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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 24, 1954, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LXI Associated ami United Press Full Lease Wires iSeren Cent a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY DECEMBER ThU Payer Consists of Two Cms JANE SHERMAN JAY CURRAN SUE DUGAN KATHY HACKWITH CARROL NORTH RICKY BRUSH MARY BRUSH ROBBIE GRI5WOLD DON SPERRY NANCY KEMMERER LINDA WESCOTT Police Break Up Plot to Assassinate Union Chief HACKENSACK URAn al leged plot to assassinate a union official has been foiled by police who nabbed men they called the hired killer and five of his seven conspirators Tipped off to the slaying plot by undisclosed sources a cordon of police closed in near the Montvale home of the union leader Thursda and arrested James E Cobb alia Frank Green 33 of Tampa Fla on a charge of conspiracy to com mit murder Police said he was to ambus Paul Hall 40 secretarytreasure of the Seafarers Union Cobb was arraigne Cheer Fund Hits Record Cash Total GAIN MASOJ C I T Y H A SHOWN T H SIZE OF HEE CHRIS T M A HEART Th story is told the figures ac companying thi story and th dance bein done by ol Santa Claus is reflective of hov everybody connected with thi years Christmas Cheer Fund feel about the matter Miss Doris Bruce speaking fo Family Service administra tor of the fund since its inception expressed her thanks for one of th largest perhaps THE received in this an nual venture in applied Christian ity Last year it was necessary to dip into a cash reserve to complete the job of seeing that no homes were missed This year the larger cash and merchandise total that wont be necessary For everybody who helped make the project a success the Globe Gazette wishes an added measure of Christmas joy And may your 1955 be both happy and prosper ous From our Crapser Hurt in Car Crash Slewing sidewise on the curve in Highway 65 at the north edge of Mason City a car driven by Don ald Dean Crapser struck another car and then careened about 300 feet northward before landing in the ditch Crapser was found lying beside the car and was still only partly conscious three hours later in a Mason City hospital The 23 year old man lives at 617 S Federal ac cording to police Shirley Mehaffy 15 Northwood a passenger in the southbound car is being held in the hospital for observation Her father who was driving the car Mrs Mehaffy and two other children Susan and Roger were unhurt according to the police report Mother Rescues Two Tots in Form Fire INDEPENDENCE Mo Wayne Goodpaster 23 entered her blazing home and carried her two small daughters to safety Thurs day at their farm 17 miles east of here The young mother was hanging out a washing when a water heater started the blaze that destroyed the 14room house She had to grope through dense smoke to find girls one 15 months and the other three years old PREVIOUSLY REPORTED From an Oregon Friend Mason City Kiwanls Club Brownie Troop 37 Roosevelt School Personally Delivered MaryMartha Circle Our Lutheran jreen Mill 25 iWP Mr ti Mrs Hoy I Schaefer Klem Beet Sugar Union 2U8S Tommie Marie David Kathy Herbert United Clay Workers Union Local 105 Mason City rrom Earl Anonymous liff C DuBois Mason City Another Friend From Russ Peg Friend Mr Mrs J G Pence ay Kathy Deckers Mechanical Gang m a Friend An Old Friend in Lake Mills Lodge Mason City ohanna Jerry it Gretchen fary Vorth Good Luck From Fargo Catholic Daughters of America en Si Mary Lou Moore elerson Electric Motor Service Mary Lee k Jimmy Rale Carrington Lynebburg Two ruce t Park Inn iromle Tommie li Sue Ellen eacher t Pupils Bath No 2 imployes or Sedars Pontlao rom A Mason City Firm tertha Ileimendlnger Deckers Hog t Sewed Caslngi alvary Guild In Memory of Former Members ftayenay Engraving Employes estern Grocer Co Mason City Junior College Helen Clear Lake City BASKETS AND MERCHANDISE redit Union Breakfast Clnb t Theresas Guild of St Episcopal Church Washington School Cub Scoot Pack No t ClalrStarks xchange WIHon School Girl Scout Troop No t Irst Methodist Church Class Monroe Faculty Femmei Chi Beta Sliwi Friend ot Teen t Episcopal Chfjreh wen Farmerettes 4fl tar Saviours Charck Clnh lldneni Clothing oly Family XM TKE BATS CASH SM SO IM early Friday on charges of con spiracy attempt to commit homicidal act and carrying a con cealed weapon Two others said to have had hand in the plot were arraigned a coconspirators Arrested after ai allnight investigation were Cai men Priore 52yearold salesmai of the Hotel Hargrove New York and Edward Taffe of West Mil ford Bergen County Prosecutor Gu Calissi said Cobb admitted he wa going to kill Hall by the first o the year for Cobb said he paid Taffe ti arrange a hideaway and provide i getaway car He said he had gon over maps of Halls neighborhoot with Taffe Thursday Taffe did not accompany him t the scene of the ambush Detectives were working on tb many angles in the case seekinj the man or men who put up the money for the alleged slaying plot Hall as secretarytreasurer i the top man in the Seafarers Un ion at a salary of a year He is now running for reelection in an election which started Nov 15 and ends Jan 15 His rival Ray White of Tampa was arrested at his home on an open charge at the request o authorities here White who hai een president of the AFL Centra Trades and Labor Assembly in Tampa denied any connection with the case A former attorney for Halls un on was questioned in New York early Friday by Asst District Atty Thomas P Cullen and then came here voluntarily for further talks The attorney said Calissi Jenjamin Sterling 42 of New York He related he was connected with the union in a legal capacity several years ago but had not been active since He was quoted as saying he had not seen Hall in more than two years and knew of no reason why an attempt should be made on Halls life CASH TOTAL TO DATE CASH GOAL OF CAMFATGV THE TOP FN CASH MERCHANDISE TOTAL l GKANB TOT FOE Mrs Ehlert in Innocent Plea WATERLOO Mrs Dorothy Ihlert 50 Evansdale remained in ail here Friday after pleading innocent to charges of arson and idvisirig murder Mrs Ehlert will be tried on both barges during the January term f court District Judge George leath said She was arraigned on the two counts Thursday Mrs Ehlert was accused of hav ng her son Donald C Shindley 1 of Waterloo set fire to the Ehlert farm home so that she ould collect insurance hindley now is serving a 20year erm for arson at the Anamosa rtens Reformatory AP WIrephoto FULL Who said Christmas is for children This streamlined Santa Claus is French Actress Magali Noel who distributed toys to children of employes at her studio in Paris Execute Three Pals of Beria MOSCOW former minister of state security and three other old associates of purged police boss avrenti P Beria have died before Soviet firing squads Two lesser officials have been sentenced to ong prison terms A government communique an nounced Thursday night the fate of ex Minister Viktor Semenovich Abakumov and five of his onetime aides in the State Security Minis ry All were charged with treason and political sabotage The communique was printed in he government newspaper Izves ia on the first anniversary of the fficial disclosure of Berias exe ution by a firing squad Izvestia aid the latest sentences were assed by the military tribunal of he SovietSupreme Court in Lenin Tad following a trial that lasted rom Dec 14 to Dec 19 The three deputies of Abakumov vho received death sentences were dentified as V I Komarov M T Lihkachev and A G Leonov The atter was former chief of the in estigating department on cases of pecial importance in the State Se urity Ministry Two employes of ic ministry I A Chernov and Y M Broverman were given 25 nd 15 years French Balk at German Rearmament West Shocked by Vote DEAD AT 115 DECATUR III UP Funeral ervices were held Friday for Ed arris a Cree IndianNegro who laimed he was 115 years old Fields Given Political Asylum in Hungary Red Radio Claims BUDAPEST riday announced Noel and Herta ield have won political asylum in his Communist country which im risoned them for five years as pics This latest development in the ate of the American ral figures in one of the cold wars greatest international mysteries disclosed in a communique rom the official Hungarian radio ews service It said Noel H Field and his wife Her ta K Field American citizens asked for political asylum from the government of the Hungarian Peo ples Republic The Hungarian gov ernment has granted the American diplomats had no ad vance word They learned the news from correspondents Field a former U S State De partment official and his German born wife were released Nov 17 after serving five years in Hun garian prisons on spy charges Improved Air Service for Mason City Braniff Route to Be Changed Improved airline service to Ma son City is indicated by a rulin Thursday from the Civil Aero nautics Board in Washington Only stop between Mason Cit and Chicago after the ruling goe into effect Jan 1 will be at Water loo according to the interpretatio by Dick Mettler Mason City air port manager Braniff Airways controversia Route 106 is revised by the rulin as a local route which has no provided and cannot provide ad quate service to many of the citic on the Ntw Branch The board said that reorganiza tion of the route as a trunklin part of Braniff addition of som of its points to Uniteds system and establishment of a new branc route for Ozark Airlines wi make practical adequate and im roved service and also im irove the subsidy The board reestablished Bran ffs 106 as a trunkline to provid ervice between Sioux City anc Chicago via Mason City an Waterloo It added Fort Dodge and Du buque Iowa and Rockford HI ormerly a part of Braniff rout 06 to Uniteds route 1 Locil Airline The CAB said that to preven luplication of service provided b local airline United will not b llowed to serve Rockford and Mil vaukee on the same flight The board added to Ozarks sys em a route between Davenport owa Moline and Chicago via linton Iowa and Kockford 111 CAB member Josh Lee and for mer CAB chairman Oswald Ryan lissented The other three mem lers of the board voted in favor f the changes Ryan favored a plan which would ive Ozark a Sioux CityChicago oute and provide for supplemental service by Braniff between Water loo and Chicago The CAB said the difficulty with the Braniff service involved was that 106 is a route on which the overwhelming bulk of traffic moves to or from Chicago its east ern terminal without comparable support for its western Sioux City rAII About The Weather City Chance of snow Mostly fair Friday snow in north Saturday Turning colder Gazette weather data up to 8 Friday Maximum 37 Minimum 27 At S 23 YEAR AGO Maximum tt Minimum 20 AP Wlrcphoto THEIR BEST Elsie Rhoades Hill sobs happily as her four sons huddle around her on the wing of the plane which brought her from New York to Shenan doah Left to right are Mike 10 David 8 Bobby 5 and Richard 6 After Five Long Years Mother Four Sons Reunited In Iowa SHENANDOAH Ml Four young brothers motherless for five Christmases Friday had reason to believe in Santa Claus and in prayer They were reunited early Fri day with their mother who dis appeared five years ago The mother now Mrs Elsie Rhoades Hill flew here from New York with her husband in answer to her sons prayers The boys their grandmother says have prayed nightly for her return Ill never go away Mrs Hill promised the boys as Ihey ran up to be hugged and kissed Mrs Hill and her mother cried for several minutes after their airport reunion Oh mother I am so Mrs Hill said Everything is Mrs Ulls mother replied It was just 13 hours after Mrs Hill 29 walked into the offices n the New York Post Thursday hat she had arrived home to meet her sons and parents She said she had read a Shen andoah story in the Post that her West son Mike Rhoades had cried for her every Christmas and she was the only present he wanted Mike now 10 was only 5 when he plump blonde woman left icre in 1049 to attend a dance at Sheridan Mo She never re nrned Two of the boys David 8 and lichard 6 remember her less distinctly The youngest Robert was two months old when she disappeared The boys have been living with their grandparents Mr and Mrs Thomas Woods since their mother left Sure I believe in Santa declared Mike Ive asked him every year to bring my mother back for Christmas Im thrilled to The childrens father was killed in an auto accident Aug About a month later their mother vanished Mrs Hill went to Chicago where she met her present hus band David 34 They were married last year and moved to New York where she worked as a waitress and he as a chef I never meant to be separated from my Mrs Hill said Troubles can pile up on a per son and you cant think She said that each year away she became more afraid and ashamed to go It was the power of prayer that brought her said Mrs Woods The 51yearold grandmother who recently un derwent an operation for cancer and broke an ankle said Every year the boys asked Santa for their mother And every night we all knelt down and prayed together to God to watch over and protect A speedy reunion was made possible by radio station KMA here Ed May president of the station provided airplane pas sage to Mr and Mrs Hill if the mother would come home May said a job will be found here for the stepfather in order to keep the family together Ike Says U S Certain Vote Is Not Final Mendes to Stake All Next Time AUGUSTA Ga WS The White House said Friday that the United States government cannot believe that the French parliamentary votes against rearming Western Germany represent Frances final decision James C Hagerty White House press secretary said he had been authorized by the President to is sue the following statement on thi tense French situation The Paris agreements are still in the process of debate in the French Chamber of Deputies The President regards the adverse vote of Thursday as one of the utmost seriousness We cannot believe that this represents the final French decision in the U S Government Hagerty explained that by we the statement referred to not only Eisenhower and Secretary of State Dulles but the American govern ment as well The statement was issued after Eisenhower had consulted by tele phone for almost an hour with Dul les in Washington Dulles call reached the Presi dent as he was on the practice tee at the Augusta National Golf Club where he is spending the Christmas holiday The President went to the phone in his golfing clothes He went out on the course after wards leaving instructions that he was to be called immediately if there are any further develop ments Against Plan The French National Assembly voted 280259 against the West Ger man rearmament plan a keystone of American policy in Europe But ihe White House emphasized that other votes are sure to come next week with Premier MendesFrance staking his governments life on a final okay The premier had been so confi dent of ratification that he did not make the vote a confidence issue The pact had been given a prelimi nary vote of approval by the As sembly last October The opposition this time was strengthened by members of the o p u 1 a r Republican Movement which led the campaign or the now defunct European De ense Community EDC plan Tha assembly kflled this proposallast 30 MRP speakers earlier had indi cated its members would abstain n the vote on the WEU treaty but he party decided at a last minute ecess meeting Thursday night to ppose the premier SAME DATIIWHT pM4 M i ;