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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 30, 1953, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper HOME EDITION CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LIX Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JANUARY 30 1953 This Paper Consists ot Two Ona No M Army Stoutly Defends Disputed Korean Attack Oleo Action Monday After Worm Debate AP Wircpholo TALBOTT AGREES TO SELL Talbott testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee Thursday agreeing to sell disputed stock interests to win Senate confirmation as secretary of the Air Force Taft Disagrees Johnson Says Defense Squabble Hurt US WASHINGTON Lyndon Johnson DTex said Friday the Republicans have been thrown for a political loss and great damage has been done to the country in the Senate controversy over defense nominations But Repub No Register by Lobbyists Leader Taft of Ohio told reporters he believes any pos Crowds Jam Legislature DES MOINES UP The Iowa House Dairy and Food Committee begins acting on bills to sanction yellow oleo Monday after hearing nearly a threehour battle onthe issue at a public hearing About 1500 lawmakers farmers housewives and others jampackcd the House chamber late Thursday while more than a dozen persons mixed in sharp debate have been introduced it both the House and Senate to au thorize the saleof yellow nulr garine and repeal the five cent a pound tax on olco Rep Carroll Brown ROska head of the Dairy and Food ommittee said his group will take up the bills Monday and may begin voting on them then Soybean farmers two Drake pro essors and a housewife backed the bills Howard Roach Plainfield No Change DES MOINES UP Most Iowa legislators apparently had made up their minds on the yel low oleo issue and wont be swayed by Thursdays public hearing on the issue A United Press spot check of more than a dozen legislators showed most believe the hearing brought out much Information but wont change the lawmakers minds head of the Iowa GOP Farn Council said the law now favor animal fat raisers and penalize vegetable growers Frost Patterson Fontanellc hca of the Iowa Retail Food Dealers said Iowa is losing much busines because shoppers go to other state lo get yellow oleo He said low could get twice as much in sale tax on yellow olco as the it now collects in the tax on whit WASHINGTON f e d e r a judge ruled unconstitutional Fri day because of its penalty provi sions the requirement that per sons engaged in lobbying activities must register with the government The ruling by US District Judge Alexander that section 308 of the Federal Lobbying Act is invalid resulted in the dismissal of longpending charges against two state agricultural commissioners one of whom is now dead and two other persons Defendants in the case were JamesE McDonald late commis sioner of agriculture of Texas Tom Linder Georgia agricultural commissioner Ralph Moore Washington Commodity trader and Ralph M HarrLss a New York commodity broker SAME BIack means traffic dealh in past 1t hours sible political setback for the Re publicans will be offset if the ap pointees do a good job The Senate may take up Friday the nomination of Roger M Kyes to be deputy secretary of defense He and two or three others whose nominations will be con sidered Monday were forced by theSenate Armed Services Com mitee to agree to get rid of their major business holdings before get ng approval for their jobs Charles E Wilson the new sec retary of defense had agreed to dispose of some worth of General Motors stock before his nomination was confirmed Sen Byrcl DVa said Friday he expects the Senate to approve the four businessmen named as lop defense aides by about the same margin as Wilson Johnson Democratic floor leader has 4praised the appoint ment of Robert B Anderson to be secretary of the Navy But he said in an interview he believes the big business tinge of Wilson Kyes Harold E Talbott to be air secretary and Robert T B Stev ens to be Army secretary wiT be a handicap in their jobs Kyes named tobe under secre tary of defense is a former Gen eral Motors vice president li won unanimous committee ap proval Wednesday when he agreed to sell his G M stock and inter ests in any other corporations which might have defense con tracts oleo Dairy men and others fought th oleo bills Chester Shoby Algona head of the American Dairy As sociation called them the firs edge in the destruction of th airy industry I think one purpose is to stea he butter market he said Th leo people want to capitalizeo he popularity of butter Attractive Mrs Richard Pugh Moines housesvifc said it take 0 minutes to squeeze coloring int pound of oleo This eats up two and a ha million man hours a year sh aid Rep George Paul RBrooklyn resident of the State Bran dreameries at Mason City aske vhy she wanted to color margarin Why do you want to color bu er yellow she fired back Roach said he had checked un colored butter margarine and lai ind found all nearly white H said margarine is about as yello butter unless bleached Ohio Congressman Declares His State Is Not in Union WASHINGTON Ohio 1 of the 48 stales Is Robert A Taft legally a senator Is Tafts fellow senator from Ohio John W Bricker under a shadow of doubt What about the seven Presidents of Ihe Uniled Slales who hailed from Ohio Were they qualified citizens or were they really foreign ers With a pcrfcclly slraight face Rep George H self a Taft Republican from way Friday for action on a bill that would answer these questions by the simple method of admitting his native Ohio to the Union Wasnt it done years ago Bender says no Congress defined the boundaries of Ohio in 1802 and Ohiofolk duly adopted a state cflnslitution which was presented to federal authorities the next year Congress never did get around to approving it Ever since 1803 Bender said people of our state havebeen behaving as if they belonged to the United Stales but the fact is that we arc not full members of the flock We have been washed but not Now with Ohios 150th anniversary of statehood about to be cele brated some overzealous researchers have discoveredthe omis Bender said So he introduced joint resolution 121 setting forth That the state of Ohio shall be one and is hereby declared to be of the United Stales of America and is admitted into the Union an equal footing with the original states in all respects whatever In Treason Reveal Provoo Admitted Having Swea Cityan Killed NEW YORK prosecution in former Army Sgt ohn David Provoos treason trial put into evidence Thurs ay a signed statement by the defendant admitting he com lained to his Japanese captors against a U S captain who ater was executed The statement said Provoo cported a fellow prisoner of war Japt Burton C Thomson of Swea lily la as being very uncoop ralive with the Japanese Provoo on the witness stand in edcral Court said he signed the tatcmcnl and initialed 35 corrcc ions under duress Selling Out The 35yearold defendant is ac used of going over to the Japan sc afler Ihc fall of Corregidor in 942 and selling out fellow Amer can prisoners of war The execu ion of Thomson is one ot Ihe ilcms n the list of complaints The statement regarding Thorn on was made to two FBI agents I Ft Meade Md in 1949 seven ays before Provoo was arrested n wartime treason charges Provoo was pressed by the pros cution during crossexamination or an explanation of the alleged oercion He said it had something o do with harassment he claimed ic suffered at the hands of other risoners in the Fort Mcade slock dc Mess Officer One of the things charged againsl rovoo in the indictment is that Thomson a hospital mess officei on Corregidor killed py r Japanese after Pro voo turned him in as uncoopera live The signed statement quoted Provoo as saying I was in charge of everything Jn a tunnel on the captured fortress island and ell no clanger and knew no au was the authority As a matter of fact the state ment even began to fee as if I had divine rights Commie Prisoners Murder American Korea Saturday UP Three North Korean Com munis prisoners beat an American soldiei Lo death Wednesday the Prisonei of War Command announced Fri day The soldiers name was withhclc pending notification of next of kin He was fatally attacked while clear ing a compound barracks of prison ers before taking a head count th POW Command said He had gone into the compounc Wednesday afternoon with a South Korean sergeant The two split u to clear the barracks The ROK sergeant left the bar racks first and when he got outsid he noticed that Ihe American ha not come out of Ihe building UN Downs Bomber in Fight SEOUL S Sabre jets sho own a Iwincnginecl Russiantype omber off North Koreas Wcs oast Friday and capped their pa rols by destroying one MIG je ighter and damaginganother The Fifth Air Force said it wa lie second time in the Korean Wa hat Allied fighters had clashei vilh Red bombers Pilots reporter t was a lone Russianbuilt TU2 Sabre jets destroyed seven TU2 ff thotWcst Coast Nov 30 1951 The Air Force said the MIG laims were racked up near Sin an u in far Northwest Korea when t light of 26 MIGs jumped foil Sabres escorting one imarmei Miolo reconnaissance plane AP Wiicpliolo CASUALTY OF CONTROVERSIAL soldier wounded in Sundays controversial combat raid on Spud Hill in Korea is helped by two medics to a forward aid sta tion after being brought out of battle area The known as Operation raised the ireof Con gress Dulles Stassen to Europe Ike Wishes Good Luck WASHINGTON President Eisenhower wished good luck to Secretary of State Dulles and Mu tual Security Chief Harold Stassen Friday as they headed for the air port and an important tour of Western European capitals The three breakfasted logclhcr al Ihc While House And after Ei senhower saw his two foreign af fairs advisers lo the door DuUes told reporters We got some final words about our prospective advice and instructions dent Eisenhower called from Ihe Presi oul luck Good lo you bolh Have a nice trip Think of me when Im out there sweating Monday morning This was a reference to Ihe fact that he will deliver lo Congress Monday in person a Slalcoflhe Union message Behind Dulles was a Ihrcat to Western Europe that he might re think US policies unless they go through with unification and de fense programs Dulles and Stassen will go first lo Rome then to Paris and London and successively on lo Bonn German capital The Hague The Netherlands Brussels Belgium and Luxembourg They are due back in Washington Feb 0 GlobeGazelle pliolo by Musscr JUST PAPER WORK Gordo County automobile owners who do not have them already will have to wait at least a month for their 1953 Iowa license plates CharlesSinclair automobile registration clerk said his office exhausted its supply of plates Thursday noon Car ownerswho appeared at the clerks office Friday received only their registration plates Sinclair is handing Raymond Hunst Ven tura his certificate which he must display in lieu of his 1953 license plates Sinclair warned auto owners that the penalty for late registration still becomes effective Mon day There is no shortage of truck plates At Least It Removes Hair CHICAGO Roraff has filed suit for dam ages against a grocery chain and Ihe manufacturer of a cleaning compound charging that the cleaning agent was misrepresented as safe for home use Roraff said his wife cleaned a couch with it and he lay down on the couch to watch television When he arose he said the hair on Ihe backof his head fell out Union Charges Newspapers Bringing in Strikebreakers ROCK ISLAND 111 AFL printers con ded Friday that four Quad Cities newspapers have ended wrought strikebreakers across state lines in violation of fed eral law They asked for an immediate investigation by the Tustice Department The AFL International Ty iographical Union in a letter to Iccrelary of Labor Marlmjhirkin harged that strikebreakers had Ccn imported from other slates y Ihe Rock Island Argus Ihe Mo incDispatch and the Davenport a Times and Democrat The union struckagainst the four newspapers Dec 15 Amos U Shepard local ITU ircsidcnl wrote Durkin We are calling upon you o see that violators of the law arc brought to justice We urge that you conlacl Attorney General 3rownell and have his Justice Dc larlmenl immediately invesligale The office of Ben Rcicly Rock slant attorney who represents the fourdailies declined to commcnl on Ihc ITU charges Shepard wrole Durkin lhat union has the names the case lislories and photographs lo prove our charge lhat strike breakers iiave been brought in across stale lines to help the publishers smash our slrikc lower our living stand ards and thus set the hand of time back RAID CONSULATE ROTTERDAM The Netherlands entered the American consulate here during the night and made off with about after rifling a few desks All About The Weather Mason City Mostly cloudy through Salurday colder Saturday after noon Salurday Friday night and Transfer of Produce Case Is Rejected Transfer of Iwo indictments in volving Florida produce dealers was denied in Federal Court by Judge William F Riley DCS Moines it was reported here Fri day by U S District Attorney M L Mason The Quality Egg Company Her man Gross and Dave Schiller all of Florida had asked lhat the in dictments handed down for the second time Jan 12 by a federal grand jury al Ft Dodge be trans ferred to Miami Judge Henry N Graven disquali fied himself from hearing the mo tion and it was heard at Sioux City lastSaturday by Judge Ililcy The indictments first were re turned last year but were set aside by Judge Graven after it was re vealed that U S District Attorney T E Diamondj Sheldon was at torney for the Swalvc Produce ompany of George The indict ments charged the Floridans with ailure to account for produce re ceived from the Swalve Company Diamond resigned after it was charged thai he used his official position in an effort to collect for hc Swalvc firm as its atlorney The next step in Ihe proceedings will be for Judge Graven lo set hc date for arraignment of the Floridans Van Fleet Officers Hit Critics Claim Assault Was Justified SEOUL Saturday Iff US Eighth Army headquarters Satur day stoutly defended Operation Smack as a wellplanned attack and said to criticize it as a specta tor demonstration was grossly un fair to every man who has fought suffered or died in Korea A threepage statement by head quarters of the retiring com mander Gen James Fleet said the controversial Western Front raid Sunday failed of per fection because certain things went wrong But it said the attack was prompted by threatening Commu nist positions which were dealt considerable damage arid casual tics No Demonstration This action was in no way de signed as a demonstration for spectator benefit the statement said The raid has touched off rounds of criticism in the US Congress One congressional critic had called it a throwback to Roman gladiator shows It was a soundly conceived and carefully planned combat opera lion differing from many similar actions in the bitter Korean con flict only by its lack complete success headquarters analyzed The statement said that three US soldiers were killed and 61 wounded in the operation It has been estimated that 150 men of the US 7th Division took partin tho raid which hit a Western Front position known as Spud Hill Unofficial figures iearlier had said 87 were wounded including 57hurt so slightly that they re turned to duty next day Uproar in Congress The raid caused an uproar itt Congress where some members insisted it was only a show for top brass complete with scenario This last referred to art operational lime table provided watching gen erals and correspondents Operation Smack statement conducted by the 7th Infantry Division on 25th January was a seriously considered and carefully planned action to destroy enemy installations which threat ened our forcesand capture prison ers for enemy identification There have been many opera tions of similar scope successfully conducted throughout the Korean conflict The Army said Friday that the criticism in Congress would turn Iowa Considerable cloudiness Fri day night and Saturday occa sional light snow northeast and north Minnesota Mostly cloudy with oc casional light snow Friday night and Saturday Globe Gazelle weather data up to 8 am Friday Maximum 17 Minimum o At 8 am 13 Precipitation trace Town Loses Plea I Concerning Highway LE MARS the pleas of the residents of Brunsville six miles west ot here Highway 3 and 5 will be relocated a mile south of the town A caravan of 200 Brunsville resi dents traveled to Ames earlier this week to protest the relocation at a State Highway Commission hear ing to praise when the full story was told Some Confusion However there was some con fusion Capt Clair M Wolf e Omaha Neb division public in formation officer said Friday night he still held that post Earlier he said he had been relieved It was a mistake he told cor respondents I was not relieved I am PIO of the 7th Infantry Di vision and will be until I rotate to Japan Wolfe was in charge of press coverage of the raid on Spud Hill The Chinese stopped the attack cold after weathering an intensive aerial and artillery pounding Some lawmakers seemed con vinced that American soldiers had been exploited to put on a per formance for the top brass While the Army would release no casualty figures for the opera tion it was learned that three US soldiers were killed and 8T wounded of the 150 men in the raider force Of the wounded 57 were hurt so slightly they returned to duty next day An outburst of TJ S congressionr al anger developed over the distri bution of operational plans of the raid to generals and news corres pondents invited to watch the ac tion The secret document a threecolor cardboard cov er and carried the emblem of the 7th Division i If you can showtme how I am responsible for the criticism you are a better man than I am Wolfe commented PUnmd TheUN Command iifTokyb said troops the U SfTttifJMvision carried out the planned attack In coordinationWith artillery tanks and warplanw Invited generals and war cor rcspoodcbs watched while the   

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