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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 5, 1958, Mason City, Iowa                                North lowot Daily Newspaper toe BOOM CITY GLOBEGAZETTE T M I N I W S A P E t T H A T M A K I S A it NORTH IOWANS NEIGH O R S HOME EDITION VOL LXIV AuoelMM PTCM u4 Full LCAM WiM 7 a Copy MA50N CITY MAY 5 Accident Fatal to 4 Iowans Air Crash in Tennessee VKOK oum WIRE SERVICES NASHVILLE Tenn Four lowans were killed Monday when a private plane exploded and crashed near suburban Donelson The victims were identified as John A Whisier 33 Marengo the pilot Carl H Maas 55 rural South Amana a farmer his wife Minnie and a distant cousin Milton J Maas 24 also of rural South Amana At Cedar Rapids Iowa Jim Watham owner of Watham Fly ingi Service saidthe group left Marengo Saturday fora trip to Savannah Ga in a plane rented from him WATHAM SAID that Whisier was not one of his regular pilots but checked the plane for him self and the passengers The Civil Aeronautics Adminis tration office in Nashville said it had the name of Whisier on its file in connection with an inquiry from the plane before it left Sa vannah on the return to Iowa At the time of the crash the sky was overcast and rain was falling intermittently The plane apparently disinte grated in the air witnesses said and fell into the orchard of Oak ley Eakes Iheard a loud noise like an explosion Eakes said I looked up and saw a plane fallinp It just burst everywhere and the pieces scattered It just fell like an open canoe EAKES SAID the plane fell from a height of 500 to 600 feet Rescuers found the bodies of one man and a woman in the planes fuselage The bodies of the other two men were found 150 or 208 feet apart on the ground The plane went down near the Hermitage home of President Tim Pcpw eonriiU two lit COPENHAGEN Denmark UB NATO Secretary General Paul 3enri Spaak said the 15nation North Atlantic Alliance would present a solidly united front if an EastWest summit conference materializes But conviction rew here that there would be no toplevel parley before next year Spaak opened the threeday two Marengo said they believed they had flown to Savannah to visit their son Loren Whisier office manager for the and S Implment Co Marengo was not married Fire Destroys Home on Farm Near Titonka TITONKAFire destroyed the farm home of John Beenken northwest of here Sunday Joan Beenken a daughter dis covered the fire when she went to the second floor and heard a crackling sound She opened the door to the attic and flames leaped out of the stairway The Titonka Fire Department re sponded to the call but was un able to save the house which burned to the ground within an hour No one was injured in the blaze Some of the furniture and appliances from the first floor were saved The farm is owned by Peter Beenken father of John Editor Earl Halls Radio Commentary Carried on Page 3 Earl Halls radio commen tary One Mans Opinion usually found on this page for this edition can be found on page 3 Blairsburg Youth Accidentally Shot BLAIRSBURG Nel son 18 Blairsburg was acci dentally shot and killed Sunday while he and a companion were hunting The Hamilton County sheriffs office said Nelsons companion Clayton Cruth about 18 also oi Blairsburg was getting out of a car and that his gun apparently discharged and struck Nelson Buildings on Elmo Area Farm Burned Elmafire trucks were called out Saturday to the farm of Albert Frahm north of here The granary hog house and chicken house all were destroyed The was saved The amount of damage was not esti mated HOPE FOR QUICK ACTION FADES NATO United on Summit Talks foreign ministers meeting in Copenhagens Christianborg Pal ace with a warning against Soviet politicaleconomic and psychological moves designed to weaken Western unity Similar cautions were issued by Luxembourgs Bech chairman of the NATO Council and Danish Prime Minister H C Hansen host to the confer ence HANSEN SAID NATO would fail in its responsibilities if it did not explore all the possibil ities of bringing abouta relax ation of present international tension Delegates could see only a lengthening road to a meeting of The Weather Mason CHy Partly cloudy through Tuesday light scat tered showers warmer Monday Anightlow4247 High Tuesday 6772 Iowa Partly cloudy through Tuesday A few light scattered showers north Monday night Warmer east and central Mon day night low 4248 High Tues day in low 70s Five day Iowa Temperatures Will average 2 to 4 degrees be low normal west and 4 to 7 de grees below normal east Tues day through Saturday with no major daily changes anticipat ed Normal highs are in the upper 60s and normal lows in upper 40s Rainfall will aver age 05 to 15 of an inch occur ring in intermittent showers during the period Wirmesota Showers warmer GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Monday Maximum 61 Minimum 33 At 8 am 42 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Sunday Maximum 72 Minimum 40 MRS KAPLAN DiES NEW YORK Kaplan 75 a founding member of Hadas sah the womens Zionist organ ization of America died Saturday Nationwide Publicity Scheduled for 20th Annual Band Festival government heads as they alked over the Soviet veto in he UN Security Council o he US arctic aeriai inspec tion plan and the Kremlins in sistence that it hold preparatory summit talks individually with the Big Three The atmosphere contrasted iharply with the North Atlantic Treaty Organizations own top level meeting in Paris last De cember when European dele gates urged an approach to Soviet Union for a summit con ference r majorl problem Mason Citys 20th North Iowa Band Festival is slated for na tionwide publicity Life magazine has indicated that it will send staff members to the June 10 event Assurance that Music Man Meredith Willson will at tend also is drawing queries from other publicity media Two Iowa television shows have contacted the sponsoring Mason Bukittinggi Falls to Sukarno Force JAKARTA focus of the Indonesian civil war shifted to the eastern part of the island nation Monday with the fall of Bukit tinggi the abandoned rebel capi tal on the western island of Su matra For the moment we have al most completed our operation in Central Sumatra said Lt Col Rudi Pirngadie intelligence chief of President Sukarnos army at his capital city on Java Sukarnos forces moved quickly to reestablish civil control over Sumatra the focal point of the rebellion since it sprang into the open months ago LONG LOST TWIN Shes bleached her hair Alex andra Wegner Salt Lake City Utah said when she saw a Photo of her twin sister Sophie Sauer Miami Springs 1 la The twins separated in wartorn Austria 13 years ago located each other through the photo of Sophie which was published nationally The sisters now are planning a reunion following an hourlong telephone chat City C h a m b e r of Commerce about accommodations for cover age K E RM I T BLOOMGARDEN producer of The Music Man on the New York stage told R L Dick Currie and Lester Milli gan president and secretary of the Mason City Chamber of Com merce that he and his two sons would be in Mason City for the Band Festival The Mason Cityans attended the New York show last week fol lowing the US Chamber of Com merce meeting in Washington The Willsons are still in Europe arid their exact date of arrival or length of stay are not yet de termined Arthur Cantor their press representative will be here several days in advance he told the Mason Cityans E D Story Des Moines direc tor of the Iowa Development Commission and his family and Miss Ciare Kessell the commis sionss publicity director also will be here So will Rodney Q Selby St Paul former director of the commission and Mrs Selby PREPARATIONS for the Band Festival are increasing in tempo with only five weeks remaining Band directors Paul Behm and Carleton Stewart are in charge of organizing the 76 trombones and HO cornets which will pa rade with other instruments to fill out a band There are plans for at least a dozen float entries by various or ganizations All will be on The Music Man theme and will rep resent scenes from the produc tion Financing arrangements get in gear Tuesday At a noon lunch eon workers will start out to raise a minimum of They need to raise more than that amount said Ray Seney festival chairman because of the influx of visiting personalities and the widening plans for floats in the parade ESCAPEES NABBED ANAMOSA Wl Edward Water bury and Clarence Watson both of Cedar Rapids were back in the state mens reformatory Mon day after having walked away from a prison farm Saturday They were recaptured by high way patrolmen near Stone City in Jones County Sunday WHJLE THE DESIRE si tlement remains alive the sens of urgency appeared to hav been replaced by one of caution British Foreign Secretary Se wyn Lloyd told newsmen Britai wants a properly prepared use ful meeting with the Soviet Unio and not a social gettogether This settlement was reflecte by other delegates who stresse that the world requires peacefu deeds as well as words from Mos cow to make a summit confer ence achieve anything A MAJOR ITEM of business fo the Council is the approval of th latest plan accepted by the NATC defense ministers in Paris las month for meeting the Sovie armed threat in Europe Gen Lauris Norstad NATO militar commander in Europe wants t double the 15 or 16 divisions h now has equipped for action am also to begin training his force with nuclear capable dual pur pose weapons looking to the day when U S atomic warheads will be stock piled in Europe New Car List Price Bill Gets Approval WASHINGTON OP A Senat Commerce subcommittee Monda re Bradley Upholds Ike on Shakeup Pentagon Changes Essential House Group Hears Views WASHINGTON fft Gen Omar N Bradley told Congress Monday the present military or ganization has made it possible or one service to block the low of information or requests between the Defense Department and field commanders Bradley testified before the House Armed Services Commit ee in support of President Ei senhowers defense reorganiza tion proposals THESE INCLUDE changes which Eisenhower said are nec essary to let ordersgofrom the defense secretary and Joint Chiefs of Staff direct to the com manders of unified forces in the iield without passing through the hands of the secretary of the Army Navy or Air Force Such secretaries have acted as ex ecutive agents of the Defense Department in the chain of com mand Bradley a fivestar general who commanded the 12th Army Corps in World n later served as n Army chief of I staff sand first chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staffstold the committee f there occasions where information or BRADLEY suggestions from a unified com mander were retained by thi executive agent without the join chiefs of staff being aware o the request or the information sent in by the unified command er THERE ALSO have been oc casions where orders were trans mitted to unified commander from above without the executive agent being informed This also leads to confusion Bradley spoke strongly for more authority for the secretary of defense When asked how any law could give the secretary more power than the direction au thority and control specified in the present statute Bradley saw approved a bill which would re quire automobile dealers to dis play the factory suggested lis price of new cars and accessorie offered for sale The idea is t let the buyer know whether th retail price has been inflated t offset any purported big trade inallowance on his old car The subcommittee announced i had approved the measure by unanimous vote It now goes to the full Commerce Committee for consideration possibly next week KNIFING PROBED KEOKUK continued investigation Monday into the fatal knifing of Marvin M Baker 43 in a house here Sunday Police Chief George Jones said the knif ing apparently followed an argu ment between Baker and two other men SAME he thinks Congress should re peal the existing provision tha the Army Navy and Air Force must be separately administered Bradley told the committee he sees no danger with Congress watching the operations of the Defense Department that any one of the services could be eli minated or that an allpowerful general staff could grow up Iowa Finally Wins Silverware Battle DES MOINES LftAt long last Gov Herschel Loveless said Mon day the State of Iowa has won its battle with the U S Navy De partment for the return of the sil ver service of the USS Iowa The only catch Loveless said is that Iowa has to dig up money to pay for expressing the silver service from Philadelphia to Des Moines When the Battleship Iowa was decommissioned in February Gov Loveless and the Navy be gan a mild debate over its pos session Iowa wants it for display in the State Historical Depart ment Loveless said he received a let ter Monday from Rear Adm T J Beckman saying the silver is at the Philadelphia Navy Yard and has been there since the Iowa was decommissioned LONDON STRIKE LONDON than a mil lion Britons footslogged cycled or hitchhiked to work in London Monday Some 50000 men and women bus drivers in the 2000 squaremile greater London area slopped work at midnight Sun day AP PJiotofax YOUNG CROSBY nis Crosby 23 twin son of singer Bing Crosby embraces showgirl Pat Sheehan 26 after their marriage Sunday at Las Vegas Nev The couple had been dating for six months and during dinner suddenly de cided to marry to avoid a large formal wedding Pat hurried back to a night club for the second show following the quick ceremony Before his marriage to actress Kathy Grant last fall the elder Crosby and Miss Sheehan often were seen together Cool Canadian Air Sends Iowa Mercury Lower An influx of cool Canadian air dropped temperatures near or be low freezing in parts of Iowa Mon day Waterloo had the state low o Ssoi 43 at Sioux City The cool front followed week end rains that left an inch o more of moisture at scatterei places in extreme southern Iowa Nearly three inches fell at Clar inda while Lamoni Osceola and Arjspe reported more than two inches Oskaloosa Chariton Line ville Ottumwa Bedford Daven port Washington Corydon Ed dyvUle and Albia all had more than an inch The Weather Bureau said E warming trend would keep read ings up in the 40s over the state Monday night with highs in the 70s Tuesday HIBBS ELECTED DAVENPORT m The election of Max Hibbs Marshalltown as state president of the Iowa Junior Chamber of Commerce was an nounced Sunday at the organiza tions state convention here Trio Opens for Accused Murderer Note on Cell Wall Revealed LINCOLN Neb Charles R Starkweather after his capture three months ago in scribed a note on a jail cell wall n which he took the blame for mne killings but attributed two o his 15yearold girl friend Daril Ann Fugate his attorneys disclosed Monday N Before selection of the jury be jan Star kweathers attorneys changed his plea to innocent by reason of insanity Starkweather had originally pleaded innocent Starkweather a5foot5 red head who once acknowledged he always wanted to be a criminal went on trial in Lancaster Dis rict Court for murder in one of a lateJanuary killings SELECTION OF a jury was expected to take three days or more Courtappointed defense afc orneys said Starkweathers note was scrawled on the wall of the cell at the Scottsbluff County Jail n Goring Neb Starkweather was odged there during an overnight stop while being returned to Lin coln after he and Caril had been captured near Douglas Wyo Jan 29 ACCORDING TO the attorneys the note read Carft is the one go toWashington state By the time anybody will read this I will be dead for all the killings then they cannot give Caril the chair From Lincoln Neb they got us Jan 19 1958 1958 killed 11 persons Charles tin 9 all men Caril kill 2 all girls They have so many cops and people watching us leave I cant add all of them up The reference to Jan 19 was not clear and the count of nine men and two girl victims was faulty Of 11 victims in whose slayings Starkweather has admitted involvement 6 were male and 5 were female The scene at the 70yearold courthouse was surprisingly quiet n view of the outrage provoked y the mass slayings More ihan wo dozen armed deputies were n the corridors and at the doors but the public numbered less than 100 MASTERS OF DECEIT Fronts Help Reds Put Heat on Legislators NonCommunist Groups EDITORS NOTE In the con tinuance of this first serializa tion of his revealing book Masters of Deceit J Edgar Hoover explains the workings of a network of Communist paratus in bringing pressure on nonCommunists and legislators in the U S By J EDGAR HOOVER Director Federal Bureau of Investigation The fronts they have organ ized give Communists a ready and quick means of staging dem onstrations against any investiga tion or legislation they oppose The results of their efforts can be detected repeatedly in national and state capitals An anti Communist bill is passed by a state legislature The party having been unable to block it there resorts to another tactic Suddenly the governor of the state is bombarded with tele grams letters and petitions in the names of groups identified as womens clubs and veterans labor youth teacher civil rights farm and other organizations To an uncritical eye it would seem that a wide stratum of population was demanding that the gover nor veto the antiCommunist bill But an analysis of the protests would show the heavy hand of Communist manipulators of fronts MANY N O N COMMUNISTS may oppose the legislation for a variety of reasons and express their opinions by letter telegram and petition That very emphat ically does not make them Com munists They are only exercising their democratic privileges But it should be understood too that the Communist Party through its front system can stimulate a vast and often effective propa ganda barrage of public opin ion As indicated in previous chap ters Communist fronts are be wildering in their variety agitat ing on countless issues on different groups and occupations and working in many ways But actually their technique of forma tion is virtually identical At the center is always party organizing manipulating   

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