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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 19, 1951, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited lot N CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TMI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LVH AwocUted Prcw and United Pren Full Ctnto a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 19 1951 This Paper Consists oITwo AP Wirephoto AIRSHOW VICTIMS victims of a stunt plane crash that killed 20 at Flagler Colo Saturday were buried in a joint Catholic service in Stratton Colo Tues day The caskets shown are those of Mrs Charles Keller her children Zerielda and John Keller and a niece Caroline Selenke Mourners are assembled for the graveside rites conducted by Father Edward Dinan Services wereheld Tuesday for 14 of the victims Pentagon Interest McMahon Atomic Bomb Proposal By ELTON C FAY Washington the US make atomic bombsin abundance anddfor only apiece instead of the pres ent multimillion dollar cost Senator Brien McMahon DConn top man in congress on atomic affairs says yes Atomic bottlenecks in materials production equipment and design have been broken arid the nation can now turn the weapons out in mass duction at aVcostless than that for a tanki says the senator The current price tag on a medi um tank is In a senate speech Tuesday McMahon said be wanted to re port that There is virtually no limit and no limiting factor upon the num ber of Abombs which the United States can manufacture given time and a decision to proceed milout The time he put at 3 years Fewer Soldiers If said McMahon the U S will provide of atomic arms there will be fewer foot soldiers needed fewer old style artillery piecesvand more guided missiles with atomic war heads fewer flamethrowers and more radiological warfare planes and submarines and aircraft car riers given unlimited range by atomic engines snips firing guided missileswith atomic ex plosives and torpedoes which un cannily hunt down enemy ships What all this to was a proposal that the American mili tary break with tradition relegate present weapons to secondary roles and rely on the new atomic fury for waging war The Pentagon displayed instant interest Within an hour after Mc Mahon spoke the Pentagon had copies of the text Under close scrutiny Did it mean the army or the or the air force or all ol them would be smaller Mc Mahon put strong emphasis on cutting national defense cost Change of Tactics How much revamping of tactics and strategy would be required for a military organization using atomic weapons as primary arma ment The air force now has bomber units trained and equipped for using atomic bombs The army is putting a combatunit into actual atomic explosion tests in Nevada The navy has carrier and air crews trained for bomb use But all of this except perhaps in the case of the air force has been directed toward useof atomic weapons only as a specialized work not as the standard major armament What McMahon proposes is a revolution in military firepower But no one expects nor does McMahon suggest that the tran sition will be abrupt or that all present weapons disappear from American armament The last great revolution in firepower was the invention of gunpowder But hundreds of years later the spear made obsolete by the bullet still exists in the form of the bayonet 3Year Project McMahon estimates it will take 3 years to get into mass produc tion of atomic bombs It will take at least that long or much longer to produce some of the other wea pons he mentions What about making atomic bombs in limitless quantity Per haps one vitnlly important mater ial will be the thorium mentioned by Rep Durham DN Car vice chairman of the senatehouse atomic committee Thorium in it self isnt fissionable and wont provide chain reaction but it can be worked with uranium 235 to produce U233 an ingredient for combs Some thorium comes from sands hi a few American states Brazil has some India has substantia resources A new a er designed to make it possible to convert thorium anc U238 into fissionable materials at an efficient rate U238 makes up more than 99 per cent of the worlds uranium but it is not fis ionable in its natural state McMahon who pitched his speech to the idea that such atomic might in the hands of the U S would deter Russia from launch ing war said I am horrified at the final im plications of theatomic arms race I shudder to think of the little packages of pentup disaster tha we call atomic bombs being multi plied and massproduced on a staggering scale His statement was kindred to a question which has been troub ling military men since thestra tegic bombings of World war II Is it better to destroy to ob literate an enemy nation or to defeat the armed forces of the enemy or occupy the country If the U S forges the massive atomic instrument proposed by McMahon it probably will be in position to do either Ritz Club Raided by Sheriff A prelim in a r y information charging a Clear Lake night club operator with illegal possession of liquor was filed Tuesday after noon in Mason City police court sheriffs office raided the Rite dub on the south shore of Clear Lake Saturday night and arrested Dean Gilles the clubs operator Gilles was scheduled to appear Wednesday afternoon in police court for a preliminary hearing on the charge Sheriff Cal Dwan said 19 bottles of liquor were seized in the raid made shortly after 9 p m FARIBAULT PUBLISHER DIES Faribault Minn native of Brooklyn Iowa Mrs Howard Bratton 73 cofounder and pub Usher of the Faribault Dairy News died Tuesday after a years illness She and her late husband a for mer Ohio newspaperman found ed the paper in 1914 Big Packers Refuse Bid onArmyMeat Reason Given Price Controls Chicago army quar ermaster market center at Chi cago reported Wednesday several najor packers say they can nol sid on an army Bequest for13 000000 pounds of boneless bee needed to feed troops throughout he nation An army spokesman said it is understood price con trols are the reason A telegraphic notice was sent o all the nations meat packers by the Chicago center Monday The bids will be opened at noon Wed nesday at market centers in al parts of the country and the suits announced by the office o quartermaster general ington A Chicago area marketing of ficer said most of the large pack ers told him by telephone they could not supply thebeef at this time There has been no troubli filling army requirements sine World war two he said He said beef supplies in thi Chicago marketing area are lower than the army likes to see them The area takes in troops stationec in Hinois Iowa Nebraska Min nesota Wisconsin North Dakota SouthDakbta Indiana Ohio Ken tucky Tennessee Missouri Arkan sas Kansas and Michigan He said no camp has complain ed so far it does not have enough beef The George A Hormel company n Austin Minnv reported it catit id because it is unable to get cattle and still comply with price regulations Hormel equipped to slaughter 80 head an hour re ceived 35 head all day Monday Swift and company told the quartermaster it would not bid on he beef order at this time It said that live cattle of armed force quality were selling at 6 to 8 per ent above current ceiling prices t added that it could not buy the attle and sell the dressed beef vithout taking prohibitive osses In Chicago packing quarters it Allies Agree to Send Truce Team After New Violation Gross Balks at Testimony Against Cops Says Children Wife in Danger New York County Judge Samuel S Leibowitz Wednesday dismissed the indict ment against 18 policemen ac cused of taking bribes after Gambler Harry Gross defiantly refused to jive testimony By ROBERT FARRINGTON New York Harry Gross angry and defiant de clared in court Wednesday he wil not testify in the graft trial of 18 policemen now or be cause he didnt want to endanger tiis family Im thinking of my wife anc children he insisted Threats by Kings County Judge Samuel S Leibowitz to send him o jail for a thousand years fail ed to change his stubborn stand Breaks Trial The gamblers refusal to talk could break up the sensational rialin which policemen are ac cused of having been paid off al the rate of a year to protect Gross huge bookmaMng syndicate We have no weapon in our iands to compel him to testify District Attorney MUes McDonald said I dont know if we can sal vage anything from this case see very little hope scoffed at Gross wor ry about Ms family and said we have evidence that a substantia sum of money has been paid io thegambler to seal his lips The payoff McDonald said ap parently was when eluded his police guards anc dropped from sight for a day last week He was found at a New Jersey racetrack No Response Over and over again questions were shot at the exboss of a 000000 bookmaking business with out any response Each time the judge repeated You aredirected to answer the questionYour silence is taken as refusal The courtfinds you guilty of contempt of court Nineteen contempt findings were piled up in a few hours Each one could bring Gross 30 days in jail and a S250 fine He previously has pleaded guilty to ambling charges with a maxi mum penalty of 65 years vas reported that if no bids for he beef were received from IT S Inns the government would buy t abroad WILL JOIN FLEET Honolulu navy de lartment lattleship says Iowa the 58000ton largest battle wagon afloat will join the en arged Pacific fleet in November SAME meant no tnfdle tcith IB nut 24 Mish Will Hold New Election London will hold a general election Oct 25 Prime Minister Attlee announced Wed nesday night Attlee will be risking his labor regime at the polls at a time when Winston Churchills conservatives have apparently been gaining ground with the British public Many political observers have been predicting Churchills party would return to power Attlee madethe announcement in a nationwide broadcast The prime minister said parliament would be dissolved Oct 5 and the election would follow Oct 25 With the worst winter since 1947 in prospect for Britain the Attlee decision appeared to be a diffi cult one particularly in view of recentpublic opinion polls show ing the conservatives gaining in popularity But some labor party leaders believe living costs and conditions generally wiE be easier this fall than nextspring South Korean Enter NeutralZone By DON HUTH Tokyo The United Nations command Wednesday night agreed to a communist request to send a liaison team Thursday to the Kaesong neutral zone site of the suspended Lorean Var armistice talks Thereds made the request shortly after the UN com mand announced that 4 unarmed South Korean soldiers Tuesday mistakenly entered the neutralzone The red request for a meeting raised speculation that communists may want to m discuss resumption of the Iran Puts Off Trade Talks With Russia Metes Death for Soviet Spy AP Wliephoto AFTERMATH QF DIVORCE father clutches his sons hand and tearfully says goodbye outside a Los An geles courtroom Tuesday after the judge ruled against him in a custody hearing The mother Mrs Alice Wallace Cunningham 27 a New York model will take the boy home with her The boy Billy Cunningham 9 had been living in Los Angeles with the divorced father William Cunningham 37 duringthe summer vacation Cunningham asked the court to change a previous cus tody ruling and permit the boy to remain with him Billy told the judge he loved both parents Boyle Plugged for RFC Loans Willett All About Washington JP Former RFC Director William E Willett swore Wednesday that William M Boyle Jr contacted him 3 times about loan matters after becoming demo cratic national chairman Willett who leftthe EFC last May in a reorganization testified beforesenators Investigating charges that Boyle brought politi cal influence to bear on operations of the government loan agency Denied Influence rMH MUUUL The Weather Alason City Partly cloudy this aft ernoon with high 80 Mostly cloudy Wednesday night and Thursday with brief showers late Wednesday night ending early Thursday morning Cooler Thursday Low Wednesday night 56 to 58 High Thursday 75 Iowa Partly cloudy with a few light showerswest and central ranging meetings for various per portions Wednesday night sons One of these said was on May 29 1950 to arrange a meet ing between Willett and tvvo en gineers for Thompson and Staret Co which sought an assignment to survey properties of the Lust rqn Corp of Columbus Ohio a big RFC borrower By JOSEPH MAZANDI Tehran Iran con lemned a soviet spy to death Wednesday and declared a 3day postponement in the schedulec ppening of trade talks with Rus The move came amid other swift developments cropping pu of Irans bitter oil dispute with Britain They included 1Finance Minister Mohamed All Varasteh resigned and a cabr met reshuffle was anticipatec shortly 2 Iran asked 4 British com munications experts to return to iieir jobs because no Iranians could do the work Appeal to Shah 3 Opposition newspapers the shah to use his prerogatives to halt Prmeier Mohammed Mos sadeghs drastic oil policies 4 Retiring U S Ambassado Henry F Grady left for home b plane with a ringing1 demmciatio of Mossadegh as a man who can not see beyond his nose 5 Presidential Trouhleshooter Averell Harriman offered to ake another crack at inediatin the explosive AngloIranian oi dispute but not on Irans latest enns Grady told associates It is a government of chaos t is not a strong but rather a tubborn government This gov ernment is getting Iran nowhere Only a few Iranian officials ap peared at the airport for departure Sought Russian Trade Iran had sought a conference Wednesday with Russian officials Boyle has denied using any suchlto arrange a barter deal for vital cut off by Britain last Willett told a senate investigaiweek Sons subcommittee he received The postponement was an telephone calls from Boyle ar Thursday cloudy and turning cooler with a few light showers east portion Low Wednesday night 54 to 58 High Thursday in 70s Winds shifting to north west 20 RLPH Thursday Fur ther outlook Fair partly clqjidy and cool with below nor mal temperatures Friday and Saturday Minnesota Cloudy with local light showers Wednesday night Not quite so cool northeast Wednes davnight Thursday cloudy and rather windy and turning cool er local showers east portion Low Wednesday night near45 northwest 55 southeast High Thursday around 55 northwest to 65 southeast i He said the firm did not get the job He described another call Nov 29 194P arranging an interview for an official of the Wren Man ufacturing Co and a 3rd one Sept 11 1950 for Sam Marks counse for the Copper City Mining Co Wren and the mining company al readv had received their loans Willett said Demands Check He was not asked immediately London Demands Truth About Kings Illness London fP Several London newspapers demanded Wednesday that King George VIs subjects be told more about his illness A wave of concern swept the nation on the heels of a medical bulletin from the kings doctors reporting cryptically that struc tural changes have occurred in one of his lungs The king had no public en gagements Wednesday bat was re orted to be up and around at Buckingham palace Outside a crowd milled throughout the day Lord Beavcrbrooks Evcnins Standard declared In an edi torial that more specific in formation should be released as soon as possible about what is wrong with the king1 Rumor feeds on imorance said the Standard The British people all over the world should be told the facts The Evening Star said it isto be hoped that the doctors will continue to keep us informed as fully as possible on his progress The Evening News suggested that the kings 35 years of re lentless and selfless devotion to duty may have led to a condi tion in which mental and spiritual causes have visible bodily ef fects Starting at dawn London news stands did a landoffice business as commuters snatched papers carrying headlines like Serious News and Kings Lung Is Af fected Doctors for the tired king dis closed Tuesday night that struc tural changes have developed in one of his lungs indicating a seri ous ailment A medical bulletin Tuesday night gave no explana tion of the condition Nine doctors signed the bulle tin including a tuberculosis spe cialist A London lung one of the 9 examining the king said structural changes can mean any of several lung diseases He said the wording of the bulle tin suggests the doctors are not sure what is the whole trouble Queen Elizabeth Princess Elizabeth and her husband the Duke of Edinburgh returned by plane Tuesday night from a va cation in Scotland The princess and the duke had scheduled their return some time but the queen had intended staying GlobeGazette weather data up for further details but Senator Nixon a subcommittee member demanded a check on whether either Boyleor Max Sis kind Boyles former law partner represent any of those firms now The senate investigation already has churned up a political fight Republican members of the in vestigating subcommittee charged that Senator McFarland D democratic floor leader was trying to hamstring their work to 8 a in Wednesday Maximum 80 Minimum 49 At 8 a m 60 YEAR AGO Maximum 88 Minimum 56 on at Balmoral castle for sev eral weeks The king himself went about his peoples business last night He had a 75minute session with Prime Minister Clement Attlee in Buckingham palace Some believe the talk set the stage for a gen eral election in October or No vember There is plenty of speculation on the significance of Attlees call on the monarch The Daily Mirror predicted a general election for Oct 25 and claimed Attlee told the king his intention at the pal ace meeting The ruling labor party holds a 6vote majority in the house of commons The election would de cide whether the people want the labor party to go ahead with its socialist program or put the con servatives in power BULLETIN HIGHER POSTAL RATES Washington The house Wednesday approved a 30 per cent boost in secondclass mail rates after beatinga proposal to raise them 60 per cent The house also voted tentatively to double the cost of the penny postcard The house is consid ering a bilfto boost postal rates generally a year KILLED BY FREIGHT TRAIN Estherville Solheim 89 was struck and killed by a freight train at a Graettinger grade crossing Monday while he was returning to his home from the Graettinger business district nounced as the military court of appeals upheld a death sentence originallypassed two months ago on Abdullah Urbek a soviet citi zen He was arrested last March near Gorgani on Irans northeast ern border with Russia Uzbek was carrying a pneuma tictire at the time of his arrest Evidence showed a radio transmit ter was concealed inside the tire New Hampton Declares War on Blackbirds New Hampton Starling and blackbirds are always a trouble some problem but the New Hamp ton Chamber of Commerce is go ing to do something about it Ken Jones secretary of the chamber polled the professional and service members in the cham ber asked them the most press ing civic problem in New Hamp ton They came back with the re ply public health They men tioned the blackbirds and star lings that roost in the trees in the Chicfcasaw county courthouse yard The birds are so numerous that it is not considered practical to walk on the sidewalk around the public square after 4 p m Jones with the help of Dr W E Tunnell president of the group decided upon a shoot Fif y hunters with shotguns have seen asked to appear Thursday at 8 p m to blast the birds out f existence The city has granted he chamber permission to allow shooting in the city limits and he state conservation commission las given its approval CELEBRATE FIELD MASS LaCross Wis eo Binz of Dubuque was the elebrant of the field mass at the dedication of the Holy Tross seminary for priest built by the LaCross Roman Catholic diocese About 12000 persons in iluding 5000 women who sang he mass were in attendance Tuesday tailed talks or they may want to odge another charge of allied vi olation of the neutral zone The reds broke off the talks Aug 23 after charging that an allied plane tried to murder ommunist armistice negotiators with strafing fire in the zone the night before The reds asked for a meeting with alliedliaison officers at Pah munjora communist outpost near he edge of the neutral zone at a m p m Wed nesday 3 Writeri Alone Brig Gen Frank Allen chief if information general headquar ers said the UNliaison officers accompanied by 3 correspondents would meet with the reds Gen Matthew B Ridgwayj su areme allied commander has offered to send liaison officers to the outpost to discuss resumption of armistice talks any time the reds wished But he also has in sisted that the reds are the ones o say if and when want the talks taken up again Some observers pointed outthat 3 al m was too early in the day if the reds wanted to talk about resuming the talks They said theearly cated more probably that er red charge war coming up and that they wanted thetTNSliai officers to soon Others argued however that ie xeds mighthave set the early hour to get the talks underway tha same day if that is what they want Tone of the exchanged between thereds arid allies re cently has been more moderate than at any time since the talkt were suspended HnallrJFreed The SouthKoreans who wan ered into the neutral zoneby mistake Tuesday were held by tha omrminists 20hours then freed command release said a The reds had charged that ncident was a violation of the Kaesong neutral zone The U N command took a er view It said the 4 members of infiepidemic tmife were armed nth nothing more dangerous than DT The command said the South oreans were not mistreated dur ing their overnightstay in Kae ong nor were their items of equip ment confiscated or damaged Their truck also was released by lereds t Investigation of the red com laint the command lace without incident and in an tmosphere almost completely evoid of tension Yank Jets Down MIG7 Damage 5 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Swift allied jets shot down one Russiantype MIG15 jet and damaged 5 in 3 swirling air battles over northwest Korea Wednesday At least 112 jets engaged fn fights flashing from 30000 feet down to tree top level These were the firstjet fights in 5 days Murky weather had curtailed jet activity On the ground fighting raged in the eastern sector north of Yanggu Communist troops Wednesday iorced allied defenders off a manding height in the heart break ridge sector The allied forces had won the hill after hard fighting Tuesday later had hurled charges midnight and back two red Other allied warriors stubborn ly defended a second peak north east of Yanggu for the second straight day against an estimated communist 3000 troops KILLED IN FLIGHT Pensacola Fla Comdr Eugene P OBrien 38 a navy flight instructor whose father William OBrien lives at Iowa City Iowa and a passenger were killed Tuesday in the crash ol a trainer plane at Corry miles west of here
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