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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 22, 1951, Mason City, Iowa                                Daily Newspaper EdJWd fcw th Horn N CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NIWSFAPIft THAT MAKIS ALL MOITN IQWANS N VOL LVII Associated Press mod United Prew Full Five Cent Copy MASON CITY IOWA TMUKSDAY MAKCM tt ItSl Quick Thaw May Bring Floods to North Iowa BJ UNITED PRESS A quick thaw and possible rainsthreatened Thursday to start dangerous floods in the northern midwest The Chicago weather bureau said temperatures wouldrise well above freezing Thursday melting deeppacked snow Minnesota western Wisconsin North Iowa and South Dakota Thaw Weather forecasters have warned that 3 or 4 days of constant thawing could start southern Minnesota dangerous floods in western Wisconsin and Temperatures were expected to reach 45 degrees in the snow covered part of South Dakota and 35 in similar areas in Iowa Min nesota and Wisconsin Thursday Elsewhere in the winter battered midwest temperatures were ex pected to climb past 50 degrees Thursday and Friday Possible rain was predicted over much of the snowblanketed region Friday SU1I Snowing Meanwhile it was still unseasonably cold from the Mississippi valley to the Appalachians Snow flurries wererep6rted in the east ern Great Lakes region and It was 12 below zero at PoUston Mich Temperatures were tiearnormal on the Atlantic seaboard and even a little higher than usual in the far west westerners also enjoyed generally fair weather Yank TcTnJb Shoot Way Clear of Enemy Trap By OLEN CLEMENTS Tokyo An American tank infantry patrol with minehunting engineers Thursday shot its way outrof a com munist ambush less than 3 miles from the red Korean bor der The tanks were movingupone side of the Pukhan river north of Chunchon and the infantry were plodding along the opposite bank when the reds opened fire From high ground they poured machinegun rifle and mortar fire on all sides of the patrol The tanks pulled bad to Chunchon carrying the wounded Along this central Korean sec tor thebulk of the communis troops appeared to have slipped north of parallel 38 in the west the reds ap peared to be digging in for a des perate stand in South Korea Reds in Depth Field dispatches said some 60 000 communist troops defensepositions in depth for 15 miles south of the border These included two divisions 0 the Chinese 3rd field army idle since the Hungnam action in De cember An allied tank patrol ran into hot fight Wednesday on the ap proaches Seoul to Uijongbu north 01 The thrust north of Chunchon Was closest announced alliec approach in force to Ko rean border during current drive Patrols may havecrossed the boundary A delayed AP Correspondent William C Bar nard saidSthe armored column rolled north late Wednesday from reda b and on ed Chunchon It pulled back to bivouac positions for the night Chunchon is parallel 38 No Allied tanks 8 miles south o arid infantrymen ary Maj occupied Chunchon afternoon without a fight AP Correspondent Leif Brick son reported from U S 8th army headquarters that allied forces in Chunchon appeared in tion Thursday to strike across the 38th parallel any time they choose to move after the withdrawing reds across the politicalbound Gen Earle E Partridge announcedallied planes in the 9 months of the Koreanwar have Killed or wounded more than 93000 red troops destroyed nearly 1700 railrpad cars 184 bridges more than 1000 gun positions and more than40000 redoccupied buildings Vehicles Damaged Damagedabout 900 red tanks more than 7000 vehicles nearly 400 locomotives 5000 rail cars nearly 600 bridgesmorethan 700 gun positions and about 29000 redoccupied buildings Twenty B29s dropped 200 tons of bombs Thursday bn the red sup plycenters of Kumchon 11 miles north of parallel38 inwestern Korea and Yonghung 30 miles southwest of Hungnam northeast coast port East of Chunchon South Korean troops finished wiping out 4400 reds of the red Korean Ipth division which had slippedbehind allied lines in January Only about 300 remained ofthat unit which had been hackedto pieces by U S planes and artil lery Eighth army headquarters re ported 1500 reds killed or wound ed in ground action Wednesday This brought to about 179000 the total r communist casualties sincethe allied offensive began Jan 25 Prosecutor Included in Best Dressed New York Ru dolph Halley who played a prom inent TV role this week as chief counsel for the Kefauver crime committee was named Thursday as one of the 10 best dressed men in America The committees chief question er of underworld characters whom TV viewers saw attired mostlyin dark blue suits at the public hear ings earned top rating in the legal profession for his skill in wear ing casual bright clothes in keep ing with current trends Ike Chosen The 10 best list compiled by the Custom Tailors Guild of Amer ica Inc also included Dwight D Eis enhower who won by a mile over Southerners and his nearest rival Lt Gen Matt hew for his smartly fitted uniforms together with his numerous innovations in military clothing styles Government Johnston EGA administrator for his fault less choice of suits and accessories to reflect his selfconfident ag Emcee Phil Baker for his imaginative colorful ac cessories and splendid variety of suits and coats Ralph Kiner of Pittsburgh on his superior ability to wear clothes well and his su perior physique Looks His Role W Averell Harrixnan who always looks ev ery his dualrole of socialite statesman Jan Mur ray whohas matchless sartorial taste for the lanky man and looks at all times broadshouldered and slimhipped A Voltter pa per industry executive because of his huge wardrobe of clothing for all occasions Music Bandleader Sammy Kaye whose colorful personality manifests itself in his exciting color Gable who has no equal in wearing clothes which accentuate his rugged man liness1 This Consists of Two One 141 KittsHardyCase Headed for Jury May Test Primitive Hydrogen Bomb Soon By ROY ESSOYAN Pearl Harbor atomic blasts being prepared a the Pacific proving grounds on Eniwetok atoll probably wi have a dual aim The tests conceivably could involve a prim itive type of Hbomb According to all indications theywill be the bigges ever tried Strong suggestions point to both guinea pigr and laboratory type tests this time The 1946 blasts at Bikini were an example of guinea pi type tests Ships and Killer Cook May Fate Quick Death Centro Cal William E 2ook Jr has one chance of beat ng his 300 year kidnapslaying sentence quiet death in Cali fornias gas chamber The 300 year sentence was meted out Wednesday in Okla loma City by Federal Judge Stephen S Chandler who found lie 23 year old killer did not have sufficientmental capacity to commit a1 crimewarranting the death penalty immediately District Attorney 3ori Bitler here announced the ustice department in Washington lad authorized Cooks removal to California to face murder and kid naping charges Cook pleaded guilty in Okla lonia of killing Mr and Mrs Carj osser AtwoodIlL and their 3 children He was sentenced to 5 lonsecutive 60 year terms He is here withthe laying of Robert H Dewey 32 f Seattle If convicted and judged sane lere Cook could receive the AP Wirephotd1 GAVE ODWYER in 1949 P Crane head of New York Cityla Uniformed Fire mens association admitted to senate investigators in New York Wednesday that he handed ExMayor William ODwyer as evidence of support in ODwyers 1949 campaign Order ODwyer Check for U S Tax Evasion i New York ODwyer said Thursdayhe does not plan to resign as ambassador to Mexico as a result of testimony about political giftgiving that forced City Water Commissioner James Moran to quitt At the same time a house subcommittee in Washington ordered the internal revenue bureau to check on possible Talk Packer Strike Soon Chicago Officials of two big vmeat packing unions met Thursday to discuss plans for aI possible nationwide strike of morel than 200000 workers They also had for a study a wage hike offered by twomajor packers in an attempt to avert ttie walkout The workers are free to strike after midnight Sunday at he expiration of present wage agreements One union said it ias advised midwest and south west livestock producers and ship ers not to ship cattleto Chicago because a strike is imminent Armour and company and Swift and company Wednesday gested the workers accept cent aii hour increase retroactive to Feb 9 The hike would fall mum penalty Cook was captured ast Jan 13 in Mexico after a vide search throughout the south west within the WSB formula limiting increases to 10 per cent above Jan 15 1950 levels The packers said the U cent raise would be paid to the workers if and it is approved by the WSB NO RED REFLECTORS Des Moines billwhich prohibits motorists from using red reflectors on the front of their cars was signed into law Wed nesday by Gov William S Beards ley All About The WEATHER Mason City Clear arid warmer Thursday night with alow of 2025 Partly cloudy and warm er Triday with a high of 4045 Iowa Partly cloudy through Fri day warmer Thursday and in the east portion Friday Low Thursday night 20 north to 30 south High Friday 45 north 50 south Further rainlikely extreme east Friday night or early Saturday Low Saturday morning 20 north 33 south Cloudy somewhat colder Saturday Highs 3540 Minnesota Mostly cloudy through Friday Occasional snow north portion Thursday night and in extreme northeast Friday Warmer in east and south per E R STEINBERG R Steinberg Former Board Member Dies E R Dick Steinberg 66 farm er northwest of Mason City and a former member of the Cerro Gordo county board of supervisor died at a local hospital Thursda morning following an1 illness Mr Steinberg was born Sept 9 1884 the son of Fred L and Mar garet Steinberg on a farm north east of Rock Falls He was mar ried to Linda L Marshall at Syl via Kansas April 11 1909 For a number of years he was in the grocery business in Mason City with Charles Ramsey arid later with Erdix Swift Later he was employed at the Northwestern States Portland cement plant fore he began farming Served on Board He served on the Cerro Gordo county board of supervisors from Jan 1 1942 until Jan 1 1941 He was of the First Pres byterian church the Benevolence Lodge 145 A F and A M and the IOOF lodge of Mason City Surviving are his wife two daughters Mrs Louis HauerJBry an Texas andMiss Ruth Stein berg Princeton Mo and 4 sons Richard Washington D C Fred tions Thursday night Low Oklahoma City Okla John Camp Thursday night to 20 McCoy Wis aridTom a medical south High Friday 20 north to student atlowa City and 4 grand WHERE U S TANKS FOUGHT OUT OF A American tank force and infantry patrol Thursday shot Its way out of a communist ambush 3 miles from the red Korean border The force pulled back into Chunchon after breaking out of ambush In the west in the Uijong bu area allied tank patrols ran into a hot fight 35 south GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum 21 Minimum 7 At 8 a m 18 YEAR AGO Maximum 35 Minimum 29 SAME DATE White means no traffii part 21 hours children Linda Susan and Mary Ruth Hauer and Richard Louis and Patricia Jean Steinberg Also Survive Four brothers L R Steinberg San Francisco E J Steinberg Milwaukee Wis W H Stein berg Passaic N J and H J Steinberg Mason City and 3 sis ters Mrs Otto Reinack Brook lyn N Y Mrs A H Krueger Watcrtown Wis and Mrs Fred Kahlstorf Briltv also survive He was preceded in death by two sisters Maggie Steinberg Jan 27 1883 and Mrs George Min nie Gelvin Dec 6 1918 Funeral services will be held at 2 p m Saturday at the Major Memorial chapel with the Rev W F Dierking pastor of the First Presbyterian church officiating Interment will be at Memorial Park cemetery The Major funeral home in charge tax evasion in connection with alleged cash payments to the former New York mayor alleged good will gifts were reported to senate crime in vestigators Wednesday by John president ofthe Uni air crafts were exposed to the blasts to see how badly they could be mauled Unprecedented Available information indicates the two types so far have not been used duiing one testing period Indications that they will combined in the new series of tests come from the atomic energy com mission itself air force and the extended construction prepar ations on Eniwetok since February 1950 Laboratory type tests were in dicated by an1 AEC statement Tuesday that instrumentation has been specifically arranged to provide data for the development of design criteria The AEC also said effects on structures and materialsof vari ous kinds would be measured Planes Guinea Pifs The air force in a separate state ment said it would study the bombs effects on all types of planes two statements indicate that among other things struc tures materials and aircraft all will be used as guinea pigs 1 There has been no indication here that ships are being used as guinea pigs atEniwetok this time Ailor the bombs they are testing or about io test at formed Firemens asiociationii He Kciwetok saidhe gave Moran 55000 Jattd Thelast Abombtests near Las OJDwyer f 10000 ODwyer iaid ne will testify understandably again a grand for full jury probing the alleged pearance of funds from the fire hell bomb Atomic scientists in thcv past have indicated a crud version of the Hbomb could b put together by 1951 But at the very least the bomb being tested will be vast improve ments over the 1948 models Prowlers Gain Access to RFC File By G MILTON KELLY Washington Midnigh prowlers were reported Thursday o have gained access recently tc confidential files of the Recon struction Finance corporation The files contain many confi dential documents some of them related closely to a senate inves tigation of RFC affairs Highlj placed sources declining to bi named told the story Top offi cials of the big government lend ng agenciy were not immediatelj available for comment Qualified informants said it ha not been determined whether any tha the prowlers Visit explains th recent installation of special locks Cites Million Gambling Operation Washington James J Carroll told senate crime inves tigators Thursday a a year gambling operation in East St Louis III produce around cross profit in 1949 Carrol for many years a St Ixmis Odds maker with a na tional reputation Mid the East St Louis operation was carried on by John Mooney and Mi chael Grady He acknowledged he had been associated with Mooney and Grady and said he got in one year for advice and financing Carrol did not say what ear that was His law yer had declared earlier that Carroll is now retired from the betting business newest arekibombinistraegic type of Abomb They possibly in volved smaller tactical type wea pons or they might have been nuclear detonations on a lower ex perimental scale Vast Improvements No such restricted uses apply to isolated far away Eniwetok 2000 mileswest of Hawaii and nearly 5000 miles from the United States mainland Atomic tests there could include a primitive type of the hydrogen as so deadly on a wide scope that it is called the and a burglar alarm on the files A severed chain on a door lead ng W the file rooms gave evi dence of the prowlers visit they said They did nofdate dent debated meanwhile whether the RFC needs a new name as well as a change in top management to restore it to pub lic confidence They are consider ing President Trumans proposal to replacethe 5 RFCdirectors with a single administrator ACJHOL SALUTED Plymouth IP French President Vincent Auridl receivec a 21gun salute here Wednesday on his arrival aboard the He De France en route to visit President Truman in Washington Chief Wolfe Nomeef to Sfofe Liquor Control Commission mens union After that he said he plans to enter a hospital for a heckup before leaving New York Charges Persecution Moran dispatched his resigna ion from his Brooklyn home a ew hours before a noon deadline et by Mayor Vincent R Impellit eri in his qmtorface removal iroceedings ultimatum In his letter Moran bitteily ac used Impellitteri of persecuting im politically ever since he was ppomted to the post by his old riend ODwyer shortly before ODwyer resigned to become am assador to Mexico Moran said that Impellitteri has hreatened to abolish the water oard with particular emphasis pon the undersigned whose only ault has been to say yes when e meant yes and no when he meant no a stomach that can no onger digest the hypocrisiesof so ailed politicians the letter dded I hereby tender my res nation Rough on Politicians Crane gave his testimony near icclose of the sensational senate earings which rode rough herd n politicians and racketeers Crane lost his city firemans job rhen he refused to waive immu ty before testifying before a New ork county grand jury which is ivestigating the firemens asso ation but he has continued as ead of the association City em Chief of Police Harold E Wolfe was appointed to the state Liquor control commission Thuis day by Gov William S Beardsley Sis was among 9 major appoint ments sent to the senate for con firmation Chief Wolfe will assume his duties July 1 for a 6year teim succeeding George Scott West Union The duties of the commission loyes arerequired to sign waiv rs ODwyer denied before the sen e crime investigating committee lat he ever got money from rane He said he repeated the de al before the NewYork county rand jury STUDY OBSCENITY Marshalltvwn A grand iry which will convene here pril 2 will study whether certain teraturc sold here is obscene i cover the buying and selling of liquors in the state and the su pervision of liquor stores and ap pointment of employes Both Wolfe and Scott are republicans The salary for the post is set at 55300 by Iowa law 31st Year The chief is in his 31st year o service in the police departmen and is the oldest man in point o service on the force He assumed his present office Oct 1 1935 and started with the force in 1920 a gitrol wagon driver e recalls having served under 3 types of city government When liebegan his career as a police man the city was under the com mission form of government Later the change was made to the city manager form and then to the present mayorcouncil type As head of the Mason City de partment Chief Wolfe has held a number of offices in safety anc policeorganizations He served as 1st vice president of the Iowa Chiefs association in 1943 headed he Iowa brake testing program n 1945 and has at various times been Iowa chairman of the In ternational Association of Chiefs of Police Back to Office The governor renominated Frank R Kerrigan Dubuque to the state highway commission for a full 6 year term and appointed Senator John R Hattery RNevada to the commission to succeed Fred Gilbert of State Center Kerrigans interim appointment to the com mission hadibeen rejected by the senate earlier in the session He is a democrat Four of the appointments sub mitted by Beardsley Thursday were new and the others were re appointments Other new ap pointees are J C Blodgctt editor of the Ceican CHIEF H E WOLFE dar Rapids Tribune a weekly la bor paper to the employment se curity commission for the team ending June 30 1947 He would succeed J R Pefferle Both are republicans Rolla R Glen Osceola farmer to the state board of social wel fare succeeding Sam Love Bridge water for a term ending June 30 1957 Both are republicans Charles R Fischer of Onawa appointed state insurance commis sioner an office he formerly held or the term ending June 30 1955 He succeeds Sterling Alexander of Webster City Both are republi cans Fischer was Beardsleys 1948 campaign manager Reappointed In addition to Kerrigan the others reappointed are Sanford Zieglcr Fairfield lormer Senator Robert Keir of Spencer to new 4 year terms on he slate highway commission 3oth are republicans Henry W Burma Allison repub ican for a new 6year term on he state board of control M Gilbert of DCS Moines for new twoyear term as state la or is a repub Lawyers in Final Arguments Kenneth Pictured as Robbery Goat By DICK HABE1N Two star government witnesses robbed theLaurens bank and then tried to make Kenneth A Kitts thej goat one of his attorneys said Thursday Defense counsel for Kitts 33v Omaha and Yancy D Hardy 32 Tyler Texas arguments to the jury Thursday1 U S District Attorney T E Dia mond also presented his final arguments One Hour Judge Henry N Graven allotted both defendants an hour for their t final arguments and Diamond twor hours one for each Kitts and Hardy are on trial in federal district courtf or the f 38 000 Laurens bank robbery lasf Nov 3 The case is reach the jury sometime day afternoon In emotioncharged pleas to the jury of 11women androne man who are hearing the case4Hugh1 and Bernard Boyle attorneysifor Kitts urged the jurors to ber that of37 government witi nesses called only two gave testi mony that concerned their client Bernard1 Boyle reminded 4the jurors that these two witnesses Pasquale Belcastro Omaha con fessed bank robber Tony Prochelo Sioux City both previous convictions 1or Prochelo operator has pleaded guilty to possessing money stolen in the ThcBraf1 Bernard hat Prochelof was hindthe robber Belcastro tried goat irTthe case y He pointed out that inthe ourts instructions the jury would e to he testimonyof the two men ofr their criminal He said theonly evidence the government had presented against Sitts was the word of these two men Bernards brother Hugh asked he jury tojremember live with their and with God He said the word of Belcastro and Prochelo couldnt be trusted Would you cash a check for hem after knowing about their ecords Bernard Boyle asked the ury I Hugh Boyle said there was no ocumentary evidence a g a i n the word of Hits Italians He made several other refer nces to the Italian nationality nee liking Belcastro and ProcKelo o Al Capone T Judge Graven admonished the ury to disregard these statements Discussing Kitts escape from he Cedar Rapids jail Hugh Boyle sked the jurors to believe Ms lient walked out an open door nd went back to Omaha to begin ervmg a 12 year sentence in Ne iraska Hugh Boyle also told the jury hat on judgment day we shall 11 meet defendants he judge and the attorneys i I think we should stick more to ic immediate said Judge Speaking for the government District Attorney Diamond urged jury not to turn these men oose He called the Laurens bank rob ery a coldblooded transaction nd a damnable robbery Pair Prepared Displaying a revolver to the ury Diamond said Kitts and Hardy were prepared for any thing when they went to the bank The revolver had previously been admitted as government evi dence Kitts furnished the tools to do the robbery Diamond declared He said Hardy had even cor rupted his own wife by having her sign a fictitious name to travr elers checks stolen in the rob bery In a calm deliberate plea to the jury M L Mason Hardys court appointed attorney pointed out what lie called discrepancies in the stories of Belcastro and Prochelo He urged the jury to remem and ber it is better to let a guilty man go free than convict an innocent one Conflicting Mason pointed out that Belcastro had said Hardy took his grip with him from the Rome hotel on the night the trio allegedly left to rob the Laurens bank Yet he said the manager of thf Rome hotel testified that luggage believed to have belonged v to   

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