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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 9, 1953, Mason City, Iowa                                North lowos Daily Newspaper HOME EDIT k MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH I O W AN S NEIGHBOR S VOL LtX Press and United Press Full Leaso Seven Cents a MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY FEBRUARY 9 19S3 One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor When We Started Hissing the Villain COMEWHERE along the line youve probably attended a show where you were supposed to hiss the villain warn the heroine of impending harm from n dan gerous character hidden behind a stage stump and in other ways par J is rapcr Consists at Two Ono Kin im Check Nixon Slander Set Legislative Plan Asks FBI to Probe Documents WASHINGTON WjSen RWyo said Monday Barrett Senate ticipate in the play This could be described as audience participation in burlesqued melodrama Youve done this 1 say But have you ever stopped to think where and how the custom origi nated I hadnt until not so long ago while spending an evening at this sort of play on showboat docked the Golclcnrod at the foot of Locust Street below the business section of St Louis Its my belief as a result of what I learned in n conversation with Capt J W Menkc of that famous old craft mentioned by Ed na Ferber Boat and in her book Show from reading a mar subcommittee has asked the FBI to determine whether Vice President Nixon was slandered during the election campaign Barrett chairman of Ihc Elec veloitsly interesting book on the history of Showboats by Philip Graham of the University of Texas that burlesqued melodrama had its beginnings on water more spe cifically river water But Always in Earnest From the beginning of showboat Ing in 1831 until the depression of 1929 hit there had been a pro of entertainment theaters It had animal circuses to with greatest cm nounccd variety on the floating ranged from Shakespeare phasis on tearjerking melodramas But through those 98 years the actors took themselves seriously and the audience took actors and their vehicles both seriously Then something happened and it happened at Cincinnati when Billy Bryant one of the best known names in showboat history tied his vessel up and made a bid for pat ronage in the timehonored way On the first night despite the loudj persuasion of the calliope three customers constituted the audience Next night nobody City dwellers Texan in his book came observes the evidently con sidered a relic of the past and frankly preferred a movie theater Then Something Happened Then something happened And well let Mr Graham tell that too On the third night by accident a society yacht tied up alongside and the party offered Bryant to play Ten Mights in a Bar Room The cast attempted a seri ous straight1 version of the old favorite But not so the audience They wanted Ihfiir fun and the more melodramatic the actors be came the more ridiculous to those out front the performance seemed While the writer of Showboats doesnt say so in so many words T have a hunch that their spirits had been lifted by something outi of a bottle But to get on with the story The parts of the old classic in tended to be the most seriously moral or touching drew the biggest laughs The repentance scene when it passed over the footlights be came a high spot of comedy The more exaggerated the acting the greater the applause Blunders on the stage and there were many brought ovations Even Billy Bryant was a bit confused And the idea The audience found Hie old lions Subcommitlcc said Ihc group concluded lhal two antiNixon doc uments were forged and decided 10 ask the Department of Justice to find out whether there was ground for criminal action The announcement came shortly after Nixon was reported to have madea personal request to the FBI o conduct an inquiry No Doubt A senator who asked not to be identified by name said there isnt any doubt forgery is involved in a ietler purportedly written by one 011 company executive to another saying had been paid Nixoii during Ihe campaign In a press release a short time later Barrett said his subcommit tec has unanimously adopted the findings of its predecessor subcom mitteethat the papers have been forged Robert Lacld Nixons administra tive assistant said the whole story is set out in an article in the cur rent issue of Look Magazine The only statement this office cares lo make Ladd said is that the article in Look speaks for itself and tells the complete story Victim of Conspiracy The article says Nixon is the victim of a gigantic conspiracy and of a continuing smear cam paign in which former President Truman had aparl It says Tfu nan told Democratic leaders in California during last years politi cal campaign that Nixon was inked with another fund arid this apparently was a reference to the letter speaking of from oil ntcrests A high spot in the campaign was the disclosure that Nixon had re ceived from private con tributors back home to help him meet expenses as a senator from California Nixon defended himself on a nationwide televisionradio hookup and his presidential running mate Gen Eisenhower pro nounced him free of any taint of wrongdoing The article appearing Tuesday is accompanied by photograpic copies of some of Nixons income tax re turns and photographic copies of his notes on his famous campaign television speech In that speech Nixon answered charges about his income tax and an fund raised by California businessmen to pay political ex penses of the Ihen California sena tor Tate Asks Liquor Boost INTENDED VICTIM IN POISON den and his wife Joyce both 19 discuss the arrest of their friend Richard C LaForce also 19 on charges of attempt ing to poison Hayden with chemicals obtained from his col lege science classes Los Angeles officers quoted LaForce as saying he tried five times to poison Hayden because he loved Haydens wife and wanted her for himself No Proposal Britain Would Firmly Resist China Blockade LONDON will firmly resist any proposal to blockade Red China the foreign office made it plain Monday A spokesman recalled that Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden told Parliament four days ago We have said to the U S that we would think would be a mistake to have a policy of blockade of mainland China His slatcment at a news confer ence was prompted by newsmen who questioned him about Wash ington reports suggesting Presi dent Eisenhowers administration play with its morality and senti mentality as amusingly anti quated as a dress out of style But they found an illtimed and ex CONTINUED ON PAGE Press Public Barred From Jelke Trial NEW YORK IP A judge Mon day ordered the press and public barred from hearing prosecution evidence in the cafe society vice trial of Playboy Minol F Jelke in General Sessions Judge Francis L Valcnte said he took the action in the interest of public decency decision he said no constructive pur Any other could serve pose and may be service to youth a positive dis MEET THE SKIPPER This smiling Showboat skipper Capt J W BiKj Menke is dealt with by Earl Hall GfobeGarette editor in this commentary It was prompted by a recent eve ning spent on The Goldenrod last aurvivor of the Showboat era In Mississippi River history Although Jelke 23yearold heir to oleomargarine millions is en titled lo a public trial the judge said that right does not include the gratification of Ihc morbid cur iosity of the public Jelkes attorney has strongly pro tested the move for a news black out in the case So had attorneys for New York City newspapers They called it censorship The judges ruling meant that all prosecution teslimony would be heard behind closed doors wilh re porters and spectators excluded The judge said publicity on the case has now skyrocketed around the world making head lines on par wilh the State of the Union address by President Eisen hower No Attack WASHINGTON Taft ROhio said at the White House Monday that the administration apparently is not considering a frontal attack against the Com munists in Korea Taft the Senate GOP floor leader made this statement to reporters who questioned him when he came from a legislative conference with President Eisen hower may be pondering whether to blockade the China Coast as part of its general Far Eastern policy The spokesman said the British government has received no such official proposal from the U S He told 3 questioner we should ex pect to be consulted before a de cision of that sort were taken and he added J believe we would be Red Paper Rips Ike on Formosa MOSCOW Soviets re acted in print for the first time Monday lo President Eisenhowers order decentralizing Formosa They blasted it as an attempt to prevent a settlement of the Korean War and to expand fighting in the Far East The Communist party paper Pravda declared in an editorial Is it not clear that the inten tion of the Unilcd Slalcs to make use of Kuomiritang Nationalisl Chi nese gangs for organization of acls of aggression against China pur sues as its sole purpose not to per mit cessation of bloodletting in Ko rea and to expand the scale of war action in the Far East 80 Approve Bill Raising Prices 10 DES M01NES Ml About 80 members of the Iowa House joined Rep II Tale Mason City in filing a bill Monday directing stale liquor slores lo increase their markups by an additional 10 per cent The additional revenue would go into the slate general fund Under the Talc resolution the Liquor Control Commission would be asked lo increase its present markup on distilled spirits from 40 per cent lo 50 per cenl and its markup on wines from 50 per cenl to JO per cenl Many CoSponsors Chief Clerk A C Guslafson said that in his many years in that position he does not recall another bill introduced with as many co sponsors The objective of the measure is 0 increase Ihc slalc general fund to meet rising costs of the slalc overnment The extra 10 per cent charge would be made for a two year period only Talc estimated that his bill would bring in about 3M million dollars a year lie said it would ncrcase the liquor money going lo municipalities by about a year and give nearly that same iinount additionally to taxing dis tricts The measure carries a clause to make the proposal effective as soon as it is passed by both houses and signed by Ihe governor In a lengthy preamble the Talc bill said The people of this counlry are suffering under au enormoustax burden as the result of federal ex penditurcs A big increase of taxes by the state or any of its politica subdivisions would grievously adc to the existing tax burden Need Repairs The facilities of many slate in stitutions arc in urgent need of epair It is necessary and proper o increase the salaries of em ployes of Ihc state in the lower alary levels Tale said beverages sold at stale ger Rogers and her French bridegroom Jacques Bergerac leave the tennis courts at Palm Springs Calif where they are spending a short honeymoon after their surprise marriage Satur day iquor slorcs go at prices sub tantially lower than the nalional clail level He said his proposed ncrease would nol be unfair lo urchascrs and lhal it would per lil the state to meet expenses ilhoul additional taxes At present5 per cent of liquor tores profits go lo municipalities o use as they wish June Haver in Seclusion at Catholic Convent XAVIEE Kan sta June Haver was in seclusion Mon day at the Sisters of Charity Con vent here where she will spend rigorous and difficull twoyea training course before taking vow of chaslily povcrly and humilit as a Roman Catholic nun Miss Haver and 12 fellow novi ialcs will begin the twoyear train Wednesday JUiss Haver arrived by air from Los Angeles at Kansas City Muni cipal airport Sunday She was met BUS FARE HIKE CEDAR RAPIDS fares ere went up Sunday lo two for a uarlcr or 15 ccnls single fare AH About BULLETIN WASHINGTONG en omar Bradley chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Monday that the stopping of ships loaded with material for Communist China would not be an act of war NAMED CHICAGO W DIRECTOR Joseph Enzler Cedar Rapids la has been named a direclor of the Nalional Luggage Dealers Associalion The Weather Mason City Snow occasionally mixed with freezing rain Monday night Iowa Rain or snow north occasion ally mixed with freezing rain Minnesota Cloudy with snow soulh GlobeGazelle weather data up to 8 a m Monday Maximum Minimum 39 At 8 a m 23 Precipitalion Trace YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 30 19 Could Smash Reds Guided Missile Ships Ready y friends who drove her Ihc re maining 25 7nifes to the mother house of the convent here on Ihc outskirts of Leavcnworth Kan The tiny stnr of Hollywood musi cals announced last week that she would nol renew her contracl wilh 20th CenturyFox when il expires Peb 20 and that she would become a nun Miss Haver twice before has visited the Sisters of Charity Con vent located on a IGOacre tract at Xavicr The Roman Catholic sisterhood established Nov 11 3858 also operates St Mary Col lege EXPEL DIPLOMATS BELGRADE Yugoslavia Mi Yugoslavia Monday gave three lop ranking officials of the Bulgarian Dulles Bock Encouraged on Defense WASHINGTON of Stale Dulles returned from Europe Monday encouraged over pros pects of European unity Dulles and Mutual Security Di rector Harold E Stassen arrived al am from Luxembourg completing a 10day factfinding survey of seven West European nations Dulles said he expected lo con fer with President Elsenhower atcr in the day The secretary of stale lolc news men he and Stassen were en ouragcd by what we have been told by leaders of the West Eu ropean stales Warns Europeans Dulles had warned the European nations that they must get lo gclhcr on a plan for a joint West European army or else the Unilcd Slates might be forced lo re think its foreign aid program ming Dulles told newsmen he knew lolhing about talk of a China Dlockade Told that llicrc had been discus sion of a blockade as a counler Mow against Communist China Dulles said Its something thai would be discussed in Washington Dulles handed newsmen a GOO vord stalcmcnt on his Irip 11 dealt mostly with the project setting up the European Defense Jo mm unity which cnvis igcs a joint West European miH ary force made up of France WestA Germany Italy Belgium The Netherlands and Luxembourg In the statement Dulles said be and Stassen would make a report on the trip to the President and to members of Congress European At the moment the statement said we limit ourselves lo saying that we arc on the whole encour aged by what we have been told by the leaders of the six conlincntal nations which have signed Ihe Ucnty lo create a European De fcnsc Community We do not minimize the diffi culties confronted by those who lave undertaken Ihis great project nit we believe that Ihere is a rc ponsible dclcrminalion lo bring he project to completion In a separate statement Stassen aid The days of this journey vill be known in fuluro years as 0 great days of service by Ihc nPoint Program Outlined Ike Congress Chiefs Confer WASHINGTON Eisenhower and Republican Con gressional leaders agreed Monday on an 11point legislative program including TaftHarlley labor law re visions and a tidelands bill but reached no decision on taxes Senate GOP Leader Robert A Taft of Ohio said after a twohour While House conference that taxes were discussed and there obvious ly will have to be tax legislation but that both he and Mr Eisen hower feel there should be no lax cuts until the budget is balanced Tax Legislation He said that while taxes were not included in the 11point list that considered at this ses sion some of lax legislation definitelywould be passed at this session Taft said such legislation might include a bill to retain pres ent taxes or a pending one to cut personal income taxes 5Vz per cent this ycar Taft said he does not feel that the excess profits tax should be allowed to expire June 30 as scheduled but iflhis is Congress wish he expects the House and Senate to per mil the excess profits lax and an 11 per cent individual income lax increase to die together The 11point program 1 The reorganization bill already passed 2 Appropriation bills to clear House and reach the Senate not later than May 15 3 Hawaiian statehood 4 TaftHartley amendments 5 of ccrclary of slalc lo Ihc cause eace and freedom of embassy here five out of the country dnys to clear New Storm Hits Dutch Floodfonds AMSTERDAM The Netherlands blizzards driving like icy over the Dutch flood ands brought further hazards and lisery Monday to the men repair g Hollands shattered dikes The windwhipped water snow nd ice complicated the enginccr ng problems of Ihc ceaseless ef orts lo mend lemporarily Ihc vast prolectivc network before the next Hood tides on Feb 16 WANT BIG FAMILIES BUDAPEST Hungary OPjHun garys Communist government has outlined a sweeping new program to encourage bigger familiesand has said that bachelors spinsters and childless couples should help foot the bill YOKOSUKA Japan U S Navy said Monday it has four guided missile ships almost ready to join the 7th Fleet off Korea and Communist China should the war situation require their use A detailed summary of the 7th Fleets recent history said that the heavy cruisers and two being outfitted for guided missiles The surpmary was issued by 7th Fleet Comman der Vice Adm Robert P Briscocs office Briscoc directs the fleets opera tions under the UN command in Korea Adm Arthur W Radford directs its patrol of the Formosa Straits in defense of Nationalist China At least new type ships could be added to the 7th Fleet in the not too distant future to initiate guided missile warfare should the war situation require their use the Navy said They arc the former cruisers USS Boston and USS Canberra and the submarines USS Cusk and USS Carbonero Their conversion to this specialized purpose has been under way in the United States since last summer Briscoe said that contrary to popular concept no major portion of the 7th Fleet has even been ac tively assigned to the Formosa pa trol At most fewer than half a doz en destroyers have ever been re quired in the straits of Formosa In a shift of area responsibility a year ago the Formosa problem was reassigned to Adm Arthur Radford USN commandcrinchicf of the Pacific and US Pacific Fleet The 7th Fleet however has continued to furnish the ships and probably will do so if they are re quired in the higher strategy now Weing compounded and allocalionsdealing with mate rials required for thedefense pro gram and critical defense areas 6 Legislation relating to tide lands oil 7 Extension of the reciprocal trade law 8 US customs simplification 9 Extension of old age and sur vivors insurance to cover groups presently excluded 10 Extension of temporary aid to schools and critical areas IT Adding two commissioners for he District of Columbia The program was announced by Taft and House Speaker Joseph W Martin Jr after a twohour meet ing wilh Mr Eisenhower Their slatcment said The conference discussed legis lation which must be considered by Congress at this session The list was not intended to be exclu sive Other subjects were discussed and will be pressed to a conclusion later It was not intended to make any of this must1 legislalion or reach a full agreement on details Must Be Considered By this they explained the legis lation need not necessarily be passed but must be considered at this session Taft said discussjon of taxes reached no definite conclusions He said the President still feels there should be no tax reduction until the budget is in balance Taft said he shared this feeling Chairman William F Knowland RCalif of the Senate GOP Pol icy Committee met with Taft last week to prepare for Mondays meeting Young GOP Has Hot Battle DES MOINES a heated debate during which two members walked out the Young Republican state executive com mittee has come out in favor 61 colored oleomargarine in Iowa The committee Sunday adopted a resolution favoring the legisla tive bill to legalize sale of colored olco after two committee mem bers left the meeting here to pro test taking a stand on any re gionally controversial issues BOXER S OUT OF HIS CLASSHeres a w scared dog as Rusty left goes goggleeyed when God AP Wlrcphoto ure of a real u i wblff Baleful Boxer makes unfriendly pass Rhonda hangs on to Godfreys leash with both hands while Rustys mistress Karin Fiynn tries to pull her pet out of reach The dogs were entered in the dog show of the Madison Square Boys Club in New York SAME DATEW23S BUck 24 hovri   

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