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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 29, 1953, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Doily Newspaper HOME EDITION DIM CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LIX Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY APRIL 2 1953 Tills Paper Consists Two Ono NO m Bill Increasing Cigaret Tax Approved POWs Formed Klan to Deal With Deserters TOKYO UP American sol imprisoned in North irealmentr induding m 0 r e n cigarets Dunn said some of Ihe progres sives wrote circular peace propa ganda letters to be mailed to the United States and tried to force their fellow prisoners to sign them Those who refused were denounced to the Communists he said Red Converts to Get Mental Help WASHINGTON UP Army of ficials said Wednesday the best techniques ot modern psychiatry will be applied to help a small group of American soldiers who apparently succumbed to Commu nist brainwashing during long months of captivity as Korean Wai prisoners The Defense Department refused to say exactly how many of the 149 former POWs repatriated last week have shown symptoms of falling for the Communist propa ganda which was dinned into their ears incessantly throughout their imprisonment But officials insisted that the number was not large considering the circumstances have formed a Ku Klux Klan to straighten out tlieir fellow cap tives who get infected by Commu nism it was disclosed Wednesday Pfc James R Dunn of Ander son NC one of 149 Americans freed in the Panmunjom prisoner exchange said the Klan was or ganized at prison camp No 1 neap Pyongyang the North Korean cap ital We would write to the progres sive boys signed KKK telling them to straighten out Dunn said If they didnt they usually got thrown in the latrine Dunn told his story of the pro gressives in the hospital where he is waiting to be flown home in the Armys freedom airlift There were seven or eight of them in his camp out of a total of 200 prisoners he said We called them rats or pro gressive boys he commented On Dunns ratio there might be only about a half a dozen infected men among the 149 soldiers freed and about 120 among the total of 3200 prisoners listed by the Com munists or 35 per cent But Army doctors believed it will develop that some of them merely pretended to go Communist to get APWircphoto Joe S Chavez BLAMED FOR SLAYING right 43yearold Guadalupe Ariz rancher ontrailfor murder testified he shot Mrs Carmen Miranda because she was a witch He said Mrs Miranda had placed a hex on his wife Josephine left and caused her to go blind OneThird of Voters Turn Out Mason City voters Tuesday re iffirmed their faith in the mayor ouncil form of government by bal oting 2688 to 2277 against a mcas jre which would have replaced it vith the city manager plan The 411vole bulge was the sec d highest accumulated in the hree special elections held on the matter in the past nine years The manager plan was voted out in 3944 jy a margin of 135 votes and a pro posal to reinstate it four years later vas killed by a majority of 842 otes OneThird of Voters Tuesdays turnout represented only about a third of the registered voters in the city prompting pro ponents of the manager plan to say hat they were very disappointed n only three of the eight precincts See Neutral Nation Agreement ExPrisoner Tells of Red Slaughter MUNSAN Communist truce negotiators suggested Wednesday that ers be sent to an unnamed neutral na tion in Asia The Reds also agreed to bargain on the time needed to determine their future I think we made some prog said Lt Gen William R Harrison chief UN negotiator There were unofficial reports the Reds would nominate India Observers predicted UN negotia tors would agree The Communists have rejected Switzerland as a neutral Major Points The three major points of dis pute appeared to shape up like this 1 The Communists indicated they were ready to bargain on the Land in States TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE Calif W Thirtyfive men re leased from Korean prisoner of war camps returned Wednesday to their homeland The giant Air Force plane that brought them from Tokyo landed this base at pm cst after a flight from Honolulu It had been showering but the broke through as the big ship taxied down the long runway When Johnny Comes Marching Home echoed across the field as the Air Force band struck up the welcoming tune Several hundred persons lined the field including relatives of some of the repatriated prison ers The plane riding strong tail wind made the flight from Hono lulu in 8 hours 20 minutes The flight plan had called for about 10 hours The boys were given a bit of sightseeing as the pilot swung them over San Francisco Bay length of time needed to decide the disposition of prisoners refus ing to go home 2 There appeared to be room for compromise on the nomina tion of the neutral nation 3 The Communists showed no sign of backing down on their in sistence that unwilling prisoner be shipped to the neutral power The Allies were equally firm in last point a possible cal Society prisoners in Korea President Syngman Rhee HT i 1 i GlobeGazette photo by Musscr Rabbit sprawls protectively over two of her young but another leaked out before the photographers light flashed After that they went awayfast Mrs L A Page 1136 W State was about to show her hyacinths to the photographer when they discovered the rabbitfamily Mason City Voters Defeat Manager Plan Manager Vote by Precincts did the matter carry According to City Clerk Pearl Kellogg the actual number of voters was 5008 However 43 of the ballots were spoiled resulting in a otal of 4965 Residents balloting at Madison 1st Ward 1st Precinct 1st Ward 2nd Precinct 2nd Ward 1st Precinct 2nd Ward 2nd Precinct 3rd Ward 1st Precinct 3rd Ward 2nd Precinct 4th Ward 1st Precinct 4th Ward 2nd Precinct TOTAL YES 198 32G 3 208 493 183 419 51 NO 252 430 312 329 437 364 318 24 G TOTAL 450 75G 708 537 930 547 737 300 2277 2688 4965 Citys Teachers to Get in June From V Dissolved Pension Setup Approximately in cash will be paid out to Ma son Citys teachers in June Bernard L Main secretary of the School Board announced Wednesday The money represents approximately paid into to send to the neutral nation some 15000 Chinese who have rejected Communism While the truce negotiators met new tales of brutality and murder were being told by freed prisoners A repatriated American soldier said Chinese troops ruthlessly sprayed 40 truckloads of wounded US soldiers with burp guns kill ing most of the nearly 800 helpless screaming men Bayonet Survivors Then the Reds bayoneted many of the survivors Pfc Tuliy Cox 20 of Altoona Ala told newsmen in Tokyo Army Hospital Cox a double amputee was with the 32nd Regiment of the 7th Di vision during a retreat through hordes of Chinese Reds Dec 2 1950 He was one of about 20 men guarding the 40truck convoy of wounded 2nd French Reverse Reds Again Advance Near Laos Capital HANOI French announced Wednes day that Communistled Vietminh invaders of Laos have taken the post of Bannambas 40 miles north of the Laotian royal seat of Luangprabang It was the second French re Caughlan Heads Iowa Doctors ittlll 1U DES MOINES WDr Gerald V their demand that the prisoners be Caughlan 66 of Council Bluffs kept in Kforea while their fate is was named Wednesday as presi dentelect of the Iowa State Medi As presidentelect Dr Caughlan decided On the compromise was a suggestion to Chinese prisoners to the neuwill become president of the or tral nation and to keep the Korean ganization a year from now Dr C 0AJams Mason City of was elected second district coun Korea said he would agree cillor verse in the area in as many days Tuesday the French reported the loss of Pak seng 42 miles northeast ofLuang prabang Casualties among the attackers and the defenders were not re vealed Though the notlaunched Vietminh still had a direct attack on Luangprabang the Communist leadersappeared to be throwing more andmore of their best fight ing men into the Laos invasion Apparently theysought to overrun the little mountain 000 square miles in the heavy seasonal rains start in thenext month or two Already they claimed control oi onethird to onehalf of Laos which is one of Indochinas three states and a neighbor of independent antiCommunist Thailand All The Weather Iowa Cloudy and windy with oc casional showers and thunder storms Thursday Mason City Cloudy and windy with showers Minnesota Cloudy and windy Thursday GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Wednesday Maximum 52 Minimum 39 At 8 a m 43 Precipitation 31 YEAR AGO Maximum 87 Minimum 45 Ichooi piled up the greatest ma ority at any one precinct An even 300 ballots were cast for ManagerPlan OKd SIOUX CITY coun cilmanager farm of government was approved by voters Tuesday night ending the commission form in operation 42 years The unofficial vote was 11802 and 7649 against The turnout was comparable to that of 1939 when the city man ager plan was defeated by about 3000 votes the manager plan and 246 against Opposition to the plan was also definitely pinpointed in voting ac ivity at the Water Works in Ward One McKinley School in Ward Two and Roosevelt School of Ward Three In a statement to the GlobeGa zette Wednesday Les Ackmann chairman of the committee which opposed passage of the plan said he was very happy with the re sults of the balloting He added Again the Mason City voters have used their American heri tage in the right to vote on such an important question as the mode of government for their municipal ity There now is the hope that the present City Council will make it one of their first orders of busi ness to increase the mayors sal ary for the new mayor to come Financier Security Such a salary increase would make the mayors position one of added financial security and would attract many honest capable men othis position All those who participated in his issue should be happy in the bought that they have had a voice n the future of our city Ack mann concluded Ackmann said the committee which he headed organized only 0 debate the issues in the election las now been dissolved Mayor Howard E Bruce said he was disappointed over the light urn out of voters and also the act that the manager plan was defeated He emphasized again hat he would not be a candidate for reelection in November Another expressing disappoint ment was Mrs Don FitzGerald chairman of the city manager committee of the Mason City League of Women Voters She said a city of MasonCitys size should lave a better voting record on an important local issue than that re flected in Tuesdays balloting The League was one of the sponsors of the manager drive the Mason City teachers pen sion fund by the teachers themselves plus part of an equal amount which was contributed by the taxpayers The fund now totals approximately Main said Stipulation The State Legislature in provid ing for dissolution of all local pen sion funds for public employes stipulated that the funds should be paid out as follows A reserve must be set up to lake care of all those now on pension contributions by present members areto be repaid with 2 per cent interest funds are to be paid to the stale sufficient to make Social Security retroactive ers toJan i 1951or the lale of employment if it is later The remainder of the fund then is to be paid to the members in proportion to the amount they iiave in their individual accounts 18736 The teachers voted Tuesday 187 36 with 8 spoiled ballots to dis solve their pen si b n fund The School Board passed a resolution Tuesday evening to permit its em ployes to join the Iowa Old Age and Survivors Insurance which will supplement Social Security now available also to public employes Checks to teachers will go out soon after June 1 for the amounl they have paid in with interest It is hoped to have the balance of the fund also paid out to them before the end of June the secretary said Mrs Lynch Demo Leader Dies at 60 LE MARS was received icre Wednesday of the death in Longview Wash of Mrs Florence Iowa Democratic National DEERE DIVIDEND MOLINE 111 Com pany has declared a quarterly div idend of 25 cents a share on pre ferred stock lommitteewoman News oE the death which was lelephoncd to the HcvV L J La Velio pastor of St James Cath olic Church her nephew Joe Lynch of Longview with whom she had been visiting since April 19 Death followed a heart attack Mrs Lynch who was GO was owner of the Lynch Lumber Co at Longview and also had other busi ness interests there She was reelected national com milteewoman last year for a four year term Mrs Lynch had been active in he Democratic party for many years and was one of the 17 per sons who drafted the plirty plat form in 1948 A lifelong resident of LeMars Mrs Lynch was the widow of Wil liam Lynch of died in 1943 The body will be returned to Le Mars for funeral services and burial Legislature Racing to Adjourn Brings Out Gas Tax Hike Bill BULLETIN DES MOINES Senate adopted a resolution adjourn the 1953 sessioni of the Iowa Legislature af 5 pm Wed nesday and jent it to thV House foraction DES MOINES LD The Iowa Legislature was moving swiftly to ward adjournment Wednesday in a series of major actions which rolled out in dingdong fashion be tween the two houses Highlights included U The Senate passed 3411 sent to the governora bill to boost the Iowa cigaret taxfrom 2 to 3 cents a package Purpose is to raise about 2Vi million dollars a year additional revenue v 2V The1 Senate passed and sent to the House a bill to give veter ans of the Korean War the sairie property tax exemption which World War If veterans receive 3 After the Senate passed cigaret tax the House Sifting Com mittee reported out for debate the Senatepassed bilLto repealIowas 5 cents a pound tax on1 oleomar garine Call of House After the House Committee brought out the oleo bilT a call the House was filedto re quire the presence of all members for consideration of the measure It would take 55 votes to liffe the calL Several membersalready had gone home in anticipation thafe the lawmaking process would end late Wednesday s 4 The Senate Sifting Committee then brought out the Housepassecl bill to boost th from 4 to 5 twoyear period POSTMASTER DIES DAVENPORT M Hirl 57 Princeton postmaster for the past 12 years died at a hospital here Tuesday BULLETIN WASHINGTON UP tary of State John Foster Dulles said Wednesday the Communist drive on Laos creates serious new problem He said the ad ministration Is considering new arms aid to the Frenchled forces fighting there proposed to raise an extra 000 a year which would be devoted exclusively to improving unpaved primary roads Before mandatory legislation could be completed andtlie process of lawmaking come to a stop the House had to act on the 10 million dollar a year state depart mental appropriations measure LastMinute Actions Meantime other lastminute ac tions were occurring Members were being named to committees including the import ant Interim Committee which will have a total of 2 million dollars from which to make emergency allocations during the coming bi ennium Sen D C Nolan of Iowa City and 10 others presented a state ment of policy in which they ex pressed the view that the legisla tive should 1 Enact a toll road proposal 2 Submit to the voters a proposed 300 million dollar road bond issue 3 Increase the gasoline tax by one cent for primary roads 4 Take 10 million dollars out of the state treasury special reservefund and make it avail able for primary road work 10 Die in Plane Crash SAN ANTONIO Tex B29 bomber simulating combat caughfe fire and crashed six miles south of its home base Wednesday kill ing 10 flyers r Five parachuted to safety A Smith Jr said he saw the crash from a mile and a half awayitHe said one en gine in the rightwing wasafire1 The big fourengined bomber wob bled crazily nosed down into a near somersault and plowed into the Wreckagewas scattered over a area Ninebodies were found inand near the debris when res cuers reached the scene Later a 10th body was found under a tail section NESTING ROBIN DELAYS er robin waits for her eggs to hatch unconcerned over the fact that she slowed down construction of a new chapel and convalescent wing at St Agnes Home for the Aged in Kirkwood Mo Joseph E Vollmai construction firm president called a meeting of the firms voted to hold off work near the nest until the robin hatches her eggs SAME BUek i   

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