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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 18, 1953, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas i Daily Newspaper HOME EDITION MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LIX Associated Frees and United Press Full Lease Wlrec Seven Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY APRIL 18 1953 Tills Paper Consists of Two Ono NO m Ferguson Calls for Big Slash in Atom Spending Ike Might Puts Bite on Self ATLANTA M Curbow 28 Saturday longed to gel his teeth into something on which he could chew He swallowed his teeth last Sunday night while asleep He didnt realize what had happened when he awoke with a pain in his chest but he missed a 5lbothden ture and a search of the house failed to produce the molars Xrays at the Ponce de Leon Infirmary showed the missing teeth lodged in his esophagus The removal operation left him with an ex tremely sore throat but he hopes to return to work next week Effort to Split Money May Kill Road Improvement Bill Fate of the bill to improve Iowas primary roads par ticularly the widening of the 18foot sections hangs by a slender thread in the Iowa Legislature Rep W F Tate of Cerro Gordo reported Saturday Most serious test he be will be the vote on the amendment to split the pro posed lcent gas tax increase so hat it would be divided 50 per cent for secondary roads 42 per cent for primary roads and 8 per Death Toll in Chicago Blast Reaches 28 CHICAGO Firemen found another body Saturday in the ruins of a fireswept fourstory factory building increasing lo 28 the known dead in one of Chicagos major fires in recent years Firemen continued the roundthe clock search for additionalbodies Officials said the final death loll might reach 33 Still unaccounted for are five persons who were in the Harbor Corporation plant when it was rocked by arfc explosion and swept by fire Thursday morning Eleven bodies were recovered in the ruins Friday Thirtylwo of the 37 persons in jured in the fire at the factory at 908 West North Avenue two miles from the loop still were hospital ized Two were reported in critical condition About 90 persons were in the factory at the time of the explosion and fire A blue ribbon coroners jurymet Friday to determine the cause of the explosion and fire but the in quest was centLnued to April 29 after the jurors visited the scene of the disaster Tilus Haffa 60 year old former alderman and owner of Ihe Haber Corporation said he plans to re move the remainder of the brick building and a childrens playground as a memorial to the victims of the fire Sports Bulletins MEXICO CITY Inter national Olympic Committee Saturday confirmed Melbourne as the site for the 1956 Olympic games About The Weather Mason City Sunday fair and nol so cold Iowa Fair Saturday night and Sunday nol so cold Sunday Minnesota Sunday fair and not quite so cold GlobeGazette Weather Dala up to 8 am Saturday Maximum 35 Minimum 18 At 8 am 26 YEAR AGO Maximum 67 Minimum 40 cent for highways in cities and Lowns Farm Bureau Pressure Heaviest pressure on the legisla tors with regard to the bill Tate noted comes from the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation which commit ted itself last year against any gas tax increase for road purposes That opposition he suggested might by crystallized in the amend ment lo split the tax It seems like y that the Farm Bureau would avor lhat amendment he believes in the hope that the amendment would kill the bill gp the final vote Ifwe have to split that penny Im going to vote against my own Tate declared He is one oi he four authors of the originalbill andalso is aulhor of the amend ment which would use all of the onecent increase for resurfacing and widening of Ihe 18foot pri mary roads Primary roads carry 63 per cenl of the traffic and now get 42 per cent of the gas tax he explained while the secondary roads get 50 per cent of the lax and carry orilj 23 per cent of the traffic The House silting as a cpmmit tee of the whole turned down the original bill with a twocent in crease for crossstate highways only Talc said and also lurned down Ihe bill as it now appears in the Senate which would give one cent of the increase to the primary roads and split another cent on the present 50428 per cent formula He voted for that version in committee of the whole Tate said Not Opposed The Cerro Gordo representative emphasized that local farmers arc not opposed to a gas tax increase for improvement of primary roads according to opinions expressed in a meeting with them early in the session Northern Iowa representatives who voted in the committee Ih whole against submitting the bil for passage were Robinson of Del aware Weston of Buchanan Burtcl of Mitchell Ballhagen of Butler Edgington of Franklin McWhortc of Kossulh Soelh of Emmet Kocl jof Palo Alto Wilson of Calhoun of Cherokee Smith o Dickinson Slow Buildup of Defenses WASPIINGTON Fergu on RMich Salurdaycalled for a xmillion dollar cut in arms and tomic spending amid signs the iscnhowcr administration may upport a slower buildup of West rn defense The proposal by Ferguson chair man of the Senate Armed Service ppropriations Subc o m m i I1 c e ame in the face of an assertion by en Symington DMo that U S lilitary strength is lagging further ehind Russias every day Sen Gillette DIowa who heard ecretary of State Dulles testimony efore the Senate Foreign Relations lommittee said he felt the secre ary was considering a possible hift to the long pull rather than hurried extraordinary buildup Symington told the Editors Soci ty Friday that even if the defense udget is not reduced the U S vill continue to grow weaker very day in relative military Irength against Russia But Ferguson in an interview aid he is convinced the 46 billion ollar military program proposed y foymer President Truman can e heavily slashed without reduc ng combat strength The Michigan senator said he be eves secrecy surrounding the tomic which Tru lan asked in the fis al year starting July led to great extravagance Ferguson said afour billion dol ar military cut as proposed by enate Republican Leader Taft of hio will not be enough Speaking at Norfolk Va Friday W J McNeil assistant defense ecretary said theEisenhower ad ministration is determined to de elopahd maintain powerful tj forces but to eliminate friHs ads arid foolishness But McNeil saidno matter how conomical it is the defense ef ort can never be cheap He autioned against a precipitous utback which could invite World Var III JUSTIFIABLE HOMICIDE DES MOINES W A coroner jury held Friday that the fata shooting of Alfred M Padgilt 70 by Eldridge Morgan 43 a cit dance supervisor was jusliliabl homicide OFF CAME THE StyearSld Marcie Kane of Philadelphia promisesPoliceman Edward Humphrey that she wont lock herself in her bathroom ugain after the policeman removed the door and freed hfer Okay Timetable for ROW Trade U S Steps Up Pressure to Force Soviet Action WASHINGTON United States stepped upthe pressure Saturday to get Moscow to act quickly to solve East West troubles as the free world registered a landslide ap proval forPresident Eisenhowers new peaceprogram Informed sources that Secretary of State John Al Wlroplioto ASKED TO STAY ON Dr A V Astin smiles as poses athls desk after being asked by Secretary of merce Weeks to stay on as head of the Bureau of Scientist to Remain Bureau Head for WASHINGTON Allen his professional skill and remains temporarily may be utilized f the National Bureau of Weeks on Ihe ad irds with assurances of he said of the bureaus visiting Committee of a employment and regard for his professional ability of protest over Aslins dismissal had been building up in iUU JlllCgi ny circles and in Congress Astins resignalion forced by Secretary of Commerce Weeks in i row over the bureaus were reports from within the bureau that several hundred on a powder to rejuvenate jatleries was lo have become were ready to resign The bureau the governments pptivp tesling agency handles many tlLI V kJd secret defense projects But Friday night Weeks to stay Astin J 14 1 1 L t U Lit u V professional integrity of the 1 Astin will remain as director or several months while a my owh integrity and competence have during recent scientific committee evaluates seemed to be in question I functions and operations gratified lhatthc secretary has he Bureau of Standards in fit to reassure me and the ion to present national on these particular 2 No question is involved has been on the bureau Astins permanent since 1932 and during World is bureau director but he will II was decorated for his work offered a post in his present proximity fuses A I Foster Dulles will stress Saturday night the urgent need for Soviet replies to Mr Eisenhowers call for deeds not words in Korea Indo China Western Europe and other Icnsionridden areas Press Initiative Dulles aim is lo press the ini tiative gained by the United Stales in the peace battle with Moscow during an address before the Amer ican Sociely of Newspaper Editors The importance the administra tion places on the need for quick Soviet action was spelled out by Dulles after he had conferred at length Friday with senators and representatives who deal with for eign affairs Dulles said the terms of Hie Presi dents peace plan creates a silu alion where it is very obvious that unless there is a very prompt re sponse froni the Soviet Union it will be necessary to move Two Fish Stories WASHINGTON UP investigators were giving careful study Saturday to the conflicting fish stories of mystery man Henry W Grunewald and New York Attorney Max Halperin The main character in both accounts is a sturgeon A House Ways and Means subcommittee hooked it during its tax scandal hearings Friday while angling for facts in an alleged tax fix Grunewald testified solemnly that Halperin slipped him a bundle of sturgeon in Washingtons Union Station some years back1 but never turned over any Halperin took sharp issue with him He said he never brought any fish to Washington or bought any in sturgeon or otherwise Grunewald denied under oath that he received for getting the tax case of Louis Berman and Philip Berman fixed in 1948 John E Tobin subcommittee counsel asked Grunewald whether and Milton Hoffman New York accountant had given hijri in cash in two satchels at Union Station Grunewald said they didnt Halperin he said only brought him some sturgeon wrapped in brown paper from a famous place in New York In Interest of Economy Ike Gives Up His Yacht AUGUSTA Ga Eisenhower decided Sat urday that yachting was too rich for his blood He ordered the Houseyacht the USS Williamsburg put into symbol ofneedless luxury mothballs because it is a Mr Eisenhower has never liked the idea of a President maintaining an expensive floating White House The Williamsburg will go into mothballs at the end of June Be tween now and then she will be turned over to the Bed Cross to run daytime river excursions on Hie Po tomac for wounded servicemen hospitalized in and near Washing ton The Williamsburg was the crea tion and delight of former Presi dent Truman w h o used her for everything from overnight cruises on the Potomac to long voyages to Bermuda and Key West She fre quently served as a floating board ing house for the Truman staff at Key west All of this cost according to the Eisenhower staff about a year of which represented the cost of operation and the rest in pay for her crew of 116 officers and men Thus the saving to the government will be only the oper ating cost because the crew will be sent to other Navy assignments Mossadegh Fires Iranian Officials TEHRAN Iran Mohammed Mossadegh dismissed the governor general police chief and other officials of Shiraz Sat urday because of mob Americans there Mossadegh acted after U S Am bassador Loy Henderson strongly protested the stoning of American residences at Shiraz and burning of furniture in the Point Four aid offices Marines in Helicopters LAS VEGAS Nev W Twenty two hundred Marines crouched in Irenches Salurday wilnessed the most spectacular atomic blast of the spring shot that flashed blinding white then turned a beautiful rosy orange during an unusually longlingering afterglow The prcdawn detonation first o involve Marine maneuvering in iclicoplers was set off from a SOOrfoot lower Afler Ihe explosion the ground roops from Camp Pendleton Cal f and Camp LeJcune NC scrambled up and advanced in a tactical exercise toward a mock enemyThcir trenches were 4000 yards from ground zero Leapfrogging over them came 200 more Marines in 40 Sikorsky helicoplcrs applying vertical en veloping tactics similar to those carried out in World War II by gliders and paratroops Six Marines and six soldiers rode out the blast in trenches well in advance of the main body of roops Authorities would not dis close their distance from the blast Nine volunteers were stalioncd 2500 yards from ground zero in a previous lest The exercise commander Brig Gen William C Builock said there were no casualties The brilliant flash was seen in Los Angeles 250 miles away as an orangeyellow glow illuminating the entire sky The dirty white cloud that shot skyward after the shot bore down on this resort community 75 miles from the Atomic Energy Commis sions Yucca Flat proving ground at a fast clip But as it neared the city the wind veered and it ap peared the cloud would pass well to the north ahead on all fronts cast and west to develop a strong position To give tho Kremlin no excuse for delay the United Slates deliv Free Americans WASHINGTON American civilians will likely be starting long trip home from NorthKorea soon nearly years in Communist hands Department had no word how quickly the Reds would release Americans But it did a North Korean promise that authorities art taking ures to free them The notification was trans mitted to the American Embassy in Moscow by Soviet officials Thursday and made public late Friday cred a copy of the Presidents peace address directly to the So viet ofCice and emphasized that it was a seriousvand construe live program Challenge Soviets Mr Eisenhower Wednesday chal lengcd Ihe Soviet Union to end the war in Korea unify Korea ant Germany agree lo an Austrian treaty end Red wars in JndoChina and Malayo anddisarm wilh the rest of the world He recommend ed that arms savings be used in part to build a world aid and re construction fund SAME re State Department officials ported that the free worlds sponse had been overwhelmingly in favor of the Presidents plan Re ports sent in from foreign capital were said to he surprisingly en thusiasticThe Communists react cd coolly if at all Institutions Would Get Million DES MOINES ion that the Stale Board of Educa ion be given per ycai m the next bichniumto operate he 10 institutions under its juris diction is contained draft ofa ill slated for introduction nex week in the House The bill draftedFriday by the House Appropriations Coihmittee provides however that of the 30million would be receipts collected by the institutions Heretofore the institutions here estimated their receipts and tha was taken into consideration in ar riving atthe appropriation of stal money for the institutions But the Appropriations Commit ee recommended that the institu tions be required to use the re ccipts and any increase ove hc estimated receipts would als tiave to be used before the appro pnaUonsfrom tax money The committee recommenda lions called for these appropria tions for the various institutionsfo the next biennium including esl mated receipts Slate University of Iowa 262000 Iowa State College 159912 Iowa State Teachers Co lego Stale University p Hospitals Psy chopathic Hospital Bac Lcriological Laboratory HospilalSchool for Handicappci Children School for the Deaf School for the Blind and the Oakdale Sanatorium Complete Plans for Truce Talk Swap to Begin Sunday Night MUNSAN Korea UP UN and Communist slaff officers Saturday agreed tentatively on a time sebed ilefor Mondays historic exchange of disabled prisoners of the Ko rean War And they completed arrange ments for a meeting of liaison of icers Sunday date for full scale Korean armistice taiks The tentative schedule calls for hc first exchange of sick and vounded prisoners at 9 anu Mon day 6 pm Sunday All five delegates of the UNs nain truce team were in Korea Saturday Flies LI Gen William K Harrison lead of the TJN delegation and Air Force Brig Gen Edgar Glenn another member flew herefrom Japan Saturday Harrison came to observe the exchange of sick and wounded Set to begin at Panmun jom Monday and to be briefed on latest developments Harrison told newsmen he has no objection totalking truce with the Reds in Panmunjom even Heavy Snow Cold Shatters Spring BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Spring slorms Saturday whipped the nation from the Rockies lo the Atlantic with snow hail sleet rain and high winds As snow fell from Southern Mis souri to New York heavy showers hit Oklahoma and parts of Missouri and Arkansas In Northeastern Arkansas heavy winds accompanied by hail and sleet killed at least one person as they ripped through three coun ties flattening trees utility lines and some small homes Many homes and other buildings suffered extensive damage FEWER HOGS DES MOINES WV The Iowa Crop and Livestock Reporting Service reports that sow farrow ings on Iowa farms during March estimated at 482000 head are about 6 per cent less than lasl year AP Wlrephoto LOST IN DEEP Cabot Lodge top U S delegate at the United Nations appears lost in medita tion during the political committee debate at UN head quarters Burma was requesting help in ousting 12000 Chinese Nationalists PUS AN guards armed wWb thotgune killed four Communisf prisoners and wounded 45 in a bloody riot by chanting rock throwing captives on Yoncho Island Friday afternoon theUN Prlsoner of War Command an nounced No UN security personnel were seriously hurt vhilc an exchange J of disabled prisoners goes on only a few yards rom the conference hut He wpuld make no predictions Ijust play t from day to day he said Already at this advance truce headquarters of the UN Com nand is a third team member Rear Adm John C Daniel He will head the liaison group that will meet the Communists at Pan munjom and discuss reopening the full scale talks t The exchange timetable for Mon day offered by Hed staff officers Saturday would start Operation Little Switch Monday morning Col Douglas M Cairns UN1 staff officer said the proposed times appeared reasonable but told the Reds We would like to make a thorough study of them before definitely agreeing The Reds proposed that they de ivcr captured Allied troops to the Panmunjom exchange point in groups of 25 at 9 a m a m 2 p m and p rn The Reds Rip Clothing PUSAN Sunday prisoners of war about to be turned to their fellow Reds are deliberately ripping their new another in their long series of attempts to embarrass the United Nations and furnish fodder for antiAllied propaganda The Reds undoubtedly will try to make propaganda use through out the world of pictures and word descriptions of Communist prisoners in dirty ripped that three days ago was new have said they will release 600 Al lied prisoners including150 Amer icans and other nonKorean na tionals at the rate of 100 a day y Main Business The main business for the liaison officers meeting Sunday will be setting a date for the formal talks But there is a chance the RedS might give some indication of their feelings toward the UN proposal on how to settle the issue of 5000 Communist prisoners who say they will resist repatriation to Com munist soil Communist Chinas Premier Chou Enlai late last month pro posed immediate exchange of prisoners willing home The others he said should turned over to a neutral country
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