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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 20, 1957, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspapei Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETT T H B U E A n i I T H I NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL E NORTH 10 WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXIV Associated Press and United Presi Full Seven CenuTcopy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 20 This Paper Consists ot Two SectionsSection 34 House Beats Senate to Missile Probe Identify Missing Man Linked to Another Killing MADISON Wis County Sheriff Herbert Wanser ski said Tuesday that we think we have found the head and face of Mary Hogan among the 10 human skulls discovered at the home of a gentlemannered han dyman f Wanserski made his statement to nesvsmen as Portage and Wau shara County authorities brought Edward Gein 51yearold bache lor to the State Crime Labor atory for a lie detector test of his statement that although he butchered a woman last Satur day the 10 heads found in his secluded farmhouse all came from looted graves Mrs Hogan 54yearold opera t o r of a tavern in Bancroft some 10 miles from Geins home disappeared from the estab lishment late in the afternoon of a grey December day in 1954 Found in Shed Her disappearance was similar to that of Bernice Worden 58 from her hardware store at Plainfield last Saturday morning Mrs Wordens body decapitated eviscerated and strung up by che heels like an animal carcass Was found in Geins woodshed Saturday night Gein admitted that he killed Mrs Worden although he reit erated to authorities that the deed what he contended were the grave robbings happened when he was in kind of a daze like Authorities are seeking per mission to dig up graves Gein said he robbed to determine if they had actually been dis turbed Not So Sure The director of Wisconsins crime laboratory wasnt so sure about identifying Mrs Hogan He said it would be difficult to iden tify any of the human death masks or skulls by sight He was continuing his investigation how PLUMBER SAVED PROM Seconds after his rescue from a cavein which held him captive for nearly an hour under 812 feet of earth Vincent Strong 26 Dubuque is led to an ambu lance Strong was working at the bot tom of a trench when another plumber T l yi jj P Pho0fax fcarlRohr warned him of the cave in Strong cupped his face with his fore arms and this created a pocket of air that allowed him to breathe All I did was pray said Strong after a power shovel dug to the bottom of the trench and fire men used spades to reach him Russ Move to Bring Egypt Bulganin in Promise of More Aid ever There were traces of formalde hyde in Geins house Wilson said which could mean that Gein em balmed murder victims or that the skulls could have come from persons already embalmed The sheriff said the heads found in the farmhouse had been skinned and made into death masks which were well pre served with hair ears lips and nose Features Recognized Wanserski told newsmen hat Mrs Hogans features were rec ognized in one of the grisly relics found by horrified officers as they searched through Ihe clut tered old farmhouse where Gein lived alone In addition to the heads Ihey found furniture up holstered in human skin bones and other gruesome fragments of bodies the Portage County sher iffs statement which came after Gein was brought here from the jail at Wautoma authorities ap parently were ready to accept Geins story of one killing and 10 grave robberies Waushara County Dist Atty Earl Kileen said just before the party left for Madison that our case ap pears to be pretty well cleared up BY THE UNITED PRESS The Soviet Union has moved to bring Egypt into itseconomic or bit along with Syria Russia accompanied the prom ise of economic aid to Egypt new accusations Wednesday against the United States and Is rael and said they were plotting war against Syria It said Israel was massing troops for an attack on Syria Visits Military The Russian economic aid prom ise to Egypt was made Tuesday night in Moscow by Premier Niko lai Bulganin at a reception for Maj Gen Abdel Hakim Amer the Egyptian defense minister and commander of the joint Syrian Egyptian forces Nothing was said in Moscow onj The Weather Mason City Mostly cloudy with occasional light snow or snow flurries and little change in temperature through Thursday High Thursday lower 30s Low Wednesday night near 20 Iowa Mostly cloudy north part ly cloudy south no important change in temperature Thurs day Light snow or snow flur ries extreme north Wednesday night and northeast Thursday morning Low Wednesday night in the 20s Fiveday Iowa Temperatures will average about 5 degrees below normal Thursday through next Monday Normal highs in lower 40s Normal lows in middle 20s Cold at first of pe riod with warmer trend toward end of period No precipitation of consequence is expected Wednesday that a legal defense fund which may reach million is being raised by officials of the Teamsters Officers Raising Kitty for Legal Defense Army Wants Operational Antimissile Weapons by J967 of Cost of Billion NEW YORK ff The New York Times said Wednesday the administration is being urged by the Army to make an allout effort to produce an operational antimissile weapon by 1961 at a threeyear cost of between six and seven billion dollars A Washington dispatch to the newspaper called it a drama tic proposal for defense against the Soviet transpolar intercon tinental ballistic missile The Times said the proposal has been made to the Joint Chiefs of Staffand Secretary of Defense McElroy by the Army chief of staff Gen Maxwell D Taylor The story also said in part On the basis of experiments with components of Ihe Army missile Nike Zeus Taylor is convinced that this weapon can be developed with nuclear and thermonuclear warheads to the points where it can track down and destroy the Soviet ICBM Taylor has argued that to do so within a three or fouryear period the project must be given top priority in the bud get now under discussion Taylor contends that the So viet Union is making rapid progress in the development of groundtoair missiles which he fears will steadily diminish the effectiveness of the US Strategic Air Force Taylor is supporting larger new expenditures for US of ensive missiles in all ranges But he insists that this country must immediately try for a major breakthrough in the anti missile missile field This is to keep pace with the develop ment of Soviet missiles capable of reaching the United States across the north polar regions The recommendation by Tay lor would increase the mili tary budget far beyond any thing that has been mentioned in public so far Cloudy Slight Warmup in Iowa Forecast Slush underfoot and clouds overhead was the weather pic ture for most of Iowa Wednes day The mercury rose above freez ing and some of the snow cov er melted The Weather Bureau said skies would be cloudy all over the stale and northern Iowa could expect a few light snow flurries during the day and night The temperature fell to 12 de grees at Mason City Tuesday night and other lows rangedup to 30 at Sioux City Highs Thurs day from 32 to 45 degrees are anticipated The Iowa Highway Patrolre portedhighways normal in and Bed 0ak areas and insoutheast Iowa Elsewhere icy and snowcov ered stretches appeared on the highways and in the Mason City area roads remained mostly snow packed Wednesday All roads were open however and transportation was about normal j Marshalltown Man Is Killed in Crash DIKE W Everett Paul De International B r o t h e r h ood of f 7 Vefett Paul De TPnmiirpc fn 01 sharap 46 of near Marshalltown Teamsters for the use of James was killed Wednesday when the pWfTnH ue nlons Presidentj gas transport he was driving elect and other Teamster officersI jackknifed and overturned The Tribune said this was dis closed by Harold J Gibbons of St Louis a Teamster internation al vice president Gibbons was quoted as saying he hoped to re ceive 51000 contributions from 2 000 union officers in 800 Teamster locals throughout the country and in Canada This money could be used by Hoffa and any other Teamster who finds himself in trouble with the federal government and the the SovictEcvotian military relaj cr met with several high military figures in cluding Defense Minister Rodon Y Malinovsky But Moscow ob servers noted that Amcr visited more Soviet military installations than any other nonCommunist soldier Largest Customer Russia is Egypts largest cus tomer and supplier but Egypt also has talks underway with Brit ain in Rome and with France in Geneva in an effort to repair eco nomic relations with the West change Senate investigating committee the Tribune quoted Gibbon Iowa 57 about three miles west of here The trailer loaded with gaso line separated from the tractor and was thrown into a ditch 30 yards from the tractor There was no fire although some gaso line spilled out of the overturned trailer PUBLIC DEFENDER LOUISVILLE Ky dog catchers Wednesday came up Survey of Institutions Welcomed DES MOINES W Chairman Robert Lappen of the Iowa Board of Control said Wednesday he be ieves a survey of state mental nstitutions as directed by Gov Merschel Loveless will develop ery few cases of persons who ihouldnt be there Lappen who welcomed the sur vey was commenting on recent reports of several patients at the Glenwood State School whose ap parent mental level is such tha they should not be in the institu ROGERTOUHY Roger fouhys Sentence Is Commuted SPRINGFIELD 111 William G Stratton Wednesday commuted the 99year kidnap sen tence of Roger The Terrible Touhy to 72 years and thus cleared the way for release of the exChicago bootlegger and gang ster from prison Under the commutation Touhy who has served 24 years in prison will be eligible for parole on the 99year kidnap term in February If that parole is granted he then will be required to serve a six month institutional parole in rison then to start serving the threeyears remaining of a 199 year prison escape sentence Minimum Time Touhy would be eligible for pa role on the prison escape sentence in August 1959 after serving a minimum of onethird of it Stratton last July 31 commuted the 199year sentence to three years lo 8 am Wednesday Maximum Minimum At 8 am Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 31 12 27 race 39 27 poo because all of us are being investigated and none of us has enough money to finance a lecal defense tion Survey Sought Hero of World War I Collapses and Dies Jeff Mcintyre said the youth pointed a 22caliber rifle at dog catchers when they tried to cap ture a dog Thedog got away Presumably the Russians will n give the Egyptians lowcost loans on for development projects and will ro anc dcnt Worfd War 1 supply technical advisers This is the aid that has been announced for Syria Egypt already is trad ing a large part of her cotton1 major comav munistbloc arms Meanwhile in Cairo the ncwsCaplurmg a Ger paper Al Ahram said the niachinc gun nest in France ic rrcminr C CIC VJVU WO 13 1 111 II Ifc 1 I IV rtKl i v i to Egypt and has agreed to grant oraUon A Chicago hotel EDWARD GEIN T v bccn the Medal of Honor for Slates is resuming economic aid a high French dcc o ran for a rural development managcr mi I project The newspaper said a joint communique Wednesday would announce the resumption of U S aid suspended after the Israeli invasion of Egypt in Oc tober 1956 17 DIE IN MINE MUIRKIRK Scotland An explosion ripped through a coal mine near here Tuesday night killing 17 miners The rest of the 300man force scrambled lo safe ty through falling rock fumes and heavy dust Kelly had been here a On being informed of the re ports Loveless directed the boar to makea surveyof the six s tat mental institutions t The Governor s a i d at Moines he has received letters expressing indignation ove the case of Mayo Buckner who has been a patient at the Glen wood school for 59 years Buckner was committed to the institution as a mediumgrade imbecile when he was 8years old Recent tests gave him an IQ of 120 or 20 points above aver age We want to know as quickly as possible whether there are a number of such injustices in the hospitals Loveless said There may be a rare case icre and there Lappen said The cases at Glenwood are the exception rather than the rule No Family The chairman said the board lad known of the case of Buck ner for 8 or 10 years But he said Buckner had no family or job to go to and under such cir cumstances the board felt it was not desirable to release him Buckner can get along very veil at Glenwood Lappen said criminal lo put him to go made a good adjustment and that no prolesl has been voiced by the trial judge states attorney or complaining witnesses in either the kidnup or prison es cape cases Weekly The son of a Chicago policeman Touhy now 50 was reported at one time during prohibition lo be making as high as a week from illegal beer traffic in his domain on Chicagos North west Side All this came to an end in 1933 when Touhy was convicted of kid naping John Jake The Barber Factor an international confi dence man and sent to prison Corn Grinder Kills Farmer at Deloit SAME DELOIT Iowa UP of contributions Frcdrikson about 45 rural DCrm encourages pub loit was mangled to death when C nlcrcsl both in th he became entangled in a corn slatc l SACJ OLD Asta the fox the Ted Samlcll family Austin Minn appreciates the comforts of home after a 15hour siege with a Minne sota snowstorm Asta was missing in the blizzard that grinder on his farm near here Tuesday Fredricksons son who was with him at the lime of the accident said his father ap parently got his hand caught in the machinery and was pulled into the picker 6 DIE IN FIRE DETROIT little chil Pierson Opposes Plan to Finance Election Drives DES MOINES Don Pier son Humboldt former Republican state chairman told the Iowa Legislative Investigation Commit tee Wednesday that legislative ap propriations to finance the major parties general election cam paign would be the ruination of the parties He had been asked by the com mittee at a hearing for his reac tion to the appropriations propo sal made to the group previously by Democratic State Chairman Jake More Harlan Pierson said the present syslard powerfully assisted by in ired French pride over British uu merican arms shipments to Tu lie interest both in the elections isia won a resounding confi dence vote in Parliament hcday night Defense Officials Called In To Be Quizzed on Delays WASHINGTON OP Rep Ma ion DTex accused the admin stration Wednesday of withhold ng money appropriated for mis ile development and called in de ense officials for an accounting Mahon heads a House Appro priations Subcommittee which landles defense money allot ments Summoned before that group or a quickly called closeddoor Cession were Secretary of De ense McElroy and William Hola day assistant to the secretary or missile development That action put the House one ump ahead of the Senate on an nquiry into where the United States stands with relation to Rus ia in the race to develop space raveling weapons Senate Study A study is planned by the Sen te Preparedness Subcommittee leaded by Sen Johnson ut it has not gone beyond the staff inquiry stage Hearings start next week During a recess in Mahon hear ng McElroy said I believe we are in good shape on the missile program However in response to questions by reporters McEl roy explained any program that size probably could have been done better Shortly before Mahons move wag had said the Senate groups coursewill determined not any political considerations We want to know why the Jag n the U S missile development and what can be done about it Vlahon told newsmen just before he House hearing started Asserting that the situation pre sents the executive department with some of the gravest deci sions of our time Mahon said money appropriated by Congress the past was withheld by tha ixecutive from expenditure Declaring the subcommittee vanted to find out if funds are still being withheld Mahon added There will have to be some ncrease in expenditures particu arly in the ballistic missiles and satellite fields Unified Program Former President Truman has barged that the Eisenhower ad ministration permitted aunified missiles program he had insti uted to disintegrate Republican Vational Chairman Meade Al orn has accused Democrats in 3ongress of voting to cut missile xpenditures Johnson who heads the Pre arcdness Subcommittee made I clear in a telephone interview rom his home in Johnson City ex he does not believe the ommiltce willbe swayed by the olitical debate touched off with he Russian Sputnik launchings The committee has operated nder Democratic presidents and Republican presidents and we Iways have called things as we aw them Johnsonsaid Sen Bridges RNH was one of the irst to demand the kind of a a nvestigation we are undertak ng Bridges is senior Republi an on the subcommittee Confidence Vote Is Won by Gailhrd PARIS Felix Gail However Pierson said uui agreed with More on two others of Morcs proposals One was that state employes be permitted to make campaign contributions The other would permit a state income tax deduction up to a year for campaign contribu tions The vote which also gave him special powers to fight inflation and a threatening economic crisis according to unofficial count was 255 for and 179 against TAXPAYER PROTESTS p r i STHELIER Channel Islands Pierson said the ideal way toiWiA man walked into the in coiKluct a general election camcome tax office Tuesday nut a 3 1 C1 11 f 4 m 4 i n 4 M paign is for the party state comi u 11001 j ii i MI LJI Ill lilrt L r i j j n LUU jjeti i v aialC COI71 lonp and was found huddled in a snowdrift with its evos T m the smoke miltec to take over the campaign fvfwnvi ciint i ji and llamc of a fire lhat fm1 lie uij f i i 111 1111 v v l o irozen shut Welcoming him home are the three San dell boys lhal swept the secondstory flat occupied by a Negro family of 18 for ils nominees and alloweach candidate only one special com mittee loaf of bread and his coat on the counter and said Theres the bread out of my mouth and the coat off my back He then walked out   

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