone didn impeach Aurelio ODwyer said Costellos behind hescenes work was known be fore Aurelio had been elected Sad Indictment Its a sad indictment of the electorate Tobey declared ODwyer who has said he vis ted Costello about army con xacts in the early 40s whil 3Dwyer was an investigator f01 the army was asked if he did no consider the visit unfortunate Fortunate for the army saic ODwyer quickly but unfortu nate for me politically Certainly Im not apologizing or going1 to see him on that mis sion he If it happenec today Id go again On his visit he said he found number of democratic leaders present including the late Tam many leader Michael Kennedy ate congressman ODwyer stoutly maintained hat Costello had nothing to do with any of his appointments agreed that its a tragedy tha ucha meddle in such matters as namingjudges wide spread crime in America isin creasing and will continue to do o until money is appropriated to ay for a continuing investiga ion As he concluded about 5 hours m thestand ODwyer said the assistance fie re jeiyed in 1945 was not his idea He nsisted there was no payoff to Costello after he was elected The ambassador said his mayor Ity campaignhelper was Irving Sherman a missing witnesssough committee for the last veeks ODwyer added that he knew Sherman was a pal of both Costello and Joe Adonis another reputedly big underworld figure Independent However ODwyer insisted his relations with Sherman left him completely independent of Cos tello The 1st indication that Sherman might have been found was a statement late Monday night by Sen Herbert OConor DMd who said Sherman might testify Tuesday The rest of the commit tee declined further comment Costello testified that a word here and there by him helped the late Michael J Kennedy become Tammany Hall chief in 1942 Apparently recovered from the sore throat that he said kept him from1 testifying last week Cos telloadded that he has remained on friendly terms with Tammany bosses right up to the present These include Hugo Rogers who succeeded Kennedy and Carmine G De Sapio the present leader Costello declared Committee Counsel Rudolph Halley asked Costello What was your ability to per suade politicians I cant explain it said the 60 year old reputed racketeer who once claimed he couldnt even fix alocal traffic ticket Mr Kennedy was very much indebted to you wasnt he Hal ley asked Admits Help In a way I helped him re plied the witness Call it what ever you may I admit I helped him Kennedy a former democratic congressman was killed in a plane crash in 1944 Under further questioning by Halley Coslello said he himself never belonged to a political or ganization never put up any cam paign money and never even voted in an election in his life ODwyer sweating and often nettled by questions of Sen Charles Tobey RN did not explain what kind of help Sherman gave iim He said only that the idea of assistance was Shermans own The former mayor acknowledged hat Sherman kept in pretty close touch with him But ODwyer in sisted he kept his eyes open to the chance that Sherman might be playing Costelloi gams j V s1 GlobeGazette photo by Musscr HARD TO lineup of cars was on S Federal avenue jiear the city Monday afternoon despite frequent radio warnings throughout the day that the highways were unfit for travel A deputy sheriff got arguments from many of drivers he was trying to turn back One man in a red convertible went on got back an hour later convinced A snowplow worked through the evening rescuing stalled cars as far south as Sheffield Most Area Highways Clogged Winter 1951 is really a diehard 5n its final official day of life Tuesday roads were blocked owns isolated and winter ex ended fits grip over most of thi nation Although spring official takes over at a m Central Stan dard time Wednesday the weath r forecast offers no relief Occasional snow in the orth nd northeast was forecast for Tuesday An alltime record number of elephone calls through the Ma on City exchange was another esult of Mondays snow blocfc des The 89355 local calls landled and 3456 long distance alls filed topped even the VJ ay traffic according to Carl Dwyer Northwestern Bell man ger here 125 Operators There were 125 operators on duty during the Sunday mid ight to Monday midnight period wyer said every position on oth boards being filled Highways 14 south of Charles City 107 between Clear Lake and ileservey and 288 to Plymouth were still closed Tuesday but one way traffic was moving in the lason City area Northsouth ruralroads in the area were in ad shape State and county plows areal ut clearing highways In north ehtral Iowa 72 schoolsare1 stil ffected by the weather in degree uesday Buses Trains Goinr The Jefferson Bus Line sen ut buses in all directions Tuesr ay and trains were getting back o normal Monday Rockets on he Rock Island Lines were late Sheriff Cal Dwan took an ex lectant mother to a hospital from farm home 8 miles northeast o lason CitynearPlymouth driv ng his car behind at county snow IpwXTt took 3 hours to make the rip but an 8 pound boy was born o Mrs Gerald Cpe rin a Mason ity hospital Monday night Minnesota highways were ad of the TwinCities nd a flood threat hangs over outneastern Minnesota and west ern Wisconsin Shojv Gets Stack Actor Henry Fonda and mem ers of the Roberts cast tere marooned all night Monday t Sibley Iowa eriroute toOmaha vhen their train couldnt make eadway against towering snow rifts Gbv Norman C Brunsdale of birth Dakota called the situation quite serious He conferred with edCross and army authorities bout helping towns and families fhose food and fuel supplies were early exhausted The Chicago weather bureau aid heavy driftingwould contin e Tuesday from the eastern Da otas to upper Michigan and more am would plague the middle and outh Atlantic states The rain as expected to extend into cen ral New York EASTER RECESS Des Moines of le Iowa legislature Tuesday voted special Easter recess from Thurs ay afternoon until Monday morn ng DIES SHOVELLVG SNOW Breda Steinkamp a retired farmer died of a eart attack which he suffered uesday while shoveling snow at s home Allied Patrols Meet Stiff Red Resistance By OLEN CLEMENTS Tokyo States troops battling northeast o Hongchon on the central Korean front Tuesday ran into very stiff communist resistance Red troops fighting from well dug in hill positions hurlec back an American battalion after a daylong fight In Tokyo General Mac Arthur ordered a news black out on thedistance to a certain Line on the Korean peninsula Correspondents were not al lowed to say specifically what this Line is but it obviously refers to he politically important parallel 38 It is one of the most rigid news restrictions placed on correspon dents since the war began At latest reports sent before he ban the allies were reported ess than 17 miles from the border o red Korea The U S 8th army said holding elements were on the line at 10 scattered points across the pendemocrarTuesdayT McKinley Praised Criticized Des Moines L Mc Kinley St Ansgar potato grower who is defying dictatorial gov ernment marketing regulations was praised by arepublican spokesman and criticized by a nsula Patrols were known to be operating much closer to the bor der Reservoir Taken Censorship was lirted on the capture of the Chungpyong reser voir and power station 25 miles northeast of Seoul They were captured intact 3 days ago UN the Sttfarmy said have ad vanced i beyond that point Moderate rearguard action was reported during the day Chinese and North Korean communists were reported1 at 3 widelysepa rated East of Uijongbu which is 12 miles north of Seoul northeast of Hangye on the cen ral front and north of alliedheld Kangnung on the east coast The reds have thrown up road slocks in some places to delay the UN advance From the central front AP Cor respondent Tom Bradshaw re ported evidence the Chinese were inly trying to slow down the UN advance until they can complete heir withdrawal north of 38 Fight at Hohgchon He said the main resistance was met Monday on a road running northeast of Hongchon Although withdrawingbehind he old boundary between North and South Korea the communists hinted they plan to return some day 1 Thered Korean radio atPyong ang called or Korean yduths to ise against the UN during a world youth week to start Wed nesday The radio called on Korean fouth of both sexes to rise against he enemy and start peoples iots everywhere Take away the gun from the American enemy and Korean resident Syngman Rhees group nd shoot them in the breast the adio said South Kprean soldiers were irged to turn on UN soldiers in righteous uprising and come fb the peoples communist army SAME DATE Black flag means traffic death in pas 24 hours Rep J E Hansen Dedharn democratic floor leader in the Iowa house saidhe would ask the house for unanimous sider a legislature condemning Secretary of Agriculture Charles F Bran nan as a wouldbe potato czar and asking congress to curb his powers The republicansponsoredreso lution wasinspired by the gov ernments request for an injunction restraining McKinley from mar keting his potatoes without sub mitting them to government in spection in compliance with a 6 state marketing agreement A hearing on the government re quest is scheduled for Anril 2 in Waterloo federal court Hansen said that McKinlev liked the federal potato program well enough in 1947 to borrow from the government on 1415000 pounds of potatoes Han sen said the government later bought 516000 pounds of the po tatoes from McKinley for and then sold them back to Mc Kinley at one cenfper 100 pounds for use as livestock feed Republican Publicity Director Gerald Bogan said in his weekly commentary Tuesday that Mc Kinley has the courage to fighl back against further encroachment of individual liberties by govern ment control and edict Out here in Iowa a farmers voice is being heard against gov ernment by edict and directive which is the 1st stage of Fabian socialism Bogan said Thats the kind of courage that has made America great Atomic Tests at Eniwetok Washington JP The atomic energy commission in d i c a te d Tuesday it is now conducting new atomic blasts at Eniwetok The commission said in a state ment that majorproject is being carried out at the supersecret Pacific island test grounds In order to assure the safety of vessels and aircraft operating n the central Pacific only units of the testing task force are per mitted within the danger area around Eniwetok atoll the state ment added Asked directly if new blast tests are being conductedYEAR AGO commission officials said they Maximum could add nothing to the statement Minimum Gall Writing Expert to Identify Hardys Hotel Room Records Murder Brings Martial Law fo OilRteh Iran By ROBERT BHEWETT Tehran Iran shah proclaimed martial law Tues day in this terrorridden strategic middle eastern country whose oil riches make her position vital in the eastwest cold war The martial law limited to Tehran and imposed for a period of two months came amid a wave of rumors that new terrorism had taken the lives of Iranian officials One rumor totally unconfirmed here was that SovernorGeneral Manouchar Eg aal of Azerbaijan province1 on the soviet border had been slain along with his provincial chief of po lice Four hours after the martial law was proclaimed a column of 8 tanks rumbled down one of th citys main streets and past the I S embassy which has been th scene of demonstrations agains foreigners This was the 1st show of force by the government unde he order Even as the proclamation wa broadcast the Iranian senate com Dieted action on approval for na of the AngloIranian Oil company focus of the nation alist anger which has been gener ating public tension in Iran The presentation of the martial law proclamation to the shah wa helst action of thenew cabine formed by Hussein Ala prowest erner named premier after the as sassination of hispredecessor tw weeks ago It announced that all gangster and opportunists who create dis urbances wilTbe punislied Thi roadcast proclamation assertec hat gangster elements trying to upset the security o Tehran Shall Mohammed Reza Pahlev drastic step in a move to suppress the terror irougtit tlie assassination of lAraer cansupported Premier Ali Raz mara March 7 and the shooting o he deputy chancellor of Tehran university Dr Abdul Zanganeh Monday f The new military governorgen eral Abdul Hejazi made an ap peal by radio to all groups in the capital to maintain peace The city was quiet althpugh unpaid gov ernment workers demonstrated in front of the parliament building rAll BERNARD L MONTGOMERY Eisenhower Picks Monty as Assistant Paris Dwight D7 Eis enhower Tuesday named British Field Marshal Viscount Montgom ery as his deputy commander in the Atlantic pact armyi appointed to He1 chose Air Chief Marshal Sir of airVdeputy navaliofficer may be named later if the need becomes headquarters spokes The WEATHER Mason City Fair Tuesday nigh and Wednesday Continued cold Low Tuesday night near zero High Wednesday about 20 Iowa Mostly fair and cold througl Wednesday Low Tuesday nigh 5to 10 below northwest 5 to 1C above southeast High Wednes day 15 northwest 20 to 25 south east Diminishing winds Tues day night and Wednesday Fur ther outlook Partly cloudy anc slightly Thursday some snow likely northwest Temper atures Thursday will rangeiCOmmander in chief of the allied man said Frenchman Named The French cabinet announced meanwhile that Gen Alphonse Juin commander of Frances armed forces lias been made available to Gen Eisenhower to serve as ground troops comman der An the Atlantic pact army Juin 62 is inspectorgeneral o Trench armed foices a post createc after Eisenhowers survey tour of pact nations Juin also is resident general of Morocco The French cabinet also an nounced that Vice Adm Rober Jaujard was named to the Eisen hower staff Eisenhower announced tha Juins title wouldbe commander n chief of the allied army forces n the central sector of Europe and Jaujard will be naval flag officer central sector Europe American for Other appointments included Lt len Lauris Norstad commander of the U S air force in Europe as from morning lows of zero to above to afternoon highs of 20 to 28 owa 5Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average 3 to 6 degrees below normal Normal highs 49 north 56 south Normal lows 27 north 33 south Below normal Wednesday Rising trend beginning Thursday and contin uing over the weekend Precipi tation will average about one quarter inch occurring as rain or snow about Friday linnesota Partly cloudy and cold Tuesday night and Wednesday Snow flurries and blowing snow north portion Tuesday night and northeast portion Wednesday Slowly diminishing winds Tues day night and Wednesday Low Tuesday night zero to 10 below High Wednesday 1015 above GlobeGazette weather statistics or the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum Minimum At 8 a m H 1 0 29 24 air forces central sector of Europe Admiral Sir Patrick Brind of the British royal navy comman der in chief northern Europe Lieut Gen Wilhelm Von Tan genHansteen Norwegian arnly chief of staff as commander of alliedforces Norway Lieut Gen Ebbe Goertz of Den markcommander of allied forces Denmark Maj Gen Robert K Taylor of the U S airfqrce as commander allied airforces iiorthern Europe Gen Eisenhower announced he would appoint7 area commanders at a later date Command of the land forces southern Europe will be assigned to an Italian general CRASH VICTIM DIES DCS Moines ff Mrs Nellie Tygart 43 Osceola died at a hos sital here Monday She was the 2nd victim of ari autotruck crash icar Indianbla last Saturday Announce Night Court Sessions i i i Diamond Hits at Defendants By DICK liABEIN L Eoom 517 in an Omaha hotel became a factor Tuesday bank robbery trial of Kenneth A Kitts Omaha and Yancjr Douglas Hardy 32Tyler The government is attempting to prove that Hardy and Kitts planned and carried out the 000 Laurens State bank robbery U S District Attorney TvE Diamond says Hardy was regis tered at an Omaha hotel atithe time of the robbery He is tempting to show through hotel and telephone records that Hardy rented room 517 in the Rome hotel Nov 1 to 3 Handwriting Expert C Much of Tuesdays testimony will hinge on the word of atjov ernment handwriting expert Dia mond told the t court Tuesdaythe expert will testify that writing appearing on hotel andtelephone company records is Hardys i Meantimej Federal Judge Henry N Graven announced a night ses sion of court beginning at p m TuesdayJudge Graven saidhe this measure would make up for in the trial already twice del ay edTjy bad weather1 Hammering away at his conten tion that Hardy was in Omahabe fore1 the robbery Diamond re LJTracy of the Rome hotel Nov v SS The Frank Lloyd occupied fromNov 1 tox3 Pasquale has testifiedvthat took part in the Laurens robbery also told Hardy occupied room 517 at the Borne hotetbefore the burglary 1 Tracy also told he an elevator at the hotel Under cross examination Jby Mason he said hecould notCbe sure what Telephone recordskept bythe hotel on were presentedin Diamond says through thesejrecords that Hardy telephoneBe fore thetrial began Kitts isre ported to have said that he never seen Hardy artillery projectile uncovered by youngsters at play exploded Tues The 25th government witness io testify in the trial was Fred G Wall manager of the ernBell Telephone Co office in Tyler TexasHardyshome town He produced company records showing thata Douglas lad applied for arid received a elephone in the namfe of JW L Wright about Sept 9 An earlier witness from New York has testified that the W L Wrights of Tyler are Hardys jarentsinlaw The telephone companys rec ords also showed that Ta collect call was received at the Wrights number in Tyler from Omaha at a m Nov 3 The call came rom the telephone numberhsted o the Rome Hotel in Omaha Ac cording to the record the call came from room 517 The caller identified himself as Douglas Two FBI Ascnts Testify Testimony also was heard from two FBI agents Tuesday L Mulhall Sioux City completed testimony he had begun day He identified 14 photo graphs which he had taken at he rob lay Four brothers ranging in age from 11 to 15 were killed fO Million New Yorkers Watch Crime Probe on TV Robert Me Whiter 37 Tyler an other FBI agent testified By DAVID C WHITNEY New York are icy going back to Washington 3 we can get back to work That was the anguished cry uesday of residents of the na ons largest city whose lives ave been disrupted bythe tele Ised senate crime hearings Never has any one show so hit he life of New York Department stores reported a falling off in preEaster sales The slock exchange had its slowest day Monday since May 29 And only afew top Broad way shows sold out Monday night after the committee an nounced it was holding a night session Television network officials es timated up to 10000000 New Yorkers were watching video sets to see the men of mystery racketeers closetothevest poli ticians known murderers and shady public officials parade be fore the camera and answer up to the crusading senators Another 20000 persons through out the eastern half of the United States were reported watching what has become the greatest show on earth Sports promoters disconsolate ly estimated thai more persons were interested in what Frank The Boss Costello would say next than were interested in last falls baseball world series As far west as Chicago hus bands were coming home to meals of cold cuts and canned baked beans because their wives couldnt tear themselves away from their television sets Mrs William Hickey of Chicago said she solved the problem by setting up a card table in the living room in front of the TV set and paring vegetables there so as not to miss the show C E Hooper Inc whose Hoop eratings judgo the amount of listener interestin television shows reported that 262 of New Yorks 2500000 television sets were in use Monday morning compared to a normal usage of 15 per cent had taken photographs of Hardy in Paris Texas Dec 3Theplio tographs were taken he Mid at the request of the federal govern ment They already had been in troduced in court as government evidence f v Another Texahi Clyde Bentley Tyler told the courthe had pho tographed Hardy Mrs Hardy and Mrs Alva Fallcaro llrs Hardys sister Bentley said v he is in charge of the identification de partment of the Tyler police force Photos Identified Witnesses from New York identified photographs of Hardy his wife and her sister as the 3
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