Mason City Globe Gazette, March 24, 1953

Mason City Globe Gazette

March 24, 1953

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 24, 1953, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper HOME EDITION DIM CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NCWSPAPCR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS VOL LIX Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MARCH 24 1953 ThU Paper Consists of Two One No 141 chs Grab Airliner Fly to Freedom Dowager Queen Mary Dangerously III See Death at Any Time LONDON Queen Mary is dangerously ill and her heart action is weakening it was disclosed Tuesday Court circles feared she may not live more than a few days The 85yearold grandmother of Queen Elizabeth II took to her bed in Marlborough House Feb 22 It was announced she was suffering from a current gastric ailment But her illness is far more grave re liable sources said For the first time a formal medical bulletin was posted out side Marlborough House Tuesday morning Restless Night Queen Mary had a restless night due to a sudden recurrence of more symptoms of gastric trouble it said Her majestys condition is causing some anxiety A solemn little crowd stood out side the old red brick mansion read Ing this a few yards off the mall Strength Ebbing LONDON W bulletin on Marys illness issued Tuesday night Queen Marys strength is ebbing buf her majesty is sleep ing peacefully This was the days third bul letin where the coronation parade stands arc being erected when a second graver bulletin was posted During the past hours Queen Marys condition has become grave There has been a serious weaken ing of the heart action which gives rise to increasing anxiety The bulletin was signed by Sir Horace Evans and Lord Webb Johnson Queen Marys physician and surgeon respectively Queen Elizabeth working on state papers in Buckingham Palace a few yards awayj was kept advised DES MOINES Appropri ations Committee of the Iowa Senate has reported out for action a bill alloting an additional 000 to the Clear Lake Sanitary District The committee however offered no recommendation on the meas ure which now takes a place on the Senate calendar A state appropriation of 000 was voted by the lastLegisla ture to assist the district in com pleting its sanitary sewer system But this money plus that which could legally be raised by local taxation was not enough to finance the project constantly condition of her grandmothers Desperately III Queen had been deteriorating gradually since her illness wasfirst announced on March 3 Occasional bulletins said she had a restless night or a rest less day The word began to come from court circles that she was des perately ill But it was only Tuesday that the informal medical bulletins at first two a day and then one when she made a brief rally were succeeded by formal ones It was said the coronation would be held even if Queen Mary died That would have been her own de sire authoritative sources said And it was pointed out the cere mony is a religious one rather than a celebration It has long been understood in court circles that once a formal bulletin was posted it would be a sign her illness had become severe Map System for Services Reduction WASHINGTON v t officials were busy mapping plans leader of the opposition conceded Tuesday to carry out the orders of that when the vote comes there Defense Secretary Charles E Wilmay be only four or five votes son to reduce the number of men in against Bohlen a career foreign the armed services The Defense Department an nounccd that Wilson wanted mill tary manpower scaled down to vestigators unevalualed meet the needs of the current twi war Sewer Bill Up for Action AP Wircplioto SENATORIAL Wiley RWis puts his homburg over the head of Sen Robert A Taft as the Ohio Senator makes a statement on the Bohlen controver sy Taft said that President Eisenhower is standing pat on his nomination of Bohlen to be ambassador to Russia Senators Check Bohlen File To Examine FBI Report on Nominee WASHINGTON ffi The Senate Foreign Relations Committee de cided Tuesday to have two sena tors examine FBI files on Charles E Chip Bohlen nominated for ambassador to Moscow The task was assigned to Sens Taft R Ohio and Sparkman Taft the Senate Republican lead er and Sparkman the 1952 Dem ocratic vice presidential nominee both are supporting BoMens ap pointment During heaiings on Bohlen Sec retary of State Dulles gave the committee his evaluation of the material in the FBI files He said there was nothing to raise doubt as to Bohlen from the standpoint of loyalty or security But some critics of the appoint ment have been insisting that the senators themselves should look over this material Taft suggested Monday during a torrid Senate debate on Bohlen that it might be well to have such an examination although Taftsaid he personally was perfectly will ing to accept Dulles appraisal of it The Senate may reach a vote late Wednesday And Sen McCarthy service officer Taft said an examination of the original reports made by FBI in raw be a great light peace rather than the crushprotection to Bohlen in clearing ing requirements of a future allout up rumors that he might have asso ciated with immoral persons Whats in a Name OTTAWA Col Edward D M McNaughton son oE the World War II commander of the Canadian Army has applied for permissionto change his last name so he can collect a in heritance McNaughlon will inherit the fortune of his late great aunt Mrs James Norman Stuart Leslieif he changes his last nanie to Leslie Mrs TLeslie slated in her will she wanted McNaughton to change his name to carry on the Leslie McNaughton a bachelor is the son of Gen A G LMcNaugh ton now Canadian chairman of the International Joint Commission KaiserFrqzer Will Buy WillysOverland Company NEW YORK Corp plans to buy Wil lysOverland Motors Inc for an estimated The deal will make KaiserFrazer the worlds fourth largest auto company with assets of more than 200 millions The purchase announced here Monday by KaiserFrazer is expected to be completed next month It is subject to approval by WillysOverland com mon stockholders who will meet April 24 KaiserFrazer said it was financ ing the purchase with 72 millions in private capital from various sources Edgar F Kaiser president of KaiserFrazer and son of Henry J Kaiser said the sale will give KaiserFrazer production facilities to boost it among the worlds big gest automobile companies after General Motors Ford and Chrys ler WillysOverland and Kaiser Frazer put out a total of 242461 cars and trucks last year Their combined total sales arc running at the rate of 600 millions annually The purchase will give Kaiser Frazer a complete line of automo biles and utility vehicles The WillysOverland output of the famed Jeep Jeep statioru wagon and Aero Willys will be added to KaiserFrazers lowpriced Henry J and the Kaiser lines1 HEAD AUTO J Kaiser ieft and Ward MCanaday rlghlTfare the heads of the KaiserFrazer and WillysOverland companies which are to be merged lowan to MSA Post WASHINGTON Hiram Cole Houghton G3 wife of Red Oak la banker soon will be named assistant director of the Mutual Security Agency congres sional sources said Tuesday She will be assislant director of MSA for Refugees Immigration and Travel they said Mrs Hough ton formerly president of the Gen eral Federation of Womens Clubs already has accepted the offer from Administrator Harold Stas scn it was said but MSA has not announced the appointment An MSA spokesman said he could neither confirm nor deny the re port Mrs Houghton previously had been mentioned for possible ap pointment as ambassador to The Netherlands or to a United Nations post She was chosen as Iowa Mother of 1948 and has served two terms on the Iowa State Board of Education As head of the General Federation of Womens Clubs she developed several international good will projects All About The Weather 29 Are on Board Aircraft Six Want to Stay in West FRANKFURT Germany Four antiCommunist a a freedom plane out of their homeland Mon day night after slugging the radio operator and grabbing the controls at gunpoint First details of the daring dash for freedom came from US High Commissioner James B Conant Conant said the pilot and three fellow conspirators refused to land the craft with 2 persons aboard at RhineMain Airport in West Germany until American authori ties had assured the four they would be granted asylum Tues day two other requested permis sion to live in the West The other will be returned to Czechoslovakia in the plane They asked to go home Gives Account At a news conference in Bonn Conant gave this account of what happened before the C47 put down at Frankfurts RhineMain Air Base The escape plan was organized by a mechanic of the famed Skoda Armament Works and his wife They spent two years trying to work out a suitable plan This me chanic had served with the British RAF during the war They finally found the pilot Miroslav Slovak 24 ready to help them The fourth person in on the escape plot was a television engi neer Only these four on the plane knew what was going to happen when they took off from Prague on a regularlyscheduled flight to Brno When the plane was onehalf to twothirds jof the way to Brno the pilot gradually began to swing west and hedgehopped to the US zone When they came along the Ger manCzech border near Munich two members of the escape plan went to the cabin and slugged the radio operator The copilot was forced to stay there Carry Arms Three members of the escape plan carried arms The passengers were not aware of what was going to happen until it came time to land The Skoda mechanic started talking to Frankfurts HhineMain Airport and asked assurances for asylum for his group before the plane would land About a half hour after starting this conversa tion they were allowed to land on the military side of the field After the plane landed two oMhe passengers decided to join the four antiCommunists who were asking political asylum One of these is ah English lan guage teacher who had just lost his job The other is an architect These six said they wanted to stay in the West where there is freedom and justice The six refugees and the C47 were allowed to be photographed for the first time Tuesday after noon 14 hours after the flight into West Germany They smiled shyly but would not talk to the photog raphers Their names were with held by the authorities 23 Held The other 23 Czechs were held in an Air Force building at Rhine Main Airport out of sight of news men The latest flight from Czccho Slovakia paralleled the episode of the freedom train driven by Jaroslav Kovalinka across Ihe West German frontier in Septcm her 1951 with 107 persons aboard Thirtytwo asked asylum SEOUL Korea American troops were hurled Tues day into a standordie battle with the Chinese Communists for Old Baldy Mountain one of seven key Central Front hills h i t by 3000 Reds in their biggest attack in five months Maj Gen Arthur G Trudeau new commander of the American 7th Infantry Division which bore Lhc brunt of the Red attack said lie would not be surprised if the battle lasted several days The battle was now in its second Mason City Generally fair and coldTuesday night low 12 to 15 Wednesday partly cloudy Iowa Fair west Wednesday partly cloudy cast Minnesota Mostly cloudy snow flurries east and central GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Tuesday Maximum 39 Minimum 20 At 8 a m zi Precipitation Trace YEAR AGO Maximum jg Minimum Mason City Voters Decide April 28 on Manager Form Story on page 17 SAME J White means no trtfflce death In putt 21 hours Battle for Hills Rages Fresh Soldiers Oppose Reds day United Press Correspondent Vic tor Kondrick reported from the Central Front battleground that casualties on both sides hadbeen very heavy The tan ksupporled Chinese opened the attack Monday night with 3000 Re d s striking at the seven Alliedheld hills guarding the traditional Seoul invasion route west of Chorwon The Allies repulsed all the at tacks or regained lost lemtory ex cept on Old the 7th Division troops fought handtohand to win back the western slope Colombiansoldiers manned Old Baldy positions h en the mountain was first hit They were reinforced at am but then were withdrawn and Americana look over the fight At last reports 7lh Division troops were the only Allied soldiers in the battle 1 Preliminary estimates of Com munist casualties were placed at 152 killed and 146 wounded in Tues days battles but the figure was certain to rise sharply U S Claims Soviets Lie Over Planes Reject Red Note on Air Incident BULLETIN LONDON Minister Churchill announced Tuesday that Britain will accept Russias offer of talks designed to avoid air clashes over Germany WASHINGTON Slate Department Tuesday accused Eus sia of fabricating an unfounded version of a recent skirmish be tween a US and a Soviet plane off Siberia In an official slalemcnt the de partment rejected a Soviet note claiming the US Air Force plane violated Russian territory and fired first This government stood firm on a previous protest to Moscow de manding the Soviets discipline the Russian air men involved and take steps to prevehtrecurrence simi lar incidents in the future With Factf State Department Press Officer Michael J McDermott read to newsmen a statement saying the Russian allegations are complete ly at variance with the fa pisas established by a careful investiga tion He said the investigation showed the American plane was at alJ times over international waters and at the time of the incident was at least 25 miles from the nearest Soviet territory He said this government stands on its protest and expects that the Soviet government will take meas ures to discipline the Soviet per sonnel responsible and to prevenl recurrence of such incidents McDermott said he does not know however whether the Unitcc Slates will reply to the Soviet note The United States had charged in a protest note that the HB50 plane was on a routine weather reconnaissance mission over inter national waters off the Soviet Kam chatka Peninsula when it was fired on by MIG15 fighters March 14 Denies Claim In its reply Moscow denied the claim arguing that the American plane actually had twice flown over Siberian territory and opened fire first It demanded that the United States take measures to pre vent any further such frontier vio lations A Stale Department spokesman said this explanation was directly conlrary to facts known here The Soviet note delivered Sunday was made public in Moscow Monday night The note said that in accord ance with verified data it was es tablished that an American bomb cr ot the B29 type violated at a m March 15 the local district of Cape Krcstovoi of the U S S R state frontier The RB50 is a modified version of the B29 bomber equipped pri marily for reconnaissance nol bombing missions Firs First The RB50 crewmen said one of two intercepting MlGs fired on them first and they fired back in selfdefense For the purpose of self defense one Soviet aircraft had to open fire after which the infringing air craft turned left over the Soviet coast and disappeared in an east ern direction the Russian note said The note said that in view of the Tacts the protest made by the U S on March 18 is without foundation and therefore the So viet government rejects the pro test Instead Moscow protested against the infrihgemcnt of its territory LISTEN TO CZECH Cabot US delegate to Nations rubs his cheek as he listens thoughtfully to the blast against the United States by satellite Czechoslovakia Lodge made an immediatereply British delegate SirGladwyii Jebb appears more relaxed Flash Appears Brighter Explode Second Atorn Blast in Nevada Tests LAS VEGAS Ney second atomic blast of the 1953 spring series litvthesky over this desert gambling1 center at am Tuesday The flash appeared much brighter than that of the series Government Acts to Hike opener a week ago Seconds later a large cloud coralcolored in the dawn light rose into the heavens to the north west over the Atomic Energy Com missions Proving Ground Yuc ca Flat 75 miles from here Cloud Divides The main cloud seemed to di vide as it soared rapidly upward and fanned but on lop Veteranob servers here said it was unusual for a cloud to divide There was Planes Overhead LAS VEGAS Nev The atomic explosion was touched off on Nevada desert Tues day with 53 12 intercontinental B36 bombers flying overhead The Atomic Energy Commis announcement about the presence of the planes said only was the first time tuch a large number of aircraft had participated in a test little wind here but it was possible breezes over the test site could account for the splitting effect The mushroom shaped cloud then began drifting northeast The AEC did not disclose in ad vance the energy of Tuesdays detonation or whether it would be set oft from a was last dropped from a high flying Air Force bomber Some 1300 GIs in foxholes 4000 yards from ground zero were ob servers of Tuesdays test Hiroshima Type The shock wave which takes about scyen minutes to reach here from the explosion site was audi ble as a low rumble but produced no jar Observers said it was not as strong as last weeks The nuclear device exploded in last weeks St Patrick Day test had the energy of 15000 tons of TNT which made it approximately threefourths the strength of i the Hiroshima type or nominal A bomb Beef Prices WASHINGTON drop in beef prices which has been de lighting housewives Jorthe past few weeks has gone about as fai as it is likely to go The government is moving in to support the cattle market for ho first time innearly 20 years The Agriculture Departrnens an nounced Tuesday lhatit is ready to buy quantities of frozen bone less beef through regular whole sale channels to help stabilize prices Department report s show dressed prime beef sold at whole sale prices of per 100 pounds in New York a week ago com pared with a year ago On the Chicago market cheaper commer cial beef was selling at per 100 pounds compared with in midMarch 1952 Heres what happened to live cattle prices in the same periocif Prime steers brought per 100 pounds in Kansas City last week compared with a year ago Commercial steers in Omans brought compared with the same time last yearf7 The price the department wifi pay for beef under the prograjfi set up Monday is still a and will be until specific sale fers come in from the trade wl Officials said however they hate figuredout ceilingswhich they wM not exceed when they consider of fers on the threetypes eligible foi the beef ground beef and diced The quantities bought and pri paid by the department will announced as soon as after each weekly period i t ;