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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 9, 1954, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for Ihe Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LX Ircis and United Press lnU I ciioc Wires Seven Cents a Copy ALL TUCKERED OUT Fancy Bombardier nppeScx huustecl and bored after winning the bloodhound class on opening day oi the Westminster Kennel Clubs annual dojr show in New York The hound is owned by Tom Sheahnn lowan Was Sleeping MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY FEBRUARY 9 1954 Ibis Taper Consists of Two Section Ona No Reds French Gird for Big Blow SAIGON Indjbchina W French and Laotian dcfcnciers of Luarij Prabang braced Tuesday for an imminent attack from the Com munistlcd Vietmmh The Rebe invaders were reported within 25 miles of the royai Laotian capita on the banks of the Mekong River Laos rheumatic old King Sisa vang Vong vowed once more the city of 142000 would be defcndec until the end He made the same pledge last spring when the Viet minh invaded to within 12 miles o Luang Prabang then withdrev without a major battle This time there was every indi cation the fight would be joined The French said they had coni pletcd their major defenses a gains the onslaught From North The Vietminh invaded Laos from the north early last week sending at least a division through the jun gles and down the valleys of the Hou and Suong Rivers toward the capital As the Rebels advanced the French and Laotian forces nnd many civilians withdrew under the cover of intensive French air bom bardmentleaving rice stocks burn ing behind them in an effort to destroy food the Red fighters need Though the Vietminh were re ported officially within 25 miles of Luang Pmbang it was possible their advance troops were closer Stopped Here Officials said Monday the invad ers had been stopped at least tem porarily as they tried to force a crossing of the Suong in the area of Pak Seng 37 miles northeast of Luang Prabang and strategically located at the juncture of the Suong and the Seng Rivers Tuesday military authorities said It appeared likely the FrenchLao tian forces had abandoned Pnl Seng though there were no confir mations of this That point is a key to the Suong which empties into the Mekong a few miles north of Luang Prabang Survivors Tell of C4 7 Breaking Up ANCHORAGE Alaska is it like to be hurled into space and marooned on the snowy wastes of Alaska Six airmen who were catapulted into the air last Friday when an Air Force C47 disintegrated in flight Tuesday told of their ex perience They were among 10 men on the plane Searchers have found the bodies of three men Seven were still missing and hopes they would be found alive were very dim Among the missing were LI Col W WestWatson of the British Joint Military Services Mission on the U S Army staff at Washing Ion DC and Capt James Hill of the Army field forces at Ft Ben ning Ga Three Bodies A ground party which battled deep snow 15 miles o the scene of the crash from the little town oi Curry 75 miles northeast of here Monday night reported it had found three bodies The six rescued men talked freely with newsmen at nearby El mcndorf Air Force Base They were hospitalized at the 5005th Air Force Hospital at Elmendorf after being flown o safety All six were suffering exposure shock and various cuts and bruises Here is what they told newsmen Airman 2C Edward W Olson 20 Elkadcr Iowa who was dozing at the time said he awoke to find himself sailing through the air Hit Down Draft Airman 1C Edward J Fox 22 West Ulica We seemed to hit a down draft and the next thing I knew I found myself in the air I looked down and saw the plane and some of the otherguys flying underneath me I pulled the cord on my parachute and landed Airman 1C Eli Laduke 20 Sable Forks NY A heavy turbulence seemed to tearthe plane apart I remember hurtling through space and pulling my chute cord When the chute opened f was fairly close to the ground Airman 3C Rupert C Pratt 2P Salt Rock W Va There was a terrific clown draft and then an explosion at one side and the plane seemed to open up Then I found myself flyinu through the air Pound Plane Three of the men were picked up at the site of the wrecked plane They had joined after reaching the ground and walked through snow to the smashed craft for arctic survival gear and food rations The other three including Olson were spotted 15 miles from the scattered wreckage of wallowing through deep snow os C Iowa Weather to Get Colder DES MOINES weath er is due to turn colder Wednes day ending n period of unseason ably high temperatures that brought record tops o many parts of the state Monday Record highs for Feb 8 Monday itcrnoon included 66 at Council BhJffs 62 at Sioux City 60 at Moines 54 at Spencer 52 at Wa terlooand 50 atMason City v The fiveday forecast calls for tendings slightly below normal from Wednesday through Satur day No precipitation is likely CLARE LUCE Luce to Stay as Ambassador ROME Boofhe Luce de nied Tuesday that she plans lo re sign as IF S ambassador to Italy but said she plans to return to the United Stales in the late spring or summer to continue the vacation interrupted by the current Italian political crisis Despite her emphatic statement iiowevcr some friends of the am bassador still believed she might change her mind by early fall Replying to new press reports in the United States that she was about to resign Mrs Luce said in a written statement Every few weeks since my ar rival almost a year ago as ambas sador to Italy reports have ap peared in the European and Amer can press saying I intended to re reasons of health or to take a State Department job or a Cabinet job or another diplo matic post or for another reason rumor mongers invent which then catches the attention of the press I expect these reports will con inue to appear with monotonous regularity They are of course all false The ambassador for severa weeks has been the target of dem onstrations by Communists Verbal Blows Traded on DemoReds Issue Rider for Governor FORT DODGE G Rider 56 Fort Dodge attorney and president of the State Board of Education said Tuesday he is con sidering a candidacy for the Republican nomination for governor I was approached only Monday Rider said when asked whether he would be a candidate I suppose you could say Im considering it But perhaps it should be said it has not reached the serious stage Rider a former district judge said he would not decide before his attendance at a meeting of the board in Des Moines Thursday and Friday Six men already have announced their candidacies for the nomina tion Atty Gen Leo A Hoegh also is expected to enter the race Meanwhile Lomond F Wilcox 42 Jefferson attorney announced his candidacy for Democratic nomination for Congress in the 6th District Wilcox an SUI law graduate served two terms as Greene County attorney Detroit Not in Trouble Wilson RECUED FROM GROUNDED BOAT and members ofthe U S Coast Guard Auxiliary early Tues day fought High seas to bring 55 passengers ashoie from the Miss Birmingham 66foot pleasure boat after the craft was grounded in the surf off Treasure Island near Fla The boat broke up minutes after the last of the passengers were cleared Many of those on board were women No one was injured AP Wircphoio Munitions Man BALTIMORE father of a 14yearold boy complained to police Monday about bullet holes he found in his kirchen door Police Investigated and found that his son had been staging gun battles with a 15yMrold friend They used homemade zip guns fashioned from a toy gun and dumdum with the round ed ends sawed off The boy was rated an experf lipgun maker with a standing offer to convert 79cent toy guns for apiece Note Continued Improvement in Popes Condition VATICAN CITY Vatican ness office said Pope Pius spent a fairly night and his im provement continued Tuesday The statement said that the con inucd improvement of the Ho man Catholic leader is increasing opti mism over his chances for cventu nl full recovery It added however thatthe pon iffs condition stillneeds attention argcly because of his advanced age The pope will be 78 March 2 Monday he rose from his bed nd for the first time since he was trickcn on Jan 25 was able to pend considerable time in an arm hair Senate Group to Subpoena List of Coffee Speculators WASHINGTON senators said Tuesday they will subpoena lists of large traders and speculators on the New York Cof fee Exchange unless exchange officials and brokers supply them vol untarily Chairman of a Senate Banking Committee told re porters this after coffee brokers balked at making public lists of their customers said the senators seeking causes for sharp increases in cof fec prices want to check the volume of speculation in this country coffee price increases from November through January The exchange now police its own trading operations but the Sen ate may act later this week on a World War II Air Ace Dies in Crash BLOOMFIELD N J tfA jet planecrash in Korea has claimed the life of Air Force Maj Michael Brezas World War IT ace who was credited with shooting down 24 Nazi planes is mother Mrs Mary Brezas of Bloomficld said Monday she re ceived notification of the majors death in the Friday crash SAME WHITK FIAG MEANS NO TRAFFIC UEATtl IV rWT 31 bill to bring coffee trading under federal supervision Passage of the bill vva s blocked Monday by a technical objection However Sen Aiken chairman of the Sen ate Agriculture Committee pre dicted easy approval when it is brought up again Testifying Monday Leon Is rael vice president of the ex change dismissed speculation as a factor in the high coffee price He also said he sees noprospects of relief as long as normal de mand continues Israeland Gustavo Lo bo ex change president told the senators the Brazilian government uses special rales to exchange US dol lars for Brazilian Ihc coffee trade cruzeiros in This they said could have some connection with the price situa tion Big Hoist DANVILLE Va A gunman Tuesday held up and robbed the First National Banks branch of fice in a Danville residential area of State police at first said the robber got away with Later bank officials said this was the fotal of money in the branch taken but not all of it was Reds Demanding Confiscation of Vote Leaflets BERLIN po lice sent reinforcements to East German cities and dispatched spe cial squads to confiscate hundreds of thousands of leaflets demanding unity through free elections West ern antiReel sources reported Tuesday Reports from major Soviet Zone industrial areas said the unrest of workers still was growing with the Communists in some cases turn ing their headquarters buildings and key factories into slrongpoints to resist possible attacks The West Berlin Free Jurists Investigatipn Committee1 said that alerted Comrmmist police rein forcements were sent to all major cities in the East zone Particularly strong units were said lo have been sent to Dresden Chemnitz Jena ami Magdeburg WASHINGTON of Defense Wilson said Tuesday that I wouldnt worry about Commenting at a news confer ence on the announcement that the auto capital has been desig nated as a distressed labor area the former General Motors presi dent added Come spring its going to be all right The announcement from the La bor Department added Detroit to On The Teachers Ask 5 Per Cent Boost in Wages Page 16 Announce Farm Forum Panel in City Feb 23 3 Reds Prepare New Proposal BERLIN Foreign Miii ister V M Moiotov told the West ern foreign ministers Tuesday he would submit to the Big Four con ference Wednesday a new proposal on Germany and European secu rity The Russian gave no details of the plan He dominated the days session with a bitter attack on the European Defense Community and he proposed European army and called the Western policy a prep aration for a new war Moiotov brushed aside Western intentions that EDC is actually a war preventive His speech with the translations consumed an hour and a half of be four hour session at which the 3ig Four agreed to meet again iVednesday on the seemingly dead German unification issue A Big Four bid to prod Red hina into an early Korean peace conference was reported to have eceivecl a cool reception from the Soviet foreign minister Mololov they said made no romise Instead he was reported o have stuck to his demands for a big four conference with Com munist China and for a disarma ment conference outside the United Nations Secretary of State Dulles Britains Anthony Eden and Trances Georges Bidault turned him down in secret as they pre iously had in public a list of 20 other major cities and 31 smaller communities with more han G per cent of their labor forces out of work The finding of substantial unemployment made Detroit eligible for preference in obtaining government contracts and Wilson was asked if he knew of any business it might shift there He replied that he knew of no particular military contracts that might be channeled to the Mich gan metropolis Temporary Surplus Then commenting generally on ihe situation he said that the area is well able to look after itself in any period of temporary labor surplus The Defense secretarys state ment that he believes a military victory both possible and prob able in Indochina was also in re sponse to a question Wilson qualified his statemen by noting that of course it alway depends on what the enemy doe and who shows up as an enemy The implication of his remarks in relation to the question was that he saw no need for American forces to be sent to Indochina as hey were in Korea Published Reports Wilson was asked directly whether there was any intention of sending American pilots there He said there was not This question came against a Background of published reports that the French desired American pilots for C119 Flying Boxcar ransport planes It was disclosed ast week that substantial numbers of Cll9s have been lent to the French In Hong Kong an American owned Air Transport announced that some of its American pilots would fly the under contract with the French Also last week the Defense De partment announced it was send ng some B26 bombers and about 200 more Air Force ground tech nicians to Indochina Some 125 uch technicians were reported to e there already THE WRENCH JASONi NEW YORK Inler lational Motor Show introduced londay a kit model auto for the conomy minded The assembleit mirself car costs RESCUED PROM LEDGEPolice officers at Cisco grab and hold a man as he dangles from a third story window of an apartment The man Gene Meester 24 stepped off the ledge just as an officer reached for him I wo other policemen helped pull Meester back into his room Jenner Speech Ignites Talk WASHINGTON Wl Democrats snapped back Tuesday at accusa tions by Republicans that the Tru man administration had opened the governments gates to Commu nists who betrayed security secrets to Moscow Sen Jenner HInd fanned the mounting political fires anew with a declaration in St Paul Monday night that when the GOP took over last year it found heaps of evi dence of the stupidity the corrup tion even the treason of its prede cessors He said the New Deal and Fair Deal had even tampered with the security of the United States and permitted traitors to bring us close to military defeat Sen Gore DTenn replied in an interview he believes the people generally will resent such cam paign talk made at a Lincoln Day banquet An Insult Deplorable as such tactics are they are likely to bave at least one good Democratic victory next November Gore added Jenners speech followed Demo ratic demands in Congress for resident Eisenhower to speak out m what House Minority Leader Rayburn of Texas called mean untrue and dastardly statements about his party In the Senate Sen Symington DMo declared that vicious and untruthful attacks are being made by high administration officials Rayburn bore down in a House speech on an assertion by Sher man Adams chief of the White House staff that political sadists are trying to foist a Fear Deal on the country Answer Symington said its time for Eis enhower to fell the people his po sition with respect to the unjust attacks by many Republicans in cluding members ofjhis White House staff and his Cabinet Symington accused IAlly Gen Brownell Bernard M Shanley presidential counsel Postmaster General Summerfield Gov Thomas E Dewey of New York and Carlton G Ketchum chairman of the Republican Finance Com mittee of making false statements that 1456 subversives had been eliminated from government rolls The Missouri senator said the 1456 included many transferred to other jobs some who died some vho resigned with no charges against them and some who were eliminated by reductions in orcc McCarthy Hits Back Meanwhile in a Lincoln Day acl Iress at Aberdeen SD Joseph McCarthy has characterized Pres dent Eisenhower as such an hon est individual himself he cant be ieve that anyone in government s dishonest The Wisconsin Senator said the Republican administration should devote more attention to the Cont munistingovernment issue He said the GOP should discuss iarty wrongs just as freely as we lo the wrongs of the Democrats Sigurd Anderson Not to Run Again PIERRE S D UP Gov Sigurd Anderson said Tuesday he will not be a candidate for any political office this year The governor said his decision was based on the desire himself and his wife to have more time for family and personal matters now that they have been blessed with an addition to our family However he said his announce mcnt should not be interpreted as a permanent withdrawal from politics About The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy ami colder Tuesday night and Wed nesday Iowa Partly cloudy Colder in north Tuesday night Wednesday partly cloudy and considerably colder Minnesota Partly cloudy and colder GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Tuesday Maximum 50 Minimum 23 At 8 am 24 YEAR AGO Maximum t Minimum   

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