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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 18, 1953, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas rr Newspaper Edited for ON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE T H E N E W S P A P E R THAT MAKES A L L N 0 R T H I 0 W A N S N I I G H B 0 R S HOME EDITION MASON CITJ STORES Open Friday Saturday ond i Monday Nights Dec 181921 Until 9 Oclock VOL LX Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY DECEMBER 18 1953 This Paper Consists of Two One NoM Kid nap Hers Peris in Gas Chamber on Husband Back FromDead CHICAGO Lillian Gardiner 50 who lastmonth identified body found an a Chicago street as that ofherlong missing hus band James and attended his funeral Nov 30 answered the tele phone Thursday and a voice said Hi Lil This is Jim Send me a fin Im staying atthe Pioneer Shaken Mrs Gardiner calledpolice who to the hotel picked up JamesGardiner and Called in Mrs Gardiner The man who was buried Police said hewas found dead on the street andfingerprints were records of a Cor rection prisoner listed last fall as J1 F Gardner with two addresses BIdYries Mothers Taunts Youths Are Indicted for Cocktail Murders NEW YORK poetryquoting Harlow Fraden and his writer friend Dennis Wepman Friday were indicted on first degree murder charges in the cyanidechampagne cocktail murder of Fradens parents The indictment camequickly after only a half day of Questioning witnesses before a Bronx County grand jury Despite Approval Color TV Distant Both youths an esthetic studious pair have admitted aking part in the bizarre slaying For four months the deaths were considered double suicides or imir WASHINGTON gateway to a color television era has been pushedopen anew by the govern ment but color TV for the average fan is still many months and many hundreds of dollars away Virtually no color receivers are available to the public now and probablyvwont be for monthsor longer And when they do come industry sources estimate a color set with a picture will cost about at first Mass productions expected to bring the price down later For broadcasters too color TV willmean big outlays of money The Federal Communications Commission announced Thursday its approval of a new color broad casting system f der and suicide Mother Taunted Him The 20yearold Fraden was quoted by authorities Thursday night as saying he murdered his parents because his mother con stantly taunted himwith being ab normal sexually Bronx Dist Atty George B Be Luca said the youth claimed that as long as he could recall and finew anything about sex his mother him a sexual deviate This he strongly resented The parents Dr William Fraden 50 aphysician and his wife Shir ley 46 a retired school teacher died Aug 190fcyamdeinchamr pagne cocktails allegedly mixed by their son It was not until Wepmans girl friend came to the story months after it that murder was suspected Wepmans Version Wepmans version was that he and Fraden hatched the plot to get access to the parents fortune At the grand jury hearing Friday itwas brought out the as sets totaled only Wepman 22 readily admitted a part in the affair but it was only after hours of questioning that Fraden made a statement Thurs day night Both youths were taken to Belle vue Hospital Thursday for psychi atric observations They will not be arraigned on the murder charges until results of this exam ination are known De Luca said Fraden finally con fessed he murdered his parents Second Round on Legislative Plans for 54 WASHINGTON UP President Eisenhower and Republican lead ers of Congress turned to taxes the national debt limit atomic energy and foreign in a second round of White House con ferences to hammer out a new legislative program Social security and aid to the physically handicapped as well as a continuing discussion of national health problems also were on the agenda with Secretary of Health Education and Welfare Hobby pre senting her views GOP LEADERS Eisenhower and key staff mem bers met with GOP congressional leaders and a succession of Cabi net members for the second straight day continuing the proc ess of deciding what recommenda tions the administration will make to Congress when it reconvene early next month An hour after Fridays session began Eisenhower issued a state ment telling what was under dis cussion He said Secretary of the Treas ury Humphrey would discuss taxes and the debt limit The President said Lewis Strauss chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission would discuss proposed amendmentsto the Atomic Energy Act with the con gressional leaders including Rep W RNY andSen Hickenlopper chairman and vice chaifman the Joint Committee on Atomic EnergyC r Foreign Affairs The President4 saidSecretaryof State Dulles arid tions Administrator Stassen would join in a discussion of foreign at fairs Cole and Hickenlooper were to stay on for the foreignaffairstalk and were to be joined by Sen Wiley chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Commit tee and Rep Chiperfield RIH chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee In addition Eisenhower said Mrs Hobby would discuss social securityand aid to the physically handicapped as well as continuing a discussion of the health plans of her department 2000 PREVIOUSLY REPORTED S 82993 Press Mailing Room Room and 301 Mason City High School Wheelerwood Busy Bee Club Ladies Auxiliary NALC No Friendly Birthday Club Edwin Estelle i Home Builders Auxiliary Barbara David Jeanne L E Nordahl Amy Lon In Memory of Idellys Ann Olson Britt Gary Janie 1200 11967 500 8 00 500 500 200 100 300 200 Johnny 1100 100 250 100 100 500 520 600 Johnny Roger Gerald Wass Whecltrwood Ladles Aid In Memory of Michael A Cheerful Friend ThorntonWomans Club Members of Chapter IT Fred II Terhark Kanawha From a Mother In Loving Re India Plans New Attempt With POWs PANMUNJOM Korea Gen K S Thimayya said Friday his neutral Commission was mak ing plans to offer repatriation to three to five Americans said to be unwilling prisoners of Commu nism The Indian chairman of the re patriation commission said the Americans probably would not be consulted until afterthe deadline for come home interviews ends Dec 23 It is not possible for me to isolate prisoners m any way Thi mayya said But at a later date we may take up the question o individual prisoners being given an opportunity to make an applica so desires Thimayyas vague promise that he might conduct his own explana ttonsoffered Allied authorities only hope of getting back 2 Americans and up to a dozen South Koreans now in neutral cus tody The Indian general disclosed the plan after the neutral commission failed to find any way to resume interviews with the pnsoneis vir tually ending their chances of vol untarily choosing to go home ioo membrahccr of My Only THE DATS TOTAL S lgj87 TOTAL TO DATE 5101482 French Seek New President VERSAILLES France UP The French presidential election goes into an unprecedented third round Friday with the electors seeking a way to break the dead lock caused by opposition to Euro pean unity Parliament reconvenes at 2 pm to take a third ballot in the hotly contested election of a successor to President Vincent Auriol Never French presidential his tory have more than two ballots been needed to choose a chief ol state Socialist candidate Marcel E Naegelen was in first place with a harrow margin over independent Premier Joseph iel butneither man had nearly the 462vote majority needed for election r Naegelen polled 299 votes to Lan iels 276 on the second round Mod erate rightist Yvon Delbos third with 185 votes and Foreign Minister Georges Bidault receivec 143 CAMPAIGN GOAL CASH STILL High School in Generous Gift to Fund HINGS REALLY START TO MOVE WHEN YOUNGER GE NERATION GETS ON THE JOB The truth of this statement is reflected in the 1i s t above The from students of the Mason City igh School is the largest contribu ion received thus fai in the cam aign and one of the largest ever eceived Principal Perley Brunsvold al most needed the help of a truck or the delivery Friday morning of gift It filled a largesize npneybag close to overflowing rid a banks mechanical counter vas used to arrive at the total The full amount came from vpl ntary contributions in the various omerooms Many ingenius meth ds were employed r to encourage gifts In one room Merry Christ mas was printed in scotch tape n a blackboard and students cov red it with their coins We com 6down to the last week vith more than half of the goal still to be raised hould make the mistake of assum ng that we can coast in without ffort The distance is much too reat for that r Has anybody started the ball oiling for a group where you vork Why dont YOU do it Contributions large or small hould be either brought to the lobeGazette or mailed to About v AP Wirephoto HELD IN POISON Fraden ghown with his friend Dennis Wepmanas they are booked at New York police headquarters on a charge of poisoning Fradens parents The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy ant AVarmer through Saturday Generally fair and warme Saturday Minnesota Generally fair soutl and central GlobeGazette weather data up t 8 am Friday 18 0 At 8 am 13 YEAR AGO Maximum si Minimum 11 AP Wlreplioto ARTISTS CONCEPTION OF sketch by artist Frank Miller of the Kansas City Star shows how Mrs Bonnie Brown Heady and Carl Austin Hall died in the gas chamber at Jefferson City Mo Quotes Hall Saying God Intervened Hall planned onkilling five more people but was prevented from doing it unnamed PREPARE BRIEFING CHART AP Wirephoto Reporter Jerry East chalks a replica of the stepbystep medical chart used in the execution of the kidnap couple his TaYf TioiTrs WlcT Friday The minister saidHall died tremendous witness for Christ Ionly killedrBobby the min liter quoted Hall as had had fust 12 hours I would have killed five other per sons whom I have always hated Hall reportedly said God saved me from that According to the minister Hall said Thats the working of Christ It had to be I had mur in my heart God knew and saved those five otherr Tel the world he said that only God is important Pair Kiss V Prior to Execution Die 81 Days After Abduction FROM THE WIRE SERVICE JEFFERSON CITY Mo Carl Austin Hall and Bonnie Brown Heady who tortured bttle Bobby Greenlease before they killed him died painlessly Friday in Mis souris gas chamber The dissolute pair who commit ted one of the most monstrous crimes in a generation wentfto their deaths with t their stomachs full of fried chicken after last sensuous cuddling spree that left Halls pale lips blobbed with lip stick The great gray prison by the Missouri River was quiet under a nearly full moon when Warden Ralph Eidson at four and onehalf minutes past midnight clanged lome the two foot steel lever that oosed the deadly gas into the metal chamber Holds Breath Mrs Heady 41 the respectable housewife who became an alcoholic beld her breath for 25 Then she gasped Her head fell forward Hall 34 the wastrel son who took to narcotics did death He breathed in the bright white fumes with no hesitation Both were logged on the legal execution report as within one minute and 15 Seconds after Eidson pulledttie lever Hall stopped breathing at am Mrs Headys breathing Estopped two minuteff and 10 seconds1 later Thus1they It was 81 days after they hadkidnapedknci killed sixyearold Bobby Greenlease son of a wealthy City Mo got ransom allrtimc rec ord 7Some of that sum stilPisVmissing HAS TRIPLETS SPIRIT LAKE Fred Anderson 32yearold mother of four Children gave birth to trip girls and a a hospital here Thursday Rail Wage Dispute Settled Christmas Cheer Fund Mason City I o w a BULLETIN DES MOINES armed bandit robbed the Farmers Sav ings Bank at Bondurant about 10 miles northeast of Des Molnes after noon Friday and escaped with loot valued at between and On The Page JuniorCollege Seeks 8th Straight Victory 11 Economists Show Concern Over Holiday Buying 7 Commission Turns Down Shopping Center on 4th SW 13 Escalator Clause Ends CHICAGO A wage dispute be tween the nations railroads and a rail union was settled Thursday with an agreement providing for a pay raise for some 200000 work ers Under the agreement between the carriers and the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen an addition al five cents an hour was added to the present wage rates It also provides that 13 added dur ing the past two years under a cost of living escalator clause be come part of the basic wage rate Thus the escalator provision which was put in effect in April 1951 was ended An additional week of vacation for all union members with 15 or more years of service also was provided bringing their paid vaca tions to three weeks Wage scales which vary accord ing to locality and job factors are estimated at a day for yard workers and for road work ers The union represents conduc tors switchmen brakemen and dining car stewards RETURN INDICTMENTS ALBIA part ol County Attorney Frank for strict local enforcement of Iowa liquor laws a special Monroe County grand jury has returned six indictments against Albia per sons on charge of selling beer to minors The Boss Sent Me GRAND RAPIDS Mich in her early 20s She wears a white sweater and a green corduroy skirt And police of twocities are looking f her Heres why She walked into two Kalamazoo stores and one in Grand Rapids She boldly posed as a new employe among many hired for the Christ mas rush Then she tapped the cash till and departed So far shes at least ahead InGrand Rapids she walked up to a cash register opened it and took to a trusting temporary employe The boss sent me to get the money Say Charles City Gasoline Dealer Evaded U S Taxes DES MOINES UP Gilbert F Ardery 48 Charles City oil deal er posted a bond in the Fed eral District Court Friday on a charge of income tax evasion Date for his hearing has not been set District Attorney Roy Stephen son said Ardery reported income of for the years 1947 through 1950 whereas thetotal should have been Stephenson said also that Ar dery paid a tax of for the but should have paid Ardery who has a wife and two married daughters moved to Charles City in 1935 and at that time was employed as a salesman by the Sinclair Refining Co the district attorney related He added In 1939 Ardery became manager of a bulk gasoline station in Charles City In 1943 he went into the business of transporting petroleum products frpm pipeline terminals to dis tributors Later he expandedhis business and sold petroleum pro ducts in large quantities LEAVES FOR KOREA NEW YORK Cardi nal Spellman loaded wth giftsj left by plane Friday to spend Christmas with American forcesin Korea for the fourth time If Saewi he tothegrave with him He did noAlspeakwhenrasked if he had any last the mouth attempted to4K strangle tiiimwitlia be fore shooting him5througbAthe head in a Kansas He and his doublechinned para mour were executed exactly one week before lthe Christmas anni versary of the birth of One jwho said Suffer Jthe littlechildren to come unto Me Christmas Carols They died only hours after the echoes of ChristmasJcarols floated through the nearzerocold night as hundreds ofresidents of Jefferson City paradedin a pre Christmas procession1 TKe carols could be heard in deathrow What thoughtsthey stirred in the minds of the doomed pairwere Im parted in secret to the Rev George L Evans an Episcopalianclergy man who spent five minutes with them just before they died They are prepared to meet Al mighty God he said when he Left the detention cell They are ready to go Mrs Heady mustereda parting jest at the leather straps that bound her to the death chair Her 34yearold wastrel lover had words for none but her after both had prayed with two ministers who attended the midnight execution The killers final it lasted about 10 in a small detention cell just off the gas chamber With them was US Marshal William B Tatman The pair were not visible to the official witnesses as they sat side by side on a cot in this cell Puffing Hall waspuffing on a cigarette as they approached the gas cham ber He passed Mrs Heady who took a final puff As the death chair strap was being tightened about her chest Mrs Heady with a little chuckle toldthe guards Its not going any where Then she called out to Hall Are you doing all righf honey Yes mama Hall replied SAME DATE 1952542 BLACK FLAG MEANS TRAFFIC DEATH IN PAST 21 HOUKS Sports Bulletin Mason City will Webster City In first reviwl of district basketball menf it announced Friday ;