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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 2, 1953, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper HOME EDITION CITY G ETTE THAT MAKES ALL NORTH J O W A N S N E I G H B 0 R S VOL L1X Associated Press and Unlled PWM Full Lease Copy MASON CITY JOWA THURSDAY APRIL 2 1953 This Paper of Two SectionsSection One No McAAanus Wont Let Father Help AP WIrepholb FATHER ARRIVES Mose McManus left father of Fred McManus accused of killing five persons confers Dubuque Attorney Herbert Hoffman after he arrived by plane from New York Girl Loved Murderer Nothing Else Mattered DUBUQUE UP blond 16yearold New York girl whose teenage boy friend has confessed five murders says she loved him so much nothing else mattered Diane karie Weggeland 1C of Summerville N Y and Fred Eugene McManus 18 Valley Stream N Ywere arrested near here Wednesday McManus confessed committing five murders over the weekend in holdups to get money for I was completely happy all thetime I was with Gene she said in a statement to Police Chief Hugh Callahan and Agent Sam Kelly of the lowa Bureau iof Criminal Investigation Yet I knewI shouldnt be she1 said I guess Ilove Gene so much that as long as I was with him nothing else mattered No Conscience She said she asked Genp as they were driving out of Minneapo lis Tuesday I wonder why my conscience doesnt bother me Dont it bother you when you kill someone She said McManus answered No it doesnt bolhprme if I dont know the people My conscience doesnt bother me because there is no such thing as conscienceIt is just a feeling of fear thatpeople have Diane told authorities I cant say I am sorry because I have been completely happy ever since I been withGene arid I could see nothing ahead but a beautiful Diane said she ran away from home when she was 13 and was placed in a home with foster parents xmdcr the social welfarede partment Threatened to Report Her Last Thursday night she said she went out with McManus until 1 am andher foster mother Mrs Lawrence Sheffle of Summerville threatened to report her to social workers She said she telephoned McManus andaskedhim her in Rochester They metwent tpabar and tried to telephonea social worker she said but the of fice told them to call backun half an hour While waitingMcManus asked if she wantedto go to California and she replied yes We planned to be married inMinnesota she said I asked him where we could get the money and Gcric showedme the gun Ike Accepts Resignation of Bureau Chief WASHINGTON Eis enhower backing up Secretary of Commerce Weeks Thursday ac cepted the resignation of Dr Allen V director of the National Standards Astm resigned after Weeks asked him to quit Weeks said he called for the res ignation on the ground that the bu reau a unit of the Commerce De partment hadnot been sufficient ly objective in its testing methods He said there also were other rea sons but did not disclose them Astin deniedthe accusation thai the bureau was not objective Builders Show Facts WHATNorth Iowas 17th An nual Building Home Furnishings Show School on East State Street WHSN2 to ao pm Thursday Friday and 234 attractive and in structive bodths representing North Iowas leading Building Home Furnishingconcerns lowa Build ers Exchange AP Wlrephoto NOTHING ON METom Knvin 68yearold hitchhiker prepares to leave the Dubuque county jail after being released Wednesday Kenvin was taken into custody with Fred McManus and Diana Weggeland South Koreans Repel Red Strike SEOUL Chinese Commu nist 750 the South Korean Capitol Division on the Central Front early Thurs day but the ROKs drove off the Reds with deadly artillery and small arms fire Threte States Him for Murder Trial Too Bad About He Says DUBUQUE handsome 18 yearold AWOL Marine Thursday faced murder charges in three stales afterrejecting the efforts of his grieving father to help him Fred E McManus who shrugged off five slayings as loo bad flatly told his falher Mose Mc Manus of Valley Stream N Y a brewery executive he did not want the help of the lawyer the elder McManus had retained lo defend him The falher flew into Dubuque from New York and had a brief interview with his son Wednesday night in the Dubuque County Jail Calm Greeting The youth who earlier had said he didnt want to see his greeted the elder McManus calmly and shook hands with him A deputy sheriff who was pres ent during the 15minutemeeting said young McManus shed a tear when his father mentioned the girl who accompanied boy on a four day cross country crime spree The youth leaped from his chair knocking it over and started for the door in apparent indignation at the remark The father covered his eyes andwept then left When the elder McManus at tempted to ses his son a second time a short time later the boy refused I dont want youlo spend any money on he said I know what Ive done and 1 know what I want to do I want to get it over with quickly now The elder McManus said later I simply cannot understandit The boy hasnever been in trouble before and hasnever caused trou ble of any kind The youth in an interview ear lier however had said he had had trouble with his family ever since I can remember Signed Confession Young McManus has writtenand signed a statement admitting a car theft killing at Rochester N Y last Friday and double kill ings in holdups at Keeneyville 111 on Saturday and Spring Valley Minn on Monday During his interview he told newsmen he felt no remorse over the slayings Its just like reading of the death of a man 500 miles you dont knowhim and cant as sociate any feelings with him It was too bad he said He told newsmen he knew what was going to happen to him The electric chair Inhis confession McManus ad mitted killing A Bravcrman 19 Rochester N Y missing since last Friday while stealing his car George Bloomberg 56 and his wife Florence 55 While robbing their service stationstore at Kee neyville Mrs David Beaston 43 and Mrs Harriet Horseman 48 in a holdup of a Spring Valley cafe Authorities from Rochester and Geneva N Y and DuPage Coun ty Illinois arrived here Wednes day Each had first degree mur der warrants for McManus The youth meanwhile was ar raigried on a charge of robbery with aggravation in connection with the robberyabduction on Sun day of a Dubuque couple He is held in default of bond Sheriff Leo J Martin called the local charge a mere formality until it is decided who shall have first opportunity to prosecute Mc Manus New York Illinois and Minnesota authorities all seek custody but Gov William S BeardsJey of Iowa said he understood New York was making the first formal bid and in all likelihood he would honor that request Murder in New York and Illinois can be punishable by death but the maximum penalty in Minnesota is lifeimprisonment McManus blamed his acts on his love of a 16yearold girl he called his Marie Weggeland of Summerville N Y IOWAN NAMED SAN JUAN Puerto Rico Gov Luis Munoz Marin has named Carl A Bock of Wcslside la ex ecutive director of the Puerto Rican Water Resources Authority UN Agrees to Open Parleys on Prisoners TOKYO Nations negotiators agreed Thurs day to aCommunist proposal to open talks in Panmunjom Monday on the exchange of sick and wounded prisoners of war The Communists submitted their proposal in a note No Decision on Russias UN Strategy Seem to Accept Disarmament Plan UNITED NATIONS N Y UP Nnlions diplomats started thc these 51 vi Oflfl nriRnnprt Mhiic nncnTihcf iVia FULL HOUSEThis 1yearoldChester White sow the FFA KenSth Half popfive miles northeast of Belmondgave birth to 12 pigsduringthe nighb one week alter givingbirth to 9 pigs According to Kenneths father John Halfpop the alone m a pen and there is no possibility of the pigs belonging to another sow even if the second litter was discoveredon April Fools Day Asof Wednesday 19 of the 21 pigs were alive Dr P S Shearer head of the animal husbandry department at Iowa State College in Ames said the length of time between the two sets ofbirths is unusual but similar periods have been known to elapse in other animals He said the set arate farrowings could have been caused by two fertilizations in the sow or the sow mav have had a double womb Cautions About Aid Slices Gruenther V Warns of New Dangers WASHINGTON WVGen Alfred M Gruerilhers predictions of ahead for the free world prompted new words of caution on Capitol Hill Thursday against any meat axe swings at European military and economic aid Gruenther testified at a closed session of the Senate Foreign Re la t i o n s Committee Wednesday Afterward Chairman Wiley R Wis quoted himas saying We may befacing a period now that will make the hardships and sacrifices of the lastf two years easy Sen Sparkman DAla said the committee decided to make Griien thers testimony public after the general has edited out any secur ity secrets This editing will be done Sparkman said before ruenther leaves Friday for Paris is chief of staff to Gen Matthew Ridgway commander lof the North Atlantic Treaty Organ ization forces President Eisenhower whom Gruenthpr served in the same ca pacity before last years presiden tial campaigning took up the other side of Ihesecurity defense In a letter to Chairman Walton stall of the Senate Armed Services Committee Eisenhower said he and the National Security Council are the nations defense program Eisenhower said the conclusions reached by this study will be pre sented soonas possible to the committee although he could not predictjadale now Really in Doghouse MARION Mass year old August Correia Jr put himself in Ihe dog house for several hours Wednesday for slaying put late Curing the long dog house occupancy in his back yard Marions police folce and 15 firefighters joined in a search for him He said he hid in Ihe dogs quarters becausehe had stayed out late and was afraid to go home About Defense Dept Drafting Reply to Charges on Ammo WASHINGTON Defense Department is drafting a hard hitting replyto charges that Allied ammunitionshort ages gave the Communist victories in Koreait was learned Thursday Informed sources indicated that Army chiefs pull any punches in challenging thetestimony of their former colleague Gen James AT Van Fleet The former 8lh Army command er told a Senate Armed Services subcommittee Wednesday he was hampered by serious and some limes critical ammunition short ages during all of his 22 months in Korea He eyen suggested inadequate artillery lire may have permitted the Communist buildup which led last week to Ihe strategic rKorean pcak Old Baldy Informants said the official De fense T Department rebuttal would attempt to point out contradictions in Van Fleets various statements and to prove that ammunition stocks were aclually adequate for the limited missionof therUnited Nations Command The adminislraiions case prob ably will be presented after the sub commillec resumes its televised hearings next week Former De fense Secretary Robert A Loyetl and Assistant Defense Secretary Wilfred J McNeil have been called as thcrjextwitnesses The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy and cooler Friday High Friday 4548 lowa Friday partly cloudy some what cooler cast Minnesota Partly cloudy Thurs day night and Friday weather data up to8arn Thursday Maximum si Minimum 28 At 8 am 38 Sports Bulletin CHICAGO Mar cianos heavyweight title de fense against Jersey Joe Wai cott scheduled for April 10 was postponed by the Illinois Boxing Commission Thursday because Marciano has a nose injury The bout will held May IS landed to Allied liaison of icers at the truce villageThe notewas addressed to Gen Mark Jlark UN Far East commander Red Proposal The Communist proposal for aa armistice madethese points for lettling the prisoner issue 1 Turn loose all prisoners of war who wantto go home ar mistice issigned 2 Turn over to a neutral try the approximately 51000 Chi nese and North Korean prisoners vho are afraid to return home 3 Let the day Easter holiday Thursday undecided whether Russias latcsl peace overtures meant the Krem lin was dropping its unconditional prbhlbitlon of atomic weapons as the first condition for worlddisarmament Shortly after the Assembly re cessed lale Wednesday Russia sub mitted an amendment toa disarm ament resolution sponsored by 14 countries led by the United States Britain and France The amend ment made a purely procedural change in the Western resolution deleting a section that commended he Disarmament Commission for Us past work and reaffirmed the resolutionthat setup the Comrais sion atParis in 1951 No Resolution Bui the Russians didnot as is their custom fileflheir own disarm ament resolutionr which was de feated when the Political Commit tee debated it last month rl It was the first time ithat the Kremlin had not prefaced ani talk ofdisarmament with its de maud that afirst step must be the prohibition of all atomic weapons Thus Russia appeared lo accep the major part of the resolutions which the Political Committee ap proved by 505 vote with five ab stentions That measure request the Disarmament Commission lo continue its work on plans for reg ulation limitation and balanced reduclion of all Armed Forces and armamenls eliminalioh oC all ma jor weapons including bacterial adaptable to mass destruction and finally effcctivd internalional conlrol of atomic energy to ensure Ihe prohibition of atomic weapons and the use of atomic energy for peaceful purposes only Western Stand The Western stand has always been that control of atomic energy must precede the prohibition of atomic weapons Russiahas in sisted previously that control and Ihe banning of weapons must at least be simultaneously imposed The Assembly recessed after tac illy agreeing to let the military ne goliators al Panmunjom debate Ihe Communist peace offer Three lowans Die in Accident FAIRFIELD members of a Mt Pleasant farm family were killed Wednesday night in a cartruck collision three miles east of hereon Highway 34 olher persons riding in Ihe car were reporled in poor condi tion at a Fairfield hospital early Thursday Killed in the accident were Glenn Widmer 34 his w i f e Eleanor32 and their daughter Jane 10 000 prisoners thus ensuring he question of their repatriation will bo justly settled The proposal does nol commit he Reds to drop their claim to any prisoners who still refuse to go home after As for Chous offer it will be up 0 Clark to decide whether it isla construclive proposal which the Allies have demanded if the peace alks are to resume At any rate the UN commander said earlier Ihis week that agree ment on exchanging t sick and wounded prisoners must firstbe reached before the UN will disciiss resuming armistice negotiations Accompanied by Clark accompanied by Army Secretary Robert T Stevens landed at Tokyo International Air port from Pusan It was presumed that the United Nations com Reds West Meet BERLIN Staffs and Russian Invitation iricur rtnt SovietBritish talks en air safety ovtr Germany invitation from Vas sily of Soviet Control Commissionin Gtrmany afterthe British had met twice with Russian air force ex perts to discuss ways of avoiding such air Incidents over Germany as the destruction of a British bomber by a Soviet jet fighter March 12 mander and the Army secretary study the Communist posal Thursday night The note to Clark was handed over at a twominute meeting at Panmunjom It contained a copy of Chous offer broadcast Monday proposing war prisoners who do lot want to be repatriated be turned over to a neutral state The North K o r e an s have en dorsed Chous proposal as one aimed at ending war r Liaison officers at Panmunjom did not set the time for Mondays meeting Col Willard B Carlock of Galvcston Tex represented the UN and Col Ju Yon the Commu nists i The Communist note from North Korean Gen Kim 11 Sung and Chi nese Volunteer Commander Gen Peng TehHuai to Clark was brief tt acknowledged Clarks note Vfarch 31 and set Monday for the first meeting V The Red chiefs said the purpose of the meeting was to arrange preliminarily the maltcr of ek change by bolh sides of injured and sick prisoners war andto discuss and decide on the date for armistice negotiations Just Statement Kim II Sungs enclosure de scribed the Chou statement as a Another Widmer child Glenda Just statement aimed at ending 12 and a sailor whowas riding thfi n the Widmer car were reporled f poor condition The sailor was Korean A few minutes after the brief IT OJ VLUS f IJ1 JCJy u puut uunuiuwn ane saiior was enledi Communist identified as Robert Garner Of exploded on a nearby Allied Knit Green Bay Wis post Reds Try to Stall WASHINGTON W R u s s i as snowballing peace offensive piled up evidenceThursdaythat the Kremlin has reversed its cold war tactics stallthe Wests dcfensebuildup ble the antiSoviet worlds unity Responsible officials and West ern diplomats here increasingly voice the belief that this is a major Soviet aim They sec the situation creating a crilical problem of leadership forthe Eisenhower adminislralion which must be readylo join in negotiating settlements with Mos cowwhile maintaining the military power that enablesit to negotiate from strength At lime some aulhor ilies suggest the situalion is an opportunityfor Ihe American and Allied governments to create a stability which the Soviets may not hereafter be able to upset This view is based on the theory thai iflhc Kremlin loses its postwar momentum of aggressive expan sion for a substantial lime it may not be able to get moving again In the face 6t thehighspeed Sdviet maneuvers ofthe past weeks the administrationiscon fronted with the need constantly to sound out and reassess the im mediate purpose of specific pro posals as well asoverall inten tions Assistingin this task cvidcnlly will be the primary lest of Ambas sador Charles E Bohlen Presi dcnl Eisenhowers new envoy to Moscow scheduled a farewell conference with Bohlen Thursday presumably to givehim final in structions Whether the President would send a personal message to Soviet Premier Malenkov has not been disclosed Bohlen is due to leave New York Fridayand with stops in Western Europe to arrive at his post by April 10 It isexpected that short ly thereafter he will call on For eign tyinisterMolotov and confer with Malenkov Russias latest maneuver was to submit to UhevUriited Nations Wednesday hew disarmament pro posals wbich similar to Western proposals de nounced by Soviets Among other things indicated willingness to enfeaget inlaU l instead deiriandinga percentajpi   

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