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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 11, 1953, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper HOME EDITION ON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LIX Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY APRIL 11 1953 lstcr ConslnH ot Two Ono No 157 CHERRY BLOSSOM Janet the 1953 cherry blossom festival queen The Akron Ohio blond points to the name of her state where the wheel of fortune stopped proclaiming her as queen of the festival Imperative New GOP Leader to Oppose Factionalism WASHINGTON National Chairman Leonard W Hall plunged into his new job Saturday with a promise of President Eisenhowers help to stamp out party factionalism Hall pledged a harddriving campaign to in crease the slim Republican margin in Congress next year and reminded teamwork is imperative The President told the National Committee shortly after it unani mously elected Hall late Friday that he was delighted with their choice He is going to gel my complete loyalty and my sincere coopera tion Mr Eisenhower said There is no longer any room in the Republican Party for Eisen hower Republicans or any other kind of Republicans We are a team him our loyalty Lets dont go back to our own places and start chopping him down The President discounted as ex aggerations newspaper accounts of differences between the White House and Congress He conceded there have been some errors and some differences but he was as tonished by the degree of coop eration he has received If we give you the right kind of record and leave it up to Lcn Hall he said the organization of the Senate and House will be in safe hands in 1954 after the elec tion Nicholas Heads Drive for Funds William H Nicholas Mason City was named chairman of the state fundraising drive for the Iowa Society for Men tal Health at the groups annual meeting here Nicholas former lieutenant gov ernor of Iowa alsois chairman of the finance division of the society The Iowa Mid drive part of a onemonth national campaign will begin May 3 with a goal 36000 Pass School Pension Bill DESMOINES W The Iowa House passed Friday and sent to the Governor a Senate bill to authorize independent school dis tricts in Mason City Cedar Rapids Clinton Des Moines Dubuque and Sioux City to terminate their teacher retirement systems The measure was passed on the presumption that a pending pro posal for drastic revision of the state public employe pension sys stem will be approved by the Leg islature Purpose of the liquidation of the six local pension system is to per mit the teachers to go under fede ral Social Security The federal system cannot take any group of public employes already under a system of their own It is possible however for state or local sys tems to be set up later to supple ment the federal system The decision concerninglermi nation of the Mason City system is one which wil have to be made by the board of education and the toachers said Supt Lawrence H Shepoiser The decision will not be made until after passage of the state i pension bill and aftcr thorough study of the bill passed Friday The board already has engaged an attorney and together with a teachers committee is studying possible action he said Sign ROW Trade Document Locked in Cells Convicts Riot in Minnesota STILLWATER Minn Screaming convicts smashed windows and lit small fires in their cell blocks Saturday as violence flared after five days of unrest within the graj stone walls of sprawling Stilhvater Prison All of the 1000 onvicts had been locked heir cells before the violence broke out It flared when inmates were told here would be no further negotia lions on a scries of grievances hey had filed It followed distur jances that started Tuesday noon when the prisoners staged a sit down after complaining about liver patties served for lunch Shutdown Negotiations Shutdown on the negotiations vas announced Saturday morning along with naming of a new war den for the prison He is Edwin T Swcnson presently warden of the Maryland state prison An outgrowth of the liver pattie was removal of Chef Lou s Gilles after state officials lis ened to demands from a delegated roup of 65 convicts As Swenson arriyed Saturday norning to take over convicts vere yelling in their cells Some houted profanity One yelled Is his what you call rehabilitation Utensils from breakfast served onvicts in their cells were hurled nto the prison yard and corridors mall wads of paper and rags vere lighted by some convicts and ossed into the corridors Prison guards said they heard the grapevine that one long errri convict was armed with a listol Win Struggle Prison and state officials appar ntly won a strategy struggle with he convict leaders in getting the men locked up Jarle Leirfallom irector of state institutions said amage to the cell blocks would rpbably be minor compared with he millions of dollars in dam ge that might have been caused f the convicts had been able to eizc the prison shops The prison located 20 miles ortheast of the linneapolis and twin cities of St Paul was uilt 41 years ago Long corridors onnect two cell blocks to the ad ministration building Each of the cell blocks now houses about 500 onvicts 100 below capacity The prisons industrial plant in ludes a large twine factory and arm machinery shops A 1000 ere prison farm adjoins the in titutlon A penal reform program started hree years ago by former Gov uther Youngdahl now a federal udge in Washington is now under ay State Agents Lead Local Liquor Raids Two Mason City men were ar rested Friday evening afterstate agents leading a pair of raiding parties uncovered liquor at their places of business Arrested on charges of selling Intoxicating liquor were George Karamilros 35 1405 Adams N and Andrew Sideris G4 1623 N Federal Both were released 01 bonds The agents accompanied by Ma son City police made simultaneous visits at the Troika Club 1201 25th N W and the Ccrro Gordo Gro cery 1623 N Federal at about 7 p m Karamitros one of the owners of the Troika was taken into cus ody after the agent confiscated 18 full bottles of liquor and 10 par tially empty bottles The other unidentified agent along with three patrolmen searched the Ccrro Gordo Grocery popularstopping place for residents in the area The search uncovered three pints of whisky and a half gallon of wine in which adjoins the Sideris home store A half empty bottle of liquor was found in a room at the rear of the store County Attorney Robert Shepard Saturday said a preliminary hear ing on the two cases has been posl loned until late next week pending urther investigation The county attorneys statement s as follows Officers of the Mason City jolice department and agents of he State Bureau of Investigation Friday night raided the Troika Club and the Cerro Gordo Grocery and Bakery A considerable amount of evidence was seized in connection with violation of the owa liquor laws This evidence is aeing studied and in the event it nroves inadequate patrons of the wo establishments will be sub poenaed before the June 1953 erm of the Cerro Gordo County 3rand Jury for the purpose of furn shing additional information con cerning violation of the liquor aws West Considering Russian Plan to End Air Clashes BERLIN W America Britain nd France are giving serious onsideration to a Russian plan or ending cold war plane ind ents by establishing one big afr orridor to Berlin Allied officials aid Saturday The Soviet plan developed after wo MIG jet fighters shot down a British bomber on the EastWest nlerzonal frontier March 12 and illed all seven crewmen includes hese points 1 One big corridor 90 kilome ters 56 miles wide at its narrow est point 2 Allied military aircraft of any type would be permitted to fly in the big they are un armed But all armed Allied planes would be banned 3 Routine flying in the big cor ridor would be at altitudes be tween 1000 and 5000 feet com pared to altitudes up o 7500 feet now generally used in the small corridors Congratulations Mr Loomis on Press Award TJiIV An Editorial Every member of the Mason City GlobeGazette or ganization from the newsboys to the top echelons are proud that the publisher of this newspaper Lee P Loomis received the low si Master EditorPublisher Award of the Iowa Press Association None of us was surprised that he should receive this recognition by the Iowa Press Those who were here when Mr Loomis came to this organization in 1925 as well as others who arrived later have come to recognize his unique qualities for welding an organization together for the pro duction of a fine newspaper product Others have watched him from the outside They have had glimpses of his scintillating personality in public ap pearances They recognize the confidence he has of his many associates who have made him the head of the Lee Group of newspapers But weon this newspaper4and those who have been connected with him in the other newspapers of our group had the opportunity to scrutinize him more closely have teen with him in good timesand bad in times of triumph and mtimes of crises We have seen him meet the problems large and small of the management of this en terprise with an able and masterful hand All of us who work with him recognize that this news paper as it exists today stands as a monument to his leadership From the time he came with the GlobeGazette Mr Loomis has directed his efforts to producing the best quality product possible from all standpoints editorial per fection readership coverage of territory and technical and mechanical production Mr Loomis wanted more than that He sought to build a team of skilled persons who were happy in their work who were loyal to their organization and who were as eager as he to produce the best possible newspaper To what degree he has succeeded readers of the Globe tTazette dont have to accept our word They have but to take the testimonies voiced by many who have made com parisons of our newspaper with those in communities of like size and now Mr Loorois we the staff members of the b obeGazette are joining in congratulating you on this award earned it many times of HONOREDLee P Loomis publisher of the Mason more than 50 years receives thc M d h10 ress Aviation Presenting the plaque to Loomis ay night is Leslie Moeilrf Diversity Newspaper Award to Loomis Honored by Iowa Press Association Lce P Loomis publisher of the Mason City GlobeGazette and chief executive of eight of ihe ten mid western daily newspapers in the Lee Newspaper Group was one o four to receive the Iowa Master EditorPublisher Award of the Iowa Press Association at its an nual banquet in DCS Monies Friday evening The others were A L Frisbic editor of the Grinncll Herald Register for 27 years Don J Reid managing director of the IPA and copublisher of the West Des Moines Express and John Vanderwickcn mblishcT of the Grundy Register Jrundy Center 50 Years Service More than 50 years of Iowa icwspaper activity was honored n the award to Loomis who tarled his career on the Ottumwa ourier in 1902 at the age of 18 lubscqucntly he rose to the city editorship that paper before moving to the Muscatinc Journal as managing editor and later pub isher and in 1925 to Mason City Loomis now ispresident of Dav inport Newspapers Inc including he Democrat and Times the Jourier Printing Co Ottumwa he Journal Printing Co Musca ine the GlobeGazette Publishing o Mason City the Star Pub ishing Co Lincoln Neb the Wisconsin State Journal Co Madi 011 Wis and the La Crossc Trib une Co La Crossc Wis Inland Press The Iowa Daily Press Associa ion elected Loomis successively lircctorsecretary treasurer and n 193637 president He also has icrved as i director of the Inland 3aily Press Association and as a nember of the governing board of he American Newspaper Publish ers Association Bureau of Adver ising Loomis has been a leader in Mason City community activities as well as in hisprofession He was a member of the board of directors the Chamber of Commerce for many years and served as cam aignchairman of the Community Chest as well as on its budget and other committees being particu arly active during the depression years He was a member of the execu ive committee which reorganized he North Iowa Fair Association after its financial coHapse and for several years helped buy attrac ions and to lead its business life Development Association Ho was a memberof the indus rial development committee of the Chamber Commerce and one of he organizers of the Mason City Development Association Another activity was his primary art in the preparation of the gridiron skits used at the annual Chamber of Commerce Christmas arty He wrote many of the skits and songs complete for a number of years A Mason Shriner and Elk he also has been a leader in St Johns Spiscopal Parish as well as in Predicts Overhaul of Military Setup WASHINGTON Byrd DVa predicted Satur day the entire management setup in the armed services will be overhauled asa result of a Senate investigation of ammunition shortages in Korea The Virginian said the am munition inquiry has Divorces Iowa Jet Ace LAS VEGAS Nev IMA U S double air ace Capt Harold Fischer was divorced the same day the Communists shot him down and reported capturing him Mrs Dorothy Fischer charged the jet fighter pilot with unspeci fied mental cruelty The decree disclosed Friday was granted last lucsday That same day 27yearold Copt Fischcrone ot the two hottest aces in Korea was reported missing The Peiping radio said he parachuted from his plane and was caught The la pilot who shot down 10 Russianbuilt MIGs in previous sorties was on his 70th mission The Ejschers were married jrf Columbus Ga April 22 1049 the same year Fischer joined the Air Force They have a son 3yearold Harold III an unbelievable lack of good nisi ness management I intend to follow this thing hrough and see that it is done Byrd said Then he added with a rin And I think everybody cnows Im not accustomed to start ng something I dont finish Businessmen He said ho was convinced busi icssmon should be put in charge of handling military contracts and deliveries of goods The military would still have the right to say vhat they need he added Byrd went on to say in an inter he was convinced the people of the nation are thoroughly dis gusted with the business manage ment of the armed services He laid he was confident the new sec retary of thd Army Robert Ste vens would get results in his de partment Byrds remarks grew out a Senate Armed Services Subcom mittee inquiry which has revealed here wasno real ammunition pro duction in this country until two years after the Korean War be gan Reserve Stocks Testimony has been given that during this twoyear period the Army used reserve stocks left over rrom World War II and seriously lepletcd these stocks types of shells in certain the Iowa Episcopal Diocese He is now a member of the ways and means committeeof the Diocese He also has served for a number of years as a member of the vestry of 3t Johns Parish and in most of ho offices including that of senior varden He alsowas one of those arlicularly responsible for the building of the present church BULLETIN BEAUMONT Tex W Bab Zaharias great woman ath lete was found Saturday to have a malignant condition that calls for a major operation It ap parently will mean an end to her athletic career Boy Is Shot Possible Link to Slay ings BULLETIN IOWA CITY A 17yearold boy who had been asked to come to the county attorneys office for questioning about a double murder here Saturday died of apparently selfinflicted gunshot wounds IOWA CITY 17yearold Iowa Cityhigh school student was found unconscious of a gunshot wound Saturday morning and was taken to a hospital incritical con dition The boy identified by authori ties as 17yearold Charles Nelson was taken to Mercy Hospital ia critical condi tion He was founcf wounded in his home at about 9 a m Officials imrrie dlately began an investigation of vthe matter Early inform a tion was scanty It was n o 1 known whether the boy w a s BEVERLY wounded accidentally whether the wound was selfinflicted or wheth er he had been shot deliberately Tjy someone else Iowa City residents have been fearful ever since the Wednesday night slayings of Mrs James Ciler 51 and Beverly Brenneman 14 by an unknown assailant Meantime the Johnson county sheriff said the mutilation murders look like a local job But police checked into hundreds of tips that poured in ail over Iowa in the slayings Hope It Will Lead to Truce Reds Press for More Meetings MUNSAN OR The Allies and Communists Saturday signed an listoric agreement for the first ormal exchange of disabled cap ives of the Korean War and the Reds pressed impatiently for a quick renewal of the fullscale armistice negotiations The Communists agreed to re urn COO sick and wounded prison ers including 120 Americans and ho Allies pledged to give up 5800 North Koreans and Chinese The first of these may begin the ourney home as early as next Wednesday Truce In Korea The agreement may have paved he way for armistice in Korea The truce talks have been dead ockecl for a year and suspended since Oct 8 over the last big issue of exchanging war prisoners The Reds had insisted on the return of all their captured soldiers The Allies refused to return anyone to ommunist rule against his will North Korean Maj Gen Lee Sang Cho told the Allied liaison cam Our side considers lhat the of the delegations both sides should be resumed mmediately to discuss and settle Possible Cut WASHINGTON UP Republican Leader Robert A Taft indicated Saturday that grew might cut defense spending between two and five blHion dol lars if the war ends in Korea At the same time a group of congressional economists said an armistice should not dim prospects for continued high1 em ployment and production provid ing there is no unjustified chological reaction he entire question of prisoners of war so as to realize an armistice n Korea U S Rear Adm John C Daniel said the UN Command in Tokyo would give an answer Gen Mark Clark UN Far East commander already has said the truce talks can be resumed after settlement of the disabled prisoner exchange Moments Big Job But the exchange of sick and wounded captives some of them undoubtedly prisoners since the irst days of the Korean War near y three years ago was the big job for the moment Most of the Allied sick and wounded will be rushed to their iomes by plane immediately after they cross the line if they are able to travel The others will be taken to hospitals in Japan The Americans among the latter will go to Tokyo and Yokohama The exchange must be complet ed within 20 days after it starts t must begin not later than April 21 and can start earlier r Studied Carefully Observers at this advance UN camp were openly hopeful that completion of the sic k and tvounded exchange agreement will ead to a truce in Korea They pointed out that if both sides could agree on 10 points for exchanging lisabled captives in less than four lours of conference time they should be able to agree on the re maining eight paragraphs of the armistice draft Officials agreed that Red peace overtures should be studied care ully But they also agreed thatif he Communists sincerely want an armistice they will get one About The Weather Mason City Mostly cloudy Satur day and Saturday night Occa sional light rain owa Mostly cloudy through Sun day with showers spreading over most of southeast Minnesota Considerable cloudiness and continued cool Globe Gazette weather data up 08 am Saturday 4l Minimum 28 At 8 am 35   

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