Saturday, December 20, 1952

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 20, 1952, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LIX Associated Frew and Unjltd Press Full LeaM Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY DECEMBER 20 1952 TWs Paper Consists of Two OM 101 No CRASH Mass Picketing at 2 Papers Now on Strike MOLINE 111 picketing began early Saturday at two of the four QuadCities newspapers wher printers are striking Officials of the Moline Dispatch and Rock Island Argus said group of 15 to 20 men stationed them selves at both he back and fron doors shortly after 6 am Police were summoned afle namecalling and shoving occurred but employes were able to pas through the line without any ma jor incidents No mass picketing was reporte at the Davenport la Times anc Democrat two other papers affect ed by last Mondays walkout of 128 AFL printers The Times said its stereotyper and pressmen reported for worl as usual and that it planned a 14 page Saturday paper At the Dispatch and Argus th stereotypers and pressmen had no reported for work up to 11 am A publishers statement issued Friday said the current strike was sold to the local union bj some of the men who struck th Chicago newspapers and forest millions of dollars in losses to al concerned The Chicago strike began Nov 24 1947 and endec Sept 181949 Shortage of Ammunition TOKYO ply problem in Korea believed to fce of concern to Presidentelect Eis enhower had a noticeable effect in the recent bloody battle for the Kumhwa Ridges At one point at the crux of the infantry fight a holddown order reported by frontline officers put a strict lid on the amount of artil lery ammunition that could be firec in one day Responsible American officers engaged in the battle called this one of the few real boners of the UN command in the Kumhwa ac tion In Washington Maj Gen Wil liam O Reeder one of the Armys deputy supply chiefs said Eisen hower was doubtless talking abou ammunition when he spoke o certain problems of supply that needed correcting in Korea Reeder said there has been and still is ammunition rationing in Korea U S Gives Okay to Meat Benefits WASHINGTON tf The Wage Stabilization Committee has ap proved fringe pay benefits for 72000 workers at Armour Cudahy and Swift meat packing plants A 4 cent hourly wage increase and some other contract benefits hac been approved earlier All About The Weather Mason City Cloudy Saturday with high near 20 Partly cloudy and warmer Sunday high 28 Mostly cloudy Saturday with light rain or snow east portion Partly day night cloudy Satur GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Saturday Maximum 26 Minimum 17 At 8 a m 25 YEAR AGO Maximum 18 Minimum 7 2250 2000 76 M StV nttfl 13W PREVIOUSLY REPORTED Jl60t3S Composinr Room Roosevelt Junior HIjh School Hone Rooms Monroe Junior Hlfh School Home Rooms Employes ol Como Photo Co Deckers Coaler Plum Puddinc Ladies Garrison Building Stone Co and Employes The Germ Kay Salsbnrr Evening Pastime Club From the S Os Plumbers Steamfllters Local 403 The Friendly Birthday Club Jefferson School PTA In Memory of 25 Ventura Third Graders Slevle Linda Croplejr Clear Lake KaChleen Mary Harms DeWayne Janice Torkelson Buf falo Center Two Old Friends Mrs James Povak Manly Grant Wllllnr Habds Clear Lake Tommy Ilnda Jo Clevenrer Judy Maxwell Ho and Ho Co 2nd Bn 13344 laf Memory of Zttelljs Ann Olson Dec 201 Senior Girl Scout Troop 33 F M Cerney Beet Surer Keflaery Employes David A Barbara Strait a Bit of Boyer Grocery Employes Fred H Terhark Kanawha lu Memorlam for Oral Art The U Go IGo Club Rockwell THE DAYS 3300 2 IK ft lOC 10 M 21X1 JflOS lM 154 2W lM 300 JO ll 3o soo 483 RIK 30M lM lttfl 500 TOTAI TO DATE GOAL OF CASH STILL NEEDED Once Again Schools Hike Cheer Fund NCE MORE THE FEATURE 0 F THE CHRIST MAS CHEER FUND STORY IS SUPPLIED B Y OUR SCHOOLS From the Home Rooms of the two Junior High Schools came t o t a 1 of This boosted the grand total to 93107 and left to be raised between now and 2 oclock Wed nesday afternoon when the solici tation formally closes The remainder of the amount needed by Family Service Inc to insure against empty stockings in our community will be raised hrough an abundance of smaller gifts The really large ones such as those from the schools have been received and counted in the above total Perhaps the gift credited to The Plum Pudding Ladies will be an inspiration Thats the sum realized by them on the sale of their products this year At Roosevelt Home Room 109 ed the field with The amounts by rooms follows 108 113 207 214 215 216 112 114 212 111 218 211 102 201 116 219 At Monroe one Home Room gave he prize it won for PTA atten dance The total amounts to about 10 cents per pupil for seventh lighth and ninth graders Either bring YOUR gift to the GlobeGazette office or mail it to Chrhrmat Fund City Freighter Limps Toward Vancouver VANCOUVER B C Ca nadian freighter Maplecove limped oward Vancouver Saturday us ing her damped rudder like a iplinlered crutch After temporary repairs to her steering gear in midPacific the 0000ton merchantman strained wrtward at 10 knots trying to wing her 62 crew members borne n time for Christmas Biggest Disaster in Flying History Servicemen on Way Home Killed in Washington MOSES LAKE Wash giant Globemaster Christ mag special flying service men home for the holidays crashed with about 130 aboard Saturday and the Air Force announced there were 101 known worst accident in aviation history Maj P W Wassum Air A C124 normally has a crew o Force public information officer about a dozen announced the toll four hours after Major Wassum said most lhe the 4engine C 124 crashed and passengers were military men burned only moments from the time it took off Saturday morning from Larson Air Force Base Escape Unhurt He said some of the 29 survivors escaped unhurt Gasoline from ruptured wing tanks spilled as the big plane hil and flames trapped some in the wreckage The announced deaths number 21 more than in the worst previous single aviation disaster That was March 12 1950 at Cardiff Wales when 80 soccer fans returning home from a game in Ireland were killed There was confusion over the exact number aboard The Air Force first said 132 then 134 then 130 An officer said the number might be changed slightly after a recheck Wassum said a light snow had barely started7not enough to be a plane took off Butsoon after the crash wet snow began falling heavily delaying re covery of bodies at the crash sceneRescue vehicles bogged in the soft wet grounds First The first detail on the actual crash came from Sgt Arthur Baker of the Washington State Pa trolBakersaid the plane appar cntly was making a left turn when its wing tip hit the ground He said the tail section jutted above the scattered seared wreck age Its awful thats all the pa trol sergeant said In Washington D C the Air Force announced its director of light safety Brig Gen Richard OKeefe would come here imme diately to head an investigation There was momentary confusion over the exact number aboard the Globemaster which crashed here First reports were that the big transport carried 132 passengers and crew Then Brig Gen H W Sowman announced the total was 134 But this figure was later re vised to the original 132 No Breakdown i There was no immediate break1 down on the crew and passengers hitchhiking a ride home for Christ mas if The Globemasler had taken of for Kelly Air Force Base San An tonio Tex just as a light began to fall The skies were heavily overcast and the snov continued to filter down as the dy ing flames flickered eeriely in the winter gloom Therevwas no way as yet to de termine what caused the plane to go down about two miles off th base runway Officials said how ever weather conditions were no a major factor The Air Force in Washington DC reported the Globemaster be longed to the 62nd Wing of the Tac tical Air Command and was basec at Larson which is in the plateau country of Washingtons inlanc empire about four miles from Moses Lake The crash was the second by Globemaster in six weeks and the 10th in a series of tragic military plane disasters around the Norti Pacificrim since Nov The nine previous crashes too 211 lives Major Wassum said the Globe master was making the hop t Texas as a routine trainin flight with service men takin advantage of the trip to get horn for the holidays The C124 bigas a fiveroom house and capable of carrying a many as 200 combat troops crashed only moments after th take off from its Eastern Wash ington base Gasoline spilled from broken wing tanks and flames sho up Rescue crews dashed to the scene The injured were rushed t hospitals at the Air Base and near by Moses Lake OFFERS HOPE SEOUL Korea UP Mrs James A Van Fleet whose son s missing in action in Korea of fered a message of hope Sat urday to other mothers and said we must never lose the hope ol our sons safe return GOOD PLACE TO PARKA YOUR DOG Marine Sgrt Thomas Bowman may get a little cold in the nippy Korean air but his outfits mascot never had it so pod The pup parks in the furlined hood of the Leatherneck whose home is in St Louis CAMERA CATCHES BURGLAR AT WORK B E McNeill manager ofa sy company m Houston Tex rigged up a camera to his cash drawer after his place had been robbed several times This elderly intruder tripped the camera shutter when he opened the tijl McNeill told police the drawer was empty FBI Reportedly Has 2nd Bandit in Brinks Robbery AH Records Are Hidden BOSTON FBI Saturda reportedly has in custody a secon man identified as a participant i the Brinks holdup Reports Friday night said FB affidavits named the unidentifie man as having been in the grou of hooded gunmen who escape with the largest American cas haul after lying upfive employe in the armored car firms vaull on Jan 17 1950 Long Record The man is described as 37 year old and having a long record H is saidto be in custody of the FB but not necessarily in a penal in stitutionl The inference was draw that the man might talk But U S Atty George F Gar rity had no comment The information learned by fed era building reporters was sad to be based on FBI affidavits ni longer available The papers re portedly said the man at onetim had approximately of th Brinks holdup money in his pos session Hidden First sworn affidavits made available Thursday night named Joseph Specs OKeefe 44 of Bos on as one of the Brinks robbers But since then all papers having any connection with the holdup been removed from files anc hidden It alsowas reported in the fed eral building where a grand jury s investigating the stlckup that BI agents have cVacked an alibi f OKeefe who has been cited by he jury for contempt in refusing o answer questions The Boston man has told police hat on the night of the robbery e was drinking with a woman ompanion in an uptown hotel be ween 7 and 7i30 pm The rob ery occurred about Shrugged Off The reports said OKeefes alibi vas shrugged off without comment y federal officials The number of reluctant wit icsses cited on contempt charges jy the grand jury for refusing to nswer questions rose to 11 Friday with the naming of two more per sons SAME DATEW1M2 WMta MMM M Inffto fttl H Border Opens at Christmas BETHLEHEM The guarded border between Jordan and Israel will open for one day on Christmas Evedn honor of the Prince Of Peace The Arab state of Jordan and the Jewish state of Israel technically are still at war Free passage from one zone to another m this city occupied half by Israeli and half by Jordan forces is an impossibility all the year round But on Christmas Eve every year the soldiers of the Arab Le gion wearing their colorful head dresses and the stiff guards of Israel whose caps carry the Star of David step aside at one cross ing point They stand at attention as a crowd of several hundred headed by Msgr Alberto Gori the Latin patriarch in Jerusalem solemnly walks to St Catherines Church in Bethlehem to celebrate the Nativity Twins Still Cling to Life Despite All Complications CHICAGO IP Roger Lee Brodie deprived of a vita blood vessel in the operation which separated him from hit stronger Siamese twin clung to life Saturday with a tena city that amazed the milliondollar team of doctors fight ing to save him The medical men feared that dozens of complications might end the 15monlhold boys minute to minute existence Bui what they dreaded most was the possibility of an affliction called cerebral edema a kind of water U S Planes Blast Red Supply Area SEOUL Korea Eleven American B29s Saturday blasted a northwest Korean Communist railroad storage hub through which he Reds tunneled food and ammu nition to theKorean frontlines The giant Superfortresses dumped 10tons of bombs on the UnhungNi upply depot and left the installa ion in smoking rubble It was the first raid against the supply depot The bombers flew through the nstallation in smoking rubble It vas the first raid against the sup ly depot The bombers flew through light o heavy flak to smash the target 5 miles northeast of Anju near ie southern bank of the Chong hon River Report Revised NATO Strategy PARIS of the North Uantic Treaty Alliance have ac epted a new basic strategy out radically altering Western de ense concepts as a result of the dmission of Greece and Turkey i to the pact high military sources disclosed Saturday The sources said the new slrate ypaper placed before NATO for gn and defense ministers during meetings here this week drew at entipn to the fact that with the dmission of Turkey Allied forces ave been brought virtually face iface with Russian Caucasian orces on the brain Swelling of The condition is marked by swelling of tissue caused by seep age or effusion of watery fluid from blood vessels into the intercellu ar spaces of human connective tis sue In Rogers case thatwould mean that the fluid was entering the spaces betweenhis brain cells swelling the organ Hospital spokesmen said they do not know if the condition has de elopcd and shrug their shoulders sadly when they admit there is ittle they could do to correct it Rogers twin Rodney Dee has been gaining strength and taking nourishment since the marathon peralion Wednesday but even he vas still listed in critical con dition Attendants said Rogers condition was precarious and hat he lived from minute to minute Top of Skull The twins had been joined at he top of the skull with their egs pointing in opposite directions Rodney who was favored in a ast minute survival of the fit est surgical decision spoke his irst words Friday night A supervising nurse held a pen il before his eyes and asked Whats this Whats this Rodney repeated n his babys lisp Before the operation the twins had delighted nurses and doctors at the University of Illinois Edu cational and Research Hospital with their ability as mimics They would faithfully repeat simple phrases like nite nite and da da Some Towns Isolated by Ice Storms Iowa Highways Are Slippery DES MOINES Wl Numerout electric power and telephone serv ce interruptions were reported in ome Iowa areas Saturday in the vake of a severe ice storm Friday and Friday night Snow ranging up to 6 inches at Sioux City moved across the state following the cold p The ice which formed a sheath ip to nearly two inches in thickness at some points caused tree limbs and wires to break of their own veight Northeast Iowa and south entral Iowa appeared tobe hard ist hit by the power and telephone nterrvipUons Repair crews were out in force Sruils Pace Highway travel was moving hroughout the state but it was at i snails pace in most areas ex cept Southeast Iowa where roads were wet but nearly normal Some Iowa communities were isolated from telephone service and some were without power The community of New Sharon near Oskaloosa lost its power at 4 p m Friday Thirteen main line breaks in power lines out of Oska loosa occurred Service restoration efforts were in progress The Dubuejue and Manchester areas also were reported hardhit by power and telephone service in terruptions Sections of Des Moines and Cedar Rapids also were among the areas with power breaks Ma quoketa in eastern Iowa was cut off from telephone service Severely Crippled Rural and power service to ruraf areas was severely crippled in the icing areas The State Highway Patrol said that although all Iowa highways were open they were icecovered snowpacked and slippery through out all except the southeastern sec tion where roads were wet slushy and slippery in protected areas Buses were moving throughout state but were mostly behind sched ule The weather bureau said the freezing rain was at an end and hat new snow moving eastward across the state would end by eve ning after a fall of l to 2 inches Police Nab 4 Allegedly Aiming at Cuban Revolt MAMARONfiCK NY UP olice arrested a fourth member f an alleged gun running ring Sat urday in smashing a plot to over hrow the Cuban government of Gen Fulgencio Batista in a Christmas revolution Westchester County and city of icials Friday night arrested three men and seized a huge supply lunitions which they said were esyned to be shipped to Cuba for he uprising At least two more arrests were xpected The fourth arrest was carried ut early Saturday morning when Vew York City detectives swooped own on the Commodore Hotel f here Presidentelect Eisenhower as his picked p William J Wood 45 No Paper on Christmas Day In order that GlobeGa zette employes may observe with their families the one Holiday permitted them each year there will be no paper published on Christ mas day The GlobeGazette has for many years published on all other Holidays except wbea prevented by a shortage fa the supply of newsprint Continuity of features aai comics will be maintafatd by publishing those mfeMd in the first issue following the Holiday We wish to take this occa sion to wish our maoy r ers wherever they ouy the very best of tke the Holiday