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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 29, 1953, Mason City, Iowa                                Iowas Daily Newspaper HOME EDITION ON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS VOL LIX Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA 29 1953 This Paper Consists oi Two One No 95 Congress in Uproar on Reported Publicity Attack Top Defense Aidesto Sell Disputed Stock WASHINGTON MVRobert T B Stevens and Harold Talbott agreed Thursday to sell disputed stock in terests to win Senate confirmation as secretaries of the Army and Air Force Stevens President Eisenhowers choice to be secretary of the Army said he would dispose of his stock in a family textilecom pany if the Senate Armed Services Committee insisted that hemust He pleaded that he not be required to do this but said If the committee feels I should Senate Committee Okays Two Diplomatic Appointees WASHINGTON Senate Foreign Relations Com mittee Thursday approved two top diplomatic appointees after Secretary of State Dulles sent up a letter vouching for their loyalty They were Winthrop W Aldrich to be ambas ador to Great Britain and rs Oswald B Lordto be U representative on the United Na ions Human Rights Commission Quick Approval The approval came quickly aft r the two had testified before the roupin a 90minute hearing Mrs ord won a unanimous vote One enator Langer voted U S Employes of UN Start Loyalty Check UNITED NATIONS NY United Nations lined up its Ameri can employes Thursday for finger printing as the first step of a screening process to weed from Its staff American Communists or those deemed loyalty risks to the United States The fingerprinting began with a few women secretaries Wednesday shortly after US Delegate Henry Cabot Lodge 3r arrangedwith UN Secretary General Trygve Lie for the screening machinery Thursday the process was to extend to the rest of the 1681 American citizens on the UN payroll The UN refused to permit news photographs of the Next each American will fill out B fourpage questionnairewhich asks flatly among other Are you now orhave you ever been a member of the Communist party or any Communist or Fascist organization Employes considered suspicious by the Civil Service Commission will be investigated by the Fed eral Bureau of Investigation Bccause they are topranking UN employes 345 or so Americans will get the FBIs full field investiga tion process from the start Some 1100 Americans working for six UN specialized agencies here and abroad will get similar treatment For the whole investigation one million dollar budget was re quested of Congress against Aldrich a New York bank er The two nominations were the irst heard under a new emergen cy procedure under which Dulles ouches for the loyalty of the nom nee This waives a requirement hat an FBI report be in hand be ore the committee acts Covers Others The Dulles letter also covered en Walter Bedell Smith Presi dent Eisenhowers choice for un lersecretary of state James Bry ant Conant named as high com missioner to Germany and Her man Phleger t h e selection for general counsel of the department The pileup developed after the committee decided not to act on confirming any State Department appointments until the FBI had made a security check The committee waived this rule n approving five top foreign policy officials Dulles includedarid then went back to itFurther hearings vere delayed pending reports from heFBI Wiley commented Wednesday It vas a good procedure but it didnt work Mother Solves Murder of Child in Detective Tale CLOVIS NM practical nurse was held for the slaying ol her baby Thursday after detectives followed clues in an amateur mur dcr story she had written and found the skeleton of a newborn infanl buried beneath a garage Sheriff Val Baumgart said second degree murder charges would be filed against Mrs Christine Sturm 27 who wrote the story of the slay ing as an unsolved mystery for entry in a detective fiction contest Baumgart said Mrs Sturm was arrested Wednesday after officers read the manuscript and hastened to the garage where they found the skeleton wrapped in brown paper and buried about eight inches be ncath the dirt floor The sheriff said Mrs Sturms former husband from whom she was divorced three weeks ago tolc him of the manuscript and put us on the trail Baumgart estimated that the in fant had been buried six years He said Mrs Sturm wrote the story o its death about a year ago The crime probably would never have been discovered if she hadn solved it for us in her unsolvec mystery story the sheriff said BULLETIN SOUTHAMPTON England second fire broke out Thursday m a cabin of the British luxury liner Queen Elizabeth as were examining evidence that might indicate sabotage in mysterious fire aboard just 24 hours earlier About The Weather Mason City Mostly cloudy through Friday Occasional light snow Thursday Iowa Cloudy with occasional light snow Thursday night Friday cloudy and cold Minnesota Cloudy Thursday night and Friday Occasional light snow dispose of my stock I am prepared to do so Sell Give Away Talbolt nominated to be secre tary of Air said he would sell 01 give away all of his stock and fi hancial holdings except a OVi pei centshareinthe Talbott Corp Talbott described this as a fam ily holding corporation of about 25 stockholders who are my mothers children or grand chiL drch Talbolt also said he wouldasK the Talbott Corp to dispose of stock it holds in Chrysler Corp Talbott had taken the stand earlier in the controversy over his nomination that he should be per mitted to retain shares in several corporations doing defense busi ness These included Chrysler orp and Electric AutoLite Harold B Anderson Texas oil and land manager nominated as secretary of the Navy testified for only a few minutes Committee members previously iad indicated that Anderson would have no trouble winning their ap proval when he said he owned no stocks or interests that would con flict with the official job With the testimony the commit ee recessed hearings on the nom inations Opposition Chairman Saltonstall llMass said a committee vote on the nom inees probably would be taken in the afternoon but that the group might hear a witness for the CIO Textile Workers Union in opposi tion to Stevens Saltonstall said he saw no chance for Senate action on the three nom inees before Monday Stevens went before the commit tee after President Eisenhower took a personal hand in the fight for speedy confirmation of his se lections for secretaries of the armed services Eisenhower decided to send for mal nominations to the Senate and in advapce of their actual dispatch asked for hearings by the Senate Armed Services Committee on the nominees Rely on Order The hearings quickly developed that the administration was rely ing heavily on an order issued by Charles E Wilson the new secre tary of defense to clear the way for approval of Stevens and Harold Talbott secretary of the Air Force designate The committee seemed inclined in advance to approve Robert An derson secretary of the Navy dcs ignate He holds no stocks which have come into controversy The Wilson order directs that any Defense Department official must turn over to some one else any business matter involving a con cern in which he has an interest up GlobeGazette weather data to 8 a m Thursday Maximum 19 Minimum 3 At 8 a m 4 Precipitation 75 GRAIN PRESIDENT DES MOINES Heline of Marcus has been reelected president of the Farmers Grain Dealers Association of Iowa PETERSON JOINS GOV vai of Nebraska receives a welcoming handshake from Presi dentEisenhower as he joins the administration as anad ministrative assistant Peterson will serve as a presiden tial liaison man with the various government departments and agencies CANINE SEMAPHORESLimey a big fat dentally didaway with Augustus the cat next door at New Him Minn while the two were romping So a sign system was set up to protect King the black pup that re placed Augustus as a family pet Mrs R A Schmucker places a Limey Out sign in her window after young Robert Fering assures here with a King In sign next door that its safe to let the bulldog out Latest in Series 22 Missing in Plane Mi on One plane was known Thursday to haye xashed and two others were missing and presumed down n the latest series of aviation disasters along the North Pacific rim Twentytwo persons aboard the three planes vere missing including Capt Lilian D Greer commander of Fleet Air Wing 6 stationed at he Alameda Naval Air Station Calif 298 Die A total of 298 persons had been mown dead or were missing in previous military plane disasters around the North Pacific rim from tant Fort Dodge Gets Permit for Video Tokyo to Alaska to Montana which started last Nov 7 The pilot of a Central British Co umbia Airways plane which went lown Tuesday was found alive on a windswept beach 400 miles north of Vancouver B C Wednesday night Also found was the drowned 3ody of one of his six passengers Captain Greer was aboard a U S Navy P4Y patrol plane which vanished Wednesday over thePu gct Sound country of Western Washington on a flight from Ala meda to Whidbey Island Naval Air Station 50 miles north of here Nine other Navy personnel were aboard the craft Missing in Wilds Missing in the wilds of central British Columbia was an RCAF Dakota which disappeared Wednes day while on a training flight with seven men aboard James J Siddlc pilot of the CBCA plane said the craft sank after striking a submerged 1 o g when he tried to attempt an emer gency landing Siddle said the slanc stayed afloat for about fiours He said when the plane started to sink he ordered the pas scngers to don lifejackets and effectvc distance of ultra high fre make for the beach 200 yards signals is about 40 to 5 WASHINGTON w The Com municalions Commission Thursday granted the application oC North west Television Co to establish a new TV station at Ft Dodge la The grant is for channel 21 an ultra high frequency channel Northwest Television is headed by Ed Brcen who also heads radio station KVFD Ft Dodge At Ft Dodge Breen said he ex pccts the new station to bo ir operation by Oct 1 1953 A station site has been purchased near th present KFVD transmitter and th station will begin operating with one kilowatt transmitter the sam as Station WO1TV at Ames h explained Equipment has not yet been pur chased he said but it is planncc to use a 750foot tower The station expects to have all four nationa TV networks Ft Dodge is 64 air miles from Mason City 20 miles closer than Ames Television experts say th miles Britain Checking Charges of African Slave Markets UNITED NATIONS NY 4V1 Britain is looking into charges that the African protectorates are shipping at least 5000 Negroes a month for sale in the slave mar kets of Saudi Arabia and Yemen The British dont think the charges are true but their govern ment has begun an investigation anyway Siavc markets are legal in Saudi Arabia and Yemen and another country has revealed its sources of supply Both countries the UNs antislavery section said Thursday haveignored question naires on slavery and forced labor Britains UN delegation also re vealed in answer to a query from the UN that slavery sliH is legal in the oilrich sheikdom of Ku wait on the Northwest Coast of th Persian Gulf but that actual buy ing and selling of slaves now i prohibited there Kuwait is undo Britains protection Saudi Arabia Yemen and Ki wait all arc Moslem countries an Moslem law permits slavery an slave trading The charges of largescale slav traffic between Britains Africa possessions and the Arabian king doms originafed with Jacquc Alain who described himself in communication to the UN com mission on Human Rights as French explorer living in Nort Africa Promises to Van Fleet in Tearful Farewell to Koreans SEOUL James A Van Fleet bade 50000 chccr ig Koreans a tearful farewell Thursday and promised to eturn one day to visit the warravaged peninsula Van Fleet will surrender command of the U S 8th Army Lt Gen Maxwell D Taylor k A J early next month and leave Maryland m Uproar Over Crime Wave for the U S and retirement He has led the multination Allied Ar my in defense of South Korea since Demands Action by State Leaders BALTIMORE Iff A wave of uirelers and robberies in the coun rys sixth largest city has touched an angry reaction that spread from the homes of ralhful citizens to the Executive lansion and through the halls of he State Legislature The granddaughter of an early laryland governor and her 65 carold companion died under itiless bludgeoning of an axe urglar Librarian Killed A gentle widely admired librar April 1951 Thousands of South Koreans paraded through Seoul in weather from early morning until the official ceremonies started late in the afternoon They carried was senselessly slashed to eath in a 75cent robbery These recent crimes and dozens f other burglaries robberies and mfe assaults have the itysiaw officers and citizens Send half of the criminals to he peri for 20 years and hang the ther half wrote on indignant Ytarylander to a member of the tatc lawmaking body Baltimore womengoing out these evenings to solicit contributions for he Mothers March on Polio arc accompanied by police officers ircmen and volunteers from the civil defense minute men Five civic leaders of Baltimore called upon Gov Theodore Mc xeldin Wednesday to demand an inticrimc program Even before heir visit the governor had prom scd the full facilities of the state in a drive on crime Seek Solution A special Maryland Senate com mitlee has scheduled a meeting for lext Friday in an attempt to fine solution to the burgeoning crime noblem Attending will be ranking police officials states attorneys and judges from Baltimore city and from Anne Arundel and Balti more Counties Legislators at Annapolis report an unprecedented volume in mail clegrams and telephone calls dc mantling more severe crimina aws Two bills were proposed on the loor of the General Assembly Wednesday One would make the carrying of a penknife with i jlade as long as three inches a much of a crime as the packing o a loaded gun The other would re quire police licensing of the pur chase of pistols and revolvers irged the 60yearold general please come back to Korea and tay withus President Syngman Hhee also irgcd the general and liis wife to TVIrs Van Fleet recently to the U S In an emotionchoked voice Van ricct replied I thank you for the nvitation I shall come back It was clear Van Fleet meant its return would be in a private Taylor Confers TOKYO UP Gen Max well D Taylor President Eisen howerschoice to run the United Nations ground war in Korea arrived in Tokyo Thursday and paused for top secret conferences before taking over command of the Eigth Army Taylor the 52yearold purt chute general consulted with Gen Mark W Clark top UN commander end visiting Army Chief of Staff Gen J Lawtort Col banners which Army Chief Called for Explanation Asks Full Probe of Korea Assault WASHINGTON W Rep Short RMo said Thursday Gen J Lawlon Collins Army chief of staff will be asked to explain to Con gress the details of the controver sial Operation Smack1 inKorea A congressional uproar devel oped in the reports that American troops were hurledin a futile and presumably costly attack against a Korean hill last Sunday before invited generals and war correspondents Bill Introduced A bill was introduced in tha lint Clark will fly with Taylor to Se oul this Weekend where Taylor wilt succeed retiring Gen James A Van Fleet as UN ground commander Taylor was met at Haneda Air port here by Clark and other top Army Navy and Air Force lead ers He did not speak to reporters or pose for photographers He stepped Into Clarks black sedan and went directly to the UN com manders Pershlng Heights head quarters role He has said he wants to visit both Greece where he also Jed the fight against Communism and Ko rea after his retirement The South Koreans showered Van Fleet with farewell presents and he told them he was overwhelmed by this tremendous show of good will House by Rep Hoffman IlMich calling for a fullscale investigation to determine whether American boys were used as cannon fodder for publicity pur poses Short told the House Thursday that the Armed Services Commit tee which he heads had gotten in touch with Gen Collins now in Japan and Korea on an inspection trip and asked him to explain on his return just what happened It is inconceivable to me that military leaders would uselessly sacrifice human lives Short told the members In any event he said the House would get the true story when Gen Collins returns Back Saturday Collins is expected back Satur day night The invited spectators combat raid were supplied vance with timetables of the action but dispatches from Korea Thurs day saidit was customary to have suchoperational plans forany bat tle action These reports said offi cerguests frequently are on hand to learn combat lessons Rep Short said itmay be that Collins will want to discuss the matter in a public session of the SAME flit mcinj traffic death a pixl l AP Wirephoto HONORED James Lee Dickey but determined Negro physician was named as the out standing citizen of 1952 by the citizens of Taylor Tex Dickey has been a doctor in that Texas town for 32 years committee Hoffman said he wants afull official explanation of the Spud Hill raid in orderto clarify the fright ful impression created by news stories reporting it The resolution probably will be referred to a House committee which may summon Wilson for an explanation Pentagon officials said they have requested a full report from the field They said they had no in formation on Operation Smack Another Republican House mem ber Bray of Indiana said Wednes day he had demanded an explana tion from the Defense Department Bray an Army reserve colonel with four years service in the Pa cific said he was mad as hell and never heard anything like it The attack planned since Jan 19 moved along on planes artillery the infantry ran into deadly Commu nist groundfire and hand grenades within 15 yards of Spud Hills crest The soldiers finally pulled back to their own lines The spectators watched from a forward observation bunker They were provided with mimeographed sevenpage time tables bound in cardboard with a threecolor dec oration on the cover Hoffmans resolution listed eight detailed questions for the secre tary to answer including the pur pose of the attack and the Ameri can and other Allied casualties re sulting from it Bray called for an explanation of what he called a dress re hearsal in which people got killed In Korea some military men expressed surprise and dismay at the angry reaction in the United States A spokesman for the division involved said To call the operation a dress rehearsal is completely wrong I think his criticism is unfair There are no theatrical trappings Not a single one This is deadly serious business and every one over here knows it The officer and the division can not be identified for security Tea sons Another officer of the same di vision said the purpose of the op eration was to test and demon strate the effectiveness of close airground support He said that explained the presence of air generals and other military ob   

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