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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 24, 1953, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home ON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER T H A f M A K E S A L L N O R T H IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LX Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY NOVEMBER 24 1953 This Pa perConsists of Two One No 3 Negro Wins in Suit Against Surf Ballroom Refused to Admit Her Instructed by the court thatex elusion of a Negro from the Surf Ballroom at Clear Lake is aviola tibri of the Iowa civil rights law a Federal Court jury Tuesdayafter noon returned a verdict of damages to Mrs John Lafaun Amos Mason City The jury allowed only compen satory or actual damages to Mrs Amos and no exemplary damages No decision has made by Prom Inc Chicago owner of the ballroom as to whether a new trial will be sought said attorney Thomas B Roberts Des Moines Involve Operation That decision will involveopera tion of the ballroom he conceded rather than the money involved The amount of damages allowec represented in effect a victory for his client he said Judge Henry N Graven told the five women and seven men on the jury in US District Court at Ma E on City that the Surf Ballroom is a place of amusement as a matter of law that it is covered by the Iowa civil rights law that Mrs Amos ori Dec 8 1951 was deniec admittance to the ballroom solelj because of her color and that this was a violation of the law Closing Arguments The ruling Tuesday morning bj the judge came before the closin arguments by attorneys forMrs Amos and the Surf Ballroom Clea Lake owned by Prom Inc Chi cago Mrs Amas had suedthc ballroom for actual arid exem plary damages Evidence present ed in the case Monday showed that she and seven otheryoung Negroes were denied admittance to the ball ioirrby the doprmatraTid Manager Carrol Anderson Anderson told them that he had received orders not to let Negroes in according to rthe testimony Kenneth M Moore 57 Chicago president of Prom Inc also told the policy wasthat any person admitted must be ac ceptable as a dancing partner to all other patrons Anderson was instructed not to admit Negroes after the manage ment had received numerous pro tests from regular patrons at a previous dance to which Negroes were admitted Moore said Very Nervous Several1 witnesses testified thai Mrs Amos was very nervous aric upset for several weeks after the incident because of the humiliation Mrs Amos and her husband both of 510 Van Bur en SW told their versions of the incident Mon day afternoon as did nine others Other members of the dance party testifying were Harriet McGruder 702 President SW and Florine Jefferson 516 Van Buren SW Mrs Amos testimony concern ing embarrassment humiliation chagrin and mental anguish was substantiated by other witnesses They were Mr and MrsLewis P Kipper 817 Polk SW George Ma Adlai Hits Spy Smear MoreCharges by GOP CALLS FOR SINCERITY AP VViLephoto Lester B Pearson Canadian minister of externalaffairs and foimer president of the UN GeneralAssembly rubs his foiehead during a talk in New York in which he uiged tolerance among the de mocracies He said the free nations should accept each others assurances of sinceuty and goodfaith Wants No Compromise Mayer Either Guilty of IVkjibr Innocent BLOOMFIELD Walter MMayer 56 prominent rancher on trial for shooting Jolin C Wisdom served notice Tuesday in a crowded courtroom that lie wants no compromise and is either guilty or innocent of murder Chief Defense Attorney R Ei White thundered to the Crusade Is Finished Demo Says Gives Speech to Legislature ATLANTA UP Former Gov Ad lai Stevenson of Illinois titular head of the Democratic Party Tuesday blasted what he called the Republican program of by suspicion of conviction by accu sation Gen Eisenhower promised the people a hew morality but his lieutenants have chosen their wea pons without regard for their ef fect Stevenson declared They have taken McCarthyism away from McCarthy What an end to the great crusade The Democratic presidential nominee of 1952 in aspeechpre pared for delivery before the Georgia advocated disclosing the mistakes and fail ures of the past and rooting out agents of Communism Love of Heaven Butfor the love of heaven Stevenson pleaded let us do it Stores Closed Thursday is holidayas the nation celebrates Thanksgiving Itwill be a holiday in Mason City toowith stores and offices closed throughout the city The GlobeGazette also Will be on holiday schedule with a big Christmas shopping issue ready for delivery at noon There will be no mail deliveries either city or rural laktaris nowin the Army but for merly of 630 6th and Joseph ine E Angell 818 6thSW The last two were witnesses at the Surf the night of the incident AnneHegg ticket seller at the Surf at the time testified that she was under orders to sell tickets to anyone On the jury were Nettie M Bar ber Kanawha Bertha E Bidne Northwood George J Elbert Whittemore Grant W Feldman Allison Maxwell J Green Park ersburg Martha Sharp North wood Norman L Stprre Kensett Cecelia C Sullivan Algona Albert B Tweeten Swea City Genpvieve Wehrhan Allison Cecil F Wilde Eagle Grove Arthur Wille Garner and alternate Fred Wiebke Allison in filial arguments I am sayingthis to you at the request of Walter Mayer He wants no compromise He is either guilty of murder or innocent He shot in sejf defense or he is guilty of murder Believe Him Innocent I believe Waltei Mayer inno cent of any crime White said holding his hand in the air as though taking an oath County Attorney Charles Petlit gives his final arguments Tuesday afternoon and the case is expected to go to the jury late Tuesday Mayer of Santa Fe is charged with shooting Wisdom 51 Des Moines livestockman on Wisdoms 900acre farm near here May 2 Mayer pleaded self defense He aid Wisdom charged at me like mad bud and threatened to kill hen toldhe would have to pay a ebt for some sheep or be charged ith embezzlement White said the state has no hope a firstdegree murder conviction Trick of Game Its a trick of the aid They think maybe youll ompromise between first degree lurder and innocent and take man laughter White said Wisdom intended to kill Mayer ifhe couldnt bluff is way out of paying the debt I agree with Walter Mayers be ef that Wisdom had a gun he It wasnt until the trial began hat I saw the opportunity for omeone to take that John d Wisdorn the dead ripns son himself couldhave taken that gun It is a fiinny thingwhy the heriff the deputy and the high vay patrolman w6uldlet Junior young Wisdom search for the ody while they the car i Wire photo WINS FOURHOUR Sanders 50a Grand Haven Mich high school physics teacher is shown with a buck deer which he saidhe foughthandtbahtler for four hours before the animal waskilled The deer rushed San ders after he had wounded it while hunting Then fol lowed the long struggle in which Sanders said he clubbed the deer and even stabbed it with a pocket knife with dignity objectivity and jus tice and with some better motive than partisan strife that can only seriously weak en the United States one wins this way Suspicion of past Democratic mistakes is balanced by suspicion of present Republican motives The people are confidence in both parties undermined the nation in jured The issue isnt which party de tests Communism most but how to deal withthe serious problem of espionage in our government And it wont be resolved to the nations advantage by shouting matches anddegrading circuses of political profit Stevenson referred to former President Truman as the individual who has done more than anyliv GlobeGazette HOME GUTTED BY are shown in the fireruined Orren Walters home at 1009 17th NE Firemen were called to the home a remodeled railroad boxcar at about pm They believe the fire started from an overheated stove The damage was not estimated Licks Girls Face SYDNEY Australia Mavis Halcroftwoke up in bed earlyTuesday morning and called Daddy quick daddy help me Stop this big dog Hes on my bed Her mother looked in and saw atiger on ttietted l It was lickingMavis face while her 3yearold sister slept beside her undisturbed Claude Halcroft the childrens father snatched up his rifle and while his wife held a flashlight on the bed took careful aim I fired and the bullet went through the tigers nose and jaw It was away in a flash through the door and into the street The animal was found later weak from loss of blood It had escaped from a circus after someone pampered with the lock on its cage r All About The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy with little iiv temperature owa Clearing and colder Wed nesday mostly fair Wednesday partly cloudy snow flurries s GlobeGazette weather data up o 8 airu Tuesday Maximum 46 Minimum 32 At 8 am 32 YEAR Maximum 40 Minimum 15 ingman to check the forward thrust of Communism and he rapped those whose words imply Lauds Progress Applauding the enormously im proved position of minority groups particularly the Negro Stevenson called progress in the South even more conspicuous than that in the North I believe and I think in com mon with the great majority of Lhbughtful white people of the South he continued that this improvement must and will con tinue Stevenson asserted that to keep the promises made by the Repub lican Party in have been about as easy as for one Sia mese twin to jump roffi the Brook lyn Bridge while the other kept the skillet for fry Andheemphasized that on two thirds of the key issues in the last session the Democrats brought about what he termed the salva tion of the Republican administrai tioh from the Republican Congress I Like Ike The attitude of many Republi can leaders seems to be I like Ike but I dont like what Ike likes he remarked Stevenson Asserted that his party looksmore united than it has for a long time Until lately the dopesters were freely predicting that the North Soys Rosenberg Spy Ring May Exist to This Day NEW YORK spy David Greenglasq to Senate investigators Tuesdaythat a radar spy ring head ed by executed Julius Rosenberg possibly exists to this very day A sworn statement made by Greenglass at the federal penitentiary at Lewisburg Pa was read at an open hearing Sen McCarthy RWis and hisSenate Permanent In vestigations Subcommittee McCarthy engaged irt aheated ixchange with one Joseph Levitsky a New Jersey technician who refused to say whether he ever South cleavage would pull the Democratic Party apart at the said We lost an elec tion in 1952 but we did not lose our vitality or sense of mission And the sheep that strayed are daily coming back into the fold Economy and Security Is Aim CHICAGOUP Secretary of the Treasury Humphrey says the Re publican administration is working towards national security based on a sturdy defense by asoundeconqmy At Republican din ner night Humphrey shared rthe rostrum with another cabinet member Mrs Oveta Gulp Hobbyi secretary ofhealth educa tion and Avelfare concern for our economy s nothing less than our concern or the first line of defense for every freedom that we cherish Humphrey said Mrs Hobby told ih ie1650 per sons attending the dinner in the Palmer House that peace in Ko ranks first among accomp ishmenls of the Eisenhower ad ministration Humphrey said the Republicans economic policies speeding SAME BtACK FIAO MEANS TRAFFIC DEATH JN 1AST 21 HOUKS Sports Bulletins BROOKLYN Walter Wally Alston manager of the Montreal Royals of the International League was appointed manager of the Brooklyn Didgers Tues day COLUMBIA SC Uni versity of Maryland the nations top ranking football team was selected Tuesday to meet Okla homa in Miamis Orange Bowl Jan 1 he day of tax reductions was a member of the Rosenberg spy ring or ever conspired to spy The witness conceded that he ob tained a job at the federal tele communications laboratory at Nut ley NJ after using Rosenbergs name as a reference called the hearing os tensibly to support his t charge that an 9spionage ring operated at the Army Signal Corps rada laboratory at Ft Monmouth NJ Greenglass said that so far as h knew the Rosenberg radar spy ring activities never stopped He is a brother of Ethel Rosen berg who was executed with he husband JuliusJ for stealing aton bomb secrets for Russia Greenglass is serving a 15yea term for his part in the atom sp plot He had testified against hi sister and brotherinlaw Greenglass was stationed at th Los Alamos NM atomic energj project as asergeant Tells Reds to Stop Trying for Overthrow UNITED N Y wi he United States sajd Tuesday he only way Russia can win raericah friendshipis to give up eeking the violent overthrow of heUnited States Chief U S Delegate Henry Cab f Lodge Jr told the UN 60 ationPolitical Committee the So viet it is plotting ur destruction He said this nat urally caused a strong reaction among the American people and press Lodge departed from the pre pared text of aspeech in which he urged the U N to junk each and every part of Russias 1953model peace plan to make his tough charges against the Soviet Union He said the reason the Russians are viewed with somethingless han affection in the United States is because of their selfad mitted campaign to overthrow the Canadian Leader Is Involved McCarthy Set to Answer HST BULLETIN NEW YORK retary Lester B Pearson said Tuesday Canada would not pre vent American authorities from questioning Igor Gouzenko the man who broke the Canadian spy ring case of the last war He said however Canada can not guarantee to maintain the anony mity which the former Russian EmbassV clerk has been living if he wants to conic to the United States WASHINGTON inves tigajors Tuesdaypondered FBI summaries of Soviet es pionage while in an offshoot to the arry Dexter White case7Sen Mc Carthy RWis prepared a radio TV reply to former President Tru mans Wast at McCarthyism New fuel was added to the case already smoking with political charges and countercharges when LA Canadian member of Par liament charged in the House of Commons American government and way of life in the States are trying to blackmail Canada into releasing Igor Qgujienko tioning sub Monday that the WhiteHouse soughtand got FBI data on HarbldEJ Glasser an a month be fore Glasgers b946 promotion in the Treasury Department The t of blackmail came from David Croll a member of the Liberal Party which domi nates the Canadian government Request Proper WASHINGTON of State Dulles said Tuesday he thought it was entirely proper for congressional committees the Canadian government privilege of questioning lgorGou zenko f Dulles also told a news confer ence he did not think the Harry Dexter White case and its reper cussion has had any significant or measurable effects up o n Americas relation with any country As to the requests to question Gouzenko he said he4 hoped th at Canada would reply in the spirit of friendliness which has char Another reason Lodge said is Communist persecution religion as exemplified in the recent arrest of Polands Stefan Cardinal Wys zynski He said this has aroused religious people throughout the world The American delegate added iioweyer that theUnited States is hot discouraged We still hope We believe the day will come when this campaign from behind the Iron Curtain will cease But until itdoes we can only recognize the facts On The Page Contracts Let to Enlarge NewMason City Armory 22 Drainage Contractors Hear of Farming in Israel 22 Evashevski to Talk at Football Banquet 13 Martin Applies Death Blow S Sales Tax Seems Dead WASHINGTON Speak er Joseph W Martin RMass ap peared Tuesday to have delivered a final fatal blow against any pros pectthat Congress would enact a general sales tax next year Martin returning from atwo month tour abroad told a news conference Monday he doubts a sales tax could pass the House That made it just about unani mous among House leaders on both sidesof theaisle V Democratic leaders after a vass of predicted last week per cent of their par ty members would vote against any national sales tax And Republican Floor Leader Charles Halleck CR Ind joined the antisales tax forces over the v Representatives Jerc Cooper of Tennessee and Daniel Reed of New York the senior Democrat and senior Republican respectively oh the taxwriting House Ways and Means have op posed the idea Secretary of the Treasury Hum phrey has said he is considering a general manufacturers sales or excise tax along witn other posals President Eisenhower has spoken out against a federal retail sales tax but left the door open to manufacturers level tax acterized relations between that country and the United States Dulles added that he believed such relations would survive this present incident Dulles also praised Canadian External Affairs MinisterLester B Pearson as a strong and vig orus foe of Communism He said President Eisenhower should repudiate what he described as attacks on Canadian Foreign Minister Lester B Pearson May Be Named Croll charged that Pearson may be named by the Senate subcom mittee as one of several Canadians accused of supplying information to Communists during World War Robert Morris subcommittee counsel quickly said No such thing is contemplated Pearson who made a speech in New York Monday nightj declined comment on the charge Pearson said he may reply Tues day or Wednesday to the subcom mittees second turned down the to question Gouzenko The onetime code clerk who boltedithe Russian Embassy at pttawa in 1945 and ex posed a Soviet spy ring in Canada is living in Canada under police protection he help the Senate But Pearson saidGouzenko had no formation that Canada had not al ready given the States At the request Atty Gen Brpywicll supplied It Monday with a memorandum ort who got FBI reports and sum maries naming Glasser ;