Mason City Globe Gazette, October 19, 1953

Mason City Globe Gazette

October 19, 1953

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 19, 1953, Mason City, Iowa HOME EDITION MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS GIVE VOL LX Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY OCTOBER 19 1953 This Paper Consists of TWJ Ono No One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor 26 Years in the Safety Cause TN accepting a citation at the Na tional Safety Congress in Chi cago this Beecroft Me morial am having to make an extremely embarrassing confession It this Although I have been active in the organized safety movement for one year more than a quarter of a century I am not positive in my own most assuredly I couldnt prove to a disinterested I have ever so much as saved the life of ONE human be ing I think I I even like to believe it may have been some wonderful little guy in my home I dont KNOW And thats something which is inherent in the safety cause Our concern always is to PREVENT something from happening If it happens our efforts have been Communists OK Peace Meeting Officer Is Too Nervous for Questioning on Kidnap Loot futile I wont need to labor the point that it isnt easy to generate any prairie fire of enthusiasm for something that didnt and isnt go ing to happen No Glamor In Statistics By the nature of things we on the informational and sales side of the safety program meaning newspapering radio or any of the other communications media are forced into a heavy reliance on sta tistics to get across our story And offhand can you think of anything more unglamorous than a statistic unless it be a whole row of sta tistics If somewhere along the line in my lifetime I had leaped off the dock in front of my summer home and rescued somebody who was going down for the third time I wouldnt be in doubt whether I had saved somebodys life Nor would anybody else But when in the printed or spoken word I rniereiyladrnOnish against the prac FBI Seeks of Ransom St Louis inquiry into police reports on the Bobby Green ease kidnaping opened here Mon day but the policeman credited with solving the case was reported to be too nervous to undergo ques lioning now The ST Louis police board ordered the investigation follow ing published reports discrepan cies had been found in the police account by the FBI searching for the missing of the paid in ransom by the Ihe 6year old boys wealthy father Robert C Greenlease of Kansas City Policet Chief Jeremiah OConnell conducting the inquiry said Po lice Lt Louis Shoulders would not be questioned at this time because of a nervous condition Shoulders was credited with solving the case Needs Rest OConnell said Shoulders physi cian told him that the police of ficer needed rest as a result of his work on the case and that his health might He affected by questioning now All policemen who had a part in the arrest of Carl Austin Hall and Mrs Bonnie Brown Heady con fessed kidnapslayers are to be tices some other invite form drowning or of accidental death I am setting up no corpus delicti Like Preventive Medicine In this respect our problem in safety more specifically traffic safety is not unlike that of the doctor who specializes on preven tive medicine His calling doesnt possess the glamor that attaches to wielding a surgeons scalpel or even that which accompanies cop ing with disease after it strikes The practitioner of preventive medicine too is trying to something before it happens stop In my files is one sheaf of cor respondence I shall always trea sure It leads off with a letter from a country newspaper editor in my home state who in all kindness and courtesy put this question to me Why Mr Hall are you going to so much trouble trying to keep people from getting killed on our highways What great difference does it make whether one meets death on the highway and gets it over with in a hurry or waits to take his turn in bed from dis ease Curiously enough I was never able to give tliQl particular friend questioned in the closedhearing First to be questioned was Pa trolman Elmer Dolan who was with Shoulders when Hall was ar rested night of Oct 6 follow ing a iipbff by a taxi cab driver Dolan was to be followed by four special officers who helped pick up Mrs Heady The FBI has refused to comment on reports it questioned Shoulders and Dolan But Joseph E Thorn ton FBI agent in charge here was at the police board meeting Sun day night when it was decided to press Ihe inquiry I A Long board president said Police Chief Jeremiah OConnell was asked to intensify and broad en the police investigation of the case following a special meeting of the commissioners OConnell said the probe would include police questioning of Shoul ders and Dolan although the com missioners said We have no rea son to believe any police officers connected with thecase have not given us all the information they have AP Wircpholo HALL GETS SAFETY Earl Hall editor of the GlobeGazette is shown talking with Patricia Priest at the National Safety Congress in Chicago where Monday Hall received the Beecroft Memorial Award and delivered the 1953 Beecroft Lecture Miss Priest 17 is the daughter of Ivy B Priest treasurerof the United States Gets Award Gives Lecture Safety Program Needs Evangelists Hall Says CHICAGO out of ten Americans must be made to give safety a primacy in their thoughts and be havior W Earl Hall editor of the Mason City Globe Gazette told the National Safety Congress Monday The safety movement has a greater need for evangelists thanfor technicians the Midwestern editor said in pre senting the 1953 Beecroft Lecture But Insist on Naming Countries U S Denies New Big Three Plan TOKYO W Communist China Monday night accepted a U S invitation to start planning the Ko rean peace conference at Panmun jom next Monday but the Reds stubbornly insisted on the right to settle there who will take part in the fullscale talks The Communists didnt yield a step to earlier U S demands that the preliminary sessions settle only time and place oC the peace confer ence and not its makeup In a note to the United States and the U N broadcast by the Red Pciping Radio the Commu nists again insisted that noribellig ercnt nations lake part in the con ference making it a roundtable meeting Belligerents Only The U N has proposed a con ference of belligerents only with Russia to sit in on the Red side ifthe Communists invite her In earlier notes the Allies have re used to discuss composition of the peace conference beyond that limit least at Panmunjom The Red note came in the wake of reports from London that the foreign ministers of the United Stales Britain and France have agreed secretly on a new and dif ferent plan a peace conference made up of the Big Five and North Korea Such a conference would include Russia this meeting ariy China ralher than Na tionalist China However the Stale Department said flatly Monday no new plan for a Korean peace conference AP Wlrephoto FIRE SWEEPS THROUGH CRASHED PLANE Flames engulf a wrecked Eastern Airlines Constellation early Monday after the fourengine craft plunged to the ground during a takeoff from a New York airport Two persons died Story on page 2 Reds Beaten Leave PW Meeting Threatens Collapse of Interviewing More Beria Reports PANMUNJOM UP their demand that Beaten in Indian troops an It won answer 1 iont sur I felt would satisfy him surprise you Im sure to learn that he was suffering from inoperable cancer A few months later death from that ugliest of all diseases did overtake him in bed Not Always Sudden Death The poignancy of that note caused me to do some real soulsearching is I reexamined my own motiva tions in the safety cause I tried to rise above such things as quibbling with the tragically fallacious assumption in my editor friends letter that death on the highway is always instantaneous We all know it isnt But thats a com paratively minor matter Clearly the basic difference be tween me and my editor friend lay in the fact that for him hope had gone out of life whereas for me life still thing sweet and precious I not only want to live out my own span but I desire this for my family and my fellow human beings And this leads me to what has been the central thesis of my per sonal philosophy from the very be ginnings of my contact with the or ganized safety movement Its ex pressible in this simple declara tion When nine out of fen people in America want safety want safety enough to pay the price of be on the way to having safety almost overnight Down through the years Ive shifted my thinking on a number of other theories and assumptions having to do wjth not en this one postulate that under girds my entire safety credo j hasten to assure one and all CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Number of Discrepancies The PostDispatch has reported it learned FBI agents had found a number of discrepancies in the po lice account of Halls arrest and recovery of about in ran som money from him The newspaper said police rec ords showed Hall was brought to a district police station following his arrest with two suitcases filled with money but that the FBI had determined no suitcases were brought with Hall to the station The newspaper said more than an hour elapsed after Hall was booked before the suitcases were brought in Locked the Door However Shoulders said The The lecture was in connection with presenta tion to Editor Hall of the Society of Automotive Engineers Beecroft Memorial Award The award is made annually for substantial contributions to the safety of traf fic involving motorvehicles Hall bags with the money were deliv ered to the station at the same time as the prisoners Shoulders said that after Hall was booked he Shoulders took the two suitcases to a small room at the station and locked the door was founder of the Iowa Safety Council andhas heldmany posts in thesafety field Hall said the hope of safcty especially traffic more in observance than enforce ment The task of this evangelism he asserted is to place it upon the heart of every American that failure to accept personal respon sibility in the cause of traffic safe ty means to fall short of the mini mum standards of good citizen He also urged even greater cm phasis on that core of the Christian ethic 4I am my brothers keeper FOOTBALL FILM Moving pictures of Iowa State Colleges surprise 136 victory over Missouri Saturday will be shown a the Second Guessers Club meeting Monday at 7 pm at the YMCA with the cussed by ministers Communists was dis the Big Three foreign The department made this state ment in denying a patch which quoted London dis an unamed Five Die in Road Mishaps By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Six men five of them lowans ivere killed over the weekend in motor vehicle accidents Five fa alilies occurred on Iowas high vayslo bring the states motor vehicle death oil to 477 for the ear The sixth death was in Mis souri The victims included Donald W Knee 30 Diagonal killed Sunday when his truck rolled over on a county road Omar E Beeding 25 and Ken neth Kludy 22 both of Mcdiapolis and LaVcrne Severns 39 Moliric 111 were killed Saturday night in a twocar collsion norlh of Wapel lo on Highway 61 Francis Tigue 62 Keokuk was killed Saturday when his car crashed through a barricade and struck a tractor in KeokUk A r t h u r E Dctrick 41 DCS Mojnes was killed Sunday when the truck tractor he was driving missed a curve and overturned on Highway 69 near Eaglcville Mo diplomatic informant as saying the foreign minislers decided on a Korean peace parley to be at tended by Big Five representa tives including Communist China and North and South Korea Position Same At a news conference Press Of ficer Henry Suydam said the United Stales position remained as Cops Use Tear Gas Trying to Smash ISC Victory Riot AMES Wl A football victory riot of approximately 4000 Iowa State College sludenls wore ilself out early Monday afler police of ficers tried in vain with tear gas to put down the demonstration Traffic on transcontinental High way U S 30 had to be detoured for more than an hour after the students threw a road block of drainage tile across it The students celebrating a 136 homecoming football victory over Missouri Saturday began demon slrating aflcr their demands for a Monday holiday from classes were not met Dr James Hilton president of he college was out of town when the students marched on his home chanting no classes There were about 300 in the group The student sthen marched through the sorority fraternity and dormitory areas gathering rein forcements After a second trip to Hiltons home again produced no response a sitdown strike on the highway followed Police Chief Orville Erickson said he used r up all his tear gas in an unsuccessful effort to break up the demonstration When tear gas shells were tossed however the students simply dispersed until thi fumes drifted away Erickson summoned help from nearby counties and from the slate highway patrol At the peak near y 80 peace officers were on hand Officers did not use their night sticks One policeman was hit by an egg At about am demonstration just ran steam and most of the students went lo Iheir rooms police said The dcmonstralion laslecl about officially expressed in a note to the Chinese Communists Oct 8 This note sent afler consulta tion with Americas 16 Korean Warj allies proposed a conference to be attended by a maximum of 20 countries 17 on the United Nations side and Communist China North Korea and possibly Russia on the olher The Red nole was signed by Red iChinesc Premier and Foreign Min jister Chou Enlai who spoke for North Korea also Nothing the U Nproposcd ad mission oC Russia Chou said This is sufficient lo show that theprinciple of not limiling the conference to belligerents is already approved by the greatesl of members of the U N He said the General Assembly has rejected Ihc reasonable pro posals of the Reds bowing to the will of a minority of nalions and going against the UN char ter Chou termed Ihc Red view a principled atliludc Denies Contention He denied that in the armistice talks the Reds them selves had opposed allowing ncu Irals lo sit in on the conference In an involved slepbyslep rea soning Chou accused the UN of trying then February 1952 to pack the proposed conference withUN nations who were not in the fight ing He said the Red delegation was against such an action but he denied it had ever held Ihe opin ion that nculral nations should be excluded force defiant Korean War prisoners lo lislen lo Red persuasion learns thetwo Communist delegations re portedly stormed out of a Korean repatriation commission meeting Monday Threatens Collapse The Polish and Czech reporled by reliable Ihrealened a collapse in the ten sionridden interviewing of 23400 antiCommunist prisoners who re fuse lo return lo their homelands The sources who declined to be named said the Swedish Swiss and Indian members of the fivenation commission sided together The walkout stalled all activity of the commission at least lem porarily The next commission meeting is at 10 a m Tuesday 5 p m CST Whether the Polish and Czech dele gations would show up was any Ibodys guess SAN DIEGO Calif man whom at least five witnesses have identified as Lavrenli P Beria purged1 head of the r Russian secret police Spain the San Diego Union said Monday in a copyrighted story Gene Fuson a reporter forIhe newspaper wrote from Madrid that for more than a month he has been working undercover with Spanish secret police and an intermediary for the man who claims to be Beria He said the mans presence in Spain has been established beyond a reasonable doubt HighSpanish police officials who Fuson said permitted him to disclose the story arc preparing a documented report on the case for Sen Joseph McCarthy and I have been asked to deliver it to him the correspondent wrote regularlyscheduled The Wont Comment Indian Command which acts 33 spokesman for the com comment on Ihe reported walkout Earlier an Indian spokesman said a report of Mondays meet ing would be made public but il was later cancelled touching off speculation it was done so in an effort to soolh frayed Icmpers Lodge Scores U N Victory in Wrangle Over Palestine UNITED NATIONS N Y W Chief US Delegate Henry Cabot Lodge Jr cut through UN red tape Monday and pushed an unprecedented unanimous invitation through the Security Council It asked Gen Vagn Bennike to fly here to report on the explosive Palestine situation Bennike is chief of the UN truce supqryisory machinery in the area where Israeli armed forces are alleged to have an Allied contention early stages of the four hours There were no injur ies and one student described by police as a ringleader was held President Hilton meantime was reached by telephone He said stu dents had Friday and Saturday off and he thought that should be cnoujh Ike Slams Dictatorship FALCON DAM UP President Eisenhower dedicated a unique new international dam Monday and coupled it with a blast at the totali tarian stale with its prelense ils strut its slander its selfseeking And added the President man himself speech was pre dclivery at dedication ceremonies atop Falcon Dam the first project of its kind in North America bring ing two govern ments togclhcr to generate power stop floods and irri gate farm lands The dam is 75 EISENHOWER miles down the Rio Grande from Laredo Tex Joining Eisenhower in the dedi cation a handsacrosslheborder affair turned into a kind offiesta by Ihe peoples of Soulhwest Texas and Norlheast Mexico was Mcxi Adolfo Ruiz Cor raided a Jordan border killing GG Arabs and wound ing 9 Lodges resolution brushed aside Lebaneseprecipilalcd procedur al wrangle which snarled the coun cil for hours and prevented it from even pulling Ihc Paleslinc question on its agenda formally The US wants Bennike hero this week to report on the situa tion Acts of Violence Specifically the council was asked to consider the tension be tween Israel and the neighboring Arab stales with particular refer ence lo recent acls of violence The act of violence which slirrec the Dig Three to action was last Wednesdays raid by Israel on Ihe Jordan village of Kibya in which GG Jordanians were reporled kiiicd The U S Slate Department is sued a special slalement Sunday in which it expressed dcepes sympalhy for the families of the dead Arabs and called for stern action to punish Israeli force which staged Ihe allack Shocking Reports The shocking rcporls whic have reached Ihe Department o Slate of the loss of lives and prop erly involved in this incident con vinces thai Ihosc who are respons ible should be brought to accoun and that effective measures shoul be taken lo prevent such incident in the fulurc the statement sak SAME BTACK FIAO MEANS TRAFFIC DEATH IN FAST 21 HOURS can President lines Eisenhower drew a moral from the dam dedication saying Ihc Unilcd Slates and Mexico have managed lo solve peacefully for many a year such problems as elsewhere in the world have flared into bitterness and hostility Farm Home Lost in Grass Blaze MAXWELL raging gras fire burned out of control and de slroycd Ihe farm home of Jerr Reeves six miles soulh her while the family was away Sunday A passing molorist noticed th grass fire and drove to the neares farm home about half a mil away The farmer Joe Jezek an several companions drove back t the Reeves farm They Were joined by fireme from Maxwell and Elkhart in figh ing the blaze The well on th Reeves farm was pumped dry an firemen had lo drive lo nearb farms to refill Iheir lankslo con tinuc battling the rAH About The Weather Aason City Partly cloudy through Tuesday owa Scallered showers Tuesday Minnesota Partly cloudy through Tuesday GlobeGazelle weather data tip o 8 am Monday Maximum S2 Minimum 50 Al 8 am 57 Precipitation 04 EAR AGO Maximum 69 Minimum 30 Wlropholo ATOMIC CLOUD The atomic bomb exploded on Australian mainland second test in this unusual cloud formationover Wotimtra focket range ;