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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 23, 1954, Mason City, Iowa                                North jowof Doily Newspaper Edited or OM CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE N I W S AFCRTHAT MAKfS ALL NORTH I O WA N S NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LX Associated ireis and Unllel Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JANUARY 23 1M4 This Paper Consists Two SeclioBKSeciloa One No 91 Molotov Demands China Participation EDWARD DICKENSON Chiefs Concerned Over PW Arrest Defense Department officials were de scribed Saturday as surprised and deeply concerned over the Armys filing of court martial charges against Cpl Edward S Dickcnson former prisoner of war in Korea One official said the military services were under specific or ders to take no legal action in the POW situation without approval of the defense heads This official said that the first notice Secretary of Defense Wilson and his aides had of the Dickenson development was when an officer of the Military District of Wash ington delivered copies of an an nouncement to newspaper offices in Washington The announcement said Dickon son 23yearold Virginia farm boj who changed his mind about stay ing with the Communists was be ing charged with dealing illegally with his captors in Korea to get better treatment Officials ex plained that the filing of these charges was only a preliminary action He was placed under ar rest at Walter Reed hospital here where he has been undergoing physical examinations The concern attributed to the de fense heads was sai5 to be over the possible effect the action Byrd Backs Ikes Plan for Defense Disagrees Wifh Demo Colleagues WASHINGTON W Sen Byrd DVa disagreed vigorously Sat unlay with Democratic colleagues Who said President Eisenhowers new military concept may increase the risk of a world atomic war Byrd a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee sak in an interview he is strongly in favor of plan lo re ducc American ground forces while discouraging any aggression with the threat of massive atomic retaliation delivered by air In thus taking his stand for the administrations fundamental de fense decision Byrd lined up on Predicts Defeat WASHINGTON UP Sen Alexander Wiley RWji pre dicted Saturday socalled Bricker amendment to limit the Presidents treatymaHrna pow ers will be licked inthe Senate I know can Wat it Wiley The Bricker amendment In present form will not be come law Wiley chairman of the Senate Foreign Committee is leading opponent of the pro posed constitutional amendment sponsored by Sen John W Brick er Rphio and cosigned by more than M other President Eisenhower is strong ly opposed to fhe amendment as it now written the opposite side from Sen Gore DTenn and other Democrats who lit into tiie Eisenhower mili tary program I believe the President is pro posing the only program by which we can maintain our defenses with out insolvency Byrd declared The defense budget proposed for the fiscal year beginning July 1 would be four billiondollars under the currentyears Gore complained that so far as he knew no Democrats had been consulted on the big defense deci sions He questioned whether events might not expose the mas sUe retaliation theory as a big bluff Sen Knowland of California the Republican floor leader hastened to reply that to doubt the possibil ity the United States might iise an atom bomb on a city considered a legitimate target was to make a very dangerous assumption He anassumption might give comfort to Moscow and he added I wouldnot want the men inthe Kremlin to miscalculate that such a strike might not be made Michigan Paper by Blaze YPSILANTIMich IflA spec tacular through the Ypsilanti PYess Saturday and fire officials expressed fear the news paper building might be a total loss Frank Handy assistant to his father Publisher George Handy the fire apparently started in some waste paper baled 5n the cellar of build ing Flames burst through the roof an hour j Newspaper workers whowere at work getting their Saturday edi tion out had to flee to safety when seeping up through the first floor gave them their first warn ing of the fire Somehad to make their exitsso quicklythey did not have time to get their coats AP Wlrepholo TAKES PERFECT BALANCE Joe a beer drinking parakeet is a tippler with good balance Aglass of beer on the bar is an invitation to Joe a favorite with the customers at the Standard Hotel in Melbourne Australia PS He hasnt fallen into a glass yet Long Search for Accident Victim Who Walked Home Deputy sheriffs and others spent a fruitless hour late Friday evening searching for the body of a man presumed tilled or injured when his car went off the road to avoid hitting a freight train Then a neighbor arrived and told the officers he had seen a light go on in the home a mile away of Charles A Wirophoto SUI OUEENNancy Sweitzer Waterloo a senior in journalism at theState University of Iowa was chosen queen of the Inter fraternity dance at Iowa City Fri day nightNancy and her court were presented at an intermission tea given for SUI officials and faculty owner of the car The officers found Nichols at home bruised but not seriously hurt Nichols was eastbound about p m on the gravel road between Highways 18 and 106 a mile east ol the Clear Lake Sand and Grave plant when the accident occurred He told the officers he wasblinded by the headlight of the westbound Milwaukee freight train as he ap proached the Scurve across the tracks Hemissed the curve and his car rolled over intothe ditch The freight train stopped and a search was made for Nichols It was pre sumed Nichols had been seriously hurt when thrown from the car and a check was made to be sure he was not lying under it Nichols had walked home across the field to his home a mile north west of the scene Saturday he paid a fine of in Frederick B Shaffers justice court when he pleaded guilty to failure to have his car under con trol On The M Page Trojans Win Easily Fall to East Waterloo t Thornton to VoteFeb II on School Addition Bonds 7 against Dickenson would have on the cases of 21 Americans who have been turned loose at Pan munjom Korea by the Neutral Nations Repatriation Commission The 21 had Dicken son for a come home and the Communists refused to accept them from the repatriation mission The United States has not yet made up its official mind whether to accept the 21 or what their status would be The official who reported the De fense Department reaction ex plained that a profound psycholog ical warfare issue can be involved in the Armys action against the Parents Are Bitter Over Developments CRACKERS NECK Va M The Van Buren Dickensons par ents of Cpl Ed Dickenson were stunned saddened and bitter about he news that their son faces pos sible court martial The Dickensons were reached Friday night at their home high on a hillside 6 miles from Big Stone Gap by Bristol Herald Courier reporter J S Riley Mrs Dickenson in her 40s a most burst into tears She said she could not under stand why such an effort was made to persuade Dickenson and other reluctant POWs in Korea to come they were going to cour martial him Dont Understand I dont understand what h could have done to anyof them boys she said referring to th charge thather 23yearold soi tried win the Reds favora the expense of his fellow prison fellow is sick she added Hes been spitting up blood Ifthey are going to punish him why didnt they doit over there in This worry wil kill us all The young soldiers 78yearold father said If will let me take his punishment they can call me and Ill be glad todo it for him Hes no more Communist than I am Told his son could face a pos sible death sentence the deaf aged man added dont care if I die Ive been here a long time Punishment Enough The elder Dickenson indicated tie thought his sons three year mprisonment by the Communists should have been punishment enough Icy roads made it impossible to reach Cpl Dickensons bride of ess than two months for her re action to the court martial charge At a home farther up the mountain side she was spending the nighl with her husbands halfbrother Grover Dickenson and wife Only last Thursday the young voman accompanied her husband to Bristol Va where the corporal caught a bus to Washington for treatment at Walter Reed Hospi al She hasnt seen him since Indians Vote Down Legalizing Liquor TOPPENISH Wash The alrirnaS Indian nations General Indian Council voted Friday against open ing itsreservation tolegal fire Congress last year legalized pur chase and consumption of liquor by Indians wherever it was legal for other persons andauthorized local option on Indian lands corporal The whole thing got oft the track and we lost a golden oppor tunity international wise he told a reporter Army officials said Friday night the filing of charges does not nec essarily mean Dickenson will even be brought to trial An official announcement by the Military District of Washington said no decision will be made on whether to try Dickenson until aft er an investigation of the charges and evidence has been finished and its results fully reviewed for legal sufficiency The Army said this preliminary will be held at the earliest date possible Dickenson whose home is in the remote mountain town of Crackers Neck in southwestern Virginia was one of 23 American soldiers who refused to return to United Nations lines when the Korean truce was signed Jast summer He later asked neutral Indian guards to take him back The young Virginian told report ers at the time that the Chinese Reds kept me back with threats A second Claude J the Com munists on New Years Day The Far East Command said Friday night that it has no knowl edge of any similar action that may be taken against Batchelor AP Wirephoto TRAPPED BY SHIFTING RAILS Arthur McMikell awaits rescue crews who finally managed to free him in Baton Rouge La after he was trapped between a load of steel rails and the end of a freight car in which he was riding The 48yearold transient was found by a railroad worker who heard his groans Fire in Newton Hotel Extinguished NEWTON It Fire apparently starting in nearby trash barrels scorched the rear entrance way and stairwayat the Maytag Hotel here late Friday Wilbert Young 33 a hotel bell hop was overcome by smoke He vas hospitalized but his condition was not believed serious It was the second blaze in the Business district of the day and the ifth since Sunday State Fire Marshal Zack Cook was in Newton investigating a Fri day morning fire which did an es timated damage at the J C enney Store SAME FLAG MEAN TXAFFIO DEATH IN FAST MOCKS 40th 45th Divisions Slated for Departure From Korea It Would Help End Cold War7 West Ministers In Conference BERLIN Foreign Min ster Vyacbeslav M Molotov ar ived here Saturday for a Big rour meeting and immediately irodded the Western Powers to ad mit Red China to the conference able if they want to speed up the nd of the cold war Under security protection of housands of troops and secret po ice the Kremlins No 1 diplomat came to East Berlinby plane from Moscow and declared The sooner the Chinese peoples Republic takes part in negotiations over current international ques ions of the great states the better t will be the better for the itrengthening of peace between peoples Speech Broadcast Only a hanclfulof Communist of Mais of East Germany and other oviet bloc countries heard Molo ovs statement read at Schoenfeld Air Field but it vas broadcast 2Va sours later He arrived as his op osite numbers from the Western Jig Three conferred on strategy or the fourpower conference open ing Monday The West has beeri old to the idea of having Red hiria sit in on the present meet Airplanes From North Cross Line Gen Maxwell D Taylor U S 8th Army command er Saturday identified the two American divisions to be with drawn from Korea as the 40th and 45th He said the 45th division the for mer Oklahoma National Guard will return to the United States between Feb 15 and March 15 and the 40th former California National Guard considerably lat er The withdrawals were announced recently by President Eisenhower aut this was the first official in formation on the units affected About 3 Years Both divisions have been in Ko rea about three years Taylors announcement said the only soldiers to be transfererd with the outfits back to the United Reject Demand PANMUNJOM Korea UP The United Command re jected Saturday a Communist de mand for the return toIndian custody of 21000 liberated former war prisoners of the Allies Red Chinese Gen Lee Sang Cho indignantly charged at an Armis tice Commission meeting that U N Commander Gen John E Hulls act in freeing the anti Communist North and Chinese wasa gross violation of the armistice agreement U S Maj Gen J K Lacey chief U N delegate on the Ar mistice Commission told Lee the men were released to civilian status under terms of the truce agreement States are those entitled to rotation iome on points Men not yet eligi ble will be transferred to other di isions It was not stated whether the divisions would be returned to their tld home states Meantime a flight of unidenti ied planes from Communist North Corea flewas far south as Seoul Saturday and touched off a half The Hitchhiking Hen CHEROKEE the hen went hitchhiking because dog didnt treat her like a lady At least thats the story of Joe Na eke and Paul Kestel farmers about 20 miles wfist of here The tale goes like this While Nacfce was visiting at Kestels farm a dog chased Hen rietta and the harried hen dashed under the car to escape Nacke and Cherokee where Nacke stopped at a filling station to get a grease job on the automobile As the car rose on the grease was Henrietta looking calmly down from the differential housing between the two rear wheels How she stayed there thiough the trip isa mystery Nacke said he averaged about 70 miles an hour part of the way over bumpy gravel roads lour air raid alert American Sabre Jets scram led into the airbut failed to make contact with the unidentified lircraft which turned and flew into North Korea t Tracked by Radar The 5th Air Force i said the alert was sounded at last untirsaspincziastrm csrX The unidentified flight of 1 planes was picked up by ra ar andtracked as it crossed the emarkation line aped over the Seoul area and turned back north Succumbs at Council Bluffs Kindest Dog Catcher in America Is Dead COUNCIL BIsUFFS Iowa Christensen some imes called Americas kindest dog catcher died early Sat urday at a hospital here He was 62 and had been ill since Jan 5 Chrisbelieved that eyery child should have a clog and he pursued that credo with a vigor that won him national attention As a sort of one man ment bureau for orphaned pooches he thousands of dogs in the hands of youngsters In the early days he took money from his own pocket to pay for dog licenses Later he conceived the idea of an annual Dog Catch ers Ball and for years proceeds from these balls were used to bail homeless dogsout of the city pound provide them with licenses and find them a home Needy Children He also bought licenses for the pets sOf needychildren He originated the annual pet par ades still being held under Junior Chamber of Commerce sponsbr ship His love for children led him to build a private zoo on his farm At one time thezoohad two bear cubs two Japanese deer two elks three monkeys a lipn cub and doz ens ofsmall animals and birds The zoo still has somebirds and animals i r When Hollywoodtoyednyith the idea of making a filmstory based on the Danishborn1 dogv catchers life Chris promised that royalties would go to the never was made make the zoo a city projectalsofell through My Kids He ranfor thepark board and board of supervisors tained that if only my voted hed have been elected MThen we would have hada zoo fiiChrls had been dogcatcher here almost continuouslysince 1930He resigned May 1 1951 because of 111 health No Conductor as Train Takes Off LITTLE ROCK Ark The Rock Island Line Rocket left Little Rock for Memphis without its con ductor Friday A message to Lonoke 25 miles east of here halted the passenger train for a quarter hour while the conductor caught up by automobile not the conductor had pulled the signal cord which told the engineer to go ahead The conductor who was not identified was insidethe station at the time JOE AMES Coeds at Iowa State Elected Jim Rutter of Rockwell City Joe of the campusi ft About The Weather Mason City Cloudy turning colder Sunday Iowa Fair to partly cloudy and warmer Minnesota Mostly occa sional light snow north GlobeGazette weather data up to 8am Saturday tMaximum 20 Minimum 13 At 8 am IT Trace YEAR AGO Maximum 33 Minimum 22 Molotov traveling in a convoy of seven limousines roared down Lfnter Den Linden and into the Russian Embassy gates ia Com munist controlled East Berlin shortly after noon A snow flurry greeted the Russians as they sped past an honor guard of East Ger man Red police standing at both sides of the wide avenue West Confers As Molotov put in ance for the Big FourPower talks on German unity and an Austrian independence treaty the three Western foreign ministers con hours in the ruT hey discussed Jlans for coordinating their views or withMolotov It villbe the first such session of the Big Four1 foreign ministers since they failed to agree on Austrian in dependence at a session in New York in October 1949 Diplomatic sources said the Western chiefs have devised two jroad plans for obtaining some positive results out of the Big Four onference on Germany and Aus ria opening Monday One plan re ains the key Western stipulation hat free allGerman elections must precede formation of a uni ied government The second plan of British origin envisages a way of life for East and West Germany if the unity talks fail British Foreign Secretary An horiy Eden was the first to arrive or the strategy meeting in the French high commissioners resi dence deep in Tegel Forest where Georges Bidault was host U S Secretary of State John Foster Dulles drove up eight minutes ater In the East sector of Berlin the Russiansprepared for the arrival Molotov But they maintained ilence in plans The Soviet sector put on the big est display ofsecuritymeasures een here since the visit of Andrei Vishinsky then foreign minister five years ago East German troops in their ilive drab Russian style uniforms vere deployed along the entire hreemile stretch from the Soviet Embassyrto the giant Stalin hous ng project Unarmed sentries vere posted every 50 ftet on both ides of the avenue from which chicles were barred Fear Losing Control The Russians have insisted that n allGerman government must ome before electionsPresumably he fear they would lose ontrol in the East zone in such alloting The British feel that a break own in the Big Four talks would ncrease international tension To hat end they havecome up with roposals aimed winning a reathing space for East and West vhich could bo used to improve ay to day cooperation between ivided Germany If Russia rejects the Wests srms for unity the British would ke the ministersto Open discus ions on a series of nonaggression uarantees between Russia knd the West the possibility oC trade vt ar   

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