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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 22, 1954, Mason City, Iowa                                North I owoY Daily Newspaper Edited for CITY GLOBEGAZETTE T HE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LX and United Iress Full Ltute Wires Seven Cents i MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JANUARY 22 1954 This Pupcr Consists ot Two One American Prisoners Are F Dulles Asks Russia for Peace Deeds Arrives for Big Four Conference BERLIN UP Secretary o State John Foster Dulles chal lengcd Russia Friday to back u her words of peace with deed of peace by givingdividedGer many a chance to be united agaii through free elections Dulles was the first of the to Western diplomats to arrive fo the first Big Four conference with Russia in five years He landed a West Ferlins sprawling Tempelho Airport at am am New Hope In a statement to correspondent as he stepped from the plane Dulles said the whole world would lake new hope if the con fcrence which opens Monday could agree onfree elections as the first step toward German reunifi cation For it will then be apparent that the words of peace are being translated into deeds of peace Dulles said Dulles Hew from Washington In President Eisenhowers private plane Columbine stopping only at PrestwlckScotland for refuel US High Commissioner James B Conant Maj GenThomas Tim berman who is West Berlin American commandant and Wesl Beriia Mayor Walther Schreiber greeted Dulles and a large part of being the powerful delegation brought to the conference A US 6th Infantry Regiment tank company fired a 19gun salute and Dulles inspected an honor guard from the 7000man Ameri can garrison of the city OtiwArrives British Foreign Secretary An thony Eden was expected toarrive about 3 pm and French Foreign Minister Georges Bidaultwas due about 1 pm Russias Foreign Minister V M Molotov is scheduled to check in Saturday rounding out the foster for the conference which may de termine whether a negotiated peace is possible in the cold war Communistpolice already have sealed off the streets around the Soviet embassy in Hed Berlin ex pected to beMolotovs headquar ters during his stay As the Western foreign ministers converged on Berlin Communist authorities relaxed telephone re strictions inthe divided city to ex pedite conference communications Hearing Held on Clear Lake School DES MOINES UFVA dispute over the proposed location of a school building at ClearLake was given a hearing Fridayby the State De partment of Public Instruction A decision is not expected for sev eral weeks A spokesman for the depart ment said the Clear Lake school board made plans for the building a certain location but a group of residents objected The hearing was held before Jessie Parker State Superintendent of Public In itruction She took the case under advise ment and said she would write a decision and refer it to the new State Board of Public iristruction for final action ONE GRAND SMILECarol Schindler 13 of i Yi Bood reason tosmile She holds a genuine 1000 bill after it was turned over to her by police department property clerk after the prescribed 90day waiting period had no legal claimant It seems the youngster found the bill last October on Broadway in midManhattan while wtfidow shopping with her appeared to be stage money to both of them It wasnt Demos Hold Fire Republicans Sup port Air Power Emphasis WASHINGTON Eisenhowers new con cept for defense emphasizing air power and new weapons while making a fourbilliondollar spending cut got enthusi astic Republican support in Congress Friday Many Democrats withheld they wanted to study the complex multibilliorwdollar budget but Sen May bank DSC in an interviev asked expansion of our power as fast as we can He sug gested unspent foreign aid fund be used to speed the Air Fore program AndSen Douglas DII1 qucs tioned plans to cut back groun forces of the Army and Marines Chairman Short RMo of th House Armed Services Committe said he does not expect any sharp fight in the House Will Support One Democratic member of the ommittee Rep Price of Illinois said House Democrats probablj would support the budget As long as they the adminis Northern Gas Customers A Agree on RdtSs Increases WASHINGTON WThe Federal Power Commission has been asked to approve a rate increase of G006754 for North ern Natural Gas Co of Omaha Counsel for the commission Northern and its customers ttendmga hearing here agreed on this amount Thursday and approved a motion asking or commission approval The increase would be effective or one year beginning last Dec 27 t was basedon an estimated an ual sale of 235 billioncubic feet f natural gas Northern hadasked for u ratein rease ofabout 13 million dollars vhen its daily system capacity was ncreased in December from 825 million to one billion cubic feet The hearing here was recessed hortly after it began last Monday o enable all parties to consider later proposal agreed to by Northern and commission counsel Vfter morethan three days of con erenccs the hearing was resumed hursday afternoon with agree ment on the six millionplus rease s It was also stipulated thatif the ncome tax paid byNorthern his ear is less thanthe estimated 52 er cent Northern will revise its ate schedule to reflect the de rease and refund the decrease roportionately to its customers Mason City is serviced by North rn Natural through the Peoples as and Electric Co Iowa Falls Man Missing WASHINGTON W The Marine Corps has identified one lowan as among hc 18 Marines missing fol lowing the collision of two landing craft in Inchon Harbor The Marine Corps Thursday iden tified five of the dead and 18 of those listed as missing It said it had no information on five others officially termed dead or miss ing The list of missing included Pfc Norman R Davenport son of Roy P Davenport Missouri Valley Iowa In addition Mrs Max Roberts of loWa Falls said she had been in formed that her son Jerry D Hurst 23 of Iowa Falls apparent ly wasbne of those mentionedas dead or missing name was not on the list released by the Marine Corps Thursday He apparently was one of the five not identifiedon the list of air power and atomic said in an interview we can go along with the risk in other fields loping they know more than theyre telling us In the budget for the fiscal year which begins July 1 the Presiden stepped up spending plans for the Air Force as well as for air arms of the Navy and Marines These increases were more than offset by plans for cutbacks manpower and spending of the Army and Navy As a result rec ommcndcd outlays were held tc about billions compared with about 41V4 estimated for the cur rent fiscal year Douglas a World War II Ma unwiseto cu our ground forces thisrmuchf Thebudget indicated that the Army would drop three of its pres ent20diyisibns and some 335000 Marine Corps woulc lose about 35000 of its present 250 000 force Need Ground Troops ground troops to take care of local action like Korea Douglas said Republican congressional lead ers all voiced praise Chairman Saltonstall RMass of the Senate Armed Services Com mittee said the new budget would give the armed services all the money they can efficiently use Senate Majority Leader Know a n d RCalif and Chairman Bridges RNH of the Senate Ap propriations Committee agreed with Eisenhower that oursecuri ty is being strengthened not weakened On Tlie Page East Waterloo Cagtrs Play Mohawks 9 Annual Farm Institute Opens at Dougherty Jan 27 3 f Mason City Postofftce Receipts at New High 14 Citys Indebtedness Littie Change in Cost of Living WASHINGTON cost of living droppedless than onetenth of one per cent in Decembera minor movement which the Bureau of Labor Statistics saw as evidence of continued stability in the economy The decline was the second icon sccutiyemonthly drop BLS Com missioner Ewan Clague said how ever the price trends defi nitely fare not behaving like a business recession Together the November and De cember drops totaled onehalf of one per cent FROM SINKING JiThe U S Coast Guard saved a house boat from sinking a of wow off the boats roof Freedom Tank ajid WalterHorav25 their w lowed away after a breakdown xlming a Crusade for Freedom touHf umilyTo that crashed the Iron CtSain cSJ t rk It is carrying a Czech Group OKs Voting Age Reduction WASHINGTON Senate Judiciary subcommittee Friday ap proved the 18yearold vote amend ment backed by President Eisen hower Three Republican members of a fiveman subcommittee on consti tutional amendments approved t Democrats who also are believed o favor the plan The amendment would provide Lhat the voting rights of persons 18 years of age shall not be abridged by the United or any of the because of their age It faces a stiffer lest in the full Warns of Fight WASHINGTON UP John W McCormack Friday Democrats may carry fijjht for income fax to the House floor now thatRepublicans have de feated rhe proposal in committee The enfy equitable wayfto cut taxes McCormick told reporters is to boost individual income tax exemptions from to as Democrats have proposed Judiciary Committee and an al most certain wrangle when it reaches the Senate floor The pro posal is regarded by some South ern Democrats as an infringement of the constitutional right of the ndividual states to set their own election standards Georgia now is the only state which permits 18 earolds to vote President Eisenhower endorsed he 18yearold vote idea in his State of the Union address Pro osals for 18yearold suffrage have been pending in Congressfor ome time The subcommittee ap Jroved a version which had been ntroduced prior to the Presidents peech by h airman Judiciary Committee William Langer About The Weather Mason City Increasing cloudiness Friday night not so cold owa Partly cloudy Saturday Minrwsofa Occasional light snow north not so cold GlobeGazette weather data up o 8 a m Friday Maximum Minimum At 8a m Precipitation 3 11 6 trace AP WIrephoto JUMPS TO DEATHAn amateur photographer tookthis picture just as Walter Failey about 50 of Wash ington D C jumped to his death from the roof of a three story hotel in Phoenix Ariz A friend on the roof had tried to talk Failey out of the leap Driver Dies of Injuries in Accident Gene J Kelley 56 Dougherty farmer died at a Mason City hos pital Friday morning from in juries suffered Wednesdayeve ning when his pickup skidded and dropped from a bridge overa stream about 3Vz miles northwest of Dougherty Kelley a bachelor Jiving alone on his farm was on his svay to own when the accident occurred HAROLD E STASSEN Stdssen May Seek Senate Celley did not appear to be badly njured at the time but was taken o a hospital a passing motor WASHINGTON Harold E stassen foreign operations admin strator playing with the idea of unning for the Senate from Min nesota He indicated as much Friday in n interview although he said he s hopeful that Dr Charles Mayo loted surgeon of Rochester Minn vill seek the Republican nomina ion Dr Mayo said recently he is not candidate but he did not close he door tight on a candidacy Democratic Sen Hubert Hum hrey is expected to run for an ther term Asked about a rumor that he might make the Republican race tassen replied No comment I am hopeful Dr layo will run He would make a ery outstanding candidate He has ndicated he is not a but t would be a mailer of drafting urn But Refuse to Leave Compounds Reds Will Not Accept Them PANMUNJOM Saturday Korean War prisoners who stirred world wide controversy by their refusal to go home were turned loose Saturday Twentyone Americans 1 Briton arid 327 South Koreans who chose Communism were abandoned by Indian guards in a flimsy neutral zone compound at am am Friday The proRed POWs said they would stay until their food runs out echoing the demand of the Communist command that Indian troops stay on The UN Command liberated as civilians the nearly 22000 antiRed captives returned to it Wednesday by the Indian course the Allies assert was required by the armistice En route fo Formosa When official freedom came more than 14000 Chinese antiRed POWsalready were aboard Ameri can landing ships enrdute to Chi nese Nationalist Formosa More than 7500 antiCommunist North Koreans were in South Korean army reception centers An Indian officer said the pro Communist North Camp was ab oluteiy quiet There was no cele ralion among the Koreans A ROK fficial said most were asleep Some the freed prisoners had been in stockades almost from the tart of the Korean War 3V2 years ago Allied insistence that no prison uw ers be forced to gb home against heir winwas a inajor stumbling ilocfc in the prolonged armistice aTlrc st Born Near Doughtrty Kelley was born Jan 31 1897 near Dougherty son of the late Thomas and Catherine Kelley He vas a veteran of World War I a member of the American Legion 354 and St Patricks Cath ilic Church Dougherty Surviving are four sisters Mrs ames B Agnes Rooney Mrs Joseph Margaret Gallagher and Mrs Mc Jaheran Mrs Law ence Lorraine Cain Mason ity and three brothers Cletus Kelley Minneapolis William Kel ey Nora Springs and Patrick Celley of Dougherty He was pre eded in death by a sister Mrs oe Mayme5 Geary in 1925 Parish Rosary The Rosary will be recited at he Colonial Funeral Home in Ma on City Saturday at 8 p m After p m Sunday until the time of ervices the body lie in state it was considered likely that when their food runs out they will march and vanish behind the Iron Curtain alks The proRed American British nd SouthKoreanPOWsstaged a sitdown strikein their compound The purpose was to back the Com munist position that they should be held until their fate is decided by a Korean peace conference But Comic Opera Situations t the H B McGaheran home in Rockwell where the parish Rosary vill be recited Sunday at 8 p m Funeralservices have been ten atively set for a m Monday t St Patricks Catholic Church t Dougherty Embattled Twins Handcuff U S Attorney Are Jailed LOS ANGELES tf The embal led Irish twins George and Charles f Finn were back in jail after another flamboyant rush with the federal government uring which they handcuffed the United States attorney and threw fficialdom into an uproar The Flying Finns former Air orce pilots have been having egal trouble with the government more than a year in connec their claims to ownership war surplus trans came but of the Biltmore Hotel cuff on my right ha liar it T The unpredictable 38 year old wins handcuffed U S Uty E Waters in an Ucmptcd citizens arrest as he where he had addressed the Los Angeles Bar Assn They accused Waters of con spiracy against the rights zens and deprivation of rights1 un der cover of thelaw The Finns snid Waters had been giving them the brush off and refused to dis cuss with them the governments seizure of the plane they pur chased rayear ago from the Ba kersfieldCalif School District which hadused itrfor a mechani cal Events that followed read like the scriptof a Before I ta comic opera r knew what was hap pening they had snapped a hand t if o ii by rr ft i said George Finn then snapped the other handcuff tohis own right wrist while Charles called police Were not going to have any part of this police officers said when they arrivedand recognized WatersBut the U S attorney for that he be taken to the central police station and the police agreed to furnish transportation Once at the stationthings really began to Police Inspector James Lawrencedemanded that the Finns release Waters We know our rights the Finns answered been ignored lonfenough Were starting to fight back now final The Indian Command made final appeal Friday for the Reds to accept the proCommunist pris oners but it was rejected Instead the Reds warned Indian Lt Gen K S Thimayya it would consider the Indiansresponsible for seeing that there is no abduc tion and dispersion of the pro Reds The Indian commander then met with leaders of the proRed com pound U S Sgt Richard G Cor don of East Providence R I Brit ish Marine Andrew Condron arid three leaders of the South Korean POWs He gave them his position an Indian spokesman said namely that by midnight we shall with draw our guards withdraw our custody and shall have nothing to do with them The prisoners probably would have little trouble leaving the un guarded since it is surrounded by only two strands of wire Accust Indians The Reds also bitterly accused the Indian Command of com pletely wrecking the truce terms on POWs and warned them they must be responsible for seeing that there is no abduction and disper sions of the pro Communist POWs While the Reds were protesting Gen John E Hull commander wrote Thimayya praising the humane efficient and expeditious manner in which anil Communist Korean and rChinese personnel were transferred i The 21 Americans 1 Briton and 327 Koreans who chose Commu lism over going home were placed in the ironic of being re jeclcd by the Communists because of the Red stand that the Indians had no right to free them SAM DATfmO1S DEATH Ot WMTC M   

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