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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 29, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE 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 29 1950 HOME EDITION IIU1U This ijper Consists of Two One No 146 FIRE in Central City ments over the AP Wirephoto Fire caused by an explosion in the basement razed this 2story building Tuesday afternoon The Sauer brothers whose families lived in the apart store said the loss was partly covered by insurance Pleads Guilty to Charge of Manslaughter Lloyd Robertson 401 3rd N E pleaded guilty in district court Wednesday to an indictment charging him with manslaughter He was sentenced to 8 years in the state reformatory and then paroled by Judge Tom Boynton to the state board of parole The sentence was suspended during good behavior Robertson was the driver of the car in which Mrs Bernadine Bur gess and John Nalan were killed when it struck a bridge a half mile south of the WorthCerro Gordo county line on Oct 30 Of ficers reported that Robertson had been drinking He was injured in the crash and was in a local hospital for more than a month Since his release he had been confined to the coun ty jail The suspension and parole were granted by Judge Boynton in ac cordance with a written request by Mr and Mrs Earl A Scott parents of Mrs Burgessand by Mrs Marguerite Nalan mother of Nalan They also repeated their request in open court Tuesday Downey Retires From Politics Washington Sher idan Downey the old Townsendite who has been bat tling for old age pensions for the past 18 years reluctantly retired from the political wars Wednes day Reversing earlier decisions he announced that upon the urgent advice of my physicians he was forced to withdraw his candidacy for reelection to the senate in November He urged all Californians to support Manchester Boddy pub lisher and editorinchief of the Los Angeles Daily News in the race for Downeys seat He hailed Boddy as a great and effective champion of the true liberal de mocracy Doctor Fails to Puncture Skin With Fingers During Bednasek Trial Demonstration Iowa City doctor failed to produce puncture wounds on the bared arms of the special prosecutor in a demonstration Wednesday in the murder trial of Robert E Bednasek The University of Iowa psychology student charged nit Serves 1st of lies Subpoenas Arnolds Career in Politics Ends Hollywood Edward Arnolds brief fling in politics was ended Wednesday The Mr President of radio announced his candidacy for the republican nomination for the sen ate from California last week Tuesday he said he had with drawn from the race because of insufficency of time for proper campaign preparation Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy through Thursday Rising tem peratures Thursday Low Wed nesday night 15 to 20 High Thursday mid 40s Iowa Fair and continued cold Wednesday night Thursday in creasing cloudiness and warmer Low Wednesday 1520 northeast 1825 southwest Minnesota Partly cloudy warm er northwest portions Wednes day night Thursday partly cloudy and warmer Low Wed nesday night 5 to 15 north 15 to 20 south High Thursday 30 to 35 north 40 to 45 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Wednesday Maximum 30 Minimum 20 At 8 a m 23 TEAR AGO Maximum Minimum with strangling Margaret Anne GeeGee Jackson 20 is scheduled to take the stand later Wednesday On invitation of Edward F Rate special prosecutor Dr Harry R Jenkinson applied considerable in attempting to make punc ture wounds on Rates bare arm The doctor was recalled by the state for a sharp 35 minute cross examination Dr Jenkinson testified Tuesday that he believed the puncture wounds on the neck of the pretty blond Miss Jackson who died last Dec 11 were caused by her own fingernails as she grasped her throat after injuries had caused strangling The defense claim she met death by accident The doctor who Tuesday said he didnt believe the puncture wounds could be made by a mans short nails first declined Rates invitation Wednesday saying his Jenkinsons nails were too short Also testifying for the defense Wednesday morning was Dr An drew C Garvy Jr 42 Iowa City physician and surgeon Dr Garvy in reply to a long hypothetical question by Clair Hamilton defense attorney in which the injuries of Miss Jackson were cited said My opinion is that these in juries were caused by a blow from a hard object against the right side of the neck such as the edge of a table desk or any solid ob ject Dr Garvy also told the jury he had known of 2 cases in which the hyoid bone in the larynx was frac tured by muscular action of the individual Miss Jacksons injuries included a fracture of the cartilage connecting sections of the hyoid bone The physician said he had known of an Omaha Nebr case in which thehyoid bone was fractured by sneezing He said he knew of an other case overseas in which the same bone was fractured due to concussion from shells which re sulted in spontaneous rjuick spaeins of muscles in the neck Hampton Woman Files Suit After Daughters Death Des Moines A1 A damage suit was filed in district court Tuesday against Bernie Bartley 22 recently convicted of manslaughter and Sams Inc rentacar firm The suit was filed by Mrs Nola Baldwin of Hampton whose daughter Genevieve 22 was killed last April when the car in which she was riding collided with one driven by Bartley In her peti tion Mrs Baldwin said Bartleys car had been rented from Sams The petition said Bartley was driving at a high speed and on the wrong side of the street when the accident occurred Bartley was sentenced to 8 years in the state reformatory at Ana mosa after a district court jury convicted him earlier this month in connection with Miss Baldwins death GETS 5 YEARS Sioux City Lewi Jones 33 Sioux City has been sentenced to 5 years in the state at Fort Mndison for stealing a car nt Smithlond Iowa Feb 9 He pleaded guilty to grand larceny charge BULLETIN Iowa City D Bednasek took the witness stand at p m Wednesday to tell the jury in his murder trial his own story of events surrounding the strangulation death of his coert friend Mar garet Anne GeeGee Jackson Rent Control to Continue Woods Says Washington E pediter Tighe E Woods said Wed nesday that rent controls will be maintained wnever needed despite orders to dismiss his workers bej tween now and June 30 j President Truman signed a de ficiency appropriation bill yester day It gives Woods for operation of his office until June Say Law ton New Director of Budget Key West Tla l7P Authori tative white house siid Wednesday that Frederick f Law ton 49yearold government ca reer officer has been picked by President Truman as his next di rector of the budget A native of Washington and a veteran of nearly 30 years of fed eral service Law ton will succeed Budget Director Frank Pace Jr when the latter is chosen as sec retary of the army these sources reported The officials declining the use of their names said the 2 promo tions are included in a list of ex p e c t e d administration changes many of which will be announced from Mr Trumans winter white house shortly 15Year Service Lawton who has been with the budget bureau for 15 years is now assistant director Like Pace he is a lawyer as well as an iiccount ant He has been a key figure in the operations of the bureau for many years Other changes under considera tion would shift Secretary of the Air Force Symington to the long vacant chairmanship of the na tional security resources board and move Thomas K Finletter into the secretaryship of the air force Finletter former EGA chief in London was the author of the Finletter report on national air policy Strauss Leaving The president may delay the naming of a new chairman of the atomic energy commission until after his return to Washington There will be a vacancy on the commission April 15 when Lewis Strauss leaves to rest on his fain in Virginia Secretary of the Army Gordon Gray is resigning to take over the presidency of the University of North Carolina and white house officials say Mr Truman wants Pace to succeed him Other impending vacancies in clude the undersecretaryship of the army Tracy Voorhccs is leav ing not later than June 30 30 when rent controls expire plys for dismissal pay for all employes Woods snicl he rlisciissc problem with his six regional radio said Wednesday Charge Czechs Arrest Priest Vatican City police have arrested Franciscan Father John Evangelist Urban one of the I churchs most prominent spokcs Ihe men in Czechoslovakia the Vati peditcrs last week We decided that no offices will be closed and no workers dis missed where it will cripple our operations he said Any decontrol actions taken be tween now and June 30 he added will be limited to those that would be taken anyway under normal circumstances The Vatican broadcast charged that Father Urban was arrested despite extremely poor health and despite the fact his activities have been dedicated solcy to religion This proves said the broad cast that the communist authori ties are not acting for political reasons but only to suppress the church in Czechoslovakia AP Wirephoto TYDINGS ANNOUNCES CALL FOR Millard Tydings center tells reporters that the senate foreign relations subcommittee he heads has sub poenaed loyalty records of the state department civil service commission and FBI He said the action included complete files of persons against whom Senator McCarthy RWis leveled procommunist charges In a letter to Tydings President Truman rejected the request of the subcommittee for access to the secret files HBomb Gets Top Priority Pike Reveals South Hadley Mass velopment of the hydrogen bomb has been given top priority by the atomic energy commission Sumner T Pike acting chair man of the commission made the disclosure in a Mount Holyole college address Tuesday night Although he did not specifically mention the hydrogen bomb Pike said We are doing some reshuffling of the projects and the personnel in the whole atomic energy pro gram in order to bring the utmost weight to bear on the specific weapons development work which the president has recently directed us to pursue His reference to the specific work which the president directed the commission to pursue made it clear Pike meant the Hbomb The president announced some time ago that he told the commission to go to work on the bomb Pike also said that work is being speeded on development of an atomic engine for naval vessels Beardsley Calls for Program to Cut Toll From Accidents Des Moines William S Beardsley Wednes day called for a continuing program of education and ac tion to reduce the death and injury toll from accidents in Iowa He spoke at the opening session of Iowas first statewide safety congress mately 600 representatives of 150 organizations were present for the opening of the 2day congress called by the governor To every one of the people of Iowa safety is a personal mat ter the governor said He added In its simplest terms rit means the preservation of our own lives and those of our dear ones Still we must establish here today a continuing program of education and action We must SEIZE OPIUM Ilonpr offi cials Wednesday seized opium worth from bunkers of the British slup Shansi The ship arrived from London via Bangkok try to create and maintain in every citizen a constant safety mindedneEs We must do every thing in our power to reduce the appalling toll of Iowa accidents a toll that accounted last year for 1800 lives needlessly lost In planning and carrying out this new concerted statewide safety campaign I appeal to every person here today and every or ganization represented here today to assume the responsibility of aggressive leadership The governor emphasized thai the conference will be concerned not only with loss of life in traf fic accidents but also with the toll of lives from home industrial and farm accidents He termed the present meeting merely the beginning of a year around program of positive action GIobcGazcttc photo LIGHT IN THE ELECTRIC Alvia Laughlin was bringing some lights to the Toepfer Electric Manufacturing company 110 Delaware S E Wednesday morning But this is one he didnt expect to deliver In backing up to the store the rear of the truck hit the lamp post and sent it chashing through the window No one was injured but it was reported that there is often someone sitting on the ledge near the window Of ficer H E Fitzgerald inspects the damage It seemed that there would be more light in side and less outside for a time 2 More Victims of Car Crash Die Des Moines death toll in a Sunday night cartrain crash near St Charles Iowa rose to 3 Wednesday when Donald Speller berg 38 of Murray and Gene Carlson 17 of Truro died in DCS Moines hospitals Carolyn Kale 15 of Truro died a few hours after the crash A 4th young person in the car Alice Umsled 15 of Truro remains hos pitalized in Des Moines in critical condition The 4 young folks were return ing from an evening in Des Moines when their car smashed broadside into a Great Western freight train at a highway 251 crossing 20 miles southwest of DCS Moines Ask Increased Aid for Far East Nations Washington Con nally DTex reported an urgent request for increased aid to help Far Eastern countries resist com munism was placed before sen ators Wednesday by Secretary of State Acheson and Ambassador Philip Jessup Connally issued a formal state ment after the 2 diplomats dis cussed the world situation for more than 2 hours with the senate foreign relations committee Con nallv is committee chairman Acheson and of whom have been targets of re publican with the senators behind closed doors Reporting on this Connallys statement said in part Secretary Acheson and Dr Jes sup raised and sought the advice of the committee on a number of major policy matters affecting the United States interests in China Formosa and southeastern and southern Asia Ambassador Jessup emphasized from his personal experience and observations the vital importance to the United States of continuing and stepping up United States as sistance to countries of this region where it can add to their deter mination and ability to resist com munist infiltration and to make further progress toward sound economies and firmly democratic governments The meeting spotlighted not only the administrations cold war strategy but also Achesons efforts to strengthen the state department against GOP assaults Delivered to Chairman of Civil Service Demands Records Be Given to Group by Next Tuesday Washington offic ers Wednesday served the first of 3 subpoenas demanding from top government officials the loyalty records which President Truman has declined to turn over to a senate committee Joseph sergeantatarms served his first subpoena on Harry B Mitchell chairman of the civil service commission at the capitol Mitchell had come to the capitol on business Duke had other subpoenas for Secretary of State Acheson and Attorney General McGrath The subpoenas the officials pro duce loyalty records by next Tues day and give them to the senate foreign relations subcommittee in vestigating charges of communist infiltration of the state depart ment Possible Contempt The penalty is possible citation for contempt of the senate if the officials fail to heed the sub poenas All of them are under instruc tions from President Truman that such records are not to be given to congressional committees Mr Truman issued a general order to that effect in 1948 He took the position then that there are long standing precedents for the ex ecutive branch of the government refusing to give documents to congress if it would be against the public interest Mr Truman directed in the 1948 order that any subpoenas for the records were to be re ferred to him From a legal standpoint Ache son McGrath and Mitchell are agents of the president So in effect the issue is whether the senate can force the president to give it government records 90 Employes The records sought are those dealing with the investigations made into the loyalty of some 90 government employes The sub poenas demand the files of the state department the FBI and the civil service commission on these cases from Jan 1 1940 to the present time The 90 of them have not been made given the senate subcommittee by Senator McCarthy to back up his charges that the state department is honeycombed with communists and red sympathiz ers McCarthy has said his charges cant be proved unless the sen ators can gel at the loyalty files Mr Truman Tuesday rejected a committee request for the files He said in a letter to Chairman Tydings that the sin gle most important element in a j fair and just loyalty program was the preservation of all files in connection therewith in strictest confidence1 Johnson Arrives in Netherlands Amsterdam the Netherlands S Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson arrived here by plane from America Wednesday to attend the meeting of the defense ministers of the 12 Atlantic pact nations The ministers are to meet at The Hague Saturday to discuss an integrated defense plan for west ern Europe The plan was ap proved Tuesday by chicfsofstaff of the member nations Turning Back on Lion Proves Fatal Evesham England UR The lion tamer lined up his big cats then turned him back to bow to applause from the crowd at Ring lands AngloAmcricmv circus Tuesday night As he straightened one of the lions leaped on the trainer Capt Maraya Swarmi killing him be fore assistants could come to his rescue SAME fUr traffic death In I hours Plead Guilty to Stealing Rings Albert Lea Minn Cedar Falls Iowa couple received sus pended sentences and were placed on probation Tuesday after they pleaded guilty to charges of steal ing 3 diamond rings from Albert Lea and Owatonna Minn jewelry stores last November George S Schuck 27 and his wife Isabell 29 pleaded guilty be fore District Judge Martin A Nel son who imposed maximum tences of 42 months imprisonment He then suspended the sentences and placed both on probation Crop Insurance Director Resigns DCS Moines O Reilly Iowa director of the fed eral crop insurance program for the productionmarketing admin istration will resign effective April 1 His resignation was an nounced Tuesday Al Cook loan supervisor in Iowa for the commodity credit corporation has been named to succeed OReilly OReillys future plans were not announced It was reported how ever that he might seek the dem ocratic nomination for congress in the 6th Iowa district He is the operator of a farm near Bar num in Webster county The 6th districts representa tive now is James I Dolliver R Fort V L ;