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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 16, 1952, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LIX Associated Press and United 1rcss fuU Lease Wires Sovtu Ccnls a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY DECEMBER 14 1952 Tills 1apcr Consists of Two One No 51 See Big Allied Attack in Korea COUNTY RECORDS OVERFLOWEven records stored in vaults of the Cerro Gordo County Courthouse are not safe from fire the grand jury reported Tuesday and some of the records cannot be kept in the vaults which already are overfull This pic ture of the Courthouse attic was taken several years ago and the clutter has been tidied up since Records of several bank receiverships from the office of the Clerk of the District Court still are in the attic however for lack of other storage space See story on back page v Briton in Top NATO Post Mountbatten Sea Chief PARIS m British Adm Earl Mountbatten has been named com mander in chief of all but the American part of NATOs naval forces in the Mediterranean Main tenance of sea and air communi cations between Gibraltar and Suez is his No 1 assignment The Naplesbased US Sixth Fleet including heavy carriers and amphibious forces remains in dependent as an Allied striking force under Adm Robert B Car ney for support of land operations in Southern Europe Both Mount and Carney will report di rectly to Gen Matthew B Ridg way supreme Allied commander Ridgway Delighted Ridgway notified the North At lantic Treaty Organizations Coun cil of Foreign Ministers through a spokesman Tuesday that the British Chiefs of S t a f f had ap pointed Mountbatten The general said he was delighted to concur The appointment and a compro mise between British and Ameri can military leaders that preceded it capped a long wrangle between the two services as to whether an American or a Briton should hold the top job in the Mediterranean Neither Has Top As it turns out neither does Mounlbattens status will be equal with that of Carney who heads the Southern European command under Ridgway The council earlierTuesday heard two French cabinet minis ters call for the firm support of all the Atlantic Allies for Frances fight against Communistled revo lutionary armies in Indochina Minor Fire in Girls Dormitory IOWA CITY 200 coeds were forced out of Currier Hall a womens dormitory on the State University of Iowa campus when fire broke out Monday night in a fourlh story room of the dorm Firemen quickly brought the blaze under control Damage was confinedto the interior of the room occupied by Adele Lazar Water loo and Eilneen Briscow Sioux City All Seamen Rescued From Damaged Ship Off Italy LEGHORN Italy last of 39 American sea men huddled on the broken stern of the US Navy supply ship Grommet Reefer were snatched to safety Tuesday The last man was brought off by one of four Navy helicopters from the carriers Midway and Ley te The car raced through the Li gurian Sea to this northwest Italian port where the Grommet Reefer with its cargo of Christ mas turkeys for American troops smashed on the rocks and broke in two Monday in TriCities Publishing MOLINE 111 UP Striking AFL printers picketed four news paper offices in the tricities of Davenport la and Molinc and Rock Island 111 Tuesday but the papers prepared to publish Stereotypers pressmen and en gravers reported to work and the newspapers planned to put Tues days edition on the streets The Democrat the Moline Dis patch the Rock Island 111 Argus and the Davenport Times were struck Monday by the AFL Inter national Typographical Union Publishers of the four news papers and union spokesmen said the issues did not involve wages but new equipment and the selec tion of a fifth member of a dis putes committee The Dispatch Argus and Times all afternoon papers published 10 to 16 page editions about half their normal sizes after the strike was called Publisher Henry Hook of the Morning Democrat said that with a few more days practice the papers supervisory personnel will be getting out an even larger edition As it is weve got a pretty good paper out with lots of fresh news in it he said In a joint statement the pub lishers said the dispute involves 1 Union insistence on the right of veto of any new process of type setting and on any new composing room machinery or equipment 2 The question of outside tape for Tcletypcsetter machines By outside tape is meant news copy of origin outside the local office 3 Selection of fifth member of the joint standing committee of four members to settle disputes arising out of the contract The union rejected a proposal by the publishers that the fifth member be named by judges of the 14th Illinois and Seventh Iowa judicial circuits WHISKEY CHARGE NEWTON Johnson 31 Marshalltown plumber em ployed in Newton Was fined in District Court here Monday on a charge of giving whiskey to a 15 yearold girl A11 hands removed No in juries came he word from rescue headquarters which told of the happy dramatic ending of the two day rescue operation by breeches buoy boat and heli copter In keeping with the rigid tradi tion of the sea the Grommet Reefers master Capt Henry P Saukant Brooklyn N Y was the last man brought to shore A Navy helicopter landed him on the green lawn the Leghorn football stadium and at pm came the report fromrescue headquarters that all 39 of the crew had been saved One Way to Impress Communists TOKYO Presidentelect Ei senhowers conclusion that the Communists can be impressed only by deeds was interpreted by Allied Military Sources in Japan and Korea that the UN will be taking the offensive in Korea Before his visit to Korea mili tary leaders planned to inform Eisenhower that the only hope for an end to the Korean conflict was a military one Eisenhowers statement on ar riving in New York seemed to bear out the belief that as commander in chief of United States armed forces he would order an end to the yearold stalemate Words Dont Impress We face an enemy we can not hope to impress by words however eloquent but only by deeds executed under circum stances of our own choosing In those 24 words Eisenhover not only seemed to say he would take the wraps off Gen Mark Clarks Far East Command but also that the armistice talks could result in nothing more than wasted words and time One year ago last month when a ceasefire line was agreed upon at Panmunjom quiet settled over the cold Korean front la the past 13 months that quiet has erupted frequently in savage if small scale fighting The battle line has changed very little and neither side has elected to attack in an effort to force a breakthrough While Clark and Gen James A Van Fleet his Korea commander have been un der orders only to hold the Com munists have made the most of the opportunity to build up in depth Not Enough Troops It is doubtful now if Clark has enough troops to smash through the 700000 Communist soldiers facing him Therefore Eisenhower must have a way in mind to build up the Eighth Army to a real striking force Clark has 10 American divisions counting two in Japan 14 South Korean divisions two air forces and trie U S Seventh Fleet If that force were bolstered by three or four divisions from Na tionalist China and perhaps many additional thousands more South Korean troops still in training Clark conceivably could take the offensive Where would he strike It is not revealing classified in formation to say that the Com munists are suckers for a body punch The 1st Marine Division landing at Inchon caught them flatfooted The Reds have massed their forces along the front again and are wide open for an amphibious attack anywhere along the two coasts The fact that there are two coasts makes it doubly hard for them to guess where the man who led the attack on Arizio might smack them PREVIOUSLY REVOKTEU The Gilbert K lluvrt Athenian Club and Neva Employes of Tuesday Dinner Club Muni Imininuel Lutheran lulhcr Leacue Western Bohemian Fraternal Assn No iii Maria Mllrhell Club Barbers Local No 1ast Presidents 1arley Clausen Wordeti Unit Jill TAE Club The Gleaners llmouth OeciUrnt Club Cum Double Club Fertile Same Old Doctor Friend Sally Ann Overturn Womens Catholic Order of For esters From Nancy Phoenician Club Mason City llulluu Club 2250 2000 1750 1500 1250 11 11 1470 200 roo 2500 JOO ioo UKI too TUB KAVS TOTAL S IiS13 TOTAL TO DATE J Tifl10 CAMPAIGN GOAL CASH STILL NEEDED S1754W Cheer Fund Not Able to Raise Itself Y THIS TIME IT MUST BE EVI DENT TO ALL THAT THE 1953 CHRIST MAS CHEER FUND WILL NOT RAISE 1T S E L F IT MUST HAVE YOUR HELP Even though the contributions recorded above are the second greatest in total re ported since the first day they arent up to the daily average needed if were to top the 2500 goal the day before Christmas Two encouraging developments were reported Tuesday One was that in dozens of groups a collec A Request Family Service Inc adminis trator of the Cheer Fund Mon day requested that individuals and groups giving aid to individ ual families direct clear the names through that office as a means of avoiding duplications and seeing that needy homes are not missed tive giving project is under way the other was that things are astir in nearly every school in the com munity But have YOU given yet If not youll want either to bring your gift to the GlobeGazette office or mail it to Christmas Cheer Fund Mason City Iowa YOU WOULDNT SAY NO TO THEM WOULD YOUTChriBtSS i especially for the children Half the joy too is in the anticipation as the youngsters see the wonderful displays and take note of preparations around them Unfortunately iS Mason City there are some parents who simply are unable to make Christmas live up to the youngsters expectations Are those children to have a merry Christmas also Your generous gift to the Christmas Cheer Fund will be your sure way of saying Yes LvJ Truman Lauds a His Government Tells of Fight on Commies Warns of Cut in Defenses WASHINGTON Ui President Truman declared Tuesday that his administrations leadership in the worldwide struggle against Com munism has saved hundreds of millions of people from slavery And in a talk prepared for the Alumni Association of the Armed Forces Industrial College he warned the incoming Republican administration by imp 1 i c n t i o n against any cut back in the defense program he initiated Dangerous Talk Saying any suggestion of a cut back is very dangerous talk Truman asserted that the Ameri can people are wise enough to known we can afford to pay the cost of whatever is necessary to prevent a new World War I think they are wise enough to know the difference between true economy and false economy The Industrial College is at Ft Leslie J McNair at the conjunc tion of the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers Its alumni include business men who have taken special train ing in defense production as well as members of the armed services Swan Song In tone the Presidents talk sort of song with Truman reaffirming a conviction that he has followed the right course in Korea in international affairs in heavy expenditures and in high if not always the popu lar course As Lend my more than seven years as President I do so with pride that the nation during those years did not shrink back from facing hard realities he said BULLETINS WASHINGTON UP Presi dent Truman Tuesday appointed former price chief Michael Di Salle to succeed Roger Putnam as economic stabilizer effective immediately NEW YORK at President elect Eisenhowers headquarters said Tuesday ar rangements are being completed for a meeting between Eisen hower and Gen Douglas Mac Arthur WASHINGTON Lat timore Tuesday was indicted on charges of lying under oath to the Senate internal security sub committee Justice Department attorneys say the indictment against La Him ore contained seven specific charges of per jury All About ran The Weather Mason City Fair with little change in temperature Tuesday night Low Tuesday night 13 to 18 Iowa Mostly fair Tuesday night and Wednesday Somewhat cold er Wednesday Minnesota Mostly fair Tuesday night Wednesday partly cloudy GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Tuesday Minimum 13 At 8 a m 14 YEAR AGO Maximum i Minimum 14 JOHN VINCENT JOHN DAVIES Dividend to Be Ptfid on Gl Insurance WASHINGTON divi dend will be paid next year to about five million veterans hold ing National Service Life Insur ance policies the Veterans Admin istration said Tuesday The first payments will be made in February The size of the in dividual dividends for most poli cyholders will be the same as this years dividend with the vast ma jority of men getting a flat The dividend is the second regu lar one on NSLI first was paid this will total 180 million dollars Two special dividends also have been paid The four total nearly four billion dol lars Payments to individual policy holders the VA said will be made from 30 to 40 days after the anni versary date of the policy Thats the date the policy first went into effect To be eligible the policyholder must have paid premiums for any three or more months between the anniversary date of his policy in 1952 andthe same date in 1953 The method of payment will be the same as this year unless the policyholdcr informs the VA he wants to be paid differently by writing to the VA office to which he pays premiums Loyalty Board Suspends Diplomat Clears Another WASHINGTON governments top Loyalty Re view Board has ruled there is reasonable doubt as to the loyalty of career diplomat John Carter Vincent but the State Department kept the way open Tuesday to accept or reject its recommendation he be fired Some officials that after discussing the matter with President Truman probably next weekend Secretary of State Acheson may decide to reopen the whole case and may eventually reinstate Vincent The State D e p a r t m e n t an nounced the review boards actioi Monday night and said it had su spended Vincent Monday and or dered him home from Tangier He has been minister and diplomatic agent there Simultaneously the State De partment announced that the Loy alty Review Board had clearec John Paton Davies Jr another veteran diplomat and like Vinccni a controversial figure for severa years of any reasonable doubt as o his loyalty Davies is presentli assigned as deputy director for political affairs with the US High Commission in Germany The department made public a ctter to Acheson from Boart lhairman Hiram Bingham which said his conduct in office orces us reluctantly to conclude hat there is reasonable doubt a o his Joyalty Binghains letter cited what it termed Vincents studied praise of the Chinese Communists in the early 1940s and his equally slud ed criticism of the Chiang Kai shek government The US was hen supporting Chiang Bingham added And Bingham said Vin cent had close association with numerous persons who he had reason to believe were either Communists or Communist sym athizers The department announced that he boards recommendation that Vincent be fired had been called o the attention of the President vho discuss it with Achcson after the secretary returns from a North Atlantic Alliance confer ence in Paris at the end of the veck Duke Duchess of Windsor Wont Attend Coronation PARIS WNetther the Duke of Windsor nor hit Americanborn Duchess will attend the coronation of Queen Elisabeth II He announced this Tuesday as he and the Duchess left for the United Windsor said it would run contrary to custom for any King or exKing to be in Westminster Abbey June 2 when niece takes the crown Buckingham palace confirmed this it the custom Windsor himself was Edward VIII But he never took the crown Me abdicated so could marry the former Warfield of Baltimore Propose Local Educational TV Station Mason City is one 12 proposed stations included in a statewide educational television network for which plans were revealed Tuesday at Gov William S Beardsleys conference on educational TV at Des Moines It was proposed that the network be financed by state appropriation with estimated cost of construct ing the 12 stations at Prompt action was emphasized in the proposal since channels re served exclusively by the FCC for educational purposes can be pe titioned for by commercial appli cants after June 3 1953 Recommended Plan Officials of the Iowa Joint Com mittee on Educational Television an advisory group to the state board of education and department of public instruction recommended a planthat would include program origination stations at Ames Ce dar Falls DCS Moines and Iowa City Programs produced at these sta tions would be transmitted by ml crowave relay to eight program re lay stations located at Burlington Council Bluffs Davenport Du juquc Ottumwa Sioux City Mason City and another unspecified com munity located between Cherokee and Algona in Northwest Iowa Each of the 12 stations would Broadcast the same programs si multaneously The microwave in terconnection between the network stations would be similar to that system now used for transconti nental TV network hookups NonCommercial Network In its recommendation the com nittee called for a noncommercial educational network with stations operating the six channels the FCC reserved exclusively for educa tional use Other network stations would operate on channels which are available but which are not ipw specified for either commer cial or noncommercial stations None of the network stations would take channels away from po ential commercial station opera ofs committee officials said
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