Friday, January 23, 1953

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 23, 1953, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LIX Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JANUARY 23 1953 This Pnpnr Consists Two Ono No M Stock See Quick Okay CabinetMeefs 1st Time Mum on Proceedings No Statements on Any Future Parleys WASHINGTON Eisenhower and his cabinet met for two hours Friday in their first formal session but those present refused to disclose what was dis cussed Vice President Richard M Nixon told newsmen afterwards it would be the practice after all cabinet meetings for the members to re frain from any discussions of what goes on at a meeting He said this also would apply to the general sub jects discvissed Nixon said this stemmed from an understanding among the cabinet members and the President during a preinaugural meeeting at Eisen hower headquarters in New York City Secretary of Interior Douglas McKay missed the meeting He is ill with flu Also missing was Charles E Wilson whose nomina tion to be defense secretary was sent belatedly to the Senate Thurs day night The State of the Union message which Mr Eisenhower plans to submit to Congress soon presuma bly was one major topic discussed Friday afternoon there was a separate appointment for Labor Secretary Martin P Durkin along with Chairman H Alexander Smith RNJ of the Senate Labor Committee and Emmett J Hughes a presidential speechwriting assis tant It was indicated they would talk about the changes to be recommended in the TaftHartley labor law Hagerty said there has been no decision yet olt the new President will submit the State of the Union message outlining his legislative program Paper Circulation Shows Slight Drop NEW YORK daily newspaper circulation showed a drop of a fraction of one per cen during 1952 throughout the nation despite a net increase of 13 new dailies Editor Publisher re ported Friday According to the Editor Pub lishcr International Year Book whichwill be available early nex month the number of dailies in creased from 3773 in 1951 to 1786 at the end of 1952 The weekly publishing trade journal said the slight decline in circulation is a fairly good record in view of the unprecedented cir culation rate increases and the stiff competition from other media in the last year Union Veteran Dies 2 Remain LOS ANGELES tfl Williair Allen Magee who joined the Union Army as a bugler when he wa 13 years old died Friday He wa 106 His death left only two known survivors who fought with the North in the Civil A Hard of Rochester N Y Ill and Woolson Duluth Minn AP Wlrepholo PRISON RIOT and chairs and other furniture lie piled in a heap after convicts at Belief onte Pa surrendered Thursday night The prisoners released six guard hostages unharmed Convicts Unnerved by Roar of Airplanes Give Up Riot No Hostages Are Harmecl Albert 105 Magee suffered a stroke Jan 4 He had enjoyed good health until stricken BULLETIN Army an nounced Friday that Gen James Van Fleet will be retired on March 31 Van Fleet the Eighth Army commander in Korea will be succeeded by Lt Gen Max well D Taylor BELLEFONTE Pa band of 325 rebel convicts facing a tightening ring of heavily armed state policeand unnerved by the roar of National Guard fighter planes overhead surrendered un conditionally Thursday night to the get tough orders of Go v John S Fine The rebels released six guard hostages shortly before 7 oclock and then filed meekly back into their cells from the barricaded building they had turned into fortress No One Harmed None of the hostages had been harmed although one was near the point of exhaustion from his 72 hour ordeal The holdout segment of a riotthat started last Monday tossed out through the shattered windows of the ccllblock Ihc eight revolvers 500 rounds of ammuni tions and tear gas equipment Their surrender mada unneces sary a attack on the cell block by state policemen and Na tional Guard units Earlier the prisoners dropped a note through a barred window ask ing to see the Catholic chaplain Rev Richard Walsh When Fathei Walsh went to the wall of the build ing the men shouted down that they were willing to give up if state officials would agree to an earlier offer that there would be no re prisals for Ihe riot The governor made that offer two days ago anc it had been accepted by the men in Iwo adjacent cell blocks Release Hostages State Atty Robert E Wood side after a conference with the governor replied in a note lha only an unconditional surrender will be accepted He ordered the prisoners to turn over their guns and ammunition and release the hostage guards immediately Shortly thereafter the convict gave up and the guards emerged Inconsiderate Managers KNOXVILLE Tenn battered opena safe in a Knox villc factory office found it empty blew their tops Why didnt you leave some money in this thing asked a note they left behind Thursday Still angry they apparently set fire to some sawdust in the boiler room Firemen found the note Allied Sabre Jet Pilots Knock Down Four Red Planes SEOUL jets destroyed four Communist and damaged seven in clear skies high over North vest Korea Friday the U S 5th Air Force reported It brought to 15 the number of Russianbuilt jets nocked down in three clays it least 13 have been clam gcd One Red jetwas probably estroyed Tuesday before rcsump ion of large scale air battles The sabres were up at daybreak shield Allied fighterbombers triking farther south at Commu ist supply lines and balUefronl iQsitions Fighterbomber pilots reported vrecking 90 Communist vehicles nd destroying a locomotive and 0 boxcars In the night 14 U S iuperforts cascaded bombs on a ailroad yard at Yangdok astride he Reds eastwest supply route icross the narrow 90mile waist of North Korea Grenadehurling South Korean roops charged up to the crest of Big Nori Hill on the Western Front rriday and blasted Chinese posi tions one hour and 20 minutes then vithdrew An Eighth Army spokesman said he Republica of Korea ROK in fantrymen killed at least 85 Reds n the raid The action was among several Allied attacks on Communist posi ions on the Western and Eastern fronts AP Wlrcphoto SIXSTORY PLUNGE Caught in midair by the camera during an intended suicide plunge from a sixthfloor hotel window in St Louis info a firemens net below is a man identified by police as Elmer E Vail 50 of Pontiac 111 Medics Save Soldiers Lives TOKYO Armys top sur geon Friday saidsoldiers inKorea have a better chance of not be ing of living if wound ed than fighters in any other com parable conflict Maj Gen George E Armstrong In a news conference reviewed dramatic strides in research which arc saving lives and limbs at the battlcfront Armstrong Army surgeon gen tral leaves Tokyo Saturday for Washington after a tour of Korea Japan and Okinawa The twostar general described new treatments for the including a method for transplant ing arteries which may cut am putations by 70 per cent an in tricate artificial kidney to lessen deaths from severe shock and a most encouraging trial substi tute for blood plasmadextran Armstrong expressed a belief that the new armored vest will affect for the first time in 30 years the 1 to 4 ratio between Wiledand wounded in battle Armstrong said the percentage o wounded who die after getting medical attention runs a norma per cent But a remarkable number o men wounded arc returned to of 87 per cent The general also noted tremen dous slrides in caring for comba fatigue In World War II he said psychiatric cases caused the mos discharges In Koreathey arc drop in the bucket Battle in Atom Group Shaping Up WASHINGTON A showdown is in the making over the chair manship of the Joint Congressional Atomic Energy Committee Cor which Sen Botirkc B Hickenlooper the senate candidate Hickenlooper the ranking Repub lican among carryover senate members of the committee headed he joint SenateHouse group in the 80th Congress The late Sen Bricn McMahon DConn succeeded to he chairmanship when the Demo crats regained control of Congress Strong Contender The House now has a strong con tender for the post in Rep W Sterling Cole New York Repub lican Hickenlooper declines to discuss Ihc situation But Cole is known to feel that even if he is not named chairman the honor should go to a mcniber from theHouse side This is neces sary he feels to demonstrate that the House is a body equal to the Senate When the committee was estab lished there was the understand ing that the chairmanship should rotate between the Senate and the House Coles position is that fail ure to carry out this understand ing would put the House in a sub ordinate situation Those who know Cole well are certain that he will not permit the committee leadership to go to the Senate Cole was vice chairman under IJickenlooper in the 80th Congress Serious Challenger Coles only serious challenger for the post appears to be Hickenloopr er But it is difficult in stalking to Hickenlooper to he does not want the chairmanship Hicken looper willtell reporters only that he has no comment Ihave been much toobusyto think about the matter he added There have been reports not Cole will not have the solid backing of the House1 members of the committee for the chairmanship Cole was asked if he had heard such talk He replied that so far as he knew the House members were standing solidly in support of him Rep Durham who suc ceeded McMahon as the acting chairman after the latters death last summer is squarely behind Cole Rescued Local Clear Lake Trucker Named Driver of Year IWili Seek Advice of President 1ES 41yearoldformerClear Lake police man with an 18year record of accidentfree truck driving was selected Friday as the Iowa trucking industrys Driver of the Year James IV Tom llartin driver of a petroleum transport for the Clear Lake enninal of Ritan a s chosen from among nine Drivers of the Month hon ored last year by the Iowa Motor Truck Association Record and Rescue Chosen for the annual award by a slate committee of public safety leaders Harlin won on the basis of his safe driving record and also his rescue of two elderly persons rom an overturned car in a wa terfilled ditch Lasl April 10 on Highway 05 near Glcnvillc Minn just north of the slate line Hartin was driving on icy pavement when he saw the car which had skidded off Ihc road Trapped inside were Mr and Mrs D L Cross of Mason City At first Hartin svas unable to gel the car doors open Then from other cars and trucks he assem bled three tow chains and hooked the overturned car onto a Irtick The truck moved the car enough to permit Hartin to open the doors Ice Cold Water Standing in icecold waislhigh walcr Hartin helped Mr and Mrs Cross out of the car and to dr ground Both were speechless will shock and exposure Assisted b others Hartin wrapped them in blankets and helped them into warm car Except for three years as a Clea Lakcippliceman from 1947 to 1950 Hartin has been a truck drive since t1933 and has neverhad chargeable accident or traffic vio latipn He and Mrs Hartin ah their two at 30 South Shore Drive Clear Lake RunnerUp Runnerup for the annual aware About The Weather Wright 41 Do for DCS Moine was Virgil W Moincs driver Transportation Co In 3G year as a truck driver Wright was cred ited with 1175000 miles without chargeable accident In addition the recognition was based on tw acts of outstanding helpfulncs along the highways Judges were Pearl W McMurry state commissioner of public safe ty Claude V McBroom chairman Iowa Safety Council George Me Caughan secretary state com merce commission Ed Vaile com merciaT editor DCS Moines Ret isler and Frank Ulish stale safet education director JAMES T HARTIN Blizzard Hits Texas Midland MARILLO Tex shallow ut vicious a from the anhandleplairis area deep into the Texas midlands Friday Power and telephone lines anc poles sagged and snapped under the weight Ice and snow in the a dangcrou Appears Before Senators BULLETIN WASHINGTON The Armed Services Committee Friday afternoon recommended Senate approval of Charles E Wilson forsecretary of defense Charles E Wilson said Friday that tary of defense he will sell his General Motors holdings and con sult with President Eisenhower on any matter that might be the subject of misunderstanding be cause of his former connection with the auto firm Wilson walked out of the Sen ate Armed Services Committee after being questioned by members for nearly three hours and handed reporters a formal statement he said he made to the senators Early Approval Early approvalof Wilsons nomi nation for the defense post was forecast by some senators as a re sult of Wilsons reversal of his previous refusal to dispose of more laan million dollars worth of General Motors slock Sen Maragarct Chase vSmith RMe told reporters the conimit Panhandie glaze of where ice made ex1 trcmcJy hazardous The J ranged from 23 inches at Lubbbck to around 10 inches at Akin Hundreds of motorists sought refuge in farm homes already crowded in some instances by school children who couldnt make t home after buses stalled in deep snowdrifts The highway patrol warned that extremely hazardous driving con ditions existed from the top of the Panhandle to extreme East Texas and the Upper Gulf Coast Where there was no ice or snow in the region drenching rains and winds of almost hurricane force had battered the countryside Except for windows blown out by high winds at Borger and dam age to communications and power facilities there was little reported property loss ce delayed until afternoon a vote on the question recommend ing Senate confirmation of the ap pointment Asked the reason for the delay Mrs Smith replied Were v Chairman SaltonstaU RMass of the committee forecast the vote wouJd be favorable General Motors formerly headed by Wilson is the largest defense contractor and Wilson previously Another Block WASHINGTON IndOre Friday blocked Senate confirmation of Harold E Stas sen as head of the Mutual Se curity Agency He said he was acting to pre vent Senate confirmation of Stassens nomination on the Sen ate floor the same day it was approved in committee Under Senate rules action on nomination cannot be taken on the same day they are reported by committees except by unani mous consent Mason City Cloudy and foggy again Friday night somewhat colder low 18 to 22 Iowa Partly cloudy Saturday high 30 to 35 Minnesota Partly cloudy Friday night and Saturday Globe Gazelle weather data up to 8 am Friday Maxim urn Minimum 22 At 8 am 23 Preclpitalion 75 snow CIO Warns of Boycott WASHINGTON UP The CIO made it clear Friday it will boy cott the new administration unless it is given a strong voice in making Labor Department policy President Walter P Reuther said any man the union picks to be an assistant labor secretary must get just a salary much more than and a title The CIOs Executive Committee decided to make the demand after a meeting Thursday on the way AFL officials were chosen to the Labor Departments two top posts Reuther said he would meet with new Labor Secretary Martin P Durkin Friday discuss the problem The labor leader saki Durkin had asked the CfO to choose nn as sislant secretary of posi tion traditionally filled by the CIO Wonts Service Crosses Back WASHINGTON Edith Noursc Rogers of the House Veterans Committee said Friday she plans to introduce legislation in a second attempt to force the armed services to restore white crosses on the graves of 13000 war dead in Honolulus National Me morial Cemtery The crosses on the Hill of Sac rifice overlooking Honolulu were torn down in September 1951 and replaced with stone markers SAME AFL AND CIO TALK MERGER George Meany of the AFL OeftTancf WaiterReutherof the CIO lunch in Washington to talk about a possible merger of the two big labor groups The talk is saiiHobe preliminary to possible actual negotiations for amalgamation into one labor organization V was quoted by senators as saying that he would not disqualify him self in government transactions with the firm However a law bars any federal official from transacting business with any company in which he holds even an indirect interest and Wilsons testimony Friday was aimed at meeting that situation 1800 Shares Wilson said his agreement to dis pose of his GM holdings included shares of stock he is to receive in Lhe future as part of a retirement bonus Senators have said these aggregated 1800 shares worth about each in addition to a cash bonus of more than Announcing that Roger M Kyes designated as his chief deputy al so would dispose of his GM hold ings Wilson added in his state ment If during my term of office T must deal with any matter of busi ness which I may feel might be subject to misunderstandingon ac count of my previous relationship with General Motors I have been assured of the privilege of discuss ing the matter fully with the Pres ident of the United States with ref erence to any action that may be taken The White House announced Fri day night that Wilson had volun teered to dispose of his stock That decision called for by key senators who cited a law forbid ding a government official to have an interest in a firm doing busi ness with the government Appar ently removed the big barrier to confirmation Formal Nomination Wilsons formal nomination went up only Thursday night and Chair man Saltonstall theArmed Services Committee iii to n closeddoor session to con siderjt Saltonstall said he expected the committee to give its approval Friday