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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 1, 1951, Mason City, Iowa                                North lowo s Doily MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE NIWSPAPIR THAT MAKIS ALL NOtTH IOWANS NtlGNlORS HOME EDITION VOL LVI1 Full UTlwt Crnti MASON CUT IOWA TUESDAY MAY 1 1991 Tills Paper Consists o Two No US AP Wirephoto VOGELER IS BACK IN U SRobert A Vogeler who was freed Saturday after 17 months in a Hungarian prison steps down onto U S soil after arriving in New York by plane Tuesday from Vienna With him are his wife at his sidehis two sons and his sisterinlaw Pia Eykens Vogeler Lands on Yank Soil Accused Spy Met by Father By RICHARD AMPER New York A Vogeler set foot on hisnative soi Tuesday after 17 months in j communist prison in Hungary and said Wonderful Wonder ful Grimfaced and gaunt at first his face broke into a big smile when he caught sight of his 68 yearold father Willy Vogeler As the 39yearold American businessman who was sentenced to 15 years in the Hungarian prison for spying and sabotage reached the last step on the ramp leading down from his plane at International airport he set his loot firmly and with exaggerated force on the asphalt to emphasize that he was back in his own country Stops to Pose Stopping briefly to pose for pictures Vogeler threw his right arm around his wife patted her on the shoulder smiled and kiss ed her and then said Wonderful Wonderful I cant expressit Vogeler looked stern and his lace was lined when he appeared in the plexiglass nose of the Pan American Clipper that brought him from London while it was landing His eyes shifted rapidly around the airport as if he were looking for someone from his vantage point behind the pilot as the plane taxied to a stop Children Wave He started smiling when he saw his father His wife Lucille and their sons Bobby 11 and Billy 9 were waving through other windows The Vogelers were the last passengers off the plane They were accompanied by Mrs Voge lers sister Pia Eykens and Col Grant Williams Vienna represen tative of the International Tele phone and Telegraph Co Vogeler is an assistant vicepresident of the company The Vogelers were hurried to the customs shed before being permitted to talk with anyone Belmond Marine Wounded in Action Edward H Al bers son of Mr and Mrs Fred J Albers has been wounded in ac tion with the marines in Korea It is learned Ohio Congressman Convicted of Receiving Unlawful Funds no traffic death In past M hours By FRED HOFFMAN Washington Republica Rep Walter E Brehm of Ohio 5 term member of congress wa convicted Monday night of receiv ing in unlawful politica contributions After deliberating4 hours an 18 minutes a federal court jur of 10 men and two women foun the 58yearold Ohioan guilty on 5 counts involving as many a 200 contributions from Mrs Emma S Craven while shi worked for him in 1948 Several Counts The maximum sentence tha could be imposed is 15 years in prison and a 325000 fine Bu maximum penalties seldom are imposed in convictions on severs counts Brehm was convicted of break ing a law that forbids congress men to accept political gifts from persons on the federal payroll Brehms lawyer Leo A Rover old reporters he willask for a lew trial that he said he will appeal the case to highei courts The tall heavyset congress man was pale but showed no erno ion when Jury Foreman B Rich ard Breslar a restaurant operator announced the verdict in an al mostempty courtroom Brehm tood facing the jury both hands ammed deep in the pockets of his doublebreasted suit coat Acquitted on One The jury acquitted Brehm on ne count which alleged he re7 eived a campaign contribu tion in early 1948 from Mrs Clara Soliday a 74yearold widow who worked for him for 3 years until January of that year Judge Matthews did not an nounce when Brehm will be sen tenced In most cases sentence is not imposed until the motion for trial is ruled on He permitted Brehm to remain free in the bond he posted after his indictment in December Although convicted of a federal offense Brehm does not automa tically lose his seat in congress from Ohios llth district Only the house itself can oust one of its members in advance ofits inquiry into the firing of Gen Douglas MacArthur Hearings on MacArthurs dis missal from the far eastern com mands are to begin Thursday Wedemeyer advised against U S removal of its forces from Ko rea pointing out that the Russians dominated North Koreans through communists There is considerable unrest in South Korea the report said but forces available to General Hodge are adequate to cope with it and to maintain order though completely inadequate even with maximum assistance from General MacArthur to meet sovietcon trolled invasion of North Korean forces Gen John R Hodge then in command of U S forces occupy ing South Korea later was with drawn and General MacArthur was in Japan as supreme com mander in the Pacific S U I SUMMER SESSION Iowa City session dates at the State University of Iowa are June 11Aug 8 U S Crime Report Accuses William ODwyer Costello Chicago a Focal Crime City Washington UR The senate crime committee said Tuesday police laxity and corruption has helped to make Chicago a focal point for the activities of organ ized criminals in the United States In an official report to the senate the committee said ithas uncovered evidence of deplorable laxity on the part of individual officials charged with law en forcement It added bluntly that the conclusion is inescapable that police are being paid off by gangsters Capone Era Traced The job of lawenforcement n Chicago it said remains a tremendous repsonsibility to the aw enforcement agencies and to the citizens of Chicago and its surrounding areas The report traced the growth of gangsterism in the Chicago area from the Capone era of the 1920s to the present day The resurrected Capone gang now led by Tony Aceardo Jacob Guzik and Charlie onetime associates of the notor ous Scarface been des cribed by the committee as one of two major interstate crime syn dicates now functioning in this country The committee described in de ail the multimillion dollar oper ations of the revived Capone syn dicate in bookmaking the policy racket labor racketeering punch boards and slot machines Obvious Corruption It said that it is perfectly ob vious that many of the law enforcement officials have been corrupted although it added the committee in the time allotted to its Chicago inquirj was able to uncover only a few cases of specific protection payments to police As John Rosselli onetime Ca pone henchman frankly stated jefore the cpmmittee the report said the wire service the hand books the slot machines and the other rackets which have thrived n the city of Chicago cannot operate without local corruption If the handbooks are open the conclusion is inescapable that the police are being paid off In Cook county the commit ee found evidence of lush ambling operations in Cicero Jurnham Melrose Park and other of the incorporated villages vast outside Chicago It rnen ioned the laxity of former Sheriff Slmer M Walsh and Police Capt Dan Gilbert the worlds richest cop and the indifference or out right dishonesty of the local chiefs of police 10 Sf JkTUTI MUS WORTH KOREA SOUTH KOREA AP Wirephoto BIG GUNS STAVE OFF SEOUL ONSLAUGHT Allied artillery warships and planes arrows at left laid a rolling barrage of shells to keep red communists away from Seoul It now appears the reds will attempt to shift their massive weight to the central front FUNERAL FOR COLONEL DCS Moines serv ces for Lt Col Albert J Bins eld 51 who died of a heart at ack Sunday at his home here vill be held in Des Moines at 9 m Wednesday Most Cerro Gordo Officials to Get 2 Salary Increases Des Moines JP Most county tfficials in 9 counties will get two alary increases this year a survey howed Tuesday One is based on iopulation increases the other on egislative action Also officials in 11 other coun ies will have to take cuts on ac ount of loss in populations but vill get the raises voted by the egislature Further there will be no changes n the salaries in 77 counties on opulation grounds but the offi ials in those counties will get the ncrease which comes about by the ew law The changes due to population been received but those for muni cipalities have not All will be cer tified at one time It is uncertain when the municipal figures will be received The increases voted by the legislature become effective next July 4 when most other new laws become operative The nine counties are Johnson Story Black Hawk Buena Vista Cerro Gordo Clinton Des Moines Dubuque and Wapello In Cerro Gordo county a pop ulation increase boosts most of the officials from to 53600 plus the The counties which drop one Senate Asks Gen Bradley to Explain Curious About Secret Report By JACK BELL Washington ff Senators called on Gen Omar N Bradley Tuesday to explain how a former ly top secret account of Pres ident Trumans Wake island con ference with Gen Douglas Mac Arthur came into existence SenatorRussell chair man of two committees looking into the policy dispute involved in the presidents firing of Mac Arthur as Pacific commander told a reporter has had asked Bradley to state in a letter to him how the report was pre pared Bradley is chairman of the joint chiefs of staff Top Secret Published Despite its top secret classifi cation what was described as a summary of the report was pub lished recently Some republicans accused the administration of having leaked the document in an attempt to discredit Mac Arthur Several blamed Mr Tru man himself Among other things the ac count as published in the New York Times described MacArthur as not believing at the October 1950 conference that red China would intervene inthe Korean fighting MacArthurs aides have said in telligence on the Chinese com munist intervention which the general said created a new war have come from Wash ington and not the field com Reds Cut Off Water Supply From Rivers to Ease Invasion Path Tokyo troops preparing for a new attack in central Korea Tuesday cut off the water supply for river blocking their invasion route The Han river dropped so sharply that United Nation engineers had to adjust pontoon bridges 3 times Tuesday An allied spokesman the Chinese closed the sluice gates to the Hwachoa dam in a effort to dry up the Pukhan an Han rivers That would make easier for red assault forces t re because the increases or debracket each are Adams mit DrdcKei eacn are Adams Wedemeyer Told Truman of Red Threat Washington Gen Al sert C Wedemeyer advised Presi dent Truman nearly 4 years ago hat Korea was threatened by a sovietcontrolled invasion of North Korean forces This was disclosed Tuesday with of the topsecret report on orca that Wedemeyer submitted to Mr Truman Sept 9 1947 The report with certain parts deleted was made public by the senate armed services committee put some counties in higher or lower population brackets Under the law the county officials basic pay depends upon the popu lation bracket the county is in Across the Board The 1951 legislature voted an a year across the board raise to county auditors treasurers re corders clerks and sheriffs and the same to county attorneys in counties having populations of 60000 or more County attorneys in counties of 60000 or less share in fees collected the others do not Members of boards of super visors get raises of a year where they are on full time and from to a day where they are on a per day basis They do not figure in the changes in pay due to population changes The variations due to population changes will become effective as soon as the secretary of states of fice certifies the official 1950 cen sus Official county figures have noose Clarke Crawford Davis Harrison Lyon Mills Ringgold Washington and Wright Salaries Down Salaries in Adams Clarke Davis and Ringgold counties go down from to due to population losses but go up the Salaries in Appanoose Crawford Harrison Washington and Wright counties decline from to because of lower populations but increase by the A feature of the new law but which is expected to affect few counties is that in counties of 80000 population or less the maximum salary covering both population changes and the sal ary boost can not bo more than In the 77 counties which re ma i n e d in the same salary backets the only salary changes will be the additional mander Russell will preside when the senate armed services and foreign relations committees formally open an inquiry MacArthur as the first into the policy disagreement Russell is chairman of thearmed services committee As a preliminary to those hear ings which the groups have voted to hold behind closed doors sen ators Monday questioned Felix Larkin general counsel of the de fense department Talk Alone Russell quoted Larkin as saying he did not believe any official re porter was present when the presi dent and 5 advisers sat down with MacArthur at Wake Island Mr Truman and the general previous ly had talked alone for an hour Yet lawmakers said when the document was declassified and opened to their inspection Mon day they found it was in conver sational form carrying what pur ported to be direct statements of participants in the conference Some of the com pared it with the congressional records report on senate and bouse debates adding that it went so far as to bracket in the word laughter at some points Russell said Larkin appeared to believe the document had been prepared from notes of partici pants The Georgia senator said it was prepared under Bradleys direction Queried last week as to how the Wake report could be documented President Truman said he might have done it himself He might have he emphasized cross Censors prevented correspon dents from saying how much th river had fallen Torces Shifted Simultaneously the reds shift ed their forces to the centra front after massed allied artillery naval guns and record swarm of planes disrupted their plan for a May day assault on Seoul AP Correspondent Nate Polo wetsky described the buildup o red forces along the Chunchon Hongchon invasion route as om inous UN artillery roared out Tues day night in an effort to breal up some of the red concentra tions on this old central Korean battlefield And allied planes mounted the greatest air effort of the Korean war New Record Far eastern air forces reported 1277 sorties a new air record smashed a determined large scale communist supply build up Red jets made a brief challenge of allied war supremacy Tuesday One was probably shot down anc 4 were damaged The battle was fought ovei northwestern Korea between 25 Russian made MIG15s and 25 American F86 Sabre jets The battle started at 40000 feet and swirled down to 2000 feet where the reds broke off and streaked back across the Yalu river to Manchuria Victorious American pilots said one red jet was seen plummeting toward the earth at 2000 feet Four others were hit U S jets were untouched Allies lost two fighter planes Monday to ground fire Reel ground forces had brought anks and artillery down from the north to bulwark their planned Vlay day attack on Seoul Seven anks were hit UN scouting parties knifing ihrough the hills north of the South Korean capital Tuesday ound no trace of large scale mo bilization needed for an attack on the city Hungry Prisoners They found only bodies of reds caught in the explosive barrage of allied planes and guns And a few hungry prisoners The 9day toll of reds mounted toward 75000 casualties Behind the smoke screen of smudge pots the Chinese appeared to be shifting their main force for a new stab over familiar battle grounds Wiih the shift their next blow might fall around Hongchon in the center of the peninsula Unfaithful Iowa City UR James Lon 53 pudgy proprietor of the Prin cess cafe here said his wife wa unfaithful to him for the first tim in 1946 but I was never real suspicious of her Lons took the stand in his own defense Tuesday in his first de ree murder trial in the fata stabbing of Andrew Davelis 41 a waiter at his cafe A waitress at Lons cafe had sreviously testified she allowe Mrs Lons to use her apartmen to meet a Before Lons took the witness stand Henry Musack a billiarc parlor operator and a patron o 10ns cafe testified that Mrs Lons didnt seem to care for Lons after he suffered a heart attack n 1949 Another defense witness Arden 3ehrendsen 19 a University o pwa student who worked part ime at the Princess cafe said he noticed a difference in the atti ude of Mrs Lons and Davelis he returned to school lasl all He said he once saw Davelis ind Mrs Lons go into a store oom at the cafe and stay for about 30 minutes On another oc asion he said Mrs Lons re urned to the cafe with her hair ill mussed and her dress was as wrinkled as my shirt after a mod date About The WEATHER lason City Mostly cloudy and showery through Wednesday Low Tuesday night 55 to 60 High Wednesday 70 to 75 owa Partly cloudy with scat tered showers and thunderstorms Tuesday night and Wednesday Not much change in tempera ture Low Tuesday night 55 to GO west 60 to 65 east High Wednesday 75 to 80 Southerly winds 2025 M P H Wednes day Further outlook Partly cloudy and continued mild Thursday with scattered show ers and thunderstorms mostly in the east portion Friday fair with moderate temperatures linncsola Considerable cloudi ness with scattered showers and thunderstorms Tuesday night and Wednesday Not much change in temperatures Low Tuesday night 5560 except low er close to Lake Superior High Wednesday 7075 except lower close to Lake Superior What Lt Gen James A Vanjf Flect U S 8th army commander GlobeGazette weather statistics will do about stopping them there was not mentioned He said he would stop them north of the Han and keep them out of Seoul And he did i hours ending at 8 a m Tuesday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Precipitation 76 58 65 56 Call Frank Democratic Kingpin Ambassador Bill Took No Action By JOHN CHADWICK Washington crime investigators Tuesday accused Ambassador William ODwyer of contributing to the growth of or ganized crime in New York City where they said underworld king pin Frank Costello is a power in democratic politics ODwyer was New Yorks may or from 1946 until last fall when President Truman appointed him ambassador to Mexico From 1940 to 1942 ODwyer was district at torney of Kings county Brook Referring to ODwyers tenure aoth as mayor and district attors ney the crime committee had thif p say in a lengthy and hardhitt ing report on its years long probe of gangsterism Neither he nor his appointees ook any effective action against the top echelons of the gambling narcotics waterfront murder or Dookmaking rackets In fact his actions impeded promising inves tigations of such rackets Appointed Friends The crime probers headed by Senator Kefauver also aid ODwyer had named to high L public office friends of Costello and Joe Adonis another bigtime racketeer and gambler And after a lengthy detailing of Costellos alleged political ma nipulations the senate committee summed up in these words It is apparent to the commit tee that despite Costellos pro testations his sinister influence is still strong in the counciijsol tee democratic party brganijationi of New York county The senators devotedabout 35 pages of the 195page report Ao their New York City1 investigation where ODwyer and Costello were the major witnesses at hearings viewed on television by upwards of 20000000 persons Legislation Asked The report rushed to comple tion late Monday night also asked congress for a batchof laws aimed at throttling the nations big crime and gambling syndicates by cut ing the profits out from under f them Gambling profits are the prin cipal support of bigtime racket eering and gangsterism the sen j ator said They recommended legislation p outlaw transmission across state lines of information for illegal ambling to prohibit illegal gambling losses or expenses from 5 eing deducted for income tax urposes to deny use of the mails r other interstate communications o make or pay off bets to ban the nterstate transmission of punch oards roulette wheels and other aming devices and to require ambling casinos to keep detailed ecords of money won and lost I With a reminder that money is ic key to power in the under vorld the committee also called or tougher tax laws and penalties o trip up gangsters including xeJ uirements for full records of in ome and expenses and statement f net worth The senators commended tht nternal revenue bureau for ng up a special fraud squad and rged the justice department reate a racket squad to cleai country of racketeers gang ters and organized criminal angs Responsibility Is Local They said however that thi rimary responsibility for cleaaf ng up the underworld rests witll tate and local officials Other proposals asked stiffer enalties for dope peddling tighti ning of immigration laws to he country of undesirable aliens measures to eliminate racketeers rom the liquor and transportation ndustries and bigger staffs for deral law enforcement specially the narcotics bureau The committee also recommend d creation of a federal crime commission with Senator Wiley RWis dissenting He said he i feared it might lead to creation of a national police force The com mittee said this was the only pSt of the report on which the 5 mdra bers were not unanimous f A number of suggestions were advanced for action by state and local governments to bneak up underworld operations Al h the committee said the federal government can it stressed that crime must be at tacked primarily at the level Corruption Widespread The committee said the shocking revelations of its tionwidc probe authorized by the   

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