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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 26, 1954, Mason City, Iowa North lowos Doily Newspaper Edited or MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEICHIORS VOL LXI Aisociatcd Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY NOVEMBER U 1954 This Paper Consists o Two One No 41 Chiang Forces Beat Off Red Assault Illinois Leads With 17 Toll Above Average 739 Die in Holiday Road Crashes By ihc United Presi Americans posted a sorry Thanksgiving Day traffic record of more than 100 deaths on the high ways A United Press count between 6 Wednesday and midnight Thursday night showed 139 per sons had died in traffic accidents Fires killed 4 and miscellaneous mishaps 28 for a total of 171 Illinois far outstripped othc states with the dubious distinctio of 17 traffic deaths during the one day holiday Texas and Michiga both had nine and Kentucky re corded eight Reported Thrtt The National Safety Council fo lowed its usual practice of no making a prediction of traffic fa This Ancient Brew Was AGED TOO LONG SANDWICH England Eightttn bottles of beer believed to be about ISO years old have washed ashore here in the past week Ivor NovlHulmt an archaeologist fixed the approximate age of the brew by examining the old handmade bottles They were of the type used 2Vi centuries ago The beer is believed to hive come from in ancient wreck finally broken up by the sea People who have tried reported say it is Link Third Inmate to Remington Case LEWISBURG Pa FBI Friday charged a third inmate at Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary murder of William W Remington former government economisl convicted of perjury and in so doing provided the first clue to the motive for the slaying Norman H McCabe special agent in charge of the Philadelphia FBI office announced that Lewis Cagle 17 of Chattanooga Tenn has been charged with the murder of Remington on Monday McCabe said Cagle admitted in a statement that he along with McCoy and Parker planned ransack Remingtons room on Nov 22 and the assault took place while they were in his Remingtons The other two prisoners referred to were George Junior McCoy 34 of Grundy Robert Car Parker 21 of Washington D C who were charged with partici pating in the beating administered to Remington with a part of a brick wrapped in a stocking Skull Injury Remington who was serving a threeyear sentence for perjury after denying he gave government secrets to Communists died of a skull injury in the prison hospital Wednesday The clue as to the motive for the slaying ended speculation that the slaying might have been an act reflecting antiCommunist feeling in the prison The development came less than 24 hours before these same prison gates are scheduled to open for Alger Hiss The 50yearold former State De partment official who was con victed of swearing falsely when he told congressional committee he had never passed secrets to a Com munist spy ring is leaving oh a probationary basis He was orig inally sentenced for five years but he won an earlier release with a meritorious record As a convicted felon he will be without the right to vote or hold public office Customary Talk Acting Warden Fred T Wilkin son said he has had bis custom ary talk with Hiss Prison guards have described Hiss prison life as that of an ex t r e m e 1 y cooperative They said he worked most of his prison time as a clerk on the cloth ing issue detail His spare time they said was devoted almost exclusively to reading in the pris on library FLOODS HIT LONDON floods fed by torrential rains hit many parts of England Friday while freak windstorms buffeted shipping Snow and Rain Expected on WeatherMenu DBS MOINES snow and not enough to cause bac highway expectec in Iowa Friday and Saturday The Weather Bureau said the precipitation would start in the northwest corner of the state Fri day afternoon It will probably be gin as snow and later turn to rain the bureau said The moisture will spread across the state during the day but most of it isexpected to fall in the northern part of the state The bureau said there is a possi bility of a brief period of sleet or freezing rain in the north but no heavy enough to cause slick high ways Some snow flurries are likely Saturday though most of the pre cipitation is expected to end dur ing the night The mercury dropped into the 20s in all parts of the state during the night with Des Moines Cedar Rapids and Ottumwa sharing the low of 20 degrees Readings F r i day afternoon should be a few degrees warmer than Thursday the Weather Bu reau said Thursdays highs ranged from 30 at Mason City and Spencer to 38 at Council Bluffs New Hampton Man Dies of injuries From Corn Picker NEW HAMPTON UP Steve Beck 63 Ionia died in a hospital here Thursday of injuries suffered in a corn picker accident Nov 18 Hospital attendants said his left arm was badly mangled when it was drawn into the machine He was caught in the corn picker an hour before neighbors working in a nearby field noticed the machine was not moving and investigated Funeral services will be held Sat urday at 2 p at the Hauser Fu neral Home in Charles City Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery at Nashua He is survived by his wife five children Arnold Virgil Glenn Shirley and Mrs Ethel Pates all iving at home a grandson a sis Mrs Ben Little Charles City and a brother Merle Beck Mil waukie Ore IMVlNTCt DIES SAINT JOHN N B OfrW R Turnbull M inventor of uni versally adopted variable pitch propeller tied Friday talities forthe Thanksgiving holi day However the toll was above the average for any given day and was likely to climb higher as re ports of late accidents came It was also a discouraging pre paration for SD Day less than three weeks away when Presiden Eisenhower has asked that no traf No Inquest in Death of Two North lowans Four Others Hurt in Crash RICEVILLE Sheriff P e r c y Haven of Howard County said Fri day that no inquest was planned in he death of two youngmen who killed in an automobile upset bur miles northeast of Riceville Wednesday night Four other per sons in the car were injured The officers said no witnesses could be found to the accident vhich o c c u r r e d on a straight tretch of farmtomarket road at p m The dead are Roger Torgeson 20 Lime Springs driver of the car and Arthur Felter 19 of Riceville lie sheriff said both young men died before they could be removed from the scene of the accident The Injured The injured are Felters brother Emil 16 Riceville James Austin 5 Robert Patton 16 and Arlo Erie 20 all of LeRoy just iver the Howard County line The four were taken to the hos ital at Cresco where doctors said were getting along nicely Their injuries consisted of broken bones bruises and lacerations Investigating the accident were heriff Haven and Coroner Nor man Bradley They questioned those injured in the crash and said hat the principal reason for the crash was too much speed There ivas some crushed rock on the road ut the officers said this would not mve interfered with a driver going t reasonable speed The car turned over several times Sheriff Haven said but re mained on the traveled portion of the highway It was badly dam ged The car was traveling south elieved to be headed for Rice ille Rites Saturday Funeral services for Roger F orgeson will be held Saturday at 0 a m at the Marx Funeral Home n LeRoy with burial leasant Hill Cemetery at Lime Springs Services for Arthur Felter will e held Saturday at p m at tie LeRoy Lutheran Church with lurial in the LeRoy cemetery fie accidents occur anywhere in th nation The count was boosted by a handful of multiple death acci dents A headon collision f nea Mendota killed five person and smashups near Monmouth 111 Greencastle and Ontario killed four each Near Winona Keith Fix 23 died in a headon collision jus two hours after he became a fathe for the first lime Bad driving conditions in parts of the nation played a part in the carnage The Upper Midwest Northeast and Northwest states were battered by snow and rain and a fogsmog combination cu visibility to practically zero at Los Angeles Calif The highway accidents saddenec the Thanksgiving feasts in scores of homes but there happiness elsewhere At Freedom two youngsters from behind the Iron Curtain dug into their first Thanksgiving din ner before the approving eyes o 150 persons The children refugees from Communist Rumania were guests of honor at Freedoms Thanksgiy ing celebration A crowd of welcomed the youngsters who la er stared in amazement at the clatters of turkey served in the owns high school auditorium Demand Sent Via Britain Want Release of 13 U S Afrhien LONDON GWThe United States Friday asked Britain to forward a demand to Red China for the im mediate release of 13 Americans ailed on spying charges Authoritative sources said the request was contained in a note delivered Friday night to the For eign Office by the Embassy n London Aa embassy spokesman said he was not in a position to confirm or deny the The report came hard on the icels of a new Peiping Radio broadcast saying the 13 Americans vere sentenced to prison terms at a public trial at which they ad mitted having received specialist training in espionage and guerilla Informants here said the note requests Britain to file the protest through its charge daffaires in Peiping Humphrey Crevelyan and directly to the led China Embassy in London Britain which has handled pre vious American protests to the hinese Reds earlier notified the State Department it was ready o act on behalf of the imprisoned men Prime Minister Churchills oyernment Thursday condemned he sentencing of the airmen as ani outrageous violation of inter national law AP Wircphoto CLERIC DIES The Rev Dr Kenry Sloane Coffin former president of the Union Theologi cal Seminary in New York anc once moderator of the Genera Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the died Thurs clay at his Lakeville Conn home He was 77 WorstFog in Years Grips West LOS ANGELES worst fog in years continued over the greater portion of southern Cali fornia Friday paralyzing trans portation on land at sea and in the air The Coast Guard made a dra matic rescue of a converted Navy crash boat Harmony that was groping in the murk and un able to radio its position Using radio and radio bearings a Coast Guard boat located the craft in the thick mistsiefghf miles north of IsthmusCove Is land and took it in tow With it was a little cruiser that had tried to make the tow Most airports were closed in cluding the big Los Angeles In one of the nations busiest Scores of traffic crashes were reported in the Los Angeles metropolitan area but only one death was directly attributed to the smashups probably because fog prevented speed Three babies each 3months old died Thursday of respiratory ailments and the coroner ordered autopsies Smog was suspected of being a contributory influence hut two of the infants were being given medical care For the last 48 hours eyesmart ing smog has drenched the down town Los Angeles area Fog blanketed the Pacific coast from San Luis Obispo to the Mexican border and pushed from 8 to 20 miles inland Accept Resignation of Whitley McCoy AUGUSTA Ga UP Presiden lisenhower Friday accepted the esignation of Whitley P McCoy irector of the Federal Mediation nd Conciliation Service since July 953 Press Secretary Hagerty said itcCoy wanted to return to private BEFORE NAVYS PEDDLER was a typical scene aboard the aircraft carrier Waup as Hongr Kongr peddlers displayed their wares on the hangar while the ship in that port recently The Navy Friday tightened security regulations on ships to halt the disappearance of spare parts and equipment Red Naval Units Hit Off Island Not Sure If Landing Tried TAIPEH Formosa Reds reportedly sent an assault force against a tiny Nationalist outpost in the Formosa Strai Friday but there were conflic ing reports on whether the actually attempted a landing The Nationalist Defense Min istry at first announced the Red landed at Wuchiu Island and wer driven off after many Communis soldiers were captured Later the ministry issued communique saying the Reds ap procbed the island from three d rections and were repulsed b Nationalist defenders and war planes The communique made n reference to a landing or to th prisoners taken The communique said the Com munists converged on Wiichi from three directions in five gun quite a few junks a and were repulse around 4 It said the Nation alist air force sank five Re motorized boats and a number junks about 8 Not CUar The situation on Wuchiu quite good and we have height ened our the com munique said Later Nationalist officials sal that at least six motorized vessel ind more than 30 other craft pre sumably wooden junks were sunk It was not clear whether the attack on Wuchin was intendec an invasion a hitandrun as raid or an effort to sec what the S 7th Fleet might do Press reports said the Red stormed ashore from motorizee unks under cover of shellfiri from 10 gunboats Nationalist war lanes raced to the island anc lelped drive the invaders back nlo the sea Taipeh newspapers said th warplancs then roared low ove the sea strafing quite a lot o tommunist craft The Commu nists replied with machinegu e but without success th newspapers said The reports said the troops o Wuchiu were particularly vig ant against a possible night at tack Wuchiu is a guerrilla base onl i mile long and a half mile wide t is 15 miles from the mainlanc and 10 miles south of Redhole Nanjin Island It is 63 miles north east of Quemoy and 66 mile outhsoutheast of Foochow cap tal of Fukien Province on Patrol The 7th Fleet has been patrollin he Formosa Strait since June 27 950 just after the outbreak of the Korean War Its assigned task is 1 protect Formosa and the Pesca dores from invasion U S policj las been to keep the Reds guess ng about what the fleet might d f one of the many offshore Na ionist outposts was threatened There was no indication that th leet was needed Friday or tha he Nationalists asked for its help la Washington the Defense and tate departments said they had re eived no information on the re xrted attack President Chiang Kaishek tolc nterviewers just the other day that f the United States openly com mitted itself to defend the off hore island the Iteds would not are attack them Press reports said defend rs of Wuchiu recoiled under the nitial attack then counterattacked nd with the support of Formosa ased erased the Com munist bridgehead They also said Nationalist warships went into ac ion immediately but their role wax not reported The Defense Ministry also re jorted a minor flareup in the Ta area 200 miles north of For mosa It said the Reds on Toumcn sland is miles northwest of the achens fired five artillery shells t Yikiang Island five miles off he Tachens The ministry said this revoked strong retaliatory fire Sporadic exchanges between Tou men and Yikiang have been going on for some time JIWffL TNIfVff PARIS UP Police held two Jgerians Friday in theft in hich worth of jewels were hannetai tkroagk presidential AP Wlrephota LAS VEGAS Angeli Italianbora actress and her new husband singer Vic Daraone get a honk out of riding the luggage tram of the Sands Hotel Las Vegas when they arrived on their honeymoon Their wedding Wednesday was one of Hollywoods biggest in years Photos Produced Sheppard Case Jurors See Trail of Blood CLEVELAND W Photographs showing a trail ofblood spoti through the Sheppard house pf murder were introduced state Friday There were 15 pictures and they were given state exhibit numbers 61 through 75 although the defense objected unsuccessfully to 4 of them Henry Dombrowski a chemist with 12 years experience in the laboratory identified the photos from the witness stand He was a prosecution witness at the first degree murdertrial of Dr Samuel H Sheppard the Bay Village osteopath who is ac cused of the July 4 fatal blugeon George Allen Gets New Assignment AUGUSTA Gaf Ei senhower Friday named Georg V Allen now ambassador to In dia to be assistant secretary c state for Near East South Asia and African affairs Allen will succeed Henry A By roadc who will become ambassa dor to Egypt succeeding Jeffer son Caffery who is retiring aftc 43 years in the foreign service The President announced at the ittie White House here where h s spending a long Thanksgivin weekend vacation that the nomi nations will be sent to the Senate when the lawmakers c on v e n again Norwegian Parliament Approves Arms Pact Norway Norwc gian Parliament Thursday nigh approved German rearmament anc membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization The vote was 1267 for ratification of the Paris accords There were 17 absentees About The Weather Mawo City Light snow owa Occasional rain or snow MinfMMta Cloudy and windy FiveDay Iowa Temperatures Sat urday through Wednesday will average near or slightly below normal Normal high 39 north to 42 south normal lows 22 north to 24 south Near normal tem peratures through Sunday Turn ing colder MpDclay or Tuesday Precipitation will average one tenth to twotenths of an inch as light snow or snow flurries Sat urday and rain or snow again late Sunday or Monday Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Friday Maximum 30 Minimum 21 At 8 25 YEAR AGO Maximum 31 Minimum ing of his wife Marilyn 31 Chalk marks and pointing pen cils were used in the pictures to call attention to the blood spots many of which were quite small Subftanct The blood specks running up and downstairs from basement to bedroom and from door to door insideand detected by a substance called luminol This is a liquid which Dombro ski said is sprayed on the su spected spot This produces a bluish green fluorescence if the spot is blood but does not in dicate whether the blood is hu man or animal The jurors passed the photo graphs around from hand to hand looking them over The pictures to which Defense Attorney Fred Garmone objected he said either duplicates of other upstaken from a different there were other things in the pictures that he apparently felt did not belong there At the beginning of the session Judge Edward Blythian excused the jury while Defense Counsel William T Corrigan renewed his motion for a continuance of the trial now ending its sixth week Two Copies Corrigan twocopies of the Cleveland Press of Wednesday and Thursday He said they con tained prejudicial statements and that the material covered was striking at the very foundations of The stories dealt with reporters with friends and relatives of the slain Marilyn Sheppard the other a feature about a woman jurors family struggling along without her whila she was on duty ;