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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 19, 1952, Mason City, Iowa North lowos Daily Newspaper for OM MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE NKWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LIX Associated Press and United Preu Full Leue Wires Sevan Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY DECEMBER 19 This Paper Consists of Two One No 41 I Army Navy A Sheath of Highway Ice Is Moving North Across Iowa Taft Tells Candidacy for Leader WASHINGTON flScn Robert A Taft of Ohio announced Fri day he will be a candidate for floor leader in the new Republi cancontrolled Senate starting Jan Tails statement issued through his office here said he reached his decision after assurances from Sen Bridges RNH that he de sires to be temporary president of the Senate rather than floor leader and from Sen Knowland RCalif that he does not intend to be a can didate for floor leader Bridges and Knowland were the two other senators who had figured most prominently in the discussion of a Republican floor leader and Tafts statement would indicate he will be elected to the post by his Republican colleagues in the Sen ate Previously Taft had said only that he was available for the floor leadership a post through which the White House maintains contact on legislative matters with the Sen ate Earlier this week after a confer ence with Presidentelect Eisen hower in New York Sen Carlson RKan told newsmen that if Taft wanted the floor leadership he would be for him Lattimore Says NotGuilty WASHINGTON Latti more loudly guilty Friday in answer to a sevencount perjury indictment based on his sworn denial of Communist sym pathies The two a shout were all Lattimore said during a brief court proceeding but his attorney Thurmond Arnold had plenty to say about publicity the case has received District JudgeJames R Kirkland before whom Lattimore was arraigned said the trial of the Far Eastern specialist probably will begin sometime in early March The judge gave Lattimore until Feb 16 to file motions attacking the indictment returned Tuesday by a grand jury charging he lied when he denied to senators he had been a Communist sympathizer or promoter of Communist interests Bond fixed at which was provided in the form of nego tiable treasury notes SPECS OKEEFE Nab Suspect in Robbery of Brinks BOSTON UP Joseph J Specs OKeefe 44yearold Boston gun man is named by the FBI as one of the masked men who robbed the Brinks Boston headquarters of on the night of Jan 17 1950 OKeefe was named in affidavits filed by the FBI with the Federal Court in Boston The affidavits became available to newsmen Thursday night as OKeefe fought a contempt of court charge resulting from his re lowan 69 to Become Priest DUBUQUE 69yearold father of 14 children is to be or dained as a Catholic priest in Rome Italy Saturday according to The Witness a Catholic news paper of the archdiocese of Du buque Patrick Norton a native of Du buque began study for the priest hood after his wife died the report said He has one son who already is a priest and another is studying for the priesthood NECKTIES NEW YORK busi ness is so good says a Charlotte NC merchant that he even has a brisk demand for neckties They are made of velvet woven with pure gold Another Picture Page 2 fusal to answer pertinent ques tions before a grand jury hearing evidence in the fabulous stickup One of the affidavits signed by John B Greene a special agent of the FBI says that he has reason to believe that Joseph J OKeefe was one of the partici pants in the robbery at Brinks Inc 165 Prince St Boston second affidavit says that in Brinks loot on April 27 1950 was hidden in a house Ji Boston then o c cu p i e d by OKeefes sister Mrs Mary A Hooley 37 A third affidavit sets forth that on July 19 1950 the had been transferred to the Stoughton Mass home of a Mary OKeefe identified as Joseph OKeefes wife A fourth affidavit tells of an al leged telephone conversation be tween OKeefe then serving 90 days in Bradford County jail Pennsylvania and Mary OKeefe Conditions Are Dangerous DES MOINES sheath of ice crept northward across Iowa Fri day slowing motor vehicle travel and interrupting airline flights in to the state A mixture of rain sleet and light snow along with freezing tempera tures was expected to cover the state by evening Highways were turned into sheets of ice in the southern half of the state after the freezing rain moved into Iowa late Thursday night Extremely Slippery Highways were reported ex tremely slippery south of a line extending from Council Bluffs through Des Moines and Iowa City to Davenport Rain and mist 100 200 JWI noo XOO 500 100 liiUfl 100 IiO00 Mason City Highway conditions in the Mi son City were reported normal at 2 p m Friday but light snow wai beginning to fall The forecast is for more of the same Friday night froze to automobile windshields in the East Central part of the state The Highway Commission was sanding some hills and curves in the central and East Central sec tions The states major commercial airlines reported all their flights in and out of Des Moines were cancelled Friday morning Cancels Buses The Davis Bus Co cancelled its scheduled bus from Harlan to Des Moines because of icy road con ditions Other bus companies re ported they still are running on schedule The Weather Bureau said sleet and freezing rain is expected to spread slowly over most of the state with snow developing in the West and moving to the East por tion It will be preceded by rain in the southeast Friday night PREVIOUSLY RETORTED StS8150 Mason City High School 101174 Marshall i Swift 3000 Norih luwa Camera Club 750 Jlnimle Susan Swansou Stcvcli mud Mary Amy gt Lun Cinderella Glrlj 1H Central Lutheran Church itilld JKFs St Josephs St Vincent Dclaui Society Helen Queen Rebekah Iodte No Jean Ann Johirstone Gene A Bill Canned Meats Department Deck ers Mary CrajScott Circle Klnfs Daughters Anonymous Friend Marianne and Norma Jean Cook Johnnie Jacobson Floyd J Employes of Hart Motors Inc Joyce Rock Falls Mn Sylvan O Bakken North wood Jewish Council of Mason City Thornton Club Petunia Memory of Nora Rock Falls WSCS Office Staff Mason City Indepen dent School DIMrlct THE DAYS TOTAL t Doomed Girl Shy at Santa Visit MARINETTE Wis Diane Diercks who may not live until Christmas was shy when Santa Claus made an early visit but she had everything open in fivR minutes after he left Santa delivered several automo bile loads of presents to the two yearold child Thursday night She was born with a congenital liver ailment and may die any day DIES IN EXPLOSION FAIRBANKS Alaska of two men killed in an Eielson Air Force Base explosion has been identified as Airman 3C Eugene Anderson Exira la ORPHANS ENJOY residents cent s Orphanage in Chicago have their eyes on an array of gift packaged as a big chest opened at a party giv en by the orphanages Junior Crib Society 2250 2000 1750 1500 1250 800 Separated Twins Fight for Survival One Is in Very Critical Condition CHICAGO Erodie Siamese twins their heads separated in an unprecedented operation began their third day of life as separate entities Friday still in critical condi tion There has been very little change in the condition of Roger Lee and Rodney Dee Brodie since Thursday after noon a bulletin issued by sois 200 t 00 oo 100 100 300 svoo 800 100 100 500 TOTAL TO DATE tteOJ3B GOAL OF CAMPAIGN 1350000 CASH STILL High School Fund Gift Is OR ALMOST AS LONG AS THERE HAS been a Christmas Cheer Fund the one largest con tribution each year has been received from the Mason City High School That could well be the case again this time because the gift from that source raised in tie various Home Rooms is Between now and 2 olcock next Wednesday afternoon when the so licitation comes formally to a close in cash must be brought or mailed to the GlobeGazette office if the goal is to be reached To the collective giving thats under way in dozen of plants and offices must be added some gener ous contributions by individual donors who want to help avoid the possibility of any Empty Stockings in Mason City this Christmas In the meantime the office of Family Service Inc administra tor of the fund is probably the one busiest spot in our whole commu nity Bring your gift to the GlobeGa zette or mail it to Christmas Cheer Fund Mason City Iowa BULLETIN WASHINGTON AttyGen MeGranery announced Friday he has started proceedings to take the American citizenship of Russianborn Meyer Lansky of New York City alleged big time gambler and former boot legger All About ADOUl The Weather Mason City Snow or sleet turning to snow Friday night and ending Saturday Iowa Snow west spreading over east portion but preceded by rain Minnesota Snow south and east Saturday niostly cloudy occa sional light snow northeast GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Friday Maximum 22 Minimum 12 At 8 am 17 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum T a bulletin issued by the University of Illinois stated The condition of Roger remains very He has not re gained consciousness and is being fed intravenously Rodney is doing better than his brother Nevertheless his condi tion still is termed critical The twins were separated Wed nesday night after a daylong ex hausting surgical procedure They were the first twins td survive a headtohead severance Rodney regained consciousness Thursday alternately crying and smiling Very Precarious In the bulletin issued by the uni versity Thursday Rogers condi tion was described as very pre carious although respiration and other vital factors have improved slightly during the morning Rod neys condition was termed stable Seems to be good Dr Eric Oldberg head of the universitys Department of Neurol ogy described the surgery at a news conference He said surgeons discovered there was only one sag gital sinus the main passageway or vein draining blood back from both brains The surgeons had to make a swift decision Dr Oldberg said The in cision could be made to give one twin or the other the vital vein Rodney was favored for val of the fittest by choice of the surgeons He was holding up much better during the marathon opera tion Dr Oldberg and surgery in his favor could be more easily performed Small Veins While Roger was minus the all important large vein to carry blood away from his brain small col lateral veins are presently able to substitute for the large missing vein The parents of the twins Mr and Mrs Royt Brodie of TVIoline III were at the hospital throughout the day as physicians watched over the cribs of the tiny patients Brodie 35yearold farmer and meat cutter told reporters he had been hopeful since the day they were born Now were waiting and praying Were still hopeful well take both of them home with us The Brodies have four other chil dren all normal President Stoutly Defends His Handling of Red Peril WASHINGTON Truman stoutly defended Friday the foreign policies of his seven years in the White House and declared they have produced a situation in which it should be clear to the Soviet leaders that they can not gain their objectives the use of force We have k i Medical Plan Confronts Ike Woman Hurt When Brakes Fail and Car Hits Tree Mrs Harrison Miller 1827 Car Dlina N E received a possible fracture of her left leg and numer ous body abrasions Friday after noon when she reportedly was thrown from her fastmoving auto mobile when it struck a tree on East State opposite Carolina Ave nue An attending physician at Mercy Hospital said Mrs Miller was in good condition but that prelimi nary examinations were not com plete Mrs Miller reportedly was driv ing north on Carolina S E when the brakes on her car failed to hold on Carolina Hill The car crossed East State at a high rate of speed and crashed into a tree on the north side of East State near Pattees Drivein Witnesses said Mrs Miller ap parently tried to jump from the car before it hit the tree but was un able to open the door Marilyn Threatens Suit Over Photo HOLLYWOOD a plastics manufacturer carries out his plans io market bar trays showing Ac tress Marilyn Monroe in the alto gether the young movie actress swears shell sue him The trays would bear the nude calendar photo for which Marilyn says she posed when she was hun ry and behind in her rent TJie manufacturer claims she gave full onsent for use ot her name por traits and pictures for advertis ing and trade purposes A MOTHER at left is Mrs Royt Brodie mother of the Siamese twins separated Wednesday On the right is Dr S P Durr of Rock Island III who was the attending physician at the twins birth in September of 195T Living Cost Attains High Point Again WASHINGTON cost of living as measured by the gov ernment crept up twotenths of a point last month to equal the rec ord high reached last August The Bureau of Labor Statistics announcing its measuring as of Nov 15 said Friday that higher home rents were mainly responsi ble for the increase in its index The slight rise was not enough to prevent the nations rail workers from taking a 1cenr cut in their hourly wages The wages of about million railroad workers are tied by union contracts to the BLS in dex They had received 2 cents an hour increase in the last adjust ment The new consumers price in dex measuring Nov IS prices of food clothing rent medical care entertainment and a host of other things stood at 1911 per cent of the 19351939 base period use demonstrated to the Communists that their expansionist efforts will be checked the President said adding They know this nation is be coming strong They know the strength and unity of the free na tions is mounting They can gain nothing from war but catastrophe Truman conceded there have been in his administration some mistakes and a few failures in international relations but he said StillTop Man WASHINGTON UP Presi dent Truman wants it clearly understood that he is stilt me na tions chief executive and will remain so until Dwight D Eis enhower is sworn in as his suc cessor on Jan 20 He made plain at his news conference Thursday that he in tends to perform all the duties and claim all the prerogatives of the presidency right up to the moment Eisenhower takes the oath on inauguration day those who criticize such losses as the fall of China to the Reds rarely look at the whole balance sheet This appraisal of foreign ac complishments since 1945 was in a speech prepared for ceremonies at the National War College training school for armed services staff of ficers Truman acknowledged that many serious perils lie ahead but said these should not be exagger ated any more than they should be underestimated We need not be panicky today about the state of the world WASHINGTON WtThe fate of a new plan to make it easier for people to meet doctor bills ap pcared Friday to hinge on whethe Presidenlelect Eisenhower is fo it and how strongly the American Medical Association may be agains it The plan developed by Presiden Trumans Commission on the na tions health needs is built largely around voluntary prepaid medica insurance financed in part by fed eral and stale governments Senators interested in the health problem said they doubled the new program could get through Con gress if the AMA decides to battle it They said the one thing that might get it enacted would be defi nite unmincing words from the new President that he wants it Eisenhower has taken no stand so far on the voluntary payin advance health plan During the campaign he spoke out against what he termed so cialized medicine IOWAN KILLED LUKE AIR FORCE BASE Ariz Lt Tom L Harding 23 son of Mrs Rachael P Harding house mother at Grinnell College Grinnell la was killed Thursday when his F84 Thunderbolt crashed during a practice dive PRESIDENT GETS REPORTPresident in the White House rose garden with Paul Magnuson chairman of the Presidents Commission on Health Needs after he received the commissions report Picks Aide to Wilson in Defense Democrat Gets Appointment NEW YORK Eisenhower Friday announced his selections of the civilians who will head the armed services under Charles E Wilson secretary of defensedesignate They are Deputy Secretary of Roger M Kyes 46 of Bloomfield Hills Mich a vice president of General Motors Secretary of the Ten Broeck Stevens 53 of South Plainficld NJ a director of the General Electric Corp General Foods and Jackson Mills and chairman of the board of J P Stevens and Co textile manufac turers Secretary of the Bernard 42 of Vernon Tex a director and deputy chair man of the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank at Dal las Tex Secretary of the Air Force Harold L Talbott 64 of New York chairman of the board of the North American Aviation Co and a mem ber of the Chrysler Corp finance committee Talbott was active as an adviser and fundraiser during Eisenhow ers presidential campaign The others selected Friday had not fig ured in the campaign limelight on a national scale All the designa tions must be approved by the Senate Press Secretary James Hagerty press secretary said Anderson is a Democrat who described himself during the cam paign as a Democrat for Eisen hower The other three men desig nated are Republicans Anderson is the third Democrat chosen by Eisenhower for a key position in the Republican admin istration that will take office Jan 20 The others arc Mrs Oveta Gulp Hobby Houston Tex editor and publisher who will be federal se curity administrator and Martin P Durkin of Chicago and Washington AFL plumbing union president who was chosen as secretary of labor Like Anderson Mrs Hobby sup ported Eisenhower in the cam paign Durkin supported Gov Adlal E Stevenson of Illinois the Demo cratic presidential candidate Informed Washington sources earlier said that Gen Hanford Mac Nider of Mason City was being con sidered for the Army post The new appointments were an nounced as Eisenhower faced a joiiticallyexplosive decision in cop ng with inflation The decision confronting him is whether to ask the new Republican ruled Congress to extend controls authority scheduled to expire April 30 or let the program die and try to restrain inflation by other meth ods Congress Speech Rep Joseph W Martin Jr of Massachusetts the prospective speaker of the House said after a conference with Eisenhower Thurs day that the Presidentelect is con sidering whether to go before Con gress and set forth his legislative program after he takes office Jan 20 Sitting1 in with Eisenhower and tfartin were Rep Charles A Hal eck of Indiana in line to te ma iority floor leader and Rep Leslie 2 Arends of Illinois who probably will be assistant leader Halleck told a news conference he Truman administration has ust about destroyed the whole pro Tarn of stabilization Increase to Miners The situation was underscored Halleck said by Trumans approv al of the wage increase for coal miners That action brought on the protest resignation of indus try members of the Wage Stabili zation Board Martin said he and his House colleagues discussed in a general way with Eisenhower what to do about wageprice controls but reached no decision The new administration is taking a cautious approach to the idea of elting wageprice control authority expire Spiraling prices and uncontrolled wages could put the Republicans on a political spot they want to avoid And the Democrats under Truman appear determined to keep he controls program in operation until Jan 20 ;