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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 29, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME MASON CITYGLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWS PAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LVI Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wlrci Five Cents a Copy One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor German Problem Still Unsolved ANYBODY who had the idea that beating Germany in a war even 2 bring so lution to Europes toughest prob lem historically was more optimis tic than realistic The problem of Germany is still with us With Russias full cooperation its solution would be difficult enough But with the kremlin spending most of its time trying to think up new ways to add to our difficulties the problem is World Headache No 1 or 2 Im avoiding the task of ranking Ger many and China youll note Ingredients of the German prob lem are numerous and varied One is her geography Another is her resources Still another and per haps the most difficult to assay is the character of her people able industrious frugal but in stinctively goosesteppers drawn to false leaders and bad causes An EastWest Buffer Geographically Germany is the buffer between the east repre sented by Russia and the west represented by the European de mocracies and America So long the present cleavage between communism and democracy con tinues Germanys strategic im portance could scarcely be over estimated Economically Germany has ever been the focal point of Europes industry Germany is where the steel is This steel makes her a rival of Britain for the European market indeed the world market But that isnt all Its this Ruhr valley steel com bined with a rather abundant sup ply of coal with which to process it that has given Germany her vast warmaking potential Its this which has fanned the warlike instincts of the German people France Remembers Three times within the memory of men now living France has felt the cut of Germanys sword It isnt surprising that the French should view with some misgivings the economic rehabilitation which has been progressing in Germany these past 5 years What really is surprising how ever is the proposal not long ago by Frances foreign minister Rob ert Schuman that French and German coal and steel production be pooled and that the pool be open to other countries There would be joint marketing of steel and coal as well as joint develop ment of the export market Encouraging Development In many respects that consti tutes the most encouraging de velopment of the idea which one day must prevail in Europe Thats a step toward creating in Europe an industrial and political con federation stripped of tariff monetary and perhaps even racial short first step maybe but at any event a step The French minister even went so far as to predict that such an agreement as the one proposed by him would make future wars be tween France and Germany not only unthinkable but impossible To have a Frenchman talking in those terms is indeed gratifying In the splitting up of Germany for occupational purposes after the war it has been pointed out that Russia got the agricultural sec tion France and Britain the indus trial section and good old Uncle Sam the scenery Thats at least approximately true A Pretext for War Germany of course has never been selfsupporting within her boundaries so far as food cloth ing and other agricultural com modities are concerned This was what led to the constant demand for more living space It consti tuted the most plausible pretext MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MAY 29 1950 Patient Kills Another in Insanity Ward A patient at the Cerro Gordc county hospital for the insan kicked and trampled to death a fellow patient while they wer waiting for an attendant to them to breakfast Sunday morn ing Harold Westcott 37 was being held in the county jail Mondaj while authorities considered dis position of his case The dead man is Louis Beenken 52 Both hav relatives living in Cerro Gord county No evidence of ill feeling had ever appeared between the 2 ac cording to Lawrence Cain stew ard of the county home and hos pital and Westcott regulai mowed the county home But Westcott readily admitted killing Beenken he said because Beenken him for Breakfast He bothered me all the at night in the daytime when we were at the time Westcott was Now he more quoted as saying wont bother me no for going to war Since the war of course the food problem has been aggravated so far as the western zones are concerned If there has been any surplus in the eastern zone oc cupied by the Russians it has gone to Russia except perhaps for some small amount which has trickled across the borders into western Germany Trade between east and west Germany has been decidedly limited As a result of this somebody has had to pour a lot of a lot of other western Germanv And you know who that somebody would have to old man with the whiskers A Cost of Victory American grants to Germany from the end of the war to the close of 1949 amounted to about billion Approximately bil lion of that total came out of the armys fund for relief in occupied areas The remainder was EGA aid which had mounted by Awil 2 1950 to a total of million since Jncpntion of the program 2 years earlier Currently all American assist ance to western Germany is handled through the Paul Hoff man organization as a part of the working out of the Marshall rilan In fact as a beneficiary of EGA funrts Germany is only fey France and Italy While ft isnt easy to measure results it Is certain that imius trtal production In western Ger many has been increasing along CONTINUED ON PAGE Z I killed him with my feet Westcott told officers Thats what theyre for The ward attendant Jack OKeefe had got the patients up at 6 a m as usual Cain said got hem dressed and took the 5 men o the day room where he locked hem in as usual before going to see if the breakfast was ready ain himself was helping in the titchen at the time because of a shortage of help When OKeefe returned to the day room Beenken was lying along one wall in a pool of blood with his head battered in Westcott was sitting on a bench his shoes bloody There was no disturb ance or outcry of any kind ac cording to OKeefe Cain said the other 3 patients are incompetent and evidently made no attempt o interfere Ward of State Board Cain expressed the opinion that 3eenken had been squatting on lis haunches against the wall as he frequently did for long periods and that Westcott had kicked htm n the head and killed him before Beenken had a chance to cry out or defend himself Beenkens right land was still in his pocket when he body was found Cain said Westcott will either be returned o Cherokee or committed to the ward for the criminally insane at he Anamosa state reformatory according to County Attorney ames R Brown Westcott re mained a ward of the state board if control even while at the ounty hospital Brown explained I probably will make an ap plication to the district court for he board of control asking to lave him sent to Anamosa Brown said but it will depend n another conference with the itate board on Monday Together Since 41 He said that he talked by tele phone Sunday to Henry Burma chairman of the state board of control Westcott was committed to the tate hospital at Cherokee from Ylason City in 1939 He was trans erred to the county hospital here when the new wing was com pleted on the county home in De ember by Dr Cherokee superintendent at the ime as quiet and cooperative nd a proper case for transfer Beenken was committed from Mason City to Cherokee in 1930 He also was transferred to the ounty hospital in December 941 Westcotts father Martin was tilled in a Mason City tavern in 1943 when struck on the Adams apple by William Turek Turek was tried for manslaughter but found innocent by the jury Beenken was born July 21 1897 at Klemme Surviving are his mother Mrs George E Frame Mason City 7 sisters Mrs Dena Heinold Mrs Minnie Leemhuis Mrs Ella Ed wards Mrs Leona Shepherd all of Mason City Mrs Esther Holmes Hansell Mrs Ida Myers Seattle Wash and Mrs Alma Clifford Independence Iowa and 2 broth ers Herman and Edwin Beenken Mason City He was preceded in death by his father a sister and a brother Funeral services will be Thurs day at 2 p m at the Patterson James chapel with Doctor Paul A Peterson pastor of the Wesley Methodist church officiating In terment be at the Clear Lake cemetery The Patterson James funeral home in charge 1941 He was certified Charles F Obermann Thij Paper Consists of Two HOME EDITION limn Ntt 1W AP VVirephoto weapon Terrified passengers cringed One woman fainted and fell to the planes floor He let her lie there His reign of terror ended when he plane made an emergency anding here Deputy sheriffs carted him off to the county psy chopathic ward His German war bride Magda ine 22 waited around and apolo ized to the passengers and plane crew after the incident The dramatic incident occurred on a flight from southern Califor nia to Oakland Half an hour out of Fresno OReilly an air force veteran be an acting strangely Stewardess Joan Herron and a passenger Mrs Dorothy McKenzie of San Francisco pieced together he story after the harrowing half hour They said OReilly first com plained that music on the planes oud speaker was too loud He refused coffee and sand wiches saying they were drugged Then he complained of gas odors and accused Miss Herron of trying o shut off the air when she put ip a blanket to block oEf a draft jetween the pilots compartment nd the passengers After locking himself in the avatory for half an hour OReilly ame out again complained of gas umes then smashed 2 windows vith a fire extinguisher MAE Las Vegfas Nev West the come up and see me some time gal has a new proposition Her attorney Charles Catt says the actress plans to build a casino and theaterrestaurant in this desert resort SAME Black fltf menus truffle In pail 24 benno Weatker Report FORECAST ttason City Party cloudy through Tuesday thundershowers Mon day night Low Monday night 52 high Tuesday 72 owa Partly cloudy scattered thundershowers in west and south portions Monday night Low Monday night 52 to 58 Tuesday partly cloudy with scattered showers Not much change in temperature High Tuesday 70 to 75 Further out look Additional showers likely by Wednesday afternoon or night continuing part of Thurs day Warmer Thursday Tem peratures Thursday will range from lows of 52 to highs of 75 linnesota Partly cloudy with a few scattered showers Monday night and Tuesday Cooler west Low Monday night 4652 High Tuesday 56 west 6672 east portion Tuesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Monday Maximum 68 Minimum 51 At 8 a m 62 YEAR AGO Maximum 73 Minimum 50 GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Sunday 67 53 CONFISCATED GUN AND SHELLS Deputy Sheriff Lewis Ronne left Fresno Cal holds 25 caliber automatic and shells which he said he took from John OReilly 28 Los Angeles right Ronne said the man had used the gun to hold 19 passengers and 3 crew members at bay during a flight Sunday over the San Joaquin valley OReil ly was arrested in Fresno when the plane landed JC Veteran in Terror Reign Aboard Plane Fresno Cal OReilly 28 a meek gear grinder from Los Angeles terrorized 25 persons with a cocked automatic high over California Sunday The air force veteran ranged the ength of the Oakland bound air iner for half an hour waving his Rail Switchmen Delay Layoff See Agreement Washington threatened strike of rail switchmen this week has been called off as prospects brightened for settlement of their wagehour dispute with 10 west ern railroads The AFL Switchmens union of North America had scheduled the walkout for Thursday after post poning it once at the urging of federal mediators The switch men are seeking a 40hour week at the same pay they now get for 48 hours plus extra pay for Sat urdays and Sundays Chairman Francis A ONeill Jr of the national mediation board announced the cancellation of the strike over the weekend Sufficient progress has been made by the parties in the nego tiations to warrant the mediation board continuing its efforts to compose the differences existing between them a statement said Mayors Announce North Iowa Census Unofficial announcement of populations of North Iowa com munities were announced by mayors over the weekend as fol lows Rake 1950 346 Woden 273 Bode 503 1940 329 305 490 3374 301 1020 415 Emmetsburg 3751 Crystal Lake 285 Sheffield 1170 Latimer 425 Hancock County Shows Decrease The unofficial figures for Han cock county show a population of 15079 a decrease of 323 from the 15402 of 10 years ago Believe Allied Show of Force Turned Red Drive Into Parade for Cuts on High Range Income Taxes Washington h e Brook ings institution has called for a longrange taxcutting program for corporations and persons with high incomes as a path toward healthier industries and lower prices But the privately endowed re search organization opposed any sharp cut in sales or excise taxes Proposals to reduce such levies are untenable it said because these taxes have little adverse ef fect on business and the govern ment needs the revenue they pro vide In a report prepared by Econ omist Lewis H Kimmel the in stitution suggested a moderate cut in taxes immediately with sharper cuts later as government finances improve The report issued Sunday called for these steps as a spur to business investment 1 Easing immediately the double tax on dividends by ear marking perhaps 17 per cent of the present 38 per cent corpora tion tax as a tax on dividends Stockholders vould not have to pay any additional tax on this income 2 Trimming the remaining 21 per cent corporation tax as rap idly as government finances per to 10 per cent 3 Making an immediate cut in the present topbracket personal income tax of 82 per cent as well as other highincome individual income taxes Kimmels report was based on a questionnaire submitted to a number of the nations business firms Of the 209 companies whio answered a question dealing witF the effect of corporation taxes on prices about 60 per cent said their pricing policy was influenced by such levies Asked whether these taxes had restrained plans for capital ex pansion 55 i per cent answered ves Acheson rm Give Truman Newest Report Young Driver Killed in Truck Newton in Lee Ricka jaugh 24 Newton trucker was killed Monday when the loaded travel truck he was driving crashed over an 18foot embank ment and burned Rickabaugh was pinned in the truck cab His body was badly crushed and burned The accident happened 1 half mile south of Newton on highway 14 Witnesses said the left front ire of the gravel truck apparently slew out causing the truck to go out of control The gasoline tanks exploded after the truck carrying tons of gravel crashed into the deep ditch Rickabaugh was driving north A former marine he was mar and the father of a small boy He formerly lived in Monroe la nd had planned to move back here Tuesday He would have neen 25 years old next month Maximum Minimum At 8 H m Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 56 05 inch 72 40 ENROUTE TO Anna BornhoTdt describedby police as a woman apparently out of her mind leave police van for arraignment in Bronx magistrates court in New York Sunday Police said she lifted her par alyzed husband Fred 64 out of bed Saturday and dropped him to his death from a 5th floor window of their Bronx apartment She was held without bail for hearing Wed nesday on a homicide charge Wife Shoves Husband Off Window Sill New York dont throw me out paralyzed Fred Bornholdt pleaded as his 60year old wife balanced him on the sill of their6thfloor window I have to do it she told him dropped him to his death on the courtyard below Police got her story after ar resting her Saturday night They asked why she did H She rambled vaguely finally saying Im a bad girl She was charged with homicide and will go to Bel levue hospital for mental obser vation after a hearing Wednesday Neighbors filled out the rest of the story Bornholdt a 64year old waiter was paralyzed by a stroke last November His wife Anna a hotel chambermaid slaved away to keep things going The strain told and neighbors said she became mentally unbal anced NEWLYWEDS TOAST Coplon formed govern ment worker twice convicted of spying for Russia and her husband Attorney Albert Socolov touch their glasses Sunday following their marriage at the brides home in Brooklyn Washington President Truman got firsthand reports on cold war developments Monday from his secretary of state and the secretary general of the United Nations The white house conferences which together lasted 65 minutes followed a 70minute talk at the state department between Secre tary of State Acheson and the U N official Trygve Lie All participants however put a confidential label on the dis cussions All that Lie would add to that was a comment he said he had made at least 10 times Im not bringing any message from Stalin to Truman and he did not take any Truman mes sage to the Russian leader Lie is just back from Moscow and other European capitals where he talked with officials 011 meas ures to bring peace in the cold war Accident Toll Mounts to 300 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Memorial day weekend accident deaths shot well above the 300 mark Monday with a full day of driving and celebrating to come As usual traffic deaths were the greatest as an estimated 30000 000 automobiles rolled over high ways There were 212 killed in traf fic 53 by drowning and 60 in airplane accidents fires and mis cellaneous mishaps The National Safety council pre dicted the number of deaths in traffic alone between 6 p m Fri day and midnight Tuesday would reach 290 Tuesday is expected to see the worst highway carnage when motorists jam the highways to get back home from resorts and other tourist attractions Deaths by states according to traffic drowning and miscellan eous causes Alabama 431 Arizona 100 Arkansas 241 California Colorado 120 Connecticut 001 Georgia 301 Idaho 300 Il linois 1308 Indiana 810 Kan sas 400 Kentucky 500 Louis iana 100 Maine 210 Maryland 120 Massachusetts 222 Michi gan 2032 Minnesota 410 Mis RECOVER BODY Newton body of Mrs Frances Witte Bailey 25 of New ton who drowned May 13 in the Skunk river near Augusta has been returned here East Berlin Youths Forget Revolt Threat By WALTER RUNDLE United Press Staff Correspondent Berlin UR Western officials believed Monday it was their de termination to meet aggression with force which turned Sun days 9hour March on parade of 500000 communist youths into an uneventful flop Some 12000 West Berlin police maintained an allnight vigil along their borders in the wake of the mammoth parade alert for any parting shot by the youth hordes as they headed home Nothing Happens But none developed Trains buses and trucks jam packed with youth delegates began roll ing out of the city Sunday night for the trip back to their homes in the soviet zone of Germany Some delegates remained for scheduled sports and cultural ac tivities Monday and a final torchlight parade Monday night but western officials said the main threat to Berlins independ ence was past Communist propagand ists claimed the youth rally achieved its main mission of bringing a half million communist youths into Berlin for an impressive show of strength Western officials pointed out that the communists in the face of stiff western preparations and resistance failed to carry through their early threat to storm Berlin and drive the Americans British and French out of the city The gigantic 9hour parade started in a cold rain that drenched the thin blue cotton shirts of the marchers Remindful of Nazis One veteran German newsman who had covered Hitlers power said the sea of blue shirts Marching 32 abreast down Unter den Linden was ominously fa miliar Everything is once again the same except for the color of the shirts he said Instead of brown they are blue The drenching rain turned the 15foot blue and gold banners of the Free German Youth into sodden rags Communist officials took ex treme precautions to make sure none of the youths the border sector into the for bidden area of West Berlin A solid double line of Russian zone peoples police stood guard along the border at Brandenburg Gate the closest point western sector on the march to the line of TJ P W A ELECT Minneapolis Russell R Lasley of Waterloo Iowa and A T Stephens Des Moines have been elected vice presidents of the CIO United Packinghouse Workers union Russell Bull of Fort Dodge owa was named director of the lowaNebraskaColorado district of the union Lee Remington Refuse to Resign Secretary Sawyer Is Storm Center in Loyalty Shakeups By JERRY CORN Washington weekend developments brought to a new boil Monday the congres sional furore over charges that communists and communist sym pathizers are working for the gov ernment In the center of the storm stood Secretary of Commerce Sawyer whose requests for the resignation of 2 trade officials accused of be ing security risksMichael E Lee and William W flatly rejected by both men on grounds that they could not quit under fire Sawyer said he was not questioning the loyalty of the 2 men There were sharp new clashes too between senate republicans sissippi 613 Montana 100 Missouri 1302 Nebraska 201 Nevada 200 New Jersey 82J New York 10 60 North Carolina 605 Ohio 717 Oklahoma 600 Oregon 504 Pennsylvania 510 Rhode Island 100 South Carolina 303 South Dakota 300 Tennessee 5 43 Texas 1694 Utah 211 Virginia 821 Washington 642 West Virginia 300 Wisconsin 5 21 Wyoming 100 District of Columbia 001 and over ment issue the Truman administration the communiitsingovern CLEANING FLUID KILLS Michigan City Ind Indiana state prison convicts are dead and 4 others seriously ill after a weekend spree on type writer cleaning fluid Warren Al fred Dowd said Monday The state department fired a fresh blast at Senator McCarthy RWis Sunday saying he is trying to divert attention from his charges that the department har bors reds because he has utterly failed to prove there is a single communist or procommunist in the agency Senator Taft ROhio jumped into the fray Sunday with the comment that the democraticcon trolled senate committee looking into McCarthyscharges hasnt done its job properly At Omaha Nebr Attoattey General McGrath comparetPMc Carthys tactics to those of Hitlers gestapo in a speech striking out at witch hunts and frantic name can people should be disturbed by the fact that each time the con gress tries to dig out communists the justice department loudly Michael Lee Reports for Work Michael Lee 2 commerce department officials under fire in congress as poor security risks showed up for work Monday de a request from Secretary spite Sawyer for his resignation The other William W had arranged for a holiday Monday before Sawyer called over the weekend for his resignation Remington is not due at the department before Thurs day Tuesday is a holiday and he nas an engagement to appear be fore a grand jury In New York on Wednesday Both men have declared they will not quit under fire By showing up for work Lee established for possible legal pur poses that he was able and willing to work All Lee would say to reporters was I am working and that ha had asked to see Sawyer Sawyer is out of town and is not expected back before Wednesday or Thurs day In asking for the resignations of the 2 men Sawyer said he waa not questioning their loyalty but Mnr5 u in rthe interest of good McCarthy retorted The Ameriministration ;