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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 26, 1953, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daify Newspaper Edited for the Home ON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH I 0 W A N S N I I G H B O R S HOME EDITION VOL LX Associated Press and United Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY NOVEMBER 26 1953 V This Paper Consists of Four One No 41 Caroi Mulhern Larry Spencer Tommy Wilson Steven Borger Carl Perry Family Arrested for Theft Canada Amer i ca Are Stalled on Spy Case Asks Right to Control Testimony stood pat Thursday on its insistence that U S officials may question Igor Gou zcnko about Soviet spying only if the Dominion government keeps complete control over publicity of any resulting evidence That threw the internationaltus sle over efforts of the V S Seri ate internal security subcommit tee to inteiview Gouzenko into at least a temporary staleniaie Gouzenko is the former code ex pert at the Russian Embassy here who turned against the Soviets in 1945 enabling Canada to uncover a vast Red espionage network which a p p a r e n 11 y branched into the United States Gouzenko now lives under assumed name somewhere protection of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Tries Twice The U S Senate subcommittee digging into ramifications of the explosive Harry Dexter White case has tried twice to get Cana an in a little village in Ontario under dian permission to talk with Gou zenko v Wednesday theDominion govern ment said under con ditions the subcommittee chair man Sen Jenner didnt like Canada anouunced officially that anyone designated by U Sauthor ities could question vided 1 he is willing 2 the meet ing is confidential and under Cana dian auspices and 3 Canada re tains the right to say evidence or information obtained shall remain secret or be made public Foreign Secretary i Lester B Pearson laid down the conditions in a note to the State Department and in a long heartily applauded speech in Parliament Washington Jenner objected to the terms and hurried off a let ter to Secretary of State Thilles asking him to keep on negotiating with Canada Making It Public wrote that he felt the subcommittee could not receive evidence vital to the security of the United1 States the United States alone and commit itself not to make it available to Congress if necessary In effect that would bemaking it public White who died in 1948 was the former assistant secretary of the Treasury in Washington Indictment in Fata Mishap Patrick Wallace 25 918 9th NE Thursday was being held in the county jail on a manslaughter in dictment returned late Wednesday by the Cerro Gordo County granc jury Wallace driver of the car in which two North lawa youths were killed in a mishap north ofMason City early on the morning of Nov 15 is being held under bond The bond was set by District Judge William P Butler to whom the grand jury reported The accident Which occurred on the sugar plant curve on Highway 65 claimed the lives of Roger E Lewis 21 Nora Springs and Rob ert James Mooneyham 19 547 9th SE Officers reported that according to blood tests all four youths had been drinking The tragedy oc curred as the youths were return ing to Mason City from Manly QUAKE VICTIM TOKYO Japan counted one person dead in the earthquake which rocked central and northern islands Thursday Thanksgiving Is Celebrated Around World From Augusta to Korea to Prison AUGUSTA Ga JP1 President Eisenhower like the heads of thousands of other American fam ilies honed a carving knife Thurs day for use on the traditional Thanksgiving turkey In the Presidents case he was readyto apply the knife to a 39 fflprizegobbler and to parcel shareswith all the trimmings AP Wirephbto MOTHERS LITTLE Gail Stepp of Boston shows hpw cooking the Thanksgiving turkey for mom is old stuff for one of her experience Paper Locates Man Years Ran Off With I Secretary to Raise Family NASHVILLE Tenn 0 The Nashville Tennessean r e p o r t c d Thursday it had located Thomas C Buntinmember of a socially prom inent Nashville family who disap peared 22 years ago living in Orange Texas as man and wife with his former secretary who dropped from sight with him Both Had long since been declared legally dead The Tennessean in a copyrighted story from Orange said Buntin and the former Betty McCuddy ofRus sellville Ky had been living un der the name of Thomas D and Betty Palmer They had raised a family of six fourdaughters and two sons One daughter presented thirn with a grandchild last October the other is expectinga baby momentarily V Dramatic Climax Their discovery brought to a dra matic clirnax an intriguing inter national mystery of more than a scoreof yearsThehunt for them had the United It had extended into where the search ers sought futilely to track down reports they had been seen While the search was on Betty McCuddy became heir to a size ablechunk of great uncles mil Uonfdoliar estate It went to the son of an only brother whose death 17 years ago she learned of only Wednesday night Lawyers said in Nashville they would not even speculate on wha might happen to that money or what would be the answer to many other legal facts of the strange case Weds Bank President When Buntin an insurance man disappeared in September 1931 he left a wife and three in Nashville She is now married to Louie Phillips president of the Broadway National Bank of Nashville The sons are Thomas C Buntin 31 Nashville Commercial artist Rogers C Buntin and Daniel C Buntin the latter two in their late 20s Buntin was 28 at the time of his mysterious disappearance Miss McCuddy 22 Last Nov G the New York Life Insurance Co which had been forced by court order to pay a life insurance policy on Buntin seven years after his disappearance disclosed it had found him but declined to say where That disclosure resulted in an injunction obtained by the insurance company tieing up part oi the insurance money which had been paid into a trust fund for Buntins heirs Precedent N ASH VI LL E Tenn Puzzled lawyers said Thursday there is no legal precedent to many of the angles sternming from the complex case of Thomas C Buntin and his former secretary who turned up in Orange Tex Wednesday after 22 years They said they could not recall a case in which a state court had declared a man legally dead his insurance had been paid under that ruling and the man appeared as did Buntin in Eastern Half of Country By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Cold and windy weather with some snow was the chilly outlook for the Thanksgiving holiday over wide areas in the eastern half the nation Snow and snow flurries were re from the Mississippi River eastward to the Allcghenies anc southward into Kentucky Heavies falls were in northern Minnesota with nearly a foot on the ground in some areas Showers fell in Main and in seclions of the Pacific northwest Mostly fair to partly cloudy weather prevailedin the southern half of the country i A n A r All About The Weather Iqwa Mostly cloudy Thursday and Anight with light snow beginning northwest portion early Thursday afternoon spreading to southeast portion andending during the night i Globe Gazette weather data Up to 8 am Thursday Maximum 31 Minimum 18 At 8 am VICE PRESIDENT MOTNES W Clifford L Sampson 51 DCS Moines has been named vice president in charge o operations fpr the Bell Telephone Co effective Jan I GEORGE OBRIEN Says White House Angry Over McCarthys NEW New YorkTimes said Thursday hat top White House staff members were hopping mad about Sen Joseph R McCarthys televisionradio speech AWashington dispatchto the Times by James Reston said the staff members would not comment officially but unofficially they made these points about McCarthys speech delivered Tuesday night 1 Hereceived time on the air 0 criticize former President Harry S Truman and ended up by criti cizing President Eisenhower as well 2 He sought to make himself rather than President Eisenhowers egislative program the central issue in the 1954 congressional campaign 3 He distorted the case of John Paton Davies career State De partment diplomat although he knew the facts in that case as well as did Undersecretary of State W Bedell Smith who gave them to him under oath 4 He demonstrated more clearly than ever before that he was not prepared to follow the Presidents load cither in fightingthe Com munists at home or in the strategy against them in Communist China The story said one White House aide described the speech as a declaration of war against the President and it added Others put their criticism more mildly but them seemed to be general agreement that the speech marked one more crisis in the stormy relations between the White House and the junior Republican senator from Wisconsin Determined to Blast Ike WASHINGTON W Sen Hum jhrey DMinn said Thursday that Apparently Sen McCarthy is de termined to shoot at President Ei senhower as well as former Presi dent Truman Humphrey said he got that im pression from the Wisconsin Re publicans nationwide television radio reply Tuesday night to Tru mans criticism of McCarthy ism It seems to me that Sen Mc Carthy is attempting to sot him self up as apart from the Eisen hower administration Humphrey added Sen lyes who some times has differed with McCarthy disagreed with Humphrey SNIPER ARRESTED BERKELEY calif UP Thomas S Blake 20 a University of California student had his air rifle taken away from him Wednes day and was fined for sniping at thn rear o his son arid daughterinlaw Maj and Mrs John Eisenhower and his three grandchildren The Presidenfelnd Mrs Eisen hower deferreoydihnef until 6 pm because the major is having an earlier turkeyfeast across Georgia at Ft Benning where he com mands the 1st Battalion of the 30th Infantry Regiment Until Sunday The Chief Executive and Mrs Eisenhower vacationing here un til Sunday arranged to attend morning Thanksgiving services at the Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church Dinner Thursday night will be in the Trophy Room of the Augusta National Golf Club close by the new Little White House built by fellow clubmembers for the President PANMUNJOM two Americans resisting repa triation ate a Thanksgiving din ner consisting of chicken and other special items Thursday while other US servicemen dined on turkey Indian spokesmen said the Communists gave the Americans and other Red held captives special rations Korean and cap tives of the Reds had chicken eggs steak pork peanuts and candy 22 Americans and one Briton had in addition beer beef apples bread and jam The Indian Red Cross also gave them tea and candy Indian Red Cross representa tive J R Vaid and members of his staff went to the north camp for several hours to watch the Communistheld prisoners play games and distributed snacks to the men v JEFFERSON CITY Kidnap killers Carl Austin Hall and Bonnie Brown Heady spent the last holiday of their lives Thursday feasting on double ra tions of Thanksgiving turkey The infamous pair prepared to dine in solitude within sight of the gas chamber building where they will die in three weeks Turkey Dinners Turkey dinners will be served to Mrs Heady and Hall in their death row cells separated by six empty rooms The two will not see each other Thursday and probably will not meet again until the day of their execution Onthat day they will again be1 served a feast if they request it The first meal Thursday for the two killers was the regular prison breakfast The Thanksgiving meal is served at 11 am It will consist of roast turkey candied yams gib let gravy peas onion dressing cranberries celery pickles pump kin pie hot buns and coffee At 3 pm they will have cold tur key and leftovers GEORGE OBRIEN JR MRS OBRIEN Hits High Level of Good Living WASHINGTON UP The Federal Reserve Board said Thursday the nation lifted itself to a new level of good living in calendar 1953 In itsmonthly bulletin the Re serve Board predicted that gross national total value of all goods and services will total about 368 million dollars this year That is a record both in terms of dollar value and the outpouring of production and is 5 per cent more than last year Personal income will also set a record this year the board said at about 285 billion dollars 6 per cent over the previous record set last year Farm income was about the only downward line on the boards charts of from January to December in 1953 The report said the income of farm proprietors has declined marked ly and is back at the postwar low reached in 1949j about billion dollars Lived in v Big House on Money Son Was Good College Student BOSTON Mass ties Thursday revealedhow ari convict tookv his family fxom a tenant existence into middle class society on the loot from arecord armoredcarrobbery The exconvict George Douglas OJBrien 43and his 19 wsrejiehiiid oars atQlfJffiesj SJreet chusettsr Institute of where the youth rhatle brilliant marks posing as the son of a The elder OBrien was held la lieu of bail charged with theft of a propertybelonging to a Federal Reserve in vio lation of the federal hank robbery larceny statute Setat The sons bond wasset at He was charged with stolen property belonging to a Fed eral Reserve bank A similar charge wasfiled againstOBriens wife and her bojid set at but she was released to care for the couples two children Thomas 7 and John 5 FBI agents arrested the three months to the day after historys biggestarmored car theft was pulled off in daylight m busy Danvers Square while three guards sipped coffee in a nearby drugstore r Authorities said a substantial part of the loot had been recovered and that other persons had been implicated in the case But no new arrests were expected immediate ly they said OBrien his wife and son de nied knowledge of the robbery the slickest since was taken in the Boston Brinks holdup two years earlier The Brinks case never has been solved 2 Prison Terms The elder OBrien was known irv the exclusive sub urban Wollaston where he lived in a home as a real manarid his wife as a matronly pleasant woman But OBrien had a record of two prison terms served for burglary and larceny Agents said he posed as a con struction executive but actually held no job Twenty months ago at the time of the robbery theOBriens lived in a third floor walkup tenement in crowded Dorchester section Last January they moved info their new home where the family became acquainted with the neigh bors and the wife borrowed kitchen supplies and chatted with nearby acquaintances The son who was arrested Wed nesday lived on the MIT campus made excellent grades as a third year engineering student and was known as the son of a welltodo executive He was suspended by college authorities immediately aft er hisarrest SAME
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