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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 25, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS HEiGHBORS HOME EDITION and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JUNE 25 1949 This Paper Consists of Two One No 22S AP Wirepholo DUPED WIDOW TALKS TO CAPTURED CON Reseda Corrigan sTyeav old widow talks at town hall police station in Chicago Friday night with Sigmund Z Engel internationally known confidence man who was captured by 2 policewomen in a Michigan Ave luggage shop Mrs Corrigan identified Engel as the man who dis appeared with her Her daughters Reseda standing left and Orpha Annette listen I Confidence Man Is Trapped by Intended Woman Victim Chicago Z Engel who for 50 years has vooed gullible widows and fleeced them of their fortunes vas tripped up by one of his intended victims Friday The dapper aged lothario whose suave talk and glib man ler earned him a reputation as an international confidence Refuses to Recognize Red Reg ime Vatican City informed Vatican source said Saturday Josef Cardinal Mindszentys successor in Hungary has refused to an nounce official recognition of the communistdominated Hungarian government The acting primate oC Hungary was identified by The Vatican source as Msgr Josef Grosz arch bishop of Kolocsa Grosz became acting head of the Hungarian bench of bishops after Cardinal Mindszenty was arrested The cardinal now is serving a life term in prison on charges of plotting against the state The Budapest government last Feb 22 published a letter it said Mindszenty had written to Grosz urging that the bishops try to reconcile the irch and the com munist government It also asked that Grosz try to visit the cardinal in prison The Vatican source said Grosz told Hungarian government au thorities oh behalf of the Catholic leadership that he would not comply with a request for recog nition because it might be con sidered approval of a political regime openly opposed to the Roman Catholic church Grosz insisted instead the source said that the governmen restore to the church all civf rights recently withdrawn by the state Woman Killed in 2Car Collision Leprand least one wo man was dead and 3 persons were reported injured in the collision of 2 automobiles south of here on highway 30 The accident occurred on a shar curve at the junction of 30 with state highway 146 No identifica tions of the persons involved o details of the accident were im mediately available One automobile carried a Flor ida license plate and the other c Wyoming license plate The Wy oming car was pulling a trailer 3Way Accident Fatal to Youth Central City accident involving a motorcycle a pickup truck and an automobile resulted in deatji Friday of a 21yearold Coggon youth The youth was Howard B Huey who highway patrolmen said was riding a motorcycle on highway 15 a half mile south of here when the accident occurred The patrolmen said the motor cycle struck the pickup truck as the truck started to turn off the highway and then bounced into the car which was coming along behind the pickup LUND RITES SUNDAY DCS Moines ser vices will be held Sunday morning and again in the afternoon for P L Lund 74 president of the Dan ish Old Peoples home Lund who died at his home Wednesday farmed for 60 years in Hampton prior to coming to Des Moines man was seized in a rap in a Michigan avenue Mrs Genevieve Parro 55 year ild widow led the 73 year old Sngel into the police net as they vent to the shop to buy luggage or a proposed holiday trip Mrs Parro became suspicious of the smooth talking who posed as Paul Marshall a vealthy Evanston ie started a whirlwind courtship vith her earlier this week She notified Policewoman Marion her sisterinlaw Police who had been searching for Engel for allegedly bilking another Chicago widow of earlier this month urged Mrs Darro to carry on her romance with Engel She agreed and con sented to a marriage propose by Engel whom police said has a police record in nearly every major city in the nation and many foreign countries Engel and Mrs Parro with 4 of her sons and their wives met at a night club Thursday night for a premarriage dinner En gel agreed to meet Mrs Parro at the Charles T Wilt luggage shop Friday and buy her some luggage Pose as Clerks Policewoman Hagen and other police officers were in the shop posing as sales clerks and cus tomers Detective Peter Harlib stepped up behind Engel and asked Lord Beaverbrook One of the 32 aliases police said he used Engel nattily attired in a gray flannel suit white shirt and pol ka dot tie turned and cooly eyed the detective Im Sherlock Holmes said Harlib Sorry retorted Engel dont believe weve met Taken to Station Engel taken to the town hall police station where he met Mrs Reseda Corrigan 39 year old Chicago widow who claims Engel earlier this month bilked ner of more than after pos ing as a Hollywood movie produc er and making lavish plans for their marriage Mrs Corrigan mother of 3 chil dren identified Engel and rushed at him with arms upraised as if about to strike him You dirty she screamed How could you do that to me She was restrained by police as Engel wiped his tanned per spiring face Mrs Corrigan had spent more than a week in New York in a fruitless search after receiving a telephone call from him on June 12 a week after he fled with her money Police and states attorneys of ficials said Engel in oral state ments admitted taking from Mrs Corrigan who had told police he had bilked her of 700 Engel police said promised to return her A warrant Storms Lash Parts of Iowa By The ASSOCIATED PKESS The weather threw some hare punches at several points in low Friday night Heavy rain lightning and strong winds were widespread At Mystic near Centerville a flash flood occurred when Walnut Creek overflowed sending about a foot of water into the streets The flood forced evacuation of Mr and Mrs Mumford Frost from their home The Rock Island railroads west bound Rocky Mountain rocket was delayed an hour and a half in Des Moines because of high water covering the tracks at Casey 52 miles west of Des Moines Heavy winds uprooted many trees and took the roof off a garage at Van Meter 20 miles southwest of Des Moines Weather Observer Boyd Landers said 160 inches of rain fell there in about an hour Winds estimated at 50 miles an hour flattened crops around Iowa City and knocked out about 160 rural and city telephone circuits The Northwestern Bell Tele phone Co reported about 85 other telephone circuits were knocked out in central Iowa and 75 in Des Moines In Des Moines assistant Super intendent D F Allen of the dis tribution department of the Iowa Power and Light Co said numer ous electric wires were down fol lowing 2 heavy showers The firs shower was accompanied by high winds and hail At Waukon in the extreme northeast corner of the state 142 inches of rain fell accompanied bj heavy winds which damagec crops Estherville reported 15 inches of rain Will Fight Nomination of Switzer Gillette Asks Right to Testify Against Judge Appointment Washington Gil ette DIowa announced Satur day he will fight President Tru mans iiomination of Carroll O Switzer as a federal judge in outhern Iowa Switzer was defeated as the democratic nominee ior governor of Iowa in the last election His se ection for the judgeship by Presi dent Truman drew a previous public protest by Senator Gillette Saturday Gillette made public a etter to Chairman McCarran D Nev of the senate judiciary ommittee announcing Opposes Confirmation I am opposed to the confirma tion of Mr Switzer for this ap pointment The judiciary committee must 3ass upon the nomination before it can go to the senate for action and illette asked the right to testify against the appointment A bitter democratic party battle is in sight if the administration presses the Switzer appointment for confirmation Recommended Riley Gillette had recommended Wil liam F Riley of Des Moiiies or Ed Halbach of Clinton as his first and 2nd choices for the judgeship He said he did this after polling choices of county bar associations and democratic state committee1 members Notwithstandingthe painstaking effort I made to endorse the best nominee from a list of worthy and capable men my recommendations were disregarded Gillette said in a statement Saturday Notwithstanding the fact that I informed the department of just ice and others interested that I would deeply resent attempts to epudiate my wishes and efforts hese efforts were completely ig aored and the name of Mr Switzer vas sent to the senate as a nominee vithout even the courtesy of in ormingme of the fact or of the ntention so to do Reject Demands to Halt AEC Inquiries NAMED AMBASSADOR Washington The senate Friday confirmed the appointmen of Christian M Ravndal as ambas saclor to Uruguay Ravndal merly was of Decorah Iowa for Plan Funeral for Long Lost Red Oak Man Red Oak services were scheduled here Saturday for James H Pete Cooper 63 The former Red Oak resident died Thursday in a Mitchell S Dak tospital after a heart He was once declared legally dead several years ago Cooper disappeared from Red Oak in 1912 He was not seen again until last May when his brotherinlaw Zeph Morgan for mer Montgomery county sheriff accidentally learned who he was while in a trip in South Dakota While talking with a stranger at a public drinking fountain in Woonsocket S Dak Morgan dis covered as the conversation pro gressed that he was talking with his longmissing brotherinlaw Cooper who had been residing in Woonsocket for 36 years had been declared legally dead several years ago in order to settle an estate Officers of 103rd Div Meet Here To Make Plans for 2Week Encampment at Camp McCoy Wis Nearly 100 officers from 4 states arrived here Saturday morning as headquarters for the 103d infantry division was switched for the weekend from a barracks building at Fort Des Moines to the Hotel Hanford Purpose of the gathering is a conference program of the re serve division commanded by Maj Gen Hanford MacNider to shape up final plans and prepa rations for the 2week encamp ment of the 103d at Camp McCoy Wis starting the 21st of August The cactus patch division made up of personnel from Iowa Minnesota and the 2 Dakotas trained last summer at Fort Riley and had a similar preliminary conference of its staff officers in Mason City about this time a year ago Olmsted in Charge Officers being ordered here by 5th Army headquarters for the conference are mostly in com mand of various units of the di vision and training discussions here are under direction of Brig Gen George Olmsted Des Mbines assistant commander of the out fit Presiding over the program which got underway at the Han ford Hotel Saturday noon andwas to continue through Sunday is Col Harold Pride of Ames chief of staff i Senior army instructors AP FLORIDA GOVERNOR AND FIANCEE GET LICENSE Fuller Warren of Florida and his fiancee Barbara Manning Los Angeles socialite are all smiles as they ob tain their marriage license in Los Angeles Friday They will be wed Sunday afternoon Sports Bulletin Brooklyn 17 Pittsburgh 10 Boston 13 SI Louis 2 re sponsible for all reserve training affairs under the Department of Army who are here include Col Roland S Henderson Des Moines Col S E Iverson Fargo N Dak Col E P Beyers of Des Moines and Col James P Jacobs Sioux Falls S Dak Represents Chamberlain Representing Commanding General Chamberlain for 5th Ar my headquarters is Col M W Kynett in charge of reserve af fairs Ten officers of the 5010th logis tical division Des Moines who head up the logistics operations for the 103d at Camp McCoy are also attending the conference this year Commanding officer of the unit is Col M H Harvey Col R R Tourtillott com mander of the Minnesota military district and coordinator for all summer camp operations at Mc Coy for 5th Army is also on the local program Nearly 40 wives accompanied officers here The officers and wives were to be dinner guests of Waives Preliminary Hearing on Morrison Murder Charge Morrison J Buddy Beckwith 27 a factory worker held in jail Saturday on an open charge of murder in connection with the mutilation slaying of a pretty young mother Beckwith whom police said had admitted slaying Mrs Irma Jean Stahlhut after she resisted his advances waived preliminary hearing on the charge in justice of peace court and was bound over to district court The open charge of murder which does not specify first or 2nd degree murder manslaughter was filed by Sheriff John A Meyer of Grundy county Meyer said the knife which Beckwith said he stabbed and slashed Mrs Stahlhut 22 Wednes day night was found Friday in some weeds alongside the Rock Island railroad tracks near Mor Investigation Is Necessary Sessions Closed While Hickenlooper Returns to Iowa Washington Mc Mahon DCohn of the senate house atomic committee has turned thumbs down on a demand by Rep Price DI11 that the con gressional investigation of tha atomic energy commission be halted Senator Hickenlooper RIowa has chavged incredible misman agement of the commission This set in motion an inquiry that enters its 5th week Tuesday No hearings is scheduled Monday be cause Hickenlooper will be in Iowa to attend a republican meeting Price a member of the com mittee charged in a statement Friday that the investigation has taken up the time of almost every top official in the commission and up to now it may well be that this investigation has done more harm than good He asked for a halt Spurns Halt McMahon replied that he had stated the American people were entitled to a full and fair presenta tion of the evidence on which Sen ator Hickenlooper based his charges and that the commission was entitled to an equal oppor tunity to reply He added When we finish our which I hope will be as speedily as joint committee must render itsfindings and its report I can see no other satis factory procedure Hickenlooper told reporters that apparently the investigation is producing some results that are making some people uneasy General and Mrs MacNider Indianhead Saturday evening at BUS OVERTURNS Essex Md UR Baltimore county police reported that a Greyhound bus enroute from New York to Washington over turned near here Friday and that more than 34 persons were hos pitalized There was no report of any fatalities Education Board Okays 6 Budgets Iowa City its last meeting of the fiscal year the state board of education Friday approved the proposed 194950 general operating budgets of 6 in stitutions under its control The state legislature approved total funds of for board year institutions earlier this Secretary David A Dancer Des Moines said representatives of all institutions appeared before the board in a 2day session which ended here Friday afternoon The board also approved fac ulty appointments and accepted resignations These changes will be announced by heads of educa tional institutions Dancer said rison State Agent Max Studer said Beckwith had admitted in a signed statement that he slew Mrs Stahl hut mother of a 13 month old son with a paring knife in the walkin refrigerator of the tavern she and her husband operated Studer said Beckwith told him he had been crazy for Mrs Stahlhut for a long time and had planned to sexually attack her for some time Mrs Stahlhut was found with both breasts cut off the body her throat cut and her body cut open down the middle Her body was found by her husband Harvey early Thursday morning from D Price got some support Rep Henry M Jackson Jackson repeated to news men an earlier charge that the hearing is a carnival of confu sion Charges Ridiculous The accusations are ridiculous he declared There is not a scin tilla of evidence to prove incred ible mismanagement But like McMahon he said tha commission must be given a chance to reply Senator Knowland RCal agreed Knowland said he thought the investigation had produced results in making the AEC more security conscious and had brought to the attention of the commission ers matters which they hadnt known about charging Engel with operating a confidence game signed earlier by Mrs Corrigan was served on Engel Bond on the warrant was set at means M 24 himrs Waverly Man Dies of Crash Injuries Waverly Reed 70 of Waverly died Thursday night as the result of injuries suf fered in an automobile accident Wednesday on highway 3 two miles east of here Deputy Sheriff F F McAlpine said Reed apparently went to while driving and his car left the r o a d rolled 130 feet crashed through 2 fences and broke off a cross bar on a tele phone pole in a deep ditch BOARD OF EDUCATION last meeting of the fiscal year for the state board of education was held in Iowa City Thursday in the Old Capitol building Board members present were left to Roy Louden Fair field Lester Gillette Fostoria Mrs Hiram C Houghton Red Oak Henry Shull Sioux City W S Rupe Ames AP Wirephoto Mrs George Kyseth Clarion W Earl Hall Mason City and H M Carpenter Monticello This is the last board meeting for Mr Gillette and Mr Hall Mr Gillette has served 6 years and Mr Hall is concluding 12 years of serv ice on the board BULLETIN Berlin western al lies ordered 14000 striking Ber lin railway workers Saturday night to get back on the job by Tuesday or forfeit their unem ployment relief They also prom ised full pay to the strikers In west marks one of the strikers basic demands Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy Sat urday night and Sunday with local thundershowers Saturday night Cooler Sunday Low tonight 60 to 65 78 to 82 High Sunday Iowa Occasional showers or thun derstorms Saturday night and east portion Sunday Cooler west portion Sunday Low Saturday night 6873 Minnesota Thundershowers Sat urday night Cooler west and north portions Saturday night Sunday partly cloudy and cooler IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Satur day Maximum 83 Minimum 63 At B a m Saturday 67 Precipitation 89 YEAR AGO Maximum 83 Minimum 58 Will Resume Bys Strike Wednesday DCS Moines fP The Des Moines streetcar union plans to re sume its strike at midnight Tues day but this time a union spokes man says the union will provide free rides for bus patrons Max Putnam attorney for local 441 of the Amalgamated Associa tion of Street Electric Railway and Motor Coach Employes announced resumption of the strike in a radio address Friday night President C W Gifford of the Des Moines Railway company termed the proposed strike re sumption a result of the personal ambitions of one man to become the power in labor in Des Moines Gifford said he was referring to Putnam Putnam said striking bus oper ators and maintenance workers who own cars will give free rides to persons who want them The striking workers will follow reg ular bus routes in their automo biles and provide rides at their own expense he said This is our answer to the pray ers of any cab company for bigger and better streetcar strikes Put man declared 6 Cars of C G W Freight Are Derailed Oelwein UR Chicago and Great Western railroad officials reported Saturday they had dis patched a relief steam crane to Stockton 111 where 6 cars of a freight train were derailed They said no one was injured in the accident and that the de railment was caused when a brake beam dropped from one car and caught in a switch ;