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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 16, 1953, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas 1 Daily Newspaper Edited for CITY GLOBEGAZETTE T H E N E WS P A P E R THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LIX Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOW 16 1953 Tills Paper Conilhti bC Two One Taft Approves Durkin Wrangle O Red Purgi in East Gerniany Nets Top Man BERLIN UP EastGermanysj spreading purge of Communist offi cials and their collaborators Friday engulfed the Red regimes figure head Foreign Minister George Der tinger The East Berlin press an nounced his arrest on charge of high treason as a Western spy Soon after the announcement the Western German radio NWDR re that Max Keilson chief of the Soviet department of Derting ers ministry and his wife had been arrested Founder of Union Deilinger was a founder mem ber of the Soviet zones Christian Democratic Union one of the four nonCommunist1 parties collaboi1 ating in the East regime with the ruling Red Socialist Unity party Keilson is a member of the Socialist Unity party He served as editor of Vorwaerts the partys first postwar newspaper before joining the Foreign Ministry as press chief Later he was made director of the bureau dealing with Soviet Union affairs Dertinger is the most prominent of the East zone clique to fall in the purge wave launched fay the conviction in Prague of Rudolf Slansky and 13 other oncepowerful Reds The announcement of Bellingers arrest said The arrest on his en emy activity against the German democratic republic which he car ried out in behalf of an imperialist espionage ring Pudgy in Office A once spare slightly built man the 51yearold Dertinger has grown pudgy in office The Soviet occupa tion of East Germany made his duties primarily acting as a front in the signing of treaties and agree ments and greeting highlyplaced visitors who arrived in East Ger niany with Soviet blessing The real boss of the ministry has been Anton Ackermann Mos cowtrained Communist who held the key job of state secretary At least two of Dertingers top aides in the Foreign Ministry have fledto the West in recent months They were Frau Ilarina Hermann in charge of special reports on German topics and Gerald Rumm ler Dertingers press officer Other lop officials have been reported under suspicion of dealing with the West Dertinger is the fourth once high lyplaced person taken by the se cret police in recent weeks Soviet zone officials have ac knowledged the arrest of Karl Ha mann former minister of supply Paul Merker a former Politburo member and Kurt Mueller a Com munist deputy in the West Ger man Parliament Propaganda Boss Gcrharl Eisler Lost his job In the widening purge but still apparently a free man is slated for an obscure postas a teacher in an East Berlin univer sity Truman Gives Oil to Nation GOP Raps This Action 2 American War Veterans jailed on Spying Charges WASHINGTON decorated American Avar vet erans were jailed here early Friday on charges of plotting to deliver U S military secrets to Russia through a Soviet em bassy courier Otto Verber 31 and KurtL Pronger 39 Globe Gazette photo by Musser OH THE JOYS OF high schooleis weie determined to get to school Friday morning despite the 15 temperatures which made most cars balky Here left to right Charles Burt Dick Tickal a n d Roger Dunahoo give a push 75 at Mason Temperatures in Iowa Skid to 24 Below Zero DES MOINES began shaking off the numb ness left by Thursdays frigid blast of air which sent tem peratures reeling to a season low early Friday The mercury plunged to 24 degrees below zero at Sibley Loss by Bank in Check Deal DES MOINES WVA suitfiled in Federal Court by the American Surety Co a bonding firm Fri day brought to light an alleged checkkiting scheme which re sulted in a loss of by the Cambridge State Bank at Gam bridge la The company askedthe Federa Court to order judgments agains six individuals and another Cen tral Iowa bank Named as Defendants Named as def end antsin the suil Orvilie operator of a used auto Sales bus held under bonds ftev being flown under heavy uarci directly from Vienna where Stevens identified as r 7407 Absences in Local Schools There were 1401absent of the 4900 public school students in Ma son CityFriday a new high but Dr James W health officer said he expected attend ance to be better on Monday Mothers are more inclined to keep childrenhome near the end of the week than at the beginning he suggested and the epidemic of flu responsible for most ofthe ab senceshas been mostlymild cases with few complications reported Attendance was up in the High School classes where 184 were ab sent as compared with 200 Thurs day Eleven teachers were out Friday and nine on Thursday Northwest Iowa Sioux Jity had 24 below at a and Spencer reported 22 below Schools wereclosed in Sioux City s a result of what school officials ailed a combination of the frigid eather and the influenza epi emic The schools were expected American Farmers Poor Says Soviets WASHINGTON Iffi American farmers according to the Moscov radio are in a terrible plight A broadcast by one Comradi Bcglov recorded Friday by U S government monitors said in part Over fourfifths of American farm families are deprived of mos essentials and are in conslan need American land Avorkers rare i particularly dire straits Ninety iour per cent of them earn con siderably less than the requiret living minimumThese de prived of all rights work from dawn to dawn and receive a mis pittance either in tents o dugouts Thousands of agricuitura rkers deprived of a roof slee ditches o operate as usual Monday iness known as B and J Motor Sales Des Moines E D Hall identified as a Hux ley farm implement dealer Harry C Cairns identified as former cashier and officer of the Cambridge bank C L Larson identified as a cai salesman for B and J Motor Sales V S Eagen DCS Moines insur ance man G D Schooler president of the HartfordCarlisle Saving Bank The bank at Carlisle also was named a defend ant in the action The bank also has an office at Hartford The petition said the checkkit ing scheme was operated by Stev ens between Jan 1 1952 and Sept 29 1952 Asks Judgment The surety firm asked judgmen against the defendants for a lota of The petition said tha was the amount the survey com The previous record low for the vinter was 17 below recorded at Decprah on Jan 6 and equalled he next day at Elkader The 24 clow mark alSibley however is ive degrees warmer than last Win ers record low oE 29 below in the ame town The alltime slate low was re corded on Jan 12 1912 when the mercury skidded to 47 below at in Cherokee County Along with subzero tcmpera ures the cold wave brought fair veather to all of Iowa Friday arly morning readings showed Via son City with 15 below Council Bluffs 10 below Des Moines 7 be ow Lamoni 4 below Ottumwa 2 below Iowa City zero Dubuque and Burlington 4 above and Daven port 6 above pany paid the Cambridge bank I compensate it for its losses icy were arrested Thursday They were scheduled to go before federal judge later Friday for a ormal arraignment at which they ill have a chance to plead inno ent or guilty to the charges Naturalized Americans The two menTboth naturalized Americans originally from Austria in Washington just be ore 1 am aboard a special Aii orce plane Both were handcuffed and heavilyguarded Verber who won Silver and Bronze Stars for bravery with the Army in Europe during World Wa II is a stocky balding man II wore an overcoat but no hat o ie and snapped a curt No sir a reporter who asked if he wa a spy Pronger a shorter stouter mai with a shock of curly hair re used to say anything He like Verber a New Yorker received a series of decorations including 3rone Star for his Army seivicc 11 Europe U S Commissioner Cyril S Lawrence set the bonds at a dra matic postmidnight shbwup in th shadowy chambers of the Distric ourt Building Bond In view of the nature of tin charges against these men h said I think the bond ought t be over but since th government has requested Ill set it at that The government wanted th bonds set reasonably high Water man said because of the way Russias henchman Gerhart Eisler managed to escape a oneyear sen tence for passport violations in 1949 WASHINGTON Truman Friday W President set aside sub merged offshore lands as a navy il reserve in the teeth of a bitter congressional protest In a statement aimed at those eeking passage of legislation to rest ownership in the coastal stales if California Texas and Louisiana lie President declared It has been and still is my firm conviction that it would be he height of folly for the United Stales to give away the vast quan ities of oil contained in the con tinental shelf and then buy back his same oilat stiff prices for use the Army the Navy and the Air Force in the defense of the nation The President had announced Thursday he was going to issue the order In reply his congres sional critics raised cries of out rageous ahillegal power and personal spite Forty senators already have in troduced a bill lo give to the states control of the lands under the marginal seas containing billions of dollars worth of oil President elect Eisenhower has said he favors doing so His stand may have helped him carry Texas which is one of the states primar ily affected The others arcLouisi ana and California The Senate passed an identical measure last year 5035 and the House by an even bigger margin Truman vetoed it with the as sertion that it would amount to a 100billion barrel steal for oil com panies Sen Ferguson RMich said Trumans order could be revoked by Eisenhower just as easily as Truman could issue it Or Fergu son added Congress could wipe it out Stock in GM Delays Approval Says Group Is in Stalemate AP Wircphoto THIRDTERM Gov William S Bearclsley right was sworn in Thursday as Iowas third 3iime governor Iowa Supreme Court Judge W A Smith of Dtt buque hand administered the oath of office PIONEER DIES CLARION John Woodin 83 pioneer Wright County resi dent died here Thursday after a short illness Sees Golden Age President Predicts Fall of Reds Under Pressure WASHINGTON President Truman predicts Soviet Russias aggressive schemes will collapse sooner or later under the growing weight of defenses And that he forecast in a farewell message to the nation By THE WIRE SERVICES WASHINGTON Senators nre ported Friday the Armed Services Committee is iaastalemate over confirmation of Charles E Wilson tobe defense secretary inPresi dentelect Eisenhowers cabinet Wilsons stock ownership in Gen eral Motors Corp a firm doing business with the DefenseDepart ment is the issue Wilson has in formed the committee that as for mer president of GM hisholdings are considerable Durkin Approved Meantime the Senate Labor Com mittee recommended firmation of Martin P Durkin1 as secretary of without aword of protest from Sen Robert Taft termed Durkins ap pointment as incredible Taft raised no objection of any kind at a halfhour public hearing Roberts to Direct GOP Ike No Comment In New York Eisenhower head quarters said the Presidentelect would have no comment because his views were well known Sen Long DLa said that of all the illegal power grabs and seizures of President Truman his tidelands grab is the most out rageous BULLETIN BOSTON U aral grand jury reported Friday it had insufficient evidence to return indictments in mil lion dollar Brinks robbery Locomotive Left Buried in Station WASHINGTON UP Repair1 men left a battered locomotive buried in Union Stations base ment Friday and to clear away the wreckagefrom Thurs days spectacular train wreck in lime for next weeks inauguration travel rush About 60 passengers were injured when a runaway Pennsylvania Railroad express plowed through concrete and steel barriers into the stations great concourse at 50 to 60 miles an hour The mighty impact turned the concourse into a shambles and left a gaping oneacre hole in the con crete floor But officials one will know the difference by inauguration day At least three rail road the Senate CommerceCom mittee and the Interstate Com merce looking into the cause of the brake failure that prevented the train from slow ing down as it wheeled into the Capital with about 400 passengers aboard More than 200 repairmen were ordered on rdundlneclock shifts with cranes and blowtorches to clear away the wreckage and patch the holes in the floor and wall Officials said the trains 150ton engine which plunged into the basement would be left there for the lime being the White House Thurs day night will lend to a new golden an era of spread ing world authority and of peace as far ahead as man can see Truman took over the nations radio and television networks for ahighly personal sometimes emo tional review of his eight lurbu in the White House He pointed to dangers of a possible new world war that would dig the grave of Western civilization and of its Communist enemy alike He called for complete public support of his successor Dwight D Eisenhower Finally pulling eight years of controversy behind the outgoing President ended his valedictory with a gentle Good God bless you all As he did so Mrs Trumanand Margaret appeared on either side of him for the TV cameras Trumans last address came only a few hours after he handed a firm piece of advice to his succes sor Freeforall news conferences may be you but dont give them people arc en tilled to them It was at just such a may session with 324th and the President read a formal statementsaying This kind of newsconference where reporters can ask kind of question they can directly to the President of the NEW YORK elect Eisenhower Friday ap proved Republican National choice of C Wet ley Roberts of Kansas chairman to succeed Arthur who is to become postmaster general in new administration Harry Darby national commit teem an from Kansasannounced the selection of Robertt after and a subcommittee ofthe na tional organization had conferred with the Presidentelectalt hie Commodore Friday morning Darby said Ei senhower seemed veryhappy about informed of the committees selection lield informally fay the1 corhmittee to clear the decks for Durkins in auguration day installation in of fice Taft himself smilingly gave reporters the first word the unanimous approval This approval came ata triree minute closed door meeting of the committee calledimmediately af ter the public session if Taft has denounced Durkinsap pointment asincredible when the selection was Presi dentelect Eisenhower Durkin was head of the1AFLPlumbers Union supported Gov Adlai EJ Stevenson against Eisenhower l However the Ohioan said later he would not oppose confirmation of the new labor secretary Also involved in the knollyvques tion on Wilson are all except one Eisenhowers top defense team The commitlee was expected to reach a decision late Friday after studying the law Sen LesterC Hunt told newsmen that we have come to sort of a stalemate We are in a pickle x Involved was a law first passed United States illustrates how strong and how vital our demo cracy is There is no other coun Iry in the world where the chief of sfale submits to such unlimited questions SAME GlobeGazette photos by Musser CLAY CONVEYOR 280foot rubberplay conveyor and its wooden housing received heavy damage iin a late morning fire Friday on Mason City Brick and Tile Co property on Highway 18 near the west City limits Firemen blamed ah overheated mo tor as cause of the blaze The fire started in the motor shack lower right andanup draft in the conveyor housing shot flames up to the wooden clay tank at the edge of the clay pit There was no estimate of damage in the 1870s and revised in 1948 which provides fines and jail sen tences for government officials holding stock in corporations with which as a government official they are doing business It was learned the senators wrangled heatedly over the issue aVa morning meeting The Weather Mason City Fair Friday night cold Partly cloudy and warmer Saturday owaiMostly fair Friday night not quite so cold west Saturday partly cloudy and warmer r Minnesota Partly cloudy and not so cold Friday night Saturday warmer GlobeGazette WealherData up to 8 a m Maximum 31 Minimum 15 At 8 am 15 Precipitation Trace Maximum 29 Minimum 2L Television Being Used r to Instruct Physicians BALTIMORE andi amplified sound joined hands herej Friday in an experiment could mean a drastic revision in postgraduate medical teaching It could mean that doctors in remote areas wouldnt haye lp leave their patients and travel to thCi big cities unj versities are usually located They could band together as cpunty groups before a television screen and see the latest in tech niques and new developments brought to them from the univer sities1 The experiment was conducted at University Hospital under the sponsorship of the Maryland Academy of General Practice In addition to televised teaching tprcmole areas anotheradvan tage was explored nqte4 fhatabout 60 medi cal men at one time could sit in qhajrsina large hall and what normallyonly one man or few at thef could obserye For example one demonstration d diagnosis iheartdis turbance Through amplification of sound the beat could be heard in the farthest corner the room no stethescope needed It wasa heart with a murmur and it sounded like a bullfrog clearing hisu ThereLvas no reed either for crowd around the little machine which traced with a moving line the peaks and Al leys as the heart contracted t y r
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