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Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, December 23, 1948
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1; T? . e * v « annual Ch7i?tL rde held their sec- BUD sum broadcasts Basketball • MOHAWKS vs. IOWA SCHOOL FOR THE DiAF (Council Bluffs) Wednesday 8:15 P. M. Presented By S. & R. Chevrolet Co. Mid-West Roofing Co. over KGLO-FM 101.1 Megacycles Involved in Double Murder During Trip From Mason City BULLETIN Omaha, Neb., (U.R) — Charles Edward McCleliand, 19, pale and nervous, pleaded guilty Wednesday to the murder of a wealthy Virginia couple and was sentenced to 2 life terms In the Nebraska penitentiary. A North Iowa fair carnival worker involved in a double murder during an overnight round trip from Mason City to Omaha has decided to plead guilty to 2nd degree murder for his part in the slaying. He is Charles Edward McClelland, 19, who Tuesday at Omaha admitted his part in the murder of Mr. and Mrs. Robert May, 2nd, of Alexandria, Va., in August, •ly'i i. McClelland signed a statement last May 14 .admitting the slayings and subsequently was returned to Omaha, charged with first degree murder and ordered held for trial. His trial was scheduled to begin Jan. 19, but the attorneys announced Tuesday he will appear before District Judge James T. English Wednesday to enter his plea. In an interview in his jail cell Tuesday McClelland told a reporter an accomplice did the actual shooting, but admitted he had no proof of this other than "my word." He said he had not mentioned accomplice in his original statement because "I planned to take it myself." McClelland said he has furnished officials with the name and description of the alleged accomplice. Gives Account McClelland gave an Omaha reporter this account of the slayings which for months topped the list of unsolved crimes in the Omaha area. McClelland and his company were in Mason City, Aug. 27, 1947, put late in the day set out in the Tiend's car. They drove from Wason City to Sioux City, down to t,yons, Nebr., and angled down to :he West Dodge road west of Omaha. The large, late-model car of the Mays passed them. They noted :he out-of-state license, the low li- :ense number and decided the oc- mpants must be wealthy. "I was driving," McClelland re- ated. "We forced them to the side of the road, atop a hill just west where the bodies were found. We could see from both sides. Did Not Shoot "My pal jumped out. Before I was out I heard shooting by the :ime I got to the May car there was more shooting and Mrs. May had been killed. It was my gun, 41 caliber, but I didn't do the shooting." McClelland said the Mays were :hen robbed and the bodies carried to a clump of bushes. The Way automobile was driven into Omaha and abandoned. McClelland said he and his companion then drove across the Mis- !ouri river to Onawa, had break- :ast there, and drove on to Mason CHy. Theye were back on :he Mason City carnival grounds at noon. &«»Oo oOooOo oOo ooo oOo oOo oOo oOooOo oO C5ooOooO<x>Oo Oerber Blade* available in many combinations, mttracUvely packaged fat hardwood EUt case. Gcrbcr Legendary Blades are dining room equipment. Handsome, functional, SHARP! They fit the hand. They carve beautifully. Hand made of tool steel that costs 4 times as much as razor steel, their diamond edge is hard to dull and easy to sharpen, Shown above SR. Ron, the holding fork and Snickersnee the carver-server. Cased set $20. Q EBJ. 3 great carvers, "Excalibur," g "Balmung," "Joyeuse." Cased set S25. 0 M8. Individual steak knives in cased sets of 4, 8 and 12. Priced from S16. No Federal Tax ^fXX^SV&aG&nrX&vX&c^ Schultz Has Lost Faith in People Le Mars, (U.R)—Herman Schultz, who was robbed of $124,000 last spring after he began giving away a $1,000,000 fortune in land, said Wednesday he was "tempted not to give a nickel for Christmas this year." "I have lost my faith in human nature," he said. However, the 75-year-old bachelor admitted he was giving "a few little presents" and sending some Christmas cards to relatives. "But I'm not going to make any big donations for Christmas," he said. "I've learned that the more you give people, the more they expect." "Christmas isn't what it used to be," Schultz observed. "Time was when we couldn't wait for Christmas to come. But there isn't much Christmas spirit any more." Bad Weather Does Not Halt G/s' Airlift Seattle, (ff) — A Christmas air lift, which will carry 700 soldiers cast fox- the holidays in chartered planes, was underway Wednesday despite a power blackout and temporary bad weather. A power blackout at Seattle's Boeing field Tuesday night forced Carlson's Air Travel, which is handling the chartered craft, to check plane manifests by candlelight. Weather also held up the first flights for a time. More than 300 soldiers—most of them from Fort Lewis—were making the first flights east. The air travel firm said the movement of C-46s and C-47s will continue for the next 10 days. .Some of the planes will fly as far as Chicago. Others will go on to New York with stops at Omaha, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. The big holiday movement started from a remark made by Pvt. Gerald Roberts of Peoria, 111., to a fellow soldier. "I wonder," he said, "if 10 or 15 of the fellows around here would throw in with me to charter a plane to get us home for Christmas." His idea snowballed into the big Christmas air lift. Legislators Favor Increase in State Aid to Schools ROASTERS • ALL SIZES • ALUMINUM • ENAMEL All Have • Self Basting Lid • Inner Rack • Damper $3.25 and up 20 East State Phone 17 (OooQooOi A Woman's Problem: How to give every man on her list just exactly what he wants for Christmas. o § § § § * § Answer: An Abel & Son Inc. Gift Certificate Lets each man have the pleasure choosing just what he likes from Abel's famous selection. Mail us a list of names and addresses, and amounts.. .. we do the rest. Say Veterans Refused Help Legion Attacks Relief Group Des Moines, (/P)~The Polk county board of supervisors has received a complaint of "improper administration" against the county's soldiers' relief commission, but the board says it has no jurisdiction over commission affairs. The complaint was filed Tuesday by several members of a Des Moines Legion post, who asserted some war veterans and their families are being refused temporary relief to which they are entitled. James E. Walker, Baldwin-Patterson post service officer, said the board should know of the abuses and take them into consideration in making future appointments to the commission. H. F. Housh, present chairman of the commission, denied the commission is being operated improperly. "I am of the opinion that the records of the commission will show that these purported abuses do not exist and the commission velcomes any special hearing on uch charges," Housh said. Says Farmers Will Not Sell Ihoice Stock Ames, (U.R) — Price - consciou armers will send their plain cat- le to spring markets and hold ood and choice stock for summer nd fall, a husbandry expert said Wednesday. Rex Beresford, Iowa State col ?ge animal husbandman, said sur ey shows that seasonal trends in- icate plain cattle will get higher rices in the spring. Better grades bring the most money on later markets, he said. ™he market is crowded with the etter grades of grain-fed cattle n the spring, he added. Good to choice cattle will be carce' and bring a better price ater in the summer, he said. (Editor's Note: This is another n a series of stories on prospec- ,ive legislation during: the coning session of the general as - iembly.) By GERALD BOG AN Iowa Daily Press Writer Des Moines, (IDPA)—Iowa leg- slators are overwhelmingly in 'avor of increasing state aid to .chools, an Iowa Daily Press as- ;ociation survey shows. Of the 79 house members who •eturned questionnaires, 55, a louse majority, favored increas- ng appropriations to 25 per cent of all school costs, estimated at between ?20,000,000 and $25,000,000 annually, 12 opposed the plan, 3 were undecided and 9 gave no answers. Of the 26 senators who •eplied, 16 favored state aid up ;o 25 per cent, 3 said no, 4 were undecided and 3 gave no answer. State aid to schools now totals 113,000,000 annually, including all niscellaneous grants as well as the agricultural land tax credit which recently was declared constitutional by a supreme court ruling. The legislature 2 years ago ipped state aid grants appreciably, but school leaders contend that additional funds are needed. One of the areas is the land tax credit, which amounts to $2,500,000 a yeas but which is insufficient to pay all claims. Major Goal The Iowa State Education association has as one of its major goals for this session enactment of legislation which will boost the state aid to 25 per cent of all school costs. State aid grants now include $1,000,000 for supplemental air, $2,500,000, in agricultural land tax credits, $7,000000 in general aid, and $2,000,000 for transportation. Many of the legislators who said they did did not favor payment of 25 per cent of all costs favor increasing state aid, some 15 to 20 per cent of all costs, some between §15,000,000 and $20,000,000. Among the alternate suggestions offered were these: A gradual increase from the present amount to possibly 20 per cent. A necessary amount. A certain percentage after a certain millage has been reached, Current Income Others said they favored increased state aid "subject to the will of the legislature every 2 years," or "providing it is shown it will serve as a replacement tax," and "depending upon the method of distribution." One house member said "pay only to those schools which show they are trying to do a reasonable job of administration." "State aid must come first," said one legislator and it must be from a permanent source somehow." The ISEA has advocated making the state aid program permanent. One senator said he would not favor an increase until the bonus is paid and another proposed that the sales tax be revised to leave J in the county where it is collected. Another suggested that the money be spent on a "need basis." Prisoner in Jail Commits Burglaries Juneau, Wis., (U.R)—^Authorities sheepishly admitted Wednesday that 2 recent burglaries were committed by a prisoner in their own jail. They said Glen Norenberg, 34, was a Jekyll-and-Hyde who acted the model inmate during the day but then picked his cell lock and slipped out to prowl the city at night. Indeed, they all agreed, Norenberg might never have been found out if he weren't such a clumsy burglar. He made so much racket breaking into a gas station early Tuesday that he woke up the whole neighborhood. One disturbed sleeper called Sheriff Avery R. Cannitt and all sorts of officials rushed to the scene. Norenberg was hiding inside. Mr. Chameleon . . . (7 p.m.) If you think women are the weaker sex, you may change your mind when you hear "Mr. Chameleon's" latest adventure in the exciting mystery called "The Woman's Weapon Murder Case." * Yuletide Tale McGrath Forecasts Wagner Act Will Be Reinstated Doctor Given Time to Prepare Defense Osage—Dr. W. R. Owen waived formal arraignment before Judge T, A. Beardmore Tuesday and asked for time to answer 2 indictments brought by the grand jury against him on charges of attempted abortion. Owen -was given 30 days to prepare his defense. Attorneys for the defense are Will Salisbury and Carl Conway, of Osage, and Lee Elwood of Cresco. Representing the state in the action is County Attorney Joseph Sams of Osage. Dr. Owen is at liberty on $10,000 bonds. Washington, (&) — Democratic J Chairman J. Howard McGrath predicted Wednesday the new congress will pass a "single package" labor bill. He said it will provide for: 1. Outright repeal of the Taft- Hartley law. 2. Reinstatement of the Wagner act. 3. Revision of the Wagner measure, mainly along the lines President Truman outlined in his 1947 State of the'Union message. McGrath told a reporter that while he has not discussed the matter with Mr. Truman, there is no basis for reports that the administration may decide against asking complete elimination of the Taft-Hartley law. "Of course we are going to press for outright repeal," said the Rhode Island senator. "How can there be any doubt about that? The party platform calls for repeal and the president campaigned for it." McGrath said he looks for repeal, restoration of the Wagner act and revision of the latter measure to be handled simultaneously. The senator added that he is not ruling out Wagner act changes in addition to those Mr. Truman urged 2 years ago. VJMTOfl ftUU, J5« 3 f*r $1.09 STCMOfCOPC 92.00 PLASTIC UBRARY BOX Decker Bros. Sentencing of Charles Bouline Set for Dec. 30 The sentencing of Charles A. Bouline, Clear Lake, has been postponed until Dec. 31 on the request of defense attorney, M. L. Mason. Bouline was found guilty by a district court jury Dec. 10 of assault with intent to commit great bodily injury in connection with the death July 11 of Ole Hayseth, Clear Lake, after a fist fight in an alley there. Missions Carry On Pierre, S. Dak., (U.R)—Ninety- three Catholic churches and chapels stand on the 7 South Dakota Indian reservations as lonely sentinels of 108 years of missionary work among the Sioux. The churches serve 12,836 Catholics among an Indian population of about 27,000. Mr. TAXPAYER! Hear Mr. Arch McFarlane Dean of the Iowa Legislature discuss the 100 MILLION DOLLAR GRAB BAG KXEL Thursday, December 23, 7:1 5 P. M. To Know Iowa Be*t, Keep Tuned to KXEL 1540 On Your Dial Gets Greeting Cards From Ex-Prisoner Milwaukee, (U.R) — The c o m- mander of the U. S. army disciplinary barracks here read a Christmas greeting from an escaped prisoner Wednesday. It was the 2nd time that Vincent Gambino, 28, sent a note of Yuletide sentiment to Col. J. J. France. "Merry Christmas, Colonel," Gambino wrote. "I would like to give myself up and serve my time so I can be with my family, but I am leery about getting an extra sentence for escaping." This year, the card came from Los Angeles. Last Christmas, Gambino wrote from Miami: "I'm sorry I had to leave, sir. But I just could not have stood another winter there." Gambino escaped while working outside the barracks one day last year. lowo Farmers Plan 20 Per Cent Hike n Number of Sows DCS Moines, (U.R)—Iowa farmers are planning a 20 per cent increase n number of sows kept for farrowing next spring, the Iowa crop and livestock reporting service ;aid Tuesday. The service said the plans, if :arried out, "would probably result n a spring pig crop 2nd only to he record 15,000,000 head far•owed in 1943." On the Radio Beam WEDNESDAY NIGHT NETWORK HIGHLIGHTS ABC—0:30 Lone Ranf": 7:00 Original Amateur Hour; 8:00 Texaco Star Theater; 8:30 Groucho Marx Show; d:00 Phllco Radio Time; 9:30 Meredith WlUson. CBS—G:SO Bob C r o s h >•'« Club IS; 6:45 Edward R. Murrow With the News; 7:00 Mr. Chameleon; 7:30 Ur. Christian; 8:00 Your Son* and Mine; 3:30 Harvest of Stars; 9:00 Times a Wastln.' MBS—7:00 Can Yoo Top This? 7:30 Adventure; 8:00 Gabriel Ileatter 8:30 Family Theater; 9:00 Manhattan Playhouse. NBC—7:30 Blondlt; 7:30 The Great Gildersleeve; 8:00 Duffy's T a v e r n 8:SO District Attorney; 9:00 The Big Story; 9:30 Curtain Time. Good Listening On KSMN Clothes, Equipment For Armed Services to Be Standardized Washington, (U,R)—Defense sec- •etary James Forrestal announced Tuesday that a committee of top army, navy and air force officers .s standardizing clothing and personal equipment for the 3 services. More than 400 items of clothing and equipment on which the services spent almost S247,000,000 this year are involved. The items are on display in a quartermaster depot near Alexandria, Va. Tell Secret of How to Avoid Quarrels Washington, (U.R)—Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Morgan passed their 50th wedding anniversary Wednesday and boasted that they've never had a family quarrel. "Charles has always agreed with everything I said," explained Mrs. Morgan, "so why should we quarrel?" Dial 1010 Thursday A. M. 7:30 Musical TNT, Outlet Store 7:45 Musical TNT 8:00 News, "Chuck" Lennan Bakery 8:15 Musical TNT, Iowa Shoe Brnkeraf S:30 MusicM TNT, B. F. Goodrich 8:45 Musical TNT 9:0*) Musical TNT, Rides Dept. Store 9:15 Musical TNT, Clear Lake Bakery 9:30 Time for Three-Quarter Time 9:45 The Lenny Herman Quintet 10:00 News 10:05 The Algona Hoar 11:00 Kitchen K\vli Kluh. Ffaft Bakin 11:15 Music For the Mrs. 11:30 Party Line, Gamble Stores Thursday P. M. 12:00 Noonday Serenade 12:10 U. P. Commentary, Capitol Salei 12:15 Noonday News, Ertert and Thoma 12:30 Rural Roundup I2:4!> Rural Roundup, Harold Motors, Ino 1:00 Charles City Hour i:0ff Britt Hour 2:30 Iowa Falls On the Air 3:00 News 3:15 Pipes of Melody 3:30 U. S. Navy Band 4:00 Requestfully Yours 4:15 Letters to Santa, Raize* Dept. Ster 4:45 Sign Off KH M Scouts Whip It Up Park Ridge, III. (U.R) — Boy Scouts served 30,000 free pancakes to hungry townsmen attending an American Legion community festival. They stirred the batter in a full-sized concrete mixer and fried the flapjacks on a 4-feet-by 6-feet griddle. STOKCR mOTORSCRVIC€ ON yoim DIAL . . . (7:30 p.m.) "Listen, the Bells Are Ringing" is the title of he heartwarming and tender ifuletide tale on the "Dr. Chrisian" program, starring Jean Her- holt (above) as "Dr. Christian" d Nurse Judy Price. Special Christmas Music ... (8 p.m.) Regular Stara ['homas . L. Thomas, baritone, Mary Martha Briney, soprano, and Felix Knight, tenor, are joined by a distinguished musical guest n special Christmas music on 'Your Song and Mine." * Basketball ... . (8:15 p. m.—FM only) Bud Suter, assisted by Stan Torgerson, will give a play by play account of the basketball game between ;he Iowa School for the Deaf, Council Bluffs, Iowa, and the Mason City high school. t Melton Sings . . . (8:30) Cesar Franck's 'Panis Arigelicus" is sung by James Melton,' tenor star, as a highlight of'the special Christmas program on "Harvest of Stars." Fun & Song With Godfrey ... (2 & 4 p.m. - Mon, - Fri.) Godfrey, the man of the hour, brings listeners a rollicking, fun and song filled program 5 days of the week. Arthur is assisted by the "little Godfreys," vocalist Janette Davis and Bill • Lawrence, the Mariners, Archie Bleyer's orchestra and top performers from Godfrey's "Talent Scouts" program. Hint Hunt . . . (3 p.m. - Mon. - Fri.) Emcee Chuck Acree puts new zest into housework for housewives by turning arduous kitchen conditions into adventuresome and amusing situations on the audience particir pation program "Hint Hunt." Daily Schedule Far KGLO + KGLO-FM K*H ELECTRIC 308 So. Delawar* Phone 113f Wednesday P. M. 4:00 1490 Club •1:111 Superman 4:30 Captain Midnight 4:45 The Story Lady 5:00 Adventure Parade 5:in Santa Claai and the Story Lady 5:45 Tom Mix 6:00 Fulton Lewis, Jr., N»w» 6:15 Sports Hl-Lltes 6:30 Robert Hurleigh G-.45 Hospitality Time 7:00 Hillbilly Hit Parade 7:80 "Thoa Bethlehem" 7:55 Hy Gardner Says: 8:00 Basketball: Mohawki TI. In School for the Deaf 9:30 Can You Top This? 10:00 News 10:15 Basketball: Iowa vs. T. C. U. 11:00 Jack Fina's Orchestra 11:30 Johnny Neill's Orchestra 11:55 News 12:00 Sign Off Thursday A. M. 6:00 Farm Frolic TJm« 6:15 Jerry Smith f>;'.m Hew* and Markets 6:40 Farm Frolic Time 7:00 New* 7:15 Moments of Devotion 7:30 Reveille Rhythms 8:00 News 8:15 Tell Your Neighbor 8:.tti Poole's Paradise 8:55 Today in History 9:00 The Lady Next Door 9:15 Faith In Our Time !>:»0 Kitchen Klatter 9:45 Waltz Time 10:00 Passing Parade ll):l.t Fashions In Rhythm 10:30 Gahricl Hcatter's Mailbag 10:15 Lanny Ross Show 11:00 Kate Smith Speaks 11:15 Kate Smith Sings 11:30 Merry ChrUtmaa and Rappjr New Year 11:45 Lunchtime Serenade Thursday P. M. 12:00 News 12:15 Mid-Day Review 12:30 ftadio Farm Journal 1:00 Queen For a Day t:HO Listen Ladles 1:45 The Little Show 2:15 Grain Reporter 2W« New* : 2:30 Ballroom In the Sky 1:4.% University of Pacrt* Kiev Chorus 3:00 Vocal Visitor 3:11} The Happy Gang 3:45 Two-Ton Baker Wednesday P. M. 5:00 Bob Clausen Show 5:20 Let's Dance at the Snrr, Snrf Ballroom 5:30 Kerb Shrlucr Show, Miles Laboratories, CBS 5:45 Sports Camera, Mason City Glob*. Qaiette (Suter) 6:00 News, P. G. A E. <Kew) 6:15 Postmark Mason City, Mason City Chamber of Commerce 6:30 Club 15, Campbell 6»nps, CBS 6:15 News, Edward R. Mnrrow, Campbell Sonps, CBS 7:00 Mr. Chameleon, Bayer Aspirin, CBt 7:30 Dr. Christian, Cheiebronjh C» H ' CBS 8:00 Your Soar and Hint, Borden C** CBS 8:30 Harvest of Stan, International Harvester Co., CBS 9:00 Time's a Wastln', CBS 0:30 T. B. A. 10:00 News, Vance Music Co. (K«w> 1(1:15 Friendly Time, Grain Belt Beer 10:30 Great Moments in Music 11:00 News, CBS 11:05 Elliott Lawrence's Orchestra, CBS 11:30 Tommy Dorsey's Orchestra, CBS J2:W> Nevrs, CBS Thursday A.M. <:N New* 6:05 Moraing Rouser 6:30 Farm Reporter, SUI« Brta4 Cnans* cries. Inc. (Hilton) «:W News, MJd-C.ntinent r»tr»l»««« Corp. (Harrer) 7:00 Rhythm Roundup 7:15 On the Farm, Allis-Chalracra C«. 7:30 Keep Tim* With Damans 8:15 Holsnm Headlines, Holian Brt»* (Hoshal) 8:30 Yesterday's Mnsle, Coal Sorlnf Canning Co. 8:45 Today In Oi»fi> 0:00 Bible Broadcast, Radio Cbapcl n:15 Clear Lake On the Air 9:30 Coffee Time With Dong !t:4. r j Kitchen Club, Perfex 10:00 News Digest, Jacob £. Decker and Sons (Harrer) I«:I5 "Tater" Quiz, Htland Petal* Chips 10:30 Grand Slam. Wonder Bread, CBS 10:45 Chrl»lm»» Shippers' Hnlde 31:00 Wendy Warren, General Foods, CB« 11:15 Betsy Rou Serenade, Pfaff Baklar Company 11:30 Home Town News, Nash Coffee C«. (Uoshal) 11M Harvest Book-Up Tim*, International Harvester Co. Thursday P. M. 12:00 Today's Market 12:05 The Man On tk* Street, PrlVekard Motor C*. ' Tke Old Timirs, Oseo Drat 12:30 New*, Wormheadt Home IstiBlatloB Co. (Hilton) 12:*5 Farm and Home Topic Time, •(. Pa*I Livestock Market 1:M The S«e«nd Mr*. Bart**, O«B«nU Fo*4s. CBS 1:15 Th-) Friendly Philosopher 1:M ThU I* N»ra Drake, T*« T*tU CBS 1:W My»t«7 Mel»dy Gaat* 2:<M Art»»r G*dfr«y Ttau, Clfartta, CBS f:W G. X. H««so Party. O**«raJ tUo*tii« C»., CB8 2:A5 News, H»ls«aa Bread »:«• Hint H«at, AraMnr * C»., CB« 3:25 Spotlight On • Star :<:M Y«ir Laeky Strike, Lucky Strlk* ClrareU, CM 4-.3« Arthar Oedfrej- Ttmt, Olmw Warn. CBS 4:15 Artktir Godfrey Time, NabU«», CM 4-.W Him«p •••••, Mfl«* L*tort4«ri««. CBB 4:45 R«nt Review >» ~ fXVtM*.»v— ••— • - -,. . »rfWSs*S»re«ss^Xffrr •'

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