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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 22, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER TOR HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE kiv HOME EDITION THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LVI Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MARCH 22 1950 QUADS OFFERED FOR ADOPTIONOntarios only quadruplets 5monthotd fs4f Mr and Mrs O Hargreaves have been offered for adoption The father of the 4 little girls said that the over burden of work for his wife in caring for the quads and financial difficulties force them to let the little sisters go The Hargreaves have 2 other children a boy 4 and a girl 6 Wants Quads Adopted But Not Separated Sault Ste Marie Ont parents of 5monthold girl quad ruplets said Wednesday that any one who wants their daughters will have to adopt all 4 of them Mr and Mrs Ozzie Hargreaves they wont separate the little girls they fear they will have td give up unless the city helps sup port them Mrs Hargreaves jwhpse hus band earns a month in a pulp mill said MrsM Thile of Utica N Y teleph6ned Tuesday night offering to adopt one of the quads It was very kind of Mrs Thile andI thanked her very much mother of 6 children said But I told her we would never allow the quads to be separated The Hargreaves said they cquld not afford to give trie 4 babiesand the 2 older children the proper care The town started out to raise a fund for a modern home for the family when the 4 girls were born last Oct 13 but only was contributed Meyer Favors Brannan Plan Muscatine of the 6 candidates for the nomination for U S senator backed the Brannan plan Tues day night while another said he did not his hands tied on proposed farm legislation Alvin J Meyer Van Meter arid former congressman Otha Wearin Hastings spoke at a meeting of the Muscatine County Young Demo crats UnderSecretary of Agri culture Albert J Loveland who has entered the democratic sena torial race as an outright cham pion of the Brannan farm plan was unable to appear because of travel conditions it was an nounced Meyer again put himself on record in support of the Brannan proposal He said it should be given a 2year trial run Wearin however said a senator should not have his hands tied on proposed farm legislation or any other measure The measure we will need next January might be the Brannan bill it might be a combination of that measure and many others or it might be something entirely dif ferent Wearin said I want to befree to represent all the farmers and all the people as effectively as I know how Wearin also said he favors ex pansion of soil conservation to ev ery farm in Iowa He said it would mean more riches could be saved for Iowa than Iowas total share of the national debt QUAKE FELT Riverside Cal A light earth tremor jarred the Riverside area Tuesday at Approximately p m PST a m ESTI It was felt as far as Pomona Cal 25 miles to the west No damage was reported CAME flu trarffo death 24 Photographs of Coeds Body Identified in Slaying Case Iowa City of the body of Margaret Anne GeeGee Jackson and the Empty Arms rooming house died violently were identified Wednesday in the murder trial of Robert E Bednasek 24 The of Iowa psychology student is charged with strangling her last H Bednasek contends she died accidentally while he a n c the 20yearold coed were play ing a game This was the 4th day of prosecution testimony in his trial At one point in Wednesdays session Judge James P Gaffney asked if morgue photographs of Miss Jackson might be partly cov ered up The judge questioned Fred Kent head of the University of Iowa photographic service who identi fied 3 pictures of the body of Miss Jackson photographs were taken at the university medica laboratory where an autopsy was performed Judge Gaffney asked Kent if there was a method whereby all of the part of the body shown on 2 photos below the neckline mighl be eliminated Kent said this could be done without any exaggeration or dis tortion 01 the remainder of the pictures Oliver White police officer also identified pictures he took of the 3story frame rooming house where Bednasek lived Scenes on the 2nd floor where Miss Jackson was found dead and pictures of the coeds body which White took there also were identified None of the pictures has been offered in evidence as yet The court also had not ruled on the ad mission as evidence of clothes identified as those worn by Miss Jackson the night she met death oy strangulation These clothes included white offtheshoulder formal evening gown gold slippers underclothing and long white gloves QUEEN MARY LATE New York ff Battered by gales and high seas all the way from England the Queen Mary ar rived Wednesday 40 hours behind longest delay it has ever suffered on a westward cross ing Report FORECAST Mason City Clearing Wednesday night Low Wednesday night 20 Thursday fair and warmer with high in low 50s Iowa Fair and a little colder Wednesday night Thursday in creasing cloudiness and warm er with occasional rain north west portions Thursday after noon Low Wednesday night 20 oO Minnesota Fair Wednesday night Colder extreme east but not quite so cold as Tuesday night northwest Thursday p a r tl y cloudy and warmer Scattered light showers northwest portion in afternoon or night Low Wednesday night 2025 high Thursday 4550 north and 5055 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Wednesday Maximum 35 Minimum 29 At 8 am 30 Precipitation 09 Snow i inch YEAR AGO Maximum 47 Minimum 30 2 Chambers Apart on Aid for Europe Washington house and the senate were apart by one bil lion dollars cash Wednesday in their plans for European aid spending next year foreign committees of both chambers Tuesday approved bills providing for of Marshall plan economic help in the 12 months beginning July 1 1950 But the house bill directs that be in the form of surplus U S farm products whereas the senate bill calls for all cash Efforts to compzomise that dif ference are almost certain to lead to some sharp some reduction in and if the 2 chambers pass the bills as ap proved in committee An earlier battle for further cuts appeared shaping up Rep Vorys who spon sored the successful move to sub stitute farm surplus for cash hinted he would lead a fight to cut another out of the bill when it reaches the house floor next month Senator Connally DTexas in dicated the senate might stand on its committees proposal and try for a compromise with the house Stahlhut Widower Marries Again Waterloo Stahl hut 27 whose first wife was slain last summer in an attack at a vil lage tavern returned from a Mis souri honeymoon Wednesday with a 21yearold bride Stahlhut and Marilyn A Man son Waterloo were married last Sunday by the Rev W D Getting pastor of the Immanuel Lutheran church The grooms first wife Irma Jean 22 died last June in a muti lation slaying Her body was found in the walkin refrigerator of the tavern she and Stahlhut operated at Morrison Iowa Edward J Beckwith 28 Morri son factory worker later was con victed of her slaying and sentenced to be hanged next Dec 4 at Fort Madison penitentiary Spy Charges Damage U S Declares He Is Not Opposed to Senate Inquiry Washington c State Acheson Wednesday backec up contentions from associate that the United States is being harmed in its foreign relations b charges from Senator McCarthj RWis of communist infiltra tion of the state department At a news conference reporter recalled that Ambassadorat Large Philip C Jessup had callei McCarthys charges uteerly ir responsible and harmful Ache son said he fully supports Jes sups declaration Acheson went on to say tha while Jessups statements are true he did not liketo repea them because repetition migh leave the impression the depart ment opposes a senate investiga tion of McCarthys charges Ache son said he welcomes the inves tigation Top Spy The senate mad by a foreign relations subcom mittee is centered now on charge from McCarthy that a top Russian spy is connected with the state department Asked about that Acheson said that if there is a soviet spy now connected with the department he does not know it McCrathy is reported to have told the senate investigators tha he believes the FBI trailed 4 so viet spy suspects to contacts with the American he accuses of head ing an espionage ring McCarthys reported testimony came in a closed session of a sen ate foreign relations subcommittee Democrats said he had thus far produced no primary evidence The Wisconsin senator was said to have agreed that his accusations that the state department is har boring communists largely will stand or fall on this case Furnishes Name The individual involved was identified by McCarthy as an af filiate of the state department He furnished the name of a man to the subcommittee at Tuesdays closed session Chairman Tydings DMd of the subcommittee looking into Mc arthys charges told reporters the group already had received the name once before from McCarthy Tydings said the Wisconsin sen ator offered no primary evidence to back up his charges but did suggest that we investigate in cer tain places where he said he be lieved evidence might be ob tained Cries Announce Babes Before They Are Born Louisville Ky a b i e s crying before they were born startled staff members of Ken ucky Baptist hospital here twice Tuesday An infant girl was born at a m CST to Mrs Robert G Hallawell Louisville But 5 min utes before the baby was deliv red there was a tiny cry heard by those in the delivery doctors nurses and Mrs Halla vell In fact Mrs Hallawell said she hought her baby already had jeen born She was conscious under a spinal anesthetic Then 9 hours later another baby irl was born to Mrs Phillip G lapp Louisville This little girl cried 4 minutes before birth hose in attendance reported The doctor who delivered the lallawell baby said there were only about 150 cases of such pre jirth crying reported in medical iterature The physician explained that luid in the uterus was released being replaced by air which per nitted the babies to start normal wreathing and crying usually heard only after birth Both babies are reported doing well CHURCH RITES FRIDAY Washington serv ices for Rep Ralph Edwin Church of Illinois who died Tuesday while testifying before a house committee be held in the First Methodist church at Evans ton 111 Friday his office said Wednesday ThU Paper of Two One Iff Court Okays Check on Employe Loyalty WINS FIGHT FOR FREEDOM n oj i Wirephoto D C btephenson former Indiana leader of the 11 J A JVsCtU WJ Jiu Klux Klan talks with a reporter at the Indiana state prison in Michigan City Tues day Stephenson who was convicted in 1925 and sentenced to life imprisonment for the death of Madge Oberholtzer 25yearold statehouse employe was granted his parole last Friday The parole came after Gov Henry F Schricker communted the sentence btephenson will be released from prison when necessary papers have been cleared He plans to take a job in Tulsa Okla New Pension Offer Made by Chrysler Detroit Mich new pen sion offer by Chrysler corpora tion broke the ice of contract ne gotiations Wednesday but the company and the CIO United Au to Workers still were far from agreement As the walkout of 89000 pro duction workers neared the end of its 8th week Tuesday night Chrysler made its first revised pension offer since the walkout Degan Jan 25 The UAW prompt ly countered with its own pro posal It was learnecr that both sides made only slight concessions in an effort to break a deadlock on funding and administration of pension program and that the JAW would reject Chryslers of er when negotiations resume at 1 p m CST Wednesday Com pany rejection of the UAW pro posal also was expected Theyre still miles apart and a r from agreement a source close to the negotiations reported The proposals were made Tues day night Both sides closely uarded details of their offers ostville Man Heads utheran Welfare Unit DCS Moines f Postville was Harm Kramer elected presi dent of the Lutheran Welfare Society of Iowa at the closing ession of the organizations an nual meeting Tuesday Other newlyelected officers are he Rev W S Livers of Des VToines first vice president the Rev Lawrence Siersbeck of Coun il Bluffs 2nd vice president the ev A L Halvorsen of Forest Mty 3rd vice president Edna eterson of Des Moines 4th vice resident the Rev Elmer Braun f State Center secretary and Dwight Kinsey of Des Moines reasurer The organization adopted a bud et of for activities dur ng 1950 MISSIONARY DIES Marshalltown fP Margaret tfoninger 58 who from 1915 until 942 served as a Presbyterian nissionary in China died Tues ay She spent a year an as in ernee of the Japanese after war roke out Services will be held t 2 p m Thursday Lester Gillette Seeks Demo Nomination for Governor Des Moines S Gil lette 58 Fostoria former state senator and former member of the Iowa state board of education Wednesday announced his candi dacy for the democratic nomina tion for governor Gillette is the 2nd to enter this race M J Bennett Des Moines public safety commissioner ear lier announced his candidacy for the post Gillette a nationally known judge of dairy cattle was born in Dickinson county Iowa in 1892 He holds degrees from Iowa State college and the University of Mis souri He was a member of the Iowa State college dairy husbandry faculty from 29J4 to 1919 and has farmed since then Gillette is the only democrat ever elected to the Iowa state sen ate from the old 47th district comprising Clay Dickinson Em met Kossuth and Palo Alto counties Gillette has served as president of the Dickinson county Farm Bu reau and as a member of the county farm debt advisory board He was a voting delegate from Iowa to 2 American Farm Bu reau Federation annual conven tions and chairman of the farm credit administration board As state senator Gillette served as a member of the committee on LESTER GILLETTE retrenchment and reform He was a member of the state board of education from 1943 to 1949 Gillette is married and has 7 children A soninlaw and 2 sons served in the army air corps in World war II Bingo Legal When Ice Cream Served Davenport is legal when its served with ice cream and cake County Attorney Clark Filseth held Wednesday The game of chance was re vived here recently disguised as an ice cream social Customers paid for ice cream and cake and ot bingo cards free Cash prizes were awarded To constitute gambling you must have consideration prize and an element of chance Fil seth ruled The new setup does not include a consideration Sports Bulletin STATE TOURNAMENT WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON GAME Rule Federal Workers Can Be Dismissed Decision Handed Down in Case of Dorothy Bailey Washington The United States court of appeals Wednes day upheld the constitutionality of the governments employe loy alty program The 3man tribunal ruled that any government worker may be fired by a loyalty board acting under executive order from Pres ident Truman The decision was handed down in the case of Dorothy Bailey a former employe of the federal security agency Loses Job Miss Bailey was suspended from her job inNovember 1948 on grounds her loyalty was question able In February 1949 she was dismissed She sued for reinstatement to her job raising among other points the contention thatthe whole loyalty program was un constitutional This program ordered by Presi dent Truman calls forthe inves tigation of every government em ploye and the dismissal of any whose continued employment might be a risk to the security of the United States Union President At the time Miss Bailey came under investigation she was presi dent of Local No 10 of the CIO GovernmenJ Workers union She denied any communist party mem bership of affiliation In the U S district court Judge Alexander Holtzoff ruled the pro gram is constitutional and that he lacked authority to set aside fed eral loyalty board findings Miss Bailey appealed It is our clear opinion thatthe president may remove from gov ernment service any person of whose loyalty he is not completely convinced However the majority threw out a part of the loyalty board de cision which banned Miss Bailey arty government employ ment tor 3 years nl effect the ruling on that point was this The court upheld the right of the loyalty board to dismiss Miss Bailey but said the board had no right to forbid a government agency from giving her a new job if that agency felt it had a spot where she could be properly employed in the light of the record Nearly Half of Demos May Oppose Housing Program Rath Out of Hog Market as Workers Continue Stoppage Waterloo Rath Pack ing company remained out of the hog market Wednesday as about 1000 employes in the hog cut and kill departments of the f i r ms plant stayed idle in a dispute re ported to be over handling of grievances The work stoppage began Mon day afternoon Officials of both the company and the CIO United Packinghouse workers declined to comment on it Youth Escapes From Hospital at Eldora Des Moines UR George A Costas 17 Muscatine escaped Tuesday night from state training school the Eldora for boys Washington spot poll indicated Wednesday that almost lalf of President Trumans own party members in the house may vote against his co op housing program for middle ncome families Of over 100 democrats checked by a backer of the proposal the score for and against the bill was ust about even Several were noncommittal Republicans probably will line up almost solidly against the co op idea and unless there is a sud den shift in democratic opposi tion ranks it is bound to be de feated The house GOP policy committee has voted unanimously to oppose it President Truman personally interceded in an effort to head off defeat From his Key West Fla vacation quarters he wired Chairman Spence of the house banking committee urging favorable house action The senate struck coop hous ing from its bill last week on a 43 to 38 vote The administra tion apparently feels that if the house approves the idea the sen ate might follow suit There were no immediate Indi cations whether Mr Trumans personal efforts will build up any more strength Leaders talked of possible com promise The measure proposes a 000000000 government corpora tion It would borrow most of its money from the public and make loans to coops or other non profit organizations at about 3 per cent interest with mortgages to extend up to 60 years The co ops would build dwellings for families with annual income from to Opponents contend the plan is discriminatory and socialistic They point out that veterans must pay a 4 per cent on housing loans and that home mortgage insur ance for other citizens through FHA is at 4J per cent The poll showing democrats themselves lukewarm to the coop plan was made on the basis of the legislation as now drawn Administration leaders appar ently were hopeful they could strike a compromise by bringing the interest rate and duration of mortgages nearer in line with housing laws for veterans and other citizens Such a compromise was tried in the senate but failed where he wasconfined in the hos pital the state board of control announced Wednesday Board Chairman Henry Burma said Costas was in the hospital because of a bad heart Burma said the youth was not in serious condition but could not do hard work Eldora officials said Costas ad mitted to the school Feb 8 took an employes car in his escape SEASICK COWS DIE Vera Cruz Mexico cers of the freighter Tamauiipas said Wednesday 135 out of 315 cows being taken to Mexico City for slaughter died of seasickness the vessel was pounded by heavy seas while stuck on a sandbar near Anton Lizardi point President Picks New AEC Head Key West Fla Truman has selected a successor to David E Lilienthal who re signed last month as chairman of the atomic energy commission it was learned Wednesday The successors name will be submitted to the senate for con firmation before the chief execu tive leaves here at the end of his current Florida vacation Mr Truman now plans to return to Washington in early April According to the best informa tion available the chief executive also will be ready within a short time to nominate another AEC replacement to succeed Commis sioner Lewis Straus whose resig nation becomes effective next month The man selected as Lilienthals successor has agreed to accept the nomination according to sources here and only the final determi nation of Straus1 successor is holding up the nominations LilienthaPs successor will be nominated as a member of the AEC The president designates the chairman so it will not neces sarily follow that the man ap pointed to the Lilienthal vacancy will be chairman Sumner Pike an AEC member ir now serving as acting chair man but administration sources expected Pike to leave the com mission shortly after the new ap pointments are made Meantime the white house paid no official attention to a state ment in St Louis by Dr Arthur H Compton chancellor of Wash ington university that he had turned down an offer of the AEC chairmanship NAMED TO MASONS London Truman has been named honorary deputy first grand principal of the su preme grand royal arch chapter of Scottish Free Masons it wai announced Wednesday t ;