Thursday, August 6, 1953

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 6, 1953, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited for the ON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THINEWSrAPIR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NIICHBORS HOME EDITION MASON CITY DOLLAR DAYS Thuriday Friday and Saturday VOL LIX Associated Press and United Press Fuji Wirai SeveB Cents a Coiy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY AUGUST Pijpr o Two Clark Cites Figure to Retire Oct 31 WASHINGTON Mark W Clark said Thursday the Reds may hold between 2000 and 3000 more American prisoners than the 3313 they have said they will exchange The Far East commander also told a Pentagon con ference he applied Thursday for retirement from the Army effective Oct 31 He said he had made no plans as to what he will do when he doffs his uniform after 40 years Army service Clark had this to say about the Korean prisoners 1 The United Nations Command has evidence indicating Communists Joy Dams of Burst in 70 US Homes Boys Are Coming Home From Prison By UNITED PRESS Dams of joy broke in 70 Ameri can homes Thursday with the newi that more prisoners of war were free from Communist barbed wire One sentimental mother planned to stuff her boy wtih fruit cake she saved from a lonely Christmas 19 months ago Another fainted I knew he was had faith a Texas father said The fervent religious thanks of pious wives and mothers were im pressive Nevar Lost Hope I never lost hope said Mrs Juan Acevedo Cubanborn mother of Pfc Bievenido Acevedo of New York I prayed continually before the shrine of Virgin Mary in my home Thank the wonder ful said Flora B Hill Negro farmwife who lives near Nuyaka Okla A neighborly post master Miss Elizabeth Beidleman took the news that Pvt Oscar Hil was safe tothe farm home be cause thehills have no telephone Mrs Albert Rose of Morgantown WVa told how she mailed a frui cake toher son Cpl Junior B Rose in 1951 He was captured and the cake returned Fruit kept that fruit cake oh so vyell just waiting for the day Jun ior would be back she said He Said when he got back he wanted to open a filling station Ive go more than saved up for him And the fruit cake In the excitementv of common happiness families across the coun try reacted much the same Im so excited I cant possiblj put into words how wonderful feel said Mrs Margaret Towner of Corning NY mother of Cpl Maynard A Towner I feel wonderful but you can express it in words the father o Cpl Charles F Hearn said a fev hundred miles away in St Louii hold many more prisoners who should be eturned 2 Thousands upon South Koreans still are un ccounted for and there may be etween 2000 and 3000 additional Americans in enemy prison camps Clark who will return to his okyo headquarters in a few days aid the 3rd Marine Division now nder way to the Far East will e stationed in Japan In reply to questions he said here are no plans now for any iody to come back from Korea He explained he meant there is no current intentionto move any arge combat unit from Korea Clark said when the Commu aists first offered to exchange omething over 3000 American irisoners after a cease fire he eported to Washington the total vas close to estimates made earli r by his command of the number f Americans who might have jeen captured But he said later information ibtained from Americans returned n the sick and wounded exchange early in May and from other un dentified sources led to the be ief the enemy actually holds many more Americans OTHER WORDS MEMPHIS Tenn UP A mo torist recently flagged down th Illinois Centrals streamliner Cit of New Orleans and asked th train crew to pull his car out o the ditch One of the words of re ply from the conductor was no New Hampton Man Named Supervisor DES TrtOINES appoint ment of Forrest Moore 57 of New iampton as regional supervise or Northern Iowa was announced Wednesday by Miss Jessie Park er state superintendent of publi nstruction Moore will succeee Virgil Lagarmarcino who re signed last month Moores salarj ll be per year PRAY FOR PEACE TOKYO W than 300000 people of Hiroshima quietly prayec for peace Thursday as they ob served the eighth anniversary o the worlds first atomic bomb bias over the city Hold 3000 More Troops V Returnees Tell About Atrocities i AP Wircphoto SWITCH ON BIG SWITCH Operation Big Switch was returning Americans boys to freedom in Ko rea the body of Sgt Lawrence Gumbo reached Chicago The flagdraped casket is clutched by a stepbrother Joe Valenza as a brother Sam Gumbo tries to steady an aunt Mrs Mary Schialabba Calls Measure Unfair Ike Vetoes Bill to Reduce Movie Taxes WASHINGTON UP Eisenhower Thursday vetoed a bill which would have repealed the 20 per cent federal tax on movie tickets It was major piece of legislation Eisenhower has refused to approve In a memorandum of disap proval he said he was taking this step because the government can hot afford the loss of revenue and it is unfair to single out one in dustry for relief at this time Pocket Veto The action amounted to a pock et isletting a billgo unsigned while Congress was not in session This hasthe effect of killing the legislation The President said repealof the admissions taxwhich has been in Biggest Dollars Worth Theres a lot of talk around the country about the dollar and how much its worth But not in Mason City this week Thursday Friday and Saturday areMason Citys Dollar Days Yourdollar is worth alot more those days And there are a lot of placeswith scores of bargains your dol lar will buy Mason City stores are prepared with unbelievable bar gains Theres a great variety because of widespread par ticipation in such sales in other years Mason Citys mer chants are prepared for a big influx of visitors from throughoutNorth Iowa and Southern Minnesota Never hassolittle bought so much Thursday Friday and Saturday are Mason Citys Dol lar Days effect at the present rate since April i 1944 would result in a Two ROK Troops Die PANMUNJOM Korea Seventy more Americans came back to freedom from Communist captivity Thursday most of them looking like victims of the Nazi torture camps of Dachau and Buchenwald They hobbled on cnnes or crude ly fashioned crutches to the re ception tents for identification and preliminary medical examination Some left the Communist ambu lances on stretchers Unconscious Two Americans w ere uncon scious They were not identified One of the South Koreans returned dead Another ROK sol dier died after liberation after he tried to pull his tightened skin over his teeth to smile but couldnt Battletoughened Marines on duty at the reception center were shocked by the appearance ot the gaunt haggard shells ot men Topplts Off A dazed Negro soldier stood like a robot on the tailgate ot his truck and toppled into the arms of medics The 45 Americans arriving in the irst two Russian truck convoys Torn Kaesong were in worse con dition than the 70 Americans re leased in the first exchange Wed nesday and more than half of that group had tuberculosis The re maining 25seenied in better condl ion and spirits The Communisls assured the United Nations that all of the 81 Americans to be returned Fridaj the third phase of Operatioi Big Switch are healthy Bu that was the description the Reds gross loss of revenue of 200 mil lion dollars or a net loss of be tween 100 and 200 millions a year after allowing for a resulting in crease in income taxes from the motion picture industry Eisenhower said that because of the need for revenue he had rec ommended and Congress ap sixmonth extension of the excess profits tax He added that tax relief for one industry now would be inconsistent with that action Com petition The President went on to say the ills of the movie industry are caused largely by new forms of competition rather than the admis sions tax And he noted the price of tickets to the public would have stayed the same even if the tax had been repealed He said too that tax revision studies have gone far enough to allow him to recommend a reduc tion in the movie taxnext year The tax repeal bill passed both houses by large margins at the re cently ended session of Congress Eisenhower has said repeatedly that taxes should not be cut until a balanced budget is in sight gave of the limping South Koreans returned Thursday Dont Want to Talk Most the returnees did no want to talk Others were too wea AP Wtrojitmlo BACK FROM THE gone and hobbling on crutches Lt Col Thomas D Harrison of Clovis NM is assisted by a as he is repatriated in the second exchange of prisoners at Panrminjoni Harrison lost his leg when he leaped from his burning jot plane over North Korea in May 1951 Austin Television to Start Monday sla lion KMMT will start regular pro graming Monday according to an announcement late Wednesday by Program Director Tom Steensland Steensland said that at the start the station would operate from to pm with additional hours added in the future Included on the schedule for the first weeks of telecasting are such shows as Boston Blackie March ot Time wrestling a play of the week and feature films to speak above a whisper The Communists delivered onl 392 prisoners Thursday eight shor of the 400 they had promised t release daily until nil 12763 of thci captives including 3313 Amer cans arc liberated Thus far 14 Americans have returned to free dom The men who came back Thurs day wore ragged uniforms an rubbersoled sneakers Some of them wore tattered GI caps Pvt Shirley Grimmett of Rita WVa was the first American to answer the roll call Then ho was taken to the medical tent None of the returning prisoners knew the whereabouts of Maj Gen William F Dean hero of Taegu and highest ranking prisoner of the Communists Alan Winnington Communist cor respondent of the London Daily Worker said he too did not know when Dean will be returned AP Photographer But Winnington said he believed Associated Press Photographer Frank Noel would be returned Fri day When the 2705 Communists re leased by the UN reached the ex change point the North Koreans began cursing and tearing off their uniforms They threw shoes at American officers An American major who was hit by a crutch Wednesday was struck in the mouth Thursday by a shoe tn m GlobeGazellephoto by Muiier r Mason Cltv s stores during the citywideDollar Days are practi cally a steal Lois Werner Waterloo and Lois Kornman 908 10th N E look over some pf their Days continue through Saturday with lots of good buys in the downtown stores LAMB CROP DBS MOINES W The 1953 Iowa lamb crop is estimated by the Iowa Crop and Livestock Report ing Service at 802000 head rAll About The Weather Partly cloudy through Fri day Mason City Partly cloudy through Friday High Friday 76 to 80 Minnesota A little cooler and fair GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Thursday Maximum 73 Minimum 61 At 8 a m 70 Precipitation OL YEAR AGO Maximum 73 Minimum 49 NAMED TO POST CHICAGO Ofl Baugc of Shcnandoah Iowa has been named secretarytreasurer of the National Mail Order Nurserymens Association Crooner Dick Haymes Is Arrested for Deportation Avoided Military Service HOLLYWOOD of the nations top singers and current beau of actress Rita Hay worth was ar rested by immigration authorities Thursday for deportation to his native Argentina HAYMES The handsome crooner charged as an alien with illegally leaving and reentering the country when he flew to Hawaii to visit the voluptuous redhead two months ago Haymes w n s picked up ly immigration of ficers Thursday morning as he was wa Iking do w n Sunset Boulevard Haymes w a s born in Buenos Aires on Sept 13 1918 He entered this country the Justice Depart ment said for permanent residence May 281937 The deportation warrant charged that during World War II Haymes obtained ah exemption from rmili tary service on grounds he wasa citizen of a neutralnation Argen tina Under the McCarranWaltcr im migration law this exemption makes him ineligible for naturali zation The Justice Department learned about this military relief it said when Haymes returned to Loi Angeles from Honolulu Wins Atomic Patent Case UPTON NY fl Nicholas C Christophilos 36 son of a Boston restaurant owner has won an un disclosed cash settlement for his atomic patents In announcing settlement Wednesday the Atomic Energy lommission said Christophilos patents deal with a 100 billion volt atom smasher it plans to build Christophilos who lived in Greece until recently now is em ployed by the Brookhaven National Laboratory here He formula two years patented his before AEC scientists reached the same con elusion Ike to Report to the Nation WASHINGTON Ml President Eisenhower givesa radio report to the nation Thursday on the work of Congress and his administration so far His to 8 p m CST broadcast will be carried by the four major networks Four Men Rescued Storm Slows Plane Search Stormy seas Thursday for 16 LONDON W dimmed hopes American airmen missing from the giant U S Air Force RB36 bomber which crashed in flames in the At lantic Wednesday Only seven of a 3ntan crew have been accounted for pfficially Four werepicked up alive from the rough water and ships re ported finding three bodies Wind increased in violence Thursday over a 200mile expanse heaving sea 300 to 500 miles west of Ireland as planes and ships1 searched the areai The vessels reported by feeble radio that the wind reached veloci ties of 42 knots causing long swells and 15foot high waves Hope finding moresurvivors in oneman dinghys rafts or one of the two rescue hoats dropped by planes were further dimmed as rain reduced visibility to about three miles Clouds reduced the ceiling for 23 searching aircraft to about 1000 feet One faint radio message from the freighter Manchester skipper raised the possibility that more men might have been found alive The skipper reported he was bringing in survivors Previous messages said the ship hac orJ one survivor and two bodies We cant make but whether the use of the word survivors means that additional men hove been picked up or1 whether we have another radio garble said a Lon don agent of the shipping line A sister ship Manchester Pioneer bound for Canada re ported that the three survivors it picked up have been transferred to the Canadian Pacific liner Em press of Australia enroute to Liv erpool The ship is due Saturday Harrison Tells of Tortures FREEDOM VILLAGE Korea W and South Koreans freed by the Communists Thursday told of beatings burnings death marches and starvation at thV hands ot their Red rors which they said killed count less fellow prisoners Lt Col Thomas D Harrison highest ranking American yet returned in the twoday pris oner exchange arrived on crutches with one log missing He said the Communists starved him seven days then repeatedly smothered him with n wet towel and revived him with jabs from a lighted cig aret It was n fruitless attempt to get military information he said Should Returned He said he knew of atleast 60 officers who were so ill they should lave been returned last April dur ng the exchange oi disabledpris oners He said the Reds told him he was held back because I was bad used my rank and eloquence to influence other pris oners Harrison a 32yearold fighter jomber pilot from Clovis NM the second cousin ot Lt Gen Wil liamK senior Allied truce negotiator He is one ot 70 Americans freed Thursday at Pan munjom Cpl Russell P James Auburn Wash said he had seen the burial of more than 1500 American pris oners who died of wounds or froze to death in North Korea during two terrible months of the bitter winter of 195051 i Thursdays accounts not as sweepingly lurid as or deals described by sick and wounded POWs freed last April were all thS more intense and personal A Army censorship rule allows a Hi berated prisoner to tell only of atrocities he saw Targets U S and other airmen appeared to be special targets of Red bru tality probably a reprisal for deadly Allied bombings and slraf Ings Allied officers said A Negro B29 copilot Lt Samuel E Masslnberg of Detroit said he got four days of continuous torture and starvation from the North Ko reans followed by a special effort to woo him to Communism be cause of my race He said They butted me around they slugged me they gave me no food for four days When they saw I would not give them the informa tion they wanted they turned me over to the Chinese to fatten me up Massinbcrgs hands were frost bitten after he bailed out over Pyongyang when a Red MIG jet shot down his B23 last Jan 11 The Reds bound them tightly he said They hurt terribly all the and I lost part of the left one Shung Keum Shoon a 25year old emaciated South Korean told of seeing North Korean Reds beat seven Americans so severely with rifle butts that five died within a few hours Grisly Details Cpl Russell P James of Auburn Wash told of grisly burial details in the bitter winter 195051 in the notorious mining camp that prisoners called Death Valley We buried 25 to 30 men prac tically every day We had no medi cal treatment at all and all we got to eat then was a little bit of millet every day Later things improved and James added sarcastically Then we got beans and rice on weekdays and chicken and photographers on holi days The photographers took pic tures of us eating chicken With tears of emotion in his eyes Robert M Wilklns of Detroit an airman shot down in a B26 last January told of being thrown into a black hole and tortured after he and several oth ers escaped momentarily and were recaptured He said a British and an Ameri can officerdied in the ordeal Va were tossed into a dun geon he said Im not kidding youwe had to He two deep it was so crowded there And there was an inch or two of water on the floor TAXATION LOWER KEOKUK W Although most costs keep going up the city coun cil was told Wednesday that the amount of revenue to be lere by taxation next year ii to be lower