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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 8, 1951, Mason City, Iowa                                Nofftfc Iowas Daily Newspaper Cdltod far MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION TMI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NIIGHIORS VOL AaocUtod MM United Pnm full LMM Wlrw MASON CITY DOLLAR DAYS Friday and Saturday Tim Ctnta MASON crrr IOWA WEDNESDAY AUGUST t im Thii Paper Consists of Two i Russ Iron Curtain USPeace Moves WASHINGTON McMahon DConn said Wednesday the U S should lose no time in thrustimr more truth into the iron curtain crack made by Russian broad casts of American friendship overtures The Moscow radio Tuesday broadcast the text of a friendship resolution passed by congress as well asits transmittal letter by Pres dent Truman At about the same time th United States was rejecting as propaganda a Russian pro posal for a 5 power peace pac and accusing the kremlin of vio lating obligations to such a extent that the world has los confidence in the Soviets respec for treaties A Victory McMahon one of the authors the resolution expressing Ameri can friendship for the Russiar people was victory for the free world Now thatwe have cracked th iron curtain we must keep a effortsto tell the Russian peopl thetruth about what is going o inthe world he declared McMahon has suggested tha the United States and Russia ex change visits of lawmakers wit a view toward establishing a bet ter understanding between th two countries He he hasnt much hope the sovieti will agree to any such move McMahon and Rep Ribicof house author of the friendship resolution Soviet President Shverniks repl to President Trumans letter Familiar Kinr Ribicoff said the reply has the familiar ring propaganda of distortion anc McMahon said it follows the usual communist line with mono tonous regularity State department officials sak Wednesday that Shverniks pro posal contained nothing at all new or requiring further exploration with Moscow Diplomatic experts on kremlin behavior said that Russian leaders undoubtedly saw no danger in publishing the American declara tionsas long as they were accom panied by detailed answers setting forth ideas in the political terms which the soviet are ac customed to read These experts speculated that thekremlin lelt com pelled by public opinion to comply with for publication for two Knew tJprst the voiceof America been pounding the publication de mand in its broadcasts to Russia The assumption here is that some Russians outside the government knew of the congressional resolu tion and the presidents letter Secondly tha men in the Tkrem lin as the strategists of the world communist movement are as sumed tobe sensitive to public opinion andits effects on commu nist strength in relations with RussiaJin ther couhtriesi Under this theory they probably would not want it saidthat they were afraid to publish the message from the American president and con gress Their counter move therefore was not to ignore the American demand for publication but to try to snow the material under with their own propaganda Automobile Dealer DroWhs 2 Rescued Spirit take Oliver 43 a Hull automobile dealer was drowned and his two fishing com panions were rescued when their motor boat capsized in West Oko bojilake Tuesday Dowie Vander Schaff 40 01 Hull and John J Bomgaars 43 of Orange City were pulled from the water by lake patrolmen The 3 men came to the lake to fish after work Tuesday The ac cident occurred when they tried to untangle some fishing tackle from around the motor Olivers body was recovered about 40 minutes later In Tax ReporN Brice Estate Value Above The late W E Brice of Mason City who died Dec 29 1950 left an estate estimated in excess of according to a prelimi nary inheritance tax report filed in district court Wednesday The estimates filed by Floyd E Johnson administrator of the estate did not include Brices ex tensive real estate holdings out side Iowa because they arenot subject to the states inheritance tax laws However large hold ings were listed particularly in Hardin county Texas Mr Brice builder of the Mason and Clear Lake railroad and GlobeGazette ptfotci by tormer owner of the gas and elec ric utility company here left stocks aiid bonds withan esti mated total value of U S savings bonds alone totaled The savings bonds were the largest single item for which an estimated value was riven in the inventory of the es WINDS TOPPLE TREESStrong gusts reported at more than day night blew down power and telephone lines trees and tree limbs throughout Ma son City Above is one of the trees damaged by the storm Thelimbof this tree in the parking fell into the yard of the Henry Hebel apartments 221 Snd N E Wind Rain Upset Power Lines Here tate on Market Price The businessman who died at the age of B9 also owned utility stocks estimated to be worth and miscellaneous stocks worm more than foe estimated values of the stocks and bonds were based on their market price at the timeof his death According IS thereport Mr Bnce also stocks worth 115809288 btt stocks state and municipal bonds ft4 J The inventory of Mr Brices jroperty in Cerro Gordo county estimated its value at Cash money on hand and accounts eceivable totaled Life Insurance Estimated Life insurance payable to the estatewas estimated at 1919 This is subject to Iowa in eritance tax laws However life insurance totaling and ayable to Mr Brices beneficiaries s not subject to Iowa inheritance axes and was not listed in the grand total of the estate Chief beneficiaries of the Brice estate are Mrs Mary Bosworth tfason City a niece of Mrs Brice and Maude Clutier Hendricks Chicago grandniece of Mr Brice Winds of more than 50 mile an hour accompanied by heav rain raised havoc with power an telephone lines in Mason Cil Tuesday night The strong gusts toppled trees and tree limbs on power an phone lines The Mason City fir department said the roofing was blown off at least one home The PeoplesGas and Electri company supplier of electricitj to Mason City reportedfagrea amount of damage ManyWlrei Down official of the compan said wires were down all over the place It took crews 3 hour Tuesday to wires The crews the night and will Wednesday he said up hot ed through t1 out all da Meredith Buys Omaha Radio TV Outlets of radio sta on WOW and television station rowTV to the Meredith Engi eering company of Des Moines ubject to approval of the federal was Expose University Honor Student in Burglary Toledo ne of Bowling Green universitys honor students has been exposed as a burglar who stole in two years police announced Wednesday IOWAN ELECTROCUTED Oyens Dwight Sills 28 Le Mars was killed Tuesday when he came in contact with a 2300volt line while working on Iowa public service power line near here BULLETIN FREIGHT HIKE GRANTED Washington UR Inter state commerce commission Wednesday authorized the rail to Increase frtlrht t per cent In eastern territory t per cent elsewhere The tmllroads had asked for a 15 9ft hike as ommunications commission nnounced Wednesday price was announced by Francis P Mat thews president of WOW Inc which operates the AM and TV stations Applications for approval of the sale of the stock has been for warded to Washington for filing with the FCC Matthews said Tlie Meredith Engineering com pany is a subsidiary of the Mere dith Publishing company of Des Moines which publishes the mag azines Better Homes and Gar dens and Successful The Meredith Engineering com pany owns and operates television station WHEN at Syracuse N Y The present stockholders of radio station WOW Inc are Francis P Matthews former navy secretary recently named ambas sador to Ireland Guy Myers the estate of the late John J Gillen Jr Cecelia Broderick M M Meyers J J Isaacson and Robert P Samardick Carl Dwyer manager of th telephone office reported 75 tele phone lines out of order On cable was believed struck b lightning Dwyer predicted tha telephone service in the affecte areas would be restored by 5 p m Wednesday The fire department had mor than a dozen calls from citizens reporting power and telephon lines down The police departmen also had a number ofcalls Rain Recorder Toppled The high winds blew over the rainrecorder atrthe KGLO trans mitter on highway 18 The Ameri can Crystal Sugar company saic 119 inches fell in Mason City while 59 inches werereported a the Mason City airport Theair port reported winds up to 42 miles an y The sudden storm broke abou 9 p m Tuesday The rain drench ed a large crowd watching a base ball game at Roosevelt tween Spencer and1 the Legion naires The game was called in the 4th inning The storm appeared to center in Mason City Clear Lakehow ever reported wind and rain Heavy winds caused consider able damage in the vicinity of Joice and Fertile A corn crib was blown over onto a tractor on the Leonard Baldner farm 3 miles west of Joice An old barn on the Carl Hanson farm in the same neighborhood was blown down and about a fourth of a grove on the Halvor Bang farm nearby was leveled A considerable number of trees were blowndown on the Reuben Almelien farm southwest of Joice Red Cross Relief Fund Gets Red Cross Hood relief contribu tions to the Cerro Gordo county chapter offices Tuesday amounted to This brings the total amount up to All con tributions are now being sent di rectly to the offices at 19i N federal Receipts 23800 Raised previously Total to date Needed to reach quota 6657 CCITO Gordo quota Boy Mistakes House Guest for Burglar Stabs Him Cambridge Mass tf The temporary guest occupant of a house was stabbed and seriously wounded when a 14yearold boy arrived home unexpectedly Tues day night and each mistook the other for a burglar Antony Part 35 London Eng land social worker occupying the home of Mr and Mrs Eric Schroeder during their absence on vacation was stabbed police said in a scuffle with the 14yearold son Mark The boy had not been told hat Part and his wife would occupy the home during the Schroeders absence Police said that when the boy came home unexpectedly from a cruise off the Maine coast and en countered Part each apparently thought the other a burglar The result was a scuffle during which Part was stabbed with a knife the boy was wearing in his belt Police said Part might have been stabbed while he and the boy rolled down a flight of stairs Legion Elects Dudley Weible as Commander Des Koines Wei ble 44 Forest City attorney who served in the navy during World war II was unanimously elected Wednesday as new department commander of the Iowa American Legion There were noopposition can didates Weible succeeds Robert Bush of Des Moines came af the ol the state convention in other final ac tions the delegates adopted sev eral resolutions including a re quest for federal action to con irol illicit sale of narcotics an opposing draft deferments on basisof scholarship Vice Commanders Elected as vice commander were Allen C Kane DubuquerP lope Overturf ToledoEllis Kes er Bussey Riley Nelson Red Oak and RexDory Whiting R J Des Moines was re Sam Rocha Bound Over to Grand Jury Boyle Calls Theft Charge a Fraud elected Chester Rev ChandlerV Winfield vas named chaplain Carl Skedin oledo was reelected historian and H W MyersOttamwa was elected sergeant t arms Paul A Tornquist of Daven ort was chosen to a new two ear term as national executive and Theodore Mur hy Ida GroVewas renamed as his alternate Weible the new commander is ormer county attorney of Winne ago county and past president of ie Iowa County Attorneys asso ciation He isa native ofNebras a and received his law degree rom the State University of Iowa He is married and has 3children Narcotics Resolution The narcotics resolution asks ongress to make illicit sale of arcotics to minors punishable b o less than lifeimprisonment In other resolutions adoptee Vednesday the convention Asked that the opening day of heasant hunting be changed to date other than Armistice day Called for the state departmen nance committee to provide funds or sending two representatives rom the Iowa to Na onal Boys State in Washington i C beginning in 1952 Urgedabolishment of the pro ram for draft deferment of col ge and high school students on IB basis of scholastic tests and ndividual intelligence quotients on he grounds that this is discrim natory and unAmerican The draft resolution said all ale citizens of military age who ave not served previously in the rmed forces should be called to ervice prior to calling any per ons who1 have previously served any war provided they are riysically able The Iowa department executive ommittee again reappointed hurchill T Williams Oelwcin alker as finance officer r SAME Imfflc ieath in past S4 knurs ff Samuel Rocn Wednesday was ordered boun over to a federal grand jury in Iowa for possible indictment o charges of bank burglary U S Commissioner M O Cun ningham took the action after dayandahalf long prelimiriar hearing Rocha is charged with enterin the McClelland Iowa SavinL bank Jan 31 to commit a felon and theft of property in custody a bank Bond Reduced Cunningham reduced his bon from the previously se to Commented doubt personally that a convictio by a jury could be had on this complaint but my jobis not t decide guilt or innocence Defense Attorney Hugh Boyl called the charges a fake and fraud and said the federal bu reau of investigation was nsin the charges as a whip to mato lim Rocha tell where he go those bonds This referred to stolen bonds recovered with arrest Thursday an FBI agent told low he met Rocha ostensibly to jive the Council Bluffs man 00 in cash ior more than 000 in bonds The swarthy 27yearold Rocha manager of a Council Bluffs tav ern is charged in connection with Jie burglary of the McClelland xrera savings bank Jan 31 He was arrested by the FBI in Omaha July 25 Federal agents ook from him a paper sack in U S containing savings bonds All of them were dentified as having been taken from the McClelland Savings bank Rocha appeared Tuesday before J S Commissioner M O Cunning lam in a preliminary hearing Winked at Rocha Clyde G Matthews an FBI agent from Davenport told on instructions from his superiors he entered the Burlington rail road station exchanged winks yith Rocha and then went to the mens restroom Matthews said he and Rocha dentiiied each other by matching orn halves of a dollar TbiIL v After that Matthews testified Rocha left the room to go to his ar and caine back with apaper ack Matthews took the sack into toilet booth and foundit coh ained at least in bonds Matthews said he handed the jack back to Rocha and lit a cigar prearranged signal totwo other TBI agents who were hidden in oilet booths that Rocha had the onds After that Matthews said he eft with an explanation to rRocha iat he was going to get a suitcase Ontaining the in cash Watched from Booth Another FBI special agent Ray Lamb of Omaha testified that e watched through a crack in the oor of a toilet booth while latthews negotiated with Rocha nd then arrested the Council Jluffs man No additional details were given oncoming how Rocha was con acted for the sale in the first lace While Rocha sat quietly through he proceedings his attorney Hugh oyle repeatedly sought to block estimony by the FBI agents CITY WORKERS LAID OFF Ottumwa city of Ot umwa has laid off 9 workers in e last few days due to dwindling trcct and sanitary funds i Red Radios Silent on UN Neutral Truce Talk Negotiators Return to Korean Base Resumption of Parley in Doubt By OLEN CLEMENTS Tokyo radios remained silent Tuesday night on the Unit ed Nations demand for fresh guar antees of neutrality at the site of Korean armistice talks Allied negotiators returned to Korea during the dayjready to re sume ceasefire talks if and when communist commanders pledge the KaeMrag neutral zone will be kept inviolable Unmentioned f But neither the Peiping nor Pyongyang radios mentioned Wed nesdaynight the new demand of Gen Matthew B Ridgway UN commander first broadcast at p m p m Mon day Instead 32 hours later Chinese red radio at Peiping fea tured a report the red commanders still were waiting lor Ridgways reply to a communistmessage dis patched Monday morningv The Peiping broadcast said thi letter entrusted to liaison officer containedassurances from Nofth Korean Gen Kim Sung and Gen Peng lehhual fna the Kaesong neutrality pledg would be observed This apparently was the red message which Ridgway acknow ledged Tuesday in Ms demand fo a new red pledge they would real ly keep their word The monifbring agency in Tok yo said the red radio broadcast the story in English Chinese and Japanese It was featured as a top news item said to have been writ ten by a red correspondent at Kae song Peiping broadcasts said the Chinese and North Korean cease ire delegation waited at Kaesong for the UN negotiators the latterfafled to arrive1 Await Answer Vice Adin C Turner Joy ledthe American delegates back to the IN advance headquarters from top secret conferenceswith the UN pmmander1 inTokyol On his ar rival in Korea Joy said I have no idea when the talks will be resumed I will wait until tie communists answer General last message Brig Gen William P Nuckols elegation spokesman said the rder to resume the interrupted negotiations would have to come from General Ridgway even if edleaders accept his terms The UN commander broke ofl alks after a company of armed eds marched through the neutral WHERE playing cards And his wrecked dence near his north Texas touched his car ashe i 1 t S 4 I box In the foregroundis ihe crater blasted the road the explosive blasted the car and NoHe to bits The Cats Luck Runs Out aH2 Gamblerrfefferi Noble Murdered tor a one Top red commanders said t was an accident In Ms Tuesday message Ridg way demanded that the commu nists more promise not to of their armed allow any soldiers to enter the neutral area This zone extends in a 5 mile radius from le Kaesong site of armistice nego ations r All About The Weather Vason City Partly cloudy with possible brief thunderstorms Wednesday night Low near 58 Partly cloudy Thursday with nigh of 82 owa Partly cloudy through Thursday a little cooler Wednes day night and Thursday Low Wednesday night 5562 High Thursday 8088 Further out cloudy and warmer with f ew widely scattered thun dershowers Thursday night Fair and cooler Saturday Minnesota Mostly f ahWednesday night and Thursday except con Dallas Texas Wednesdayfaced em of scanty clues but this time they were loolringilor thl kffler of gamblerHerbert rNobleinot the attemptedslayer The of luck Tuesday as Jhe 12th attempt his cleverly hidden loose with 1 tremendous The silverhaired selfstyled gambler was lolled as he stopped his car at a rural jmaiLlaox near his fortressT ike ranch The in a scrub oak thicket some 5 ards away then touched off a lidden land mine The blast underneath Nobles automobile left it a crumbled wreckage and scattered bits ofthe 42yearold gamblers body over a wide area Escaped 12 Times At least12 times Noble lad es caped death but not injury and this earned him the nickname The He Cat1 blamed hired killers the attempts and said there an underworld price of on his head The Kefeuver crime committee fieard his experiences from a Dal las police officer this year and Noble told a Texas legislature crime investigating committee of gambling in Dallas There were few dues for police to follow One was a mysteri blue pickup truck seen on the country road leading to his ranch near Lewisville 10 miles north west of Dallas R O Millican a rural mail car rier said he saw the truck parked by the side of the road a quarter of amile fromNobles mailbox He passed it about an hour anc la half before the Police also sought 3 men in siderable portion cloudiness Occasional northeast rain or drizzle extreme northeast end ing Wednesday night Scattered showers extreme west by Thurs day evening Cooler Wednesday night warmer extreme west Thursday Low Wednesday night 50 north 5458 south High Thursday 7580 northeast to 80 85 southwest GlobeGazette weather data up 8 a m Wednesday Aug 8 Maximum 83 Minimum 59 At 8 a m 66 Precipitation 119 EAR AGO Maximum 84 Minimum 62 Fort Wortiu One was once arrest ed for assault to murder Noble He was never tried Carefully Planned The blast that killed Noble was carefully planned It came about a m but the result wasnt discovered until J G Cun ningham drove mail and found down to it about get 1 p his m Some neighbors said they heard the explosion Wires ran from the hidden mine through a concrete culvert and to the thicket where the killer iiid The explosive was hidden in a spot that was directly under Boyles automobile when it stopped at the mail box It was at least the 4th attempt to kill Noble by explosion The irst killed his wife by mistake That was late in 1949 and was followed by a period of gangland violence in Dallas Mrs Noble was killed when she stepped on the starter of the auto HEKBEKT NOBLE mobile her husband normally drove A bomb exploded The gambler then survived series of shootingsrone as he lay in a hospital recuperatinj from another gunshot wound Pale and shaken after his wifes death Noble bitterly said he hadnt done anything io deserve the at tacks Jle hinted he was behind them and threatened take the law into his own Rival Ambushed In the weeks following his wifes death Noble was questioned about the death of Louis Green Dallas inderworld leader who was am bushed as he left a Christmas eve party Green had been questioned in the death of Nobles wife During the period he dodged for lis life his name and that of Benny Binion Nevada gambler and former Dallas resident were inked Binion in Nevada is under ndictment in a mllliondollara year policy racket case returned y the Dallas grand jury Binion has successfully fought efforts to extradite him to Texas for trial Noble freely admitted had een a gambler but said that iad quit He moved from Dallas to the almost   

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