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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 28, 1951, Mason City, Iowa North lows Doily Newspaper Edited MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TMI NIWSPAPEt THAT MAKIS ALL NQtTM IOWANS HOME EDITION VOL LVII Preti and United Full CenU Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MARCH 21 1951 Atomic Spy Case Goes to Jury Initial ABomb Secrets Involved New York conviction meaning possible death sentences for the 3 defendants the nations 1st espionage trial goes to a federa court jury Wednesday The 3 are charged with con spiracy to transmit American atomic that of the Nagasaki Russia during wartime Pointbypoint denials of the charges have been entered by two of the defendants electrical en gineer Julius Rosenberg 34 and his wile Ethel 35 Radar Expert Morton Sobell 33 the 3rd defendant has not testi fied 3 Federal Judge Irving R Kauf man said Tuesday that the govern ment and defense would have 51 hours together for their summa tions Wednesday before he charges the jury Only 4 Witnesses The defense rested Tuesday aft er calling only 4 witnesses includ ing the two Rosenbergs The defense contended the gov ernment had failed to prove its case beyond reasonable doubt and the indictment contained insuffi cient information on the charges The most dramatic aspect of the trial was the testimony by David Greenglass 29 a former army ser geant and brother of Mrs Rosen berg His testimony branding both his sister and brotherinlaw as spies has made up an important part of the government case Greenglass has confessed to re laying atomic secrets throughthe Rosenbergs while stationed at Los Alamos N Mex birthplace of the Abomb He is awaiting sentence on a guilty plea Wife Named Conspirator His wife Ruth was named as a coconspirator but not as a defen dank Also involved in the charges are British Atomic Scientist Klaus Fuchs and Philadelphia Biochemist Harry Gold Fuchs is in prison in England Gold is serving an 8to30year sentence after confessing he re ceived data from Fuchs and Green glass and then passed it on to the Russians Soys Cittes Want Airline SerwceWow Washington airline ex ecutive said Wednesday cities along the North Central route with usable air port s should receive commercial airline service with out having to wait until neighbor ing communities can develop ade quate airports W J Miller president of Mid Continent air line Kansas City said in a statement prepared for a civil aeronautics board hearing that there is no indication as to when some cities on the route in Iowa Minnesota Wisconsin and Illinois may have airports The problem of municipal fi nancing and the mobilization pro gram make it impossible to esti mate when all of the cities will have usable airports he said Miller said his airline would like to begin service now to cities which have airports MidContinent was awarded the North Central route by the board last fall but was author ized to operate only the Chicago Sioux City leg The board ordered service held up on the other routes pending this hearing being con ducted byone of the agencys ex aminers AP WUeplioto BOOKED IN BASKETBALL City College of New York basketball play ers arrested in connection with the fixingof 3 basketball games in Madison Square Gar den in New York in 1949 and 1950 are booked at the Elizabeth street police station Tuesday night Left to right are Norman Mager and Irwin Dambrot who last played during the 194950 season and Herb Cohen who was a member of the 195051 squad Story on sports page Glass Cutting Thief Sought by Policemen A thief or thieves cutting glass o enter automobiles engaged the attention of Mason City police Wednesday Four cars have been looted by his method the past 3 nights Tuesday night thieves entered two cars parkednear the Hotel Han ford taking clothing and shoes Thisis something that cant on said Manager Ernest Kuhn of the Hotel Hanford We cant treat our guests that way While a shoe salesman was alking to me about his samples being stolen another walks in and says his coat was taken from his Widow Is Threatened If She Takes Stand Des Moines Des Moines widow says she has been To Police Parking Areas The police department m a d e plans fo concentrate its efforts on policing the areas where cars are jarked The ttoct Tuesday night included two large childrens samples valued at S250 but all lalf pairs and therefore of little value to the thief The car was owned by C R Hackworthy Milwaukee and said shewould re salesman and was parked in the city parking lot at 3rd and Dela ware N E Tuesday night The nvestigating officers said it looked ike a glasscutter had been used o break the window out of a rear All About The WEATHER Mason City Rain changing to snow Wednesday night Thurs day cloudy with snow ending by morning High 3235 Iowa Snow extreme west and rain changing to snow central and east portions Wednesday night A narrow band of heavy snow is likely in central por tion Wednesday night Winds becoming northerly 2030 MP H Wednesday night Colder Wednesday night Thursday clearing and windy High Thurs day 32 37 Further outlook Sunny Friday warmer in after noon Minnesota Fair xv e s t mostly cloudy with occasional snow east Wednesday night A little colder Wednesday night Thurs day generally fair Some local ly heavy snow likely extreme southeast portion Wednesday nisht Northerly winds 2030 MJH Low Wednesday night 2228 High Thursday near 30 GlobeGazette weather statis tics for the 24 hours ending at I a m Maximum 41 Minimum 33 At 8 a m 33 Precipitation 13 YEAR AGO Maximum 4J Minimum 2S door All the shoe samples bear the trade name of Albert H Wein brenner The same night a suit and a light overcoat were taken from the car of Clifford L Richardsof Omaha parked near the Hanford S220 in Clothes Tuesday AT Schwahn Fond du Lac Wis told policethat his car was broken into Monday night and takenfrom it was an overcoat two suits and 10 tiesall valued at about Police said Schwahns car was probably broken into by using a glass cut ter His car was also parked near the Hanford Early Sunday morning thieves broke into a car and took a suit of clothes ties and a shirt from the automobile of Roy Viksten Iowa City parked near the Ead marhotel One other case oflarceny was reported to Mason City police Wednesday Clifford M c C lo u d manager Stubbs Motor Freight 410 8th S W told police that someone had stolen a battery out of one of their trucks some time Tuesday night Casey Wont Tell of Deal Washington Joseph E Casey refused Wednesday to tell investigating senators who were his partners in a war surplus ships deal that brought him profit on a investment Casey declined to give a senate banking subcommittee the names fellow officers and directors in the American Overseas Tanker company formed to handle the ships deal He con tended the committee created to investigate charges of political in fluence in RFC Icadning had no authority to go into the ships mat ter The RFC big government lend ing agency was not involved in the ships transaction SAME Black Ma it trafdo 4cMh pasl v4 houri In threatened with death if she testifies against Donald L Lewis who is awaiting trial on robbery and extortion charges She says shewill testify anyhow Mrs Helen Casebeer 50 told Assistant County Attorney James Sarcone Tuesday that a youth Avho gave his name as Cadson made the threat at her home Monday night If you show up on the witness stand Thursday afternoon youll be dead by night Mrs Casebeer quoted Carlson as saying Theft Charged Lewis was scheduled for hear ing Tuesday on 3 charges includ ing one of robbery rfiled by Mrs Casebeer She accused the young man ofthe forceful theft of her diamond ring last August However the cases were contin ued until Monday because of the illness of Lewis attorney Mrs Casebeer said her youthful caller returned again after making thethfeats and tried to force a window when she refused to an swer knocks at either door She was on hand to testify turn for thehearing Monday de spite the threats Accused of Robbery Besides the robbery charge Lewis is accused of entering a bank with intent to rob and ex tortion These charges grew out of claims by Mrs Elsie Smith who said Lewis extorted nearly from her under threat of death then gave her a gun and ordered her to rob her father Richard An derson Mrs Smith has been bound over to the grand jury on a charge of entering a bank with intentto rob Her father said she forced him to walk from their home to the Central National Bank and Trust Co at thepoint of a gun in an attempt toget him to turn over to her from his safety deposit box Ask Increased Operating Funds for Departments Des Moines Iowa house appropriations committee Wednesday proposed increasing operating funds for state depart ments by about a year The committee recommended passage of a bill prepared by a subcommittee and calling for suplying the departments with about annually in the two year period beginning next July 1 The total is about more han recommended by Gov Wil liam S Beardsley and approxi mately more than appro priated annually by the 1949 legis lature Rep Allert G Olson chairman of the subcommittee said he had not taken an actual total for the bill But a survey of the amounts suggested for the more than 50 departments and agencies indicated the figure Rap Carroll With Income Tax Charge Betting Chief Faces Fine Jail By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Gambling investigations resulted in quick action Wednesday against some top figures brought to the public eyeby the senate crime vesUgating committee and other official agencies F e d e r a 1 in Kansas City charged James J Car roll St commission report gambling payments totaling 55268815 made by him in 1948 arid 1949 Reports Required The government invoked a little known and rarely used section of the internal revenue code against Carroll The code requires anyone to other persons of more than to report those paymentsindividually to the in ternal revenue processing division It also requires collective annual reports on such payments If convicted Carroll could be sentto prison for 26 years and fined 3526000 In a Texas legislative probe of crime a scared witness suffered a heart attack after agreeing to talk in private The witness T Leo Moore mayor of Electra Tex told the investigators his life would not be worth a plugged nickle if he talked in public Moore was removed to a hos Cohen Los Angeles pital Mickey gambler ignored a failedto appear before the Texas legislative committee which rec ommended grand jury action against him Testimony by Texas officials pictured Cohen as Want ing to get a finger in bobkmaking numbers Texas and slot machines in 3 Indicted Three witnesses who refused to testify before the Kefauver crime committee were indicted by a Cleveland federal grand jury on charges of contempt The 3 all previously cited for contempt by he senate after January hearings m Cleveland were Joseph Lica voli of Cleveland a convicted ex ortionist Joseph Dicarlo Youngs own Ohio former convict and Joseph A Aiuppa Cicero 111 de scribed as a manufacturer of gambling equipment Race betting was at a standstill at some points because book makers information services had been cut off Communist Police Fire on American Tourists South Koreans Advance 6 Miles North of Line By OLEN CLEMENTS Tokyo W American artillery Wednesday poured a heavy f ire into massed communist units on the rainswept central Koiean front Their aim appeared to be twofold To clear the way for advancing alliedinfantrymen near the red Korean border and to stall any red attempt at a counteroff ensive On the east coast South Korean troops advanced behind a rollingbarrage of naval gunfire to a point 6 miles north of parallel 38 They Most County Officials to Get Raise Senate Approval Is Expected Yangtang 1st sizable coast north of the border Republic of Korea forces have occupied one border village and 4 North Korean towns since their drive began Sunday On the western front allied forces north of Seoul pushed with in 7 miles of 38 They had full control of the road leading north west from alliedheld Uijongbu to Munsan Ram BOBS Spring rains hampered the al lied air attack and in places bogged down their mechanized ground forces The center of communist troop massing activity was the central front north of Chunchon AP Correspondent William C Bar nard said 10000 reds were strung along the border and held a thin slice of land to the south Another 80000 were backed up as far as the big communist ply base at Kumhwa 20 miles in side red Korea Front line observers watched for any sign of a red push down the center of the peninsula If the communists counterattack they may choose this rainy season as jumpingoff time Their ligtitly weighted forces would have some advantage over the more heavily burdened UN troops Elements of 5 regrouping Chi nese armies and one North Korean army face the allies in this cen tral sector It was theforward wall of thislorce hitby American guns Patrols Draw Fire The artillery hub deep in sticky mud opened up after probing UN patrols drew heavy fire The thundering barrage cut up one red front line division Tues day night Surviving communists withdrew rather than take further punishment Fighterbombers of 3 nations swept out to add theirbombs rockets and machine gun fireto the blazing attack American Australian and South African pi lots joined in pounding the com munist positions The South Koreandrive across 38 apparently was more important politically than militarily In Washington Secretary of Defense George Marshall said General MacArthur had been instructed to cross when necessary to protect his forces The South Koreans may have acted on their own initiative Strategically the east coast sec tor has little significance It is lightly defended probably only by North Korean troops High moun tains run up almost to the coast line No big push could be made in this area by either side Des Molnes Iowa sen ate apparently has decided to jgp along with the house and give most elective county officials an pay boost Final sen ate action on the county salary bill was expected Wednesday By a 3711 vote Tuesday the senate approved a move by Sena or Frank C Byers RCedar Rapids and 15 others to accepl he house bills across the aoard increase for county audi tors treasurers recorders clerks and sheriffs Proposed Changes A senate committee had rec ommended numerous changesin Jie house bill The major one would have trimmed out the ayear voted by the house The senate committee proposed boosts ranging from to The house bill would give county attorneys the a year also The senate did not get to hat section of the measure be iore adjourning until Wednesday did get to a house provision that after nex year the salaries of county of ficials would be geared to the fed eral consumer price index The senate committee recom Argentina Blacks Out American Broadcast Buenos Aires Argentina The daily 15minute news broad cast by the U S embassy has been blacked out in Argentina A notice posted on the bulletin board of radio Belgrano by the stations artistic director Ignacip De Maria said there shall be no radio programs dedicated to any given country or under the auspi ces of any embassy consulate or cultural institute Robert CaldweU public affairs officer of the U S embassy said Tuesday he had protested to high officials and he believed the or der would be rescinded REPAIR SHOP OKAYED Des Molnes The house sent to the governor Tuesday a senate bill to authorize cities and towns to construct and maintain garages for storage and repair of motor vehicles and other equip ment The vote was 83 to 13 Food Price Rollbacks Promised Government Order Due Wednesday By MAX HALL Washington gov ernment was ready Wednes day to order a new system ol on about 60 per cent of the food in your gro feature It alsosuggested elimina tion of proposed increases lor county attorneys Act On Among the other major pro visions of the house bill on which the senatedid act were two per tainingto salaries of county su pervisors The senate accepted a proposed increase of a year for fulltime supervisors It also approved a proposed increase o from 8 to 10 a day for part time supervisors However the senate voted to give the fulltime Polk county su pervisors an S800 instead of a raise s Another feature of the house bill accepted by the senate woulc set the salaries of the deputies at not more than 75 per cent ol the salaries of their superior officers Study Aleutians for Atom Tests Washington The United States may be preparing its 5th atomic weapons proving ground this one in a subArctic waste land A lonely spot on island chain which stretches out 300 miles from the Alaskan main land westward toward Russias Siberian empire appears a prob able choice There for the 1st time the U S could test atomic bombs under conditions of climate and other factors which might be encoun ered should a war require use of such weapons against Russian cities Since Atomic Energy Commis sion Chairman Gordon Dean linted recently that new tests might be made at locations not used heretofore there has been developing speculation that the Aleutians might be one of the sites CopHating Girl Admits Beating Boy St Paul Minn UR A cop hating 13 year old girl has ad mitted that she beat a small boy almost to death with a rock slugged two others with a lead pipe and sold blackjacks for 50 cents each police said Wednesday Police Chief Charles Tierney said the girl arrested Tuesday gave herself away recently when she wrote an anonymous note to police telling how she waylaid 5 year old James Bruce last Nov 18 She beat and kicked the boy so severely that police believed he had been struck by a car Officers had searched in the intervening months for a hit and run driver In her note to police the girl boasted that she had a crooked nose the word killed tattooed on her hand that she carried knives and I hate cops She was held for mental examina tion The Bruce boy suffered a double skull fracture and painful bruises and lacerations He spent a month in a hospital The girl also told of beating two other children with a lead pipe and of selling blackjacks to young sters Her note received by police on March 17 said Dear Sirs 1 am writing this letter to give myself up Do you remember the timelast fall when a little boy named James Bruce you say was hit by a car He was not hit by a car I beat him up The reason his head was so batteredis that 1 kicked him He was wearing a brown hat buckled under his chin wasnt he He also wore I think a brown coat I am 13 years old 1 will not it belongs I hate cops I have a scar on my left thumb I am 5 feet 9 I have a crookctt nose I am a girl I carry knives sometimes I have killed tattooed on my right hand I weigh 135 pounds and live in St Paul I go to school and church I am in 8th grade Here is my true description See if you can find me Ask James Bruce 6 years old He knows me Ha ha Tierney did not disclose how the tell you my name I have a policejgirl was traced other than to say record I aint sorry for what Ijthat the letter first put officers r did so keep your nose where I on her trail AP AWAITS TRIAL A thinner Edward t BiuMr Beckwith has been returned to Waterkw from death rtw at Madison to mwalt trial acsin charge mwder He WM convicted killing Mrs Irnu JCM SUIhiit wife a MMttott tavern ator The Iowa supreme eMrt reversed the ocnvlctlwi and dered a new eery store After weeks of wrestling with problems involved the office of price stabilization has completed two retail f ooc orders andone wholesalef ooc order Issuance was expected late Wednesday The changeover will give the American people some price rollbacks and some price increases within weeks Price Director Mi chael V DiSalle has predictedthat the rollbacks will outnumber the increases The nations approximately 500000 grocerystores will be Or dered not toexceed certain markup percentages on about 40 categories of foods The or ders are expected to cover canned goods baby foods coffee sugar salt butter packaged cheese cookies and crackers breakfasi cerealsshortening flour flavor ings peanut butter j s and jellies and many other items Fresh Meat Not Covered They are not expected to cover bread milk eggs fresh meat fresh fruits or fresh vegetables At present the retail and wholesale most foods are frozen at the highest levels charged by each seller between Dec 19 and Jan that in the case of most foods when farm prices rise the foodseller may raise his price to allow for this rise The new food orders willallpr food sellers to pass on any in creases in the cost of food items and will require them to lower their prices whenever their own costs go down A food seller will use the tables of percentages in whatever reg ulation applies to him to deter mine his ceiling prices For ex ample a retail grocer receiving a can of beans can determine his ceiling price by adding the gov ernmentordered mark up per centage to the amount he has to pay for the beans Fix Ceilings Later OPS officials say that a few the change over has been completed and food jrices have become fairly stable dollarsandcents price ceilings will be fixed with the ceiling price of each article in a store ilearly marked for the housewife to see They say the 3 orders now are ready are an essential step to ward this system of community pricing toward which they are ivorking Mark up percentages will dif fer according to the size and na ure of the retail or wholesale grocery firm Explanation Demanded of Russians 12 Pistol Shots at Berlin Buses Berlin German communist police today on American tourists in downtown BerlinT U S authoritiesdemanded an im mediate audience with thti Russians for an explanation The communist police fired 12 pistol shotsat 4 buses Tying American army civilian personnel on the reg ular Wednesday tour of Ber lin sponsored by the armys spe cial services On Border The buses were exactly on tht border separating the soviet sec tor from the west Three of the shots hit of the buses and broke aj window but none ofthe occupants was struck The buses were taking the not mal from Potsdamer Platx a breeding ground lor trouble fin Berlin to the Brandenburg This street is astride the soviet sector border but allied neVer were challenged there 4 American officials said the east ern police stopped the convoy of 5 army buses tci check papers a new practice s XJb until now Ger man police in both East ind West Berlin have hot extended traffic controls to vehicles of the occupa tionforces f 4 BMW Stop r The first bus ignored the chal lenge to halt U S authorities re ported but 4 stopped si The communistpolice toldjpi drivers tin another route through Ber lin to reach the Brandenburg When the buses turned around obey that one of ithe polioi men described as young ind ei cited opened fire on last fat the departing An American spokesman other policemen then joined in the shooting French Chief i Arrives on M First Visit i New York Vin cent Auriol Wednesday for theVlsf visit made to theUnitedStates by a Frenchchief executive Whistles blewairplanesroared overhead and champagne T flowed in Auriols honor as the liner lie de France nosed 0 through New harbor The smiling presidentalso was greeted with a 21gun salute from an army gun at Governorsisland In a dramatic scene Auriol dolfed his grayhatandheldIf at arms length overhishead in a salute tothe statute of liberty Frances giftto theUnited symbol of freedom A New York policedepartment band on an accompanyingfire boat struck up La ManeUjdse French national anthem When an army of photographers continued to dick the smile vanished from Auriols face He gestured angrily and shouted No No They play La Marsel while they play La Mar sellaise But the cameras kept Then the band switched to The Star Spangled Banner Again with even more feeling Auriol ex claimed Please no That is you nation al anthem Please dont Crown Algona Girl Charity Ball Queen Muscha 24 year old brunette was crowned queen of the 14th annual charity ball Tuesday night before a large crowd More than 1500 votes were cast for the 10 girls nominated The ball netted which will ae used by the Algona Charities Inc to benefit the health of under privileged Algona school children Cucumbers Selling for a Bushel Pompano Bench FU Grade A cucumbers are selling at he farmers market here for S1825 a bushel Manager J L Warren says he believes the highest prici ever paid before was A shortage caused by cold veather was given as the cause of he record price ;