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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 18, 1955, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NII6HIORS HOME EDITION VOL LXI AttocteUd aad United PitM Full Wra Cw MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JUNE II 19SS Paper CoodsU vt Two OM Red China Sending Home Three Yanks Taken in Holdup Mount Auburn Bank Is Scene VINTON ffi A lone gunman held up the Mount Auburn Sav ings Bank at Saturday and the Benton County sheriffs office said he fled with currency Mount Auburn is seven miles northwest of Vinton A report from Sheriff Ed Thomp son said the gunman flashed a blue steel automatic on Robert W Hadley bank cashier and forced him to turn over bank currency The loot was in 100dollar 50 dollar 20dollar and 5 and 10 dol lar bills Titd Up Hadley was tied up by the bandit before he departed early reports said but no injuries were reported The bandit was described as a roan 50 to 55 years old wearing hornrimmed glasses and a dark business suit and hat The bandits height was estimated at 5 feet 8 inches and his weight at 160 pounds State highway patrolmen in northeast Iowa including offduty patrolmen were promptly alerted and road blocks were set up The bandit car was believed to have headed south out of Mount Auburn a town of about 225 per sons Many Roads This may be a rough the Vinton County sheriffs office said There are so many roads in the area it will be difficult to make a road block A bluegreen 1955 Ford coach which was stolen at Walford early Thursday was being sought as the probable bandit car It was Iowas fifth bank holdup this year Three of the four pre vious holdups were quickly solved and the bandits in each case have been sentenced Still unsolved is the early February holdup of the Lament office of the Farm ers State Savings Bank of Inde pendence Lament is about 60 miles northeast of Mount Auburn Charles City Youth Held on Theft Charge CHARLES CITY Eldo Walters Charles City was being held in the Winneshiek County jail Friday awaiting removal to Floyd County where he will face a charge of tak ing a motor vehicle without the consent of the owner Walters was arrested in Winne shiek County Thursday night by the county sheriff and taken to the jail in Decorah The local sheriff will send for him Charles City police reported that Walters had gone to the Charles City Motor Thursday afternoon in an attempt to purchase a used automobile He took one for a drive and then returned to the office Walters did not make a deal with the firm for the auto He told the salesman that the car was parked on the street with the keys in it When the salesman went to pick up the car it was gone He imme diately informed the police A charge was filed against the young man for taking the car with out consent of the owner An alarm was sent out over northeastern Iowa which resulted in the arrest of Wal ters in Winneshiek County The car was taken between and 5 p m Thursday Toronto Boy Is Drowning Victim TORONTO Iowa W Roger Beranek 11 Oxford Junction drowned Friday in a gravel pit near here where he had gone swimming with his brother and a cousin Authorities said Roger stepped Into a deep hole and went down before help could be called The body was recovered Friday night Roger was the son of Anton Ber anek Oxford Junction Toronto is In Clinton County about 40 miles west of Clinton VIKING QUEEN CROWNED Gwendolyn Johnson Northwood Friday evening was crowned Viking Queen at the Worth County Fair grounds Here Chuck Hendrickson son of Mr and Mrs Sophus Hendrickson grins as he prepares to kiss the newlycrowned queen Miss Johnson earlier was named Miss Northwood Story on page 3 Triplet Convicted of 2nd Degree Murder LE MARS lavErnest J Triplett was convicted by a District Court jury here Friday night of second degree murder hi the abduction slaying of 8yearold Jimmy Bremmer Sioux City The jury which received the case late Friday afternoon delib erated 4 hours and 25 minutes fore reaching its decision A second degree murderconviction carries a penalty of from 10 years to life in prison The state had asked first degree murder verdict with recommenda tion for the death penalty for Trip lett 54yearold les son salesman Found in Field Triplett was accused of bludgeon ing to death the Bremmer boy who disappeared from his Sioux City home last Aug 31 The lads ody was found in a field north of Sioux City a month later follow ing a mass search Throughout his trial Triplett firmly denied he had slain the boy Defense Attorney Thomas O Tacy had contended that a tape recorded statement in which Trip t admitted striking the boy with his fist on the back of the head was taken while the salesman was drugged He also had contended that other admissions Triplett made to Sioux City police had been obtained by means of threats and promises of New Trial After the verdict was announced however Tacy appeared relieved that it was not more severe Triplett now is acquitted of first degree Tacy said He can only be charged with second degree murder in the new He added that he had asked Judge R G Rodman for 15 days to file a motion for a new trial The judge did not immediately set any date for sentencing AMES Drenkhahn 16 daughter of Mr and Mrs R W Drenkhahn Marion Saturday was named this years better groomed girl among Iowas 000 4H club girls The honor was announced at the close of an annual convention at tended by 4H Blueribbon ratings went to Ruth Rathjen Stockton Beth L Robie Clarion Diane Crodick Guthrie enter Sharon Pont Massena Charlotte Wood Karen Pritcbard Emerson Rosalie Roe men Larchwood Wilma Thomas Oakland Mary Rupp Cleghorn Janet Jeanblanc Vincent and De lores Wilson Four girls won trips to the na tional 4H Club camp at Shelby Aug 114 They were Glen da GroveShirley Putney Waterloo Betty Rinder knecht Marion and Gracia Stock Rockwell City Economic Policies Top Issue Nixon DETROIT UP Vice President Nixon says the economic policies of President Eisenhower will be the great issue of the 1956 presi dential election In Nixon told the Young Republican national convention Friday night we shall have a showdown battle between those who would nationalize and social ize basic American institutions and those who would continue the American economic policies which have been put into effect by this administration and which have worked so A defeat for the Republican Party could mean only a return to the Truman economic poli he said 18 PERISH TOKYO mental pa tients locked in wards died Satur day in a fire that swept four wings of a private psychiatric hospital at chikawa City Marion 4Her Best Groomed DesMoines Woman Killed in Crash Near Hartford DBS MOINES Des Moines woman was killed and three other persons were injured in an auto accident near Hartford about 15 miles southeast of Des Monies late Friday night Mrs Kay Cook 29 died shortly after arrival at a DCS Monies hos pital Her husband Everett Paul Cook 33 suffered a broken arm and cuts and one of their daughters Linda Paulette 3 was treated for cuts at a Des Moines hospital Another daughter Cathie Joe 2 suffered only minor hurts Another passenger in the car 20 yearold Mary Lorraine Harper 20 Fairfield escaped serious in jury Voters of Dysort Nix Bond Issue 3rd Time DYSART UPVFor the third time this year voters here have failed to pass a proposed school bond issue A proposal for a bond issue for a new elementary school Friday received 425 votes favoring the plan to 318 against it But it failed to receive the re quired 60 per cent Troops Patrol Buenos Aires BUENOS AIRES troops Saturday patrolled downtown Buenos Aires as stores shuttered by South Amer icas bloodiest revolt in many years cautiously started to open again for business President Peron set up his headquarters in the Army Ministry sur rounded by military chiefs whose forces put down the navalair up rising Thursday Millions of Argentine workers went back to their jobs after a 24hour general strike called in mourning for the 360 persons killed and near wounded in the short but violent action Appealing to the nation for calm Peron said in a broadcas Friday night the revolt had been put down and peace prevailec throughout the country A radio station claiming to be a clandestine rebel transmitter Governor to Be at Brown Church Ritual Third Sunday of Special Services Leo A Hoegh Sunday will be among hundreds attending the Homecoming and Pioneer Day of the Little Brown Church in the Vale at which WLS Prairie Farmer Radio Station of Chicago will do a live broadcast of The Little Brown Church of the Governor Hoegh is scheduled to fly into Harris Airport to attend the service at the 100 yearold church and take part in Pioneer Day activities Third Sunday This is the third Sunday of serv ices in a series of 10 planned to commemorate the Centennial of the world famous shrine The WLS 890 Kilocycles broadcast will be the first actually made from the church though they have carried the program for the past 21 years under the direction of Dr John Holland Chicago Due to the illness of Dr Holland The Rev Waiter S Wood pastor of the First Baptist church Austin will be the guest minister He will conduct worship services at and 11 The Rev Albrecht Plag asso ciate minister of the Little Brown Church and world church fellow of Reutlingen Wurttemberg Ger many will give the invocation and scripture reading The Rev Glenn L Utterback 27th pastor of the church will speak on the 100 years of the famous cmirch and welcome the pioneer visitors of the day Also attending the Homecoming and Pioneer Day services will be the Weatherwax brothers former ly of Charles City who as a quartet were instrumental in making the song The Little Brown Church in the famous Exhibit Planned An exhibit of letters photos and articles concerning the church and the old Bradford community will be on display in the church base ment Special arrangements have been made to provide parking space and outdoor seating and a public address system has been set up to carry the service to the church lawn Picnic facilities have also been prepared for visitors Sunday afternoon the Nashua Centennial committee will spon sor a program at the fairgrounds located between the church and town celebrating Pioneer Day Billy Graham Opens Religious Crusade in Switzerland ZURICH Switzerland UP Billy Graham opens his Switzer land religious crusade Saturday night and his Swiss sponsors pre dicted at least persons would turn out to hear the American evangelist Graham himself said he would be satisfied if attended the meeting in Hardturn Stadium But more optimistic Swiss organiz ers rented two adjoining fields to accommodate the The stadium seats and the near by fields can hold another An additional to are expected to hear a radio broad cast of the meeting the first of the two Graham will hold in Swit zerland Graham and members of his team travel to Geneva for another onenight stand Sunday From Geneva hewill fly to Frankfurt Germany where he will preach to American servicemen before con tinuing his crusade of Europe i heard in Montevideo Uruguay re ported widespread areas of con tinued resistance however It said naval forces at Puerto Belgrano in Southern Buenos Aires Prov ince had risen against the govern ment and that two warships hac put into that base under orders of Rear Adm Anibal 0 Olivieri This officer was replaced Friday as Perons navy minister Joined Revolt The newspaper La Manana in the Uruguayan capital also re ceived a confirmed report that most of the warships of the Ar gentine navy had joined the revolt It said the vessels were on the high seas but their exact where abouts was unknown The Argen tine navy includes two old battle ships five cruisers one coast de fense vessel 11 seagoing destroy ers and various smaller ships The Peron government was rul ing under a state of modi fied form of martial gives authorities the right to make onthespot decisions to curb trou blemakers Congress quickly ap proved the declaration of a state of siege Friday at the presidents request In a communique issued early Saturday the Army Ministry said the high command has progres sively taken over control of the in ternal order throughout the coun try under orders from Peron Vigorous Justice In his broadcast Peron prom ised vigorous justice upon those responsible for the revolt and stern punishment for roaming mobs who sacked and burned some of Buenos Aires finest churches in the aftermath of the fighting The Embassy hi a report to Washington estimated that seven churches were affected by the mob violence A Reuters dis patch from the Argentine capital said every Catholic church in the downtown section and the Roman Catholic dioscesan headquarters were set afire Across the Rio de la Plata in Montevideo Uruguayan authori ties reported that 122 Argentine naval officers and men sought sanctuary there after fleeing from Argentina in 39 planes WILLIAM A COWART Day of Prayer for Argentina Proclaimed VATICAN CITY ISVThe Vatican has proclaimed a day of prayer Sunday for the Roman Catholic Church in Argentina The Vatican in announcing this Saturday showed its grave concern over Argentine developments by giving a leading role in ceremo nies Sunday to Msgr Manuel Tato auxiliary bishop of Buenos Aires whose expulsion by the Peron gov ernment led to the excommunica tion of all those involved HEADS EAGLES SIOUX CITY A Wendlandt Ottumwa Friday was elected president of the Iowa Fra ternal Order of Eagles About The Weather Mason City Occasional rain Iowa Showers Minnesota Cloudy rain Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Satur day Maximum 85 Minimum 64 At 8 65 Precip Trace YEAR AGO Maximum 84 SHOWERS Minimum 63 LEWIS W CRIGGS OTHO G BELL Molotov Seen in Role of Peacemaker1 SAN FRANCISCO UP Russia Molotov arrived here Satur day for a week of diplomatic ac tivity which may well overshadow the scheduled program of the 10th anniversary session Although the Soviet foreign isin ister ostensibly was coming to San Francisco primarily to address the June 2026 session he brought with him a delegation of 50 aides and advisors many of them coming all the way from Moscow Western diplomats are convinced that Molotov is determined to use bis visit in every possible way to push the new Soviet friendship line This may include a number of bilateral talks with foreign ministers of small nations The big diplomatic event is ex pected to be the talks between Molotov and the Big Three western foreign ministers on plans for the top level meeting of the chiefs of government in Geneva July 18 The four power talks will open here Monday Secretary of State Dulles British Foreign Secretary Harold MacMil lan and French Foreign Minister Antoine Pinay will arrive by plane Sunday from their strategy meet ings in New York Western diplomats have been watching with interest Molotovs journey across the United States by train For the first time in their memory the usually aloof Molotov has been making all sorts of friendly gestures Ikes Hand Weaker Thye Says WASHINGTON Wl Sen Thy said Saturday recen critical speeches by Sens McCar thy and Jenner RInd will cer tainly weaken the hand of Pres dent Eisenhower at the Big Four Conference next month Thye said in an interivew th Russians will use these expres sions to show the United State is divided and therefore weak Eisenhower and the premiers Britain France and Russia ar scheduled to meet July 18 at Gen eva Jenner McCarthy and Sen Ma lone RNev cast the only nega tive votes Friday when the Senat ratified 633 the Austrian inde pendence move strongly urged by the Eisenhower adminis tration Jennet sharply attacked the Au strian treaty as enforced neutra ization of that midEuropean na tion On Thursday McCarthy chal lenged the whole concept of Big Four talks He charged that Eis enhower in agreeing to meet wit the Russian leaders was steering the United States to an impend ing diplomatic CarTruck Crash Fatal to Youth JEFFERSON Pete Conway 20 Boone was killed Sat urday in a cartruck collision on a Highway 30 hill about two mile west of here Authorities said the westbounc car driven by Conway smashed into an eastbound semitrailer truck which apparently jackknifet on the hill The truck driver Darwin Ewart Schmellik Colo was not injured Conways father William 46 als of Boone was treated at a Jef ferson hospital and released SMILG ACQUITTED DAYTON Ohio jury o seven men and five women Satur day acquitted Benjamin Smilg 42 former Wright Patterson Air Force Base engineer on three counts o perjury resulting from his denia he knew convicted spy courier Har ry Gold News in Brief PEACE HOPES CITED NEW YORK MVThe Western Big Three foreign ministers say they are hopeful that with persistence much can be achieved in the coming months toward the goal of The hopeful note was sounded Friday in a communique issued by the American British and French foreign ministers after two days of talks here RESULTS OF ALERT WASHINGTON UP The government emerged Saturday from Operation Alert 1955 with a clear decision to rely on the inherent powers of the presidency to mobilize the country under any at tempted real knockout attack This decision appeared to rule out any possibility that the administration would seek standby powers from Congress to invoke a swift freeze of wages and prices and to assume control of materials and production TAX EVASION SUIT WATERLOO statt of Iowa Friday filed suit against Richard Robinson Evansdale for and income taxes for 19S3 The petition charges that Robinson earned more than and paid in federal income tax but did not file a state return WARNING BY HICKENLOOPER CEDAR RAPIDS WVRecent Communist overtures to the West indicate only a new type of assault on the unity of the free na Sen B B Hickenlooper RIowa says He warned members of the Iowa Veterans of Foreign Wars attending their annual en campment here Friday not to be foolishly complacent about the threat which faces us now and will face us for an indefinite period in the Turncoat Group Is Homesick 2 Belgians Included TOKYO China said Sat urday three Americans and two Belgians who chose to remain in Red China after the Korean War lad been given permission to leave the country A Peiping broadcast heard hera said however only two of the Americans had asked to go home The third asked to go to Japan One Belgian asked to go to the United States the other Belgian to Laos The Red radio said the 17 other Americans who had refused repat riation could leave China too if they wished There was no mention of 11 American fliers who were captured late in the Korean War after their B29 bomber was shot down Four jet pilots captured late in the war have been released and now are home Original 23 The three Americans Peiping said who were being permitted to leave were among the original 23 who refused repatriation after lengthy explanations carried out at Panmunjom in 1953 under the terms of the Korean Armistice One of these later died Peiping reported Peiping named the five granted permission to leave as Cpl Lewis W Grigytf Jackson ville Tex Cpl otho 0 Bell Olympia Wash Cpl William A Cewart Dalton Ga Roger Devriendf Westvlaander en Belgium Louis Verdyck Antwerp Bel gium The broadcast did not say when or where the five would be re eased but said we are going through the formalities for their exit and making all necessary ar The broadcast said the remain ing 2 could leave any time they wish and admitted difficulties in keeping them happy in China Two other American prisoners of war who at first refused repa xiation changed their minds and returned to the United States Both were courtmartialed Cpl Claude J Batchelor Ker mit was convicted of cpl aborating with the enemy and in forming on his fellow prisoners He was sentenced to life but this ater was reduced to 20 years 10 Years Cpl Edward S Dickenspn Big Stone Gap was convicted of informing on his comrades and currying favor with his captors He got 10 years at hard labor The government said Thurs day it would arrange the return lome of any of the 21 Americans who chose to stay in Red China if hey have changed their minds However the White House State and Defense Justice Departments warned in a joint statement that any who do come back will be leld accountable for any wrong ful act they may have commit ted At Olympia Mrs Jewel Bell expressed delight when told he Peiping radio had said her lusband could come home Bui she said she was afraid to say anything until he gets home lest something might At Jacksonville mother Mrs Albert Griggs said iie news makes me very happy ut Id rather wait until he gets I know something for The Red radio hinted strongly that the other 17 are restless and anxious to come home too dis satisfied with life in a strange country with lower living stand ards Seventeen Americans and one Briton remain SAME DATEW415S BUck flag Beam tntflt la Mat Mfcwn   

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