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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 1, 1955, Mason City, Iowa                                MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE T M I THAT MAKIS ALL NOITH IOWANS N I I C H t 0 R S HOME EDITION VOL LXl MM rutt LMM Wtna MAION CITY IOWA FRIDAY APRIL 1 Ifil Tkte raiwr OM AP Wirephoto POOR Manville turns his pockets in side out at a court hearing in New York Thursday to emphasize his claim that hes too poor to pay the alimony sought by his ninth wife Anita RoddyEden Manville She claims the 61yearold Manville is worth million but Tommy says he actually is down to his last couple West Says of Berlin Truck Blockade BERLIN Western Allies Friday charged that the economic blockade of West iJerlin was politically inspired and demanded that the exorbitant and abnormal road tax on trucks entering the city be lifted immediately The Western demand was contained in separate but identically worded notes from the high commissioners of the United States Britain and France to Soviet Commissioner G M Pushkin in Bonn They asked that the Soviets take steps to have the Communists abolish the taxes on the vital truck traffic which supplies the free world outpost deep in the Soviet zone since they cannot be justi fied purely on economic The Western high commissioners said such interference with road traffic as the new tolls represent would clearly conflict with the obligations contained in the New York and Paris agreements of May arid June Blockade Anniversary These were the agreements that ended the Soviets 19481949 land blockade of Berlin which started exactly seven years ago The Western powers rejected the Communist contention that the in creased truck tolls were necessary to raise funds for highway repairs They said that if new tolls were required they could have been dis cussed by East and West German trade commissions Allied vehicles were not affected by the Communist road tax An American spokesman said several Allied vehicles made the Berlin run Friday and were passed by the Communists without tolls To rub it in the Communists in voked their old slowdown tactics before the blockade began at mid night They held up great lines of trucks at both ends of the 110mile lifeline until the deadline passed and they could begin collecting their tribute Vigorous Protests The West protested vigorously to the Soviets and vowed counter measures but for the moment at least they had no choice but to ante up to keep the trucks rolling It was estimated the taxes would run to 10million dollars a year The Communists themselves de nied they were trying to black mail the Western powers but it was freely admitted this was the first of the retaliatory measures the Soviets have thought up to pun ish West Germany for ratifying the Paris arms treaties The Western Allied high commis sioners met in Bonn and drafted sharp protest to the Soviets HUNTING BILL SIGNED DES MOINES bill limiting tach hunter to one deer in an open Mason and reducing the special deer hunting license fee tn has been signed by Gov Leo Hocgh Grunewald in 5Year Term NEW YORK IflFederal Judge Archie 0 Dawson Friday sen tenced Henry W The Dutchman Grunewald Washington influence peddler to five years in prison and imposed a fine for con spiracy in a tax fix case Judge Dawson imposed the max imum penalty on Grunewald after comparing him and two codefend ants with termites which could undermine a structure until it col He imposed a fiveyear jail term and an fine on one code fendant Max Halpern 70 of New York an attorney who was con victed on four counts of the in dictment Judge Dawson adjourned until April 14 the sentencing of Daniel A Bolich 54yearold assistant commissioner of Internal Revenue who is ill in a Brooklyn hospital of a heart attack Two Ships Damaged in Bay Collision CAPE MAY N J com mercial freighter and a Navy de stroyer escort collided in the Dela ware Bay Thursday night severely damaging both ships but causing no loss of life Two Navy men were injured seri ously when the freighter Mormac spruce rammed the USS William T Powell and ripped a 10foot by 10foot hole in the starboard side of the naval vessel a Navy spokes man reported 164 Die in Philippine Quake if Asks Congress to Oppose QuemoyMatsu Defense Senators Meet at Capitol President in World Review WASHINGTON W Sen Morse DOre Friday asked that Con ress go on record as opposing use of American military forces or defense of Quemoy and the Vlatsus Morse offered a resolution to his effect in the midst of a flurry of Senate debate which stemmed part from President Eisen lowers White House conference Thursday with Senate leaders Various senators who attended he White House session said no decision had been reached as to whether forces would be em ployed in defense in event the Chi icse Communists attempt to wrest the offshore islands from the Chi nese Nationalists Dangerous Attitude Sen McCarthy began the debate y saying Eisenhower is adopting deadly dangerous attitude in refusing to say whether the United tates will defend the islands McCarthy said the President apparently told some members of that reaction would depend on the nature and itrength of a Communist McCarthy was not among those in ited to the White I am completely bewildered by he administrations Mc Carthy said It is deadly danger ms and utterly Immediately after McCarthy poke Morse proposed his resolu ion which would state as the pol cy of Congress that Eisenhower hould not use military force to de end the offshore islands Morse who cast one of three votes against he defendFormosa resolution last month told the Senate that Mc arthy had very clearly stated the langer to the American people in he present policy Senators who attended the ses ion with the President Thursday described ia advance as for the urpose of a general briefing on he foreign gener ally unwilling to quote Eisenhower lirectly Custom frowns on it No Early Movt However several said they got he impression that Eisenhower A does not expect any early aggressive move by the Red Chi nese and B does not believe lussia wants a war in the Far 2ast now Sen George chairman f the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said that was his im pression I think the Presi dent feels that the Russians do not want to keep the books for a war the Chinese Com munists might George said But the ques tions still re main whether the Russians actu ally have the power to veto a move Red China and whether even hough they might not want a war now they actually would restrain the Chinese Communists in a show Sen H Smith R VJ said his impressions of the residents views were similar to Georges MORSE Junk Becomes New Jet in DoItYourself Craze CHICAGO UP Insurance ex ecutive John MacArthur takes this dpityoursclf stuff seriously He built himself a jet plane out of junk MacArthur wealthy 58yearold head of the Bankers Life and Casu alty revealed Thursday that the craft was put together bit by bit over the past two years from parts of wrecks which the Air Force sold as junk He said this makes him the first civilian owner of an Air Force T33 jet It cost me five times as much as a new plane Im he said But I wanted a He said there was some alarm over his project in official circles even though the four men who scouted wreckage for him pur chased the junk from civilians and not directly from any government agency The Air Force didnt like the MacArthur said but there was nothing they could do about R R McCORMICK Col Robert R McCormick of Chicago Dies Colorful Editor and Publisher CHICAGO Robert Ruth erford McCormick 74 colorful edi or and publisher of the Chicago Tribune died early Friday He had been in failing health for several years but remained active in his work until early last month Death came at his farm home west of Chicago at McCormick who gained the title of colonel from World War I serv ice was the key man in a publish ing organizatioa which owns the newspapers with the largest drcu lation in the United Chicago Tribune and the New York Daily News Boost Circulation He stepped into an executive post at tfie Tribune in 1911 when it had a daily circulation of about iast September the Tribune had a daily circulation of and a Sunday circulation of McCormick had been hospitalized several times in recent years He had pneumonia in April 1953 after returning from a trip to Europe ter the same year he was trou led by erysipelas On Jan 19 he underwent an ab dominal operation to correct ad lesions and a bladder and liver condition He had a long and active career le shaped the policies of the Trib une largest standardsized news paper in this country which each day proclaims itself on Page 1 as the worlds greatest Crusading Newspaper The Tribune fought federal pro libition ferreted out medical quacks argued against foreign in volvements and opposed entry of the United States into World War II right up to Pearl Harbor It was a constant critic of the Democratic administrations of Tranklin D Roosevelt and Harry S it brandished its iroadsword at many Republicans too McCormick held these positions ditor and publisher of the Chi cago Tribune chairman vice pres dent and treasurer of the News Syndicate publishers of the York Daily News chairman rice president and treasurer of the Chicago TribuneNew York News Syndicate marketing agency or Tribune comics and features In addition he was president of WGN operator of radio sta tion WGN and television station WGNTV Private funeral services will be icld Monday at the Colonels Wheaton home Cantigny Farm A memorial service was being lanned for Tuesday at the Fourth 5resbyterian Church in Chicago Elderly Hardware Dealer Burned THURMAN WvAn elderly hard ware store operator here was in critical condition at a Hamburg lospital Friday after he inhaled smoke during an early morning ire which destroyed three build ngs here The fire broke out in the hard ware store operated by Charles Forney 80 It destroyed Forneys store an empty building and a clothing store within 30 minutes All were one story frame struc tures School Rift at Waukon Buffalo 87 The AsiocUtci Pren of education it run ning anything but smoothly in two Iowa communities Classes were disrupted Waukon High School Thursday as teachers in a twohour meet ing prepared a formal demand that the Board of Education ex plain its failure to renew contract of Supt B H And at Buffalo in Scott Coun ty near Davenport a group of high school students walked out of class for 45 minutes in test over the school boards failure to rehire Principal An drew A Anderson Board President Edwin Rauch said in Buffalo some teachers had asked a hearing at 5 Friday but that he didnt know the purpose of meeting Waukon faculty members said in their petition that they wouldnt sign their contracts for next year unless the board ex plains before April 15 why it doesnt want to rehire Graeber 15 is the deadline for teachers to sign their contracts for next school year And teachers also handed the board another petition they said was signed by most of the approximately 300 high school students The students plea declared dismissal Graeber had caused much confusion in school and we believe you are ly We would like a public expla nation of your action directly to the student body because we believe the students are ones to be pe tition declared Sylvan Hinrichs president of Waukon School Board said I dont believe theres as much hubbub on this matter as there seems to He did not say whether the board would make the explanation requested AP Wirephoto THE VERDICT IS GUILTY Cafe society playboy Mickey Jelke stares straight ahead as he and his wife Sylvia leave the New York courtroom after a jury found him guilty on two counts of compulsory prostitution Sen tencing was set for April 28 Jelke Found Guilty am in Vice Case Ag Damage Set at Millions Toll May Hit Hundreds NEW YOEK F Mickey Jelke handsom young oleomargarine heir was convicted Friday for th second time on cafe society vice charges He could draw up to 40 years in prison at his sentencing1 set for April 28 But he was sentenced to only three to six years two years ago on his first conviction wMch was reversed on appeal Tie first MANILA W Violent earth uakes rocked the southern Philip ines Friday causing possibly mndreds of deaths and untold amage The Philippine News Service re rorted hundreds dead or miss ing in the Tugaya District alone of anao Province Earlier PNS said here were 164 confirmed deaths in four districts of that province For nearly eight hours the earth rembled and shook The ground plit open Sand and hot water were reported issuing from cracks in the ground Some houses top ped into Lake Lanao Communications were disrupted n most sections but reports filter ing out of the stricken island of Mindanao indicated widespread1 dis aster Hardest hit was the palm tree studded belt of northwestern Min danao second largest island in the archipelago The first heavy shock hit the area at Thereafter a chain reaction of tremors set in heaving the earth on Panay Neg ros Samar Cebu Leyte and Bo hol Islands SAME OKD BY SENATE 762 Longerf Vote Against German Arms jury recommended mercy The second jury did not Jelke was continued free in bail after the jury of 10 men and two women reported its guilty verdict at following more than 10 hours of deliberation He was convicted on two counts of compulsory prostitution the egal term for the offense The charges consisted of 1 Enticing inducing and pro curing Pat Ward now 21 to lead the life of a prostitute 2 Attempting to do the same with Marguerite Cordova 26 for mer night club hatcheck girl Chief Defense Counsel George cated many persons were victims Washington Herz said he would of landslides not discuss the possibility of an appeal at the present time Military Pay Raise Bill Signed Into Law WASHINGTON LVP r e s i dent Eisenhower Thursday signed the bill giving about mem bers of the Armed Forces a pay raise WASHINGTON Senate Friday approved the German rearmament treaties by an overwhelming vote The roll call tally was 762 with Sens Langer RND and Malone RNev voting against The twin pacts which Secretary of State Dulles said will give West European unity an irreversible give sovereignty to the Re public of West Germany bring her nto the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and provide for a rand new 12division German army East Germany is occupied by he Soviet Union The historic Senate action de liberately delayed until France and Germany had approved the treaties culminates a fiveyear effort to array Germanys potential military power on the side of the West in the cold war against Russia Only one vote was taken in the Senate on the two pacts Sen George DGa asked that that vote be officially recorded as cov ering each treaty separately George chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee told the Sen ate in a brief debate on the agree ments that they would improve Jie both for unification of Germany and for talks between Western and Russian leaders on a basis that might produce some thing Jelke who had paced the court corridors during the jurys delib eration paled as the verdict was announced The 25yearold play boy was visibly shaken as he stood at the defense table facing the jur ors He did not take the witness stand at either trial The prosecution contended he got About The Weather Mason City Clear warm Iowa Fair mild Minnesota Mostly fair FiveDay Iowa Temperatures Sat urday through Wednesday will average 7 to 10 degrees above normal Normal highs 54 north to 60 south normal lows 32 north to 37 south Not much change in temperatures except some cooling the first of the week Precipitation will average 10 to 15 inches occurring as light showers early in the week Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Friday Maximum 64 Minimum 40 At 8 47 YEAR AGO Maximum 37 Minimum 20 into the vice in some places The to from Miss Ward whilecaused landslides Minneapolis to Get Lutheran Parleys CHICAGO UP The third as sembly of the Lutheran World Fed eration Friday was set for Aug 1625 1957 Minneapolis Minn The decision was made by the National Lutheran Council execu tive committee here The commit tee also decided to hold the 1956 convention of the National Luth eran Council at Minneapolis Feb JIO Two Districts The Philippine National Red Cross said the provincial secretary of Lano Province reported from Dansalan the capital that 100 per sons were dead or missing in two districts bordering Lake Lanao Those persons presumably were included in an earlier report by the Philippine News Service that 164 were confirmed dead in 4 dis tricts of Lanao Province PNS in sisted that its figure was correct The Manila Times reported the same figures The News Service quoted Capt Angelo Cruz public relations offi cer for the 4th Military Area em bracing Mindinao He said 15 per sons were missing The news agency dispatch indl The first heavy shock hit the corngrowing Then a series of after shocks jarred Mindanao and the other southern and central Philip pine islands of Cebu Panay Ne gros Samar Bohol and Leyte Heavy Tremors A Philippine News Service dis patch from Higan reported earth fissures measuring as wide as a iving with her for five months in 951 and supplement gifts from his family and help tide him over until he came into his mil lions Jelkes pretty platinum blonde 27yearold wife the former Sylvia Eder had left the court room shortly before the verdict She and The News Service said 10 per sons were hurt at nigan and a waterfront office building there slid into the sea From Ozamis City a town of an estimated one million dollars in damage was re ported At least were home less there Everyone in this city and near Jelke were found together in hisby towns thought the world had apartment when he was arrested wo years ago and they were mar ried after his first trial In This Issue The GLOBEGAZETTE Story Turn lo the tabloid section in side for the detailed story of how the GlobeGazette is written compiled set in type printed and distributed each day We are sure you will find it a fas cinating story of modern journal ism presented in words and pic tures Clubs and other groups espe cially school children through out North Iowa and Southern Minnesota are invited to see the GlobeGazette plant in operation as depicted in this Please write for tour appoint ments to come and visit the GlobeGazette ended and death had a Manila Times correspondent mes saged from Ozamis The Weather Bureau plotted epicenter at some 600 miles south and southeast of Manila or a point between Ozamis and Iligan cities in Mindanao Ozamis is located ia Occidental Province Iligan with population of is hi Lanao Province to the east The Weather Bureau said greatest intensity of the earth quake was recorded at Dipolog City population on the northern tip of Zamboanga ince on Mindanao Polio Group Requests Mass Immunization NEW YORK W The National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis says it wants to use mass immu nization methods of its Salk polio first and second pupils and free of charge The results of last Salk vaccine trials will be nounced April 12   

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