Monday, May 25, 1953

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 25, 1953, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspaper HOME EDITION W DM CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LIX AiiocUted Pnu and United Press Full Seven Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MAY 25 1953 This Paper Consists ol Two NO m Atomic Shell Fired Signals New Era One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor Falsehoods Seem to Outrun Truth TN one of my exchange news papers the other day I hap pened on to this eyearresting little observation A lie travels around the world while the truth is tying itsshoe laces Maybe thats an old old gag but I had never heard it before Thats why I was particularly drawn1 to it or at least its one of the reasons Another was that seemed to apply so pointedly to a situation in which I had been involved In this visit with you I plan to tell you about that situation on a playbyplay chronological basis Arid I preface the telling with an admission that the moral of my story is more applicable to me as editor and radio commentator than to anybody in my audience unless some other editor or radio commentator happens to be listen ing in That and Ill be restating it later in my visit with is that there is no such thing as a FULL CORRECTION OF AN ERROR OF FACT IN NEWSPAPER OR ON RADIO AND TELEVISION Greatest Care Called For What that means to me and to everybody else who makes his liv ing from any of these media of communications is that supreme care should be exercised to insure unqualified accuracy in reports whicfi could bring harm to some person or to some cause My story from this point on cen ters about an error of fact which occurred earlier this year on the Kate Smith TV Show and it in volved New York Gov ThomasE Dewey You may Defense Rests Case in Hinich Murder Trial Defendant Tells of His Marriage The defense rested its case just before noon Monday in the mur der trial of Mike Hinich Hinich the 21st defense witness look an hour and 15 minutes to tell his story about events leading up to and following the July 12 1952 shooting of his wife Dorothy Attorneys said rebuttal testimony and closing arguments would keep the case from going to the jury un til Tuesday morning Hinich 63 a native of Yugosla via and a former Mason City ce ment plant worker told the jury of six men and six women and a packed courtroom that he didnt remember loading the gun or say ing Hi Mom shortly before shoot ing his wife in a South Federal tavern booth Had Trouble Questioned by his attorney M L Mason Hinich testified that the couple had trouble the first thing after their Dec 15 1951 well wonder how I managed to get into the act Well thats my I may just as well get on with it Theres been enough of preface The chain reaction got under way with an editorial written by me about one of the vilest crimi nals ever spawned by our civiliza tion It was directed at those loathsome characters who peddle narcotics No Penalty Too Great There had been news stories about the drug peddlers who lure of high school age or even younger into the enslaving habit and then force them to do the same thing to their playmates No even capital pun be too severe for such an abominable business concluded in my editorial The little editorial was picked up by the Des Moines Tribune and in that way came to the attention of a woman reader at Grinnell She proceeded to clip it out paste it to a sheet of stationery and pass it along to me with this little ac companying note I heard a detective tell Ted Collins on the Kate Smith TV Show that Lucky Luciano the dope smuggler Gov Thom as E Dewey as his con tribution to last years Repub licancampaign And now were set for the next chapter of the story It opens with a note from me to the New York Governor asking for a clarification of the situation I let t it be known that I was not accepting the charge against him as it was set forthiiri the housewifes note which I inclosed for his perusal Dirtct From Albany In surprisingly short time I had a reply on State of New York Executive Chamber stationery goldembossed and everything and under Albany postmark It was brief and to the point as follows Dear Mr Hall Your Informant was quite cor ract A reporter did makesuch a charge in an interview with Ted Collins on the Kate Smith TV Show Unfortunately however your correspondent did not hear the apology issued for the misrepre sentations So I inclose a copy of It I appreciate your writing to me aver so much as wait as the generous personal things you With kindest regards I am Sincerely yours Signed THOMAS E DEWEY That brings us to the apology mentioned by Mr Dewey Its both apology and a retraction and CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 marriage at Austin Minn Hinich gave a running account of t h e drinking bouts Mrs Hinich parti cipated in and how he had to stay with his wife in hotels and motels in Mason City Clear Lake and Austin and Albert Lea Minn be cause she wouldnt stay at home Returned Wedding Ring Hinich said Mrs Hinich would be dead drunk when he took her to hotels and motels She didnt want me anymore was the way Hinich testified about the event a week after their marriage when Mrs Hinich returned Hinichs wed ding ring Dressed in a pinstripped suit white shirt and tie H i n i c h de scribed how Mrs Hinich went through he had in a savings account he had in a safety deposit box he had borrowed and additional money he borrowed on his car He said his former wife also pawned two wrist watches and a gold charm brace let to buy liquor Hid Money Hinich told how he used to hide his money under the mattress in his shoes and other places He said Mrs Hinich found some money in his shoes on one occasion and that she told him that he thought he was pretty smart but she found the money AP Wirepholo PERKY BONNET FOR HER MAJESTY Smiling and seemingly relaxed as her big day approaches Queen Eliz abeth II sported this gay new hat during her visit inWest minster Abbey Sunday to watch a coronation rehearsal She will be crowned Qiieen of England in a gala ceremony next week UN Outlines Plan Shroud of Secrecy Now on Truce Talks PANMUNJOM Korea United Nations handed the Com munists a secret plan to end the Korean war prisoner deadlock Monday and then gave them a week o think it over Two brief secret sessions were leld Monday following an eight day recess and American military jolice kept newsmen from ap proaching the conference hut or he UN staffs tents nearby Lt Gen William K Harrison chief Allied negotiator declined to talk about the brief conferences explain why secrecy was imposed or tell why the new sevenday recess had been granted Suggestionof UN Communist correspondents said they were told by their delegation that Harrison had suggested the secret sessions which cut off the outside world from what was said inside the truce hut Communist reporters did not know whether the next meet ing at 10 pm May 31 would also be a secret session Under the secrecy agreement the United Nationscommand with held information on what the new plan drawn up during the recess in toplevel discussions among representatives of governments nvolved in the fighting contained But at the moment that Harrison tepped into the hut to hand the iropbsal to North Korean Gen Tam II chief Red negotiator the wo sides were deadlocked on de iding the fate of Allied captives repatriation They also differed on methods of operating a fivenation neutral custody commission which would ake charge of the 48000 North Korean and Chinese Communist wisoners who do not want to go tome Gen Mark W Clark supreme commander of the United Nations orces in the Far East brought the Allied plan believed to be a final proposition to Panmun jonv Sunday Talks to Rhee Clark spent iwo hours with South Korean President Syngman Rhee Monday morning in connec tion with the truce talks It was believed Clark explained the new formula to Rhee in an effortto persuade him to accept the decisions made in Washington and London Rhee has objected vehemently to any truce which would leave his country divided or permit Chinese Reds to remain on Korean soil High Court Refuses Rosenbergs Plea Doesnt Remember Hinich said that all he could re member on the night of the shoot ing was his tour of taverns before the incident and how someone shouted Alike Dot is here when he returned to the tavern where the shooting occurred He testified that he couldnt remember the shooting but that he did recall talk ing to Police Capt Ralph Schiff man in the tavern and others at the police station shortly after the killing Under crossexamination by Rob ert H Shepard Cerro Gordo Coun ty attorney Hinich told about his loss of memory from the lime he entered the tavern until he talked to Capt Schiffman and oth er police officers and Dr Ralph Smiley county coroner a Day Hinich questioned by Shepard said he spent about a day on Dorothy during their six months of courtship He said he took her out socially about four or five nights a week and that the money went for clothing liqour food hotelsand motels Jap Women Manhandle Mrs FDR TOKYO M Twenty Japanese women waving Communist ban ners Monday manhandled Mrs El eanor Roosevelt in downtown Tok yo when she refused them an in terview the newspaper Yomiuri reported The newspaper said the widow of the late Presidentwas rescued by Japanese guards and was unin jured Mrs Roosevelt was not im mediately available for comment Mrs Roosevelt now on a tour of Japan was dragged from an auto mobile outside the Labor Ministry building Attended Conference Mrs Roosevelt had attended a round table conference at the La bor Ministry on Japanese labor problems She had lunch there When she emerged from the building the waiting wonien led by an Americanborn wife of a Japanese clamored for an inter the incident guards dis Hinich said the couple would go to taverns He said it was the only place his former wife wanted to go Hinich testified after ques tioning by Shcpard that he never got drunk but that MrsHinich always got during their courtship The jury panel was called back at 10 am Wednesday for pending criminal cases view After persed the crowd and Mrs Roose velt went on to an afternoon meet ing with prominent Japanese wom en at a downtown Tokyo restaurant where she made a speech When newsmen tried to reach Mrs Roosevelt for comment late Monday night Maureen Cobb a member of her party said she had retired for the night Unimportant She treated it as a very unim portant and unfortunate incident Miss Cobb said adding that the at tack was led by a misguided soul Yomiuri identified the woman leader as Mrs Hannah Reichen berg Fujikawa Hot Humid in State Monday DES MOINES W1 Hot humid weather pushedacross Iowa Mon day in the wake of a Sunday mix ture which included high winds at Clinton a small tornado at Mil lersburg and severe thunderstorms in Central Iowa Some power lines and telephone wires were knocked ouUof service in Clinton by winds measured at the airport at 45 miles an hour with gusts vip to 65 miles per hour About The Weather Mason City Thunderstorms local ly severe late Monday afternoon or early evening Possibly thunderstorms locally severe northeast Mon day afternoon and Monday night Tuesday cooler Minnesota Tuesday partly cloudy light rain GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 amiMonday Maximum 72 Minimum 60 At 8 am 72 Precipitation 18 YEAR AGO Maximum 65 Minimum 4H AP Wirepholo SEARCH PLANE Rescue workers are searching the wreckage of a twinengined air liner shortly after it crashed attempting an instrument landing at the airport in St Louis Five were killed and two injured in the crash Sharp Economy Fight Over Slash in VA Funds WASHINGTON sharp economy battle shaped p in Congress Monday around prospective budget cuts of more than half a billion dollars in veterans funds requested for the fiscal year starting July 1 The fact that the largest ingle cut is contemplated in lospital construction medical care aivd administration already las touched off strong reaction in he House traditionally sensitive to veterans affairs An appropriations subcommittee jegins closed hearings Monday on the Veterans Administration bud get of some 280 mil lion dollars less than requested by former President Truman Lewis K Gough national com mander of the American Legion objected strenuously to proposed cuts in the VA hospital program He called them a low blow beloW the belt to the men now fighting in Korea i However a declined use of his name said the Eisenhower budget would provide more money for hospitals than VA got a year ago He said it would permit hiring of 2400 more hos pital personnel All existing hos pitals will be kept operating Rancher Is Indicted for Iowa Killing BLOOMFIELD W An indict ment charging Walter M Mayer 56 Santa Fe N M rancher with rirst degree murder was returnee Monday by the Davis County grand jury The indictment charges Mayer with premeditation in the fata shooting May 2 of John C Wisdom 51 prominent Des Moines live stockdealer and Bloomfield farm operator Mayer surrendered voluntarily a few hours after the shooting which occurred 011 Wisdoms farm near Bloomfield Mayer contends hi shot in self defense District Judge E L Simmon SAME was on the bench when the gram jurys findings was read by Guy Walker of Pulaski grand jurj foreman Mayer was not in the courtroom at the time The grand jury was called int special session last week lo hea slate evidence against Mayei Eighteen witnesses were heard Trial of the case will be first on the docket at the September term Wont Give Hearing to Atom Spies BULLETIN WASHINGTON W The Su preme Court Monday decided 54 the New Orleans TimesPicayune Publishing Co did not violate the Sherman AntiTrust Act by its advertising sales policy WASHINGTON Supreme ourt Monday refused for the lird time to grant a hearing to ondemned atom spies Julius and Ithel Rosenberg This left as their nly apparent chance to escape ieath in the electric chair a de ision to tell the government any secrets they may still AP WIrcpholo BREAKS UP Cartagena is led away by police men in New York Sunday after slaying his exwife at a ball game Policemen Save Killer at Ball Game NEW mounted policemen rescued a killer Sunday when he was attackedwith rocks and baseball bats by an infuriated mob of ball game spectators in Central Park Edward Cartagena 42 was dragged from the hands of a crowd of Sunday afternoon pleas ure seekers who had watched in horror as he killed Mrs CarmeUa Olivo 32 with repeated strokes of a paring knife The speedy arrival of the mount ed who charged into the mobwith their horses was credited with saving Cartagenas life He was treated at a hospital for severe cuts and bruises and later booked on homicide Mrs Olivo died within minutes after she was accostedby Carta gena as she stood with her sister among other spectators at a baser ball game between two teams of the Spanish Catholic League Po lice said Mrs Olivo a widow had lived with Cartagena until they quarreled about six months ago Cartagena and Mrs Oiivo ex changed angry words witnesses said Mrs Olivo ran into a cage1 formed by the wire backstops of Test Goes Off With No Hitch V Officials Are Very Pleaseo By BILL BECKER LAS VEGAS Nev WVThe first firing of an atomic shell from the United States 280millimeter can non came off brilliantly Monday signaling the beginning of a new era in artillery warfare The nuclear shell burst 500 feet above a target of tall trees rail road cars and military equipment on Frenchman 65 miles north west of Las Vegas The long awaited shot from Atomic Annie apparently proved artillery experts contention that the huge gun can handle nuclear as well as conventional ammunition Secretary of Defense Charles E Wilson observing the blast from a distance of less than 8 miles com mented It was extremely inter esting and I am pleased with its success Highly Satisfied Another observer Adm Artnur W Bradford nomineeior chair man of the Joint Chiefs of Staff spionage lold In New York City Enianuel H Bloch attorney for the Rosenbergs aid that counsel will appear be ore the Supreme Court in Wash ngton Tuesday lo apply for a stay f its order pending the filing and determination of a petition for a ehearing Reject Plea President Eisenhower rejected heir clemency pleas last Febru ary But Justice Department ources said Saturday theRosen icrgs have been5 told they might e able to save themselves by singing to federal prosecutors The husband and wife spy team vas convicted more than two years ago of wartime conspiracy to ransmit atomic secrets to Russia In addition to repeating the ap eal the high court directed that he stay of execution granted by he US Circuit Court in New York Teb 17 be vacated The stay had een granted to permit filing of the appeal acted on Monday The Rosenbergs had been sched uled to die the week of March 9 The Justice Department presum ably will ask US District Judge rving R Kaufman in New York o fix a new execution time Reconsider Refusal The Rosenbergs have the priv ilege of asking ths Supreme Court within the next 15 days to recon sider Mondays refusal However such requests are rarely granted To make such a move effective Lhe attorneys first would have to try to get a Supreme Court justice to stay the Rosenbergs execution pending final action on the petition or reconsideration Emanuel H Bloch an attorney or the couple has said he will make another request to President Eisenhower for clem ency The President in refusing last Feb 11 to save the Rosenbergs termed their death penalty just four baseball diamonds Cartagena caught her there and plunged the knife repeatedly into her body witneses told police The spectators first frozen with horror descended with ven geance on Cartagena He held them away for a moment with menacing waves of his knife but then fell under the blow of a base ball bat was pummelled kicked clawed and beaten with rocks and bats said I consider the test a mile stone in the history of atomic weapons and I highly satisfied with the success of the test The shell burst produced a bright low fireball that lit up the gray peaks of the spotted range ringing the flat It was clearly seen in Las Vegas but was not felt or heard It dazzled observers in a plane flying overIndian Springs about 23 miles but no shock or sound was received by thepassen gers including this r e r t e r AP Photographer and Pilot Woddrow Mclhtosb a former Air Transport Command pilot The atomic cloud rose very swiftly to a height of 10000 feet in little more than a minute When it reached a height of front 20000 to 25000 feet it was supposed to be pierced by two QF80 jet drones flyingtest missions but that phase of the test was cancelled due to unfavorable surfacewiridsat near by Indian Springs Air Force Base Other planes in the air included 12 B36 bombers 15 Air Miles The AP crew in a SUnson single engine cabin plane was able to fly within 15 air miles of the tar get area The target areaconsisted mainly of a long TOW of trees 2 Diamond Rings Found in Chips DES MOINES of a potato chip company Monday had one more diamond ring report than they bargained for when they of fered for the return of an em ployes ring that fell into a bag of chips Milo C Lindin sales manager of the Hiland Potato Chip Co said it was fantastic when he heard reports that rings turned up in two of 30000 bags He said one of the finding claims must be phony Mrs Betty Bingham 21 lost the ring while working on the conveyor belt at the companys plant May 14 Lfhdiri said The first answer to a request for its return came from Sioux Rapids Iowa Lindin said t Later another person telephoned that he loo had found a diamond ring in one of Lindin said the situation was confused more by the fact Mrs Bingham had gone to California to rejoin her husband haps 50 feet high behind which were hidden many pi the 15 rail road cars and various types of military housing From the air it appeared other cars and trees were scattered distances of per haps a mile or two from ground zero The fireball lasted perhaps eight seconds The blast seemed to kick up less dirt than many previous atomic explosions at Nevada prov ing grounds This was perhaps be cause of the comparatively high burst for a medium power weapr punishment for a could very well crime which result in the death of many many thousands of innocent citizens Wright County Cor in Holdup SAL1DA Colo WA car with Wright County la license plates was abandoned west of here Sun day night by three men who took at gunpoint from a Gar field Colo cafe Sheriff E L Shewaller said of ficers found a car abandoned by the bandits about four miles off US 50 at a point 9000 feet up on Monarch Pass It bore JOwa If cense 992657 on The customary column and mushroom formedquickly and a brisk wind soon stretched the cloud in a fashion across the sky The mushroom portion had broken away completely from the column by thetime the AP ob server plane landed at am Two long gray streaks were dis cernible in the distant sky Crew An intensely trained crew nine men of the Field Artillery Group Ft Sill Okla1 loadedthe atomic gun then retired to a safe distance for the by remote control from the control point 10 miles away The shell was fused lo explode 500 feet above a target area 7 to 9 miles northnortheast of giant gun whicii the Army classes as the T131 rifle because it can be accurately aimed firing both con ventional and atomic shells The target area represented a typical enemy backoftheUnes in stallation In a grove of 50 trees which survived the May 7 atomic blast stood a 45ton diesel live 15 boxcars tanks planes guns and several types of niilif tary housing from fortifications to tents Various types of Army clothing also were subjected as were rabbits miceand pigs in pens 3797 ROBBERY DAVENPORT were still searching Monday for thieves who took a safe containing in cash and checks from the office of a bakery f I 4 t t r r i fi f rr t mi linnfiiij