Mason City Globe Gazette, February 25, 1953

Mason City Globe Gazette

February 25, 1953

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 25, 1953, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper HOMEEDITION MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THf NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALl NORTH I O W A N S N E I r H B O R S Associated Press and United Press Full Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CtTY IOWA WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 25 1953 Lodge Says Soviets Started Conti This Paper Consists of Two X Willing to Meet Stalin Under Specified Conditions Budget Hard to Balance WASHINGTON UP Presi dent Eisenhower told a news con ference Wednesday he would be willing to go half way to a meeting with Soviet Premier Josef Stalin or any other world leader under certain conditions The conditions were If he thought such a meeting would further the cause of world free dom and if it would be consistent with what the American people ex pect of their chief executive 2nd News Conference At his second news conference with reporters since taking office Mr Eisenhower also announced 1 has called a conference Thursday of state governors House and Senate Republican lead ers and top administration figures to examine the proper division of functions between the states and federal government particularly as relating to taxes and social se curity 2 He agreed with Budget Direc tor Joseph M Dodge it will be Fischer Swea City Destroys 9fh Commie Jet SEOUL yP Harold Fischerof Swea City la the hottest pilotin Korea knocked down his ninth Commu nist MIG15 in an air battle over North Korea Wednesday and neared double get ace status Fischer also credited with three Red warplanesf damaged had become tin 25th US ace of the Korean wa when he shot down his fifth pian difficult to balance budget in fiscal 1954 the federal The chief executive devoted most of his 30minute conference with 203 reporters and photographers to answering questions He counseled Congress to go slow on changing the wording of the resolution through which he wants this government to repudiate any interpretation of wartime secret agreements which led to or at least acquiesced in the enslavementof certain nations Opposition He expressed flat opposition to any suggestion the Investigative power of Congress be limited How ever he said Congress should exer cise this investigative authority only after extensive consideration and with the selfrestraint neces sary to protect basic American liberties The possibility of a meeting with Stalin came up when reporters re minded the chief executive the Russian leader last December pub Jan 24 Describes Battle Fisher described his lates MIG kill this way I got on the tail of one in an element of MIGs I fired shor burstsand scored hits on the lef side of his fuselage and tail sec tion The MIG went into yiolen evasive action but I managed to stay with him and closed the gap between us a little As I got closei I fired a long burst and hit hin again in the fuselage and tail sec tions licly expressed meet with Mr a willingness to Eisenhower The President was asked whether he thought anything could be accom plished at such a meeting and whether he would be willing to go out of the country to meet Stalin He thought for a moment and said he would meet anybody any where if there were any chance of accomplishing something for the cause of world freedom and if such a meeting would be in keeping with what the American people expected of their chief executive No Commitment He said he was not committing himself to go to any specific place He volunteered he would not un dertake any such conference with out the full knowledge of this coun trys allies Asked whether he would have any faith in agreements he might reach with Soviet leaders the President declined to answefdirectly But he said he thought the only workable method would be to draft treaties that would be selfenforcing through such provisions as the right of in spection Pleads Innocent to Assault Count Ronald E Baugh 24 Mason City pleaded innocent in District Court Wednesday to a charge of assault with intent to commit murder The charge grew out of an attempt by Baugh and LeRoy R Stahlberg 20 to break out of the Ccrro Gordo County Jail the night of Dec 29 Judge William P Butler set the elate for the trial March 16 Judge Butler who had appointed B R Dunn as Baughs attorney refused Baughs request for a new attorney Instead Judge Butler appointed George D Dunn to as sist B R Dunn Baugh who is serving a oneyear term in the county jail for forgery admitted to Sheriff Cal Dwan that he slugged Deputy Sheriff Bill Mc GiU with a homemade blackjack in the attempted escape Smoke began pouring out o the MIG flames licked back along the fuselage Then just as the fire reached the canopy the pilot eject ed and the MIG went into an un controlled dive into the ground In other action two MIGs were damaged and damage claims on two others are pending study o gun camerafilm It was the first jet battle in Ko rean skies since Saturday Allied fighterbombers smackec a group of factory buildings only a few miles south of the Manchur ian border not far from the oft bombed Suiho power plants Hit Troops Other UN warplanes hit troop and supply centers in North Korea In blazing ground action Alliec raiders slammed into Communis positions near Panmunjom in a twopronged attack at dawn and blasted and burned the Red de fenders in a fierce onehour battle Other UN soldiers beat back a 160man Chinese Red attack east of the Chorwon Valley knocking out an estimated GO Communists in an allnight battle the US Eighth Army reported In the Panmunjom action UN raiders supported by tanks and artillery struck from two sides and scorched Reel bunkers and trenches with flame throwers They killed 23 Reds and wounded five before withdrawing One Red Prisoner Killed in Revolt PUS AN Korea smashed a demonstration Tuesday by Communist prisoners of war trying to create mass revolt killing one of them the United Na tions prisoners of war command announced Wednesday South Korean soldiers entered the prisoner compound and smothered the revolt j Girl Fined for Traffic Tickets NEW selfdescribed independent career girl Nancy Schuchman daughter of a Pitts burgh industrialist was fined 900 Tuesday for failing to answer 58 parking tickets Itwas the heaviest fine imposed by Chief Magistrate John M Mur tagh since he started a crackdown on chronic traffic summons ignor ers some months ago Miss Schuchman 24 said she was trying to be independent of her family and was working for a charitable organization a month here at GOING it threatenedto fall by wreckers razed the top 30 feet of the steeple on St Olafs Catholic Church in Minneapolis The church was destroyed by a quarter million dollar fire last week The spire is shown at the halfway pointon its plunge Europe Army Compromise Germany and France Agree ROME six foreign min isters of the European army Wed nesday reached a compromise de cision reportedly settling bitter dif ferences between France and Wes Germany over the European De fense Community EDC treaty The reported the leaders agreement came of France Germany Italy Belgium West The Netherlands and Luxembourg helc final sessions of a twoday confer ence aimedat cutting out some oi the hurdles on the road to Wesl European economic political and military union A spokesman for the Italian for eign minister said French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault at a morning session had met the ob ections of West German Chancel or Konrad Adenauer with a re Irafting of theconditions France vants to attach to the already igned but not ratified treaty to istablish the oneuniform West European army Exact details of the agreement vere not disclosed But the Italian pokesman said the foreign min sters might make the text of their accord public at the end of their inference Wednesday The spokesman said the agree ment by all six ministers was fa to the creation army nd added The idea of a united Tables Are Turned Girls Stage Shorty Raids TOLEDO UP giggling bobby soxers stormed through a mens dormitory at Toledo University Tuesday night on apanty raid in reverse The girls in blue jeans and parka jackets made a whirlwind invasion of the 3story dormitory startling half dressed malestudents stealing pairs ot shorts they raced from room to room It appeared to be an outbreak of the same underwear fever that touched off a series of panty raids on womens dormitories at more than a ddzencolleges last spring In this case the men wereon the receiving end The male victims at Toledo seemed to be more con cerned about the damage to their dignity than to their wardrobes They were literally caught with their pants down The raiders struck at bedtime when 7nost of the students were either bathing or lounging in their bedrooms in their shorts I guess we were lucky one student said They didnt try to get the shorts we were wearing Eugene Schoch manager of the dormilory said the girls seemed to come out of nowhere He said he suspected they were celebrat ing a victory in a high school basketball tournament being held in the university fieldhouse nearby Europe proved stronger than na ionalism Bidault was reported to have modified a French proposal vvhicl isked in effect that French troops e free to be sent from Europe to Frances overseas territories in case of emergency He insisted however according o word from the conference thai ranee should retain full voting ights in control of the army re ardless of the manpower contri ution Adenauer suggested that he voting rights should depend on he number of divisions each na ion contributed fNDIVIOUAL SAVINGS WASHINGTON Depart ment of Commerce reports that in dividual savings reached 19 bil lion dollars in 1952 about two bil lions more than in 1951 XVishinsky Soviet foreign minister k openmrseasion of the United Nations seventh General heard a welcoming address from President Eisenhower See Cigaret Increase as Controls End WASHINGTON UP Price controls ended Wednesday on cig arets cereals tea and most other grocery products copper alumi num and some steel products A decontrol order took ceiling prices off all grocery products ex cept coffee bread and other bake ry products and beer Price Stabilizer Joseph Frechill predicted increases of at least a cent a pack on cigarets about two cents a pound on rice and at least three cents a pound on copper He c s t i m a t e d Wednesdays order would leave about 11 per cent of the items on the governments costofliving index still underfull price controls and about 28 per cent of the items on the govern ments wholesale price index still under control This was the fourth price de ontro action announced since President Eisenhower last month abolished wage and salary controls and price controls on a large num ber of other items including meat and furniture It is part of the Presidents promised orderly process of ending controls Wago nice control laws expire April 30 Mr Eisenhower has said he will not seek an extension of the con trols law or even standby au hority but has warned against jouging consumers SAME DATEW2S1 rise tfcaiht 2i Tributes Pour in for LaFollette After Suicide WASHINGTON body o former Sen Robert M LaFollctle Jr who shot himself to dealt Tuesday leaves Washington Wed nesday for burial in Madison Wis There in the state whose electors kept members ot the LaFollette family in high office for almos halfthis century last services for Young Bob will be held Tentative plans were for funcra services Friday at Grace Episcopa Church in Madison with Father John Keehe officiating Urgent Call Mrs LaFollette summoned home rom a Red Cross meeting about noon Tuesday by an urgent tele phone call from her husband found his body on the floor ot a bathroom their Northwest Washington house A 22caIiber target pisto is in his right hand A single bullet had been fired through the roof of his mouth Dr A Magruder McDonald Dis net of Columbia coroner pro nounced the death officially suicide Police said no note was found LaFolIetle 58 was said to be worrying about a heart ailment which several years ago had caused lim to be hospitalized for several months and which had recently re curred LaFollette was 30 the youngest onator since Henry Clay when he ucceeded his father Robert M Fighting Bob LaFollette He waL elected in 1925 and reelected term after term until Joseph R McCar by then a circuit judge defeated him in the Republican primary o 1946 and went on to be electee icnator Deeply Shocked McCarthy said he was deeply shocked at LaFollettes death and added I am sure that his many friends in Wisconsin and the nation will also be deeply grieved LaFollette had lived in Washing ton since his defeat acting as a economic iadviser ahd cpnsuitaiv He also was chairman of the boar of a Milwaukee radio station an served on the boards of Sears Roe buck Co and the United Frui Companyf Carl Starr Pioneer of Emmetsburg Dies F Starr i6 pioneer resident died at his lome here Wednesday following a ong illness Funeral services will be held at p m Friday at the Foy Funeral lome Survivors are two sisters Mrs C Richardson and Mrs B L fohnson of Emmetsfaurg and Dr reeman Starr of Mason City BIJLLETIN WASHINGTON W A dozen senators proposed Wednesday that President Eisenhower get broad authority to freeze prices and rents for M days in case of war or other emergency All About The Weather Mason City Mostly cloudy Wed nesday night Thursday partly cloudy Snow cast and central mixed with some rain southeast Minnesota Partly cloudy to cloudy Wednesday night and Thursday GlobeGazette weather data up to am Wednesday Maximum 25 Minimum 25 At 8 am 26 EAR AGO Maximum 28 Minimum j j ROBERT LaFOLLEtTE Wilson Jolts Desires for Spending Cut No Suggestions for Possible Trim Rips Reds in First No Point in Truce Formulas UNIT E D NATIONS NY Chief US Delegate Henry Cabot Lodge Jr Wednesday charged lhat Russia started and is continu ing the Korea War He told the UN Political Committee there is little point in its trying to formu late new truce formulas here so long as the Soviet Union is de termined to prolong the war Emphasizing that he spoke for a new Republican administration in Washington Lodge charged that Russia is actively assisting the aggressors in Korea on a which makes possible the continu ance of that aggressionand de termines its scope Lists 10 Facts He then listed 10 facts backing up this charge which he said the world must face and challenged the Soviet Union to disprove them Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Y Vishinsky immediately took the floor to respond angrily I take up the challenge which he f after the VCr WASHINGTON Congresbatim r e c o r d I will answer the 30nr tojnake a big slash questions he asks The Kremlin diplomat demanded that the UN invite representa tives of North Korea to take part n the debate butthecommittee turned him down 35 against 16 in O4CIO1I n federal spending were reported Vcdnesday to have received a rude olt from Secretary of Defense Wil son and other administration of icials Wilson started presentation of the Defense Departments fiscal 1954 needs Tuesday before a House ap propriations subcommittee meeting Behind closed doors Members were reluctant to dis cuss his testimony but one of them yrhof permit use of his namequoted Wilson as looking askance at suggestions of big de fense cuts No Suggestions I definitely dont see how the defense budget can be cut much if it all this member said Mr favor with six abstentions The rulers of the Soviet Union can stop the war whenever they want to Lodge declared in his first UN speech as chief US dele gate and Mr Vishinsky knows Wilson didnt point out any places vhere it could be cut and I got he impression he didnt think it can becut The budget submitted to Con ress last month by former Pres dent Truman called for cxpendf urc of over 46 billion dollars by ic Defense Department during the 954 fiscal year which starts July It called for new appropriations f approximately 42 billions It is iis figure which Congress must on since the 46 billions of stimatcd outlays next year will ome largely from money appro riated in past years Pessimistic Picture Meanwhile members of the Sen tc Banking Committee who heard estimony by top administration of cials in two closeddoor sessions uesday agreed they had received pessimistic picture about pros ects for balancing the budget making deep cuts in military or oreign aid spending or cutting axes The committee is consider ng whether to provide authority flcr April 30 for economic con it Point Driving home his point Lodge told an eagerly listening group which has been waiting for word from President EfgpnhoHers ad ministration on itsKoreWpolicy Failure to end the fighting in Korea is not due to any lack of cleverness with wordshere in the rols Sen Robertson after earing Budget Director Joseph M Dodge said it would be very diffi ult to balance the budget in the ext fiscal year and impossible o do itfor fiscal 1955 if eight and nehalf billion dollars worth of an ual taxes are allowed to expire n schedule Sen Capchart RInd said 0dge had asked all government gcncies to cut estimates previ usly submitted by Truman Capehart said Secretary of the reasury Humphrey gave no Wic ation of possible tax reduction I by the Soviet Union LJnHed Nations It is due to the rankly announced desire of the Communists to continuethe war The US delegate was the first speaker in the Korean debate after the committee decided without dis sent to give that explosive item first place on its agenda Lodge called on the world to face the following ten facts 1 Soviet planning instigated the original aggression which was subsequently maintained by Soviet training and equipment 2 North Korean forces were virtually destroyed in the fall of 1950 and later reappeared recon stituted reorganized and almost completely equipped with weapons of Soviet manufacture 3 The flow of Soviet equipment is constantly and steady and ac counts for the increase of combat effectiveness of the enemy 4 The Chinese Communists are now also supplied by the Soviet Union 5 Naval mines off the Korean Coast are of Soviet manufacture 6 The Red planes used in Korea were manufactured in the Soviet Union 7 A new Soviet plane the 1L28 has been supplied to the Reds iri Korea 8 In spite of heavy losses Reds in Korea now have 2500 planes all supplied by the Soviet Union 9 The Soviet Union replaces losf Communist planes in Korea 10 Antiaircraft guns used by Communists in Korea are supplied Many Object to Investigation Probe of Colleges Begins V WASHINGTON House nAmerican Activities Commit ee opened its Investigation of col eges Wednesday with its members harply split over persecution of rofcssors who flirted briefly with ommunism in their youth Chairman Harold If Velde R unmoved by a sorm of pro ests from educators clergymen ml others summoned two uniden fied college professors to the first ublic hearings on alleged infiltra on of education Two of four professors who les tified at closed hearings last week were said to have told the com mittee that they joined the Com munist party for a short time while undergraduates but left when they found out what it was all about Rep Francis E Walter the committees ranking Democrat said he had hoped the committee would not subject to public ques tioning the ones who admitted a brief brush with the party years ago It s or ve snopurpose to get public testimony about things that occurred years ago and which the committee knows a 11 about he said These people merely would be hopelessly embarrassed Rep Bernard W Pat Kearney RNY said he is opposed to persecuting1 anyone by forcing them to tell in public they strayed into the party as a youth but dropped out on discovering its real purpose Were supposed to be investigat ing the extent1 of Communism in education what it 20 years ago he said ;