Friday, August 14, 1953

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 14, 1953, Mason City, Iowa North lowos Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH I O W A N S NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LIX Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY AUGUST 14 1953 Stock Car Races Highlight Saturday Program at Fair 1aptT ConiUli ot Two No J More Repatriated UN Officially Asks Answer From Commies on Freeing Prisoners PANMUNJOM UN Command asked the Com munists officially Friday if the Eeds plan to hold back any Allied prisoners sentenced to confinement for any reason from the Korean War prisoner exchange Returning Allied POWs have said others were left be hind jailed onphony charges There has been no official report of the number The UNO made its first official demand for an answer in a meeting of the joint UNRed Re patriation Commission at Panmun jorn No Immediate Answer The Reds gave no immediate answer Col Louis C Friedersdorff chief Allied representative asked con firmation that the Reds would senc back all prisoners who insist on repatriation As the commission met Americans and 322 other Alliec captives rode eagerly from Rec at the ex Both Reds and UN accused the other of holding back prisoners en titled to go home And on the Allied side there was an apparent conflict betsveen Ko rean and Washington sources whether all eligible Chinese POW already had been freed U S Secretary of StaleJohn Foster Dulles warned the Reds to send back every Allied prisoner and threatened to hold back some Communist POWs as a safeguard against any Red holdouts Blackmail The Reds Peiping radio in turn charged Dulles with blackmail1 and accused the Allies of illegally holding out 120 Chinese Peiping said it has a right under the Gen lowans Listed WASHINGTON de fense Department Friday made public the names of 123 Ameri can servicemen who the Com munists claim died in North Ko reanPrison camps It was the second such heart break list released in the past 24 hours The department stressed that it has no verification of the Com munist reports The first list released Thurs day night contained names of 121 American prisoners Included were six lowans Cpl Wayne D Austin Grin Cpl Alfred J Martin Wa terloo Pfc Roy M Vickery Postville Pfc Arden R Wailes Des Moines Capt Grant W Simpson Des Moines and Pvt Paul R Roese Pomeroy The DefenseDepartment at Washington officially reported the Communists had listed Aus tin Martin and Vickery as dead Parents of Wailes and Simpson were informed by telegram Thursday of the listed deaths of their sons eva Convention to hold back any prisoners charged with an indica table offense The U S State Department said the truce agreement specified that all POWs who want to return must be sent back The UN Command said Thurs day that its shipment of 222 Chi nese that day was the last de livery of 5495 Chinese scheduled to return However Secretary of the Army Robert T Stevens stepped from his plane in Washington after a Korean visit and said 250 Chinese Reds involved in crimes during their captivity might be held back Asked to explain the apparent conflict a UNC spokesman said any comment would have to come trom Washington Meanwhile more Americans re patriated in the early days of the exchange started for the United States and home A plane with 11 American re patriates aboard stopped for the night in Honolulu on the trip from Tokyo to Travis Air Force Base San Francisco All but one were sick or wounded Hurricane Hits Coast NORFOLK Va The first hurricane of the season howled into Norfolk Friday after buffeting North Carolinas coastal regions throughout the night Striking Norfolk at 6 a m the hurricane moved steadily north ward and headed for southern New Jersey where it was expected to rike Friday afternoon irnings were displayed north as the Massachusetts The Norfolk Weather Bureau re ported shortly after 6 a m that the winds had begun to diminish dropping to an average of 35 miles per hour with top gusts of 56 miles per hour GlobeGazelle pliolo by Musscr OUT THE Martin of the Texas Tor nadoes Denison Tex is being helped out the window of his car after it was demolished in a rollover contest Sev eral thrill show troupes have joined in the Tournament of Thrills which is being concluded Friday afternoon before the North Iowa Fair grandstand A TVITTT T GlobeGazette photo by Musscr C Cap Lawson secretarymanager of the North Iowa Fair takes time off from the hustle of fair week to admire the white dancing horse ridden by Miss Cilly Feindt The equestrienne perfprms nightly be fore the grandstand as she did with Ringling Brothers circus Contracts Let for Sewer Project at Clear Lake CLEAR total ing have been let for the construction of the Clear Lake Sanitary Sewer and a new dis posal plant to serve the entire shore line of Clear Lake and the city of Clear Lake T L Sears chairman of the new sanitary sewer district trust ees said Friday contracts were awarded the Bill Curphy Co Des Moines and the Henry Nodland Alexandria Minn in a joint venture totaling for the construction of a pumping station and for the sewer line The Henkel Construction Co Vlason City with a bid of 76975 received the contract to construct the disposal plant Zim mer and Francescon Moline 111 vas awarded the equipment con ract totaling The final contracts must be ap proved by the Iowa Conservation Commission the State Board of Health and the interim committee of the Iowa Legislature said Sears Money for the new district will come from three sources explained Scars Of the total was appropriated by the Legislature is in special assessment onds from the district and 000 in general obligation bonds Alt About The Weather Mason City Fair through Satur day Cooler Friday night Iowa Fair through Saturday Minnesota Mostly fair through Saturday Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 am Friday Maximum 87 Minimum 63 At 8 am 51 YEAR AGO Maximum 79 Minimum G2 SAME meant death in 21 hour Neither Side Will Yield in French Fight Civilian Workers Join in Walkouts PARIS settled down Friday to a bitter struggle be tween striking labor and economy minded Premier Joseph Laniel With millions already off theii jobs the walkouts spread to civil ian workers in the nations ar senals Army hospital and quar termaster outfits Only 80000 workers were in volved in the 24hour walkout at the military installations but they dramatized the unions determina tion not to stop until Laniel aban doned plans to trim govcrnmenl payrolls and up the retirement age for the civil service The nations railroads were still paralyzed her gas and electricity services diminished and her com munication system tied in knots Employes in these and other government services more than a million workers were out for an indefinite period Their ranks were swelled Thursday by more than three million others in nu merous and pri quit for 24 hours to sup port the civil servants demands But Thursdays response to the trike call was only partially ef fective Banks and insurance com panies remained open as did de triment stores The stock mar ket functioned So did most other private businesses The adamant unions already have widened their demands to in clude a call for a general wage ncreasc JOSEPH LANIEL Attendance Mark May Be Set Children Flock to Fairgrounds New Stock cars will take roaring charge of the North Iowa Fair racetrack Saturday afternoon a the fair ncars the end of its six day run Time trials arc set for 2 pin and the races get under way a The same schedule is set fo Sunday when the dirt track chain pions go after points in the 1MCA sponsored big car races Attendance Record Given good weather the fui seems assured of a new attend ance record considering th crowds which have flocked to th auto races in past years Ther were about 2000 in the grandstant Friday afternoon for the fina showing ot the Tournament o Thrills The midway was getting the bi play however because of Chil drens Day which brought a ca pa city crowd to the grandstanc for the free show during the fore noon It was all for free for the kiddies both the outside gate and th grandstand and they were getting all the top acts from the nigh show The show people love to play U a bunch like that said M C Cap Lawson secretarymanager of the fair Its good business too We havea show were really prouc of and those youngsters will help spread the word of how good i is In Good Mood The fair boss was in a goot mood His official attendance fig ures for the first three days wer 48226 as compared with 4414 which set a new record last year The night grandstand show wa doing all right too The seats wer practically filled again Thursda evening The public Is helping ti spread the word about the Dor othey Dorben Dancers and Sam Howards Water Frolics Six North Iowa 4H club mem bers won class championship wit their dairy animals at the distric 4H dairy show The class winners were Guern Diercks of Mason City Terrell Baker of Bel mond Brown Dad isman of Manly Milking Short o b e r t Franks of Clear Fair Program FRIDAY Childrens by Franklin Consolidated Band Frolics plus Dorothy Dorben Dancers and novelty acts SATURDAY District 4H demonstration con tests FFA livestock judging con test livestock sale o n c e r t by Buffalo Center Band 200 Stock Car Races n c e r I by Nora Springs Band a t c r Frolics plus Dorothy Dorben Dancers and novelty acts ake Hall of Meservey Prtiin Mason City Judging in the open class dairy show was started immediately after the 4H contest Judge of the lairy animals was Holgar 0 arson of Dike Thrill Show More than 1500 persons made up he enthusiastic audience which saw the first days Tournament of Thrills before the grandstand Thursday afternoon A dozen driv ers slammed and crashed their way through some 18 events dur ng the twohour show Drawing the most applause was the auto crash roll by Jimmy Wil iams formerly of Tipton Iowa ind now driving for Joie Chit woods Daredevils Wiebke IUN FOR Linda Smith 1529 Delaware N E front and Joan Bristow go for a boat ride on the midway at the North Iowa Fair Friday wna Chil dren s Day at the Fair with all 16 years or under admitted free at the gate and for half jince on the rides until 5 p m Serious Split Between U S Britain on Parley Admission of Soviets India Issue UNITED NATIONS NY Ml Britain and some other Wcsten allies were reported ready Friday go on the floor of the UN Gen cral Assembly with a demand tha Russia and India be included in the forthcoming Korean politlcn conference Informed sources said the apli between the United States an Britain over the composition of th Korean parley is much more seri ous than previously indicated Strongly The British arc understood t feel even more strongly about th question ot Russian participatioi than about the possibility of Indli being given a scat The United States has indicated that the UN side of the conferenc should be restricted to the 1G coun s which fought under tho Utv banner in Korea As for Russia the United Stale position is ihat the Soviet Union may represent the Communist side n the talks but should not sit as UN representative The question of composition ha jeen debated behind the scenes by he 1C UN allies in two long meet ngs without any sign of an agree ment Foil Assembly As a result tho British are understood to feel that if the 16 countries cannot agree on the in clusion of Russia and India a cparate proposal or possibly two separate proposals on these coun ries should be put before the full 10nation Assembly The British position is that it is unrealistic to try to settle the Ko problem without the parttci pationof Russia since Russia is closely concerned with this and all ther Asian questions U N Secretary General Dag fammarskjold who has been try ng to play a mediation role re used at a news conference to say xplicilly whether he thought cither ndia or Russia should be scaled t the Korean conference Broad Interpretation But he came out for a broad in erprctation of the armistice terms o retain U N direction in getting peace treaty rather than restrict ng it to only the belligerents In a ormal statement hti said I would like to express the hope hat ways will be found to work ut formulas and solutions creating avorable conditions for a full ex loration of the possibilities that may exist for a constructive co perative approach to the problems icing the conference This may all for a broad interpretation of ic terms of article 60 of the armls ce agreement Article 60 is the armistice clause ver whose interpretation Britain nd the United States have split Parrot Insults Man MENLO PARK Calif Kicfcr did another slow bum Friday and vowed hed still get the aeidtongued parrot that in his fruit treescoling peaches and pears and cussing him out Ktefer has been trying to get the sheriffs office at Redwood City to do something about the swaggering bird He first complained Tuesday after the pnrrot had called him soma very ugly words Kiefor said he climbed into a pear tree after tha bird and it squawked back at him Youdont know so much you old Sheriff Earl B WhJlnipre said it was too bad but ihera was nothing in the law Against uncouth parrots Kiefer insulted several times sinco then stomped into office again Thursday and demanded action He suggested a well placed 22 bullet or n large club But Whitmore replied The parrot must not bo harmed Death Still Stalks Intensity of Tremors Subsiding in Greece PATRAI Greece moro earth tremors the Ionian islands of Kefallinia1 Ithaca and Zakinthos Fri day Landslides fire and death continued to stalk the sur vivors already stricken by modern Greeces worst earth quake disaster But the new tremors were of subsiding intensity and air sea aid and rescue units from many nations were reaching the scene There still was no account of dead and injured American observers said they be lieved a Greek government esti mate of nearly 1000 killed was too small Adm Lord Mountbalten Mcdi erranean commander of NATO naval forces flew over Zakinlhos Information WASHINGTON Stale Department offered Friday to find out about welfare and whereabouts of earthquake vic tims in the Greek Ionian islands Americans worried about friends and relatives were in vited to wire the departments special counselor service here he main city on the island of the same name and reported by radio hat he saw a large part of a cliff all in tho sea Fires still raged over the cily of 25000 population he reported and storage drums oil and gasoline vcre exploding Two Voters Two Votes in County Wheat Election The Cerro Gordo County PMA office had a 100 per cent turnout Friday in the election on the wheat acreage referendum Both of the countys two eligibla voters showed up at the polls which close at 8 pm If other farmers who intend to plant 15 or more acres of wheat next year try to vote their eligibility will have to be questioned said Harold Ander egg county committcemnn Iowa wheat farmers are voting in the national referendum conduct ed by the US Department of Agri culture to determine whether mar keting quotas should be imposed on the 1954 crop Upton Named to Senate Replacing Charles Tobey CONCORD NH ov Hugh Gregg Friday appointed Robert W Upton 69yearold Con ord lawyer to theUS Senate eat vacated by the recent death of Jen Charles W Tobey Upton a Republican will serve ntll January 1955 The remaining wo years of Tobeys term will be Hied in the 1954 election A full sixyear term candidate Iso will be chosen in that elec lon as Sen Styles Bridges term xpires in January 1955 It will be he second time la Now Hamp shire history that the state elected two senators in the same election With Uptons appointment the Senate now has 47 Republicans and 47 Democrats Oregons Wayne Morse who bolted the GOP in the 1952 elec tion is classified as an indepen dentwho has said however that he will vote with the Republicans on strictly partyline measures Ohios Democratic Gov Franfc Lausche has not yet named a cessor for the late Republican Sea Robert A Taft