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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 26, 1954, Mason City, Iowa                                HOME EDITION MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKESALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LX Associated Press and Unllcd Press Pull Leaio Wires Seven fonts a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY FEBRUARY 26 1954 Tills Paper Consists of Two One No 120 To Study McCarthys Rul 23 Inches of Snow in Iowa By UNITED PRESS A storm that buried Iowa under snow and slush moved eastward into the Ohio Valley Friday Meanwhile in the western Plains there was still some airborne dust from the second dust slonn in less than a week a blow that aggra vated the earlier loss of precious top soil and winter wheat The snow storm that blew up Thursday and dumped up to 23 inches of snow on Iowa was dimin ishing as it moved castsvard but Hold 2 Men in Slaying of Farmer Third Subject of Dragnet SIOUX CITY Mi Authorities Friday had two Sioux City men in custody and a federal warrant was issued for a third man in the hold upslaying of William Edwards 51 Mondamin farmer last Monday night Detective Capl Harry Gibbons Identified the men held here ab Harold G Henderson bar tender and Maurice D Walsh 39 also a bartender Murder charges were filed against them Friday afternoon In ppiaha W II WiUiams spc ciat agent in charge of theFBI office said a warrant had been issued for the arrest of DavU Daniel Keegati 134 Sioux Citybartender and hotel keeper Williams said a federal com plaint had been filed againstKee gan accusing him of interstate transportation of stolen properly Implicated Walsh Gibbons said Henderson in a 12 page sworn statement iim plica tec himself and named Walsh The detective chief said Walsh was be ing questionedbut has not admit tec participating in the holdup Gibbons quoted Henderson as saying that when the three men entered the farmers home abou five miles southeast of Mondamin Edwards grabbed a poker am started to fight with us He Edwards was ready to give us a bad time Boy he rcallj came after us Henderson Said he was in an other part of the house when the shooting took place I am no trigger Is murder and 1 want no part o it Henderson was quoted by Gib bons He added the three split the money and got 1500 apiece Found Wednesday Gibbons said Henderson was arrested Wednesday morning anc Walsh was picked up that night The detective chief Friday alsc named three other men in con ncction with events after the rob bery He Identified them as Ho wart H Henderson 37 a butcher anc brother of Harold RobertR Da scke 25 a relative of the Hendcr sons and James F Gray 55 owner and operator of the New Ox ford Hotel and the Oxford Bar Records in the DCS Moines To lice Department show thai Hender son then24 was arrested in Do Moines on June 7 1942 as leade of a midwcstern white slave ring He later served out a fouryea prison sentence Suicide Gun Did Not Kill lowan ST PAUL Minn Min ncsota Crime Bureau said Frida thatthe rifle Donald Irvin Guin 42 used to commit suicide al Rich mond Calif was a new one an could not have been the wcapo with which an was slai near Biaincrd Minn in 1950 Malison assistant si perintendcnt of Ihc bureau sai that information came in a tele gram Richmond police chief Phipps sai Investigation disclosed Mrs Gui Crchased the rifle only four day fore her husbandi death Wee WE SHINEOR WE DIG Davis 5 son of Mr and Mrs Dean Davis 1051 Gth 8 W whiles away the afternoon Thursday by washing and polishing his Kidillac sports like clad GlobeGazette Photographer Ghuck Gibbs found the scene typical ior balmy snowless Mason City for Cedar Rapids car owners Thursday was something else again This Associated Press photo shows autos buried to the window chrome by more than 20 inches of snow which fell during the day Nobody went nowhere i 4 was still laying down up to five nchcs of new snow in a narrow band across the Midwest Cedar Rapids Iowa got so much snow that the Weather Bureau measuring device overflowed However the fall was unofficially measured at up to 23 inches and by the police department at 18 In many Iowa cities traffic snarled and motorists faced an ocean of slush as the mercury rose toward the 50degree level At Detroit Mich scrapers salt crs and snow plows worked through the night in an attempt to avert a traffic snarl Friday Wet snow cut travel in the suburbs to a crawl As much as eight inches fell in South Dakota BRICKER KNOWLAND Ponder Changes After Clash With Army Chief WASHINGTON Senate Republican Policy Committee Fri day ordered a study looking to possible changes in the rules under which investigations such as those made by Sen McCarthy arc con ducted Chairman Ferguson HMich announced that he had been in structed by unanimous vote of the policy group to make a study of the rules and policies with respect to investigations for general guid ance on committee or subcommittee procedure Although Ferguson declined to say so publicly it was obvious the move was precipitated by the uproar caused by charges Secretary of the Army Stevens that an Army officer had been abused as a witness before McCarthys committee investigating Communists in government Asked if the issue of alleged abuse of witnesses was involved Fer guson replied If there has been any such abuse I assume that we will look into a list of rules as they now exist Investigation committees generally Bricker Plan Vote Hearing WASHINGTON Senate after five weeks of controversy over proposed curbs on treaty pow ers appeared to be at the point of decision Friday with the issue teet ering in the balance Whether any proposed constitu tional amendment would get the twothirds vote required seemed likely to be decided by a hairline margin Senators Knowland of Californiajmakeup of the investigating com and Lyndon B Johnson of Texas the Republican and Democratic floor leaders said they believed fi nal voting would come Friday Three Chances the Senate have made their own rules and are not always parallel The Michigan senator said he will call all Senate committee chairmen together later to discuss proposed changes in the rules gov erning the calling of witnesses their testimony rights and the The possibilities as reached the crucial point were three 1 Passage of a threepoint pack age plan and other ers and proposed by Knowland Republican Senate lead already tentatively ap German Army Is Approved proved by majority vote Knowland says it is acceptable to President Sisenhower of a substitute pro posal by Sen George DGa which the administration opposes al though not asdeterminedly as ii did the starting point of the debate an amendment offered by Sen Bricker Need Margin of either of these two proposals to muster the needed twothirds margin That would al most certainly shelve the whole is sue for this year Late Thursday the Senate de feated 5042 a new section by mittees themselves It will have to be determined later Ferguson said whether the full Senate will be asked to adopt code for investigations or whether committees will act on such a code separately Ferguson said the move origi nated in the Senate and was not suggested by the White House or jy Vice President Nixon who has been acting as a mediator in the row between McCarthy and Ste vens Stevens Correct From one member of McCar thys subcommittee there was a Syria Ousts Shishekly From Power 12 Political Leaders Freed DAMASCUS Syria Wl Rebel army leaders sent Syrias ousted dictatorpresident Gen Adib Shish ekly packing into neighboring Lebanon early Friday and freed 12 political leaders he had arrested statement meantime that Secre ary Stevens was correct in say ing he had assurances against abuse of Army witnesses at hear ings by the subcommittee Sen Potter RMich told re porters In view of conversations Stevens has had with members ast month Their release was announced in a communique from the army chief of staff Gen Shawkat Shukeyr who Thursday night appealed for the nation of three million people mostly remain calm The 12 men freed Friday includ ed the top leaders the chief anti the committee Stevens state ment is absolutely correct Potter refused to say whether Force of 500000 Men Is Approved by Lower House BONlsT West German Bundestag Lower House Friday approved constitutional changes authorizing the arm Ing of a half million German soldiers to sewwe in the pro posed European Army The vote was 334114 The decision represented an important victory for pro Western chancellor Konrad Adenauer1 who hasbased his foreign policy on linking West Germany militarily and politically to the West Bothj houses of the Bonn Parliament have approved the Army treaty but Adenauers coalition maintained the changes approved Friday were needed lo end a Socialist lion in the West German Supreme Court that the treaty is unconstitu tional The two constitutional changes charge the federal government Bricker which he described as em bodying the heart of his original proposed amendment with responsibility for defense au thorize compulsory military serv ice and declare specifically that the European army treaty and the Allied West German peace con tract do not violate the constitu tion They now go to the Bundesral Upper House where Adenauers coalition has the necessary two thirds majority to approve them Then they must be ratified by the three Western occupation the United States Britain and alrcady have given tacit approval to the amendments By changing the constitution Adenauer intends to force the Su preme Court to throw out the So cialist suit challengingthe consti tutionality of rearmament The Bundestags vote came after a stern warning by Adenauer that the Berlin conference showed Free Europe must pool its military re sourqcs to stave off the threat of massive Soviet military power en trenched in the heart of the conti nent SAME BLACK FSAO MEANS TRAFFfO DEATH IN FAST 31 HOURS State Officer to Lake Mills DES MOINES UP Iowa Ally Icn Leo Hocgh says he is sending an assistant to confer with Winne bago County Atty Ncls Branstad about charges against Lake Mills city councilmen Lake Mills Mayor Wallace C Brattrud asked Hoegh last week to start removal proceedings against the councilmen Brattrud said they either have sold equipment and materials to the city or have con doned such sales which he said were illegal Hoegh said Thursday his office would not start removal proceed ings but would send a representa tive to aid the Winnebago County Attorney to prepare the case if the mayor or his supporters want to file charges He said Asst Atty Gen Earle Smith would go to Forest City Tuesday to advise Branstad in the case but that Smith is not going up there to prod anyone Its still a Jocal matter but we arc offering our assistance Hoegh said Reds Charge U S in Use of Philippines TOKYO China Friday charged the United States is using the Philippines as a base for intervention in the Indochina war A Peiplng radio broadcast moni lorcd in Japan said the Unitcc States also is attempting to make the Philippines the center of an American network of aggression bases in the Western Pacific that reference was to assurances made to Stevens in a session oi the secretary with the four GOP members of the committee on Wednesday or whether he referred lo the statements in other talks To Call Zwicker McCarthy abused any who denies he has witnesses had as GIobeGazettc photo JOBLESS RECEIVE BUTTERMelvin Mohring Charles City Route2gets six U S Cost of Living Just Below Record Set in 1953 WASHINGTON HVThc ment reported Friday living costs rose in January lo a point just be low the record The rise wasloosmall however to prevent workers in the auto air craft and farm machinery indus tries from losing a penny in hour ly pay rates More than a millioin workers were involved These workers got a two cent in crease last fall when the govern ment index hitils peak of 1154 per cent of the 194749 average in Oc tober Fridays rise brought the index lo 1152 the same figure as last September The index had declined slightly in November and Decem ber Fridays index reflecting prices paid by consumers in mid January is the highest living cost figure in history with the exception of last October The Labor Departments Bureau of Labor Statistics attributed the January rise to higher food prices mainly for coffee and pork Food advanced 7 per cent in transportation costs were up 12 per cent mainly because of higher prices for 1954 model aulo mobiles medical care and personal care categories increased slightly JETS COLLIDE SEOUL Korea F86 Sabrejets collided in the air Thurs day and both pilots bailed but safely On The P G E Rate Increase Called Equitable Page 300 Enter Hancock County Music Festival 5 Holy Family Plays New Hampton in Finals 9 DiPaglia Indicted on Bribery Charge DES MOINES The Polk County grand jury Friday indicted Floren DiPaglia 27 Des Moines businessman for bribery in an athletic contcsl DiPaglia is accused offering Ben Bumbry Drake University basketball star to shave points1 from his teams score in the Doe 22 basketball game with Iowa Stale College sorted Thursday night that Stevens made a completely false state ment in saying he had such as surances McCarthy declared he would not pull his punches in dig ging into what he calls Army coddling of Communists And he announced he intends to call Brig Gen Ralph W Zwicker back before his Senate Investiga tions Subcommittee soon He didnt set a date McCarthy Has More Evidence WASHINGTON W S e n Mc Carthy said Friday he has obtained a photographic copy of the tele phone numbers of people regular ly called by the Communist Party headquarters here in the 1940s McCarthy said he is sending copies of the list to the Civil Serv ice Commission for a check on how many of the people named on that list still are in the service of the United Stales government He said he will ask his Senate Investigation Subcommittee to call as witnesses anyone still in the government whose name is found in the list McCarthy said the list contained the numbers of between 600 and 700 persons and that some of them appeared to be persons em ployed at the Pentagon and in civilian agencies of the govern ment I do not contend that all of them were Communists by any means McCarthy told reporters but he said he does believe that a great many of them probably were Communists McCarthy said he has had the list for some time buthas only just now been able to verify posi tively that it was a list taken out of the Communist headquarters in 1948 or 1940 Shishekly factions the National ists Populists Socialists and splin ter parties They were arrested Jan27 and accusedby the dictator of openly calling for mutiny and disturbance The nextday Shish ekly clamped martial faw on the country Across Border Shishekly his brother Salah and his adjutant drove across the bor der after midnight following a swift army uprising early Thursday and an ultimatum that the dictator re sign the presidency and get out of Syria within 2l hours The trio took refuge in Beiruts Saudi Arabian legation The rebel army command now in control in Damascus the Syrian capital telephoned Lebanons President Camilla Chamoun Fri day to assure him of their good intentions toward Lebanon which lies between southern Syria and he Mediterranean It appeared likely that former President Hachem Bey Attasi de posed by Shishekly in December 1951 in a bloodless coup would head up Syrias new government He is president of the National Assembly Lovtd People Shishekly army chief of staff from 1949 and the survivor of 26 assassination attempts and plots on his life said in his resignation later to the Assembly speaker he was quitting to prevent bloodshed among the people and army I so much love In Jewish Israel a for the Foreign Office said the violent changes in the neighbor ing state which always has shown an implacable hostility toward Is rael cannot but cause the govern merit of Israel serious concern BULLETIN CASPER Wyo Western Airlines plane carrying six pas sengers and a crew of three was reported missing Friday over HM rugged mountains of northern Wyoming or South Dakota rAII About The Weather Mason City Mostly cloudy with little change In temperature cloudiness and warmer Minnesota Mostly cloudy and somewhat colder v Five Day Iowa Temperatures Saturday through Wednesday will average 4 to 8degrees above normal Normal highs 36 north to 44 south normal lows 18 north to 21 south Somewhat colder Sunday and Sunday night but otherwise only minor daytoday changes GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Friday Maximum 42 Minimum 35 At 8 a m at   

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