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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 7, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOK THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETT and United Pres Full Leasa Wire HI NWIPA THAT ALL N 0 R T E HOME EDITION 2 of 3 Gunmen Are Captured 3rd Gang Member Gives Himself Up Fairbury Nebr of 3 Minnesota gunmen sought for kill ing a policeman kidnapping and robbery were captured by a party of farmers south of here in Kan sas Tuesday morning The 3rd man gave himself up Monday Sheriff Dwight Young of Fair bury reported the capture oc curred after the gunmen wrecked their car Sheriff Young said he had been informed by Sheriff Bill Smith of Washington Kans that the 2 men and an unidentified hitchhiker witn them had been taken to a Marysville Kans hospital He said they have been identified as Carl Bistrom 27 and Allen G Hartman 20 Two of the men were seriously injured The Nebraska state safety pa trol subsequently said the 3rd man had given the name of Junior Beatty The pair have been sought since Monday in the killing of a Minneapolis suburban police offi cer and the kidnapping of a Man dan N Dak police officer who sought to question them Young said Sheriff Smith told him the gunmen wrecked their car when they ran into a bridge washout and the least seriously in jured one went to a farmhouse for help He said the farmer recog nized them and on the pretext of returning to his home for a chain had his wife summon 4 neighbors They came with shotguns and guarded the men until Sheriff Smith and his deputies arrived Smith said 2 of the 3 men were seriously injured and one might not live 45 Believed Dead After Plane Crash San Juau Puerto Rico unscheduled twinengined a i r liner carrying 73 persons on a flight to Miami crashed in the At lantic ocean early Tuesday and it was believed that 45 persons were killed The big planes right engine failed 4 minutes after takeoff from Isla Grande airport The plane crashed into the sea 4 air line miles west of San Juan while trying to return to the airport The pilot Capt Lee Wakefield Stamford Conn set the plane down in the water as close to shore as possible to cushion the shock of landing He immediate ly ordered all passengers to don lifebelts and abandon ship but only about half complied The plane sank within 6 min utes after it hit the water at a point about 200 yards off Pt Sa linas a rocky finger of land jut ting out from the northern coast of Puerto Rico One American copilot Al Cock rill Pittsfield Mass was among the missing and presumed dead All 4 other members of the All American crew along with 24 passengers were rescued by coast guards and volunteers from the rockstudded waters off the Puerto Rican coast All passengers were believed to e Puerto Ricans Wants Parks Merged With MidContinent Washington Gil lette DIowa Tuesday urged Governor William S Beardsley RIowa to mobilize sentiment behind a proposal to merge Parks Airlines of St Louis with Mid Continent Airlines In a wire to Beardsley Gillette suggested the governor advise the civil aeronautics board that Iowa people want satisfactory airline service across the state A Gillette aide said the merger proposal is the only one he knows of now which would provide lowans with such service The merger is pending before the CAB Parks airlines has been awarded a number of routes which would serve Iowa cities including Du buque Waterloo Cedar Rapids Mason City and Sioux City but it has never operated over them Under the merger MidConti nent would take over the routes A prehearing on the proposal is scheduled for July 18 in Washing ton Gillette said there probably would be well organized opposi tion by major airlines to this pro posal TRUCKER DIES ILe Mars E Arndt 21 Sioux City badly burned when his truck went into a ditch south of here Monday died in a Le Mars hospital Monday night The acci dent happened on Highway 75 Vote Light on Swimming Pool Early voting was light in the swimming pool bond election in Mason City Tuesday Only 752 votes had been cast up to 2 p m according to the city clerk Miss Pearl Kellogg The 4 voting places opened at 7 am and remain open until 8 p m The location and 2 oclock vote are as follows 1st administration building 138 2nd 211 3rd hall basement 243 4th R garage 160 The voters are deciding whether the city shall buy the Skyland Park swimming pool on the east edge of Mason City for and issue bonds in that amount to finance the purchase of the pool and juvenile playground A 60 per cent Yes vote is necessary to ap prove the bond issue MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JUNE 7 1949 CRASH Folkerts slar shortstop on the Rudd high school baseball team which ap peared in the state finals here and a Ranger cage standout died of injuries suffered in a motor cycle mishap Monday See story on sports page Resolution Urges Unity of Lutherans Minneapolis approving efforts eventual organic A resolution to unity achieve of all Lutheran church bodies Tuesday awaited submission to the 90th annual Synod of the Augustana Lutheran Church The resolution prepared by the churchs executive council is to this week by delegates be acted on later an expected 500 Churches from na tion and Canada will be repre sented The Ministerium representing 998 pastors of the church met Tuesday in closed session discus sing matters concerning the clergy The Womans Missionary So ciety opened its 57th annual con vention Tuesday morning with the executive board preparing an agenda and studying resolutions The first business session will be held Wednesday Three hundred delegates are expected Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Considerable cloudi ness Tuesday night with show ers Low Tuesday night low 50s Wednesday cloudy and warmer with high near 80 Iowa Partly cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday Warm er Wednesday Low Tuesday night 5055 east 5560 west Temper atures will average one to 3 de grees above normal Normal maximume temperature is 80 Normal minimum is 56 Warm er Wednesday Little change Thursday Cooler Friday Warmer again Saturday and Sunday Precipitation for the next 5 days will average one fourth to onehalf inch occur ing as vscattered showers or thundershowers Wednesday night and Thursday and again in the west portion Sunday Minnesota Increasing c 1 o u d i ness and not so cool Tuesday night Wednesday partly clou dy and warmer with scattered showers beginning extreme west portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather for the 14 hours ending at 8 a m Tues day Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Tuesday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Propose UN Be World Federation Washington UR Eightyfour house members proposed Tuesday that the United Nations be de veloped into a world federation with clearcut authority to pre serve peace They introduced a resolution which if adopted would put con gress on record as favoring such an idea as a basic tenet of U S for eign policy Sixtyone democrats and 23 re publicans signed the resolution which Rep Brooks Hays DArk described as an effort to aid U S foreign policy with a clear state ment of what we believe its ob jectives to be Rep Walter H Judd R another signer said that if the resolution is adopted its aackers would get the president to study ways of putting it into effect Sponsors of the resolution included Blatnik and Judd of Minnesota and Biemiller and Zablocki D of Wiscon sin Philip Murray Hits Back at Lewis Charge Washington UR CIO Presi dent Philip Murray jumped into the redhot senate fight over the TaftHartley labor law Tuesday He called for outright repeal of the act and denied John L Lewis charge that the CIO and AFL had agreed secretly to a compromise In a telegram to ajl members of the senate Murray accused Lewis of spreading false and ma licious libels about himself and AFL President William Green Lewis in a similar telegram to the senators Monday as they be gan debate on Taf tHartley repeal said Murray and Green were be traying labor by their pusil lanimous compromise of the Amer ican principles of equality and freedom Lewis referred to reports that the CIO and AFL chiefs were ready to accept at least 4 amend ments to the administrations labor bill 78 43 62 80 59 Couple Killed When Train Strikes Auto Chelsea and Mrs Al bert Behounek Chelsea were killed Tuesday when their car was struck by a Chicago and North Western streamliner at a crossing here An eyewitness said the auto matic signal went on as their car reached the crossing and it is be lieved Behounek became confused and stalled the car the Tama county sheriffs office said SAME Black traffic dttlh pait 94 Says Military Wants No Part of AEC Control Washington ff Secretary of Defense Johnson said Tuesday the military establishment does not want control of atomic energy developments He added in a letter to Chair man McMahon DConn of the senatehouse atomic committee I intend to see to it that this attitude is maintained by the mili tary establishments McMahon whose committee is conducting an inquiry into charges by Senator Hickenlooper R lowa of incredible mismanage against AEC Chairman E Lilienthal had written Johnson observing he had heard reports that the armed forces are somehow involved in that inves tigation Number of Jobless to Postwar Top More Than 3 Million Persons Reported Out of Work During May Washington n e m p loy ment jumped 273000 in May to a new postwar peak of 3289000 The census bureau reporting this Tuesday commented that ordinarily unemployment drops between April and May and the increase this year was therefore contrary to season expectations The new high in unemployment is 68000 above the previous top reached last February Unem ployment had declined slightly in March and April Same Rise The bureau said that despite the increase in unemployment more peaple had jobs in May than m May of last year There also was a rise in employment from April to May It said one reason the number of job of farm faster than the number of job opportunities was because school age youths turned out for summer or postgraduation work Because of the seasonal up swing in farming employment moved up climbing 875000 in May to a total of slightly above the same point last year Farm Farm Jobs Up employment alone in creased 1154000 in May Jobs in nonagricultural pursuits dropped 279000 to a total of 49720000 This left the net increase of 875 000 in employment The bureau found an optimistic note in this fact There was an increase in the number of full time jobs meaning those good for 35 hours work or more weekly Approximately 2000000 more persons in May than in April were working full time it said However the number of fulltime workers was down considerably in comparison with a year ago Ministers of Big 4 Meet on Issue Paris Big 4 foreign ministers met Tuesday in what may be the showdown on the Berlin issue The foreign ministers of tho United States Britain France and the Soviet Union met at the Pink Marble Palace Before the meet ing the 3 western ministers map ped their strategy For the first time since Thurs day the Big 4 meeting was to ba an open one This means a full ac count of the discussion will be given correspondents after the meeting breaks up It is expected the ministers will explain the positions on Berlin which they set forth in the 3 secret sessions Since Monday each delegation has been studying 2 rival projects for restoring unity to Berlin One was submitted by U S Secretary of State Dean Acheson the other by Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Y Vishinsky Britain and France support the American proposal Each plan was an elaboration of the drafts submitted by Ache son and Vishinsky Friday when the council went into closed ses sion in the hope of working out a suitable compromise ment David 26 Persons Die in Brazil Air Crash Rio De Janeiro Brazil ports from Florianopolis said 26 persons were killed Mondaywhen a Brazilian army transport plane crashed into a mountain soon aft er taking off The air ministry here said wreckage of the plane a C47 was located near Cambirelas peak anc rescue parties were rushed to the scene The plane was on normal trans port service carrying both army personnel and civilians between Rio De Janeiro and the state of Rio Grande Do Sul Florianopolis a coast city is 480 miles southeas of Rio De Janeiro This Paper Consists ot Two Ont No See Murder Charge for Muldoon Slayer HITCHHIKER PICKED UP 4 young Mason Cityans saw Wjf Mufdoon father of 5 pick up the hitchhiker who has admitted shooting the Mason City painter They were waiting for a truck to pick them up on the corner as shown when the hitch hiker passed and later Muldoon in his car Muldoon picked up the passenger on the spot marked by the cross they said From left to right they are Joe Code Grant Cornwell Jack Page and Lyle Bartell AP Wlrophoto HELD IN HITCHHIKE J Brown 20 Tulsa Okla signs a paper described by Police Chief R S Smith of Marshalltown as a confession in the slaying of W J Muldoon 36 Mason City painter on a highway near Marshalltown Monday Muldoon died an hour after he was discovered shot in the head and hip Smith said Brown claimed Muldoon was shot in a tussle for a 32 caliber pistol Brown was captured in a Marshalltown hotel The freshness of a vegetable or fruit depends not so much on how long it has been harvested as on the temperature to which it is ex posed New Ulcer Treatment Called Promising Atlantic City N J and distinctly promising tablet treatment for peptic stomach ulcers was reported to the Ameri can Medical association Tuesday It involves use of tablets con taining 2 car boxymethycellulose and a small amount of magnesium oxide The tablets are designed to combat acid in the stomach Dr S PBralow of the Hines Veterans Hospital Hines 111 and Dr M A Spellberg of the Uni versity of Illinois school of medi cine made the report with several other colleagues They said the tablets serve to coat the lining of the stomach with a protective layer and buffer acidity for a prolonged period of time We feel the doctor reported that the new preparation represents a valuable addition to the armamentarium for the treat ment of peptic ulcer It is believed that no other drug or method known will have an equal allaround effectiveness in most ulcer patients It is true that therapy treatment must be individualized and it is necessary in each case to determine the drug which will bring about the most favorable response It would seem however that our new preparation ranks among the best of the group of druga available for ulcer therapy and reserves a wide trial and critical followup Thereoretically in laboratory experiments and practically in clinical use it has been shown to be distinctly promising The doctors described tests in volving 105 patients treated by the new method and 100 patients treated with an aluminum hy droxide preparation one of the standard treatments for peptic ulcer During a oneyear followup 23 per cent of those treated by the new method had relapses neces sitating hospitalization while 34 per cent of those receiving the aluminum preparation had re lapses At the end of the year 61 per cent of the patients treated by the new method were entirely free of symptons as against 40 per cent in the other group The doctors declared the new medicine is not only nonconsti pating but also conductive to normal elimination Former School Chief at Osage to Receive Citation of Merit Chicago H Saw yer who served 47 years as su perintendent of schools at Osage Iowa will be among 16 alumni of the University of Chicago who will receive citations of merit Friday The citations are in recognition of public service Sawyer who retired from teaching last year is a former grand chaplain of the Masonic Grand Lodge of Iowa He now lives in Bloomington Ind Body of Drowned Boy Is Recovered Waterloo body of Larry Powell 10 drowned Mon day while swimming near the Ce dar river dam here was recovered Tuesday morning several hun dred feet below the dam He drowned yesterday after noon while swimming with young companions 4 Youths Saw Muldoon Pick Up Hitchhiker Well probably in the paper tomorrow about someone getting shot remarked one of the 4 young Maspn City men who watched an uncouth looking hitchhiker pass them on 27th and S Federal Monday forenoon They saw W J Muldoon stop his car and pick up the hitchhiker and Tuesday they did read of the hitchhiker shooting and killing Muldoon The 4 Lyle Bartell Joe Code Grant Cornwell and Jack Page told the incident to Sheriff Cal Dwan Tuesday morning All were graduated from Mason City high school last week and are working for the city cleaning and painting fire hydrants They had finished their work in Midland Heights Monday fore noon and were waiting on the corner near the south city limits for a truck to pick them up they said As they waited they saw Mul doon in his 2tone blue Frazer come south on Federal and turn west on 27th S W Then the hitchhiker appeared walking south He stopped on the corner about 15 feet from them they said stood there a short time turning to look at them frequently and then walked on southward about 200 feet Then Muldoon drove back onto Federal and turned southward stopping to pick up the hitch hiker The young men meanwhile had been talking about the hitch hiker Anyone who would pick up such an uncouth lookirig individual would be a fool one said An other commented on the bulky article which made the hitch hikers right hand jacket pocket sag below the hem of his coat They agreed that it looked like a gun and one commented Yeah well probably read in the papers tomorrow about somebody getting killed They did Tulsa Youth Confesses to Road Murder Picked Up Few Hours After Mason Cityan Found Beside Auto Marshalltown At torney E Adams said Tuesday he would probably file first de gree murder charges against a 20 yearold Tulsa Okla youth being held in the county jail here in con nection with a hitchhike slaying Alvin J Brown itinerant rail road worker was arrested here Monday night only a few hours after W J Muldoon 35 of Ma son City was found dying beside his ditched car on a dirt road south of here Chief of Police R S Smith said Brown had signed a written con fession admitting the shooting No charges had been filed Tuesday morning Brown hand cuffed to Sheriff Harry Jennings led a party of peace officers to the gun which officers identified as the death weapon The 32 caliber nickleplated in a clump of grass in a field about 300 yards from where the dying Muldoon was found This spot was about 4 miles southeast of Rhodes About 400 yards northwest of the gun officers recovered Browns leather jacket Brown said he dropped it when he stumbled while in flight Police reported meanwhile that Browns father Alvin J Brown Sr telephoned from Tulsa and reported Browns family was stunned by the news The father said Brown had a wife and 5 monthold daughterjvho were making their home in Tulsa The father said he may come to Mar shalltown by bus Police were checking to learn whether young Brown has sany previous record Muldoon died in a Marshalltown hospital Monday afternoon about an hour after he was discovered shot in the hip and head lying be neath a blanket in front of his car He was found on a road east of highway 64 about a mile north of the county line Gives Account Chief Smith said Brown gave this account Traveling south from Minne sota he was hitchhiking when Muldoon picked him up on the outskirts of Mason City While they were riding Brown pulled a gun out of his back pocket and stuck it in his waist An argument started about the 32 caliber re volver At the highway intersection of 64 and 65 Muldoon got out of the car and started to run Brown fired at him hitting him in the hip He Gray Picked as Army Secretary Washington President Truman Tuesday picked Gordon Grayto be secretary of the army Grays nomination was sent to the senate shortly after the white house announced that Mr Truman had decided to choose him for the post Gray the under secretary has been acting as head of the army department since the resignation of Kenneth C Royall last month Tuesdays announcement by White House Secretary Charles G Ross indicated that Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson had failed in his efforts to persuade Curtis E Calder New York utilities execu tive to lake the job W J BILL MULDOON helped Muldoon back in the car and Muldoon drove off Brown saidhe had no intention of hurt ing Muldoon and offered to pay for a doctor if he wanted one They were driving along the dirt road when a tussle for the gun started It went off the bul let striking Muldoon between the eyes Brown grabbed the wheel of the car but it ended up in the ditch Dragged From Car Brown dragged Muldoon out of the car and attempted to give him artificial respiration Then believing Muldoon dead Brown placed a blanket over him and fled He tried to get a ride into Marshalltown at a farm house and when that was unsuccessful was able to hitchhike a ride Police arrested Brown at the Milner hotel about Monday night after receiving a call from Mrs Glenn Grouse The police mans wife said she saw the man walking across the street toward the hotel and that he looked the man my husband had scribed to me Police Chief Smith said Brown staggered out of the hotel door way into the arms of officers They asked him for identification and he showed them an Oklahoma ;