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Fort Madison Evening Democrat (Newspaper) - March 18, 1950, Fort Madison, Iowa Ays the evening Democrat red Cross 1950 fund drive United press full leased wire newspaper Enterprise ass service number 15,539 Price 5 cents fort Madison Iowa saturday March 18, 1950 eighty first year hrs. Madsen years fit nationalists Mainland women to the Rescue Reading a. Up a three payroll thugs tried to Rob Harry Focht yesterday As he left a Bank with $800. Focht yelled a help police Quot there Wasny to a policeman sight. But there were 30 women hosiery workers who a it had just cashed their pay checks. The women stepped with swinging fists. The flabbergasted thugs ran to a nearby automobile and escaped. Ellis held Montana for murder Helena mont., up a police held for Iowa authorities today a youth who said he was Thomas Ellis a 17-year-old awol Soldier wanted for the murder of 85-year-old woman. Prints checked the youth was booked under the name of Robert Lee dressed but police Captain John Fred said his fingerprints were identical with those of Ellis. Fred said the youth admitted be was Fps when he was confronted with a a a wanted circular sent out by Des Moines authorities. Ellis waived extradition to Iowa and sheriff Howard rep pert left Des Moines for Helena. Burglary suspect Ellis was arrested yesterday afternoon suspicion of burglary and was recognized by Fred who had seen his picture the circular. The youth was accused a grand jury indictment of stabbing to death mrs. Flora Bryan a widow last feb. 4 during a robbery. Sheriff Howard c. Reppert and Iowa state agent Robert Gregson of Des Moines left for Helena to question Ellis. Reppert said he asked Helena authorities to put Ellis solitary confinement until his arrival because a we Don t want anyone to talk to him before we nationwide search Ellis had been the object of a nationwide search since the body of mrs. Bryan was found feb. 5 her Small Des Moines cottage by relatives who had gone there to help her celebrate her 85th birthday. Witnesses told of having seen Ellis her Home feb. 4. Neighbors and relatives said mrs. Bryan kept $500 or More her House but authorities found Only $70 there. For some time after the slaying officers believed Ellis was hiding Des Moines. one occasion a Large posse searched the state Fairgrounds after receiving a tip that someone had been seen hiding a barn there. State Dep t to launch offensive Washington up a the state department today planned a full scale counter offensive against sen. Joseph Mccarthy r., wis., and other critics of the loyalty of its personnel. Instead of merely defending itself against Mccarthy a accusation that its payroll is loaded with pro communists informed sources said the department will attempt to convince Senate investigators that such charges actually hamper u. Prosecution of the cold War Russia. They said that ambassador Philip c. Jessup will open. The departments argument monday when he testifies before a Senate foreign relations subcommittee Mccarthy a statement that he has a unusual Affinity for communist front organizations. Deputy undersecretary John e. Peurifoy who is charge of the departments loyalty program will testify later the week. As yet there is no indication that Secretary Dean ache son personally would take the witness stand. Taipei Formosa up. A chinese nationalist forces returned to the Mainland a Dawn Landing today and sized a communist coastal City some 200 Miles South of Shanghai. Latest report 12 hours later indicated the nationalist invaders still were holding firm to their new Bridgehead. But it was too Early to Tell whether the Landing was a nuisance raid or a serious attempt to gain a permanent toehold the coast. A nationalist naval communique said the Landing Force swarmed ashore under naval cover and occupied the Chekian province coastal City of Sung men about 120 Miles South of the Chusan islands nationalist naval base for the blockade of Shanghai. 2,500 a annihilated the communique said 2,500 communists were a a annihilated a operation that began at 7 a. . And ended at 8 20 a. . It was Likely that the nationalist Landing was similar to the British commando raids the coast of nazi occupied France preceding the All out Allied invasion of Normandy other units drove close to the Mouth of Chiao River at Haimen and landed men Between Haimen and Tai Chow to prevent communist reinforcements from find Young Mother guilty of killing air Force husband Frankfurt Germany up a Brunette Yvette Madsen of Brooklyn was convicted today of murdering Quot her air Force husband after drinking party and sentenced to 15 years prison. A three judge court set up by paging sen Mccarthy san Antonio Tex. Up a Tirza the strip tease artist said today that hereafter Shell taste the wine she uses nightly for a Public Bath before night club customers. Somebody dumped red Ink or Dye into the Bath this week and Tirza also known As Leona Daval emerged a Brilliant red. Vessel hit at Halifax la Are dead Keokuk s request rent controls is turned Down teacher s got a full House the second Grade teacher at Sutherland school Chicago Cees double and triple when she faces this quintet of 7-year-Olds. The triplets Are Diane Karen and Elizabeth quist and the twins Are James and William Owen. Entire Block hit by explosion one person i s killed Statesboro ga., up a explosion and fire demolished or damaged every building a 350-foot Block of downtown Statesboro today. One person moving South to relieve Sung i was killed and two were Majur Belgium s Cabinet resignation men. Naval gunboats shelled More than too Junks and Shore installations the communique said. Communists Manning the Shore defences took to the Hills it claimed. Cover 20-mile coast the communique said the operation covered the entire 20-mile coast of the Peninsula paralleling Tai Chow Bay. But it gave no clue to the identity or size de. The blast which resulted estimated damages of $250,000, was caused when unsuspecting furniture store worker struck a match that ignited fumes of escaping the building. Would return to Washington soon Brussels 1 Belgium up. Tor of Quot be consultations with the Premier Gaston Eyskens and his a department and her friends divided Cabinet resigned today j the political crisis created by 1 bitter dispute Over King Leo polds return to the throne. Eyskens handed the Resigna Halifax. S., up a the fishing Schooner Gertrude i a Acosta was rammed and sunk by the 5,000-ton Canadian freighter Island connector pre Dawn darkness today. Six crewmen were saved but it was feared the other 11 men aboard the Small vessel were dead. Four bodies had been recovered. Two were picked up by the freighter soon after Hie collision. One washed ashore and a fourth was found the fishing vessels wreckage. The collision occurred outside Halifax Harbor at 1 30 a. . Est Clear weather. Pick up survivors i the Island connector picked Luxembourg up. A mrs. I up six survivors and two bodies. Perle Mesta u. Minister to a third body washed ashore Luxembourg said today she eight hours after Iho sinking. Among the missing was Apt. The u. High commission ruled out mrs. Madsen a plea of innocent by reason of temporary insanity when she shot it. Andrew Madsen their suburban Frankfurt Home oct. 20. Life term possible mrs. Madsen 22, Mother of two Small children was found guilty under German Law which made possible a maximum sen p a Mesta loves Luxembourg Post Hopes to remain Burlington la. Up �?1 a three county rent Cut Niziol Board established by housing expediter Tighe Woods last night refused to Tak a a a 1 a petition of Keokuk property owners requesting decontrol of the three judges who heard rents there. The seven Day trial without a Only City Iii county jury returned their verdict be Keokuk is the Only City lore the jammed courtroom Lee county still under a no the third floor of Tho High com tool. Mission resident office. Then the property owners asked they retired briefly to deliver the Board to request feed a to the sentence and ret ind j thormities to decontrol Lints Vith the 15-year decision. Keokuk. A spokesman for the Board for Lee Henry and Des Moines counties said the Board did not act the petition of the denies reports a source close to the legation qaid mrs. Mesta hoped to be i transferred from the Post Mig Haslam Knickle skipper of the Gertrude Acosta officials said. They said the outward bound freighter rammed the Small fishing vessel amidships As it was about to enter the property owners because a a part of the claims the property owners petition was at a Lance with and actual ill seem to he contradictory to claims other the spokesman Thomas Welt to Quot. Mrs. Madsen Amateur a list stood Pale and shaking As Ludg it Fred j. Cohn Raleigh cd presiding Justice of the l renal said a this court finds the defendant Yvette Madsen guilty As Elmo Gower her defense at Runty put a supporting hand Back lion of himself and his entire took seven months ago. But mrs. Mesta said it happened at 7 25 a. . Est. Tile Early hour was the Only thing that prevented a major of la Landing forces and made j disaster this Southeast geor no mention of any air cover. J Sia tobacco Market Center 50 neither was there any mention of any communist counter attack. Today a Landing marked the first Large scale nationalist attack the chinese Mainland since november when the nationalist government fled to Formosa. I get a Miles West Northwest of Savannah. Two hours later the business Section would have been crowded with saturday shoppers. Air Force mourns killed. Negro killed unidentified negro Cabinet of nine social Christian Catholic party ministers and eight Liberal party ministers to Regent Prince Charles this morning. Eyskens a Catholic and his nine Catholic ministers have supported King Leopold a return the strength of the 57 per cent majority he received there a few Days and then sail last sunday s advisory Plebs undecided Date for the site. United states. Can to agree session Liberal party ministers sup 1 ported by socialist and com i. Am 8�nk Uma us 1<h Monist party leaders oppose the line reports to the state t Etui was King s return. Mentz and of Tourse 1 11 be very a Cabinet communique said Happy t0 set Bac to Washington to see my friends she said. A a there a not a word of truth that. I love my Job and the people Here Are wonderful. Ifs a Beautiful country and anyone who Hasni to seen it mrs. Mesta said she planned to leave for Paris tomorrow stay loves it Here Harbor. Laden with f a a the Chin Vink Iii Eklov to member of a o her Arm and eased her ship Canadian mounted i mkt a f the a to won of a a to her choir. Board not to act the petition Al will permit the property mis to Appeal through authorized channels. Objects to Church next to his door a a. ,. The government decided to repyr1 Faw Nierva Ltd a a a a but be a a rear of the furniture store. Only a a Back 10 Luxembourg. I love it a a a a a a ii a a Iii i St. I d 11 Len Crit to i is d ii Leo u non Fairchild s Deather it it a demand Tho a a either Here Call him to Hie throne or seek. Him out alive but he was Cri ical condition. Washington up. A Gen. Muir s. Fairchild air vice chief of staff who died of a heart at nature store employee was tack last night will be buried less serious condition although with military honors tuesday Rescue workers had to Cut a Royal police search vessel the Grenfell searched the Harbor fruit a Lessly for the missing Fisher i men. Capt. Louis Giasson of the Island connector said the Gertrude Acosta a Sank one a the Schooner was travelling about five knots when we hit her he said. The Island con pairfif1 d la Hector was ordered at full Speed ral astern but the Schooner came at Dis rect Murl us at Angle and then Cut across our it was impossible to Avert the collision to said. The six survivors were taken to a Hospital Here suffering from Shock and exposure. The missing included capt. Knickle his father Otto j Knickle Engineer hurry Cooper crewman Martin Tanner and two men not identified. Before the collision one Crew leniency granted the court ruled that the sentence was to he served at the women a reformatory at Anderson w. Va., a a or any place cd e the authorities see fit to confine up. Munro asked today to prevent construction of a Church next door to his Home because it would cause a annoyance and convenience to family. Empowered to sentence mrs. Madsen to life imprisonment City be court apparently took into consideration the testimony of a German psychiatrist that vie was mentally unbalanced when he shot Madsen with his service pistol. The p. . Court convened at 4 30 10 30 a. . Est. Til started with til a five Page Type his abdication. Leopold said he government payroll Emit Anderson another fur would abide by parliaments de a. ,.,. A a vision. Dom la during january member was lost at sea when a 1 Dory he was became Seurat Washington up. The de rom he Schoy Ner Munro sought injunction against trustees of the Fairfield proceedings free methodist Church its Pas Reading of Tor the Rev g. J. Dingman written summary of events Lead the Iowa annual conference of up to the slaying the free methodist a hurry and to Verdic k. A Martin Fairfield who Soldi 4 the Church the property strike called socialist leaders of the con Arlington National cemetery. Service at fort protestant funeral services will be conducted at the nearby fort myer Chapel by of. Col. Palmer p. Pierce air Force chaplain. air Force spokesman said Fri and blut Byrd girl act Viti. That the funeral and burial through timbers and steel with federation of labor called a 24 Civ service commission report acetylene torches to get to him. Hour warning strike of 300,000 Eoj today Tjia 29,165 persons a a workers yest Daj protest were dropped from the govern whore irk fins to a inst the Kink s return and ment payroll during january were to Rind it have threatened to Call a Gen total Federal employ Erat strike that would paralyse ment to 1,950,365. _ Belgium if parliament does full Page of pictures Camp Cail Leopoid. J the bulk of the decrease was is. Page 8. Woman of the week. Leopold was barred from the registered Hie Post Snow is expected As Winter fades the eve of Spring fort Madison May receive a fairly office heavy Blanket of Snow. The scout Page 5. Circus Here would be As simple As possible at the request of the widow mrs. Florence Fairchild. The body will be borne a funeral procession from the Chapel to the graveside. Severe loss his death left a gaping Hole the Young services top command. Fairchild 55, was a Stocky j Man with a Knack for saying exactly what he meant and Mak i ing it stick. The services number 2 flier he has been serving As acting j be j b a chief of staff Gen. Hoyt s. Vandenbergh absence. I throne 1945 because he sur Navy departments. The Treasury weather Bureau predicts such a pave 3 rendered the belgian army to however gained additional weekend of Wea her 01 it a it 1 the germans remained Bel 1,790 employees to help out with final weekend a foie spi my Ai monday glum during the German occur the annual income tax return. Pal and married a commoner. Rush. I Snoma j111 a Quot of jul -------------------------------1 Ter a Day of Cloudy Cool weath Jer. Locally heavy accumulations Are expected the extreme i Southeastern part of the state and increasing northerly winds May result considerable Drift j my or blowing. The extended Outlook is for Clearing and quite cold sunday night but partly Cloudy and warming afternoon temperature Havy rescues 40, adrift for 7 Days Pearl Harbor Hawaii a remained aboard the fire ravage Miles apart when sighted by the up a the u. Navy rescued led net tender used a shares planes. Rich but he earned it today All 40 Crew members of Ter National distress signals flags Navy net smoke mirrors very pistol tender u s s. Elder who had shooting stars and 20 millimetre drifted helplessly for seven Days cannons without attracting the the vast Pacific Ocean. Separated first night most of the ammunition was dumped into the sea before. Adams ordered the 26 men to sgt us nay take to the rafts Case the fire inc is o Snow fell the a the Crew jumped and waved ignited the remaining explosives.?. It and blew the elder to pieces. J y Adams and the other 13 men was pronounce i p. . The judges Cohn. A 1 John Speight. Dothan ala., and which ii plans to erect the Herman , new York City. No i. 1 retired for to minutes and Munro contended that when turned he sentence. He sold the lot to Martin 1946 the y agreed a Oral wants to see babies contract that the property the court handed Down the would be used Only for its less than sentence Dence purposes. Inder the Legal provisions for the free methodist Church Shorter terms where a the deltas announced it plans to build Pendant suffered from diminish a Church the property at cd will estimated Cost of betwixt $70, after sentence was Pronoune-000 and $75,000. De mrs. Madsen sunk slowly i Back into her chair and said a Low voice a will they let me see my babies before they Send me away a the children Dana 4, and Nancy 18 months were return and to the United states last no vember to Sta it Wuth their maternal grandmother mrs. Alfred Noack of Brooklyn. Gower said he intended to file notice of Appeal monday. If the Appeal is granted it will be heard before the u. High commission appeals court at Nuernberg. Sin looks Vlic ail St Louis up. A Martha Anderson san Francisco believes being prepared. She made a 2,100-Nulr Long distance Telephone Call to a taxicab company to arrange for a cab to meet her Airliner when it landed Here last night. And we would have used three much ammunition if we had still new York up a George Kucinskus was a Rich Man to his bowery friends today. But most of them probably would say the $35 he earned Wasny to Worth the Effort. Kucinskus was Given the wrong address when he agreed to push a 650-Pound Pushcart Load of artists canvases to a Supply House for $1.50. What should have been a 13-Block push to 23rd Street turned out to be a 133-mile 15-hour grind to 234th Street. When police finally caught up to the weary Pushcart Man yesterday the grateful owner gladly boosted his fee to $25 and sympathizers boosted the Ante with a $10 collection for the foot sore George. He pocketed the Money and shuffled off to his bowery hangout Uncle same a House a for a Long rest. Twenty six men were picked up from life rafts. The remaining 14 were found aboard the disabled elder. A were had it a he added a radio remaining aboard the ship dump Good condition. Ter View after being taken aboard de the remaining ammunition both groups told of a bitter a Rescue vessel. And then battened Down the disappointment last monday All the ammunition w a s hatches to let the fire Burn out. When the army transport thrown into the sea when the the Blaze subsided after three general a. W. Brewster pass Engin room fire spread through hours he said and the ship de nearby but failed to see the ship and threatened to floated helplessly after that their frantic signals for help and Nite the explosives the ship s til sighted last night. The rafts disappeared Over the horizon. Arsenal Adams said. And the elder became separated within three Miles the Brewster answered the the first night. It. William f. Adams of Wil first few signals from the elder the 26 men the life rafts mar calif., commander of the with a Mimi Imi Quot which Means were sighted first by it. Robert elder a buoy laying Mission a repeat repeal a Navy code s. Macklin Pilot of the private eniwetok Island for the and then sailed without Stop teer patrol bomber flying out Spring atomic tests there said Ping Adams related. The Brewster came within three a similar Story was told by Miles of his shop which was Dis 26 survivors picked up from life t tabled when engine room fire rafts a few hours before the El-1 raged out of control. Der was sighted by Navy search asked How he Felt after planes and taken town by a warships scouring the seas just finally being rescued Adams Navy warship Early today. I before dusk last night. The Navy said j the men the life raft said repair ship Comstock sped a i believe it was the haad the Brewster was sight two. Toward the rafts and took the of god written Acron the sky hours monday without answer men aboard. At the same time weather forecast furnished Der u s weather Burman Public discussion of atom is urged fort Madison a Cloudy and continued cold tonight and sunday with Snow this evening continuing through sunday. High sunday near 35. Low tonight 20-25. Iowa Snow and continued local insanity plea the defense was based wholly 1 the temporary insanity plea. Evidence behalf of mrs. Madsen traced a Story of purported mental instability going Back to her childhood. She herself testified thai she blacked out about the time Madsen returned Home from the Washington up sen. John w. Bricker r., of said 1 pc Loci tonight and sunday nay that every civil defense j heavy accumulation possible j a Vul 1 int Huff phase of atomic warfare should Southeast Ini sinc a y be discussed publicly despite the text la Rny 801 a Tat to k after soap pm the hosts face be discussed up omit auspice me no therly Windl expected to ,,.n he he about her of Kwajalein with other planes from Guam and the hawaiian islands search of tile missing ship. Tonight that was our Adams said the 14 men who Macklin flashed a message to period ending 2 adequate civil defense without j maximum Public knowledge of what is go minimum ing . He made the statement of Ter the legislative group held ing their signals. The Drifting another plane reported sighting j its first open hearing the sub rafts and the elder were 35 the elder 35 Miles away inject. Risk of supplying Russia with information. A we always have the problem atomic Energy of balancing Public enlighten to against Security considerations a Bricker said a this Case i think Public enlightenment is More Bricker a member of the joint congressional atomic Energy committee said there can be no suit considerable Drifting and blowing Snow tonight and sunday. Low tonight 15 North 24-28 South High sunday 25-30. Local what her Rita a evening Democrat la a approve unto Ament . Leda i 43 22 no precipitation one year ago today maximum. J minimum 36 20 Brooklyn accent. The first she knew of the violence she said was when she heard blood gurgling from a Hole Madsen a Chest and smelled the fumes of burned Gunpowder. She went into hysterics and shouts several times during the trial and twice collapsed forcing adjournments. Or. Rail Kleist a German psychiatrist testified that she hated her Hue band because of insane delusion that he intended to harm her and their children

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