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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 19, 1954, Mason City, Iowa                                North logos Daily Newspaper Edited for th Horn CITY GLOBEGAZETTE T H I NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LX Associated Press and United Iresa Full Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JANUARY 19 1954 This Paper ConsUts of Two One No 17 Man Saved From Kidnapers by Police I Farm Plans Criticized Statehood for Hawaii Alaska Get Approval WASHINGTON W The Senate Interior Committe voted iuesday to approvestatehood for both Hawaii an Alaska Chairman Butler RNeb told reporters the vote to ad Alaska statehood to theTHawaii statehood bill was as clos as could be presumably 87 Butler declined to make pub lie the roll call vote which was taken in a closed door com mittee session After voting to combine the Alas ka and Hawaii statehood bills int a single package the commilte voted to delay its report to th Senate until the Alaska statehooc section can be perfected Agi Some Agree Others Dont With New Plan WASHINGTON Eisenhowers health proposal touched off brisk discussion in Con gross Tuesday over how far th government should go to help Americans get and pay for bette medical care Sen Herbert H Lehman RNY the Presidents plan for un derwriting private health insur tnce programs is wholly iaade guatc because it helps only when Illness has struck a crushing blow Routine Illness For many families he said the need is not so much for pro teclion against the cost of catas trophic illness as for ordinary and routine medical care at a cosl which they reasonably can afford Rep John B Bennett R Mich disagreed The biggest need for govern ment assistance is for the extraor dinary he said When Curtailment Move W ASH IN GTON 0 P Repobiictn moved Tues day to end the lengthy debete on administrationbacked Lawrence SoaWy BIIL As debate stretched into its fifth Senate GOP Leader William FKnowUnd said he was prepared to offer a motion limiting debate on legislation authorizing the United States to join Canada in construction of the seaway Knowlands motion would re quire unanimous consent from seaway opponents Sen Ruiseli B who has been spearheading the fight against the blir indicated he had no ob jection to ending the debate the government finances ordinary costs and care it gets into deep water on costs and socialism In submitting his health pro gram to Congress Monday Mr Eisenhower proposed a 25 million dollar government reinsurance service topromote more and bet ter health protection for Americans by guaranteeing benefits under private medical insurance plans Finishing Touches The administration is putting the finishing touches on a bill spelling out details of the proposal Sev eral House Republicans said how everthat it is clearly designed to help out with catastrophic rather than routine medical ex penses i The powerful American Medical Association still has not decided the official position it will take on the proposal But Dr Edward J McCormick AMA president was critical Monday night Soviet Population at 210 Million NEW YORK W present population of the Soviet Union is estimated here at 210 million on the basis election figures car Tied in Soviet newspapers This is an increase of 17800000 over the 1946 estimate The US population is 156G02000 The Soviet Unions area is about million square miles that of the United States and its terri tories about 3Mi million square miles No census has been taken In the Soviet Union since 1039 when the figure was about million SAM Sharp Criticism Meantime administration plans to dispose of a billion dollars worth o governmentheld farm products overseas drew sharp criticism at a Senate hearing Tuesday Sen Schoeppel RKan told Sec of Agriculture Benson tha he proposal would disrupt worl markets that already are nervous about what this country is going to do with its farm surpluses Secretary Benson up for a sec ond day of critical questioning told he Senate Agriculture Committee hearing that it was not planned to ive the entire billion dollars worth away A good partof it s h o u 1 d be old Benson said adding that the administration hoped to find new markets overseas Benson said some may be given away citing food gifts to East Ger mans and Pakistan this past year as possible patterns The secretary said such giftsof ten will than di ect dollar laid Schoeppel said foreign nation would say J why buy if they fel we were going to give away these surpluses saidthis could do he farm program injury Benson quickly assured Schoep pel we dont want to disrupt their markets or strain trade and other relationships Foreign Leaders He said conferences are planned vith foreign agricultural leaders to acquaint them with our surplus roblcms and to develop new mar ccts Schoeppel thanked Benson for his statement and noted that Con gress had gone on record against dumping our farm surpluses or any programs Before Benson was called up for he new round of quizzing Chair man Aiken RVt said in an inter dew that he does not plan to push or a showdown vote on the admin strations flexible farm price sup port plan until about March 1 HAPPY REUNIONLeonard Moskovitz Sn Dulles Warns Russians on Fright Tactics WASHINGTON W5Secretary of tate Dulles saSd Tuesday that if tussia tries to use the Berlin Big our conference to frighten and ivide the West weVill all have vasted our time Dulles declared that such tac ics of division would fail He expressed hope that Soviet eaders will take a constructive ine in which case they will find is responsive He called specifically for action o unify Germany through free Jections and creation of an all Jerman government and for com slction of an Austrian treaty Dulles announced to a news con crehcc that he will leave for Ber in Thursday with a group of State Department Defense Department nd White House advisers for the irst Big Pour session in five years He said biparlisan advisers from Congress may be called in if needed Dulles also said that U S de ense plans are sufficiently flexible be adjusted if the nation should e surprised by what he calls some hing neWrand different in Rus ias attitude on atomic controls MATHEMATICIAN DIES CHICAGO E Dick on 70 one of the nations most istinguishcd mathematicians and native of Independence Iowa icd Sunday at Harlingen TexV he University ot Chicago reported fonday Moskovitz 36 San Francisc State man abductors test asM tHJo000 hMm and t Reds Demand Indians Withdraw Order to Turn Back Prisoners to Captors Declare They Accept PANMUNJOM UPhThe Commu nists demanded Tuesdaythat the ndians a decision to urn back unrepatriated war pris oners starting Wednesday and in dicated they will not accept 349 prolied POWs The Reds on more time or interviews with 20039 anti ommunist Koreans and Chinese andthat all prisoners be kept in neutral custody until apeace con erence decides their fate The Indians said thpy would go ahead with the transfer of anti tommunist prisoners back to UN custody starting at 9 am Wednes lay 6 pm CST Tuesday The Allies said flatly they would be reed at midnight Friday ProRed POVVs including 21 Americans iresumably will remain in Indian ustody atleast temporarily Angrily Opposes The Communist ninepage letter o the Indian Commandangrily bp wsed the decision to return all un epatrialed war prisoners to their aplors An Indian spokesman quoted the leds as saying they will not take a c Jc proCommunist prisoners d anotherneutral official said the implication of thewhole mes age is plainlythat they will not ake themback The text of the letter broadcast Radio does ot say flatly that the Communists ould refuse to Accept custody of ic prisoners if the Indians turned hemback Butthe Reds appear osay so by implication The Communists rejected any rpposal which would transfer the risoners fromIndian custodybe ore they receive explanations nd 2 a Korean peace confer nce discusses their fate Lt Gen K S Thimayya Indian tiajrman of the Neutral Nations epatriation Commission said ah Red prisoners wouldinovesouth d from stockades in Koreas cutral zone on schedule N POWs He told a pressconference1 the ntiCommunist Chinese and Ko ean prisoners were overjoyed Ihen told they were to be returned UNcustody Gen John E Hulj U S and N Pareast cdrnmahder flew OKorea from his uarters and vsaidrhei would bon der the actiCommunist prisoners civilians wherever ithey happen to v at midnight Friday night5 I Hull and Gen Maxwell Taylor h Armycommander flew to the J N advance baseat Munsan o be onhand when the prisoner ransfer begins They were to be oined by U S Army Secretary obcrt T Stevens Defense Spending for Year r WASHINGTON President Eisenhower w i I recommend fourbilliondollar slash in defense spendingin he budget message he sends to Congress Thursday in formed sources revealed Tuesday They said Mr Eisenhower will propose that overall mill ry spending in the year beginning next July be held to about These sources also disclosed that he budget will recommend slight y more funds for the Air Force PRESIDENT ARRIVES AT PARTYPresident hower is escorted ty Sen Everett Dirksen RI11 as he arrives at reception given by the Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee Dirksen is chairman of the com mittee Guests included high administration officials legislators and members of the Washington press corps Government Chain in Compromise on AntiTrust WASHINGTON A mise settlement of the govern ments arititrustsuit against the was announced uesday by Atty Gen Brownell Thebigretail chain will not be roken up The attorney general said a con ent judgment accepted by both he Justice Department and the Sreat Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co vasentered Tuesday morning in he Federal DistrictCourt inNew York City Dissolve Commission Brownell aid the decree pro ides that must moveat once o dissolve Atlantic Commission Co its produce buying subsidiary The subsidiary had been accused tffunctioning in ian inconsistent lual role as a direct buyerSfof 6000 retail stores scattered hrough 40 states while at the inme time acting as a selling gent for the suppliers in ales to the chains retail competi ors Thccivilranlitnisiaction in New forkwas broughtliri September 949 by i Atty Gen McGrnth after hnd been convicted of crim inal antitrust law violations in a trial held atDanvHIeIH and had paid in fines The McGrath suit specifically asked the New York court for an order requiring that the re tail chain be down into seven separate and independently owned retail food chains which would compete with each other Hails Agreement The compromise settlement constitutes recognition ofthe fact that there is nothing basically wrong with our traditional policy of selling good food cheap V President Kalph W Burger said Tuesday In a statement Burger declared We are naturally pleased that this started in 1949 is at last out of the way and we can devote all our energies to our job of serving the food needs of our customers The agreement reached with the antitrust division constitutes recognition of the fact that there is nothing basically wrong with our traditional policy of selling good food cheap I Report Eisenhower Will expects to be while tey to the administrations ook military strategy Falls on Army This means that the biggest spending whack will fall on the Army which is being gradually re duced in an effort to emphasize air and atomic The Navy o a lesser extent also will be cut in for less imoney The budget message according o these informed sources esti mates defense spending for the current fiscal year at 300 making for a recommended pending cut of about four billion dollars Actual spending last year iscal 1953 totaled T h e administration maintains that it can cut costs and at the ame time build a stronger de ense force by placing greaterem ihasis on air and atomic striking power and less on expensive ground forces II Per Cent In line with this if is known hat the Defense Department ex ects to slash Army manpower by 8 per cent during fiscal 1955 And t expects to cut back Army Navy and Marine manpower by abouf 500000 men between now and mid 1957 Thesharp cut fn military spend ing next year will give the admin istrations campaign to balance the budget a big boost But be cause of declining revenue and other factors the government still in the red for a All About ADOUl The Weather Mason City cloudy and turning colder With occa sional light snow Iowa Wednesday cloudy occa sional snow and turning colder northwest r 4 j i I MinnetoU Wednesday mostly cloudy and turning colder GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Tuesday Maximum 27 Minimum 3 At 8 am Roads Slick as Drizzle Hits State DBS KOINES LB Highways were slippery in wide areas of around noon Tuesday and foggy conditions added to the traf fichazards as a layer of cold air overspread the state Mist and light freezing drizzle causedtrouble inthe entire east ern portion except the extreme northeast corner and to the north and the Des Moines area fog and icing conditions made the highways treacherous The worst spots were in that sec tion of Iowa extending east from he Waterloo area to Dubuque and in the counties south of that line Visibility was limited to SOOfeet and sanders were out on icy roads in parts of Johnson Linn Jones Jackson and Clinton counties West of Waterloo misty weather caused a thin coating of ice on the roads fn the extreme southeast corner of the state below Davenport and Muscatine fog reduced visibility to 300 and highways were wet and icy in spots Some icecovered conditions also were reported in northwest Iowa The weather bureau said the haz ardous weather in general ex tended eastand south of a line diagonally from Shenandoah in the southwest corner to Mason City in the north central area On The General Motors Reveals Billion Dollar Expansion 2 Iowa Breaks Drought at Illinois WJIM 1 PTA in i Farf on Jefferson Addition 10 Vent Named Outstanding Yotmg Man of Year Charles City to Act on Its Unemployment Situation 13 GREENSTREET DIES HOLLYWOOD tnSydney Green street 74 Englishborn character actordied Tuesday Press Aids by Keeping Case Secret Two Abductors Nabbed by Cops SAN FRANCESCO UP A wealthy San Francisco realtor kidnaped and held for J300000 ransom for 64 terrorfilled hours was rescued unharmed by police early Tuesday after a grim manhunt carried on under a vol untary press blackout The kidnaped man Leonard Mbskovitz 36 told newsmen with a broad smile Its wonderful I love the police department Dist Atty Thomas Lynch in an nouncing the break at 4 am iden tified the two suspects as Harold Jackson 57 and Joe Lear 43 both of Sacramento Calif Moskovitz was found shackled in a rented house a few minutes after wo police inspectors picked up as he talked with the victims amily from a public telephone a ew blocks away Lynch said Police Lt Don Scott said Lear squealedand quickly led officers o the hideout Kept It Secret wire services and radio stations had known of the cidnaping since shortly after wor ried members of Ihes Moskovitz family telephoned police Saturday afternoon and reported him miss ing Alt kept it secret while the familynegotiated for his release Leonards father Maurice Mos kovitz talked happily with 35 to 40 newsmen in the Halt of Justice Youre the most wonderful peo ple in the world Mrs Moskovitz told Police Chief Michael Gaffey The younger Moskovitz father of two children appeared rumpled wno know ot JT ia jxHA175te KIDNAP want ad ringed appeared in an early edition of Tuesdays San Fran cisco Examiner to let the kidnap ers of Leonard Moskovitz knoy that his family was ready to pay off When one of the abductors made a telephone call in response to this ad police nabbed him and the case was broken nd in need of a shave He said he kidnapers threatened to muti ate him but actually did him no They kept me shackled all tho me he said but they didnt arm me They gaveme water vhen I wanted itand food He said the kidnapers never re erred to each otherby name ex ept Jackson was called Dutch Way Jt Developed Here is tie way the case de eloped Leonard Moskovitz left his office t ll am Saturday to keep sev ral business appointments He idnt keep any of them Five hours later his family ailed the Missing Persons Bureau Imost simultaneously c a special elivery ransom demand arrived t the fathers home and the bg est San Francisco manhuntin two ecades was under way It turned p Leonards car Sunday in a owhtown public garage there ere no Late Sunday night a second spc lal asked the family o hurry ransomarrangements Police traced the first ransoin all from a telephone boothin the fission District arid all offices had pick up anyone sing the booth g Just after noon on Monday ian telephoned AllJc who   

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