Mason City Globe Gazette, August 25, 1952

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 25, 1952, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAFER THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS BIIHOME iiiblTIQN VOL LVIII Associated Press aim Unlleci Press Full Lease Wires Five Ceuls a Copy One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor A Battlewagon Goes Into Action Ihe close of last year I was privileged to be a guest on the USS Jowa on its first cruise following a year orso in mothballs at San Francisco The shakedown test was from San Pedro Calif to Pearl Harbor in the Hawaiian Is lands During Ihc cqursc of that exper ience I made Ihc acquaintance of Ihe Iowa skipper Capl W R Smedberg III He became one of my favorite people and that esli male of him was and is shared by the 13 olher landlubbers who were my fellowpassengers on thai me morable jaunt For almost a week I lived with the 1800 officers and men who made up the crew of this mightj battlewagon which Capt Smed burg and Ihosc associalcd with bin like to think of as a super cruis er Our Iowa he insisted wil do anything that can do do it both faster and ter The claim sounded plausible at the time and it has been prcttj well borne out by its severa months of vigorous action in the waters off Korea where the Iowa was bound at the time I had mj contacts with her The Iowa I should remind you Is almost identical in size and de sign with her three sister ships the Missouri the New Jersey and the Wisconsin all of which have now seen action off Korea 50000 Miles in a Year With great pride Capt Smedbcrg has reported to me and my fellow lowans in personal letters aboul the performance of his ship Mj last letter from him was in the nature of a swan song for he has completed his tour of duly on the Iowa and is moving on to another assignment and theres a hint thai it will be a destroyer this time His successor Capt Joshua W Cooper has taken over In the 11 months since the USS Iowa was reactivated the skip per recalled we have steamed close to 50000 miles and have fired more 16inch projectiles at the enemy In Korea than this ship fired during all of World War II at Japanese targets We have conducted 25 gun strikes against enemy industrial centers strategic railroad points main supply routes and supply concentrations In between these specific gunstrikes we have spent long periods steaming off the front lines supporting troops with accurale concentrated mobile bat teries of this ship Has 24 Mile Range When I was on the Iowa 1 learned that the nine enormous guns were capable of propelling a projectile aboul the weight of one of our lowpriced automobiles a distance of 21 miles The weight of the shells I should add was equivalent lo a lowpriced car but the cost was more nearly that of a Cadillac MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY AUGUST 25 1952 Tills Paper Consists ot Two Suction One Soviet No 274 US in Greatest P A MITT rni T ilobtOazclto iilioto liy Mussci Ihe car owned by Vmcent ODonnell 45 Mason City rests in the ditch alter being struck by an auto driven by Valentine Perez also of Mason City Still on the road is the machine of Kenneth J Lee 20 another Mason Cityan which crashed into the scene ot the earlier wreck shovinpr the Perez auto off the road and hitting three spectators accordingto officers The multiple accidents occurcd early Sunday morning at Manly 4 in Hospital After Five Vehicle Crash Four petsons three of them Mason Cityans still were hospitalized Monday after crashes involving five vehicles at the south edge of Manlyearly Sunday morning A total of 11 persons were injured Highway patrolmen said they were planning to file charges against the driver of at least one of the autos in volved They said Kenneth J Lee 20 Mason City crashed through flares and officers direct ing traffic around the scene of ar earlier accident Charges According to highway patrolmen charges against Lee would depcnc on the condition of flonald Dick inson 21 520 Van Burcn NW who was one of three pedestrians in iured when the Lee car crasliec hrough the flares At Mercy Hospital in Mason Cilj Monday Dickinsons condition was described as fair He suffcrcc brolten ribs and other injuries anc was reportedly the most seriously njured of the four Highway patrolmen recon structed this story of the accident Four Killed By UNITED PRESS Four persons were killed in traffic accidents in Iowa during the week end Dead are the fourmonthold son of Mr and Mrs Charles Nesteby killed near Dubuque Sunday Ray Densmore Jr 18 Clinton killed just outside the Clinton city limits Shirley Lampe IS Clinton a passenger in the Densmore car Mrs Lyle Olson 25 Elgin killed six miles north of Garnavillo Because of the cost of those 1G inch projectiles I ended my cruise on the fowa without ever having seen one of the enormous guns fired ft was an economy measure And I was interested to learn thai that policy is still in effect Whereas in World War II this ship fired many ninegun salvos in bombardments of the Japanese Is lands at night without any obser vation of results Capt Smed bcrg noted in his letter Out here now we fire mostly single shots CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 At a m Sunday an auto driven by Vincent B ODonnell Mason City pulled out of the drive way to the Sunset Inn at the junc tion of Highways 05 and fl His auto was struck from the rear by one driven by Valentine Perez also of Mason City Both vehicles were southbound There were three passengers in the ODonnell auto six in the Perez vehicle Three persons in the ODonnell car were injured and one in Ihe auto driven by Perez The ODonnell car was shoved into the ditch and the Percy auto stayed on the road About 75 minutes later while of ficcrs and others were clearing the wreckage from the road the car driven by Lee crashed into Ihe scene Three Bystanders The Lee car struck three by slanders including Dickinson knocked the Perez car into the ditch crashed into the ambulance of the Robert Bride Funeral Home at Manly and the auto of Manlys town marshal Ivan Bolding 1C MJIS like playing shuffle board said one bystander A short time later an auto sah to be traveling very fast twice went into the ditch to avoid miss ing the wreckers called to the scene It also forced another cai off the road Highway patrolmen had left the scene by that time so no pursuit was made and the driver was not identified Injury List Here is a list of life injured as supplied by authorities ODonnell leg in juries Mrs William Urich 43 Clear Lake head injuries Alice Dahl Clear Lake head injuries Mr Urich unhurt Perez G Parades Jr 23 a Hampton soldier sta tioned at Camp McCoy Wis neck and face injuries six others in cluding Perez were not hurl Lcc bruises Sandra Smith 15 Mason City rib injur es Pauline Wise Mason City wrist injuries Curtis Burtncss Mason City another soldier also stationed at Camp McCoy face and nce injuries Pedestrians or en Cory Mason City 18 G22Van Surcn SW head and leg lacera tions Terry Field son of the oper ilor of he Avalon Inn at Manly reportedly thrown 10 feet into a cnce bruised arm and leg Dick nson multiple rib fractures Parades Miss Smilh Cory and Labor Chief Soys Adlai Great Leader SPRINGFIELD Chic Waller Reulher praised Gov Ad lai Stevenson Monday as a man who would be a great leader ii Hie White House But he said D wight D Eisenhower didnt have the specialized training needed foi the job And Farm Leader James Pat ton said he was convinced Stev enson would run as well in the farm belt as President Trumai did in 1918 when the farm vote played an important role jn his victory Wrong Training Tlculher insisted Eisenhower military training hadnt filled him for the presidency When yoi need a doctor Reulher said you dont call a plumber The Democratic presidential nom inec braved the political wrath o Texas and olher slates with Tide lands riches in announcing he con currcd in President Trumans veto of a bill which would have given full title to off shore oil deposits to Ihe respective states But he tempered his statement Saturday by adding that some equitable arrangement could be ound toprotect both slate and fed eral interests He had comfort of support in this stand from his running mntc Sen John Spnrkmnnof Alabama Supreme Court Gen Eisenhower Stevensons Re niblican opponent has said he would favor legislation giving the slate control over Tidewater oil Eisenhower also lias said 1 am Dickinson were hospitalized Monday Dickinsons condition was air and the others good USS IOWA AND ITS EXSK PPEUAbove is the ship to the right is the skipper dealt with at some length by the GlobeGazettes editor Earl Hall in his One Mans Opinion reproduced in this issue Capt William R Smcdbcrj ITI has finished his tour of duty as the USS Jovva captain and is Chief of Staff Destroyer Force U S Atlantic Fleet The 14lowans who were with him on the Iowas shakedown cruise following several months in mothballs San Pedro to Pearl Harbor have been extended an invitation to make their next voyage on a destroyer no date or destination set niic who obeys the Supreme Court The Supreme Court has ruled the cderal government has lillc to off shore deposits Sen Blames Democratic Party for McCarthyism WASHINGTON MVSen Hichard said Monday that the vay to get rid of socalled Mc Carthyism is to elect a new ad ministration And he sairl f think McCar thyism has been createdby Tru man I believe it is the creature of Truman The California Republican his partys candidate for vice presi dent said that the term means a lot of different things to different people To the extent that the Ameri can people have been convinced that so called McCarthyism means smear unfair charges charges not based on fact to that extent whoever has to carry the McCarthy issue svill have a liabil ity on its back 2nd Child in Manly Family Has Polio Polio has struck a second child of Mr and Mrs Leo Hyncs of Manly Park Hospital at Mason City re ported Monday that young Patricia Hyncs was taken lo Blank Memo rial Hospital DCS Molncs Satur day for Ireatmcnt for polio Last week her brother Robert 4 also was taken to DCS Moines for treatment Legion Chief Hits Approach fb Honesty War Diplomacy Truman Asks Veterans to Present Facts NEW YORK UnDonald R Wil son national commander of the American Legion charged Mondaj that it is an unAmerican ap proach to the fuels to call Ihc win in Korea a police acliou That is the term President Tru man applied to the fighting there when it broke out in 1950 Wilson said Ihc nation has de vclopcc a new sophisticated su pcrmodern approach to honesty diplomacy arid world affairs Opening Session Speaking at the opening session the Legions 3lth annual con venlion Wilson declared We have in less than 10 years talked ourselves into the posltioi oC an international dupe of fan Uislic proportions He spoke shortly after reading a message from Truman urging the Legion to put all the fact before Ihe people in the presen political campaign The Legion head declared tha Ihc country has lost the trulh o simplicity become casual aboti honor in public office and laughs at thrift and hard work Credit for China Wehave gained lhe question able credit for the loss ot China he said We have gained lurmoi in Ihc Near and Far East scorr at the conference table and a Vep illation for letting espionage agents from us out most deadly a n d prized secrets with sickening regularity to the socalled po lice action in Korea he said the American people have be come so baffled by this unAmcr lean approach to the facts so amazed and emotionally deadoicc by one crisis after another so in volved in whirling around Ihe world lhat the war in Korea is no longer headline news Nab County Attorney as Drunk Driver GARNER Winncbajjfo County Attorney Ncls W Branslad of For est City has waived lo the Hancock County Grand Jury on a charge of jpcraling a motor vehicle while in oxicatcd Two state highway patrolmen arrested firanstnd early Saturday and he was subsequently ar raigned in justice in Garner fc was released on bond The arrest was made by Patrol man Irwin Schrocrlor of Forest ity and Elmer Englc of Garner Engle said the arrest was made it about am Saturday when he two patrolmen observed Bran slad driving his car in an erralic nanner on Highway i about a nile and a half north of the junc tion with Highway 18 SAME DEATH PARTS Janet Goosey 97 left died Saturday evening at a rest lioine at Hurt separatingtwins who are believed to he the oldest in the States Her sisterMrs Jsiibellc Murray lives at Lone Hock Mrs Goosey also leaves three sons She had been a resident of the Lone Rock community for many years Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 pm at the Funeral1 Lome in Bancroft i Says Colls for Warning to Reds Delivers Speech to Legionnaires NEW YORK ItflDwighl D Eiscn liower said Monday that because ot the Soviet nuislerplan ot con quest nation lodiiy stands in greater peril than at any lime in our history He called for a clear strong warning lo the Russians from the Americangovernment We must tell Ihc Soviets with cold finality that never shall wo rest content until Ihe tidal mud ot aggressive Communism has re ceded within Its own borders Written Text Eisenhowers remarks were con tinued in Ihc written text of a speech prepared for delivery to the American Legion National Conven tion The general a Legionnaire flew to New York from Denver Sun day night and the New York speech was designed to slop up his campaign as the Republican can didale for the presidency OverCriticaT Gen Pick Defends Self Against Probe Charges WASHINGTON Chief of Army Engineers Mon day termed overcritical i scorching Senate report accus ing him and other top military men of confusion and waste in the hurryup building of US air banes in North Africa The committee urged SccreCary of the Army Face to take appropriate a c t i o against LI Gen Lewis A n j rt II Sports Bulletin Li G e n Lewis A Pick the engineers chief Statement Pick got out a statement Mon day saying 1 had no responsibil ly in the determination of the Air Force requirements in North Afri ca Jt was not my responsibility to direct the construction on a crash or rush program basis The Armed Services Prepared ness Investigation Subcommittee leaded by Sen Lyndon U Johnson DTox made public its report Sunday It said that Pick was re sponsible for the building job which has cost taxpayers 220 mil tons dollars and is expected even iially to tola more than double hat amount The Johnson committee report there had been no effective check made on frauds kickbacks theft and pilfering It said too hat largescale loafing drunken ness and failure properly to attend o duty was rampant at least hroughout the initial stages of construction Generalized Report In his statement Pick said he had not yet seen copies of the re port but that from the news paper accounts it would appear hat the subcommittee has sub mitted a general report which appears to be overcritical It is he said not unusual for ifinslruclors to experience some Icficiencics in accomplishing large military construction projects un lor extreme limits of time This s what happened in Morocco Pick sairJ he had returned eight lays ago from an inspection of he North African bases and sub mitted a report to Pace which he committee apparcnlly has nut Flood Moves UN Truce Personnel PANMUNJOM Korea UP A flash floor rolling down the Sachoi River toward the Yellow Sea swamped Ihe most atlvnnc United Nations camp inside the Panniuiijnm neutral Monday forcing UN personnel to move lo higher ground NEW YORK Trucks of the Detroit Tigers pitched his second nohit norun of the sea son Monday in beating the New York Yankees 10 On May 15 Trucks pitched a nohit 10 vic tory over Washington All About The Weaiher Mason City Mostly fair and warm er Monday and Monday night Partly cloudy and wanner Tues day cliancc ot thundershowcrs late Tuesday Partly cloudy west a ml Iowa south fair northeast Monday aft ernoon Partly cioudy Tuesday Minnesota Partly cloudy with scattered thunrlershowers Mon day night and Tuesday GlobeGazelle weather data up 8 a rn Monday Maximum 80 Minimum 50 At S a in i2 YEAH AGO to Maximum Minimum 7 Escape Cave Prisons n MUOTATHAL Switzerland our weary underground explorers lumbfounded their rainstymied vouldbe rescuers Sunday night by valking unheralded and unharmed nit of Ihc subAlpine Hells Hole caverns where high walcr had rapped them for days Later Monday rescuers in the Jrcconshire Hills of Wales tun iclcd through nine feet of fallen ock and pulled out two 17yearold Boy Scouts and their injured scout naster imprisoned 150 feet down n a cave Sunday All three were ushed to a hospital and Ihc scout master hia legs crushed by the fall was believed in a serious con dition They were the second and third groups caught in European caves Hells Hole Europes iargcstsys The explorers had been held prisoners near here since Aug IS this month Four men were rcs cucri from 1153 feet down in the Pierre St Martin Abyss of the Pyrcnnes Mountains near the FrenchSpanish border a wcekago after a fifth man in their party fell 120 feet to his death The explorers Pro fessor Alfred Bocgli two 20ycar olds and a youth ale a supper of pork chops rice and to mato salad afler Iheir relurn Sun day night then left for their homes water that rose suddenly 1 ICltt Pnrnnnc iirtnrl tern of charted underground cav erns The rniartcl said Ihc walcr sank rapidly Sunday apparently unno ticed by the rescue team The trapped party waded through the falling pools and arrived at the caverns main entrance to find it barred hy an iron gate locked to keep out the curious They left through another exit bringing with them a rubber boat icft in the cavern by rescue workers Identify low an HARRISBURG Pa UP ThY body of a man found between tracks of the Rail road near Millerstown Saturday night his been identified as t N Conklln a Dei Moinet Iowa American Legion er enroufe to the nationalconvention in NewYork State police said two compan ions aboard trajtvA J and Virgil Beard both of Dei Moinet would be questioned about Conklini disappearance from the train He was fully clad except for trouiert The speech was billed as non political but it contained several passages lhat appeared lo refer directly to some of the charges Ihe Republicans are making against the Truman administration Eisenhowers aides said he had jecn working on the speech for norc than two weeks They said 10 dielalcd the original draft then revised it several times without nucli help from any professional peechwriler Reds Not Ready While he emphasized Monday he danger to the United Slates wsed by Ihe Soviet menace Ei ienhower said he does not believe he Russians arc ready now lo kick off a lliird world war We slill have time he said ind he outlined a program de signed lo present countermea sures to the Soviet movement They entailed 1 Creating a security with such offensive impact that he massive potential of their lows will haunt the Kremlin witli nightmares of punishment to be isilcd on Russia should it violate lie peace 2 Greater cooperative vilh every nalion in Ihe free vorld that is prepared to stand vith us work with us build witli is for the security of all of us 3 A warning to Russia that Jnilcd States will never recog nize Ihe slightest permanence in Uissias position in Eastern Eu ope and Asia With this he coupled the dc nand for a statement to the Krcm in that the United States will not rest content until the tidal mud if aggressive Communism has rc ictled within its own borders In that connection Eisenhower aid the American government hould notify Russia that never halt we desist in our aid to every nan and woman of those shackled amis who seek refuge with us who cops burning among his own pco Ic the flame of freedom who is edicated to the liberation of his He said these three steps arc immediate in their urgency Threat Examination The speech was entirely devoted an examination of the threat to he United States how it came bout and Ihc methods used by ho Russians In lhat framework Eisenhower found the opportunity o touch on some points that have cen political arguments for the it Republicans He spoke ot corruption in govern ment with the words Let us bend ourselves to end orrupUon in public office at every cycl of itovcrnment la world ;

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