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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 21, 1951, Mason City, Iowa                                Nofthlowot Daily Newspaper Edited tor UM GITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION THI NIWStAMt THAT MAKIS ALL NOkTM IOWANS N 11 C H VOL LVli Assodtated PreM UuJttd Full Leue Wires Fivt Couyl MASON CITV IOWA WEDNESDAY MARCH 21 1931 Thlt Consiits at Two Out IfeUt For Weak Production Act Unions Hit Congress By HAROLD W WARD WjuJtinrton heads of the A P L and the C I O each asserted Wednesday that congress is to blame for the mobilization squabble because it enacted a weak defense production act A F L President William Green addressing a conference of C I O A F L machinists and rail union officials at a precedent making nationwide said con gress had failed the people Law Larded In adopting the defense pro duction act last year Green said in a prepared speech congress went out of its way to lard thi law with special privilege fo business interests Under that law which expires on June 30 it i virtually impossible to stabilizi the cost of living In deference to the real estat lobby congress acted to decontro rents In obedience to the finan cial interests of the nation i adopted tax laws that soak the poor and spare the rich Second the administration be came intimidated by the reaction ary coalition that rules the roos in congress Apparently it decidec to appease congress in order to AP Wirephoto TIGHT is a front view of a car struck by a North Western streamliner in Cedar Rapids Wednes day morning The car was wedged between the train and a shed One woman was critically hurt Questionable Loan Turns UpdtNPA OnceTurned Down by RFC Washington inves tigators spurred by a proposed loan of 57800000 to a group put up only cash were off Wednesday on anew hunt for questionable practices in gov ernment lendingrthis time by the defense setup The house probers aimed their queries1 atthe national production authority blaming it for approv ing a loan turned down by the reconstruction finance corporation itself isunder heavy fire from senate investigators 19 Loans Involved Directly involved are anumber of the19 defense loans approved by the NPA since the startof the national emergency The investigation stemmed from committee testimony that a strongly ad verse recommendation of the RFC a S7800000 loan appli cation by a Hazleton Pa group which put up only of its own money Loan Ifol Made The loan was approved though responsible NPA officials conceded they made no indepen dent check of the background or credit rating of the applicants The loan was for the Hazleton Steel Tubing Co onapplication of its 3 principal Benjamin S Dowd Martin C Charles andJames H Hopkins Although approved by NPA the loan has yet to be made because the principals have not yet put up another of private capital ments to meet NPA require CityBound Milwaukee Is Derailed New Hampton cars of a westbound Milwaukee rail road freight train were derailed 2i miles east of here early Wed nesday No one was reported injured Some coal cars were among those derailed It was a mixed freight and included some cars of livestock The livestock cars stayed on the tracks The dieselpowered train con listed of about 65 cars It was en route from Marquette Wis to Ma ton City This is part of the lowa Dakota division Wrecking crews were dispatched to the scene from Mason City and LaCrosse Wis It was expected that it would lake all day to clcarj the tracks I Woman Hurt in CarTrain Squeeze iCedar Rapids Gay Culp 55 was in critical condition at a hospital of injuries suffered at about 7 a m Wednesday when the car in which she was riding was struck by the eastbound City of Los Angeles streamliner Two other persons in the car also were hurt Police said a car driven by Paul Rogers 51 was hit by the streamlineron r 9th avenue crossing and was feet and jammed against a shed Mrs Gulp was pinned under the car and partly under the Diesel loco motive She was extricated with difficulty Brooksie Strayhorn 29 also was hospitalized with injuries Rogers suffered minor hurts Threatens Detroit Movie Houses Detroit Goldberg spokesman for a group of theater oxvners predicted Wednesday that television will close 50 per cent of Detroits movie houses within two years get some cooperation fiom con gress Results Speak This policy of appeasement resulted in the appointment of big business executives to a linos every significant position in de fense agencies The results speak for them selves Not a single recommenda tion by labor representatives in the defense program was adopted Our views were either ignored or the exact opposite of our proposals was put into effect We decidedtherefore to take a dramatic step We voted unani mously for the withdrawal of labor representatives from any defense agencies in which they were serv ing We felt that this was the only way we could effectively impress upon the American people the shocking failures and the gross in equities of defense policies Ask Support The labor meetings here Tues day and Wednesday are aimed at enlisting the support of commu nity groups through the localand state leaders attending behind the United Labor Policy committees fight C I O President Philip Murray said the management groups which opposed giving a newly formed wage stabilization board power to settle all kinds of dis putes wanted to force workers into a narrow blind alley On the one side A rigid un bending wage formula Murray said On the other side thema licious provocative provisions oi the TaftHartley antilabor law Murray said a coalition in con gress produced an inefficient specimen of law in the defense production act He added It is cumbersome and ineffec tive It cannot keep prices down and in many sectors of the econ omy it does not even try It is made to order for the exploiter the profiteer and the speculator 300 Years to Killer Cook in Alcatrez Oklahoma City slayer William Coote Jr Wed nesday was sentenced to terms totaling 300 years in Alcatraz or another safe prison where he has no chance to escape for the slay ng of the 5 members of the Carl Mdsserfamily of Atwood 111 U S District JudgeStephen Chandler gave Cook who shoWec 10 visible signs of emotion 60 years for each of 5 counts in the ddnapmurder of Mr and Mrs Mosser and their3 children Judge Chandler specified the sentences were to run consecutive y Society stands indicted for jermitting this child to grow up n inhuman conditions that per mitted these crimes Chandlei STATUTf MILtS AP Wirephoto ALLIES EDGE CLOSER TO NORTH KOREAN BORDER the east coast A of South Korea UN troops were reported within 814 milesof the 38th parallel Chunchon main Chinese supply base apparently has been aban doned as allied troops entered the city Fresh Chi nese troops were reported dug in north of Seoul Chunchon Abandoned U N Troops U nopposed Tokyo American tank force Wednesday rum bled into the former Chines stronghold of Chunchon 1 met only flagwaving Korean civilians The Chinese who had made the central Korean road cen tei their troop massing point in South Korea apparent had withdrawn north of parallel 38 Chunchon is miles southof the red Korean border tt was from Chunchon that the Chinese mounted their two massive offenses in January and February against Wonju Goldberg told the common counent conditions These crimes might not have seen committed if he Cook re ceived civilized care and train ng Chandler added After Chandler said he had reached a conclusion ITV S Dis rict Attorney Robert E Shelton disagreed vigorously and said If evera death penalty was deserved thisis it Chandler said he knew the re sponsibility wasfully his andhe couldnt conscientiously1 go to the expense ofa trial In the sanity hearing Tuesday t was brought out by psychia trists thatCooks background was responsible for his pres cil that attendance has been cut in half already The Kefauver crime hearing have been he said About The WEATHER Mason City Fair and cold Wed nesday night Low Wednesdaj night zero to 5 above Thursday sunny and warmer high near 32 towa Fair Wednesday night Part ly cloudy and warmer Thurs day Low Wednesday night zero to 5 above extreme east 1015 above extreme west High Thursday 35 northeast to 45 southwest Southerly winds in creasing to 2025 M P H Thurs day Further outlook low Thursday night near 23Cloud and somewhat warmer Friday followed by rain or snow High Friday 45 west 40 east Minnesota Mostly cloudy with light snow northwest portion Wednesday night and in north and eastcentral portions Thurs day Not so cold west portion Wednesday night Warmer Thursday Low Wednesday nigh 10 below northeast to zero to 10 above southwest High Thursday 1520 above northeast to arounc 32 southwest GlobeGazette weather statistics or the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum 12 Minimum 6 At 8 a m 2 YEAR AGO Maximum 34 Minimum 31 It was pointed out he was one of a large family and had to live in a cave when his mother aban doned him Shelton told the court I lived in a dugout after my mother died when I was 5 and his background has 110 justification in this case Three staff psychiatrists from the Dr Karl Menninger clinic at Topeka Kans testified Tuesday that Cook was a schizophrenic and could not plan or think from mo ment to moment and therefore was not responsible for his act Algona Farmer Is ReElected Chicago R Schoby ona Iowa dairy farmer was re elected to a years term as presi dent of the American Dairy asso ciation Tuesday Merrill N Warnick Pleasant Grove Utah was elected vice president of the associations con vention The delegates also approved a steppedup advertising program to build sales and good will for the dairy industry deep in central Korea Mine Trap On the western reans and American task forces the historicinvasion of Korea bumped into bit er communist resistance north oi Seoul An American tank patrol on he rdad to Uijongbu ran into a leavy mine field arms and mortarfire vereVso intense it was im possible for the men to leave the anksand remove the mines an operations officer said the eastcentral front American artillery and planes decimated a small enemy concen tration forming for an attack northwest of Pangam About half the200 reds were killed Allies Set Course A British general told 8th army correspondents the reds would no1 regain the initiative in Korea tt Gen RichardNelson Gale direc tor general of training in the Brit ish army said the UN forces are slowly and methodically pursuing their own course He did not say whether the al lies planned to cross the political ly significant border but said British troops in the 8th army would carry out any orders given them Chunchon was a more important objective than Seoul in the 8th army offensivelaunched one month ago At that time the reds were just outside Wonju and Che chen some 40 miles to the south The allies reoccupied Seoul March 14 The Chinese and Red Koreans appear to be north of the border on the eastern frontand with drawing behind it on the central front Fresh Chinese Corps But on the western front fresh Chinese army corps the 26th has moved into position about 30 miles northeast of the Dattered old South Korean capi al It was screening the with drawal of other red troops This shift of forces allied of ficers said may be the start of a maneuver by which the rested Chinese 3rd field army may re jlace the Chinese 4th field army all across the front The 3rd has been resting in orth Korea since last Decem ber It had fought against allied forces in the Hungnam area of northeast Korea On the propaganda front Red Premier Kim II Sung as sured Russias Stalin that his peo intend to fight the war to the jitter end The communist New China SAME DATE Black lag means traffic death in past 24 hours U S Forces Doubled Truman By ERNEST B VACCARO Key West Fla Truman served notice Wednesday that theUnited States has doubled armed f vasion of Korea to the in resist still further communist attacks agains other free nations An exchange of telegrams be tween the president and Secre tary of Defense Marshall dis closed that this countrys uni formed forces now stand at more than 2900000 9 months after Ko rean reds unpro voked attack June 25 Warning to Reds Mr Trumans announcement was a new warning to Soviet Russia that this country in com panywith other free nations is determined to establish anc maintain world peace He emphasized the speedwith which this country is rebuilding its defenses by disclosing Mar shalls telegram giving the siie of this countrys armed force as doubled what it was on June 25 This doubling of our strength has been accomplished less than 9 months aggression after the communist against the Republic of Korea General Marshall wired For your information strength we have already attained total strength in excess of not attained in World war H until more than 21 months after our buildup started in June 1940 followingthefall of France and more than 3 months after Pearl Harbor Around the World The president took unusual Jews agency said Kim sent this word to Stalin March 17 to mark the 2nd anniversary of the eco nomic and cultural mutual assist ance pact between Russia and North Korea steps to seek worldwide disclo sure of the progressof American defenses and the exchange of telegrams was beamed around the globe by the state departments voice of America The defense department gave his countrys preKorean armed force strength at 1458000 men Mr Truman has announced the oal of 3500000 men as soon as possible after June 30 And his eaders in congress are making a lastditch stand against some at tempts to place a ceiling of 4 000000 men on the uniformed personnel FRANCHISE APPROVED Clinton voters ap proved a new 25year franchise for the Clinton Waterworks Co Tuesday by a vote of 1175 to 167 Soys U S Wants Common View on Parallel Crossing Washington of State Acheson said Wednesday Jie United States wants a com mon point of view with its allies on the 38th parallel problem But ic said no new authority is re quired for UN military forces to ross the old boundary between forth and South Korea Acheson told a news conference he U S government is consult ng with other nations having roops in Korea is studying the situation closely and working on it with Gen Douglas MacAr hurs command He was asked whether on the political level there was any ne cessity for new authority for crossing the parallel He replied there was no such neces sity but that this was a matter on vvhich a common point of view is desired He thus drew a sharp distinc tion between MacArthurs au thority and the practical question of what MacArthur is doing about that authority Diplomatic authorities had told reporters earlier that the UN command in Korea had ample au thority to cross the 38th parallel as military necessity required Prochelo Says He Tipped Off Kitts Dewey Again Invited to Testify on Crime New York crime investigators Wednesday issued a 2nd invitation to New York Gov Thomas E Dewey to testify before them about gambling at Saratoga N Y Dewey had brushed aside a previous invitation sug gesting instead that the sen ators come to the state capitol at Albany to hear his views But thecommittee rejected the idea Sen Estes Kefauver cpmmittee chairman renewed the committees invitation at the open ing ofthe final and Btlvday of the sensationpacked New York public hearings Not Available It is unfortunate that Governor Dewey has not seen fit to come down and give us any Information he might have Kefauver com mented He added that it wasnt aprac tice of the committee to command governors to appear so he said the committee wished to say again it hoped Dewey will show up for subsequent hearings in Washing ton The Tennessee senator saidthe committee appreciates greatly thatit was invited to come to Al bany but that it is manifestl impossible for us to go the committee will b holding hearings in Washingto the latter part of this week and th first of next Wide Open Last week the committee heari iestimbny about wideopen gamb ing at the fashionable horse ing and resort area at Saratoga and it was then appear ance was suggestedKefauyer saic the committee felt the Saratog matter should be cleared up b Dewey When Dewey announced his de cision Tuesday Sen Lester Hun DWyo had remarked wryl that VitVjust asfarfrom New York to Albany as it is from Al bany to NewYork Costello Again Defies Query New Underwork Im not going question The gambler Boss Frank Costello Wednesda senate crime investigator the 4th time in their efforts tc find out his net worth Hesaid h wouldnt answer the question With the samesullen stubborn ness he has displayed when the matter came up previously Costel o said the committee was asking for information it had no right tc I refused before Costello said to answer tha labeled by the committee as head of a natipna crime pictured himsel o the committee as one now en aged in purely legitimatebusi ness Andhe said he wasnt going to alk about what assets he has Costello pictured himself as a promoter of Jet broilers for th senefit of housewives with small apartments He concededbefore the senate crime committee the jet broiler jusiness hadnt taken up much his time so far Its in its infancy lie said Its ust started Senate Approves Municipal Code Study Measure DcsJHoincs Iowa sen te Wednesday approved a muni ipal code study bill making weeping changes in city tax laws nd fixing an overall limit of 30 mills which may be levied by any ity for operational purposes in ne year The senate passed the measure 6 to 1 and sent it to the house t is one of a series of bills pro uced by the code study commit ee Sen J T Dykhouse RRock chairman of the cities nd towns committee said that 1C measure would give munici alities wider latitude in de ermining the amount of money ceded to finance the specific pcrational functions of govern ment The bill wipes put an estimated 64 separate municipal funds that ow exist under state law and groups them into 7 general classi cations The 30 mill overall limit does ot include levies for retirement f bonds and debt service or pecial assessments for improve ments The 7 classifications and the otal annual millage allowed for ach under the committee bill is as ollows c General purposes 10 mills trecls 10 mills safety 12 mills anitation 10 mills recreation 6j mills utilities 5 mills enterprises mills SOT JENS WALKER Jens Walker Killed on Maneuvers 1st Sgt Jens Walker about 36 formerly of Mason City was kille on maneuvers at KyMonday according to a tele gram received his wife parents Mr and Mrs John Con N E Mrs1 Walker sent from Columbus Ohio Walkers were living when Jie re enlisted inthe service In February Mrs Walker was t arrive in Mason City Wednesda by plane Only last week she ha visited her husband at Nashvill Tenn the Connetts reported here Sgt Walker had just been trans f erred to Fort Campbell fronr station in Maryland He was be lieyed to be with a mechanize unit but noparticulars were state in the message Sgt Walker servedin Worldwar II and remained in the reserve after separation from the army His time was up when he re enlistedin February In war II h was awarded honors by submittin suggestions in7 the war depart ments for Victory pro gram In charge signal teletype he made suggestions that revolu tionized the operation of his of fice the citation stated Sgt Walkers father Edga Walker now lives at Plainfield His mother is deceased A gradu ate of thi MasonCity high schoo in 1931 his record shows that a graduation time he was awardei the American Legionjunior col lege scholarship He was also cheerleader at the school At Columbus Sgt Walkerrwa employed by a hardware associa tion Larry Parks Admits He Was a Red Washington ff Movie Acto Larry Parks said Wednesday he vas a communist 10 years ago bu ater quit the party Parks was the 1st witness in a renewed hunt by the house com nittee on unAmerican activities or communist influence in Hol ywood and movie making Parks is best known to movie goers for his lead bison Story In voluntarily arly membership role in The admitting to a decade ago arks said he considered there vas a great difference in being a jarty member in 1941 and being me in 1951 I think that being a member if the communist party 10 years igo fulfilled certain needs of s man who was a liberal he told tie committee There are variations in political iarty affiliations of which the ommittee should be aware arks went on For instance he aid some southern democrats ac ually vote and act like republi ans There are variations too he aid among communists He said it was sympathy for the little man that caused him to oin the communist party in years one by At the outset Parks told the ommittee his only loyalty is to America and the freedoms lor all mericans Tony Told Kenneth the Score BULLETIN The government completed presentation of testimony in the bank robbery trial of Yaoer Hardy and Kenneth Kitts in fed eral district court here Wed nesday pm After U S District Attorney T E Dia mond rested case counsel for both Hardy and Kitts moved for a directed verdict mt acquit tal croiuidt of evidence Judje Henry N Gra ven overruled the f By DICK HABEIN A 29yeaiold Sioux City tavern operator who says he travels avlot and drives a 1950 Cadillac testified Wednesday that he gave Kenneth A Kitts 33 Omaha the on the Laurens bank is an underworld term for robbery setups Tony Prochelo 4 the tavern eratoiy the court he saw Kitte in New York last October during the World Series Wearing a creamcolored suit flashy tie and white sox Prochelo testified that Kitts had askedhimifheknew of any scores Lavrens I mentioned the Laurens bank Prochelo said and toldhim I had heard some woman up there had or in a safetyde posit box Prochelo the 37th government witness to testify in the bank rob bery trial of Kitts and Yancy D Hardy has pleaded guilty to a charge of possessing money stolen from the bank arid awaits sentence this month U SDistricf Attorney T E Dia mond indicated Tuesday night that Prochelowould behis lastjjwitness Lilliam Kitts attractive d Mend wife ot the Omahaldyrfendaot u expected theIgtdefehse wit ness in ttie 5dayold trial Mbf Kitts inoth er ot two children was Jhthe cor ridor outside the federal court room Wednesday morning court 2 Other ProchelOi testified two other talkswith Kitts ing theirOctobermeetirigCinNew York One of these meetings wai in SiouxCity the other in Omaha he Onboth occasions Pxocheu4old the court Kitts asked hjmVto go along on the robbery Prochelo said used He told the court he had known Kitts for about a year andmet Hardy last October Prochelo next time he saw Kitts wsas the morning ofjthe Laurens Turin Inn inSioux City Prochelo said he is a part time operator of theinn According to Prochelo Kitts Sardy and Pasquale Belcastro con tacted himwhen they arrived Jo Sioux City after the robbery t He said he drove tothe innand opened it up for the trio Prochelo told the court the trio wanted to use his off ice to count the money stolen In the robbery v Stories His account ofthe scene in his office closely paralleled carrier estimony from confessed bank robber Belcastro After dividing up the stolen sil ver Piochelo said the trio offered him about incoins He told he court he refused to take this but accepted dollars in from Belcastro He related that an 8inch stack ofrtrayelers checks also was placed in his of ce Under cross examination by Hugh Boyle attorney for Kitts Prochelo said the money was landed to him for giving Kitts score on the robbery He denied that any payoff had jeen mentioned in earlier discus sions about the robbery Prochelo told the court the trio asked him where they could un oad the silver He said he called Jenne Barone in Omaha and the after agreed to take the money Jarone is operator of the Last Chance cafe in Council Bluffs MeetIn Bar The dapper tavern operator told he jury of11 women and oneman vho are hearing the case that the lext time he saw Kitts and Bel astro was inan Omaha bar He saidKitts and Belcastrotold im then that newspaper accounts sted a higher loss in the robbery ian they had in their possession According to earlier testimony y Belcastro Hardy had already eft for Texas Prochelo related that he and lelcastro later drove to Little ock Ark where they met Hardy nd talked over the travelers hecksstolen in the robbery He said they made arrangement contact Kitts who had the hecksl Prochelo then related that ht ook the Rowley brothers of Sioux ity Dean and Ernest to New   

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