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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 9, 1955, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for ON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION MAKE EVERY DAY SAFE DRIVING DAY VOL LXII Associated Preu and United Pull Lease Wirei Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY DECEMBER 9 1955 This Paper Consists ol Two One No SS East Germans Assume Border Control Assassins Cut Down Associate of Capone Gang CHICAGO bullets killed another associate ol the old Capone crime syndicate Thursday night Alex Louis Grecnberg wealthy 64yearold brewer and reputed one time mob financial adviser was the victim of the third gangstyle rub out of syndicate buddies in 17 months Grecnberg was slain on a South Side street as he and his wife pre pared to enter heir car after dining at a restaurant Mrs Greenbcrg said she knew of no reason why her husband was killed but Police Capl Thomas McLaughlin said It appears as though he was paying someone and have muffed a Police began rounding up known hoodlums for questioning Mrs Grecnberg 43 told investi gators she and her husband had just walked out of the Glass Dome Hickory Pit a restaurant at 2724 S Union and were standing at the doorof their car when two men whose faces she did not see walked up She first related that the men engaged her husband in a brief conversation then I heard sev eral shots and saw Signed Statement Later however she signed a statement in which she said no words were exchanged before the men opened fire She said Grecnberg staggered after the men as they fled on foot then collapsed in the street about 12 feet from the curb Mrs Greenberg ran back into the cafe screaming Call the po lice A mans been The first officer to arrive found her lyinj across her husbands body sobbing Capt McLaughlin said he basec his belief that Greenberg had been paying money to someone on en tries found in his checkbook The police captain said they totaled Oct 4 between May 26 anc He theorized that the slaying wa not the work of professional killers explaining This guy would not have been chasing professionals after thej shot him He would have been dead on the Greenberg was shot four in the abdomen the left eye th left arm and the groin A card found in his wallet identi fied him as president of the boar of the Canadian Ace Brewing Co with which he admittedly had bee connected since 1922 Minor Scrapes Greenberg had minor scrape Must Maintain Retaliatory Power Dulles with the law during prohibition Then in 1943 he was called as witness in a New York City tria to identify Capone hoodlums fou of whom were convicted of extor ing money from the movie in dustry They were Charles Cherr Nose Gioe Louis Little Ne York Campagna Paul DeLuci and Phillip DAndrea Gangland tipsters rumored tha Greenberg was rooting for Ih government at the trial He testified in 1948 before a con gressional committee investigating the parole of this quartet At that time he admitted knowing Capone mobsters for many Gioe was shot to death Aug 18 1954 and five days later another syndicate hoodlum Frank Mari tote alias Frank Diamond was slain by a shotgun blast Campag na died of a heart attack da earlier this year and DAndrea died a natural death in 1952 in California Major Address at Illinois Meeting CHICAGO countries 0 meet Russias new challenge lo icir security must bolster their lliances and maintain selective ctaliatory says Secre ary of State Dulles Stating that the Russians have ad no change in purpose but merely in Dulles said hursday night Our capacity to etaliate must be and is massive 1 order to deter all forms of But if we have to use that he added such use vpuld be selective and adapted to he The secretary of state repeated us massive retaliation theme in a linner meeting of the Illinois Manufacturers Assn When it was irst advanced some two years ago it frightened some Europeans ut Dulles stressed it was a firm bundation for Ultimate Deterrent He asserted the policy of collcc ive security backed by an arsenal of retaliation will orm the ultimate deterrent igainst the possibility of fullscale attack by the Soviet Union What 1 have just been saying s what T said five years The massive retaliation theme was first advanced by Dulles in a speech Jan 12 1954 He said the United Stales would depend pri marily on a great capacity to retaliate instantly by means and at places of our own choosing to any Communist attack Minor Assault were voiced that Russians Approve Changes Berlin Access to Remain From Our Wire Services East Ger many announced Friday its frontier police have taken over from the Russians the task of controlling the borders They have orders to be courte ous but to resist any efforts to in terfere with the sovereignty of the state The announcement from the press office of Prime Minister Ot to Grotewphl said the guarding of the borders would be conducted in such a way as to respect four power agreements guaranteeing America British and French gar risons in isolated Berlin free ac cess to the West fn addition the government statement appeared to make a Central Lutheran Church Women The St Paul Central Lutheran Church Good Will Circle Haillnnlown Xi Nu Chapter Bell Sigma Ihl 11 Club Lincoln Girl Scouts Troop 10 Club WaTailVc Club Jean Ann lolmslone Mr Mrs W B Casey rAll About The Weather BUILDING firemen are silhouetted by flames early Friday as they fight a fire which wrecked the Stover Sales Co building The upper floor of the Store Burns at Hampton Loss HAMPTON Fire of unknown origin completely destroyed the Stover Implement building at 1st Avenue and 3rd St early Fri day The fire apparently began about 2 said Fire Chief Charles Jackson It was a mass of flames W R Wilson photo Franklin Co highway maintenance garage rear right was damaged when the trucks arrived The Franklin County Garage which is adjacent to the imple ment buildings was slightly dam aged Several windows were brok en and a small hole was burned in an upstairs floor The office suf fered water damage A bowling alley near the fire was unharmed Damage was estimated at Fears this might touch off World War III if the United States reacted in such a way to a minor Commu nist assault Dulles later clarified qualified and expanded his statements Fn substance he said the United States had no intention of depcnd ng merely on its capacity for massive atomic retaliation to scare off possible Communist ag ressors Instead the United States would deal separately with each case in the most appropriate manner and would make full use of local defense forces Graham Enters Plea of Innocent in Bombing DENVER Gilbert Gra ham 23 pleaded innocent and in nocent by reason of insanity Fri day to charges of murder in the death of his mother one of 44 per sons killed when a United Air Lines DC6B exploded Nov 1 He was ordered by District Judge Edward J Keating to be committed to Colorado Psycho pathic Hospital in Denver for 30 ciays for observation The case was continued until Jan 9 Mason City Increasing cloudiness and warmer Friday night Sat urday cloudy and warmer with light snow Low Friday night 10 15 High Saturday 2227 Iowa Clear and colder east ti cloudy west warmer central am west with occasional Hght sncrft extreme west Friday night Sat urclay cloudy and warmer wit light snow Low Friday nigh near zero northeast 18 southwest High Saturday 20 northeast 3C southwest FiveDay Iowa Temperatures wil average near to 4 degrees normal Friday night through nex Wednesday Normal highs 2 35 south Normal lows 11 northto 19 south Warmer Satur day Colder Sunday Little change in temperatures remainder o period Precipitation will average onetenth to twotenths of an inch occurring as snow Saturday and again on Monday or Tuesday Minnesota Cloudy warmer Pair Escape Road Crash A young married couple from Minneapolis ended an intended trip to California Thursday by wrecking their car at the south end of the Rockwell detour on Highway 65 Keilh W Golden 22 was driving west on the detour and failed to make the turn going south A way patrolman who investigated said he believed the nearly new car turned end over end A truck driver who saw the accident said Mrs Golden was thrown through the rear window Mrs Goldens injuries were be lieved to besuperficial The 18 TO BROADCAST PROGRAMS NEW YORK W Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Friday said Radio Prague and Radio War sawr have agreed to broadcast Americanproduced Christmas pro grams for the first time FAIR Globe Gazette weather data u to 8 a m Fri day Maximum 17 Minimum 0 At 8 8 Prec Trace YEAR AGO Maximum 30 Minimum 24 May Set for Report on Merger of Railroads CHICAGO UP The Nort Western and the Milwaukee rai roads Friday set next May as th time for reporting on the propose consolidation of the two railroad Directors of the Chicago Milwau kee St Paul and Pacific railroa and the Chicago and North Wester Railway issued a joint slate men here They said they believed stud ies wil have progressed to such an extent that they will be in a po sition to make a report at their rcspectaive annual stockholders meetings in May 1956 Hammer Out Beginnings of Farm Policy THURMONT Sisenhower discussed a possibl expanded new farm program wit his Cabinet Friday but indication vere it wouldnt differ too nine roni the outline Secretary of Ag riculture Benson has already en Benson lold reporters after a extralong Cabinet session a nowy Camp David that the pro ram he outlined recently at Den a 400 million dolla oil bank However he added in reference o the program which was thrcshec ut at least in broad outline Fri ay I hope the program will be No 1 Target Benson No 1 target of the ad ministrations farm program crit cs again threw down rumors h might resign Speaking through a car window as he drove away from the Catoc in Mountain president retreat nea icre he said Once again I am not worryin about Eisenhower himself came by at lomobile from his farm home nca icttysburg to the cabinet session He drove back there later Central Subject The central subject matter of th Morrison Sevan Enter Labor Party Race LONDON Iff Three bitter political Hugh Gait skell Herbert Morrison and Aneurin form ally entered the race for lead er of Britains Labor Party replacing the retired Clemen Attlee The winner will be come a potential prime min ister and director of the oppo sition to Prime Minister Edens Conservative govern ment in the House of Com mons Only the three names were submitted by the time the nominations for party leader closed The winner elected by Labor members of Parliament will be announced next Wednesday point of difference between the East German zonal frontiers and the boundary between the Western German zonal frontiers and the boundary between the Western sec tors of Berlin and the Soviet East sector The latter border will be handled by the regular Commu nists peoples police The zonal frontier duty is in the hands of the specially trained and heavily armed border police Nine Days Ago The changeover fromRussian to East German control took plac nine days ago the announcemen said The Soviet Union announced Sept 20 it was granting East Ger many full sovereign rights to police its borders biit added it would re tain responsibility over traffic be tween Berlin and the VVcst for the time The divided city is 110 miles inside East Germany Inside Berlin itself is an Iron Curtain within an Iron Curtain The Soviet sector border runs through the city for 28 miles By fourpow er agreement the city is open to all American British French and Russian traffic The issue of whether this would continue was brought up by the Russians them selves on Nov 27 On that day two American con gressmen one with his wife and an American escort officer were detained for four hours in East Berlin The German Communist police complained that a radio telephone in the American Army car violated East German laws View Supported Soviet Gen P A Dibrova supported the East German view He said East Berlin is no longer Womens Auxiliary Central Labor Mason City Typographical XJnloni Sans Souci Club Moreen Ann i 5 Council of Social Agencies Home Builders Auxiliary Police Auxiliary Association No ll H EbcR Novel Club Midland Club Clear Lake Friend History CInb Piano Study Clnh The Ocrm lobeGazelle First Days Total S Giving Days Lcll Cash Needed Cheer Fund Off to Its Best Start More Fanfare in Nicholas Announcement By ROBERT HOGAN DES MOINES 1DPA H Nicholas Mason City turkey rauscrjoccupicd by the Russians hut in announcing for the Republicanjmslcad the sovereign capital of a lieutenant governor state The Western Pow Thursday did so amidst more fan meeting was indicated by the fac farc than in nnv of his lhrco Pre that Secretary of Agriculture Ben son arrived with the largest staff of consultants including Undersec retary True D Morse One agriculture official said without elaboration there has been discussion in the department of a proposal by Sen Hickenlooper R lowa for slaughtering hogs to help pork producers Hickenloopers proposal calls for premium prices to farmers who will market female during a vious statewide campaigns Nicholas chose DCS Moincs as the location for launching his cam paign and in so doing attracted not only the regular statehouse press corps but also the gleaming lights and peering lenses from he cameras of three television sta tions Much Talk crs protested declaring they insist the Russians abide by treaties on the fourpower status of Berlin The Army meanwhile dis closed it had made a third domain for the return of two American sol diers who were arrested in Easl Berlin The demand was made in a tele phone call to Soviet headquarters in Berlin Two earlier telephone calls one made Thursday and one HRISTMAS Cheer is off to the best start in its 30 year history Gifts piled up for the first list i n g totaled But that still leaves to be raised by volun tary giving be tween now and 2 of the clay before Christ mas There are 13 giving days which means the average days contributions must be a little more than As has been the case since tha inmial venture was begun in 1925 he administration of the fund will c in charge of Family Service in its newly established headquarters at 19 W State St With the goal S250 higher than ast year because of an extra need it is hoped that some will uld a little lo their gifts and that here will be a few more con ributors The fund is designed to maka sure there will be no unrcmcm crcd families in our community his Christmaslide You can do your part by either bringing your contribution to the GlobeGazetta business office or mailing it to Christmas Cheer Fund Mason City Iowa Considerable talk that Nicholas made Wednesday were ignored b SHOPPING DAYS LEFT Help fight TB might announce for lieutenant gov ernor and then later switch to the specified period rather than the them to cut down the pork surplus yearold woman had not been ad mitted lo cither Mason City hos pital Golden was taken lo Frederick B Shaffers justice court where he was fined and costs for failing to have his car under control AP Wlrephoto PLACEKICK JS Donald headed for a life prison term misses in his try to placekick a news photographer at Minneapolis Thursday This boot missed but another connected landing on the photogra phers shins The paper sack in Newtons arms holds his belongings Steer Falls Against Gate Farmer Killed AMES Sebertson 60 Kelley farmer was killed Friday morning when a steer fell against a livestock pen gate knocking him to the concrete floor Sobertson and other cattlemen had brought a bunch of cattle to the stockyards to sell As the animals were being herded into the pen one steer slipped and fell against the gate The heavy gate struck Sebertson in the forehead and knocked him down TSK TSKI TOKYO a downtown depart mcht store Thursday police arrest ed a pickpocket discovered he wa an offduty policeman No Details Benson has promised without details lo present a farm program based on a stepup in surplus dis xsal expansion of exports pur chases to remove market gluts enlargement of soil conservation operations an incentive program to divert cropland into other uses more research and rural develop ment for low income families The secretary holds out firmly against proposals voiced by Dem ocrats and some Republicans to return to a system of fixed high level price supports situation inoks sufficiently advan tageous prompted a reporter to inquire on this point the Soviets An Army spokesman said n liaison officer telephoned Soviet headquarters and Infl a message J for Col I A Kotsiuba lepiiiy vict commandant in Berlin asking I Ull UUS pllini ill 1 D IjL I I Nicholas said any possibility offnr immediate release of the UBuy Christmas SAME ffljrk llf mean Uattio in 21 his running for any other office is very very You fellows mightnot believe he declared but I kinria got over the icica of running for gover Nicholas said he was happy and enthused over the prospects of his bid for the GOP lieutenant gover nor nomination Door Ajar Nevertheless it is interesting to note that he didnt completely shut the door on the possibility of a con test for governor It is still some what ajar In 1952 in his first bid for gover nor the Mason Cityan garnered votes in the party primary finishing behind Gov Beardslcy seeking his third term and Kenneth A Evans Emerson Two years later in a sixman contest Nicholas put on a strung finish 6 wind up second in tin primary with voles AFLCIO Chart Enlistment Drive to Boost Membership NEW YORK AFLCIOjpactcxl fo contribute Friday charted a giant organizing The chemical textile and paper drive to enlist millions of newjinciustries were mentioned as in membcrs in the two years before itial targets for union organizers its next convention Both George Meany former AFL president and new AFLCTO chief and Waller Reuthcr former head of the CIO now n vice president in the merged organization pledged an allout recruiting cam paign Stcppedup was the as well as office and building in dustry workers I am sure from the spirit I have seen at this convention that we can do this Meany told delegates We can do it in a way that will warm the hearts of the veterans of our Reuther said that by organizing major theme of the final session and obtaining higher wages for of Ihe founding convention Thurs day Reuthcr reported that former CIO unions have already pledged million as an organizing fund Former AFL unions are also ex presently nonunion workers the AFLCIO could turn them into what he called first class in crease purchasing power and raist living standards ;