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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 23, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LV Associated Press and United Presa Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JULY 23 1949 This Paper Consists Two AP Wlvephoto FLYING coast guard helicopter called the Flying Banana because of its shape was demonstrated at the Des Moines airport Saturday Above the helicopter is demonstrating how a flood victim could be rescued by means of a hook and special belt lowered from the rescue door The demonstration is part of a midwest demonstra tion and testing tour Parts Read From Show of Tokyo Rose San Francisco no better mused the lady known as What sort of a war Tokyo Rose is this Well lets sing first then write Ickes afterwards Maybe hell run a pipeline to you A New York writer Dale Kra mertestified Friday at the treason trial of Iva Toguri DAquino that he jotted down those remarks from one of the defendants scripts of a radio Tokyo broadcast to United States troops The occasion was in early September 1945 after the when as a reporter for Yank he interviewed Miss To guri Kramer who was born in SL gtiurney Iowa formerly was editor of the National Farm Holiday News and the Iowa Union Farmer in Des Moines The 3weekold trial of the Los Angelesborn defendant is in re cess until Monday She is charged with 8 acts of treason through her activities for radio Tokyo during the war Kramer said the defendant told him she had not used the name Tokyo Rose She also said he testified that she did not feel she had committed any treasonable act although he said she seemed to feel there was some possibility there could be a charge against her Ask Delay in Arms Program Until Treaty Plans Dratted Washington Taft ROhio and Smitl RN called on the administration Saturday to delay its foreign arms program until the new North Atlantic counci drafts common defense plans Smith who voted for the security treaty when the sen ate ratified it Thursday told a reporter he doesnt believe there should be piecemeal action on rearming Western European signers of the pact Union Asks Truman to End Hawaii Strike Honolulu Striking CIO longshoremen appealed to Presi dent Truman Saturday to end Ha waiis 84dock tieup on its mer its Their appeal echoed a Washing ton request by Senator Morse R who told the senate Friday the strike may spread to the worlds major ports He assailed Hawaii employers for rejecting ar I hope the administration will delay submitting any arms pro gram until the defense committee to be set up by the council under article 9 of the treaty can can vass the needs and agree upon an overall defense plan Smith told a reporter Taft who voted against the treaty said in a separate inter view he agrees there should be a study of the needs of the European countries before congress is asked to act Meanwhile diplomatic authori ties said midSeptember is the earliest date the council can meet to draft common defense plans because of time needed for ad vance preparations Message Postponed President Truman originally had planned to send his 000000 foreign military aid plans to congress Friday but delivery to Capitol Hill was postponed until Monday The reason for this was reportedly a desire to avoid strengthening the hand of senators seeking to cut foreign economic aid funds in the midst of senate debate on that program Besides a message outlining his plans for sending arms to western Europe Mr Truman will send along a bill authorizing him to conduct the arms plan It was re ported that the bill will specifical ly state that the provision of the atomic energy act which forbids this government to send atomic explosives abroad will not be changed by the arms legislation Such a legislative provision in the foreign arms legislation would tend to reassure those in congress Panther and Gorilla Fight for 2i Hours Spokane Wash UR A mad dened black panther and a huge gorilla battled in junglelike fury for 2i hours at Spokanes Liberty Lake amusement park Friday night before attendants of a wild animal show killed the mangled gorilla About 400 spectators saw the j 185pound panther tear off the gorillas right arm and rip his 3j pound body while keepers vainI ly tried to separate them The an imals had come together through an unlocked cage door When it appeared plainly that the animals were fighting to the death and could not be separated an attendant shot the losing goril la with a 32 caliber rifle The shrieks and cries of anguish could be heard for more tnan a mile around the resort lake as the 2 wild animals clawed slashed and tore at each other in the 5 foot compartment on a truck A 600pound lion in an adja cent cage added to the blood chilling cries as he roared and lurched against the bars all dur ing the fight Against EGA Funds to Buy Farm Surplus Taft However Will Support 2 Other Amendments to Bill Washington Taft ROhio came out Saturday against a proposal to earmark atiout in European recovery funds to buy American farm surpluses Taft who heads the senate re publican policy committee told a reporter lie is opposed to the committeeapproved amendment to the economic co operation administration money bill The amendment sponsored by Senator McClellan DArk also would require the army to buy about in surplus farm products freezing these and the EGA funds against being used for any other purposes Hoffman Objects EGA Administrator Paul Hoff man has contended the rigid sur plus buying requirement on his agency would hamstring opera tions and force foreign countries to take cotton and other commod ities they may not want Taft said he thought the amend ment is unwise I dont think we ought to be enacting a farm relief program in this bill Taft said The Ohio senator added how ever that he is likely to suppor in next weeks senate debate on the measure 2 other amendments op posed by Hoffman The senate wil resume discussion of the bill Mon day Senator Lucas of Illinois th democratic leader said he hope for a vote Tuesday Favors Loan Taft said he may back an amendment sponsored by Senator McCarran DNev which would tie up in EGA funds for loans to Spain Im in favor of a loan to Spain but I am not certain this is the way to do it the Ohio senator said Ill have to know more about it but I may vote for it He will support Taft said a in 4 Men Arreste Shooting of Cohen Bill Gives FBI Weapon Against Reds Washington UR Senator Homer Ferguson RMich said Saturday that his new communist control bill will give the justice department the means of breaking the communist conspiracy against the United States He said the bill already ap proved by a senate judiciary sub committee is a great refinement over the old MundtNixon meas use He said the new legislation would not destroy a persons rights nor lead to thought control Some people say that any such legislation will drive the commu nists underground Ferguson said All their spies and saboteurs are underground already He said the new bill will give the justice department all that is needed to bring action against the communists on the basis of the evidence already dug up by the FBI The subcommittee approved the bill Friday Ferguson said he ex pects early action by the full com mittee on the legislation which ho ponsored along with Senators Carl E Mundt RS Dak and Olin D Johnston DN committeeapproved amendment cutting off ECAs spending program for last April May and June bitration Morse added Harry Bridges testimony before the senate labor committee satisfied me he was following the line of the fellow traveler But he continued the way to handle left wingers is to give them an opportunity to prove their case The International Longshore mens and Warehousemens Union which Bridges heads asked Mr Truman to name a board of in quiry with authority to settle the paralyzing deadlock Similar re quests for a presidential board of arbitration were made by the union and Morse June 27 Morse said he expects the Ha waiian legislature will pass strike ending measures that will threaten to spread the tieup to all ports of America and possibly the ports of the world This could happen the former west coast maritime arbitrator said if the legislatures action causes longshoremen and water front workers on the Pacific coast to refuse to handle shipments from Hawaii The unions radioed appeal to Mr Truman Friday said its con sidered judgment is that the terri torial legislature cannot end the strike because of its composition having recently voiced fears that Mr Truman may want to give A bombs to Britain Wants Action Now Despite signs that it is in for a stormy reception President Tru man wants to get his proposal authorized and the money appropriated before congress ad journs Of this amount 000 would be for treaty signers and the remainder for Greece and Turkey with driblets to about 20 other nations House foreign affairs committee members are ready to go to work on the proposal as soon at it is of ficially submitted The senate apparently will wait for the house to act before it takes up the matter since debate on the PHCL indicated there will be a strong senate fight against the arms program Farmer Hurt Fatally in Dynamite Blast Carroll Lyons 68 Coon Rapids farmer died at a hospital here early Saturday of injuries received in a dynamite blast The attending physician said Lyons was blowing stumps One arm was torn off and one side of his face was torn by the explosion the doctor said GETS MONEY BACK Muscatine theft of 100 one dollar bills from a cigar box under the counter was reported earlier this week by Grocer Na than Dillon He told police Friday that he had received an envelope through the mails containing 5 bills Arrest Farm Hand Wanted for Slaying Papillion Nebr 72 yearold farm hand clad only in his underwear was arrested early Saturday after an all night search in connection with the hammer death of Mrs Molly Fritz 79 George Froman was captured by 2 members of a 60man posse at the edge of a grove close to the farmhouse where the body of the elderly woman was found on the front porch a bloody hammer by her side The dead womans sister M Laura LaDuke 82 had been beaten unconscious and the vic tims niece Mrs Pearl Gibson 57 had been slugged Jack Risor chief deputy sheriff and George Beerline Papillion beer distributor sighted Froman shortly after dawn walking froir a cluster of trees He was jailed here and will no be questioned until later Satur day Risor said Froman a retired railroad worker had been rooming at th Gibson farm home for about years Risor said Mrs Gibsor told authorities Froman had been ordered to move away because h had been drinking lately Wheia he still had not gone Fri day night she said the 3 women dismantled the old mans bed Froman became enraged when he discovered this she said and at Beckwith Is Found Sane Grundy Center county authorities said Saturday a eport from University hospitals at owa City indicates that Edward Beckwith 27 charged with the nutilation murder of a young nother is sane Hospital psychiatrists reported on the basis of an examination of he Morrison factory worker who pleaded innocent to a first degree murder charge Thursday His trial s scheduled to begin Oct 3 Meanwhile the town council at Morrison refused to grant an ap plication for a beer license by a prospective buyer of the tavern where the mutilated body of Mrs Harvey Stahlhut 22 was found iu a cooler June 23 The place then operated by her husband has been losed since her death Councilmen said Morrison wom n had circulated a petition oppos ing the neopening of the tavern Fancy Running Into You Here Manchester Mr and Mrs A P Arp left Davenport Iowa on their vacation and their son left Davenport on a business trip they didnt expect to run into each other The son stopped here enroute to the Dakotas on his business trip As he backed away from the curb he ran into a moving automobile It was his fathers car No one was injuied but the car of the elder Arps who were enroute to Canada on a vacation trip was considerably damaged AP Wirephoto SURRENDERS FOR COHEN CASE Joseph E Messina right arrives at the Los Angeles coun ty sheriffs office Friday night with his attorney William Hall as he surrendered himself for questioning about the Mickey Cohen shooting Sheriffs deputies also took 2 others into custody for questioning Churchill in Mail Order Blast Against Lover Held for Frauds Labor Regime Wolvcrhampton E n g fP Winston Churchill asserted Satur day that the British labor govern ment has led Britain into imminent peril of communism and national bankruptcy The conservative party leader said an economic collapse is loom ing which would carry many other nations with us into chaos and communism In a major policy speech pre pared for a party rally at the Wol verhampton football stadium Churchill declared the socialists have failed to put forth any effec tive plan to meet the danger The wartime prime ministers address uame on the heels of the conservative partys 20000 word statement of policy entitled the Right Road for Britain which was published Friday night They have squandered the re serves and resources which had Va UR Police studied the passionate correspond ence of a middleaged mailorder romeo Saturday seeking to learn whether he took anything besides love from his female admirers A woman in Carroll county Va said he did She claimed the tall dark mystery man fleeced her of on the strength of an unkept marriage proposal and a bogus Florida land deal Another woman in Waycross Ga said she had only memories of a brief romance to show for the worth of jewelry she en trusted to the 57yearold cap tive The job of tracing other possible embezzlements was monumental State Police Lt C W Blue said there were between 200 and 300 letters from lovelorn women in a suitcase taken from the handsome Another Is f Freed After Questioning West Coast Gambler 3 Others Wounded by Shotgun Blasts Los Angeles IP Four men 3 in San Francisco and one here were taken into custody Saturday and one man was released in the latest developments of the Mickey Cohen shooting San Francisco police arrested James Tarantino editor of a Hol lywood film trade publication Hy Porter his San Francisco repre sentative and Joseph Tenner San Francisco night club owner They were picked up at the re quest of Sheriff Eugene Biscailuz of Los Angeles county and booked enroute to Los Angeles for questioning Brancato Meantime one of 3 other men named by Sheriff Biscailuz as for questioning in the case was apprehended here Saturday He is Tony Brancato exconvict once queried in the Bugsy Siegel slaying 2 years ago Another of the trio Joseph E Messina 35 prize fight manager who surrendered Friday was re leased after intensive question ing His alibi will stand up for time being said Sheriffs Inspec tor Gordon Bowers 4 Wounded Gambler Cohen and 3 other per sons including an attorney gen erals agent assigned to guard him were wounded by heavy shotgun slugs as they emerged early Wednesday from a night club lacked her with a hammer been gathered in the past said prisoner the 74 year old wartime prime Sports Bulletin St Louis 5 Brooklyn 4 NOTICE In this issue of The Globe Gazette Cartoon number 12 in the FindATitle Fun Con test appears on Page 5 Cartoon Number 12 completes the second week of the contest and all entries including Car toons Number 7891011 and 12 the second weeks series should reach the Budges no later than Wednesday July 27 Plan New Channel for Upper Iowa Decorah of Sena tor Gillette DIowa say he has notified them army engineers have approved a project to open a new channel for the upper Iowa river below New Albin Estimated cost of the project is The river has been clogged by silt and other obstruc tions as a result of floods Plans call for dredging a new channel from the mouth to a point 4 miles north of New Albin Sportsmen and other interested persons started the project on a small scale last fall The project is in the rivers and harbors bill now before congress CASHES WIDOWS CHECK Des Moines El don A Thompson 39 of Hamburg was put on 3 years probation after he pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to charges of cashing a war widows government check Thompson admitted he forged the name of Edna lona Capps on the check and then cashed it minister and have darkened and narrowed the future of every man woman and child in this famous island He said every other country west of the iron curtain has made a better postwar comeback than Britain even beaten Germany and Italy Churchill told his listeners the cure for this countrys condition is to return to a system which provides incentives for effort self denial initiative and good house keeping And he promised that the con servatives will apply the cure if they are restored to power in the next general election which must be held between now and mid 1950 ATTLEE IN ATTACK ON CONSERVATIVE PLATFORM Durham Eng Min ister Attlee Saturday called the new conservative party platform one of the most dishonest docu ments I have ever read Speaking at an annual gather ing of English miners Attlee said the conservative program an nounced Saturday morning and being amplified at Wolverhamp t o n Saturday by Party Leader Winston only a great piece of window dressing The conservative party has never been able to put forward a real alternative policy to that of the labor party the prime min ister said What they have tried to do is work up every kind of grievance They indulge in whole sale abuse of the government and they are always suggesting that somehow or other things would have been better if they had been in power They would not I shudder to think what would have happened had they had control of Britain Some of the notes were ad dressed to Ernest I Torrence who is wanted for a fraud case in Pennsylvania Others were ad dressed to McMillan M E Dear mand D J Raider Don Raider Glenn Hill and Ray Teldon at a movie colony playground called the Sunset Strip William Hall Messinas attor ney said his client could account for all his movements the morning of the attempted assassination and that he didnt know Cohen or the other 2 men named by the sheriff Cohens shoulder was shattered by the blast fired by gunmen standing across the street from the night club The other 3 victims are Attorney Generals Agent Harry Cooper who vas assigned the day before the shooting to guard the gambler Edward Ned die Herbert one of Cohens asso ciates and Dee David a former singer and bit actress They were wounded critically but are recov ering Split With Cohen In SanFrancisco Chief of In spectors James English did not ex plain the exact connection be tween Tarantino and his pals and the Cohen shooting He said Tarantino arrived in San Francisco several months ago as a representative of Mickey Co hen Since then English said a split developed between them Missouri Woman Dies in Crash Milton Iowa Memphis Mo woman died in the headon collision of 2 automobiles Satur day on a gravel road about a mile south of Milton She w a s identified as Mrs Kraus first name unavailable Traveling with her was her daughter Mrs Russell Nichols Gorin Mo Extent of her juries was not learned gcrs in hurt m Passen the other car were not Fatally Hurt as Train Hits Car Grand Junction Ross 65 was fatally injured Friday when his automobile stalled on the Northwestern railroad tracks at the city crossing here and was struck by a train Ross saw the approaching train climbed out of his car and started to run but was too late witnesses said He was taken tothe Green county hospital at Jefferson and died 2 hours later SWIMMING MULE AP Wlrephoto Geraldine the swimming mule mbdels the latest in equine bathing suits at Lake George N Y Geraldine and several horses similarly attired were to take part in a but the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said No Mrs Ethel Johnson society horsewoman is shown at the left KILLED BY TRUCK Dubuque Schnee 2 of Dubuque was killed Friday afternoon when she was run over by a dump truck Police Chief Joseph Strub said the driver of the truck William J Saul 18 Du buque was not held SAME BUck rurfU death in put 24 Iowa Falls Girl Wins Eiks Scholarship Dubuque Iowa stu dents have received awards in the national scholarship contest being conducted by the Elks lodge Judge Milton J Glenn of Du buque chairman of the Iowa Elks scholarship committee said Sat urday he had been informed by the Elks national foundation of the 3 winners They are Gordon C Barg Estherville awarded Donna Lou Ohrlund Iowa Falls and Wayne A Daniel son Burlington S300 Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy and mild Sat urday night with occasional showers in vicinity Low Satur day night 70 Sunday partly cloudy and warmer High 90 Iowa Partly cloudy with scat tered thundershowers Saturday night and Sunday Warmer east Saturday night Low Sat urday night 6872 Minnesota Partly cloudy Saturday night and Sunday with occa sional local showers or thunder storms Warmer except little change in temperature in ex treme northwest Sunday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weatner for 24 hours ending at 8 a m Satur day Maximum 85 Minimum 58 At 8 a m Saturday 67 YEAR AGO Maximum 77 Minimum 48 ;