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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 18, 1951, Mason City, Iowa                                Doily Ntwtpaptr CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI MIWIPAPIK THAT MAKIS All NORTH IOWANS NliaHIOKS HOME EDITION GREATER MASON CIY DAYS 19 20 rut LMH OmM MASON CITlf IOWA TMUK8DAY OCTOBEB II 2nd Victim of Beating Cult Dies Weird Sect Quote Bible Si Minn The second victim of a frenzied religious cultist died early Thursday as members of the weird sect sought to explain their whipping rites by quoting Bible passages Her back a mass of bloody welts from repeated lashings with a 3 footlong whip Mrs Ardith Len nander 35 succumbed Mrs Anna Halvorson 64 who had also been whipped was found dead Wednes day Sheriff Thomas Gibbons was holding charge Mrs Len nanders husband Curtis 33 who the sheriff said admitted in a taperecorded statement that he whipped the two women during a sect meeting Monday night Quote Prorerbi Sect members pointed to the words of Proverbs in an effort to explain the whippings The passage says The blueness of a wound cleanseth away evil and so do stripes the inward parts of the belly I know I am absolutely guilty I was in a frenzy I beat them down the sheriff quoted Len nander as saying Whipping is needed for wrongdoing and al most always a person who gets it admits it It drives deviL Dr A M Lundholm deputy coroner said an autopsy showed all of Mrs Halvorsons right ribs were broken as well as one on the left side and her breastbone He said her body was covered with welts and blood clots Gibbons said Lennander used a 3foot whip to beat his wife and Thii Paptr of Two TETT J AP Wirephoto NEW and Mrs Robert Irwin couple left and Mr and Mrs John Shields couple right of Smiths island near Rock Island BL are pictured after they as next door neighbors exchanged spousesThe divorces and marriages took place Monday Sirs Halvorson at the Monday night meeting at the home of Mr and Mrs Pat Doyle in suburban Lauderdale About a dozen mem bers of the cult were present Mrs Doyle a daughter of the dead woman is held as a material wit ness Did Nothlnr Gibbons said he asked Mrs How could you stand by and see your beaten to death didnt you do anvthing It Hesaid she replied No why should Gibbons said ihat after Mrs Halvorson ceased Doyle stopped Lennahder from beating her further Doyle then obtained a length of hose from the base ment and whipped Lennander whose body is also covered with welts The coroner said Mrs Halvor son had been dead at least 24 hours when a private physician wassummoned to the Doyle home Tuesday Mrs Lennander near loss of consciousness was discovered at the same time and rushed to the hospital MrsElizabeth Halvorson sis Legion Asks Removal of Dean Acheson Report Scores State Defeatism By DOV WH1TEHEAD Miami Fit American Legion Thursday demanded that the top leadership of the state de partment be replaced with men of unquestioned loyalty to the end that confidence of all Americans in the conduct of ouri foreign affairs may be fully rei stored j The action came after a bitter and noisy floor fight on the reso lution and after rejection of a minority report which would have eliminated all criticism of the state department Voice Vote The demand was approved by a voice vote J Joseph Donohue district commissioner of Washington D C pleaded with the convention hot to turn this into a political con vention He praised the record of Secre tary of State when Achesons name was mentioned British Seize Only Bridge Over Canal ByFREDZUSY Cairo Egypt troops seized the onlybridge over the Suez canal in a short sharp battle with Egyptian troops guarding it Wednesday Two Egyptians were killed The action took place before dawn Egyptian censors held up news about it for 24 hours A British army spokesman said the canal areawas quiet again Wednesday night and Thursday It was the second day the British had fought with Egyptians They opened fire Tuesday on rioters and lootersat Ismailia where the Egyptian government said 7were killed The British said they jSred in selfdefense But today the British moved io ease tension at Ismailia site of a British iirniy subcommand Egyp tianofficials said the Britons Russia Rebuffs Secret USPlan to End Fig Mac Claims Not Factual Truman Says Washington President Truman said Thursday Gen Douglas MacArthurs charge that his opposition wrecked the secret plan to let Formosa fall to the Chinese reds was not based on fact and the general knew it Mr Trumans comment was in reply to questions at his news con ference in a LAl nesday The general said too that timism Tangible Senate Group Turns Down Jessup Post Washington senate for terinlaw said of the dead woman Were not a church group not an organization at all and there is no prayer at our gather ings We just get together a bunch of relatives and friends looking for answers for problems so we can face life Insufficient Evidence on Gambling The Cerro Gorfio county grand jury Wednesday afternoon was discharged after deciding that evi dence of gambling in Mason City was insufficient to warrant an in dictment Testimony given by Richard E Cheverton Cedar Rapids news caster was not revealed since proceedings of a grand jury are secret He was the onlv witness called The finding returned to Judge M H Kepler in district court stated The grand jury has heard the testimony of Richard E Chever ton and finds that it is insuffi cient for the purpose of returning indictment The grand jury directs the peace officers of this county to be constantly on the alert to appre hend any violations of the Iowa antigambling laws Members of the grand jury were Max Kruggle Rockwell Victor Peterson Rockford Rena Mack Harding Mason City T W Tompkins Clear Lake Leo Eddy Swaledale H C Fisher Meser rey and William DeRock Rock well there was a chorus of boos which drowned out the speakers words The resolution said in part We demand the immediate re moval of the present corps of leaders whose every action has reflected incompetency indecision and defeatism Minority Objects A minority of the Legion for eign relations committee from Colorado Kentucky and the Dis trict to sub stitute a minority report which would have struckbut all criticism of the state department James Hill of Washington shout ed that the majority report was throwing dead cats at the past But Leon Happel of Stockton aign relations subcommittee Thurs day voted against senate confir mation of Ambasasdor Philip C Jessup as a United Nations dele gate The 3 to 2 At the same time the subcomr mittee voted 3 to 0 in favor of con firmation of the other 9 persons nominated by President Truman to be delegates or alternates to the the plan also would have given red China a seat in the United Nations i When reporters brought up the matter Mr Truman said brusque ly that MacArthurs assertion was not based on fact and the general knew it At the same time the president said he will not disclose whether he will run for reelection until after he completes the 3 major messages he will submit to con gress in January This was about the only definite thing the president said regarding his political future during a ban tering exchange with reporters A reporter told Mr Truman questions n that Senator Taft when announcing his candidacy for the But Hope Seen for Truce Talk By ROBERT B TtJCKMAN Munsan Korea to revive Korean truce talks took a hopeful turn Thursday after the United Nations command submit ted a compromise security zon proposal Communist liaison officers took the suggestion under considera MacArthur made his assertion tion overnight speech to the American convention in Miami Wed Cautious Brig Gen William P Nuckols official spokesman for the UJ command expressed cautious op progress definitely was made in Thursdays confer ence between red and allied liai son officers Nuckols said It was their 8th meeting at Panmunjoin a village in nomansland se lected as the new site for armis tice negotiations CoL Andrew J Kirmey senior UN liaison officer took an op timistic view of the situation Kinney said the liaison dele gates Thursday reached substan tial agreement on one or two points which had been in dis pute But he cautioned still have several fundamenta the town of 50000 and leave it in control of Egyptian police UN general assembly meeting in Paris next month Air The British meanwhile were due to complete Thursday the xansfer by air of 3500 parachute troops from the Mediterranean is land of Cyprus to the canal area where 40000 or more British sol diers and airmen already were on the alert The commander of Britains land forces in the middle east republican presidential nomina tion had said he would like to see air Truman as his democratic opponent Will you accommodate Senator Taf the reporter asked The president said he couldnt answer that question now He said he had made up Ms mind what he is going to do but he proposed to pick the time ofhis announcement would agreed to pull their troops out of to see Chief Justice Vinson run if The other 9 include Mrs FrankGeiH Sir Brian Robertson left CaL charged the minority was trying to emasculate the ma jority and that we did not pussyfoot on the issues Rogers Kelly of Texas chairman of the Legion foreign relations committee declared the minority was trying to water down and scuttle the American Legion policy About rfill M The Weather Mason and continued quite cool Thursday night and Friday Low Thursday night 35 High Friday 47 Iowa Mostly cloudy and contin ued cool Thursday night and Friday Rain continuing in ex treme east Thursday night Low Thursday night 32 to 38 north west and north central 38 to 43 elsewhere High Friday in mid or high40s Further outlook Mostly cloudy Saturday and Sunday some rain probable on Sunday Slight warming Satur day night or Sunday otherwise continued cool Minnesota Partly cloudy to lin D Roosevelt Warren R Aus tin chief of the U S mission to theUN arid Dr Chanhing H To bias of New York The subcommittee acted short ly after a Negro religious leader had testified under oatt that he has no communist sym pathies The subcommittee had before i a house unAmerican Activities committee file listing Tobias iaving been a member or associ ated with 10 organizations citec officially as communist or commU nistfrorit The subcommittees adverse re port on who is anambas sadoratlarge and its favorable vote on the other 9 go now to thi full foreign relations committee With adjournment of congress expected this week or next there is a possibility all 10 of nations may not come up f or sen ateaction If there is no senate action be fore congress quits it would leave the way open for Mr Truman to give recess same 10 appointments to the The subcommittee votes forcon firmation of Jessup were cast Senators Sparkman the chairman and Fulbright DArk Against the appointment Senators Gillette Brew ster and H Alexan der Smith RN The votes of Gillette and Brewster were cast by proxy aitnn1 rutflo death In l bourn cloudy north mostly cloudy south portion Thursday night and Friday Continued cool Low Thursday night ranging from 22 to 28 northwest to around 32 southeast High Fri day 34 to 38 north 38 to 45 south GlobeGazelle weather data up to 8 n m Thursday Maximum 45 Minimum 33 At 8 a m 37 Prccipilation trace YEAR AGO Maximum fiO Minimum 60 Vote to Double Penny Post Card Washington conferees agreed Thursday on a bill hiking postal rates bv about a year They took the house version and thus threw out the senate mea sure which would have boosted first class letter stamps from 3 to 4 cents and increased airmail from 6 to 8 cents The compromise bill leaves the 3 cent stamp and airmail rate un changed but dooms the penny postal card The charge for it will be doubled The conferees also agreed on a pay raise for about 1500000 fed eral employes which will cost more than a year The workers will get a 10 per cent boost except that individual in crease will not be less than nor more than i London by air Thursday for the Suez area Heis due there Fri day afternoon The El Ferdan bridge scene of Wednesdays links Africa and Asia Its eastern end is on the railway to the Holy land The bridge site is where the Holy Famfly reportedly crossed on Its flight into Egypt The present bridge is a swing ing structure that is pulled to the canal side when not in use The commander of the Egyptian detachment there Lieut Fizk Ab del Rahman Shehawi gave this account of the battle to ZeinNa Associated Press news he does not make the race himself the president said he would ans wer that question when he made his announcement Another newsman asked what he thought of Tafts pronounce ments as to what would be the big issuesof the presidential cam paigns With a grin Mr Truman re plied that he the president is against sin too gati an A British detachment of In fantrymen with 3 small caliber field guns moved up before dawn against his group of 24 men guard ing the bridge They opened fire before being challenged by Egyp tian sentries and the battle con tinued until late in the morning when the Egyptians surrendered No Warning British officers said the Egyp tians opened fire first without warning and the clash lasted only 15 minutes The Cairo newspaper Al Misri said the British have completely cut off the canal area from the rest of Egypt British tanks and armored cars captured customs telephone and railroad offices at Port Said and Duez at each end of the canal it said British possession of canal cross ng facilities and other communi cations along the canal means that ilgyptidn army forces stationed east of the waterway are cut off rom forces in the main part of Egypt In Cairo police declared a state Yellow Fever f xpert Wins Hobel Prize Stockholm Sweden The 1951 Nobel prize in medicine was awarded Thursday night to Dr Max Theiler of New York for de veloping the first effective vac cines against yellow fever The award recognized the con tribution of Dr has seen on the staff of the interna ipnaT health of the Rockefeller Foundation for 21 Referring to some of these points CoL Chang Chun San heading the red delegation re marked I find very little dif ference between us Chang delegation may reply to the new UN neutral zone suggestion when the liaison of ficers meet at 10 a m Eriday 7 p m Thursday 3MDe Zone The new allied proposal woulc establish a 3mile attackfree ra dius around communist truce headquarters atKaesong and the UN advance camp at Munsan The reds wanted to keep the 5 mile zone which surrounded Kae song when it was the site of truce talks They had proposed a simi lar circle around Munsan Both sides already have agreed on a 1000 yard protected sphere around the big tent at Panmun jom where meet negotiators are to ACCUSED IN John J Williams RDeL Thursday accused the internal revenue service of allowinr Wffliam Lias above of Wheel ing W and Detroit whom he described as a notorious racketeer to owe the jovera ment la taxes and penalties without entering liens against his property 4 Revenue Agents Called Before House Impeachment of McGrath Demanded New York internal revenue agen were called before a congressiona committee Thursday to explain why they refused to answer ernes tions about iheir income s Thf internal revenue bureau said at least 3 other agents sough to resign rather than respond t a committee questionnaire now being circulated by the treasury among some 27000 bureau em of they have sev eral times in the past 10 and stationed strong reserve orces at strategic spots The city vas quiet The tense situation is the out jrowth of Egypts action Monday sreaking its 1936 mutual defense reaty with Britain and the 1899 igreement setting up joint Anglo gyptian rule of the Sudan Racing Pigeons Stolen One a 14Year Veteran Cleveland racing igeons valued at were stolen Wednesday from a loft owned by Charles S Nadbath One of the irds long retired from compe ition had been in his flock for 14 cars the most important achievement in 50 years in the fight against one of the great plagues of the world The 51yearold medical scien tist has spent half of his time in the past two decades attempting to find the effective weapon against yellow fever scourge of the tropics and subtropics I It was learned from reliable sources that he had been declared worthy of the Nobel prize by ex perts of the awarding body at least 3 times in recent years Nearly 50000000 people are es timated to have been inoculated by one of the two vaccines de veloped for general use by Dr Theiler During World war II more than 8000000 men of the U S armed forces had their shots of his famous 17D1 anti yellow fever vaccine France alone has inoculated more than 20000000 people in her overseas areas using an earlier type of vaccine developed by the Amer ican scientist The prize will be presented formally to Dr Theiler by King Gustav Adolf VI of Sweden at the traditional Nobel ceremonies in Stockholm on Dec 10 With the award goes prize money amounting to Chinese Suddenly Abandon Peaks TJ S 8th Army Headquarters Korea JP Chinese suddenly abandoned a series of key hills in western Korea to attacking Amefi icaas Thursday But they stif fened against allies crunching forward toward their Kumsong stronghold in the center Troops of the U S 1st cavalry division overran A hills northwest of Yonchon almost unopposed The Americans had been fight ing for the ridge line for two weeks in one of the bloodiest small actions of the entire United Nations autumn offensive nese deserted the western during the night after beating off a series of flamethrowingattacks Wednesday The doughboys fanned out over the artilleryscarred ridge vir tually without firing a shot The unopposed advance placed the cavalry troopers about two miles in front of their positions of Oct 3 when the UN western of fensive started A front line officer said ihe op eration to all practical intents and purposes is complete Chi hffls Compromise on Tax Bill Washington senate toyes dealing with the public Chairman King o the house ways and means sub committee said some of the firs tax agents selected for questioning have refused to supply informa tion about their finances on ad vice of counsel or on grounds o possible selfincrimination Infallible Pokerplaying skilL or iniali ible systems for playing the horses were among sources given by other agents for outside income of S3000 to S4000 a year the committee stated Repercussions spread mean while from committee revelatipns of alleged tax shakedowns irreg ularities and allegations of cor ruption in the nations tax collec tion service Developments included 1 Indications th at the King subcommittee would extend its in vestigation to go into charges of justice department interference in grand jury investigations of irreg ularities in the St Louis and San Francisco tax collection offices 2 A demand in the house by President Slaps Again at Moscow Kremlin Starts Guessing Game By EDWARD BOMAK Washington Tru man said Thursday he is sticking to bis statement that a Russian agreement is not the paper it Is written on That was the only comment on Soviet Foreign Min ister Vishinskys statementthat U Ssoviet relations could hardly be worse than they are now after Mr Truman had said in a speech that soviet agreements are not worth the paper on which they are written Vishinsky made the crack in note rebuffing a secret U S pro posal that Moscow act to bring about an armistice in Korea He suggested instead talks on general causes of eastweit con flict Mr Truman told a news confer ence he had not yet seen the soviet note and couldnt comment on it Initial statedepartmentreac tion was that this offer was propa ganda but the wording of the Rus sian note was such as to set off guessing among diplomats as to whether the kremnn Is sincere Moscow and the state depart ment disclosed Wednesday night thatAmbassador Alan GL Kirk on Oct 5 made the approach for so viet intervention to tod the dead lock Twtween ne gotiators Not Soviet Foreign Vttaisterl Vishinskygave ho directreply Wt he noted that party tothese negonationr He also 1 charged the UN command created stalemate kinds ofinci dentsr 2 Nodh iCoreanChinese position regard ing a truce line in the area of the 38th parallel and that soviefs full and energetic iup rorf of measures for UI conclusion of successful from the red viewpoint Vr Vishinsky also questioned the ood faith of assurances from Kirk hat the TJ S and its western lies are arming only for defense and have no aggressive designs m Russia or any nation Vishinsky commented tartly that this sort of statement Is contra by actions which show that te government of tile tT S Aii ot at all concerned withtbe main enance of peace3 As examples he complained of conomic measures the U S has aken recently against Russia and ae soviet bloc and of President rumans statement that agree ments with Russia arent worth the paper they are written on Not Interested The rebuff convinced top Amer can officials that at themoment Moscow is not interested in con dential negotiations like those hich ended the Berlin blockade hey tabbed Vishinskys response propaganda Charles E Bohlen state depart ment counselor and Secretary ignation or impeachment of At torney General McGrath for what Curtis called failure to prosecute graft and corruption which stink up the federal governmeni today Draff Feet 3 An accusation by Rep Bake well RMo that the justice de partment has been lax in prose cuting administration favorites He stressed published statements that the department dragged its feet in the grand jury investiga tion resulting in the indictment of conferees agreed Thursday on a former St Louis Tax Collector new compromise tax bill The proposed individual in come tax increases are slightly smaller than in the bill turned Rep Curtis RMo for the res cheson s principal adviser on re James P Finnegan a friend of President Truman 4 A request by Reps Hilling DCal and Keating RN Y week Half a dozen other minor chang es were made but the new bill remained in most details essential ly the same as the measure the house rejected down by the house earlier this for investigation of all thecharges T which have been advanced in this matter lest public confidence in lations with the kremlin told re p rters It is 1characteristic of soviet procedure that when they are seriously interested in any sub ject they dont publicize it the way they did this At the same time some thought they detected two possible hints that Moscow may be willing both toreach a settlement in K6H rea and to discuss the settlement of other eastwest issues They noted 1 V i s h i n s k y reaffirmed that Russia is standing by its proposal of last June which initiated the Korean armistice talks This waa that Moscow had in mind an istice on a military basis with litical considerations to be left for the future 2 The foreign minister wound up his 2000word statement by saying Russia agrees to examine irreparably damaged 5 Announcement by the treas The senate will vote first on new bill and action is possible late iThursdav v Crosses Crossed Up When Mr and Mrs Michael H Cross 816 Birch drive were awaiting their first child 5 years ajco the father expressed the hope that it would be a boy to be named Chris Cross It was a irirl Christine Ann who has been called Chris ever since The second child is Mickey Jr 2 Thursday mornlnr twin girls were born Everyones immediate and audible reaction Double Cross1 They probably will be christened Diane and Dcnyse friends fr ported r of the firing chief of cus toms appraisers in Detroit for misconduct Hunvitz asserted he was the victim of unfortunate circumstances Details were with held with the indication the case would be presented to a grand jury 6 The assertion by Senator Williams RDel that the inter nal revenue bureau had allowed a notorius racketeer to owe the government in tax lia bilities for more than 3 years without putting a lien on his prop the federal judicial system may the Participation of the gov ernment of the U S A all import ant and unsettled questions and to discuss measures for the improve ment of international relations in cluding relations between the So viet Union and the U S A Draft Board Here Gets Special Call for New Induction The Cerro Gordo county draft board received a special call for 41 men to report to the DCS MoinM center for physical examinations Friday The men will leave by chartered bus from the Jetteiwm bus station at 7 Frljay morijnf   

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