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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 19, 1953, Mason City, Iowa 1 North Iowas Daily Newspaper HOME EDITION CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL WORTH 1OWANS NEIGH B 0 R 5 VOL LIX Associated Press and United Press Full Lcaie Wkes Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MAY 19 1953 This 1jpcr Conrlsts of Two One No 199 Calls for Income Tax Slash Jan 1 Testimony in Hinich Trial Is Under Way 6 Men 6 Women Picked for Jury A District Court Jury of six men and six women and a woman serv ing as an alternate juror began hearing testimony Tuesday after noon before Judge Tom Boynton in the first degree murder trialof Mike Hinich Hinich 63 a native of Yugo slavia and a former Mason City cement plant worker is charged with shooting his wife Dorothy 30 in a South Federal tavern July 12 1952 Robert H Shepard Cerro Gordo County attorney called S W Lock 726 Hampshire NE a Mason City photographer as the first of the states 19 witnesses Took Photographs Lock took photographs of the in terior of the tavern and other pic tures directly connected with the shooting He took the witness stand shortly after Shepard and M L Mason attorney for Hinich gave their opening statements The actual selection of the jury took 6 hours 40 minutes Shepard and Masonquestioned and cross examined 45 prospective jurors Ten of the persons on the jury panel were excused Nine of them were excused because they said they had formed an opinion in the case One prospective juror was excused because of her physical condition Named to the jury were G H Blackwell and Keith Crawfordboth of Clear Lake Mrs Howard Strick leir Rockwell Esther Birdsall 716 Jefferson NW Lola Boomgarden 45 23rd SW Catherine McCauley 725 Van Dav isson 17 14th NE Florence Sut ton 1105 Pierce NW Lyda Amud son 1130 2nd SW Carl Banken 717 Elm Drive H D Loomer 2324 S Federal and Walter Oswag all of Mason City The alternate is Virginia Midkiff 108 27th SW Married in 1951 According to court records Mike and Dorothy Hinich were married Dec 15 1951 at Austin Minn Records show that Mrs Hinich filed for a divorce July 8 four days before she met her death in the tavern booth The divorce pe tion stated that the couple separ ated late in June 1952 Mrs Hin ich had lived with her mother Elva Patten 226 7th NE until the time of her death Mrs Patten and a daughterin law have been in attendance throughout the first two days of the trial Admitted Shooting Hinich admitted to Mason Cily police that he shot his wife He told authorities that he purchased the revolver several days before the murder with the intent of shooting his wife His attorneys have stated his defense will be temporary insanity Mason was not definite as to the number of witnesses he will have testify in Hinichs behalf Judge Boynton who held Tues day morning court in session until pm so that the jury could be selected and sworn in indi cated the case might still be go ing on Saturday He asked the jur ors if any of them because of their religious beliefs would be unable to carry out their jury duty The jurors nodded to Judge Boynton that they would be available Sat urday AP Wirephoto QUICKSAND GETS BEER ALMOST J McCabe and a companion put a case of beer into the Mis souri River near Pierre SD to chill while they fished McCabe returned to get the beer and began to sink in quicksand A motorist on a nearby bridge noted McCabes plight and called help McCabe center was given a life jacket to keep him up while Louis Jorgenson across log and GeorgeHurst right performed the refecue Another Test of Sincerity US to Demand Reds Settle Loan Account WASHINGTON United States is about ready to fire another note to Moscow demanding the Russians settle at least part of their eightyearold lendlease account The new note will provide another test whether the Soviet regime under its new head Georgi Malenkov intends to cooperate with the can government in solving problems that strain USRussian relations While Premier Stalin was alive the Russians stalled on US de mands that they return some of he material during World War II and pay for other items they retained They did next to nothing except return some frig ates and icebreakers The forthcoming American note American Woman 1st of Her Sex to Crack Sound Wall LOSANGELES W For years Americas No 1 woman pilot 43 yearold Jacqueline Cochran has achieved a muchcherished goal it was learned will call on the Russians to live up to a pledge made last June by giving back 186 small lendlease ships The State Department already rias sent along two polite diploma tic reminders one last November and the other last March a few days after Stalins death The US has taken the position that these ships must be returned before it will consider Russias of fer to write closed o its lend lease account with a payment of 300 million dollars The 300 million bid by the Soviets is still far short of the 800 million dollars the U S insists that Russia pay The payment would give Rus sia legal title to lendlease items of peacetime value which remained with the Soviet Union after the end of the war Soy Nicholas Is Probable Candidate for Governor DES M01NES or more men probably will scramble for the Republican nomination for governor next year GOP spokes men said Tuesday Three men mentioned as prob able candidates were Lt Gov Leo Elthon of Fertile Speaker William S Lynes ofWaverly and former Lt V Gov William H Nicholas of Mason They would run for the post now held by Goy William SBeardsley who is expected to try for the Sen ate seat of Democratic Sen Guy M Gillette Cherokee Elthon already has said he can be considered a candidate for the governorship Lynes is expected to a bid after two terms as speaker of the House Nicholas Mason City turkey grower who preceded Elthon as lieutenant governor ran for gov ernor last year and finished third in a close threeway race He now is recovering from injuries suf fered in an automobile accident this spring All three probable candidates live in the Third a highly unusual situation Another possible candidate is former Lt Gov Kenneth Evans of Emerson runnerup to Beardsley in the GOP governor race last year Still others may join the field in hopes that no candidate will get 35 per cent of the primary election vote and the race will go to the state GOP convention for a de cision She became Monday the first of tier sex to fly through the sonic barrier and surpass the speed of sound Racing around a 100kiiomeler closed course near the bed of Rog ers Dry Lake only 300 feet above the sunparched Mojave Desert Miss Cochran was timed at 652337 miles per hour National Aeronautical Associa tion timers said she shattered the alltime jet record for a 100kiio meter in 1951 by Col Fred Ascani U S Air Force She also surpassed the womens jet record of 534375 inp h established last December by Mine Jacqueline Auriol daughter inlaw of the President of France Say Allies Forced POW Switch Believe US Will Accept Political Parley UNITED NATIONS NY Wl Authoritative sources said Tues day the US has decided to modi fy the truce proposals it put for ward at Panmunjom to bring them more into line with the1 wishes of its Allies it was reported by the New York Times They said the precise modifica tions have not yet been decided t is expected howevew that the US will agree to permit the final disposition of Red prisoners who dont want to go home to be de cided by a political conference But the US will insist these ources say that a definite time imit be placed on the length of he conference Marks Shift Agreement to the conference marks a shift back toward the UN resolution on prisoners sponsored by India which the US supported in December The sources here said represent atives of the 16 countries with troops in Korea were scheduled to meet at the State Department Tuesday in Washington where the problem of changes in truce terms will be threshed out The informants said some of the other 15 countries hadbeen putting very strong pressure on the US to obtain the changes Meantime in Tokyo the truce talks were recessed for another six days Tuesday and an informed Un Command source said if ne gotiations collapse the Allies prob ably will free 34000 North Korean prisoners who refuse to return to Communist rule There were reports in Tokyo the Allies were preparing a revised armistice plan that might set a time limit on the peace talks Ask Extension The UN Command asked an ex tension until next Monday of the threeday recess that was due to end Wednesday The Reds agreed at a liaison meeting at Panmun jom A source close to Gen Mark Clarks headquarters said the UN Command is considering turning loose as civilians balky North Ko reans The ultimate disposition of these and 14500 Chinese captives who also have renounced Communism is the last major block to a truce The source said a precedent for freeing captives already had been set by the Reds They say they freed at the front 50000 Allied prisoners they grabbed early in the Korean war said the source whose name can not be revealed No Reason There is no reason to keep hold ing these North Korean prisoners They hate Communism and will not go back to it under any c cumstances They are anxious to get back lo their wives and families and be assimilated in South Korea among people of their own nationality who also are opposed to Commu nism AP WJ re photo RECQRD Jacqueline Cochran brings her Canadianbuilt F86 Sabre Jet in for a landing after averaging 652337 miles per hour to break two world speed records in California A TTTmri GlobeGazette phnlo by Mussor CAR HITS BRIDGE YOUTH Duane Beal 23 1044 16th NE was killed about am Tuesday when the car in which he was riding struck a bridge and was thrown into a ditch The mishap occurred one mile north of Mason City on Highway 65 Donald Shunkwiler 21 204 15th NE driver of the car and Robert Borack 23 1st SE were reported in good condition Tuesday at a Mason City hospital The attend ing physician said Shunkwiler and Borack suffered cuts andybruises Mason City an Dies in Crash Beql 21 Killed North of City Duane Beal 21 1044 16th NE was killed instantly about am Tuesday when the car in which he was riding struck a bridge and was thrown into a ditch The mishap in which two other youths escaped serious injuries occurred about a mile north of Ma son City on Highway 65 Justice of Peace Frederick B Shaffer acting coroner in the ab sence of Dr Ralph Smiley said Tuesday that he will call a cor oners jury to investigate the cause of Beals death There was a pos sibility that the inquest may be delayed until one of the youths is released from the hospital According to Cerro Gordo Coun ty sheriffs officers and Iowa high way patrolmen investigating the accident Donald Shunkwiler 21 204 15th NE was driving the auto Robert Borack 23 1st SB was the other passenger Shunk wiler and Borack were taken to a Mason City hospital where they were treated for cuts and bruises The attending physician said Tues day that the hospitalized youths were in good condition They were being held for observation Officers said that Shunkwiler was traveling south towards Ma son City 31 the time of the mis hap Shunkwiler was reported to have said that he was blinded by lighls ofan oncoming car Author ities Were continuing their inves tigation Beal was born Nov 28 1931 at Harmony Minn The family moved to Cerro Gordo CounCy in 1932 He was a sergeant in the regular Army havingserved a year ami a half in Korea wilh the 24th In fantry Division He was discharged Sept 2 1952 He was the holder ol a number of decorations and cita tions including the Silver Star Surviving are his parents Mr and Mrs Cecil A Beal Mason City three brothers Pvt James Beal Tucson Ariz Seaman Paul Beal San Diego Calif and Jerry Beal Mason City a sister Miss Verlynn Beal Mason City and grandmother Mrs W C Beal Ma son City Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 pm at the McAuley and Son Chapel with the Rev Carl Senlman pastor of Grace Baptist Church officiating Oatis Says His Only Plans Are to Take Things Easy NEW YORK William N Oatis back in America after two years as a prisoner in Czechoslovakia said Tuesday his only plans were to take life easy for a while The 39year old Associated Press correspondent flew home Monday for a reunion with his wife Laurabelle whom he had not seen for three years He was released i Ridgway Says Red Peace Hurt Defense NEW PIPELINE CHICAGO Oil Co of Indiana has announced its new 12inch refined products pipeline from Sugar Creek Mo to Du buque la is ia operation Should Be Good Excuse RICHMOND Va Ware 14 skipped classes at St Catherines Episcopal School for girls Friday to meet President Eisenhower and watch him receive an honorary degree from the college of William and Mary at Williamsburg Va Faced with explaining her absence she confided in her father Dr H Hudnall Ware of the college board of visitors He explained Isabels predicament to Mr Eisenhower Monday the student council accepted Isabels excuse which read Could we not excuse the absence today from tht school of Isabel Ware She was at a ceremony I attended It was signed Dwight D Eisenhower from Pankrnc Prison in Prague Saturday by an official pardon from his 10ycnr sentence on an espionage charge In a press conference he dis closed he had been grilled eight hours a day for nearly two months between the time of his arrest in April 1951 and his trial lie said he wanted lo study the record of his trial bclorc giving any thought to a formal repudi ation of his confession He said he type of reporting he did would not be tie did the law and that it was not until after he was arrested that he dis covered the reportorial standards under which he had been operating were contrary to Czech law Oatis declined to discuss whether at any time in Czechoslovakia he had worked for the US Slalc De partment or for any other USgov ernment agency a crime in America that not feel he was violating All About The Weather MasonCity Increasing cloudiness and warmer with occasional showers or thunderstorms Iowa Wednesday considerable cloudiness crs with scattered show Minnesota Showers overspreading south portion by Wednesday GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Tuesday Maximum Minimum At S am YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 68 37 65 6G 44 WASHINGTON UP Gen Matthew B Ridgway told Congress Tuesday the Russian peWc bffen sive has hurt European defense The Allied supreme commander in Europe told Senate Foreign Re lations Committee the Soviet peace offensive has had a recognizable adverse reaction on certain seg ments of public opinion in Wes tern Europe Hour of Decision He said some Europeans lulled by the Soviet Unions peace ges tures now want to put off the evil hour of decision oil defense problems Warning against any letdown now Ridgway said the North At lantic Treaty Organizations 1953 program will leave NATO short of the minimum requirements to resist a determined Soviet attack As he did before the House Foreign Affairs Committee Mon day Ridgway testified that Euro pean defenses are inadequate He urged approval of the administra tions foreign aid program for the fiscal year start Wants to Extend Tax on Profits Outlines Five Point Program WASHINGTON Eisenhower Tuesday gave Repub lican congressional leaders a five point tax program calls for letting a 10 per cent cut in indi vidual income taxesgo into effect oh schedule Jan 1 He would extend the corporate excess profits tax six months to Jan 1 Mr Eisenhowers also calls for postponing cuts now scheduled for next April 1 in ex cise taxes and regular corporate income taxes He would postpone the increase onehalf of 1 per No Freeze Power WASHINGTON Tuesday voted down to 41 proposal to give President to freeze wages prices rents for 90 days in the event of grave national emergency The standby freeze authority bitterly contested by Sen Taft RO who said President Eisen hower didnt want it was spon sored by Sen Capehart Rlnd chairman of the bankingcom mittee cent now schedtiledlfor next Jan 1 in the socialsecurity payroll tax on employers andemployes GOP Leaders The President laid out his tax proposals at a White House con ference Republican congres sional leaders They were told that the automatic tax cuts scheduled under existing lawwould leave a federal deficit of for the 1954 fiscal year starting July 1 Mr Eisenhower will discuss axes the budget and national security in a nationwide radio speech over all major networks at pm As announced when the confer ence broke up and with additional details supplied later by partici pants his tax program proposes 1 Extending for six months the excess profits tax on corporations now scheduled to expire June 30 2 Cutting personal income taxes 10 per cent effective next Jan1 as provided in existing law 3 Extending the existing regu lar corporate income taxrate of 52 per cent which under present law is scheduled to drop to 47 peri cent next April 1 1 4 Extending existing e x c i taxes now due for reduc tion April 1 continue present high rates on liquor beer cigarets andJwines 5 Postponing the onehalf of 1 per cent increase scheduled for next Jan 1 in the social security payroll tax on employers and employes Congressional leaders who got a preview of Mr Eisenhowers tax plans said the President empha sized that federal income and spending must bev balanced at the earliest possible at the expense of some of the tax reduc tions now scheduled to go into eC fect in the next 10 months Various conferees placed the size of the federal deficit under existing aw at to XX on the basis of present admin stration estimates Reduce Deficit Of Mr Eisenhowers five pro posals only of the excess profits tend lo reduce the deficit in the 1954 fiscal year Extension of the regular cor roratc income taxes and the excise evies would not materially affect he budget until fiscal 1955 Senate Republican Leader Rob ert A Taft disclosed that Treasury Secretary George M Humphrey wants an overall tax bill passed June 30 ing July 1 125 Ridgway who will take over in August as US Army chief of staff disclosed that by the end of this year NATO will have completed more than half of 125 airfields in Western Europe thus far approved Gen Alfred M Gruenther man who will succeed Ridgway at told the same committee that Russia has about 300 airfields SAME DATE19521S4 BUck BCMU i v C v ;