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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 13, 1956, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION MAKE EVERY DAY SAFE DRIVING DAY VOL LXII Associated Press and United Full Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JANUARY 13 1956 This Paper Consists of Two One No U W Prosecution in Brinks Case Launched Cross i in Denial of Charges WASHINGTON UP H u g h W Cross resigned chairman of the Interstate Commerce Commission was quoted in testimony released Friday as admitting some indis creet actions in connection with a Chicago contract But he denied that lie used his office to help swing the contract to a friend John L Keeshin of Chicago and declared that what ever stigma might fall on him per sonally the pain I never can sur vive would be any reflection on the ICC because of anything he did I have never had a finger or whisper of suspicion pointed at me he said I cannot be lieve that my action in any way affected those The Senate Investigations Sub committee made public the testi mony given by Cross and others in a closed door hearing last Nov 15 Called Unfair The subcommittees Democratic majority overrode protests from its Republican members in re leasing the transcript Sen Ben der one of the members denounced the release as grossly unfair to Mr Cross without hear ing more witnesses Further hear ings were abandoned after Cross resigned Nov 23 There was no immediate state ment from Cross He wrote to President Eisenhower in resigning that he had been the target of baseless charges which never theless wouldimpair his service on the commission Republican arid former lieutenant governor of Illinois was originally appointed to the ICC by former President Truman Rail Service The Inquiry revolved about the role Cross played In negotiations last summer which shifted to Kee shins Railroad Transfer Service a contract to haul train pas sengers by bus between railway depots in Chicago The contract had been held for more than a century by the Parmelee Chi cago Cross said he had received what I consider to be threats from Lee Freeman de scribed as counsel for Parmelee He said Freeman had told him I am warning you because you are going to hear about this for a long long Cross said he thought the Parmelee group had spread a story that he influenced the contract award in return for a promise of a job I say now that I was indiscreet and I should not have done Cross said his acknowledged talks about the contract with presi dents of three railroads who had a voice in awarding it He named them as Wayne A Johnston president of the Illinois Central Railroad Paul E Feucht president of the Chicago North western Railway and Howard E Simpson president of the Balti more Ohio Railroad Co He denied vigorously that he had been offered a job with Keeshin if Keeshin got the contract and disputed Johnstons testimony tha Cross had spoken of expecting to get the job if things worked BELIEVES IN POLYGAMY Woman Gives Up Seven Children Over Religion SHORT CREEK Utah ffi A frail tired woman Friday came lome to this desert town leaving seven of her eight children in state custody and vowing to fight with every drop of my blood to get them back Only 4yearold Vaughn met Mrs Vera Black on her return He has vhooping cough and could not be turned over to state welfare authori ies at Provo Thursday The State Welfare Commission took custody of the other seven children when Mrs Black refused to swear in writing not to teach them polygamy lot to practice it herself Vaughn vill be surrendered to the state vhen he is well Welfare officials pleaded with Mrs Black for two hours Thurs day to sign an affidavit which Daddy Turns Out to Be One of THE BRINKS GANG QUINCY Mass sergeant at police headquarters Thursday picked up the telephone A boys voice cried frantically Come over to my house men in frying to put handcuffs on Police sped to the house and entered with drawn guns Inside were two FBI agents arresting Adolph Jan Maffie a Brinks hold up suspect Maffies young son had called police an vould enable her to keep her chil dren Welfare Commissioner H C ihoemaker said Mrs Black is one of three wives of Leonard Black vho was among a number of Short teek men convicted of unlawful cohabitation by Arizona authorities wo years ago Black lives on the Arizona side of the twostate set lement but his wife Vera lives on the Utah side Gods Law The Blacks are members of a cult which be leves polygamy is Gods law Shoemaker arranged the Pfovb meeting after officers failed to ake custody of the children in Short Creek Tuesday Black and other Short Creek men barred them from the Black home Mrs Black 42 walked tearfully rom the meeting and went to an adjoining room where her children waited and told them I am going to have to give you up children but Ill get you back I love you and Ill fight with every drop of my blood to keep you Embraced Mother The three smaller children Emilie 9 Wilford 7 and Fran cis 5 cried out loud and em braced their mother Dont let them take us Wil ford cried Tears streamed slowly down the cheeks of the older son 19 Lillian 14 Spencer 12 and Elsie 11 We wont be away from you long said Orson Claude Wickard Seeks Indiana Senate Seat WINAMAC Ind W C1 a u d e Wickard Camden former secretary of agriculture an nounced Thursday he will seek the Democratic nomination for U S senator at the partys state con vention June 26 Wickard is the first Democrat to announce for the Senate seat now held by Sen Homer E Capehart RUBICAM DIES ST LOUIS E Rubi cam 93 founder of one of the largest business schoolsin the Mid west died of infirmities Thursday at his home All About fJ U U The Weather Mason City Increasing cloudiness and warmer Saturday Increasing southerly winds Saturday Low Friday night 1015 High Saturday 4045 Jowa Increasing cloudiness with little change in temperature Fri day night and Saturday Low Friday night 12 north 22 south High Saturday 36 northeast to 48 southwest Fiveday Iowa Temperatures Fri day night through next Wednes day will average 2 to 5 degrees below normal Normal lows 5 north to 13 south 24 north to 32 south Some warm ing through the weekend then turning colder Precipitation will average around onetenth of an inch occurring as rain except possibly snow extreme northern border about Monday Minnesota Somewhat warmer Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Maximum 29 Minimum 0 At 8 4 To Stiff en Exam for Licenses DBS MOINES Safety ommissioner Clinton Moyer said Friday that from now on it is oing to become more difficult for some lowans to obtain and hold drivers licenses He outlined at a news confer ence three major points in his re cently announced campaign to re duce the increasing toll of death on he states highways and streets The program as it pertains to driver licensing will mean that 1 Fewer heavily restricted li censes will be issued or renewed 2 Some drivers applying for li cense renewel will have to take driving and written tests in addi tion to the presently required vis ion test 3 Applicants for new licenses must score at least a minimum standard grade in all three written driving and the regular license examination Minimum Standards We simply have taken the elas tic out of present Mover said They wont be stretched for any driver who is a fraction below minimum standards because that fraction of errof is all that might be needed to cause a fatal Drivers renewing highly restrict ed licenses will be reexamined to seetfif they meet minimum stand ards This type license generally limits operator to driving un der a set speed during the daylighl hours and within a certain radius of his home Drivers renewing regular licens partta IBSsrSfvisiofi ability since the last renewal peri od also will be reexamined New Licenses In this connection it was said a driver appears for a license re newal only once every two years and something serious might have happened to the ability of the driv er time Applicants for new licenses will be required to answer correctly 20 of the 25 questions in the written test Heretofore if a driver came within a half a point of answering 20 questions correctly he was giv en a license From now on we will decide doubtful cases on the side of the public interest and not on the side of the Moyer said WARMER YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 23 SAME 1 Black means traffic death in pas 24 bouri Space in Shopping Center Already Committed More than 75 per cent of the jpace in the fairgrounds shopping center already has been committed according to the developer All the major tenants have been estab lished Bernard Lutren Chicago realtor reported Friday Lutren was in Mason City four days this week talking to local merchants about space sti3 avail able for the smaller shops He said inquiries from local merchants would be welcome f Before Feb 1 he will be back in Mason City Lutren said because activities on the old fairgrounds will start immediately after that date A number of buildings are to be moved he pointed out before construction can start Sears Roebuck and Co Is the principal tenant in the new shop ping center and two large super narketi also are included the Chi cagoan said COMPANY Force Sgt and Mrs Guilford Medor up their family on a baggage cart at Wiesbaden Germany after their arrival from the by air Mrs Medor and the 10 oldest 14 and the youngest 3 months joined the sergeant to make their home in the American zone MODEST STARS OF BRINKS Baker left center and Vincent Costa had left right center hide their faces as they leave the marshals office at Boston after their arrest in the Brinks case The men handcuffed and manacled are accompanied by FBI officers who arrested them Member of G Q n g Tells AIT 10 Men Face State Action BULLETIN BOSTON UP A grand fury Friday indicted the gang which allegedly staged the Brinks robbery BOSTON Iff Joseph J Specs OKeefe 47 key to the FBIs breaking the Brinks robbery of six years ago went fore a grand jury Friday after being quoted as saying the fabu lous robbery had been planned a year and a half One of 11 men named by the FBI Thursday as participants in the biggest cash haul in the na tions history OKeefe has beea described as the leak in the case Authorities who refused to be named say he decided to talk because he didnt get his share of the loot The Boston Traveler quoted unidentified sources saying that prior to the hold up the gang entered the plant night after night through a garage after everyone but the watchman Way ward Jeep Causes New Berlin Clash B E R N UP Communist police Friday fired six warning shots over the head of British soldiers in an unsuccessful attempt to prevent a British repair crew rom removing a wrecked military xlice jeep from the EastWest order Maj Gen R A Cottrell Hill Berlins British commandant im mediately protested the action to Vlaj Gen P A Dibrova Berlins Soviet commandant No Casualties No casualties were reported in he incident But the 25 Communist peoples police involved allowed the British to remove the jeep only after the British rushed 50 armed soldiers to the scene on the double and after a Soviet officer inter vened A British spokesman praised the behavior of the Soviet officer He said the Communist police with drew and allowed the jeep to be towed away as soon as the Soviet officer was informed of the nature of the dispute Another Soviet offi cer had refused earlier to inter vene with the Red police Odd Predicament The incident occurred when a British patrol jeep carrying three military policemen crashed against a tree on the border of the British and Soviet sectors of Berlin The jeep came to a halt with its front wheels in West Berlin territory and its back wheels in the Soviet zone West German police reported Police said the Communist border guards did not interfere when res cue teams pulled the injured mili tary policemen from the jeep to get them to a hospital But they threatened other British soldiers with their carbines when they at tempted to remove the jeep Red Cross Plans Million Appeal NEW YORK WVThe American Red Cross plans a record time appeal for 90 million dollars this year because of hurricane and of the past six flood disasters months Red Cross National Chairman E Roland Harriman said the disasters caused the organization to spend more than 27 million dollars on emergency relief and longrange assistance to families and small businesses Harriman said this was four or five times the amount spent in an average disaster year and added We now have less than a million dollars to cope with disaster work this spring and McGINNIS PINO FAHERTY BANFIELD Grahams Sanity Trial to Commence March 5 DENVER jury trial is set to start March 5 to determine if John Gilbert Graham was sane last Nov 1 when he is accused of dynamiting anairliner that hurled his mother and 43 others to death Trial on the sanity issue was re quested by courtappointed defense attorneys who rejected the findings of four psychiatrists that the 23 yearold defendant was sane In effect the doctors found Graham knew right from wrong anc could refrain from doing wrong Ground Party Auca Country QUITO Ecuador arrival of a ground search party at a campsite in rugged Auca Indian country was awaited Friday to identify four bodies believed those of missing American missionaries There was no report on a fifth missing evangelist A Air Force helicopter remained at the scene by radio telephone the finding of the bodies Thursday night Its messages did not identify any of them Buried at Scene An Air Force spokesman in Pan ama in touch with the searchers said if the bodies were identified as those of the missionaries they would be buried at the scene He added that two Americanlook ing men air searchers had been sighted earlier in two canoes with four Indians had been identified definitely as Ecuadorians A search for the Protestant mis sionaries began after they disappeared in an area on the eastern slopes of the Ecua dorean Andes They had flown in to Christianize the Auca tribesmen No Sign of Life The helicopter after finding the bodies combed a sevenmile area around the camp but saw no sign of life Members of the missionary party were Peter Fleming Seattle Nathanial Saint Hunting don Valley James Elliot Portland Edward McCulley and Roger Youderian Lansing Mich Entries in Flemings diary found at the base indicated the missionaries were lured to the Curaray Rfver by of friend ship from some of the tribesmen They apparently were seized Sun day just after radioing Here come a group of Aucas we have not known The removed locks front every door in the the ac count continued The locks were taken o a keymakeri in the employ of the gang and a key was fashioned and the locks returned in a matter of Watched Trucks On these occasions OKeefe was quoted as saying several of the gang would remain secreted in the building in trucks to observe tha watchman The men in the trucks would sig nal when the coast was clear for the return of the lock being vorked on OKeefe said Joe McGinnis of those ar rested was not n on the actual h o 1 d up We met him he said Seven of us including m y self did the actual job in he con tinued man was 0ne out side in a Ford OKEEFE Aged Carroll Man Killed in Crash CARROLL Sapp 76 Carroll was killed Thursday when he backed hismodel T car into the path of another car on a gravel road 1 mile west of here Authorities said he backed out of a farm driveway into a car driven by Ed Wieland a Carroll farmer who was just coming over the crest of a small hill Sapp was killed instantly Wieland his daughter Laura Mac 17 and his son Robert 15 were treated at St Anthonys Hos pital al Carroll and released and two others were in the truck that was OKeefe told how the men en tered the money cage We had keys for He said after the robbery tha gang drove directly to a Roxbury District houseyseparated and met there again1 next morning by agreement The money was counted The men dgretti that all new money was dangerous They agreed it Not Recovered BOSTON ff Authorities said not a penny of the Brinks loot has been recovered Serial numbers of in bills were circulated throughout the country but investigators say robbers might have destroyed those bills and anything else considered dan gerous should be destroyed This was done OKeefe said he was robbed of his share by Adolph Jazz Maf fie OKeefe said he turned his end over to Maffie to hold for him Got Gypped I got gypped I never got it It was the last I ever saw of OKeefe was pokerfaced as he wajkcd into the grand jury room He was the fifth witness of the day The others were Brinks em ployes who were in the Brinks office the night of the holdup Jan 17 1950 FBI Director J Edgar Hoover Thursday announced solution of the case how the robbery was committed and the 11 men alleg edly involved Shortly before Hoovers nouncemcnt 6 of the 11 were rounded up by the FBI in Greater Boston Two others already wore In prison on other charges two arc   

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