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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 31, 1953, Mason City, Iowa North lowos Daily Newspaper HOME EDITION C ITYG THl NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH tOWANS N E I G H 1 0 R S E VOL LIX Asaoclaled Press and United Press Full Wket Sevca Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JANUARY 31 1953 This Paper ConiUts erf Two OM 100 Believed Dead SAFER THAN JUMPINGWhen Nashville investigated a telephonethreat tq jumpoff the Shelby Street bridge they found Allan Herring paciriga nar row beam high above the Cumberland River Police and firemen finally succeeded in roping Herring and lowered him head down from his perch First Stop on Dulles in Rome Makes New Call for Europe Army ROME S Secretary of State John Foster Dulles arrived here Saturday on his first abroad and made a strong new call to European nations to form a Troop Ship Comes Back With Soldier NEW YORK and an Army sergeant here Friday night united Western European army Dulles made hisnew ap peal to Western Europe to join forces only seven minutes after he arrived at Romes airport from the United States on a 9day factfinding tour of European capi tals Accompanied by Stassen The new American secretary of state was accompanied by Mutual Security Administrator Harold E Stassen Rome was the first stop on a visit to seven West European capitals during which Dulles will preach the gospel of European uni ty and mutual defense Among the pertinent facts Dulles will learn on his tour here are 1 Italy needs continued aidfrbrh the United Stales to cope with Communism at homeand the new armament burdens assigned her as a NATQ partner v Agrees With Theories 2 Italy subscribes wholehearted Iy to Dulles own theories of gent necessity for European unity and is just as anxious as the United States to get the boggeddown Eur opean army program going Dulles and Slassen will get their briefings on Italys attitude toward the new Republican foreign policy of theUnited States in a scries of conferences with Italian Premier Alcide DeGasperi U S Ambassa dor Ellsworth Bunker and other topranking Italian and American officials ice vessel Eltinge dioed t ha t his griefstricken was returned aboard a Europebound military ship which turned around 40 miles at seaso he could go back to his tragedytorn family in Arkansas Sgt Finnis F Pummill of New port Ark was headed overseas on the military sea transport serv Word was ra twomonthold dauglher Barbara Jean was dead and his wife bra 26 seriously ill The Eltinge reversed its course and raced back to Ambrose light ship where a tugboatwaited to bring Pummell ashore The Red Coss arranged for a loan so the sergeant could fly home He left La Guardia Field early Saturday aboard an American Air lines plane BULLETIN GARMISCH PARTENK1RCH EN Germany Swiss bob careening down the course here at 50 miles an hour sailed a high wall of ice Saturday and tent its driver World Cham pion Felix Endrich crashing to death death ta 14 About The Weather Mason City Increasing cloudiness and colder Saturday night with occasional very light snow Sun day Iowa Partly cloudy to cloudy Sat urday night and Sunday Much colder Saturday night cloudy and night much Partly colder Saturday colder southeast GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Saturday Maximum 31 Minimum 13 At 8 a m 13 Precipitation Trace All Out Attack Planes Ships Smash Key Communist Port SEOUL Korea U S Navy carrier task force and the battleship Missouri rained bombs and 16inch shells Sat urday on the key Communist port of Wohsan in an allout attack On the ground American infantry men with flame throwers arid high explo sives blasted enemy fortifica tions on front Mighty Mo The Mighty Mo three Ameri can aircraft carriers and support ing destroyers tookpart in the at tack on the vital Red supply cen ter east coast The bombardment was one of the heaviest of the war Secondary batteries of the balllc cbncehtrated on enemy gun t Then the Missouri Simultaneously planesfrom the Collins Says Korean Attack Sound Action WASHINGTON J Law ton Collins said Saturday Koreas Operation Smack was a perfectly sound and legitimate operation He angrily denied it was a specially staged event Collins the Army chief of staff flew in Saturday morning from Ko rea He had been asked to supply details of the combat raid carried out last Sunday be fore visiting generals and war cor a public hearing of the House Armed Services Com mittee Tuesday Preliminary checks have con vinced chairmen of the Senate and House Armed Services Committee that Operation Smack was a proper military operation not a show for visitors Takes Same Stand Collins took the same stand Sat urday at the airport saying that such operations had out many times before and would be again He saidit was by no means any demonstration for visit ing firemen or the press He said he could not emphasize too strongly thatGeneral Van Fleet the commanderof the 8th Army is more concerned over sjhy opera tion that causes the loss of a single life than anyone except a parent or relative of a man The chief of staff said he was astonished that anyone would think Van Fleet would Border a demon stration which would cause the loss of life Van Fleets headquarters already has denied that the attack in which three men died was any staged show Sen Saltonstall RMass and Rep Short chairmen of the Congressional Armed Services Committees said in a joint state ment Friday the operation was necessary for tactical reasons They were shown a secret report by Gen James A Van Fleet re tiring Eighth Army commander Combat Reasons They added that the objective of capturing prisoners failed for com bat reasons which are not unus ual Short cited failure of tanks to proceed far enough and slowness of infantry in advancing In Korea Maj Warren Phillips who commanded the ground assault in the operationsaid the congres sional ire was uncalled for carriers Kearsage Oriskany and the battletested Philippines Sea completed what the Navy officially described as an alt out attack on the city On the Western Front American infantrymen burned and blew up Chinese trenches and bunkers The raid was patterned along the lines of the controversial Oper ation Smack whichdrew criti cism from some congressmen who feared it was staged as a show for visiting brass and newsmen On Top of Reds The raiders literally on top of the Red position burned and blast ed enemy fortifications for 10 min utes before they were ordered to withdraw Meanwhile Okinawabased B29 Superforts poured 110 tons of bombs on a key Communist supply center in North Korea Eleven of the big ships slipped past enemy to hita 60 acre sup ply area at six miles southeast of Pyongyang Allied airmen counted their score forthe week and listed six CommunistMIG15 jet fighters de stroyed against four Allied fighters lost in combat 4 Mine Union Men Ambushed HAZARD Ky members of the United Mine Workers includ ing three wound ed from ambush Friday whiie re turning from a union meeting at Manchester State police said the assailant fired on two automobiles carrying the union menTwoothers in the cars escaped injury The ambush was another in series of acts of violence have marked a drive by the UMW to organize mines in Clay and Les lie Counties the last nonunion stronghold in the Eastern Kentucky coal fields coal operators and union have blamed each other for the violence At Pikeviilc Tom Rariey inter national board member of the UMW pointed out that Fridays ambush brought to six the number of union organizers shot since June 24 1952 rl r fbf J f i j T AI F DA DTTTT TII t i J r BUILDINGS Flames swept through a buildmgirrdowntown PusanKorea in the most disastrous fire in the port history It destroyed a square mile ofhomes and business blocks leaving an estimated 9000 persons homeless causing damage unofficially setat between 3 and 5 million dollars YOUTH HELD IN MOTHERS DEATHPolice said Robert Harold Matlocic 19 wTlh bandaged handsV told them in Portland Ore he killed his mother by beating her wth a pop bottle and hammer then stabbedher several times to stop her suffering from a nervous breakdown He is shown with three unidentified officers Leahy OKs Freeing Chinese Nationalists Believe Ike Will Do So WASHINGTON WiFleet Admir al William D Leahy a former chief of urday it might to free Chinese Nationalists for raids againstthe China coast Government sources reported Friday that President Eisenhower barring a change of present plans he will announce in his State of the Union message Monday that the U S Severfth Fleet will be withdrawn from its job of neutralizing theis land of Formosa where Chiang Kai Sheks forces are Such a move apparently was assured of strong backing in Congress Leahys Opinion Asked what of this Saturday Leahy said I couldnt express any opinion on it because I dont know what they are using the fleet for But if anybody wants the Chinese Na tionalists to help us settlethe prob lem on the China coast its a bright idea Leahy 77 year old former per sonal chief of staff to Presidents Roosevelt and Truman gave his opinion in response to questions after a courtesy call on President Eisenhower He said the Formosa matter did not come up during his 15minute he and the President just gossiped about a lot of things that were going on when he and Eisenhosver served together on the joint chiefs of staff Four authoritative officials said that the President is con sidering the plan to release he Seventh Fleet from its present job Wipe Out Order This would wipe out a June 27 1950 order by former President Truman under which the fleet has neutralized Formosa It has stood by ready to defend Nationalistheld Formosa from attack and at the same time has prevented Chiang KaiSheks forces from carrying out airand sea operations against the mainland One effect of the expected move would be to release Chiangs Na tionalists for commandotype raids and possibly air strikes against the mainland This could draw off Chinese Communist troop strength from Ko rea and is regarded as Eisenhow ers first step toward the admin istrations announced goal of mak ing it unprofitable for theReds to continue the struggle there Eisenhowers reported decision to go ahead with the plan appar ently represents a new and much tougher attitude toward the Chi nese Reds than any the Truman administration was willing to risk The assumption in Congress was that Americas allies had were J and their reactibh will be The general understanding in Congress was that Eisenhower it clean that Chiang will be strictly on his own in any hitandrun raids he may make the mainland Washington Mayor to Quit WASHINGTON la W the latest move in a controversy in volving the mayor city council and thevolunteer fire department Mayor W B DuPuis has announced thathe plans1 toresign at the city council meeting Monday night Both the mayor aridthe 6mem ouncil Previously had resigned as a rcsultrof a dispute with the firemen but had been persuaded by Gov William S Beards leyto resumttheir duties The DuPuis Friday said rumors he would step out on orders from his physician were untrue He said he had not been under the care of a doctor but was resigning on his own Atomic Commission Isnt Telling All About Russia WASHINGTON Atomic Energy Commission let it be known Saturday that it knows more than its telling about Russias race to beat the United Statesin the de velopment of atomic bombs The commission said pointedly that its terse that Moscow had exploded three Abombs disclosed only some of the facts in government hands Issues Report Commission Chairman Gordon Dean issued the statement late Friday to end once and for all the speculation stirred up by former President Truman that the Com munists may not have produced an Abomb yet He said flatly that the USSR had exploded three atomic bombs one in the late summer of 1949 two in the fall of 1951 There is no doubt he said of the existence of atomic weapons in Russia In announcing the bare facts of Soviet atomic progress Dean em phasized he was all Facts Hidden He said only The following facts among those available to the U S government can be released at this point Speculation was that some of the facts hidden behind the phrase among those available include the estimated size and quality of Russian atomic production Mr Truman said in an inter view that he doubled the Soviets had developed a workable Abomb and stood by his guns in spite of a barrage of expert contrary opinion to the Ike Confers on Controls WASHINGTON 0 Republican leaders said after a White House call Saturday that President Eisen hower and Congress could easily get together on what to do abou price and wage controls The question tobe decided they said is whether the controls should he taken off before the April 30 expiration date or allowed to die a natural death then Also whether the President should be given standby powcd to reimposc ceiling in future emergencies Saturdays congressional callers Sen Capchart RInd and Rep Wolcott chairmen of the Senate and House Banking Com mittces did not disclose the Presi dents attitude on controls But they said it could be as sumed that the matter would be dealt with in the Presidents State of the Union message to be dc livercd to Congress Monday Wolcolt and Capehart have dif fered in the pastover the ques tion of standby powers England Suspects Sabotage in Rash of Ship Accidents PLYMOUTH England UP Suspected sabotage on iwo aircraft carriers Saturday brought British Admiralty agents into the investi gation of mysterious accidents which have destroyed one big ship and damaged at least two others at English ports within a week A big electric cable on the fleet carrier HMS Warrior was dam possibly sawed in two and theAdmiralty said minor de tects of an unexplained nature were found in machinery of a sis er carrier HMS Triumph Agents of the AdmiraltysCrim nal Investigation Division boarded soth warships here Friday night to investigate Since last weekend fires and ex plosions have hit vessels docked at three other ports 1 The 20000ton Empress of Can ada was totally destroyed by fire of a mysterious origin at Liver pool Sunday night 2 A boiler room explosion Portland Monday Wilted one man and four aboard the HMS of Britains newest atomic 3 Two broke out in rooms of the worlds biggest liner the Queen EUzabitbf at Southam tonWednesday and Thursday Investigations to determine if sabotage was responsible were opened in each case Storm Vessel With 180 Capsizes Ships Rush to Find Survivors STRANRAER British steamer Princess yictoria rapsized and sankina hurricane Saturday carrying an estimated 00 to 130 persons toUheir deaths n raging seas off Northern rish const t Thefirst exhausted survivors of 83 aboard were landed atDonag hadee North Ireland coast town 15 miles from Belfast but their number was not disclosedimme diately They said the 2694ton Princess Victoria went down very quickly at about 3 pm The British destroyer Contest messaged she had picked other survivors four miles from Copei and off Belfast Lough but did not give the number Four mer chant ships were with the Contest Airplanes Help Several airplanes reported to nclucle an American aircraft were helping spot survivors by dropping flares in the dark By he time lifeboats came into the the flares however the survivors usually had disappeared in the boiling sea TheTrincess Victoria a car let ry owned by the British Railways and operating on the 36mile run between M this and Lame Northern Ireland was caught in a 113mile an hour hur ricane that swept the Sea and Scotland Mountainous seasthrew her on her side at a 36degree list Water Pouredintpw room and sideTofTher deckp The master James Ferguson of Slranraed sent out an SOS and gave orders to in the boiling seas Many fescue ships rushedto about 12 miles off Port Patricks But it was almost impossible to gel life raftsoff the steep decks Theweatherwasbitter cold Vis ibilityAvas poor and rescuers were forced to watch helplessly while benumbed survivorswere washed off their tossingrafts Many Children Among the passengers were many children The first rescue ships found bodies floating on the waves with here andthere survivors clinging to rafts and spars The first dazed survivors who were landed said l the stricken Princess Victoria went down an five minutes But apparently there was no panic even among the women and children The 662ton Belfast steamer Don aghadee in a message received here said she had picked up 20 survivors and had sighted two or three more clinging to a mast 12 miles off Port Patrick A tanker from Belfast hove to in the 113mile an hour hurricane and began emptyingher oil bunk ers in an effort to calm the waters sufficiently to aid rescue by sever al vessels which rushed to the scene Rescue ships messaged that the weather was bitter cold and visibil ity low ti High seas washed benumbed survivors offrafts and the rescue ships themselves took a heavy pounding in the northern neck of he Irish Sea Veteran sailors said the seas were the worst in their memory The sharp list made it next to mpossible to float liferafts After the one SOS no more mes sages were received fromthe Prin cess Victoria Finance Minister Among thepassengers were Vlaj J M Sinclair Northern Ire ands finance minister Sir Wal er Smiles an Ulster Unionist member of Parliament and Sir Walter Scott permanent secretary o the Northern Ireland f in a n cc ministry One rescue craft atthe scene messaged Position hopelevss Weather terrible but we are doing our best Several other rescue ships in cluding a tug were reported at or near the Residents of this town Jflocked o the harbor seeking women stood at the cbok rig back Capt Ferguson and most of the crew were from this v4 M The Princess yictoria a t w screw vessel was especially boflt or the shallow Stranraer karbcr
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