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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 17, 1953, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBE E THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWAN4 NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION and United Full Lease Cents a Paper of Two Sections Section B Egypt Crushes Red Plot to Seize Control Premier Arrests 25 Officers CAIRO Egypt Egyptian government announced Saturday it has crushed a CommunistWafdist plot to overthrow Premier Maj Gen Mohamed Naguib Twenty five Army officers and 15 civilians were arrested as plotters Col Abdel Nasser acting chief of staff1 who said he was speaking for Naguib declared Communists and strongly nationalistic Wafdist Party members had engaged in a preliminaryconspiracy to create sedition No Coup Attempted Col Nasser said no coup was attempted but that theconspira tors were laying the seeds of re bellion and planned a chain ofdis turbances on Jan the be ginning of a fourday celebration of the sixthmonth anniversary of Naguibs liberation of the country from King Farouk and corrupt politicians Nasser said those arrested in cluded Fuad Sera g EdDin form er Wafdist interior minister and strong man in the party Prince Abbas Halirn a cousin of King Farouk and Col Rashad Metian ha whom Naguib appointed and ousted from a threeman regency council when Farouk was deposed Papers Shut Down Six Communist newspapers have been closed down and every known Communist arrested Nasser de clared He made the announcement to the Associated Press and said it would be given out at a later gen eral news conference Earlier the premier announced the dissolution of all Egyptian po litical parties confiscation of their treasuries and thebanning of all their activities foran interim peri od of three years 2 U S Jets Fight Eight Red Planes SEOUL U S Sabre jet pilots fought a twisting running air duel with eight Communist MIG end of World War nJt is under Snow Sleet Rqin Movel ri to Sf iif e DES MOINES UP New snow sleet and some freezing rain moved into Iowa Saturday in the wake of the cold wave The thermometer responded quickly to the flow of warm moist air from the Gulf and by Saturday morning temperatures throughout all of the state had the teens and 20s climbed into About The Weather Ma sonCity Cloudy with snow flurries Saturday night Mostly cloudy Sunday Iowa Snow east portion occa sionally mixed with freezing rain or sleet extreme east Saturday night Minnesota Mostly cloudy Satur day nightoccasional light snow north weather data up to 8 a m Saturday Maximum 11 Minimum I At 8 a m 11 YEAR AGO Maximum 35 Minimum 25 SAME ROUTE OF INAUGURAL solid black line imposed on this airew Washington illustrates the route of Tuesdays inaugural parade along Pennsylvania Ave from its starting point at the Capitol to the breakup point at 17th St at lower center of the picture Reds Arrest Leading Jew BUDAPEST Hungary ary announced Saturday the ar Lajos Stocckler president of Hungarys Jewish community A onesentence communique said police found a considerable quantity of dollars arid Swiss irancs in the home of Stoeckler who was described as a former ndustrialist Stoeckler had headed the Jewish community of Hungary since the jets Saturday and said they shot down one in the blazing unequal battle The Sabres picked the fight They jumped the eight MIGs at 45000 feet over Northwest Korea E Stacy Crystal Falls Mich was credited with the kill He now has a score of one MIG shot down one probably destroyed and one damaged In Tokyo the Air Force dis closed two B29 Superforts were shot down during the week Australian twinjet Meteors roared out in the morning hours against Communist supply vehi cles A low overcast held down the number of flights but theAussies reported at least five trucks de stroyed The weeks jet battles erupted as Allied warplanes mounted their biggest strikes since midsummer They pounded and blasted the vital Sinanju transport hub in almost aroundtheclock raids It was the third straight week that the speedy Sabres emerged unscathed from battles with Red Chinas touted RussianTbuilt MIGs During the weeks heavy raids the vital network of road and rail bridges north of a ter rific pasting Allied planes blanket ing all of North Korea destroyed six bridges and knocked gaping holes in 28 more the Fifth Air Force said B29 Superforts Friday night rained 90 tons of bombs on two enemy supply areas near Chasan north of Pyongyang One crewman said that after thebombs hit he saw lookedlike a bunch offirecrackers tood the community administered he funds of the American Joint Distribution Committee since the Jewish welfare agency ceased to exist here as an independent body three years ago Hungarian newspapers told the nation twodays ago the nations danger from undermining activi ties by the AJDC known as Joint in Europe was greater than in the Soviet Union This was after the Moscow an nouncement of an alleged doc tors plot to kill high Soviet Army men and politicians Most of the nine alleged plotters were charged with operating under orders of Jointwhich was described as a link for Western intelligence serv ices LONG BOAT TRIP ST PETERSBURG Fla Wl Alvin Rogers was chugging down along the Florida West Coast Sat urday toward Ft Meyers on the first leg of a motorboat trip arounc the world Government Has New System of Measuring Living Costs Cold Temperatures Seen in Future WASHINGTON Weather Bureau said Friday its 30day out look for midJanuary to midFeb ruary calls for temperatures to average below seasonal normal over most the area from the Continental Divide to the Appa lachians Above normal temperatures are indicated over the Far West and along the Atlantic seaboard the hureau said Precipitation amounts are pre dicted to exceed normal over most Try to Find Letters on Bomb Blast WASHINGTON iff Navy and Atomic Energy Commission inves tigators tire still trying to find who and how many men wrote letters home last fall telling about the worlds biggest nuclear explosion at the heavily guarded Eniwetok Proving ir A prelimintryreport is in the hands ofthe Navy and AEC was learnedSaturday But the two agencies would say only that theinvestigation has no beenconcluded The initial reports apparently were made by officials of the task force which conducted the latest Atomic test series including dct onation of a hydrogen device They contained only confirmation that letters possibly containing in formation intended tov be secret ap parently were mailed by crew members from ships of the force What the investigators obviously are seeking are actual letter which can beturned over to the Justice Department It will be up to the department to decide wheth er there is sufficient evidence for prosecution of some of the letter writers as was hinted by AEC of ficials The word of such action in statement by AEC Chairman GOT don Dean last November may have prompted relatives who re ceived letters to destroy them Motorist Nabbed for Hitting Kids of the eastern half of the nation while subnormal amounts arc dicated over the west it added BURNS TODEATH SCR ANTON HVJ W Thompson 91yearold retired farmer burned todeath Friday night in the small home in wnichhe lived two miles eastof Scranton WATERLOO An irate Water was under assault anc battery charges Saturday for al legediy attacking a group of boy after a snowball car TheBlack Hawk County attor neys office said JamesiMcKee 21 is accused of striking Jerry Kix 10 Jerrys 11 year old brother anc Burdette Voelker 13 Jerry iKb suffered a fractured jaw Jay Is No ADorovina W rtain s FBI Rejects Two Ike Appointees Headquarters Will Not Give Comment NEW YORK Eisenhowers headquarters has re used to confirm or deny a pub isher1 report that minor New York office employes have been larrcct from prospective federal obs on the basis of FBI inquiries The report came as Eisenhower made ready to announce more ap pointments to positions in the new administration Saturday night The Presidentelect had no call ers scheduled in advance at his ommodqre headquarters Satur day buthe planned to be at his desk for a final round of work in Manhattan He leaves for Washington by special train Sunday afternoort and ivill occupy the presidential suite at he Statler Hotel there until his nauguration Tuesday The New York Times said Satur day that two employes at Eisen headqUarters White House jobs tentatively assigned them on he basis of unfavorable Federal Bureau of Investigation reports The Times story by W H Law rence did not name the employes It said they had been engaged in secretarial and clerical work anc were selected for1 important While House positions MTtie vexact nature report on the two employes wa not disclosed the Times said I was understood however that th FBI suggested the employes shoult not be hired because of something unfavorable in their records The implication was that they were no i AP WIlXJlllDtO IKES SCHOOL DAYS ARE Eis enhower inadvertently duplicates the gesture of the Alma Mater statue behind him as he waves farewell to Columbia University students from the campus steps Saturday Ikes resignation from the university takes effect Monday Woman Nabbed Another Is Arrested in International Spy VIENNA Austria S agents roundingup persons suspected of beingimplicated in an international spy ring sponsored by the Russians announced Saturday night the arrestfor questioning of a Viennaborn British woman for the U S Army Group to Question Him Again Stock in GM Issue of Fight WASHINGTON W SenateRe publicans Saturday abandoned ef forts to get Charles E Wilson con firmed as secretary of defenseby Tuesday They ordered a new hear ing for him to clarify his views on his holdings of General Motors stock v Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Com mittee announced after conferences withtop advisersof Presidentelect Eisenhower that Wilson phoned him asking for a new chance to testify Saltonstall said that the committee would hear the proposed nominee Wednesday morning Oath of Office Eisenhower has been eager to have all his cabinet choices con firmed by the Senate in time for them to take the bath of office Tuesday inauguration day Wilsons prospective appointment has been under bipartisari firebe cause the cabinetdesignate told the Armed services group earlier in the week he intends to retain his 2Vi million dollar stockholdings inGen eral Motors largest military con tractor with the government Wil son headed GM before v he was tapped for1 the T aj ready had recommended that no effort be made to confirm Wilson Tuesday when nominations for oth er cabinet jobs areexpectecLto be brought before the Senatejffor ac rl ATI TLTrt if fitter l AU WASHINGTON UP The gov ernment started a new system for measuring the average familys living costs Saturday in a move di rectly affecting 3500006 workers across the nation For the first time the Bureau of Labor Statistics began talking such things as baby food and tele vision sets into account in prepay ing nextmonths consumers in dex The shiftinmethod will affect workers paychecks under the so called escalator clauses in many union contracts which are tied to the costofliving The Bureau of Labor Statistics announced Friday that it is mod ernizing its index costs Id include about 75 new items such as tele vision sets baby food selfservice laundries and the cost of home Itwill also give riew importance to such family budget items its housing costs and transportation Food costs on the other hand will be counted as only 30 per the ttiTdget compared to 35 per cent under theold index Bureau Commissioner Ewan Clauge explained that the food item alone will alter the results in the new index While a rise in food big effect on boosting the old index it would not tend to change the new one to such anex tent v i Labor leaders have complained that the new system will disrupt present contracts tied to living costs CTO Vice President Eiriil Rieve said it will present an im mediate problem of renegotiating the wage escalator clauses intheir current1 contracts bad security risks Lawrence wrote that one official said an unfortunate aspect of the refusal by the FBI to clear the two employes was that itmight be embarrassing for a large number of clerical and stenographer Workers now at the Eisenhower headquarters who never were slated for White House jobs and who woult cease work after the headquarters was closed down after the inauguration in Washington next WASHINGTON An open break over policy toward Russia and its satellite countries developed Saturday between Secretary of Statedesignate John Foster Dulles and the State Departments top expert on Soviet relations George F Kennan Seven Persons Trajris Collide Ga UPhThc Atlantic Coast Lines fast MiamitoBoston Miamian train pulled by three diesels and packed with passengers slammed into tfie rear of a freight train in thick fog Saturday Seven persons were injured two critically in the dynamite like crash about 3 am at Fleming Ga a hamlet of 400 some 30 miles southwest of here The three locomotives four passenger cars two of them empty arid eight freight cars were derailed and some of them twisted and torn by the terrific impact Most of the 15 passenger cars When in Georgia y on the tracks were filled with passengers Slate Trooper E E Sharpc said the freight a 56car Southern Irain had pulled up with a hotbox on track used jointly by the ACL and Southern He added that he understood it sent up flares but that they probably were not seen in the heavy fog and deep overcast Apparently the most seriously injured were1 Robert Robinson of Savannah passenger train engineer and Selman R Pack Waycross Ga fireman U S of ficials identified the woman as Mrs Theresa Harris 30 who had been working for the U S Army installation in since 1949 Mrs Harris is the third person U S officials have reported de tained for questioning in connec tion with the arrest on espionage charges of two Viennaborn Am eri ca ns Otto Verber and Kurt L Ponger U S officials stressed that no formal charges have been preferred against M r s Harris pending further investigation A score more and con tacts of Verber and Ponger nat uralized Americans now in Wash ington have been picked up in Vi enna since the arrest of the two men Wednesday As faras I know no Austrians hayc been picked up a high U S official said There had been an unconfirmed report that an Austri an girl had been seized tion The Massachusetts senator said four other appointments in the Defense Department also will ba delayed Legal Barriers Sallonstall announced hat Her bert Brownell Jr chosen by Ei senhower for attorneygeneral had agreed at a him and Sen Taft ROhio Saturday to study legal barriers fn the situ ation These prohibit any govern ment official from dealing in con tracts with a company in which he held any direct or indirect financial Selective Bandit Steals Nothing LOS ANGELES man who fried to hold up a bank left empty handed because he didnt want any thing but and bills Teller Pearl Phillipstold police the man handed her a note Friday reading Give me all the and0VMWU iiuw bills Do not give an jilarm ever its still fattening he says interest Meanwhile Eisenhower h e a d quarters in New York had made it clear that there was no change in the Wilson appointment status despite bipartisan 1 objections to Wilsons retaining his huge hold ings in General Motors stock possible avenues were being ex plored around a legal barrier against Wilsons dealing as a fed oral official with the motor firm Department the largest Defense contractor 1 Possible special legislation re pealing present bans 2 Interpretation of the spirit of the law to show it wasnt meant to apply to Cabinet officers ADLAI LIKES CROW NEW YORK UAAfflai Stevenson says he rather likes eating crow since losing in the election How Another Receives Thai Medal Belongs to lowan i t WESTERN FRONT shy farm boy private from Nebras ka who was awarded the Silver Medal of the Crown of Thailand reckoned Saturday that he would give it back Army wants if thats what the PASSENGERFREIGriT pileup is the result when a last Line passenger train crashed into a freight that was pulling into a siding at Fleming fio Xof MTVloir Saturday Id kind of like to keep it for a souvenir Pvt Walter M John son admitted wistfully But Ill keep it or give it back whenever the Army says Johnson 21 of Greeley was bustled from his froneline position and flown to Seoul a few days ago to accept the medal at a spitand polish ceremonyHe had Korea only two months had never seen a Thailander and die not even know where Thailand is he said 1 The Army Saturday solved the mystery The awardwas intended for another private named Walter M Johnson who was rotated back to his home in Aplington la last June The Iowa served with a U S regiment whichwas associ ated with the Thailandcrs The Iowa soldier was quick to ex press his admiration for Thailand soldiers as a bunch of good Joes with a lot ofguts in combat But he said it was all a surprise to him too I spent a lot of time with them in the combat zone for five months lie it never oc curred to me that Id done any thing to put me in line for a Johnson said he sup medal Iowas posed hed be glad toget the medal but indicated Ke didnt have any particular hankering to go to Korea again to get it Johnsons duty with the Thailand erswas as a liaison man for His regimental headquarters He said he picked tip enough of their lang uage to get along pretty good He described them ers As for he shared a lot it with comment was They sure eat a lot of rice The Iowa Johnson wound up as a corporal after 21 months duty Col Edward E FarnsworthvTr of South Portland Me top Ameri can liaison officer to the UN forces in the Far East explained the mix up He said the Thailand government some time ago submitted a listfof U S soldiers it j wanted to deco rate The list carried no serial numbers i and some of the names werejumbled The Iowa private had gone homeand theNebraska farm boy with the same name got the medal by mistake Johnson who has been in Army only eight months in terviewed at frontline antiair craft gun A tt iA s V vilil   

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