Get 1 more page view just for clicking
to like us on Facebook
Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 13, 1953, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited ior the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGH 10 R S VOL LIX Associated Press and Untied Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JULY J3 1953 Tills Paper Two OM No One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor As Communism Begins to Fade pVENTS of the past two or three weeks in East Germanj and in Eastern Europe gonerallj by the sacking of Butcher Bcria have been most pleasing to me I assure you You sec I have all the reasons every body else has for wanting to see Communism go boom plus one other that has to do with my pride as a reporter For a long time Ive been saying that Communism contains the seeds of its own destruction thai if we of the free world will just stay strong long enough well be on hand to preside over the burial rites of about the most evil thing that was ever foisted off on to man kind For the past year and a half since peeking behind the Iron Cur tain in two places Ive been even more confident of myself in this prediction I havent hedged even slightly Ive been clear out on the end of a long limb to put it mildly It might be more accurate to say that I peeked behind two Iron Cur tains than to say as I have said that I peeked behind the Iron Cur tain in two places What I had in mind was the Tito Iron Curtain in Yugoslavia and the Russian Iron Curtain in East Germany Poison in Two Softies And my forecast about ultimate disintegration is as applicable to the one as to the other Theyre the same poison out of two bottles Both claim parentage in Karl Marx and I suspect the Tito va riety has been the less diluted Russian Communism of course is about as much an expression of the ageold czaristic imperialism as it is of Marxism That Tito chances to be in our corner at this time doesnt alter the fundamental fact that he is the representative of a wholly in iquitous political system Inwar and diplomacy you dont stop to ask about the character of your Al lies You only ask Are you against the sairie people we are Tito was against Moscow so were we That made us partners tern porarily at least It was under this same formula that we picked up Stalin as a part ner during World War II Both of us were against Hitler Thats the thing that put us under the same tent And I suspect that we might do the same thing again as a choice between what seemed to be the lesser of two evils Concealed by Iron Curtain How serious and how widespread the uprisings against the Commu nist rule have been only those un easy rulers in the Kremlin know The view of the free world has been obstructed by the Iron Cur tain That incidentally is a prin cipal function of that Iron Cur tain Its to cut off the view But it isnt to be doubted that the things weve seen in East Ger many Hungary Czechoslovakia Poland and elsewhere are sympto matic of a deepseated and growing resentment against an unhappy type of slavery pressed down upon some 800 million people by a gang of bloodthirsty boodlors in Mos cow Those who gave up what freedom they had for a promised economic security now sense that they lost the one without gaining the other The misery which invited Commu nism has been aggravated not lessened And now the myth of strength through Communism has been shattered by open revolt The tipoff to the fact that behind the facade of enormous military might is a rickety economy was contained in the action by Yugo slavia in thumbing its nose at the Kremlin If the Stalin bite had been as mighty as the Stalin bark Tito would have been brought into line at once An Example for Others The fact that he wasnt his giv en other satellite nations not just a hint but absolute proof that they could if they were so minded get away with the same insolence to ward Moscow Its a fact too ob vious to be argued that Yugoslavia has suffered no penalty by break ing with Russia If there is any mark of distinc tion in Communism not borne by other tyrannies of other times it lies in Communisms genius for keeping a pistol at the temple of its subject peoples over a long period of time Hitler did so for a dozen years Mussolini for 20 but Lenin and Stalin stretched out the period of frightened allegiance to 35 years or so That the system of Communism developed in Moscow and it is much a revival of the old Rus sian imperialism as it is a mani CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Row Flares in Postal Hike Parley WASHINGTON tf The House Postoffice Committee defeated by one vote Monday a move to post pone action until next year on President Eisenhowers request for increased postal rates The 1110 decision in closed ses sion came after an angry public row over an effort to recess the committee and cut short Postmas ter General Summerfields presen tation of the administrations case Iowa Representative Rep Gross RIa moved to postpone any decision until next year A 1010 tie vote resulted from a poll of the committee and Chairman Rees RKan broke the tie to defeat the move The com mittee then adopted with only five dissenting votes a simple mo tion to continue hearings That left up in the air the ques tion of whether the committee would report the postal rate in crease bill to the House before scheduled congressional adjourn ment about July 31 Rees said the committee would decide that question after giving a fair hearing to all sides At the public session Summer field had hardly settled into the witness chair before there was a demand for the committee to re 8 in North Iowa Accidents 58 Were Aboard Ships Comb Pacific for Crash Survivors HONOLULU Navy spurred a massive search Monday for survivors of a fourengine airliner whicl plunged into lonely Pacific waters with 58 aboard A huge armada of ship and planes combed the storm threatened Pacific 320 miles east of Wake Island but hope for survival of i cess All Talk at Once For several minutes the Cabinet official and committee members all talked at once yelling to be heard above the uproar Rep Murray senior Democrat on the committee cie cleared he was mortified at such procedure and called the re cess Rep Hagen R Minn and Rep Gross the rankest kind of discourtesy to a Cabinet member About The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy Monday night chance of brief thunder showers Monday evening Iowa Partly cloudy Monday night Tuesday mostly fair Minnesota Mostly fair Monday night and Tuesday GlobeGazette weather data up o 8 a m Monday Maximum 82 Minimum 63 At 8 a m en Precipitation 39 SAME DATE the occupants of the Trans ocean Air Lines DCGB with discovery of a life raft and sea cushions from the airliner The plane bound from Guam to Oakland Calif carried eight chil drcn under 10 years old among its 50 passengers and eight crew men It disappeared Saturday night on the WakctoHonoIulu hop It was the first commercial transpacific plane crash in thai section of the Pacific since Work War II The Navy transport Barrett one of at least 10 ships combing waters where the plane last reported its position found an abandoned life raft and seat cushions it positivelj identified as coming from the liner Comdr T O Murray Hawaiian SeaFrontier operations officer anc search coordinator said there is a good chance there is life around there We will continue the search with that in mind as long as neces sary he said There was plenty of room on four other life rafts carried by the plane and still un accounted for At its height Sunday the huge search included more than 20 planes and 10 ships They criss crossed the bleak Pacific in a des perate race against approaching darkness Just before dark the Barrett spotted the inflated life raft which carried carbon dioxide bottle stamped with the initials TAL meaning Transdcean Air Lines Senator Alone on Committee WASHINGTON W Sen Mc Carthy RWis called a meeting Monday of his Senate Investiga tions first since all its Democrats resigned Fri he was the only mem ber to show up The other t h r c e Republican members were reported to have other committee dates and there was nothing to indicate that they had remained away for any other reason McCarthy said he called the ses sion for the purpose of question ing a witness behind closed doors He declined to name his witness McCarthy sitting alone has held many such sessions in the past When he recessed Mondays oneman session McCarthy said he lacl uncovered evidence of an si eged shakedown against a friendly foreign government by some employes in the old Acheson State Department He declined to name the nation he employes involved or to even lint at the approximate date BULLETIN WASHINGTON UP The United States told Great Britain and France today that it would be firmly opposed to the entry of Communist China into the United Nations or any relaxation of the trade embargo against that regime even if a Korean armistice is arranged INVOLVED IN FATAL smashed automo bile carried Mrs Katheryn Gillam 33 and her two daugh ters Diane 11 and Linda 9 to their death Sunday The car collided with another auto carrying four Des Moines men three miles south of Garner on Highway 69 Three of the men were also killed Mrs Gillam and her daugh ters from Altoonn were on their way to Clear Lake for a vacation THREE DIE is the other car involved in the accident fatal to six near Garner Sunday Dead are Jack R Burns 35 Walter Hodge 48 and Arthur Wagner 73 all of Des Moines A fourth man Robert Dorris 48 was injured Franklin County Superintendent of Schools Succumbs G Docrings eldabout 56 Franklin County su perintendent of schools since 1935 lied at i amMonday at the Vet eransHospital in Des Moines vhere he had been a patient for 10 days Mr Doeringsfeld who was su perintendent of schools at Alden for ix years before coming to Hamp on is survived by his wife a son Ernest and a daughter Martha all at home Funeral arrangements are in complete A BAD SPOT NEW YORK Flan nagan50 was held Monday in bail as a firebug He was accused oftrying to ignite two cans of trash Sunday in the driveway of a city firemans house British Seal City by Canal CAIRO Egypt UP British troops took control of all ap proaches to Ismailia in the trou bled Suez Canal Zone Monday when the Egyptians ignored an ul imatum for return of a kidnaped tirman The British had given the sub governor of Ismailia until 9 am 1 am CST to return Aircrafts man A V Rigden who was re ported to have been abducted by a known Egyptian gangster When time ran out British tanks scaled off Ismailia with road blocks Major Salah Salem Egyptian Minister of National Guidance called on the Egyptian people in i nationwide broadcast at the zero hour to prepare for battle but avoid antiBritish action until or dered President Mohammed Naguibs cabinet called an emergency meet ing as Egyptian armored cars manned all strategic points in the capital The new AngloEgyptian crisis blew up overnight when Gen Sir Francis Festing commander of British troops in Egypt informed the Ismailian subgovernor he took an extremely serious view of the airmans disappearance Festing warned the subgovernor there would be a serious disrup tion and inconvenience to the Egyptian community in the area of Ismailia unless Rigden who disappeared last Thursday was returned Salem defied the British threat of armed action and denounced British policy I choose this very moment to speak in the name of Egypt who is waiting to see what Britains army can do in the canal zone he said With their tanks and warships they can destroy cities kill and ar rest innocent people and do worse things but we will not be frighten ed Salem thanked the missing Brit ish airman for having opened the gates of freedom for Egypt We thank you Airman Rigden because you reminded us al though we never im perialist occupation is Salem said Vicious Red Assault Rhee OKs Armistice Biggest Attack Since 1951 SEOUL Tuesday AVThe Chi nese Communists drove up to 40 000 men against Allied lines on th Korean East Central Front Mon day night in their biggest offcn sive since 1951 frontline officer reported Tuesday The battle opened at 10 p m a m GST Monday northeast o Sniper Ridge north of Kumhwn with tremendous artillery bar rages Hard Fighting Thereis hand to hand fighting all along our front said a Unitec States adviser to the South Korean Division most heavily engaged Earlier a well informed source n Seoul said President Syngman Rhee has plcdgod in writing that South Korea will not obstruct an armistice and Rhee himself indi cated his country has relaxed its demand for unification by force Rhec said in a statement that South Korea may change its meth ods but not its objective of unify ng the country A wellinformed source told As sociated Press Tokyo Bureau Chief Robert Eunson that President Eis enhowers special envoy won sweeping concessions from Rhee nchiding the written pledge that South Korea would not obstruct an armistice Wont Free POWs Rhee reportedly agreed not to rcc any more prisoners His order freeing 27000 POWs stalemated he nearly completed truce nego iations The envoy Assistant U S Sec rotary of State Walter S Robert son refused to agree to Rhces demand that the United States valk out of a postarmistice poli ical conference if it failed to make icadway in 90 days on unifying Coren the source said In return Eunson said Rhee re ortedly was assured that the Jnited States would hold another oplevel conference with South Ko a truce work out a joint policy and that the United States would defend South Korea if it were attacked These assurances Eunson earned were in addition top pre vious U S promises of economic military aid and efforts to uni y Korea peacefully Optimism for an early truce was trcngthencd also by an order of he U S Information Service dis iatching its photographers to the nice conference site at Panmun om by Wednesday The picture was clouded how vcr by a hostile Communist re action to the rrsult of Robertsons 2 conferences with Rhee as re flected by correspondents at Fan munjom and broadcasts by the of Rains Ease Drought By UNITED PRESS Soaking rains nourished the cracked almost lifeless soil in much of the Southwest drought Monday and touched off flash floods in Nebraska Oklahoma and Colorado Agricultural experts said the rains may have broken the drought the worst in history atleast temporarily But West Texas heart of the critical area got only tensing showers or no rain at all A flash flood in the Colorado drought belt left two men dead Intc Saturday night The US Weather Bureau reported numerous and substantial showers Sunday night from Minnesota southward across Wisconsin Iowa Nebraska Missouri Kansas Oklahoma Arkansas and ex treme North Texas with some showers in Louisiana New England and the Pacific Northwest Up to 550 inches of rain fell at Slillwaler Okla and n minor flood there drove eight families from their homos ficial Red radio heard before Rhecs latest statement Details Lacking Details meanwhile were lacking on the heavy Red attack The Eighth Army said only tha upwards of two Divisions were at acking between Snipers Ridge and the Puklian River The heavy new action was placet ictwcen on llie Central Front and Red held Kumsong a distanceof about 13 miles Another four Communist batlal ions were attacking near the Puk han River itself It was not known immediately whether the full front was in ac Ion It is nearly 20 miles from Kumhvva to the Upper Piikhan scene of repeated heavy fighting n recent weeks Two full Chinese divisions totu nearly 20000 men and the four ad ditional battalions attacking near he river Would raise the number o possibly 24000 men Big Bulge The front from Kumhwa run due east past Sniper Ridge ami hen f cuts sharply northeast to Cum songwhere it drops southeast a big bulge or salient in he Chinese lines Most of this area was won in Gen James A Van Fleetsbig Korean offensive in the all of 1951 Truce Is Now Possible Dulles WASHINGTON of itate Dulics told the foreign min slers of Britain and France Mon lay that an armistice in the Ko ean War is now possible if the Communists want one The State Department press of icer quoted Dulics as making the tatement at the Big Three foreign ministers meeting while reviewing he truce negotiations including United States efforts to win the co peration of South Korean Presi lent Syngman Rhee An understanding with Rhec was nnounccd last weekend Despite Red Rejection U S Sends Food BERLIN Food for hungry East Germany already is on the way by sea and the United State has not abandoned hopes of de livcring it despite Moscows scorn Ail rejection of the 15 million dolla offer US authorities said here Monday These sources said alternate pos sible ways of aiding the 18 million hungry people under commanding rule inGermanys Soviet 7 one are being studied in Washington Bonn and Berlin Soviet Foreign Minister V M Molotov scornfully rejected Prcsi dent Eisenhowers offeisof thefood Saturday night1 with a note terni ing it a propaganda stunt H claimed the Russians were sup plying their occupation zone nde qualely West German Chancellor Kon rad Adenauer termed Moscow action highly regrettable and de scribed Eisenhowers offer as t generous and humanitarian gos ture A US High Com mission spokesman said Nobody can deny hat East Germany is Some officials suggested pcr iaps the Americans could give the food to the West Germans who could funnel it to the East through nlerzonal trade American authorities s a i d if some method of sending the food to the East is found they need not vait for arrival of food shipments by sea Stocks are available right here n Berlin they said be sent across the Soviot zone border n a matter of hours WILLIS APPOINTED WASHINGTON UP Miss ranees E Willis Redlands Calif Saturday became the first career woman in the American diplomatic ervice to be named an ambassa dor in Garner Car Crash One Drowning Tractor Mishap A twocm collision near Garner a drowning at Clear Lake and m tractor mishap near brought North Iowas death toll to eight over1 the week end The eight were among 18 fa talities In Iowa In the twoday pe Second worstrecord in the stales history Three DCS Moines fishermen an AHooiia mother and her two daugh ters lost their lives when their ears came together on rainswept High way 69 three miles south of Garner at p m Sunday The survivor another Des Moines man remained hospitalized at Mason City First Victim Clifford V Tulhill 1713 Hamp shire S E Mason City becama Clcnr Lakes first drowning vic tim of the year when he fell from a bont aticUost his life in nine feet of wnlor at about 6 p m Sun day His body was recoveredtwo hours later A farm mishap near Bancroft claimed the life of Clctus Menke 14 sou of Mr and Mrs Leander Menke Ho died Sunday at an Al gona hospital from Injuries re ceived Saturday when he became entangled in the feed grinding mechanism of his fathers tractor Dead in the Garner crash arc Robert J Burns 35 Walter Hodge 48 and Arthur Wagner 73 all of DCS Moines Mrs Ward B 33 AHoonn and Her two daughters Diana Carroll 11 and tinda Rne 0 All but Linda Hae were killed in stantly Tho girt died six hours later at Mercy Hospital in Reason City where she hart been taken foe severe head and body injuries Fair Condition Still In fair condition at Mercy Hospital is Robert DonIs 4S DCS Moines Howas found at the side of the highway near one of cars andis being treated for body lacerations shock and possible in ternal injuries Hancock County Sheriff L M Browcr said Mrs Gillam and her children were driving north ap parently to join Mr GJllam for a vacation at Clear Lake Mr lain operates a refrigeration busi ness at Charles City t The DCS Moines men were driv ing south apparently on their way home from n fishing trip to Min nesota Brower said theccrs col lided headon and said there must have been a high rate of speed Both autos were demolished and the bodies of the dead were man gled Highway patrolmen at the scene snid the mishap took place during a light rain The impact threw Lhb men from their car and then flames began to shoot out from beneath the pancaked hood Two witnesses Mrs Dell Ross Clarion who was driving behind the Gillam car and Ole Smith a nearby farmer said they had la remove wreckage to get the bodies of Mrs Gillam and the young girls Rear Like Horses Mrs Ross told Hancock County orner Kenneth Boughton that the AVO machines reared up liko iorscs following the they came to earth on the east side of the road The Garner firo department later extinguished lames which gutted the south jound auto Bodies of the dead were taken 0 the Bohn Funeral Home at Gar ner to await the arrival of rela ivcs Identity of the two girls was delayed as neither had a purse or article of indcntification on heir persons Tulhills death by drowning took ilacc less than a halfmile west of the stale fish hatchery on Clear jokes north shore His com anion Edgar Reynolds 38 also f Mason City said their boat apsized 100 ynrds off shore but hat he was able to swim to a near y dock The Cerro Gordo County sher ffs office and 30fishermen and oaters assisted in finding Tuthills ody They swept the general area lines and hooksvfor two hours efore the fullyclad body was nagged in about nice feet of wa cr Death Accidental Sheriff Cal Dwan acting coroner tudied the remains and then called 10 death accidental due to drown ing The body was taken to PaA
Once upon a time newspapers were our main source of information. Now those old newspapers are a reliable source for hundreds of years of history and secrets of the past. Now you can search for people, places, and events without the hassle of sorting through mountains of papers!
Newspaper Archive is the world's largest online newspaper database featuring over 145+ million newspaper pages. Plus our database expands by one newspaper page per second for a total of around 2.5 million pages per month! The value of your membership grows along with it.
Those looking to find out more about their forefathers can empower their genealogy search with Newspaper Archive. Within our massive database, users can search ancestors' names for news stories and obituaries. We must understand our past to understand our future!
24 hours a day Monday-Saturday
Your full introductory membership payment will be credited toward the cost of full membership any time you choose to upgrade!
"It is amazing how easy and exciting it is to access all of this information! I found hundreds of articles about my relatives from Germany! Well worth the subscription!" - Michael S.
"I love this site. It's interesting to read articles about different family members. I've found articles as well as an obituary about an uncle who passed away before I was born, and another about a great aunt. It's great for helping with genealogy." - Patricia T.
"A great research tool. Allows me to view events and gives me incredible insight into the stories of the past." - Charles S.