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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 21, 1957, Mason City, Iowa North lowos Daily Newspapei Edited lor CITY G THI NlwSPAiR THAT MAKI A L L N 0 It T H 0 W A K s NEI a H 10 R s VOL LXIV Ajioclated and United ruli Innocent Plea by Farmer Gives Reason of Insanity WAUTOMA Wis fl Edward Gein admitted butcherslayer of a middleaged business woman pleaded innocent by reason of in sanity when he was arraigned Thursdayon a charge of first de gree murder Waushara County Judge Boyd Clark after accepting the plea found probable cause that the had been committed and that the 51yearold bachelor farmer should be held for trial The farmerhandyman is ac cused of the premeditated killing of Bernice Worden 58 whose mutilated foundhang ing by the heels from a rafter in Geins farm home Gein also is charged with robbing her hard ware store N Second Victim Gein also has admitted the fa tal shooting of Mary Hogan 54 a tavern keeper in adjoining Portage County in December 1954 Geins arrest followed the dis covery of Mrs Wordens mulil ated corpse in the summer kitch en of his farmhouse Officers also found 10 other skulls skin masks bones and scalps in the farm house Parts of Mrs Hogans body were believed to be includ ed in the discoveries Gein has maintained that most of the gruesome evidence found at his farm came from new graves which he robbed The case now goes before Cir cuit Judge Herbert A Bunde who will decide whether Gein is sane and capable of standing trial or is insane and should be commit ted to a state hospital without standing trial for murder Frail Appearance A statement given newsmen at Madisonby Charles Wilson di rector of the criftie lab saidthat the frailappearing little man whose closest acquaintances had described him as a little guy who likes kids but often talked about women admitted that he killed Mrs Worden last Saturday The statement issued on behalf of five district attorneys in coun ties which retain on their books major unsolved disappearances cleared Gein of any connection with three widely known cases Disappearances These were The yearold Evelyn Hartley from a babysitting job at a college pro fessors home in La Crosse in Ft Atkinson girl from the driveannounced that Hill had won but way of her farm home in May the exact vole was not anounced 1947 the disappearance of VicWaters had nominated Hill for tor Buck Travis 51yearold reelection after making a state Adams County resident while ment that fairly deep controver t hunting in November 1952 Wilson said that the polygraph and for the sake of har examination showed no conclusive mony he did not want his name results in the questioning of Gein considered in connection with still another last Aug 20 Fair Trial Wilson said the unusual joint summary of the lie detector tests was made to eliminate Gein from unnecessary suspicion and MASON CITY tOWA THURSDAY NOVEMBER 21 1957 ConilitJ of Two 37 NO TROUBLE NOW Barry Coleman nestles in the lap of his mother Rose Coleman Oakland Calif before leaving the hospital for home Its diffi cult to believe that only a few weeks ago the tot barely tipped the scales and had a life expectancy of less than a year Now thanks to a delicate heart operation hes rolypoly and completely cured Unemployment in U S May Hit 4 Million February WASHINGTON UP Gov ernment economists predicted Thursday that close to four million Americans will be out of work by the end of Febru ary Labor Department forecast ers said one reason unemploy ment may shoot well beyond the present 2500000 jobless figure is because of the wan ing boom in industrial expan sion AFLCIO President George Meany indicating labors con cern over the job outlook called on President Eisenhow er to takeimmediate steps to bolster the nations economy In Seattle top organizers of the Teamsters Union met to discuss the unemployment sit uation which is increasing all across the country The Labor Department econ omists based their prediction for a rise in unemployment on the fact that jobless totals failed to drop significantly in September and October Nor mallyunemployment dips to its lowest levels in those two months February usually tops other months in unemployment be cause bad weather halts much outdoor work and the Christ mas rush is over NATO Is Dulles Stevensons Role Outlined CHICAGO Ufi Secretary of State Dulles says that forces of the North Atlantic Treaty Organ ization would almost certainly fight back without waiting for a declaration of war if attacked in the field Dulles told newsmen Wednes day night such a decision would be made on the spot by field commanders He said the attack almost cer tainly would involve troops because the NATO forces are so intermingled Fire certainly would be re turned he added it were something comparable to Pear Harbor say The remarks arose from a question about the time for de cision in the event of a possible atomic attack on NATO forces Not on Team Adlai Stevenson the twotime Democratic presidential candi date who has become a consult ant to the Eisenhower adminis tration on Atlantic alliance prob Jems came to Chicago with Dul les He told reporters he will do all he help in his post as consultantto the Republican ad ministration However Stevenson added that he was certainly not a mem ber of President Eisenhowers team He said he has not been asked to attend next months big NATO meeting in Paris with Ei senhower and Dulles There wont be a decision on that until later he said Stevenson says that he will review and discuss US plans to be placed before the NATO con ferees Dulles said Stevenson will be on the federal payroll a long long tinva If the former Illinois gov ernor approves of this countrys NATO proposals Dulles said he has expressed a willingness to work for their adoption abroad andin this country a Day He said Stevenson is on the government payroll and that the pay for consultants is a day or something like that Dulles in an extemporaneoii speech before members of the real Federation inc h5SSi vanished late Wednesday in the ue a very good thing ing hours of the federations annual convention Howard Waters inieed if they lead us to reS Danville vice nresidpnf nf MIO j L0 realize n ii venon owar Waters nee ey lead s to r vanishing of pretty 15Danjdle vice president the organization and the only other the magnitude of 1 Evelvn Harflfv fmm D candidate for the nresidenov wifhrfrm t Toof 1 J Tho F auu me Oil candidate for the presidency withdrew at the last moment sy had developed among the del Waters was elected vice presi nvn wit 11 OLUL emuiUcr nwo itu viic ytcol disappearance that of Irene dent last year and he has another Keating 30 from Ft Atkinson year to conjecture Gein is a human being deserving a fair trial Hes not entitled to be prejudged on unfounded speculation The quantity of ghoulish evi dence recovered was indicated by Wilson who described it as an avalanche the greatest amount of physical evidence I have seen in a single case during my careeras a criminologist Macmillan to Go to Paris for Talks LONDON Ml Minister Macmillan announced Thursday he will go to Paris Monday to discuss BritishFrench particularly the Tunisian arms Premier Felix Gail lard Macmillan told the House of Commons he would be accom panied by Foreign Secretary Sel wyn Lloyd BUILDING OKD DBS MOINES Leg illative Interim Committee Wednesday granted the Iowa Board of Regents for a building to house an electrical brain computer being built by scientists at Iowa State College at Ames twoyear term The convention had before it numerous resolutions which had een aired in advance and came before the delegates in reports of the resolutions committee In one action that vas not part of the resolutions the delegates called for a countrywide market ing research program including among other things a proposal for a farmerowned packing plant In another expression of views the convention proposed an edu cational program to warn farm ers against the market dangers of too great an increase in pork pro duction next year Among resolutions on the state level was one asking that the state sales tax be increased to three per cent to provide addition al state aid to schools with a cor responding reduction in local property taxes Ross White Former GOP Officer Dies OTTUMWA Chief While 67 Ottumwa attorney and former member of the Republi can State Central Committee died at a hospital here early Thursday White had been representing a client in District Court here Wednesday He collapsed al the close of the court session and was taken to the hospital uncon scious Doctors said he suffered a stroke 5065c Hike in Telephone Rates Here Rates for telephone service are either being increased it was nounced Thursday by the North western Bell Telephone Co The increase is to help meet higher costs said Stanley L Reynolds Mason City manager The new rates will be effective at the beginning of the next bill ing period he added The in crease will be 65 cents a month for private residence phones and 50 cents for all residence party lines city and rural The level of rates for local service in Iowa has not been raised since 1951 the manager pointed out During the six years since then our costs of op erations and construction includ ing wages have increased great ly In addition taxes continue at a high level We are unable to absorb all of these higher costs Wage costs which are about twothirds of the cost of provid ing service have increased more than 30 per cent in the past six years due to wage increases Wage payments in Iowa for 1957 will be more than million and 1958 will be higher This com pares to wage payments of million in 1951 Reynolds add ed The firm negotiated to weekly wage increases Oct 31 with the Communications Work ers of America for some 20000 workers in Iowa Nebraska and North and South Dakota Offi announced that day some phone service would have to be repriced WATERS WITHDRAWS Hill Again to Head Iowa Farm Bureau The only possible means with other an price to country with the they promised The secretary said he didnt think the present tensions and the cold war will go on N r Aircraft g ra m PROTEST DANCE BAN Students at Wake Forest College WinstonSalem m AP Photofax JLne governing tody of thecollege which Dr Ganipe heads voted to ban dancing 1 t V xr r 4 v UL neaas voted to ban danoine lit Gets The Weather at Iowa Bank said the Savings Bank in Clayton County thi he does the amount of loot was large First unofficial reports were s that about was taken The last was seen no exdriving north toward Monona He domain since was alone in the car The car was a black 1950 Chevrolet ension of then he said The RussiansDulles declared the6 adeal witjl two he U S wnuMHS to face the wall He iic wo would drc he sale to them goods acquiesce control over Easter or drop our West heavy The bandit ordered the banks H nK e f then grabbed a11 tbe money in sight grumbled about it being a the Soviet town bank without much and money and Departed Iowas bank rob when the First said because no State Savings Bank of j deal was robbed of gunman McGregor is 15 miles northeast of Farmersburg RINK DESTROYED WEST LIBERTY A skating rink was destroyed by fire here Thursday Radar UnitHelps BlindWomanSee NEWARK N J W Oh I can s the light It was in these words that a woman blind for 18 years scnbed her reaction to a new Icfronic device her surgeons The woman Betty 35 underwent a series of CedJarsofJ Hospital Los Angeles last month using a crude radar set connected to wires in her brain Mason City Considerable cloudi ness and through Friday Occasional snow flur ries Friday afternoon High Fri day near 30 Low Thursday night 1720 Iowa Partly cloudy to cloudy and quite windy through Fri day A few snow flurries north ern border Colder west cen tral Thursday night otherwise little temperature change Low Thursday night 1826 Minnesota Partly cloudy colder High Friday 2232 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Thursday Maximum Minimum At 8 am Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum First Robberies at Corwith in 12 Years CORWITH Corwith 33 16 21 snow 30 18 irst robberies since 1945 early Thursday when three business establishments were broken into At the Corwith Hardware Co owned and operated by James Tmdall the thief or thieves broke into the front door and took in silver from the cash register Entrance to Welters Drug store gained through a rear win dow There in silver from the register several watches and hree electric razors were taken R C Welter is the owner of the drugstore The Corwith Lumber Co man aged by Paul Gray was entered hrough a window The cash drawer was pried open and in currency and silver taken from To Produce Two Types of Missiles WASHINGTONHwise investi gators said Thursday the Defense Department apparently intends to solve the controversy over 1500mile rockets by producing both the Air Forces Thor am Army s Jupiter intermediate range ballistic missiles IRBM Meanwhile Senate investigat ors preparing to launch major missile hearings Monday have been secretly interviewing top scientists and collecting public statements made by Pentagon officials over the past three year it waslearned To Start Next Week The Senate Preparedness sub committee headed by Senate Democratic leader Lyndon B Johnson Tex has advised Sec retary of Defense Neil H McEl roy and Undersecretary Donald A Quarles to be ready to testify Tuesday or Wednesday Informed sources saidtentative HSplans call for the leadoff wit hed General to Head Agency Plan to Head Off Criticism WASHINGTON ad ministration Thursday moved to meet Congressional demands by stablishing an integrated of ice to push development of nu ilearpowjered planes and rock its Some congressmen have ex iressed fears Russia will score anotherpropaganda exploitable first on top of its Sputniks and ongrange missiles by getting an atompowered plane into the air before the U S The newoffice will direct tha oint efforts of the Atomic Ener y Commission and the Air Force o make a nuclear propulsion Half Billion Spent The United States has spent about 500 million dollars since 1950 on development of nuclear power plants for rockets and planes An increased budget is seen next year Success has been estimated still aDumber of years Defense Department sources said the setting up of an inte grated office to boost theproj ect along resulted directly from congressional pressure The new nuclear power office will be charged with managing fthe entire program involving nuclear flight systems and will call on subordinate organization where needed for support Keirn Named 1 It will be headed by a Pentagon veteran in atomic energy Air Force Maj Gen Donald J Keirn Keirn 52 has held military posts in the atomic energy field since 1946 Pentagon experts said perfect ng an atomic reactor for a plane is much more complicated than making one work on a submar ine For one thing the Air Force would like a power plant weigh ng one per cent of the plant of the atomic submarine Nautilus per unit of power A nuclear power plant small enough for planes presumably also could be adaptable for rock ets and it Sheriff L M Dutch Bower is nt oiam jutijij jj JTI umcn JBO Reached at her home here Wednesday she said I saw Investigating the robberies njrtdb A ft t 1 SI 7 BIIC aIQ SAW flashes at one time a bright flash like an electric light bulb and another time a grayness as though a light had just gone out Dr John C Burton said the test showed that brain cells did not atrophy like unused muscle cells but could be stimulated Saying that the test opens the door to rhe possibilities of electronic vision predicted that with adequate funds medical science could refine theapparatus so that within five yearsaJmost all blind people could see by means of electrical stimulus of the vision centers Eventually he said Im sure well get real sight Miss Corstorphine expressed a cautious optimism about the ex periment 1 went there knowing of course that I was not going to my sinht back she said I knew it was only a test that much more research will have to go into it But hoping its soon there may h vision aids for blind like There are hearing aids The same drugstore and hard ware store were among the four places to be burglarized twelve years ago nesses to be Dr Edward Teller recognized father Of the H bomb and Dr Vannevar Bush longtime scientific adviser to the government Excellent Idea Rep George H Mahon D Tex chairman of the House Military Appropriations subcom mitte investigating the lag in U S missile development said tes timony so far indicated the Pen tagon is planning to go ahead with both the Thor and Jupiter He termed it an excellent idea Mahon said he is thoroughly convinced the U S now is ready to go into operational production of intermediate range missiles Until now the nation merely has been turning out experimental or test models in limited quantities North Liberty Woman Killed in Accident NORTH LIBERTY L One person was killed and another in jured Thursday in a twocar col lision at the intersection of a county road and U S 218 just SAME DATE1956441 ious condition north of here Sheriffs deputies identified the ead as Mrs Mignon Evans 60 North Liberty Her daughter Car olyn 37 was hospitalized in Iowa City where she was listed in ser GEN DONALD KEIRN Flu Definitely Is on Wane in Iowa DBS MOINES Health Department reported Thursday that the flu epidemic reached its peak with 73000 cases reported in Iowa in the week ended Nov 2 and that the disease now is definitely on the wane Dr Ralph Heeran director of the departments Division of Pre ventable Diseases said thera were 48000 cases in the week ended Nov 9 and 22000 for the week of Nov 16 He said the figures represent estimates and partail reports from counties
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