Wednesday, April 8, 1953

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 8, 1953, Mason City, Iowa North lowos Daily Newspaper HOME EDITION CITY GLOBEGAZETT THI NEWSrAPER THAT MAKES ALL N ORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL L1X Associated Press and United Press Full Lenso Wires Seven Cents a Copj MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY APRIL 8 This Pnpor ot Two Ono No UN Demands Recount of Allied POWs UN Okays West Plan for Talks Vishinsky Asks to Meet Halfway UNITED NATIONS NY The UN General Assembly Wed nesday adopted a Western uian for disarmament talks despite a strong appeal by chief Soviet Dele gate Andrei Y Vishinsky to modify it in the interests of EastWest har mony The vote was 52 to 5 Soviet bloc with three abstentions It adopted without a vote Vish inskys appeal that it drop com mendation of the work this Dis armament Commission has done so far Meet Halfway The Soviet delegate also pro posed that the West agreein or der to meet the Soviet Union hal way in making concessions tha the assembly drop references tc the original resolution which se up the Disarmament Commission last year This was turned down 10 in fa vor 33 against and 13 abstentions US Delegate Ernest AGros and Britains Sir Gladwyn Jeb argued that eliminating reference to that resolution could give the impression the West was abandon ing its insistence on internationa control of atomic energy and a balanced reduction of Armec Forces Both factors are meritionec in it as directives to the CQtnmis sion Vishinsky replied the proposed change would not imply in any way that the US had given up support of the previous resolution Peace Overtures He called attention to new re lalionships which are arising be lore pur eyes Apparently this was a reference to Kremlin peace overtures He added not always take the shape tomor row they took yesterday Vishinsky said statements tha there was some hidden meaning ii his proposals were untrue They dont mean anything else bin what it says in the text he de clared He insisted the Soviet move was genuinely conciliatory and urgec the West to dig the tunnel of friendship from both sides In that case he asserted We are likely to meet earlier High Court Cuts District Court Award to Curnutt An award to Allan Curnutt which a Cerro Gordo District Court jury assessed against radio station KRIB was reduced Wednesday by the Iowa Supreme Court to The suit grew out of the discharge ot Curnutt as manager of the radio station and the Supreme Court up held the jurys award of in wages and damages because bJ the discharge The reduction was in aaaward of made by the jury to Cur nutt because of mental pain and humiliation he claimed to have suffered because he was threat ened by Louis Wolf one of the owners ovX the telephone The Supreme Court called this award excessive and reduced it to The telephone call took place when Curnutt was employed in Billings Mont He testified that Wolf threatened to endanger his future changes of employment if he did not dismiss the damage suit OPENING SESSION ANNAPOLIS Md ItftRep Ben F Jensen RIa and Dr Ruben G Guslavson chancellor of the Uni versily of Nebraska were among those attending the opening session here Tuesday of the Naval Acad emys Board of Visitors SAMC DATEW2100 riffle death In fait 24houri j9vlRAFFIC Lee Maggio is downcast as she leaves traffic court in New York with Saul Allen director of the Traffic Control Bureau after beingas sessed the largest fine ever imposed for a traffic violator Mrs Maggio received 59 tickets which go back three years Mrs Maggio hasthe choice of paying S2950 Ob serving 118 days in jail Blames Army for Shortages The Constant Guest NEWARK NJ wedding took place in 1942 and shortly after Eddie Costigan and his bride Edith took up housekeeping Ediths brother moved in with them Eddie told Superior Court Tuesday thatEdiths brother Howard Smith stayed for 10 years Then one day Eddie discovered the true identity of the constant was Ediths first husband Costigan was granted a divorce Taft Predicts Ike Will Run Again in 7956 Race WASHINGTON ff Sen predicted Wednesday that President Eisenhower will in 1956 and be re run again elected Persistent although unverified reports have circulated in Wash ington that Eisenhower wants only one term He told a news confer ence Feb 25 he had probably made as many facetious remarks on the subject as his friends could bear and wasnt ready for a seri ous declaration Taft the Senate majority leader said in an interview When the time combs the President will be told that only by running again a split in the party and make sure of its successatthe polls Tafts cqriiment came after he had agreed evidently somewhat reluctarfily to the choice of for merRep Leonard W Hall of New York as Republican national chair selection expected to be ratified by the national committee here Friday It is an open among the Ohio senalorsintimates that Taft would have preferred a chairman less closely identified than Hall is with Gqv Thomas E Dewey of New York the 1944 and 1948 GOP presidential nominee West Talk of Air Incidents BERLIN for Russia and the Big Three Western Allies talked into the early morn inghours Wednesday on prevent ing future airplane incidents in Germanys international air cor ridors The conference held at Soviet headquarters in the East Berlin district of Karishorst lasted seven and Onehalf hours A US spokes man said the talks would be re sumed later in the American sec tor No date was set Lovett Tells About Ammo at Hearing WASHINGTON See retary ofDefense Robert A Lovett said Wednesday there was a def initely unsatisfactory perform ance on ammunition production for the Korean War and he took it out of the Armys control My patience was completely exhausted he declared Lovett blamed the Army as a whole Sen Byrd DVa asked him at a Senate investigation Who is responsible for this ammunition shortage We want the name of the official responsible for the fail ure to let these contracts Lovett replied that he thought under the system and procedure set up in the Army it was utterly impossible to identify an individ ual or a group of individuals as those personally responsible Then he added Assign it to the Army as a whole However Lovelt also told the committee The secretary of defense 5s the boss ot the department and re sponsible for the conduct of the department You can deiegaleau hority but not responsibility That inal responsibility is the secre tary of defense and that is me Lovett told investigating scna ors that when he took office as deputy defense secretary in Sep ember 1950 Secretary of Defense aeorge C Marshall ordered ah investigation into the ammunition situation But he said the first inkling that he had of shortage in Korea was in September 1951 This was five months after Gen James A Van Fleet went to Korea April 1951 Van Fleet retired commander of the Eighth Army las testified there was a shortage the whole time he was in Korea Earlier Lovett had said that last December there was two or three iimes more ammunition in the Far East than the Americans had in Normandy for the early phases of the giant invasion of Europe in June 1944 TERRORIZES BUSJohn P Dunning 23yearokf rolee from an Arizona prison held 25 bus passengers hostage at knife point Tuesday much of the way with the blade against the drivers throat He was captured at a roadblock and jailed at Truth or Consequences NM V Reds Offer Only 600 in Trade U S Soldiers Total But 100 By ROBERT B TUCKMAN J11JNSAN Korea Com immisls Wednesday said they are ready to send home GOO disabled prisoners of war The chief Allied negotiator asked foy a recount and added I have hopes we will get more Observers here predicted that only slightly more than 100 Amer icans will be exchanged Incredibly Small Rear Adm John C Daniel told the Communists their figure was incredibly small and asked that you have these figures re viewed lie said later however that I have reason to believe at the present time that they are not acting in good faith The UN Command offered to re turn 5800 sick and wounded Com North Koreans and 700 Chinese This is 7 per cent of the 83000 proCommunist prisoners and 4 per cent of all prisoners held by the Allies The Communist figure of 600 is 5per cent of the 12000 to 13000 UN and Korean prisoners the Reds have said they hold Both sides named staff officers to work out administrative details of the exchange Allied Protest The Allied protest on the Com munist offer was the stiftcst state ment yet made in the threedayold conference It was the first note discord in the otherwise smooth negotiations which Tuesday result ed in agreement in principle to exchange disabled POWs North Korean M a j Gen Lee Sang Cho told Daniel We have offered the figures of sick and in jured prisoners of war only after we have checked the matter in detail Accordingly I cannot find any reason why the figures are incredibly small UN sources said possible rea sons for the relatively few prison ers the Reds will return include 1 The Communists art not as liberal in defining sick and wounded prisoners 2 The Reds may claim some of the Allied troop they hold have embraced Communism anddecline repatriation 3 A more dismaying explanation may be found in the Reds policy of liberating captured soldiers at the front The Communists have captured many more UN troops nan they admit Some Allied es timates place the total at 15000 Released at Front More than a year ago at Pan murijom the Reds explained the discrepancy by saying large num bers of captured UN sumably South re leased at the front Allied officersbelieve most of hese men were drafted into the North Korean Army The talks resume Thursday DES MOINES consicl of a compromise agree ment on the yellow oleomargarine bill was delayed Wednesday by the illness of a member of the confer ence committee which out the proposal The unanimous agreement would provide for sale of olco jn rec tangles Sea X T PrenUs Ml Ayr one of the eight committee members was absent temporarily and the Senate decided not to take up the conference committee report until he could be present If the Scnalc agrees with the compromise plan for legalizing the BULLETINS WASHINGTON UP Heavy fiahtinfl for Old Baldy in Korea boosted American casualties by 1039 In one week largest in crease since last November the Defense Department reported Wednesday WASHINGTON Atomic Energy Commission said Wednes day a policy program to encour age private investment in nuclear power has been adopted by the AEC and approved by the White House After Compromise Reached Delay Action on Oleo Bill sale of colored olco the issue then will be taken up by the House Both houses must agree or the issue will go back to another con ference committee The major provisions of the Con ference are 1 oleo be sold only in eastern flats An eastern flat package is one in which the quar terpound segments are laid side by side instead oftwo quarter pounds on two quarterpounds The product could be sold in quarter pounds and half pounds as well as full pounds 2 The oleo itself would have to be stamped with the repeated word oleo clear across one side of each quarterpound 3 The carton would have fo lilt all ingredients in the order of the largest percentages However the exact percentages would not bo disclosed 4 Oleo could served in pub lie eating houses in triangular pieces only The butter substitute could be served at all state in stitutions in any shape 5 The oleo could be tinted in any color The Senates oleo bill was sent to qonfercnce after the Senate re fused to budge from its position that all oleosales bein triangu lar quarterpound packages and the house insisted oh rectangles UN Repulses Gommie Drive for Key Posts Think Reds Want to Adjust Lines SEOUL Korea Na L ions infantrymen Wednesday turned back a Chinese Communist drive for key positions they ap parently wanted to hold during an armistice in Korea Allied troops along the battle front smashed Red assaults on Bunker Hill and other key UN out posts while B26 bombers dropped tons of explosives on a creeping convoy of 300 Red trucks Blast Bridges UN bombers also blasted three rail bridges and knocked out a Communist radio station on the Haejupeninsula V The Communists ran into diffi cuUIes with the Belgians too Red forces wrested an important for ward position in the Hantan River Valley on the Central Front from the Belgians only to lose it after 25 minutes of combat Chinese troops held a firm grip on Outpost Texas cast of the Puk hau Riveion the East Centra Front however after taking the hill from SouthKoreans last Sun day The South Koreans launched a new assault on Texas Wednesday but were forced to withdraw after an hourlong battle Command Old Baldy The Chinese also maintained command of Old Baldy and Outpost Reno which they seized on March 24 The steppedup Chinese Commu nist drive caused some Allied offi cers to believe the Reds were try ing to adjust the lines to their advantage in the event a buffer zone is established Both sides fought bloody battles n October 1951 in an attempt to seize choice ground when an armi itice appeared in the making rAII About The Weather Mason City Thursday showers or thundershowcrs Iowa Showers and thunderstorms over the slate Thursday Minneiota Snow becoming mixed with rain extreme north Wednes day GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Wednesday Maximum 51 Minimum 39 At 8 a mi 39 Precipitation 17 YEAR Maximum GO Minimum 39 Report AM A Legion LOUISVILLE Ky W5The Louis villeTimes reported Wednesday that the American Medical Associa tion and the American Legion have teamed up with this result In 1949 the Legion joined the AMA in opposing the compulsory health insurance program of for mer President Truman Since then the AMAvonce a bit ter critic of freemedical care for war veterans with illnesses not re lated lo military service has re frained from opposing expansion of veterans hospitalization The newspaper in a copyrighted story said a Louisville hospital ad ministrator told it that a deal was made A E Hardgrove former chair man of the American Hospital As socations committee on veterans hospitals was quoted The AM Awas worried about the Truman plan and felt that they had to have the Legions support to beat it They made a deal and so the AMA withheld iits criticism of VA Veterans The story written by Ke porter Richard Harwood said a former president of the AMA be lieved the actions of AMA officers since 1949 bore out the report of a deal He was identified as Dr Harri son H Shoulders of Nashville Tenn AMA president in 1947 and speakers oL the medical lions house of delegates for nine years Dr Shoulders according lo the Times said that since 1949 every positive proposal advanced by in dividual AMA members for changes in the veterans adminis tration had been stifled Dr George F Lull secretary manager of the AMA said in Chi cago that he was not a party to any agreement with the Legion JEOPARDIZED THEN SAVED BY Cafvln Yost holds the finger ring that first jeopardized thert saved her life It snagged on thethread of a freight ele vater safety gates bolt in Tulaa asshe was lowering the lift leaving her dangling 50 feet high in the shaft as the elevator descended without her A fellow employe raised the elevator three floors to her feet after she had been suspended for nearly five minutes Restore Assessment i Against Cement Firm A lax assessment against the Northwestern States Portland Cement Company by the City of Mason Oity was restored Wednesday by the Iowa Supreme Court The assessment had been ruled illegal by Judge T A Beardmorein Cerro Gordo District Court on the grounds that it involved which was merely a replace ment The opinion written by Justice W L Bliss reversed Judge Beard more and ordered htm to change his decree accordingly The Supreme Court upheld Judge Beardmores ruling on assessment of limestone and clay which the companyhad appealed on the grounds that theassessment was approximately too high The Court ruled that the higher as to stand The assessments involved arc those on which taxes were to be paid in 1951 and They resulted from the revaluation of Mason City property by the J M leminshavv Company The decision presumably will point the way to higher assess ments also against the Le h igh Portland Cement Company and the Mason City Brick and Tile Com pany according to Ray E Clough city attorney for M as on City Those two assessments also have een appealed to the Supreme Court he said on points of law practically identical with the North western States case The Lehigh case involves assess ments of against machin ery Clough said and against limestone and olay The Brick and Tiie case involves of machinery and of clay Archer Is Granted a New Trial DES MOINES Iowa Sit t preme Court Wednesday ordered a new trial in the case Georgo Archer an itinerant farm worker who bad been sentenced to life imprisonment foy second degree murder in the assault slaying of Mrs Lilliam Chapman 72 at Clin ton in May 1950 The court held that two exhibits introduced in the form of sions alleged to have been lained from Archer should not have been submitted to the jury The opinion said that while the confessions were not obtained by force Archer was subjected lo long and continuous questioning in which it was evident that only his admission of guilt would satisfy the officers I The body of Mrs Chapmanwas found in the rear of her resJderice at Clinton on the morning of May 30 1950 i The decisionof the supremccourl was 5 to 3 i