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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 23, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETT THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH COWANS N E I G H 10 k S VOL LVI Fran mod United Press Full frit Wires Copy I MASON IOWA THURSDAY MARCH 83 MSO GEEGEE BEFORE MIRRORMargaret Anne Jackson University of Iowa died ma campus rooming house last December is shown she was photographed in formal dress before a dinner Robert E Bednasek another university is on trial charged with her murder IT House Passes Judge to Let State Call New Measure for Witness in Bednasek Trial Spud Control Washington JP The house Thursday passed a compromise bill to tighten government con trols on potato marketing and al low extra plantings of cotton and peanuts under price supports The vote was to 156 The measure now goes to the senate where it may run into a stiff fight Northerners in the sen ate haveassailed it on the ground that it favors the south The bill would 1 Deny government price sup ports on this years potato crop if growers reject marketing or ders governing the quality and quantity potatoes sold Price supports would be banned en tirely after this year unless the growers accept rigid marketing quotas 2 Allow price supports oft 1 200000 acres of cotton over pre vious allotment of 21000000 acres 3 Permit peanut growers principally in Texas and Ala more acres above previous allotment of 2100000 acres 2 Boys Are Held for Derailment Dubuque 12 year old boys were heing held Thursday after Sheriff Leo Martin said they admitted placing spikes bolts and angle irons along a stretch of rail road track where a Great Western rail crew motor car was derailed Elmer Larson 44 of Dubuque was thrown from the car but es caped serious injury in the de railment Monday Sheriff Martin said the accident was at almost the exact spot of 2 recent freight train derailments near Durango which resulted in an estimated million dollars dam age The sheriff said he had no evidence to link the youths with the 2 earlier mishaps Martin said one of the boys is from Durango and the other is his visiting cousin Probation Officer Alois Vogt said a hearing has been set for 2 p m Tuesday for the boys before District Judge John Chambers No charge has been specified he said Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Mostly cloudy Thurs day night with showers chang ing to snow flurries Friday partly cloudy and cooler Low Thursday night 30 High Friday 40 Iowa Scattered light rain west portion Thursday afternoon or evening and east portion Thurs day night Partly cloudy and a little colder Friday Low Thurs day night 30 northwest 47 southeast Minnesota Wind with snow north and rain or snow south portion Thursday night Two to 4 inches of wet snow likely central por tion Somewhat colder north west and warmer extreme east Thursday night Friday partly cloudy Low Thursday night 19 25 northwest 2735 southeast High Friday 3438 northwest 3642 southeast IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for the 24 hours ending at 8 m Thursday Maximum 41 a Minimum 25 At 8 a m 32 YEAR AGO Maximum 32 Minimum 27 Iowa City UP James Gaffney granted the state permission Thursday to call a new mystery witness in the trial of Robert Bednasek 24 for the strangulation slaying of his campus sweetheart The witness was identified as Sarah Ann Airth Evans ton 111 a University of coed It was learned that she overheard remarks by Bednasek whichmay have a bearing on the case Bednasek husky Iowa psy chology student is accused of strangling pretty Margaret Gee Gee Jackson20at a forbidden rendezvous in his boarding house last Dec 11 When testimony resumed Thurs day morning a pathologist testified he believed puncture wounds on the girls neck were made by fingernails and that a great amount of force was required to cause her injuries It waif learned ithat Miss Airth was with a sorprity sister of the victim When she heard the re marks made by Bednasek The state sought and was granted permission to add Miss Airth to its list of witnesses which under Iowa law must be presented to the court before trial The prosecution told the judge it had learned about Miss Airth from another witness after the trial had begun Dr E J Boyd university path ologist who performed the autopsy on Bednaseks socially prominent sweetheart resumed his testimony after the decision on the mystery witness He testified force which that the same caused puncture wounds on the slender neck of the girl in the white strapless evening gown also caused the internal throat injuries which in turn caused her strangulation Ellis Brought Back to Face Murder Count Des Moines Iowa Ellis 17yearold AWOL soldier was returned to DesMoines from Helena Mont Thursday and or dered arraigned April 6 for the an elderly widow Ellis was taken into district court shortly after his arrival on a habeas corpXis writ filed by his attorneys Verne Lawyer and James McDowell They said the writ was a move to get Ellis into court before Polk County Sheriff Howard C Reppert and State Agent Robert Gregson could take him to the home of his alleged vic tim to reenact her stabbing Judge C Edwin Moore dismissed the writ and delayed arraignment until April 6 at the request of Mc Dowell and Lawyerwho said they wanted Ellis examined by mental experts to determine whether he is capable of entering a plea Ellis was returned to jail with out bond Deputies took him from a Min neapolis to Des Moines train Thursday morning at Enterprise a Polk county town north of Des Moines He was sped to jail while Reppert and Gregson continued to Des Moines ofi the train To Try Again for Chrysler Agreement Detroit made another try Thursday at getting Chrysler Corp and the CIO United Auto Workers on common ground to end a 58dayoId strike over pensions Chrysler and the union rejected one anothers proposals Wednes day for settlement The mediators said in a state ment however the proposals are still under discussion Another bargaining session was called for Thursday Sports Bulletin STATE TOURNAMENT THURSDAY AFTERNOON GAME WINFIELD 44 SIOUX CITY 42 Again Asks Spongier to Give Up Post DeWitt A DeWitt attorney made a 2nd request Thursday for t he resignation of Harrison E Spangler of Cedar Rapids as Iowa republican national committee man Marvin G Levsen in a letter to Spangler said You can still do a much greater service to the re publican party in the state of Iowa if you will resign Spangler said previously he hart no intention of resigning his posi tion Levsen is a former county at torney at Anamosa and delegate to the 1948 Iowa republican con vention He acknowledged that Spangler has performed yeoman service for the party and in turn has been honored by election as committeeman However the fact remains Levsen wrote that you are not popular with the rank and file of the present voters in the state of Iowa Your resignation will en able all factions of the republican party to unite Spangler is out of the state Those who have contacted him on the resignation matter previ ouslysay he has made it plain he will not step down Dies After Freak Auto Accident Des Moines Spear 28 Waterloo died in a hospital here Wednesday night without ever regaining consciousness fol lowing a freak auto accident 18 days earlier Spear was run over accidental ly by a 2nd car while he lay un conscious in the middle of the street after being thrown from the car in which he was riding when it skidded and struck a tel ephone pole Charles Schaefer of Waterloo driver of the car also was thrown put by the impact but he was not injured severely NAMED COMMISSIONER Muscatine Legler of Muscatine has been elected commissioner of the Muscatine county soli conservation district Thli Paper Consists of Two No 141 McCarthy Raps Truman for Refusal to Open Files See Political Issue in Vote on Housing Truman Program Is Rejected by House 218155 Washington out of congress in a defeat for Presi dent Truman the co operative housing program bounced back Thursday as a warm political issue Ignoring a personal plea from the president the house rejected the coop idea for middle income housing Wednesday night 218 to 155 It then went on to approve 361 to 10 a ex pansion of the existing program The senate turned thumbs down on the coop plan last week 43 to 38 A house senate confer ence committee now will work out a compromise housing without the coop program Political Issue But the presidents lieutenants in congress served notice that co op housing forthwith is a political issue for the November congres sional elections And it may get Gross Votes No Washington even of Iowas 8 republican congress men Wednesday voted for an amendment to the adminis trations bousing bill removing a provision to lend coopera tives funds for constructing houses for middleincome fam ilies Rep Gross voted against the amendment high billing in Mr Trumans rear platform speeches when he makes a swing to the west coast this spring Over jeers rising from the re publican side of the house Dem ocratic Leader McCormack of Massachusetts shouted You may fool the public to day but not next November This is going to be a live issue which I hope will be used advantageously next fall In the house showdown 81 dem ocrats joined 137 republicans to strike down the coop proposal Supporting the plan were 141 democrats 13 republicans and the one American labor party member r Borrow Money The defeated coop section pro posed the creation of a 000000 government corporation It would have borrowed its money from the public except for 000000 contributed by the govern ment Then it would have lent money at 3 per cent interest to coops and other nonprofit organizations that undertook home building for families with incomes from to The mortgages could have run as long as 63 years The opposition shouted that the plan was socialistic and that it dis criminated against veterans and other home builders generally Fatal Mishap Ends Clintons Record Clinton The death of 7 year old Arthur Dennis Black Wednesday ended Clintons no trafficfatality record at 16 months The last fatal accident in Clinton occurred Nov 15 1948 The boy son of Mr and Mrs S R Black died in Mercy hospital late Wednesday afternoon of in juries he received when he was struck and dragged by a state highway commission truck as he attempted to cross a northend street here Lloyd Charles Green Clinton driver said he did not see the boy until he was in front of the truck PLAY PRODUCER DIES New York Hop kins who produced or directed 80 plays during a long theatrical ca reer on Broadway died Wednes day of a heart ailment He was 71 Indict 36 in 9 States for Rackets Grain Topeka Kans federal grand jury has directed a blow at racketeering in grain deals which authorities estimate have cost mid western country elevator oper ators well in excess of Indictments charging participa tion in the fraudulent deals were returned by the jury late Wednes day against 36 men in 9 states Three of the men are lowans Eugene Davis assistant United State district attorney said the in dictments charge all 36 with trans portation of stolen grain in inter state commerce and with conspir acy to violate the national stolen property act Shipments of grain between Kansas Iowa Nebraska and Ok lahoma i were involved in the al leged frauds Davis said He said 2 methods generally have been used in false weighing schemes to defraud elevator owners One method uses magnets and the other employs a special truck trailer hitch which makes possible manipulation of the apparent weight of either the truck or the trailer Davis said When a group of the fraudulent operators uses the first method he said one of the group will have magnets on his arm and stand where a magnetic pull will be ex erted on the scale mechanism In the 2nd method he said a connection is retained between a truck and a trailer although it is made to appear the 2 have been disconnected The truck or trailer can then be jacked up in such a way to make either of the vehicles weigh heavy or light Those named in the indictments included Smiley G Griffey Fre mont Nebr Paul Pratt Omaha Nebr Henry A Spargur Glarinda Iowa Max Reimer Pierz Minn Paul Blackford and William W Blackford Coon Rapids Iowa Hans Nielsen Lake Crystal Minn Marshall Weddle Tekonsha Mich and R C Clifton Zanesville Ohio At Mason City Iowa last fall a St Joseph Mo man was arrested for Kansas authorities and at that time Lou Richter head of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation said the man was being investi gated in connection with a grain ring Charles Phifer Is Found Dead Near Railroad Charles E Phifer 69 who roomed at 321 Georgia N E was found dead late Wednesday after noon near the M and St L rail road right of way back of the 800 block on Connecticut N EIt was reported that he had been missing since Feb 7 Local police had not known of his whereabouts since that time Dr Ralph E Smiley county coroner said that it appeared Phifer had been dead for some time In walking late at night he may have fallen been temporarily stunned and died Dr Smiley said Phifer was last seen at the Moose lodge on the night of Feb 7 William Stalheim 15 15th N W phoned police Wednesday and re ported finding the body which Dr Smiley said was half hidden among some rocks Phifer had been a night janitor at Park hospital He had last worked on the night of Feb 6 Funeral arrangements are in complete The McAuley and Son funeral home is in charge WOULD OUST CHIEF Council Bluffs JP District Judge R Kent Martin of Atlantic has taken under advisement a suit seeking to oust Police Chief Frank Altrock Witnesses at the trial testified the chief had been guilty of maladministration misconduct extortion and drunkenness He has announced he will retire April 1 after 27 years on the depart ment Farm Census Forms Being Distributed Washington T h e 1 9 5 0 censustaking job started in ear nest Thursday as postal carriers began distributing farm census forms in rural area mail boxes over much of the nation Farmers who receive census forms by mail are requested to fill out the answers and turn in the complete forms to enumera tors when they arrive with popu lation questions next month The general population and housing census is scheduled to take about 2 weeks in the cities and 3 to 4 weeks in the rural areas where more ground must be cov ered Distribution of farm census forms is to continue through next Monday There are more than 300 ques tions on the farm census form but only about 37 of them nre basic questions which every farmer must answer One who merely grows wheat for instance will not need to an swer any of the questions about cotton or goats rabbits and fur animals in captivity The main farm census questions pertain to name address race age farm acreage whether rented or selfowned crops planted livestock or poultry raised farm equipment owned etc Persons refusing to answer cen sus questions can be fined and jailed for 60 days The law forbids use of individu als answers for purposes of tax ation investigation or regulation Census takers who violate the confidence of their informants are subject to fines up to and 2 years imprisonment DEEP IN VATICAN Vatican workmanTx amines an ancient archway below the basilica of St Peters in Rome where penetrations continue for the bones of St Peter This exclusive picture is one of a series taken by Photographer Nat Farbman of Life magazine Report Evidence St Peter Buried Under Rome Cathedral New York years of digging in long hidden grottoes below St Peters church has yielded archeological evidence supporting the Roman Catholic belief that St Peter was buried on that site Life magazine reports Thursday In connection with the publication offirst pictures on the excavations t h e prints an article by Msgr Ludwig Kaas administrator of St Peters telling how Vatican workmen plumbed the unex plored lower passages beneath the nave of the worlds largest church They penetrated into a pagan cemetery buried for 16 centuries Msgr Kaas does not say the ex plorations launched in 1939 resulted in finding relics of the chief apostle but he asserts a scientific commission is analyzing discov eries which gave archeological support to Catholic tenets Pope Pius XII said more than a year ago without going into detail that archeological discoveries dem onstrated the apostles burial place is and was under the cupola of St Peters church The pope may an nounce details of the findings in the course of this Catholic holy year Msgr Kaas says in Life For the time being the dis coveries which were made in the centralarea below the main altar of St Peters must remain undis closed The last word belongs to science and cannot be antici pated Inexact Reference the present time a commis sion of reputable archaeologists is preparing the publication of its scientific conclusions on the dis coveries to which some newspa pers have already made inexact reference In the meantime one may observe that the excavations have confirmed convincingly the roman tradition closely connected Neros Circus and the Vatican burial in other words the place where St Peter was executed and the place where he was buried Nonbelievers may not view this affirmation in the same light as devout Catholics yet it is obvious that the archaeological evidence so far revealed gives the faithful a right to challenge nonbelievers for proof to the contrary of archae ologys affirmation Those who believe in the Catholic tradition of St Peters jurialplace below the church will n the light of these new discov eries face any such discussion confidently Last September Archbishop Jo seph F Rummell of New Orleans said the remains of St Peter had seen found under the bascilica There was no Vatican comment ipon this but earlier LOsserva tore Romano Vatican newspaper declared discoveries added archae ological proof to facts already his torically ascertained Cut Doubt The historical and traditional account that the saint was buried there about 68 A D it added was BULLETIN Hyder Ariz UR An air force B50 superfortress ex ploded like a bomb in the sky Thursday and crashed to t h e desert 25 miles northwest of here killing at least 9 crew members Two others para chuted to safety believed for 16 centuries until Protestant controversy cast doubt on Peters death at Rome The story of St Peters death was that he was executed in Neros circus and buried in the nearby Pagan burial ground on Vatican hill and that Constantines church which stood for 1200 years was built over the tomb After the bur ial ground had been covered with a mass of earth so the edifice would not disturb the graves When Constantines church was razed St Peters was built over its foundations in the 16th century Cowles Widow Dies at Home Des Moines Gardner Cowles Sr 88 widow of the late publisher of the Des Moines Register and Tribune died Thurs day at her home She had been in failing health for some time Mrs Cowles was born in Al gona Aug 28 1861 as Florence M Call daughter of Mr and Mrs Ambrose A Call Her father was one of the founders of Algona She was married Dec 3 1884 and moved with her husband to Des Moines in 1903 She was active throughout her life in Womens club activities in the city and state Mrs Cowles was a graduate of Northwestern university and taught in rural schools Algona high school and the old Algona academy She was the author of 2 books one of which was a his torical account of the settling of northern Iowa Her husband died Feb 28 1946 Mrs Cowles survivors include 6 children and 15 grandchildren The children are Russell Cowles of New York N Y John Cowles of Minneapolis Minn Gardner Cowles of Des Moines Mrs D S Krudienier of Des Moines Mrs Bertha Quarton of Cedar Rapids and Mrs James D L e C r o n of Berkeley Cal Funeral arrangements have not been made Says Safety of Nation Is Endangered President Actually Has Not Rejected Investigators Stand Washington Tyd ings DMd said Thursday a formal request has been sent to President Truman for loyalty files of state department em ployes accused by Senator Mc Carthy RWis of procom munist leanings Washington Mc Carthy RWis Thursday ac cused President Truman of en dangering the nations security by what hecalled the presidents ar rogant refusal to release govern ment loyalty files to senate in vestigators Actually Mr Truman has not thus far refused to turn the files over to the senate foreign rela tions subcommittee which is look ing into McCarthys charges that communists and fellow travelers have infiltrated the state depart ment High white house sources have said the president is considering approval of limited access to the loyalty records of persons whom McCarthy has accused A key democratic Senator termed McCarthys criticism of Mr Tru man such a lowly attack that I can t think of a fitting reply He withheld use of his name but added Let the American people be the judge of that kind of criticism of the president of the United States No Comment Senator chair man of the inquiry committee said he had absolutely no comment on McCarthys remarks The Wisconsin republican made his blunt attack on Mr Truman in a telegram to the vacationing president at Key West Fla I feel McCarthy told Mr Truman that your delay of this investigation by your arrogant refusal to release all necessary files is inexcusable and is endan gering the security of this nation McCarthy noted that the sen ate in voting to investigate his charges of reds in the state de partment gave the inquiry com mittee power to subpena the loy alty files of persons against whom he brought charges The senate McCarthy added in his telegram to the president was not requesting from you a favor which you have the right to withhold but rather was de manding the information which the congress is entitled to under the constitution He added No Negative Vote It should be significant to you that not even 1 democrat voted against the resolution providing for the subpena of the files McCarthys wire appeared to give the impression that Mr Tru man has ignored a subpena for the files The committee has not issued one so far Senator Hickenlooper of Iowa one of the republican members has demanded that the subpena power be used Tydings has said he prefers to try first to get the records on a voluntary basis He has said he will resort to a subpena if that fails but he also has declared that all legal precedent is against forcing the president to yield the files In the past Mr Truman rused to give congressional com mittees access to confidential loy alty records In this case he been reported willing to work out some sort of arrangement for re stricted examination of the docu ments by the members of the in quiry group TO HONOR BALDWIN W West Masonic lodge will honor J Baldwin Masonic of Iowa Friday Most of the grand lodge of ficers of Iowa plan to attend In vitations have been extended to F Masons in northeast SAME MMMM trmftw M tan TiSt ;