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North Iowa's Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home 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 " HOME EDITION VOL. LVIII Associated Press ami United Press Full Lease Wires (Five CenU a Copy) MASON CITY, IOWA, TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 1952 This Tnper Consists ot Two Sections--Section One No. S75 McKinley Heads Farm Group Ike Prepared for GOP Leaders Express Confidence of Solidarity By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower has been told his campaign is not doing well so far. Aides said Tuesday he was deliberately pulling his punches, but now is ready for a toe-to-toe fight for the presidency. Those close to the Republican can- Toe-fo-Toe S lugging AT Wirepholo RENEWING OLD TIES--Gen. Dwight Eisenhower is surrounded by happy Kansas Legionnaires after the GOP presidential nominee addressed the 34th annual convention of the Legion in New York. Ike is a member of the Abilene, Kan., American Legion post. Tax Official Approved Whitewash of Finnegan House Probes Missouri Case WASHINGTON !/P) -- House lax scandal probers were told Tuesday that Ellis N. Slack, now an acting assistant attorney general, okayed a grand jury report vindicating the way James P. Finnegan was handling the St. Louis internal revenue office in 1951. District Judge George IT. Moore described the report as ."astonishing" amjy,told the grand jurors to try agaih. Indictments Returned' "As a result," a Judiciary Subcommittee was told, "many indictments were returned, including an indictment of the collec tor of internal revenue in St. Louis, James P. Finnegan." The statement was made by Robert A. Collier, counsel for the subcommittee as it resumed an inquiry into the St. Louis scandals that led to Finncgan's conviction last March 15 on charges of misconduct in office. Chairman Chelf (D-Ky) has announced the aim of the subcommittee is to find out whether there was any "interference" with the grand jury. "After three weeks of delibcra lion, the grand jury submitted to Judge Moore a so-called 'partial report' which Judge Moore char actcrizcd as 'astonishing' and 's complete vindication' of the ban tiling of tax cases in the area foi the past five years. Judge Moore also questioned whether the re port was the grand jury's owi idea, or whether someone else's idea had been thrust upon it. To St. Louis "Prior tf the submission of (he report, Ellis N. Slack, then an attorney employee! in the Tax Division of the Department of Justice, had been sent from Washington to St. Louis and had appeared before the grand jury on at least one occasion. "It is further known that the partial report had been read to Slack and received his approval before being handed up by the grand jury to Judge Moore." Ex-Employe Admits Theft of $65,000 From Brink's WASHINGTON I/P) -- Police announced Tuesday a 26, r ear-old former employe of the Brink's Armored Car Serv- ce has admitted that he rifled a company car of. $65,000 Monday. The money has been recovered. Police Inspector Jeremiah Flaherty identified the man is Ray Eugene Farmer and* said he has been charged with grand larceny. Unguarded Car Flaherty said Farmer entered the parked, unguarded" armored car at noon Monday by using a duplicate key he had in his possession for some time. The four-man armored car crew was lunching at the Wardman Park Hotel at the time of the robbery. Flaherty said Farmer hurried to Glen Echo Park in nearby Maryland and buried the $05,000. He said Farmer covered up the money with clirl which he found in the bag e look from the Brink's car. Hunch by Chief The arrest was made, Flaherty said, because of a "hunch" by Police Chief Robert V. Murray of Washington. Murray recalled that Farmer, who worked for Brink's from 194G to 1949, once belonged to a gang of youths who showed up with a nuVn- b c r ' o f Brink's uniforms and, when arrested for another crime, told police they had planned to attack one of the company's armored All About- The Weather Mason City: Partly clouely with occasional thuntlcrshowers Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday night. fowa: Partly cloudy Tuesday afternoon with scattered thundershow- crs extreme north and northeast. Minnesota: Partly cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday with scattered showers cast and south. Globe-GazftUfl w e a t h e r d a t a up to 8 a.m. Tuesday: M a x i m u m 76 So police went to Farmer's home Monday night anti took him to h e a d q u a r t e r s . After an all-night questioning session, Flaherty said F a r m e r admitted the robbery and took the police to the a m u s e m e n t park and dug up the money. [t was all there, all SG5,00( of it. Ignores $200,000 Flaherty said that while Farmer took the loot in small bills, he passed up another $200,000 in large denomination money. Brink's was the victim of the biggest cash haul in American crime on Jan. 37, 1050, when Hal loweon-maskcd b a n d i t s held' up employes in the f i r m ' s armorec ear stronghold in Boston and es caped w i t h ' S I ,219,000. The case is still unsolved. Later the same year--on Ma; 12--four gunmen ambushed thrc Brink's guards in a carpet factory at Thomp.sonville, Conn., and flet with a 515,000 payroll. B R O M W E L L D I E S CEDAR RAPIDS l.fl -- Max T Bromwell, 6i, president since 193 of the Cedar Rapids Building an Loan Association, died Sunda night at Rochester, Minn. M i n i m u m At 8 a.m. Precipitation YEAR AGO: M a x i m u m M i n i m u m fid G4 Trace 77 02 SAME DATE--1951--369 l\xf mc*n» t r a f f i c ileilli In p. 21 l i ' i u r A ) 2 Survivors From Downed Plane Saved ELGIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. if)--Two survivors from the B-17 ombcr that was shot down by a ew type j e t ' f i g h t e r were picked p in the Gulf of Mexico Tuesday y a Navy minesweeper. Both were n good physical condition. The Air Force identified the two s S. Sgt. Charles D. Jones, 31, of leridian, Miss., and A 2-C Peter I. Rosing, 22, of Ingelside, 111. The Air Force said it had hopes iiere were other survivors among he eight crewmen ot the B-17. The B-17 was sent spinning into lie gulf in flames Monday by a oeket fired by mistake by an in- ricatc automatically controlled jet ighter. One crewman who parachuted nto the water in his l i f e jacket vavcd and smiled to the crew of passing PBY flying boat. A life aft was tossed to him. Minutes ater the area was pounded by a crrific rain storm and the man vasn't seen again. didate say his next moves will be to: 1. Obtain the active support of Sen. Robert A. Tafl of Ohio, Tail's organization, and the Republicans who backed Tafl for the nomination. 1. Begin speaking out on specific issues, blasting Gov. Adlai Stevenson of Illinois, the Democratic nominee, and pin-pointing major GOP charges against the Democrats and the Truman administration. Shortly after these aims were made public (wo Republican leaders discounted the possibility of a "serious break" in the party and said they expect Sen. Tafl to give full support to Gen. Eisenhower. They were Sen. Styles Bridges of New Hampshire and Hep. Joseph Martin of Massachusetts, House minority lender. Convention bitterness between the Taft and Eisenhower camps they said, is not likely to affccl the general's chances of winning "F think Taft's people, for the most pall, arc supporting Eiscn hower enthusiastically," Martii said. " I s e c no break in Hepubli can ranks as far as Eisenhower i concerned. Any break will b negligible. ^ "It's hardly necessary to ask but I am certain Sen. Taft will b inviled to join the c a m p a i g n an will do everything he can." Bridges, who was with Martin agreed with him. One of those who warned Eisen hower that he ought to build fire under his campaign was Sen Wallace Bennett ot Utah. Bcnuet said a "surprising number" o voters once strongly for the gen oral are now l u k e w a r m . The New York World-Tclegran and Sun, a unit ot the Scripps [Joward organization which is sup riorling Eisenhower, criticized hi campaign, said "Ike is runnin like a dry creek" and asked: "Ike when do we start?" In between conferences Eiscn Jiower planned to march in th American Legion parade. He addressed the American Lc gion's national convention Mor day, stressing both domestic un foreign issues. He received a ovation when he entered the ha I' and was interrupted frcqucnll with applause during his address He warned of the threat of So viet aggression. At the same lim hit hard at corruption in govcri ment. Adlai Invited for Same Day as Eisenhower ROCHESTER, Minn. UP--Offi- ials of the National Plowing Con- cst relented Tuesday and decided o let Gov. Adlai E. Stevenson peak at the f a r m event the same ay as his presidential adversary, Jwight D. Eisenhower. An invitation asking Stevenson to peak at the National Soil Conser- ation Day and Plowine Contest jcpl. G at KHSSOII, Minn., will be cut to the Democratic presidential lomincc Tuesday. If Stevenson accepts the invila- ion, the prize mixup of the young campaign will be unsnarled. The llinois governor's .staff said in Ames Speech DES MOINES Iffi--Because of the decision to invite Adlai Stevenson to speak at Kasson, Minn., Sept. 6, the plans for a speech the same day at Ames are up in the · ir. Springfield that they would reserve comment unlit Ihc invitation arrives. The plowing conlcsl board of directors changed their minds for the fourth t i m e Monday night when they voted eight to one to allow both major presidential candidates to speak at Kasson Sept. G. A petition signed by 500 farmers from Dodge County, Minnesota, apparently was the lever that caused the board to change its mind. Truce Negotiations Slated to Resume M UNSAN, Korea M--K o r c a n armistice negotiations r e s u m e Wednesday after a fourth straight wccklong recess. The United Nations and Communist truce 'delegates will meet at Pannuinjom. A fifth recess seemed likely unless a new approach, is submitted on the deadlocking issue of prisoner of war exchange, last hurdle before an armistice. Hoboes Converge for Wednesday's Britt Celebration BRITT--Hoboes were beginning to come in Tuesday for the annual Hobo Day convention Wednesday, the second day of a two-day celebration here. The carnival is to open Tuesday night. Expected among the early arrivals is Eddie (Cannonball) Baker, present king of hoboes, and Sylvia Davis, last year's queen, who claims Iowa as her home. The parade which s t a r t s at 10 a.m. is expected to take about two hours to pass the reviewing stand. At the close of the parade the election and coronation of the king and queen will take place. The mulligan stew dinner will be served *t 12:30 p.m. The free acts and other entertainment will fake place Wednesday afternoon. The Chamber of Commerce which is sponsoring the event is making arrangements for a crowd of 25,000. Application for Mason City Television Station Filed 104 A DAY CHICAGO (/n--Automobiles arc killing people at the rate of about 101 per day on the nation's streets and highways. An application for a new lelcvi sion station in Mason City was filed in Washington, D. C., Monday by the newly organized Twin Slate Television Corporation, according to Robert M. Carson, president. The application asks authority to operate on channel 3 with approxi mately 25 kilowatts to provide service for Mason City and the surrounding area. Associated with Carson in the new company arc: Tctl Sioane and W. K. N i e m n n , DCS Moincs, vice presidents; Joseph Z. Marks, Des Moines, secretary, and N o r m a n W Rice, treasurer. Nate Levinson, Mason City attorney, is counsel for the new company. Carson js president antl general manager and Rice is vice presi dent and sales manager ot Radio Station KSMN. Marks and Sloanc are prominent Des Moines attorneys and N i c m a n is the general agent at DCS Mpines for the Bankers Life Company and recent re cipient of the community a w a r d in that city. The television station, if granted Twin Slates, will cost an eslimaler $255,500 and will be programmce from noon lo 11 p. m. each day The slation would a f f i l i a t e with i national network, but no commit ments on this have yet been made according to Carson. Since this application is in com petition with the application previ ously filed by Station KGLO, Car son pointed out that a hearing wil be required and that it is not ex pcctcd that a final decision will h obtained from the Federal Com ln )y Svhmliit EXPECT GOOD YTEIYD-- Bon Cuvi'nn;Vwho farms ajtioul; four miles east of Mason CLty/ahowa.'hfo son Alan, 7,;,thc husky oars growing in his cornfield. Cumin find neighbors have estimated Ihc yield could reach as high as 100 bushels an aero. He used 350-400 pounds of starter fertilizer an acre on ground that was planted to rye and to sweet clover pasture in .1051. Corn Crop in North Iowa May Set Record Uy KEN SCHMIDT Globo-Ga/.clte Farm Editor Appointed to Major GOP Post To Operate in All Farm Areas Harold L. McKinley, the St. Anj- ar farmer who won national rominciice by ballling the U.S. Department ot Agriculture, Tues- Iny ,\vns mimed chairman % of a arm Council Organizing Commit- ee which Republican lenders said vill serve as "a leader ;oC tremcn- lous farm forces for, the election f Eisenhower and Nixon." .In Washington, D. C., Arthur E. Siim'mcrfioUl, chairman of the Rc- niblican National Committee, said he new organization will operate n nil farming areas of the country. iMcKinlcy is a livestock, grain incl vegetable farmer and. was c h a i r m a n ot the GOP platform committee's agricultural group at he Chicago convention. Organize Group Reached by telephones-it St.' Ans- gnr, McKinley said "any statement from mo would 'be ·super- fluous at this lime." He said he had just returned* from Chicago vvhero considerable work was completed on organizing the committee. "We arc very grateful," he adtt- cd, "for the many offers of support that arc pouring in from all over the country." , ,^ Anchor Nelson, a dairy farmer from Ilulehlnson, Minn., and; a candidate for lieutenant governor of Minnesota will serve as vice chairman. . ; , " . :·· Bruce' Hardie, · a- farmer^;from Scoltsburg, 1ml., will be executive secretary, of the committee which will, be 'headquartered,at* the Coa- ad Hilton Hotel'in Chicago., McKinley won prominence in the alion's agricultural circles',Jn" a, oiig court battle with USbA'ovor otato marketing agreements. He' tiargcd elections establishing the Vurkettng agreements were fraud- lent. In mnny farm circles, Mc- inlcy is credited with a moral ictory in the fight because TJSDA Uorncys admitted that McKin.- ey's cliargcs were "embarrass- ig." Tlic department eventually bolishcd the agreements by fail- ig to hold further elections on the round the agreements "no longer crved any purpose." Expanded Summerflelt;! said the committee will be expanded" Into all regions with organizational variations to North Town's 1052 corn crop may be heiulcd .for a record year and is considered at least equal at. this stage to the bumper crop. That was the general opinion Tuesday of farmers and agricultural leaders who see the slack taken up after last year's disappointing season. Most of the corn is in the roasting car stage and is now starling to dent. "It is as f a r along now as it was when we had our first frost, last year," one f a r m e r put it. That frost came Sept. 28. Elmer Krausc, Cerro Gordo County PMA c h a i r m a n , estimated ROBERT M. CARSON munications Commission until the end of 1053. All applications, he said, are the average yield tmiy hit 00 bush els an acre for Ihc county. "!l is even good on (he poorer fields," he added. This compares with the all-time high yield of GO.5 bushels an acre for the slate in ISM8 as figured by the stale I'MA office. The fowa average for the last seven years has been 47.3 bushels an acre according to PMA figures. Dick Franklin, Ccrro Gordo County extension director, csti mated yield at 50 bushels an acre and said that there would be "some general d a m a g e but no severe dam ago from corn borers." "This is a good year to observe the results of fertilizer application,' said F r a n k l i n . He added t h a t whci leaves l u r n yellow at the center am the yellow works out and lowart the tip, a lack of nitrogen is in (lien led. Leaves lhal turn yellow at UK edges first need phosphate w h i l e plants t h a t t u r n purple show a pnt ash deficiency, according Lo Frank lin. processed according to pre-established schedules based on area served and existing television service, with Mason City number 183 in line A, on which n u m b e r 24 has just been processed. "ft is our hope," said Carson, "that we can bring to Mason City the finest and best in television service. My associates and I are aware of the tremendous potentialities in television and we hope to bring to this area the best in net work and local programs." An early frost or high winds could reduce yields some but no Lo any great extent, most farmers believe. Several i n d i v i d u a l fields in Ccrro Gordo County are expected I yield near 100 bushels an acre Total corn acreage in the count* is up Ki per cent over 1951. While overshadowed by the ex cellcnt fields of corn, soybeans in the area n r c also well advanccc with an estimated !)0 per cen podded and filling well. Allhougl acreage is lower, a high yield pc acre is in prospect. Woods Named OPS Leader WASHINGTON \M--P r'c s 5 d bnl Truman Tuesday named Tighe E Woods, now the nation's rent controller, to be head of the Office of Price Stabilization. Woods will .succeed Ellis G. Ar mil in UK: price post on Sept. J Arnall's 'resignation, effective on t h a t date, has been in Truman'. 1 hands for some lime. Roger L. Put n a m , chief of the Economic Slabi liv.ation Agencies i m a d c the nouncement Woods' appoint mcnt after he Woods and Ar nail hdd " con ferret! with Mr WOODS Truman. Putnam said the three had.com lt the While House . together s t h a t Truman could bid farewell t lh« out-going price stabilizer and t greet the new head of OF'S. "We lose one wonderful chil ( A r n a l l ) but promote another on (Woods)," Putnam said. P u t n a m said he has not yet go around to recommending a sue cessor to Woods as rent controller The rent agency comes tinder Pu nam's direction. TO E C U A D O R WASHINGTON Oft--Sen. Bourk Flickcnlooper (R-Ia) is a membe of a Uniled Stales delegation o eight which is to leave here Tue day to attend the inauguration o Ecuador's new president, Docto Jose M a r i a Velasco Ibarra, Sept.: uit each particular scclion. Summcrfield .said the organizing orniriittcc' w i l l - w o r k in co-opera- ion with Robert K. Goodwin oC )es Moinc.s, recently appointed di- cctor of Ihc Republican farm divi- ion. Summcrfield said the new organ- zing committee is an oulgrowth of. he Republican Farm Councils, vhich have been in existence for omc time, and ot which McKinley s chairman. He continued: "The Republican Farm Councils vcre- organized in the various stales as a spontaneous expression )f farmer enthusiasm for a sound. Agricultural.program in opposition o the Fair Deal demand for the socialistic Brannan plan. Iowa Leader "The state of Iowa has been a eadcr in this movement, but it is now expanding rapidly all over the nation." He said that the new organizing program has the approval of the ranking Republicans on the Senata and House Agricultural Committees, Sen. George Aikcn of Vermont and Rep. Clifford R. Hope of Kansas. When Summcrfield two weeks ago named Goodwin to head the GOP farm division, the appointment brought quiet grumbling from many Iowa Republicans. During the GOP National Convention in Chicago, where Goodwin supported Taft until changing his vote on the f i n a l ballot, McKinley, Gov. William' S. Bcardsley anci 13 other Eisenhower delegates signed a statement saying, they disavowed a statement by Goodwin which "implies by direction or indirection that Eisenhower is a Wall Street candidate." In Iowa, McKinley's appointment was commented ; on favorably by Beardslcy and State GOP Chairman James S. Schramm when newsmen told them Tuesday of the development. Fine Appointment "This is a fine appointment," Beardsley said. "The Farm Council Organizing Committee, which McKinley will chairman, and its

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