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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 27, 1954, Mason City, Iowa North Idwos Daily Newspaper Edited for Horn ON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE T HE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LX Associated fruit and United i ease Sewn Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JANUARY 27 1954 This Paper Conglits Two One No 94 nnounces Coffee Price Probe Indians Tell Reds to Come Get Prisoners Say Theyre Free to Go Anytime PANMUNJOM Ihdlai Command told the Wednesday to come and get their 347 prisoners including 21 Amer lean world peace fighters at arn time Thursday Lt Gen K S Thimayya sen a note to Heel Chinese Gen Lee Sang Cho agreeing to turn over personnel records of his former wards to Chinese and North Korea Red Cross representatives In effect Thimayyas letter saic he did not care where the prison Tough Decision WASHINGTON UP The State department1 faced a tough decision Wednesday on whether to direct Special Am bassador Arthur H Dean to re negotiations for a Korean peace conference on Communist termi Dean wat expected to arrive here from New York to confer with department officials on the atest Chinese and North Korean bid to get the stalled peace talks going again They proposed in a letter to Dean that the negotia tions resume at Panmunjom next Monday But the Reds gave no indica tion they would take back per fidy charges against the United that led to Deans with drawal last December from the talks ers went and they were free to go at any time Even if they walk put Thi mayya said we will have nothing to do with them Thimayya withdrew his Indian custodial forces from stockades at midnight J a n 22 when under the armistice agree ment all unrepatrialed prisoners of war automatically became civil ians However a unit of Indians has remained in the area of the com pound to maintain iaw and order The Communists refused to take back the prisoners when the In dian custodial period expired on the ground that they should be held in neutral custody until a Korean political conference dc bales their fate for 30 days The conference has not been convened although the Reds have called for a resumption of negotiations on their own terms On The g Schramm Resigns as Chairman of Iowa COP Committee 2 Moore Favored 21 Over Maxim in Championship Fight1 13 New GymnasiumAuditorium at Chapln Completed 9 CLOUDY VISIONA lot of Mason CityanSTounftG had cloudy vision when they started to drive Wednesday morning a ho cause was about 7 inches of snow blanketed outofdoors Tuesday night Donald onc who came OLlt carly to Snow Makes Roads Slippery But Traffic Getting Through Traffic was moving as usual Wednesday morning in North Iowa and southern Minnesota following Tuesdays snowfall but drivers on the highways were a bit more cau tious since there is still an undercoating ofrough ice on the Seeks Cut in Excise Taxes WASHINGTON flHoiise Speak er iMartin said Wednes lay he hopes Congress can act this year to cut all excise or sales axes now above 10 percent down o that level except for liquor and obacco Congressional staff authorities Commission reported all highways open to slippery and urged caution in driving A light wind was whipping snow insome areas making driving Heaviest snowfall here was reported in Mason City The KGLO transmitter a mile west pfthecily reported 7 inches or 43 precipita tion The CAA weather station at the municipal airport reported 4 inches Heaviest in the state was 9 inches at Decorah Five inches of snow was re ported at Calmar and 2 inches at CouncilBluffs Oltumwa and La moni The weatherman expected more snow within the next 48 hours for Central Iowa although skies were clear in Western Iowa early Wednesday Mason Citys low reading for the period ending at 8 am Wednes daywas 3 above The high read ing Tuesday was 16 above It was Q above in Mason City at 8 am Wednesday Council Bluffs how ever reported 7 below and Dav enport 22 above The forecast for Iowa was clear ing weather through Thursday There will be little change in tem perature with the high around20 above and the low Wednesday night from 5 to 15 above Minnesotas forecast was cloudy through Thursday with light snow and continued cold duction probably would any actual revenue loss lave estimated such a move would reduce revenues about 942 million dollars a year But Martin saidhe believes in creases in sales and employment under the spur of such a tax rc prcvent Martin said he didnt expect the Eisenhower administration to pro Josc any excise tax changes But ie said he hopes the economic situation will be such that the ad ministration will not fight it The proposed cuts would apply o furs jewelry cosmetics lug age womens handbags movie and other admissions photographic equipment light bulbs and tubes safe deposit boxes and club dues all taxed at 20 per cent Discover How to Make Tiny Atomic Battery May Someday Be on Market NEW YORK new method of converting the rays from radio active atoms directly into useful electricity has been announced by the Radio Corp of America The discovery may one day pro vide a matchboxsize power unit good for 20 years for lighting homes running refrigerators and radios and television sets It also might run hearing aids and wrist watch radios or be a nearly perma nent battery for automobiles David Sarnoff RCA board chair man announced the discovery Tuesday It is a little battery smalter than the filter tip of a cigaret Rays coming from a few salt grains of cheap radioactive atoms which do not split are turned into elec tric current Until now atomic power plants like that in the new been run on heat from splitting atoms with the heat making steam to generate electricity Heavy equipment and shielding are re quired in these plants Howevcrthe batteryunveiled Jn New Yorks RadioCity Tuesday is tinywith its poyer coming from an almost invisible amount of radioactive strontium a natural EXPERIMENTAL ATOMIC BATTERYSccn throSBt magnifying glass is the tiny experimental atomic battery announced by RCA By a new method the battery makes it possible to convert atomic energy directly and simply into small but usable quantities of electrical energy Killed 3 of Family Blunder by Wisdorf Leads to His Arrest ST JOSEPH Mo 15yearold boy who murdered his mother father and grandmother because they would not let him attend some wrestling matches was in custody Wed nesday because of a blunder almost as senseless as the crime itself The youth Richard Wisdorf made his getaway in a jacket decorated with the name of his hometown Sherburn Minn A shoeshine boy here Floyd Kirby 17 a Negro matched the jacket with a newspaper storj about the triple slaying and tele phoned police They arrested Wis dorf while he watched a movie horse opera Readily Confuses The skinny thinfaced OKLAHOMA CITY UVA 150mil liondollar toll road system mak ing possible a Southwest network i K h of turnpikes has the solid approval mother Monday because he was 1 a sPecial statewide election denied permission to attend the Tuesday two legislative bills au wrcstling matches thorizing construction of three turn always griping late from school Friends of the family at Sherburn laid they believed a possible cause of the shooting spree was Wis Jorfs jealousy of his honor stu dent sister An toinette 19 a Freshman at the ollegc of St Catherine at St Paul Minn While the youth was at large Tuesday she was placed un der guard because a girl Wisdorf had dated said he once remarkec he would kill my sister too i he ever murdered his family He was average or below as a stu dent friends said Wisdorf showed little emotion and no remorse as he toldhow he showdown first his mother then his irandmother and then waited until his father came home before RICHARD firing the third fatal bullet from his 22caiiber rifle Back of Hid All three victims were shot through the back of the head Wisdorf was fleeing to Texas when he was arrested here Sheriff William Musegades and other Sherburn authorities said hey would take Wisdorfback to Minnesota Wednesday to the boy theshoot ng was the aftermath of an argu nent which started when he came lome late from school Wisdorf said his father bawled him out because he was not around to help at the familys gro cery After hewent home the youth said his mother scolded him and slapped him four or five times When she ordered him to remain at home for the rest of the week and refused to let him go to the vrestling matches that night Wis dorf said he became infuriated He got his rifle and mother from behind as shot she sat playingsolitaire in her bedroom tVhcn his 70yearold grandmother rushed in to investigate the shoot ng he shot her down from behind oo Riflt The boy told Verne Starmer chief of detectives he waited in he kitchen until his father came lomc Wisdorf said he pretended ie was cleaning his rifle and after lis father Tony Wisdorf took off his coat the boy shot him in the head Then Wisdorf told Staimer he packed some took the amily car and picked up a friend They drove to the wrestling matches at nearby Fairmont Minn The friend Roger Updick said he killing certainly surprised me He said Wisdorf was care rec and happy while they were at the matches He said he knew of no call for what happened Starmer said that Wisdorf had 1220 left from the severs hundred dollars he took from his fathers jrocery On a spending spree after irriving here at am Tues day the boy bought a Hollywood muffler for the car a pair cowboy boots and a 10gallon hat Then he got the shoeshine that led 0 his arrest of NOVEL WAY GLENDALE Calif hargcd Frank Spagnuolo a 32 year old bllndman with bookmak ng and held as evidence perforated sheets of paper on which they said he had recorded the bets in braille Oklohomans Favor Toll Road Setup 40000 votes Unofficial returns from 3183 of the states 3375 pre cincts gave on the two questions 167124for to 128150 against on one and 169859 for to 129287 against on the other BRICKER DELIVERS John W BrTck er ROhio Wednesday delivers to Vice President Richard M Nixon a pile of petitions on his controversial amend ment to limit the treaty making powers of the President Signatures on the petitions were collected by women f avor ing passage of the amendment Russia West Collide Headon Over Red China Participation Dulles Raps Communists in Address BERLIN and the Wes c ol lid e d headon Wednesday in their conference crisis incited b he Soviet proposal to call Red 2hina into World peace talks as a fifth major power The foreign ministers of the Jnited States France Britain and he Soviet Union adjourned their hird session with the issue up in he air Flatly Reject The Allies flatly turned down Moscows demand for a fivepower jarley with the Red Chinese this spring and demanded the present Big Four talks get on with German unity and Austrian independence reaty Soviet Foreign Minister ilolotov stubbornly stuck to his juns listening politely to the three Vestern viewpoints and then un oading an 80minute speech with out an ounce of backdown notice able in it U S Secretary of State Dulles spearheaded the Western Big Three driveto bypass China Dulles declared the Soviet de nand for a fivepower conference ncluding the Peiping government is primarily a device to attempt o secure for that regime a posi ion in the councils of the world vhtch it has not earned or had accorded to it by the international community generally including the United Nations Not the Place Certainly he emphatically de clared this fourpower confer ence is not the place to decide that matter Molotov had submitted to the conferences second session Tues day a formal resolution calling a ivepower meeting in May or June The United States al ready rejected the whole concept But it also had accepted along wuth Britain and France a Rus sian sponsored agenda which put he fivepower proposal as the first lem of business beginning in the hird session Wednesday Deputy Sheriff Testifies Expect Wallace Trial to Go to Jury Friday The trial of Patrick Wallace on a charge of manslaughter probably will go to the jury Friday opposing attorneys agreed Wednesday County Attorney Robert H Shepavd said he hoped to complete presentation of the states evidence early Thurs day M L Mason and John Stone appointed by Judge Wil iam P Butler to defend The Weather City Clearing Wednesday afternoon and Thursday Mostly clear Thursday Somewhat colder east Thursday GlobeGazette Partly cloudy through o 8 am Wednesday Maximum Minimum At 8 am Precipitation Snow weather data up Hold Two for Extortion FITCHBURG Mass 21yearold girl who came to this coun try three years ago as a displaced person faced court action AVed of attempting to extort from her 70yearold fiance on the eve of their wedding Olga Marczukow for arraignment in District Court at about the same time she was scheduled to wed Frank Magio in City Hall Richard 23 of XLeominster who poJice said was a friend of the girl also was held Police Lt Ernest Nourie said the young couple admitted orally that they sent Magio a threatening note demanding Magip said he found the crude handwritten note as he left his home with Miss Marczukow last a few hours after they had completed arrangements for their wedding iace said their defense evi dence probably would consume less than a day Wallace is expected to take the stand Thursday in his own defense He is accused of manslaughteras the result of reckless driving nbich caused his car to go out of control on the curve in Highway 65 oppo site the American Crystal Sugar slant Roger E Lewis 21 Nora Springs and Robert J Mooney ham 19 547 9th S E died in the crash while Wallace and Robert Morphew 20 Marble Rock were injured Jerry Allen deputy sheriff who nvestigated immediately after the accident spent all of Wednesday orenoon on the witness stand He old of skid marks for 134 feet and orn turf for some additional dis ance to where the Wallace car was resting and traced the marks on a chart of the scene Gravel from the intersecting county road is frequently scattered on thehighway paving at the north end of the curve it was brought out by Mason in his cross examina ion Keith Frantz assistant county engineer identified mapsof High vay 65 at and near the scene of he accident E1 w i n Musser SlobeGazette staff photographer dentified pictures taken of the cene shortly after 1 am They ncludedthe wreckage of the car nd the body Lewis on the high way Lcin Snel ambulance driver old of trying to stop theflow blood from Lewis head and inally loading him on a stretcher where he died before he could be stand in Navy uniform and on crutches because of an injured eg He was to return to Great Lakes Naval Hospital after testifying Tuesday Presbyterian Church Sale Is Approved Approval of the Presbytery at Waterloo Wednesday was all that is needed for the sale of the First Presbyterian Church property at Washington and 9th NW to the Independent School District of Ma son City to become playgrounds for the new Washington School The Rev Wilbur F Dierking pastor of the church was in Wat erloo Wednesday meeting with the Presbyteryfor approval Church membersmeeting Tues day night approved the sale of the church and land to the school dis trict for The school board in a Nov 16 meeting agreed to buy thetwo Jots church and par ish house at this figure According to anagreement made at a special meeting Tues day with the school board the parish house will be moved June 1 1954 but the church will re Still Seeks Amendment Compromise Was Disturbed Over PW Arrest WASHINGTON Wl Prcsi ent Eisenhower said Wednesday he Federal Trade Commission will nake a fullscale investigation of ising coffee prices The President told a news con Brence the commission launched a ireliminary inquiry Jan 13 and Iready has discovered enough to varrant a full investigation Such an inquiry he added it oing to take place Retail prices for coffee have ately jumped above a pound nd wholesalers have predicted a urther rise Will Check Laws The Trade Commissions investi ation will be aimed at dctermin ng whether any laws have been The President said the FTC io u 1 d look specifically into barges that domestic trading in offee had been limited to certain ypes The President also 1 Declared he is backing up thei o s i t i o n of Secretary of State ulles at the Berlin Big Four con erence That was in reply to a rc luest for comment on Soviet For iign Minister V M Molotovs de mand for a Big Five parley in luding Red China on world prob ems Dulles rejects that idea 2 Said his associates at the Cap toL tell him they still are hopeful a compromise on the controversial Bricker treatypower amendment can be worked put J Alter this Know land of California the Republican floor leader announced he will of fer the Senate a substitute for the Bricker amendment He said several other senators join him n sponsoring it Not Acceptable Knowland told reporters that as of now his substitute is not ac ceptable to Sen Bricker R Ohio 3 Declared a measure of human ty will be employed by the Army n handling the case of Cpl Ed vard S Dickenson the American ormer prisoner of war who first hose to remain with the Commu nists and then elected to return home The Army has started court martial proceedings against Dick enson on the ground that he bad unlawful dealings with the enemy Will Use Sympathy The President said too he is ertain the armed forces will use ympathy in dealing with Ameri ans who confessed under duress o engaging in germ warfare The larine Corps has ordered an iri uiry into the case of Col Frank I Schwable Marine flyer who vhile a prisoner signed a germ varfare confession which he re ounced when released Eisenhower said he was so dis urbed when he read about the tart of court martial proceedings gainst Dickenson that he got in ouch with Secretary of Defense Vilson about the case 4 Tagged as an idea worth look ng into a reporters suggestion hat the administration adopt a of giving something like lonorable discharges to those who csign from the government with ut any suspicion that they might c security risks The reporter was Sarah McClen on who represents a group oJ exas papers She suggested that system similar to the Armys be dopted so that there could be ome indication whether the civil an discharges were honorable or lishonorable put in the Morphew ambulance came to the witness main in use until JUne 1 3957 The congregation plans to build a new churchin WillowbrookAd dition where property fronting on Pierce Avenue is owned but no committees have biert appointed and no plans drawn asyetfor the new structure Hawaiian Statehood Bill Sent to Senate WASHINGTON Senate Interior Committee Wednesday ap proved an Hawaii bill for Senate consideration Chairman Butler RNeb said the committee action came on a 123 vole after it had divided 87 on an earlier motion separating the Hawaii legislation from an Alaskan statehood proposal He said the committee agreed unanimously to vote on the Alaska legislation no later than Feb 4 DEERE STOCK DAVENPOHT WJ o h n and Company has declared quarts terly dividend of 25 on m on stock V ;