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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 4, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBOR S VOL LVI Associated Press and United Piess Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY APRIL 4 1950 This Paper Consists of Two One iniiir Section One 151 MAYBE ITS LIKE THISThis picture released by the U S navy in 1946 Shows an experimental plane designated as the XF5U1 credited with having a potenUal performance ranging from hovering to a speed of 500 miles an hour Rdio Commen tator Henry J Taylor said Monday night that many flying saucers are really US controlled experimental jet planes The plane shown here is a propellor craft approximately the conformation attributed to flying saucers g You May Get Easter Togs Wet Sunday Des Moines better be if you plan to show off your new Easter togs and bonnets Sunday The weather bureau says they may get a wetting Its 5day outlook for Iowa in dicated rain might fall Saturday night or Easter Sunday In eastern Iowa Tuesday skies overcast after Mondays surprise April snow and rain storm which brought as much as 5 inches of snow to some southern state areas In the western half Tuesday it was cloudy to partly clear overhead At Lamoni Tuesday rooming 2 Inches of snow still remained on the ground There was light snow Tuesday morning at Mason City Burlingtons total precipitation almost inches There was rain there early Tuesday morn ing Over the state temperatures ranged in the 30s with the pros pect they would not rise above 44 Mondays highs were 47 de grees at Davenport and Burling ton Lamoni was the low spot with 26 early Tuesday Firestone Workers Leave Their Jobs Des Moines at the Firestone Tire and Rubber Co branch plant here left their jobs early Tuesday but neither com pany nor union officials would comment on the cause of the work stoppage Business Manager Elmer Long of local 310 of the C I O United Rubber Workers said the stop page was unauthorized He said the union is not maintaining pickets at the plant A union mass meeting was un derway Tuesday Long said he was attempting to get the men to return to work Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Slowly clearing skies and cool Tuesday night Sunny and warmer Wednesday Low Tuesday night 22 High Wed nesday 42 Iowa Partly cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday Slowly rising temperatures Wednesday Low Tuesday night 2025 north 2528 south Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average 3 to 7 degrees below normal Nor mal highs 54 to 60 Normal lows 32 to 37 Warmer Wednesday and Thursday Turning colder Friday Warming again Satur day and Sunday Rainfall will average onehalf an inch oc curring Thursday and Thursday night and again Saturday night or Sunday Partly cloudy and colder Tuesday night Wednes day mostly fair with slowly ris ing temperatures Low Tuesday night 15 to 20 north 20 to 25 south High Wednesday 36 to 38 IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Tuesday Maximum 37 Minimum 31 At 8 a m 32 Precipitation trace Snow trace TEAR AGO Maximum 53 Minimum 28 Navy Denies Developing Any PancakeShaped Jet Planes Washington navy says in comment on the latest flying saucer report 1 It has not developed any pancakeshaped jet planes and 2 it is not experimenting with any saucershaped missile In fact the department reported through a spokesman the nearest thing to a saucer it ever developed has not flown since 1947 The spokesman was commenting Monday nigh ton an article in U S News and World Report which said engineers have concluded that the oftreported saucers are jet powered planes of a new design developed by the navy The maga zine said the saucers may have sprung from experiments by Charles H Zimmerman for the na tional advisory committee for aer onautics NACA At Langley air force base in Vir ginia Zimmerman said he worked on an experimental pancake shaped model plane during the was the one the navy said flew last in he didnt regard it as a forerunner to the flying saucer To conclude that it was he said was obviously the wrong conclu sion NACA officials said the model Zimmerman developed later be came a navy craft known as the XF5U or Flying Pancake The navy said a full scale experimental model never got off the ground Radio Commentator Henry J Taylor said Monday night that many Flying Saucers really are U S controlled jet fighter planes On his ABC broadcast he re ferred to the XF5U He called it a navy experimental fighter of in credible speed It looks and is shaped like a pancake Taylor said Believe Russian Planes to Lead Invasion by Reds Taipei Formosa UR Official Chinese nationalist quarters pre dicted Tuesday that Russianmade planes would lead an early com munist invasion against Formosa and other nationalist bases Russian planes have been re ported officially to have gone into combat in the civil war But there has been no information to indi cate the pilots were Russians The nationalist air force re ported that one of its planes was shot down and another was miss ing as a result of an air fight with Russian planes over the China mainland Sunday Slippy Asks for Nomination Papers Moines B Slip py of Waterloo Tuesday became the 4th candidate for the repub lican nomination for U S senator Slippy former Waterloo mayor asked the secretary of states office for nomination papers He will oppose Senator B B Hickenlooper Earl Wisdom Des Moines attorney and Harry Thompson Muscatine truck farm er in the June 5 primary WATCHMAN MISSING Keokuk Shorty Nelson 66 watchman for the Keokuk Sand company has been missing since Saturday night and is feareddrowned Lights around barges used by the sand company were not lighted Saturday night and one of the barges was found Sunday floating 10 miles below Keokuk Lawyers Seek to Have Ellis Judged Insane Des Moines for Thomas William Ellis 17 have asked that Ellis be given every known clinical and scientific test by a psychiatrist to determine whether he is competent to go to trial on a murder charge The attorneys Vern Lawyer and James McDowell in a petition to the court said Monday that Ellis was severely beaten by 4 prisoners in the Polk county jail juvenile ward in 1948 They contended Ellis traumatic experiences in jail contributed to a pschoneurosis condition which they said a psychiatric examin ation of the youth showed The attorneys indicated they will seek to have Ellis adjudged in sane and incompetent to go to tiial on a charge that he fatally stabbed Mrs Flora A Bryan 85 Feb 4 in her home Kellogg Cereal Fortune Heir Dies Chula Vista Cal L Kellogg 66 heir to a cereal for tune died here Monday of a cerebral hemorrhage He was visiting a brother Dr Carl Kellogg His father William K Kellogg Palm Springs said burial would be in Battle Creek Mich Spurn Bid to Set Up Probe Commission Senate Democrats Say Subcommittee Will Finish Job Washington demo crats politely but firmly brushec aside Tuesday a proposal to set up a bipartisan commission to investigate charges of procom munism in the state department Democratic leaders said the pro by Senator Henry Cabot Lodge Jr R Mass too late They said a sen ate foreign relations subcommit tee established to make the in vestigation will have to finish the job As a counterproposal some democrats were debating a type of investigation unprecented in congressional history It would in volve a complete check as thor ough as that made by the FBI on every state department employe accused of disloyalty 50 Agents It might take 50 agents running down the life histories of these people one democrat said But I believe that we can find that many trained former FBI men and it might be the solution to the problem The charges have been made by Senator Joseph R McCarthy R who contends that they can be by opening government loyalty files But President Truman has in structed the agencies involved to ignore senate subpenas for those records The subcommittee headed by Senator Millard E Tydings D may meet in closed session Tuesday afternoon to consider 1 Should the subcommittee is sue a subpoena for evidence Mc Carthy gave FBI but has declined to surrender to the committee Contempt Move 2 Should the in the light of President Trumans contempt proceed ings against agencies that refuse to surrender their loyalty files in response to a subpoena Advance indications were that the answer to both questions would be No Democratic lead ers were not anxious to force a showdown between the senate and the president or between the sen ate and an individual member The McCarthy evidence involves Owen Lattimore Johns Hopkins university professor and Far East ern expert whom McCarthy has called Russias top espionage agent in the United States The Wisconsin republican said his en tire case which began with charges that the state department harbors 57 cardcarrying com stand or fall on Lattimore Lattimore has Carthy charges sponsible and libelous and will defend himself before the sub committee next Thursday denied Mc as false iire Gives Up Attempt to Form Belgian Cabinet Brussels Belgium Deveze Belgian liberal leader gave up his attempts to form a coalition government T u e s d a y after failing to get King Leopold to abdicate Deveze handed his resignation as premierdesignate to Prince Charles regent of Belgium soon after returning from Pregny Switzerland There he talked with the exiled king Leopold reiterated his readiness to return to the Bednaseks Murder Trial Goes to Jury AP Wirepholo BEDNASEK is the jury considering the case of Robert E Bednasek 24 University of Iowa student being tried on a charge of first degree murder in the strangu lation death in Iowa City last December of Margaret Anne Jackson another student Front row left to right Mrs Merle Dewey Vernon Moore Joe Kadera Robert Breese Mrs Elizabeth Greer Mrs Irene Coglan Back row left to Ellinor G Green C Jay Miller Harold W McGinnis George Hasley Robert D Bothell Glenn P Wentzel Brannan in Defense of Farm Program St Paul Minn ture Secretary Charles F Bran nan insisted Tuesday his farm plan would solve problems presently hampering the nations agricul tural economy Brannan here to address Minne sota committeemen of the produc tion and marketing administration defended the administration plan which President Truman plugged for Monday but which congress appears to regard as a dead duck for this session Referring to his cpntinuingtfeud with Farm Bureau President Allan Kline Brannan asserted that I am not interested in carrying on any kind of fight but somehow we got into one and Im not going to back out I assure you of that Brannan said Kline believes the present farm program is adequate If it is adequate he said I dont quite see how we can get his decline in farm income and decrease in consumption that we lave now He insisted that his plan would meet the decrease in consumption vith farm prices which could compete with prices of other com modities in demands on the con sumer dollar Harry Bridges Convicted of Perjury Conspiracy I throne if parliament asked him Find Body of 3rd Killed in Blast Igrloo S Dak ate Monday found the body of Harrison P Bird 39 the 3rd work er killed last Friday when an am munition magazine exploded at the ordnance plant here Found earlier Avere the bodies of Douglas D Armentrout Jr 21 and Joseph M Murray 66 A fourth man in the magazine at the time of the blast Louis E San ford 33 is recovering FIRE RAZES FEED large feed mill of the Farmers CoOperative Elevator company at Iowa Falls was destroyed by fire early Tuesday morning L G Benschoter is manager The building was of frame construction covered with aliim mum and burned rapidly The Alden fire department assisted the Towa Falls fire men in preventing the flames from spreading The building had been in use one year It replaced an elevator which was destroyed by fire in December 1946 The loss is par tially covered by insurance BY ROBERT San Francisco UR Harrj Bridges boss of 75000 wes coast longshoremen was convict ed Tuesday of perjury and con spiracy for swearing he was no and never had been a communist A middleclass jury of 8 men and 4 women found Bridge guilty after a stormy trial which lasted more than 4 months Th jury deliberated 31 hours Conviction carries a maximum prison term of 7 years plus a fim of and paves the way fo the government to press action to deport the CIO longshoremen and warehousemens union presi dent The jury also found J R Rob ertson top organizer in Bridges union and Henry Schmidt union vicepresident guilty of both a conspiracy count and a charge of aiding and abetting Bridges in the commission of perjury The jury which had deliberated through days to cap an 81da trial entered the courtroom of Federal Judge George B Harris at a m p m CST Harris asked Jury Foreman Glenn Christensen Oakland can dy salesman if the jury had reached a verdict We have your honor Chris tensen replied He handed the verdicts to Clerk Edward Mitchell who passed them to the judge The judge read them passed them back to the clerk who then asked the foreman for the verdict We find the defendant Harry Renton Bridges guilty on the first count conspiracy and guil ty of the 2nd count Christensen said the jury found Robertson and Schmidt guilty as charged on the conspiracy count and a charge of aiding Bridges lie at his 1945 naturalization hear ing when he swore he was not and never been a communist Crash Injuries Cause of Death Burlingrton suf fered in an automobile accident more than a month ago caused the death in Burlington hospital here of Glenn R Bailey 58 of Me diapolis Bailey was injured Feb 26 when his automobile report edly struck a parked car here Bailey was thrown out of his auto He is survived by his widow and 5 children Slafe Hearing on Passenger Trains Des Moines state com merce commission Tuesday set a hearing date on the Great West ern railroads proposal to drop passenger trains No 35 and 36 which operate between Oelwein and Clarion The hearing will be held at 10 a m on May 3 in the Franklin county courthouse at Hampton SAME 110 Black mtani traffic death U patl 21 HARRY BRIDGES BULLETIN Key West Fla dent Truman Tuesday selected Thomas K Finlctter of New York City to succeed Stuart Symington as secretary of the air force Spud Growers Oppose Quotas potato growers in a meeting here Tuesday morning voted against marketing quotas for potatoes by a vote of 24 to 1 The action rescinded a vote on the same proposition at Algona re cently Since the vote taken at Al ona the government lowered the support price on potatoes and re quired marketing quotas as a con dition for support According to C L Fitch secre tary of the Iowa Vegetable Grow ers association the potato growers decided controls are unworkable and are not in accordance with the American style of personal initia tive It was pointed out that the plan would not be feasible in Iowa were potatoes are grown for com mercial purposes in widely scat tered areas because of the impos sibility of inspection of truck loads The next step will be the re gional meeting at Minneapolis April 24 The region includes the states of North Dakota Minnesota iVisconsin Michigan Iowa and Indiana A referendum for the entire re Ion will take place about Aug 1 In a talk prepared for delivery Tuesday before the vegetable growers Mayor Herschel C Love ess of Ottumwa criticized the owa natural resources council for ailure to act promptly on flood control measures The good faith of the state leg slature in creating this council re mains to be seen said Loveless Personally I have an idea that omewherc in the very dim back ground of the formation of this group there lingered the idea that his type of a state body would re move the responsibility of the ex cutive department of our state in naking a decision on a contro versial question and the methods f flood control are definitely con i State Asks Defendant Be Hanged Jurors Receive Case After Judge Gives Instructions By KNOX CRAIG Iowa City A jury of 4 women and 8 men took the mur der case of Robert E Bednasek at a m CST Tuesday and began deliberating whether Mar garet Anne GeeGee Jackson 20 met death by accident or by design The state charged that Bedna sek deliberately strangled the pretty University of Iowa coed out of jealousy because she was drifting away from him The defense claimed her violent death was an accident which brought a wonderful evening of 2 young lovers to a tragic end Robert D Bothell 45yearold office manager for an Iowa City transfer firm was chosen jury foreman The state in a surprise move Monday night asked the jury to send Bednasek to the gallows Two members of the jury told the court prior to their selection as jurors that they opposed the death penalty The jurors received the case from District Judge James P Gaffney at the conclusion of lengthy instructions by him The judge told the jurors they could return one of 4 verdicts First degree murder which car ries a sentence of death by hang ing or life in prison 10 Tears to Life Second degree murder which carries a sentence of 10 years to life in prison Manslaughter which carries mandatory 8year prison term Acquittal The judge advised the jurors that if they find the 24yearold psychology student guilty of mur der in the first degree they must recommend whether he should be sentenced to death or life in prison Judge Gaffney also told the jurors that if they do not find be yond any reasonable doubt that Bednasek is guilty of any of the charges they then must find him innocent Judge Gaffney said all persons except court attaches would be barred from the3rd floor of the ourthouse until the jury reports The jurors are deliberating on the 3rd floor The judge said that if the jury found that injuries to Margaret Anne Jackson were inflicted in a wanton and reckless manner by the hands of the defendant on her neck without malice or intent he would be guilty of manslaughter But if the jury finds that the girl met her death as the result of a direct assault by Bednasek with malice aforethought express or mplied with premeditation and ieliberation and with intent to till then a verdict of murder in he first degree should be re turned Judge Gaffney said Closing Arguments In closing arguments which ended late Monday night Bedna sek was described by prosecutors as a coldblooded killer and as an innocent boy by defense at torneys Defense Attorney Clair Hamil on his voice husky with emotion told the jury as he placed a hand on the shoulder of Bednasek I know Bob Bednasek is inno cent I have faith in this boy as though he were my own kid The defendant bowed his head and wiped his eyes Several jurors ubbed their eyes No Chance White declared that the beautiful blond coed didnt have a chance The county attorney softly quot ing the familiar childs prayer Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep declared He didnt let her get her breath Margaret Anne Jack son didnt even have a chance to pray He killed her brutally viciously in a jealous rage The state argued that Miss Jack son wanted to be free That she just wanted to be friends with Bednasek and that he killed her because he feared he was losing her In contrast Hamilton painted a campus romance which he said became almost love at first sight and which he said endured and grew stronger up to the of her death A man does kill the thing he loves Hamilton told the jury ;