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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 14, 1950, Mason City, Iowa HORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LVI Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JUNE 14 1950 This Paper Consists oi TWO N6 CROWD OF 17000 JAMS ROOSEVELT FIELD FOR CROWNING OF QUEEN AT 12th NORTH IOWA BAND FESTIVAL Kay Cayou Livermore Named 7950 Band Festival Queen Mrs Gavle FoundGuilty of Murder 1st Degree Conviction Means Life No Parole Albert Lea jury Wed nesday found a 33yearold church woman and club leader guilty of firstdegree wrongman bor murder in the slaying of a neigh Milk Strike Brings White Market Price By UNITED PRESS A white market in milk grew in the thirsty Pittsburgh area Wednesday and another threat ened to spring up in Washington D C as negotiations to end twin strikes of nowhere AFL milk drivers got HER MAJESTY queen of the 1950 North Iowa Band Festival sits on her throne following the coronation ceremonies Behind her stand her 3 attendants queens of GlobeGazette photos former years From left to right they are Miss LaDonna Glieden of 1949 Mrs Marilyn Fowler Lindcll oE 1946 and Miss ShirleyEyler of 1948 Alta Vista Girl Dies in Accident Alta Vista Schwicker ath 20 of near North Washington was killed and a brother and 2 sis ters were injured when their car struck the side of a bridge a mile and a quarter south of Alta Vista shortly after 1 a m Wednesday The car was driven by Gerald Schwickerath 21 who with his sisters Coletta 18 and Anelda 16 were injured and were taken to a hospital at New Hampton where they were reported making prog ress Wednesday forenoon Their condition was described as not serious They are children of Mr and Mrs William Schwickerath farmers near North Washington The 4 were returning home from dance at Alta Vista when the ac cident occurred Sheriff Kenneth J Daly of New Hampton investi gated Elaine died of a fractured skull a few minutes after the accident and before she could be moved from the scene of the accident The body was taken to the Larkin funeral home at New Hampton Coletta 18 suffered a ihoulder Injury and cuts and if Sports Bulletins Iowa Jiidd Mason Citys entrant in the champion ship flight of the state junior golf tournament was eliminated in the first round of match play here Wednesday by Wayne Wig ley of Iowa City 1 up Don Platt medalist from Ames also fell 21 to Dale Kniss of Wa terloo bruises Anelda 16 a severe leg injury and Gerald 21 the driv er broken nose and cuts an d bruises SAME Black liar means traHio 4calh in pad 24 Votes With Majority Washington Gross voted with the major ity Tuesday when the house passed 202163 a rent control bill Iowas other congressmen all re publican voted against the bill Aiden Officer Chutes to Safety Wiesbaden Germany Lewis Schalk Alden Iowa para chuted to safety Tuesday when his F47 fighter plane crashed 6 miles from Schweinfurt Bavaria U S air force officials said Wednesday The jury of 10 men and 2 wom en ruled that Mrs Viola Gavle 33 killed Oscar Rasmusson 47 by mistake in a plot to poison her husband so she could marry an other man The verdict was returned at 425 a m CST after the jury had deliberated almost continuously since a m Tuesday Only a few hours after the jury returned its verdict Judge Mar tin A Nelson opened 43yearold Lawrence Nobles trial by sum moning 34 yeniremen and order ing a selection of a jury to begin Law Rejects Leniency District Judge Martin A Nel son rejected a defense motion for leniency He said that he had no discretion to grant leniency and that under Minnesota law the crime was punishable by life im prisonment with no chance of parole The court stayed sentence until Friday Mrs Gavle burst into sobs when the verdict was returned and flung herself into her hus bands arms crying Oh God I didnt do it You know I didnt Her husband patted her on the shoulders and glared at the jury Turning to the jury Mrs Gavle shouted Didnt you believe me I re pented of my sins and told you the truth Polled Twice As the jurors filed out after be ing polled twice and dismissed Mrs Gavle cried They cant they just cant The judge had instructed the jury either to convict the defend ant or set her free He ruled out any other verdict The state charged that Mrs Gavle put strychnine in a bottle of whiskey intended for her hus band Truman so she could marry Lawrence Nobles 43 But Rasmusson drank the poisoned whiskey by mistake the prosecu tion said and died last April 6 The farmwife denied that she meant to kill anyone She testi fied that she used the strychnine only to sour her husbands taste for whiskey Admits Intimacy She admitted however that she had been intimate with Nobles a farmhand who had been employed at the Gavle home Nobles who faces a similar murder charge testified to a 2 year love affair with Mrs Gavle and said she talked him into buy In other labor management dis putes A strike of editorial and com mercial employes against the New York WorldTelegram and Sun went into its 2nd day Striking engineers hampered television operations of the Co lumbia Broadcasting system A walkout shut down a baseball bat factory at Louisville Ky A senate labor subcommittee prepared to open hearings at Mor ristown Tenn Thursday in a strike at the American Enka Corp a textile firm At Houston Tex 600 cabbies were on strike against police brutality In the 7county Pittsburgh area farmers peddled milk at their springhouses and o u toftown truck drivers hauled the precious food to chain stores Most of the milk sold at the statefixed price of 10 cents a quart but bootleg prices in some instances soared to 30 cents on the white market Announce Bremer Chickasaw Census Hickenlooper Asks Further Amerasia Probe By MARVIN L ARROWSMITH Washington Hick enlooper RIowa urged Wed nesday that Supreme Court Jus tice Tom Clark and FBI Chief J Edgar Hoover be invited to tes tify at the senate inquiry into the 1945 Amerasia case I think both men could con tribute information which might help clear up this situation Hickenlooper told reporters The Iowa legislator is a member of the senate foreign relations sub committee which is looking into the 5yearold Amerasia magazine episode The case involved alleged theft during the war of hundreds of secret government documents A key member of the demo craticcontrolled inquiry commit tee said there is little likelihood the group will call either Clark or Hoover The member asked that his name not be used Hickenloopers suggestion came as the senate republican policy committee booked a discussion of a resolution calling for a separate investigation of justice depart ment handling of the Amerasia case 2pm The resolution introduced Tuesday is sponsored by 21 re publican senators Senate Demo cratic Leader Lucas of Illinois has said he is opposed to starting a new Amerasia inquiry with one already underway Senator Taft of phio chairman of the GOP policy unit declined to predict whether that group would take a stand regarding the 17000 Gram Mason City Stadium Brunei and beautiful Kay Ca you sweet 16 but definitely kissed by Meredith Willson in front of more than 17000 persons Tuesday evening was crowned Miss North Iowa queen of the North Iowa Band Festival of Waterloo Census Supervisor A C Fuller Tuesday released the following figures for towns and cities in Chickasaw and Bremer counties Chickasaw 1950 1940 New Hampton 3319 2933 Nashua 1600 1439 Alta Vista 301 333 Bassett 124 147 Fredeericks burg 713 649 Ionia 294 283 Lawler 528 542 North Wash ington 158 138 Bremer 1950 1940 Waverly 5131 4156 Sumner 1906 1752 Tripoli 1123 1001 Denver 632 556 Frederika 208 238 Janesville 446 366 Plainfield 383 362 Readlyn 466 426 proposal of his republican leagues col night and Thursday change in temperature ing the strychnine to get rid of her husband Gavle sat by his wifes side and held her hand consolingly while Nobles told of attic trysts with her Later he testified that he still loved his wife and did not believe she intended to poi son him The judge told the jury that only one issue was involved establishment beyond a reasonable doubt that Mrs Gavle intended to kill her husband We warned that Nobles testimony must be cor roborated by other competent tes timony Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy warm and humid Wednesday night and Thursday Occasional thun dershowers Wednesday night and Thursday Low Wednes day night 68 High Thursday 90 Towa Mostly cloudy and con tinued humid with scattered thundershowers Wednesday Little High Thursday 84 to 90 Low Wed nesday night 65 to 70 Further outlook Recurrent thunder shower activity through Friday night with maximum occurrence at night Continued humid Clearing and cooler with much lower humidity Saturday Minnesota Partly cloudy north and mostly cloudy with scat tered thundershowers south portion Wednesday night and Thursday Little change in tem perature Low Wednesday night 60 north 65 70 south High Thursday 7885 IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Wednesday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 1950 Mason Citys stadium bulged trying to accommodate the largest crowd in the 12 year history of the event but it overflowed in spite of extra seats and thousands sitting on the grass in front of the bleachers The huge crowd roared its ap proval of the kilted Decorah drum and bugle corps of Betty Lee Ho garth Omahas champion twirl er and of the Vinton high school marching band But highlight of the evening in the crowds opinion t h e crowning of the queen by Band master Willson assisted by 3 beautiful queens of former years Miss LaDonna Gleiden of 1949 Miss Shirley Eyler of 1948 Mrs Marilyn Fowler Lindell of 1946 Youngest of Queens Youngest of t h e 12 queens crowned at the festival Miss Ca you is the daughter of Principal O J Cayou of Liver She was chosen by a com mittee of men and women wha saw the 81 North Iowa and south ern Minnesota candidates through out the day She was nominated by the school band to represent Livermore at the festival A straight A student Kay has just completed her sophomore year in high school As drum ma jorette she has led here the Liver more band the past 2 years She4s a member of the girls chorus mixed chorus girls quartet and plays the piano She was one of the finalists in the Lux beauty contest sponsored by KGLO Master of ceremonies for the festivities was H B Hank Hook who announced the queens iden tity and introduced the distin guished guests The task of co ordinating the activities for the entire day was in charge of Fes tival Chairman W L Nichols his co chairman Dan Klempnauer and Lester Milligan secretary of the Mason City Chamber of Com merce which sponsors the annual event The Decorah drum corps of boys ranging from 7 to 14 years old in their colorful imported Scottish highland costumes were one of the most successful features ever to show here Their marching was precision itself the white gaiters flashing in perfect unison as the youngsters went through difficult maneuvers They were trained by Thurst Kjome their comman 89 66 66 26 75 60 der and James Heddens musical director a former Mason Cityan Miss Hogarth demonstrated why she has been awarded the cham pionship in 4 of 6 contests she has entered Fastest and most ath letic of the twirlers to appear in the 12 year history of the festi val she climaxed her show by twirling a baton lighted at each end like a giant Fourth of July sparkler Vinton Impressive The Vinton band under the di rection of T M Talmadge in cluded 19 junior high members the rest being high school stu dents They used a strict mili tary style of marching and were BEAUTY 81 candidates for queen of the 1950 North Iowa Band Festival paraded around the field at Roosevelt stadium to give the huge crowd an opportun ity to see them They are led by Charles E Blanchard A chairman of the queens committee the largest procession of royalty in band festival history ;