Mason City Globe Gazette, February 17, 1953

Mason City Globe Gazette

February 17, 1953

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 17, 1953, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspaper HOME EDITION CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LIX Associated Press and United Press KuU Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY FEBRUARY 17 1753 This Paper Consists ol Two One NO in Ike Not Personally Considering China Blockade Rosenbergs Get Stay to Appeal to High Court NEW YORK Condemned atom spies Julius and Ethel Rosen berg Tuesday wona slay of exe cution until at leasl March 30 and possibly longer The stay will be in effect to per mit the US Supreme Court tore view the case In the past the Su preme Court refused to review the Rosenbergs case and then de clined a motion for reconsidera tion of its refusal They had been scheduled to die the week of March 9 A threemember United Stales Appeals Court granted the stay on motion of Defense Attorney Emanucl II Bloch to give the con demned couple time to petition the Supreme Court for a review Judge Learned Hand told Bloch We will give you a stay unti March 30 and if your petition is filed then then whatever the Su premc Courl decides to do is up lo that court and the stay will no expire until they have acted Bloch told the courl he would begin work immediately on his petition to the nations highest court MCCARTHY LISTENS TO Joseph R McCarthy RWis seated center listens while a pro fessional actor claims that Eisenhower is unfair to silk hat makers This took place during a Saints and Sinners club luncheon in Washington McCarthy was represented as investigating Sen Robert Taft R0 because he rooted for the Cincinnati Reds Tate Proposes Grant to Complete Sewer at Lake DES MOINES bill to grant the Clear Lake sani tary district an additional to complete the proposed sewer around Clear Lake was introduced in the Iowa House Tuesday by Rep W H Tate Mason City The 1951 Legislature set up a appropriation to the district in building the FUNERAL RITES GRINNELL Funeral serv ices are pending for George Sharp Lannom Jr 68 headof Ihe Lan nom Manufacturing Co here who died Sunday at Mayaguez Puerlo Rico All The Weaiher Mason City A litlle warmer Tues day night Jowa Not quilc so cold Tuesday night Wednesday mostly fair and warmer Minnesota Increasing cloudiness through Wednesday GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Tuesday Maximum 31 Minimum 7 At 8 a m 3 sewer Under the new bill the total for the district would be 5850000 provided the district Issues general obligation bonds for its share of the construction cost Levies a 2 mill lax Cuaranlces lo pay all operating costs oflhe system Tale explained that revised en gineers estimates show this ad ditional 7iioncy is needed lo build the system even after the dislrict has issued its constitutional limit of bonds MUST SERVE DES MOINES Cri telli widely known DCS Moines night club operator must begin serving a 00day jail sentence after the Iowa Supreme Courl de nied a rehearing on a contempt of court sentence Four Unions End Walkout on Railroad CHICAGO Wi Four operating unions Tuesday ended their strike against the Chicago Great West ern Railway But two other unions represenling swilchmen and yard masters continued the walkout Traffic through Mason City still is lied up by the strike of the switchmen and yardmaslers ex plained J II McWaters division freight and passenger agent for the Chicago Greal Western Railway There were indications in Chicago lhal Ihis strike would end by Wed nesday however Will End Strike A spokesman for the operating employes said he understood the switchmen and yardmaslers would end their strike Tuesday night The walkout began Jan 25 Officials of the four operating unions notified the strikers csli mated to number about 1000 to make themselves available for work at the call of Ihe carriers At the outset of the dispute there were 600 union grievance claims During meetings of the disputanls an agreement wiis reached dis posing of many of these claims in addition Ihe parlies enunciated 15 major principles to be followed in settling 450 claims The final settlement calls for the establish ment of an impartial board to rule on GO remaining cases not covered by stipulation or the set of prin ciples Striking Unions Striking unions were the Broth erhood of Locomotive Engineers the Order of Railway Conductors the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginernen and tbe Switchmens Union of North Amer ica The Great Western is primarily a freight hauler but has some pas senger service It operates in Illi nois Minnesota Iowa Missouri and Nebraska HELP WANTED Important Jpb Big Reward Theres a hig job lo be done for our schools and the reward is tre mendous Yes our schools need help for constant improve ment where necessary and to rnise and maintain our fine School standards Lets get friends and neighbors together and do something aboul it J For free booklet giving helpful information on how to start write to Better Schools 2 West 15th Street New York 36 N Y Published as n public service in co operation wilh Tlic Advertising Council Some Zany Law Proposals Wants Tax on Fat People By UNITED PRESS A bill in the Illinois Legislature would put cats on leashes a pro posal in Massachusetts would pro hibit womens wrestling matches and one in Connccticul would lax fat people These were a few of the strange and unusual legislative proposals uncovered in a study ofstate Leg islatures and their doings The Massachusetts Legislature already has passed a bill repeal ing the law requiring spiloons in factories and workshops A resolution introduced in the Georgia Legislature would urge the National Collegiate Athletic As lo reconsider its ban on twoplatoon football It was the fourth lime that the Illinois Legislature had consid ered an anticat bill The spon sor of this and previous proposals was Sen William C Knox Chi cago Republican A similar bill was passed by bolh houses in 1949 bul il was ve toed by former Gov Adlai Steven son who wrote It is Ihe nalure of cals lo do a certain amount of unescorted roaming The bill lo ban lady wresllcrs from Massachuselts was reported favorably by a legislative com mittee but is not expected to pass However one legislator had this lo say Rep W Arthur Milne Repub lican We outlawed cock fights but we allow these jackasses fe male wrestlers to debase them selves In Connecticut the birth and girth bill to tax the fal had only a slim chance The assemblys ju diciary committee rejected the proposal Rep Wood Cowan a Republican wanted lo tax each adull S2 on his birlhday Cowan carloonist crealor of Major Hoople also wanlcd ex tra taxes on overly large citizens at least six feet tall those with waists of 40 inches or more and those wearing size 11 shoes or larger Cowan has small feet is five feet 30 inches tall and weights 160 pounds TELLS STORY coi George T one of 15 survivors of the I33G crash at Goose BayLabrador told his story of the crash at Fort Worth Tex Tuesday Audio McDowell left was in the rescue party which found C W Butin of Iowa alive after being buried under 3 feet of snow for 36 hours Passed by Committee I T House Leaders Shelve Bill to Slice Taxes WASHINGTON Republican leaders Tuesday shelved lor the time being a committeeapproved bill to cut personal income taxes about 11 per cent on July i The bill which breezed through the Ways and Means Committee Monday on a 214 vote went tothe Rules Com mifctee where Chairman E Allen RI1L promised to vi LAi 11 No Middiewest Gas Price Hike CHICAGO price of a ankful of gas probably wont rise bottle it up untilat least Maj Allen hoped that by then GOP caders would give him the signal o clear Ihe measure lo the House loor where il is almostcertain to f passed Speaker Joseph W Mar in Jr and Republican leader Iharlcs A Halleck believe thai by ate April or early May a tax cut can be justified through heavy cuts n federal spending After a tax relief bill clears the louse it must be passed by the Senate a n d signed by President lisenhowcr in order to do Ihc lax payers any good And it is highly loublful as of now whether the pending bill can go the route Senate Republican Leader Robert A Taft who is not so optimistic as House leaders about balancing he budget during the GOPs first ear in office has said Congress may have to wait until mid1954 lo cut taxes Supporters of immediate lax rc luction were heartened how ever by the Ways and Means Com mittees action Monday Democrats on the committee promised lo help he bills sponsor Rcp Daniel A Reed try lo get quick ac ion in the House One Democrat was understood to have suggested to Reed that he by pass the Rules Committee alto elher dieted Tuesday Prices on the West Coast were boosted ns much as 21 cents a gallon Monday but distributors blamed the increase on a shortage of domestic crude oil and said the likes were necessary to keep the Pacific industry healthy Price ceilings ori gasoline nnd tlicr petroleum products were iflcd last week and the oil com panies are free to raise prices as hey please But EssoStandard said it did nol contemplate increases anywhere in Is syslcm from the Gulf Coast lo Maine and SoconyVacuum spokes men voiced a similar opinion Says Reds Began Firing TOKYO UK planes started that 10minule air battle vith American Thundcrjets over Vorthern Japan Monday Ihe US Air Force declared Tuesday The two LAll propdriven fight ers were inlcrccpted about three miles inside Japans aerial bound ary off Hokkaido an Air Force spokesman said LI Benedicl A La combe of Pine vilfe Ala one of the US pilots said the inlrudcrs turned immedi ately and roared loward the Thun lerjets their machine guns firing Neither Thundcrjct was hit La combe said he hil one of Ihe Soviet planes and set it afire Both LAlls fled toward the Kuriles only miles from Hokkaido Lacombc ndicated the damaged plane may not have made it Lacombc and his wing man 2nd 1 James T Holmes of Rye NY said they didnl get close enough to determine the nationality of the intruding airmen Rut Ihcy dc scribed them as wellqualified experienced pilots Betrayed Swea Provoo Receives Life Term for Acts of Treason NEW YORK David Provoo was sentenced to imprisonment Tuesday for the crime of treason The former Army sergeant who was accused of going over to the Japanese side after the fall of Corregidor could muchif af allcast of the Rock ics oil industry spokesmen prc mve received the death ence Federal Judge Gregory F Noon in said he spared Provoo death ccausc of medical opinions that was emotionally unstable Jury Convicts A jury of seven women and five ncn convicted Provoo last week iftei a fourmonths trial Judge Noonan said he wns in luenccd in sparing Provoos life iy the usual circumstances of ex slcrice in the grim Japanese pris mcr of war camp on Corregiclor On the other hand added the udge in justice to those who sut cral untold agony the penalty nust be severe I have arrived at his conclusion after great difficulty nd searching of soul A moment before sentence was massed Provoo addressed Ihc judge n a voice almost breaking with motion My Country I can only slate lhal I love my country he said During the trial the government charged that Provoo replaced his American uniform with Buddhisl robes and met the conquering Jap ancse on Corregidor with a lov Oriental bow of greeting Then the government charged he wentover lo Ihe enemy side broadcasting for the Japanese an making life unbearable lo othe prisoners by his constant bullyln and betrayal of American prison is A chief count of the indictmcn charged Hint Provoo betrayed Capt Suiion C Thomson of Swca City la to death at he hands of the fapancse by denouncing him as un Onfy Manslaughter Can Collect Estate HARTFORD Conn MVWhen James C Plunkcll gels oul of Stale Prison maybe in three years he cnn claim the estate his wife left him in her will Hes serving a five lo eightyear term because he fatally shot her Nov 1 J949 Plunkclt wasindicted for second degree murder but was convicted of manslaughter Since he was con victed of Ihc lesser charge he is cnlilled lo Ihe inheritance Ihc Con necticut Supreme Court ruled Mon day THEY ALL WANT EMRep Francis WaitedRPaT relaxes in his highback chair a kind that seems to be in demand these days in the House The House appropria tions committee concentrating on a budgetcutting drive slashed GO per cent from a money measure However 58750 was approved for House furniture including 225 of these comfortable chairs at each Synhorst Says Two Measures Are Changed One Bill Taken From His Office DES MOINES Al Although here was official silence on the ubjecl on the floors of bolh ouscs of Ihe Iowa Legislature the rime ilem of informal conversa on among members Tuesday was ccrclary of Slalc Mclvin D Syn orsts disclosure of what he called apparent lam poring with two lS legislative bills Taken From Vault Synhorsthad said one of the jills involved was a measure with drawn from his vault after office lours at the behestof Gov iam S Bcardslcy One of the bills increase the registration fee forhearses originally was an nounccd by the governors oflioc as signed but later vetoed Hep Carroll L Brown of Oska loosa chairman of the 1940 com mittec which handled Ihc bill sai Also Says Reds Have Atom Bomb Conducts First News Conference WASHINGTON W President Eisenhower said Tuesday he per sonally is not considering a naval blockade or an embargo against Red China but he supposes such steps arc being looked into by sev eral government departments Meeting with newsmen for the first time since he took office Ei senhower said also 1 Any tax cut thisyear would probably mean higher taxes in years lo come and should be held tip until a balanced budget Is in sight 2 He will ask Congress for new authority lo deal with prices iE there is price gouging or other un reasonable action by business freed of federal controls 3 He wants Congress to nullify any parts of secret agreements which have permitted enslavement of free peoples But he doesnt feel there should be any repudiation longsecret agreements such as the Yalta Pact as a whole 4 United Nations forces cant be pulled out of Korea completely so long as a dangerous situation ex ists there but South Koreans should replace otherUN troops in the fighting to the greatest pos sible extent 256 Correspondents Addressing 256 correspondents hehatf no comment for pros ent at least The governor at his morning news conference said he had noth zig to add to an statement ic made on the matter and Syn horst said there had been no de so far as he was con cerned Technical Error Hep Harold Nelson of Sioux Dily asked for comment said it ppcars to me to be a simple techons ExProsidenfc Truman has ex pressed doubt whether the Soviets ical error A senator who noted by name declined to commented he ol the impression it is something Kit was stirred up Several legislators said they ere reserving opinion and com nent until they had given the mat ir further study The secretary of stale said he iscovcred the indications of tam cring only two weeks ago and ubscqucnlly called Ihc mailer to he attention of several present igislators Look at Bills Seven oC them went lo Synhorsls fficc laic Monday to look at the ills and iatcr five of them con erred with Bcardslcy The governor said he had no nowlcdge of any illegal changes n the bills Synhorst said he had discovered here had obviously been aller tions on the numbers of he two ills and apparently a switching f pages The procedure of a legislative ill is this After it has been asscd by both houses and signed y their officers it goes to the overnor for his approval or veto he has acted upon the mcas rc it is senl lo Ihe secretary of tales office for filing BULLETIN NEW YORK State Su preme Court Justice Tuesday up h e 1 d General Sessions Judge Francis L Valentes order ex cluding the press and public from the Minot F Jelke vice trial SAME flair means trafrfn ilcilli In 21 hours mostly on topics he selectedhim self the new Republican President also cracked back at the expressed misgivings of Adlai E Stevenson that his business might beeqmc a Big Deal ad ministration Eisenhower tolda questioner he has lived with all Americans in fighting conceive of anyones thinkingtie is not concerned with the of all 150 million Americans He sairi he chose his Cabinet members vithout regard to their business connections but solely because he vas sure they could supply badiy needed businesslike administration The President reaffirmed in even stronger terms than he has used thatheis absolutely convinced Russiavhas atomic weap have a workable atomic bomb Eisenhower began the conference by sayinghe wanted to talk about four prices secret agreements controls and taxes He added that hed entertain questions later if there was time The half hour he allotted left lime for quite a few Voices Sympathy Eisenhower voiced sympathy wilh Ihe plight of farmers hurt by falling prices but said beef prices havebegun to rise a bit except at retail since price controls were re moved He reaffirmed his cam paign promises to enforce the pres ent price support law And when the time comes for legislation to replace it after 1954 he said Ihe new law will be based on detailed studies taking into consideration the interests of the farmers con sumers and everybody else The President didnl bring up Korea himself but he told ques tioners the embargo and blockade questions have not been discussed with him except for what he has read in the papers Reporters asked him to clarify this and htsaid the questions have not been brought up officially lo him Then such matters are not under consicicralion at all Eisenhower replied thai Ihey are he supposes under consideration in several de partments He did not elaborate As for the slalemcnt of the re cently retired UN commander in Korea Gen James Van Fleet that a UN offensive could succeed now Eisenhower said mildly lhat the responsibility in matters affecting broad policy does not rest in a field commander He added that Van Fleet a West Point classmate of his will be coming lo sec him shortly Mondays Vote Eisenhower made no direct men tion of Mondays vote by the Hottse Ways and Means Committee tocut personal income taxes July 1 Tho President said tax cuts must como but should be deferred until a bal anced budget is in sight Eisenhower said he has no in tention at present of asking for standby wage and price controls ;

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