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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 16, 1953, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home ON CITY GLOBE T HE NEWS PAP E R T H A T M A K E S A L L N 0 R T H I 0 WAN S N E I G H B 6 R S HOME EDITION VOL LX Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY NOVEMBER U 1953 This Paper Consists Two One No 32 One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor What Would You Tell a Russian WHAT would you tell a Russian if you were given only 10 min utes or so in which to convince him that our government is superi or to Communism Lets take a whirl at inhere And first lets look at our task It might not be so easy Wed have to begin by clearing away a lot of facts that arent so in the mind of our Russian friend Ivan lets call him that has been told repeatedly that the cap italistic countries are decadent thattheir economic systems are tottering about ready to go down in ruin He believes the masses in America are living on starvation wages as slaves of our industrial ists Throughout heard that Communism the dicta torship of the proletariat is the system of the future that it will bring the greatest good to the greatest number If he is a member of the Party he is committed to do No lowans Die in Accident Reject Cbmmumsrn 221 r6 Reds Suffer Another Stinging Defeat at Hands of Prisoners PANMUNJOM howl ing Koreans Monday turned down 2216 Communist pleas to home in another stinging boomer ang for the Reds who askedto in terview them after 10 days ling The Communists d r a g g e through the noisy interviews meet ing only 227 of the 471 Korean pris oners called to the explanation his life Ivan has area One of the six POWs who chose Communism sat through five hours of Red wheedling and talk U N KI observers protested he was wi out and confused and unable make a rational The Communist batting average was close to their overall 3 his part in overthrowing our gov ernment Against such a line of propa ganda its clear I would have some difficulty convincing Ivan that the American way is mostly good To do so I would have to know some thing about his beliefs and what gives Communism its appeal What are the promises it holds forth that have brought such a large segment of the world population into its fold Chambers Explanation One answer perhaps the best to that question is the one given by Wittaker Chambers the ex Communist who brought about the Alger Hiss conviction In his book Witness which is the story of the Hiss case Chambers tells what drew him to Com munisni and what made hirn reject it laterJ The rheart of Cjiinnumism Y says Chambers isnt the appeal1 to unite the workers because they have nothing to lose but their chains He maintains Jhat the tie that binds Reds everywhere in defiance of re ligion morality truth lawand hon or is the simple but dynamic con viction that IT IS NECESSARY TO CHANGE THE WORLD Thats why these forces that have guided mankinds behavior down through the centuries go out the window At the outset then I would have to convince Ivan that he is read ing his history wrong that reject ing God is a fatal mistake The whole record of mankind is clut tered with the wreckage nations that became indifferent to God and died Based on the Christian Ethic Somehow I would have to get it across to this Russian that because my government stands for the very antithesis of his it stands to tri umph in the war of ideologies be tween his world and mine Our way of life has its foundations sunk deeply into the principles of the Christian religion The degree of our success I would have to make it clear will depend upon how fully we repudi ate materialistic philosophies akin to those of Communism and ad here to the faith of the founders of our country who wrote into the Declaration ofMndepcndcnce and the Constitution the Christian ethic glorifying the dignity of man arid acknowledging a Supreme being cent for some 2400 prisoners me almost negiigime figure has been a jolt to Red unable that all the 22600 wanted to come Reds were with 500 Chinese Allied and Red meeting nearby named to begin work I on the time place and of the Korean political of the interviews with Jasted hours relatively quiet until late afternoon when the POWs attacking the persuaders as signal s simultaneously set to stand up and abuse I Communist explainers who seemed unable to cope with the outbursts The POWs threW shoes and ban and tried to swing metal at the Reds But Indian s three and four strong in explanation tent wrestled hem back to their seats The fought with guards until Indian chairmen in each tent ordered a cooling off period The explainers pleaded shouted smiled andthreatened The prisoners listened contemp scheduled confidently sometimes GAR FLIPS TWO YOUTHS is the demolished car from which Robert James and vthen chose Mooneyham 19547 9th SE and Roger Eugene Lewis 21 Nora Springs were thrown i when the auto Went out of control and flipped several times in the air The fatal mishai mnl occurred am Sunday north of Mason City on Highway 65 Two other SI ybuths Patrick Wallace 25 918 9th NE arid Robert M Mprphew 20 Marble Rock Sunday were reported in satisfactory condition in a Mason City hospital ations have only seven days since 1 date Hoover Attended White Meeting Truman Ready to Give Report on Spy Charge INDEPENDENCE Mo Harry STruman ready to tell a nationwide audience his side of the Harry Dexter White controversy says the FBL director sat in on a which Whites f ate was discussed The former President replies Monday night over radio and television hookups 10 p m GST to Atty Gen Brow nelVs charges that in 1946 he kept White in government 14 of Klan Nabbed for Floggings WASHINGTON UP FBI agents Monday arrested 14 former Ku Klux Klan members in North on twoyear f 1 o ggi n g Under our Constitution citizens of the States have certain guarantees of liberty which they prize as highly as life itself lib erties withheld under Communism At this point some reference to a few contrasts between Russia and and South Carolina old kidnaping and charges The 14 were accused of breaking into the separate homes of a brother and sister at Lake View SC the night of Nov 16 1351 two years ago Monday night FBI Director J Edgar Hoover said the 14 were armed and wore white robes and hoods They took the Christine Rogers and her brother Ernest Barfield the state line into Robeson County North Carolina There the couple were brutally beaten Hoover said They suf fered serious physical injury Hooyer said two separate Klan Klaverns clubs joined in the in cident They were the Mullins and Dillon Klaverns both of South Carolina Justice Department sourcessaid that those arrested were described as former members of the Ku KIux Klan because there is FBI reports that White was a spy The name of FBI Director J Ed gar Hoover came up Truman wasquestioned Sunday night about reports his speech would explain White was retained in government work under a plan to trap an al leged Communist spy ring the New York Times and the New York Herald Tribune in dis patches from Kansas City Mp said Monday that Trumans radio TV talk is expected to be along these lines The Times quoted asso ciates of Truman while the Her ald Tribune referred to an no evidence of Klan operations in the area at the present time This was the third case to grow out of FBI investigations of Klan floggings in North and South Caro lina The record shows 29 convic au thoritative source saying Tru man is not expected to say Hoover approved such a plan but that Hoover discussed it with other ad ministration officials and made no objections The Times added that it was said that Mr Truman would con Not Cleared WASHINGTON James C Hagerty presidential press sec retary said Monday that Atty Gen Brownells Nov 6 speech on Harry Dexter White was not cleared in advance at the White House However Hagerty said he re ceived a copy of the speech the day before it was delivered He said President Eisenhower did not see it Insanity Plea Is Possible as Kidnapers Trial Opens KANSAS CITY possibility was raised Monday the moneymad kidnap killersof 6yearold Bobby Greenlease seek to escape the gas chamber through an insanityplea The surprise development came at the opening of their trial for the sole purpose of determining whether theyshoulddie fov the crime Hhey have fully confessed BothCarl Austin Hall 34yearold playboy wastrel and Mrs Bonnie Birown Heady 41 the housewife turned alcoholic listened attentively astheirattor neys reserved the right to bring up the insanity question at any time during the proceedings Not Raising Question Their attorneys told the court they were not raising the question 3 Agents of FBI Also Die oh Road Total of Eight Killed in Iowa Two North Iowa youths were among eight killed in Iowa highway accidents over the weekend Also dead are three FBI agents who perished in an accident near Decorah Roger E Lewis 21 Nora Springs and Robert James Mooneyham 19 547 9th SE were killed at am Sunday when the car in which they were riding went out of con trol rolled several times and land ed right side up near the curve just west of the underpass on High way 65 north of Mason City near the beet sugar plant Dies Within Minutes Lewis died within minutes after the mishap Mooneyham died in an ambulance enrbule to a Mason City lospital Two other youths Patrick Wai ace 25 918 9th JSTE and Robert M Morphew 20 Marble Rock vere reported ia satisfactory con dition ia a Mason City hospital Car Speeding Here is the story as pieced to gether by Cdrro Gordo County sheriffs deputies Iowa highway patrolmen and two witnesses Wallace according to deputies was driving the car Officers said the car was traveling at a high rate of speed The vehicle went out skidded 267feet hit the thehighway and flipped into eral times before to rest on the west side af the highway AP WIrepholo MOTHER LEARNS HER CHILDREN Dora Gilniore is shown being led from a pond near Framingham Mass after police recovered the bodies of her son Tommy 8 and daughter Carol Ann 7 The Rev Richard Hardy is on the left and Police Lt Dominic Maronl on the right The youngsters strayed from their home last Sunday the United States would be in ortions on similar charges in the that his Hoovers therefore had been ap as der I In America if a policeman makes an arrest charges must be filed immediately in open court There arc no such guarantees in Commu nist lands Longimprisonment on trumpedup charges are therule No Labor Camps In our country citizens are not from their homes they are not deported and they arc not sent to labor camps If there is a knock at the door in the early morning there is no fear that someone is being taken away nev er to return Our citizens know that theman at the door is the milkman or the mailman not the Gestapo or its Russian equivalent Then theres our right of assem bly Persons of the various faiths can associate together and organ ize themselves into any kind of organizationthey desire even one in opposition to the party in power Even a Communist sworn over throw our government has a large measure of freedom in our land Along with all this are the sacred freedoms of speech press and wor ghip These give our people a free CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 past 18 months Young Freed After Serving Five Months Robert Austin Young Monday was given a 30day sentenceon an assault arid battery charge but was he had spent more than five months in the county jail since his arrest last June 10 on a rape charge District Judge M H Keplers sentencing provided that Young be credited with the time served In Jail Young 24 Terre Haute Ind was convicted last Friday a District Court jury of eight women and four men after a fourday trial He had been charged with raping a 30yearold Mason City and widow last June 8 in n Clear Lake park but was convicted of the included offense of assault and bat tery tend proval sumed Associates of the former Presi dent have been cuioted as saying the case of White who died in 1948 was discussed at a confer ence of Hoover the late Fred Vin son chief justice and Tom C Clark then attorney general and now a Supreme Court justice It was at this conference a plan to keep White in government work was reportedly agreed upon Truman in stating that Hoover did attend a conference on White told a reporter Thats all Im going to tell you now speech he said will an On German Unification West Rejects Soviet Demands for Meeting WASHINGTON UP The Western Powers told Russia Monday that the Soviet pnce for enteringinto negotiations on German unification and Austrian independence is totally unacceptable Notes were delivered by British and French envoys in Moscow to the Soviet Foreign Office They replied to Russian demands putforwardin a note now but they wished to protect the constitutional rights of the two de fendants and evidence warranted an insanity plea they would make one even after conviction The defense lawyers said neither Hall nor Mrs Heady wanted to change their pleas of guilty en tered at their formal arraignment At times Hall ran a hand over his florid face as his attorney Roy K Dietrich addressed District Judge Albert L Reeves Mrs Heady across the counsel table followed the proceedings closely as Judge Reeves instructed the veniremen asto their duties He told the panel of 125 men and women that the sole job of the jury be chosen from their number be to decide whether a death penalty should be assessed Under provisions of the Lindbergh kidnap law under which Hall and Mrs Heady are being tried only a jury has the authority to recom mendthe deathpenalty Lose First Rounds The defense lost the first two technical rounds of the case Indict Former U S Lawyer on Conflict WASHINGTON Ufl Herbert A Bergson 44 a former assistant at torney general in the Truman ad ministration was indicted Monday on charges of violating the con flict of interest law governing activities of attorneys who used to work for the government Bergson accompanied by two at torneys wasin the courtroom of US District Judge Edward A Tamm when the grand jury re The witnesses brotherslJim and ete Pet NE tohT authorities that the car had sped past auto at a high rate of speed Thebroth ers said their car 4vas traveling 50 to 60 miles an hour The brothers told officers that the vehicle a 1937 Studebaker was weaving back and forth across the highway narrow ly missing the bridges Car Demolished Officers reported that1 Ufe four youths were returning from Manly when the accident occurred Inves tigating authorities said the youths had been drinking The death car was almost com pletely demolished v Its four doors were all but torn off their binges The cars seats and cushions were thrown clear of the vehicle swer all questions that can be an swered at this time Truman had been asked about the published reports Hoover had attended the conference on White Iri his reply he added that he did not want to make his speech be fore Monday night Earlier he had told St Louis Im hot going to make my speech now Im not going to make it twice Truman did not say who at tended the conference in addition to Hoover nor did he specify when the conference was held BULLETINS WASHINGTON W President Eisenhower told the CIO Monday he will ask Congress next Jan uary to amend the TartHartley Act so as to make it fair to the laboring men and women of this nation to manage ment and to the public at large WASHINGTON L Stephenson former Republican leader here was indicted on perjury charges Monday in con nectidli with his testimony about an alleged attempt at influence peddling Trumans speech will cr KGLO at 10 pm be heard OPERA OPENS NEW YORK Metropoli tan Opera Co opens its 69th season Monday night with Gounod Faust Dietrich courtappointed attor ney for Hall and Harold Hull of Maryville Mo Mrs Readys counsel asked Judge Reeves to dismiss the entire jury panel on two grounds turned the twocount indictment Bergson waived formal reading of the charge and entered an im mediate plea of innocent The charge is a misdemeanor punishable by a maximum penalty of a year in jail and a 310000 fine The law Bergson is charged with violating forbids a govern ment employe from representing private interests in any claim against the government with which he was concerned as a govern ment employe within two years after leaving federal employ Immediately after the return of the indictment Bergson issued a statement saying the indictment could not have been obtained had the attorney general of the United States not been willing to degrade the high office with which he is entrusted in reckless disregard of his sworn duty Through his attorney John L County Toll 7 The two deaths brought Cerro Gordo Countys 1953 highway fa tality mark to seven Lewis body was taken to the at Rockford The Lewis family lives 4VSs miles northeast of Rockford He is sur vived by his father Arthur step Nov 3 In their reply the Western owers said the Russian demands n effect placed nonEuropean prob ems ahead of even a study of ur ent European issues and made a defenseless Western Europe part of the pricefor Soviet participation n a conference The Western Powers said the iQviet government must be well aware that such demands arc to ally unacceptable They consider that the note they deliveredMonday probablycloses the exchange However if Russia now sends a new note it may be answered The Western Powers stated that while the whole affair is over as far as theyre concerned the door to a conference along the lines 1 That there was no authority in the law for calling a jury to fix the penalty 2 That the jurors could not be impartial because they had been called for a specific case and their names publicized in advance con trary to court procedure Both points were overruled by Judge Reeves Wilson Bergson said he wants an early trial without a jury and sug gested next Monday Such a trial would leave it up to the judge to decide factual as well as legal issues About The Weather Mason City Tuesday partly cloudy and a little cooler Iowa Continued mild Tuesday High Tuesday 67 to 73 Minnesota Tuesday partly cloudy they previously open proposed is still somewhat cooler GlobeGazette weather to 8 am Monday Maximum Minimum At 8 am YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum On The Page Iowa Hawkeyes Humiliate Minnesota 270 11 Algonas Woman Mayor Has 5Point Program i Friends of Libraries Elect the Rev Alfred R Malone 13 data SAME BfACK FJAR MEANS TRAFFIC DEATH IN PAST 21 HOUHSJ mother l mottfer Verna May Brown Los Angeles Calif three brothers Donald Nora Springs Dale of Mason City and Ray Anamosa foster brother Gene Nora Springs halfbrother Louis Patalas Los Angeles and a sister Mrs Elmer Betty Hewitt Nora Springs Mooneyham a member of the Mason City High School graduating class of 1953 was born in Garner on June Ilji934 He is survived by his mother Leola father and step mother a sister Mrs TE Doro thy Mohnkern of Jacksonville N C a stepsister Mrs A E Lu Vonne Mangel Hartley his ma ternal grandmother Mrs Clarence Helen Sanborri Mason City and by his fiancee Martha Shaffer of rural Mason City Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p m at Trinity Lutheran Church with the Rev Roy HarrisviHe pastor officiat ing A prayer service will be held at the PattersonJames Chapel at m Burial will beat Me morial Park Cemetery Friends may call at the chapel from Tues day noon until the time of serv ices Two other FBI agents were in jured in the mishap that took the lives of their three companions Killed were Louis Ewing 31 Rob ert McMichael and Joseph Hughes 25 One of the injured agents George Davis 32 was hospitalized in seri ous condition Iowa The other JohnMedlary 27 was treated and releaseiJ The agents collided broad side with one driven by Robert Breitsprecher 22 Burr Oak Iowa Brcitsprecher and hisL two pas sengers Paul McConnell 38 ami his brother Marvin 24 Decorah were in serious condition   

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