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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 2, 1954, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for tho CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH NEIGHBO R S HOME VOL LX Associated and United Jress Full Wlrei Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY FEBRUARY 2 1954 This Paper Consists of Two One No MEXICAN LABORERS JAM PORTA Mexican labour who has been mauled and crushed in the mob trying to seek entry into the United States at Calmexico Calif sap from exertion and lack of air Some 500 vacant jobs m the Imperial Valley signaled the rush across the border Concerns Promotion McCarthy Seeks Court Trial forced Major WASHINGTON RWis suggested Tuesday court martial for an Army major he says was pro moted after refusing to answer questions about Communism and for those who promoted him T sXvrthh PUfriC a leUer to Secrctary of the Army Rober T Stevens about he officer whose case he had discussed with news men in New York Saturday letter was dated Monday The letter did not name the ma jor but said he is on active duty at Camp Kilmer NJ and plans resign his commission soon Reports Named Him The Army also has declined to Identify the officer but published reports have as Maji Irving Peress of New York City In response to inquiries about the status of P e re s s an Army spokesman said Peress is being separated from the Army Tuesday at hisown request Peress a reserve officer was called to active duty on Jan 7 1953 under the law providing for special induction of medical and dental officers He is a dentist The letter said weeks of inves tigation by the Senate Investiga tions Subcommittee which McCar thy heads had turned up what appears to be very conclusive proof of Communist activities on the part of a major now on active duty at Camp Kilmer Refused Answer are convincing indica tions that he has been recruiting soldiers into the Communist Party that he has attended a Communist leadership school and that he may have personally organized a Com munist cell at Camp Kilmer the senators letter snid It added that the major refused to answer all questions about his Communist Party activities as a witness before the subcommittee The Wisconsin Republican also suggested the Army mete out the lame punishment to every officer who helped promote or failed to expose the major and to find out who kept him from going over seas t Ideal Weather Will Continue DES MOINES W Iowas fair springlike weather is due to linger the Weather Bureau says at leasi until the weekend Fair to partly cloudy skies were forecast again for ing chances good that anyemerg ing groundhog would see his shadow Afternoon temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday were expected to be about the same as Monday with readings in the 40s northeast arid in the lower 50s southwest Lows Tuesday nighY should range from 2631 The mercury stayed well above freezing over most of the state Monday night Diibuque had the state low of 29 Low readings ranged up to 38 at Ottumwa Little if any precipitation is ex peeled through Sunday Tempera lures may turn a little colder Sun day fowan Among Men on Crashed Transport WASHINGTON low an is among seven officers and men missing after a C46 transport plane crashed in Japan Sunday Inc Air Force reported Tuesday fie was identified as A2 Marvin Oscar Raveling son of Mr and Mrs Fred Raveling of Linn Grove which is in BuenaVista 20 miles north of Storm Lake Says Government Controls oh Coffee Could Send Prices Up WASHINGTON WVA New York coffee dealer told senators Tuesday that government regulation of cof fee trading might cutdown sup plies in this country and send prices even higher Gustavo Lobo Jr president of the New York Coffee and Sugar Exchange said in a statement pre pared for the Senate Agriculture Committee that restrictionson cof fee trading in the United States might divert shipments to other world areas of heavy demand For example he said consumption is increasing in Western Germany where the retail price is now a pound Demands for various kinds of ac tion have arisen in the United States with coffee going past the a pound mark and up to 15 cents cup in some restaurants Lobo told the senators Coffee Exchangewhite convinced that regulation is notadvisable nevertheless would cooperate in wayif Congress decides gov ernment supervision can inany Increase the world supply of coffee or aid in any way in bring ing about lower prices for the American consumer The Senate committee is consid ering legislation by Sen Gillette Dlowa which would authorize government supervision of coffee trading sjmilar to thatnow operat ing over trading in wheat cotton corn and other commodities The senator disclosed that an un identified firm of coffee brokers on Front Street in New YorkCity had warned him last July 30 that retail coffee prices would climb to above adollar a pound This firmGillette said wrote that Brazilian interests were forcT ing up coffee prices here by buying contracts for future delivery NOT TOO TOKYO UP The Japanese people feel so sorry about Amer icans having to pay up to per pound for coffee The regularpricein Japan has been per pound for nearly two years West Abandons Hope For Success of Big 4 Parley BERLIN West Tucsrlflv Iirtiiaiiwohinrnni i West Tuesday virtually abandoned hope for a broad settlement of the German problem at the Big Four foreign ministers conference tr v thoil6h the failure of the conference appeared certain the United States Great Britain and Krpiicc reaffirmed their determina tion not to knuckle down to Russian demands on any matters of Secretary of State John Foster Dulles British Foreign Secretary Anthony hden and French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault agreed o make H dear to Soviet Foreign Minister Vyachcslav M Molotov that their solid front had not weakened Bidault it was learned has prepared a warning to Molotov that Russia will not be able to split Francefroin the other Western pow undermine her support of the European Defense Community At the most disappointing session of the conference Molotov Mon day invited France to break away from the West and strengthen her ties with the Soviet Union The Soviet diplomat also plummeted Western hopes for a solution lo the German problem to a new low by offering conditions for a settlement which were totally unacceptable to the West Molotovs demands exploded Western optimism with such force that Western diplomats caJlpd his speech a Molotov Cocktail the wartime term used iu describe a powerful Russian antitank weapon The atmosphere was one of gloom and disappointment as Western delegation officials met to line up their reply to Molotovs blast on the question of German unification and a German peace treaty But in a biting speech at the eighth session of the Big Four foreign ministers conference on Tuesday Dulles taunted Molqtov with having praised Hitlerite Germany as being a peaceloving country at the outset of World War II and asked if he could be wrong again He ripped to pieces the pretense that Redruled East Germany has a representative government He asked why nearly one million East Germans had fled to the West Dulles charged Russia with trying to impoverish the West by forc ing the free nations o arm individually instead of grouping together for defense against Red aggression It is understandable that the Soviet Union should want to force on the free nations a system which will drag down their higher stand ard of living Dulles said Beardsley Not to Seek 4th Term Employment in Iowa Called No Problem WATERLOO new un employment study committee re ported the overall cmpioymen picture in Iowa is good and ther is no cause for concern after it first meeting The committee set a secon meeting to be held here Feb 9 Allen Whitfield named chairma of the 12man committee said th employment situation is bette than in 1940 before the Korea conflict He said at that lime no body was in a panic Local Areas The group did recognize how ever there are local areas in th state that do have cmpioymen problems Whilfield said J Clair Blodgett chairman of the Iowa Employmcn Security Commission drew up fig ures to use in studying the detail of the problems in the communi ies Certain regulations on cmerg cncy defense contracts for specia unemployment areas he said wil require modification before low comm unities can obtain them Advice Committee members felt the Jong range problem in Iowainvolve more diversification of industry in certain areas Whitfield said tb committee will ask the Iowa De velopment Commission to make recommendations on how that can DC accomplished During a threehour closed con erencc the group discussed the ituation prevailing in the Charles ity area site of the Oliver Corp tractor plant where some 1400 icrsons are unemployed It was informed that under fed ral emergency regulations for de ense contracts cities of less than 5000 population cannot qualify Charles City has slightly more than 0000 One thing we hope to do is to earn what can be done to elimi ate that road block Whitfield aid G o v William S Beardsley amed the committee last week at he request of five Iowa mayors to onsicler unemployment in the late caused mainly by farm im lemcnt plant layoffs Studying New Mason City Street Lighting Modernization ofMason Citys owntown street lighting Is being tudied by the Peoples Gas and Electric with the hope of getting he work under way this year the lason Citycouncil was told Mon ay evening Installation of a new to 450000 system is under considera on said Charles E Strickland cneral manager of the power corn any The system would be paid or and owned by the utility The resent lighting system is owned by he owners of downtown real estate The street lighting proposition as nothing to do with residential r commercial lighting and power ales Strickland emphasized and vould be presented to the city coun il as a separate contract Federal Income Returns Lagging DES MOINES fed ral income tax collections have alien far behind those of last year rank M Halpin districtcollector f internal revenue said During January Towans paid 70564795 on 1953 incomes A year go in January payments totaled Halpin said Ilalpin snid there will not be an cctirnte comparison of how the ix collections for lhc year will tand until after IhevMarch 15 fil ig deadline TANK CRUNCHES INTO CARAfter crushing four oth er unoccupied cars this 26ton Arrny tank comes toresf on top of a fifth machine in A Guara private operating the tank swerved to ar out of a driveway and everything went black No one was injured Hay Defy mes Wife Police NEW YORK W Singer Dick laymes and his actress wife Rita Hayworth kept to their hotel suite uesday while two deputy sheriffs and policemen waited outside the ocked door to arrest him The deputies arrived at 8 p m Monday with a civil arrest order btaihed by former wife ctress Joanne Dru Lawyers for Haymes and Miss Dru followed the officials on the eerie the door remained closec o themtoo Theni came reporter nd photographers Whether Haymes and Miss Hayr vorth had good provisions was nol nown Miss Dru alleged in the com laint Haymes concealed assets for the purpose of defrauding rcditors and owes her The singer has admitted he owes er He also has violated n agreement with her to give her 0 per cent of his earnings to clear he bill rAU About The Weather City Partly cloudy and continued mild through Wednes day Low Tuesday night 2629 Considerable cloudiness and continued mild Tuesday nighl and Wednesday Minnesota Considerable cloudi ness with little change in tem perature Tuesday night and Wednesday GlobeGazette weather data up o 8 am Tuesday Maximum 43 Minimum 29 At 8 am 34 Precipitation trace SAME ACK rrAo MEANS THAFKIO DEATH IN PAST 21 HOUMS Shadow Was Seen Pa There was sad news fhis Groundhog Day hoping for an early spring each proclaimed by the finders the official weather forecaster poked noses into the chilly Lancaster County air and promptly scurried back into burrows for another nap That announced hibernating Gov Charles Hess of the Slumber ing Lodge of Groundhogs means six more weeks of winter weather The groundhog sighting and the resultant forecast all were part of the annual funfesr in this southeastern Pennsylvania area started nearly a half century ago The superstition is that when the ground hog sees hts shadow more winter is on the way no shadow and you can count on ah early spring In the Midwest Too Persons Losing Jobs MIAMI BEACH ria UB AFL leaders Tuesday urged President Eisenhower to trot out pumppriming plans im mediately to soothe the na iions lagging economy President Eisenhower has said that he has a public works program already drafted to invoke when a depression threat ens the country The AFLs Executive Council meeting here to s t u d y Eisen hower policies and union problems said unemployment has grown to the point where public works proj ects should be taken from the shelf and put into immediate effect Going Down All the signs indicatewere go ing down hill AFL President George Meany told newsmen AFL economists gave figures to claim that the 2360000 unemployed reported by the governments last census figure is a conservative estimate They said that without consider ing what should have been a nor mal increase in the work force the number of jobs has declined from June to January by 3350000 that one out of every 20 per sons has lost his job Besides a quick start on build ing public works projects the coun cil recommended that Congress boost the present 75 cent federal minimum wage to an hour Asked Delay Eisenhower suggested last week that Congress hold off increasing the minimum until the economy is better prepared to absorb it Other steps recommended by the council to help avert a possible depression Broadening unemploy ment compensation benefits in creasing federal housing aid to double present home production NOT picture absolutely proves that despite the sunny weather on Groundhog Day spring still will comeon March 21 As anyone can see Mr Groundhog came out of his hole but the sun was shining right in his eye and he had no chance to see his shadow Actually the picture wastaken last summer in South Dakota by Rex Ratcliff 939 6th Place S E Governor Post Eyed by Hoegh Beardsley Mum on Future Plans DES MOINES UP o v William S Beardsley Tuesday announcedhe will not seek an unprecedented fourth term as governor In callingnewsmen to his office Beardsley did not indi cate for the present what future poHlical plans he might have I am not considering another erm as governor though I have been encouraged by many to do so he stated Like the other two third term governors I will respect tradition None has aver served a fourth term The only two governors in Iowas 107 years statehood who served three consecutive terms were Al bert Bt Cummins 190915 and John Hammfll 192531 Atfy Gen Xeo A Hbegh who had been mentioned as a likely gubernatorial candidate in addi tion to five others who already have announced told newsmen later Serious Thought With the governor out of tha race I am considering more seri ously than ever becoming a candi date for governor Hoeghindicated he would make his decision within a week or 10 days Beardsley t o 1 d reporters he might have a further statement to make later this week Latest speculation among close political followers has been that Beardsley will either be a candi date for the US Senate or retira to his 900acre farm near New Vir ginia Best Bet The best guess was that if Beardsley did not seek reelection Hoegh would become a candidate for governor Both are Republicans Beardsleys statement Tuesday broke a long silence over his po litical intentions He has been asked repeatedly for nearly a year about his political future but he has replied each time until Tues day that he had not made up his mind The only candidate thus far for the Republican senatorial nomina tion is Rep Thomas E Martin of Iowa City Blue Mentioned There has been speculation that if Beardsley enters the senatorial race so will former Gov Robert D Blue of Eagle Grove Beardsley defeated Blue for a third term nomination in a hot contest in 1948 The five candidates whom Hoegh would oppose if he seeks the guber natorial nomination are State Rep William S Lynes Waverly speaker of t h e Iowa House W H Nicholas Mason City former lieutenant governor A B Chambers former Des Moines mayor State Rep Ernest Palmer Jr Fort Madison and Bill Curphy Des Moines contractor and extending tax relief to low in come earners On The Page PG4E Boost PUn Pivina Program 11 Dowling Team Btats Holy Family 5342 9 243 to at SUI 3 Jobless Father Kills 3 Self HIGHLAND Wash WA jobless father shot and killed his wife young adopted daughter and fa therinlaw and then turned the rifle on himself Monday Coroner J J Albertowfcz Identi fied the four as Joseph V Naranjo and his wife Betty both about 41 his adopted daughter Dorothy 3 and his fa therinlaw Marion Bowers 75 Neighbors reported Naranjo had been out and had been borrowingsmall amounts at money l   

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