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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 13, 1953, Mason City, Iowa                                I tj V North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home v MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOLV LX Associated Press and United Press FuU Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY NOVEMBER 13 1953 This Paper Consists of Two One NOM Says Ike Knew Spy Clark Spurns Call Tell Wisdom Threat to Kill Mayer Brothers Testify at Murder Trial BLOOMFIELD S Two Iowa brothers both stockmen testified Thursday at the Walter M Mayer murder trial that they heard John C Wisdom threaten on three occa sions that he would kill Mayer Both testified that in an Ottumwa hotellobby last April Wisdom said he would shoot Mayer so full of holes hell look like a sieve They saidWisdom patted his hip and that they saw part of a gun in Wisdoms pocket which closely re sembles the automatic pistol the state introduced in evidence as the death weapon Both Feeders The testimony came from Glen Davis and his brother Paul both Cass County feeders Mayer 56 Santa Fe N M rancher is on trial for first degree murder in the pistol slaying of Wis dom 51 on Wisdoms ranch near here last May 2 Mayer claimshe shot de fense because he thought Wisdom was drawing a gun He asserts theywere arguing about claims Wisdom owed him in a live stock transaction The stateunsuccessfully tried to block the testimony of the opening defense witness Glenn Davis 51 Atlantic stockman Waved Hands Davis quoted Wisdom as saying that if Mayer bothered him much moreabout naoney Ill shoot his head off He said Wisdom then waved his hands and stomped around Davis said the incident occurred in a Kansas City hotel late last March while he was trying to col lect about Wisdom had owed him for 10 or 12 years On The Page 3 Lettermen Back on Mo hawk Wrestling Squad 9 New Fishing Equipment Industry at Belmond 5 Second Show of Mohawk Follies Friday Evening 11 Paper Reports White Met Ike in Germany NEW YORK New York Post said Friday it has obtained a document which states that President Eisen hower and the late Harry Dexter White whom the US attorney says was described as a Soviet spy by the FBI met at Gen Eisenhowers headquarters in southern England in 1944 The White House earlier had said Eisenhower didnt know White The Post said the document AP Wirephoto JUST A PLAIN attorney Wilson K Beatty holds an authentic bill and a display poster ask ing whats so queer about this reputedly nonexistent note The department and FBI say its even on Friday the 13th It was issued on governient authority on Nov 26 1852 Schoolman to Check Robin JHoodfor RedImplications INDIANAPOLIS Ind UP The slate superintendent of educa tion said Fridayhe would reread Robin Hood to study a textbook commissioners charge that it should be banned X Communist doctrine But the infamous sheriff of Not tingham will continue to be a vil lain and not just an injured capi talist to Indianapolis sixth graders The citys superintendent of H LShibler said he would not present textbook references to Robin Hood the leg endary outlaw and bowman of Sherwood Forest Mrs Thomas J White Indian apolis Republican member of In dianas Textbook Commission saic the Robin Hood legend and all in about the Quaker relig ion should be removed from schoo books because they tend to suppor Communism There is a Communist directive in education nowto stress the storj of Robin Hood she said They want to stress it because he robbed the rich and gave it tc the poor sne said Thats the Communist line State Superintendent W i 1 bur Young said Mrs White one o seven commission members i entitled to her own opinion Ike in Pajamas at Canada Border ABOARD EISENHOWER TRAIN President Eisen hower headed for Ottawa on a good will visit was welcomed at the border Friday by Canadian of ficials and a redjacketed detail of Royal Canadian Mounted Po lice The welcoming delegation of Ca nadians joined the Eisenhower special train at Rouses Point N Y just across the boundary line from Canada The President was still in his private car berth when the train came to a halt so four cars from Ottawa could bev hooked on for the restof the trip V A few minutes later however the sleepyeyed chief executive came to the rear platform of the car and waved to the crowd of about 100 townsfolk who had turned out Wearing a burgundy robe over light blue pajamas the President called out back there Im sorry Im not dressed Then he declared with a shiver Its cold out here and ducked back inside Eisenhower was joined at Rous es Point by an Ottawa delegation headed by L BiPearson Canadi an foreign secretary and R DouglasStuart the American am bassadorto Canada Traveling with the Presiden1 were Mrs Eisenhower who wil observe her 57th birthday in Ot tawa Saturday Ambassador Hen ry Cabot Lodge Jr chief of the US delegation to the United Na tions and his wife D F Hecney Canadas ambassador to the United States a staff of White House aides and 40 newsmen s a rare copy of the March 1947 ssue of the United Nations World magazine which contains an article by M Fred Smith an assistant to Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau Jr M Fred erik Smith was an assistant to Morgenthai in the savings bond program from May 11 1943 to 13 1944 when he resigned The Smith article said that on Aug 7 1944 in a tent in southern England the Morgenthau plan for making Germany a nation of farm ers was born and actually it was Jen Dwight D Eisenhower who launched the project At Lunch The subject first came up at unch in Gen Eisenhowers mess ent the Post quoted from the Smith article Secretary Morgen hau assistant to the secretary Sarry D White and I were there White spoke of Germany which was now certain to be defeated White said What I think is that we should give the entire German economy an opportunity to settle down before we do anything with it Here Eisenhower became grim and made the statement that ac tually sparked the German hard ship plan He said I am not in terested in the German economy and personally would not like to bolster it if that will make it any easier for the Germans He said he thought the Germans had pun ishment coming1 to them The ringleaders and the SS troops should be given the death penalty without question but punishmeni should not end there May Want to Quote White remarked We may wan to quote you on the problem o handling the German people Eisenhower replied that he could be quoted He said I wil tell the President myself if nee essary Smith noV head of the public relation firm of Fred Smith Co New York acknowledged he wrote the article but said the portion quoted by the Post were liftec out of context Contacted in St Louis where he is on a business trip Smith saic the conversation took place I maintain the Post put the wrong slant on it by pulling one piece out of quite a lengthy article which attempted to show this seed of an idea grew into a whole plan under the highly astute guidance of Harry White Smith said Just One Brick And Eisenhower just put one brick into it without knowing he put the brick there They White and Morgenthau were able to par lay Eisenhowers apparent inter est into quite a project before they got through Smith added Another mislead ing thing is Eisenhower had noth ing to say about making Germany an agrarian nation The plan ap parently was developed later What I was attempting to do in that story was to show how the rudiments of this thing that eventii ally became the Morgenthau plan was apparently batched in Harry Whites mind He sold it to the secretary Morgenthau and then when we saw Eisenhower Eisen hower simply walked into it W G Kelly of Montana Buys KRIB Sale of Radio Station KRIB to William G Kelly Lewistown Mont radio arid was an nounced Friday by Louis Wolf owner of the Mason City station Kelly was in Mason City Friday arranging details of the transfer which can be completed only after approval from the Federal Com munications Commission in Wash ington Although he will continue opera ion of Station KXLO at Lewistown ielly plans to make his home in rtason City bringing with him two key men for the operation of KRIB Studio Moved Studios have already been moved to the transmitterhouse where ti EISENHOWERS LEAVE FOR and Mrs Eisenhower farewells to Washington from the rear platform of their train as they leave for Can ada The Chief Executive and his wife will conduct atwoday state visit to Ottawa COURTESY NOT CURTSY HOUSTON Tex Roy Hofheinz asked Houstonians to substitute courtesy for curtsy nex Wednesday when greeting King Paul and Queen Frederika o Greece About The Wealher Mason City Ground fog forming Friday night dissipating Satur day forenoon Iowa Saturday fair and mild high 6268 Minnesota Mostly fair Saturday GlobeGazette weather data up to 8am Friday Maximum 54 Minimum 26 At 8 am 32 YEAR AGO Maximum fi5 Minimum 36 station is being operated at pres ent Offices will be maintained in he same building as the KRIB studio was formerly maintained at 5 2nd SW A native of Montana Kelly served as a member of the legis ature there in 1935 was postmas er at Kalispell Mont and is a Purple Heart veteran of the itf antry in World War II He also served as professor of military science and tactics at the Uni versity of Montana following World War II v f His father was publisher of newspapers in Kalispell and Lewis town for 50 years and Kelly began his career in the newspaper busi ness Bringing Ofaicc Marlin T Obie manager and Donald Obie commercial ager are being brought to Mason City from Station KXLO in Lewistown Kelly said but nc other changesare planned in th present personnel of Station KRIB The Obie brothers are graduates of the University of North Dakota and of the Minneapolis American School of the Air Before their as sociation with KXLO they Jived in Grand Forks where they were prominent in atliletics Marlin is a veteran of the US Navy and Don aid was in the Army Military Police Station KRIB first went on the air in 1948 under the ownership o Louis William George and Abbott Wolf and continued under their ownership until the recent sale to Kelly Joe Simon who has been managing the station will be as sociated with Louis Wolf in ness his fatherinlaw the furniture busi WILLIAM G KELLY Same Basis for Refusal s as Truman Cites Separation of Government WASHINGTON UP Supreme lourt Justice Tom Clark refused rriday to comply with a subpoena o testify before the House Un American Activities Committee on the Harry Dexter White case Clark offered however to givs serious consideration to any written questions the committee may wish to send him In a letter to the committee ilark based his rejection of the subpoena on the premise that the udiciary branch of the govern ment is independent of the legisla Wirephoto ni ADMITS KILLING D Mulqueen 24 of Cudahy Wis leaves a Denver police questioning room after signing what police said was a confession Police say Mulquoen admitted strangling and T II A IT1 T J 1 death Army Gapt Lloyd Larson of St Paul Community Chest Here Goes Over Topjfor 1st Time in Seven Years 1 Mason City Community Chest campaign for 1953 went over the top FTriday noon Pledges totaling were reported at a meeting of Campaign Chairman Fred Wagner with his division chairmen The 1953 quota Was set at a four per cent increase over the amount raised in last years campaign Particular emphasis was given to the 10548contributions in eluded in this years total as compared with the 10124 pledges last year which was the highest percentage of participation of any city in the United States The successful 1953 campaign took just 32 days after the kickoff meeting on Oct 12 it was pointed out by Miss Mary Stebbins sec retarytreasurer It was the first time in seven years that the cam paign had made its quota she said The amount raised in this campaign is the largest ever registered in anydrive inMason City Miss Stebbins added Tribute was paid by C E Leffler Community Chest president to the more than 1000 workers who took part in the campaign He LiiaiiCiL commended particularly Chairman Wagner andhis division heads itself and reportedJobe who persisted in their efforts until the goal was reached under heavv pressure ive Same Basis This is the 4same constitutional jasis on which former President Truman declined Thursday to honor a committee subpoena Trumans stand that the executive branch of tfie government was not subject to authority of thecongres sional branch c Truman told the committee po litely but firmly Thursday he could not obey its order to testify on Atty Gen Brownells charges that he promoted White in 1946 despita FBI reports that White wasa spy To honor Truman asserted would goagainst the con stitutional separajtion of ment branches and make the presi dency a mere of the legisla tive v source Jintouch with was attorneygen eral in the Justice has decided to testimony onthe ground a has no subpoena a mem ber of the federal This source who didntwant to be named said also that Truman is giving thought to going onYradio and television to tell his the White controversy and answer GOP charges of White Housevlaxity ia checking the loyalty of officials James F oncVTruraans secretary of state andnowMs bit ter political foe declined leave his post as governor of SouthCaro lina to answer a committee sub poena w Cn That left ff j J iL J 3 Sioux City Councilmen Indicted for Conspiracy SIOUX CITY Sioux City councilmen and fruit broker Mark Sabel have been indicted on conspiracy charges by the Woodbury County grand jury The councilmen are Nicholas OMillinuk 38 superin tendent of public safety Clem Evans 52 superintendent of finance and Drew 58 superintendent of parks and public property The grand jury which has re turned numerous indictments since it started investigating the explo sion of a black powder bomb at the Sabel residence last September asked for an indefinite recess Dis trict Judge L B Forsling set Dec 7 as the next meeting date for the jury The basis the conspiracy charges was not ma3e public The indictments the end of a 16day jury session in which 132 witnesses were heard The grand jury took testimony on subjects including city proce dure in purchasing parking alleged payoffs for beer permits and illegal tavern operations Sabel previously has been indict ed on charges of conspiracy and perjury VI shin sky Claims Disarmament Not Possible With U S UNITED NATIONS NY UP Russias Andrei V Vishinsky charged Friday that aggressive American plots against the Soviet Union have created international tensions making disarmament im possible He listed three main examples of the alleged American policy as the establishment of a ring of air bases surrounding Russia plans for the remilitarizationof Western Germany and thwarting of a Ko rean peace conference Vishinsky claimed the United States planned bombing attacks against Soviet cities from its ring of bases Praise Wounded Vets Debut Simms 35 a former US Army artillery officer was wounded in the right shoulder and left hand in Germany during World War II His left ring finger was amputated Thursday nightSimms made his debut at Carnegie Hall as piano soloist with the New York Sym phony music professorat the Uni versity of Iowa played the premier performance of a Ipiano concerto by Philip Bezanson a fellow music professor at Iowa fand Louis Au bcrts Fantasie for piano and orchestra Both performances were enthus iastically received by the audience and Simmssaidhe was very happy about the whole thing Virgil Thomson music criticfor the New York Herald Tribune praised Simms ability and Bezan sons concerto John Simms v surely hasall the material for apianists career taste temperament and a mature culture Every thing I heard last night sounded strongly like the work of a first class artist Thomson said Thomson said the concert was raised well above banality by Simms playing arid by a new piano concerto of PhiHp Bezan son He said it was a enoclassic work in the Prokofiev taste ath letic and of a neat rhythmic com The York Times critic Olin Dowries had high praise for Simms skill musicianship and virtuosotemperament but consid ered Bezansons concerto too lengthy He said it placed undue elaborateness in the treatment of insignificant ideas White House National Committee itt h a mighty tenuous schedule of wit nesses and hearings Bnnvnell was and other Republican committee members gave in to their Demo cratic colleagues demands Jhurs day and by unanimous committee vote than ordered attorney general to testify Brownell accepted but again no date was set Another witness was v Jerome Blumauer who was foremanof a federal grand jury inNew York which considered the White case in 1947 but did not hand down an in dictment Further Questions Velde said he hassome further questions to ask Harry H Vaugh an who was military aide to Tru man in the wake of the retired major generals testimony Thurs day before the Senate Internal Se curity Subcommittee Vaughan squinting in the glare of television and newsreel lights told the senators he couldnt recall seeing any FBI reports on White But he added that if Brownell said they were sent to him to be brought to the Presidents atten tion I would not question it for a moment The effervescent Vaughan who figured in investigations influ ence peddling late in the Truman administration testified soon after another onetime Democratic offi cial T Lamar Caudle added details to the charges and counter charges Caudle firedby Truman as an assistant attorney general side activities testified that in early 2945 hecalledClaras attain tion to an FBI report indicating White was a Communist under ground agent WATCHES STOLEN IOWA CITY fa iBert Streeter St Louis jewelry saleiman has re ported to police thetheft of be tween 75 and IOC of them at a motel near Coralville   

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