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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 20, 1954, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH t 0 W A N S N E 1 G H B 0 R S HOME EDITION VOL LX Associated 1rcsi and United Press Full Wires Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JANUARY 20 1954 Paper Consists of Two Ono Reds Say PW Release Destroys Tru Aw No M President Exactly One Year Say ike Thrives on Job Challenge WASHINGTON M Pi0cirioll v WASHINGTON Wi President Eisenhower started his second year in office Wednesday and a close associate said hes thriving on the challenge of the big job members Republican ahead Cabinet party officials and WhiTe House staff members gave a surprise gift to the President a Sleuben glass cup Depicting his career from boy Kansas farm to the hood on a Presidency The 63ycarold Chief Executive nil V V scheduled a breakfast conference with Secretary of StateDulles who flies Loan Costs Investigator His Position WASHINGTON M Rep Clardy RAhch said Wednesday Louis J Russell veteran investigator foi the House UnAmerican Activities Committee lost his job because he borrowed from screen actor Edward G Robinson onetime wit ness before the group Clardy a member of the com mittee said Russell told the com mittee about the loan and this led Chairman Vcldc UIU to dismiss him last week The Cincinnati had re ported Tuesday night that a loan from Robinson was the reason for Russells dismissal Bad Judgment It was a bad judgment onRussells part Clardy told re porters and made his retention impossible Clardy said there was nothing shady about the transaction but hedidnt want to bring the fmalter to public gaze because it might subject the committee to undue criticism Robinson who cooperated with the committee in its quest for in formation about Communism with in the entertainment world hccarne a friend of Russell during his deal ings with the committee Velde whose actionwas support ed by a majority of the committee could not be reached for comment on the disclosure Russell also was unavailable Raists Question Rep Walter DPa raised a question of the legalily of the ouster telling news me n Vcldc based his jnove on a resolution adopted by the committee giving the chairman the right to hire and fire committee employes Walter said the resolution was illegal because it was contrary to the congressional reorganization act of 1947 prescribing majority votes on committee personnel mat ciicc listed just ahead of sary ceremony People who isenhowor in I Porl that he s ul and in top p One aide wl confinement of although he hi nilcs since his Mr Eisenhower dent at n ministers been vacant since 12 Harry S Trumans tern isincss session id of the new President favoi over a silk loppc liavc worked with fie While House big show and a Homburg widely was predicted N corns to be came of that hysical administration devote ho asked thql 12 months to a re eld said the firmingup of United mewhat under the the policy to ending the ing war in Korea and to a as traveled of domestic problems Mr Eisenhower u became to chart his course m one year brings the Preside office engaged now i Nothing d the mark Statcs shoot broad s and to un choscn lo of many action a controversial domestic program which will make or break his administration The climax of this political drama will come next Nov 2 when lhe voters will de termine whether the President and his parly have made good Mr Eisenhower has fight a political war fronts in the critical months ahead The 1953 policy studies substantial ly covered the field of domestic problems and the first few of a scries of many messages already in 1954 have gone to Capitol Hill Messages on TaftHartley amendments Social Security farm relief and public health insurance followed yic allinclusive Stale of the Union message A budget load ed with disputed proposals will be presented to Congress Thursday As the fateful year begins there is trouble in the farm belt and on the labor front There is talk of recession and fear of depres sion The Senate alignment is Re publicans 47 Democrats 48 Inde pendent 1 The House Republicans 219 Democrats 215 Independent 1 Republicans have technical con trol of Congress no more They need half a dozen more Senate votes and 25 or so in the House to claim a reasonable working ma jority South Korean Hags prisoners of by UN forces m Korea and who did not want repatriation cross from the demilitarized t0 Move to Suspend Godfreys License PLEASE PASS THE SUGAROscar the sparrow precariously on a cup at the Waldorf Cafeteria in Newark JN J where he keeps a sharp eye open for sloppy custom those who drop crumbs The bird is in his eighth day of bumming meals at the business district cl Lt 1 j ters French Warships Sent to Algeria PARIS sent a squad ron of warships Wednesday to her McrsElKebir base in Algeria within easy striking distance of Spanish Morocco ButParis offi cials said their arrival had no con nection Frances warnings to Spain against any move to split the Madridruled protectorale from the Sultanate of Rabat A French Foreign Ministry spokesman said the squadron which included an aircraft carrier and a cruiser had steamed into the Atediterranean base for target practicescheduled months ago Earlier reports indicated the na val array had been ordered to Al geria to back up the French warn ing Highways Treacherous New Cold Wave Hits State 15 Predicted DBS MOINES northerly winds pushed a new cold wave across Iowa Wednesday onthe heels of freezing ram and drizzle thatput an icy glaze oh highways in all but the extreme northwest part of i the state fell steadily and the colder air had pene midmorning The All About Aoour The Weather MasonCity Very cold Wednesday night with temperatures falling to 15 to 20 below zero Iowa Thursday partly cloudy northwest cloudy with occasion al snow Minnesota Thursday fair and continued cold GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Wednesday Maximum 30 Minimum 4 At 8 am 4 Precipitation 02 YEAR AGO Mnximum 25 Minimum Weather Bureau lows of 15 to 20 below in the northwest and zero to 5 below in the southeast by early Thursday Heavy Show Aband heavy snow ranging from 3 to 6 inches indepth wa predicted in the area cast ofa line drawn throifgh DccorahWaterloo and Oskaloosa Weather Bit reau forecast light snow for the remainder of the state Considerable blowing and drift ing snowwas expected from the strong northerly winds which rolled across the stale at a 30to 40mile clip at midmorning The State Police Radio System reported highways coated with ice in all but the extreme northwest The No Rllef Weather Bureau promisee no relief from the cold wave con ditions until Friday Thursdaywill be very cold the bureau said with highs ranging from around 10 be low zero in the north and slighlly above zeroin the south A mode rating trend was predict ed for Friday but another out break of cold air was expected to enter the state Saturday over spreading the slate Sunday On The four Mora Deaths on towa Highways 2 DowlingHoiy Family 11 Pay Record Total of Special Taxes to State L E Anfinson Guilty of 3rd Drunk Driving Lloyd E Anffnson 32 Central Heights Wednesday faced up to three years in theIowa Stale Pen itentiary as the result of his con viction of driving while intoxicated third offense He will be sentenced Saturday by Judge William P But ler A District Courtjury found An finson giiiity Tuesdayevening after two days of trial nd less than three hours of deliberation The six men and six women brought in their verdict at pm Anfinson was arrested on High way 106 near Central Heights on Sept 2 by highwaypatrolmenwho reported his car being driven over the center line He had been con victed inDickinson 1948 and 1952 of drunken driving Although it wasnot broughtout n the trial Anfinson was arrested again by highway patrolmenNov 7on Highway 106 about twoiniles east of Clear Lake after the of ficers said they had followed his weaving car for about half amile The case was tried for the state y County Attorney Robert H Shcpard and his assistant Hughes JBryant Anfinson has children a wife and three Life Term Is ABduetors SAN FRANCISCO GRTwo one time private detectives jailed a abductors in the Case of the Kid naped Twin split up Wednesday police said one confessed and blamed the other who denied some of the story but essentially wouldn talk The victim short roundfaced Leonard Moskovitz 36 was res cued unharmed Tuesday morning after two and onehalf days of cap tivity No ransom was paid despite demands of first and then Life Imprisonment Under Californias Little Lind bergh Law kidnaping with bodily harm carries a maximum penalty of death and a minimum of life without parole Kidnaping without harm carries a penalty of life with the possibilit of parole Moskovitz said he was not in jured but Dist Ally Thomas Lynch told newsmen the interpre tation of bodily harm is up to a jury Moskovitz was bound and shackled during most of his im prisonment Joseph William Lear 43 of Sac ramento Calif was caught in a telephone booth making a ransom call to the victims identical twin Alfred Police said Lear led them to a rented house where a stocking foot raiding party broke in res cued Moskovitz and arrested 57 yearold Harold Jackson of Sacra mento ashe stood in his shorts News Blackout At police request all news out lets had voluntarily held back the story until Moskovitz was safe Police said Lear a hearing aid salesman made a complete con fession after he and Jackson had been booked on suspicions of kid naping Chief Homicide Inspector Frank Ahern said Lear related Lear had believed he was work ing with Jackson on a detective case until Moskovitz was bundled into a house rented by Jackson and threatened with death unless Mos kovitz family paid ran som Lear followed Jacksons lead from fear Borrows Fatal Idea ROSLYN HEIGHTS N Y UVJoha Newton 49 an electrical en Wmself an idea koma prison death house Tuesday to kill In the basement of his house he wired a transformer to two metal p ales to step up the house voltage police said and then fastened the Plates to his body in front and back in the same manner as electrodes of an dectnc chair are fastened to a condemned person Then he Chief Witness Now Denies Any Knowledge of Shooting CAA Asks This Action NEW YORK Civil Aero riautics Administration Wednesdaj recommendedsuspension of Arthur Godfreys airplane pilots license The CAA recommendation wen to the Civil Aeronautics Board in Washington for action to suspend iie license of the television star WIN D S 0 R Ont WVDonald Ritchie key figure in the Reuther case Wednesday denied in a state ment issued by his lawyers any cnowledge of or connection with he 1948 assassination attempt on IO President Walter Reuther The statement signed by Ritchie now in jail awaiting extradition proceedings was given to news papers It was a complete denial of previous statements made bj Ritchie to Detroit police about the shooting of Reuther Ritchies original statements vere used by Wayne County Prose cutor Gerald K OBrien as the basis for warrants implicating four men in the shooting Named in the warrants were CarMlenda 35 Santo Sam Per rone 56 Peter Lombardo 51 and Clarence Jacobs 48 OBrien previously said his case against the four would collapse without Ritchies testimony OBrien said he had heard of Ritchies statement Its not a surprise OBrien said after all the mans a defend ant in thecase I plan to proceed with the ex tradition against Ritchie Thurs day Ritchie escaped to Canada from his policeguarded hotel room in Detroit He turned himself in to Canadian authorities or any period the CAB may deem necessary Godfreys private plane was in volved in a near miss of the con trol tower at Teterboro NJ Air port in a takeoff Jan 7 The CAA held that the takeoff did not conform to the traffic pattern prescribed It said also that Godfrey did not have in his possession a medical certificate or other evidence show ing that he has met the physical requirements appropriate to hir rating Godfrey had contended a sharp gust of wind caused his plane to eer left toward the control tower and that he was not deliberately buzzing it Operation of Transfer Is Smooth 21809 Back to Freedom PANMUNJOM Thursday W India completed early Thursday he historic turnover of 21809 a nli Red prisoners to the UN Com mand as North Korean broadcasts declared the action destroys tha armistice The last prisoner a Chinese was urned over at am im Wednesday CST at the end of a surprisingly smooth operation during which the North Korean and Chinese captives often sang and cheered in the rain and mud The Indian Command announced hat 14227 Chinese and 7582 North Koreans were turned out of the compounds at Panmunjom ending more than three years of captivity for many of them The Indians said 72 Chinese and 32 North Koreans asked to go home or to a neutral country during the operation which began Wednesday morning The Communists who had pro ested the turnover plans bitterly made no threatening gestures as he prisoners streamed southward The UN Command has prom sed all of the prisoners their free dom at midnight Friday Repeats Warning Red Chinas Peiping Radio Wed nesday night repeated its warning that any unilateral action with re gard to the prisoners of war is ab solutely impermissible But the warning was mildly worded and of ficials said the Reds apparently had accepted the Indian Com mands decision fo return unre patriated prisoners as an ac complished fact The transfer went smoothly de spite minor hitches and a cold drizzling rain At least twice the southward 3ow of prisoners was interrupted No Koreans appeared for an hour early in the evening but there was no explanation Earlier a dispute over a prisoner asking repatriation halted the movement of Chinese prisoners Eighty five prisoners 54 Chinese and 31 Koreans of the first 13400 returned asked to be repatriated to their Red ruled homelands the Indians announced This is slightly more than onc lalf of one per cent far less thaa he 4 per cent who asked repatria ion during personal interviews with 3164 POWs late last year Stay in Compound A Tiandful of American British nd South Korean prisoners who to stay with the Communists in their neutral zone ompound The Indians planned to urn them back to the Communists SAME ShOWS the wrWtwiy ut the Reds refused to take them In Taipeh Chinese Nationalists jubilant after hearing the re ease had begun Formosas big celebration in years is planned or the day the POWs begin land ng Nationalist sources said the pris ners will be held hr special vil ages for reeducation and then will e given a choice civilian life or oining Nationalist military forces US Army Secretary Robert tevens here for the prisoner ransfer said any of the 21 Ameri ans who asks for repatriation be ore midnight Friday would be wel ome to return home Under Allied interpretation of he Korean armistice all unrcpatri ated war prisoners are to be freed as civilians at midnight Friday The Communists wanted them kept in custody until a peace conference decides their future The first of 14321 antiCommu nist Chinese prisoners returned to the UN Wednesday were sped to Ascom City by truck Then they boarded US landings ships In nearby Inchon horbor and were scheduled to sail for Formosa early Thursday Until Midnight Gen John E Hull UN Far East commander said they will become civilians at Fri day t Trainloads of North Korean pris oners moved southward toward the ElOK armypost at Kunsan where they will be held until midnight Friday The Chinese and North Koreans set some prison enclosures afire before leaving They sang and cheeretj as theycrossed the line They carried antiCommunist bao ners and Republic Korea and Nationalist China flags
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