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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 12, 1954, Mason City, Iowa North lowos Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LXI Associated Press and United Press Kull Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY NOVEMBER 12 1954 TWs Paper Consists of Two Ono No 29 AP Wirephoto TRAIN woman was killed and 21 others injured early Friday in a derailment of the Boston and Maine tram Red Wing on its way from Montreal to Bos ton The train left the tracks at the Nashua station Only two backtoback diesel engines and a rear baggage car remained upright Tombstone Removed Held in t Weird Escapade In earth and skie and sea strange thynges ther and Friday afternoon two Mason City Junior College students Donald George Vajgert 18 2514 Jefferson and Richard Louis Tierney 18 204 25tb S appeared in police court in a preliminary hearing on the strange charge of removing a tombstone from a cemetery The youths are charged with an indictable misdemeanor which carries a maximum sentence of not more than a year in the county jail a fine or ooth Tierney and Vajgert known as Janos and Nyghte to three other members of a socalled secret Lost Worlds Literary ac cording to police terrorized the family of a 17yearold Mason City High School girl as an experiment to see what the reaction would be to evidences of the existence of weird creatures of the night The society met each Saturdaj night and took a walk through Elm wood Cemetery the two boys told police On one night Tierney and Vajgert decided on the experi ment In signed statements they confessed the following They took an old tombstone which was leaning against a tree in the middle of the cemetery and placed it against the door on the front porch of the girls home They said the incident took place about Sept 24 When they found that the tomb stone did not produce the desired effect the pair made more de tailed plans which included the preparation of two notes Tierney said he wrote both notes in his basement with sliver of wood and India ink Weird Notes Both were written in old English form The first was a quotation from H Rider Haggards novel and read In earth and skie and sea strange thyings tber The second Tierney said was mostly junk made to imply more than it actually stated It read The stone of dethe hath layn agynst thy threshold The Runes are caste the banne shalle fal Thynk not ye of feyte as the hands of Azathothe w y 11 crushe thee Thy skeen is found fayre to the beyngs of the nighte and eft soons this daye thy blood wyll be as theyrs The note was signed On the other side were the words meaning of the lower worlds Tierney said he wrote the notes as creatures of the dark might write On the night of Nov 5 the boys went to the city dump where they found the body of a small black and white dog They said they wrapped the dog in a sheet and took it to the cemetery where they bung it by a noose from the branch of a tree next to the little chapel They then pinned the H Rider Haggard quotation to with a thorn Midnight and Tierney then took a grave marker and the second note and placed them in the front yard of the girls home They said it was midnight when they left The frightened family turned the note over to the police who also were informed of the hanging dog Police lawyers judges teachers and even the library were involved in a search for a clue to the note senders Police said they learned of the secret society brought in the five members and after five days questioning Vajgert and Tierney The twft youth said never intended to harm fee or create incident Farmers Body Stops Picker in Corn Field A 54yearold farmer whose body stopped the machine after being pulled into a cornpicker screamed for help two hours Friday morning before being found in a field five miles north of Clear Lake James E Garth 54 Route 3 Clear Lake undenvent surgery Friday afternoon at Mercy Hospi tal The attending physician re ported he lost his arm at the shoul der G W Wilcox Clear Lake whose ambulance was used to move Garth to Mason City said Garth was found about Friday by Glen Franks whose farm home is directly across the road from the field in which Garth was found Wilcox said he believed the pres sure of Garths body stopped the machine in which he lay from about 9 30 a m Halber Area Farmer Dies After Accident CARROLL 52 farmer of near Halber died at a hospital here Thursday night of in juries suffered in a twotruck col lision Wednesday which also claimed the life of his son Walter 7 About The Weather Iowa Cloudy and warmer MIMMI City Cloudy cool Iowa Temperatures will average near normal through Wednesday Normal highs 44 north 50 south Normal lows 26 north 30 south Turning cold er Saturday Colder Sunday Probably warmer Tuesday or Wednesday Occasional rain Sat urday and again Tuesday or Wednesday with precipitation averaging less than onequarter MfnntMte Continued Globe Gazette weather up to ts Fri day Maximum 59 Minimum 2S At 34 YEAR AGO Maximum 49 Minimum tt Congress May Get Power Bill McCarthy Depicted as Throwing Slush at Senatorial Opponents WASHINGTON Stennis DMiss told the Senate Friday Sen McCarthy has followed a pattern of throwing slime and slush at all senators who criticize him Unless the Senate is willing to censure this conduct Stennis said something big and fine has gone out of this chamber Something wrong has come in and got Stennis said each individual senator must face this issue alone He suggested they seek Divine guidance As for himself Stennis said I cannot approve of such slush and slime for senatorial And he said of McCarthy I have no resentment for feel sorry for McCarthy was not on the Senate floor as Stennis a usually soft spoken former Mississippi delivered his speech in ringing tones There was an exceptionally large attendance by other sena tors however and they listened with close attention McCarthy did not show up at all for the forenoon session His attor ney told reporters when the Sen ate recessed for luncheon that Mc Carthy had been detained He did not say where Defend Senator McCarthys defenders however got in some licks in his behalf 1 Sen Welker RIdaha devel oped that Sen Edwin C Johnson DColo once expressed himself as believing that Brig Gen Ralph WZwicker was evasive and ar Johnson replied that he had since completely changed his mind 2 Sen Malone RNev said he believed McCarthy is the whip ping boy in a move aimed to de stroy thednvestigative powers of the Senate Among Republican senators there was increasing talk of pos sibly compromising the censure issue by getting the Senate to adopt instead some expression of mild rebuke for McCarthy coupled with praise for his efforts against Communism Republican Leader Knowland CaM told reporters he thought no move of that sort was likely o develop however before some ime next week He did not say where he might stand in regard to it Johnson is a member of the spe cial sixman committee which rec ommended censure of McCarthy on grounds among other points that he abused Zwicker There was a momentary flurry when Welker read to the Senate a letter he said Johnson had writ ten last Aug 20 critical of Zwick er McCarthys defense against the accusation of abusing Zwicker is that the Army officer was eva sive and arrogant Admitted Ownership Johnson acknowledged that the tetter was his arid accurately re flected a view he held at the time hatZwicker and spme other mfli ary men were evasive and re sentful about having a congres sional committee investigate mili ary matters But Johnson said his view as to Zwicker changed by Zwickers testimony before the special Senate commit tee Welkers shot was the second lired by proMcCarthy senators in this third day of debate on a cen sure resolution Doctors Home Not Entered Officer Says CLEVELAND first police officer to enter the bedroom where Marilyn Sheppard lay slain said Friday he found no signs that any one had entered from outside through a window Fred F Drenkhan a patrolman in suburban Bay Village said only one of three bedroom windows was open when he inspected the room shortly after Mrs Sheppard was clubbed to death on July 4 The screen of that window was securely latched and there was dust on the window sill the policeman testi fied The other two windows were locked In previous testimony in the first degree murder trial of the victims husband Dr Samuel H Sheppard 30 his defense attorney had in jected the possibility someone might into Jhe murder room by climbing an apple tree at the rear of the home and entering through a window Sheppard has maintained stead fastly that his wife was beaten to death by a bushy haired intruder and that he was clobbered un conscious when he tried to help her Drenkhan alsosaid he found no evidence of a struggle in the bed room at the home but noted blood specks on all four walls and on a closet door Drenkhan said of three windows in Marilyns bedroom two were closed and locked and the other was open only three or four No Were there any signs of entry whatsoever on any of the win dows Asst Prosecutor Thomas J Parrino asked the witness replied The patrolman said there was a second bed in the room What was the appearance of the second bed Parrino asked It was the officer re plied and there were specks of blood on the Parrino asked if there was any evidence that anyone had slept in the second bed the witness replied GlobeGazette photo FRUITS OF Johnson 403 1st has a smile of satisfaction as he picks a pheasant at his home Thursday evening The most interested spectator in this extra work for a hunter is his son Billy Its a chickic to Billy but gosh Dad its a nice one LOCAL TOLL 3 Three hunters including two from Mason City injured Thursday in hunting accidents in North Iowa Richard T Cornelius 27 214 24th Mason City was hunting near Dougherty Thursday stopped to load a 22 caliber rifle when it accidentally discharged and the bullet entered his leg C F Wolff 122 Kentucky of Mason City suffered a super ficial leg wound Thursday when a ricocheting bullet hit him while he was hunting southeast of Mason City He told officers that four young boys were shooting with a 22 caliber rifle nearby He walked a mile to his home and drove to a hospital for treatment Frank Harrison 38 Northbrook was struck on the hand by four shotgun pellets while hunting with a group of four near Clear Lake He was struck when a rabbit ran between him and the other hunters Three Democrats Not to Back Repeal of Dividend Tax Cut WASHINGTON Democrats on the taxwriting House Ways and Means Committee say they wont support a promised move to repeal the controversial tax cut dividends enacted by the last Con gress With Republican help that could kill the repeal effort Two other committee Democrats were noncommittal while 4 of We Probably Will Be Buying Teepees Next MUSKOGEE Okla Turner Bear a full blood Creek In dian from Checotan got his deer Thursday in an area where some hunters have been using bow and arrow Asked if he had used that weapon Bear replied No that white mans way In dian use the 10 holdover Democrats polled on the issue said they would sup port repeal One committee member did not reply The dividend cut strongly backed by the Eisenhower admin istration was written into the 1954 tax revision act over strong oppo sition from many Democrats some of whom made an issue of it in the election campaign It exempts from income taxes the first in dividends received by shareholders each year And stockholders are permitted to de duct 5 per cent of their remaining dividends directly from the tax bill they otherwise would pay This amounts to an estimated revenue reduction of about 362 mil lion dollars a year Republicans argued that corpor ation profits are taxed under regular corporation income taxes and again under Individual income levies as profits are passed out to stockholders in They said the tax cut would be a spur to business investment and help longrange economic growth Many Democrats attacked the moyc as special relief for the In the mew Congress the party lineup on the committee will be 15 10 Republicans All the Republicans have supported the dividend tax cut in the past So even if all five Democratic new comers and all those who took no stand in the poll lined up for re peal they could still fall one short a committee AP Wlrephote MISBATED broadly at the ovation of more than wellwishers gathered at Constitution Hall in Wasnington Thursday night Sen Joseph McCarthy holds aloft a plaque dated Nov 12 instead of Nov 11 which was given to him The plaque which honored fearless persistence in the enemies of America was given at a meeting called to protest his attempted censure San Diego El Centra Rocked by Earthquakes SAN DIEGO Calif HVA sharp rolling earthquake shook this city at Friday It made houses creak and started suspend ed objects swinging but there were no reports of any damage The quake was felt at El Ccntro approximately 110 east of here Waterloo Boy Newton Man in Gun Mishaps By the AssocUled frets owa opened its 1954 pheasan season Thursday but not without a least two hunters being injured seriously in gunaccidcnts llonald Cagley 17 Waterloo wa wounded in the right leg and hand when his gun accidentally dis charged He was reported in fairly good condition Body Wounds Raymond Gbmez 31 Newton was treated for gunshot wounds o the ear neck abdomen and hip at at Newton hospital Reports indidcated thai hunter were getting their bag limit of hree cock pheasants The season is on in all cxcepl seven counties in the southeasi corner of the state Shooting is per mitted from noon until p m Some hunters complained there were more hunters than birds However one observer said There were plenty of pheasants We all could have bagged our limil I we couldhit No Problem Hitting them was no problem for Harry Schmidt who farms near Grundy Center He had a phcasan drop dead in front of his tractor while harvesting corn It had been wounded by nearby hunters His daughter Janice returning home from school found a pheas ant too tired to fly in the Schmidt front yard Robert Shotliff of Stacyville Drops Dead While Hunting STACYVILLE Kobert Shotliff 37 of Stacyville dropped deac while hunting on a farm two miles north of here Thursday afternoon Shotliff w a s hunting with two companions Ralph Wolf anc Ralph Mullenbach both of Stacy vflle when hewasstricken Coroner R L Whitley of Osage safd death was due to a coronary attack Mr Shotliff s d oath oc currcd shortly after one of the party had shot a pheasant Survivors include the wife anc four sons Funeral services will be helc Monday at 9 at the Visitation Catholic Church The Hatten Fu neral Home is in charge Open Talks on Matter Near Close Strauss Present at Session WASHINGTON Wl Atomic En crgy Committee members Friday athered for a windup public ses sion on the DixonYates contract amid fresh signs the dispute over the private power project will boil over into the new 84th Congress Rep W Sterling Cole chairman of the SenateHouse group said he hoped to finish open icanngs on the contract finally signed Thursday with further tes timony from top Atomic Energy Commission officials Saturday he said the legislators may be called into closed session o decide whether to grant a quick goahead on the project as Presi dent Eisenhower has asked Strauss on Stand On tap for questioning were AEG hairman Lewis L Strauss AEG General Manager K D Nichols acting Comptroller General Frank H Wcitzcl and R W Cook the AECs acting assistant general manager for manufacturing Strauss testified the atomic wea pons program is expanding at an unprecedented rate and has not been hurt by the DixonYates con troversy There has never been a degree of expansion in our production comparable to that which we are presently he said But as always he added he could not give production figures on weapons Cook signed the contract for the AEC Thursday after the commis sioners approved it 30 with some lastminute changes aimed at mak ing its terms more favorable to the government Signing for the private utility the Mississippi Valley Generating Co was Edgar H Dixon whose Middle South Utilities Inc and the Southern headed by E A Yates created Mississippi Valley to carry out the contract Dixon and Yates said in a joint statement they had entered Into the contract at the suggestion of the administration and that the possible earnings are too small to make it attractive as a usual busi ness Under the contract DixonYates would build a 07million dollar steam plant at West Memphis whose output would go into Tennessee Valley Authority TVA public power lines to replatfe elec tricity TVA is supplying to atomic plants The AEC would pay about 20 million dollars a year for the power with the contract to run 25 years and 20 years beyond that if the government wishes fair Contract Administration supporters say the contract is a fairy economical way of getting needed power with out overexpanding the government run TVA Opponents mostly Dem ocrats have called it a giveaway and a step to cripple TVA Announced changes in the con tract Thursday included a pro visiqn of a ceiling on DixonYates earnmgSfand a stip ulation that the government can take over ownership of the West Memphis plant at any time within three years after the contract goes into effect Nichols testified the recapture clause was most distasteful to DixonYates but said it was adopted to give the next two Congresses a chance to pass judgment on the contract SAM I DATfltSJST4 Greeley Banker to Serve 18 Months on Fraud Charge DUBUQUE UP James S Hunt Greeley banker Friday was sentenced to 18 months in prison for embezzling in federal funds Hunt had pleaded guilty to the charges in Federal District Court here He told authorities he took about from the bank since 1940 and had paid back about in recent years He said he used the money for iving expenses Federal District Judge Henry NV Graven sentenced Hunt to IS months each on three specific counts sentences run concurrently ;