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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 21, 1953, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home CITY GLOBEGAZETTE T H E NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGH B 0 R S HOME EDITION VOL LIX Associated Press and United Press Kull Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JANUARY 21 1953 This Paper Consists o Two One No M U S Jury Finds 13 Reds Guilty Morse Opens Fire on Wilson OK WASHINGTON iff Sen Morse IndOre opened fire in the Senate Wednesday on President Eisen howers selection of Charles E Wilson to be secretary of defense He called it unfair toWilson Morse who blocked Senate ac tion Tuesday on eight other Eisen hower Cabinet selections said he was ready to vote for confirmation of those eight but that Eisenhower should not go through with his plan to name Wilson to his official fam ily Hes behind he eightball be fore he starts Morse said Wil son Hes bound to be suspect of any matter directly or indirectly in volving General Motors Morse said the main p o 5 n t against Wilson was the tremen dous defense contracts held by General Motors the company head ed by the secretarydesignate Wilson still retains about 2M mil lion dollars worth of General Mo tors stock and Morse said that as of Dec 1 the companys govern ment contracts aggregated about five billion dollars He said he intended no asper sions against Wilson but that even if the appointee would lean over backwards to avoid favoring GM he would be placed in an unfair position Wilsons nomination for the de fense post has not been formally submitted to the Senate but the White House said Wednesday that Eisenhower still intends to nomin ate him Wednesdays debate was tech nically on a motion by Republican Leader Taft that the Senate con firm the eight nominations which have been submitted The word that Eisenhower was slicking by his selection of Wilson came from James Hagerty press secretary Hagerty said a formal nomina tion would not be submitted Wed nesday Beyond that however Hagerty sidestepped reporters questions about Eisenhowers intentions re garding the controversial Wilson appointment Hagerty said he knows of no change in the Presidents decision to appoint the former General Motors president to the cabinet Wilsons prospective appointment had been challenged by some lie publicans and Democrats who quoted laws saying that no federal official on a contractmaking level may hold a financial interest in a company which owns defense con tracts A CITIZENS Tuesday became this countrys second living exPresident found it hard Wednesdaymorning to getout of his habit of morning constitutionals As private citizen Trumans train pulled into Cincinnati the former chief executive lumped off the train for a walk Governor Prison Rioters Spurn Demand to Surrender pistolshooting band of mu tinous convicts at Rockview Penitentiary risked serving ad ditional time Wednesday by spurning Gov John S Fines ultimatum to end their riot The prisoners whrf have been Truman Just Private Citizen Now EN ROUTE TO INDEPEND ENCE Mo Wi Harry S Truman exPresident of the United States took the long trip home Wednes day After nearlyeight years as the head of a great government he headed for Missouri in the role of Mr Truman private citizen But despite his 68 years he has made clear that he will be a man to reckon with in the years ahead His emotions were stirred by the scndoff he got at Washington Tues day night after he surrendered the presidency to Dwight D Eisen hower Hundreds of cheering Democratic followers thronged around the rear platform of the presidential car which Eisenhower had placed at his predecessors disposal District of Columbia Commissioner F Jo seph Donahue described Truman as the greatest friend of little people all over the world An obvious lump in his throat the grayhaired Truman his wife and daughter by his side respond ed that in all my career this is the first time Ive had the exper ience of being sent home in a blaze of glory For more than 30 minutes peo ple climbed aboard the car to pump his hand tell him goodbye and wish him luck and predict that the Democrats again will be restored to power Trumanis due in Independence Mo Wednesday night for a home town welcome guards as hos tages since the riot began Monday night were expected to reply to thegovernors blunt state ment during the day Fine Tuesday told the rioters through state Attorney General Robert E Woodside to yield the hostages and six pistols by Tues day night or he would see to it that substantial lime was added to their terms Shortly after the deadline passed 200 hungry inmates in the smaller blocks returned to their cells but a hard core gang of 325 holdouts in the main cell area answered the ultimatum with two random pistol shots A ringleader in the riot toid stale Deputy Attorney General Edward Friedman nothing doing when he went to the main cell block at 7 pm The governors message was just what we are protesting a spokesman said We want the situ ation cleared up but the governor now threatens to add more lime to our sentences Were keeping the guards and the guns another riot leader yelled ENDS VACATION K I N G S T ON Jamaica Britains Prime Minister Winston Churchill ends his twoweek Ja maican holiday Thursday when he flies to New York to board the liner Queen Mary for England SAME White fijf mom no death past 21 hours U S Officials in Japan Report Strange Air Objects A US AIR BASE Northern Japan fly ingobjects rotatingclusters of red white and green been sighted over Northern Japan by Amer ican airmen the Air Force disclpsed Wednesday Intelli reported placed the ightings close to Russian ter itory in the Kurile Islands a n d iakhalin They added There are too many indications of the presence of something to be onsidered an observation of noth ing And they discounted the pos sibility the flying objects were mere reflections of lights Weaker Twin After Amazing Battle Dies CHICAGO Tiny Roger Lee Brodie Siamese twin who for 34 days amazed the medical world by surviving a headtohead surgical separation died Tuesday night The 16montholcl boy had been in a deep coma since the history making operation Dec 17 His brain circulation was impaired and his condition had been listed very precarious since the separation from his brother Rodney Dec Attending physicians had ex pressed amazement that he sur vived the 12 hour and 40 minute operation The surgery on the twins who were born joined at the top of their heads was the first time in medi cal history the patients had sur vived such an operation Rodney since the separation has undergone two plastic proced ures to put skin over his brain He has shown some signs he is on the road to However he must undergo further surgery and his condition still is regarded as critical Rogers death was not an un expected development by any means said a spokesman at the NeuroPsychiatric Hospital of the University of Illinois The spokesman said attending physicians had explained several times that Rogers chances of re covering consciousness were vir tually nonexistent The child had received minute tominute care since the opera tion he said Feeding through the nose tube continued on a half hour schedule until a few minutes before he died His condition had gradually worsened almost imperceptibly There was a definite indication of sinking during the day a gradual ly slowing pulse rate It was during the twins separa tion that surgeons discovered there was only one superior sagittal sinus the main passageway or vein draining blood back from both brains Because Rodney was hold ing up much better during the marathon operation and surgery in his favor could be more easily performed h e was favored for survival of the fittest by the surgeons They gave the sagittal sinus and most of the brain cover ing to Rodney and took thebigger chance on Rogers survival Parents of the twins Mr and Mrs Royt Brodie were informed of Rogers death late Tuesday nighf through a relative as they have no telephone in their farm home near Moline 111 Martin to Receive Mental Exam GREENFIELD la B Martin 30 reprieved from the gallows will be taken to Iowa City Jan 26 for a mental examination authorities said Wednesday Martin was arraigned Monday in his second trial for the murder of Mrs Kalhryn Ann Schrader 25 Greenfield He pleaded innocent He pleaded guilty at his first trial and was sentenced to the gal lows The Iowa Supreme Court or dered a new trial on a technicality of the law AP Wirejilioto IKE AND MAMIE AT Dwight Eisen hower and the countrys new first lady sit in a box in the balcony at the National Guard of one of Tuesday nights inaugural balls County Supervisors Request Estimates for Courthouse The Cerro Gordo County Board of Supervisors Wednesday askec architects to submit estimates for the construction of a how court house or the remodeling of the present building The board released the statement and asked thatit be printed verbatim In accordance the recom mendations of the Cerro Gordo County Grand Jurys report dated Dec 14 1952 the Board of Super visors has contacted Mason City architects to submit estimates for the construction of a new county courthouse or for the remodeling of the present structure following the proposed plans adopted in 1938 No Amplification The three board members Chair man John G Brown Mason City John Cahill Rockwell and Ray D Hobbins Clear Lake refused to amplify the statement at the re quest of a reporter The Grand Jury last month asked he board to give immediate at ention to the fact that the court house lacks adequate storage fa cilities for public records and there are no fireproof storage facilities provided in the building The report also stated We rec ommend that the most feasible proposition be submitted to the One Avalanche Too Many ALTA Utah only avalanche research station in the U S was without scientific equipment to an avalanche Ranger Montgomery M Atwaler of the US Forest Service which operates the research station at this resort in the mountains near Salt Lake City saidtwo snowslides on Flagstaff and Cardiff Mountains buried the installations instrument tower and equipment under tons of snow brush and debris Our research installation has been set back 10 years Mont gomery said voters at the earliest possible time The plans adopted in 1938 re ferred to in the boards statement were for a fivestory modern brick and stone building on the present site The estimates by Architects Hansen and Waggoner at that time were S175000 of which the federal government offered to pay as a PWA grant Defeated in 1938 The proposal first was defeated the voters and then passed by a 70 per cent majority on Nov 8 1938 Building plans fell through however when the PWA grant was withdrawn A remodeling program was defeated 2848 to 8854 at the 1938 election The 1938 plans include a base ment with boiler room two storage vaults and room for two more with space for office expansion if neces sary The ground floor would house the offices of the County Superin tendent of Schools County Engi nccr and Sheriff and the relief of fices as well as a 25 by G7 foot assembly room The second floor would include the offices of the County Treasurer Auditor Clerk and Recorder as well as the auto license depart ment Each would have a large work vault The third floor would contain two courtrooms and neces sary offices The county jail would be on the lop floor SISTERS KILLED BALTIMORE elderly sisters were killed Tuesday night when struck at an intersection by a speeding hitrun automobile ESTIMATES ASKED ON Cerro Gordo County Board ofSuper visors has asked Architects Hansen and for new estimates of cost on the courthouse building above for which plans weredrawn in 1938 The Grand Jury in De cember asked the Board to submit to the votersproposals for a new building or modern ization of the present structure Jury Considers Verdict 7 Days Before Decision NEW YORK federal jury Wednesday found all L3 Communist defendants guilty of charges they taught and tdvocated the overthrow of the U S government by force i ml violence The jury reached its verdict after 48 hours nd 24 minutes of actual de beration on theseventh day incc il vas closeted to consider he fate of the defendants Mrs Lucille Collettc foreman of ic jury read the verdict We find all the defendants guilty s charged Eleven top Communist leaders icre convicted in the same court oom after a recordbreaking 11 BULLETIN WASHINGTON Tobey RNJ said Wednesday the FBI is investigating the possibility of sabotage in the wreck of a Bos ton to Washington passenger train that hurtled into Union Station here last Thursday Allies Down Seven Commie Jet Fighters SEOUL Sabre jet pl ots shot down seven Communist VI1G jet fighters and damaged hrcc others in battles high over Morlhwcst Korea Wednesday the JS Fifth Air Force said Two US jet aces Col Royal N 3akcr McKinney Tex and Maj Robinson Risner Oklahoma City each was credited with his eighth MIG tlcstroyed US losses if any wilt be an nounced in a weekend summary of Biggest Wednesdays bag was one of the biggest in several months US pi lots destroyed eight MIGs lasl most in one day since September On the ground Allied troops hurled back sharp Communist at tacks on the frozen Eastern Fron while the Pciping radio boasted o an unconquerable defense line o tunnels across the Korean penin sula The broadcast asserted thbu sands of Red soldiers working un dcrground by lamplight day ant night carved out the tunnel net work which already proved itsel an impregnable defense line never before seen in the history of war Other Claims The Red claims were rcminis merit of those made by France am Germany just prior to World War II Nazi troops easily overran and outflanked the vaunted French Maginot Line The German Seigfried Line a similar barrier failed to stop the Allied advance into Germany in 1944 Escapee of Mental Institution Shot WATERLOO Kim jeriine about 30 was in a hospital icrc Wednesday after being shot by a police officer Tuesday when he escaped from the State Mental In stitution at Independence and stole a car Authorities said Kimbcrline es caped from the hospital while on the way to the dentist He broke nway from his attendant and ran a highway Officials said he apparently stole a car Later Lane a farmer be ween Brandon and La Porte City saw the escapee come out of his iouse wearing his new suit The escapee jumped in Lanes car and drove away Lane called Policeman Robert Weber and they began a search Kimberlinc was spotted driving the car and the officer opened fire The fugitive lost control of the car and it ran into a ditch It careened out and collided with the police car Kimberline tried to escape on foot it the officer shot him and wound ed him critically All About The Weather Mason City Light snow Wednesday night turning to flurries and be coming colder Thursday owa Cloudy Wednesday night with occasional rain or snow Minnesota Cloudy occasional snow north and central snow mixed with freezing rain or sleet GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Wednesday Maximum Minimum At 8 am Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 26 17 22 trace is months trial more than three years go Reached Verdicf Federal Judge Dimock opened a ole from the jury at am t stated simply We have reached verdict Within seconds the Courtroom illed with spectators and deputy U S marshals a n d government uilding guards look their places round the courtroom Each of the defendants faced a ossible maximum penalty of five cars in prison and a fine pon conviction The 13 lowerechelon party lead rs were among 21 originally in dieted Four are now fugitives wo had their cases severed be cause of illness and two were cquitted earlier Judge Dimock set a week from Wednesday for sentencing and sent ill the prisoners to the Federal louse of Detention He asked U S Attorney Mylcs J Lane to discuss with him how ever the detention of Jacob Min del 71yearold defendant who suf ered a heart attack during the trial Judge Dimock thanked the jury or a simply phenomenal bition ol careful study knowl edge you showed of the record He told them their verdict was ample justified bythe evidence Defendants The defendants were Alexander Bittelman 61 George Charney 46 Elizabeth Flynn GO Betty Gannett 44 Victor Jerome 54 Ar n o I d Johnson 16 Claudia Jones 36 Alexander Trachten crg 65 L o u i s Weinstock 48 William Weinstone 53 Pettis rerry 54 Jacob Mindel 71 Al jert Lannon 43 The government claimed the 13 stepped into the shoes of U lop party leaders who were convicted and sentenced to prison on the same charges more than three years ago Peaceful Means The defense argued that the 13 sought to achieve Communist arty aims only through peaceful means Judge Dimock denied pleas for bail and ordered all 13 defendants cept in the custody of the US Marshal Frank Serri one of the defense awyers told the court that within a week the defense would seek lo lave Ihe verdict set aside and f that move failed would ask for new trial Iowa Legislature By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GOVERNOR Delayed until Thursday hisre urn from Washington D C in rder to attend governors confer ncc on proposal to have federal overnment leave gas tax field olely to states HOUSE Heard introduction of 14 bills in luding one to give new legal anction to Iowa Civil Defense and county and municipal cfense councils Passed on voice vote and sent o Senate a resolution to set pay cale of 1953 legislative employes t 1951 session levels Seven representatives said ih ormally they are preparing a pro osed constitutional amendment hich would provide for legislative essions every year instead of very two years SENATE Proceededwith details of orgaht ation of committees so that hear ngs on bills may begin V1 Heard introduction of 10 bills in luding measures to set a diy peed limit of 50 m p h on Iowa oads to extend the property ax exemption to Korean veterans o require higher fees on retail milk dealers ;