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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 29, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME ess Full Lease Wires Associated Press and United Pr MASON CITY GLOBE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANJ GAZETTE HOME NEIGHBORS Five Cents a Copy rrmr MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JUNE 29 1949 FEDERAL JURY WILL DECIDEJudith pensive moodoutside the courtroom where she heard the government Tuesday describe her as a clever Russian agent and her own attorney picture her as the victim of a Irameup Both the prosecution and the defense made their final pleas and the case goes to the jury Wednesday The 28 year old exgovernment girl is charged with espionage Judith Espionage Case Put in Hands of Jury Washington The Judith Coplon espionage case went to a federal court jury Wednesday The jury retired to decide the fate of the former justice depart ment worker after listening to instructions by Federal Judge Al bert L Reeves on points of law The judge spoke for 25 minutes repeatedly stressing that the de fendants intent was a major point for the jurys consideration Before the judge began speak ing Defense Attorney Archibald Palmer demanded that he declare a mistrial Clever Spy Palmers move was based in part on the closing argument of Prosecutor John M Kelley Jr who described Miss Coplon as a clever spy in Russias behalf Palmer argued that Kelleys ap peal was based on passion and prejudice I deny the motion Judge Reeves said when Palmer finished As soon as the jury filed out to begin deliberations Palmer jumped to his feet again to com plain about the judges instruc tions He centered on the judges reference to Miss Coplons meet ings in New York with Valentine A Gubitchev as clandestine The defense lawyer also objected to many other things the judge told the jury Must Accept Law Judge Reeves began by telling the 8 men and 4 women 6 Ne groes and 6 white that they must accept the law as he declares it but that the jurors are the sole judges of the facts Ten minutes after the jurors received the case Judge Reeves called them back into the court room to modify his reference to the New York meetings He told the jurors that there was nothing clandenstine or se cret about the meeting of Miss Coplon and Gubitchev Jan 14 He did not however extend this to 2 other meetings Feb 18 and March 4 Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy warm and humid through Thursday Showers late Wednesday night and Thursday forenoon High Thursday near 90 Low Wednes day night about 65 Iowa Partly cloudy Wednesday night and Thursday with scat tered thundershowers Wednes day night and Thursday morn ing and again late Thursday aft ernoon or evening Low Wed nesday night 6874 Minnesota Partly cloudy scatter ed thundershowers Wednesday night and early Thursday Warmer central and east por tions Wednesday night Cooler extreme west Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather for the 14 hours ending at 8 a m Wed nesday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Wednesday At 2 pm Wednesday 84 62 73 85 AGO Maximum Minimum 76 57 Baby Holds Own Against Blue Tinge Lake Wales Fla dayold Nola Frances Land was holding her against the own Wednesday tinge illness which brought death to 4 other infants in the Lake Wales hos pital nursery State Attorney W W Woolfolk was expected to complete Wed nesday his investigation of the strange attacks which caused a bluish skin discoloration to come and go The discoloration first appeared June 21 a few hours after the hospital used a batch of diapers stamped with marking ink con taining an aniline were used only on dye They 5 Nola Frances and the 4 who died An official report by Wool folks office Tuesday said 2 pe diatricians had diagnosed the illness as resulting from the di aper dye Whites and Negroes in Swimming Pool Fighf Washington ff One white man anda Negro youth were re ported injured slightly Tuesday in a series of fights around the Ana costia park swimming pool More than 20 policemen an swered a trouble call from the park Fighting apparently began when with about 100 white pa trons and 20 Negroes in the vicin ity of the pool one youth jostled another AFL Asking for Death of Labor Bill Means Abandonment of Attempts for TaftHartley Repeal Washington ff The AFL asked Wednesday that the senate kill the administrations labor bill now amended to embrace the Taft Hartley laws injunction powers The move meant abandoning for this session of congress the labor Truman democrats drive to re peal the TH law AFL President William Green wrote Senator Lucas of Illinois the democratic leader that the ac tion of the senate in adding na tional emergency injunction au thority to that bill makes it ab solutely unacceptable Stunned by Action CIO officials stunned by Tues days senate action already had resigned themselves to keeping the TaftHartley act for 2 more years Arthur Goldberg CIO general counsel told a reporter we might as well face the fact that we have the TaftHartley act until after the 1950 elections Green said a meeting of AFL union representatives Wednesday morning unanimously approved a move by Lucas to bring a speedy end to the senate labor debate Useless Amendments We feel that amendments de signed to make the Taft bill more palatable would be useless and a waste of time Green wrote Lucas He said he hoped the senate would go ahead and vote on other proposals by Senator Taft R Ohio and then defeat the bill Taft put through the national emergency injunctions feature by a 5040 vote Tuesday This Paper Consists ol Two One No 125 Spray Plane Pilot Dies in Accident at Nora Springs Life a Continual Romance With the Law for This Man Marshall Huff alias Eugene Hall alias Rick Brady 45 has been captured in Estoncia N Mex after a stormy period with the law which began in Mason City Feb 22 Arrested here under the name of Hall he was extradited to Oregon on forgery charges With the aid of 2 friends he escaped jail at Corvallis Ore A former resident of Minne apolis Huff has served time in other states according to his wife who lives in the Twin Cities Mason City police arrested him here for investigation after an altercation in a local tavern where he was attempting to cash a check A subsequent investiga tion with the FBI revealed a war rant was held for his arrest in Oregon Sheriff Elzie Brown at Es toncia said Huff has tried to es cape at Estoncia and is under heavy guard Held for Illegal Firecracker Sale Cedar Rapids w o men faced charges of illegal sale of fireworks Wednesday after a 000 blaze at the Steel Products company Tommy Hill 30 and L L Har ris 40 were arrested Tuesday and held under bond on the fireworks sales charge Au thorities said after investigation of the blaze at the plant Monday night that it possibly was caused when boys threw firecrackers into a paint shop exhaust pipe DEATH above are the skeletonized re mains of the Piper Cub plane in which Andrew Paul Grei ner 28 of Chillicothe 111 plunged to his death Wednes day morning which the craft nosed to earth while engaged GlobeGazette Photo in corn borer spraying Greiners plane struck a power line at the end of the field he was spraying and dived into a field on the opposite side of a country road where it was Mrs Hiss in Denial She Typed Papers New York Alger Hiss denied on the witness stand Wednesday that she typed copies of secret state department docu ments for dejiyei7tpW4HttaJjer Chambers courier for a soviet spy ring Speaking in a low firm voice Mrs Hiss said she never had given any of the government documents in evidence in her husbands fed eral court perjury trial to Cham bers and never had seen her hus band do so Chambers charged that Hiss furnished him copies summaries and paraphrases of state depart ment secret documents in whole sale fashion in 193738 while Hiss was a high state department of ficial Chambers testified that Mrs Hiss typed copies of the doc uments during the evening so her husband could return the originals to state department files the next morning Mrs Hiss wearing a green summer dress white gloves a white Panama hat and white beads was prim and composed She had been called late Tuesday as the 24th defense witness SAW FIGHT Des Moines 27yearold Des Moines Negro has admitted using part of the money received from 19 forged checks to see the WalcottC h a r 1 e s heavyweight championship bout in Chicago Detective Chief Paul Castelline said Tuesday He said George Webster had signed a statement admitting he cashed 19 forged checks totaling AP Wlrephoto CLOUDBURST FLOODS CITY in kneedeep water after a cloud burst turned streets into rivers these 3 Council Bluffs girls wait for help to get their car out of a city intersection Unofficial readings showed as much as 4 inches of rain in the OmahaCouncil Bluffs area in a 2 hour period Monday night Public Housing Section Is Knocked Out of Demos Bill Washington whole public housing section was knocked out of the administrations vast housing bill to a later vote With the aid of some southern democrats republicans mustered a 168 to 165 vote to knock out on the house floor a provision for 810000 public housing units to be financed of The rallying cry of the oppon ents of the provision was social ism The action could be reversed later But even so it was a tre mendous blow to the bill which has been the center of a tough fight all week long Rep Reece RKans offered the amendment to strip the bill of the public housing section On a standing vote his proposal was barely shy of approval It got 135 votes and a count of the opposi tion showed 136 Then members paraded down the middle aisle to be counted on a teller ballot That changed the result by a 3vote margin The GOP maneuver showed surprising strength A previous republican effort merely to cut down the size of the housing pro gram had failed by a sizeable score Before the public housing pro vision was voted down the bill al ready had been cut down to sen ate 1050000 to 810000 units and from to Warns Against Flogging Probe Washington UR A Birming ham reporter Wednesday warned a congressional committee against digging up details of violence in Alabama that might upset local efforts to prosecute hooded mob sters Clancy E Lake city hall re porter for the Birmingham News told a house judiciary subcommit tee There are a lot of things which would be harmful if they are brought out in this hearing while a county grand jury is working I can guarantee you there will be a lot of indictments in the cases The subcommittee is investigat ing the incidents as part of its study of civil rights legislation Lake testified after Clarke Stallworth 23 reporter for the ScrippsHoward Birmingham Post described how he himself was beaten while seeking evidence of beatings fay hooded terrorists in Alabama Stallworth identified his attack ers as Roscoe Fowler a 250 pounder and Glen Godfrey He said they attacked him in the rear of Godfreys store at Sumiton Ala TO DETASSEL CORN Des Moines service officials say 1600 boys and girls of high school age have registered here for jobs detassel ing hybrid seed corn fields LANDS BURNING PLANE Frankfurt Germany A L Wallace Lime Springs Iowa landed a burning B17 bomber Tuesday after 4 Ameri can fliers had bailed out of the ship Nobody was seriously hurt i 6 Killed in Iowa Traffic Accidents By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Six auto accident deaths 2 of which involved collisions of cars with North Western railroad streamliners sent Iowas 1949 motor vehicle Wednesday death toll to 236 At Stanwood Elmer E Coppess about 55 of Onslow was killed outright when his truck was struck by the City of Portland Wednesday morning At Fort Dodge Joseph Gunder son 38 of Bradgate died in a hospital of injuries suffered when his car went out of control on loose gravel Tuesday night Near Luverne O S Lund 61 Luverne railroad section foreman suffered fatal injuries when the car driven by his wife collided with another car at a highway intersection Tuesday night There also were 3 other traffic fatalities Tuesday At Grand Junction H D John son about 20 of Paton was killed in a cartrain crash at a cross ing The farm hands car was in volved in a collision with a west bound Chicago and North West ern streamliner Henry Wieck 60 of burned to death when Merrill his car went out of control and into a ditch southwest of Merrill The car burned Wiecks body was not found in the car until the flames were extinguished by the fire de partment called from Le Mars Marion Baltimore 37 of Eddy vine was killed in a cartruck collision on highway 92 near Washington Baltimore was rid ing in the car 3 Cars Derailed None Badly Hurt Atlanta passenger coaches and 2 other cars of the Kansas CityF 1 o r i d a Special Southern railroad train derailed near Eastman Ga Wednesday Three crewmen were injured The chief dispatchers office here said reports indicated none of the passengers apparently was hurt seriously The 10car train enroute from Kansas City to Jacksonville de railed at Godwinsville near East man at a m Eastman is about 60 miles south of Macon in south Georgia UNPLEASANT NAME Los Anreles Mos kow 42 told a court he suffered great mental anguish due to people making up jokes about his name and the Russian capital He asked permission Wednesday to change it to Moss Wants Check of Spending Cut Claims Washington Hick enlooper R Iowa demanded Wednesday that the senatehouse atomic committee check behind closed doors on claims by the atomic energy commission that il has made cuts in both costs and number of workers at Oak Ridge Tenn I dislike to have a selfserv ing declaration of great reductions made without having data upon which the reductions are based Hickenlooper The Iowa said senator who has charged the commission with in credible mismanagement referred to a statement issued by the AEG Tuesday He demanded the closed session at a committee hearing on his charges Richard W Cook acting AEC manager at Oak Ridge and Walter J Williams AEC production man ager strongly defended the state ment Senator Wherry RNebr said earlier the atomic energy com mission is not a holier than thou agency and its funds should be cut U S Refuses Recognition of Blockade Washington United States Wednesday refused to rec ognize as legal a Chinese govern ment order closing ports in Chi nese communist hands The state department an nounced a note to the govern ment at Canton declaring that this country cannot admit the legal ity of barriers against shipping into the communist ports unJess the Chinese government declares and maintains an effective block ade Secretary of State Acheson told a news conference that there are many historical precedents for the American position He described it as reserving the rights of American citizens in the Chinese situation The British government Ache son said has taken a somewhat more extreme position than that of the United States Acheson explained the legal position in this manner If a blockade is declared and maintained any American citizen who tries to break it and suffers losses has no appeal If there is no legal blockade however and a citizen suffers losses then he has an appeal to his government SAME Mar M Steidl Farm Is Scene of Fatal Crash Airman by Company in Peoria Illinois Andrew Paul Greiner of Chillicothe 111 plumetted to his death at approximately a m Wednesdaywhen the Piper Cub plane he was employing for aerial corn borer spraying plunged to earth and burned in a corn field on the farm operated by Vern Steidl 2 miles north of here According to eye witnesses Greiriers plane failed to sur mount a power line located at the north extremity of the field he was spraying at the time of the tragedy His motor apparent ly misfired several times as he accelerated to avoid the wire which he struck sheared and car ried into a corn field on the op posite side of a country road where the plane nosed earth ward Henry Steidl owner of the farm operated by his son said the pilot was apparently killed almost instantaneously after the craft smashed into the field Flames Cover Craft The plane was completely en veloped with flames immediately after the crash and the rescue attempts of the victims fellow workers were futile The Nora Springs fire depart ment was called to the scene of the tragedy but Greiner who was an experienced pilot and holder of a C A A pilot in structors license rating was dead upon its arrival His body was taken to the Sheckler funeral home here and a funeral director from Chilli cothe is expected to arrive late Wednesday to convey the body home Had Infant Son Information received from Greiners home reveals that he is survived by a wife and 4 month old son This is the 2nd mishap involv ing a corn borer spraying aircraft in the North Iowa area within a week Gerald Blackman 28 of near Clarion avoided serious in jury last Saturday when the plane he was piloting struck a tree In Des Moines State Aeronau tics Commission Director Norbert Locke said Greiner was employed by the Rohn Aerial Spray Serv ice of PeoriaIII To Investigate Cause of Air Spray Crashes DCS Moines aerial crop spraying of them Iowa in the last 2 weeks have caused the state aeronautics commission to make a study of possible preventive measures We are making a study to de termine whether for aerial safety we can restrict sprayers loads Norbert Locke commission direc tor explained He added We want to determine what our rulemaking powers may be in such cases Primarily Locke continued the only jurisdiction the commission has over aviation in Iowa is over registration of pilots licenses and aircraft All of the pilots and planes involved jn the half dozen serious mishaps so far this year were registered with the commis sion Every one of the accidents could have been avoided by bet ter judgment at the time for the mishap Locke said But there is so much to watch and the planes must be so close to the pilot has to fly heads up all the time Many pilots are not exper ienced in low flying such as has to be done in aerial spraying Arid the hazards are greater in low flying Locke said a number of out of state companies have planes and pilots in Iowa doing spraying work now particularly anticorn borer spraying However only one outstate firm was involved in the 6 serious accidents 7TK DAY IN JADL Des Moines JFord 24 Des Moines who has refused to disclose the name of the woman who was with him June 19 when he was shot in the hip was spending his 7th day fin jail Wednesday Hewas held in con tempt of court last week tor ha refusal to name the woman ;