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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 24, 1953, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited for the CITY GLOBEGAZETTE T H E N EWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBOR S HOME EDITION VOL LIX Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Ccnls a Copy Duffy Gets 27 Years in Death of Love Rival MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JANUARY 24 1953 of Two One Tayli 4r judge who quoted Shakespeare Hamlet m his findings Saturday accepted George Duffy plea of guilty to second degree murder in the jilted bride groom slaying case and sentenced him to a 21year prison Duffy 21 was charged with first degree murder in the slaying of Jainc Hackman 18 last Oct 9 afte Shirley Arnold 18 jilted Duffy i favor of Hackman almost on th eve of the wedding 10 Years to Life First degree murder carries term of life or death by hanging Second degree murder carries term of 10 years to life If Duffj observes prison regulations he wil qualify for release in nine years Duffys attorney Sherman Har of Waukon made an impassions plea for leniency to District Judg Charles J Penningroth who ear lier this month heard argument on Duffys offer to plea guilty ti Ike Summons lor for War Talks WASHINGTON w President Eisenhower called in the new com mander of the 8th Army in Korea Saturday for a conference likely to deal with the chief executives plan for trying to end the stale mated war Eisenhower who spent three days in Korea early in December ar ranged to meet at the White House with Lt Gen Maxwell D Taylor chosen Friday to head the 8th Army He succeeds Gen James S Van Fleet who is retiring Eisenhower promised during his campaign for the presidency that if elected he would go to Korea i an effort to find a way to bring th war to an honorable end After his preinaugural inspec tion of the battle zone last month he said no miracles should be ex pected But he expressed conf dence that a way could be fount to improve the situation in Korea Since then Eisenhower has ha nothing to say about his intention but he reportedly has developed i plan of action Taylor 51 has been deputy chie of staff for operations and admin istration in Washington during mos of the Korean He planstc leave here Monday for1 Tokyo where he will be briefed by Gen Mark Clark Far Eastern com mander in chief before taking ovei Van Fleets post From a discussion of the hot war in Korea Eisenhower apparentlj planned to turn Saturday to talk of American psychological strategy in the cold war elsewhere new tern 2000 Deaths in China Because of New Marriage Law TOKYO munis China admitted Saturday that op position to its marriage law has caused at least 2000 suicides and murders It announced that March had been set aside as a wedding month for a fresh start on its democratic marriage sys The basic purpose of the Com munist law announced in May 1950 was to liberalize the feudal Chinese system of arranged mar riages emancipate Chinese women from forced and bought mar riages and recognize the right of women to divorce their mates and remarry It also had Ihe effect of under mining the traditional Chinese family system which was the cen ter of Chinese life and chief bul wark against inroads of Commu nist ideas Peiping radio in a series of Chi nese language broadcasts moni tored here during the past week admitted that opposition to its pro gram had created an alarming problem It traced more than 2000 deaths to friction between the new and old marriage systems Peiping radio added The mar riage law is still not being well administered in the greater part of the country In many districts this program is not being given its proper importance arid there fore there are extreme cases of murders of women and suicides by young men and Women unable to marry freely lowcm Married 17 Times Dies CEDAR RAPIDS W Iowas mostmarried man James F Williams 72 was found dead of a heart attack in his home here Fri day night Records are conflicting but Wil liams was believed Ho have been married and divorced 17 times The Cedar Rapids laborer had said he was never sure of the count but friends said he may have been married more times than that Williams was single at the time of his death was first mar lied in 1904 and was last divorced ta May 1951 He had no children second degree murder This boy was involved in a pit iful triangle and now only one o hat triangle walks the streets fre andunfettered Hart said Miss Arnold who was a witness at the hearing on Duffys offei a plea also was reported at the courthouse Saturday Hart jndi cated to Judge Penningroth tha he was willing to leave Miss Arnolds part in the tragedy to the judgment of God Hart argued that Duffy was be side himself with emotion and was temporarily insane at the time he fired five shotgun blasts into Hackman as the latter sat in his car on a Cedar Rapids street Obtained License Duffy Arnold alreadj had obtained alicense for an bet 11 wedding when the girl told Duf fysheihadchanged her mind Quoting from Hamlets Solilo quy To be or not to be Judge Penningroth observed that possibly Duffy may well have been thinking as Hamlet did BULLETIN SAN FRANCISCO Chi nese Communist radio Saturday charged that a US plane strafed a red armistice delegation con voy in Korea last Thursday wounding three persons two of them seriously and destroying a jeep 88 Conyicted oi Refusing Combat SEOUL Army Saturday said 87 men and one officer of the 65th Regiment have been convicted of refusing to go into action last October against the Communists 3uerto Rican soldiers made up the bulk of the 65th Regiment It has some troops from the continental U S Four other men were acquitted n general court martini said Walton B McMuIicn U S Third Division public information officer Gh W No 91 I 4 S Path Sweo New Jet Ace NEXT JOB IN Gen Maxwell D a map of the Orient while talkingto newsmen in the Pen tagon after his appointment to succeed Gen James Van Fleet as 8th Army commander in Korea Taylor is the present deputy chief of staff for operations UN Fires Two Americans Suspected as Communists UNITED NATIONS N Y United Nations has ischarged two more American employes listed as Commu ist suspects The UN announcement Friday night of the wo new cases reduced to seven the number of Americans working for the world organizationdespite State De Suspect Arson in Huge Fire PHILADELPHIA A million ncl a half dollar fire swept through Southwest Philadelphia paper box iianufacturing plant early Sattir ayandra high ranking city official aid there was a definite possibili y of arson John F Connelly owner of the amaged plant the Connelly Con liner Co told reporters that the lant had been shut down by a strike Friday night Connelly said the strike followed of one worker a partment charges Four or five of thp remaining ismissai arlier Deputy Fire Commissioner Paul Hartcnstine on duty at the ccne of one of the biggest fires n Philadelphia in recent years aid there was a definite possibil y of arson and a complete invcs gation is under way SAME seven arevduerto have their eases reviewed by a special hew panel set up by SecretaryGenera Try gve Lie but probably not until they have been screened under the United States security procedures promulgated by former President Truman shortly before he left of fice The two n e w firings nounced by the UN involved Mrs Irene Pogorelsky a bilin gual Russian and English steno grapher in the Documents Divi sion of theDepartment of Confer an ences and General Services Her salary was She was noti fied Jan 16 that her dismissal was effective Jan 21 Abraham Nadel a Russian proofreader in the Publishing Di vision of the Department of Con ferences and General Services His salary was He was notified by SecretaryGeneral Trygve Lie that he was to go on special leave from his job until he reached re tirement age of 60 May 14 Pogorelsky and Nadel originally were among a group of 11 staff members Lie refused to fire de spite State Department charges be cause of lack of supporting evi dence But the UN said additional information about them has Allies Knock Down Four Commie Jets SEOUL Sabre jets de stroyed at least four Communist MIG1S jets high over Northwest Korea Saturday as two new jet aces were crowned and a third pilot took over top standings in the MIG killing race At least two other MIGs were damaged incomplete Fifth Ait Force reports said Capt Cecil G Foster of San An tonio Tex bagged his eighth and ninth MIGs to take over the lop spot for flyers still active in Korea Capt Dolphin D Ovcrton ill of Andrews SC riding the hottest streak in jet fighting history bagged his fifth in four days to become Koreas 24th jet ace Lt Harold E Fischer Jr of Swea City Iowa picked off a MIG for his fifth kill He is the 25lh jet ace of the war The new kills brought the Allied total to 19 in the last five days The Fifth Air Force announced that the week of Jan 1723 was the most successful for its Sabres since the week beginning Nov 21 The total ot destroyed MIGs was 16 probably destroyed one and damaged 16 The Communists one Sabre during the past week the Air Force said It was the first F86 lost to the Reds since the week ending Dec 2Q APPROVED BY millionaire former General Motors president is he testifies Friday before the senate armed service com mittee whichlatervoted unanimous approvalof him as Secretary of Defense GOP Chiefs OK Wilson been obtained cial sources from reliable since Expect Vote on Monday WASHINGTON The Scnal Republican Policy Committee Sat urday threw its full weight behinc prompt Senate confirmation o Charles E Wilson as secretary o defense Sen Knowland chair man of the GOP strategy group toid reporters this was the unani mous recommendation of the pol icy committee at a closeddoor session Saturday forenoon Knowland said the nomJnalioi would be pushed ahead of any other Senate matters on Monday Wilsons nomination was made the pending business in the Sen ate at a nine minute session Satur day but debate on it was put of until Monday There was no discussion of the nomination before the Senate ad journcd for the day Wilson former head of the Gen cral Motors Corp was unani mously approved late Friday by the Senate Armed Service Com mittee after he agreed to dispose of ail his slock in that company worth more than million dol lars It is the largest defense con tractor with which he must deal in the cabinet post Federal law bars a man from doing business official with a holds even an interest as a government firm in which he indirect financial OCEAN GOBBLES LANDOcean waves which have been eating away the Bayocean peninsula in Oregon at the rate of 5 to 20 feet About The Weather Mason City Cloudy with occasion al very light snow Saturday Iowa Mostly cloudy Saturday aft ernoon with occasional light snow Minnesota Partly cloudy and cold er Saturday night with snow flurries Globe Gazette weather data to 8 am Saturday Maximum 27 Minimum jg At 8 am 21 YEAR AGO Maximum 34 Minimum up Hes Getting Life Anyway NEW YORK Frank C Baker Jr was tagging au tomobiles illegally parked near the municipal building Friday when he came upon one with this note on a windshield Getting married Please give us 20 minutes A few minutes later David Jackicr and his new bride the for mer Gloria Olson 24 a model came out of the building Baker waved them on saying Hes getting a life sentence He didnt give them a ticket Prospector Owed Grocery Bill Then Made Million ALBUQUERQUE Steen 33yearold jjeolo gisfc who found a million dollar vein of uranium last July says he owed for groceries the day he struck it rich I was too poor to buy a Gietfer counter when I staked out my claim on the land ng Big Indian Valley in i r i i U b Worker Hangs Self WASHINGTON W John C Montgomery 4J chief of the State Southeastern Utah he said But I knew Id be either a mil Ikmaire or nothing Steen stopped in Albuquerque cnroute home from a vacation in Mexico and told reporters in an Interview of finding the pitch blende vein which he says is con servatively valued at over a mil ion dollars Top Grade Supply We arent even touching the lop rade supply yet but we are able o ship 30 to 40 tons of ore a day o the US Vanadium Corp at Thompson Utah The find was primary kind of stuff thats needed to make ur atomic defense program the est in the world And good enough o bring in a ton A native of Caddo Tex Stccn now heads the Utex Exploration o Inc of Moab Utah His ragstorichcs story started two years ago when he got the prospecting fever ft was rough oing right to the last for himself us wife and their four young sons he said With Mt My wife and four sons had a vorse time than I You see they went with me If it hadnt been for the little iTrs Id never have stuck it out he had confidence in me when everyone else thought I was crazy Stcen said he probably caught he prospecting fever from his ather an oil man who made and pent a fortune before he was 23 was in Departments Finnish desk found hanged early Saturday the fashionable Georgetown home of Attorney A Marvin Braverman where Montgomery lived Returning home at about 3 am CST from an engagement Braver man found the body sprawled nude on a second floor landing Braver man still clad in evening clothes telephoned police Homicide detectives said Mont gomery had hanged from the third floor stair railing by a bathrobe sash and a hempen cord which apparently had broken under the weight allowing the body to turn jle a flight below It was believed lie had been dead three or four hours when the body was found Lincoln White State Department press officer described Motgom crys position as a responsible one entailing the handling of classified documents He said the departments secur ty division as is routine in such deaths would investigate NO HOMICIDE BUREAU DES MOINES County and DCS Moines officials have de cided that because of jurisdictional imitations it is inadvisable to cs ablish a citycounty homicide bu reau as suggested by Dr Walter Anderson coroner Says Dad Slapping His Mother Uses Christmas PresentRifle CENTERVILLE UP Fourteen yearold Richard King accused of ilaying his father with a was arraigned on a murder harge in justice court here Satur day and freed on bond The boy then went home with us mother who wept throughout he brief court proceedings Didnt Intend Shooting Earlier the lad told authorities he didntintend to shoot his father King 38 I only wanted to scare him Ilichard said in describing the hooting as the outgrowth of a quarrel between his parents at the King home Friday night County Attorney Charles L John Ion asked that the January grand ury be recalled to consider the ase The charge specifies no de gree Johnston quoted the boy as teti ng authorities the shooting oc curred after his father slapped mother with his open hand and hen kicked at her I just couldnt take it Richard said Struck Behind Ear The boy contended he meant to shoot overhis fathershead in an attempt frighten The 22 caliber bullet entered the fathers head behind the loll ear and he ivas killed instantly The county attorney said the ioy whom he questioned for three ours following the shooting as crted he shot his father because he elder King was always arguing vith his wife Mildred Johnston said the mother had ailed police several times in the ast during quarrels with her hus and The youth a high school fresh man told Johnston he returned ome about 8 p m from his job t a grocery store and found his ather shouting bitterly at his lother The boy said his father ad been drinking Stood in Doorway He said after a time he took is single shot rifle and fired at is father from behind as the elder iing stood in a doorway The rifle was a Christmas pres nt from his father the son said The mother who called police aid the shooting occurred about p m Two other King children were ome at the time of the shooting lichards youngest brother Del ert was asleep Another rother Gary 10 was in another oom Caroline and Marilyn 17yearold vin sisters were at work at the lephone company office where ley are employed Fellow workers the father at he Fuller Manufacturing Co de bribed him as a quiet man Neighbors said Mrs King recent learned she was suffering from heart ailment They said she had een ordered by her physician to lay off her feet for two months ut that she had been unable to comply with this require ment Storm in Iowa Moves Eastward DES MOINES W The storm hich brought freezing rain to nstern Iowa late Friday had loved into the Great Lakes region alurday leaving clear skies over he western twothirds of the state Highways remained slippery and azardous throughout much of astern Iowa and several basket all games were postponed Friday ght on account of highway con tions The temperature got down to 16 ove at Council Bluffs during the ght and the said new mass of cold air from1 Cana a was i expected to move across ost of Iowa except the extreme outhwestern cornerby Saturday ght A flurries may ac ompany the colder air especially northeastern Iowa ;