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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 18, 1955, Mason City, Iowa Norrti Iowas Doily Ntwtpoptr Edited tor MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE Till MIWIPAflt THAT M A It I ALL NORTN IOWANS MII6MIORS HOME EDITION VOL LXII full LMM Wim CWM MASON CITY IOWA TUCS0AY OCTOftER II 1955 CwiUtU rf Two SeetioMfiwttoii Out I Fair Grounds Purchased for Karston to Get New Trial Sentence Is Set Aside slaying Pulaski i DES MOINES UWThe Iowa Su preme Court Tuesday set aside the death sentence imposed upon William G Karston 29 Hamilton on the ground that he was not given a fair trial In divided opinion the court directed that the case be returned to the Davis County District Court for another trial The majority opinion was writ ten by Justice G K Thompson and the dissent was by Justice T G Garfield The ruling was on a 62 vote with Justice W L Bliss joining Garfield in the dissent Karston was sentenced to be hanged in the Fort Madison State Penitentiary last Aug 15 in con nection with the robbery of Wendell Jones 56 farmer July 25 1954 Pleaded Guilty Karston and his half brother Ai mer Anderson 22 South St Paul both were pleaded guilty by their courtappointed attorney An derson was sentenced to a life term After the death sentence was pronounced on Karston by District Judge Heinrich C Taylor Bloom field Karston tried unsuecessfully to withdraw his plea of guilty He then appealed Karstons new attorney George Flagg Des Moines contended in the appeal that Karston did not have effective representation be cause the same attorney was ap pointed by the court to represent both Karstoa and Andrson and that their interests were to some extent adverse so that he was de prived of a fair trial At the District Court hearing to determine the degree of guilt the courtappointed attorney said that while both defendants were guilty of first degree murder he thought there was a difference as to what the penalty should be and then ar gued that Anderson was entitled to leniency Separate The majority ruling said that this in effect told the court that hanging might be what Karston de served The court said that where as here interests of the defend ants were divergent each was en titled to separate This being a capital the ruling said when any substantial right is trans gressed preju d i c e is pre sumed even though it can be said that Kars ton waived his right to sepa rate counsel He had no reason to expect his counsel would KARSTON advise the court as he did Karston was not boundj to anticipate the unfortunate state ment made The conclusion is in escapable He did not have effec tive representation and assistance of counsel and so was not tried by due In his arguments lo the Supreme Court Flagg said that Dr W M Crawford ofBurlington made a mental examination of Karston about a year ago and found he had been medically insane for a num ber of Flagg also contended the lower court was in error in naming only one attorney to represent Karston and Anderson jointly and that this attorney did not spend adequate time with Karston before pleading him guilty JOEL THORNE Plane Hits Apartment Three Die NORTH HOLLYWOOD Calif small plane piloted by wealthy playboy Joel W Thorne crashed into a twostory apart ment house Monday night bring ing flaming death to himself and two a newlychris tened baby Nine persons were injured in cluding the infants celebrating parents Two other children were critically burned Daughter of Field Released Mrs Wallach Meets Press MOSCOW Fields long missing foster daughter Mrs Erika Glaser Wallach has been released from Vorkuta Labor Camp and is in Moscow awaiting travel documents permitting her to leave the Soviet Union Cham smoking as she talked to reporters the 33yearold German born woman told reporters Tues day she was picked up by East Berlin police in 1950 while search ing for her foster parents She said she was held in soli tary confinement for years Lhen was sentenced to death in January1 1953 as a spy by a Rus sian military court in East Berlin Held As Spies Mrs Wallach was the last of ihe mysterious Field family to be freed by the Soviets Noel Field former State Department em ploye his wife Herta and his Brother Hermann a Cleveland architect were arrested in eastern Europe at intervals in 1949 as spies The Polish government released Thomes plane plummeted out Hermann in October 1354 saying of the overcast less than 12 min he ttad Lbeen cleared of frs nage charge and he went to utes after taking off from Lock heed Air Terminal in nearby Burbank An eyewitness said a wing dropped off before the craft plunged into the building The 40yearold former auto racer was returning alone to his home in Las Vegas Nev Police investigators com pleted their identification of Thorne from his rings a belt buckle a gun and his will found in the wreckage The other dead were identified as Betty Jean Wolf 18 resident in the upstairs apartment where the plane crashed and 2month old Sheryll Camille Preston who had just been baptized two hours before The babys parents Mr and Mrs Michael Preston who lived in the downstairs apartment were holding a christening party They Mr and Mrs Frank Mar chica of Los Angeles and Miss Anna Presinzano of Lyndhurst N were seriously burned or hurt In critical condition were the Marchicas two children John 7 and Patricia 10 Switzerland Hungary released Noel and Herta a month later and they subsequently announced in Budapest thev would remain there I never thought Id live to Wal was said lach said After the death sentence passed on her the woman she was brought to Moscow and again kept in solitary confinement until July 1953 At that time she said she was told her sentence jhad been commuted to 15 years imprisonment and she was sent to the Vorkuta Labor Camp in the Soviet Arctic Amnesty Program The date of commutation of her sentence coincided with the arrest of Soviet Secret Police Chief Lav renty P Beria who subsequently was executed Her release at this time appears to be part of the general amnesty program now under way Mrs Wallachs husband Robert is an American living near Wash About JANE TO WED HOLLYWOOD Jane Withers 29 has announced that she and singer Ken Errair 27 will be married Sunday on a yacht in Newport harbor The Weather Maton City Fair and warmer Iowa Partly cloudy cool Iowa Temperatures Wednesday through Sunday will average near or a little above normal Normal highs 58 north to 64 south Normal lows 36 north to 42 south Only minor fluctuations are expected in the temperature during the fiveday period Minnesota Clearing cold Globe Gazette rriir weather data up to 8 JTuesi day Maximum Minimum At 8 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 28 PARTLY CLOUDY PA RKING Dray Shopping Center Planned Supervisors Accept Bid J C How Fair Grounds Shopping Center Will Be Developed for Use of Stores and Large Shopping Area Dulles to Air MidEast Issue WASHINGTON of State John Foster Dulles Tues day said he expects to discuss the explosive Middle East situation with Russian Foreign Minister V M Moiotov it next weets Big Four foreign ministers meeting in Geneva Dulles noted at a news confer ence that he already has raised the question twice in discussions with Molotov The third time might bring more luck he said i pennissable for the Middle East 2 Disclosed that he told Indias situation to be placed formally on roving ambassador V K Krishna the Geneva agenda if all of the Big Four foreign ministers agree But Dulles said he thought it more likely would be cussed informally in private side talks The United States is gravely concerned by recent Soviet bloc diplomatic moves in the Middle East The Communist world al ready has ararnged to send Czech arms to Egypt Russia has hinted Dulles also said it would bejit might be willing to provide weapons to Israel and has offered Menon the time is far from ripe for a high level meeting between the United States and Red China saitfthe possibilities of prog ress at the current Geneva discus sions between the two nations should first be fully exhausted be fore considering a higher level ses sion 3 Said he believes there is a rea sonable chance of practical and subtsantial progress at Geneva on Canadian Firm Boosts Price of Newsprint NEW YORK tf St Lawrence to help Egypt build a 600mHlion dollar dam on the Nile Before leaving for a Denver meeting with President Eisen hower Dulles also 1 Revealed that the United European security German unity disarmament and lowering East West barriers He emphasized that he does not expect German unifica tion either to be accomplished or assured at the foreign ministers meeting starting Oct 27 But he States in talks already underway i said he expects the Western na at Geneva has raised the question jtions and Russia to be brought of Red China renouncing use of closer together on the German is force in trying to solve Far East sue problems In the same dicussions 4 Said there were certain as He did not elaborate on this point But Dulles said that on the whole he believes such exchanges be tween the East and West are prob ably desirable The Cerro Gordo County board of supervisors Tuesday voted to acept an offer of for tha 35acre North Iowa Fair grounds The offer was made by Philip Levit and Archie H Siegel Chi cago Here to complete the transaction in the directors room of the First National Bank were Siegel and Bernard Lutren of the Levit and Siegel firm who will develop the property into a shopping center Lutren conducted the negotiations for the purchase starting with an option last spring The purchasers turned over to the board of supervisors a check for which with paid on an option originally made last spring brings the total down pay ment to the county of New Grounds The purchase not only means a arge building and merchandising development for Mason City but also paves the way for the estab ishment of the North Iowa Fair on its new grounds west of the city for years the dream of M C Cap Lawson secretarymanager of the association The sale of the present grounds will make it necessary to hold the 1956 fair on the new fairgrounds and work on plans already made will be undertaken immediately 5 wiD teairg grf day afternoon for Rome for a talk with Italian leaders on common problems From there he wall go on to Paris and Geneva for the for eign ministers meeting The new Soviet offer to help Egypt with her dam project ap jeared to be a move to get a hand n MidEastern activities Railroads to Keep Freight Rate Increase WASHINGTON The Inter they were 6 months and 2 years old when she saw them last Mrs Wallach said she expected to leave soon by train to Berlin I Although she insisted she is an American citizen she was reluctant to discuss her pass port situation and it was not clear here whether she would be admit ted to the United States Butler Harrison in First Polio Cases DES MOINES Ji Butler and Harrison counties have reported their first polio cases of the year joining the list as statewide case reports continue at a low level to ward the end of the polio season The two counties reported one polio case each last week the State Health Department said Mon day Tuesday In the past general increases in the price of newsprint have ema nated from Canadian companies Usually when one Canadian com pany announces a price change others follow suit Harold Smith president of the Wright New York distribut ing subsidiary of St Lawrence said Notices of the in crease went out to all of the news papers we supply pects of the recent visit of Sovietstate Commerce Commission Tues farm experts to the United Statesday authorized an indefinite con it j that were undesirable such as the China and the United States i emotionalism attached to the visit See No Big Cuts in Outlay for Defense Ike Assured DENVER President Eisenj ministers conference opening at The gradual return to active di M C LAWSON Materialiiing tinuation of the billion dollara year freight rate increases which it granted the railroads in 1952 The increases ranging from 12 to 15 per cent over the levels ex isting before the 1952 hike were scheduled to expire at the end ofjxorth Iowa Fair and the super this year However the ICC held a joint meeting Tues celled the Dec 31 expiration date j day morning at which the commit thus in effect retained recommended that the board by the board of directors of the fair The executive committee of the and Cabinetlevel conferences Tuesday after approving new assurances rection of government is proving a j there will be no further military the President The of newsprint for S tomers to S131 a ton delivered in New York The last increase in the newsprint was a rise of S to delivered in New York June 1952 This brought the price to its highest level in history In the depression years of the Humohrevsafter the rreastiry Humpnres alter tneir higher rates on a permanent supervisors accept the Levit as requested by the rail industry jancj sjegei Offer The ICC also directed that the Both the North Iowa Fair execu lonetime temporary hikes shouldjtive committee and the board of Miantro L vino longer be treated as a surisupervisors voted to approve the change problem of the doctors now isLharwon freignt bfflmgs Thejsale for immediate possession of to keep him from overexerting rates are thus folded into I the property I the established rate structure j The new shopping center Siegel The President will meet with At recent hearings the railroad pointed out will add to Mason Citys drawing power as a retail center Department Store The principal tenant of the new center will be Sears Roebuck and the world situation to keen him from overexertinsv f 5 j m The latest assurances from er exerting rates are thus folded t retarv of Defense Wilson and Adm Pr t n f the established rate structure W Radford chairman of Jv rfn i At recent bearmgs rai 10 a ton the Joint of staff followed G Browiie11 Fndav mornindustrv contended that many ifork in from There may be brief talks with would be thrown into financia ic price st t DuUes and Secrelarv ofthe Eisenhowers asjficuity if the rates dropped lines financial dif ificulty if the rates dropped back sistant on national security affairs to the 1952 levels The National Coal and The total number of polio caseston The previous high was reported in the past week was 12 in the early 1920s bringing the years total to 507 The price increase drew a vigor Story County reported three new ous protest from Richard W Slo cases Lee County two Carroll Du buque Floyd Jasper and Polk counties reported one case each Eden Meets With Cabinet on Matter of Margaret Peter LONDON UPWPrime Minister Anthony Eden met with his cabinet cum president of the American Newspaper Publishers Assn Slo cum who also is executive vice president of the Philadelphia Bul letin declared an increase would be neither justified nor Driver Escapes When Truck Strikes Bridge motion the machinery that will DURANT Speidel between the meetings with Dulles and Brownell Dulles is flying here from Wash ington for a final conference with Eisenhower Wednesday before he and Wilson leave for the foreign Wilson said bis department would which is to have a full line Partment store with not go to any extreme in cuttingdate and the coal industry specif the military strength to balance the ically asked for immediate cancel lation of the 1952 increases on coal In addition to Sears Roebuck and Company commitments have been move the MargaretTownsend case Bettendorf escaped unhurt early Tuesday and prepared to see Queen lo ns ipapers already were hinting that Elizabeth H in a day of wedding may be off tions that could decide the future of Princess Margaret and Peter Townsend The unsmiling Queen to its climax Some British newsTuesday when his gasoline trans port slammed into the side of ii bridge on U S 6 and burst into flames I The outcome of Tuesdays talks could well decide the issue Eden from Scotland and a crucial meet ing of the House of Windsor was believed family hear ing at which the princess might de liver her own decision on her love affair with the handsome pilot Called in his cabinet and it was arrivedreported they would study pro posals that the government sweep away legal obstacles to a marriage Margaret dated Townsend Mon day night for the fifth straight night in open disregard of public criti cism by the powerful Church of Arrival of the Queen and her two England and meets her sister the children from t vacation set inlQueen this afternoon for tea t BULLETIN PARIS Prtmitr f cigar Faurt Tuesday nigKt won a 1S4 vott of from tht French National Assembly on his program for rt ACCEPTING DOWN Ray D Robbins of the Cerro Gordo County board of supervisors is shown above accepting the down payment check of from Archie H Siepel Chicago for the purchase of the North Iowa Fair grounds From left order In Algeria end putj are Supervisor John G Brown Sieeel Robbins Bernard Lutren representing puri total of square feet of tins political reforms into effect I chasers and Supervisor John Cahill jings and parking space for j made by the S S Kresge Co for a newtype variety store with a frontage of 90 feet aud depth of 190 feet or a total of square feet Arrangements also have been made according to Siegel for two supermarkets of approximately 000 square feet each In addition we propose to have a variety of shoe stores ladies readytowear mens clothing shop j and various types of service said Siegel We also will be happy to have local merchants in our center and will be glad to have inquiries from anyone interested We can be reached at our Chicago office at 120 S LaSalle Siegel pointed out that it is their purpose to proceed immediately with drawing plans in order to get construction under way as soon as possible after the first of the year The center he said will have ;