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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 16, 1953, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NCWSFAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LIX Ansoolalccl Press and United 1rcss Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JUNE 16 1953 This Paper Consists of Two Ono No 213 Rosenbergs Appeal to Eisenhower for Lives WASHINGTON UP Attorneys for Julius and Ethel Rosenbergpressed doggedly ahead with a lastditch legal naneuver Tuesday while the husbandwife team of atom spies appealed anew to President Eisenhower to save them from the electric chair There was sparring too in the international propaganda arena Polands Communist run government offered to AP Wircphoto the forbidding Na 16 Des Moines Boy Scouts eat their first real meal in five days at Kayenta Ariz The Scouts were found in good condition after their ordeal Story on page 2 SCOUTS EAT FIRST Monday after being lost on the vajo Indian reservation Richard Mclntire 15 and Phil Crowley Maritime Jieup Is Averted Ship Firms Union Meet NEW YORK tieup of At lantic and Gulf Coast ships was averted at least temporarily Tues day Joseph Curran president of the CIO National Maritime Union agreedto maintain the status quo pending outcome of a nego tiating session called by federal mediators for late Tuesday The unions contract with ship ping operators expired Monday midnight and Curran had indicated the unions traditional policy of no contract no work would go into effect In agreeing to meet employers and mediators at the afternoons session Curran said however that we are not permitting any new signing on for new voyages Waterfront activity meanwhile appeared normal The liner United States one of the vessels that would be affected by a no work policy arrived from Europe dent and docked without inci The union is seeking a wage in crease Curran stoppage insisted that any work would not constitute a of strike but would be a matter no contract no work Separate negotiations on con tracts covering coastwise tankers also broke down when Curran at about 2 am walked out of the meeting and said the tanker repre sentatives were treating the ses sions as a joke A company spokesman later said he expects talks to resume about 3 pm Union spokesmen said separate contract talks for ocean and Great Lakes colliers have been going on in Boston and Chicago An NMU spokesman said the dis putes involved 31 passenger ships 420 freighters 239 oceangoing tankers 26 colliers 10 to 15 Great Lakes tankers and some river craft operating oiit of St Louis and Pittsburgh DES LONG WEEKEND MOINES UP State em ployes will get a 22day weekend over July 4th Rod and Reel Saves Life HINTON W Va James Ellis Thomas is alive Tuesday be cause of a friends skill with a fishing rod and reel The 5Gyearold Thomas and Hugh Garrelt were fishing from a platform below the Bluestone Dam Thomas slipped and fell 20 feet into a weir an area staked out for fishing The swift current swept him up against baffle posts where he was battered back and forth Garrett started casting with his fly rod He hooked Thomas clothing and reeled his limp body ashore Garrett then began administering artificial respiration Thomas revived Pauley Heads International Forest Products Society Robert D Pauley former Mason Cityan and now mana ger of the Special Products Division of the Weyerhaeuser Timber Co Tacoma Wash is being installed as president of the Forest Products Research Society at its seventh an nual national meeting which opened Monday and continues through Wednesday at Mem phis Tenn Pauley who is the son of Mr nnd Mrs Ray E Pauley of Mason City will stop here to visit his parents Saturday and Sunday while making his return trip to the north west He is being accompanied by his wife The former Mason Cityan be came presidentelect of the Forest Products Research Society at the 1952 national meeting in Milwau kee Wis last June As president of this organization Pauley will lead a group of more than 2400 wood industries leaders throughout the world He will pre side over the activities of the 13 chapters in this country and Cana da from coast to coast and is di recting the technical program at the societys present meeting in Memphis Pauley is a charter member of the Forest Products Research So ciety and has served as northwest regions board member from 1948 to 1951 He has been rwith Weyer haeuser since his graduation from Iowa State College at Ames where he received a BS degree in archi tectural engineering Until a year ago Pauley was a manager of the Research and Development Cen ter at Longview Wash He surperviscd the construction ROBERT D PAUUEY of the present Development Ccn ter and had a prominent part in many notable technical advance ments in the integration of new processes and the merchandising of new Weyerhaeuser products Currently Pauley coordinate and directs manufacture and sale of the Special Products Division o the Timber Company Reds Continue Drive South Crucial Truce Meeting Set Poland Makes Offer give asylum to the Rosenbergs f the United States would let them 30 to Poland A State Department spokesman denounced the proposal as an im pertinence He said there would not even be an answer to the Polish note delivered to the Ameri can embassy in Warsaw NativeBorn The Rosenbergs nativeb o r n American citizens were convicted of stealing atomic secrets for Com munist Russia They arc under sentence to die in New Yorks ing Sing Prison Thursday night Their chief attorney Emmanuel B 1 o c h visited them at the prison Tuesday and got their sig Background Story on Page 2 natures to a new clemency peti ion to the President We are innocent the petition ays They have maintained inno cence all along Eisenhower turned down one re quest for clemency last February Bloch took the Rosenbergs two young sons Michael 10 anc Hobby 6 to see their parents Barring some event to stop the execution it was the last momen together for the parents and chil dren Goes to Washington Bloch told reporters he would go to Washington to file the petition As Bloch got the Rosenbergs signature to the petition other at torneys were at the Supreme Court Building here seeking an order From Justice William 0 Douglas to hold up the execution pending further efforts to get a review oi the trial Lawyers for the Rosenbergs lost three separate moves in the Su preme Court Monday but finally won permission from Justice Douglas to present to him whal they called new arguments Doug las told them to come to his chain bers at 9 am Tuesday Promptly on the hour the coun sellors showed up at the Supreme Court Building but an hour and a half later were still waiting out side Douglas door But through the courts clerk at torneys John F Finerty of New York and Prof Malcolm Sharp o the University of Chicago Law School sent additional legal pa pcrs to Douglas Two other lawyers Daniel G Marshall of Los Angeles and Fyke Farmer of Nashville Tenn also showed up with an application foi a writ of habeas corpus The activities of Farmer and Marshall are opposed by the regu lar legal counsel for the Rosen bergs They filed a similar appli cation in New York but it was de nied yesterday by U S Districl Judge Irving R Kaufman who de scribed them as intruders and in terlopers in the case Convicts Is Tough SANTA FE NM at New Mexico State Penitentiary thought Deputy Warden Ralph Tahash was too tough and so they rebelled Monday demanding his removal Tahash proved they were right For 7V2 hours he had been held with 13 guards in the prison hos pital by some 25 convicts armed with meat cleavers and homemade knives State police swarmed out side reluctant to make a move that would bring harm to the hos tages Gov Edwin L Mechem who had arrived shortly after the early morning outbreak had arranged a conference with convict ringlead ers but before it could be held prisoners in Cell Block 2 seized more guards who were bringing them lunch Then everything happened at One of the ringleaders in the hospital jerked a Homer Lee gas grenade Gossell from his pocket and tossed it at Tahash He grabbed it and threw it back The convicts retreated toward the rear of the hospital Tahash saw his chance He rushed to the window and got a revolver and carbine from state police outside Then I went into the room where the convicts were he said later When the guard that Gos sett was holding as hostage lunged away to one side I shot Gossett in the throat I think he was killed instantly Then I shot the other man Simultaneously the police troop ers were storming the hospital in force and within minutes Tahash said the convicts started coining out withtheir hands up A few minutes later police had also moved in on Cell Block 2 and it was all over been hit on the head with a bait bat two had cuts one The second ringleader shot by al so killed Gov Mechem said one guard had base was gassed and another stabbed in the shoulder None was in serious con dition One convict was slashed in the arm and another hit in the knee by a richocheting bullet During the riot the convicts said Tahash and six They said Tahash they wanted guards fired recently appointed deputy warden and ordered to strengthen discip line at the prison was loo lough They also complained of the food The death of Gosselt known as a Houdini among convicts came in the prison he once termed a hickprison which couldnt hold me RALPH TAHASH Letter Says N Iowa Jet Ace Is Safe SWEA CITY parents f Capt Harold E Fischer Jr jet ighter ace shot down over North Corea April 7 said Tuesday they ave received a letter from China eporting their son safe Mr and Mrs Fischer said the elter written on scraps of paper rrived Monday from a Chinese nan in Shanghai The letter said Dear Sir I am regret to write his letter to your for good purpose vhat I have learned from China Nowaday a holy spirit aviator Mr Tisgher sic Harold Edward had umped on Koreas district field safely from fighter Mrs Fischer said the letter led er to believe her son was being prisoner in Manchuria Com munist radio broadcasts hearc shortly after Fischer went down reported he parachuted over Man churia Mrs Fischer said she was send ng the letter to the Air Force a iVashington We were certainly glad to hear about Harold his mother said We feel surely there is a contact here somewhere and its a riendly contact Were almost sure hat it is authentic Fischer was on his 175lh mission vhen he was shot down He was credited with 10 enemy planes shot down to become a double jet ace One Mans Flat Feet Used in Draft Evasion CHICAGO mans flat eet almost kept two men out of he Army James Parsons an assistant U S district attorney said Mon day two youths tried this stunt and nearly succeeded Peter P Ropinski Jr 22 o Chicago and Robert F Wyzykow ski 21 of suburban Mclrose Park were seized Monday by FBI agents Wyzykowski was chargcc with draft evasion and Ropinski was accused of aiding and abet ng him Parsons gave this account Wyzykowski received his induc ion notice Jan 17 Knowing that Ropinski was classified 4F for J flat feet Wyzykowski suggested he other youth act as his substi ute during a prcinduction physi al examination Ropinski agreed Everything went according to plan Ropinski alias Wyzykowski was classified 4F Several days later however check of records the induction center listed Wyzykowskis heigh as 5 feet 10 inches His draft boarc said he was 6 feet 4 inches tall At that point the FBI took over rAll About The Weather Mason City Fair and cooler Tucs day night Wednesday partly cloudy Iowa Fair and cooler Tuesda night Wednesday partly cloudy MinrwuU Wednesday fair t partly cloudy GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Tuesday Maximum 81 Minimum no At 8 am ii4 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 88 7L Commies Grab Vital Position Parley of Top Level Officials SEOUL Thousands of Chin se Reds Tuesday seized vital Danger Ridge in their big spring ffensive and attacked a mountain mass nearby whose loss would im peril the entire Allied position of he blazing Eastern Front U S Sabres tangled near the Manchuria n border with Russian built MIGs in a fierce renewal of battles shooting down four planes and damaging three others the Fifth Air Force said Ground Purtch PINNED hummingbird sits on a nest she is building on a clothesline She fastened it to a clothes pin like any good housewife who doesnt want things to blow away The line is in a sheltered patio in San Diego Calif Dulles Urges a Little Sense in Banning Books WASHINGTON of State John Foster Dulles made it clear Tuesday that US officials should exercise a little more common sense in removing con troversial books from overseas libraries But he maintained the general policy of banishing Com munist propaganda did not conflict with President Eisen howers attitude toward book burn ers Book Burners In an informal address Sunday Mr Eisenhower urged Dartmouth College seniors not to join the book burners but to read every thing that did not offend their own ideas of decency It is impossible to fight Com munism he said by trying to conceal the facts about it or an general to restrict the expres sion of controversial ideas It was a frank plea for inlellec ual courage and freedom In the opinion of some congressmen it also was a jab at Sun Joseph R McCarthy who has been accused of bookburning because of his at tack on the overseas library pro gram Under pressure from McCarthys Permanent Investigating Subcom mittee thousands of books have been removed from overseas li braries Eleven even have been burned Goes Unheeded In other words said Rep IJJman ual Celler the Presidents glowing statesmanlike warning goes unheeded in his own official household At his news conference Monday Dulles shed little light on the na ture of the books being banned But in urging more common sense he seemed to indicate the removal campaign had been loo sweeping My own feeling is that books which are of an essentially prop aganda nature he said should not be books on which we should expend rather meager funds which are designed for quite a contrary purpose Hearing on Quitting Service at Plymouth DES MOINES U1 The lovya State Commerce Commission Tuesday set hearings on proposals of the Milwaukee Railroad to dis continue agency service at three Iowa towns The commission will hear evi dence July 23 regarding Nemaha in Sac County Plymouth in Cerro Gordo County on July 24 and Hayesville in Keokuk County July 29 SAME Sen MCarthy Raps Conant Plans Probe WASHINGTON UP Sen Joseph R McCarthy Tuesday laid plans to investigate more U S officials in Germany after telling Dr James B Conant U SHigh Commissioner f donfc think you are doing a good job McCarthy told Conant blunllj that his permanent investigating subcommittee would put more o your men on public exhibition be cause thats the only way we can force you to do some semblance of housecleaning McCarthys clash with the for mer president of Harvard Univer sity came after Conant defendei Theodore Kaghan former deputy public affairs officer in Germany who resigned after testifying be fore the subcommittee McCarthy requested the recallo Lowell M Clucas public affair officer at Munich whom he called Kaghans twin The Wisconsin Republican who Look the unusual step of insisting that the famed educator swear tc Lell the truth said Kaghans own testimony showed he once roomec with a Communist signed a Com munist election petition and wrote plays which were produced by a Communist group Conant replied that although Kaghan announced his intention o resigning last Februarywhen Conanl reached Germany his effective work showed he is nov slrongly antiCommunist He said he would not have fired him Conant said he intends to keep Clucas on the job JAMES CONANT ar The powerful new ground punch y 6000 Reds in the east gave iresh weight to an off ensive uri cashed while both sides were nearing agreement at Pamnunjom on a truce in the threeyear con flict At Munsan top level truce nego iators meet in Panmunjom in a ew hours for a fateful session vhich could pave the way to a quick end of nearly three years of fighting in Korea The meeting was set for 11 a m Wednesday 8 p m Tuesday CST OfficUl Signing Approval of an armistice agree ment by the negotiators would pre cede the official signing by top military commanders of both sides Staff officers who have been put ting the finishing touches on an armistice since June 10 will meet after the top brass session the UN Command said indicating they are not through with their work One group of officers has been drafting a detailed plan or exchanging prisoners of war Another group armed with maps las been drawing a line of con act which has changed almost continually along a 40mile sector where U S and South Korean troops battled perhaps 40000 Reds The UN Command said Wed nesdays session will be secret as all meetings have been since May 25 Two Communist news corre spondents at Panmunjom said the jig Red offensive was ordered to Inchon Bombed SEOUL Fifteen Commu nist bombed Kimpo field and Seouls port of Inchon Tuesday night and early Wednes day touching off huge fires vis able for 40 miles The fire raged through fuel dump at Inchon It was the biggest Communist air raid of the war on Seouls environs The Fifth Air Force said an undetermined number of bombs were dropped teach the ROKs a lesson They said Red leaders didnt like bittee South Korean opposition to the im pending truce The capture of Finger Ridge at the western anchor a blazing 40mile front in the east gave the Reds onethird of the vital Kyoam Mountain copiplex Loss of Kyoam itself would open the gates to a valley and many miles of Allied territory Fragmentary reports from the front said South Korean soldiers were battling savagely in an at empt to hold the dominating posi tions on Kyoam Red Gutrritlas Deep behind Allied lines Com munist guerrillas stepped up their activity They wrecked a freight rain laden with Army supplies Monday night near Pusan south east port and temporary capital of South Korea It was the second such train wrecking by guerrillas n 48 hours The Chinese offensive largest since the spring of 1951 showed no signs of abating The weight of the drive which had hurled back the South Koreans east of the Pukhan River was shifted suddenly westward Nearly 6000 Chinese Reds hit Finger Ridge scene of bitter fight ng last fall The ridge was lost by noon Then the Chinese surged on south toward the Kyoam Mountain com plex
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