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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 15, 1953, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home E THE N6WSPAPKR THAT MAKIS A t U NORTH I OW AN S N El G HB ORS HOME EDITION VOL LIX Associated Press and United Press Full tease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JANUARY 15 1953 This Paper Consists at Two Oho NO n GlobeGazctlc photo by Musser LIKE Iowas weath er was just like Californias Thursday Max Hednck came to work dressed for the season in over coat and muffler but he also wore rubbers arid carried an umbrella Nealy half an inch of rain fell during the thun derstorm which awakened many North lowans to see Jlightnmgin the January sky Against Tax Urges Toll HighWay Across State CM2INES Ilvhis third inaugural address Gov William S Beardsley Thursday urged the legislature to hold tlie line on taxes and to take constructive action for a toll road across Iowa After repeating his earlier recommenda against new taxes or any increases in the sales or in come taxes Beardsley said Iowa stands athwart a main eastwest artery of highway com merce in our nation If we do not furnish the crosscountry link it is probable that other states will do Nearly a Fourth of Pupils Miss School With Flu Nearly a fourth of the children were absent from the Mason City public schools Thursday as theflu epidemic showed an increase after jl had leveled off Weclnesday Mostof the cases were reported comparatively mild however and few complications were reported by doctors contacted by Dr James W Lannon city health officer Supt Lawrence H Shepoiser said there were 1182 absent from school Thursday afternoon as com pared with 914 Wednesday and 913 Tuesday The High School reported 200 absent as compared with 150 Wednesday so With the rapid development of toll road systems in the various states we should be prepared to deal with any and all eventuali ties Hesaid a toll road would siphon off heavy truck traffic that might break down other roads Addressing a joint session in the gaily decorated House chamber Beardsley made 16 legislative rec ommendations after taking the oath of office along with Lt Gov Leo Elthon Hissuggestions included An indirect suggestion that Iowa lawmakers legalize the union shop Adequate rest and plenty of in labor contracts fluids were recommended by Dr Lannon who also advised calling a doctor He said he believed the disease was slacking off judging by the number of calls coming to the even though it was possible that the number of ab sences from school might increase until the weekend A proposal that low a and other states request Congress to get out of the gastax field and leave this revenue source solely lo the states Increased stateaid to schools Reapportionment ofthe legisla ture Serious study of establishment of a statewide educational tcle vision network Red Spy Plot Against US vere Storm Hits Iowa MOINES A severe storm described by the Weather Bureau as the strongest of the season was bringing blizzard conditions to Iowa Thursday Freak contrasts existed Thurs day as the storm began its sweep across the state from northwest to southeast Late Thursday morning for example it was 2 above zero in Sioux City with light show and a 22mile northwest wind At Bur lington at the same hour it was a balmy 57 with no precipitation and a 15mile southeast wind But in much of western Iowa travel had slowed to a standstill many schools were closed and nu nieroiis long distance lines wcr down The Stale Highway Patro said that in West Central an Northwest Iowa most roads wcr a glare of ice with blowing cutting visibility to near zero The Union Bus Depot in DC Moines said it was operating n buses north of Ames due to slip pery roads and that the lastbu in from Omaha lost three hour intraveling from there to DC Moines Highways generally were re ported covered with sleet or ice i many parts of Southwest Iowa British Nab 6 ExNazis in Plot to Regain Power BONN Germany UP a surprise midnight swoop British police Wednesday night arrested six former and accused them of plotting to regain power in Western Germany British public safety officers assisted by armec police hauled the men out oftheir homes in the Hamburg and Dusseldorf areas i the British occupation zone an carted them off to an undisclose jail A British Foreign Office an Philadelphia Paralyzed by Transit Strike PHILADELPHIA The na ions third largest city lay limp n the grasp of a transit strike Thursday with the city administra ion making the only apparent nove to end the twoday walkout f 9700 members of the CIO Transport Workers Union For the second day in a row iome 2Mt million commuters strug gled to work and school in jammed rains car pools taxicabs bi cycles and afoot Mayor Joseph S Clark Jr urged eaders of TWU Local 234 Wednes day to conduct a secret ballot among the union members to de ermine if they wish to continue he strike Clark said in a statement that he union had promised to have i eply by Thursday afternoon Trolleys buses and the vast sub vayelevated lines of the Philadel hia Transportation Company a rivately owned stopped mining at midnight Tuesday fol owing rejection of a PTC final ffer at a mass meeting attended y 2500 union members Clark said he felt the secret poll f all striking workers might dis close a majority in favor of re timing to work and accepting the ompany offer since only about 5 per cent of the membership oted for the walkout TWU International President fichael J Quill called the strike wildcat and illegal Paul W 3Rourke president of the slrik ng Local 234 was unavailable for omment on Clarks suggested ecret ballot nouncement issued in London sai the plotters promoted antiWester views and propaganda w h i c threatened the West Gcrman fed eral government as well as Allicc policies Britains high commissioner in Germany Sir Ivone Kirkpatrick ordered the arrests under a law empowering occupation authoritie to act against threats to the secur ity of the Allies Those arrested included Dr Werner Naumann forme State secretary in Joseph Goeb bels Propaganda Ministrywh was nominated in Hitlers will t succeed Goebbels as Reich propa ganda minister iiv vGustav Scheel formerl Reich student leader and onctinu gauleiterpfSalzburg Austria who was nominated in Hitlers will to be Reich minister of culture A Herr Zimmermann former Elite Guard brigade leader and economic official connected with the administration of cohcentra ion camps Dr Heinrich Haselmeyer leader of the Nazi Students League in Hamburg and an associate in Hit ers abortive Munich putsch of 1923 He has published works on racial science and sterilization of the unfit Heinz Siepen former Nazi dis trict group leader now a part owner of the Punktal steelworks at Solingen Dr Karl Scharping exofficial of the Reich Propaganda Minis trys Radio Department Now Claim Penicillin Discovery MOSCOW scientists re now honoring the memory of he man who discovered penicillin loscow radio said Thursday Hes a Russian of course His ame was Andrei Polotebnov and did his work ith the antibiotic long before Bri ains Sir Alexander Fleming the Vesternrecognized discoverer of enicillin Fleming discovered the drug in 929 Boy 9 Gets New Parents SOUTH BEND Ind A9 yearold boy Ayho had lived most of his life as the son of a South Bend factory technician received a new set of parents Wednesday in an emotional courtroom scene An elderly judge speaking inr a husky voice and with hiseyes damp from tears awarded the boy to an Ohio couple and ruled the youngster was their son who had been kidnaped in1944 known asCharley Joe Tipp became Ronnie Thomp son son of Mr and Mrs Arthur Thompson of Dayton 0 Then Charley Joe unable quite to realize fully what had happened was asked how he liked his new parents I guess he choked Minutes later when Robert A hadraised him through his early leave the courtroom Charley Joe Goodbye Dad r Theruling coming with dramat ic suddenness after nine days of spectacular and bizarre testimony was made by 78yearold Special Judge Lewis W Hammond Anybody cansee the striking resemblance between the picture of Ronnie and CharleyJoe Judge Hammond said as he told the Thompsonsrhe was convinced the boy was their kidnaped son Robert J MahoneyTipps at torney spoke for the man who had thought the boy was his sonand said now thatLois Tipp was npt capable of a child Our purpose in the trial was not to determine the custody of Charley Joe but his iruc par entage v Lois Tipp was Tipps former wife She now is confined to a Florida mental institution where she was placed after being in dicted for murder in the deathof one of two boys who had been living her as her sons Tipp had brought the boy to South Bend from Tampa Fla after Mrs Tipp who had been operating a tavern there was placed in the institution He testi fied earlier that she had returned home froma trip arid told him she had given birth to the boy Medical testimony was intro duced at the hearing that an exam ination of Mrs Tipp showed she never had been pregnant The Thompsons identified pictures of her and said she had gonetb work for them in October 1944 as a nursemaid under the name of Mary Wilkey BULLETINS NEW YORK I e c Eisenhower disclosed Thursday through his staff that he plans to deliver a lengthy de tailed State of the Union mes sage in person to the new Re publican Congress shortly after he takes office WASHINGTON burning building in Northeast Washing ton suddenly exploded with a great roar Thursday knocking down people in the streets near by There were reports of one killedand at least 12 injured About The Weather Mason City Cold wave Thursday night Snow diminishing to flur ries by Friday morning Iowa Cold wave Thursday night Friday cloudy and cold possibly some light snow continuing in extreme southeast Minnesota Cold wave Thursday night with blizzard conditions di minishing Thursday night Fri day mostly fair GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Thursday Maximum 35 Minimum 27 At 8 a m 31 Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum 40 Minimum 20 Fog cutting visibility sharply in eastern lown but at midmorn ing highways in that area were merely wet Northwestern Bell reported 400 toll circuits out in the northwest Local Weather Mason Citys springlike weather which started out Thurs day with a thunderstorm at dawn ended abrutly in midaft ernoon with near blinard like conditions sweeping across the state In North Iowa temperatures may down to 20 below Thurs day night This comes in con trast to temperatures that have ranged around the 30 mark for several days The Highway patrol reported Highway 65 north of Mason City was beginning to freeze and that travel becoming extremely hazardous quarter of the state with an inch to an inch and a half of ice on wires Twelve towns in the Algona area were cut off from long dis tance communication These in cluded Armstrong Ringsled Swea City Gillette Grove Fonda New ell Early Gafva Titonka Doili ycr Lakota and Lcdyard mTMTTTTJC TMWn rni GloliBGnzctlo photo by Mussel 4 HUNTERS is the cockpit where two Colwell farmers A J Bud Hatzky 39 and Rupert Rowley 47 died abont am Wednesday when their light plane crashed on the Earl A Kiess farm two miles southeast of Colwell The men were for three companions on the ground when the crash occurred and another picture on page 2 Miraculously No One Killed A runayw passenger train its horn screechin a warning crashed through a bai ner into Union Station Thursday At least 41 emergency patient were rushed to hospitals but al most miraculously no one re ported killed Frank J McCarthy assistan vice president of the Pennsylvania Railroad said the station master isted six persons as seriously in jured and 10 who might have been seriously hurt Destroys Office The train the Pennsylvanias Federal Express from Boston de molished the stationmastcrs office ind smashed a newsstand in the center of the concourse an are separating the tracks from the main waiting room The electric locomotive and one car then plunged through the rcin forced concrete floor into a bag age room in the basement There was no immediate explan ation as to why the brakes appar ently failed as the train approachcc he station through the yards Passengers estimated its speed variously as between 30 and 50 miles an hour Only the long continuous warn ng blast of the horn and the plunge through the concourse floor aved a heavy human loll Had the floor not given way the rain would have plowed on into he main passenger waiting room The accident occurred at about 45 a m The train was due at 50 Miles an Hour Joseph L Miller a ppssenger aid the train must have been raveling close to 50 miles an hour oing through the yard and every ody thought we were going to dc ail wham We knew some hing was going to happen That rain had to stop somewhere The engineer identified as Ilen y W Bower apparently saved many m the station from death or jury by sounding a continuous earning blast on the locomotive orn as the train sped along the racks WASHINGTON key Re publicans disagreed Thursday over whether to give fh incoming Eis enhower administration standby power to control prices and wages Chairman Capchart RInd of he Senate Banking Committee said e favored enactment of standby ontrols to operate for the duration of the KoreanrWar But Chairman Wolcott RMich the House Banking Committee n a separate interview said such wyers are not needed and would swing like a sword over the head of business The two banking committees handle economic controls bills in Congress This conflict developed in the NICE FATHER OMAHA Neb UP Mclvin ckley 39 confessed that he aught his two children to cash ad checks because they could get away with it easier than an dult SAME Conductor Loses Trousers SANTA MONICA Calif WVThe conductor of Santa Monicas sym phony orchestra Arthur Langc had just reached a crescendoin a rehearsal of the Romeoand Juliet Overturewhen it happened The maestro who has been dielinglately pointed his baton at the brasssection stood on his toes whirled the baton upward out wardthen down and as the sounds of cymbals horns and drums rent the air his trousers fell to the floor He stoppedpulledthe trousers back up over his royal blue shorts and went on with the overture Ho missed only two beats But the many womenin the violin section noted that the con ductors knees were knobby GOP Money Chiefs at Odds Over Continuing Controls wake of Trumans final economic report Republican congressmen gener ally thrust aside most of Trumans parting report and said they look for Presidentelect Eisenhower to guide the nation to a stable pros pcrity not based on war1 But Democrats who specialize in economic affairs praised the re port and said GOP economic poli cies of the past 20 years if put into effect would pitch the country into an economic tailspin Most Republicans and many Democrats said they wage price curbs to die no later than April 30 when the present controls law expires Say Soviet Leader Is Director Two Americans Caught in Vienna fl The United Hales Thursday accused a Soviet official masterminci ng a trans Atlantic spy plot igainst U S military secrets Two Americans studying in Vienna under the GI Bill of Rights were ndicled as his agents In Vienna U S sources said a birdAmerican had been arrested hdre and that substantial num bers of others probably would be picked up at least for questioning n the final smashing of an inter national Soviet espionage ring Substantial numbers of other persons arc likely to be picked up or questioning in connection with hc case the spokesman said He said the investigation had been inder a matter of years Recall Russian Here in Washington theStale Department demanded that Russia mrhcdialely recall Yuri V Novk cov second secretary of its em bassy here He is accused of di cctlug the ring AttyGcu McGranery announced that two ofNoyikovs alleged agents Verberand Kurt L Ponger both of New York1 seized by U S military police in Vienna Wednesday They were put aboard a plane and are now en route back here to stand trial as accused spies The plane carrying Verber and Ponger was due here late Thurs day They were accused of espi onage in a sealed indictment re turned by a federal grand jury on Tuesday The indictment was opened with word Thursday that they were in custody Novikov was named ag h con spirator with them but having dip omatic status he was not made a defendant The indictment sketches the charges only in broad fashion but hcse are the general allegations i That Novikov got Verber a n d origer to agree several years ago o act as Soviet agents to take4 obs where they would be in ai osition to deliyerp U S o the receive in structions directions and mes sage from Conspiracy That they have been acting in Austria in accordance with this conspiracy with Novikov The first specific charge in the ridiclment goes back to 1949 when Vcrfaer was already in Austria and accuses him of soliciting inform inls on If S secrets same year al egcd to have taken information about a U S Air Force installa ion It is also alleged t h a t he took obtained and received an ntelHgence report Among specific counts against ongcr is one that he went to Salz a i locomotive and passenger cars Express from Boston rests amid the wreckage the Union Station concourse mWashington The floor collapsed from weight of train ;