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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 23, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH OWANS foii HOME EDITION MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JUNE 23 1949 VICTIM AND HUSBANDMrs Harvey Stelhut 22 right n Acheson Says Russia Put on Defensive Washington Secretary of State Acheson said Thursday Rus sia has been definitely put on the defensive in the struggle for Eur 22YearOld Mother Is Found Slain in Tavern Refrigerator Morrison nude and mutilated body of a 22 a ope He told a news conference that the results of the Big 4 foreign ministers meeting at Paris show that Acheson said the soviet union was afraid to relax its iron grip on eastern Germany because the Russian leaders know they would no longer be able to control the German people if they did so The real significance of the Big 4 sessions at Paris Acheson said is that it demonstrated the greatly strengthened position of the western powers in what he called the struggle for the soul of Europe and the fact the position of Russia has been switched from an offensive to a defensive one 2 Children Are Killed in Mishaps Involving Autos By the ASSOCIATED PRESS Two Iowa children were killed in accidents involving motor ve hicles Wednesday Gary Lee Lincoln 8 son of Mrs Roy W Jay of Boone was killed in the collision of his bicycle and a gravel truckon highway 30 in Boone Thomas Bruce Louthan 19 mqnthold son of Mr and Mrs Bruce Louthan died at a Sioux Rapids doctors office of a crushed skull Louthan said the boy was run over by a pickup truck as Louthan was backing up in the yard of their farm home Dies After Auto Crash of Nearly 2 Months Ago Des Moines Mae Dressic 21yearold Des Moines waitress died late Wednesday night of injuries suffered in a traffic accident near Atlantic last April 26 The young woman suffered a skull injury and a crushing chest injury when she was pinned be neath a pickup truck which went out of control and overturned She never regained consciousness after the accident Two young men in the truck es caped with minor injuries Iowa Man Drowns in Minnesota Mankalo Minn 72year old Iowa man in the Minnesota river 6 miles north of year old mother was found early Thursday on the floor of walkin refrigerator in the tavern she and her husband on Grundy comity Sheriff John A Meyer said the victim Mrs Harvey A Stahlhut 22 was slain by a maniac or mad man who cut her throat from ear to ear cut off both her breasts and slit her body here Wednesday He was David J Conn of Boone He toppled into the stream from a fishing boat C R Wil liams 68 also of Boone said Conn apparently lost his balance teither when he had a fish strike or his hook struck a snag Conn was a cripple because of a brok The boat overturned when Conn fell out and Williams had to swim and wade to shore down the center Sheriff Meyer said the body was found by the young womans hus band who had been out of town Wednesday evening Mrs Stahlhut had operated the tavern Wednes day night during the husbands absence The Stahlhuts had living quar ters adjoining the tavern Their year old son was found on the bed unharmed and the days tavern re ceipts had not been touched the sheriff said The sheriff said his investigation had barely been started but he added there were no immediately apparent suspects in the case He was awaiting arrival of a state bureau of criminal investigation agent Sheriff Meyer told this story of the discovery of the body Called by Doctor At a m I was called by Dr C H Bartruff of Reinbeck who had received an emergency call from the husband of the vic tim The doctor and I went to the tavern they operated in Morrison We found her body lying in the cooler which was a large walkin affair Mrs Stahlhut had apparently been killed outside the refrigera tor and carried in there although there is a slight possibility she may have been killed inside the cooler The womans husband said he had been working for another tav ern man at Dike where they had a celebration Wednesday He said he came home about midnight walked into his tavern and didnt notice anything wrong Went to Bed The husband said he walked into their living quarters which adjoin the tavern and which can be entered from inside the tavern He said their baby was lying on the bed and was okay He said he didnt think much about his wifes absence and assumed she had stepped out to visit some neighbor woman after closing the tavern The husband said he then went to bed He woke up about 4 a m hesaid and then realized some thing was wrong He walked back into the tavern and noticed the handle of the ice box door was not completely down The husband said he then went into the cooler and found his wifes body He called Dr Bartruff and the doctor immediately called me Investigation Continues As investigation of the case con tinued Thursday morning these additional facts were developed Vern Saak 36 a Morrison truck er said he Myron Lynch and Mabel Meyers stopped in the tav ern at m and left 10 min utes later to drive over to the cele bration at Dike Saak said they asked Mrs Stahl iut if she wished to accompany hem to meet her husband at Dike but she declined Sheriff Meyer said Saak tolc nim Buddy Beckwith a Morrison man was in the tavern when they left Beckwith was not immediate ly interviewed but officers planned to contact him in hopes of devel oping additional clues in the case Socf Fishing Story Has Happy Ending Mike Yankovich 836 Tyler S ff was very unhappy after his ishing sojourn to Minnesotas eech lake last year The fish verent biting and he lost his rod nd reel But times have changed in 49 Mike and K S Keller 526 Van Buren N W were again fishing n Walker bay on Leech this week when Mike complained Right n heres where I lost my rod and eel last year And pronto Keller got a snag t was Mikes long lost compan water 30 feet deep With new parts Mike has the eel working again and the rod vas retrieved intact The trip was a complete success oo The fish were biting fine and 5 walleyes hooked on the one muting weighed 18 pounds Yau tovich said Report Meteorite ound Near Sibley Sibley of a recent meteorite was reported Wenesday y Harry Scheerhorn Scheerhorn said he found the me eorite near his farm north of ioverdale It was 6 feet long 3 eet wide and contained numerous oldcolored nuggets he said The urronding area was scorched and overed with ashes nYearOld Girl Gives Birth to Son Birmingham Ala a lovely new boy baby at Jeffer sonHillman hospital His mother is just 13years old She is Mrs Katherine Elizabeth Love who ran away last Septem ber to marry Joseph Love 18 in Mississippi The boy weighs 7 pounds 11 The Loves live with Mrs Loves parents SAME WhIU trmffU dMlhf tut 94 Shoots Self Down Moose Lake Air Force Base Wash UR A national guard aviator accidentally shot himself lown Wednesday when a bullel he fired on ground strafing ma neuvers struck a rock and ric cocheted into his airplanes cool ing system The pilot landed safely on an emergency strip near the strafing range Reds Appear to Reject Rail Offer Strikers Would Restore Traffic to Reich Capital Berlin UR Russia appeared Thursday to have vetoed an offer by west Berlins striking railway workers to handle freight trains from west Germany The strikers offered Wednes day to man switches freight yards and other installations in western Berlin for trains carryin ood and other vital supplies from the western occupation zones But the sovietbossed railway management retorted that the strikers offer constituted an en croachment of the operation rights of the railway The statement indicated that Russia which controls the rail vays serving Berlin under a 4 3ower agreement has no inten tion of permitting trains from west Germany to enter Berlin un til the strike as a whole ends The strikers offer did not ap 3ly to a resumption of passenger train traffic from western Ger many Neither did the strikers offer to resume work on Berlins elevated railways It was estimated that some 40 or more freight trains loaded with iupplies for Berlin are stranded n the soviet occupation zone be tween western Germany and this city The Russians have refused o let their locomotives haul trains lere as long as the strike con tinues The 15000 strikers are demand ing recognition of their noncom munist union all their pay in western marks and a policy of no reprisals They Wednesday re jected for a 2nd time an offer backed by all 4 occupation pow ers of 75 per cent of their pay in western marks and no reprisals except against strikers who have committed crimes Tucker Aides Plead Innocent Chicagro Tucker Sr and 5 of his associates Thurs day pleaded innocent charges of mail fraud conspiracy and vio lation of SEC regulations Tuckei demanded an immediate trial A 6th Tucker associate Stock Underwriter Floyd D Cerf did not enter a plea on grounds that he did not want to admit the suffi ciency of the charges against him in any way The government indicted Tucker and 7 others June 10 on charges growing out of Tuckers efforts to finance and manufacture a revo lutionary new reardrive automo bile The company now is in the hands of federal trustees after re organization proceedings were filed Tucker appeared before Federal Judge Philip L Sullivan With him were Cerf Robert Pierce 50 former director and treasurer of the Tucker firm Fred Rockelman Chicago Tucker Corp sales di rector Mitchell Dulian 55 general sales manager and a director Otis Radford 45 Company Treasurer Cliff Noble former director of ad vertising Harold A Karsten 58 North Hollywood Cal formerly of Min neapolis was not in court but Sullivan was told that had made bond Tuckers attorney Frank J McAdams began reading a state ment from Tucker in court calling for an immediate trial Objections from Federal Attorney Otto Ker ner Jr cut it short and it was distributed to newsmen later This Paper Consists of Two Contact With Beran Is Broken for 4 Days See Threat of Staggered Coal Strikes White Sulphur Springs Vaf operators said Thurs day they believe John L Lewis may try to stagger strike action by his miners over the next 2 months if contract negotiations fail They said that by striking var ious segments of the industry at different times Lewis probably could forestall any government efforts to obtain a TaftHartley antistrike injunction against his United Mine Workers The operators agreed that a staggered walkout would make it difficult for the government to prove in court that the work stop page imperiled the national health and safety The present soft coal contract expires on June 30 But under the TaftHartley act a union must maintain the status quo for at least 60 days after giving notice of contract termination Says Women Should Form Own Party Des Moines Viv ian Kellems says should form a party and elect a woman presi dent of the United States The fiery woman industrialist from C6nnecticut in a luncheon address Wednesday also took a verbal slap at what she called Secretary of Agriculture Bran nans buylow and sellhigh farm plan She rapped both the democrats and the republicans for their 1946 campaign promises and declared Personally Im fed up with both parties You dear sweet men have been running both parties and if I may be perfectly honest you have made a mess of things Women she said hold the bal ance of power in poltics Whats wrong with a womans party she asked We cant do any worse than the men New Methodist Church Conference Is Set Up Cedar Rapids of the largest conferences in Methodism wasestablished with an impressive declaration of union service here Wednesday night Bishop Charles W Brashares Des Moines presided at the serv ice attended by about 900 dele gates to the Methodist uniting con ference A union of the northwestern anc Upper Iowa conferences resulted in the new North Iowa conference Those participating in the services included the Rev FrankC Bean and the Rev Harvey Nelson both of Sioux City and the Rev Wil liam Tompkins Spencer PRESENT SOUVENIRS Portsmouth Brig U S midshipmen Wednesday pre sented souvenirs and testimonials from the mayors of 4 American Portsmouths to Lard Mayor John Privett The midshipmen in cluded R L Ringhausen of Ports mouth Iowa AP Wlrcphoto STRIKE hold James Longon after an altercation Wednesday at one of the 3 National Carbon company plants in Niagara Falls N Y which have been un der strike by the CIO United Chemical Workers since May 8 Fortyseven arrests have been made for alleged acfs of violence stemming from the strike 41 of them since about 100 nonstrikers returned to work Monday CRASH is the path the American Air lines City of San Antonio followed in a crash landing near Memphis Wednesday injuring more than 30 It skidded acrossa field and a highway into a tree Speaks of Fiascos at Atomic Plant Washington A congres sional committee Thursday heard a scientists warning of fiascos at the Hanford plutonium plant and criticism of the atomic energy commission for lack of business sense The scientist was Dr C W J Wende former director of pile atomic furnace technology at Hanford who resigned last March 28 his position with General Elec tric company GE operates Han ford at Richland Wash His letter of resignation con taining the warnings was read to the joint senatehouse atomic committee Thursday by Senator Hickenlooper who has charged the AEC with incredibte mismanagement Putting aside earlier plans to discuss AEC operations at Los Alamos N Mex and Oak Ridge Tenn Hickenlooper turned to the Wende case He called Wende one of the most highly able scien tists in his line in the country He added that Wende now is re ported on a camping trip in the west and he had been unable to talk to him personally In his letter of resignation to Dr A B Greninger manager of the G E technical division at Hanford Wende recalled that many of his fears of the Hanford operation had been expressed in a letter of Aug 30 1948 He added At that time I feltthat a concerted tug at our boot straps might do some real good and asked to be put on a special as signment to develop a pile pro gram for Hanford in the hope that one nucleus might start a crystalization process which ulti mately would bring some sem blance of order into the amor phous complex of our relations with the commission This mission was abortive To Decide on 2nd Trolley Strike Des Moines Moines transit riders Thursday faced the threat of another period without street car and bus transportation In a radio address Wednesday night Max Putnam attorney for the Street Car Mens union said the unions executive board will meet Friday to decide whether to resume the strike called off June 13 The street car and bus oper ators struck June 11 to support a union demand for an investiga tion of the transit companys fi nancial affairs and a reduction in fares The company earlier had de nied a union request lor a 22cent hourly wage increase EXECUTIVE DIES Des Moines rank Ar thur Mallett 65 retired vice president of the Standard Chemi cal Co of Des Moines died in a hospital Wednesday Give Matusik Life Term for Murder Rock Island 111 7P A 4 year old technician Joseph Ma tusik Thursday was convicted of murdering his wife whom he thought was unfaithful and tried o trap by wiring their house for sound He was sentenced to life mprisonment A jury of 7 men and 5 women reported its finding in a sealec verdict which was opened Thurs day The jury reached its verdic late Wednesday night after delib erating more than 6 hours Circuit Judge A J Scheineman imposed sentence immediately 4The state charged Matusik in tentionally shot his wife Eva 40 March 7 because he thought sh was unfaithful He claimed her death vas an accident Arrest of Archbishop Is Expected Czech Prelate Held in SemiCaptivity in Prague Palace P r a u e Czechoslovakia atholic priests said Thursday lat Czechoslovakias communist overnment apparently has suc eeded in clamping a wall of si ence around Archbishop Josef eran The archbishop is in semicap ivity now in his palace in Prague The informants said all their con acts with him had been broken If since last weekend Vatican informants and informed iplomatic sources here expressed he belief Archbishop Beran might De formally arrested at any time The communist regime has accused him of antistate agitation He has esisted the campaign o bring the church under state ontrol and to crush the influence of the Vatican in Czechoslovakia The diplomatic sources said they hought it was only a question of ime until the communists be ieved they had built up their case against the archbishop sufficiently o bring it to a showdown According to the priests here he communists seem now to have sealed any loopholes through which the archbishop might smug le another pastoral letter of de fiance from his policeguarded palace Last weekend Archbishop Beran emerged from the palace anfl made 2 sermons in which he accused the government of trying to split the church and crush religious free dom He also was able recently to smuggle out to his priests a pas toral letter in which he pointed out there would be no comprom ise with the communists in the churchstate dispute The priests said they expected no more such letters since the po lice guard inside the palace has been increased The communistssponsored Cath olic Action society leadership de fied Vatican excommunication Wednesday night and accused Beran and his followers of anti state activity Okay Vaughans Argentine Medal Washington house sub committee Thursday voted to le Maj Gen Harry H Vaughan President Trumans military aide accept a medal from the Peron government of Argentina The action by an armed service subcommittee was a reversal o a previous decision The ensuing controversy was climaxed when President Truman at a public dinner stated that no S O B would dictate to him on men to be appointed to office Mr Truman did not use names bu Columnist Drew Pearson had criticized the award as coming from Dictator Juan Peron Pitchfork Champ Oregon UR Bill Daub Wednesday was richer and the unofficial pitchfork pitching champion of Ogle county Daub hurled a pitchfork javelin style about 100 feet andspearec a running red fox through the neck He collected a bounty Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and coole Thursday night and Friday Low Thursday night about 60 Hig Friday 75 Iowa Partly cloudy and siightl cooler Thursday night and Fri day Low Thursday night 65 northwest to 70 southeast Minnesota Partly cloudy and a little cooler south portion Thurs day night and Friday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Thurs day Maximum 80 Minimum 65 At 8 a m Thursday 72 Precipitation 21 YEAR AGO Maximum 78 Minimum 65 Little Praise for Party From Young GOP Salt Lake City na tions young republicans took a long look at their party Thursday and many decided they didnt like what they saw Delegates to the opening ses sion of the 3day young republi can national federation conven tion heaped almost as much criti cism on the GOPs actions of the last 17 years as was fired at the democratic administrations dur ing that time Indiana Legislator Philip H Willkie son of the late presiden tial candidate opened the sniping with a plea for a progressive party He was supported by Cal ifornia delegates The convention was expected to respond with a woothefarmer andlaborer program designed to knock the props out from under the democratic campaign in next years congressional elections In a speech before a precon vention conference of the western young GOP council Wednesday night Willkie plugged for a GOP labor wing organization as part of a bold deal program to recap ture lost strength among voter groups He criticized politics in his own Indiana legislature stating that neither the republicans nor demo crats offered a real political pro gram Both he said were caught in a squeeze between the pro grams of organized labor and business He urged the party to organize joint laborbusiness clubs to en courage harmony KIDNAPER DIES Jefferson City Mo McGee 44 serving a life sentence forjhe kidnaping in 1933 of Mary Mcjciiroy daughter of H F Mc Elroy city manager of Kansas City for ransom died Wednesday He had a heart ail ment FUNERAL FRIDAY Elkader will be held Friday afternoon for Mrs Lucy Prentice who died Wednesday at the age of 80 She was an extensive landowner and daughter of the late Judge Oliver W Crary V ;