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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 7, 1951, Mason City, Iowa                                North lowds Daily Newspoper Edited for Uw N CITY GLOBEGAZETTE NIWSFAMI THAT MAKIS ALL HOIlTH IOWANS NII6HIORS HOME EDITION VOL LVJ1 Associated and United Prtta Full LMM Ctata Copyl MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY AUGUST 7 151 This Piper Coniliti at Two Tom Breaks With Central States To Retain Cecil Theater Management Gang War Takes of Kansas City ifellrwwd Gang 36 and Trombino 31 took the lives of two were questioned about the City thugs Monday night One of them had just shotgun murder of Harry to the FBIs list of the 10 in Mickey Cohens hab wanted Police talked to them Tony Trombino and Tony after Cohen was ambushed cato were shot to death in a year later This blast killed one parked just half a block off Cohens henchmen Neddie wood boulevard The bullets entered the backs is in the county jail their heads as they sat in the appealing his recent convic of the car Police believed on federal income tax evasion shots were fired by someone cealed in the back seat also was questioned for the men to enter the the slaying of Benjamin mobile A witness said he saw Siegel in 1947 nan run across the street an exconvict was he shots and speed away in on the FBIs mostwanted waiting last June 27 He was later ar The windshield was in San Francisco and re by 4 bullet holes Aug 3 on bail Det Chief Thad Brown said an extradition hearing men had floated for the past 29 He was wanted in Las years between the underworlds Nev in connection with jfansas City and Los holdup of a resort hoteL TOM ARTHUR One Theater for 47 Years Tom Arthur who has managed 3 theaters in Mason City Iowa the Cecil Palace and Strand in partnership with Central States Theaters Inc Des Moines for a period of 19 that he has severed connections with the corporation and that after Sept 1 will retain management of one theater only the CeciL The B I Booking agency of Des Moines operated bv W F J Butch DeFrenne will do the booking for the Cecil Centra States Theaters Inc will continue management of thePalace and Strand theaters Artitur the veteran showman who has seen not only the entire history of the movies in his the ater but also goes back in his experience to the days of the road attractions and legitimate stage has managed his one theater 47 years Came Here in 1904 It was Aug 1 J904when he came to Mason City to take charge of the Wilson theater following a career of his own on the road The old Wilson famed In the days of road attractions burned in 1911 and the Cecil was built on the same site opening the following year Probably no other man in the middle west has witnessed such a panorama of theatrical changes as Tom Arthur for he went into theater business as a boy At 12 years of age he was bill poster curtain raiser and stage hand for the opera house at Waseca Minnl Show business has always had an uncanny fascination for him When he finished high school he declared he was going into the theater business and at 18 he took over the lease on the opera house in his home town At 19 years of age he added the theater at Fari bault Minn and a year after that the theater at Owatonna Minn Following that he had a fling at managing road shows including a season with William Otten in Shakespearean acts It was on the road that he learned the rigors of the trouper of giving shows in halls and sheds of unheated hotel rooms an experience that placed him in contact with all of the great actors of the past genera tion He Knew Top Actors Montgomery and Stone Richard Carr Raymond Hitchcock Sarah Bernhardt May Robson Lillian Russell Walker Whiteside Bill Hart Tommy Holden Chauncey Olcoit William Owen he knew them all When motion pictures entered the theater business Arthur could not at first see them as box office attractions He changed his mind however and profited Motion pic tures eliminated a lot of the un certainty of the legitimate a lot of also a lot of headaches Arthur has been at his desk at the theater every day for the past 47 without a cigar His ntnbition is 50 years with one theater Contino Gets 6 Months on Draft Dodge San Francisco Con tino 21 popular accordionist was sentenced Tuesday to 6 months in prison and was fined oh a draft evasion charge Contino who made as much as a week in theater and night club engagements pleaded guilty July 24 to a draft dodging charge After the sentencing Contino told newsmen Its all right Federal Judge Michael J Roche told him the court feels a penalty should be imposed in this case It is not a proper case for proba tion As part of Continos sentence Judge Roche decreed that Contino submit himself for induction into the army after he completes the 6 months sentence I have received many letters about this case Judge Roche said I have received letters from wives whose husbands have paid the extreme Assistant U S Attorney Joseph Karesh had suggested that Con tino should be permitted to go into the army now He asked that sen tencing be put over a week so that Contino could take a physical ex amination Karesh said he thought ontino could pass one I hope he passes Judge Roche said but Im going to of this case this morning In doing so I think Im ex Red Cross Relief Fund Upped Red Cross flood relief contribu tions to the Cerro Gordo county chapter here were upped S179 Monday bringing the total amount to Contributions from now on arc being sent directly to the Red Cross offices at 19J N Federal Receipts Monday 17900 Raised previously 157043 Total to date 174943 Needed to reach quota 30457 Ctrro Gordo quota rAII About The Weather Mason City Showers likely Tues day night with low near 62 Partly cloudy with high near 85 Iowa Partly cloudy Tuesday night with widely scattered thunder showers Low Tuesday night 60 to 66 northeast 66 to 72 south west Partly cloudy Wednesday with scattered thundershowers extreme east High Wednesday 80 to 85 northeast 90 to 95 southwest Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average near seasonal normal Normal high near 86 Normal low 63 Tem peratures will bo slightly above normal Wednesday and Thurs day Turning a little cooler Fri day and Saturday Rainfall will average onehalf inch occur ring as scattered showers in the northern counties Tuesday night and over most of the state Thursday night and Friday Minnesota Mostly cloudy local showers and thunderstorms Tuesday night and in extreme cast Wednesday morning Not much change in temperature Low Tuesday night 5458 north 5865 south High Wednesday ranging from 6070 in northeast to 8085 in extreme southwest GlobeGnzette weather data up With Clear Record International photo HAPPY his ar rival in Seattle Wash from Korea PvtDanny Lee Sports man 19 Petaluma Cal kisses his mother Mrs Lavetta Day 35 who hadnt seen him since he was two years old At that time the ooys father took Dan ny and disappeared following a divorce between the couple Al though Mrs Day rained legal custody of her son she was un able to learn his whereabouts until lately By ARTHUR EVERETT West Point N 1 W The superintendent of West Poini said Tuesday that any of the 90 accused cadets who admit class room cheating will be given a chance to resign with a clean record This was always contemplat ed Maj Gen Frederick A Irv ing told the first news conference he has called since the scandal broke last Friday The 90 cadets are facing ouster for exchanging information on classroom examinations Their case is presently before a screening board here at West Point Gen Irving said Those cadets who have admitted guilt under oath will be given the oppor tunity to resign Those cadets who have ad mitted guilt under oath but who refuse to resign will be dis charged Depends on Evidence In other cases cadets may he discharged administratively or atthe discretion of the superin tendent may be tried by courts martial depending on the evi dence In cases where insufficient evidence exists to support the charges of guilt the charges will be dropped Gen Irving explained that any cadet allowed to resign will re ceive an administrative order to leave West Point Under such an order he said there would be no blot on their record should they ever rejoin the army They would have a clean slate the general said Gen Irving denied statements jy some of the 90 cadets that at east 200 of their comrades es caped punishment by falsely de nying any cheating To the best of my knowledge and belief these 90 are all he said Gen Irving did reveal how ever that in addition to the 90 at least 29 other cadets were in vestigated on the same charges There never was enough evi dence to punish them he added Greatest Scandal Speaking of the greatest scan dal in West Points 150 years the superintendent said I feel we probably are cleaner nan almost any other institution The fact that we took action makes us look bad Of the 90 cadets themselves 5en Irving said I feel they are fundamentally a ood bunch of boys They probably got a wrong sense of values and gotoff on the wrong step I think they are basic ally honorable The general was asked about charges that stool pigeons circu lated among the cadet corps in an effort to trap cadets in any wrong doing He replied that as far as he knew there were no stool pigeons The initial information was brought to the attention of the commandant by a cadet who had been approached to go into this ring he said Close Friendship Gen Irving was asked why in his opinion Armys great varsity football team was at the hub of the scandal Of the football players he said These boys get very very close friendship They see a buddy in distress and they get a false sense of values They think that by helping him they are aiding the academy The general said that West Point in the future as in the past is go ing to insist on its athletes keep ing up academic standards We have no easy courses he said Everybody takes the same courses and they are hard ones Many of the 90 cadets have said that they began cheating when they found that the same questions given one class were repeated lat er in their own classrooms Gen Irving was asked if a solu tion to this problem might not be found byJhaving the entire class take the same examination at the same time Our classroom facilities dp no allow all cadets to take their ex aminations at the same time he said to 8 a m Tuesday Mnximum Minimum At 8 a m 78 54 61 Carl Vinson Asks Vast Air PowerGains Washington IP Rep Vinson chairman of the house armed I services committee Tues day proposed a vast increase in United States air power He called for expanding1 the air force to 163 double the number now in and for the construction of J super aircraft carriers Vinson issued a statement in which he declared that the velopment of air power has in combination with new weapons of mass destruction changed the entire strategic situation He said the air force should lave 138 combat groups 25 troop carrier wings The air force now has 87 wings and is building to an immediate oal of 95 although Secretary of Defense Marshall said two weeks ago the aircraft industry is being asked to step up its production capacity to permit an expansion o 180 wings The size of a wing varies from 30 heavy bombers like the B36 to 75 fighters Vinson said thi new aircraft should be built earners as promptly as possible The con tract for one has been let but he said the nation needs for duty in the Atlantic and the third in the Pacific The super carriers of nearly 60000 tons would have disap pearing bridges to permit the takeoff and landing of big bomb ers Vinson declared in his state ment This country is today vulner able to air attack The most effective defense against such an attack is adequate air power to meet it and above all to strike back at its sources Vinson said he plans to intro duce legislation to authorize the expansion program and his com mittee will begin immediate hear ings on the matter 9 Navy Airmen Plunge to Death Seattle navy airmen plunged to their death Monday in the crash of a PB4Y Privateer patrol plane at the entrance to Puget sound Names of the victims were withheld by the navy The big plane based at Sand Point naval air station in Seattle was on a low altitude training flight when it crashed Army Sought Gridders for Appointments Iowa Congressman Reveals Request Washington Cunning ham RIowa said Tuesday he turned down a request by a Wes Point coach several years ago that he appoint an Iowafootball star to the military academy Cunningham said he toldthe coach he thinV appoint ments to the academy should be made on the basis of footbal ability The lawmaker told of the in cident in an interview in which he said he hopes footballwill be continued at West Point despite the cheating scandal involving players But I dont athink the garni should be commercialized like i is Cunningham said The situa Son at West Poirit is the same as in most other colleges Cunningham said it was abou 5 years ago that the coach cata to his office here and asked an academy appointment for the Iowa football player I donfc remember his name and I dont recall whether he was the head coach he said I just know that he was a coach at the acad Truce Talk Held Up Until Reds Assure Positive Neu emy Cunningham said neither the player nor his parents had asked or an appointment He said he did not recall the boys name and declined to name his home town Apparently sdme army officers out that way had seen the bey play and told the military icademy coaches how good he vas Cunningham Tax Levied for Payment of Bonus Bonds For the first time since 1948 the state of Iowa has ordered a on taxable real estate and personal property in counties Cerro Gordo County Auditor Keith Raw said Tuesday that the state tax commission has or dered a half mill levy on taxable real estate and personal property or interest and principal on serv ce compensation bonds These onds provided bonus payments or World war II veterans Raw said the tax will be levied in 1951 for payment Jan 1 1952 He estimated that Cerro Gordo i Bountys share of the levy will to al In 1948 Raw said the state ordered a levy of 195 mills for interest and principal on ervice compensation bonds It vas the first state levy in a num ber of years Food Prices Going Up U S Confirms Washington agricul ture department confirmed Tues day what housewives have known all along Food prices have gone meat The department said in a farm income report that farmersgo for their crops dur ing the first 7 months of 1951 a 1 per cent increase over the same period last year The income jump however was not all net gain Farm duction and living rose 12 per cent during the 7 month period the department said Meat andi livestock products ac counted for 510700000000 of the farmers crop income a 25per cen lain over a year ago With mar letings about the same the jump resulted from a 25 per cent in crease in prices the report said The which fann got for grain and fiber crops aowever was about the same as last year the department said with higher average prices offse by a smaller volume of ings But housewives could take some encouragement from a bureau o agricultural r e p o r Tuesday It predicted that farm prices edging downward since last February would slump even further during coming months with bumper crops in prospect The lower farm prices the repor said should tend to reduce looc costs Drunk Drives Down Railroad Track Train Cracks Up Malvera Ark first section oftheTexasbound Mis souri Pacific streamliner Texas Eagle was cracked up here early Tuesday when it plowed into a stalled automobile Eight persons were hurt none critically Prosecutor J W McCoy said a motorist obviously drunk caused ihe wreck by mistaking the rail roads main line for a road and driving hiscar 234 feetdown the tracks The driver escaped in iry v v v The motorist was jailed with out charge pending further inves tigation His name wasnt dis closed The twounit diesel engine overturned after reversing its di rection and ripping up about a quartermile of track Seven ither cars including 3 coaches diner and one pullman were lerafled but didnt overturn Two qnned a V astride the tracks and twox others veered off into a field McCoy said he was told that the wreck damage would range be tween and 5400000 Couple Wanted for Forgery By OLEN CLEMENTS Tokyo Matthew B Ridgway told the reds Tues day Korean ceasefire talks will not be resumed until they assure him they will keep their Kaesong neutrality agree ment V The allied supreme commander bluntly acknowledged the red apology for last Saturdays violation of the neutral zone Then he told them wasnt enough In a stronglyworded message to the two red commanders in Korea Ridgway said he needed new assurances that communists will keep their word Only then he said will he send his 5 negotiators back to Kaesong to resume armistice negotiations Ridgway who has twice broken off talks because armed red troops violated the neutral area said he didnt think the appearance of a company of heavily armed com munists last Saturday was an ac cident as the reds stated Not trivial He told Korean Gen Kim n Sung and Chinese Gen Peng Teh luai that he considered the inci dent neither minor nor trivial And he said It must be clearly understood that my acceptance of a resump tion of the armistice talks is con ditional on complete compliance with your guarantees of neutrali zation of the Kaesong area Any further failure in this regard be interpreted as a deliberate move on your part to terminate the armistice negotiations I await your acceptance of this A company of armed red sol diers had marched through the Kaesong neutral zone while the armistice conference was under way Saturday Because of this Ridgway abruptly broke off the conferences Sunday Generals Kim and Peng replied Monday that the presence of the troops was a mistake and an ac cident Small Incident Their joint statementas broad cast by the Chinese Peipingiradio referred toit as a small inci dent and accepted General Sidg ways conditions for resumption of the talks conditions were a satisfactory explanation of this violation and assurance of non recurrence After receiving the red reply Elidgway summoned 4 of his ne gotiators to Tokyo instead of sending them back to Kaesong Ridgway conferred M o n d a y night and again Tuesday morning with his chief delegate Vice Adm Turner Joy before issuing his atest ultimatum One Hobo King Enroute to Britt tincoln Net a in ole king of Internatioiia Brotherhood of Hoboes visitec incoln Monday enroute to the annual hobo convention at Britt owa on Aug 21 61yearold man described a hobo as a migratory worker A bum works hardest to ge iut of work while a hobo works lardest to find work heex Jained US Shuns MoscowStyle Bid Same Old Bundle Americans Find By JOHN SCALt Waahlngton The United States Tuesday rejected Russias proposal for a 5power peace pact as a propaganda trap Thestate department said The kremlin has violated obli gations to such an extent that the world has lost confidence in the soviet1 s respect for treaties Russias President Nikolai Shvernik renewed Russias offer first advanced twoyears a letter to President Truman Mon day night Its rejection lias been expected since TL Sofficials de scribed it even then as the same old chestnut tied with a new rib bon The proposal was that States Britain and France join Russiaand communistChina in a disarmament program aimed at guaranteeing world peace Challenged In the first formal Tuesday challenged Russia to live up to existing obligationsbefore kihg1 Press Officer Michael J McDer mott told a news conference There is no cense in the soviet aisuinint new treaty obligations stored the confidence of the world by honoring existing The United Nations charted which Russia has signed consti tutes a solemn peace pact Dermott emphasized and addedr Need exists for the fulfillment of the United Nations charter and other obligations which the krem lin attempts to sabotage rather than for a new pact of the great Cole said he has given up work it public so the Russian people due to ill health and now travels by complimentary help I never ask for a handout et people ask me he said Suffers Second Arm Bieak on Same Day Connersville Ind JP Joyce Geren fell and broke her left arm last August one day before her 8th birthday The arm is back in a sling Tues day She fell off her bicycle and broke it again the day after her 9th birthday 735 TO GET DEGREES Iowa City total of 735 students will receive degrees at the University of Iowa midsum mer commencement Wednesday Held in Jail A couple wanted in Mason City in connection with S250 in check orgeries was in the Cerro Gordo county jail Tuesday They are Al bert Jorgensen 35 and his wife Daisy 38 believed to be from Missouri They were arrested Saturday at Indianola and brought to Mason City early Tuesday morning by Cal Dwan Cerro Gordo county sheriff Dwan said the alertness of the Indianola police and sheriffs office was responsible for their ar rest The pair had been sought by both the Mason City police and the Cerro Gordo sheriffs office HOST TO LUTHER LEAGUE City University of Iowa will be host to more than 1200 members of the Luther League of the United Lutheran church in America when the youth organization holds its an nual convention Aug 1317 Dele gates will be here from all the 48 states Canada and Hawaii Meat Group Reports Giant Black Market Chicafo American Meat Institute indicated Tuesday that a quarter billion pounds of meat have been channeled into alack markets in the 9 weeks of federal price restrictions It said 266000000 pounds of beef have been lost to normal a phrase understood to mean the distribution channels and most of it was the result of syphoning cattle to other than normal chan nels The A M I declined to elab orate on what it meant by other than normal channels But it was black markets The report covered the 9 weeks since federal price controls on beef went into effect The A M I said a check of 95 of the nations leading beef pro ducers showed that during the 9 weeks they could buy only 62J per cent of the number of cattle under ceiling prices as they bought in the same period last year The difference amounted to 484241 head of cattle or about 266000000 pounds it said Cose of the Howling Dog Solved Dalmatian Rescued by Police Council Bluffs is much more peaceful for resi dents in one Council Bluffs neighborhood now that the howliny dog howls no more The story started last Tues day when a known as a coach Hog dis appeared Shortly afterward neighbors complained to police of a howl injr dor Police scouted the location and found the dor in a cistern Police Patrolman Russell Leonhardt was 1 owered through an 18inch opening into the cistern Sunday and Patrol man Wayne Danfrherty was lowered after him Two firemen held Daughertys feet The dog was passed up the human ladder to safety Be unharmed The greatest damage was to the policemens uniforms They had to go to the cleaners SAME Black flif traffic 1m ful 24 hoan 7 Shverniks message bristling with denunciations of western warmongering was accompa nied by a 2500 word resolution proclaiming Russias alleged dedi cation to world peace 7 Answer Congresa This appeared to be Moscows answer to a resolution congress passed last June The American document expressed friendship and goodwill toward the Russian President Truman sent it along to Shvernik technically Russias chief1 of states July 7 called on Russias leaders to make can learn the aims of the American people and govern ment Russias replying resolution came from the presidium of the supreme soviet parliament a small group which acts yrhen the Russian legislature is not in ses sion In his accompanying letter Shvernik called foran agreement by the United States Russia Brit ain France and communist China to disarm and prohibit manufac ture of atomic weapons He reite rated Russias willingness to agree to some form of inspection as a guarantee of her good faith Identical Offer The United Nations assembly overwhelmingly rejected an iden tical soviet offer in November 1949 American officials recalled twas made by Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Vishinsky Other nations did not trust Rus sia to live up to its word these cf icials said especially after Vish insky made it clear Moscow would not agree to United Nations condi ions for continuous inspection and international control of c energy plants Moscows move in reviving its jroposal was viewed lere as a pure propaganda ges oire designed to persuade the vorld America and not Russia is blocking world peace It is obviously timed they said o capitalize on the world peace sentiment fanned by the Korean ceasefire negotiations now in nrogress Communist leaders throughout the world can be ex ected to ballyhoo it as part of Russias current peace offensive President Truman and Secre tary Acheson however are ex ected to condemn and expose Russian maneuver at the earliest pportunity   

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