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February 24, 1954

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 1

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North Iowa's Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home (Seven OntB a Copy) MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETT E " T H E N E W S P A P E R T H A T M A K E S A V L L N O R T H I O W A N S N E I G H HOME EDITION B O R S" MASON CITY, IOWA, W E D N E S D A Y , F E B R U A R Y 24, 1954 This Paper Consists of Two Sections--Sec-lion On« No. Ill -- __ 1--_ ___ Believe Suicide Victim Was Slayer of Iowa Man Made Boasts to Wife Over Death of Engraver Stolze shot ., RICHMOND, Calif. wi_A 42-year-old Oakland glass worker hlmscU to death Tuesday night and the suicide touched off a new investigation of the mysterious 1950 Minnesota slaying of Eugene H Molze 27-year-old engraving room forcmdn from Davenport, Iowa lohcc said the suicide followed a family- quarrel involving the man's boast that he had killed a man in Minnesota Police atRkhmpmtsaid Donald Irving;Guln,,42, committed suicide after his wife .had threatened to* -' · · ·"'··-- : -' _, reveal his often-repeated ,boast:fha police were "very dumb" because they never aisco^etedi!hiB*pilt. Tuesday night;- Mrs.- Ouln -said he had been cursing the children She said she threatened to call the police and tell them he had killcc a. m a n , Guin went into the bedroom.'She didn't .hear anything but, a fc\v minutes later, Thomas, 2, went into the' bedroom, then came oui ·creaming. His father was lying . . across the bed with a .22 caliber rifle across his body.' He had bqe shot through the chin and neck Glover said Guin left a note, identified by his wife as being in Guin's handwriting, saying: "I cannot bring disgrace to those 1 Jove." The Stolze slaying had baffled investigators and m a n y fruities. leads were" checked out. Stolze disappeared from a resort at Pcquot Lake near Braincrd. His billfold was found near Ironton, Minn., soon after the disappearance and his car was found in Duluth, Minn., July 18. After his body was found a coroner's jury ruled he had been killed by a bullet fired by an unknown assailant.'The bullet, which entered his left temple, was believed to have been fired · from a .22 or a .25 caliber weapon. Stolze's body was identified by his brothers, Jerry and George Stolze of Davenport, on the basis of a piece of cloth from his coat, a pair of shoes and a belt. STOLZE cum r-All About- The Weather M«ion City: Partly cloudy through Thursday. Fowa: Partly cloudy and Jittle change in temperature. Partly cloudy a n d Minnesota: cooler. Globe-Gazette weather data up to 8'a. m. Wednesday: Maximum 34 Minim'Um 24 .'At.8'a. m. 34 YEAR AGO: Maximum ' 42 Minimum · 24 tAME DATE--1953--S5 IITE FLAG MEANS NO TRAFFIC DEATH I.V TJUT 24 BOURS Army Employe Refuses to Talk to McCarthy WASHINGTON W-Secrel^ry of the Army Stevens agreed W.dn«- d»y to giv. th* Senate Investigations Subcommittee "the names of ·v.ryone mvolv.d" in the case of Dr. Irving Peress, New York City d.ntist. The subcommittee promptly cancelled its plans for a public showdown meeting Thursday with Stevens. WASHINGTON UP);--.Mrs. Annie Lee Moss, Army Signal Corps em- ploye,. came before Sen. McCarthy Wednesday but d i d not testify after he told her a witness who "broke with the party Tuesday night" had named her as "a Butter Gifts Are Delayed 'CHARLES CITY--Floyd county, which was to have been the first in the state to distribute surplus commodities through its welfare department, is having troubles with the butler trucked "in from DCS Moines. The butter is in CO pound chunks, said Myron Rodamnker, chairman of the county board of supervisors, and will have to be processed into smaller amounts by a local creamery before distribution can be started to the unemployed in the area. Charles City has been dcsigaled by Gov. William S. Bcardsley as an area of serious unemployment, reason why it was to be the first to receive the surplus dairy products. "We hope to get started Friday morning on the distribution," said Rodamaker, "but we aren't ; sure fci. We don't have anything but Hitter yet. If we don't receive any- :hing else which is ready for dis- .ributitfn, we can't possibly start before Friday." Ha/el Mombcrg, assistant direc- or of relief, will be in charge of the distribution at the warehouse of the l o r d i e Cartage Company i n lharles City. member of the Communist conspiracy." After a whispered consultation outside the hearing room, George E. C. Hqyes, attorney for Mrs. Moss, announced he did not think his client was able to testify. McCarthy had suggested that they confer, coupling with that a warning that any indication of "perjury" would be submitted to a grand jury. He noted also that Mrs. Moss had not been well. When Hayes announced M r s. Moss would not take the witness chair Wednesday, McCarthy asserted that it had been "clearly" established that Mrs. Moss was a Communist Party member. Hayes protested. "You have already condemned her before she appears," he said. McCarthy recessed his hearings until Thursday morning when Secretary of the Army Stevens is to appear for a face-to-facc encounter on McCarthy's charge that the Army has been soft toward Communists. Stevens, in an angry exchange last -weekend, accused McCarthy of "abusing", Army officers who have appeared before his Investigations Subcommittee. It was learned learned, that Dr. Irving Peress, New York dentist, also is to come before the subcommittee Thursday Butter States to Block Price Drop Proposed Bill Would Limit Support Cuts But Benson in Quick Defense WASHINGTON (UP)-Scn. Edward J . T h y e Wednesday appealed for Uie backing, of the full Senate in his fight to block Agriculture Secretary Ezra T. Benson's order slashing government butter price guarantees. The Minnesota Republican sent letters to all senators inviting them .o become co-.sponsors of his bill ,o Jimit cu(s in the support level of iairy products to 5 per cent a year. Benson has called for a 15 per cent ilash on April 1. At the same time. Chairman leorge D. Aiken (ll-Vt) said the S e n a t e Agriculture Committee would open its long-awaited gen- ral farm program hearings next veek. He said problems facing the dairy industry and legislative pro posals would get top priority. Hits Sponsors Benson, in a New York speech 'uesday night, blasted sponsors of he present rigid high price sup- ort program who, he said, "sold defective bill of goods" to the American people. He plugged the idministration's proposed "flexi- ile" price support program which he said would deal "realistically" ith farm surpluses. The huge pile-up of surplus outer in government freezers prompt d Benson to order a cut in dairy srice supports from the present 90 lev cent of "fair price" parity to 5 per cent--lowest level permitted ay law. Thye's bill would force Benson to hold supports to at least 5 per cent of parity for the com- ng year. Thye introduced the bill last Vednesday. Since then, he said eight senators have asked to be isted as co-sponsors. The administration appeared ikely to find much of. the opposi Lion toibeisupport cut- coming, ,in any showdown test, from within Republican party ranks. fn Support Sen. Alexander Wiley (R-Wis) vhose state is a leading dairy cen er, took pains to announce on the Senate floor Tuesday he is support ng the Thye bill. · However, some representatives rom "big city" areas in the House re strongly backing the cut in airy supports. Benson said the rdcr would reduce retail butter rices by about eight cents a ound. Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey (D- finn) issued a statement asking or hurry-up treatment of the Thye ill in the Agriculture Committee. ie warned against "holding back" Warren Accuser Held By Police ction on the measure for inclusion n general farm legislation. JAMES MITCHELL Trends 'No Worry 7 to Labor Chief FLINT, Mich. (Jfi -- Secretary o -abor J antes P. Mitchell oppose an immediate public works pro _ r a m as a solution to unempioy mcnt. He regards present trend as part of a necessary and un avoidable readjustment in Amer 'ca's economy. Citing employment uptrend sine. L939, he says "it just doesn't m a k e sense" to say the nation is headin For a depression. In a speech billed by Republican eaders as his "first major labor policy address," Mitchell said thi nation should -expect "a slight bu not significant increase' 1 in un mployment during March a n d April. "Then for another few month, we will rest at that level," he said 'This is part of a necessary re adjustment that we could only post pone and not avoid--and it is in view that we are better off gettin it over with fast." "We are coming down from In artificially high peak made by wa and inflation to a plateau--and \\ are almost there," he said. Iowa Social Fraternity Is Suspended IOWA CITY LB--The Office o Student Affairs Wednesday an nounced the indefinite suspension of Phi Kappa Psi social fraternitj at the State University of Iowa as he result of a raid on the Am vets Hub here Feb. 15. Delta Gamma Sorority, whose Price Index at Highest Level in Three Years NEW YORK W--Soaring prices £ coffee, cocoa- and tea helped oost the Dun Bradstreet whole- ale food price index this week to s highest level in nearly three ears. At $7.20, the index compared rith $7.11 last \veek. It was 15.9 er cent higher than in the same vcek last year when it stood at 6.21. On The Inside-- Page Attorney Say$ School Sit* Can Be Changed by Election 19 S*rvic» [s Keynote pf Kickoff for Red Cross Campaign .... 26 members attended a private party at the club with the fraternity, was placed on disciplinary probation until the end of the academic year The university's action removes II the rights and privileges of the ratcrnity. Phi Knppa Psi can ap ply for reinstatement after Aug. l f reinstatement is granted, the _;roup would be placed on proba ionary status. The Interfraternity Court also re ·oked the fraternity's membership m the council until the end of the cademic year. County Attorney William Mear Ion said 35 university students at- ended the party and all were minors. All social'privileges of the soror ty also arc restricted as well as lie special privileges of those girls attending ; tnc party. The chapter house here will be closed down unless the Alumn. fouseholding Corp. agrees to take sver operation of the place so the raternity members can continue o live there. It was believed, how ever, that such an arrangement vas likely. Rail Change at- Kensett Okayed DES MOINES (UP) -- The lown lorn mqrce Commission Wednesday authorized the Rock Island Rnil- road and the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway'to discontinue joint agency service at Kensett. The railroads;will set up cus- odian service as n replacement v . i t h accounts handled at the Manly agency. ; . . . Ii J5T454 IT'S AMUSIN', BUT CONPUSIN'-William Gilbert (left), ami Clifford iEvansonjXfof ° ' , r a hcens ? P Iates aflei the y discovered both were issued the same number --757 454. The two are business partners and sent in for the plates at the s a m e time. WEAPON FOUND MONDAMIN Wi--A .38 caliber revolver believed to have been used in the robbery slaying of William Edwards, 51, Mondamin farmer, was being tested by state agents in Des Moines Wednesday. Meanwhile, western fowa. and South Dakota authorities were engaged in checking out other clues to the identity of the three bandits involved in the crime. The three hooded men fatally shot Edwards after he resisted their efforts to open the safe on his farm Monday night. The bandits tied up Florence Edwards, 57, the slain man's sister, and shoved Mrs. Matfie Myers, 62, into a closet of the farm house before they carted away the safe, believed to have contained some $9,000 in cash as well as a large quantity of U.S. savings bonds. Harrison County Atty. Russell .McKay said the gun was found in the weeds alongside Highway 75, near the Little Sioux River bridge about a mile and 3 half west of Mondamin. Near the spot also, McKay said, were found some discarded clothing and the three stocking masks. The safe was found earlier Tuesday along a country road near North Sioux City, S. D. It had been looted and bonds and papers it contained were found nearby. Sheriff S. J. Bjork, of Union County, S. D., said the bonds recovered totaled $7,800. Other papers included warranty deeds to land and two life insurance policies on Edwards, totaling §6,000. COLONEL MARRIES SERGEANT_MarineColon Pe ] V HSv'! ley Waterman looks over a report just typed by his sergeant-wife at the Marine Supply Depot in San Francisco. The colonel's lady was the former Lucy Peterson. They married recently after meeting at the depot. Tremors Damage Residences in Pennsylvania Coal Town WILKES-BARRE. Pa. UWThe second series of earth tremors in hree days damaged hundreds of homes and broke up streets Tuesdaj light in a five-block area where anthracite mines honeycomb the earth The shock sent hundreds of persons, m a n y of them in nightclothes fleeing to the streets shortly before midnight in this tremor-consdou: "ity of 86,000. Police reported no one was injured. Several residents reported hearing underground explosions at the time of the disturbance. The Woodward cullery of the Glen Alden Coa ~* Co. has hard coal workings 400 fee under the surface of the area. The mines were closed after similar tremors Sunday. The upheavals cracked founda tions, walls and windows of home Roosevelt to Pay $1,625 PASADENA, Calif. Ut -- James loosevelt, p i c t u r e d by his es- ranged wife, Romelle, as a phi- anderer and juggler of finances vas ordered Wednesday to pay her 1,625 a month temporary support. She had asked $3,500. He had aid his 2,200. income is only about The sum is to support her and icir three young children pending rial of th'eir separate maintenance nits. In hers, Mrs. Roosevelt ac- used her husband of multiple dultery. Roosevelt has charged mental cruelty. Superior Judge Kurtz Kauffman Iso ordered the eldest son of the te President Franklin D. Roose- elt to ,pay $3,500 on account for ttorney's fees and $850 court osts. The judge, in a ruling from the ench, said that $850 a month is for lie wife's support and there is $150 dditional a month for each child, oosevelt also was 'ordered to con- nuc paying the -children's school jition which amounts to $135 a lonlh. and raised some sections of pave ments as high as a foot or more Fences were pushed over. One ga rage attached to a h o m o was pulled away several inches. There was no estimate of the to tal damage. W. J. Clements, state mines sec retary, blamed Sunday's tremors which damaged 300 homes in a nearby area, on cave-ins in the un derground workings. H o w e v e r President Francis 0. Case of the coal company said they "were nol due to mining activities' under that area." The state, city and coal company dave launched.separate investigations but little is expected to be learned until the mines clear of gas caused by the earth movements. , Many residential a r e a s in this Northeastern Pennsylvania coal- mining area are built over active or abandoned coal mines. William Hughes, who lives in the area, described the tremors as "rather gentle. . I didn't realize what was happening." Later Turned to Custody of Attorney Was Witness at Capitol Hearing WASHINGTON IJPI--A witness be- ore the Senate Judiciary Commit- ee on Earl Warren's nomination o be chief justice was arrested by olice Wednesday but was released o his attorneys under an agree- nent that he would return to testify urther Wednesday afternoon. Chairman Langer (R-ND) an- bunced that the committee, after meeting behind closed doors for bout two hours, had recessed until ie afternoon when it will resume s consideration o£ Warren's nom- nation'for the nation's highest ju- icial office. Shortly after noon, the commit- se had called Roderick J. Wilson £ Hollywood, Calif., into the hear- ng room and swore him as a wit- ess even though he previously ad been described by the Justice lepartment as a fugitive from jus- ce. Wilson opposes the nomina- on. Felony Warrant While Wilson was in the coinmU- ee room, Capt. Michael J. Dowd £ the Metropolitan District Police laid be had been advised by Ipolice in. San. Francisco that a felony warrant had been, issued ior Yfil- son. When the committee recessed its hearing, Dowd placed,. Wilson under arrest, but lilnger tolcl tn^f 'police officer that i ; the ;Jiidiciary Committee had voted unanimously to hear "Wilson and was planning to resume the taking of his estimony Wednesday afternoon. Dowd then agreed to release Vilson to the custody of his attorneys after they pledged they -would ave him back' before the committee in the afternoon. Brufh With Cops Before that development Wilson ot into a brush with Capitol po- ce, but all hands denied there as any "arrest." Langer called the Capitol officers s the Californian pressed his demand for a chance to testify. Noody found a warrant at that time nd Wilson himself said he then sked'for protective custody. _A Capitol policeman accompa- ied him as he finally came to tie committee room's closed doors /here he waited an hour and a alf before he was called in. "This fellow showed up and I ailed police and asked them to rrest him as a fugitive from jus- ce," Langer told reporters. No Warrant Langer said police at the Senate called the fugitive squad" of Washington metropolitan p o l i c e "but nobody had a warrant." The senator said he also immediately notified Deputy Atty. Gen. William P. Rogers that Wilson was here. Reaching the Capitol shortly before a committee meeting on Warren's nomination, Wilson told newsmen he had put himself, into the protective custody o£ Capitol police. He scoffed at charges made by Rogers last week that he was a fugitive from justice. Paul Moon, Veteran Davenport Cage Coach, Resigns DAVENPORT W --'Paul Moon, veteran Davenport high r school bascktball coach, has resigned.- Moon will finish out the curernt season. He has coached Davenport high school teams for 26 years and his teams hold a record for winning the state title seven times out of 16 tourneys in which they took. part. ' ' ' Davenport won the stale Championship in 1929, 1930, 1941, 1947. 1950, 1951, 1952. In additiok'lo Its record for the greatest number ot state titles, 1 Davenport also ii the only team ever to 'win the crov/n hrqe years in a row.' . . · Moon ^will remain · on · (Jie hi«h ichopl faculty and instrueUa bnil- ness subjects. . . ,

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