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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 9, 1953, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LIX Associated Press ami United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JULY 9 1S3 This Paper Consists ol Two 4680 Polio Gases Added lowa Reports Some Increases WASHINGTON UR The Public Health Service said Thursday 4080 polio cases have been reported since the first of the 504 more than in the same period of 1952 The service said 625 new cases were reported in the week that ended July 4 That was87 more than in the previous week Alabama which had been seri ously stricken earlier showed a decrease in new cases last week however Montgomery County the worsthit in the state recorded a drop as health officials carried out mass inoculations of gamma glob ulin Iowa and Nebraska were among 10 states reporting substantial Increases No 233 NOT HURT AT ALLA ballgame attracted this pretty miss Barbara Dugal 4 Newark O who is visiting Provi dence RI A fire department rescue squad and police freed She was she missed a tot of the game Armistice Talks Readied Suggest China Be Made Part of Truce Say Rhee May Yet Follow Allies WASHINGTON UP Hopes for avoiding an open clash with South Korea rose perceptibly Thursday as the administration rushed instructions to the Par East for concluding a speedy Korean armistice Officials were keeping their fingers crossed But they indicated thercnow are some signs that President Syngman Rhee may agree lo honor a ceasefire As events in Korea moved swiftly toward a climax in the wake of the Communist agreement togo ahead with an armistice President Eisenhower took a personal hand in the planning here He cut short bis afternoon golf game late Sunday to confer with his top diplomatic military and Congressional leaders The talks indicated new instructions were being sent to United Nations com mander Gen Mark W Clark presumably to go ahead with an armistice The While House conference was preceded n ml followed by reports that the administration hud decided to seek u truce at an early date Two Republican senators meanwhile arc seeking to gain time for more U S discussion with Rhee by proposing that Red China be made a party lo any Korean truce Sens Knowland RCnlif and II Aloxnmler Smith RNJ sug gested that new efforts be made to bring the Pciping regime of ficially into any armlsllcoxslgning United Nations negotiations lo date have been concluded with the North Koreans Knowland who has supported Rhees demands for prompt uni fication of Keren told the Senate Wednesday that the Chinese Com munists while supplying men am guns to Die North Koreans would not guarantee any truce that was signed yanks Throw Back Heavy Assaults Brunt of Attacks in West Hit U S Units SEOUL infantrymen crushed three bloody Commu nist assaults Thursday but failed in a daring counterattack with flame throwers to burn the last Reds off Porkchop Hill in Western Korea Tough South Korean troops braved rockets believed to be Russian type katushas in smashing a fourth Red attack at Arrowhead Ridge five miles from Porkchop The Korean battlefronl crackled with artillery barrages and handtohand fighting as U S units for the first time in weeks caught the brunt the Red charges The doughboys hammered back 3000 to 5000 Chinese who Wednes day night slammed into U Sheld positions at Outpost Berlin and East Berlin the Far West Kim 11 Sung Ridge in the East and Pork chop Hill Reds Cleared Out Backed by earsplitting artillery soldiers of the U S 7ih Infantry ROCK ISLAND III Division by Thursday morning had mysterious blasts occurred early cleared the Reds from nil hut Thursday near the homes of uy iuuisaay morning nau cleared the Reds from all but six Thursday bunkers on the northwest finger of Porkchop Hill About 1000 Chinese attacked the ROKs on Arrowhead Ridge to the northwest where a nonstop battle has been raging since Monday A staff officer said the Reds poured 21000 rounds of artillery and mor tar shells on the area in the 12 hours ended at 6 a m Thursday including 2000 believed to be ka tusha rockets The U S Eighth Army said more than 1200 Reds were killed and wounded in terrific artillery duels and close quarter fighting some of it handtohand with gun butts and knives Up the Slopes A thousand Chinese plowed their way up the slopes of the two main Allied outposts on Arrowhead Ridge where the Second ROK Di vision had been beating off Red attacks since Monday night Then the ROKs swept down on the choppedup Reds By dawn division officers re ported the ROKs had reestab lished all their positions across the lidgeline The Porkchop fighting flared when U S 7th Infantry Division soldiers moved out to mop up the last of the Chinese who had grabbed forward positions there Wednesday and ran into a new at tack by up to a thousand Reds Reds Wiped Off Fighting raged throughout the night and at dawn the Chinese had been wiped off all but a small for ward tip of Finger Ridge leading to Porkchop On the Western Front elements of a Chinese battalion attacked and surrounded the twin outposts of Berlin and East Berlin Allied artillery boxed both out posts dropping shells on the Reds Less than three hours after the fight started the badly battered Reds withdrew All About the Weather Mason City Fair and cool Thurs day night low 52 to 56 Friday generally fair and warmer high 80 to 83 Iowa Fair and a little warmer west portion Thursday night Fri day mostly fair and warmer High Friday 84 to 92 west 78 to 84 east Minnesota Generally fair through Friday Somewhat warmer Fri day High Friday 77 to 85 north east 85 to 90 southwest Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 am Thursday Maximum 72 Minimum 4g At 8 am 55 Tie 2 Blasts to Strike on Newspapers composing room foreman of the Rock Island Argus and of an of cial of the pressmens union A mother and her baby were cut by flying glass one car was de stroyed and two other cars were damaged in the explosion The first explosion took place at the home of A F Anderson Argus composing room foreman The sec ond occurred a short time later in the s a m e neighborhood at the home of John Reagan Reagan is secretarytreasure of Local 98 of the pressmens union which has not been involved in the strike of the printers Anderson said his wife was cut on one foot and their 11nionthold son received minor scratches when they were sprayed with flying glass from windows shattered by the blast Family Asleep The Andersons were asleep in a second story bedroom when the ex plosion occurred Our car which was parked next to the house is in Anderson said A Rock Island fire captain after surveying damage at the Anderson home said he believed the blast was caused by a bomb The explosion at t h e Reagan home apparently occurred in or near his garage Both garage doors were blown off and Reagans car and that of tenant were dam aged Car in Alley A neighbor told police ofhear ing a car in the alley at the rear of Reagans home shortly before the blast Anderson told authorities he had been threatened some time ago by pickets outside the Argus newspa per plant but had not been threatened in recent weeks Members of the International Typographical Union have been on strike against the Argus the Mo line 111 Dispatch the Davenport la Daily Time and the Daven port Democrat since last Dcv 15 in a contract dispute The papers have continued to publish Lee P Loomis publisher of the GlobeGazette is president of Dav enport Newspapers Inc which op erates the Times and Democrat H B Hook formerly of Mason City is publisher of the Democrat AP Wlrephotn Burck 42 Pulitzer prize winning editorial cartoonist for the Chicago Sun Times was ordered deported on grounds he was a member of the Communist party when he last entered the U S in 1936 from a trip to Moscow Bonn Government Submits Program of Reunification BONN Germany West Ger man government Thursday asked the Western Big Three to demand Russian acceptance of a sixpoint program designed to lead to allGerman elections and a re unified Germany The immediate measures drafted by Chancellor Konrad Ade nauer demanded the restoration of free travel between East and West Germany and the restoration of political liberty in the Russian Zone The Bonn Foreign Ministry handed the program to the U S British and French high commis sioners with identical notes ask ing that the proposals be made the basis for discussion on Ger many at the foreign ministers meeting opening Friday in Wash ington Its Trouble Along the Way for Northwood Couple Mr and Mrs Harold Hanson of Northwood won a race to Mercy Hospital early Thursday morning but there were only IS minutes to spare And they had to hitchhike te do it They reached the hospital at 2 and the baby girl was born at When it was time to leave home Mr Hansons fatherinlaw suggested that his car be used because it was in better condi tion than the Hanson auto Un fortunately the car bad no fluid in its radiator and some distance north of Mason City on Highway 65 It stopped because the pistons expanded in the heat and froze The Hansons succeeded in catching a ride with a passerby and after reaching the hospital Hanson called his fatherinlaw to suggest that he go for the car When the car owner got there he found others busy with fire extinguishers about the machine It had been so hot that it burned two holes in the oil pan a deputy sheriff reported Mother and baby are doing fine now Hanson is worrying about the car U S Must Plan on Some Kind of Foreign Aid Program for 10 More Years Stassen Says WASHINGTON Ml Mutual curity Director Stassen told sen ators Thursday he feels the United States will have to continue some sort of foreign aid program for 10 years Stassen testifying before the Ap propriations Committee in behalf of a five billion dollar money bill for foreign aid in the current fis cal year said he thinks the Soviet Russian threat will last a decade Throughout that period he said it is his view this country will have to give military help to at least some of its free world Allies Economic aid probably can be closed out sooner he said Need Aid Now Stassen cited Turkey and For mosa as two nations close to the Communist perimeter which must have some military aid as long as the Soviet threat endures The MSA head emphasized how ever that it is up to Congress each year lo decide whether the help should be continued The Senate in actingon a for cign aid authorization bill has voted to closedown MSA June 30 1955 with a final deadline of 1956 on economic aid spending and 1957 on military outlays House Vote The House voted to let MSA die as scheduled in the present law in mid1954 witha 1956 expiration date on spending for both ceo nomicand military items in the pipeline Stassen told the senators there are signs that foreign aid program is right at the point of its most significant results Referring to recent disorders in East Berlin and other Redoccu pied areas he said workers be hind the Iron Curtain arc now willing lo stand up and risk death at the hands of their Com munist bosses SAME on GlobeCazoilc plinto hy Musscr KFD FOR 300 men attending the 53rd annual convention of the Iowa Rural Letter Carriers Association represent more than 300 years of work on the states rural routes From left to right they are Front A Westfield with 44 years of service Harry Blooclgootl Paullina the dean with years C S Nor land Spencer 43 years Frank E Burke Snohomish Wash formerly of Akron who started in 1906 but is now retired back E Murphy Van Meter 43 years Ben Leniff Chariton 45 years and H 0 Wright Kent years See picture on Page 6 HUGE GATOR Scourge of Tiiiponftlve7 12foot shotarid killed Wed nesdhy at Ft Lauderclale Flu before a mwdof 500 The reptile was thoughtto be the one that has been terrorizing the area for weeks Drought Victims Seek Price Aids lowans Paid Record Taxes Average in Last 6 Months DES MOINES paid a record in federal taxes during the year ended June 30 Frank Halpin Iowa Internal Revenue director reported Thurs day That Is an average of about for each the states 2621073 residents Last years total exceeded the previous high of col lected during the fiscal year end ed June 30 1952 Figure Topped Residents paid out for withholding and social security taxes topping by more than 20 million dollars the 195152 figure Individual income tax payments Lotaled a drop of more than 13 million dollars However corporation and excess profits taxes were up more than 8 million dollars to A new item showing up this year vas income from federal taxes on gambling The report showed that was collected from lowans on their gross income from wagering and from their payments for wagering stamps Drop Noted Adrop of more than to was listed in liquor and eer taxes collected in Iowa A sharp decline also was noted n the gift taxes During the past year lowans paid only as compared with for he previous fiscal year DALIIART Tex cattle men from five states gripped by a long and bitter drought met Thurs day in this historic big ranch conn try to ask for federal price supporl on cattle Some stockmen once bitter foci of any government control criti cizcd officers of tho big Cattle Growers Association who still shy away from federal aid and thif week decided to break away am fight to get price supports for the producer The governors of Texas New Mexico Colorado Kansas am Oklahoma are to meet in Amar illo Tex Friday with their top agricultural officials Theyll try to find the way they can best aic farmers and ranchers Disaster Areas President Eisenhower dcclarct portions of the five states disaster areas and set up an eight million dollar emergency fund for ranch crs Sen Johnson Senate minority leader claims the func is inadequate Senate debate raged Wednesday on a multimilliondollar measure to extend federal drought aid Sen Kcrr DOkla drew the wrath of Sen Aikcn RVt by asking thai Congress order Secretary of Agri culture Benson to buy live bccJ cattle at 90 per cent of parity Heavy Loss Kcrr charged cattlemens total losses under the Republican admin islration was equal to more than nine billion dollars The usually mildmannered Aiken told Kerr his statements were not true and said he wished Kcrr would quit inject ing politics into the farm programs The drought is four years old in Texas Farmers ranchers and cities have felt the effects Scores of cities have run into water short ages and water rationing Some like Ifamlin have run completely out and haul drinking water by car To Resume Meetings Thursday Red Radio in Optimistic Note SEOUL un US and Hod teams will hold their first full dress session at Panmunjom anniversary ol the truco June 20 seeking an armistice which South Korea still opposes but whichRod China says may be in tho offing The Pciping Red Radio quoting a dispatch from its own advance truce base at Kacsong said thcra now were hopes of an early reali zation of an armistice in Korea Tho truce meeting scheduled for 8 pm Thurdny Town Presumably it w n s arranged Thursday during a 15minute ses sion oC liaison officers New Discussions Announcement that the truco talks would resume came a few hours after n toplevel UN dele gation beaded by Gen Mnrk Clark tried again to win President Syng mnn Rhees support of a tnicc A highlyplaced South Korean source said Rhco still is holding out dcspitu US offers of a mili tary security pact substantial economic nld mid equipping and training of four more divisions for tho 16dlvlsion SouthKorean army The source told Associated Press Correspondent Bill Shitm that Rhcu Htill is insisting that his coun try must have from America con crete assurance that Korea will be or by force lie added that the 15day talks bei twcen Rheo and PrcjUJent bowers special truco envoy lira Important Letter An authoritative source said Rhcc airimportant letter dealing with South Koreas objections to an armistice But an official spokesman said emphatic ally that the letter was not aa ultimatum to Rhee lo accept pres ent tnicc terms Informed quarters bore specu lated that Allied liaison officers asked the Reds at Panmunjom Thursday when Polish Czech members of the neutral nations supervisory commission can start work Clark in a Juno 2 letter to the Reds proposing that a truce bo signed now suggested a meeting to discuss when the neutral com mission can start functioning Representatives from Switzer land Sweden India Poland and Czcclislovukia will supervise an armistice No Date Set The liaison officers adjourned without setting a date for another meeting The UN Command asked for Thursdays liaison session after the Reds said Wednesday they were ready to resume the full truco talks which were recessed June 20 after Rhce ordered the reieasa of some 27000 antiRed North Ko rean war prisoners UN generals and statesmen have failed to budgo Rhees in sistence that the US agree to re sume tho war unless a postarmis llce political conference progress es toward unification of Korea in threo months BULLETIN WASHINGTON ff Sen Me Carfhy fold the Senate Thursday he would Abide by decision by majority of his Investiga tions Subcommittee In the dis pute over J B Matthews the staff director And he described as completely ridiculous a new Stale Department policy permit ting U S overseas libraries to use books by Communist authors if they serve the ends of De mocracy Sinclair Agrees to Union Strike Bid CHICAGO Sinclair Oil o has agreed to union demands n a strike that has tied up 17 Sreat Lakes tanfors a CIO Na ional Maritime Union spokesman aid Thursday and negotiations vith eight other companies may be esumcd Thursday Sinclair agreed o make a customary 10 per cent casonal bonus a part of basic vages of crew members and1 to rant further increases of two to ix per cent   

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