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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 25, 1951, Mason City, Iowa Nortti Iowas Doily Newspaper Edtttd lor Hrrau si CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TMI MlWSPAPtfc THAT MAKIft ALL NORTH IOWANS NCI6HIOKS HOME EDITION VOL AMociated uttt United Frew Full Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JULY 25 1951 Paper CooiiiU of Two Costello Indicted for Contempt Refused Answer to Senate Quiz York Frank Costello named by the senate crime com mittee as the top1 man in the nations underworld was indicted br a federal grand jury Wednes day on a charge of contempt of the senate Gambler Joe Adonis Joseph Dotp and confessed Bookmaker Frank Erickson were indicted on the same charge The indictments stemmed from their refusal to answer questions at the widelypublicized crime committee hearings in New York last March Year Primm Costello was indicted on 9 counts Adonis on 16 and Erick son on 74 The maximum penalty on each count is a year in prison and a fine TJ S Attorney Irving H Say pol said the charges against the 3 men were certified to the sen ate by the committee and by the senate to him as prosecutor in the federal district where the alleged contempt occurred Saypol said a warrantwould be Issued for Costellos arrest Both Adonis and Erickson al ready are serving sentences for violation of gambling lawsAdonis In New Jersey and Erickson in New York George Wolf attorney for Cos tello said Gostello was in New York and that arrangements would be made for Mm to sur Irender SaypotsaJd he did not know im mediately whether the arraign ments would take place Wednes day or Thursday because writs of habeas corpus would have to be obtained to bring Adonis and Erickson from jail Both are serving two year sentences One Conviction Costello had a police record of 4 arrests and one conviction a oneyear sentence more than 35 years ago prior to Wednesdays Indictment Police gave this as his record Assault and robbery New York discharged 1915 carrying aconcealed weapon one year in the penitentiary New Yorlc 1935 conspiracy federal viola tion in New York dismissed ftew urieans violation of the income tax law found inno cent Dei In their first such visits since Police Chief Frank Mabee Saturday ordered Des Moines police to crack down on sale of liquor by the drink vice squad detectives Tuesday night raided two Des Moines night spots Police reported they seized liquor at the Garden tavern and at the Eastown tavern Thomas J Sullivan 45 bartend er at the Garden tavern and Mrs Lula Sampson owner and John R Quick bartender at theTEas to wn were arrested All were charged with maintaining a liquor nuisance were reldased on bond after pleading innocent Police Lt Alya Giasscock and Detectives LeonClemens and Mar vin Collins conflictedTuesdays nights raids They said they seized a glass an ounce of whisky at the Garden and a full drinking glass of whisky at the Eastown Lt Howard Eide chief of the vice squad said that from now on police will file either diquor nui sance charges or charges of violat ing the state general prohibition law in liquor raid cases Under the liquor nuisance charge the county attorney may ask the district court to padlock a tavern for a year if a conviction is Obtained The police followed two recent raids within the city limits by Sheriff Howard C Repperts deputies In both raids liquor nui sance charges were filed 2 Ottumwans Killed 2 Others Injured Ottumwa Two youra g Otturiiwa residents were killed and two others injured Tuesday night when their car went out of control and was demolished when it wedged between two power line poles Max Carroll 20 died a few minutes after arriving at an Ot tumwa hospital and Delpris Nick lin 18 died of head injuries 5 hours after the crash Tony Rugg 20 driver of the car suffered an eye injury and Mary Jo Sponsler 18 suffered a bruised back Pe Moines Police Raid 2MoreSppts i Boston Throng Welcomes MacArihur Boston A heros welcome was given General Douglas Mac Arthur Wednesday when he ar rived for a twoday visit to Massachusetts The highlight of bis visit will be his appearance Wednesday night before a special joint ses sion of the Massachusetts legisla ture The speech he is to deliver is a wellkept secret but the legislative committee which planned the visit said it would be of major im portance His house appearance will be televised and the speech will be carried on radio networks General and Mrs MacArthur arrived in Boston on a special train 1 p m C S riding in the private car of the New Haven Railroad President Frederic C Dumaine Jr By PETER McEVOY New York Toledo university stars have admitted re ceiving for fixing a basket ball game but they turned down offers to fix3 others District At torney Frank SHogan announced Wednesday The players CoCaptains Wil and Carlo team and liam Miizi Little Train Operator Rescued From Okoboji Arnoldi Park V Hoff 3V of Des Moines operator of thelittle train in the amuse ment park at Arnolds Park was rescued Tuesday from 20 feet of water near the state pier at Lake Okoboji Mrs Hal Reed of Bel Mar N Y jumped in to rescue him but had to have aid of 3 men to get the unconscious Van Hoff to shore He was revived by a pulmotor and was reported in good condition at a Spirit Lake hospital CONTINO HEADS FOR Contino 21yearold accordion artist leaves federal court in San Francisco Tuesday in custody of Deputy U S Marshal Herbert Cole and accompanied by Psychiatrist Dr Percy Poliak after Contino pleaded guilty draft dodging His bail was revoked and he was remanded to custody of the U S marshal A Wirephbto CAGE right and his brother Anthony hand are booked at the Elizabeth street police station in New York Wednesday on charges of bribery and conspiracy in connection with an investiga Bradley university basketball games Detective at the left is not identified Basketball Scandal Spreads to Toledo J Walker Jr of last years Robert McDonaldcaptainelect of next years team received the money for shaving the point spread ina game against Niagara on Dec 14 at Toledo Hogan said Won By 3 Favored to win by 7 points To ledo won by only 3 although to do so Toledo had to lose a 17 Ewint lead with only 3 minutes to play Walker received the from Eli Klukofski a New York gamb ler already involved in other fixes Hogan said and gave each to Muzi and McDonald The 3players turned down at tempted bribes to shave point spreads in Toledos games against Michigan on Dec 6 Illinois on Dec 9 and Denver on Dec 12 Ho jansaid The players explained to Klu sofskl Hogansaid that it meant too much for them and theschool to beat teams like Michigan Il linois and Denver to attempt to do any tampering with the point spread beat Niagara 73 to 70 Michigan 60 to 48 Illinois 68 to 54 and Denver 50 to44 All games were played at Toledo f Hogan did not say how much money Klukofski offered the 3 players tofix the Michigan Illi nois and Denver games No Charres Hogan emphasized that no charges have been placed against the 3 Toledo players because there are no laws in the state of Ohio dealing with sports bribery 3 players had been e in the investi He sni very coo gation Hogan denied New York City newspaper stories that 5 other schools beside Bradley were in volved in the latest basketball scandals but one of his assistants indicated that the investigation had disclosed a double fix in volving Bradley and St Josephs of Philadelphia Hogans revelation came 24 hours after 7 Bradley university AllAmerican Guard Gene Melchiorre were im plicated in shaving the point spread in two games Four players in additiorrto Melchiorre Bill Mann captain oflast years team Aaron Preece Charles Grover and Jim Kelly admitted receiving for shaving the point spread in games against Oregon State and WashingtonState One Released A 6th Bradley player was ques tioned then released while a Schlichtman was en route to Peoria for questioning The 6th George Mike Chian akas was the player questioned and released Walker and Muzi were gradu ated last June McDonald is presi dent of the 195152 senior class All 3 saw World war H service Walker serving in the navy and Muzi and McDonald in the ma rines Klukofski also was involved in the Bradley scandaL He is at lib erty under bail in con nection with the fixing of games by City College of New York Just before Hogan made his dis closures otthe latest fix scandal to the press hetelephoned Coach Gerard Bush of Toledo to tell him what had happened Sick All Over Hlt was a terrible shock to him Hogan said afterward He was sick allover Nick and An th o n y Englisis brothers of New York who were charged withbribing the Bradley players to fix the Oregon State and Washington State games were ordered held in the protec custody of the district attorj when arraigned Wed nesday on bribery charges Assistant District Attorney Mor is Goldman said that threats hadj been made against them MANUFACTURER KILLED Phoenixyille Pa Al aert C Barnes 78 who became a millionaire in as the re suit of his discovery and raanu tacture of argyrol was thrown Erom his convertible and killed Tuesday at a highway intersection near here Contino Spends Night in County Jail Cell San Francisco Dick Contino who got panic claustrophia on 28600acre Ord Cal spent Tuesday night in a 5 x 8 foot county jail cell Contino at 21 a a week entertainer entered a surprise plea of guilty at his draft evasion trial Tuesday He told Federal Judge Michael J Roche he is now ready to go into the army 1 know 1 can be a good soldier very good soldier he said Instead the judge sent Contino to jail to await sentence Aug 7 Ever since this started Ive felt like a lousy heel Contino told the jurist This started in April One day late Contino reported at Ford Ord He quickly passed an army psychi atric test Next day he fled in his convertible Arrested weeks later he explained his flight Everything was behind a fence It made me sick all over Opposing Continos youth had been free on Fort psychiatrist Dr Percy P Poliak told the court I hate to think what will hap pen in jail to a person of this type He may go completely to pieces For a cellmate Contino had Bernard Primbsch 21 charged with draft evasion Deputies said Contino apparent ly settled into prison routine with out trouble Dr Poliak said he didnt think Contino was ready to enter mil itary Dick had just reached a point where he could fight his neurosis He said that when Contino was 8 years old he was locked in a refrigerator in his fathers butcher shop That he said helped de velop the panic reaction which caused Contino to flee Fort Ord GOP Moves to Ban Pay for Acheson 90 Republicans Fail to Vote Washington a sharply split majority o house republicans present agreec Wednesday to a plai aimed at striking Secretary of State Acheson off the federal pay roll The decisiob to pursue the Ge Acheson drive through the me dium of the state department ap propriation bill was taken iy a standing vote of 71 to33 More than 90 republicans eith er did not attend or refrained from voting An Amendment The majority approved a mo tion to support an amendment to the state department money bill The amendment as drafted bj Rep Philips RrCal does no designate Acheson by name I specifies that no money in the ap propriation bill can be used for salaries of department heads who in the years prior to appointment were members firms that did business with a for eign government Since funds for the justice and commerce departments are includ ed in the omnibus ijoney biU with the state department the amend ment would apply not only to Acheson but also to Attorney Gen eral McGrath and Secretary of Commerce Sawyer Could Impeach Since Acheson already has been confirmed by the senate the onlj way congress could remove him from office would impeach lirru It can hold up his pay bu that wouldnt throw him out o office The decision of the GOP con ference isnot binding on the membersIndividuals still can vote theway they feel The refusal of them o support the amendment made it doubtful that the Get Acheson drive wouldsucceed it democratic support Democratic leaders were confi dent they could beat it Communists Submit US Silent V on Use of A Shells By FRANK H BARTHOLOMEW Advance Base Below Korea reports in the United States that atomic shells have been furnished to fron ine United Nations artillery units were met with stony silence in official headquarters here Wed nesday One brigadier general who asked that his name not be used expressed complete disbelief in the reports which said the new atomic weapons had been trie out successfully in southern Ne vada tests and then shipped to the Korean front Another brigadier general Wil liam P Nuckolsr deputy chief o information for the air force of fered this guarded opinion No Announcement There has been no official an nouncement that I con cerning atomic artillery ammuni tion If there were suchfammunition I doubt if a preliminary announce mentwould be One phase of the persisten rumor said the surprise visit t Korea last month of Defense Sec retary George C Marshall was in connection with the first suppl of the new ammunition to the TO forces This was challenged di rectly by a major who accompa nied Marshall to his front Hn conference General Marshall was in con ference at the front less than hours the major said In any thing as important as the suppl ofatomic weapons certainly front line commander woul have beenhriefed for longer than that Hot The stdirypublished in th United States said the shells wer of 155millimeter calibre The general reaction among th staff officers available here is first that the subject is too ho for comment second a general air of disbelief On tfie other hand front lin soldiers with whom this reporter talked believe the story implicitly and occasionally supply what are alleged to be supporting details These soldiers believe too the reds are well aware of th new weapon asseftedly in reserv on this side of the line and tha this knowledge was a factor in bringing about the truce talks The Weather Drivers Continue Progress Des Moines teenagi drivers are continuing to show im provement in safety performance on the highways The state department of publi safety has judged them onth sasis of atcident records anc Frank B TJlish director of safety education said Wednesday they are getting better in comparison with older motorists Of drivers involved in Iowa iatal accidents during the first 6 months of this year only 122 per cent were in the 1420 age bracket Ulish said This comparec with 164 per cent in 1950 13 per cent in 1949 and 189 per cen Mason City Partly cloudy Wed nesday night and Thursday with scattered showers and thunder showers late Wednesday night and Thursday Low Wednesday night 66 High Thursday 90 Iowa Generally fair Wednesday afternoon with high 88 to 92 Fair Wednesday night with low in mid60s Partly cloudy warm and humid Thursday with local thundershowers west and ex treme north portions High Thursday near 90 Further out look More general thunder showers Friday and probably Saturday with locally heavy rainfall Warm and humid Fri day Cooler north portion Sat urday Minnesota Partly cloudy with lo cal thundershowers in south portion Wednesday night and Thursday Cooler northwest portion Wednesday night and in north and central portions Thursday Low Wednesday night 55 northwest 65 southeast High Thursday 80 northwest to 90 ex treme southeast GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Wednesday July 25 Maximum 87 Minimum 60 At 8 a mS 75 Burglar Robs Sleeping Guard Notthfork W Ca burg lar pried open a window and tool to from the trousers pocket of John Verducci as hi slept in a back room of his serv ice station Why was Verducci sleeping there Just guarding the place against thieves he toid state po lice Tuesday Atlanta Blames Heat for New Wife Beatings Atlanta Atlanta police blamed high temperatures Wed nesday for a sharp increase in wifebeating cases It beats anything Ive ever seen said Station Lt W L Jay We lock up 3 and 4 men each daj for belting their wives around guess the hot weather rubs them raw and when the little wife open her mouth its just too much In the last two weeks with tem peratures above 90 each day thi department has investigated 32 wifebeating cases This com pares with 3 or 4 suchcases a week before the troublesome hea wave began Grandmother Is Elected to Congress McKeesport Pa per grandmother won a sweeping vic tory for the democrats Wednesday in a special congressional elec tion She is Mrs Vera Buchanan 48 who will servefout the unex pired term of her late husband Rep Frank Buchanan Mrs Buchanan received 32226 votesin 180r of the 33rd congres sional districts 227 voting pre cincts compared to 18956 for her republican opponent Clifford W Flegal 30 Mrs fiuchanan went down the line for President Truman and his administration after being slatec as the democratic candidate for her husbands post Flegal 30yearold city comp troller of McKeesport hotly op posed Mr Truman and Secretary of State Dean Acheson Poling Wins Philadelphia Nomination Philadelphia If Kev Doctor Daniel A Poling scored a surprisingly easyvictory in the race for the republican nomina tion for mayor of Philadelphia Tuesday Doctor opponentWal ter P1 Miller 49ryearold paper box manufacturer conceded de feat shorflyitiefoRhialdnijgit after the 66yearold minister had piled up a margin of better than r afterwards J o s e p 1 Snarfsin city solicitor that he had lost out for the demo cratic nomination formayoro Philadelphia to City Controller Joseph SClark Jr 44onetime head ofthfcAmericansforiDemo dark had the Back ing of f their respective organiza tions Philadelphias 1417 precincts not countedDoc tor Poling had amassed 17511T votes to 32010 forMHleis Clark to 11428 Doctor Polingchaplain of the Chapel of the Four Chaplains and onetime head of the Christian En deavor movement 3nthe U S said the campaign was a verita ble crusade for honest efficien government Clark described Miners defea as evidence that no corrupt politi cal machine can reform itsel while in office Miller had campaigned as an independent j Itwas thefirstcity since enactment of anew cit charter which provides for a strong mayor and eliminates some ofthe functions of other agencies including citytcounciL The contestfor the republican nomination for mayor was thrown wide open after the eriactment of the new city charter and the de cision of the presentmayor Ber nard Samuel not to seek reelec tion Samuel was appointed xnayor ir 1941 and was elected to two ful terms Miller has been a key figure i of 70 outspoken critic of the republican organiza tion which in general had opposed the newcharter A Stooge He claimed that Dr Poling was stooge for the organization This the minister denied assert ing that he top was an inde pendent candidate Fighting a lonewolf battli against the democratic organiza tion Michael A Musmarino judgi at the war crimes trial at Nuern berg upset Justice Grover C Lad ner 65 for the state supreme court Ladner had the backing o nearly all the states democratic leaders Musmanno a Pittsburgh judge had also achieved national prom inence by his efforts to jail west ern Pennsylvania communists Ladner however said he woulc have no comment until all the returns are in SAME Black Uf traffU U May Prove Acceptable Red Demand Is Modified Washington nlsto were reported I to have offered a in the Korean eeaaeftre wider which withdrawal of foreign troops vrvmU net be dntil after an iraMfce are this pro will preve acceptable the United Nation owunand Br ROBERT B UN AdvaawBeadcuirters Ko rea IP Communist ceasefire negotiators Wednesday advanced a new proposal foreign troops from Korea United spokesman called it in content and Brig Gen WflliamNuckols who attended sessions said the new red proposition wat more temperate and reasonable in tone than previous communist demands T Interesting T Officially said the new Chinese and North Korean sug gestion on troop withdrawals WM Isufficiehtly al lied delegates to propose a long overnight recessfor further study Neither nor UN the redr had modified de mand But Nuckois said minutes to read 5 communist brought out their new plan after a 3day recess hadiasked lor the recess Saturday to consult with withdrawal demandrwhichhad threatened to break updiscossidns suggestionat Wednesdays meeting Korean Gen Namin ask ed for and received afurther clar ification of UN opposition to the original red This was done 53minute morning ses sion in the Then in the afternoon General Nam presented the new ideal After a recess a rapid fife ex changefollowed between General Nam and C Joy head of the TINdelegation Ctarifled i This clarified the communists were driving at Jby then suggested adjournment until Thursdayafternoon of the new ideaby the allies j To make sure therewas no takeeach side suppliedthe other with keyportions of theirposi tions in writing Nuckois said these were the first written exchanges between the op posing delegations in 9 meetings t Wednesdays sessions ended Jin an atmosphere of now we are gettingsomewhere Nuckois said are talking about subjects shall be list ed on the agenda for discussion in actual ceasefire talks There has been no agreement on any terms of an armistice Nuckois declined to comment when asked if the new proposal agreed with the UN stand that withdrawal of foreign troops from Korea was not a proper subject for ceasesfire dis cussions Up to Wednesdays sessions communist delegates had insisted that withdrawal of foreign T troops was an essential part of these negotiations v An official communique said considerable progress was made during the day Both Nam and Joy appeared to be in good spirits as they left the meeting hall Each smiled as posed for UN cameramen Made Clear The UN communique said Nam asked Joy at the start of Wednes days session to clarify the allied view of the communists proposed agenda The red general said he wanted to be sure there was no misunderstanding of remarks the American admiral had made last Saturday at the 8th session At that time Joy made it clear the UN would not consider listing he question of troop withdrawals Erom Korea as a subject for truce talks The next session was scheduled tor 2 p m Thursday 10 p m Wednesday C S unusual hour to start their talks The previous meetings began In the orenoon ;