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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 24, 1953, Mason City, Iowa Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home LOE T H I NI W S P A P E R THAT MAKES ALL NORTH I 0 W A N S N E I G H B 0 R S HOME EDITION VOL LX Associated Press and UnitedPress Full Lease Seven Cents aCopy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY DECEMBER 24 1953 This Paper Consists Two One No i5 NANCY AND THONA PAPPAS JON BENN STEPHEN AND LARRY LICHTENBERGER JEANNE AND RICKY BERGGREEN in Soviet Union Closes Books on L P Beria Six Others Die for Treason MOSCOW Soviet Union closed the books Thursday on Lav renty P Beria The government an nounced that the longtime boss of the secret police MVD and six of his henchmen were shot by a fir ing squad Wednesday after a se cret fiveday trial The Soviet Su preme Court found them guilty of high treason Beria 54 held the Soviet Unions highest honors and had been ele vated to the No 2 Kremlin post of first deputy premier and interior minister after Stalin died nine monthscragoThree months lat er in Jtfne Premier Georgi Mal enkovs government arrested him and denounced him as a traitor to the state and Communism The execution announcement Thursday was the first disclosure that Berias trial had been going on since Friday behind locked doors Hearing Opened The hearing opened two days af ter the Soviet press published in dictments against Beria and an nounced the names of the six other defendants The papers at the same time started blasting the seven as the vilest kind of betrayers and re ported that mass meetings through out the country were unanimously calling for their deaths The eightman tribunal under Marshal Ivan S Koniev a World War II sentence after The guilt of all the accused was completely proved in court by the evidence and also by oral and writ ten confessions the government newspaper Izvestia said The official announcement said Beria and those who had conspired with him tried to put the Ministry of Internal Affairs above the party and the government for the pur pose of for restoration of capitalism Secret Agent As early as 1919Beiia occupied the post of secret agent in Azer baijan acting with groups under the control of British intelligence organs the announcement said It added In the following years up to his L P Beria continued and extended his secret connections with foreign intelligence services Shot along with Beria were Vse volod Merkulpv minister of state control V G Dekanazov secret police chief in Stalins and Berias home state of Georgia D Z Kob ulov exdeputy minister ofinternal affairs S A Gpglidze internal af fairs chief in the Soviet Far East P Y Mcshik internal affairs min ister in the Ukraine and L E Vlodzimirsky internal affairs in vestigations chief rAII About The Weather Mason City M6stly fair through Friday v Iowa Continued mild Friday Saturday partly cloudy and a little cooler Minnesota Partly cloudy through Friday GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Thursday Maximum 25 Minimum 20 At 8 m 22 Christians Buoyed by Hope for World Peace in Future Thief Returns Gifts OKLAHOMA CITY unknown toy thief had a change of heait and Christmas Day promised to be something extra special this year at the homes of Mr and Mrs F B Hall and Mr andMrs L J Marrs Marrs saved a nestegg of and bought the Hall MarchetaBobby and bunch of toys The toys were stolen from his car Heartbroken Marrs appealed to the thiefto return the questions a newspaper story Tuesday night the Marrs car again was left unlocked in the family driveway Wednesday morning the toys were back in place still wrapped undamaged and all accounted for Cheer Fund Over the Top Cash Gifts Hit PREVIOUSLY REIOKTED W137B VIeUlcrmfl Inc 1050 iteven Jk Pamela Sue 100 jene Ray Danny Iulh 100 ory Clark Waterloo 1 00 banned Meats Gang Deckers 1500 r Lewis Kipper s 00 Employes of StojJes Press 2000 Friend JQO Southslde Flggly Wirgly Em ployes s5o MarBl Crest a 00 cs Ann Johnsionc fiOO D Friend 1000 3ordcn Company Employes 1240 Iccldent Club Friend JOO Trom 500 TylerRyan Furniture Co 1300 d Bn Headquarters Co Iowa National Gunrd 500 AmvetsTost 5J3 Employes of Jlode ODay Cor poration 2G11 Pamela LouRansom 200 xnyenay Employes 830 Mr Mrs AUred J Peterson Dudley 500 3etty Jean WalkGrnfton 200 SiMT Clear Lake 100 Elvln IWyrlle II a g c n Lake Mills 200 n Memory of Larry 200 Employes of E G Morse 1000 Sandra Billy liigcrsoll Plym outh i 00 Anonymous aoo Tlna Tony Bobby Jerry 300 Flores 3 00 Susan John Aim 00 Mr Mrs If F anfl From Skeetcr Gasaway 100 Tommy Pegfy Jolmny 500 Jane Jolm floo Sobblc ROD Ed SUIhelm 100 Laurie Candy Lane Chapln a01 National Federation of Fostofflcc Clerks Local Iranch 1000 Mason City Tostofflce Employes 500 Jolecii Judy Brown 200 The DelawareIIi 200 A Friend 700 Barbers Local No 618 500 Another Friend 1000 Sleven C Weber JOO The Calvary Guild ZfiQ Mrs E D Mauclc SOO A Friend 100 Mike Vln Sue 100 From Nancy j 100 Tlmmle SOO Nameless Friend Bruce S Stevle J I n Jlrs Andrew Faahorj Meservey 200 B F 100 Lizzie 500 First National Bank Employes 3405 Hart Motors1 1000 George ration 100 D E L 00 More KIwanians Total now 313 B0 1500 Rockwell Friend 50 Vicky and Handy 20 Esther Luker 20C Lake Township Oweso Club 50C Mason City Federation of Musi clans 3 Aredale Chrlstntaii Carolers 200 LAST DAVS TOTAL S 36619 OVER THE TOP BT GRAND TOTAL OF CASH J 231tW OnThe 17 Rio Ltd by Upsets Fortst Public Ofilcts in City to Clostd Saturday 28 BED IOWA CITY WDJstrict Judge Harold DrEyahs who sufferec four brokenfibs in a fall last Sat urday is holding court hospitfl bed s J from his TOTAL CASH TOTAL MERCHANDISE CASH AND MERCHANDISE S313742 GAIN OUR CHRIST MAS CHEER FUND STORY HAS A HAPPY END ING The gift which put the total over the cash goal was received at oclock Thursday after noon just39 minutes before the 2 oclock deadline Merchandise con ributions boosted the total well over the mark As in other years there undoubt edly will be some lastminute addi ions to both the cash and themer chandise list A final tabulation will e presented in the Saturday paper There is to be no issue on Christ mas But the importantfact s that the 1953 Cheer Fund has gone over the top big way Twentyeighttimes in a row the jlobeGazette has gone to the peo ple of Mason City and North Iowa with a plea for those who might otherwise find Christmas just an other just that many Ames there has been a marvelous response never a failure to do MOREthan was asked This gives all around the alpbeGazettc office a real glow We have been strengthened in our conviction that no community in AnAcrica has a bigger heart Thanks million to each and every onehvho helped to make the 1953Christmas Cheer Fund a suc cess This gratitude is shared by Family Service Inc administra tor of the fund Iay your Christmas season be the moremerryby reason of your generosity and may your 1954 be loaded with happiness and health MERCHANDISE GIFTS Womens Credit Union Breakfast Club Colletje Y Glldners Clothlnc Store Newcomers Club Methodist Church Circles 1J M 15 Alpha Chi Chapter Beta Sljma Tot tTeen Shop St Johns Group First Methodist Church 8th Grade Olrls 5S Class Rainbow St Johns Episcopal Church School Our Saviors Lutheran Mar tha Circle Grandmothers Club Collegiate Club Erwln Brandiurawllr Kudd V D OBrien leaves court in Boston after pleading innocent to charges he took part in the theft of in cash from an armored car in Danvers Mass on March 25 1952 Forget Politics in Postal Fight ELKHART Iowa icans and Democrats alike Thiirs day rallied around a country post master Borderedby the big brass n Washington to answera charge ic called President Eisenhower a ad name The Democratic postmaster Ervin F Spratt 49 facedthe pbs sibility of losing his job Politics was forgotten asInsur ance Agent RalphjBrazelton a Re publican ledla move to circulate petitions asking the Postoffice De jartfnent to drop the charges Feel That War Threat Has Ebbed By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Christians the world around ookedforward Thursday to one the most joyous observances ir ears of tthe birth of Jesus They vere buoyed by the greatest hop or f or the start of the cold war Although officials were skepti cal millionsin Europe feltth threat of war had ebbed with th signing of the Koreantruce an indications that the Soviet govern ment was paying more o the welfare of its people a home than to spreading the Com munist gospel abroad The end this year ofthe fighting in Korea and the release of thou ands of Communistheld prisoners also brightened homes throughou prosperous America But some trouble spots stil Notched the worlds face as the aithful prepared for the birthday if the Prince of Peace French Union troops struggled on in their var against the Communistlee in Indbchina Brit sh forces stood guard in Malay gainst jungle forays by Red phi aese guerrillas and in Africa colony against attacks by he antiwhite MauMau tribesmen Special Airlift In Korea a special airlift flew ons oflastminute Christmas mai the thousands of American roops still war O T Club Gamma rh Chapter Beta 1100 3Bit 500 JOOO 2500 6000 fiOO 1300 2000 2000 1500 2300 2300 2138 2000 MERCHANDISK f 69388 Nlo Paper orr Christmas Day In order that G16beGa 1zetteemployes may observe with their families the one Holiday permitted them each year there will be no paper published on Christmas day The has for many years published on all other Holidays except when prevented by a shortage in the supply of newsprint Continuity of features and comics will be maintained by publishing those missed first issue following the Holiday We wish to take this occa sion to wish our many read erswherever they may be ihe very best of the joys of theHoliday season Good Will WASHINGTON presi de n t Eisenhowers message to the nation and the world Thursday was a public prayer that the peace on earth of this Christian holiday be made real andeverlasting orn country Special services in eluding more than a dozen Masse Francis Car dihal Speilman Roman Cathpli archbishop of New Yorkimarkec Christmas Eve observanceson th low quiet front j As hurried throiig tlieir last minute shopping an preparations for the holiday jbl lity signs indicated Children woul be especially happy Toy store throughout the nation reported booming business Times The unusual note symbolized the times Steel mil will be closed Friday for the firs Ume since World War II Western Europereadied for it best Christmas since before Wprl War II More food and consunie Bridge Out Train Goes Into River 31 Hospitalized in Yule Disaster AUCKLAND New Zealand Fri day railroad locomotive and six cars carrying 275 passengers plunged into a river 250 miles from iere early this Christmas morn persons were hos pitalized and 172 were not yet ac counted for It was feared the death toll might exceed j00 The Wellington to Auckland train plunged 20 the river when a cloudburst washed away bridge i r the missing were known to have escaped and were being cared for by1 nearby farmers The tragedy appeared to be New Zealands worst railway wreck Prime Minister Sidney Holland went to the scene from Auckland by automobile BRINGSSERIOUS twocar intersection six miles south and east of RockwelLat 8 am Thursday brought serious injuries to the driver of one of the machines Mrs David Bielefeld 25 Rockwell Mrs Bielefeld was taken toaMason City hospital with scalp lacerations a possible skull and inj uries Harold Anderegg who farmsnear the accident scene was driver of the car inthe foreground which collided broad side with the Bielefeldxauto The impact forked both vehicles into the ditch and threw Mrs Bielefeld out the door Anderegg was not injured Japs to Regain Islands U S Will Okinawa WASHINGTON of State Dulles Thursday States iwill retain its control of Oki nawa and portion of the Rykyu and Bonin islands for the foreseeable future r i of the Ryukyu islands only the ATnatriiOshirnagroup just south of Japan has been returnedtoJapan y ATr r a ngehi en t sr e 1 i n quishing tJS small groupwere concluded in Tokyo Thursday 3 of the JapanesePeace Treaty Okinawa scene of fight ing in njand now va defense installation in the ttie major islandin the Ryukyu bhain There have been in1Japan UriitedStatesunder Arti cle 3 might give up rights to most of the nihs statement Dulles said bean abdication of re sponsibility tothe common effort of the free nations including Ja panfor the United States to adopt ir M Jllv 1 T goods in most countries promised anV other coursethan here set out a happier Yuletide than many youngsters could remember Thousands of American service men stationed in Britain France Germany and Austria pitched in to help make it even jollier RESTORE ISLANDS TOKYO Amaml psh ima Islands lying between Japans southern island of Kyushuand the Ryukyus were restored to nesc sovereignty Thursday after 7 years and 11 months of United States occupation since the remaining Ryukyuan and other islands specified in Article 3 of the peace treaty Constitute an essential linkin the strategic defense of the whole Pacific area Accordingly the United States intends to remain as custodian oi these islands for the foreseeable future 5100 STRIKES WASHINGTON Labor Department Thursday reported 5 100 strikes in 1953 Nicholas to Start Serious Campaign After Vacation Strenuous campaigning byWil liam II Nicholas Mason City tur key growerTwho is seeking the Republican nomination for Gov ernorof Iowa will get under way in aboutthree weeks Nicholas reported Thursday that he would spend Christmas with friends and at Alli son and Shell Rock before leav North Iowa Sunday night for a threo weeks vacation He will join Mrs Nicholas their son Wil liam L and his wife and child in Fort LSuderdale FJa and their daughter Bdnnie 4 Swinging his cane as he walked briskly in proofof hiswords he pointed putthat he has completely recovered in eight months from seribiis injuriessiiffefed1 in an au tomobile collision His ppposition i forthe nomina tion may have developedclearly bythe time he returns Nicholas suggested an obvious reference to news reports thatAtty Gen Leo Hocgh is considering theirace in addition toothers POWs Renege on Conference Back to Prisoner 5 i Compound of Reds PANMUNJOM W Americans who home for lommunisin failed shW up Thursday for a news conference hey had requested to explain their choice Instead tliree Koreans also converts tox Communism ap peared x They said the Americans had changed their minds about talk ing The Koreans denied reports that fear instead of belief in Commu nism was holding some of the Christmas Celebration The Americans packed for a Christmas Eve trip their main prison compountTin the tral zone There they will be reunited with one Briton and 32Tj Koreans wno also chose todstay with the Reds The prisoners will enjoy a Christmas menu of beef chicken fruit wine j and beer fur nishedby the Communists The 22 Americans will spend the next 30 days at the main com pound They likeallother prison ers who have refused repatriation are due to be released Jan 22 as civilians Open Service In Washington the Defense De partment said theAmericans will open service until then butno further decision was an nounced A spokesman said open service means their pay will continue to accumulate SAME ACK rMo MKAKI DEATH IX XXVS M
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