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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 26, 1953, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspaper EDITION ON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LIX Preiu United Prtu Full Seiea a Copy MASON CITY TUESDAY MAY M 1753 This Paper of Two NO in Jury Begins Deliberation in Hiriich Trial State Rejects Death Sentence Mike Hinichs fate was in the bands of a District Court jury of women Tuesday afternoon The jury took the mur der charge under deliberation at am Tuesday after receiv ing final instructions from Judge Tom Boyriton But the jury was asked Monday by Robert H Shepard Cerro Gordo County attorney not to re turn one of the five possible er degree murder and the death penalty Closes Arguments Shepard who closed out the final arguments m a 21minute presentation of the states case against the 63yearold former Ma son City cement plant worker ap pealed to the jurors to put the death penally out of their minds if they found Himch guilty of first degree murder Judged Boynton submitted to the jury five possible verdicts First degree murder with the death pen alty first degree murder with a life sentence second degree mur der manslaughter and not guilty All told Shepard his assistant Hughes J Bryant and Hinichs attorneys M L Mason and John F Stone consumed 2 hours 43 minutes Monday afternoon in pre senting their final arguments to the jury Bryant opened the final argu ments after the states two rebut tal witnesses had testified Dr Wilbur Miller a psychiatrist at the State University of Iowas College of Medicine testified that on the basis of testimony given by Hin Ich Monday morning he could find no evidence of insanity m Himch at the time the act was committed Dr Miller said that the two strokes which Himch suffered be fore the July 12 1952 shooting of his wife Dorothy in a South Fed eral tavern could do some damage to the nervous system It is not unusual for a person to become in sane because of strokes Dr Miller testified but it would v be unlikely for a person who had suffered such strokes to be insane for only a few hours Temporarily Insane Hinichs attorneys had based their defense on temporary insan ity Earlier in the sevenday trial two Mason City doctors said thai Hmich was sane just before and just after the shooting Bryant during his 38minute summation went over the testi mony given by the states ID wit nesses1 He pointed out how Hinich according to the testimony relent lessly stalked Dorothy Himch im mediately before the shooting anc how he found her sitting in a booth at the Blue Ribbon tavern Bryant told about the testimony that Himch bought a 32caliber re volver for and how he went home and got the gun then made a tour of taverns before finding Mrs Hinich Stone followed Bryant in the pre sentation of final arguments In 41 minutes he told about Hinichs strokes and nervous condition anc his marital troubles Stone as did Mason later admitted that no man has the right to take anothers life He told about Hinichs love foi his wife and how her running around according to defense testi mony drove Hinich crazy made him a broken man financially physically and morally Clean Record Stone said that he believed Mike Hinich was not of sound mind when he entered the tavern anc shot his wife He said that Hinich had clean record until July 12 1952 Mason went through the entire testimony during his 57 minute talk He told about Hinich coming to Mason City in the spring ol 1911 after arriving in the U S from his native Yugoslavia in 1907 Mason said he knew that the marriage to Dorothy Hinich was not right but that it was one of those things which will happen during a lifetime Pointing out the old mans broken homelife Mason said that it was a happy one until Dec 15 1951 the date Mike and Dorothy Hinich were married at Austin Minn Mason stated that Mrs Hinichs running around drinking going out with other men and the spending of Hinichs was more than the old man could stand Closed With Plea Mason closed with a plea that the jurors take under considera tion Hinichs broken spirit his run down body and mind brought en by two strokes and the strain of an unhappy second marriage a direct cause of the events leading up tov the July 12 1952 death of his wife Reply to Soviet Rejection Allies Tell Reds Good Will Needed for Treaty LONDON United States Britain and France in a new note told Soviet Russia Tuesday night the long delayed treaty for Austria can be completed only if a little good will is shown informed officials reported The note was in reply to one from Soviet Ambassador Jacob Malik Monday in which Moscow turned down a Western m BACKING AWAY TO Dura JUbfess musician recently under mental observation plunges backward off the roof of a 5story building in New York after hacking his wife Wanda 37 to death with an axe Dura fled to the roof after killing his wife as a climax to a quarrel in their apartment in the building This picture was made by an amateur photographer can Ri Sons Lives Th an Spy for Reds ves Allied Plan Ford Agrees to Revised Pension Plan DETROIT Ford Motor Company did General Motors one belter in voluntarily revising its fiveyear contract with the CIO United Auto Workers early Tues day by giving the union the best major pension plan in the industry maximum of a month Before it did so however Ford demanded and was given assur ance that the crippling strike of UAW workers at 11 s Canton O forge plant be halted imme diately That five week old tieup has idled 85000 of Fords 135000 production workers and virtually shut down the vast Ford produc tion system Ford and the UAW wound up two days of negotiations by announc ing the contract changes shortly after midnight Ford President Henry Ford II and UAW and CIO President Walter P Reuther led the talks i The big boosts in pension pay m en to a month came as somewhat of a bombshell after General Motors signed a sup plemental agieement with the UAW Friday without any pension improvement Contracts with GM Chrysler and virtually all the other automotive firms provide maximum pensions of month Both this and the new F o r d figure include federal social security benefits Al apply at age 65 after 30 years The boost at Ford is for 20year men who now will get a month instead of The revised Ford contract also provides other benefits not found elsewhere in the industry Reynaud Tries to Form Government PARIS UP Paul Reynaud last premier before the fall ol France in 1940 announced Tuesday he would try to form a new govern ment to represent the French at the forthcoming Big Three talks in Bermuda The right wing Independent Party leader announced after a 30minute talk with President Vin cent Aunol he will go before the National Assembly Wednesday to seek confirmation as premier Reynaud 75yearold head of the Assemblys Finance Committee was asked by Auriol Monday to try to form Frances 19th postwar Cabinet to replace the fallen gov ernment of Rene vitation to reopen talks Wednes day on the Austrian treaty Western Answer The Western answer said to have been delivered to Malik after a conference of British American and French diplomatic officials here rejected the Russian argu ment that only the 4hour council of foreign ministers could call a conference on the Austrian pact The new note was written on be half of the Western Powers by Geoffrey Hariison British chair man of the deputy foreign minis ters who have held 259 meetings in the past five years in an effort to hammer out an agreement on Austria Britain on May 11 had asked the other nations concerned with the U S France and the Soviet reopen the talks here Wednesday The depu ties have met already 259 the last time Feb the past five years in unsuccessful ef forts to write a treaty which would give Austria complete independ ence Maliks reply said the Austrian question should be considered through diplomatic channels by means of a relevant exchange of opinions but did not specify fur ther what he meant by this BUmes Attitude Malik blamed the deputies fail ure to agree on the treaty at pre vious meetings on the altitude taken by representatives of the three Western powers Under a gr e e m e n Is already reached Russia on conclusion ol the treaty would withdraw her supply forces from the satellite countries separating her from Sov let occupation troops in Austria Most Western authorities consider this the chief reason for Russian reluctance to finalize the treaty US Pilots Shoot Down 12 MIGs NEW DELHI India Minister Nehru said Tuesday he had seen and endorsed the latest United Nations proposals on Korea He expressed hope that an agree mentmay be reached soon at Pan munjom Nehru told a mass meeting the proposal is the closest so far to the Indian resolution on Korea which was accepted by the United Nations Nehru gave these asbis reasons for urging an early settlement in Korea 1 It is time the destruction in Korea is ended 2 A settlement in Korea is not an endin itself but a means to an end leading to settlement of other outstanding issues in the Far East which the Korea deadlock has been postponing While this development was tak ing place m the truce negotiations U S Sabre jets shot down 12 Com munist MIGs and damaged another Tuesday boosting iheir MIG kills this month to 12 less than he wars onemonth record set last September Two pilots bagged two MIGs each m battles high over North Korea M a j James Jabra of Wichita Kan the worlds first et ace now serving his second combat tour and boosted his total kills to nine Meantime authoritative S o it 11 Korean sources Tuesday revealed that the secret new Allied truce plan would give the United Nations eneral Assembly the final say in determining the fate of war pris oners whorefuse to return to their fled homelands The informants said the proposal sanded the Communists Monday al Panmunjom was clearly unac ceptable to South Korea One gov ernment official called it noth ing but an Allied defeat by the Communists The ROK informants said the newAllied plan 1 Drops Allied May 13 pro posal that North Korean POWs be freed in South Korea after an armistice The Reds bitterly op pose this 2 Retains the Redpropostd five nation commission to take over the 48500 reluctant prisoners after truce Red agents would have 90 days for explanations to the balky captives 3 Turns over to postwar po litical conference all prisoners who still refuse to go back to Commu cism Finally the remaining POWt in custody would be handed to the UN Generaly Assembly Bond of Set for Rancher BLOOMFIELD Wl District Judge E L Simmons Tuesday set bail of for Walter M May er 56 Santa Fc NMrancher who was indicted Monday on a charge of first degree murder County Attorney Charles Pettit the prosecutor opposed Mayers request for bond Pettit expressed fear that Mayer would go back to New Mexico forfeit his bail and be sheltered from extradition by highly placed friends Defense Attorney R E White asserted that Mayer already had shown his good faith by surrender ing voluntarily in Missouri and waiving extradition to Iowa in con nection with the fatal shooting May 2 of John M Wisdom prominent Des Moines and Bloomfield live stock man Falls 11 Floors Lives CHICAGO husky exparatrooper just relaxed when he fell 11 stories from a building under construction Monday and suf fered only a broken rib Hey I must have forgotten my para chute grinned Thomas Grace Jr 27 as fellow workers rushed to his aid Grace a pipefitters apprentice joking about his fall said I was in the paratroopers in World Wsr II and I learned how to fall I twisted my body so my head wouldnt hit That saved me Grace was dritling a hole at the 11th floor of the skeleton build ing when the handle of the electric drill came off and the vibration tossed him out into space At the third floor level his left side smashed against a bricklayers scaffold Armory Will Be Constructed in Mason City Construction of a armory and motor vehicle station for the Mason City National Guard units was an nounced Tuesday by Brig Gen Fred C Tandy Iowas ad jutant general Gen Tandy said it is hoped to have the con struction under way this mer so that it can be com pleted by fall Several sites are under consideration but he has not yet chosen the one to be purchased The Mason City unit is one of 15 which involve a total expenditure of nearly one million dollars Gen Tandy said Ft Dodge and Wa terloo also will get units and Red Oaks will cost about 000 he said These are to be financed under an amortization program m which private capital will be used and the cost paid off by the National Guard over a 20year period in the form of rental These projects re quire approval by the State Ex ecutive Council The other projects involved are at Des Moines Estherville Algona Eagle Grove Cherokee Center ville Muscatine Humboldt Storm Lake Boone and Fairfield These will be financed mainly by federal funds The National Guard has been al lotted of federal money for eight specific projects It had 000 left over from the current fis cal year and will seek of state matching funds from the Legislative Interim Committee for these specific projects About The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy and little change m temperature Wednesday Iowa Wednesday mostly fair and cooler Minnesota Wednesday mostly fair cooler southeast Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 a m Tuesday Maximum 83 Minimum 54 At 8 a m 64 YEAR AGO Maximum 7G Minimum 45 ATOMIC boiling column of in the distance seven miles away from one of the Armys 280mm rifles which fired the first atomic artillery shell in history The test near Lag Vegas Nev wad termed a success by the Department of Defense Story on Page 2 Funds for Welfare and Labor Voted WASHINGTON Wl The House passed and sent to the Senate Tuesday a bill appropriating 980706461 for the Labor and Wei fare Departments after cutting 10 million dollars from President Ei senhowers request for hospita funds The money is to finance the two agencies for the fiscal year start ing July 1 The roll call vole was 395 to 2 The bill allots the money this way for the Labor Depart ment for the Health Education and Welfare Depart ment and for affiliated minor agencies Passage followed lastminute de eat of a Democraticled move to appropriate 75 million dollars for federal grants to states for com mumty hospital constiuctzon The House decided to stick to ts Appropriations Committee rec ommendation for a 50 million hos pital grant fund instead of the 60 million requested by President Ei senhower Democrats tried to boost the hos pital fund to 75 million the amoum requested by former Presides Truman last January They los by a rollcall vote of 203 to 197 Another rollcall vote 237 to 156 boosted by six million dollars the funds recommended by the Appro pnalions Committee for federa payments to school districts whose population is swollen by military and atomic energy activities The House voted for this purpose the amount requested by President Eisenhower Formei President Truman asked for 70 million BULLETIN WASHINGTON House in vestigators Tuesday turned up a second Instanceof reversal of a proposed fax ruling after former Secretary of the Treasury John W Snyder time with perhaps million dollars at stake PILOT unusual sequence by gun camera of a Sabrejet was taken by Lt Ed win E Aldrin of Montclair NJ This first picture shows the MIG IS being hit by Aldrins gunfire In the second picture the Red pilot has set off the ejection charge in the third shot the pilot can be seen comfng out of the plane and in the last picture he begins to sail away from the plane before opening r para chute U S Ousts Envoy for Blackmail Threat to Boys in Romania UP rTh Jnited StatesTuesday1 ordered Romanian diplomati kicked out for rying to blackmail American who risked the sons by refusing to spy for Communists r The State Department told the Romanian legation to arrange immediate forChris ache Zambeti first secretary of ie legation Zambeti who came here in September 1951 tried to black mail V C Georgescu of New York into spying against America by offering special treatment for his two minor sons under Red control m Romania i Rejects Proposition Georgescu a naturalized Amer ican rejected Zambetis proposi tion and reported it toUS author ities l In so doing the State Depart ment saidj Georgescu the uves of his sons The inference Hope prayert WASHINGTON shakton father told Tuesday how he and his wife decided to risk the oftfaeircMldrenfather tttaa opy for tho Communist government V O GeorooKu a natwraliied American c iff ten of Romaniaa deseent told the poionanf atory in a news conference Hetalfced with reporters shortly after the State Department had ordered Christache Zambeti first tary of the Romanian leaetiori out of thecountry endaccused him of tryinofto blackmail Georgescu into espionage Our hope and prayer Georg escu that world public opinion will save our children Coratantkv It and 14 SECOND LIQUOR RAID BREDA second liquor raid in as many weeks was staged in Carroll County Monday Sen McCarthy Tempers His Demand for Name of Ships WASHINGTON Cfl Sen McCar thy and the administration appeared Tuesday to have averted possible new friction over the sen ators efforts to force friendly West ern nations to curb or shut off trade with Red China McCarthy contends that Penta gon and State Department orders forbid him from naming publicly owned ships he says have been transporting troops for the Chinese Reds in the Korean War McCarthy said Im sure we will gttt permission to name the ships and to publish de tails of U S Allies refusal to em bargo shipments to the Chinese Reds of goods which this govern ment regards as waruseful Mystery still shrouded the de tails including extent of the peace making role reported 16 have been played Vite President Nixon but McCarthy Nixonand other well placed sources gave an ac count of the incident They said thatMcCarthy 1 Fired a letter to the Whit i House Wednesday night or Thurs day morning demanding that Eis enhower say publicly what he thinks of Allies refusal to join this country ina complete embargo on trade with the Reds 2 Ordered the letter destroyed at the staff level in the White kept it from coming officially to Eisenhowers attention at least for the present was that the Romanian Communist regime can be expected to retali ate against Georgescu through The State Department said its action a gainst Zambeti was based on verified informa tion The State Department said Zam beti called at Georgescus New York home May 20 and attempted tOASubvert Mr Georgescu tov col laborate with the Communist regime of Romania to the detri ment of the United States govern ment The price offered for this col laboration was to be the welfare Mr Georgescus minor sons and their possible restoration to their parents Mr Georgescus sons Constantio and Peterages 19 and 14 respec were born in Romania mad have permission by the Romanian authorities to to this country to rejoin their par ents Georgescu rejected the proposalof Mr Zambeti and re ported the matter to the proper authorities i U S Note The S note signed by Acting Secretary State Walter Bedell Smith charged Zambeti has en gaged in activities incompatible with his status as accredited diplomatic Smith said this government is impelled to declare Mr ZafAbeti personna non grata State Department officials said emphatically that Zambeti engaged insattempted blackmail Zambeti was expected to be al lowed about 48 hours to wind up bis affairs and make travel arrange ments I rV The demand for his ouster came exactly three years after the United States clamped travel re strictions on Romanian in the United States The State partment anaottnced May that Romanitn to notify the SUta ment in Jrdvaace any J miles from the bia1 borders 1 h ;