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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 26, 1953, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Doily Newspaper HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT M A K LOBE ES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEI G H I O R S VOL LIX Assoclstcd and United Full Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MARCH 26 1953 Tliin Paper ot Two ui A wo ij f Reds Take Old Baldy Launch Attacks Bf New Aid Pact Among Reds Austin Gets Permit for TV Station A construction for an Austin Minn television itatian was Thursday by Federal Communications Commisiion ptrmit was to MinnesotaIowa Television Company combine of two companies which previously had submitted separate applications Construction will begin immediately and the itationis expected to be on the air by June 15 according to officials of Radio Station KAUS whichowns controlling stock The station will have in effective radiated power of 18700 watts on Channel and a primary service area with a radius of 60 miles the spokesman said Mason City is 36 miles from the transmitter miles south of Austin he said A TVstation for DesMoines on Channel 17 also was authorized Retail Prices Turnble for 3rd Month in Row WASHINGTON prices as measured by the government dropped fourtenths of 1 per cent between mid January and midFebruary It was the largest price decline in anymonthof the past year Fallingfood prices were responsible V Lnrlv Acfor The of Labo1 sta lUI tistics said the retail food clothing housing and hundreds o other items bought by moderate urban families was 113 Astor Wants Joe to Drink Poison WASHINGTON UP Lady Nancy Astor told Sen Joseph R McCarthy RWis at the Taft tea parly for the Eisenhowers Wednes day night that she wished a drink he was sipping were poison Her exact words Lady Astor re called Thursday were I wish it were poison She said them to anybody who might belistening and once to What the senator replied if any thing she did not reveal All McCarthy would say was I understand some nice fine little old lady did make that remark but I didnt hear it But the visiting Briton formerly of Virginia did not go unchided Mrs Alice Roosevelt Longworth the Alice the Thepr dore Roosevelt era told her Nancy youre being naughty The incident occurred in the near presence of President and Mrs Eisenhower and their hosts Sen and Mrs Robert A Taft Lady Astor said she doesnt know whether they heard what she said to the senator But a lot of others did Lady Astor who used to be a member of the British Parliament is famous for being and for standing behind the things she says She confirmed without hesitation her jibeat McCarthy ADLA1 IN MANILA MANILA Stevenson ar rived from Hong Kong Thursday for a fiveday visit here per cent of the 19471949 average 3 Straight Months The index for Jan 15 was 1139 With the figure at 1139 for Feb 15 thegovernments consumer price index has now declined foi three consecutive months from a record peak reached last Novem ber The decline ia one month of five tenths of 1 point on the index workL out to fourtenths of 1 per cent This is because the change is from a base of the percent agedecline is worked out from a base of 100 The drop in the Index lefI it at 114 percent above the June 1950 figure justbefore the Korean War started The BLS said theprice of food dropped 14 per cent over the month and that food prices aver aged lower in all 46 cities sur veyed This put the average price on food at its lowest point since January per cent belowa year ago and 109 per cent above June 1950 Mtat Drops The months sharpest food price decline 29 per re corded in the meat poultry and fish category The index published Thursday was the first since the lifting of all price controls but that action was not completed until after the sam pling of prices for the Feb 15 in dex The only major groups of items n the index which rose over the month ended Feb 15 were the lousing and personal care Hems Both rose only slightly Soviets to Help China Production By EDDY GILMORE MOSCOW Soviets Thurs day charted a big new aid program for Communist China to boos their Red allys heavy industry In return the Peiping governmen will send rawmaterials to Russia Moscow papers announced tha a new agreement and two proto cols covering the program wen signed here recently in the pres ence of Chinese PremierForeign Minister Chou Enlai He came to Moscow early this month as heat of the Chinese delegation to the funeral of the late Joseph Stalin Electric Power Russia promised to help increase Chinas electricpower capacity bj expanding existing power plants and building new ones Other assis lance will be provided in equipping Chinese metallurgical mining ma chinery chemical transport and other industries The Soviet Union also will sup ply China with agricultural ma chinery pedigreed cattle and seeds As her part oC the bargain China will ship here light metals rice vegetable oils meat oil seeds to bacco lea fruit wool jute raw silk silk textiles leather and other goods Assist Chfna The such under he new regizne of Prime Minister Seorgi M to Western diplomatic observers here as an indication i h a t the new Kremlin administration aims to do everything possible to assist Communist China The program of expanded aid to hina is considered especially sig nificant by Moscow observers be cause it aiins to increase Chinese jroduction of steel coal oil chem cals engineering goods and other key items In addition it will as sist a buildup of Chinas rail and automotive transport systems House Okays Bill Restricting Night Speed Limit to 55 DBS MOINES bill to set a night state speed limit of 55 miles per hour was approved in he Towa House Thursday It went o the Senate on an 8517 vote House spent only a brief ime in debate on the measure hursday having amended the bill ind put it into shape for final lassage Wednesday The State lafety Council and the Iowa De lartment of Public Safety backed he bill In the brief arguments before inal passage sponsors said it yould be desirable to set the speed imitation as a move toward re ucing traffic deaths in Iowa Opponents said the limit would e unenforceable They argued most accidents are caused by runken drivers or by too high a peed on Iowa highways by non esidents unfamiliar with the oads The measure defines nighttime s onehalf hour after sunset to nehalf hour before sunrise NO PILOT BUT BRAINThSs is an official AirToS drawing of a new guided missile It is known as the F99 pilotlessj fighter It is designed to automatically locate track and crashinto an invading enemy bomber Jt is ca pable of speeds in excessfof 1500 miles FARM BUREAU CHIEF ST PAUL Minn Delberl Veils 39 Indiariola Ia has been lamed secretarytreasurer of the rtinnesola Farm Bureau Federa ion effective May 1 rAll About The Weather owa Fair east partly cloudy west Thursday night warmer west Mason City Partly cloudy and warmer Thursday night Friday mostly fair Partly cloudy Thursday night and Friday GlobeGazelle wealhcr data up to a m Thursday 35 Minimum 19 At 8 a m 30 EAR AGO Maximum 32 Minimum 7 UNDER FIRETwo United Nations soldiers dudcTnTot trench on a hill next to Old Baldy in as they come under Communist fire The two are communications men Sticks to Nominotion Ike Declares Bohlen Is OK WASHINGTON MVP r c s i d ent Thursday Eisenhower Charles E declared Bohlen is the best qualified man to be ambassador to M o s c o w and the nomination sticks The President spoke out at his news conference after sharp and bitter complaints from Sen Mc Carthy RWls and so m e other senators who maintain he should never have nominated Bohlen In effect Eisenhower was merely repeating previous indorsements of his Bohlen choice But his re marks took on significance in the light of the current dispute A reporter remarked that Sens McCarthy and McCarnm DNev had questioned whether Bohlen ac tually was Elsenhowers choice and whether Bohlen was someone left over lieutenants of former Sec retary of State Dean Acheson slipped in Declaring himself deeply con the ap said he ccrned personally over pointment the President had looked for someone whose rec ord showed devotion to the serv ices of the United States He said he once was a guest in Boh lens home and had played golf with him Bohlen he said is the best qualified man for the post he could find and that is the reason the nomination slays If anyone put him over on the President Eisenhower said they must have found a blind spot he didnt know about himself As for McCarthy the President said he has no intention of trying to interfere with him as long as the senator thinks he is doing the right thing VThe Senate took Lime out Thurs day ih the quarrel the adminis trations first open foreign policy fight with McCarthy Is expected Friday Allies Give Communists Punishment UN Stops One Major Assault SEOUL Reds slashed out with new attacks in Western Korea late Thursdaywhile Com munists holding sheUrrubbled Old Baldy 25 miles awaytook terrible punishment rom U S guns anil Ike Says Shell Situation Sound V Ammo Not Responsible i for Defeat WASHINGTON President Eisenhower said Thursday the am munition situation in Korea now is erfectly sound as compared with he type of operalions going on Here Eisenhowers remarks about the ammunition situation in Koiea were touched off by questions bout the differences between the entagonand GenJames A Van Fleet Serious Shortages Van Fleet retiring commander if Ihe Eighth Army in Korea has declared there wereserious some times criticalshortages of ammu nition during his 22 months in Korea Top mililary leaders in the entagon denied that but a Senate committee said it agreed with Van leet Eisenhower said he had spccifi cally checked on the loss of Old Jaldy Hill by the Allies and was old that ammunition was not a actor On other mattersEisenhower 1 Announced that he will recom mend to Congress within a few ays creation of a presidential ommission to study federalstate elations in Ihc fields oftaxation Trants in aid and social security 2 Said he hat great admiration or Wesley Roberts Republican na ional chairman 3 Declared that if government imployes are not willing to be en irely loyal to their superiors they hould resign While hewas in the Army Hie President said he al ways felt it would be treasonous orhim to stay on if he could not give loyalty Id the civilian author ties above him 4 Declared he does not ny high government official should accept pay for leave earned but not actually taken He was commenting on recent acceptance by Truman administration eight Cabinet total f morethan in accumu aled leaveThe money was paid lo more than 215government officials and employes between Nov 1 1952 and Feb 5 Remarked that and Seere ary of Defense Wilson are trying very possible way to get defense pending within manageable pro portions war planes One attack by was stopped on about 750 Bunker iffill 5 miles east of the truce talk villagi of Pahmunjom early reports said Allied troops on a nearby out post beat off another assault by a force of about 150 Reds No Estimate There was no estimate number of Reds ot the involved Reds 6 Commented that a proposed onstitutional amendment s p o n ored by Sen Bricker ROhio would in certain ways restrict his onduct of foreign affairs but that e does not question the sincerity Bricker TRACTOR FATALITY YALE la B Bun ell 43 farrricr near Yale was in ured fatally when his Iractor rushed him against a corn crib Vcdnesday Ike French Premier Meet on Problems To Hold Parley Aboard Yacht WASHINGTON Eisenhower and French Premier Rene Mayer headed aboard the yacht Williamsburg Thursday to discuss joint strategy for dealing wilh the Communist menace on the battlefield in IndoChina and the old war front in Europe Secretary of State John Foster Dulles and French Foreign Minis er Georges Bidault headed a glit enng array top military diplo matic and financial advisers sum moned to HORSING ARQUNDPretty Pat Powell Pan American passenger service representative tries to stay on Shorty a full grown stallion but he walks out from under her in New York Shorty age 2 height 28 inches length 30 inches weight 59 pounds is enroute from England to At Janta where he will be exhibited at a childrens playground Kyes First Top Defense Official to Sell Stock WASHINGTON Secretary of Defense Roger MKyes appeared Thursday to be the first of four new top defense officials to complete the sale of privatelyheld stock m ime with promises to put their business affairs in a glass BULLETIN DfeS MOINES Iowa Senatt Thursday proposal to a Stafa Public Commission to of utilify Two Are Killed Near Forest City FOREST CITY A Longvicw Wash couple were killed in an au tomobile accident on Highway G9 near here Wednesday when their car went out of control and Skidded onlo a shoulder The dead are Mr and Mrs lharles F Wilson They had teen visiting relatives at Sheldon and were on their way home Theaccident sent the total lives ost on Iowa highways this year to 15 This is just three lesathan the otal on the same date a year ago bowl The Senate Armed Services Commiltee kept a cover over the bowl for Ihe present Chairman Saltonstall RMass ofthe committee said Kyes for mer General Motors vice presi dent has filed a report on sale of his GM stock and other securi ties The term glass goldfish bowl was used by Secretary of Defense Wilson former GM president when he agreed to sell his multi milliondollar holdings and make a report to the Senate Senate confirmation of four of President Eisenhowers top defense nominees was delayed until they agreed lo dispose of any interest in corporations doing defense busi ness A law forbids any official from doing business with a firm in which holds even an indirect financial interest Both Wilson and Kyes agreed to supply a detailed report on dis posal of their financial holdings by April 1 Ihe conference Taft WHy Congressional leaders including Sen Robert A Taft RO and Chairman Alexander Wiley of the Senate Foreign Relations Commit ee were invited to join them later at lunch Informed sources said the three day series of talks would cover a vide range of problems strate gy in the IndoChinese war French for more US aid Frances delay in approving the European army agreement and the implica ions of the change in Soviet lead ership How we can best defeat aggrcs ion will be an essential part of Dur talks Mayer said on his ar ival late Wednesday Mayer followed British officials n the parade of free world leaders lurrying to Washington to estab Ish a personal contact with the President and his new adminislra ion West Germanys Chancellor Conrad Adenauer is the next sched iled visitor Offtdial Use The French conferences marked he first official use of the presi dential yacht since Mr Eisenhower ook office There had been reports ie would decommission it for conomy reasons but the White louse said it would be kept and he Navy has given it a verhaul The French leaders were ready o ask the United States for assur nces that new American military nd economic aid will be more than he allocated for the urrent fiscal year and Allies fought hand lo hand at the positions The attack in the Bunker 1101 area could be a Red diversion in tended to relieve the deadly pres sure on Old Baldy almost scured by the dust and smoka raised by Allied artillery and mor tar fire and bomb c bursts since American troops abandoned it to victorious Chinese At two in the area fightingraged on four hours after the first attacks There was no estimate of the number of Reds involved Red and Allies fougbt hand to hand at the positions With U S troops gone from strategic Western Front hill the Americans slammed Baldy with everything available trying to root out the stubborn Chinese who handed United Nations troops their worst beating since they were thrown off the Kumhwa ridges five months ago Associated Press Correspondent Stan Carler quoled a 7th Division officer as sayjng Now they Al lied planes can plaster the whole hill The Chinese swept over the hill Monday night and U S counter attacks Tuesday and Wednesday got nowhere Another Attack But even as the Chinese on Baldy squirmed under the U S guns another Red force struck four Allied outposts about 25 miles to the southwest ia the Munsan Panmunjom area An officer there said one attack reached the Allied trenches after heavy artillery fire The Chinese jumped off just after sundown and the fighting was still hot three hours later There was no immediate report on the size of the attack Both sides have taken bitter loss es in the slugging match for the peak overlooking the Imjin Valley galeway to Seoul The Eight Army said the Reds lost 1859 men 143 counted dead and 434 Relieved the first two days US casualties were not announced In Tokyo Gen Mark Clark UN Far East Commander said he does not think the loss of Old Baldy is a serious blow but add ed It is always serious when we lose people As dawn broke Thursday US warplanes began battering Baldy with 1600pound again and again bombs hitting Artillery made ASKS ACTION CEDAR RAPIDS Coun y Democrats Wednesday night assed a resolution askingthat the Democratic State CentralCommit ee along with State Chairman ake More either take positive jolitical action as an active party r else resign in favor of persons actively interested the hill a smoking mess Associated Press Photographer George Sweers watching from a nearby hill said it didnt look like anything could live above the ground i Chinese Up There But the Chinese were up there on the bare peak some dead and wounded others probably deep in side bunkers and trenches that hai sheltered American and Colombian soldiers when the Red wave struck A Colombian officer whose men held the first Chinese attack until they ran out of ammunition said the Reds acled as if they had been doped He said hel found brown pills on some of the Chinese dead Fronllino officers say they do not think the Baldy fight is the start of a big attack 4 The T 7th Division commander Maj Gen Arthur Trudeau said Wednesday We haveno doubt we Will retake Old soon Elsewhere along t the v 155mifc fronts action was minor but air war picked upas Red jets a nit UlS planes clashed Korea tf   

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