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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 15, 1951, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited for to MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LVHI AnocUted Prew UnlUd fitu Full Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY OCTOBER 15 1951 Piper ol Two One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor Your Right to theTruin NEWSPAPER editors of Amer ica and radio news peopl 3 current worries eac related to the other 2 in a real sense 1 Theylre distressed by a re cent order from the white hous which under the sweet name o national security could depriv the people of our country from knowing the truth about their government 2 Theyre distressed by the im prisonment of an American cor respondent in Czechoslovakia fo having faithfully performed his duties as a reporter for the Asso dated Press 3 Theyre distressed by the fact that of the Russian news agency Tass enjoy full re portonal privileges in Washington in the face of gags on American reporters behind the iron curtain Attended AP Conference All of this was impressed on me recently when I sat in on the annual conference of Associatec Press managing editors in San Francisco and heard these subjects considered angle from every possible Usually the greater part of our conference program is given over to the business of trying to strengthen and improve this great est of news gathering agencies to the end that our individual papers might be made better This year these matters which seemed to pose a threat to the very existence of a free press in Amer ica were given top billing on our program The niceties of journal ism were relegated to a secondary position The Bill Oatis case seemed to contain a previevv of what COULD h appen to honest able newspaper reporters in our own land if news papers stood supinely by and tol erated any compromise with the principle and the ideal of a free free press founded on the right of a people to KNOW THE TRUTH Confident of Oatis Release Top officials of the Associated Press including Kent Cooper the APs beloved generalissimo for many years and successor Frank present to report his Iowaborn Starzel were on what has been done and what is being done to get Bill Oatis out Of jaiL I have confidence that Oatis will freed said Manager Starzel I doubt that it will hap pen next week or next month be cause of the complex and intri cate process of dealings between nations Despite many obstacles and the sometimes seemingly hopeless as pects of the situation he added I take great confidence from knowing that Oatis did nothing deserving imprisonment and that equity and justice cannot ever be buried in any country State Department Helping The former lowan spoke of a complete cooperation from the department of state in trying to effect Oatis release His reference here of course was to the use of economic sanctions to make the communists see not only the error but the folly of their course William Oatis has become a symbol in the American newspa per mens fight to learn and re port the truth throughout the world Its not forgotten that two previous AP correspondents had been chased out of Prague the Czechoslovak capital city With the Oatis arrest trumpedr up trial and imprisonment the AP and American newspapers have become dependent on Czech na tionals for their news coverage from the Iron Curtain and those nationals are subject to severe reprisal for transmitting any news likely to prove objec tionable to their governments Its Happened Ekewhere Too Theres been a like strangula tion of news freedom in Argentina highlighted by the suppression ol La Prensa India in spite of Nehrus tall talk about democracy andfreedom has instituted a sys tem of controls that amount to absolute censorship With all of this as a back ground it was almost inevitable that the impulsive demand of the American press would be to give the bums rush to Tass represent atives in Washington There was such a demand and from high au thority in the editorial field Then came the second and the sober thought on this sub ject One thing immediately ap parent was that to deprive Tnss representatives from access to the news would be to ape the very thing about communism or any other form of totalitarianism that we so much resent and despise Theyre Agents Not Reporters I wouldnt want to leave the Vice Raid Nets 17 Arrested 7 Women Hide j n Secret Closet single vice raid ever staged in Des Moines law enforcement of ficers swooped down on the Car gill hotel here early Sunday and arrested 17 persons Seventy state agents county of ficers and city policemen joined in the raid which lasted for 6 hour and unsovered 7 women hiding behind a secret panel in a 3rd floo closet Polk County Attorney Clyde E Herring declared the raid was planned to uncover every kind jf evidence involving alleged pros titution in the 3story hoteL 6 Guns The officers seized in cash which was found in the room of Mrs Lavonne Gillespie the lotel owner They also seized uns including a tear gas gun iound in Mrs Gillespies room and 18 cases of whisky discoverec in theroom of a fireman at the hotel Mrs Gillespie pleaded innocen when arraigned Sunday on a charge of keeping a house of il ame She was released on bond Eight other women 7 of whom were found hiding behind a false artition at the back of a closel h one of the rooms also were arrested and charged with resort ng to or frequenting a house o 11 fame They were released on S500 bond each after they pleaded innocent Herring said the 7 women hid after they were alerted by a buz zer system The room was about 2 feet wide and 8 feet long Herring said The 7 were stacked women up like all nude cordwood when we finally broke the secret panel out Fjght men arrested in the hotel also pleaded innocent to charges f resorting to a house of ill fame Their jjpnd was set at each County Attorney Herring said 1 f the women arrested evaded of icers for nearly 6 hours by hid ing behind the false panel in a closet They were arrested at a i by a cleanup crew of police men and other officers who had een left behind with orders to ocate the missing women Herring said that besides the 37000 found in Mrs Gillespies xwm the officers found nearlv 3000 in various other rooms in the hotel All in 20s gave no explana of why Mrs Gillespie had so Mch in ridden in her rooms The raid ordered and planned y Herring was explained to the fficers at a secret conference at 30 p m Saturday at a local high chool The raid started at m when two officers in plain clothes walked into the hoteL Uniformed officers followed lortly after Herring said Mrs lillespie managed to slip past of icers and ring an alarm buzzer ehind the hotel desk Herring said the raid was rompted by many complaints hat the Cargill was a house of ill ExNorth Iowa Woman Walks In Front of Passenger Train Dies Olivia Minn Runice Ic Cartey 33 year old divorcee ho came to Olivia from Graet ngerMowa in May was killed arly Monday when she was Photo by Sheriffs Office THREE HURT IN DeLoriese Wood 23 Des Moines and her son Terry 3 both were in good condition in a Mason City hospital Monday following this crash on highway 65 about 5 miles north of Mason City Saturday evening The car at right was driven by Arthur Rodemeyer route 1 Hampton who was released after treatment for cuts and bruises After colliding the cars became wedged in the bridge blocking the highway for hours Mrs Wood suffered possible internal injuries and her son received head lacerations Highway patrolmen who investigated said that Rodemeyer lost control of his car when it hit the soft shoulder Soys Justice Delayed Probe of Finnegan St Louis ff The PostDis patch reported Monday the depart nent of justice tried on at least wb occasions to interfere with a ederal grand jury investigation hat resulted in the indictment of James P Finnegan former col ector of internal revenue here In a copyrighted story the newspaper said the justice depart ment authorized a full inquiry only after U S District Judge George i Moore gave Attorney General Howard McGrath an ultimatum The 73yearold judge told Mc 3rath he would order the grand ury to go ahead with the inves igation regardless of the attitude f the justice department unless he department approved a full inquiry within 48 hours the paper said McGrath then pledged coopera ion of the department and sent assistants to St Louis in the in estigation the PostDispatch said Finnegan was indicted Thursday on 5 counts charging him with ac cepting bribes and other miscon duct in office The PostDispatch said two as istant attorneys general insisted grand jury investigation was not necessary and that the tax cases should be handled by the justice department through regular chan nels HST Renews Peace Offer to Russia By ERNEST B VACCARO WinstonSalem N Car ff Truman called upon Jussia Monday to lay a s i d e phony peace propaganda and oin other nations in a disarma ment program necessary to a Egypt Rejects Bid to Join Defense Bloc Britain Repeats Intent to Resist By EDWARD POLLAK Cairo rejected Mon day night a western proposal that she become a keystone in the proposed middle east defense bloc against communism She also took formal action revoking the 1936 AngloEgyptian treaty and the 1899 agreement for joint British Egyptian rule over the Sudan To be voted on in parliament Tuesday was a decree proclaim ing King Farouk ruler of the Su dan West Turned Down Egypt turned down flat the real peace From a flag draped stand at le site of the projected new mul imillion dollar Wake Forest col ege the president offered again sit down with the Soviet Un on and discuss control of atomic nd other weapons But he warned so long as one ountry has the power and forces o overwhelm others and so long s that country has aggressive in entions real peace is unattain ble Jasper Memory professor of ducation estimated the presi ents outdoor audience at the groundbreaking ceremonies at dose to 20000 persons Mr Truman said that as t h e ruck by a westbound MUwaukee oad passenger train y pt T3 Hffn t 1 A vtAULCUl oaAU Uldl ad k il C Dr D R Miller Bird forces of the free world enville county coroner said increase there is a greater chance icre survivors other han her divorced husband A man ompanion crossed the tracks afely just ahead of her Dr Mil er said Impression however that the Tass representatives have any consid eration due them Few of them could qualify under the minimum requirements for membership in the congressional press galleries Under Rule 3 they must be bona ftde correspondents of repute Jn CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 SAME Black flat means traffic death In put M hours that soviet leaders will be con vinced that peaceful arrange ments are in their own selfinter est In his first major foreign policy speech since he announced Rus sias explosion of a second atomic bomb the president renewed a proposal for United Nations con trol of atomic power which this country suggested long before the Soviet Union got the atomic bomb BENSON INSTALLED Minneapolis Oscar A Benson 60 presided Monday as head of the 460000 members of the Augustana Evangelical Luth eran church western proposal that an interna tional force supplant British troops now guarding the Suez canal point in the de fense plans for the middle east Britain has repeated she will resist by force any attempt by Egypt to drive the British out of the canal area Fouad Serrag Eddin Pasha minister of the interior and fi nance announced the govern ments decision to a wildly cheer ing session of parliament He is strong man in the governing waf dist party Thousands of excited Egyptians nilled around the outside of par liament as the announcement was made Ahead answer has al to the am bassadorsof the United States Franceand Turkey a Paris dis patch said A French foreign of ice spokesman declared the 4 would go ahead with plans to orm the defense command with out Two other decrees won quick ipproval These provided for par liament to amend the Egyptian constitution to set up a constitu tion for the rich cottongrowing Sudan and to provide partial autonomy for that territorv of 8000000 people Iran Closes Door to Talk New York IP An Iranian spokesman Monday closed the door to any further talks with Britain on the oil dispute except on the questions of indemnities and the sale of oil This development came just a few hoursbefore Irans aged pre mier was to go before the security council to tell the United Nations why it should stay out of the Iran ianBritish oil muddle The spokesman Hossein Fatemi deputy premier of Iran told a news conference that Iran is re solved to exploit its oil immedi ately arid since there is no sign of good will from the other side of the dispute we doubt that any recommendations for resumption of negotiations would bring any useful result and on the contrary it may intensify the situation PREHISTORIC TOOTH FOUND j Muscatine tooth from prehistoric elephant was found by two men who were working on a Mississippi river levee here The tooth was about 8 inches long and weighed about 5 pounds 1 Strike Stops Hog Killing at Deckers Hogslaughtering opera t i o n s stopped Monday at the Jacob E Decker and Sons plant when workers in that department walked off the job at 10 a m The walkout resulted from a dispute over work standards in volving the amount of work to be performed by each worker in specified lengths of time accord ing to P J Thogerson general manager of the plant About 100 were off the job Thogerson said The striking group included all of the butchers in the department and it would be difficult to resume hog killing operations without them Thoger son said Art Costello president of the C I O United Packing House Workers Local No 38 stated Mon day noon that he had no comment to make at this time The Mason City meat packing plant quit buying hogs immedi ately following the walkout GRAPE CROP FINISHED Council Bluffs bulk of the 1951 grape crop has been run through the processing plants of the Council Bluffs Grape 3rowersTmsoaationplant here The association operates the only commercial winery in Iowa and also manufactures Vgrape juice About The Weather Mason City Increasing cloudi ness Monday night with brief showers and turning cooler be fore daybreak Low Monday night 45 to 50Tuesday cloudy windy and cooler with high in lower 60s owa Partly cloudy and warmer Monday night scattered show ers west portion Tuesday partly cloudy and mild east cloudy and turning cooler with scattered showers west Low Monday night 48 to 54 High Tuesday 60 to 65 in northwest 75 to 80 southeast Further outlook Wed nesday showers and much cool mostly cloudy ers Thursday and quite cool Minnesota Partly cloudy with scattered showers Monday night turning cooler west portion Tuesday cloudy and cooler with rain becoming possibly mixed with snow extreme north por tion Low Monday night 30 to 35 northwest 44 to 48 southeast High Tuesday 35 to 45 north 50 to 60 south GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Monday Maximum 66 Minimum 40 At 8 a m 50 Precipitation 08 YEAR AGO Maximum 70 Minimum 43 GlobeGazette weather data up o 8 a m Sunday Maximum 70 Minimum 53 At 8 a m 56 Precipitiation trace Maximum Sunday 66 YEAR AGO Maximum 66 Minimum 39 Gabrielson Says He Wont Resign as GO P Chief Allies Drive Deeper on Eastern Front By JOHN RANDOLPH Tofte Tells of Efficient Red Propaganda By THOR JENSEN The United Nations must fight in Korea because that is the place whire a blow can be struck against a worldwide pattern of aggression aimed at destroying all democratic thought and initiative Communists in the United States have told us brazenly that if the opportunity arises they will take their orders from Stalin Hans V Tofte pointed out Monday follow ing his return to Mason City from 15 months with the armed forces in Japan and Korea There is no doubt about who our real enemy is declared the Mason Cityan who told of being on the scene at the Inchon land ing the first entry into Seoul and the evacuation later the Hung nam beachhead and other incidents mentioned in the news Ncr Secret It is no secret that Manchuria and eastern Siberia are avast arsenal for the North Koreans The weapons we capture in Korea are Bussian In the towns we cap turs we can show the billets which were occupiedby Russians When I say that we know who x real enemy is and that our troops are battle hardened and ef ficient I speak The communists are carrying on an efficient iggBgypgandaycamJia igi throughout orient M pain Americans unholy decadent ahoV evi that must be exterminatedTofte told his feflow Rotarians He told of the ahc periodicals which are spread thoroughout China all of which pictureAmerica as a monstrous cesspool of eviL Hitler is always pictured as the shadow of Tru man Americans are pictured wearing the peaked nazi caps with a dollar sign replacing the swas tika The Negro problem is exagger ated beyond all proportions and foremen in the Detroit plants are shown in tophats with big cigars and dollars dropping from their pockets wielding whips on the soor workers It is so incredible and sq gross y exaggerated thatour first re action always is one of laughter declared the Mason Cityan But some day pur children may have to meet face to face the children who are now being systematically indoctrinated with that evil stories about Americans and the U S A because they have little or no opportunity to learn other wise Tofte urged his neighbors to support Radio Free Europe and Radio Free Asia and any other at tempt to counteract such propa ganda and doctrine Extermination He told also of the systematic and efficient campaign being waged now by the communists in China aimed at exterminating 20 000000 persons It is an organized campaign to destroy all people who represent peo ple who think he declared Tofte told of his amazement upon landing in Japan15 months ago to find that the only occupa tion forces left to control 80000 000 dynamic Japanese were one battalion of military police The fact that there has been not one incident to date to indi U S 8th Army Headquarters Korea resistance faded on two blaring fronts Monday as allied infantrymen drove deeper into North Korea On the eastern front United Na tions troops captured a strategic 4500foot peak and kicked light ly defending Chinese off at least 4 hilltops On the central front 3 allied di visions stabbed nearly two mfles closer to Kumsong vital red sup ply and headquarters city about 30 miles north of parallel 38 The captured peak in the east is the highest terrain feature be tween the punchbowl and the Pukhan river It fell to the U S 38th regiment after a bitter 3day battle The towering mountain is at the northwest end of Kim n Sung ridge named by North Korean troops for their premier West of Heartbrack ridge now held by the allies American tanks rumbled up the Mundung valley and blasted red positions in the above On the left flank of the eastern front South Korean troops smash ed miles north at one point The central front drive netted the allies 5 more hills for a 3day total of 24 Since the drive began Saturday the UN troops have pushed forward up to as much as 5 miles in places Field dispatches said red re sistance crumbled completely at some points The smash toward Kumsong was supported by huge marine from personal helicopters that ferried ammuni tion to the front and evacuated allied Talks Bog Allies Admit Jet Strafing Munsan Korea and red laision officer wrangled for S hours in Panmunjqm Monday but got nowhere in their efforts to get ie stalled ceasefire talks started again Only hopeful sign noted was an agreement to meet again Tuesday at 10 a m 7 p m Monday An officialUN summary said he reds continued to insist on a 5mile neutral zone around Kae song former site of negotiations The allies want the 5 miles re duced to 3000 than two mfles One potential threat to the re umption of talks apparently was removed with the allied admission hat 3 UN warplanes strafed the area late Friday afternoon Unofficial communist sources Our enemies believe the evil indicated the reds consider the in Indiana Parents Plea for Vanished NewBorn Boy Michigan City Ind iP A newborn boy vanished mysteri ously from his crib in St An thonys hospital Saturday and his griefstricken parents pleaded that plea to take good care of our baby he be unharmed The infant Lawrence James Lyons was born by Caesarian sec tion last Tuesday to Mrs Frances Lyons 37 His disappearance touched off a widespread search by police of Indiana Illinois and Michigan In Michigan City police carried on a grim search of garbage cans and sewers and questioned countless persons But they said they still were virtually without clues Meanwhile the childs bewil dered father James a 37 year old service station operator and the painwracked mother hoped their and bring him back would be heeded Police discounted the possibility that the baby was taken by some one who just wanted a baby The boy was in a row of cribs with others on both sides in the nursery Police said a nurses aide Mar lene Lubs 16 told them someone askod to see baby 4151 The hospital designates the babies in the nursery by the room and bed mothers of the mothers That was less than two hours before another nurses aide noticed the empty crib It looks like whoeverdid this wanted that baby alone Police Chief Arthur Menke said Miss Lubs couldnt give any clues to the identity of the in quirer I didnt even look around she said I was so busy I just pointed o the baby I dont even remem ber if it was a man or woman Kidnaping for ransom seemed unlikely Lyons said he has no money and no enemies Choking up so that he could hardly talk Lyons went on radio station WDIS to describe the babys formula and plead Id like to say please take irood care of our baby Dont harm him and return him to the hospital police station or to our home at 616 Wabash Lyons His formula is 6 parts of evap orated milk 12 parts boiled water and one tablespoon Cartose In two days this should be changed to 7 parts of evaporated milk 14 parts of water and two tablespoons Cartose I just brought my wife home from the hospital She saidshe felt like she was going home from a funeral What was to have been our happiest day when we took the baby home has turned out to be our saddest Mrs Lyons would have been kept in the hospital several days longer because of her operation but doctors sent her home Sunday The other mothers in her ward had their babies brought to them regularly and she just couldnt stand it Lyons has one other child Dor othy 19 by a previous marriage cident closed Gen Matthew B Ridgway Sun iay night accepted UN responsi bility and promised prompt dis ciplinary action The supreme al ied commander also expressed his grief at the death of i a 12yearold Korean boy and the wounding of the boys twoyear old brother in the attacks j Apparently the attacks were Refuses to Follow Bill Boyle Farley Rejects Democratic Post resigna ion of William M Boyle Jr as chairman of the democratic nation al committee isnt going to be fol lowed by that of his republican counterpart GOP Chariman Guy r Gabrielson says Boyle announced his resignation Saturday night giving health as sis reason and indicatedhe would call for the democratic national committee to act on it Gabrielson who like Boylefias seen under attack from some quaf ers in congress was emphatic in saying he does not intend to step down Im not resigning he told re porters in Seattle Im not going io resign Isthat plain enough Fm not resigning You cap put that in just as big letters as you want Both Called Congressional critics mostly re Dublicans have been calling on xth men to quit their party posjis secause of their relations witb tfie Reconstruction Finance corpora tion big government lending agency Both have been under investi gation by a senate subcommittee me of whose members Senator Nixon said Sunday night the inquiry will continue Headd ed The disclosures will make those out to date seem comparison Boyle has tisedastatement by he did not name the supporthisreiter ated contention that I have at an times conducted myself with hon or and propriety He noted that a republican member of the com mittee had said the inquiryrecord showed no evidence of illegality or moral turpitude on Boyles part The words were Nixons Boyles resignation came in the orra of a letter to President Tru man As head of the party Mr Truman bearsthe burden of se ecting Boyles successor Among those mentioned most Drominently aspossibilities iwere ohn L Sullivan former secretary of the navy and Francis J Myers ormer senator fromPennsylvania who was defeated last year Both now practice law Tiere Turned Down Also figuring in speculation were Senators Clements ofKen and Anderson of New Mexi co Secretary of the Interior Chap man and Secretary of Labor Tobin One advance rejection came r o m James A Farley former head and postmaster general Tin ker President Franklin Roosevelt The post har not been offered to me and I doubt if it would beL Barley said in N e w York Li he event that it was offered to the pilots were not disclosed cate that the Japanese are not completely cooperative after only 5 years of occupation Tofte said speaks well for our occupation forces and their leaders Van Fleet and all our commanders in Korea are now extremely confident that the UN forces will not again be pushed back into another Taegu perim eter he reported Not only the American troops but also the South Koreans who were the first to break in the early stages of the lighting are now battle hardened and efficient he declared Dangerous Storm Heads for Cuba Miami Fla small but extremely dangerous1 hurricane neared Cuba Monday as warning flags fluttered along the lower southern coast of Florida From Miami site of the Ameri can Legions 33rd national con vention opening Monday south ward through the keys to the western Bahamas an alert has jeen posted Hurricane precau tions were ordered in western ba especially in the Havana1 Matanzas and Santa Clara provi nces i under any circumstances Gabrielson was in Seattle to at tend a regional party conference At a similar session here two weeks ago he received a vote of confidence from 41 of the 104 G OP national committee members all who were present Demands that he quit have come from Nixon Senators Wil and Ferguson and from a dozen or more GOP house members In his statement saying the sen ate incruiry will go on Nixon said again that Gabrielson should step out He saioT that although his case is inno way comparable to Mr Boyles he should resign now so that his investigation can continue without any false issues being raised by those under in vestigation Fees Indicated Nixon said the investigation has turned up leads indicating that a number of political figures may iiave received fees in payment for their influence In St Louis John J Nangle democratic national committee nan from Missouri proposed to aar paid committee members from any interest in businessgovern ment dealings He said the pro posal was not aimed at Boyle but hat he thinks the committee should make a study of the question   

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