Mason City Globe Gazette, March 17, 1953

Mason City Globe Gazette

March 17, 1953

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 17, 1953, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspaper HOME EDITION DIM CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LIX Associated Press and United Press FulJ Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MARCH 17 1953 This Paper Consists ol Two No135 s Newsmen Survive Closeness to Blast By BILL BECKER ATOM BOMB SITE Nev W Dawn came In with an atomic rumble Tuesday for 1000 troops and hundreds of other observers on Yucca soldiers and some newsmen closer than any human has been since Hiroshima and Nagasaki Two combat battalion teams and 20 only twomiles from the 300foot tower where the blast flared at am am cst came through unscrathed The low fiery bjast sucked dust from the desert floor into a whirl ing purplishred fireball but little heat was felt by observers on News Nob seven miles away The shock of the blast was sharp and bounced over the mountains ringing the test site to crack down as faraway as Pasadena Calif Cedar City Utah and points in between it was announced here In Las Vegas nearest sizable city to the site 75 miles away it flared a brilliant white over near ly half the horizon thenturned yellow before finally fading away into pink But it caused no excite ment and only a few residents re ported feeling the sound wave Propect Director Carroll Tyler said radiation may be too great to permit News Nob correspond ents to enter the blast area for a couple of days The test was designedprimarily to gauge how houses and cars would come through a real blast The Federal Civil Defense Admin istration built two twostory homes on the proving ground and scat nearly 70 cars around the site The closer of two civil defense houses being tested was believed to be smashed but a light ap peared to be burning in the vicin ity of the more distant house 7500 feet from the tower The two 000 twostory homes were erected to help architects design houses with maximum protection After the first flash the charac teristic white cottony cloud formed quickly As it rose to perhaps 13 000 feet an ice cap appeared atop the big ball The peculiar detonation set up a drumlikc cacaphouy around the vast perimeter of the test ground Within 19 minutes wind swept the cloud southeastward with its dirty gray highlighted by the first early rose gleams of the rising sun By that lime the top was re ported at 40000 feet At first the low purplish burst sucked up dust and dirt from the desert floor into an angry brown mushroom Dust swept eastward along the desert floor finally ob scured both test houses The lower from which the device was set off was believed vaporized Of the dozen atomic explosions viewed by this observer this was one of the smallest The fireballs brilliance was less and it appeared smaller than most The AEG an nounced beforehandthai it would have an energy output equal to 15000 tons of TNT As he dust on the proving ground cleared trucks carrying the troops from heir forward po 1 sitions could be seen moving slow Big Assault BULLETIN WASHINGTON United States reconnaissance bomber fought off a Russianmade MIG15 jet fighter off the East Coast of Kamchatka Sunday The Air Force announcing the incident said Tuesday it look place about 5 miles east of the Siberian Peninsula in the North Pacific Ocean The Air Force gave this account The US plane a B50 was on a routine weather re connaissance flight from an Alaskan air Two Russian type MIG 15s intercepted it but only one attacked The US plane returned Mason City an Still Owes More Blood I still have four to go It was a youngman at the last station in the Red Cross bloodmo bile operation at the YMCA speak ing His name R A Zeigler 949 GthPlace S E Pour to go the GlobeGazette representative who chanced to be following him in the line asked Yes he explained Ive still used four more pints of blood than Ive givenl Andwhere was that Mostly in Hollandin connection with the Battle of the Bulge eight years ago An acute case of bullet holes Zeigler added with a smile Many of those whohave given their blood this week have been beneficiaries of the program either in World War II or inthe Korean action according to those in charge They know how important it is said one of the nurses Zeigler found out the hard way His leg and hip wounds kept him in the hospital overseas more than two months and in Schick hos pital at Clinton for nine months afterward Altogether he spent 265 days and two hours in the hospital he said from Jan 17 1945 to Jan 17 1946 when he was discharged Cerro Gordo County citizens were giving their blood at about 30 pints an hour pace Tuesday but Bloodmobile Center officials at the Mason City YMGA sent out another urgent plea for additional donors for Wednesday The Bloodmobilc which will wind up its threeday visit to Ma son City at 3 pm Wednesday had processed 301 pints of blood as of noon Tuesday Officials said that they processed 205 donors Mon day and had processed 96 by Tues day noon Prospective donors were asked to can the Bloodmobile Center 1061 or the Red Cross office 1321 to make an appointment Officials said donors are needed Wednesday from 9 am through the pm deadline for accepting late donors Donors were asked not to eat butter or fatty foods and should frain from drinking milk They may however eat toast or eggs and drink fruit juices Remaining Price Controls Lifteid WASHINGTON gov ernment Tuesday ended all re maining price controls In its final decontrol action the government took ceilings steel and a batch of other industrial items important to the defense production program Price controls were ended on all consumer items a week ago Tuesdaysaction leaves the economyvirtually free ofall direct economic 5urbs except rent con trols in certain areas for the first time in more than two years BULLETIN WASHINGTON WHonry W Grunewald Washington mys tery man and wire puller pleaded guilty Tuesday to a count of contempt of Con v fire but there appeared to be no damage to either craft The announcement did not pinpoint the scene of the action further leaving immediately unanswered the question as to whether the fight took place near the southern tip of Karrt chatka opposite the US owned Aleutian Island chain or further north in the Bering Sea Ronald Bough Found Guilty Ronald Eugene Baugh 24 was found guilty Tuesday of assault withintent to commit a felony A jurypf nine women and three men reached the verdict less than two hours after they had received their instructions from Judge William P Butler Baugh had admitted on the wit ness stand that he slugged Deputy Sheriff Billie McGill with a home made blackjack in an attempted jail break last Dec 29 The black jack was a small jar filled with plaster of swung in a stocking Baugh was indicted for assault with intent to commit murder but the judge instructed the jury that this included the lesser offenses of assault with intent to commit man slaughter assault with intent to commit a felony assault with in lent to commit great bodily injury and assault and battery Baugh will be sentenced at 10 anu Wednesday Judge Butler said The maximum sentence is five years in the penitentiary and the minimum sentence imprison ment in the county jail and not more than fine The case was prosecuted by County Attorney Robert Shepard and his assistant Hughes J Bry ant Wlrepholo DATES dancer Margarethe Jorgenson of Copen hagen says she has been having with former King Farouk of Egypt since his separation from Queen Narriman The 17 yearold dancer met Farouktast Thursday the same day man left for Switzerland Red Newspaper Criticizes West MOSCOW Soviet Com munist party newspaper Prayda accused the United States and Brit ain Tuesday of continuing the Korean war while Russia was doing all in its power to stop it The newspaper in an editorial saiclthe Soviet government through its United Nations delegation pro posed last autumnthat a cease fire be arranged immediately on the basis a project already ac cepted by belligerent parties The Soviets also proposed the question of complete repatriation of prisoners ofwar to ferredto a commission charged with settling the Korean question the editorialsaid Adlai Sees FightShells Land Nearby Wipe Out 350 Reds in Battle SEOUL infantry men Tuesday virtually out a force of more than 350 Chinese Reds attacking US 2nd Division positions on the Korean Western Fiont An Eighth Army briefing officer said 315 Communists were esti mated killed or wounded in Die bloody closequarter battle which raged hours inside the Allied trench network on Little Gibraltar Hill Adlai Stevenson US 1952 Dem ocratic presidential nominee watched part of the fighting from an observation bunker on a nearby hill Two Chinese artillery shells exploded on the hill some 350 yards from the the former Illinois governor was not even shaken Heaviest Fighting The Chinese attempt to dent the Allied line in the nine miles west of in the heaviest ground fighting in several weeks It was a knockdoAvn dragout fight for hours commented a division spokesman Two reinforced Chinese com panies began the assault at 2 am under cover of a 3000round artil lery and mortar barrage The Reds scrambled up Little Gibraltars slopes and clawed through Allied barbed wire to get into the trenches American machine guns mowed down scores on the slope and in pRtVING WITH LIGHTS bill to make it amisdemeanor to drive a motor vehicle in fog snow sleet or heavy rain without useof headlights won approval from the Iowa House Motoi Vehicles Committee Mon day HOUSE FORESEE A Taft right and House Speaker Joseph Vmife as they leave the White House after a conference with President EisenhowerTaft andMartin predicted an oust ing of New Deal Thinkers from the administration the barbed reached the wire crest Those who were killed wounded or beaten back by Amer icans battling wtih sidearms gren ades automatic weapons bayonets some butts The briefing officer said an American battalion commander a lieutenant colonel led a platoon into the thick of the fight and was wounded but was saved by a Negro who stood over a trench Bravest Man The battalion commander de scribing the action at a first aid sta tion said theNegroSkilled Chinese left and right with his rifle He added that he was the bravest man I ever saw The officer was given the Silver Star late Monday by Maj Gen James Fry 2nd Division comman der His name cannot be disclosed mtil relatives are notified of his wounds Division officers were trying to earn the name of the Negro sol dier It was not known whether he survived American casualties were not dis closed However the briefing offi cer said several soldiers were wounded by a Chinese whocame orward with his hands up in a ges ture of surrender and then pulled he pin on a Hand grenade The Chinese was killed by the blast Repulse Attacks Elsewhere on the battlefront A ied troops hurled back eight small Communist probing thrusts In the air Allied fighterbombers ranged over Communist supply ines striking1 at targets of oppor unity The Eighth Army reported in its iummary that Allied ground troops tilled 1180 Reds wounded 960 and took 7 prisoners during the week ended March 14 BUck Ur means traffic death hi 21 hours ly toward their maneuver objective many minutes after the blast George B Owen of Phoenix Arizonas civil defense director said that in his opinion the blast proves that wind currents would have n definite effect on rescue problems He said the cloud did not lift sufficiently for rescue work to be done immediately and was too widespread for effective work in case of atomic disaster Owen was present at last years drop from a plane detonated at 3500 halfhour after the blast atomic cloud began to mingle with natures clouds all lighted by the early morning sun With its gray tail the cloud stretched half the length of the 16mile flat While the burst did little to warm the spectators on News Nob including civil defense leaders from various parts of the country it certainly thrilled the vast majority Awesome and intriguing and A challenge fbi all humanity were some of reactions i BOILING FIREBALL A vast mass of boiling flame sears the desert at the Nevada proving grounds Tuesday a moment after an atomic device was detonated on top of a SOflfoot tower Report Administration Ready to Abolish RFC WASHINGTONWJrThe Eisenh ower administration was planning to abolish the RFC with the hope thar its assets will provide a billion dollars toward cutting the national deficit Administration officials apparently arc weighing these 1 action p r e s i d e n t i a I reorganiza tion o r d e r or 2 getting behind a bill by Sen Byrd DVa to kill off the agency and transfer some of its functions to other de partments Either move would be in line with President Eisenhowers an nourtccd intention to take the gov ernment out competition with private business as far as possible Byrd told an interviewer he hopes the administration looks to ward abolition of some other agen cies to which past Congresses have given borrowing and lending au thority aggregating about 20 bil lion dollars That is a very fertile field in svhich to get considerable funds to apply to the deficit he observed Liquidation of the RFC appar ently would involve the sale of a large share of its assets estimated worth Funds real ized would go to help balance the budget Former President Truman estimated the deficit in the next fiscal yearat nearly 10 billion dol lars RICHARDSON DIES WASHINGTON U1 Selh W Richardson 73J former chairman of the governments Loyalty Kc viesv Board died at his home Tuesday after a long illness Plans Fight on Teachers DES MQ1NES R J Oilman RSlorm Lake planned to put up a second fight Tuesday for his bill toraiserequirements for grade school teachers The bill requiring grade school teachers to have four years of col lege instead of two was favored in the Senate Monday 25 to But 2G votes or a constitutional majority were neededfor passage The deciding vote wis cast Mon day by Sen X T Prentis RMouiit He first voted for the bill which would have made he tally 26 to l8btit at the end of fhe roll call changed his vote Ollmari said the bill would re quire persons to have four years of college instead Of two before they could get standard certificates to teach ingrade schools Iowas standards for teachers arc too low Oilman said The stalehas been losing many of its good teachers to other slates be cause of low standardsand low salaries Opponents argued therealready is a teacher shortage Other GOP Disagree Cooper Warns About GetTough Policy in Jousting With Russia WASHINGTON UP Sen Cooper of Kentucky said Tuesday the sort of gettough policy toward Russia urged jy two of his fellow Republicans would sound to any hopes of peaceful settlement Sen Knowland RCalif told the Senate Monday the United States should citeiy seek to persuade the United Nations to brand Russia as an aggressor in Korea Knowland advocated the action is part of a program to bring an m mediate cold war showdown vith the Communists A second point would be a request from this country that alt UN members withdraw recognition of Red China A third was a complete blockade of Red China Firm Stand Sen Ferguson appear ng on an MBS radio interview Wpnday night said the UN should ea firm stand toward what he termed treason by Russia to the United Nations Ferguson said he disagreed with Coopers contention that a get tough policy might touch a riew world wiir and he added I cant see thai we can cause Russia to take anyStep she doesnt want to take when she wants to take it Knowland is chairman of the Re publican Policy Committee but lit emphasized Monday he was voic ing only his own convictions He took the floor the day after Gcorgi Malcnkov the new Soviet Premier had said peaceful settle ment of the issues between this country and Russia was possible Knbwlunds e o m m c H t Deeds rather than words would be more impressive Religion of Promises Ferguson declared Communism is really a religion of promises I think we arc gen erally agreed in this country that you cant believe gangsters who arc in a conspiracy Knowlands thesis was promptly challenged on the Senate floor by Cooper who has served as a US to UN General Assem blies Later Cooper called on Presi dent Eisenhower to lay before Con iress a fully rounded program for U S military security even if nec essary outlays delay budget bal ancing Sen Lyndon B Johnson of Tex as the Democratic leader said Congress will support such a Presi dential military decision despite members who would trim our de fense program to what they con sider the needs of our budget rath er than trimming our budget to the needs the defense program Cooper said in an interview he ears Johnson was right in telling he Senate Monday that this coun ry is unprepared for a total war into which it might be thrust in a matter hours British Say No to Trade of Prisoners LONDON W1 Minister hurchiil rejected Tuesday nunist proposal to barter a British Businessman in a Hungariati prison or a Communist girl guerrilla held by the British m Malaya V Church ill Holcf the House of Coin mons that members of his govern nent had decided they could not entertain the proposal advanced bye Hungarys Red regime The decisionblasted the hope OKLAHOMA TREMORS EL RENO Okla earth remors shook Canadian County Fucsday Winifred Sanders vftdlfe hus band isservufe prison term on espionage charges Sanders 48 is the cousin of George Sanders Hollywood movie and wag associated in Budapest with Robert Vogeler1 an American in the International Tele phone and Telegraph Co Vogeler f Sanders weretried on charges of espionage On Feb 21 1950 sen enced Vogeler to 15 years and San ders to 13 years Vogeler Ve eased after 17 months in return for concessions from the U S gov ernment These included permis sion to reopen previously closed Hungarian consulates in the United States The Communists proposed to trade Sanders for Lee Meng a Chinese glamor girl Red whoso death sentence recently was com muted to life imprisonment Lee Meng was arrested by Brit sh authorities in Malaya They said she was one of the top leaders in he Communist terrorist campaign n Malaya AII About The Weather Mason City Fair andwarmer in creasing cloudiness and warmer Tuesday night Iowa Mostly fair warmer nesday mostly cloudy1 Minnesota Mostly cloudy with scattered light rain or snow GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Tuesday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 4S 29 34 39 23 Sure and It s a Great Irish Day T A T XT BATON ROUGE La now twill be like no olher St Patricks Day parade Where else would you find Jacques Leblanc pumping the old bassoon instead of McCarthy Arid Pierre Gjaulreaux tooting the flute in place of old Tenncs sey Hennessey The drums will bang cymbals clash and horns blaze away Tues dayas the first St Patricks Day parade winds through the capital city of the French country Led by MikeDonahue a fine broth of a lad who coached Louisi ana Stale University football teams 20 years ago the sons of Erin1 will be out in full force Side by side the Kcllys the OSbeas the Monohans and the Mulligans will come a goodly sprinkling of Broussards Heberts Thibodaux and Fontenots Tismore than 150 years since the Irish first came to Baton Rouge and a lot of old Celtic names have given away to Gallic But on this one day its the Irish that will come out you can rest assured of that explained Fire Chief Robert Bogan We plan a big globber Irish stew after tho parade the chief said and devil takes the man that calls it jambalaya Itll be a mighty kettle of potatoes and beef and none of your shrimps or craw fish scushing about in it CHICAGO Swedishborn gravediggcr was hailed by an Irish cop info myncipal court Monday an Irish for fightina with two off than even Rich Anderson 73 and his Hibernian were fined a dollar apiece nominally but none had to pay ih want a continuance until after St Patricks Day Anderson said to JUdge Harold OConnell The judge denied the request Your honor said defendant Mickey Oonahoe 50 its had a tittle mixup with baseball bats and a bar stool but Irish or not the three of us have been friends for 15 years It was merely a temporary disagreement Thomas Weldon 74 the third defendant agreed that no harm was intended in the scrimmagewhich occurred last 4 and wai broken up by police Capt Thomas Kelly Kelly testified that the bout had looked serious to him at rha All defendants of disorderly conduct sakl nell apiece but IM remit them in honor ejf Patricks Day A Ill buy ma a shamrock tomorrow declared Anderson r ;

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