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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 13, 1951, Mason City, Iowa North lowoi Doily Newspoper Edited lor MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TNI MIWSPAMt THATMAKIS ALL NORTH 10 WANS N 11 G H 0 I Home Edition VOL LV1I Associated Press and United Frees Full Lease Wir MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MAKCH 13 This Consists ol Two One North Iowa Roads Worse Than Monday Predictions from the weather man that the worst snow storm in recent years was about over were of little comfort to North lowans Tuesday Roads throughout the area were in worse condition than on Monday and weary householders continued to peck away at sidewalks as dwindling snow brought some signs of re lief But Raymond Zack Mason City district engineer of the state highway commission said all North Iowa highways running east and west would be closed Tuesdayafternoon He described northsouth roads as openbut with oneway traffic in many spots 4th Day of Storm Tuesday was the 4th day of a gtorm that has dumped more than two feet of new snowon parts of Iowa closed hundreds of schools blocked roads and forced post ponement of many events Rural roads in Cerro Gordo county were closed and R E Robertson county engineer said the plows would not be sent out until the wind goes down The state highway patrolre ported all roads in Floyd county were closed and no plows were out in that area Highway 106 be tween Mason City and Clear Lake was closed as was highway 18 east and west of Mason City Highway 20 was blocked east and west of Waterloo Highway 3 also was blocked east and west of Hampton The junctions of highway 65 and 20 were snowed under in all directions and no plows were operating in the area Buses Run Late The Jefferson bus lines at Mason City reported buses were running one to two hours late Drivers re ported highway 65 badly drifted wherever it turns east and west At least two lowans diedof heart attacks while shoveling snow They were H N Watkins 66 Grundy Center and Floyd Wiley 51 Albion The search was resumed Tues day for Roy Williams 64 Ack worth last seen when he left for his farm Sunday to do some chores About 200 searchers often plodding through kneedeepssnow failed to find a day A plow cleared ihe road for an ambulance that carried 8 year old Norma Morrison from her home at Lone Tree 26 miles to a hospital at Iowa City for a transfusion More than 600 Iowa highway commission crew members worked all day Monday and the night trying to open main high ways They resumed their work early Tuesday morning But east west winds up to 35 miles an hour drifted in roads and highways al most as soon as they cleared Schools Closed There were 83 North Iowa schools closed more than on Monday These included Northwood Marble Rock Rock ford Little Cedar Garner Woden Buffalo Center Mitchell Ventura Thompson Dumont Hanlontown Orchard Crystal Lake Belmond Plymouth Titonka Swaledale Meservey Scarville Joice Floyd Kudd Kensett Thornton Frank lin Consolidated Bolan Sheffield Rock Falls Hayfield Chapin Nora Springs Greene Elma Riceville Grafton Ledyard St Ansgar Rockwell Sacred Heart at Rockwell St Patricks at Dougherty Hansell Rake Nashua Mclntyre Carpenter Alexander Kanawha Fertile Sacred Heart of ManlyLakota Lake Mills For est City Leland St Josephs of Mason City Storm Hits Tennessee The snow belt Tuesday extend ed from Lake Superior across Wis consin southern Minnesota and Iowa southward into Arkansas and the northern sections of Missis sippi and Alabama Rain fell from Georgia and South Carolina north ward into Ohio and Northern In diana A blinding snow storm struck over the western twothirds of Tennessee Monday night The snow covered new gardens and earlybuddingvegetation The fall at Nashville measured 3 inches and there was more than one inch Bowling Green Ky Sleet storms knocked out power lines in parts of Illinois northern Missouri and Iowa Only North Dakota reported subzero temperatures Tuesday But it was on the cold side over most of the storm area Readings dropped to freezing over parts of Alabama Mississippi Louisiana Arkansas and Tennes see Monday night Itwas 37 in New Orleans early Tuesday com parcd to a highof 68 Monday Mrs Swanson Benson Voted to School Board Take Office Next Monday Evening Two new members of the Mason City school board Leo H Benson and Mrs LW Swanson will take office next Monday evening at the regular monthly meeting They were elected Monday in the 6way racefor the two direc torships now heldby R F Clough and Jay E Decker There were 1898 votes cast despite the in IAME DATE II means no traffli death lit W SWANSON clementweather and the fact that all 4 voting places were located in the downtown area requiring con siderable travel by the voters The vote By candidateswas as follows Benson 973 Mrs Swanson 958James Griebling 782 Clough 577 Decker 289 and Butler 117 Benson is manager of State Brand Creameries Inc North Iowa and southern Minnesota but ter marketing cooperative Mrs Swanson before her marriage to a MasonCity physician was a trained dietician for 6 years in an Albany N Y hospital arid for years was an instructor in the University hospitals Iowa City Both have children in the public schools 1st 389 Sim 271 JI31 174 4T 31427M231 184 1M 4th205 198 138 37 TOTALS LEO H BENSON TAKES POSSESSION Iowa Falls H Wag ner of Clear Lake Monday was given possession the Ariing hotel here which he purchased frorh Mr and Mrs C W Hensing and Mr and Mrs Russell Arthur AP Wirephoto ADONIS APPEARS FOR CRIME Joe Adonis right is the magnet for the lenses of pho tographers as he arrives at federal courthouse in New York Monday to appear before the Kefauver committee investigating crime Adonis appeared with a prepared statement for the senate crime probers in which he said he was not going to testify against himself in any re spect Senate Seeks Grounds to Deport Costello New York Costello reputed underworld boss confronted with a threat of deportation steps balked Tuesday at telling senate crime probers the extent of his wealth He said such information might incriminate him The dapper gambler his composure shaken by several hours of questioning about his prohibitionera bootleg ging said he previously had planned fullfinancial data But the senate investigating he claimed has treat ed him unfairly by branding him the czar of a national crime syn dicate He heatedly challenged the committee to prove its charge or quit attacking him Asks for Evidence Hedemanded to be shown the evidence behind what he termed the fantastically untrue stories and to be given a chance to make proper reply I am begging you to treat me as a human being he said His originakoffensiyemelted as delving iriti his and alleged falsifications on his citizenship ap plication Sen Tobey RN H said the committee had established groundsfor deportation moves When the financial matter came up Costello turned silently to his George Wolf sitting be Introduced to Adonis by ExMayor ODwyer New York deputy New York state attorney sen eral told senate crime probers Tuesday that he was introduced to underworld Chieftain Joe Adonis by former Mayor Wil liam ODwyer Jerome G Ambro 1st wit ness of the day said that ODwyer and other prominent flrures were present when he met the gambler at Adonis Brooklyn restaurant He said ODwyer place Adonis has been named by the committee as an aide of Cos tellos in bossing a powerful rackets syndicate in the east arid linked to Chicago and the west by the Mafia Black Hand underworld society side him in the jammed hearing room in the federal courthouse Silent Now The attorney said Costello had ried to cooperate with the com mittee in the past only to be labeled a vice king And now he lad decided to tell no more about lis financial affairs 1 It is very obvious the attorney said that Costello hasa right to refuse to give such information on the basis itmight incriminate him Earlier Costello had demanded in effect that the committee put up or shut up in supporting its recent report terming hini a ruler of a crime organization Although Costello freely con ceded he sold smuggled liquor in he late 20s he hotly denied he did so before his 1925 citizenship ap plication Bootlegging Evidence Committee Counsel Rudolph Halley then produced a document purporting to show that Costello told the New York state liquor authority in 1947 that he engaged in bootlegging from 1923 to 192S 3 Men Held as Suspects in Robbery Minneapolis police T u e s d ay were holding 3 men in connection with aMason City robbery Feb 5 Their clue wasthat a lady had a mustache Detective Donald Johnson and two patrolmen had been sent to look for the men who robbed the Mier Wolf andSons store here They trailed one sus pect Inside Johnson saw bareJegsrshowingjbeneath a cur tain No Lady asked whos back Johnson there The Avoman who ihad let him in the home ordered him to stay out of the curtainedoff room She said A ladys dressing the legs didnt rlook feminine He pulled the curtain back Someone was wiggling into a dress but the someone wore a mustache He arrested the 22yearold mus tached man in the dress Thompson Named The other two suspects were implicated by him and both pick ed up The name of one of the men according to Mason City po lice is Charles Thompson a part time resident of City An other mans name is Petty of Minneapolis while the 3rd man has not been identified police said Chief Harold E Wolfe of the Mason City police department said that 6 topcoats and bath robes with a total valueof were taken from the store on the night of Feb 5 Wolfe said he will ask the men to waive extra dition 4 Children Die in Flames Hardy children ranging in the age from one to 4 yearsold burned to deatlvhere Tuesday morning when fire de stroyed the home of their par ents Mr and Mrs Ml L Vickroy They were Susan 4 Aun 3 Rebecca 2 and Merrill David 1 The children were alone in the lome while the mother and two older boys Keith 7 and Gary 5 shopping at one of the stores here The fire is believed to have originated from an oil stove and spread so rapidly that firemen and neighbors were unableto get into the house in an effortto save the children The blaze was still raging hrough the house at noon as vol unteer firemen from Hardy and nearby Renwick were fightingthe flames Allies Pursuing Chinese t Toward 38th Boundary Tie Prices to Cost of Production By WILLIAM O VARN Washington govern ment putfinishing touches Tues day on a proposed new formula designed to tie price ceilings more closely to manufacturing cost in creases since the Korean war Thirty top industrialists from a dozen states will sit down with Price Director Michael V DiSalle Wednesday to discuss terms of the new order which has been in the making for weeks Even before their arrival there were reports there would be some loud protests from manufacturers against the plan DiSalle disclosed to reporters that the latest draft of the regulation was sentto the selected industry men for study He saidthey were asked to keep the provisions secre1 until the order finally is worked out Z Objectives The price chief said the pro jected regulation has a double aim 1 To give relief to those man ufacturers who have avoided price increases and have sought volun tarily to cooperate with the gov ernment in holding down prices and 2 To bring rollbacks by those industries where prices have ad vanced unnecessarily and faster than their increased labor and ma terials costs No definite progress was re ported meanwhile in the govern ments efforts to coaxmajor seg ments of organized labor back into the defensesmobilization effort They walked out in protest over wage ceilings and general dis satisfaction with the way the program was being run In inviting the industrialists here for a review of the projected price order DiSalle told them the ob jective is to move as rapidly as possible on as broad a front as is practicable toward the restoration of a reasonably balanced and workable price structure Not Liked It was understood that Eco nomic Stabilizer Eric Johnston while discussing wage freeze prob lems gave some industrymeh an inkling last Friday of what the new order contains Some of the industrialistswere reported to have protested vigorously No office of prick stabilization official would hazard a guess as to the extent of rollbacks or how widespread increases in prices might be Manufacturers with the OPS keeping a close eye on the sit uation would compute their own price levelsunder the formula An OPS official said manu facturers would take into con sideration their prices during the 2nd quarter of 1950 before the Korean war plus their actual labor and materials cost boosts since Then by comparing this figure with their price levels under the existing general freeze ceilings the manufacturer would be permitted make certain percentage ad justments The manufacturer in any case in making the adjustment would take the lowest price figure the official said He said details of the formula may be revised before the order actually is issued Pass Bill to Make Central Heights Eligible for Fund DCS Moincs ff The senate Tuesday passed and sent to the house legislation which would make Central Heights in Cerro Sordo county and all other towns incorporated since the 1940 census eligible to receive a share of the state road use tax funds since their incorporation Sen Herman Knudson RClear Lake proposed the bill 5 WORTH KQRtA f L f Ni fiTafifpARAUfi STATU AP Wirephoto ALLIES SPEED the central sector of Korea the allies pushed to within 4 miles of Hongchon In the Seoul area B the TJ S 25th division con solidated its bridgehead across the Han river The IL S 7th division captured Changpyong C without a fight On the eastern front the allies occupied Soksa some 25 milesfrom the 38th parallel Hint of Secrel Tests at New Sites By ELTOIf C PAY Associated Press Military Affairs Reporter Washington tests Avith U S atomic weapons far out at sea or droppel from airplanes at places other than the testing sites used up to now may be in prospect A broad hint of thiscomes fromtheatomic energy com mission itself at which a reporter connection with1the recent experimental explosions at the Nevada proving ground whether there will be other tests To this Chariman Dean answered We have some tests coming along later on In Nevada Not Specific Jhere may be some there maybe in some other places Eniwetok The atoll in the Marshall islands where the gov ernment has established a proving ground That is a permanent location Then Dean added I dont Jcnow the places where they might be but we are going to make some more tests Would he mention possible other sites You see there is always the possibility you could take one atomic weapon out in the mid dle of the ocean or rollone out in a Dean replied I dont want to pinpoint it In addition to Eniwetok arid the range nearLas Vegas Nev post war tests of atomic bombs have been made at Bikini atoll in the Pacific But Deans answers seemed to suggest broadly that experiments at quite different places and perhaps under different conditions might be in prospect Mine Effect Studied His comments left several ave nues open to speculation includ ing 1 A deep water explosion of a bomb for mine effect Such an ex periment was being made ready as the 3rd of the Bikini series the 1st bomb was an airburst the 2nd a shallow water shot in a lagoon against target ships when it was canceled Deans offhand remark about the middle of the ocean may have meant the idea has been revived 2 A test against underground installations like those constructed for explosion test purposes by army engineers at or near the Dugway Utah proving grounds 3 Trials of atomic weapons under climatic or weather condi tions other than those in which Abombs have been exploded up to now Allexplosions so far either experimental or the two wartime drops on the Japanese cities have been carried out either in temperate or tropical zone con lews conference Monday ditioris The vast uninhabited areas of the Antarctic and Artie zoneswould provide ample space for tests under cold weather con ditions AH WEATHER Mason Cityr Snow and blowing snow Tuesday night ending Wednesday afternoon Continued cold Low Tuesday night 10 High Wednesday 15 to 20 owa Snow continuing with strong winds and considerable drifting Tuesday night Slowly diminish ing Wednesday Continued cold Low Tuesday night 5 to 10 above northwest 15 to 20 southeast High Wednesday 15 to 20 north west 20 to 25 southeast North erly winds 2030 MPH dimin ishing Wednesday Further out look Partly cloudy and hot quite so cold Thursday Contin ued slow moderation in temper ature until turning colder over the weekend wa 5Day Temperatures will average 3 to 7 degrees below normal Normal highs 45 north Normal lows 25 north 30south Tem peratures are expected tobe below normal Wednesday Near or a little above normal by Fri day Colder over the weekend Precipitation will average one quarter inch occurring this weekend Minnesota Partly cloudy north west snow and winds slowly diminishing south and east Tuesday night and Wednesday Considerable drifting over south and east portions Continued cold Low Tuesday night 1015 below northwest to 1520 above southeast High Wednesday 510 above northwest to near 20 southeast GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum Minimum At8 a m Precipitation Snowfall YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 23 18 18 12 inch 17 1 Eisenhower Dedicates Rest of His Life to World Defense Bv JACK BELL Washington Dwight D Eisenhower is willing to spend the rest of my life in uni fying the free worlds defenses against possible communist attack That statement by the 5star to senators in a closed committee meeting Feb 1 up Tuesday to cloud the 1952 presidential picture The 60yearold commander he North Atlantic defense forces has been suggested as a possible choice for the presidential nomi nation of either the republican or democratic party next year While Eisenhower hasnt indi cated publicly whether he would accept a nomination in 1952 he made it clear to the senate foreign relations and armed services com mittee in testimony onthe troops toEurope issue he regards his present job as one of the greatest magnitude The testimony was of made available Monday He told the senators he believes there is a growing awareness here and in Europe that we still can achieve the unity in the free world that will make us secure if we will all work adding When you have confidence in the plan I say this I have thin much confidence that I am willing to devote the rest of my life to trj to make it work Some politicians have expressed doubt that Eisenhower would feel his military job is close enough to completion by to per mit his name to be entered in loling at presidential nominating conventions then He is now on leave from the presidency of Columbia university The 5 star general apparently has set the end1 of 1952 as his tar get for assembling an effective defense force in Europe Ho said by that time we ought to begin to feel pretty good and really over the hump on the job Most lawmakers believe that the confidence Europeans have in Eisenhower us the man who com manded the successful routing of the Germans in World war II will contribute greatly to the success of the western rearmament ven ture Thus they figure the general might become something of an in dispensable man as supreme com mander Eisenhower apparently acknowl edged something of this sort when he told the committees There has to be confidence There lias to be confidence amonf those European sov ernmentoThere hat to be the confidence in the organizations they set up and specifically and most important in the com mander that is doing it Eisenhower said he was not los ing sight of the home problems involved in the defense problems which may figure as is sues in next years presidential campaign He said key questions involve how much of the national product can be put into rearming and how long may we have to keep this up i Communist Withdrawal Mysterious By OLEN CLEMENTS Tokyo Allied troops Tuesday chased mysteriously retreating communist forces toward the old parallel 38 bor der separating South and North Korea Vanguards of 3 TIN col umns driving on massing center of Hongchon in central Korea were with in 26 miles of the old bound ary r J ju i f There was no ready explan ation for the sudden commu nist withdrawal they hadfought1 every yardof ground front line officers said sibly they were pullinir back to make a new stand in pre pared defenses Inline ridges All along the front tht reds were putting up only a show of reai guard resistance But allied commanders were wary They did not libel withdrawal a rout Weve got the enemy reeling back but he still isnt Knocked out said Maj Claude B Ferenbaughn battletried TJ S 7th diviiion J The outlook is were keeping our guard up1 Even as the reds drew back from their froht line poeitlorii their reinforcements were coming up from the rear t More fthaa 1500 enemy trucks Monday night mbv ing southward from North Korean bases That was the ber seen in months Air observers also reported heavy red vehicular traffic mop ing north from Some sources suggested this indicated the reds were pulling out of that rubbled South Koreancapitals In the central British and Canadian troops pushed to within 4 miles of Hongchon Honrchon The U 1st cavalry division on the British left re ported only 4i miles from Hong chon North of Hoengsong on the British right flank the U S 1st marine division seized the last ridge line before Hongchon Itwaj within 5 air miles of Hongchon AP Correspondent Lett Erick son reported from U S 8th army headquarters that the expected red defense of had failed to materialize Erickson said it appeared the reds might make a stand north of the city along the Hongchon river He reported some evidence the Chinese were preparing defenses between Hongchon and the Puk han river 19 miles to the west That would give the reds a new defense line some 12 milesMrom Chunchon the Chinese central headquarters and supply base south of 38 Chunchon is 6 miles south of the border Consolidate From west to east these were the other major developments along the Fifteen miles east of Seoulthe U S 25th division consolidated its bridgehead across the Han river The bridgehead was nearly 11 miles deep and 8 miles wide The 6day drive that started when the Han was breached has cost the reds more than 35000 in killed or wounded the 8th army estimated Enemy casualties since the allies started north Jan 25 were put at 167817 Kitts Trial Opens Here Wednesday The trial of Kenneth A Kitts 33 and Yancy Douglas Hardy 32 charged with the Laurens bank robbery last Nov 3 is sched uled to open in federal district court in Mason City Wednesday at 10 a m In a hearing March 1 at Fort Dodge both men pleaded not guilty to a 3count indictment charging them with the robbery Federal District Judge Henry M Graven Greene will hear the case M L Mason Mason City is Hardys attorney and Hugh and Bernard Boyle Omaha will rep resent Kitts ;