Saturday, February 21, 1953

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 21, 1953, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper HOME EDITION CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THi NEWSPAPER THAT ALL NORTH I 0 W A N S N E I G H B 0 R S VOL LIX Associated Press anil Unilpd Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy Cold Numb MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEBRUARY 21 1953 Tills Paper Conslsti at Two Ono NO us H f Big S Benson Requests Few Farm Supports Speaks at Institute in Des Moines DES MOINES of Agriculture Benson called upon farmers Saturday to help him and the Congress build strong farm programs requiring a minimum of government price supports The new GOP farm chief said he will never be guilty of handing down ready made programs adding Programs must be built with the assistance of farmers and those who are working with them build the grass type oE programs which farmers the kind that will not bring serious regrets and dis appointments later Bring Stability In a speech prepared for the 16t annual National Farm Institute the secretary sought to assure pro ducers that the Eisenhower ac ministration will do overythin possible to bring stability to farm price decline which he said had been inherited from the pre ceding administration Benson said farm markets hav become stabilized He called upo farmers themselves to help kce them stable by making full use o existing price support programs Benson assured farmers that h believes In price supports H pointed out also that he is unde oath to give sound administra tion to all price support laws in effect He said the present law are the combined judgments o our two great political parlies But I say to you in all sincerity and I think you will agree with me that price supports arc not in themselves adequate to keep ag riculture strong he said Bensonsaid theEisenhower ad ministration proposes with rthe aic farmers their leaders and Con gress to build farm program that are basic and sound Sharp Debate Taking notice of recent sharp debates in Congress over declin ing agricultural prices and the new administrations measures to remedy the situation Benson saic he could report that the agricul tural interests of the nation arc be ing made a first order of business by your men The new secretary senators and congress in arguing against programs leaning heavil on price supports cited a state mcnt made three years ago before the Farm Institute by Chester C Davis war food administrator dur ing World War II and a recognizec farm leader The Davis statement quoted by Benson follows A system of rigid legislated price supports extended indefinite ly into the future and at levels higher than the overall supplyde mand situation will support wil have extremely undesirable consc menccs including a great deal of harm to farmers RELATIONS VATICAN CITY Vatican and Syria have established diplo matic relations LOsservatore Ro mano announced Saturday AP WIrcphoto recognition by an FBI clerk led to the arrest Saturday of Theodore Byrd by El Reno Okla police Byrd termed by the FBI as a notorious check passer and of its ten most wanted fugitives was spotted in a cafe by an FBI clerk SHQCKING EXPERIENCEMayor A W ShackleFord of Lethbndge Alberta got a severe shock and narrowly escaped senousinjury when electric current from two mi crophones passed through his body as he was announcing the winners of a teenage queen contest The mayor was Iroxen to the mikes until they disconnected them Want to Cut Spending Democrats Doubt Ike Can Balance the Budget WASHINGTON W Two Democratic members of the benate Appropriations Committee said Saturday they wil help cut government spending biit doubt the Republicans can balance the budget Senators Maybank DSC and U S Workers Arrested for Counterfeiting WASHINGTON W The Secvet Service announced the arrest iatinday of two Department of Agriculture employes on charges f counterfeiting S10 bills The two were identified as Mar in T Storey 47 of Oxon Hill Md ind Mary Watson 55 of Washing on US Secret Service chief said Storey is an administra ivc officer in the Livestock Divi ion of the Department of Agricul ure and Miss Watson is a clerk in iis office this account of he arrest Secret Service agents ap roached Miss Watson in her office Friday and asked her if she knew nything about counterfeiting ac ivities involving Storey She admitted she had bought opper plates for Storey and said hey were used to make counter eit money The agents then went to Storey ho denied any knowledge of ounterfeiting He said he had a obby of making copper etchings ut had made only artistic piates DVa said in sep arate interviews they are just as anxious as their GOP colleagues to whittle the billion in outlays former President Truman forecast for the year beginning July i However Robertson said J think we ought to have a spending budget that balances re I dont think Congress will reach that goaleven though we approach it Maybank said Republicans can count on his vote to slice appro priations bills But he said The military requests will have to be slashed about 10 per cent to make any reduction that will come close to balancing the budget dont know what the attitude of the administration will be when it comes to reducing the military Truman asked for in new appropriations for foreign assistance epicting ubjeels fruit and other nature A search of i cabin owned by lorcy revealed four copper plates ngraved to make S10 bills a print ng press inks and other materials eccssary to counterfeiting rAll About The Weather City Clear through Sunday colder Saturday night owa Fair cold Saturday night Low zero to 10 below Minnesota Fair and cold Saturday night Sunday fair and warmer GlobeGazette weather data up to a m Saturday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Precipitation EAR AGO Maximum 21 Minimum JQ 37 4 4 Rail Workers Have Lent Rites LOufsVJLLE Ky the noon whistle cut through the noise of machinery at the South Louis ville Shops of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad Saturday some 200 workers picked up hymn books to join in lenten services The workers gathered in the coal car shop one of five locations where daily devotional services have been held since 3900 They gathered around a small portable organ played by W K Fries a car mans helper who has been furn ishing music for the services for 20 years the group sitting on the floor on machinery and watching from atop coal cars opened lunch boxes as the Rev D D Ellis a Presbyterian minister led the sing ing and delivered a short sermon ASSURED OF VICTORY SAIGON IndoChina K North Korean Premier Kim II Sung said Saturday his country and the Com munistled rebels in IndoChina are assured of final victory over the imperialistic aggressors SAME Black mean3 traffic In pail 24 boil i Matson Bock on Job Recommend Voice Be Taken From State Dept WASHINGTON MVTho U S Advisory Commissionon Information recommended Saturday that the Voice of Amor ica and all other psychological warfare and overseas infor mation programs be placed in a new federal agency of cabi net level The advisory com mitte is a group of five dis languished citizens under the chair manship of Mark A May dirccto of the Yale University Institute o Human Relations Allied Jets Continue to Paste Reds Destroy Damage 10 Commie Planes SEOUL Korea UP American Sabrcjets blasted out 10 MJG15 claims for their eighth consecutive lay oC victories Saturday as United Nations fighterbombers truck at Communist supplies from the batlleline to the Yalu River The Sabres again outnumbered destroyed two of the Russianbuilt et fighters probably destroyed three damaged two and probably damaged three more The MIG claims came in 13 blazing air duels high over north west Korea Fortytwo Sabres were challenged by 50 MIGs Screening Sabres Allied fighterbombers protected ay the screening Sabres smashed a Red communications center north ivest of Kangye and an airfield at Sinmak Communist roads and rails were pounded from the Manchurian bor der to the battlefront The Fifth Air Force maintained ts operational plan of complete Icstruction enemywar making acilities a UNspokesman said Hesaid the giant raid apparently came as a complete surprise to the leds B29s blastnd a Red supply dump iear the batlleline just north of Pyongyang apex of the Commu nists old defense Iron iriangic A formation of 32 American rhitnderjets roared deep into North orea to NammpoJim northwest if Kangye The relays of fighter ambers destroyed 18 buildings and et fire to a lumber yard in the Utack on the Red communications center Recommendations The proposal for removing the Voice and related activities frorr the State Department was one o seven recommendations which th commission placed before Con gross in a report released throng the department It coincided with mounting criti cism of the handling of Voice operations The program is nov being investigated by committee headed by Carthy Meantime the Stale Deparlmen yielded again to the demands o Senate investigators and agreed to restore John E Matson a depart mcnt security agent to his old job PavementPounding McCarthy has charged that Mat son a special agent in the depart mcnt was demoted to a pave mentpounding job in reprisal fo testimony he gave in the Senat a Senate Sen Me s u b c o m m ittee Voiceol America investigations probe of the His by lie partment officials lha reports on homosexuals and a sus p e c I c c Communist had dis appearedfrom department files McCarthy told reporters after subcommittee conference wit Donald B Louric new underscore ary oC state for administration hat Matson will be restored to lis former position immediately Not Much Left I dont think there was nnich eft of the area said 1st Lt Miles G McConncll Birmingham lien The fighterbomber raids marked ne of the deepest penetrations the 9th Thundcrjet Wing has made nto North Korea Sixteen B29 twinengine light ombers took part in the raid on he Red airfield near Sinmak south the North Korean capital Pyon yang The fighterbomber sweeps fol owed the heaviest B29 raid of the car Iowa Airman Is Accidentally Shot TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE Calif A young airman from Waterloo la was wounded criti cally Saturday in an accidental shooting ut Travis Air Force Base officers announced Airman 3C Tom E Neidcrl 22 128 Gilbert Drive was struck in the head by a 45 pistol bullet and underwent emergency surgery at the base hospital Officers said Airman 2C Rohn W Flynn also 22 of Los Angeles was checking his pistol as he pre pared to go on guaril duty as a member oC the Fifth Air Police Company Thinking the weapon empty he pointed it out a barracks window and pulled the trigger officers said But a bullet remaining in the chamber discharged passed through the window entered the window of another baracks 200 feet away and hit Neidcrt as he played cards with other members of the Ninth Air Police Company CllubcGnzntlG plioto by Glbbi G Peterson AFTERMATH OF STORM COLD tion worker for the Great Western Railroad in Masonclfcy had the cold job of clearing switches Saturday morning Fresh snow and driving winds combined to drift snow somewhat as the mercury dipped to 4 below xero Ike Makes Request See Quick Approval of Soviet Indictment t WASHINGTON congressional approval was forecast Saturday for President Eisenhowers indictment ol Russias mass subjugation of free peoples through per version of World War II argrreements A resolution spon 10 Foot Drifts in Northwest Crews Working to Clear Roads By UNITED PRESS A cold wave swept into Iowa Saturday after one of the winters biggest snow storms lashed tho north and snow plows chugged through drifts up to 10 feet deep The mercury sank to 10 below zero at Siblcy and 9 below at Fort Dodge and lows of 10 below to 10 above were forecast for Saturday night Plow crews blinded so badly by blowing snow Friday that they had to give up went back to work in the worst storm north west The 50mile winds of Friday died down and the snow ended Big Job They faced a big job Nearly all roads had been drifted shut in 12 Osccola Dickinson Emmet Sioux OBrien Clay Palo Alto Plymouth Woodbury Chero kee and Ida Some key highways still were blocked Saturday morning The state highway patrol said ie arteries blocked were 20 be wccn Movillc nnd Correctionvillc from Cherokee to the Plymouth County line 59 from Cherokee to he OBrien County line 71 at Spirit Lake ami 18 at the ClayOBrien County line Highway 71 was open for only oneway traffic in places north Storm Lake Packed snow and ice covered highways in westcentral Iowa and there were snow and ice spots in sored by Eisenhower uvaited on Capitol Hill since ie promised it in his Feb 2 State of tho Union message was made public late Friday hy the Prcsi Icnt Rejects Interpretation It rejects the Soviet Unions in crprctation of the understandings those made at Yalta a license for the subjugation iffree peoples It proclaims a hope or ultimate selfgovernment bc lind the Iron Curtain in line with he pledge of the Atlantic Char Thc resolution was not as strong s some Republicans had wanted ut few seemed inclined o dial cngc the President on the issue Most Democrats were ready to o along with it loo It did not r i t i c i 7 c the administration t Democrats Franklin D lloosc or Harry S Truman nor did t repudiate agreements made at Yalta or elsewhere during those administrations Democrats chuckled privately oo over the Republican Prcsi ents acceptance of the principles f the Atlantic Charter authored y Roosevelt with British Prime Minister Winslori Churchill Joint Declaration The Atlantic Charter actually a oint declaration of the two lead rs was composed of notes they greed upon aboard ship in the Ulantic Ocean in August 1941 They recognized among other hings the rights of all peoples to hoose their own governments and greed on restoration of sclfgov BULLETINS WASHINGTON UP Russia has agreed to accept Charles E Bohlen a top expert on Soviet affairs to be new U S ambassa dor to Moscow informed sources reported Saturday MOSCOW Marshal Vassily Sokolovsky has succeeded Army General Sergei Shtemenko as chief of staff of the armed forces of the Soviet Union It was dis closed Saturday the northcentral and A total of 10 inches of up at Le Alnrs during thQ twVday Life to Handle Truman Memoirs KANSAS CITY Presi dent Harry S Truman announced Saturday he will write his memoirs nnd had selected Life Magazine to handle all rights In his first formal news confer ence since he returned from the White House Mr Truman said his memoirs will be published in one or two volumes He also announced that he Mrs Truman and their daughter Mar garet will goon a cruise to Hono lulu spending about a month there rnmcnt for those who had lost it definitely BORDER OPEN ISTANBUL Turkey W Turkey said Saturday her border with Communist Bulgaria reopened Friday after being shut 14 now remain open in Taft Defends Red Hunts But Has Word of Caution CHICAGO Robert A aft flO defended congressional nvestigations of Communism Sat rday but denied that a Red is utomatically disqualified from a ob in education or in a private AP Wlropholo STALLED SCHOOL bus carrying seven chil dren and the driver was trapped by the howling blizzard that ripped across Northeastern Colorado Driver Don Bol 26 led the children a quarter of a mile to a farm house where they spent the night while frantic search crews looked for them Senate Republican leader rm The said the government should not employ persons with Communist sympathies but added f must say as a member of the board of trustees of a university I would not favor firing anyone for being a Communist unles I was certain that he was teaching Com munism and having some effect on the development of the thought of the students Taft is a director of the Yale Corporation a governing body for Yale University He discussed the controversial issue in a speech pre pared for delivery before the Na tional Canners Association Referring to fears among some people that congressional commit tees have gone to excessive lengths in investigating Commu nists he said Personally I think this fear is greatly exaggerated After all we arc spending billions of dollars and endangering the very freedom of this country in trying to meet the attack of Communism from Russia I see no reason why congres sional committees or others should not bring to the attention of the public the fact that men arc Com munists if they are Communists I know of no civil right infringed upon by such publicity particularly in fields infiltrated for the purpose of affecting public opinion like the leaching profession snow storm nine si Spencer six at Sioux City and Mason City and four at Fort Dodge Mercury Plunges As the snow storm whistled east vard out of the state the mercury plunged downward Besides the Sibley and Fort Dodge lows Spencer and Lone Rock reported 5 below Mason City Charles City and Sioux City Waterloo 3 Ames 4 Des Moittcs 5 Cedar Rapids 6 Daven port 32 Council Bluffs 7 and Bur lington 13 Harold Wilson 56 Marshalltown was killed Friday in a fivecar pileup during a blizzard that lashed Beatrice Neb Most schools were closed in Cherokee OBrien Buena Vista and Northern Ida Counties Friday and many other rural schools in the Northwest shut down No Senous Accidents in Local Storm Although visibility from the bliz zard which swept through North Iowa Friday was at zero through out the night Mason City police the Cerro Gordo County sheriffs office and Iowa highway patrolmen reported that their offices did not receiveareport any serious ac cidents or injuries resulting from the storm The sheriffs office and Iowa highway patrolmen reported doz ens of cars off the roads through out North Iowa The patrol was called to accidents north and south of Mason City on Highway 65 but when they reached the reported locations the motorists had de parted Off Road Patrol and sheriffs officers said several cars were off the road between Mason City and Clear on Mason City on Highway 65 Patrol men said they investigated a re ported accident about miles south of Mason City on Highway 65 about a m They found five deserted off the road The patrol found four motorists in a nearby farmhouse They could not locate the owner of an other ditched vehicle Motorists were lodged in farm houses through the night in many instances particularly persons who had attended sectional basketball tournaments which were underway throughout North Iowa Garners police station and Jail were full and mrmy were lodged