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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 24, 1951, Mason City, Iowa                                Daily Newspaper Cdttod far CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION TNI MIWSFAMt THAT MAKIS A tL N OITM I 0 W A N S N 11 ON I VOL LVII AtwcfeM wd United Full Cony MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MABCH 24 WORKMAN TRAPPED AS HOTEL ROOF Negro workman is trapped in a corner of the roof of the Georgia hotel in Atlanta Friday as black smoke boils up from a fire which brought thousands of spectators to the scene The workman 65yearold Willie Stevens was left stranded when the fIre and smoke got between him and tjie elevator He was later rescued and uninjured Crime Probers Involve Farrell Kenneth Kitts Washington Iowa beer distributor testified un der strong protest Saturday that Dr D M Nigro of Kan sas City Mo asked him to raise bail for two Kan sas City gangsters in 1947 The witness Lew Farrell at first refused tonamethe doctor despite a threat of contempt proceedings from the senate crime investigating committee He later was ques tioned about relations with convicted bank robber Ken neth Kitts Farrell made the identification finally after a commit tee lawyer advised him point blank if Dr Nigro wasnt the man v Yes the plump graying witness said reluctantly He protested however that the question wasnt fair and said repeatedly that Dr Nigro was Thli Cwubti of Two iocUom 141 Armour Signs Wage Pact With CIO Give 11 Cent Pay fncrease Chicago C I O United Packinghouse Workers announced Saturday they had signed an agreement with Armour and com pany extending their wage agree ment thus deferring strike action tor another 6 weeks The announcement said the C I O workers would go along with A F L and independent union workers in the industry who extended their agreements Friday Extended to Others The Packinghouse Workers said liey would extend the agreement o other major Wilson and Cudahy The agreement consists basically if a wage increase averaging 11 ents an hour which was negoti ated by the unions and the in dustry in early February It yas however rejected by Eric ohnston economic stabilizer Extension of the agreement to May 7 gives the wage stabilization board a chance to okay the raise vhenit is reestablished In making the announcement a ppkesman said This takes off the heat It efers strike action until May 7 Though the A F L and inde endent workers agreed Friday to ostpone the strike there remained he threat of a strike Sunday midi ight by the 120000 members of I ic C I O Packinghouse Workers his threat was removed Saturday In disapproving the raise Eco omic Stabilizer Johnston held hat only 3 cents of the raise could e allowed under the formula limits pay increases to 10 er cent above Jan 15 1950 Telegram Hopeful I s to International TREASURE ing a pair of Captain Kidds sil ver buttons Sylvia Shepherd thinks about her sail from Ens land in search of the still undis covered treasure of the fabulous pirate Sylvia 29 will be the lone female of a 12man crew of which her husband George Is leader Their destination is an uncharted island in the South China sea pinpointed by a map found in a secret drawer of Kidds sea chest The expedition sails in April Parallel If Necessary a reputable man whose he didnt warijT mentioned invth televised hearing Just a Doctor He described Nigro doctor for the Gargotta brothers Charlie and Gus who were be ing held at Atlantic Iowa in con nectipn with the robbery of a night club at Harlan Iowa Even tually the county attorney at Har lan dropped the charges for lack of evidence Farrell shook his head sorrow fully when the name of the doc tor finally was shaken loose Youve been putting this poor mans name over radio and tele vision he told the committee re proachfully At Kansas City Dr Nigro said had to do with the bond for the Gargotta brothers I receiveda call and someone asked me who I knew in Des Moines he said I mentionec several persons I knew there but I didnt ask Questioned by FBI He added that he had been ques tioned about the call by the fed eral bureau of investigation Dr Nigro said hed be willing to go before the committee to teli what he knew about the call Im not afraid I to hide he added have nothing Dr Nigro sports enthusiast and a member of the Notre Dame foot ballteams in 1912 and 1913 was city commissioner of child hy giene in the reign of the old Tom Pendergast organization in Kans as City In 1940 he was convicted of violating the narcotic laws and was sentenced to serve 4 years and fined His conviction however was reversed by the U S circuit court of appeals at St Louis and the case against him dismissed Helps Everybody Under further questioning Far rell said he supposed Dr Nigro came to the assistance of the jailed brothers because hes the sort of fellow who helps every body Hes a wonderful man Far rell said He is one of the great est youth leaders in the country Committee members fenced at length with Farrell over the matter of naming Nigro Senator Tobey RN H wralhfully calling it a fantastic matter told Farrell that This is pettyfogging in the nlh degree He shouted that he was sick of such witnesses as Farrell throw ing dust in our eyes and backed up a demand of Senator Hunt D Wyo committee chair man that Farrell write out the mans name on a slip of paper and hand it over Fantastic But Farrell still hung back al though insisting he was not refus ing to disclose his friends name tnd that he would reveal it pri fttely It was in the midst of this spar ring that Tobey cut in with a de mand that a halt this fantastic matter and that Farrell hand over the mans name Dont get mad at me Farreli protested to Tobey Im not mad at you Tobej told him but I may be before this hearing is Farrell said he took a part in the matter only because this great friend of mine in Kansas City asked his help Questioning by Counsel Downey Rice brought the name of Ken neth Kitts into the testimony Rice said Kitts escaped last Jan 22 from a Cedar Rapids Iowa jail after being indicted for bank rob bery Rice said that Kitts also has been charged with 4 bank rob beries in South Dakota Kitts was sentenced to 30 years Thursday at Mason City Not Familiar At first Farrell said he was not familiar testified with Kittsalthough had seen him he After labor members of the SB walked out there was little ope of approval However Wil am Green in telegrams to the nions last week indicated there as some hope of the board being eorganized to labors satisfaction The packers gave both unions i 11 cent hourly pay hike in ugust 1950 boosting wages of eat plant workers to a scale of om to an hour How the C I O said the average and about a third of the orkers are paid the common la or rate ofS126 anhpur strike against the pack ers was by the C L O union in 1948 a twomonth walkout in a dispute over wages The A F L and independent unions did not join in the work stoppage Price Enforcer Sqys Processors of Meat Off Base Des Moines The district enforcement officer forthe office of price stabilization here said Sat urday that reports indicate many meat processors have increased their base period prices because of an erroneous construction of a section 11B of a general ceil ing price regulation The order was issued Jan 26 Robert K Brannon said any in creases over base period prices are violations of the regulation and no pass permitted for processed meats Brannon also said reports andi couple or 3 times The 1st time related was in an Omaha night club 4 or 5 years ago Under repeated questioning Tarrell said he was positive he had not seen Kitts in the last i months or since last Christmas Rice then wanted to know iJ Farrell had talked to Kitts wife Yes Farrell said He related hat she came to see him told him ler husband was in trouble and vanted to know if he could help What got him in trouble asked rice He got in trouble robbing a bank Farrell replied Farrell testified that he told Citts wifethat he couldnt help icr husband that he had gotten in trouble before trying to help some one Kills wife asked if he could et her husband a lawyer or other lelp Farrell said Or put a fix in suggested lice Oh no Farrell protested After he first told Mrs Kitts hat he was unable to help Farrell aid she came back a 2nd time and asked rif he could getfood to ler husband in jail because they were not feeding him Turned Down Farrell said he turned down this request also explaining to her hat the sheriff was very strict and he was sure he would not be jermitted to provide food for her lusband Rice asked Farrell why he hought Mrs Kitts cameto him or help Its funny I dont know Far replied Under questioning by Rice Far denied that he had givena uit of clothes and to Kitts KILLED BY ENSILAGE Raymond Young lul 19 waskilled Friday when 300pound chunk of frozen cn ilage fell on him on the farm he perated near here Argentina Claims Atomic Explosion Says New Method Improved Process Buenos Aires UR President Juan D Peron said Saturday Ar gentina has produced an atomic explosion by using new methods and without employing uranium The Argentine president held a press conference at which he said the explosion had been produced on an island in the south under controlled conditions on a tech nical scale Peron introduced Ronald Rich ier an Austrian physics professor who now is a naturalized Argen tinian is not a copy of foreign methods Richeter said It is Ar getine This project is far su perior to the project being used in he United States The1 energy we seek will be used for industrial purposes in accordance with Presi dent Perons plan The announcement said the scientist had but much raw material rot used uranium cheaper Argentine cate many slaughterers have changed their method of delivery and invoicing of carload lots of beef and are attempting to charge separately for hind quarters and fore quarters rather than for a carcass of beef Such practices he said are eva sions of the regulation if they re sult in the slaughterer obtaining a higher price for the total carcass Fair Weekend In Prospect By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Fair weather appeared in pros pect for most of the nation Easter Sunday But it looks like milady will wear her winter wraps and galosh es in the Easter parade in some Peace Treaty to Enlist Jap Help for U S No Limit on Size of Future Army By ARTHUR GAVSHON London United States has drafted a peace treaty for Japan designed to enlist Japanese men aiid industries into the serv ice of the United Nations Western diplomats disclosec Saturday the provisional Ameri can version of the peace settle ment proposes Japan might be given the right to defend itself They reported the draft 1 Places no limits on Japans future army navy or air force 2 Contains no clause to stop Japanese rearmament 3 Does not provide for the withdrawal of the allied mainly American occupation force from Japan Drawn by Dulles The informants said the Ameri can peace plan was handed re cently to the Japanese govern ment by John Foster Dulles lead er of the United States mission assigned by President Truman to secure a peace treaty by the end of the year Russia and red Chinese opposi tion to the U S proposals as far as they are known in Moscow and Peiping are notheld likely here to delay the final conclusion of the projected settlement A Safetiiard The American proposal which accords Japan the right to defend herself invokes article two ofthe UN charter as a general safeguard against a revival of Japanese ag gression The principles laid down in article two would bring Japan back into the international fold as a sovereign power and at the same time would bind her manpower and industrial potential to the causesof the United Nations AP Wirephoto BUSINESS AS USUAL IN open air market gets under way Saturday in the battered South Korean capital as the few remaining residents of the city resume activities under allied liberators once more Only the very young and the aged appear to have been left in Seoul in the wake of the latest communist retreat parts east of the midwest and north Generally clear skies were fore cast for Sunday but the cold weather which hit midwest areas Saturday was pushing eastward and was expected to cover the eastern states by Sunday morn ing It will be a many midwest white areas Easter for Fresh falls than was listed by the slaughterer during the base period Section 18 of the general ceiling price regu lation applies of snow measuring from two to 6 incheshit parts of Iowa Minne sota Wisconsin and Michigan It was near zero in northern Minnesota and parts of North Da kota Saturday and far below freezing over the north central states Some warming was fore cast for Sunday afternoon but it was expected to be chilly Sun day morning ON PUBLIC PAYROLL Washington U S census bureau says 40 out of every 1000 Iowa residents are on the public payroll SAME DATE Bluck fine means traffic death past 24 hours in Osage Man Injured When Cars Collide M a n I y Gar Osage suffered Moody 60 of 3 broken ribs and cuts about the face Friday when the car he was driving collided hcadon with one driven by Richard Beede of Hampton east of here on highway 9 was on his way home when the collision oc a blinding snowstorm were badly damaged Moody to Osage curred in Both cars Beede escaped with no serious injuries Oswald Strand of Manly who happened to pass by at the time brought the injured man to a local physician Later he was taken to his home Soys Charge That Loveland Hazen Wrote Attack Untrue Dedham democratic floor leader in the Iowa house Sat urday branded as positively not true charges that State PMA Chairman Hervey Hazen and Iowa Price Stabilization Director Albert Loveland wrote a speech in which te attacked St Ansgar Potato Grower H L McKinley Rep J E Hansen said that I did not get anything from Al Love lion about McKinley which he used in his speech but that it was his own idea and the office had nothing to do with formulating my talk He said he talked with Hazen on the telephone however and told him why he wanted the in formation In Des Moines Hazen denied land He said he asked the PMA that he had anything to do with office in Des Moines for informaHansens speech Christians Prepare for Easter Rites By The ASSOCIATED PRESS of the old and the new world prepared Saturday to celebrate the Easter miracle of the risen Christ in sunrise services pontifical masses and pilgrimages to holy places A record number of pilgrims attended services and visited shrines in the droughtparched Holy Land In a world beset with anxiety prayers for peace dominated the 1951 Easter observances Churches Crowded Churches both Protestant and were crowded through out of the United States Friday for solemn Good Friday services Shops were filled with last min ute buyers of Easter finery Francis Cardinal Spellman sent an Easter message to the people behind the iron curtain saying that Americans would pray Sunday that the celebration of Christs resurrection would be prophetic of your own delivery from perse cution and enslavement A recording of the message was made for the national committee for free Europe and will be beam ed in several languages to eastern European nations by radio free Europe Tradition Held In Jerusalem before the door of the darkened basilica of the holy sepulchre the Easter theme of the rebirth of Christ was enacted with Lhe traditional lighting of the new Easter fire The holy city Pilgrims ended May Appeal Acquittal But Rogers Is Freed Des Moines prosecution may aaka states ap peal of the innocent verdict in the 1st degree murder trialof Joseph A Rogers Polk County Attorney Clyde says Suchan appeal if made could riot change the verdict but Herring said Friday it might clear the air Rogers was acquitted Thursday by an allwoman jury in the fatal shooting of Mrs i 35year old divorcee in a Des Moines ho tel lobby last Dec 3 Herring said he planned to con fer Monday with Attorney General Robert L1 Larson on the possibility of a states appeal The appeal would have to be made by the at torney generals office First Verdict Final The state rarely appeals a ver dict in a criminal case because under the law a defendant once acquitted cannot be tried again on the same charge The most the supreme court could do if it upheld the state is to declare the verdict was incon sistent with the evidence The high court could not reverse the ac quittaL The state in presenting its case put on the stand 3 eye witnesses to the shooting including Mrs Del Vecchios 7 year old foster son Jimmie The lie Confessed state also offered in evi crowded with its traditional holy week services of mourning Friday night and prepared for the joyous feast of the resurrection Pontifical high mass in the basi lica Sunday morning will be at tended by diplomats in formal at tire All lodging houses and hotels were filled in and around Jerusalem Some pilgrims even slept in hotel lobbies dence a confession Rogers made to police The state maintained the signed confession included a state ment that decided to kill Mrs Del Vecchio about 45 minutes before the shooting Rogers in his testimony how ever denied he meant to kill Mrs Del Vecchip He said he drew the gun Intending to kill himself and shot her in a moment ofconfusion after she spurned his proposal of marriage About AllWoman Jury to Hear John Agar Los Angeles John Agar will case before an Handsome get to plead his allwoman jury when his trial on drunk driving charges starts Monday But the ladies all had to deny they might be influenced by his good looks before they wore ac cepted for duty Friday Agar 29 Shirley Temples ex husband faces a maximum jail sentence of 30 days He was ar rested Jan 13 and has been at liberty on bond The WEATHER Mason City Partly cloudy through Sunday Low Saturday night 10 to 15 High Sunday 38 Iowa Some thawing and melting Clear Saturday night Low 5 to 15 above in eastern Iowa 20 to 25 western Iowa Considerable sunshine and warmer Sunday with much thawing and melting over the entire state High Sun day 45 to 50 east 50 to 55 in the west portion Further out look Partly cloudy and mild Monday witli early morning lows near 32 and afternoon highs in the 50s Minnesota Partly cloudy and not so cold Saturday night and Sun day Occasional snow northwest UH Pleased at MacArthur Peace Offer By BRUCE W MUNN Lake Sueceu las t MacArthurs surprise offer to negotiate with the Chinese commander in the field was wel comed Saturday by United Na tions delegates The UN itself twice has un successfully tried to negotiate a ceasefire with the communists of China but peace feelers have been rejected by Peiping and ig nored American sources said that the United States mission to the UN gobetween for the world organization and the Pentagon had no advance information that MacArthur planned to make his farreaching proposal Most UN officials and dele gates including Secretary General Trygve Lie comment on ment until they have opportunity to study the text But other UN sources reflected relief that MacArthur hadtaken the initiative in seeking to end the Korean war A leader of the 12nation ArabAsian bloc which led the 1st unsuccessful attempt to reach a settlement said he hoped Mac Arthurs direct appeal would bring more response than the committee had got Some UN sources interpreted MacArthurs olive branch the foliage Hemade if the UN forces were unleashed to strike at the Asiatic mainland it would be disastrous to commu nist China MacArthur Also Offers Mediation Parachute Drop Routs Enemy By OLEN CLEMENTS Tokyo L0 General Mac Arthur Saturday offered to discuss peace with the red commander in Korea and or dered United Nations troojw to cross parallel 38 if neces sary MacArthur issued his offer and order as advancing allied forces stamped out almost the last organized red resistance south of the border to red Ko rea A Good Friday parachute drop aided in routing the reds from their last sizable area in South Korea t Ready for Peace I stand ready at any time to confer in thefield withthe com mander in chief of enemy forces inthe earnest to set tle UN political objectives in Ko rea and tnd thefighting MacAr thur said He issued his ment before he flewtoSeoulSat urday on his 13th visit to the light ing front f On his return to Tokyo Mac Arthurtold correspondents that he had directed the U S 8th army to cross the parallel and when its security makes it tacticallyad visable t commander the blithe old dividuigaine be tween been discussed inre cent London and capitals frk juA A Jl shied away MacArthurs statement as an a bayonet in portion Saturday night and northeast portion Sunday Low Saturday night 510 northeast 1520 southwest High Sunday 3C northeast near 45 southwest GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Saturday March 24 No Trace of Plane Lost in Atlantic London UR More than 70 planes and ships combed the comment would seem to be vnecessirj1 As a mattef of thuradded the nev er had any militarysignificance Our naval and lir forces CTOSS it at will and both groundforces red and Kave done so m the past The top commander said every thing goes well at the front All elements ofc our forces n fine spiritsand iettle The en amy supply lines are taking ter rific punishment from our im placable naval andair bombard ment No Heavy Fiehtinc MacArthur said there was no heavy ground fighting at present and our troops maintain the ini tiative and the enemy continues to withdraw He said Korea south of the 38th parallel is substantially clear of enemy forces Everywhere there isa quick ening effort at rehabilitation and reconstruction Warshattered Seoul he said is beginning to resume some evi dences of life1 from Over Korea UN planes went all stateout in pounding the retreating foe Before leaving Tokyo MacAr thur claimed victory in South Ko rea There was no immediate munist reaction to his peace tation But the answer might be in the heaviest enemy traffic in months moving toward the front Last fall MacArthur poised his troops on the boundary between communist and republican Korea and sent an ultimatum to North Korean Premier Kim II Sung to quit the war Kim ignored him Once Retreated UN troops then crossed the 38th parallel and went on to the Yalu river boundary separating Korea and Manchuria Then Chinese red hordes intervened and rolled the allies back below Seoul The allies were back neari tho 38lh parallel in many places Sat urday Strong American South Korean Turkish British Belgian and Puerto Rican forces pushed north from a new batteline established on Good Friday by a huge landing of 3300 skytroopers at Munsan The town was quickly overrun and the new line was set up 20 miles north of Seoul General MacArthur emphasized M North Atlantic Saturday for the that any settlement must fulfill U S air force Globemaster II Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Precipitation Snowfall YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 27 4 8 62 inches 42 34 which vanished in a storm Friday with 53 persons aboard but not a trace of the plane was found At least 36 hours after the 4 engine Douglas transport went down about 500 miles off Ireland there had been no reports that any survivors had been spotted A specially equipped Flying Fortress converted for rescue op erations and carrying a 20pas senger lifeboat radioed it was re turning to Shannon airport Ire land The mcssage said a search of what was believed to be the crash area had been futile the political objectives of the UN in Korea to which no nation may justly take exceptions Reason To Quit He told the reds that these went reasons from the enemy stand point for ending further blood 1 The Chinese human wave using sheer masses of are a failure About 185000 reds havebeen killed or wounded by ground action alone since the allied offensive begaa Jan i 2 Chinese reds on the front suffering from warmaking short   

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