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February 26, 1954

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HOME EDITION MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE " T H E N E W S P A P E R T H A T M A K E S A L L N O R T H I O W A N S N E I G H B O R S " VOL. LX Associated Press and Unllcd Press Pull Lea.io Wires (Seven fonts a Copy) MASON CITY, IOWA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1954 Tills Paper Consists of Two Sections--Section One No. 120 To Study McCarthy's Rul 23 Inches of Snow in Iowa B y U N I T E D P R E S S A storm that buried Iowa under snow and slush moved eastward into the Ohio Valley Friday. Meanwhile, in the western Plains there was still some airborne dust from the second dust slonn in less than a week, a blow that aggravated the earlier loss of precious top soil and winter wheat. The snow storm that blew up Thursday and dumped up to 23 inches of snow on Iowa was diminishing as it moved castsvard but Hold 2 Men in Slaying of Farmer Third Subject of Dragnet SIOUX CITY Mi -- Authorities Friday had two Sioux City men in custody and a federal warrant was issued for a third man in the holdup-slaying of William Edwards, 51, Mondamin farmer, last Monday night. Detective Capl. Harry Gibbons Identified the men held here ab Harold G. Henderson, :)G, bar tender, and Maurice D. Walsh, 39 also a bartender. Murder charges were filed against them Friday afternoon. ; In ppi.aha, ,W. II. W.iUiams, spc ciat agent in charge of t h e ' F B I office, said a w a r r a n t had been issued for the arrest of DavU Daniel Keegati, 134', 'f6r/ner 'Sioux City'bartender and hotel'; keeper. Williams said' a federal com plaint had been filed against.Kee gan, accusing him o f : interstate transportation of stolen properly. Implicated Walsh Gibbons said Henderson, in a 12 page sworn statement,' iim plica tec himself and named -Walsh. The detective chief said Walsh was be ing questioned'but has not admit tec! participating in the holdup. Gibbons quoted Henderson as saying that when the three men entered the farmer's home, abou five miles southeast of Mondamin "Edwards, grabbed a poker am started to fight with us. . "He (Edwards) was ready to give us a bad time. Boy, he rcallj came after us." Henderson Said he was in an other part of the house when the shooting took place. "I am no trigger man--murde Is murder and 1 want no part 'o it," Henderson was quoted by Gib bons. He added the three split the money and got ?1,500 apiece. Found Wednesday Gibbons said Henderson was arrested Wednesday morning anc Walsh was picked up that night. The detective chief Friday alsc named three other men in con ncction with events after the rob bery. He Identified them as Ho wart H. Henderson, 37, a butcher ; anc brother of Harold; Robert'.R. Da scke, 25, a relative of the Hendcr sons, and James F. Gray, 55 owner and operator of the New Ox ford Hotel and the Oxford Bar. Records in the DCS Moines To lice Department show thai Hender son, then.24, was arrested in Do Moines on June 7, 1942, as leade of a midwcstern white slave ring He later served out a four-yea prison sentence. Suicide Gun Did Not Kill lowan ST. PAUL, 'Minn. I/TV--The Min ncsota Crime Bureau said Frida t h a t ' t h e rifle Donald Irvin Guin 42, used to commit suicide al Rich mond, Calif., was a new one an could. not have been the. wcapo with, which an Io\van was slai near Biaincrd, Minn, in 1950. · E d w a r d Malison, assistant si perintendcnt of Ihc bureau, sai that information came in a tele gram ^Friday from·£.'·. F.;' ( Phipps Richmond police chief. Phipps sai Investigation disclosed Mrs. Gui C rchased the rifle only four day fore her husband'i death Wee ·esday. WE SHINE...OR WE DIG LEFT--Clifford Davis, 5, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dean Davis, 105-1 Gth 8. W., whiles away the afternoon Thursday by washing and polishing his "Kidillac" sports car--just like clad. Globe-Gazette Photographer Ghuck Gibbs found the scene typical i'or balmy, snowless Mason City. JJELOW--But for Cedar Rapids car owners, Thursday was something else again. This Associated Press photo shows autos buried to the window chrome by more than 20 inches of snow which fell during the day. Nobody went nowhere. i ,4 was still laying down up to five nchcs of new snow in a narrow band across the Midwest. Cedar Rapids, Iowa, got so much snow that the Weather Bureau measuring d e v i c e overflowed. However, the fall was unofficially measured at up to 23 inches and by the police department at 18. In many Iowa cities, traffic snarled and motorists faced an ocean of slush as the mercury rose toward the 50-degree level. At Detroit, Mich., scrapers, salt- crs and snow plows worked through the night in an attempt to avert a traffic snarl Friday. Wet snow cut travel in the suburbs to a crawl. As much as eight inches fell in South Dakota. B R I C K E R KNOWLAND Ponder Changes After Clash With Army Chief WASHINGTON ijft--The Senate Republican Policy Committee Friday ordered a study looking to possible changes in the rules under which investigations, such as those made by Sen. McCarthy arc conducted. C h a i r m a n Ferguson (H-Mich) announced that he had been instructed by unanimous vote of the policy group, to "make a study of the rules and policies with respect to investigations for general guidance on committee or subcommittee procedure." Although Ferguson declined to say so publicly, it was obvious the move was precipitated by the uproar caused by charges o£ Secretary of the Army Stevens that an Army officer had been "abused" as a witness before McCarthy's committee investigating Communists in government. Asked if the issue of alleged abuse of witnesses was involved, Ferguson replied: "If there has been any such abuse I assume that we will look into a list of rules as they now exist. Investigation committees generally Bricker Plan Vote Hearing WASHINGTON tfi--The Senate after five weeks of controversy over proposed curbs on treaty powers, appeared to be at the point of decision Friday with the issue teetering in the balance. Whether any proposed constitutional amendment would get the two-thirds vote required seemed likely to be decided by a hairline margin. Senators Knowland of Californiajmakeup of the "investigating com- and Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas, the Republican and Democratic floor leaders, said they believed final voting would come Friday. Three Chances the Senate have made their own rules and they;*are not always parallel. ; The Michigan senator said, he will call all Senate committee chairmen together later to discuss proposed changes in the rules governing the calling of witnesses, their testimony rights and the The possibilities as reached the crucial point were three: 1. Passage of a three-point package plan and other ers and proposed by Knowland Republican Senate lead- already tentatively ap- German Army Is Approved proved by majority vote. Knowland says it is acceptable to President Sisenhower. 2--Passage of a substitute proposal by Sen. George (D-Ga) which the administration opposes, although not as'determinedly as ii did the starting point of the debate an amendment offered by Sen Bricker (R-Ohio). Need Margin 3--Failure of either of these two proposals to muster the needed two-thirds margin. That would almost certainly shelve the whole issue for this year. Late Thursday the 'Senate defeated 50-42 a new section by mittees themselves. It will have to be determined later, Ferguson said, whether the full Senate will be asked to adopt code for investigations or whether committees will act on such a code separately. Ferguson said the move origi nated in the Senate and was not suggested by the White House or jy Vice President Nixon, who has been acting as a mediator in the row between McCarthy and Stevens. Stevens Correct From one member of McCarthy's subcommittee there was a Syria Ousts Shishekly From Power 12 Political Leaders Freed DAMASCUS, Syria Wl -- Rebel army leaders sent Syria's ousted dictator-president, Gen. Adib Shish- ekly, packing into neighboring Lebanon early Friday and freed 12 political leaders he had arrested statement, meantime, that Secre- :ary Stevens was correct in saying he had assurances against, abuse of. Army witnesses at hearings by the subcommittee. Sen. Potter (R-Mich) told re porters: "In view of conversations Stevens has had with, members ast month. Their release was announced in a communique from the army chief of. staff, Gen. Shawkat Shukeyr, who Thursday night appealed for the nation of three million people- mostly Moslem--to remain calm. The 12 men freed Friday included the top leaders o£ the chief anti- o£ the committee, Stevens' statement is absolutely correct." Potter refused to say whether Force of 500,000 Men Is . Approved by Lower House BONlsT Iff)--The West German Bundestag (Lower House) Friday approved constitutional changes authorizing the arm- Ing of a half million German soldiers to' sewwe in the proposed European Army. The vote was 334-114. The decision represented an important victory for pro- Western chancellor Konrad Adenauer, 1 who has'based his foreign policy on linking West Germany militarily and politically to the West. Bothj houses of the Bonn Parliament have approved the Army treaty but Adenauer's coalition maintained the changes approved Friday were needed lo end a Socialist conten-* lion in the West German Supreme Court that the treaty is unconstitutional. The two constitutional changes charge t h e federal government Bricker, which he described as embodying the heart of his original proposed amendment. with responsibility for defense, authorize compulsory military service and declare specifically that the European army treaty and the Allied - West G e r m a n peace contract do not violate the constitution. They now go to the Bundesral (Upper House) where Adenauer's coalition has the necessary two- thirds majority to approve them. Then they must be ratified by the three Western occupation powers--the United States, Britain a n d France--who alrca'dy have' given tacit approval to the amendments. By changing t h e constitution, Adenauer intends to force the Supreme Court to throw out the Socialist suit challenging.the constitutionality of rearmament. The Bundestag's vote came after a stern warning by Adenauer that the Berlin conference showed Free Europe must pool its military re- sourqcs to stave off the threat of massive Soviet military power entrenched in the heart of the continent. SAME DATE--1951-55 , (BLACK ·' FS.AO MEANS T R A F F f O DEATH IN FAST 31 HOURS) State Officer to Lake Mills DES MOINES UP! -- Iowa Ally. Icn. Leo Hocgh says he is sending an. assistant to confer with Winnebago County Atty. Ncls Branstad about charges against Lake Mills city councilmen. Lake Mills Mayor Wallace C. Brattrud asked Hoegh last week to start removal proceedings against the councilmen Brattrud said they either have sold equipment .and materials to the city or have condoned such sales, which he said were illegal. Hoegh said Thursday his office would not start removal proceedings but would send a representative to aid the Winnebago County Attorney to prepare the case if the mayor or his supporters want to file charges. He said Asst. Atty. Gen. Earle Smith would go to Forest City Tuesday to advise Branstad in the case, but that Smith is "not going up there to prod anyone." "It's still a Jocal matter but we arc offering our assistance," Hoegh said. Reds Charge U. S. in Use of Philippines TOKYO (UP)--Communist China Friday charged the United States is using the Philippines as a base for intervention in the Indochina war. A Peiplng radio broadcast moni lorcd in Japan said the Unitcc States also is attempting to make the Philippines the .center of an American network of "aggression bases" in the Western Pacific. that reference: was to assurances made to Stevens in a session oi the secretary, with the four GOP members of the committee on Wednesday or whether he referred lo the statements in other talks. To Call Zwicker McCarthy, abused any who denies he has witnesses, had as- GIobe-Gazettc photo JOBLESS RECEIVE BUTTER-Melvin Mohring (left), Charles City R o u t e - 2 . g e t s six U. S. Cost of Living Just Below Record Set in 1953 WASHINGTON ;HV-Thc govern-*- ment reported Friday living costs' rose in January lo a point just below the record. The rise was'loo'small, however to prevent workers in the auto, aircraft and farm machinery industries from losing a penny in hourly pay rates. More than a millioin workers were involved. These workers got a two cent increase last fall when the government index hit,ils peak of 115.4 per cent of the 1947-49 average in October. Friday's rise brought the index lo 115.2, the same figure as last September. The index had declined slightly in November and December. , Friday's index, reflecting prices paid by c o n s u m e r s in mid- January, is the highest living cost figure in history with the exception of last October. The Labor Departments Bureau of Labor Statistics attributed the January rise to higher food prices, mainly for coffee and pork. Food advanced .7 per cent in January^ transportation costs were up 1.2 per cent mainly because of higher prices for 1954 model aulo- mobiles, medical care and personal care categories increased slightly. JETS COLLIDE SEOUL', 'Korea (UP}--Two F86 Sabrejets collided in the air Thurs day and both pilots bailed but safely. On The Inside-- P. G. E. Rate Increase Called "Equitable" ... Page 300 Enter Hancock County Music Festival .. . ....... '... 5 Holy Family Plays New Hampton in Finals .......... 9 DiPaglia Indicted on Bribery Charge DES MOINES .OF)"-- The Polk County grand jury Friday indicted Floren DiPaglia, 27, Des Moines businessman, for "bribery in an athletic contcsl." DiPaglia is accused o£ offering Ben Bumbry, Drake University basketball star, $500 to "shave points 1 ' from his team's score in the Doe.; 22 basketball game with Iowa Stale College. sorted Thursday night that Stevens made a "completely false statement" in saying he had such assurances. McCarthy declared he would not pull his punches in digging into what he calls Army "coddling of Communists." And he announced he intends to call Brig. Gen. Ralph W. Zwicker back before his Senate Investigations Subcommittee soon. He didn't set a date. McCarthy Has More Evidence WASHINGTON W -- S e n. McCarthy said Friday he has obtained a photographic copy of the telephone numbers of people "regularly called by the Communist Party headquarters" here in the 1940s. McCarthy said he is sending copies of the list to the Civil Service Commission for a check on "how many of the people named on that list still are in the service of the United Stales government." He said he will ask his Senate Investigation Subcommittee to call as witnesses anyone still in the government whose name is found in the list. McCarthy said the list contained the numbers of "between 600 and 700 persons" and that some of them appeared to be persons employed at the Pentagon, and in civilian agencies of the government. · "I do not contend that all of them were Communists by any means," McCarthy told reporters, but he said he does believe that a great many of them" probably were Communists. McCarthy said he has had the list for some time but.has "only just now been able to verify positively that it was a list taken out of the Communist headquarters in 1948 or 1940." Shishekly factions -- the Nationalists, Populists, Socialists and splinter parties. "They were arrested Jan.;27 and accused.by the dictator of "openly, calling for. mutiny and disturbance." The next'day Shish- ekly clamped martial faw on the country. Across Border Shishekly, his brother, Salah, and his adjutant drove across the border after midnight following a swift army uprising early Thursday and an ultimatum that the dictator resign the presidency and get out of Syria within 2l hours. The trio took refuge in Beirut's Saudi Arabian legation. The rebel army command now in control in Damascus, the Syrian c a p i t a l , telephoned Lebanon's President Camilla Chamoun Friday to assure him of their "good intentions toward -Lebanon," which lies between southern Syria and (he Mediterranean. It appeared likely that former President Hachem Bey Attasi, deposed by Shishekly in December 1951 in a bloodless coup, would head up Syria's new government. He is president of the National Assembly. "Lovtd People" Shishekly, army chief of staff, from 1949 and the survivor of 26 assassination attempts and plots on his life, said in his resignation later to the Assembly speaker he was quitting "to prevent bloodshed among the people and army I so much love." In Jewish Israel, a spokesman^ for the Foreign Office said the "violent changes in the neighboring state, which always has shown an implacable hostility toward Israel, cannot but cause the govern-' merit of Israel serious concern." BULLETIN CASPER, Wyo. OP)--A Western Airlines plane carrying six passengers and a crew of three was reported missing Friday over HM rugged mountains of northern Wyoming or South Dakota, r-AII About- The Weather Mason City: Mostly cloudy with little change In temperature. Iowa:'Considerable cloudiness and warmer. Minnesota: Mostly cloudy and somewhat colder. v Five Day Iowa: Temperatures Saturday through Wednesday will average 4 to 8'degrees above normal, Normal highs 36 north to 44 south, normal lows 18 north to 21 south, , Somewhat colder Sunday and Sunday night, but otherwise only minor day-to-day changes. Globe-Gazette weather data up to 8 a., m. Friday; Maximum 42 Minimum 35 At 8 a. m, , at

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