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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 8, 1954, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper for the MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THENEWSPAfER THAT MAKES HOME EDITION ALL NORTH JOWANS NEIGHBOR S Associated Press and United Frets run leaie Wires Seven Onta a Copyi One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor If Youd Like a Good Argument you havent engaged in a good winm argument lately and would like one If so I have a suggestion for you Just stand up at a meeting some time and indicate that you are strong for Sen Joe McCarthy Or and youll find it just as effective stand up and let it be known that you dont like Sen Joe McCarthy The point Id like to make at the start of this little visit with you is that there isnt in our country today a more hotly contested issue than that fiery lawmaker from Wisconsin Americans appear to be split right down the middle in thci altitude toward him In his home stale last clcclion he was made a principal issue am won out by a very comfortable margin The margin wasnt a great by any means as that piled up for Eisenhower but it was suf ficicnt to indicate that he migh have won without any Eisenhower coattails to ride on Democrats Welcome Issue Nationally the Democratic part leaders have evidenced a wish to make McCarthy and McCarthyisrr which they insist on spelling without any capital a prin cipal issue in this years congrcs lional and local elections Republicans are divided on wheth er McCarthy is good or bad wheth er hes a party asset or a party li ability Sen Robert A Taft before his death expressed a view tha the Wisconsin man should be treat ed as an asset but President Eisen hower seems to be pursuing a polite though slandoffish course with re ipect to McCarthy It goes without saying of course that McCarthy has the hatred ol all fullfledged Communists and all pinkos who never have been quite sure whether our form of govern ment was better than Russias such opposition Is to the Senators credit Party Line Followed Then there arc those who have been Med inUKa resentihentot Mc Carthy through the mere following the party line Theyve heard their leaders employ the red herring phrase against him so often that theyve accepted it as a matter of party loyally or party discipline But the list of those who take ft dim view of McCarthy and the type of investigation and inquiry with which his name has come to be more or less synonymous is by no means restricted to the groups mentioned the Commies the Pinkos and the blind party follow ers In this camp will be found a great many Americans who are every bit as much opposed to Com munists and Communism as Joe McCarthy and yet find themselves concerned about some of the methods used by him in his inquis itorial efforts Id like to think I am a case in point Knew Lattimore First Long before I had ever heard the name Joe back in the days when ho wasnt even an un verified rumor in my I held Owen Lattimorc in low esteem 1 didnt and I still dont know whether he had a sympathetic at titude toward Communism What I did know and what is far more important I is that in his views he was serving the Kremlin and Communism far more effectively than if he were a known cardcarrier That would have made him suspect and his counsel would have been placed in heavy discount Mr Lattimore was the real foun tainheadof the two tragic assump tions which led to turning China over to the Communists on a silver platter One of these assumptions was that Chinese Reds werent Commu nists at all just agrarian reform ers The other assumption was that Chiang Kaishek was a crook not a worthy ally How We China The logical product of these two fallacies were that we should quit iplaying ball with Chiang Kaishek and start playing ball with Mao Tsetung Thats exactly what we did And for two long years those socalled agrarian reformers were busily engaged in killing our American boys in Korea Obviously I didnt need any Joe McCarthy to tell me that the net of the Owen Lattimore influence on American foreign policy had been bad McCarthy covered him with sweeping charge of Communism As for me I dont know about that Maybe hes just stupid I o w n through the centuries of courseV etacere fools have wrought as much CONTINUED ON PACE 2 AUSTRALIAN historic and solemn moment is pictured at Sydne7 nEllzabethr Ncw Parliament She became the s British sovereign to so officiate at any Australian governing body The Queen is about to be escorted down the msle after giving her address Wives of members of Parliament are at Guard at Prison Farm Fired for Cab Escape Other Guards Are Censured DES MOINES OF The Iowa Bureau of Criminal Investigation recommended Monday that guards at the nearby Clive prison farm be censured in connection with the recent taxicab escape there of two convicts The Iowa Board of Control which had asked the bureau to make the probe promptly firec one of the three guards at the farm The guard discharged is R A Steffen Board member HenryW Burma said Steffen was on duty at the time of the escape He said Steffen was fired for failure to report a serious violation of the rules promptly Bureau Chief R W Nebergall also recommended in a report to he Board of Control that the num be of guards at the form be in creased Burma said Warden Percy Lain son of the Fort Madison State Pen tentiary which has jurisdiction over the farm will confer with the ward on this suggestion within a ew days The probe was launched after William Kimmer of Cedar Rapids and Donald Baldwin of Des Moines Look a taxi from the farm on Sun day Jan 31 and went on a drink ng spree at sneak liquor joints n Des Moines Baldwin staggered back to the arm voluntarily that night but Rimmer was not captured until the taxi was halted at a road block west of Cedar Rapids The cab Irivcr claimed Rimmer forced him o make the trip but Rimmer de picked detectives started a thodical search of Manhattan for clues One of the areas on which they niecl this Taxi Trip Nebergalls report to the board said Rimmer and Baldwin made a taxi trip from the farm the night rior to the Sunday flight He said hey also had bought bootleg whisky at Cocker in a place at 7th and Des Moines on the previously undisclosed Saturday night trip They bought more vhisky at the same place on Sun day Nebergall said He did not dentify the place The report also said Baldwin noticed on a trip to the doctor the day of the first escape a public telephone at an outlying es Moines spot about a mile from he prisonfarm buildings In both nstanccs Baldwin used this phone o call a cab but differentcab drivers were involved Both Rimmer and Baldwin stat ed they had never heard of any other instances where an inmate if Ihe honor farm had been able o go to town and return without aeing detected Knew Wabel Baldwin stated that he and timmer pulled this caper because theyknew John Wabel the superintendent was gone nndthey known dead Jelieved they t could get by with Burma said that despite thesitu tion I am a firm believer that whole deserve a fnVm TlA enH Iowa Jets Grounded DES MOINES Iowa Air Guard has temporarily grounded all of its F80 jet fighter planes for inspection purposes Lt Col Rob ert Shetterly Air Guard commander said Monday Col Shetterly said that in addition to customary maintenance and inspection checks necessary for individual aircraft several other factors developed which require inspection For that reason it was decided to hold all the F80s on the ground until this job can be completed he added The aircraft wiU be re stored to flight after inspection is finished The Air Guard has 22 FMs in Des Moines and Sioux City It also has a number of twoplace jet trajners which Col Shetterly said are still in flight and used for t Village for Slayer of Writer Bodenheim NEW YORK Bodenheim bad boy writer of the 1920s and his third wife were found slain Sunday A 25yearold fasttalker was sought by police for questioning The G3yearold Bodenheim was discovered with the woman in a cheap furnished room where drink obscurity and poverty had sent him after a spectacular and controversial career in the 1920s and 1930s as a writer of poetry and harsh fiction Police issued a 13state broadcast for Harold Weinberg alias Joseph Greenburg and warned that he may be armed Meanwhile MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY FEBRUARY 8 1954 Drought is New Plague to Midwest Missouri Kansas Are Drying Up KANSAS CITY com munities in Missouri and Kansas the states wracked only three years ago by devastating floods are faced with a very different crisis this week theyre drying up A merciless drought that lasted hrough the summer still shows no sign of abating Its no longer just the preoccupation of worried farm rs but has moved quietly into he cities and towns The water shortage varies in acuteness depending on locality but there are communities which lave little over a months supply eft No Water At least one in fact has run Kan 20 miles south west of Kansas City The citys supply is due to be depleted Mon day with the level of the reser voir dropping below the intake pipe Trucks will haul water from a nearby lake while this source iolds out then arrangements are o be made for hauling it from Kansas City Dr Warren A Kramer chief of water supplies for the Missouri Health Division said many towns already have reached the crisis tage and theres no immediate elief in sight Glum Outlook For Kansas too the outlook is glum A D Robb of the U S Weather Bureau in Topeka Kan described the general situation as serious explaining Good gen eral rains would be the only solu tion But our longrange forecast doesnt indicate them Water for car washing and other nonessential use has been banned in some areas In Paola Kan pastors are fering prayers at Sunday services Dally prayers for rain are being said at Ursuline College Big 1000gallon water trucks are hauling1 supplies to farm lands and thirsty cities throughou northern and central Missouri anc eastern Kansas This Paper Consists ol Two No 104 50 concentrated was Greenwich Vil lage the Bo hemian mecca of artists and writers where Bodenheim had flourished and floundered The room in which police found the bodies of Bodenheim BODENHE1M and his Ruth 35 wife had Jeen rented three weeks before in Weinbergs name Whether Boden icim had registered under the Weinberg name or shared the room with Weinberg was not made cnown Bodenheim was shot in the chest His wife was stabbed and beaten almost beyond recognition Both were fully clothed when found aft er the rooming house proprietor sawed off a padlock which had been placed on the room from the outside French Lose Key Village HANOI Indochina OR The French conceded Monday the loss of Attopeu a key Laotian village in central Indochina but claimed a successful fight far to the north in the Red River Delta with 111 of the Vietminh enemy killed and 72 captured A communique said the French withdrew from Attopeu three days ago and a battalion of the Com munistled Vietminh occupied the townIt is in Laos 280 miles north of Saigon The town has long been a garrison for French and Laotian troops becauseitis at an impor tant crossroads 70 miles east of Paske a big French base on the Mekong River In the fighting in the north French mobile groups spear headed by tanks drove against a Vietminh r regiment entrenched in three villages Bush Pilots Credited With Saving Lives of 6 Airmen CURRYAlaska veteran Alaska bush pilots were credited Monday withsaving the lives of six men tumbled into the snow covered mountain wilderness near here Friday vwph en the plane in which they were riding exploded Two others of the 16 men aboard the Air Force C47 when it left El mendorf Air Force Base near An chorage on the illfated flight were men as a place like the honor farm He said here are 35 to 40 men there most 5f the time and few of them cause any trouble Eight were missing andbush pl ot Cliff Hudson who with Don Shel don was credited with effecting the rescueof the six survivors said there was little chance any the others were alive The survivors included Airman 2C Edward W Olson 20 son of Mr and Mrs Gust Olson of El kader Iowa Hudson spotted the wreckage late Friday The following day Sheldon located the first three sur vivors huddled inthe snow 15 miles from the wreckage where they had floated do w n in their chutes Sheldon Hudson and an Air Force doctor flew to the spot in a blinding snowstorm Saturday and were grounded overnight when the weather worsened Hudson struck offthen on the arduous trek through foot deep snowto reach the crash scene Sheldon meanwhile flew his trio of survivors to Anchorage 75 miles southwest of here The others were picked up by heli copter WASHINGTON Justice department Monday announced lie indictment of nine individuals and six corporations on charges of conspiracy to defraud the gov ernment in multimillion dollar deals in surplus ships after World rar H Among those indicted was Jo seph E Casey former Democratic member of the House from Massa huselts Casey allegedly headed a group State Dept Defends Dean WASHINGTON W The State Department said Monday there is no basis in fact for published re ports that Arthur H Dean will be as special ambassador or Korea peace talks A department spokesman read a vritten statement to newsmen vhen asked for comment on a dis latch by the New York HeraldTri bune saying that Dean is being replaced The statement added r Ambassador Dean is prepared o return to Panmunjom for a re sumption of the negotiations to vard a peace conference provided hat the conditions which he has aid down for the resumption of the conversations are met by the Com munists The department holds the high est regard for the exceptional abil ty Mr Dean demonstrated during he negotiations at Panmunjom rAtl About The Weaiher Mason Cify Mostly fair Monday night Partly cloudy Tuesday owa Mostly fair Monday night Tuesday partly cloudy continued mild Minnesota Partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday GlobeGazette weather data up o 8 am Monday Maximum 40 Minimum 31 At 8 am 31 YEAR AGO Maximum 31 Minimum 7 SAME BLACK riAQ MEANS TKArriO DEATH IN FJUT 24 HOUES Wirephoto TENOR DIES Paul Althouse American tenor who costarred with Caruso in a career at the Metropolitan Opera died Sunday at the age of A He was a native of Reading Pa Nine Indicted on Surplus Ship Deal GOP Confident Legislation to Pass Congress WASHINGTON UVSen Knowland of California the GOP Senate leader said Monday the prospects for enactment of a substantial por tion of President Eisenhowers legislative program are looking better all the time I think when Congress has completed its work we will have a program that will meet the approval of the country Knowland said in an interview Republican National Chairman Leonard W Hall expressed similar optimism about the prospects not only for the legislative program but for the Republicans chances of picking up more congressional seats in the November elections He said Eisenhowers leadership has given the party a tremendous lift and he expects a gain of 15 to 25 seats after a campaign based the Presidents record of Scelba Agrees to Form Italy Government ROME UVMaria Scelba tough guy former interior minister whose riot police batted the Com munists down in the tense days o 1948 agreed with reservations Monday to try forming a new ItaJ ian government The surprise choice of 52 Sicilari born Christian Democrat was made by Presiden Luigi Einaudi after more than a week of consultations with political eaders Most observers had expected hat Alcide de Gasperi eight times premier and long Sceibas in the Cabinet would be asked again to try to keep Italy on the path of democracy and end the re current political crises which have plagued the nation for eight months ever since the June 7 gen eral election Sceibas agreement with reser rations means that before finally accepting the presidents charge he will see if he can form a gov ernment a Senate committee charged made fantastic profits in post war tank er deals Another of those indicted was Aristoteles S Onassis world power in the shipping trade The indictment was returned by a District of Columbia federal grand jury last Oct 13 but was kept sealed by court order pend ing the surrender of Onassis Pleaded Innocent Ouassis native of Greece and ow a citizen of Argentina pre ented himself in the Federal Dis trict Court here Monday and after he indictment was opened entered plea of innocent Chief Judge Bolitha Laws au horized his release on bond but stipulated that he could not leave the country while the charges are pending against him The wealthy Onassis arrived in the United States last week He has shipbuilding and ship operations scattered throughout the world Named In addition toCasey and Ona sis the indictment named Josep H Rosenbaum and Robert W Due ley Washington DC lawyers Robert L Berenson now living i Paris Nicholas Cokkinis Charle Augnethaler and Harold O Becker all of New York City and Georg Cokkinis reported to be abroad The companies charged in th ndictment are United States Pe troleum Carriers Inc Victory Jarriers Inc American Iteam Ship Agency Inc Sociedac ndustrial Maritima Financiera Ariona Panama S A Sociedac Maritima Miraflores and Trans tlantica Financiera Industrial Pa lama S A Wayland Candidate Posts Bond WAYLAND Iowa UP Elmer t Meyer 52 Wayland candidate or the Republican nomination for US representative from the 1st Congressional District was free on a appearance bond Monday after being arrested on a charge of drunken driving Friday Meyer was picked up by a high vay patrolman and taken before Justice Wayne Marston Washing on 2 Highway Deaths Over Weekend By The Associated Press Two farmers were killed over tie weekend in separate automo bile accidents on Iowa rural roads Killed svere Duane Montgomery 4 of near Alden and Forest E Argenbright 67 of near Keota Montgomery was killed early unday when his car overturned in a cjitch after apparently going ut of control about seven miles outh of Hampton Argenbright was killed Saturday n a twocar collision at a country oad intersection about three mile ortheast of Council Bluffs Family Gets Polio Shots on Transport SEATTLE L Army uthorities acted Sunday to pro ect aCouncil Bluffs Iowa family which occupied a cabin next to Capt Joseph Kormylo Minnea wlis who died of acute bulbar polio aboard the troop transport Gen MM Patrick Inoculated with gamma globulin long with Kormylos wife and heir two children were Capt Elza S Pickettrof 1 Council Bluffs his wife and two children Those inoc ulated then were taken to the Fort Lawton Wash station hospital vhere they will remain under ob ervation for several days Kormylowas fatally stricken Saturday as the transport return ng from the Far East with a load f service personnel neared U S hores After the inoculations were made he Patrick was moved to the port f embarkation for discharge of roops and other passengers One of the servicemen aboard he Patrick was Airman James L Schultz 122 Connecticut NE Mason City BULLETINS BERLIN The Big Four foreign ministers decided Moo day in secret session to invite Austria for the opening of the Austrian independence treaty discussions this Friday at latest UPPER HEYFORD England American Sixjet B47 atom bomber plane returning from a night maneuver mission crashed as it came in for landing Monday Its three crew men were killed Educators Choose 3 New Directors DES MOINES GftIn a threeway contest with Frank Snider Iowa City and R 0 Borrison Sheldon Perry Grier of Waterloo was elect ed to a threeyear term Saturday on the Iowa State Education Assn board of directors chievement He told interviewers he consid rs Sen McCarthy RWis an sset to the Republican party ationally who will and should eccive support by the entire party i the basis of his 1952 election f Wisconsin voters Asked whether the National Com mittee endorsed McCarthys de cription of the Democratic party s the party of betrayal Hall oted the committee pays the ex enses of McCarthys speaking ours as it does those of others e said If that is aa endorse ment yes Big Issue He said he expects Communism o be an underlying issue in the 954 elections He said he thinks when the time omes for Eisenhower to consider eeking a second term therell e a demand which he cannot es ape The Senate has put off until next veek all votes on the constitutional reatypower amendment by Sen Bricker which has splits iarty ranks Knowland said there s some hope that the coolingoff period might produce progress to vard a compromise On Vacation However Bricker leftfor a va cation in Florida with the apparent idea that compromise efforts are over He said he wants the Senate to vote up re cent proposalalready termed un acceptable by KnowJand before ho will enter any further negotiations This version would permit a treaty or international agreement to become effective as internal only by act of Congress or by twothirds vote of the Senate Quell Unrest in E Germany BERLIN unrest ui the Soviet zone has been thor mghly quelled by action of the Communist secret police German and Western quarters said Monday A series of arrests of upwards if 500 Germans in scattered indus rial areas has apparently smashed iny budding outbreak of violent before it had a chance o get started Western informants said Eastern xlice have demonstrated what Soviet Foreign Minister V M ilolotov quietly forecast in the Big 7our another June 17 evolt is impossible The unrest reported reliably rom Dresden Gera Merseburg Msnitz and other communities ast week was provoked by tha Communists themselves Their agi ators stirred up resentful German vorkers by trying to force them o sign resolutions favoring the Jolotov plan for national unifica ion a plan that would cement Red rule for all Germany As soon as the grumbling broke nto the open secret police squads truck hauled off the loudest anti and effectively squelched any ncipient revolt Pope Continues to Show Progress VATICAN CITYWtPope Pius from his sick bed Monday irid spent some time sitting in n the first time he las done this for any considerable period since Jan 25 The pontiffs private physician nd the Vatican Press Office an ounced his health is Improving The latter in its daily bulletin aid the doctor has advised the to move about some within his chambers CHAIRS FOR ONLY 799 ANGELES Cfl The amily celebrated the New ear Sunday night with a family nion Eight hundred lowed up   

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