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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 24, 1951, Mason City, Iowa Noftfc lowof Doily Newspaper THI NIWSFAPIR THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NllCMIOftS TOL AMocIatcd and United Pnw Full LMM Five Ceuti Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JULY 24 1151 Ttato Pvpw CcoiMi Two Ml Congress Digs Into Tank Favor General Claims Gifts Proper Detroit Jf A congressional committee dug deeper Tuesday in its investigation of the armys De troit arsenal and tankautomotive center after hearing of favors to employes A defense contractor testified Monday that he had done favors for at least 26 employes As the hearing resumed the house subcommitttee on executive expenditures also had before it 1 An admission by BrigGen David J Crawford commander ol the arsenal and center that he had accepted free use of a Washington hotel suite maintained by manu facturers holding Of ordnance contracts Probable 2 An admission by Crawford that he had shipped trees from Detroit to his Wayside Md home via army truck with a soldier crew and his concession that this probably violated army regula tions 3 An admission by Crawford that he had used government sal vage material worth less than in building a 24foot sailboat for which 4ie got the white oak keel free from the Lebanon Steel Co Ken Heavlin a partner in a firm holding contracts with the arsenal testified he did favors mostly Jetting items at 26 employes there and at the tank automotive center Finally he said they were running me crazy and I had to get out of it At Wholesale His firm is the Versatile En gineering Co He said he got auto matic washers dryers TV sets and other items at wholesale for the federal workers as a matter of good for the company Crawford insisted there was no Impropriety in his acceptance of the use of hotel suites maintained by contractors 000 worth submitted He testified he had listed lodg ing in his armypaid expense ac count for the two days he spent In the congressional hotel suite maintained by the Continental Foundry and Machine Co of East Chicago Ind and the Pacific Car Foundry Co of Seattle Asked for his idea on propriety of accepting use of the suite Crawford told Rep Hardy D committee chairman If I have to renounce my friends to do this job then I think it would be too much to ask If I had to do it over again I would My business and personal rela tionships are separate Alaskas Beached Near Kodiak Kb d i a k Alaska e has returned Itwas 30 feet long had hand like front feet no head the tail of a whale feet 45 inches long flukes 72 inches across And oh yes it was a mammal cov ered with yellowbrown fur Shuyak island fishermen found it washed up on the beach near Point Banks 60 miles north of here The fishermen called in several persons to view their find Melton Crawford editor of the Kodiak Mirror Mr and Mrs Bob Hall and Mr and Mrs Kim Clark all of Kodiak said they had seen well whatever it was Final identification was placed In the hands of he U S fish and wildlife service in Seattle Wash where its photographs and measurements were sent OH DIVIDEND Houston Tex 00 Ac Refining capital stock holders get a dividend Sept 10 Iranian Oil Talk Snags on Details By JAMES M LONG Tehran Iran between President Trumans Spe cial Envoy W Averell Harriman and Iranian officials were re ported to have hit a snag Tuesday over details for ending the Brit ishIranian feud over nationaliza tion of oil The snag was not described as a deadlock Both Harriman and members of the Iranian govern ments oil nationalization board still expressed satisfaction with progress made in the talks so far No Agreement But after 10 hours of discus sion Monday in the bedroom of ailing Premier Mohammed Mos sadegh the Iranian cabinet still dad not reached agreement on the sasis for resuming formal nego tiations with Britain Botft Harriman and the Iran ans were understood to have proposals along the same general lines according to a source close to the negotiations These would call for British ac ceptance of Iranian governmenl ownership of the countrys rich 01 resources including the installa ions of the Britishowned Anglo Iranian Oil company which ex ploits most of Irans oE But an operating company controlled by the customers who buy Iranian oil would be set up According to the source Harri man proposed that this operatinr company would distribute am market the oil and manage the wells and the refinery at Aba worlds largest The Iranians however were reported to have proposed that he operating company buy Iran ian oil at the Persian gulf jetties distribute and sell it but that the nationalized Iranian company would manage and direct the ac xial production Seek Compromise Both sides were trying Tuesday o find a compromise A foreign office spokesman in London said Britain had received new proposals fpr breaking the arising out of he Hamman that they were not wholly discouraging1 Harriman apparently felt un able Monday night to accept the Iranian proposal He has been m close contact with British Am jassador Sir Francis Shepherd and swellinformed on how far Britain is willing to go toward a compromise The British have said flatly they cannot participate m operations unless Iran agrees not to interfere in the actual management Brit ain has expressed willingness jowever to compromise on the basis of oil nationalization so king as her technicians and experts arp fivena free hand in running the justness Nashua Man Hurt When Car Upsets Dean 34 an employe of t h e Nashua Imple ment company was ina hospital at Rochester Minn Tuesday with nultiple fractures and a possible basal skull fracture suffered iii an automobile upset south of here Monday night Deans car is believed to have blown a tire at a curve about 9 p m plunging down a 15foot embankment and hurling Dean about 50 feet from the car He was alone at the time Taken unconscious to the Ce dar Valley hospital at Charles ity Dean was later removed to Rochester in the Grossmarin am bulance His injuries were de scribed as critical PLEADS GUILTY Cedar Rapids Hu ster 26 of Cedar Rapids pleaded juilty to a robbery charge in dis rict court Monday and was sen enced to a term not to exceed 10 years in the Tort Madison peni entiary Charles City Marine Helps Carry Coffin Bearing Admiral Naples Italy U S and 4 carried the flatdraped coffin bearint the body of Admiral Forrest P Sherman up the steps of a 4 enflned naval transport plane here early Tuesday for the flight home The bearers included one lowan Marine Srt Robert W North Charles City The plane b e a r i n r Admiral Shermans body is due in Washington Wednesday T iy j A 4 a 4V tlA f Going Ahead With Order to Cut Gas Congress to Make Final Wash JArton 6 Governmen are going ahea with an order re strict use of natural gas inareas which face a shortage Secretary of the Interior Chap man and C Pratt Rather of th petroleum administration for de fense an interior department arm said Monday they have not back tracked because of a house vote t curtail their power Before it passed its extension o the economic controls act th house voted in a provision whic would prohibit any natural gas curbs from applying in any stat where a public agency exercises authority to restrict gas use Not Included The senate did not include sue a provision in its bilL Senate Bricker in a speech Monday urged senate conferees t yield on the noint when they mee with house members Wednesday t iron out differences in the two versions Bricker assailed the prpposec natural gas curbs as typical o the administrations emptoymen of the present emergency as an excuse to whittle away at th ereignty of the states Chapman and Rather both sal they are going ahead pending final decision by congress on th point Limited Rather deputy assistant admin istrator of PAD presided at a sion of the interior departments gas industry advisory council Mon day Later he told newsmen th proposed order will be limited to as few cities and companies as possible As it has been explained the order would ban the use of natural jas for new househeating cus omers or for any new large volume customers not approved bj PAD Rather said the order would ap ply primarily in states east of the for Louisiana and in Minneso ta Iowa and parts of South Da cota Nebraska and Missouri SAME Black atuu tntlfit iuth put H JUST LIKE A what J Kendall Hockcnsmith of Portland of his pet cougar after a neighbor woman said the 100pound animal jumped at her from the brush She said she felled it with a piece of wood Hockensmith hoping to placate alarmed neighbors said the cougar wouldnt hurt anyone and demonstrated by offering the cougar his hand He got it back V f j S fr 1 w AP Wlrtphgto MASS JUMP AS SMOOTH AS is filled with open chutes as veteran paratroopers of the 188th airborne infantry regiment float down to pasture of the Naval Acad emys dairy farm at Gambrills Md Monday Dropped from 12 big cargo planes 400 jump veterans took part in a clocklike demonstration of airtoground infantry tac tics for 1200 ROTC students training at Ft Meade Disgusted Farmers Burn Hay Crops Too Much Rain number of farmers in this area have burned tbeir entire bar crops Disgusted because so much rain has fallen on the cut bay Uwyhave hauled their a ditch and burned it Other are mint bar to cut the bay so they it on the fields Into leave Dick Contino Pleads Guilty to Draft Dodge San Franctaco Con tino former Modesto butcherboy who rose to fame as an accordi onist pleaded guilty to draft dodging in federal court here Tuesday The young musician changed his plea from that of innocence at lie start of the second day of his rial after Federal District Judge MUchael J Roche had assured At orney James T Davis that Con tmo would have full opportun to present his case to t h e court After the conference between he jurist and the attorney Con tino stood tense before the bench and answered Yes Sir Asked if he understood the im plication of his action Contino again replied Yes Sir Then he sat down at the counsel table his lead bowed and stared at the floor Davis told the court that he onsidered the trial a comedy of errors but that although the government had established a mma facie case of technical guilt igainst his client I am positive he defendant is not morally guilty The attorney said he talked Contino last night at length and that the youth was ready to change his plea from innocence o guilty if he were permitted to present evidence that he was not morally culpable Sherman Funeral Set for Friday Washington Forrest Sherman will be buried Friday afternoon at Arlington National emetery with high military hon irs The navy said the body of the ormer chief of naval operations vill lie in state in Washington Cathedral from Wednesday after time for the funeral Sherman died Sunday of a heart attack at Naples Italy while on a our of Atlantic pact countries A lane carrying his body left Naples Tuesday and is due here Vednesday afternoon i U S Eases Meat Rules for Flood Area Washington govern ment Tuesday eased its meatreg ulations for floodstricken areas of the middle west The aim was to assure adequate meat supplies there The order issuedby the office of price stabilization applies to distress tones in Kansas Missouri Oklahoma Illinois and Iowa In Iowa 33 southwestern counties have been classified as disaster areas The OPS approved this 5 point emergency program 1 Slaughterers who ship meal into areas designated by OPS of ficials as flood distress areas may add to their ceiling prices the actual cost of transportation 2 Wholesalers within the dis tress areas may tack on the actual cost of transporting meat from their suppliers 3 Beef slaughterers whose oper ations were disrupted by flood conditions are allowed to tack on the OPS wholesalers addition on sales of beef obtained from inde pendent sources without regard the volume on which the addi lon is added The wholesalers addition averages about per hundred weight 4 Wholesalers may sell beef carcasses and wholesale beef cuts to anyone in a distress area with out forfeiting their right to the wholesalers addition 5 Slaughterers in the flooded areas who were forced to ship live cattle from flooded plants to slaughtering plants outside the itricken area are relieved of com lying with live cattle price ceil ngson such shipments from July 9 through July 23 Change Names of State Hospitals Independence T h e name of he Independence state hospital jas been officially changed to the Independence mental health in stitute The new title was ordered jy an act ofthe last state legisla ture Similar institutions at Clarindaj Mt Pleasant and Cherokee will also carry the name mental health institute1 The change of names was suggested by Henry W Burma of Allison member of he state board of control which las jurisdiction over the insti utions SPECIAL MEDAL Pusan Korea JP President Singman Rhee Tuesday awarded special medal to Commodore Kai lammerich of Copenhagen com mander of the Danish Red Cross Hospital Ship Jutlandia Red Koreans Infer Answer Will Be No to CeaseFire Plans Bradley Cogers Admit Accepting Fix Money Lawyers Back Douglas on Judgeships Springfield HL Northern Illinois lawyers polled in the con troversy over federal Judgeships in Illinois Tuesday gave top pack ing to two choices of Sen Doug las DH1 who were passed over by President Truman In balloting conducted by the Illinois State Bar association members in the ntwihern part o the state were askedto pass on qualifications of 5 possibilities for federal bench vacancies Participating attorneys voted al qualified except Joseph Jerome Drucker a Chicago municipa court judge selected by the presi dent lor one of the vacancies The two receiving thejbighesi number of affirmative votes were William H King Jr of Chicago and Benjamin P Epstein of Chi cago a Cook county circuit judge It was Douglas recommenda tions of King and Epsteinthat the president ignored in naming Drucker Circuit Judge Cornelius J Harrington Chicago and Jo seph Samuel Terry of Wheaton for the 3 unoccupied federal court seats Board of Education Committees Named Moines G Rider of Fort Dodge new presi dent of the Iowa state Aboard of educationrTuesday annbuncedthe appointment of board committee to serve during the coming year Richard Plock of Burlington wil be chairman of the budget and finance committee with V B Hamilton of Hampton Harry Hageman of Waverly and Bober P Hunger off Sioux City as mem bers Hamilton will head the faculty committee of Hage man and Mrs Willard Archie of Shenandoah will be members W S Rupe of Ames was named chairman of the buildings anc business committee The other members include Munger Mrs Seorge L Xyseth of Clarion and Roy Stevens of Ottumwa r AH About The Weather Mason City Clear Thursday night with low 65 Increasing cloudi ness warm and more humid Wednesday with thundershow ers by late afternoon or eve ning High Wednesday 90 Iowa Clear Tuesday night with low near 65 Sunny most of Wednesday with some scattered thundershowers developing in northwest and extreme north portions late Wednesday Light southerly w i n d s Wednesday High Wednesday near 90 Fur ther outlook Local showers most of state Hby Thursday Warm humid weather Friday through the weekend with scat t e r e d thundershowers likely part of each day y cloudy through Wednesday A few local show ers or north por tion Tuesday night and in south portion Wednesday afternoon Not so warm in north portion Wednesday Low Tuesday night 5560 northwest and 6065 else where High Wednesday 8085 northwest to around 90 south east GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Tuesday July 24 Maximum 91 61 78 82 54 Peoria HL IP Four former basketball players at Bradley probably the nations foremost basketball team Tuesday admitted accepting bribes from shocking this midwest town which reveres the game The 4 in oral statements re lated accepting bribes to shave Bradley universitys tally in two games Those who made the oral state ments Shore said are Gene Melchiorre of Highland William Mann of Chicago Charles Bud Grover of Dundee HL and Aaron Preece of Canton HL The admissionswere announced by States Attorney Michael A Shore He said an Investigation was continuing Bradley itself shocked by the basketball fix scandal in Mad ison Square Garden had detidec not to play in New York any more to avoid gambling influences Supporters in Peoria and sport fans everywhere start1 led to hear that had nationwide acclaim ant almost fanatical it self involved in another and most shocking basketball scandaL Accept Shore said the players told him they accepted a total bribe of to keep their score within a gamblerfixed point spread in a game between Bradley and Ore gon StateDec7y 1950 which Bradley won 7774 The states attorney quoted them as1 saying they accepted a similar bribe of lyHXHn arBrad leyWashington State game Dec 21 1949 which Bradley won 67 59 v Both games were played in Red ChinaiPeipint in titude technical custody He explainec thismeant they were not held anc that no charges were filed against iL t At A ji ttem but that they were free on mc recess Song the lead away nnm A A 1 w J from ihe North Koreans for the first time in the peace talks servers suggested this might dicate Peipings silence was moro important than Pyongyangs talk their own recognizance and had promised to remain in Peoria for further The states grand jury investigation of the alleged fixes J indicated other former play ers were implicated and be detailed for but said closed until they have been ques tioned Shore added that in addition to the BradleyWashington ant BradleyOregon games an attemp was fix the Bowling GreenBradley game at Madison Square Garden in the 194849 season but that Bradley players involved failed to keep their teams tally within the limits agreed on by the fixers Brother Fixers Shore said New York authori ies had1 been asked to question ick and Tony Englisis He saic he players named the brothers as the men who paid them to fix the games the players never ac cepted hnbes to throw games lose them but only to keep the score within a certain point spread He stated Melchiorre told1 him he jersonally had been offered 500 o throw the game with City Col ege of New York which Bradley played in the National Collegiate Vthletic association tournamentih 1950 in Madison Square Garden Helchiorre turned it downcold Shore said Body of Iowa Falls Soldier Is Returned Iowa body of PvL Elmer H Schriever who lost his ife while fighting in Korea has been returnedto the United States aboard the Baylor Victory which docked at San Francisco Monday He was the son of Fred Schriever Iowa Falls At 8 a m Year ago Maximum Minimum DROWNS IN FARM POND Albia Weller 33 drowned Monday while swimming in a farm pond at his home north west of Albia lowan Drops Extortion Charges Against Divorcee Louisville Ky 24year ild divorcee accused by a married man from Des Moines with ex prtion and grand larceny was ined Monday R J Cosgrovc 56 Des Moines ather of 3 children said he did iot want to prosecute the charges But he reluctantly testified in two ourts against Mrs Edna Mae lullin of Jackson Ky The larceny charge was dis missed in quarterly court after tosgrove said he did not want to prosecute the small attractive mother of two children Earlier in municipal court the extortion charge was amended to disorderly conduct and Mrs Mul lin was fined Mr family knows evtry thinr now Its bceaute of them and my elnrch that want to forgive and fortct this thing Cosfrrove declared in nmnkiial court Cosgrove an advertising sales man for a livestock publication V said Mrs Mullin told him she had photographs of herself and him in compromising positions To keep the pictures from being made public Cosgrove said he had given Mrs Mullin money and clothing worth about The larceny charge against Mrs Mullin swas based on an assertion by Cosgrove that the woman once took from his wallet Mrs Mullin told Louisville po lice she and Cosgrove had been traveling about the country to gether for 3 years In Des Moines Coseroves wife told reporters she had known for IS months about what ahe called Mrs Mvlllns efforts to oftfeUa money from her husband She said her husband told her when he was home July 4 that Mrs Mullin had some photo graphs and w a s demanding money Mrs Cosgrove said she advised her husband to file suit Decision May Bear on Chinese New Talks Slated for Wednesday Tokyo Tbe Mooeow ra dio Tuesday evening carried a report indicating the negotiations at Kaesong may stand firm on their inaWeneei on withdrawal of foreign troops from Korea By KOBEKT B TUCKMAN Advance Headquarters Ko rea JP5 United Nations ne gotiators return to Kaesong Wed nesday for a yes1 or no answer from the communists a Korean war armistice agenda The red North Korean Pyong yang radio indicated Tuesday answer win be UN delegates insist talks omit any discussion of with drawing foreign troops from Ko rea In an unofficial answer Pyong yang radio quoted the communist Korean Central JEress news agency 1AU our people with drawal of all fomgns national troops from New Instructions The 5 redynegotiators undoubt edly have received new instruc tions from Peiping and Saturday Ihey called lor of talks whichhad bbfged down over this conamunist JSemand would take Listeners recalled that the two Chinese delegates had called lor Pyongyang iadio said At the ceasefire talks issue emphatically The United States delegates propagandize that this problem has no relation with ceasefire Political Issue The UN position is ihat the question of withdrawing troops is a political issue to be debated at a higher level after the shooting war has actually been halted stubborn attitude the red radio said means that the U S is aiming to retain mili tary bases in South Korea In the face of their defeat UN Commander Gen Matthew I B Etidgway and his soldiers are aim ing to stay in Korea forever This comes solely from the militaris ic purpose to obtain the monop olistic from inflated war industries If communist negotiators per sist intheir stand Wednesday ceasefire talks may well break down on the day fighting in Ko rea rounds out its 13th month Speedy jets and superfort bombers swept through heavy clouds Tuesday to keep comxhu nist forces from moving or stor ing supplies around Pyongyang North Korean capitaL Stepped Up Ground fighting stepped somewhat during the recess in armistice talks but planes car ried the main allied blows Vice Adm C TurnerJoy chief N delegate to armistice talks flew back to his peace camp Mon day night from Tokyo with two other members of the allied team They had conferred with Ridg way in Tokyo There was no indication the JN negotiators would budge from heir refusal to include the ques ion dfitroop withdrawals on the list of subjects to be discussed in actual armistice ne otiations Just before the recess was de Jared Saturday Joy informed the i red generals the UN delegation was prepared to accept items al ready agreed upon as the com plete agenda The Agenda These subjects have not been disclosed But it was generally believed here that they embraced such matters as 1 A ceasefin with prorisioni or enforcing it 2 Creating a 20mile buffer one between opposing armies 3 Creating an international commission to the ceaw ire agreement 4 Exchange of war prisoner r ;