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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 25, 1950, Mason City, Iowa Last Call NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME ave IF NOT PHONE 3800 BEFORE 7 P M CITY GLOBEG THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Counted In The Census ETTE and United Press Full Lease Wires HOME EDITION General Clay Asks Berlin to Hold Fort Heckler Upbraids Former Commander About Use Koch Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MAY 25 1950 ij Heckled and picketed Gen Lucius D Clay cast aside a prepared speech at an an ticommunist hold Berlin rally Wednesday night and issued a rallying call to the people of the German capital and a warning to the Russians x To the people of Berlin the for iner American military governor in Germany said You have within yourselves the moral strength to stop any at tempted Uprising among the youths of Germany which would destroy freedom Be time of freedom is rising Disrupts Rally A lone heckler disrupted the rally and caused brief disorder after police had routed 1000 chanting pickets outside Town Hall A loud murmur arose from the audience as a young man began heckling Clay because he had cut the prison sentence of the notori ous Use Koch of Buchenwald Many men and women jumped to their feet some of them shout Ing The heckler continued shouting above the noise until 2 detectives escorted him out of the audience About 100 persons followed Some of those who left the auditorium with him cried let him speak About to Speak Just as Clay was about to begin his speech the heckler questioned him on the issue of Mrs Koch Wife of the commandant of the nazi extermination camp at Bu chenwald How about Use Koch and hu manskin the heckler demanded of Clay who had cut the wom ans penalty to 4 years after a military court had imposed a life sentence for her part in Buchen wald atrocities Mrs Koch was accused of mak ing lampshades from the skin of prisoners Clay told the heckler I am never unwilling to give anybody his viewpoint on any question but I also believe that any fairminded American is will ing to listen The unidentified heckler who told newsmen Im just a plain GI was not arrested This is nazi meeting he charged Extend Draft jistration for 2 Years Washington house voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to continue for another 2 years the registration of 18y e a rolds for standby military service The vote on passage was 216 to 11 Technically an extension of the selective service act until 1952 the bill prohibits actual induction of selectees until congress de clares existence of a national emergency requiring an increase m the armed forces At the instance or Rep Vin son DGa chairman of the house armed services committee the legislative title of the meas ure was changed to the man power registration act to reflect the noncompulsory feature of the bill Regi Tills Paper Consists of Two One No 195 FBI Set Trap for Gold 2 Months Ago Believe 3rd Man Fled to Soviet BULLETIN NAB INTERNATIONAL RING Miami Fla Secret serv ice agents arrested a Miami man Thursday in an international roundup of a ring attempting to WAY UP giant new boiler encased behind the Peoples Gas and Electric power plant 420 Delaware S E has a height equal to that of a 6story building It has a capacity of 100000 pounds of steam per hour and a temperature of 900 degrees and with a pressure of 450 pounds per square inch The new boiler can be fired by pulverized coal fuel oil or natural gas thus insur GlobeGazette photo mg an unfailing fuel supply Shown inspecting it here are members of the 4 serviceclubs Rotary Lions Kiwanis and Exchange which toured the plant Thursday noon Their tour was a part of the 2day open house at the power plant to show the more than expansion which has tak en place The public was invited to inspect the plant from 2 to 8 p mr Thursday on conducted tours DougIds Young Named Fathers New York Court Justice William O Douglas was named father of the year Thurs day Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Mostly cloudy day night with decreasing show er activity Cooler Thursday night Low Thursday night in mid40s Friday partly cloudy with high 60 to 65 Iowa Partly cloudy northwest oc casional thundershowers and cooler east and south portions Thursday night Low Thursday night near 45 northwest 50 to 55 southeast Friday partly cloudy with high 60 to 65 northwest near 65 southeast Further Out look Low Saturday morning 48 to 50 Fair with slowly rising temperatures Saturday and Sun day High Saturday 72 to 75 Minnesota Generally fair a little cooler east and south portions Thursday night Friday fair and wanner Low Thursday night 3642 north near 45 south High Friday near 60 N MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Thursday Maximum 78 Minimum 52 At 8 a m 55 Precipitation 68 YEAR AGO Maximum 64 Minimum 48 Alvin Austin director of the na tional fathers day committee said Douglas was selected because he was considered the most colorful and outstanding personality in public life today who by his thoughts and acts exemplifies the committees 1950 theme for a safe world tomorrow teach de mocracy today Fathers day is June 18 Other 1950 titles Sidney Blackmer stage father of the year for his welfare work for needy actors and their chil dren andhiswork as a moon light school teacher in his native state of North Carolina where he taught the rudiments of education in impoverished neighborhoods Jean Hersholt radio father of the year For his outstanding record as benefactor in personal professional and civic life Robert Young screen father of the year for his civic activities youth welfare work and for be ing living evidence that fathers are moulders of our childrens fu ture Gladys Swarthout and Frank Chapman were judged the out standing husband and wife team of 1950 for their work in aiding gifted young musicians to ad vanced studies and successful ca reers Kay Kyser television father of the year for his achievements m the field of philanthropic work for hospitals and public health Jackie Robinson sports father of the year for his clean sports manship in play and in life and for his fairness and modesty Walter Winchell won a commit tee award for his yeoman service to the cause of cancer research Claims Defense Department Attempts Cover Up on Sale ofFlying Saucers Are Real New York editor said Thursday that defense department officials have exerted a lot of pressure to pre vent sale of abook by Donald Keyhoe entitled The Flvine Saucers Are Real Jim Bishop editor of Fawcett gold medal books said however that the book be put on sale June 5 anyway unless the defense department gets out a restraining order If they can prove publication will do the country harm involve national security he said well withdraw it The department which repeat edly has belittled reports of fly ing saucers said in Washington that it had no interest in Key hoes book Disclaims Knowledge We have never heard of the book in any way manner shape or form a spokesman said Bishop said the book already had been put on sale at midwest ern newsstands but was with drawn after 5 days when the de partment applied pressure Bishop said Keyhoe had been working on the flying saucer story 5 but that some midwest whole salers put it on sale prematurely Minneapolis he said was flooded with them Late last week he said pres sure was brought to bear to re move the book from the stands and telegrams were sent out im mediately instructing dealers to withdraw it It then was decided to go ahead with the sale unless the defense gets an injunction Bishop said the book gives the names places dates and ranks of officers department he said Woman Killed in Collision for more than a year traveling u throughout the nation interview Grtha Westen QOri fan tvnQ Irillnrl in ing civilians and military person nel and tracking down reports He wrote an article on the subject which appeared in the January issue of True Magazine In his investigations said Bishop the closer he got to a so lution of the flying saucer re ports the more the defense de partment air forces began to throw traps in his way They gave him false clues and false leads Certain colonels got friendly and gave him phoney tips Minneapolis Flooded Bishop said the book originally was scheduled to go on sale June u niu TV aorf 66 was killed in an auto mobile accident near her farm home hera early Thursday morn ing She was killed when the car in which she was riding was struck by a semitruck trailer driven by William D Schutjer 20 of Wes ley LANGSTROM FINED Council Bluffs Victor Langstrom convicted of keeping a gambling house in connection with the operation of sit or stand bingo here was fined and costs Thursday by Municipal Judge A J Nielsen Reports Given on Mayors of several North Iowa towns have received reports from census officials showing unofficial population figures for their com munities Mayor C F Buchan of Clarion says the count shows 3136 which is 169 more than that of 10 years ago At Hampton the figure was given as 4450 but Mayor Joe Lie bendorfer said this would likely be changed as there still is some checking to do The figure 10 years ago was 4006 At Belmond Mayor A W Loats was notified that the count now is 2173 an increase of 64 over 10 years ago Mayor W S Grotewold of Lake Mills received word that the fig ure now is 1559 a loss of 118 from 10 years ago when the population was 1677 He attributes the loss to the large number of college students and teachers who were counted elsewhere At Forest City Mayor Roy Schramjreceived word the popula By OLIVER W DeWOLF Washington Senator McMahon DCbnn said Thursday the FBI set its trap at least 2 months ago for Phil adelphia biochemist Harry Gold who is being held on charges of aiding atomic spy Klaus Fuchs This disclosure by McMahon chairman of the senate house atomic energy mittee came on the heels of information that the federal bu r e a u of investigation sifted through a list of 1200 suspects be fore it finally ran Gold down The 39 year old Philadelphian was arrested Tuesday night and accused of receiving secret infor mation about U S atomic devel opments from Fuchs and passing it on to the Russians Fuchs is the Germanborn atom ic scientist who recently was sen tenced to a 14year prison term by a British court after his conviction on charges that he stole British and American atomic secrets for he Soviet Union Officials said Wednesday night that when the FBI started its hunt for the middleman in the case it had to work from a list of 1200 suspects with whom the British scientist might have had contact Long Siftingr Process The trail led to Gold after the list was narrowed down to a group of chemists in the New York Philadelphia area The trap finally was sprung officials said after Fuchs a told agents in England that his contact was a biological name he did not b identified Golds picture as that of the man to whom he had passed Great Western Freight Upsets 20 Cars Burn information FBI agents were reported to tion is 2758 as compared 2545 on the previous count with WANTS GOVERNORSHIP Washington Frank B Keefe RWs announced Thurs day he is a candidate for the re publican nomination for governor of Wisconsin SAME Black mentis traffic death In put 4 Houri nave produced evidence that Gold had met Fuchs in Santa Fe N Mex in 1945 At that time Fuchs was associated with the atomic bomb project at Los Alamos N Mex and held in high regard There was some speculation on capital hill that the 3rd man in the espionage one who got the secrets Gold is charged with a member of the Russian embassy staff here This person referred to m official documents as John Doe is believed to be in the Soviet Union now Punishable by Death Gold was charged with commit ting espionage during wartime an offense which is punishable by death or up to 30 years in prison After a quick arraignment in Philadelphia he was hurried off to prison in lieu of a bond Fuchs came to this country first as a member of a British scien tific team He worked on the top secret Abomb project from late 1943 until June 1946 He was ar rested in London as a result of FBI information last February and immediately admitted his guilt Congress members familiar with atomic operations predicted at that time that arrests would follow in this country Some now view arrest as just the beginning Unidentified Woman Killed in Collision Onawa ff An unidentified woman was killed and an Omaha man was injured critically when the car in which they were riding collided headon with a transport truck on highway 75 south of here early Thursday The injured man who remains unconscious in the Onawa hos pital was identified tentatively as Francis Ralph Omaha Tentative identification was made by High way Patrolman Dick Newman from the car registration and iden tification cards The driver of the truck Clifford Lyons Sioux City was not in jured The woman who may have been driving according to those Aurora cars of a 134car Great Western freight tram were nearly destroyed by fire Thursday after 22 of them were derailed about 3 miles west of here Twelve of the 20 cars were empty 8 loaded One of the cars which burned was loaded with sulphuric acid rhe fumes were so intense that Oelwem and Stanley firemen get equipment close enoughto fight the blaze for about 2 hours K A gasoline tank car exploded but officials of the company said they had not determined the rea son for the blast They said they could not estimate the amount of damage Traffic on the line was ex pected to be restored Thursday afternoon The train was headed n a ill for Oelwein from Chicago Ellis Seemed Fond of Victim on Murder Day Des Moines Thomas Ellis chatted affectionately with Mrs Flora Bryan the day he is accused of slaying her a witness said Wednesday Mrs John Sherman a neighbor and longtime friend of the 85 year old widow said she visited Mrs Bryan late in the afternoon of Feb 4 and found Ellis there She said Ellis referred affec tionately to Mrs Bryan as grand ma and said he was going to scold his sister June for hot coming oftener to see Mrs Bryan Ellis 17 is charged with plung ing a hunting knife into the elderly womans breast and robbing her of Mrs JuneSmith 19 iaiis sister said that when she and her hus band came home late the after noon of Feb 4 they found 3 bullet holes in the walls of their home The following morning she said she f ound army identifica tion tags in the yard Mrs Smith identified the knife the state says the murder weapon as identical with one she gave herhusband for his birthday Feb 3 Smiths knife was missing when they looked for it Feb 5 she said Mrs Donna Albee 16 another testified Ellis came to her home Feb 2 and stayed until about noon Feb 4 She said Ellis was in uniform and told her he was on a weekend pass from Fort Kiley Kans Fort Riley au thorities said Ellis was AWOL when he came to Des who investigated the accident is believed to have been killed in stantly The accident occurred about a m 14 miles south of Onawa on highway 75 Mr Lyons driver of the truck reported after the acci dent that the Ralph car traveling north swerved into the path of the truck New Hampton Youth Killed by High Line Dtibuque Gorman 17 of New Hampton was killed Wednesday when he came into corftact with a 2300volt electric line while working on a new silo on a farm near Lament Gorman was employed by the New Hampton Silo company He was the son of Mr and Mrs Frank Gorman of New Hampton Workmen from Interstate Pow er company were called to shut off Ihe electricity before the youths body could be recovered agreed printed Play Your Hand message from the League stressing the importance of registering to vote and Jerry 4 helps deliver the milk With Fri day the final date for registering before the June primaries the League of Women Voters is mak ing last minute efforts to get every citizen registered so that he can vote Naturalized citizens who come to the city hall to register for the primary election June 5 should bring their citizens papers with them Miss Pearl Kellogg citv clerk warned Thursday The registration books close Fri day evening at 5 oclock she said and any Mason Cityan not regis tered at that time will be unable to vote June 5 Anyone who has not voted in Mason City in the last 4 years or u TXters with the milkman Henry Kisha left 662 who has changed name or address since registering must come to the cuy clerks office and register be fore 5 p m Friday Miss Kellogg explained Throughout Thursday free rides to the city hall to register were provided by the League Importance of becoming the life of the political party stressed in a broadcast over KGLO Wednesday night In charge of Mrs Kenet Pearce the 15 minute program depicted the vital part which individuals can have in government by becoming active members of their political parties Appearing on the broadcast were Mrs J C Laughlin Mrs John Bain Mrs Louis Fitzgerald Don Hatrer Dan Palen and Dick Craw ford ;