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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 27, 1951, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited lor MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NIWSPAPIR THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS N C I G H 0 R S I HOME EDITION VOL LV1I Associated F United Prcu Full Lease Wires Five Cento Copyi MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MARCH 27 1951 Thli Paper Consist ol Two One Fear Kidnap of Wife of Slain California Man Riverside Cal was intensified Tuesday for a pretty young mother because of fears that she may have been kidnaped by her husbands slayer Mrs Doris Trask Cook 18 has not been seen since the body of her 18yearold husband Richard Cook was found on a lonely road Monday Their 8monthold baby was playing happily on a blanket near the body of the father who hac been shot to death when the AP Wirephoto Lawrence J Walker 20 in the sheriffs office at Riverside Cal Mon day night after being ques tioned about the slaying of Richard Miller Cook City Lauds Service by MidContinent Asks Continuance of Air Route By DILLON GRAHAM Washington JP Spokesmen for 3 Iowa cities Monday praised lervice rendered by MidCon tinent air lines but a Minnesota official criticized the company for not providing serv ice from the twin cities to Chica go The comment on MidContinent came in testimony before a civil aeronautics board examiner in the north central case Cities in the area are trying to establish that air service tothem isa public necessity After their witnesses are heard MidContinent will seek to show it should retain the North Central route in Iowa Illinois Wisconsin tnd Minnesota Vital Question One question for decision will be whether a trunk carrier such as MidContinent should operate the feeder routes or whether they ihould be granted to strictly feed er air lines Dubuque Waterloo and Mason City spokesmenlauded MidCon 1 tinent and said the CAB should permit it to continue operating the route Robert Aldrich executive direc tor of the Paul Metropolitan Airports commission said MidContinent should lose the ChicagoMinneapolisSt Paul leg because it has not started flights He said was tragedy was discovered Police continued to question Sgt Lawrence J Walker 20 of March air force base here who was booked on suspicion of carry ing a concealed weapon He car ried a stolen 45 caliber pistol police said Posse Formed The air force sergeant was ques tioned for 3 hours Monday night and Sheriffs pfficer W W Wai rath chief criminal deputy said he insisted he knew nothing of the case After the questioning a sher iffs posse left at midnight to search the area where the car was found 10 miles south of here Sheriffs Captain Don Schrader said bumper bolts found at the scene of the tragedy matched those on Walkers car Cooks auto parked near his body had a dent ed and torn fender as though another machine had sideswiped it and forced it off theroad Schrader said Walker was ar rested as police patrolled the city searching for a car with a damaged right fender They found Walkers car which answered this descrip tion in a garagebeing repaired It had smears of green paint on the damaged fender officers said Cooks car was green Walker told investigators his automobile fender was smashed in an accident in Hollywood last week Headed for L A The slain mans father Harold Cook said his son daughterin law Doris also 18 and their baby born last July left his home at the little town of Nuevo about a m Monday They were headed for Los Angeles where young Cook does maintenance work at an Aluminum Company of Amer ca plant The elder Cook said the young couple were devoted and lived a quiet life Mrs Cooks mother Mrs C J Trask of Sunnymead near Nuevo emphasized that if ierdaughter left her baby it lad tobe done by force authorized last September The North Central route MidContinent consists of these legs or segments Sioux CityChicago Des MoinesChi cago MinneapolisSt Pan 1Chi cago and Des MoinesMilwaukee MidContinent is now flying over only one leg of the route Sioux City toChicago Spokes men of citiesalong this segment say they Jike theKansas Citys carriers service Ozark Wants In Ozaik Airlines of Springfield Mo wants the Sioux CityChi cago and the Des MoinesMil waukee legs So does MidWest of Des Moines which also wants the Des MoinesChicago segment WisconsinCentral wants the Chi cagoSt PaulMinneapolis leg Other witnesses Monday were Lester Harney and John A Ker per of Dubuque Walter E Bets worth and Paul K Myers of Wa terloo and City Attorney Ray E Clough and E Emil Koerber of Mason City Koerber is chairman of the airport commission Delay Inexcusable Humphrey Claims Washington he civil aeronautics board was accused1 Tuesday by Senator Humphrey of inexcusable de lay in deciding who is to oper ate feeder air line service in Min nesota Iowa Illinois and Wis consin Rep Andresen urged the board to hurry Its decision on the award of per manent permits in the socalled North Central case Humphrey in a statement at a hearing being conducted by a Central Heights Votes to Drop Corporation Central Heights voters decided VIonday 212 to 120 to discontinue the town corporation after little more than a year of existence There were 340 votes cast Difficulty and expense of ac quiring sewer water systems for the town one of the purposes of incorporation was a principal factor in its discontinu nce The voters also elected the en tire slate of the Independenttick et which ran on a platform of op position to incorporation Those elected and the number of votes received were Mark Sackett mayor 189 Carl McGuire treasurer 192 and for councilmen Forrest Judd 192 Roy Burgess 189 Roy Wineinan 193 Frank Stork 193 and Frank De Vary 190 The Citizens ticket was headed by Marion Meek who last year was elected mayor on the Inde pendent ticket He received 133 votes Ambrose Lewis received 129 for treasurer The councilman candidates were Carrott 133 Val Alberry 131 Howard Phillips 127 Russell Dougherty 132 and A E Pitzenberger 129 The election results are to be canvassed by the old council on April 2 according to Iowa law and the new officials take office immediately afterward The re sults however are then certified to the district court which is in charge of termination of the cor poration according to Stanley H MacPeak clerk of the district court board examiner said he almost John W Largent of Waterloo his felt like charging that the agency bus not been protecting public in terest in the case Reburial Held for War II Vet Iowa reburial service for Pfc Cecil Dale Largent were rield in Union cemetery Tues day at 1 p m He was killed in action in Italy April 14 1945 while serving with an infantry unit Pvt Largent was born here April 18 1926 and made his home here until 1943 He worked in a defense plant in Rockford for a time then went to Califor nia to make his home with a sis ter In June 1944 he enlisted at Ft McA r t h u r Cal and received training at Camp Joseph T Rob inson Ark He went overseas in December 1944 Survivors include his lather AP Wirephoto MUM IS THE alleged topranking gambling figures as they sat silent before the senate crime in vestigating committee Monday night refusing to testify unless all radio television and newsreel equipment was removed Morris Kleinman left and Louis Rothkopf both of Cleveland kept mum while questions were directed at them Both men were arrested on contempt charges and held in bail Treasury Asked to Hit at Racketeers7 Sources By JACK BELL AND JOHN CHADWICK Washington if Senate crime investigators pressed treasury officials Tuesday for an explanation of why rack eteers and gamblers have been able to get away with tax returns just listing or so as miscellaneous income In its crosscountry investigation said Senator Tobey RN the committee has found many instances where miscellaneous was used in gang sters income tax returns and it carried them through Murder for Years Theyve been getting away with murder for years Tobey boomed Similar words were pre viously used in a senate crime committee report complaining that federal tax authorities ac cepted generalized statements from underworld figures that they would not accept for ordinary citizens I dont believe they have been getting away with murder re plied Edward Foley under secre tary of the treasury He said the departments ml ernal revenue bureau has been conscientiously trying to force full disclosure of income and ex senses on such returns But he said the committee itself ladfound that in the criminal element the1 bureau did not have responding taxpayers Earlier Secretary of the Treas ury Snyderin a statement read AP Wirepholo ABNER Longie ZWILLMAN Straight Will Deport Mrs Knauff New York Mrs Ellen inauff Germanborn war sride barred from citizenship by a special immigration board in Washington surrendered toim migration officials Tuesday Edward J Shaughnessy district director of immigration said she vould be taiken to Ellis Island vhereshe previously was held al mosttwo years while trying to en er the United States Shaughnessy said her parole had been revoked She detained it the Ellis Island immigration tation pending final disposition of her case The special board in Washing on Monday ordered her barred rom the country after hearing tes imony she was a former Czecho lovak spy Mrs Knauff said she vould appeal the decision About mother Mrs Jane Tresemer Rockford 111 3 sisters 2 broth ers The WEATHER Mason City Rain showers Tues day night and Wednesday Low Tuesday night 40 High Wednes day 45 owa Cloudy and mild with occa sional rain Tuesday night Low Tuesday night 35 to 40 north west near 45 southeast Wednes day cloudy and turning some what colder with occasional rain east portion High Wednesday near 45 northwest 50 southeast Northerly winds 2025 M P H Wednesday Further outlook Clearing and colder Wednesday night with lows 27 northwest 32 southeast Thursday fair and a little warmer Minnesota Mostly cloudy occa sional rain east and extreme south portions Tuesday night Wednesday clearing and a little colder Low Tuesday night near 25 northwest 35 to 40 south east High Wednesday 35 north west 40 to 45 southeast GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Yanks in Slow Drive Toward Enemy Border Elements of 6 Red Armies Concentrated By OLEN CLEMENTS Tokyo troops fought through a Chinese regiment Tuesday on the western front in a slow advance toward the redKorean border They killed 350 communists Nearby another U S unit battled 3 battalions of rear guard Chinese By late Tuesday afternoon the Americans had squeezed the reds into Hungry Lion Slips Cage at Festival Palm Springs Cal A hungry lioness slipped out of her cage at a circuscostume ball here early Tuesday and cavorted among movie stars and socialites for U minutes before being captured by a singer a restaurant man and a photographer Singer Allan Jones Renaldo Ferarri of San Francisco and Magazine Photographer Earl Tie sen crowded the animal into a corner where her handlers could jet a rope around her and lead ner back to the cage It happened at a birthday party iven for his wife by Stewarl Hopps Rhode Island insurance man at Rogers Ranch club Just as the animal trainer was leaving the cage Hopps said the after his act lioness slipped by Foley told the crime probers hat a special fraud section is being set up in the revenue bureau o check on the tax returns of gamblers and racketeers Several odds and ends are to toe dealt with before the windup haiiman Kefauver DTenn said the group will decide on Fri day what further action to take against 3 defiant witnesses who are already under 810000 bond each for contempt All Refused The 3 are Morris Kleinman and Louis Rothkopf both of Cleveland described by the committee as top gamblers and Jacob Greasy Thumb Guzik Chicago Capone gangster All refused to answer the ommittees questions about un derworld activities Under the glare of kleig lights Kleinman and Rothkopf Monday night pulled a new stunt on the committee after it had heard Ab ner Longie Zwillman north New Jersey political kingpin ad mit he once was a bootlegger but plead dramatically that he now is oing straight Kleinman wearing what might iiave been a Florida tan read a statement saying he wouldnt tes tify unless television and movie equipment was moved from the crowdpacked ornate senate cau cus room When Kefauver overruled this objection theswarthy Kleinman clammed up He sat silently with a pained expression on his face as Joseph Nellis committee counsel and Kefauver fired a series of questions at him Maximum Minimum At 8 a m AGO Maximum Minimum 40 24 38 50 36 Television Saved in Hampton Fire Hampton the tele vision set was saved when a night fire destroyed the large twostory Harold Kramer home here The Kramers and their 8 chil dren lost all their furnishings and clothing The fire was discovered as the Kramers returned home about p m from a trip out of town Kramer said he crawled into the smokefilled house on his hands and knees to save the TV set Cause of the fire was unknown Loss was estimated at roughly FtJNERAL FOR DRUGGIST Albid services for John H Hess 67 Albia druggist who died at his home here Sun day wore held Tuesday out behind him and headed for the desert She was distracted by all the cars parked outside the big circus tent I guess because she started hopping over the cars as if If youve never seen a lion lopping over a car youve missed something She was very casual about it just walked up to a car and over she went The lionwandered around out side for a while and then headed forfthe tkitchen She apparently was rather hungry This was not her day to fed and she was iretty noisy about it all riight At the kitchen door Jones Ferarri and Tiesen with prods and chairs kept her cornered until the trainer could take til US Power to Curb Reds InSighf Director Charles E Wilson said Tuesday the country has in sight the military power to de ter any aggressor Wilson also told a news confer ence the inflationary spiral has been moderated But he said the government may have to put on the brakes a little harder We still have the internal en emy of inflation that we must lick if we are to win the whole fight Wilson indicated his office of defense mobilization will seek further power to curb pricesin cluding revision production acts of the defense restrictions on price ceilings for farm products But he said that precisely how this should be changed has not been decided The mobilization chief ex pressed hope that the wage stab ilization board now out of busi ness because of labors walkout soon will be reorganized and functioning GUILT OF MANSLAUGHTER Des Moines James H Morris 41 of Des Moines Mon day was found guilty of man slaughter in the auto death of Willard Parker 66 of Des Moines United Nations war dropped surrender leaf trap planes lets An American division staff of ficer said he did notbelievethe Chinese would put up another major stand south of parallel 38 But he added I thinkif we hit them above the parallel well find them fight ing like sons of guns Red Concentrations Elements of 6 Chinese armies were reported massing just north of the border A report said red defense positions were built di rectly in front of the present UN line about two miles north of the parallel The Chinese 26th army corps has pulled back across the Imjin river An American spokesman sale the Chinese regiment mauled by the Americans Tuesday was par of the 77th division He said the no longer be le effective organ division1 could garded as an ized fighting force The 2nd Chi nese force was not identified On the Americans left flank South Korean troops by sundowi Tuesday were within 5 miles of the parallel in force They dug in along the Imjin river east of Mun san To get there they marched across Korean foothills without op position Air Support Allied planes Tuesdaysupported western front ground action They hit gun positions pillboxes tanks and vehicles Although the main UN line is within small arms range of 38 only one penetrationirT force has seen reported On the east coast Sepubhc of Korea troops occupied he small village of Younpo U S 8th army spokesman said the vil age had no military significance On the east central front UN roops encountered rain and mud but no enemy as they advanced to within 6 miles of 38 The red buildup was repoited on the cential front around Kumhwa This is a road and rail center 20 air miles north of 38 Communist troops have been spotted south of the town and in the hills to the east and west Heavy Traffic Heavy traffic also was spotted on the roads around the North Koiean capital and Sukchon Of the 850 vehicles seen moving Monday night 600 were headed south This is the largest group spotted in two weeks All were The air force said it destroyed or damaged about 100 vehicles SO railroad cars 930 redoccupied buildings and 30 supply and fuel dumps It also claimed 450 red soldiers wounded or killed Total red casualties claimed by ihe allied forces Monday were 2360 killed and wounded and 407 taken prisoner Sports Bulletin KEOKUK WINS Iowa City de feated Sioux City Central Tues day afternoon in opening game of the 1951 boys state basketball tournament The score was 4948 Brace Elected to 4th Term as Mayor of Mason City Howard E Bruce was elected mayor of Mason City Monday for a 4th term on the Associated Citi zens ticket His only opposition was two writein votes for Han ford MacNider Bruce received 400 votes Also elected for the 4th time were Councilmen Henry Rhein gans and Safford W Lock Treas urer R A Potter and Police Judge B R Dunn Rheingans is council manatlarge and Lock r e p r c sents the 1st ward The other councilmen named were Ed Kelly atlarge Oscar Jewell 2nd ward C E Lefflcr 3rd ward and Lloyd McGec 4th ward There were 414 votes cast Pot ter received 401 votes Rheingans 395 Dunn and Kelly each 393 Lock 93 Jewell 112 Lefflcr 98 and McGce 94 HOWARD E BRUCE lOtftiJi REDS MASS NORTH OF ground activity was reported from Korea were the developments back across the Imjin river Elements of 6 Chinese armies Js for a stand in North Korea B around Kumwha South r Korean troops occupied the small village of Younpo 3 miles north of the 38th parallel on the east coast Says Russ Could Erase Optimism In a Hurry If the Russians chose to get off the sidelines andanto the Korean war they could change the present picture with startlingswiftness Hans V Tofte warned Monday on hw return from a tour of duty in Japan and Korea With their present power in the east the Russians an unique opportunity to wipe the entire American military might in Korea off the i map in a relatively short tune he declared w The Mason Cityan emphwued that he was giving a purely per sonal opinion He knows tome thmg about warafter 6 yean of active duty in World war well as T months of civilian duty at General in HANS V TOFTE Committee Discloses Threats Washington Three mem seis of the senaie cume investi gating committee disclosed Tues day they have received thieats against their lives Senator Tobey RN H told a reporter he had received 3 dif ferent by letter and one by telephone I thought them serious enough o have them looked into Tobey added Chairman Kefauver DTeiin said he too had received a num ber of threats in crackpot letters Ive not taken any of them seriously he added Senator Hunt DWyo said he received a letter warning him against sticking my nose into other peoples business during public hearings at Miami some time ago Fla It was an intelligently typed etter but I did not turn it over to Hunt said Tobey expressed surprise at a statement by his son Charles W Tobey Jr published by the Bos on Globe that the senator with out knowing it has had protection 24 hours a day and protection will continue I did not know that although ve had police protection during he New York hearings Senator Tobey said He said he has no special pro1 ection now that he knows about recovered adding I go my own free way It is positively weirder Tofte togetto the after a 30 hour and find here a spirit of complete optimism If obviously en tirely on our recent advances in Korea and fails to take Into ac count the possibilities ol that Situation The new field commander in Korea Gen Matthew Ridgway is doing a good job with the troops who are becoming increasingly battle wise and experienced in combat Tofte There is a marked difference since Gen Ridgway arrivedhe said So we are moving once more Our anry navy and air force are giving the enemy a tough time Naturally it isin our favor that we have no enemy air power to speak of against MS or enemy naval forces of any consequence It is positively an improvement also thatit is now warm spring m the southern pait of Korea Russians Watch But the Russians are undoubt edly watching the situation care fully Maybe the atom bomb re taids them Or perhaps it suits them to see the major part of our military strength bottled up in a remote peninsula like Korea and on the islands of Japan Who knows The United States should not forget for a moment Tofte sug gested th at the Russians are work ing overtime everywhere toward just one objectivethe ultimate de struction of the power of the U S A It would becriticallyrwrong and exceedingly dangerous to na tional security he added if wish ful thinking and false feelings of optimism should be permitted to overshadow Gen Eisenhowers re cent sincere warning to the Amer ican people that theymust get ready for the big showdown just as surely and urgently as we got ready after Pearl Harbor Tofte returned to Mason i City Sunday He is scheduled to leave again on Wednesday for Wash ington D C and within a week to return to Japan A recent illness he said kept him off duty for only 3or 4 he now is completely Retired Attorney Jesse James Jr Dies of Bad Heart Los Angeles James Jr 75 retired Kansas City attor ney and a son of the Missouri andit died Monday of a heart ailment James Jr born in Nashville Tenn practiced law in Kansas city for 25 years retiring and moving to California 24 years ago One of his 4 daughters Mrs fo Frances Ross said he saw his ather killed in St Joseph Mo n 1882 i DRUNK WHILE TROTTING Detroit Johnson 51 was jailed Tuesday for driving a horse and wagon while intoxi cated SAME 111 Black Sltf meins tnflU past SI 4cMk ;