Monday, September 15, 1952

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 15, 1952, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited tor th MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI MEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NIIGHRORS HOME EDITION VOL LVMf AMocUtcd and United Preen Full Five Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY SEPTEMBER 15 1M2 Thli of Two Ono One Mans Opinion A Commentary By W EARL HALL rManaging Editor Those Air Bases in North Africa OOMEHOW I have the notion that about all the current excite ment over those five giant air bases in French Morocco will pro duce is a fact already known to most people in America That fact is this THERE IS NOTHING CHEAP ABOUT WAR OR ABOUT PRE PARING FOR WAR This particular subject is of spe cial interest to me for the reason that earlier this year I flew over the most ambitious of those North African installations and talked at some length with some of the men who are responsible for their con struction and operation In this visit with you I want merely to put things in their proper perspective It isnt in my mind to condone waste graft inefficien cy or any of the other things which allegedly have figured in that vast building program at a distant and Godforsaken section of our old world The story is quite graphically set forth in two easytoremember fig ures One it was calculated that the five North African bases would involve an outlay of million Now as the program nears compje tion its obvious that the outlay will approximate and perhaps ex ceed million It Was a Wide Miss In short the finished product is going to cost about twice as much as the estimate at the time inlate 1950 when our government rushed feverishly into it Some of the vast spread can be explained away as inflation some of it as a reason able error in dealing with impon derables But that still leaves a lot of extra cost to be accounted for Ill come back to this later But first lets look at the project in its broad outlines First of all why would we want aybases in such an outoftheway place as the northwestern most tip of Africa Why not build them some place closer to the the British Isles or Libya or Tur key or Greece or Italy for in stance And the answer tothat is that those Moroccan bases were a part of the vast perimeter of defense being established to contain Com munism or the new Russian Im perialism if you want a term more accurately descriptive of our enemy Part of World Setup Off the same pattern but of lesser dimensions are expenditures for bases of an assorted nature in Greenland Iceland Labrador Can ada Newfoundland the Azores Bermuda Tripoli Saudi Arabia Alaska and Turkey The unvarnished fact is that the Moroccan bases were planned to serve as the takeoff points for giant planes bearing ABombs While remote from Moscow those bases are within flying range of every strategic target in Russia Last February in my report on the Moroccan bases written for this newspaper from that amazing city of Rabat I located them in these words Between this northwestern most cbrner of Africa and the Russian Bear lie Germany Italy Turkey the Lowland Countries France Italy Turkey Greece the British Isles Spain and Gibraltar Rus sias strategic targets range from 2000 miles to 5000 miles from these North African air bases Why Not tht Closer Bases Obviously I added those places closer at hand could be used with greater effectiveness than these installations carved out of Moroccos semiarid countryside strung out along a 220mile strip along the not the Medi terranean coast heres where the pic ture takes on its grim other ramparts MIGHT be over run by the enemy I continued in rny report Thats why the 5th air division is here in this desolate country far removed from our western civilization And what was the one factor which weighed most heavily in fa vor of the Moroccan site for the American airfields It was the fact that it fronts out on to and is served by the Atlantic Ocean rather than by the Mediterranean The Mediterranean COULD be bottled up by the enemy but Amer ican and British naval superiority is believed capable of keeping the scalanes open come what may for at least the next quarter of a cen tury Its so obvious that even a land lubber like myself can see that taking over of Turkey or Greece CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Adlai Wont Give Endorsement to All Demos Allies Down 9 Commie Jets Again Smash Plants Search for Blood Record in Paternity Case Fails DISPUTED in and fatherhood court dispute over the 5yearold Richard Phillips right center appear in the Sioux City laboratory for blood tests to determine which of the men could have fathered the boy The two men are WilrnurJohnson sec ond from left and Glenn Phillips head bowed at SIOUX CITY judge said Monday he was uncertain what he will do in the case of two men who claim to be the father of A motherless 5yearold boy Blood tests of both men were not conclusive and lastmin ute efforts of the city teriologist to find a record of the mothers blood type were un successful Unique in Iowa District Judge L B Forsling described the case as unique in Iowa law The mother Mrs Violet Phillips 24 was killed in an automobile ac cident last month Both Wilmur Johnson Jr her first husband and Glenn H Phillips her second hus band claimed custody of the child Richard Laverne Johnson now living with Phillips Dr Victor E Levine professor of biological chemistry at Creigh ton University said new tech niques make it possible to learn paternity suggested further Lests be made by subdividing blood groups Thomas Corothers city bacteri ologist said he doesnt have the equipment or serum needed to make the extra tests Uncertain Forsling scheduled to meet with the two men late Monday said he is uncertain what hell do If the attorneys want to ex plore the blood types further Ill approve it he said But if they dont 1 wonl insist on it Both the boy and Phillips have Type A blood Johnson has Type O DENTIST KILLS SELF CRESTON body of Dr Kenneth W Rowc 52 Creston den tist was found in his office about noon Saturday with two bullet wounds in his mouthActing Coron er Elmer L Hunt termed the death a suicide rAll About The Weather Mason City Fair and continued cool Monday night Tuesday fair except for afternoon cloudiness and warmer Iowa Fair ami cool Monday and Monday night Tuesday fair and warmer High Monday 7065 Low Monday night 4550 Minnesota Fair Monday Highland Tuesday Somewhat cooler Mon day night Warmer Tuesday GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Monday Maximum 70 Minimum 46 At 8 a m 55 Countys Polio Total at 25 Kora Kellogg 14 Reported Critical Cerro Gordo Countys 23rd 24lh and 25lh polio cases of 1952 were reported Monday by the Cerro Gordo Chapter of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis Kora Kellogg 4 daughter of Mr and Mrs Harold Kellogg Ma son City was reported Monday by Blank Memorial Hospital attend ants in Des Moincs to be in critical condition with bulbar polio She was taken to the hospital Sunday Leroy Faleo 36 1703 Coolidge SW was reported at Mercy Hos pital Monday to be in moderately good condition He was taken to the hospital Saturday Mrs Donald 1 Gervais 1614 Hampshire NE was reported re covering Monday after an attack of bulbar polio She was taken to the Sister Kenny Institute in Min neapolis Aug 21 but is scheduled to return home soon with only slight paralysis She has three chil dren Boy 9 With Polio Taken to Rochester Moody 9 son of Mr and Mrs Marshall Moociy of Osage was taken to Rochester Minn Sunday suffering wilh po lio He has not been well for three days and was under medical care Another Hit at Doorstep to Manchuria SEOUL Korea MVU S Sabre Jet pilots Monday reported they shot down nine Russianmade MIG 15 Jets probably destroyed an othef and damaged two in air battles over North Korea The Air Force also announced thai Allied fighterbombers hurled a crushing aerial blow at the Reel industrial complex at Sinuiju near the Manchurian border Targets included an oxygen plant an al cohol distillery and a rope fac tory Jit Btttle The jet battle pilled an unan nounced number of Sabres against more than 80 MIGs The new figures raise the Fifth Air Forces reported total of MIGs destroyed in September to 42 The record for a month is 44 setlast April The fighterbomber attack was made within sight of the big Red airfields at Antung just across the Yahi River from Sinuiju The Air Force said it drew hords of Communist interceptors into ac tion Twenty four F84 Thunderjels hit Sinuiju in midaftcnioon to get the assault underway They dropped tons of high explosives and fired thousands of machinegun bullets into the targets Dense Smoke Pilotsreported dense clouds of smoke after the first bombing runs The latest attack is one of a series of triphammer aerial blows against targets right up to the doorstep of Manchuria U S Navy planes Sunday paid a return visit to Hoeryang less than two miles from Manchuria and turned several warehouses and a power station into smoking ruins The fighlerrbombers from the carriers Princeton and Bon Homme Richard had hit the area 40 miles from Soviet Si a dawn raid Saturday Maintain Pressure Nightflying B2G bomber pilots maintained the pressure on the Communist war machine with a series of attacks on the North Ko rean highway net Sunday night Pilots reported 120 vehicles de stroyed the highest total in five months In the only ground fighting of any across the 155mile battle front Sunday South Korean in fantrymen failed in a savage at tempt to throw Chinese Reds off Finger Ridge on the Central Front Says Reds Extend Zone of Death BERLIN antiCom munist Information Bureau West reported Monday that Communists plan to expand their zone of death to the borderline between West and East Berlin The bureau said the Central Committee of the East German Communist party has named a commission to work out the plan It would mean extension to the capital of system under which the Communists have es tablished a forbidden zone be tween Western and Eastern Ger many In this zone troops and border guards have orders to shoot to kill anybody who tries to pass There were increasing signs that the Russians and East Ger man Reds may be moving to ward a new starvation blockade of Berlin Italian Government Orders Protestant Churches Closed ROME Italian govern ment Monday ordered all 22 branches of the Protestant Church of Christ in Catholic Italy to re main closed until they are granted official permission to operate A Church of Christ spokesman said the Americansponsored re ligious denomination will go to the courts and fight the ban as un constitutional Cline K Padcn of Brownficld Tex who heads the Rome Church of Christ said we will do what ever is necessary to bring our case before the courts Police action against the sect in Italy was climaxed Sunday when worshippers defying the ban were barred by police from the church rooms in a Roman villa Later the services were held secretly in the home a mem ber whose name Paden declined to disclose because it might hurl him Bitter Attack by AF of L on TH Law NEW YORK AFLs 71st preparing or a democratic presidential cn a bitter opening ttack Monday on the TallHartley aw The tenor of the opening peechcs led Gov Thomas E Jcwcy to wonder in his welcom ng address if the convention Isnt A Democratic chunbnke AFL President William Green to the Republicanspoil orcd 1947 labor law as the ob noxious dirtyiTartHartley law He told the convention We will concentrate and mo bilize every ounce of our economic strength as well as our political bring about the repeal ot this utiAmeri un act at the earliest possible late The convention is expected to indorse Gov Adlai E Stevenson or President find one of the very rirst speakers Martin T Lacey ost no time in fixing a course Lacey head of the AFL Central Trades and Labor Council said he didnt see how any trade unionist could support the party behind the TaftHartley law FIESTA Jensson holds the trophy and trident after her selection as queen of Fiesta of the yacht clubs in the Miami Fla area Other finalists in the con teatarc Connie Rowley front left and Iria Smith Ike Takes Exception to Adlai s Wisecracks ABOARD EISENHOWER SPECIAL D Eis enhower lashed out Monday at the quips and wisecracks which have marked the campaigning of his presidential op ponent Gov Adlai E Stevenson These are not laughing matters oC which we are speak H L McKinley Goodwin Work in Chicago CHICAGO Headquarters of the Farm Division of the Republi can National Committee has form ally opened at the Conrad Hilton Holel here Robert K Goodwin of DCS Moines GOP National Committee man from Iowa and head of the parlys Farm Division and IT L McKinley St Ansgar la chair man of Ihe National Republican Farm Committee arc working together planning for or ganizations in every stale similar to the Republican Farm Council of Iowa Auxiliary Working in llic Chicago head quarters with Goodwin and Mo Kinlcy are Anchor Nelson Hutch inson Miniii vice chairman of the organizing committeeDclmonl Chapman Newport Mich execu tive director and Dave Livingston Washington la a member of the national campaign staff McKinley said His is Ihc first lime a political party has estab lished an auxiliary within Ihe parly framework lo get out Ihc farm vole More Important Bui Ihe Council program has an even more imporlant function he said It provides a vehicle through which we can get informa tion from farmers on their prob lems direclly to the candidates In other words this is a two way proposition Were going to the farmers urging them lo vote for Republican candidates and also seeking their advice and counsel on matters pertaining lo agricul ture SAME ng he Lold a crowd at Fort iVnyrie Ind in his first true svhistlc stop of the campaign I sec nothing funny about them As long as I have become standard In North Iowa Dwight Eisenhower Republi can presidential candidate will travel through North early Tuesday on his way to Minneso ta Eisenhower campaign train will pass through Nora Springs Manly and Northwood on the Rock Island line enroute to Albert Lea Minn where is scheduled for a 9 a rn whistle stop Jim Scbramm Iowa state GOP chairman said Monday that no stops will be in Iowa on the Elsenhower trip to Minnesota He tald the state organization has nothing to do with Ikes trip through Iowa Tuesday Later this month Eisenhower wilt vfjit south and central Iowa bearer of a great party it is m duty to bring to you my thoughts on these problems he said Nothing Amusing He said he could sec nothing about such things as Uu Korean War or the fact that Amcr ican boys are defending frcedon and liberty all around the world He said we were fumbled int the Korean War without plans to win A galaxy of Ifoosier Republic leaders and a crowd estimated Police Captain Russell Akers 5000 met the GOP prcsidcnlia nominee on his first stop Eisenhower referring to his dut as a fivestar general in Europe said he has met the menace o Communism headon He recalled that the Communist always painted him as a war monger and Im proud of ever vile name they called me Our problem todny he continued is how to stop its encroachment abroad and internally He prom ised that Were going to do it Debt Turning to the cost of this effort he mentioned that even a newborn child has a debt hanging over his head 18 Months Prison for McDonough CEDAR RAPIDS W Claude If McDonough 43 former secretary treasurer of the Mason City Pro duction Credit Association was sentenced to 18 months in prison Monday after pleading guilty in edcral district court to charges of embezzlement McDonough was sentenced by Judge Henry N Graven Greene who said McDonough niusl serve he 18 months in a federal penl entiary but did not specify which one The former Mason City an ilcndcd guilty to a specific charge of embezzling from the PGA office between August 1947 and December 1951 His attorney John Senncff Ma son City told the court that Me Donough had made restitution of some which included all the money embezzled eventhat cov erect under the statute of limita lions Scnneff produced receipts show rig the restitution had been made and asked for a parole The at orney said McDonough had been farming near Kirksville and the defendants 07yearold mother sole tier belongings to help her son pay back the money Watermelon Thieves Take Entire Patch NASHUA Officers here trying to find the thieves who lorai Joe Plnntzswatermelor patch and stole all his melon which he had raised and cullivulec while using a cane Air and Mrs Plantz had for years given away hundreds of melons to friends in the community and had planncc to do so again this year Nov they have none even for them selves Against Ambassador to Vatican Calls GOP Move Great Surrender SPRINGFIELD 111 Adlai E Stevenson said Monday ic would not give a blanket en dorsement to all Democratic can didates and Is against naming an ambassador to the Vatican In his first full dress news con ercnce since Aug 21 the Demo ratiu presidentialnominee assert ed that the great crusade of his Republican opponent Dwight D Elsenhower had been takea over by Sen Robert A Taft R Ohio and converted into the great surrender COP He invited Republicans whose hopes for new leadership in their party were dashed by the Eisen howcrTaft meeting in New York ast week to join the Democrats These are the highlights of his lews conference 1 H tttd fUtly that had no intention ot giving a blanket endorsement all Democratic candidates as Eisenhower had en lorscd all Republican candidates ie said he would endorse only specific individuals fe said that if It in would not name an ambassador o the Vatican because he thought his idea incompat ble with the basic American be lief in separation ot church and state President Truman tried to have Gen Mark W Clark named as this nations first envoy to the Vatican last year but was turned down by the Senate v 3 ptuibilny of substantial federal spending and taxes by the 1955 cal year He said this was ptts dicaled on the belief United States wpuld be over the hump on defense expenditures during fiscal year He emphasized however that any speculation on the future of the federal bugct had to take into con sideration the world situation which could produce a change 4 admitted that there were certain divisions within the Demo cratic Party suchas the dif ference between the Northland the South on the issue of civil rights But he said he thought these dif ferences were not as dangerous politically to the Democratic Party as the divisions within the GOP He predicted he would carry the South overwhelmingly 5 He conceded that some laber leaders were disappointed that he had not gone farther in his Labor Day address at Detroit but he said he thought that generally speaking labor leadership was satisfied with his stand Prepared Blast Stevenson opened his meeting with reporters with a new pre pared blast at Eisenhower and Taft He said that since returning from his Western triphe had had an opportunity to reflect on the generals surrender to Senator Taft Senator Taft said he prepared his statement before he saw the general Stevenson said This must be the first time that the vanquished dictated the peace terms to the victors v He said he shared with Republi can progressives curiosity over what had happened to the great crusade Mystery Surrounds Probe J of Stored Grain Shortage I WASHINGTON and rumors Monday swirled around the final report of a Senate investigation into charges of milliondollar shortages in governmentstored grain Sen Allen J Ellcndcr Louisiana Democrat and chairman of tKa Agriculture Committee that conducted the investi gation has copies of a proposed report but thus far has shown no inclination to distribute them among other committee members Sen George D Aiken of Vermont and other Re publican members of the committee have been try ing for weeks lo oblain Ihe copies Aikcns expected return here Monday from Ver mont may bring the undercover dispute out in the open even though Chairman Ellenders office said he is not expected back here in the near Mure One rumor that could not be verified is that some aides of Secretary of Agriculture Charles F BRANNAN Brannan have seen copies of the confidential repoft even though senators who helped conduct the inquiry have not The investigation was ordered early in January over Ellenderi opposition by a majority of the committee