Friday, October 19, 1951

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 19, 1951, Mason City, Iowa MIWlrAMI THAT MAKIt ALL NORTH lOWANI HOME EDITION GtlATER MASON CITY DAYS vol Lvm MAAON IOWA nUDAY OCTOUK It 1H1 wir year old lawyer CUrfubwr W V b the new the American Ley I on succeeding Erie Coeke Jr of Georgia Wll MH was elected at Thursdays the national conven tion heM at Miami Fla House OKs Record Tax Bill Income Levies to Rise Nor 1 Washington house Friday approved a tax increase on a second chance vote The roll call on passage was 184 for and 160 against Seven mem bers simply voted fusing to take a stand House action sent the largest revenue measure in the countrys to President Truman The senate passed it Wednesday JWith iSfcv Znunanssignature income axes every one will rise Nov L Excise or sales taxes on gasoline liquor automo other items also will go up Wfves Amazed at Publicity on Husband Switch Rock Island 111 young wives who legally swapped husbands said Friday they were amazed that the trade had stirred up such nationwide at tention Its no different than if we had been divorced and married some other men later said Mrs Robert Irvin the former Mrs John Shields Mrs John Shields 25 the for mer Mrs Irvin agreed The women lived next door fo each other for two months with their former husbands and fam ilies They divorced their former husbands on grounds of cruelty each keeping custody of her 3 children and her home Then each married the others husband Both men are factory workers Shields 31 and Irvin 26 packed their belongings and moved next door to join their new fam ilies Decide to Drop Oil Debate c International Court to Rule United Jfa tions security council decided Fri day to drop its debateon the BritishIranian oil dispute until the international court of justice canrule on the councils legal competence to deal with the ques tion Thismeans a delay ofweeksif not months in further considera tion of thecase which Britain contended is threatening the peac in the middle east The postponement was by French Delegate Francis La Coste afterit became apparent th council was so badly split on th question of competence that n positiveaction was possible The vote was 8 to 1 with Rus sia casting the only negative vote No veto was involved however since the question was of a pro cedural nature Britain as a part to the dispute and Yugoslavia ab stained Irans aged Premier Mohammed Mossadegh had fought council in ervention bitterly on the ground hat the oil dispute was a domes ic question and thus not subjec o UN action He was backed b Russia and several other counci members When the postponement was voted neither Mossadegh nor any other representative of Iran was sresent They had taken part in he week of debate here at Flush ing Meadow but had announced at Wednesdays session that they aad expressed their views anc would not participate further 3 lowans Die on Highways By THE ASSOOAWD FIXSS Three lowans were killed and 3 others injured in two motor ve hicle accidentsVin the state and in California Thursday The were Mrs Leonard Hartley Beaver 21 of Spencer household Harry TerwiHiger 76 of near Earlyland Frank Pella Mrs Deaver was killed andher lusband critically injured when heir automobile and a truck col ided on heavily traveled U S lighway 40 about 30 miles east of Sacramento Cal Terwilliger was killed and his vife and son were injured in a wocar collision at a county road intersection near Sac City Boose died in a cartruck crash m highway 163 about 5 miles east if Peila Mankato Man Hurt Near Manly A Mankato Mum man Bill Adams was in fair condition in a Mason City hospital Friday after noon following an auto accident n highway 65 a half mile south Gordo county said Adams was traveling south on 65 about 11 a m Friday morning and collided with a pickup driven by Edward Jrickson route 3 Clear Lake as Srickson was making a left turn A physician said Adams received iruises and was suffering from shock Ericfcson was not hos italized if Manly The Cerro heriffs office SIGNS Police Chief Eugene Sheets AP Wlrephoto at Clearwater Robert F Pett 16 confessed he shot and beat Ms foster mother Mrs Mary Pett to death at Excelsior Minn Detective Captain Don Genung is at the right 16 Year Old Admits Slaying Foster Mother Says Woman Picked on Him Ctearwater Fla husky pimplyfaced 16 year old sobbing ly told police Friday he killed his socialite foster mother in Minne apolis because she picked on me all the time and made me go to church Robert Farrington Pett seizec near here with a friend Thursday signed a written confession to the slaying of Mrs Mary Pett 51 wife of the regional manager of the railroad retirement board in Min neapolis I just didnt get along with her Detective Capt Donald Ge nung quoted the 200pound youth She was always arguing and she picked pn church T had been planning for fwb years to either kill her or kill my self Tells All Pett softly crying told detec tives he shot Mrs Pett with a 22 caliber rifle battered her with a wooden stick and stabbed her with two butcher knives Monday night as she lay in bed knitting He said he was glad to get it off his chest said Genung He came right out with it Pett said he took 8 sleeping pills in enattempt at suicide the after noon before the murder but re covered from their effect The boy was picked up in near jy Dunedin Flar with Reginald irost a 16 year old Minneapolis riend Pett insisted Frost had nothing to do with it A Dunedin patrolman noticed the two youths sitting in their car which had run out of gas and irought them to Clearwater for investigation Lecturer Pett had been missing from high chool classes since his foster mother a prominent lecturer was lain Mrs Pett was shot through the eye and battered with a wooden tick so hard the stick had broken One long butcher knife was plunged through her body and an ither was imbedded in her back Carver county Minnesota author ties called it the most vicious murder they had ever seen Robert adopted in infancy was described by the Petts1 house eeeper who discovered the body as friendly boy who was good about helping around the house Pett overto Min neapolis juvenile authorities but Carver County Attorney Martin O Stahlke said in Minnesota Thursday night he expects the casewill be handled by a grand ury This would permit consider ation of an indictment formally charging the youth with murder ing the woman Carver County Sheriff Lester vlelchert said he would go to Flori da toget the hulking youth GlobeGazette photo by Muster DOUBLE CROSS H Cross 816 Birch drive gazes at his twin daughters only one day old as they lie in their bassinets at Park hospital His first child to have been christened Chris Cross turned out to be a girl Although named Christine Ann she has been called Chris all of her 5 years Despite the publics reaction of Double Cross the twins will be named Diane and Denyse Boys Snatch Girdles for Bathing Suits phoenix Arii said Friday they expected an outbreak of girdlesnatching by teenage boys who have discovered a new use for the elastic undergarments Two boys were questioned Thursday after they allegedly ad mitted stealing a girdle from a clothesline and officers said the youths told them girdles make fine bathing suits Swimming in the concrete chute of an irrigation canal is hard on an ordinary suit the boys said but girdles can take it VOTES WITH MAJORITY Washington Hick enlooper RIowa voted with the majority as the senate passed its foreign aid appropriations bill by a 5713 vote Thursday Senator Gillette Dlowa was not listed as voting J Baby Sitter Flees With Nahant Mass 153ear old baby sitter who disappearec with in cash from the borne of her employer was sough in New York Friday in the belie she might have taken two gir Eriends there toprove she knew her way around the bright lights of Broadway This belief was strengthened by a report that 3 girls similar in ap pearance to the missing teenagers had been seen in the coffee shop o an Elmira N Y hotel They talked in cultured tones about having hitchhiked ther from Utica N Y witnesses sait and expressed the belief the could reach f New York City b morning havegone off with 3 bu the boys suspected reported to police that they had when they went to call on the baby sittter at tlje home o Dr and Mrs Albert H Covner The girl told them the Cov 3yearold son was crying and that his parents were return ing home The boys left Later it was learned that a gir called baby sitters nickname and two companions lad hitchhiked a ride to nearby jynn where all trace of them was lost The babysitter according to her mother had often visited an aunt in New York and complain ed that her friends scoffed at ler when she told of trips to the WaldorfAstoria and the Stork club I recall she told he she would show them some day the mother said Maybe thats the answer1 In Love The mother earlier had describ ed her daughter as being in love with the baby she cared for and said she wouldnt have left him alone unless she was forced to do so The Covners whohad employ ed the girl all summer at So a week described her as the soul of gentility All summer long sheseemed Cry sweet andTeliable Dr Cov ner said 1 dont know what gol into her I just think they wenl off somewhere on a big spree Dr Covner set the loss at 00 in and bills about in jewelery and his wifes best clothes They took just about every dress my wife owned he said The Covners discovered their oss Wednesday night when they returned home from the theater to ind the house in darkness and the babysitter gone Rescue 60 Persons From Crowded Flat St Louis estimated 60 persons were rescuedearly Friday when a fire swept the topstory of a crowded Negro tenement just north of the downtown area Police Sergeant Jesse JV Miller who made the estimate said about 25of those taken out by firemen were children They were led down a fire escape and a ladder Only one person was reported injured SAME BUck flit mtunt In 14 Truman Mac Feud Mounts on Far East Washington feud be tween President Truman and Gen Douglas MacArthur mounted Fri day as MacArthur challenged Mr Truman to announce that 1 Formosa will be kept from falling to communist China ever if such action should be fosteret by the United Nations and 2 Eed China will be barred from the UN This simple and understand able assurance he has never given MacArthur said Thursdaj night in New York I predict hi never will The 5star general made th statements when asked to com ment on Mr Trumans news con ference accusation Thursday tha MacArthur wasnot telling tb wfeenhe told the Clear Biggest Hurdle for Early Truce Talk By ROBERT B TUCKMAK Munsan Korea officers agreed Friday on the size of zones around Kaesong and Munsan thus clearing the biggest hurdle in thepath to reopening Ko rean truce talks Only two other points remained in dispute The feeling atthis UN advance headquarters was that armistice negotiations se resumed in a few days ending a two months breakdown Other Barriers Brig Gen William P Nuckols JN command spokesman cau ioned Any point however small re mains a point of contention that will block resumption of armistice talks However he was cautiously optimistic and said the most important point was cleared up Friday The reds accepteda UN corn Wednesday that the United States once planned to let Formosa fal to the reds Mr Trumaru said MacArthurs statement was notbased on fact and that the general knew it when tie made it MacArthur replied that Presi dent Truman habitually uses the echnique of personal invective in rebutting criticism He would relieve many mil lions of patriotic minds deeply concerned with our national secur ry the general said if instead of indulging in innuendo andtry ing to alibi the pasthe would firm determination hat under no conditions even hough fostered by the UN would the United States permit Formosa o fall in red hands orcommunist China to be seated in the UN Secretary of State Dean Ache son has said that the United states would leave the matter of Tonnosa up to the UM and would continue to ask UJT members not 0 admit red China into the world organization All About with scattered showers extreme north Mostly cloudy Monday 5Day Outlook Tempera tures will average near normal with highs in the lower 60s and lows of near 40 Warmer Satur day and Sunday Turningcolder Monday or Tuesday and slightly wanner again Wednesday Pre cipitation will average i to inch occurring as rain in the western sections late Saturday and more general rain Sunday or Monday Showers again about Wednesday Minnesota Mostly cloudy through Saturday Snow extreme north Friday night northeast and Saturday Not night Warmer Saturday Low Snow or rain extreme north so cool Friday south portion Friday night near 30 north 32 to 36 south High Saturday near 40 extreme north upper 50s extreme south GlobeGazette weather data up o 8 a m Friday Maximum 40 Minimum 30 At 8 a m 34 Precipitation 12 trace of snow EAR AGO Maximum 85 Minimum 50 Britain Sends More Ships to Suez Bars Egyptian Officials promise proposal for securi zoneswith a 3mile radius around ieadquarters of the opposing truce teams In Kaesong and Munsan The communists had wanted mile zones such as surrounded Kaesong when it wasthe site of negotiations The liaison officers promptly tackled the other two questions 1 whether to create a security corridor along the road linking Munsan and Kaesong with Pan munjom the new truce site 2 Whether aircraft should be from flying over the areas Theyll take them up again a 10 a m Saturday 7 p m Friday C S T The reds want corridor the road de dorjoa two mile wide corridor The UN agrees to safe conduc for truce parties on the road Bu it wants no corridor Not Necemry Since we are prepared to agree to safe conduct said UN liaison Officer CoL Andrew J Kinni they can protect then delegation with troops and such a corridor is not necessary Both sides have agreed thai rMIJ MOOUi The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy Friday night with low near day increasing cloudiness and warmer with high 55 Iowa Mostly cloudy Friday night and Saturday not so cool west portion Friday night Warmer Saturday Low Friday night 32 to 36 east 35 to 40 west High Saturday 58 to 63 Southerly winds 2025 M P H Saturday Further outlook Mostlycloudy Sunday used heavy mortar and artillery fire in an at slanes shall not fly over the con ierence site at Panmunjom The reds alsowant the UN to agree planes wont fly over the Kaesong and Munsan restricted areas The allied command said it would try o avoid flights over Kaesong But t does not want to put into vrrit mg ihat such flights constitute an act of hostility The allies are rying to limit the possibility of truce violations which might lead o hreaking off talks The reds lave charged repeated plane vio ations since they broke off ne gotiations Aug 23 Allied Big Guns Hammer Kumsong U S 8th Army Headquarters Korea W Allied big guns pounded Kumsong Friday as tank upported UN infantrymen tought to within miles of the ormer red bastion on the centra front Beds stubbornly resisted attack ing UN troops in almost every lighting sector Allies failed to ake two hills on the western front in daylong battles Planes tanks and infantrymen battledfresh Chinese replace ments deeply entrenched in the ast major ridge line south of Cerro Gordo Blood Giving Tops State The Cerro Gordo county Eed Cross chapter topped the state rec ord Thursday in the number o ity pints of donated to the bloodmobile unit in one day otal of 174 pints was given on his last day of the 3day visit It is awssible that the entire 3 day intake 457 pints is alsoa record according to W K Bill1 Wagner blood program chairman Tjkich of the chapter It was 25 pints morejhan the 432 pint quota by the regional center To allow for cancellations ani banned rejections thelocal chapter was protectedjasked to pledge675 donors More than thatnumber volunteered and those not receiving appointment Witt be scheduled for the next 3 day visit of the bloodmobile ex along petted to be in January received nod on the second day 14JL The total brings the daily erage well above thel44pint ex pectancy v A More than 150 local volunteers assisted the 10member staff com ing with the bloodmobile Assist ants included doctors registem nurses aides staff aides and motor service volunteers 68973 empt to slow UN infantrymen jushing northward in the 7th day if their central offensive But southwest of Kumsong allied ground forces captured two lills against surprisingly light re sistance a briefing officer re jorted Fifty two Chinese were aken prisoner Artillery supporting the Kum ong offensive fired 1000 rounds into the communist road hub They xmcentrated on stores of supplies eft there by reds who appeared have deserted their former tronghold Fiercest resistance was south east of Kumsong Air strikes tank ire and infantry assaults failed to bulge reds clinging to a sharp high peak overlooking a valley Republicans Still in Minority Gallup Soys Minneapolis UR Dr George Gallup head of the Gallup poll says the republican party still is a minority group He told the University of Min nesota school of journalism Thurs day that to win in a national elecj tion a GOP candidate would have to be popular enough to votcSfrom the opposition party 22 991 Art fl JT 9 CHEST DRIVE The campaign of the Mason City Community Chest is lag tin according to Chairman Charles E Cormvell who urged workers at the report meetingto ret the pledge cards in at the final report meeting Monday evening the Red Feather thermometer in Central park above showed after the report meeting Thursday ever ninr The goal is Sec and picture on pace 16 I Demands Damages in Planes Shuttle Paratroopers By COLUHS Cain Efyft Mat two more the Sues anal zone Friday Mxved on Egypt that she will demand damages for antfBritfcb and barred two top Egyptian of ficials from the Sudan There were unconfirmed also that 1000 more British have left Cyprus canal zone Planes shuttled 3500 para troopers from Cyprus to tbt inly Wednesday and Thursday At the same time Xftpt begia alling up its army Town These developments came oa top of British occupationof an other Suez canaLzone day night and a British threat to seize and operate EfyptUm tuft refusedto move British Dispatches from Malta 1710ton British destrbyenr Che quers for the canal ibneTto 000ton cruiser tgZ red af Porf SaklTntirsday Thefrigate Cygnet also is trolling theeastern and other including the cruiser Liverpool are standing by at Malta awaiting orden The Brill ill luttBtii Cairn to ish demonstrations ii warning that Egypt all d nr44tfc v cjixmo in mfrrcj the British jensation for Ibis occasion It said British had inter vened in the canal only be cause Egyptian i authorities htd failed in their duty to jjrotect for eign lives and property during 4 s Robert GHowe a Briton and jovempr of the Sudan a territory Sgypt is trying td annex ordered Lew Beshari chief of staff of Egyptian troops in the Sudaif and Abdul ffirecfcr of in the re turn there from CainC Religious preachers m Moslem mosques called on Egyptians to close ranks behind their govern ment dispute with Britain They asked the people to remain calm however so as not to prej udice the national Special prayers for Egyptians killed iaHTioting canal zone earlier this timated variously at 10 v Unofficial said 17lSgyp ians had been killed and more than 100 wounded in antiBritish clashes up to midmghKThuridajr night but the Egyptian ministry put the at only 10 dead and 89 wounded j Press reports said Egypt hat ot dered 161 army reserve officers to report for duty Saturday There was speculation that all armyre eryists will be orderedback into uniform within the next few days Reliable sources said British troops extended theirs iron grip in the Suez canal zone Thursday night with the occupation of the rillage of Abu Sultan 10 miles outh of Ismailia The occupation was said to haw ollowed an Egyptian station man agers refusal to allow a train oaded with British ammunition rom a nearby army camp to en er Abu Sultan a port on the er lakes Once Reported Dead Vet Has 27th Operation When John Bergman eteran of World war I submitted o an operation at the ospital at Des Moines recently was the 27th time had un ergone surgery since he was harged from military senice as reported killed in the iirtt Vorld war and sometime after r he wrote local from hospital at Fort SneUing Nina Thief Mtw 4UJ9 A pen and inkstand stolen from district I court here was returned from 1 ton 6 weeks later by noil