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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 26, 1953, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LIX Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 26 1953 This 1ajier Consluls ot Two One Exlowan Slain During Theater Gun Battle FBI Agent Dies in Hospital No 301 BALTIMORE West Coast bank robber talking long dis tance to a Los Angeles reporter died gun in hand Friday night shooting it out with FBI men One of the agents died also A second FBI man was criti cally wounded in the battle through walls of a telephone booth in a downtown movie Theatergoers w a t c h i n g a crime movie themselves didnt know of the spectacular drama going on over their heads John Elgin Johnson 34 a na tive of Linn Grove Iowa wanted for parole violation and as a sus pect in a West Coast killing loaded his pockets with quarters and made a call to Sid Hughes of the Los Angeles mirror While the operator stalled FBI agents in Baltimore were called and closed in on the mez zanine floor of the Town Theater Patrons were down stairs watching I The Jury a crime picture Johnson had called earlier Hughes said and was asked to call back in an hour During that time arrangements were made to have the call traced As agents approached John son fired through the glass door of the telephone booth Agent J Brady Murphy 3G fell with a bullet wound in his stomach Agent Ray Fox 39 was shot in the hip Johnson died in he booth Murphy succumbed at a hospital early Saturday morning Fox was expected to recover Hughes in a copyrighted story in the Mirror told how he talked for almostan hour to hold Johnson in the booth Hughes had befriended the man after Johnsons release sometime ago from Alcalraz Prison JOHN E JOHNSON USSpainSign Defense Pact Military to Develop Bases for 20 Years WASHINGTON W The United States and Spain Saturday signed 20 year defense agreement giv ing this country the right to de velop and use naval and air bases on Spanish soiland assuring Spain of military equipment from the United States The historic action brought Fran cos Spain long shunned by the victors of World War IIinto part nership with the United States in the Wests defense against the dan ger of Soviet attack Ambassador James C Dunn and Spanish Foreign Minister Alberto Martin Artajo also signed econom ic assistance agreements the latter spelling out thespecific conditions under which Spain will receive mil itary aid Three Agreements The State Department released thetext of the three agreements together with a statement saying that assistance to Spain totalling 226 million dollars wilt be supplied under the mutual security pro gram during thefiscal year ending next June 30 The announcement said that 85 million dollars will be for defense support assistance meaning var ious uses in some way contributing to the development of military 141 million dollars for actual military equipment A major aim of the U S aid to Spain is to modernize in some degree and over a period of years the Franco governments army and naval forces 30 Divisions The army is now estimated to include 30 divisions The master defense agreement committed Spain to let the United States develop maintain and utilize for military purposes joint ly with the government of Spain such areas and facilities in terri tory under Spanish jurisdiction as may be upon by the com petent authorities of both govern ments The specific bases to be initially developed by the United States at a cost in addition to the 266 mil lion dollars for Spanish aid were not named in the defense agree ment It was understood that they will be disclosed later Football Victory Ends in Death FORT DODGE WVA postfoot ball game celebration ended in tragedy Friday night when a car carrying half a dozen teenagers overturned on a gravel road and one girl was killed Janet Rist 17 died a few min utes after she arrived at a Fort Dodge hospital Another girl Veloyce Chailbert was hospilalized for treatment of ihock arid possible injuries1 The other young people were not hurt seriously enough to require hos pitalization The accident occurred following Junior College football game in which Mason City defeated Fort Dodge 190 HANLONTOWN STORAGE BIN BURSTSOver 5000 bushels of D1U11CU nuieu ma government bin a half mile west of Hanlpntown got outof hand Friday morningat bert Methus extreme left and right in the photo narrowly halfinch steel rods gave way They were on top of 15000 bushels of corn when the north of the bin gave NoNew Candidates with what one of the Mclntosh Named Envoy to Uruguay WASHINGTON Cfl Dempster Mclntosh of Philadelphia a for eign trade expert was given a recess appointment by President Eisenhower Saturday to te am bassador to Uruguay Iowa Political Activity Now in Deep Freeze DES MOINES a precedent setting eariy opening of the political candidate announcement season in Iowa the situation by com parison has gone into a deep freeze For two months now no one has announced his candidacy for one of the lop offices in Ihe 1954 elections Before that in relatively closed succession one Kepublican came out for US senator three for gov two probables a litlle one each for lieutenant governor and Congress Onlyone Democrathas made known his plans to run for Congress However another County Attorney Clyde E Herring of Des Moines most of those who watch politi cal trends convinced he will run for governor Gov William S Beardsley has repeatedly said he will be in no hurry in deciding which of three courses to take To run for the Senate to seek an unprecedented fourth consecutive term as gover nor or retire to his New Virginia farm for which he has a great attachment The one announced candidate for Ihe Republican nomination for US senator is Congressman Thomas E Marlin of Iowa City He is trying for the seat of Sen Guy M Gil lette 2 Democrat expected to seek reelection Out for the GOP nomination for governor are Slate Rep William S Lynes Waverly speaker of the Iowa House inthe last two ses sions William H Nicholas Mason City former lieutenant governor and A B Chambers Des Moines former mayor The probables are Stale Sen Stanley L Hart Kcokuk and Slate Rep Ernest Palmer Jr Fort Mad ison Lt Gov Leo Ellhon Fertile is out for reelection on the Republi can ticket Stale Rep Fred Schwengel Davenport wanls lo McManus Gets Life Term Judge Follows Jurys Request CANADAIGUA N Y T Fred Eugene McManus 19yearold con fessed killer of five persons was sentenced Saturday to life impris onment for the murder of William Allen Braverman The Valley Stream L I youth faced the bench calmly and ap parenlly without emotion as Slate Supreme Court Justice 1L Doug lass Van Duser followed the rec ommendation of the trial jury Usual Smile But he smiled as usual for news photographers as he was led quickly from the halffilled Onlar io County covirlroom lo await trans fer to the Elmira reception center for convicted criminals The 10 men and two women of the jury Thursday found McManus guilty of firstdegree felony mur der after deliberating more than 13 hours But they recommended life imprisonment insteadof dealh in the electric chair Hitched Ride The former Marine while AWOL from Camp LeJuene N C killed Braverman March 27 after he hitched a ride with his victim McManus other victims were George Bloomberg 56 and his wife Florence 55 at Kennyville III March 28 and Mrs Harriet Horsman 48 and Mrs David Beas ton 43 at Spring Valley Minn March 30 way men described as a big bang and crash Both men struggled to safety over the shifting corn which they said was extremely slippery Alfred Kingland second from left who was seated in his auto mobile adjacent to the buildings end described the noise as just like a runaway team of horses C A Brunsyold third from the left who was inside the bin on the con crete floor helped the two escaping men got out of the way of the corn Completed just two weeks ago it had been inspected and turned over to the government Saturday the corn is being moved to an adjacent storage bin but this time the men plan to quit loading before they fill it to the top They dont want a repetition of Fridays accident The three bins at Hanlonlown are similar to dozens being erected now in North Iowa to take care of the 1953 corn crop When filled they hold 40000 bushels of shelled corn a Republican the first dis succced Martin as congressman from trict Henry M McCullough Daven port is the only Democrat to an nounce a candidacy He like Schwengel wants Martins seat in Congress 1000 KILLED SAIGON Indochina Nearly 1000 been persons are killed by a known lo have typhoon which struck the coast of Central Indo china About The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy and warmer Saturday night Josv 38 40 Sunday fair and cooler High 6365 Iowa Partly cloudy Saturday night a little cooler extreme northwest Sunday mostly fair a little cooler cast and south Minnesota Mostly fair Saturday night a little cooler west and south portions Parity cloudy Sunday GlobeGazelle Weather Data up lo 8 am Salurday Maximum jg Minimum SR At 8 am 50 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 84 35 SAME BIACK FLAG MEANS TRAFFIC DEATH IN FAST 21 HOURS Hurricanes Full Force Hits Northwest Florida Damage Is Held to Minimum BY THE WIRE SERVICES Hurricane Florence slammed into the northwest Florida Coasl Saturday with her windpuch slow ly diminishing The storm which packed 135 mileanhour winds out in the Gulf of Mexico struck land a few miles west of Panama City Saturday morning and in a noon advisory the New Orleans Weather Bureau said highest winds near the center now were DO miles an hour Only damage lo trees power lines store fronts and roofs was reported and there were no known casualties or injuries Ad vance warning of the storm sent thousands of coastal area resi dents to shelters during the night and many store windows in coastal towns were boarded up 50 Escape Fifty persons all member of families of personnel stationed at Elgin Air Force Base in north Florida escaped injury when wind wrecked the roof a gymnasium in which they had sought shelter The weather bureau said the storm was centered just cast of Fort Walton Fla at noon moving inland between there and Panama City at about 15 miles an hour Water was ankledeep in streets ofthe paper mill town ot Port St Joe on St Josephs Bay 36 miles southeast of Panama City Galeforce winds at Pensacola at thewestern fringe of hurri cane twisted a 45footsection of a fower of Radio Station WCOA More than 7000 persons clus tered in 20 shelters in Panama City Fifty evacuees one stretcher borne fled inland from Panacea Fla Floods from fierce rain cut off all roads around Apalachicola High Winds One small settlement Shalimar near Valparaiso reported winds of about 100 miles an hour but this was not definitely confirmed by ex perienced weather reporters said Norton The Slalo Highway Palrol said H believed all residents had been evacuated from the Long Beach area where the storm struck The center of the tropical storm hundcred across an area of small each settlements on a coastline ndented by bays Inland along its course were a number of small owns much forest land and a few creeks and rivers which may swell out of their banks with the heavy rainfall Town Isolated Rain fell in Panama City at a of more than an inch an hour lolaling 3G6 inches in three hours as the storms cenlcr moved slow y toward Ihe coast No late reports were received rom ApalachicoJa a fishing town midway between Panama City and he Tallahassee area which had Dcen isolated by high water The radio telephone in a stale highway Jatrol car was its only means of communication with the outside world High Tides High tides and pounding waves raked a Long Beach area and at Panacea 25 miles southsoutheast of Tallahassee a pier appeared to bc breaking up and failing apart Capl Toby Bass of Ihe highway alrol said waves eight to 10 feet ijgh pounded beaches west of Pan ama City and seethed within 100 eel of lourist collages 431 Missing in Japan Typhoon TOKYO Nation al Police reported Salurday 431 per sons dead or missing in the severe yphoon lhat ripped across Japan Friday and left large areas flooded One American serviceman was cilled at Camp Maizuru 50 miles norlh of Osaka The lalcst casually report by police listed 134 dead 297 missing md 311injured Heavilypopulated Kyoto Prefecture was hardest hit with 45 dead and 31 missing PREPARE FOR board up a store window in downtown Mobile xs the tropical hurricane roared up the Gulf of Mexico and struck the southern US coast Saturday morning Rain began to fall late Friday as t h e workers finished their jobs Few Changes Seen in New Auto Looks DETROIT joure looking for widespread major changes in the forthcoming new model aulos youre in for a disappointment Advance information indicates major Changes willbe confined t a few makes A cdiiple of manufac lurers will show drastic appear ance most of ihe others will rest oh styling departures they made in their current models with just enough change to give the ricw cars distinguishing characteristics In engineering changes little thai can be called entirely new is in prospect Increased horsepower and compression ratios willmark nany of the new power plants This rend has been under way since Before World War II One maker 5lans lo build a few cars with su percharged engines Every car maker will boasl inte refinement New upholstery abrics in colors harmonizing with exterior finishes and rcarrange menls of instrument panel compon ents will be emphasized There may be wider adaptation of the front seat adjustment mechanism lhat permits upward and down ward as well as forward and rear ward positioning ABANDON SEARCH MANILA S navai and Air Force rescue planes Saturday abandoned the search for two Americans missing since Monday when their light plane disappeared on a flight o Zamboanga on Min danao Island Late Course QUINCY Mass of Huckins Avenue in Squantom have been protesting about speeding automobiles for the past few days Police Chief William FerazzI set a speed trap on the avenue lo halt theviolations Friday he announcedhe had arrested eight persons for speeding All were residents of the Huckins Avenue ares Yanks Lead Chant Against Observers PANMUNJOM and South Korean prison ers who refused repatriation shook their fists at US observ ers Saturday and shouted Go Home American Imperialists go back where you came from stuffed shirts angry antiCommunist prisoners delivered by the Allies to Indian custodial troops seized an Indian major and icld him hostage for 90 minutes He was finally released Mother in Plea ALDEN Minn UP Mrs Portia Howe her soldierson Pfc Richard Tenneson 20 that youre taking a chance with your soul when you accept Com munism She recorded the plea to her son over the facilities of Roches ter Minn television station The station offered its services after the mother proposed send ing such a recording to her son who has been listed by the Com munists as one of 23 American soldiers who have been indoc trinated into Communism Make up your own mind but before you make the final de cision remember when you ac cept Communism you reject God the grieving mother said AP WJrephoto ROUGH ON ROOF TOPSWinds up to 90 miles an hour whirl wooden shingles over a flooded Osaka street during the typhoon which pounded southern Japan Friday More than 400 persons were dead ormissing when the Indian commander chided the Chinese for lack of hospitality Sixtynine other Chinese prison ers mostly officers Salurday they have changed their minds on repatrialion and now want to return to Red China If the rcpalrialion commission agrees lo Iheir request it will bring to 102 the number of Chinese andKorean prisoners who decided to go home after all This is the largest single group to switch The Chinese as well as 23 Amer icans one Briton and 335 South Koreans are being held for inter views by representatives of their old sides l Maj G A Morrer of Tacoma Wash one of the Allied observers reported the show of hostility by captured Allied soldiers held in the Korean neutral zone awaiting final action on their fale1 Morrer one of four US observers said Ihe Americans and Koreans gathered at their approach started singing the Internationale then began their shoutsin English Morrer said an American pris oner led the group in chants re sembling football cheers He said he leader asked loud ly Will we go south the answer was shouted in unison The major said Indian escorts cut the compound fence to permit the observers to leave without walking back lo Ihe main gate where they had entered The Friday incident between Chinese prisoners and Indian troops was in the compound for prisoners delivered by the Reds several miles away WOITV to Carry Series Games AMES the Iowa State College television station announced Saturday it will carry a complete telecast of the World Series starting at aim Wed nesday l The staUon said the Sunday game will be an hour later games will bo telecast nationally NBC Iowa Mich State raci Ohio State Indiana 1 3 4 Northwestern Iowa State 3 Michigan Washington Illinois Nebraska 3 4FINAL ii nun I ;