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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 2, 1953, Mason City, Iowa North IowoY Daily Newspaper HOMfEDITION ON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NIWSPAPER THAT MAKES and United Press Full Lease wires ALL N O T H 0WANS N E I H 0 R Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor Showboat Era Is at Its Twilight TtfEARLY 20 years ago I at tended a national convention 850 Dead Million Homeless This Paper Conststg of Two SectionsSection One of the American Legion Louis I gained the in St impression during those four or five days that the Missouri metropolis was the downright friendliest large city I had ever visited It was interesting therefore to return to St Louis recently and check up on my earlier impression I had been through the city a time or two but this was the first time I was presented with a real op portunity to look around The oc casion I might explain was a Red Cross conference on which later 1 shall report at greater length Well St Louis is still the friend ly community Its people are not so much in a hurry that they cant find time to be courteous and neighborly Theres a flavor still of the days when the livelihood and wellbeing of a wide territory there abouts were linked with the Missis sippi and the Missouri Rivers which merge their murky waters there I could talk about this some more Or I might visitwith you at considerable length about the Lind bergh Memorial Museum housed in a great wing of the most am bitious building erected in connec tion with the Worlds Fair at St Louis in 1904 Emotional Binge Recalled This latter would prove a nigh inexhaustible subject JUE listing the items which rolled i on The Lone Eagle from hi AMSTERDAM The Netherlands Europes threeday death toll from floods passed the 850 mark Monday Holland was the worst hit with 464 dead in her most calami tous floods since the 15th century Britain counted 389 dead Bel gium 10 and 10 others died at sea a trawler went down Brave little Holland mustered all us strength to meet the disaster Mood waters whipped up by hurri cane winds over the weekend poured over crumbled dikes in the sorelystricken southwest area The waters reached 40 miles inland Damage in the British Isles Bel gium and the Netherlands ran into the millions of dollars More than one million terror stricken people were homeless or threatened by the raging seas which continued to pound inland in many flooded areas Holland mustered all of its re sources to rescue hundreds still stranded and to hold back the giant waves which swept inland as much as Dozens of Dutch com munities were cut off or flooded out as the ancient dikes crumbled before the fury ofthe seas To he mounting toll on land were added 132 persons drowned m the hurricane sinking of the fer XY i in Ireland Saturday and 15 men be lieved lost aboard a trawler which vanished off the Hebrides Sunday A U S 3rd Air Force spokesman said the known dead in England included six air man an airmans wife and four children all drowned at their homes inthe area of the U S bomberbasc of Sculthorpe on the North Sea Coast of Lincolnshire The spokesman said eight other Americans were missing Here in Holland and Belgium the death toll mounted rapidly Sun day night as the stricken little na ions mustered all their resources o meet mounting dangers of disi Princess Victoria off Northern ease and starvation Search teams still were unable to contact many flooded areas In England particularly offi cials feared hat many more resi dents along the Eastern Coast had been swept out o sea Breaching Hollands historic dikes in countless places Hardest hit were the provinces of Zeeland and Northern Branbant in South ern Holland he Frisian IsleqC rexel and the island of the West Scheldt At some points t h e swirling Hoods were 30 feet deep Farmers need months and years of hard eon to reclaim the saltdamaged acres for agriculture Authorities estimated that areas populated by four million Dutch and Belgians were flooded The waters poured south iulo Bel gium flooding even wider areas of Flanders and turning the great port ot Antwerp into a city of con tusion Telephones and electric lights were knocked out Ships in drydocks were overturned More than 50 cities and towns messaged for emergency a i d Many others could not even be contacted Both Holland and Belgium pro claimed a state of emergency as housands tried to plug the gaping Ike Orders End of Navy Shield Raps Secret Understanding holes in the dikes with sandbags or fought their way through the swirling nearfreezing waters seeking survivors Many drowned in their homes before they could escape Two battalions of French army engineers were dispatched to the stricken lowlands Despite its own catastrophe across the channel Britains Royal Navy ordered four helicopters to Valkenberg Holland to assist U S Army forces in Germany sent n group of engineers and a small survey team Across the channel the English lowlands from the mouth of the Thames north to Yorkshire the and called East in undated at some points as far in land as three miles by water six feet deep The flood even reached London as the Thames at high tide pushed into the streets of Putney a south west suburb At Shecrness the 1000ton sub marine Sirdar sank at its dock and another Royal Navy ship the 1100ton frigate Berkeley Castle capsized There were no casual tics Yachts and fishing craft smashed against the sea walls or carried inland j S Order Is Issued in Rail Strike emotioncharged admirers through out the world would require fa more than the quarter hour at m disposal here I had all but forgotten how tre mendous was that emotional bing occasioned by Ihe solo flight acres the Atlantic by a lanky cleancu youngster who up to that time hac exhibited no signs oC setting th world on fire It came at a tim when not only our country but th whole world seemed hungry for r lifesize hero With some reluctance I turn away from this and from such things as lire baronial resideh tial quarters still existent in St Louis The German influence is symbolized in the enormous gates isolating large sections of the cit from the city proper with the streets within them being main taincd as I understand it on i private rather than a municipa or communitywide basis Lets Talk About Showboats But the point is that I hpve to make up my mind I cant talk about ALLthese things I must set tle for ONE subject And that one subject for the remainder of this visit with you is to be that absorb ing phenomenon in the develop ment of inland America known as the Showboat My interest in this subject was developed and whetted by an eve ning spent on what I believe is the last Showboat in active operation Its the Goldcnrod immortalized in Edna Ferbers story called Show Boat With a small com pany in the sizable auditorium on that craft tied up at a wharf im mediately below the principal business section 1 cheered the heroine and hissed the villain in The Convicts Daughter Experience at this same sort of thing in the Hollywood version of The Drunkard and in Green wich Village New York stood me In good stead on this occasion J could cheer and hiss with the best of them as this CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Pickets for five railroad broth erhoocls picketing t h e Chicag Great Western tracks were en joined Monday from interfering with Rock Island trains operatin over the Great Western tracks from Clear Lake Junction to Manly The District Court order was is sued by Judge William P Butlei at the request of Rob Roy Cerney attorney for the Rock island anc on filing of a bond The Great Western employes have been on strike for the las week and the Rock Island claim Union Charge CHICAGO railroad brotherhoods on strike against the Chicago Great Western Rail road Monday charged that man agement representatives refused an invitation to meet with the unions and federal mediators hat this interferes with its opera ions because it uses the Great Vcstcrn tracks from Clear Lake Junction to Manly under a con ract agreement Trains operating through Mason rily have been operated for the ast week by supervisory em ployes the petition slates arid the egular trainmen have gone by auto between Clear Lake Junction and Manly in order to avoid cross ng a picket line Officers of the railway unions vith whom the Rock Island has een negotiating now have ruled ccording to he petition that the rainmen are violating picket ines even though they go by auto mobile from Clear Lake Junction o Manly since the train they op rate north and south of those oints is violating the picket lines Judge Butlers order prevents tie union from interfering with the rainmen even though they may op rnle the train continuously be ivcen Minneapolis and Des Moitics ncluding the Great Western tracks rom Manly to Clear Lake Junc on The injunction names the Order f Railway Conductors its general European French Confront Dulles With Korean Questions S Secretary of State John Foster Dulle eaclers Monday with a spate of Questions nhnn ranees reluctance to push for European unity Lhe French worried over President Eisenhowers deci to withdraw the U S 7tl chairman E M Case and its local chairman J R Ashpole Clarion the Brotherhood of Railroad Train men its general chairman R C Wirth and its local chairman N S Durham Clarion the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers its gen eral chairman W L Sharp and its local chairman G F Peterson Clarion the Brotherhood of Loco motive Firemen and Enginemen ts general chairman E W Claus en and its local chairman F L 3oggs Clarion the Switchmens Union of North America its gen oral chairman Vincent J Sheffer ind its local chairman L T Danc iy Mason City and all members f the five orders who are em of the Great Western Rail way W C Ferguson Cleveland rep csenting all of the railroad unions amcd in the petition said that the njunclion prevented any pickct ng of Rock Island trains in Iowa Fleets neutralization of For mosa also were expected to as some questions about this The are worried that this may sprea fighting in the Far East Meeting With Bidault French Foreign Office source have said Foreign Ministe egardlcss of whether they were peraling on Great Western tracks The Weather Mason City Chance of occasional snow flurries Monday evening Clearing Monday night with ground fog forming Iowa Partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday A little warmer southwest half Tuesday Minnesota Partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Monday Georges Bidault certainly wL bring Up the matter during hi talks with Dulles and U S For eign Aid Chief Harold Stassen The French admittedly are wor ried that the new policy toward Formosa waters might mean the United States is thinking ot put ting Chinese Nationalists into the Korean War In this event the French feai Red China might send troops to help the Communistled Vielminh fighting the hardpressed French forces in Indochina The Chinese Reds already are helping the Vict minh rebels with arms and sup plies European Unity Maximum Minimum At 8 am Precipitation 13 3 13 Trace Dulles on the other hand wants to find out from the French what they intend to do about getting Western European unity to working The French have been dragging their feet on the proposed Euro pean Defense Community EDC which would rearm West Germany to help defend West Europe The French who thought up the plan in the first place and then stalled after giving it a second look fcarl a rearmed Germany Cautions Against Tax Slash Favors Letting Controls Expire By ED CREAGH WASHINGTON Ml President HERO OF AP Wlrephoto Rftit Lam ing Toppenish Wash is credited with rescuing 18 persons in the flood at Hunstanton Eng Sunday Leming is stationed at Hunstanton as an airman second class at Sculthorpe Air Base British Plane Down in Sea HALIFAX NS WiA British roopfcrrying aircraft with 30 pcr ons aboard was reported down in he icy North Atlantic Monday No race of the plane was reported more than 12 hours after it sent ut an SOS Little hope was held Eisenhower announced Monday he is ordering the U S 7th Fleet to stop shielding Communist China and in a surprise move he invited Congress to disavow any Roose veltTruman secret understand ings which permit enslavement of people anywhere At home the new Republics President cautioned against tax cuts until a balanced budget is in sight and gave his blessing to the end of Ml price and wage controls PASSENGERS FORCED TO WALKFIood waters swTrl around a bus marooned at Iwade in Kent England Sun day during one of the worst floods in British history or rescue Reds Get Choice of Jail or Russia NEW YORK Thirteen con victed Communist leaders Monday were offered a choice either go to Russia or to jail but defense counsel promptly rejected the go toRussia alternative Federal Judge Edward J Dim ock put forward his unusual pro bation plan as the Red leaders were called into court for sentenc ing The plane operated by Skyways td of London was believed down 59 miles castsoutheast ot Gander sfld where it was bound from the Vzores Strong gales and torrential rains aused a Royal Canadian Air orce plane lead aircraft of an 1plane search fleet to return to ander The others were expected follow suit Two US Coast Guard cutters ucrc believed pushing through heavy seas in an effort Co reach the crash area The plane was being used to ferry British troops between Lon don and the West Indies COSTLY FIRE MONMOUTH 111 did an estimated damage Sunday to a building which housed a de partment store the Elks Club and a cigar store in downtown Mon mouth vhen present authority for them expires on April 30 Protect Chinese Eisenhower said the present ef fect of the Truman order ncutral xing the Chinese Nationalist is and of Formosa is to protect the cry Chinese Reds who arc killing American soldiers in Korea Eisenhowers mention of secret ndcrstandings presumably rcfer cd primarily to provisions of the Yalta agreement with Russia late n World War H Republicans long have criticized the arrangement made there by the late President Roosevelt and Premier Stalin to give Russia ter ritorial and other concessions in the Pacific in return for a Stalin promise to enter the war against Japan Not until 1947 did the Slate De partment make public what it de scribed as the full text of the Yalta pact Eisenhower stressed nnew that his administration will aid other nations in the fight against Com munist aggression But he said this help will be in the meas ure that they strive earnestly to do their full share of the common studies and surveys designed to end waste andincompetence in the PostOffice and other depart ments Good Government Our people Eisenhower said have demanded nothing less lha good efficient government The shall get nothing less He asked Congress for a g o o c bit of ac lion on the TaftIIartlcy Act fo task FarRanging Allies Destroy Damage Five Communist Planes dense Qoh uT Sabre jets caught Russian MfGs sands of feet into the shooting thou LAST OFTHESHOWBOATSLThis is ly docked at the foot of Locust Street at St i permanent ijr cio me LUUU Ul JjOCUSC Street at St LotllV Mn An Ferber in he boo Showboat J0 doing business in America out in the open for the 15th straight day and destroyed or damaged five of them in dogfights over North Korea Monday U S Superforts ranging cloud less skies dropped 200000 pounds of bombs across the 155mile bat tleline in their biggest attack in more than a year as the Korean fighting continued to be mostly in the air About 10 fighter bombers smashed a troop concentration southeast of Cinmampo on the West Coast They levelled 20 buildings and touched off six explosions that air Other UN planes followed up the massive Supcrfort raid during the night with strikes all across the front damaging 41 gun positions and destroying 15 supply shelters and one armored vehicle Four of the five MIG claims were chalked up in a furious scries of duels between 12 Sabres and eight MIGs which ranged from the Yalu River to the Chongchun Riv t Marine Skyraiders sealed a tun nel south of Kumchon trapping a train inside and sealed another tunnel running parallel to it It was a farranging 8500word address in vyhich the Chief Execu tive took individual liberty for his theme J Said nearbalance of the bud get and with it the prospect of tax cuts wont come in the imme diate future He pointed to the in herited burden of indebtedness and obligations and deficits which he said threaten to crash through the present public debt ceiling of 275 billion dollars 2 Predicted that with the end of controls some prices will go up and others will come down 3 S a i d in emphatic terms this country has incontrovertible evi dence that Soviet Russia possesses atomic weapons Former Presi dent Truman had stirred up a con troversy by expressing doubt j one thing and an extension of the Government Reorganization Act Eisenhowers most important innounccmcnt freeing Chiang Caishcks Chinese Nationalists on ormosa to strike at the Commu istheld China mainland came s something of an anticlimax Word of it had leaked in advance and Gen Douglas MacArthur among others cornmended it warmly With soldierlike bluntncss the new President slates his view of the fleets neutralizing mission This has meant in effect that the Unilcd Slates Navy was re quired to serve as a defensive arm of Communist China Truman issued the order on June 27 950 two days after the start of fighting in Korea He directed the Seventh Fleet to protect For Congressional Comment Page 2 in a mosa against Communist invasion and to assure that the Nationalists did not attack the mainland The explanation was that the order was designed to keep the Chinese Reds otitof the Korean War Turn Down Peace Since 1950 Eisenhowerrecalled the Reds have entered Ihe war and with Russian backing he said have turned down every peace overture from the United Nations Eisenhower said There is no longer any logic or sense in a condition that requirec the United States Navy to assume defensive responsibilities on bchal of the Chinese Communists thu permitting those Communists with greater impunity to kill our sol dicrs and those of our United Na tions allies in Korea I am therefore issuing in structions that the Seventh Fleet no longer be employed to shield Communist China This order im plies no aggressive intent on our J recent interview that the Russians had a workable Abomb 4 Promised all action within his power to wipe out race segregation in the District of Columbia and in the armed forces Beyond that Eisenhower indicated he would through friendly conferences with those m authority in our states and cities to seek civil rights progress 5 Announced new systtm of checking the loyalty of federal employes together with a series of part Eisenhower disclosed another move in the Far Eastern immediate increased attention to the development of additional Re public of Korea forces This was in line with his campaign demand that Korean troops replace other UN forces in the front lines soon as possible as Foreign Policy He said his foreign policy in general will envision all peace ful methods and breakmg faith with our friends apparent references fo the meetings Presidents Roosevelt Ike Appointee Defends Tip on Contract WASHINGTON W Harold E Talbott President Eisenhowers choice for secretary of the Air Force told the Senate Monday it vas unfortunate that an air craft firm he once headed re eivcd confidential tips on aircraft ontracts froman Army officer But he refused to describe cplancc of the tips as wrong Talbott automobile and aviation xectitivc was back for further uestioningby the Senate Armed Services Committee It approved his nomination 141 last week but Sen Kcfauver DTenn asked that he be called back for further questioning This centered on confidential messages which the DaytonWright Airplane Co Dayton 0 received from Col Edward A Deeds a former business associate of Tal bott and other executives of the firm during World War I Talbott waspresident of the firm then The late Charles Evans Hughes who investigated affairs of the Dayton company as special assis tant to the attorney general in 1918 denounced relations between Deeds and the company as high ly improper Flynn Challenges Conant Naming WASHINGTON A w r i t e r economist Monday challenged the nomination of Dr James B Con ant to S high commissioner to Germany Sen Taft ROhio told reporters he thought ncss madea good case against Conant Taft who is the Republican floor leader in the Senate added how ever that he does not believe the Foreign Relations Committee which is studying the Conant nom ination will act adversely on the selection and Truman attended at Yalta Potsdam and new President declared We shall never acquiesce in the enslavement of any people in order to purchase fancied gains ror ourselves I shall askthe Congress at a ater date to join air appropri ate resolution making clear that his government recognizes no kind of commitment contained in secret undertakings of the past foreign governments which permit this kind of enslavement
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