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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 24, 1953, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL L1X Associate Press nnd United Jrcss Full Lease Wires Seven Ccnls a Copy Rh MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JUNE 24 1953 This Japcr Consists ot Two Olio No ee Hints at Break in Opposition Nomination of Mine Chief Killed WASHINGTON UVSecrclary of the Interior McKay Wednesdaj asked President Eisenhower to withdraw he nomination of Tom Lyon to he director of the Bureau of Mines McKay issued a statement say ing Lyon had requested the with drawal of his name Sen Watkins RUtah had re w iJUVl IV ported only a few minutes earliei that Lyon hud asked the White House to pull back his name Well ahead of the announcements Jndjcations had begun to pile up nomination was dead thai that he draws a annun pen sion from the Anaconda Copper Mining Co and that he dislikes the federal mine safety law the bureau chief must enforce Watkins told reporters the tes timony Tuesday was the first he had hoard about the pension was flabbergasted he said He added that the payment cre ated to his mind a conflict of in terest that made the nominee un acceptable The fact that t h e payment is revokable at Anacon das pleasure raising the possi bility of pressure on Lyon was re pprted to carry weight with Wat U S Hearing Agreement on Spanish Naval Bases WASHINGTON The United Stales is reported neai tnn V f0 use of Spanish naval air bases in re tuinior largescale military and economic aid iop officials confidently expect three separate agree ments spelling out these ish American ties will kins and some others Watkins said Lyon called hun to ask for advice after Tuesdays hearing before the Senate Interior Committee and he advised the nominee to ask that his name be withdrawn McKay however stated his con tinuing belief that the selection was a good one He said he was accepting Lyons request for with drawal of his name with regret and added 1 feel that Mr Lyon would have been an excellent appointment He has served the government for the past 29 months in a posi tion of high trust and great re sponsibility Lyon has been acting deputy ad ministrator of the Defense Metals Procurement Administration fol lowing his retirement from Ana conda Information about the pen sion arrangement was understood to be on file in DMPA The Lyon appointment is not Ih first to give the Eisenhower ad ministration trouble but it is Ih first withdrawal under fire Secretary of Defense Wilson for mer president of CM ran int stern opposition until he agreed t dispose of his holdings be signed sometime this summer Tentative pians call for the Eis enhower administration to providi the Franco government with abou 200 million dollars in military anc economic assistance during the fis cal year beginning July 1 As part of the deal being worked out in Madrid the American gov eminent is reported ready to spend additional huge sums running into perhaps hundreds of millions o dollars to modernize and expanc about half a dozen Spanish air anc naval bases Spain would agree to lease these high strategic air and naval in stallations to the US to help in the defense of Western Europe against Communism One Way to Find Relative YAKIMA Wash Goodykoontz was having trouble finding his nephew Joe Goody koontz after driving all the way to Yakima from Wyoming to visit him for the first time in 17 years More intent on finding Joe house than on the traffic he drove on to Nob Hill Boulevard Tuesday An oncoming driver slammed on his brakes to avoid a smashup and skidded into a utility pole Whassamatter you spluttered the driver of the wrecked automobile as he climbed out The driver was Joe the nephew Uncle Leslie got a negligent driving ticket anyway rAll About The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy Thurs day high near 80 Iowa Mostly cloudy scattered showers and Ihundcrstorms east and central Minnesota Mostly tered showers cloudy scat GlobcGazetle weather dala up lo 8 am Wednesday Maximum 76 Minimum 60 At 8 am 70 Precipitation Trace YEAR AGO Maximum 85 Minimum 65 Escaped PWs Dont Want Any Fighting Editors Note Most of the thousands of anti Communist prisoners who fled from Allied prison camps fast week are hid ing cold and frightened wher ever they have been able to find shelter Associated Press Stafl Writer Robert Gibson waded through Pusans muddy alleys to make the contacts which led to an interview with four es prisoners hiding in th drafty cloakroom of a shackle church By ROBERT GIBSON PUSAN Korea Ifl Four tat ered weary North Koreans wh escaped Thursday from an AJliei prison camp said Wednesday the dont want to fight anyone Thcj just want to go back to their farms The four arc fearful men of littl hope They have not seen their fa mi ies since 1950 when war swep hem from their quiet rice fields They dont know whether thei vives and children are alive But as they sat huddled in drafly cloakroom behind the chap 1 of a ramshackle Christian ihurch here their leader spoke for ill when he said We do not want to fight the Communists any more than we vanted to fight South Koreans We 0 not like to fight I want a farm I want my fami y I do not want prison again1 The leader is a man of 30 with ired eyes and a shock of thick air His companions are young ill wear tattered Tshirts distrib ted after their escape from prison amp No 9 near Pusan At night we hear sermon trough the wall the leader said 1 am not a Christian Neither are iy friends To talk with these escaped pris ners you walk through Pusans luddy alleys and only at night if on are an American Ike Selects Strauss to Head Atomic Energy Group WASHINGTON Wl President Eisenhower Wednesday chose New York Financier Lewis L Strauss who was a member of the original Atomic Energy Commission to be the commissions new chairman Eisenhower sent to the Senate the nomination of Strauss for a fiveyear term on the commission starting June 30 and running through June 1958 The White House press secre tary James C Hagerty said the President will designate Strauss as chairman of the commission suc ceeding Gordon Dean whose resig nation is effective June 30 Strauss 57 a rear admiral in the US Naval Reserve served as member of the Atomic Energy Commission from its inception in 1946 to April 15 1950 Strauss left the commission lo wturn to private business He has as adviser lo Ike i LEWIS L STRAUSS A PRESIDENT WITH HIS med Niiguib first president ofEgypt stands up in his car and acknowledges cheers of thecrowd as he drove through the streets of Cairo Several days ago Egypt was proclaimed a republic Safety Valve Reds Invite Germans to Voice Grievances BERLIN Germanys shaky Communist gov ernment invited its rebellious subjects Wednesday to air heir grievances in Redsponsored public discussions The new policy obviously was designed as a safety valve o keep the East zone exploding again into open ighting but the Reds Radio Ber incommentedthat the discussioi essions also would givethe gov rnment a chance to1 explain its new course MinorConcessions The Soviets made ouly a few ninor concessions letting East and who work across frontier cross at Vest Berliners ic gunringed iree special points and releasing 00 West Berliners caught in the oviet sector by the riols Those released said another 500 Vest Berliners slill were being eld Russian firing squads executed hree of the picked East German eoples1 police in East Berlin and hot two others in Gera for alleged omplicity in the week of strikes nd rioting This brought to 27 the known total of Soviet executions in heir drive lo stem the revolt MajGen P TDibrova Soviet omznander in East Berlin lifted he ban on public meetings lo per nit operation of the East German atelHte governments new dis ussion program Disgruntled senior workmen in lanls and factories wouldhave a hance to air their complaints with ut fear of reprisal Ulbricht de lared Abolish Order Already the Communists have bolished the recentlyordered 10 cent work speedup restored leap rail and bus tickets for orkers increased pensions and eparated sick leave from annual acations To the rebellious farmers the overnment has promised an end collectivization and a review of he oppressive crop quota systemV Mother Love Frees Son Possible Change in Meeting War Completes Its Third Year SEOUL W President Syngman Rhec said Wednesday impending conferences with a special emis sary from Washington may open new channels which would make an armistice more acceptable to us and perhaps more honorable to the US The in an in terview with NBC contrasted iharply with Rhees threat earlier Wednesday to fight on alone if a is truce unacceptable to him signed by his Allies The ROK government mean while announced formation of a committee of t o p Cabinet mem Rhee as take over defense of the coun ry immediately in the event of a ceasefire Its duties were not ex plained Bloody War As the bloody war ended its hird year these developments Heightened the tension in this dev astated Asian peninsula 1 Assistant U S Secretary of State Walter S Robertson carry ing a secret note to Rhee from Secretary of State John Foster Dulles landed in Tokyo and was expected in the South Korean cap ital Thursday 2 Rhee served official notict he would yank his 16division Army from United Nations control if an armistice is signed on present terms 3 of an arrtiRhee political party Dr Chough Pyong Ok was severely beaten after speaking out against the Korean Presidents defiant truce stand 4 The biggest demon stration in South Korea with more han a million taking part was expected to be touched off Thurs anniversary of the cost y war 5 Yoon Chi Yung vice speaker the ROK National Assembly and n outspoken Rhee supporter nsisted that his nations armed orces will not retreat even one tep back from the present battle ne In a letter dated Saturday to Gen Mark Clark Rhee declared bat under the terms of the present rmistice agreement I do not see how the ROK forces can re SUSYS GOING HOMESusy Stum4 is scheduledto return to her Evansville Ind home this week after beat ing the St Louis heat in an unusual manner Last week while bt Louisans sweltered doctors placed Susy a blue1 baby in an icepacked mattress during a delicate heart operation Susys okay now U S Cancels Air Contract With Kaiser WASHINGTON W The Air Force Wednesday cancelled all its contracts with the Kaiser Co for the production of transport air craft The Air Force said the termina tion of the contracts involved C 119s the Flying Boxcar and C123s at the Willow Run Mich plant operated by the Kaiser in terests The firm will be permitted to complete planes now in final as sembly stages The Air Force said the cancellation action was taken completely independently of the present Senate hearings now in progress At these hearings by a Senate A i m e d Services Subcommittee Chairman Bridges RNH has protested that the Air Force has been paying Kaiser more than five times as much for a C119 as the same plane costs at the Hagers town Md plant of the Fairchild Aircraft Co Fairchild developed the Flying Boxcar and the Air Force madeKaiser a secondary producer Henry Kaiser has testified that the costs of the two plants are not comparable because Willow Run is a huge plant being operated at low capacity and Fairchild at Hagcrstown is a small plant in full operation Ike GOP Leaders Pressing for Passage of Profits Tax NEW YORK Henry Way who lost his mothers life sav ings on the Kentucky Derby es caped a trial for grand larcenj Tuesday when the little 71year old woman forgave all Mrs Lillian Way refused to press a complaint that her son look the money from a joint safe deposi box to bet on the Derby I havent long to live she said I hope God will forgive my sins and I want to forgive my sons Way 43 who has three children and one grandchild of his own had bet the money on Derby favorite Native Dancer and lost by a head A grand larceny indictment against him was dismissed Weeping he toldthe judge Ill sign my house over to my mother and give her everything Ive got She can live with me for the rest of her life GIRL DROWNS DUBUQUE S n g 15monthold daughter of Mr anc Mrs Ambrose Seng drowned Tues day evening in a creek about three miles east of Dubuque lain under your command how ver regrettable to us Tosses Wrench tossed a wrench nto an impending armistice last eek by ordering the release of lore than 27000 antiCommunist ar prisoners steadfastly ep oses any truce that leaves Korea ivided Rhee defended his order releas ig thousands of antiRed prison rs by stating To release them as 1 did was he only way to avoid the dangerj clash between the Koreans and the foreign proCommunist troops Indian troops that you propose to bring in While this action was happening in the truce situation US and South Korean infantrymen hurled back Chinese atlacking in division strength and Sabre jets bagged six Red MIGs as three years of war in Korea drew to a close The war goes into its fourth year Thursday The Eighth Army said Chinese regiments which atlacked Allied positions in Central Koreas Iron Triangle had been beaten off by midafternoon except in one small sector Battletoughened infantrymen of the US 3rd Division and South Korean units hurled back 3000 Reds in a nightlong battle for Boomerang Ridge And lo the east reinforced South Koreans of the ROK 9th Division drove off Reds attacking Sniper Ridge Still Under Way Some fighting was still under way around nearby Jane Russell Hill on Triangle Hill at midafter noon but the Army said relatively SAME few Reds were involved A US Army spokesman said he Red attack on Sniper Ridge began shortly after midnight and carried into South Korean trenches at some points Dense fog helped o screen the attackers But rein orcements were rushed lo the ront and before noon the Reds vcre in retreat But Reed Still Wont Give Ground WASHINGTON WiP r e s i d ent Sisenhower and GOP congres ional leaders decided Wednesday to utilize every possible means in an effort to force action on the blockaded bill to extend the excess profits tax House Speaker Martin RMass put it that way after he and other leaders had conferred with Eisen hower on the situation created by the refusal of Chairman Reed R NY of the House Ways and Mean Committee to call a meeting fo that unit to vote on the adminislra tion measure Bottled Up Reeds stand has kept the meas ure bottled up in committee GOP leaders say they have the com mittcc votes lo send it to the House floor if they could only get a bal lot in the committee In reply to a question Martin said the first step in nn effort to force a committee vote will be lo ry lo round up a majority ofthe 25member committee to petition for a meeting of the group The speaker indicated he feeL such a majority can be niusteret without difficulty if the Rcpubli can members get assistance from the Democrats He predicted the Democrats will cooperate If a majority the Ways and Means Committee petitions for a meeting of the u n i t a session would have to be held within seven days Martin said The speaker confirmed that Eis enhower made another persona appeal to Reed Tuesday lo let his comniiUee vote on Ihe bill He said the President lalkcd to Rccc by telephone No Asked whether Reed showed any sign agreeing to the Presidents request Martin noted that the committee chairman cancelled a session of the committee which had been scheduled for Wednesday for discussion of another tax mat ter Thats your Martin declared Meanwhile it was learned that Sen Carlson RKan has been acting as a gobetween in the con troversy at the Presidents request but without any success so far in working out a compromise The Kansan has said several times it would be a political mis take for his party o let the excess profits tax die before individual income taxpayers get relief DANIEL REED JOSEPH MARTIN Mrs FDR Hits Probers WASHINGTON Eleanor Roosevelt widow of the late Presi dent says she would like lo see he Senate investigations subcom mittee headed by Sen McCarthy RWis abolished She added in a McCalls maga zine article she would advocate do ng everything possible to trenglhen the FBI in its func ions She tackled also a question as o whether she would testify about he Communist party background fa friend if she know he were ow a loyal American Ordinarily she said if she knew uch a person she add hat I knew he was now a loyal House Body Raps Ikes Military Plan WASHINGTON WVBy a vole of 6 to 14 the House Government Operations Committee Wednesday ent President Eisenhowers plan o reorganize the Defense Depart nent to the House for full debate ut condemned it as another step n the road toward control by the lilitary The criticism was made in a formal committee report which as serled that provisions increasing Ihe authority of the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff strike at the heart of government by Ihe people by creating a Prussian type chief of staff Call Up Proposal Chairman Hoffman RMich said he planned lo call the reor ganization proposal up for House consideralion Thursday The plan will go into effect uexfc Monday unless the House or Sen ate adopts meantime a resolution of disapproval Under the law reorganization plans sent to Congress by tho President take effect after 60 days unless disapproved by a majority of either house and can not be amended They must be rejected or accepted in entirety The Presidents plan in the main provides for streamlining the De fense Department and clarifying lines of authority Objections What some House members ob ject to is hat part which would give authority lo Ihe chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff over the operations of the Joint Chiefs and their subordinate planning stuff Hitherto the chairman had served largely as a voteless pre siding officer and coordinator The President snid this proposal was intended lo improve the ma chinery for strategic military plan ning Opposition to inclusion of this provision has been expressed by former President Herbert Hoover and others connected with the Hoover Commission for reorgani zation of the executive branch of government CHAMPION RAM DES MOINES toAn Iowa State College entry was chosen cham pion Hampshire ram Tuesday in the National Cora BeltStud Rttn ShowandSaluV   

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