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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 17, 1953, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home 3N CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES A L L N 0 R T H IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LX Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY NOVEMBER 17 1953 This Paper Consists of Two No M Brownell Ground at KGLOTV Tower Site Under a warm November sun ex ecutives of Lee Radio Inc Tues day broke ground for the erection of KGLOTV tower and antenna on the western outskirts of Kensett Lee P Loomis publisher of the M a s o n City GlobeGazette and president of Lee Radio and Her bert Ohrt executive vice president of Lee Radio both leaned on the shovel as it went down into the dry black soil from which a corn crop had been taken a few days before Thesoil and the corn said Ohrt were symbolic of the rich area which will be served by KGLOTV an area that has been named the Golden Triangle Watch Proceedings Watching and having a part in the proceedings were mayors and other officials from the cities in eluded in the grade A reception area Mason City Austin and Al bert Lea When we dedicated KGLO some 16 years ago I said that was the first time I had spoken over radio and I had to build a radio station to do so said Loomis The man ager who followed me at the mic rophonesaid Yes and youll have to build another one to get on again When this TV plant is com pletedand in operation you wont me on your receiving y sets Ohrt explained that the purpose of building the tower at Kensett was to place it within grade A re ception distance of the populous communities of Mason City Austin andAlbert Lea Work will be started immediatelyhe said on the construction of a 500 foot tower and antenna with a watt signal The ground breaking ceremony started at 11am with the playing of the National Anthem by the Ken sett High School band The Rev Wilbur F Dierkingof the First Presbyterian Church in Mason City gave the invocation following which the ground breaking took Trumans n Bait Claim place Visiting Dignitaries Master of Ceremonies Ken Kew KGLO news director then called 011 the visiting dignitaries for brief remarks Warm congratulations and best wishes were expressed by the following Mayor R H Mc GlobeGazette photo BREAKING GROUND FOR executivesof Lee Radio IncLee P Loomis Ohrt executive vice president are shown Jointlypressing on the spade that turned the first earth Tuesday f the construction of the KGLOTV tower and antenna at Ken sett Callum Kensett Mayor L E Plummer Northwood Mayor Mar vinRustley Manly Mayor M G Rolfson Austin Councilman L R Westcott Albert LeaMayor How ard E Bruce and Mayo rEIect George Mendon of Mason City and Rep W H Tate Mason City guests monies were the law enforcement officers of the area Many Kensetl residents also were spectators oj the event which is to mark start of the erection of the gianl structure that is to tower over the community Following the ceremonies the Vis itors guests of Lee Radio Inc at a lunch at the Hotel Han U S Envoy Offers mise on Too Risque for Royalty LOS ANGELES UP the entertainment for the king and queen of Greece at a civic banquet here Saturday too risque for royalty The mayor some city councilmen and several society leaders thought so and the corridors of City Hall still echoed their com plaints Tuesday Mayor Norris Poulson said hewas shocked particularly by some of the songs of sexy Eartha Kitt Otherpoliticiancritics found fault with some of the patter of actor Dick Powell master of ceremonies at the blacktie blowout I was extremely disappointed said the mayor One Million YbUngsters to Get AntiPolio Shots NEW YORK hopeladen polio will be given to probably one jnillion school second grades Feb 8 in an effort to learn whether polio has been conquered Official details of a unique nationwide medical test were announced Monday by the National Foundation for Infantile The get three About The Weather Mason cloudi ness and cooler Wednesday Iowa Wednesday considerable cloudiness and turning colder Minnesota Wednesday consider able cloudiness and cooler GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Tuesday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m lV 70 38 41 RARMER FINED DES MOINES Verros 53 Knoxyllle has been placed on probation for three years fined for safe of sealed corn mortgaged to the Commodity CreditCorp successive shots of a vaccine made of killed polio virus and triple tested for safety r f The vaccine r was developed by Dr Jonas ESalk of the University of Pittsburgh It will be givento second graders in private and parochial schools irt some 200 U S counties none officially as yet What happens to young sters during next summers natur al to vppliovwill tell whether the vaccine is a success At least one Iowa county is ex pected to participate in the tests Dr H A Press medical consultant to the foundation said in Des Moihes Monday night Dr Press was in Des Moincs to attend a conference ol March of Dimes leaders which closes Tuesday Invite Them If Parley Is Deadlocked PANMUNJOM S envoy Arthur Dean Tuesday theUnited States would ae willing ito invite neutral nations othe Korean peace conference under certain sharp reversal of his earlier stand Dean toldhisRed counterparts at the first meeting of a rsubconv mittee on the place and time of he conference was willing Lo ask the United Nations and South Korea to end their opposi tion to neutral participation Dean made itclear however that he make the overtures only if the Communists refused to attend without the nonbelligerents VUJV Appears Desirable The American envoy also pro posed that if the conference aecomes deadlocked ion the with drawal of foreign troops from Ko rea and unification of1 the divided jjeninsula that neutrals might be invited to attend if it appeared desirable Deans second point a major compromise raised hope the UN and Communists might agree to this is r going to be a long horse trade Dean said Completely Unacceptabjef Deanhad to change his position and speak for the United States only in presenting the proposal Tholf N General Assembly has empowered him to negotiate only thetimeand place of the confer cnce ki i Dean said this proposal was completely unacceptable but ex pressed willingness to use it as a basis forargument Hoover May Testify in Spy Probe Secret Report Read to Group WASHINGTON a Atty Gen 3rowneU Tuesday made public A etter from FBI Director J Edgar Soever to the White House on Nov i 1945 warning that Harry Dex er White and others including a White House aide were leaking nformation which reached Soviet spies The top secret communication was addressed to Ma j Gen Harry H Vaughan who was military aide to President Truman and iad been designated by Truman o receive FBI reports on subver sive activities Gave Document Brownell gave Ihe document to the Senate Internal Security Sub committee at a hearing in which ic challenged Trumans conten tion that White was allowed to ake a post with the Internalional Monetary Fund in 1946 despite FBI reports about him because it vas hoped to trap associates of White Brownell asserted that if the dea was to use white as bait for other spies to accomplish such an end would require infi nite and detailed care if the na tional interest was to be at all protected He said the top government of ficials would have to have been forewarned of t h e reputed trap and great care would have to be taken to make certain that these spies did not effect the decisions of oflact rt fie records fail to show that anything was done which interfered will the continued functioning of the espionage ring of which White was a part Brownell added And if we apply simple and reasonable t e s t s to how other members of the espionage ring named in the FBI report were threatened there is considerable doubt athat anything was done to protect the national interest This was Brownells reply to the ashing attack oh him by Truman Monday night on nationwide TV and radio hookups Lied to People T r u m an had charged t h a t Brownell lied to the American people in his original speech Nov 6 which touched off the whole con troversy In the speech Brownell had con tended that Truman promoted White despite FBI reports warning thatWhite was a Russian spy FBI Director Hoover was sitting by as Brownell testified Chairman Jenner RInd told re porters that Hoover also would testify Hoover himself told reporters that it willdepend on develop ments when and if he testifies Til answer a ny questions the committee wants to ask me the FBI director said Although interest centered on he Harry Dexter White Brownells charges that Truman promoted White despite an FBI re port naming White as a Soviet spy emphasized the broader nature of the committees study In an opening statement Jenner said there is ample evidence of So viet espionage by high government officials in past years and de clared Communist infiltration was not a question of one man or even of isolated cases Blasts Back Truman in a nationwide radio TVbroadcast Monday night Blast ed back that charge was goguery and Brownells whole shameful dema that the attorney general had lied to the American people The former President said he let Whites appointment to be U S director of the International Mone tary Fund go through in 1946 to keep from exposing an FBI inves tigation of an alleged espionage ring On The Consider Lincoln School for Postoffice Annex H Foreign Born Are Granted US Citizenship 15 Mitchell County 4H Banquet Held at New Haven 5 TRAIN MEETSSTATION Shown here is the North Western railroad station at Aredale after a freight train collided with another unloading at the platform The agentE B Gray and Conductor G D Lusk of Belle AFTER THE engine of trainNo223 north bound froraBellePlaine was badlybattered and off the trackafter it struck the rear another North Western freight in front of the station at Aredale Monday night A fire brokeout near the crash but it was quickly put out by theXAredale fire departmentNo one was injured in the crash Lock photos Plaine barely escaped from the station whenthe crash occurred and a boxcar hurled on the spot where they were standing r Trains Collide Station Is Wrecked at Aredale r 4 of the North Westernrailroadtwere being cleared here Tuesday imorning followingaCdllisioTiiof two freighttrainsand almost complete of the station which caught fire after the crasli at pm Mon day No one was Injuredalthough the agent Gray made his home in the building Freight train No 73 north bound was unloading at the station it was struck freight No 223 from Belle Plaiife Agent Gtay was ink the station with Conductor G X Lusk of Belle Plaine while his train was unload ing1The two menvsavv No 223 ap proaching and the conductor shout ed Lets run t Car Crashes In The two men hadbarely left the building when the crash oc curred and a box car crashed in where theyhad been standing started nearc the station probably from oil whiqh spilled from one of the enginesThe Are dale fire department was called and soon had the blaze under con trol Four or five boxcars from both trains were completely destroyed and others were badly Some 10 to 12 cars were com pletely off the tracks Send Wreckers s The diesel engine which pulled train No 223 was badly damaged and off the track Mart Long was engineer and Charles Chess con ductor Both are of Belle Plaine The engineer of the train unload ing at the stationwasRobertrpay tonof Belle Xj4 wrecker from Boone waukee railroad dispatched one City It was expected thatthe be opened late in4the afternoon rNo 73cameon into Mason City exceptvthet carsthat were derailed No 223 wasexpected tobetaken either to Dumont or Kesley v An investigation was to be into the cause of the wreck Traffic up betweed Mason Bella Plaine as a result of wreck SAME DATEr1952498 IBLACK FLAG DEATH IN PAST 24HOURS Grim Kidnap Story Revealed Fells Murder of Bobby BULLETIN KANSAS C I T Y Mo Carl Austin Halls confession said Tuesday t hat he had the nowmissing of the 000 Bobby Grtenlease ransom with him when he was seized by St Louis police on Oct 6 KANSAS CITYW The grim story of how Carl Austin Hall and killed littleBobby Greenlease as he struggled for his life was told Tuesday in the exconvicts confession The confessionwas made public first time when it was read at the federal kidnap trial of Hall and Mrs Bonnie Heady the alcoholic divorcee before a jury called to determinewhether they shall die crime Hall the 34yearoldiplaybbywho turned to crime when his inherited fortune was squandered showed little sign of emotion as the 36 gruesome detail was read by Ileedcr one of two FBI agents who took theconfession Hall related how he had driven the boy Heady across the CARL A HALL state line into Kansas soon after 6yearold Bobby hadbeen abduct ed from a private Catholic school inKansas City Bobby had not offered any re sistance andhad not made any outcries the confession read but seemed interested in his ride and appeared to be enjoying himself during the trip After stopping the carI got out on the drivers side went to the rear and let the tailgate down then laid out theblue plastic sheet I then1 wcntaround the car to tfie side opposite the driver and en tered the car Bobby was still sitting on the frontseat but Bonnie had left the car and was walking up a hedge row at the rear of the car I had a piece of rope which was part of a clothesline I had obtained from Bonnies home I then placed this rope around Bob bys neck and endeavored to stran gle him This rope was 12 inches or 15 inches long and was short for me to hold in my hands and get a good twist Bobby was struggling and kicking so I took my 38 cali bre revolver anxLfired whatI be lieved to be twoshots at Bobbys head at close range I missed him on thefirst shot but the second one entered his head causing him to bleed pro fusely and subsequently die I do not remember exactly what posi tion Bobby was in at the time of his death but Iv believe that I had pushed him downonthefloorof Mrs Headys station wagon Because of his profuse bleed ing from the head I pulled him out of the station wagon onthe sideopposite the driver and placed him on theiground 1 wascertain at this point that the victim was dead So Iipicked him upand placed him on the plastic sheet at the rear of the station wagon wrapping him in this sheet and covering the body over with the oldcomforter No Liquor Safes in Sky Over oya MOINES sky not thelimit as far asIowaiiquoi lawsare concernedAttorney Gem eral Leo Hoegh said Monday Hoegh Iowasliquor extend as high dnto the strato sphereas man can fly as well as from river to river The Board ruled lastweekitJvaslip to the state board to decide if are aboard which1 serve liquor Hoegh said question came up in Iowa the answer would be V c Wood as Chairman of Sears CHICAGO Eohftrt E Wood 74 for nearly 30 an executive of SearsRoebuck A is to vretire next spring as chairmlan oiTthe boardof the mer chandisingiirm Wood board chairman 1939 will be succeeded by doreVrHouser who has been with the company since 1928 has been vice chairman AprU c ;