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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 17, 1951, Mason City, Iowa                                North lowos Doily Newspaper Edited lor UM CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION ALL NORTH 10 WANS N E I C H I 0 H I NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES VOL LVH PTCM and United PTCH Pull Wkw Centi Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JULY 17 Thii Paper Cooiiiti of taCUMOlM 141 FBI Arrests Emmetsburg ExConvict Jail Man Shortly After His Release Burlintton and FBI agents jailed Daniel Thomas Hal stead 29 formerly of Emmetsburg Tuesday witSin less than an hour after he was released from For Madison penitentiary They also held two men and two women who met Halstead in Fort Madison loaded him into a sedan and drove to Burlington with police cars on their traiL Friend Wanted Authorities said one of the men in the car identified as Thomas Edward Young 33 Sioux City was wanted in Sioux City on bur glary charges Halstead and the others were held for investigation The other men and two women were identified as Youngs wife Margaret Rita 32 Eugene Lee 29 Burlington and Lees wife Margaret Alice 20 Officers were tightlipped on why they were waiting for Hal stead at the penitentiary but in dicated they a tip that Young would be there to meet him FBI agents said the U S mar shal at Sioux City held a warrant accusing Young of burglarizing postoffices at Milton S Dak and Munich S Dak Halstead climbed into a cab when he left the prison at 4 a m officers said But he was driven a few blocks to the waiting auto in Fort Madison they added Group Tailed FBI agents Fort Madison police Burlington police sheriffs depu ties and highway patrolmen fol Freight Rams Passenger Train 4 Die New Haven Ind ful railroadcranes worked Tues day to clear the mess of mangled iron left when a freight train rammed into the side of a passen ger train killing 4 persons andj injuring 13 others All 4 cars of the Wabash pas senger train were shoved off the track and overturned The train was bound from Toledo to Fort Wayne Ind The Nickel Plate freight loco motive struck the passenger brain at an intersection Witnesses said the coach which took the major impact was twisted into a dough nut Apparently almost all persons aboard the passenger train were only to a casualties since there were about 10 aboard according Wabash railroad official at Na poleon Ohio Fireman Boyd Stone 37 one of the first to arrive at the scene said it was just a big mess of mangled iron All we could see was smoke and steam All tracks were carried away by the impact Cause of the wreck was not im mediately determined at the intersection lowed both the cab and auto until the group was curbed at Burling ton 15 miles north of Fort Madi son Officers said that when they halted the car in a residential neighborhood here Young dis played a pistol but was quickly subdued Police said they found a sawedoff shotgun in the car O S Neal records clerk at the penitentiary said Halstead com pleted a 5year sentence for lar cenywith time off for good haviprHe entered the prison Sept 8 1948 Liquor Group Comptroller DCS Moines post of comptroller abolition of which was a democratic campaign issue last fall was reestablished Tues day by the Iowa state liquor con trol commission and Harry F Hess 53 was named to the job The action was unanimous Hess has been chief accountanl for the commission for several years and will combine the comp trollership with his other duties His pay was raised from to S360 a month Live Issue The job of comptroller has been a lively issue ever since Elmer E Drees was fired when the office was abolished last August Drees claimed Gov William S Beards ley ordered his discharge Arthur Coburn commission chairman the past year has as serted that Drees was removed only because the comptrollership was eliminated for economy rea sons At Tuesdays session Commis sioner Russell Swift DHarlan moved that the comptrollership be reestablished with Hess in charge and Coburn seconded the motion Harold E Wolfe RMason newly appointed commission member and present chairman joined in the unanimous approval Along with the projsotion of Hess the Mar tin J Blockhus as assistant ac countant Blockhus has been with the commission since 1948 and Wolfe said he will take over some of the duties previously carried out by Hess Keeps Figures Chairman Wolfe said Hess has been doing the work formerly done by the comptroller for sonic time Among oilier things Wolfe said Hess is keeping current in ventory control figures on liquor stocks on hand and is heading the commissions office staff Drees had claimed he was dis charged because he called atten tion to what lie described as dis crimination in liquor buying George Scott RWest Union who Meat Workers Will Seek Pay Guarantee Chicago C L 0 United Packinghouse Workers union announced Monday that il will seek a guaranteed minimum yearly salary as its chieJ demand in negotiations with lead ing packing firms Union President Ralph Helstein said the U P W Ais deter mined to secure for the packing house workers a steady income throughout the year and wipe oul forever the hardships of1 layoffs and unemployment that continual ly plague them The current contract is for two years expiring Aug 11 1952j bul the union announced in May that tv would Tcopen it for wages on AugTlI this year Helstein said the muni wage would be sought for common labor workers approxi mately onethird of the 150000 workers claimed by the union as members Higher minima would be sought from workers of great er skill In addition he said the union will seek to eliminate unjusti fied geographic wage differences and wage inequities between plants MOTOR OIL BREAD Mexico City bak eries were close Tuesday by the government for using motor Oil in baking bread All About The Weather Mason City Considerable cloudi ness Tuesday night with thun dershowers night near likely Tuesday 60 Clearing and cooler Wednesday high near 77 Iowa Mostly cloudy with showers or thunderstorms east and south portions Tuesday night Low 60 to 65 Wednesday becoming partly cloudy and cooler winds shifting to northwesterly 15 to 20 High temperatures Wednes day 75 to 80 Further outlook Cooler Wednesday night Rather Cool Thursday Wanner Friday followed by showers over week end GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Tuesday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 87 65 69 83 64 AP Wircphoto GARNER GIRL ARRIVES IN U S f arm youths visiting Germany under the exchange program of the office of U S high commissioner are greeted on their arrival in Frankfurt by Lt Col Robert A Norman assistant chief of the German Youth association On the steps of the train rear is Lois L Hueheinan 24 Garner Iowa Others from the left are John B Guertze Delmar N Y Helen Samendinger Newark Del Rosalie Mueller Chinook Mont U S Okays Spare Tires on New Cars Washington govern ment Tuesday authorized automo bile manufacturers to put spare tires back on new passenger cars immediately At thesame time it authorizec 679 sinall manufacturers of rubbe products to start using more nib ber The national production author ity tookboth steps because of con gressional complaint and because f increased production of syn detic rubber and further cuts in automobile production Last April the NPA banned the 5th tire on new passenger cars in order to save rubber This meant hat auto buyers had to buy their own spare tires and could choose either new tires from dealersat a ligher price or recapped tires ower prices The NPA order permits rubber product manufacturers requiring ess than 150000 pounds of rubber every 3 months touse up to tha amount Until Tuesday this exemption rom the rubber allocation system las applied only to manufacturers requiring less than 25000 pounds every 3 months The NPA said the new exernp ions mean another 1500 tons a month for use in civilian goods This brings the total amount o rubber going to civilian use to al most 100000 tons a month averj ugh level State Denies Credence to Kohl berg Report of CeaseFire Deal Washington state de jartment denounced as nonsense1 Tuesday speculation that Amer can and Russian diplomats in aris made a deal for a ceasefire n Korea preceding the opening o he Kaesong talks News reports from Baltimore d attributed such speculation to Alfred Kohlberg chairman of the American China Policy association Man Killed in Auto Crash Mixup in Identity Follows Adel Shocked relatives left the commission July l after shrouded highway he failed to receive rcappoint ment had voiced similar asser tions and had claimed the gover nor was trying to dictate commis sion affairs The governor answered that Scott was motivated by political jockeying in connection with his titles of Moore and Fletcher The assertions types of shoes the men were wear Four Passengers Die on Slick Highway Blir Springs Texas A crowded Greyhound bus skidded Into a parked gasoline truck on n winslick Monday ro others were injured Tuesday unraveled a mixup in identities in which the body of a man killed in a highway crash was sent to the wrong place One man was killed and two in ured in the collision Tuesday norning which involved two trucks and a car on a fog The dead man was identified as Clarence Owen Moore of Panora The injured reported critical in a DCS Moines hospital are Clarence Fletcher 44 of StuarU and How ard OBrien of Redfield The mixup occurred in the iden ng contributed to identification Members of the Moore family nformcd Moore was injured and n Broadlawns hospital in Des Moines came to the hospital only to find that it was not Moore The body of Moore erroneously identified ns Fletcher meanwhile had been taken to the Linn Fu highway near here ncral home at Stuart The under killing 4 passengers taker there after receiving a cnll from Moores family in Jtls Moines took the shoes of the dead man to the Fletcher family in Stuart for a check The Fletcher family said the shoes of the dead man which were of a perforated summer type did not belong to Fletcher They said he did not own such a shoe but wore shoes with builtin arch sup ports The body was then removed to the DeFord Funeral home at Red field A mixup of billfolds taken from the accident victims resulted in the trouble with the identities Sheriff Evan Burger said Burger and highway patrolmen said the 3 men all were in an eastbound sedan driven by OBrien when the crash occurred on high way No 6 two miles west of Adel They reported the accident ap parently occurred when a west sound Merchants company tractor trailer ravel sideswiped truck and OBriens car The an eastbound collided with tractortrailer and the car plunged down a slope Uonjiside the highway Neither truck driver was hurt Flood Strikes New Blows on Missouri Kansas City Mo lift The battered Kansas City area mobilized Tuesday for a herculean cleanup task as flood waters swirling eastward struck new blows at Missouri river towns Kecedingiflood waters area of 900000 left blockafter4lock of ruin And in Kansas a line of wrecked or partially damagec towns and cities stretched across the eastern and central Deny Missing British Know Atom Secrets Believe Diplomat Knew Bomb Number By LTLE C WILSON Washington state de partment sought Tuesday to knock down any ideas that a missing British diplomat knows how many atomic bombs the United States has or the process of making them The diplomat is Donald S Mac Lean 38 He and Guy F Burgess 40 disappeared Irorn their British foreign office jobs on May 26 in another notable British breach of security The state department concedes lowever that MacLean amassed a considerable amount of informa tion on thisgovernments atomic energy program He get this in formation in 1947 and 1948 when ae was secretary of the combined policy committee which decided itomic matters for the United Canada and Britain Article parts of the state The latest damage estimate for Kansas and Missouri is nations costliest flood Water still covered many sec tions but it was fast slipping back intoriver channels here and in Kansas But to the east of Kansas City small towns along the Missouri felt the full force of the turbulent river Lexington Wellington Nor borne and Hardin Mo were flooded Some dikes in central Missouri gave way Oklahoma Hit The runoff of Kansas flood wa ters also buffeted Oklahoma Miami in northeastern Oklahoma suffered its worst flood beating in history from the NepshoGrand river High water poured over 130 to 150 blocks of the town of 12000 Wife Margaret C f Wilson Join President on Flight Washington Truman flew west Tuesday for a quick aerial inspection ofv flood damagein Kansas Okla homa and his home state of Missouri He was accompanied by Truman and their daughter Margaret a n d by Charles E Wilson mobilization director Wilson went alons to view de fense plants hit by the nations costliest flood The party took off in Mr Tru mans personal plane the pendence day to the disastrous Kansas Missouri flood as an expensive answer to critics who call flood projects pork barrel legislation If congress a few years ago hadappropriated 5300000000 for flood control reservoirs in Kan sas he told a reporter would have been spared this flood loss of at least twice that amount Maj Gen Lewis A Pick chief of army engineers has estimated that the damage will be at least higher McClellan said similar poten tial flood danger exists in at least 100 other places over the country and he added A flood likethe Kansas City flood could happen at any of these at Kansas City it could be pre vented But he said too often when congress votes money for flood control someone raises a cry of pork barrel Definition of pork A fund of money from the federal treasury regarded as appropri ated morefor local patronage than to name needed improve What is happening at Kansas City McClellan said is an ab solute refutation of this false charge that these projects are of a pork barrel1 nature Senate Approves Million Relief forcing approximately 3500 per sons from their homes The flood has brought death to 7 persons tied up highway and rail transportation forced more han 70000 from their homes and severely damaged the industrial capacity of numerous towns and cities In Kansas City Kans and Kan sas City Mo 4 major industrial areas covering thousands of acres vere flooded Water during the leight of the flood stood more than 20 feet deep in some places Burning Out A 5day old fire that ravaged a 7block area and injured 14 iremen was left to burn itself out Tire Chief Harvey Baldwin called t the most destructive Kansas City fire in more than 30 years The fire destroyed or damaged 24 major firms Preliminary esti mates indicated damage would run veil over The flames were fed by oil and gasoline floating ir flood waters Says Flood Control No Pork Barrel By GORDON BROWN Washington Mc Clellan pointed Tucs Washington Tuesday passed emergency appropriation for to flood stricken areas of middlewest Negotiators Report Most Friendly Truce The state departments explana ion of MacLeans role in atomic affairs of the 3 nations was promptedMonday night by a copyright article in the magazine U S News World Report The magazine claimed MacLean knew how many atomic bombs the west had what were the uran ium resources and how many bombs could be inade with exist ing sources The department pointed out ttia MacLean assumed his job as sec retary of the policy committee here in February 1947 Since 1946 the departmen said there has been no exchange of information concerning fission able material production pro cesses weapons technology ant developments or stocEpiles of fis sionable materials and weapons However MacLean hadin formatioR on the 3 nations atomic patents for peacetime uses amounts of uranium the A Dornbs ingredient available to the 3 countries at that time anc what the committee considers should be classified or kept sec ret in connection with atomic development No Aid Now Some of the information avail able to him in 1947 and 1948 the department said was classifiec and would then have been usefu at that timeto the soviet atomic energy program and strategic planners Because of the changes in the rate and scale of the U S pro gram in the intervening years the nformation available to him then vould not now be of any appre ciable aid to the USSJL The fact remains that MacLean and Burgess did compile a greal deal of knowledge useful to the Soviet Union Between them they also had knowledge of codes of Atlantic treaty organization anticommunist plans Japanese peace treaty objectives and no elling what other information which they might have obtained outside their own areas of author ty The senate followed the lead of j the house in upping by SI 0000000 j the amount requested by President Truman The bill now goes to Mr Truman for his signature There was no opposition in the senate on final passage Earlier the senate had rejected by a standing vote an amendment by its appropriations committee to reduce the amount to Disappearance of MacLean and Surgess on May 26 has become a lot political issue in Great Britain Conservatives accuse the socialist The senate British government of negligence The assumption from the moment aid of their flight from London has the been that the two men fled behind ithe iron cur tarn Postal Group OKs Bill to Raise First Class Mail Rates Washington OP The senate post office committee Tuesday approved a postal rate rise bill which it estimates will yield slightly under in ad ditional revenue The measure would increase the rate on postal cards from 1 to 2 cents first class mail from 3 to 4 cents on the first ounce air mail letters from 6 to 8 cents an ounce and air postal cards from 4 tcv5 cents CeaseFire Represents Defeat Yank Reds Say Xew York American communist party says Korean cease fire negotiations represent a defeat for the United Nations forces The talks the party adds have not changed the policies of the imperialist forces that were out to conquer all of Korea and spread the war to China Communist views were out lined Monday in a statement from the partys national office SAME Black means tratfle death ii last hours By EARNEST HOBERECHT UN Advance Base Below Kaesong Korea IP United Nations and communist armistice drew still closer to agreement Tuesday in the 5th and friendliest of their meetings in An official UN report said some progress may be re ported nrthe discussions 1 The negotiators spent only 90 minutes in actual conver sation and it was indicated there was almost no conflict or as each side dis cussed items to be put on the agenda for the actual ceasefire talks Short and Sirnlfleant When a newsman commented on the shortness of meeting UN Negotiator Eear Adjn Arleigh 31Knot Burke replied Well dontforget it only takes 5 minutes to get married UN officials said meanwhile that a new allied team may be named for the actual writing of the ceasefire pact perhaps under the leadership of Lt GenJames A VanFleet 8th armycommand er because of the military prob lems which will have to vbe settled when the hard terms of the settle ment are drawn The 5man UN team met with the communists at 11 a m Tues Rollbacks in Final Showdown Washington ff The house Tuesday defeated a republican sponsored price control com promise which would continue the per cent beet price roll back but prohibit all farther rollbacks By BAKNET LIVINGSTONE Washington Administra tion forces in the house scenting partial victory stood fast Tues day in a determined defense of price rollbacks Immediately at stake was the 10 per cent rollback on beef prices which Price Stabilizer Michael DiSalle has termed the symbol of the whole attempt to stabilize prices Of more farreaching effect was the fate of the overall price roll sack principle and the prospects of bans on all future rollbacksaf fecting nonagricultural as wen as farm products As the house neared the show down stage on the rollback con troversy in the economic controls bilibefore it these possibilities emerged 1 The house with substantial republican backing for the admin istration position will vote to keep the price rollback on beef 2 At the same time it will pro hibit future rollbacks in seg ments of the economy Republican leaders favoring what they term reasonable con trols indicated they would willing to allow President Tru man to keep thebeef rollback But GOJ members together with southern democrats ap peared determined to write an outright prohibition against all future rollbacks Farm state leaders who have taken a no compromise stand on beef already in effect conced ed privately they may have to settle on these terms The rollback battle started late Monday Debate was expected to vote unlikely before Wednesday Falls Short The 8month extension of eco nomic controls senate sharply approved bj the curbs price roll icks It falls short in other ways oo of what the administration asked In the house the banking com mittee offered the administration atthe conference site itself Tues proposal anamendment to the jresent defense production act The amendment provides tha the secretary of agriculture shoulc determine prices of agricultural jroducts as of May 19 this year rollback should cut more than 10 per cent off that price the amendment says That would allow the 10 per cent beef rollback in effect bu would not permit further cuts al ready announced Rep Cooley DN chair man of the house agriculture com mittee immediately offered the arm groups substitute proposal It added up to no farm price ollbacks and rescinding of the beef rollback To this Rep Cox eader of the southern democrats a proposal to ban roll backs of all kinds Rep Jensen RIowa asked if the administration had not grant ed packing house workers a pay ncrease over the wage ceiling lasl anuary then put the rollback on attle producers to take the re ultant squeeze off the packers Why of course Cooley agreed House Republican Leader Mar in of Massachusetts charged the dministration with trying to put cross their socialistic plans inder the guise of economic con rols day 7 p m Monday They recessed for lunch 55 minutes la ter and held a 40minute session in the afternoon before ending the days talks The UN official report said that the communists elucidated and explained details of their agenda proposals duringthe afternoon y session The short period of the talks dicated that there was as much cordiality Tuesday as there had beerr Monday Correspondents who went to Kaesong withthe UN delegation said inost cqmmiiniit negotiators as ttiey posed willingly for photographers In Advance The UN report Tuesday said 3it appeared thatbpQiJthe English and Chinese translationsof com munist proposalsmade at the meeting by North Ko rean Gen Nam H appeared to tiave been preparedyniadvance v Earlier there some misunderstandings and subsequent delays becauseoftranslation dif ficulties and the care given by the to overcome this ob stacle was a new demonstration of their eagerness to help things along toward an agreement to end the The communists opened the first session Tuesday withNam U starting a discussion of the items of the agenda proposed previously ay the UN team Clarification of on all rollbacks including the one definitions and translations took considerable time the official report said The 90 minutes of talking iTues day ran the armistice negotiators otal conference time to 14 houn continue through Tuesday with a and 12 minutes in 5 meetings They talked 4 hours at the first meeting 5 hours at the second 1 lour 52 minutes at the 3rd and 1 hour and 50 minufesMonday No Time Ont Both delegations appeared in good spirits Nobody called for ime out for separate conferences as the reds did Monday No armed personnel were seen THIEF FOND OF KEYS Des Moines thief with a ondness for keys almost disrupted day Just two armed communists were seen in tlie ares and they were policemen one directing vir tually nonexistent traffic andthe other leading an oxcart along a Kaesong street When the meeting broke up SeniorUN Delegate Vice Adm C Turner Joy came out smiling as did all other UN negotiators The North Koreans smiled but the Chinese were expressionless UN Supreme Commander Gen Matthew B Ridgway was at the advance UN camp to greet the delegates when they returned and leard their confidential report on the exact amount of progress be ing made There is no indication how long t will take to draft the agenda the programon which the actual ceasefire talks will be based Planes Pound Communist Supply Lines Tokyo warplanes continued to pound communist supply routes in Korea Tuesday as ground action slowed to a virtual halt B29 Superforts dropped high explosive bombs on the rail yards at Sinmak only 33 air miles north west of Kaesong where ceasefire negotiations are being held Other B29s hit Opa between Pyongyang and Sinanju and milk deliveries for a Des MoinesJHungsu just north of Sinmak airy firm H F Samuell dairy ompany official reported to po ice someone stole the keys out of milk trucks while they were in he companys parkins lot More than 100 tons of bombs dropped in all The big bombers were following the 116 planes that flew Monday night in the   

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