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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 5, 1954, Mason City, Iowa North lowos Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH I O W A N S NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION MASON CITY DOLLAR DAYS Thursday Friday and Saturday VOL LX Associated Press and Drilled Press Jutl Wires Seven CfDls a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY FEBRUARY 5 1954 This Paper Consists of Two One No 101 MYSTERY Casimer Kucymbala 17 N Y reveals birdshot wounds which he says came from a mysterious shotgun blast fired at him on a street early Friday Detective Fred Machemer examines the wounds Hvasto Enroute Home After Daring Escape J LJ III T Dems Plan Truth Kits Big 3 Rejects Soviet Proposal BERLIN United States Britain and France Friday rejected Russias plan for unifying Germany and charged Moscow is trying to extend its powers all the way to the Rhine US Secretary of State John Foster Dulles Foreign Secretary An thony Eden of Britain and French Foreign Minister Georgds Bidault exhausted 4000 words more to notify Soviet Minister V M Molotov that his idea of merging rival ernments in divided Germany is Says Pope s Condition Grows Weaker IS not slick enough to fool anyone Therefore the Western ministers concluded the Russian must be en tirely without desire to unify the nation Dulles took the lead in Fridays session denovmcing the Russian plan as a mere grab for power west of Berlin Dulles said Molotov had rejected a Western plan for unification of Germany through free elections because he is afraid that the 18 million Germans in the Communist zone would overwhelmingly re ject its present Red regime Mr Molotov has good reason to be afraid the American min ister said Tragic Pattern Dulles led off the Western attack on the Molotov plan which he said follows the tragic pattern by which the Soviet Union has spread Communist control over Western Europe since the war Dulles said Britains Anthony Eden Frances Georges Bidault and he had come to Berlin two weeks ago hoping that solutions would be found to the problem of German unity in a conference which at the outset carried the promise of easing world tension But he said the Molotov pro gram which the Russian minister put before the conference Thurs day shows that he has no inten tion of seriously seeking German unity with freedom Not Too Late I would say to Mr Molotov Dulles declared that it is late but not too late to redeem the promise of Berlin The cornerstone of the Russian program Dulles said is the Com munist government of East Gcr many which he declared was put in office and kept there by Sovici power It would have been forci bly ejected by the workers o East Germany last June Dulles asserted had it not been for ele ments of 22 Soviet divisions in eluding tanks and armored cars He referred to the workers re bcllion in which two million Eas Germans defied their gpvernmen and the Russian occupation itsel to show their resentment of Red rule Hid 2 Years From Czech Communists Held 4 Months by U S Consul LONDON John If v a s I a reached London Friday aboard a plane bound for the United States He is on the last leg of a flight to freedom that began with his spec tacular break out of a Communist prison in Czechoslovakia eight months ago He left Munich smilingly Fridaj morning for the land of his adop tion after five fantastic prison anc in tiie ianc of his birth The winner of a catandmouse game with Communist officialdom he slopped off in Zurich Switzcr land on his way here told re porters he was feeling great bu said he wanted to do his lalkinj after he got back to the United States Due Here He is due in New York Saturda morning First a prisoner then a fugitive then a refugee sheltered for fou months in the US Embassy i Prague the 2Gyearold Czechbor JS Navy veteran started eatcl ng up on freedom when a Slat department car whipped hin hrough the Iron Curtain at th CzechGerman border Thursday Like AP Correspondent William N Oatis freed from Czech in prisonmcnt last May 17 Hvasl was accused by the Red regim of espionage He was sentenced I 10 years He had served year when he took part in a fivema break from Leopoldov Prison nea Bratislava early in 1952 The came his 21 months as a fugith and 4 months in the Prague Em bassy technically American soil To Send Material Ahead of Senator McCarthy Carelessness Is Cited WASHINGTON Democratic National Committee said Fri day it is sending truth kits ahead of Sen McCarthy RWis to edi tors and party workers in the cities along his present speaking route The committee said in an accompanying letter it is providing the material because of indications that McCarthy has been considerably more careless with the truth while speaking away from Washington than he has been in the capital where he is under the scrutiny of re porters who have the facts readily vailable to enable them to check n his claims McCarthy opened his Lincoln Day tour Thursday night in harlcston W Vap with a charge hat the era of recent Democratic administrations was 20 years of reason The Wisconsin senator said the AP Wirephoto WAREHOUSE Moines firemen pour water on the spectacular blaze at the Boyt Harness Co warehouse and factory building early Friday The blaze was climaxed by an explosion Firemen were unable to save the structure Protecting Books From the Kiddies Want More to Drink Coffee Producers Fight U S Abstinence Its Dirt condition Friday physician The bulletin VATICAN CITY wvPope Pius difficulty in taking food has con tinued to weaken him said the first official bulletin issued on his by his private issued by Prof Riccardo GaleazziLisi said it is hoped as soon as possible to repeat particu lar Xray exam inations to de termine the con dition both of the popes gas tric area as well as of other or gans in that POPE PIUS area The bulletin said that since Jan 5 the holy father has showed ogclhcr with n light fever symp oms of gastritis preceded by in istcnt hiccups About Normal Objective clinical examina ons it added excluded any ther peritoneal abdominal lining caction whatsoever and labora ory examinations resulted normal xcluding the possibility of abnor nal blood count or of cardiac le ions The bulletin said the 77yearold iOpc has continued to weaken general state weakened by xccssivc prolonged labor both mental and physical has suffered a further weakening because of the aligning gastric disturbance and he difficulty of feeding Tells Anxiety The bulletin underlined the anx ety felt for the popes condition t was believed to be the first one ever issued by his personal physi cian The ceded Holland Is First to Ratify Europe Defense Program THE HAGUE The Netherland UP The ratification by th Netherlands of the European DC fense Community pact was com pleted Friday and this country be came the first to accept it Queen Juliana signed the rntif calion document afler both house of Parliament had approved th EDO agreement last month The West German Parliamcn has ratified the treaty but th final act of ratification has bee held up pending a court decisio its constitutionalIty Prance Italy Belgium and Lux are still to ratify it official bulletin was prc by a brief announcement hat it was made in reply to anx ous queries from many authorities and members of the Roman Cath olic Church from all parts of the vorld while diplomats dickered over his fate Spy Charge The Prague Radio skipping the details reported he had been re leased and ordered expelled John Hvasta returned to Czecho slovakia in 1948 as a student under the GI bill of rights at the Univer sity of Bratislava He worked four months at the US Consulate Gen eral in Bratislava But Czecho slovakia still considered him a Czechcitizen lie was arrested in October that year as a spy The conviction came the following May There was no immediate news about Hvastas wife a young Czech he married while in prison Ironi cally the wedding was five years ago to the day on which he left Czechoslovakia a free man True Story The State Department revealed the carefully guarded secret of Hvastas successful flight in an an nouncement Thursday after Prague Radio issued its account The State Department labeled the Prague account as phony as it called the charge of espionage on which Hvasla was arrested The true story the department said is this After digging out of Leopoldov two years ago Hvasta dropped from sight Four months ago in broad daylight he walked into the US Embassy at Prague I am John Hvasta he said He was physically sound but nervous US officials at first startled gave Hvasla asylum and notified the Czech government They asked the Czechs to change his sentence from 10 years in prison to expul sion On Wednesday the Czechs agreed Hvasta with US officials constantly at his side was placed in technical custody of the Czechs Thursday for just long enough to complete the formalities ejecting him from Czechoslovakia SPRINGFIELD I I I State officials who stamped Hans Christian Andersen for adults only werent trying to protect the kiddies from the im mortal Danish storyteller they said Friday They were protecting Ander sen from the children A spokesman for the state li brary said a 100yearold volume of Andersens classic fairy talcs was stamped to save It from the grimy fingers of grade school youngsters That didnt explain why the state library also gave the red ink treatment to P i I g r i ms Progress 20000 Leagues Un der the Sea Alexander Botts the Tractor Salesman and many other books many of them clas sics like Jane Austens Pride and Prejudfce But there was an explanation Secretary of State Charles Car penter who is also state librar ian said in Chicago he was fol lowing standard practice and professional laud him librarians would He said that all books marked Y in the standard catalog of fiction is a library science ref erence which means they are meant for readers over 13years old and all books nof in cat alog were stamped WASHINGTON JfrThe Latin American coffeeproducing coun tries made an open bid early Fri day for United States governmenl support against what they called a campaign in this country to com bat high prices by drinking less coffee A few hours later a Senate Bank ing Subcommittee made a star on a broad investigation of the soaring prices by naming the cof fee trade leaders it will question at an initial hearing Monday The committee investigation aimed particularly at finding out how much increased speculation has had to do with pushing prices above a dollar a pound and to 15 cents a cup The producing nations contend that the basic factors arc in creased consumption of the brew and poor crops That was the theme of resolu label Democrat is stitched vith the idiocy of a Truman rot ed by the deceit of an Acheson corrupted by the Red slime of a White He said there were Democrats who hold their heads high and who refused to yield but they were not numerous enough to hold the lever that controlled the political destiny of a nation for two decades and the result was 20 years of treason No Scruples Speaking about the same time in Cheyenne Wyo Democratic National Chairman Stephen Mitch 1 accused the Republican Party f giving up its scruples and mak ng a new and massive attempt o win a national election through About The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy with not much change in temperature through Saturday lowi Partly cloudy Friday night and Saturday Not much change in temperature MinrMMti Partly cloudy through Saturday GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Friday Maximum 45 Minimum 30 At 8 a m 30 AP Wirephoto IOWAN GETS Donald Wakehouse of Iowa City last of the former prisoners of war in Korea gets a chest cast autographed by honeymooning Marilyn Monroe bride of Joe DiMaggio in a Tokyo hospital Wake liouse is now enroute home bv air Suggest Million School Aid Plan State TV Network YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 36 20 DES MOINES lions for a 35 million dollar a year state school aid program and crea tion of a statewide network of educational television were made Friday to the Delegate Assembly of theTIowa State Education Asso ciation The recommendations were in cluded in the report of the associa JOHN HVASTA Ltft Munich lions Executive Board on proposed legislation The report was present ed at the opening session of the assemblys twoday convention The 35 million dollar figure on state school aid would about dou ble the amount oE appropriations made for this purpose by the 1953 Legislature and is in line with pro vious requests ofthcISEA The board also recommended Enactment of a law requiring four years of college training for elementary and secondary teachers withstandard certificates and five years of college for advanced cer tificates beginning in I960 Passage of a law requiring teach ers to display their leaching li censes in the classrooms Amendment of the existing con tract law to provide hearings for teachers notice of dismissal More Atom Guns Will Bolster U S in Europe WASHINGTON Wl The United tales which already has atom bomber planes in Europe and is reparing to send nuclear guidec missile units there is beefing it ts atomic artillery strength on th Western European defense line Another sixgun unit of 280milli meter cannon will go to German n the next Ihrec monlhs Ihc Arm disclosed Thursday The first battalion of atomic gun was sent there last fall Since then it is now learned an undisclose number of atomic cannon wer quietly shipped to TJ S forces i Germany An Army spokesman said tha the next unit to go will be the 264t Field Artillery Battalion whic like Ihc others was trained an equipped for atomic warfare at Ih Armys artillery ccnler Ft Sil Okla Postal Rate Boost Okayed WASHINGTON UPl The House ost Office Committee Friday ap roved a 245million dollar boost postal rates It calls for an in rease of one cent for air mail tiers a 30 per cent rise in lailing costs on newspapers and iagazires along with a onecent se on nonlocal first class letters The bill embodying most of the equests made by Postmaster Gen ral Summerfield in an attack on ic departments red ink opera ons now goes to the House Increases in most classes of tions adopted by the InterAmeri can Coffee Commission in the aft ermidnight windup of an 11hour session The commission is made up of the 14 American coffeegrow ing nations plus the United States which is the big consumer The commission adopted two companion resolutions expressing concern over the campaign against the consumption of coffee being carried out in the United States and calling for action to counteract it The fournation proposal in ef fect would have accused the United States of economic ag gression against the coffeepro ducing nations and have given the charge top priority for considera tion at the March 1 InterAmerican conference at Caracas Venezuela ates except parcel post were voted y the committee on the heels f the approval Thursday of a hike f one cent on firstclass letters jther than local delivery Conroy Urges Seaway Okay Access to the markets of the world for midwest agriculture and nduslry would be gained by pas sage of the St Lawrence Seaway Bill James B Conroy candidate or 3rd District Congressman de clared Friday Conroy reported that he had wired Congressman H R Gross irging his support of the admin slralions stand on the bill It already has passed Ihe Senate andhas been reported favorably o Ihe House by the committee on niblic works For any midwestern congress man to vote against Ihis bill aid Conroy would be definitely o the disadvantage of all indus ry and agricullure in Ihe mid vest Iowa corn pork and tractors is well as Dakota wheat can flow o the markets in Europe and Africa while the raw materials rom all parts of the world needed in the factories of the midwest can be brought rimcst to our doorsteps by cheap water trans portation Seven Injured When Trains Collide WILMINGTON Del Baltimore and Ohio Railroads 13 car National Limited bound from St Louis to New York sideswiped a Diesel switching locomotive Fri day at Wilsmere six miles south west of here injuring seven per sons The injured included four crew men two U S postal employe and one passenger No one wa killed On The Page Charles Cityan Resigns From Labor Group 2 Sheriff Dwan and Deputy Waychus to Be Candidates8 Junior College Wins 8659 Over Marshalltown 9 New Grade School to Open Sunday at New Hampton be systematic use of slander Mitchell said there was a cal c u 1 a t e d deliberate nationwide campaign Jfteppb icans to try to paint tie Demo cratic Party as the party of Com the party of treason nd disloyalty There was no immediate com ment on McCarthys statements rom the two living persons he sin gled out for special ner President Truman and former Secretary of State Acheson White Cast Harry Dexter White who died n 1948 was the central figure in a urore that began last November vhen Ally Gen Brownell said Tru man promoted White in the face of FBI warnings he was a spy Truman said he avoided blocking Whites assignment so as not to disturb an investigation him rBI Director J Edgar Hoover said he promotion hampered surveil ance The Democratic committee said ts truth kits contain material on Democratic officials activities against Communism and a Dem ocratic Digest article showing how Sen McCarthy has smeared many nnocent persons including Gen George C Marshall and President Eisenhower himself Iowa Pilot Dies in Plane Crash WENTZV1LLE Mo Air Force pilot from Iowa was killed Thursday when his F51 fighter plane crashed six miles northeast of here scattering burning wreck age over a 100yard area The pilot was identified as 1st Lt Neil A Hadley 23 son of Mrs Lillie Clara Peterson of Webb Hadley was stationed at Scott Air Force Base 111 Wentzville is 35 miles west of St Louis Hadley reportedly worked in a Mason City five and ten cent store from September 1949 to late in 1950 before entering the service Hall Blasts Left Wingers on Attitudes of GloomDoom WASHINGTON National Chairman Leonard W Hall told fel low Republicans Friday the left wing in America regards a depres sion as its oneway ticket to pow er but that it talks less confident ly now The toningdown Hall said was noticeable in Democratic and left wing predictions of Republican de feat in the 1954 congressional eleC tions has been caused he con tinued by the legislative program President Eisenhower sent Con gress Hall said Walter Reuther Adlai Stevenson Paul Doug I as and SAME Jwaync Morse arc spreading gloom and doom across the land though the nation has en joyed the most prosperous year ia history under President Eisenhow er Halls remarks were made In a speech prepared for the 146mem ber National Committee The GOP chiefs were called in for a twoday try at charting a winning course for the November congressional elections The partys National F Committee Thursday approved a budget of for the campaign a record for a notiprei idential year and nearly double sum for 1950
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