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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 5, 1955, Mason City, Iowa HOME EDITION MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NtWIPAPIR THAT MAKCf ALt IOWANS NEI6HIO R S VOL LXI UmUti Prew FvUl LMM fevwi Cw MASOM CITY IOWA SATURDAY MARCH S 1955 Tbii Paper ComUU of Two OM m Senate Probing Stock Market Killings Shotgun Ends Life of Killer Big Manhunt in Wyoming GREEN RIVER Wyo W A officer defied threats to a hostag mother and two children to en killers 16hour crime spree with a charge from a sawedoff shotgur Friday night G Sherman special agen for the Union Pacific Railroad fired through a window of the em battled home to kill exconvic Melvin Henry Gray 27 Gray who earlier killed on man wounded three others and kidnaped a 17yearold youth took refuge in the home of Mrs Gu Kalivas after a running gunfigh through this town of It cli maxed one of the most intensive manhunts in Wyoming history Caught Attention While the desperado menaced Mrs Kalivas and two children one of a score of officers encircling the house called and distracted his attention Sherman seized the op portunity to sneak unseen to a fron window and fire The blast caught the killer in the chest He stumbled into an adjoining bedroom and officers found him dead seconds later One of Grays pursuers Deputy Sheriff Ed Phillips of nearby Kock Springs was in critical condition at a hospital there A bullet fired by Gray in a chase through Green Rivers railroad yards hit Phillips In the chest Frank Kulinski Kemmerer town marshal was wounded seriously after Gray disarmed him and two companions in the predawn hours Frontier 87 miles north west of here In that same fight Albert Maffei 35 Kemmerer ga rage owner was killed and Don Wagner 35 also of Kemmerer was wounded slightly Not Harmed A young Evanston service itation attendant held hostage in his car more than eight hours Rob ert Durrant was not harmed The daylong manhunt began when Kulinski and his companions gave chase to Grays car as they saw it leaving the scene of a re ported burglary They spotted the car at Frontier three miles north of Kemmerer but were taken by surprise when the gunman stepped from hiding He commanded them to drive north a short distance stopped the car and ordered the trio to dis mount Then without warning Gray shot Kulinski in the stomach Next he fired at Wagner the bullet grazing his cheek Maffei was struck by three bullets as he fled and fell dead Kulinski staggered three miles into town to report the shootings and other officers took up the chase Gray abandoned his get away car circled around his pur suers and seized young Durrant at Evanston 39 miles south of Kem merer Bought Clothei They drove without incident southeast to Manila Utah where Gray bought a suit of clothes Finding southbound roads there blocked by snow they returned to Green River and Gray abandoned the car and his hostage He ordered Durrant to drive west and dont The youth drove 22 miles to Little America where officers found him The search then converged on Green River Pete Thalas a rail road worker spotted the killer in the U P yards apparently plan ning to board a departing train i MOLTEN ROCK BOILS DOWN lava sets fire to brush upper in volcanic eruption raging on Hawaii with tons of fluid rock spreading in three direc tions as it flows down mountainside Lower Lava spouts a hundred feet into the air from a crevice in the earths surface Israel Faces Condemnation for Bloody Gaza Incident UNITED NATIONS he Security Council has et Israel know she faces strong ondemnation unless she can pro uce a better defense of her role n the bloody Gaza incident The 11nation council made this lear Friday as it held an ur ent session to consider Mondays rmed clash near Gaza Egypt that killed 39 Egyptians and 8 Is raelis All council members excep Russia which sat silent indicatei that on the basis of preliminary re ports they held Israel responsible The council agreed to a proposal to hold up further debate on the explosive issue until Maj Gen Edson L M Burns Nationalists May Be Ready to Quit Outposts on Matsu Top Military Talks Continue TAIPEI Formosa China and the United States ent on with top military talks Saturday amid intense speculation i the Chinese Press that the Nationalists might be quitting their atsu Island outposts There was no confirmation that Chiang would ave the Matsus 100 miles across the Formosa Strait from the north rn tip of this Nationalist tronghold but security considera ons might blank out any news i that score The Matsu Island group is only 0 miles off the Red China main nd A Red flotilla of 40 gunboats and rmed junks staged a brief attack gainst one of the smaller Matsu slands Friday There was no in ication it was anything more than hit and run raid But in Honolulu Secretary State Dulles said I am still oncerned about hostile intentions the Chinese Dulles is cnroute home after a hirlwind trip through southeast sia and Formosa In Taipei hursday he bluntly warned the eds they could not expect immu ty for their mainland bases if icy attacked Formosa Top level talks proceeded in Tai 12 Employes Held Up in Des Moines Market Theft DES MOINES tn Three gun men held up 12 employes of the Paul Farley supermarket late Fri day and escaped with several hun dred dollars from the cash regis ters and the employes billfolds Elmer Haines store manager taid the three men entered the market just before the midnight closing time The bandits found Haines in the back room and one of them pointed a gun at Haines This is a Hnincs said the man declared The man then ordered all the employes except two check girls to lie on the floor While one gunman forced the check girls to hand over money from the cash registers a second man went through the employes billfolds Haines said The third bandit kept watch over the whole operation Haines said the cash registers had contained several hundred dol lars but that an exact count would not be known until later School Board at Nevada Quits in Face of Petition NEVADA tflAll five members of the Nevada School Board re signed Saturday in the face of a petition being circulated calling for a school building plan they said they do not believe Lydia Ann McLaughlin one of two candidates in a regular elec tion scheduled for March 14 to fill two upcoming board vacancies said she would withdraw her name because she is in accord with the boards The five board members who re signed effective at noon Saturday are Merlon Coover president W E Horine Mort Cockshoot Oscar Hall and Sam Mcliosc The resigning board members have sponsored four unsuccessful attempts to put through a building program calling for the construction of a small elementary school near the center of town and a larger building on school district property at the east edge of The petition being circulated pro poses that a 22room building be built for the same amount of money at the central site SAY THAT AGAIN CAMDEN V Smith is watching his flock of 100 pullets with the small hope of find ing which one laid an egg eight inches long and eight inches in circumference truce chief in Palestine gets here to make a personal report on his investigation of the incident Then in a plea voiced through its president Selim Sarper of Tur key the council urged both sides to maintain tranquility and ab stain from the use of Egypt sought the urgent meet ing this week accusing Israel of violent and premeditated aggres sion against Egyptian forces in violation of the 1949 EgyptIsrael armistice agreement Israel quickly countered charg ng Egypt with continuous viola tions of the 1949 pact and vari ous council resolutions She re called armed attacks by Egypt and accused the Cairo government of refusing to negotiate a peace treaty In some 90 minutes 10 of the 11 council members spoke up to deplore the Gaza incident Many mplicitly blamed Israel Six of ered sympathy to Egypt on loss of life None did so to Israel James J Wadsworth of the Jnited States called the affair in defensible from any He said the United States opposed any policy of An Israel delegation spokesman in a statement later said the trong speeches prejudged the1 armistice commissions ultimate finding Reconvenes on Monday Big Task Ahead for Legislature By DWIGHT McCORMACK DES MOLNES li isnt exactly a picnic to which Iowa legislators will return Monday morning at the close of the usual 10day spring recess The first half of the 1955 session is over Theres much more left to do than has been accomplished State law says the only thing the lawmakers must do is provide funds for the operation of the state government in the biennium begin ning next July 1 But there are problems such as increasing taxes additional state aid to schools highway improvements safety leg islation and whether to legalize the sale of liquor by the drink and legalize union shops Undoubtedly thn legislators will decide all of them in some degree before adjourning finally If this session ends in the traditional 100 days it will close about April 28 Gov Leo A Hoegh has asked for a budget of about 146 million dol lars a year for the next two years That is an increase of about 23 million dollars over present annual expenditures He suggested sources for an additional 31 million dollars Administration Building to Be Appraised Initial Step in Sale of Property First step toward the sale of the School Administration Building was aken Friday afternoon by the Ma son City school board In answer to a realtors request tor a price on the property the Doard named R E Romey Willis Patton and Francis Beck Mason City realtors as an appraisa board The area involved would include all of the block except that part occupied by Music Hall the heat ing plant and Manual Arts Build ing The property is too valuable fo its present use and should be pu on the tax rolls board member suggested Asked for his opinion Supt Lawrence H Shepoiser mad the following suggestion If the central property coul bring in enough money to Cnanci building of eight classrooms on Washington School all children could be moved out of Lincoln School Administrative offices could be moved to Lincoln which is soorly located for an elementary school The board also voted to offer the Veterans of Foreign Wars approximately 8 acres of land Aest and south of the VFW Home Adjoining property has sold for an acre it was stated The board is seeking a school site to erve part of the Wilson area and o accommodate the expected popu ation growth south of Willowbrook Bids will be taken April 14 at 2 on the additions to Jefferson larding and Hoover schools The oard approved the plans and spec ifications submitted by the archi ect Dulles to Report on Far East Trip WASHINGTON f State John Foster Dulles will eport to the nation Tuesday night n his Far Eastern trip The State epartment said that Dulles who etums here Sunday will speak ver a nationwide radio and tele Lsion hookup at a time to be an ounced later in state revenue Property Tax If the legislators dont see to it that there is enough state income o pay the appropriations they ap prove the only recourse is a state property tax There hasnt been a state prop ANNASTRONG Reds Clear Writer on Spy Count MOSCOW Soviet gov ernment has exonerated Ameri can writer Anna Louise Strong of spy charges filed against her in 1949 The official Tass News Agency says she was framed by Lavrenty P Beria the Russian police boss wbo was executed in 1953 as a traitor A Tass announcement Friday night said an investigation had proved that the charges against cept to pay off bonds issued in connection with bonuses paid Iowa veterans of World War II Members of both the Republican majority and Democratic minority look upon a state property tax for anything else as political dyna Sales Tax Boost The Senate has passed and sen to the House a bill to increase the state sales tax to 3 per cent which would boost state revenue by 17 million dollars But the lawmakers still arent close to putting forward other ma or appropriation measures Sub committees are at work on a num er of them In various stages of considera tion are bills to extend the sales ax to certain services subject cig rets and beer to the sales tax nd apply the sales tax to many terns now exempt defended the Red cause in more than 25 of w i t h o u t Not Explained Miss Strong was arrested anc deported from the Soviet Union The action caused a sensation a the time and was never fully ex plained Even she never detailec what her difficulties were about The Tass statement said In February 1949 the Ameri can journalist A L Strong who was at that time in the U S S R was arrested by organs of the State Security of the U S S R on suspicion of espionage and 1st Atom Electric Power Ready Soon WASHINGTON The first tomicproduced electric power for ommercial use probably will be vailable by late summer or fall tomic energy commission officials aid Saturday They said the landbased copy f the atomic engine for the Sub larine Sea Wolf at West Milton will produce the power that be offered for sale An Atomic Energy Commission spokesman old a reporter he believed this undoubtedly will be the first com mercial electric power from a uclear sabotage against the Soviet Union and deported from the U S S R As a result of an investigation conducted by the procurators of fice of the U S S it has been established that the former leadership of the ministry of state security Beria presented the above charges against Madame Strong without grounds In view of this she is now ex onerated of these Very Glad In Los Angeles Miss Strong said she was delighted at the Russian announcement I am very glad they found out there was nothing against she said I always thought that some time they would get this cleared Miss Strong has lived in Los Angeles since her return to the United States She said she would go back to Russia If any news paper news agency or publishing house would like to send me to do a series of Sheffield School Merger Defeated SHEFFIELD The joint county 20 Cases Checked Closely Tips Linked to Winchell WASHINGTON inves tigators disclosed Saturday they are looking into about 20 instances in which big stock market killings may have been made through the spreading of tips and This word came from Chairman Fulbright DArk of the Senate Banking Committee following tes timony Friday that tips given by Walter Winchell on his television show have caused sharp market fluctuations The witness President Edward T McCormick of the American Stock Exchange said those who followed a tip from Winchell and bought shares of Amurex Oil in 1953 lost more thar two million dollars in less than an hour and a half Bull Market McCormick also told the com mittee which is studying the bull market on stock exchanges that peculators swamped his exchange vith orders for tock in Pante sec Oil a V e n e z u e laa firm following another W i n chell tip two months ago Again he said the tipfollow ers wound up money and would have lost much more WINCHELL if the exchange had not acted quickly to hold the price down Winchell a newspaper column ist and radio and TV commenta or said in New York no one has challenged the accuracy of his re port on the company and that some of the countrys more re sponsible newspapers have con firmed it Winchell said he himself has nev T had any direct or indirect in erest in stocks and added in a tatement A sound rule is investigate be ore you invest Dont buy any ling you arent prepared to hold or 20 years Thats why I buy S government bonds exclusive a Quick Money Fulbright told reporters the com mittee hopes to learn whether any ody made quick money by buying antepec stock before WinchelFs an 9 telecast and selling it the ext morning when the buying valanche pushed price up emporarily Asked whether he planned to call inchell as a witeess Fulbright aid not at But he said it was possible the ommcntator would be called if it should develop there was any con nection between him and those wbo profited from the record sale of shares of Pantepec stock McCormick testified there was unusual activity in the oil stock the week before Winchells tele cast He said sales jumped to 000 shares in that week from a previous weekly average of about The exchange president has giv en the committee the names of traders and their brokers who had board of education at Hampton dej3 part in the week cided that the election on consol idation of 15 school districts in the area Wednesday failed to carry While the measure carried in 12 LONESOME AND HUNGRY DALLAS R Police Friday identified an arrest case as a All About of the 15 districts the fact that Oncloncsome hun8r thiefHe was of the districts in which the voteiaccused of stealing a chicken a was favorable was isolated whcniPf of a small district voted to remain Dlack clos Tjout it was decided that the elec tion failed to carry The law states that all districts in the consolidated district shall be contiguous Hence the isolated district was counted with the dis tricts opposing the merger and the necessary 75 per cent of the districts was not obtained AP Wlrcphoto TWISTER Guy West Mitchellville resident listed his car as de molished after a tornado hit his community Friday night Seveial buildings also were destroyed The Weather SAME DATEW4W Mason City Fair cold Cold wave low of 0 fo 19 below Minnesota Very cold Globe Gazette jweather data up to 8 a m Satur day Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Irec YEAR AGO Maximum i Minimum ;