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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 2, 1954, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for Ihe Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOVVANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LX Associated Press find Ieess Full icnso Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IDWA SATURDAY JANUARY 2 1954 Thli Iaper Consists of One Sccllon No to Reveal Tax TH Farm arts ExPOW Urges Probe of Prisons Red Hunters on Way to See Clerk WASHINGTON Mi Senate sp hunters will leave late Saturday fo Canada to interview Igor Gouzon ko former Soviet code clerk in 0 tawa who lipped Canadian author ties in 1945 to a farflung Red cs pionage network Chairman Jcnner Rlncl of th Senate Internal Security Subcom mittec and Sen McCarran DNcv inranged to make the journey b train accompanied by an officia reporter and a committee lawyer Top Ranking Demo McCarran is the lop Democrat on the subcommittee am its former chairman It was re ported that the Canadian govern mcnt requested that he participat in the questioning of Gouzenko The lime and place of the inter view were kept secret but Ihe in formation about the forthcoming meeting was learned from a fullj qualified source who was unwilling to be identified Jenner and McCarran expect to be back here for the opening o the new session of Congress on Wednesday This would indicate that the interview will take place Sunday or the next day Leaves Reds Gouzenko slipped away from the Soviet Embassy in Ottawa in Sep tember 1945 bringing a quanlit of documents with him and broke open u Russian spy ring operating in Canada and reaching into the United Stales and Great Britain Since Gouzenko and his familj havebciony Hying jn anonymity somewhere m Canada underpolice protection Reds Start New Attack HANOI Indochina UP munist rebels intensified their ac tivity Saturday near the Laotian capital of Laos Luang Prabang which the French now believe is the Reds immediate objective Fighting flared between Red Viet Minh troops and French Union forces at two points signifi cantly near Luang Prabang Muong miles due north and Pakscng 37 miles northeast of the capital Communist commandorinchiof Vo Nguyen Giaps patrols gener ally kept French Union forces off balance making it difficult for French supreme commander Gen Honri Navarre to group his troops The rebels lost five men in a skirmish near Muong Khoua and were beaten off when they attacked a boatload of Loyalist wounded soldiers near Pakscng SURVIVES FALL OTTUMWA Kopp 24 ap parently escaped serious injury when he fell from his secondstory apartment window New Years Eve 16 Killed in Crowd TOKYO police said Saturday at least 1G persons were killed and 50 injured under the feel of a surging throng as hun dreds of thousands of Japanese flocked lo the Imperial Palace lo visa Emperor Ilirohilo a happy new year The newspaper Asahi estimated that 700000 swarmed around the palace grounds in downtown Tokyo Police said the thousands of men women and children dressed in their holiday best were caught in terrible crushes durinii the afternoon The crowds hoped to get a look si the emperor and empress who had appeared on a balcony seven limes earlier in the day Xvodo News Agency said the vast throng 8ol out of hand at about p m the deadline for signing the imperial register and offering best wishes lo iiirohito Former lo wan Sets New CoasttoCoast Record of 4 Hours 8 Minutes NEW YORK Willard M Millikan flew an F8G coast to coast in about four hours and eight min utes Saturday slicing some five minutes from a sevenyear Batchelor Tells Life With Reds SEOUL Korea UP Pfc Claude Batchelor second Amcr can to turn his back on his Com munisl captors urged the Neutra Nations Repatriation Commissio Saturday to investigate condition in the Red prisoner compound Batchelor 24 of Kermit Tex said he believed more of the 2 Americans still sticking with th Communists would go home i they were assured they would no be harmed by their fellow cap lives or prosecuted in America military or civil courts Calm But Confused old record See Deal in New York NEW YORK OH Former Mayor incent R Impcllitori was to be sworn in Saturday as justice of the Court of Special Sessions amic speculation that he made a deal1 vith his biltcr polilica foe the new mayor Robert F Wagner Jr After his formal inauguration Wagner said there was no deal in connection with his ippolnlment of Impelliteri to the poslWagner said Jie sromisccl hejob to his predcces or upon the urging of the City Board of Estimate But observers have pointed out mpcllileris last minute appoint ncnts of two men who opposed lim in last falls political cam taign He gave a ifetime job as water supply com missioner lo Herbert M Rosen erg former special U S Atlor ey who is a strong backer of ammany Hall Leader Carmie Ue Sapio who opposed Impel tteri And a domestic relations udgcship went to Wilfred A Wat emndc assistant Bronx County islrict attorney rAII About The Weather Mason City Mostly cloudy through Sunday with occasional snow flur ries owa Sunday partly cloudy and becoming mild again Minnesota Mostly cloudy and colder GlobeGazette weather data up lo a in Maximum Minimum At 8 a m EAR AGO Maximum Minimum 41 25 25 5 13 Millikan 35yearold World War II ace flashed across Brooklyns Floyd Bennett Field at p m He left Los An geles Inlernalional Airport at 955 a m Air Time The record clocked by the Na tioiial Assn of Aeronautics is air is from 1000 feet ovc the Los Angeles field to a poin 1000 feet over Floyd Bennett The old record of four hours an 13 minutes was set in Jan 1946 b Col William Councill Millikan a former lowan mad one brief stop enroute at Offut Air Base Omaha Neb for fue He spent some six minutes there Within seconds of his passin Floyd Bennett winch is a Naval ai station he was heading for landing at the Air Forces Mitchcl Field on Long Island Born at Hamburg Millikan was born at Hamburg towa and attended school at Mai vcrn He later attended Peru Neb State Teachers College He tried for the U S Air Force n 1941 butwas washed out anc then joined the Royal Air Force he distinguished himscl with the Eagle Squadron The colonel was transferred U the US 8lh Air Force in 1942 He shot clown 15 German aircraft to jecome a triple ace of World Wa II In one engagement he sho down four German ME109s anc on another occasion knocked down three He was The blond Texan with a brush mustache appeared tooth calm taken prisoner of war n 1944 after his plane was invoivec n a midair collision wilh another lircraft After abbut a year in i POW camp he escaped and re urn to Allied lines 200 Missions Millikan had 200 missions during World War II and was awarded the Jistinguished Service Cross Silver Star Air Mcdai and Purple Heart He always craved the excitement of flying during his boyhood in Mai rern However he worked on the Malvern Leader to put himsell hrough high school NEW COUNCIL TAKES OFFICEMason Citys new city c o u n c i I headerThv Mnvnr rifht City Hall Mayor Mem on told retiring Mayor Howard Bruce and his council that lie vG cif accomplishments of our predecessors From left to right the but confused as he gave newsmen a crazyquilt account of what had been going on inside the com pound holding the Americans who say they want to stay with the Reds Batchelor boasted he leader of the fighters even though he said he had never been a communist I Only an hour after he had ccle braled the New Year at a com pound parly Batchelor took th he had been Red peac Give Endorsement PANMUNJOM U N Command Saturday gave the In dian Custodian Command a sweeping endorsement of Us head count of Chinese prisoners of list count the Communists angrily protested The U N Command said it re gards as a normal and neces sary administrative action the head count which gave 135 pro Communfst Chinese POWs their chance to return to the Reds An Indian spokesman said the Red protest came late Thursday immediately after the check that returned 135 Chinese prisoners to the Communists out of4385 prisoners questioned same path to freedom as Cpl Edward Dickenson the only other American to reject the Commu nists He went lo and surrendered guard Although the dispensary to an Indian Batchelor talked of buddies he said the Indian guards were available for any of the remaining21 who might want to come back to democracy Wont Say At Panmunjom Lt Gen K Thimayya chief of the repatriation commission refused to say wheth his Indian troops would screen the other Americans re using repatriation Thimayya already has screened more than 4000 antiChinese pris oners since the official end of ex planatioDS last Dec 23 Thimayya said Indian troops ac ually were not screening the antl Communists but were only check ng up on their records However 135 Chinese asked for repatriation during the checkup The Texan said his Japanese vifes tearful come home letter nadc him change his mind about laying with the Communists Batchelor said he had refused to o home in last summers Opera ion Big Switch the bigprisoner exchange at Panmunjom because e wanted to become a peace ighter He also said the Communists had iromised the Americans wealth ducation travel and leadership in he fight for peace It was understood I would never ave to worry about money Batchelor said Batchelor said he wanted to re urn during the 90day explanations period that ended Dec 23 but eared other prisoners would kill Atanother point however Bat hclor said any of the Americans ould have been repatriated sim ly by telling an Indian guard that as his wish Balchelors story Communist ndoctrination contained several ontradictions but he admitted he very confused and t h a t ome of the other Americans were mixed up ONE DEAD AS FIRE SWEEPS HOTELThis is a general view of the scene in ariboT Maine as fire swept through the 106yearold Vaughn House with loss of one lit The cause of the blaze in the 100room hotel is unknown Will Ask Senate to Cut Powers Gillette Proposes to Curb Investigations by McCarthy Raps Deals in Foreign Relations WASHINGTON UP Sen Gillette DIowa said Saturday he wil ask the Senate to curb broad in vestigalive powers in the field o nternational relations now held by he committee headed by Sen Me Carthy This is a glaring situation Gillette said in an interview It s something that was never in ended and I will ask the Senate o pass on it at the coming ses ion i McCarthy is chairman of the overnment Operations Committee nd its more widely known Per manent Investigations Subcommit ee Rescind Authority Gillette said he wants the Senate o rescind authority for the Gov rnment Operations Committee to nvestigate international affairs nd give this solely lo the Foreign delations Committee of which Gil Gtte is a member Although he has tangled with Mc Carthy in the past Gillette made o mention of thetWisconsin sena or in explaining why he sought he change International relationships are elicate now and will be for un oreseen time Gillette said The senate has given its Foreign Re alions Committee authority in this eld Gillettes proposal followed by a ay a remark by another Demo rat Sen McCarran of Nevada hat the investigations subcommit ec in its investigations of Com munism hasstepped over into a eld where it was not intended o function at all No Curb However McCarran in an inter iew said nothing about attempt ng to curb McCarthys activities e said on thecontrary he thought he investigations subcommittee as done good work and em was nothing per onal in his remarks He and Mc arthy often have exchanged com liments McCarran is a member f the Senate Internal Security ubcommittee McCarthy in Miami said Fri day that digging out Commu nism is not the primary pur pose of his subcommittee and that it has been careful lo check with the Internal Security Subcommit tee to avoid duplication Carry Out Idea Gillette said the Senate could carry out his idea by simply re moving from the law enacted in i946to reorganize Congress author ity for the Government Operations Committee to study intergovern mental relationships between the United States and international organizations of which the United Slates is a member BEST FLOAT IN ROSE TOURNEYThis e American Heritage and entered by LongBeach won the sweepstakes award as the most beautiful in the Tour nament of Roses parade at Pasadena Calif Christine Mar MjTna Hansen who were Miss Universe and MissUmted States in last summers beauty pageant ride Maquoketa Man Serves 40 Minutes as Mayor Quits MAQUOKETA WVH a r o 1 d D Keeley 56 year old attorney served a 40 minute term as mayor of Ma quoketa Saturday then resigned The post was filled by the elec tion of Ben Jacobsen as Keeleys successor Jarobsen had been elected to the office once before in November by popular vote A dispute over legal qualifying or the office intervened and stirred up a lot of argument here In his 40 minutes in office Kee ey convened the new council which lad been elected Thursday night by the retiring council in settling one angJe of the dispute In retiring after his brief tenure toeley said he had no desire to jthwart the desire of the citizens as expressed in the November elcc ion He said he had taken Ihe office f mayor by election of the re iring council only to clear up he confusion so thai Maquoketa lave a city administration whose egalily could not be questioned The dispute started some days ago when retiring Mayor Lanvil Moler asserted that Jacobsen and the councilmen elected with him last November could not legally take office because they had failed to post bond and lake Ihe oath of office within 10 days after the election Attorney General Leo Hoegh ruled that officials elected last No vember had until Saturday noon to qualify but Moler and the old council here declined to be gov erned by that In Series of Messages to Congress Say New Tax Proposal Ready AUGUSTA Ga President Eisenhower will send the new Ses ion of Congress a series of sep iratc messages calling for tax pro jram changes amendments to the TaftHartJey labor law and an improved farm program Announcing this Saturday Pres dential Press Secretary James C lagerty said there also will be eparate healthwelfare and hous ng messages going to Congress during the first few weeks after he lawmakers reconvene Wednes day Outline Programs Those messages Hagerty said vill outline the administrations detailed programs in those fields and will amount to an elaboration of general principles the President Ians to set forth in his State of he Union message to Congress next Thursday The Republican floor leader in he Senate William Knowland of California predicts that the Demo crats will maintain a good batting average in support of the Presi dents proposals in the forthcom ng Congressional session Knowland said he thinks it will be a constructive session and de clared that Republicans in Con gress will team solidly with the President to carry out the admin istrations legislative program At the same time in Washington informed sources reported Satur day that treasury and Congression al experts have worked out a pro posal calling for sweeping changes in the nations tax laws These re visions it was reported will pro vide for nearly one and a half lion dollars in annuaUtax cuts Only Minor Dttailc The informants declared that only minor details remain to be worked out before the proposal is presented to the House Ways and Means Committee probably with in 10 days Among other things the plan is said to call for an increase in the medical expense of the income tax aw There would also be allow ances for child care for working mothers as well as sections bene itting dividend holders It is un derstood that business deprecia ion ft allowances and dependency rovisions would also be libera ized i As a backdrop for these develop ments Secretary of Commerce Veeks declared the New Year may ot equal 1953s record setting plurge but the outlook is for one f the better years of economic listory Weeks optimistic en into his yearend trasted sharply with concern oicetf by some Democrats like en Douglas of Illinois who said ast week that the United States al eacly is suffering a real reces ion At Variance It also was at variance with the pinion of a majority of some 300 conomists who met here this week nd agreed the country is in a mild business slump that they pre icted would last through the year Thecabinet officer said The outlook is bright for a high overall level of jobs and business activity and an abundance of newer and better products at attractive prices Our best days are yet to be he declared The nation is more productive and more powerful than ever before Weeks cautioned that short run difficulties may arise but he said these can be faced with realistic optimism Many economic adjustments al ready have been made the secre tary others will be dealt with as we move ahead Should any severe economic fluc tuations develop he promised the Eisenhower administration will not be caught off guard but will take necessary srul timely action to cope with the situation SAME OMCK HIAG MEANS TRAFrtO DEATH IN FAST MOUKS On The Inside Michigan Sfafti Win f for U t Traffk TtJI 1M   

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