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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 7, 1953, Mason City, Iowa i North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TH1 NEWS TAPIR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS HOME EDITION AuocJalcd Pica uod United Full Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY SEPTEMBER 7 Ihli Paper of Two Alii BQYP SMITH Auto Body Man STEVEN PLENDL Floor Layer JIM BANGS Shoe Repairman JENS CHRISTIANSON Mailman es to Demand Return of Fischer One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor France Is Side Man of Europe term Sick Man of A used to be applied to Turkey But in the present world scene it lt could be more accurately used in I referring to France Intakes a con genital optimist to see anything bright in that countrys immediate future A year and a half ago it fell my lot to visit a dozen countries of Europe Asia and Africa in quest of an answerto the question How is the doing in its life and death struggle against My first extended stop was in France i My visit there included inter views with the top authorities in NATO who at that time happened to be Gen D wight D EisenhoVver and Gen Alfred Gruenther inter views with our top embassy and Mutual Security spokesmen and an evening with Frances defense min isler of the moment Monsieur Bi dault of Premier Faures cabinet Revolving Door Needed H I had wanted to sufficiently 1 guess I could have met up with the head of the government but his hold on the position was so tenuous that it impressed me and my journalistic companions on the mission as being a waste of time Within the month he had been ousted and succeeded by another premierwho in turn gave way lo somebody else Thats the way it is in France Instability of government breeds instability in French business and in French thinking Nobody seems to be much concerned svith what is going to happen tomorrow or the day afler The suggeslion that the premiers residence be equipped with a revolving door for the con venience of him and his successor is symptomatic At that particular lime there was high glee in Paris about the taxi driver r who upon delivering Pre mier Faure to his official home was asked to stand by Ill not keep you waiting long M Faure as sured him That I believe the taxi driver replied with a chuckle None of your predecessors ever did France Is NATO Key From my contacts with the NATO officials and from my con tacts with our diplomatic repre sentatives I sensed France figures very prominently in the free worlds defense setup against Bussia It was my awareness of this that caused me so much con cern as I left France on that oc casion And its my awareness of this that causes my concern over France at this moment I wondered I wonder the French nation is capable of standing up to its full stature as it did back in 1914 under Joffre and later in that same war against the German invader under Foch Many excuses have been made tor the French in connection with their performance against Hitler in 1940 But through them all theres this ugly fact They folded up like accordion when the going showedsigns of getting tough For one holding out against the invader between 1940 and 1944 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 BONN Germany Ger many launched Americas ally Chancellor Konrad Adenauer and his proWestern government par ties on a new fouryear terni of of fice Monday in a landslide election triumph Defying Soviet threats more than 27 million German voters also threw all the Communists out BIG SWITCH ENDSAn unidentified of the deserted processing warehouse at Freedom Village after the POW swap ended Sunday The vast repatriation movement took 33 days with the Reds returning 3597 Americans Raps Budget Slices Truman Claims GOP Helping Big Business DETROIT President Harry S Truman told a Labor Day audience There are plenty of signs of a return to the old philosophy that the object of government is to help mg business Truman who frequently has taken the position since he left the White House that he wanted to be charitable to ward the new administration while it is getting its feet on the ground said he didnt think thepeople voted last fall for achange in the social and economic principles that have made us so strong and pros perous But that is the kind of change we are getting he said in a pre pared address at a rally of Michi gan CIOand AFL groups inCadil 14 Perish in Chicago Fire Half Are Children More May Be Found CHICAGO W Fire killed at least 14 persons early Monday in a tenement house blaze in Chica gos South Side Negro section Seven of the 14 bodies taken from the ruined fourstory build ing were those of children A search was begun for possible other victims who might have been buried when the back of ihe build ing collapsed Two buildings on either side of lac Square He singled out Ihe administra tions policies on interest rales labor public housing power and the governments efforts to balance the budget by culling nalional de fense appropriations the structure also were hit the fire but not as severely by Fire officials said they expected to find more bodies under debris The taller building at 3616 S State St housed an estimated 75 persons possibly more police said The residents of the other two buildings one at 3614 and the other at State St totaled 75 ad ditional persons Forty pieces of firefighting equipment fought the extra alarm blaze which reportedly started in business cstablish S Stale St The heavly populated the rear of a ment at 3616 neighborhood is by i Negroes We have to first he said put first thing And the security and safety of this nation comes ahead of everylhing else as far as I am concerned I dont see how anyone can take chances with na tional defense at this time in the worlds history He added a firstclass Air Force and an air raid defense system would be worth quite a lot to now even if it unbalanced us the budget for a while and deferred a tax cut for some years to come Saying he was a great believer in balanced budgets the former President said he kept the govern ment budget balanced until an emergency came along that was a lot mpre important than all the balanced budgets in the world On labors own front he said its leaders have the responsibility c holding the gains that labor ha made Adenauer Victory Great Gain for US Reds Nazis Crushed of their Parliaments lower house crushed a feared Nazi comeback and turned thumbs downi on Social ist pleas for German neutralityin the EastWest struggle In Europes most important elec tionsince World War II the West Germans gave an overwhelming endorsement in Sund ays voting to Adenauers Americanbacked pro gram for rearming West Germany and in alliance with the Western Powers against the Soviet menace The grimvisaged old German talesmans Christian Democrat arty won 244 of the 487scats in he Bundestag lower That was a majority of one for the party the first single German fac ion to win a clear parliamentary s 431 Holiday Deaths 324 on Highways Iowa Records 9 Accidental Deaths By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS At least 431 persons were dead n accidents as the 78hour Labor Day weekend moved through its final day Monday Less than 24 hours before sum mers last national holiday came to an end this was the toll of ac cidental deaths Traffic mishaps had claimed 324 ives Forty persons had drowned and 67 died of miscellaneous ac cidental causes As the holiday reached its final lours in Iowa nine accidenlal deaths had been recorded Seven of these were motor vehicle fa alities This raised the highway dcalh total for the year to 399 28 more Auto Death CLARION Way El don Cronk 32 of Waterloo was kitted in a traffic accident two miles east and oneandahalf mile north of Eagle Grove shortly be fore midnight Saturday Authorities say Cronk was driv ing a 1950 Ford owned by Robert Kirstem of Clarran who was rid ing with him The car misled curve at an intersection hit corner post and rotted over sev eral times Kirstein suffered mul tiple lacerations and a fractured shoulder ihan on the same date in 3952 The National Safety Council had estimated before the holiday be gan that 440 persons in the nation would die in traffic mishaps dur ing the 78 hours between 6 pm Friday local time and midnight Monday night The council fore cast was slightly more than five deaths an hour i The average was maintained the first day of the period then it t dropped off a little Sunday with rain in the Midwest and in some other sections of the country the pace quickened Then later it fell Dchind the council estimate again Ned H Dearborn council presi dent said ho expected the proholi day estimate would be reached then probably exceeded after trav elers start home Inclement weath er will play an important part as always Dearborn said ISRAELI ARRESTS HAIFA Israel said Monday they had arrested three men in connection with an attempt of to place a time bomb on an Israeli is ship unloading German rcpara lions goods here AP Wlrcpliolo FORMER Col Al drich Zacherle now of Tacoma Wash but formerly of Das Moiner was highest ranking officer sentenced to Red prisons just before the prisoner ex change Zacherle tells newsmen that there was no reason for the sentencings Bandits Rifle Ottumwa Buses OTTUMWA W Three bandits led up an employe of the Ollumwa Transit Co early Monday rifled Ihe collcclion boxesoniive buses and fled in a yellow panel truck belonging to the bus firm Lloyd Gould a busman was on duly alone when the holdup oc curred He said he was washing buses at of the transit firms garage when three men en tered A tall grayhaired man came back lo where Gould was working and covered him wilh a snub nosed revolver His two compan ions both masked then entered and tied Gould lo a pipe in Ihe washroom SAME BLACK MjtG MKANH TRAKFIO DEATH IN JAST 21 HOUKS GOP Identified as 4 Per Center WASHINGTON WA man who served as executive secretary of President Eisenhowers inaugural committee was said Monday to lave sought a four per center job by quoting secret information about a Navy contract The story was unfolded reliable ources disclosed during tesli mony laken behind closed doors n June and July by a House Armed Services subcommittee These sources said Warren L Stephenson the inaugural com nittee official had quoled bid fig ires and olher classified informa ion on a Navy contract for 120 000 aerial rocket launchers while rying unsuccessfully to get a con ract to represent a California firm in contract negotiations No Comment Stephenson could not be reached or comment His office hero said he was out of the city A separalc invesligalion was re wrled to be under way in the Navy Department to learn wheth er there is a leak of secret in formation Hep Hess chairman of the subcommittee declined to comment on the investigation but t was learned that a report prob ably will be made public shortly Stephenson was described as laving sought a contract to rep resent Ccnlury Induslries Inc of BurbanJc Calif for a month or four per cent of any extra rock t launcher business he obtained or the firm Hp was quoted as having first denied and later acknowledged re iling the Navy information in a May 19 telephone conversation with officials of Century but as saying he did not know it was clas sified Stephenson was said to have sstified twice during nine days of icarings held by the sufacommit Ice Rocket Launchers Adm T S Combs chief of the Davys Bureau of Aeronautics tes Ificd that disclosure of the num ber of rocket launchers being sought at that lime involved mili ary secunty and that quoting of bid figures prejudiced the govern ments ability to negotiate fair con tracts The Information was declassified n late July when the contract was divided equally between Ccnlury and two other firms Combs action would be taken against anyone in the Navy found responsible for rc vealingthe information There was no implication that Stephenson aced any action on this count CHINESE TRIALS HONG KONG reports Monday said the Chinese Commu nists tried and convicted 18C mer chants and workers in mass trials majority since before World War I With the 48 seats captured by his allies Ihe Free Democrals Ade nauer held a commanding margin 97 seals Trailing far behind were the op position Socialists with 150 seats Adenauer also could count nom nally on the support of the 15 eats won by the German party he third member of his govern ment coalition since 1949 The election outcome was a alaslrbphc for the Kremlin and a triumph for the United States US Secretary of State Dulles had given Adenauer his open endorsement Soviet Premier Georgi Malenko1 had tried to scare the German awny from the ironwilled 77year old chancellor with threats of riots and warnings that Sovictoccupiec East Germany could never become reattached to a West Germany re armed on Americasside Complete official returns from he 242 West German voting dis ricts showed 28468054 of the 33 039978 eligible voters cast ballots That was 862 per cent parlicipa ion as compared with 785 per ent in 1949 The Socialists won 150 seats with 939774 voles or 288 per cent he Communists lallied 007413 otcs compared with 1361708 in 949 Despite Communist plots to vreck the voting with riots and sabotage Ihe election went off quietly and without a whisper of led violence West German police nad arrested 7500 Communist hugs sent over the border in the iast week from East Germany fhcy also mobilized a civilian army of four million to help guard he polls The neoNazis took an even vorse whipping The German Reich party which iad been feared as the spearhead of a Fascist revival got only half as many voles as the Communists likewise Uicy failed lo win a sin lie scat in Parliament Sweo Gity Jet Ace Is Not Freed Fear Not Much Chance for Him SEOUL freed on he final day pperation Big Switch boarded a troopship for while fears mounted hat the Communists had not sent back all Americans who wanted 0 return The UN Command prepared to tiand the Communists a list of missing like Capt Harold Fischer SweaCityj lowi Fischer a Sabre jet pilot shot down 10 MIGs before failing to re turn from admission over North Korea 7 3953 Radio Reports Capture Two days later Peiping radio aid Fischer had been captured Yet the big Korean Warprisoner xchange ended Sunday andi Fis her was not amongthe last ill Americans freed Official sources said they saw ittle hope of evergetting back ny of the missing prisoners It probably would be better to write rthem off as dead one UN ourcc said Peiping radio voice of Commu nist China charged the Allies with 32 Escape in Plane Crash McCHORD AIR FORCE BASE A Northwest Airlines tonslcllation wallowing almost helplessly through foggy skies crashlanded and burned here arly Sunday The 32 persons aboard escaped death but 29 were njured or burned The plant burst into flame as its ilot Capt Russell Bird of Seattle andcd with only one wheel down and two engines dead Only nine of those injured re mained in hosptials Monday and physicians said none was in se rious condition About rMII The Weather owa Mostly fair and a little warmer Monday afternoon and night Fair and cool Tuesday High Monday 6678 Low Monday night 4248 GlobeGazelle weather data up o 8 am Monday Maximum 73 Minimum 37 At 8 am 54 YEAR AGO Maximum 70 Minimum 4Q Germ Warfare INCHON Korea greying Marine colonel and a young Air Force lievtenant said Monday there was only one way out of germ w a r f a r I could either die from their mental treatment or serve my country better by giving thu fantastic infor mation they wanted said Col Frank H Schwabk who was freed Sunday from a Red War prisoner camp in North Korea The Chinese me V choice of life or death They put words in my mouth and I said them said Lt Ffoyd B ONeal of Fairfax S C Other returned on final day of exchange said Reds got the confessions they wanted with torture ranging from mental cruelty toletting maggots crawl inside a wounded mans ear olding back more than 100 Chi ese prisoners accused of prison amp and war crimes Maj Gen Blackshear M Bryan hicf UN delegate to the Military Armistice Commission categori ally denied the charge The United Nations announced hat it would repatriate all of its aptives who wanted to go home nd said that the last were turned ver to the Communists Sunday vhen Operation Big Switch ended More Violations At a oCJhe Military mislice Commission at om Monday the Communists harged the UN with three more iolations of the Korean truce For three Intel igence officers have compiled a st of men believed to have aptured Operation Big Switch returned 597 Americans Operation Little witch in April returned 149 died in camp The list minus the names of aH lose men will be banded fho Communists shortly with the mand that they produce roc ount lor the missing men
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