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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 30, 1955, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for ON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE T H I N E r AP I R THAT M A K I S A L L N 0 R T H IOWA N S N E I C H 0 R S VOL LXIi HOME EDITION MAKE EVERY DAY SAFE DRIVING DAY Associated Preii and United Full Letso Tell How Hull Was Provoked Release More White Papers By JOHN M HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON late Sec retary of State Cordell Hull once angrily told fellow members of the Franklin D Roosevelt Cabinet his former No 1 aide Sumncr Welles seemed to be operating a seconc State Department without inter ference from Roosevelt The late Joseph Stalin plainly told Roosevelt soon after the 1045 Yalta conference that he intended to have in Poland a government which wovild establish friendly re lations with the Soviet Union Moscow advised the United States in advance of Yalta that it wanted to break up Germany into smaller nations demilitarize Ger man and collect repara tions in machinery over a 10year period These and other fragments of of theml shedding added light on the origins of the cold disclosed in the pub lication of more than 40 previously secret documents bearing on the Yalta conference Other Papers The State Department printed the documents together with a vast accumulation of other papers in a volume put on sale by the Government Printing Office late Thursday Only these 40 or so items are new and most of them deal with minor developments of the 194445 period The great bulk of the Yalta papers were made public last March Now the whole collection has become available in book form at a copy Joseph Reap State Department press officer said the new papers came from scraping the barrel in the Roosevelt Library in Hyde Park and from various gov sources The new additions provided some Interesting footnotes to the history of thatperiod near the end of World War II and included a humorous touch That was Sir Winston Churchills reaction to the decision to meet at Yalta There had been pro longed negotiations over the site among Washington London and JIoscow Hopkins Letter The late Harry L Hopkins spe cia 1 presidential assistant wrote Roosevelt from London iri January 1945 shortly before the Yalta con ference that he had talked with Churchill and found the then Prime Minister well Hopkins continued He says that if we had spent 10 years on research we could not have found a worse place in the world than Magneto code name for Yalta but that he feels that he can survive it by bringing ah adequate supply of whisky He claims it is good for typhus and deadly on lice which thrive in those A paper which would have cre ated a sensation at the time was written by Harry Dexter White then an assistant to Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau Jr on the meeting in the office of Secretary Hull in September 1944 White later was accused of being Communist who had engaged in which he de nied under oath a few days before his death in 1948 More recently Republican Atty Gen Brownell called him a Russian spy But in 1944 White was trusted with many inner government se crets and sat in on the meeting along with Morgenthau Hull the late Secretary of War Henry L Stimson and other officials Mor genthau had requested the session to report on a RooseveletChurchill meeting at Quebec which he at tended Cabirwf Split His appearance and Hulls ab sence at Quebec gave rise to re ports of a Cabinet split over Ger man postwar policy At the outset of the meeting Hull told of having intercepted a letter from a South Americandiplomat to his government describing a meet ing of Latin American officials at Welles home Hull appeared to be quite angry at the fact that Welles seemed to be operating a second State De partment unofficially and that the President could stop him but did White recorded Since this was about a year after Welles had resigned as undersec retary of state Hull presumably meant that Welles was attempting to carry on foreign policy as a pri vate citizen and would have flopped if asked by Roosevelt an old friend Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY FRIDAY DECEMBER 30 1955 This Paper Contisls ol Two No 71 3 of Quints Go Home to Face Parents FACES FRAUD Minnie Mangum wealthy Norfolk businesswoman and a civic and church leader js escorted to a car Thursday after a pre liminary hearing on a charge of fraud A former secretary treasurer of the Commonwealth Building and Loan Assn in Norfolk Miss Mangum is charged with embezzling from her employers YES AND NO Doctors Differ on Sanity of Karston BLOOMFIELD psychiatrists have filed opinions on the sanity of William G Karston 30 charged in the slaying of a Pulaski farmer last year One psychiatrist said Karston is sane and the other said he isnt Karston will be tried Jan 9 in District Court here for the slaying of Wendell Jones 56 during a robbery at his farm on July 25 1954 The Iowa Supreme Court this year set aside Karstons death sentence and ordered a new trial When he pleaded innocent Dec 10 defense Attorney George E Flagg Des Moines asked that Karston be examined by two psy chiatrists Judge H granted the request C Taylor Reports of both psychiatrists are on file in the clerk of courts office here No Evidence Dr W B Brown superintendent of the State Mental Health Institute at Mount Pleasant examined Kar ston Dec 14 He reported in part hat there was no evidence that the defendant is He said in his opinion William George Karston is Dr Wilbur Miller director of the Psychopathic Hospital at Jowa Dity reported after examining Karston a few days later that the defendant is suffering from a mental Dr Miller reported Karston tends 0 have illusions and possibly hal lucinations He said Karston prob ably is suffering from schizophren ia Dr Miller concluded that Kar ston is unable to cooperate ade quately with his attorney to stand Further Action Karston is being held in the Fort Madison State Penitentiary pend ing further legal action In Des Moines Flagg said Fri day he will ask for a sanity hear ing for Karston He said he has served oral notice to the Davis ounty attorney that such would be his defense Flagg said in his opinion both doctors reports show Karston has symptoms of insanity He said Dr W McCulloch Craw ord Burlington psychiatrist ex amined Karston in 1954 and re ported the defendant probably is suffering from schizophrenia and s medically insane Dr Crawfords report was part of the appeal rec ord filed with the Supreme Court SAME DEC 31 East Germans Back Down on Threat to Halt Barge Traffic BERLIN East Ger man Communists have backed down on their threat to halt barge traffic to isolated Berlin in the new year it was announced Fri day West Berlin Traffic Senator Otto Theuner told a press conference the Communists will continue to ac cept old permits used by barges to bring supplies to West Berlin through the Soviet zone The permits will not expire Dec 31 as Eastern propagandists have Theuner said They will continue to be valid as in the He expressed belief the East German government does not want to press the matter Atom Weapons Chief III With Heart Attack LOS ALAMOS N Mi Al vin Graves 46 who since 1048 has directed all American tests of atomic weapons suffered a heart attack here Thursday His condition was reported as sat isfactory Dr Graves is director of the test division of the Los Alamos Scien tific Laboratory He has held the post since 1944 NORTH BAY Ont of the Dionne quintuplets arrived home Friday to talk things over with their parents Mr and Mrs Oliva Dionne who this week publicly accused the surviving quints of drifting away from the family were not at the door to meet them A source close to the family said the parents were awake however and added Mrs Dionne was very very upset during the In the car were the quints Dead in traffic Years Toll Estimated CHICAGO National Safe ty Council Friday estimated the 1955 traffic death toll at he highest in 14 years The estimate came as much 6E he nation took emergency action to hold down the frightening toll over the next three days a New Year holiday which fear will set another record for deaths on the highways The council based its estimate on a projection of reports of Americans killed in traffic in the first 11 months of the year A later survey taken Thursday jy the Associated Press from in complete state police record showed at least traffic deaths Months Most of the state records on which the AP survey was based were complete through Wednesday or Thursday Some were complete only for 11 months and in New York State where official figures lag they were complete through September The Safety Council figures that delayed reports deaths through New Years Eve and deaths later from injuries suffered late this year will bring the overall tota for the year to An actual count probably will be available in another month The figure would top last years Safety Council figure of deaths and is some more than the soldiers sail ors marines and airmen killed in he 37 months of the Korean War t would be the greatest yearlong toll since the Record in 1941 Traffic deaths totaled in per cent more than he same month in 1954 Black Christmas Last weekend termed Black by safety experts emphasized the mounting highway tolls and caused many states to order stringent enforcement efforts for the New Year weekend A new record for any holiday in history 629 Americans died outright in Chrismas accidents AP bureaus across the country reported Friday hat 34 others died in the following s days of injuries suffered over Christmas The Safety Council predicts 420 will die in the threeday New Year weekend which would be a record for a New Year holiday periocj The greatest previous toll was 407 over the fourday 195253 holiday Arizona Illinois Michigan and Wisconsin have ordered out the National Guard to help cope with he New Years threat In Illinois it was the first action of its kind n history but Gov William G Stratton said it was necessary to avoid a repetition of the terrific toll in hristmas The National Guards men will help state police patrol lighways Yvonne Cecile and Annette their brother Oliva a 19 yearold airman and two un identified youths Purpose of the trip home from Montreal was to patch up fam ily differences which in three days stirred up almost as many headlines as the nearmiracle of the quints birth 21 years ago L M Edwards trust com pany executive who advises the 21yearold girls in handling the fortune built up during their minority said Marie the fourth surviving quint remained in Montreal because she is convalescing from a re cent illness The fifth sister Emilie died in August 1954 The girls and their brother reached Callander after a night long 400mile drive over ice and slushcovered or deal that Marie was unable to face The girls are going to see their parents to prove that there is no question of them drifting away from their Ed wards said The girls father said Tuesday that for the first time in their lives they had failed to spend Christmas at home He added they had not even telephoned He charged the girls were drifting away from their fam ily and blamed outsiders he would not identify for the alleged rift Edwards said the girls were concerned over their fathers statement and thats why they Reds Step Up Bombardment of OffShore Island Chains TAIPEI Formosa UP The Chinese Communists Friday were reported to be bombarding both ends of the Nationalist offshore island chain in an apparent pre lude to an invasion of Matsu Que moy or both Heavy Nationalist Chinese air and naval patrols were reported in the Matsu area where several naval skirmishes have takenplace in the past week Nationalist sources believed an attempt was more likely against Matsu or its satellite island of Kaoteng Sketchy reports received here told of continued artillery duels between Nationalist and Commu nist gunners Quemoy Island southern anchor of Chiang Kai sheks island defense chain just off the mainland with the Reds pumping in 700 shells Thursday alone Sporadic Communist shelling was directed against Kaoteng in the Matsu Island group 150 miles from the nearest Communist position and Serves as an outpost for the main Matsu island There were widespread predic tions in Taipei the Communists were ready to rekindle the For mosa crisis and one newspaper predicted an attack against Matsu within a week Other sources be lieved the Redi would attack in midJanuary are going to see scoffed at reports that romances may have had a part in the misunderstanding saying that none of the four sisters has any serious romantic interest Edwards said Wednesday night the girls had planned New Years visit to the parents but changed their minds after their father accused them of drifting away He said they had no intention of splitting with their family but wanted free dom to live their own lives AT WORK ON MESSAGEPresident Eisenhower works at his desk in his temporary office at Key West putting the finishing touches on his State of the Union tef4 Ponder Ban on Rifles in Deer Season DES MOINES Iff of rifles during the deer hunting sea son may be banned if pfeseri views of the State Conservation Commission are put into effect The proposal was outlined lo the Legislative Interim Committee Thursday afternoon by Bruce Stiles commission director Stiles was asked to give the legislative group a detailed report on the whole deer hunting situation at he committees Jan 24 meeting Fatal Accident The possible ban on rifles grows n part out of an accident near Woodward Dec 1 in which Deanna Lincoln 14yearold farm girl was iatally shot At its afternoon session the in terim group also Again discussed but failed to grant funds which the State De partment of Agriculture seeks for enforcement of the new egg grad ing law Sen George OMalley DDes with support of he three other Democrats on the LOmember committee suggested it would be good economy to en force the law with the present in spection staff Sen Frank Byers RMarion said he doubted whether the committee has the right to appropriate the funds sought The issue did not come to a formal vote Deer Season In the riflecarrying discussion he legislators said they wanted to know what plans the conservation commission may have to guard against fatal wounding of any more persons during the deer sea son Only bows and arrows and shotguns are used on deer but fox and rabbit hunters may legally be out with rifles after such game at the same time deer are hunted Stilessaid a ban on rifles during he threeday deer season may be he solution the commission recom mends Such a move probably would require action by the Legis ature Rep Russell Patrick R lawarden predicted the 3957 Leg slature will outlaw use of high powered Rebuilding Levees in Yuba City Area SAN FRANCISCO W o r k crews operating around the clock passed the half way mark Friday as they filled in a levee gap that accounted for 39 deaths at Yuba City during the California floods Already the rebuilt levee was ioding back Feather River waters rom the stricken city where 280 lomes were destroyed and others had major structural dam age The state death toll reached 47 a jump of 12 since Wednesday morning when water receded enough that rescue workers were able U start hunting victims Doctor Soys Argue More Often and Be AH the Happier LOS ANGELES to be happier and more success ful Then argue advises a leading educator Family arguments art a good Dr Leonard Riggleman president of Mor ris Harvey College Charles ton W Va They can bring a family closer over a period of Riggleman told speech and theater conference The lack of information or facts is no deterrent to a good argu Old Cudahy Plant May Be Converted SIOUX CITY ftf The unused Cudahy plant here may be con verted into a freezer plant type operation The Sioux City Journal said Fri day it had learned that a group leaded by David Greenberg of St Paul had bought the plant for a sum in excess of Greenberg arrived here Thursday night confirmed the sale and said hat his group in the measurable future may build a freezer oper on the 36acre plant site The cattle pens also will be put to some use it was understood The plant has an estimated ca pacity of more than 16 million pounds of meat Cal Dwan 71 Dies Funeral Rites Pending Cal Dwan 71 sheriff of Cerro Got do C punty arid a deputy sheriff i3 years before that died Friday morning at a Mason City hospital Dwan was the only major Demo ratic officeholder in Cerro Gordo County since 194G He had an en viable knack of not only resisting Republican tides but also of cor GOP votes Prior to his assuming elective office he served as deputy sheriff under TinrPhalen A former laun dryman before becoming chief in vestigator under Phalen Dwan had i wide acquaintance throughout he county Mr Dwan was a native of Mason ity born Aug 25 188 son of Timothy and Mary Doclds Dwan ie was a member of Holy Family Church He was an avid hunter and fish erman and had made frequent to Canada Surviving are a son George Ma son City and four grandchildren le was preceded in death by his wife and two sisters Funeral arrangements are in complete The Colonial Funeral in charge rAll About The Weather Mason City Mostly fair and not quite as cold Friday night low near zero Partly cloudy and warmer Saturday high 25 owa Partly cloudy Friday night and Saturday Not so cold north Friday night and over state Sat urday Low Friday night 5 be low northeast to 5 above south west Fiveday Iowa Temperatures Sat urday through next Wednesday will average near normal Nor mal highs 27 north lo 35 south Normal lows 9 north to 16 south Slowly rising temperatures over the weekend Little change rest of period Little if any precipita tion is expected Minnesota Not so cold Globe Gazette weather data up 0 8 Friday Maximum 10 Minimum 4 At 8 l YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 23 ft CAL DWAN LaPorte City Man Is Crash Victim WATERLOO UP Konncfh in 48 LaPorte City farmer 7ridny died in a hospital of inj juries suffered in a cartruck collision near Washburn on U S 218 Wednesday night Authorities said his car collided with a semitrailer truck driven by Robert Adams 39 Keota after he passed another truck Kings car plunged down a 15foot embank ment and stopped on a Rock sland railroad track A train was laltcd until the wreckage was clear Adamd Injury Nikitas Charge Refuted Goal Reiterated KEY WEST Pla WtThe House hitting back at Soviet criti ism of President Eisenhower said the United States will con mue to seek peaceful liberation jf captive European peoples un il success Is The reiteration of the American oal was set forth in a statement y Press Secretary James C Hag erty after it hadbeen approved y Eisenhower and Secretary of State Dulles The statement was in reply to Criticism Thursday by Nikita S Khrushchev Russias Communist Party boss accusing Eisenhower and Dulles of crude interference n Eastern European a f f a i r i through Christmas broadcasts to hose areas Khrushchev also accused the President of having violated the spirit of the summit meeting held at Geneva last July Charged Denied In his statement Hagerty in ef fect denied that The peaceful liberation of the captive Hagerty said has been is success is continue to be a major goal of United States foreign Only Thursday Hagerty told icwsmen at Eisenhowers vacation leadquarters herethat neither the nor he would have any comment on the Khrushchev at tack Hagertys statement reversing hat position came after Eisenhow er had spent 3 Mi hours working on his Jan 5 State of the Union mes sage and other government busi ness The session presumably JcaJt also with the statement Ha crty issued Hagerty said he talked by tele ihonc with Dulles who is in Wash ngton to get his approval of tht statement The text of the Hagerty stata ment Mr Krushchev reported to have said that the Christmas mes ages of President Eisenhower and Secretary of State Dulles to he peoples of Europe in no way accord with the spirit of Geneva Made Clear H was made abundantly clear at Geneva to the Soviet rulers that he spirit of Geneva could not and did not involve any relaxing of the peaceful purpose of the United State to achieve liberty and justice for the oppressed peo ples of the world In his opening statement at Ge neva President Eisenhower said There is the problem of rcspecl ng the form of government under vhich they will Jive and of restor ing sovereign rights and self government to those who havs been deprived of them The Amer ican people feel strongly that cer tain peoples of Eastern Europe many with a long and proud record of national existence have not yet been given the benefit of this pledge of our United Stales war time declaration reinforced by other warlime In his radiotelevision report lo the American people immediately following the Geneva conference President Eisenhower said Tha secretary of state and 1 specifi cally brought up more than once American convictions and Ameri can beliefs and American concern about such questions as the satel lites of Eastern Europe and tho activities of international Commu nism We made crystal clear what were American beliefs about such matters as The peaceful liberation of captive peoples has been is and until success is achieved will con tinue to be a major goal of United States foreign ;