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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 12, 1954, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALU NORT H IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LX Associated Ircss and tJnllcd Press run Wires Seven a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY FEBRUARY 12 1954 This Paper Consists of Two One No IKE PAYS TRIBUTEf resident Eisenhower FdclayTaid n wreath at the great seated statue of Abraham honoring the 145th anniversary of the Great Emanci pators birth The ceremony highlighted the days observ ance at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC Lincoln Letters in Iowa Reveal His Political Efforts By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS You can get aglimpse ofAbraham as a working politician And if you can get access to it you also can get a line on Lincolns assassin John Wilkcs Booth at Iowa from a man who knew and helped him to escape after the President April 14 1865 Lincoln was born 145 years ago Friday And in connectionwithhis anniversary six Lincoln letters now are being publicly displayed for the first time at the historical building in Des Moincs Clyde C Walton Jr curator of rare books at thestate University of Iowa also chose the sary to announce purchase of a rare book on Booth and two other items of Lincolniana The State Department of History and Archives has 11 of the famous Presidents letters in its collection Six of these were taken out of the historical buildings vault this week for the anniversary celebra tion One of the letters fromSpring field 111 in Sept 1 1859 ex presses Lincolns confidence in James W Grimes Iowas third elected governor who served from 1854 to 1858 as a political ob server Apparently concerned about the political fortunes of the Republi can Party then only five years old Lincoln wrote to an lowan I do hope you will have no seri ous trouble in Iowa What thinks Grimes about it I have not known him to be mistaken about an elec tion in Iowa To lowan And in April I860 he wrote from Springfieldanother letter to an lowan Its interesting because it shows how even an astute poli tician can be wrong in sizing up the outlook for a convention Opinions herc as to the pros pect of Douglas beingnominated are quite conflicting Lincoln wrote Somethink he will not be think his nomination possible but the chances are against him Douglas was nominated for Pres ident by the Democratic conven tion in that year and ran against Lincoln the Republican standard bearer The most valuable document in the states Lincoln collection Cu rator Claude Cook says is the original manuscript of the Civil War Presidents acceptance of his secondpresidential term State Congressman A joint committee was named by Congress to inform the Presi dent officially of his reelection It included an Iowa congressman J F Wilson The book acquired by the Uni versity of Iowa library is J Wilkes Booth by Thomas A Jones Curator Walton said the book is far from a masterpiece But it is rare since most of the edition was lost when n barge sank in the Mis sissippi River NEW BISHOP CHICAGO Rt Rev Ger ald Francis Burrill Dallas Tey wai installed Thursdayns Episco pal Church bishop In the diocese of Chicago GORDON H Gordon administrator of the ag riculture departments Commodi ty Stabilization Service resigned Friday and was immediately re placed by James A McConnell New York farm leader Wallace Gets 8 Years for Manslaughter Patrick Wallace 25 918 9th N E was sentenced Friday to not more than eight years in state penitentiary at Fort Madison A District Court jury found him guilty two weeks ago of man slaughter in connection with the highway accident death of two companions Wallaces wife and two small children and his mother said good by to him in an anteroom after the sentencing Judge William P Butler before pronouncing sentence overruled a motion by Wallaces attorneys for a new trial He informed Wallace however that he could appeal the case to the Supreme Court if he felt he had not received a fair trial Roger E Lewis 21 Nora Springs and Robert J Mooney ham 19 547 9th SE died as the result ofinjuries when Wallace lost control of the car in which they were riding on Highway 65 on a curve nt the north edge of Cify They were returning from a drinking party at Manly Russ Refuse Austria Treaty Billion in Guided Missiles WASHINGTON armed forces have received or arc asking authority to buy more than three billion dollars worth of guided missiles which they started procuring four years ago This is for actual procurement of missiles Jt does not include other multimiiliondollar outlays for designing developing and test ing experimental research part of the program The figures made available today in response to a reporters questions are a measure of the effort being devoted to producing robot weapons It is indicative too of the emergence of controllable missiles from the drawing boards ami laboratories to production lines The Air Force has had the largest part of the funds authorized for missile contracts about It is giving major attention to medium and long range surfacetosurface missiles The Mat ador missile with a range understood to be about 500 miles has been in production for more than a year A second missile the Snark with a range substantially greater is approaching production stage The Armys share is close to a billion dollars Present major pro curement by the Army is going to Nike antiaircraft guided missiles the surfacetosurface Corporal and another presumably semiguided heavy field artillery rocket designated as the Honest John The Navy has a share of 742 million dollars in the missile pro curement program 11 has in production several missiles including the Hegulus a surfacetosurface type to be used in firing from ships or from submarines Also included arc two antiaircraft missiles for defense of ships against enemy Terrier and Sparrow Now Knowland Backs Ike on Temperance7 Curbs Criticism of Democrats WASHINGTON W Senate Re publican Leader Knowland of Cali ornia saying you cant draw a partisan line on patriotism took a stand with President Eisenhow er and Vice President Nixon Fri day for more temperate language n GOP criticism of the Democrats Personally Ive never gone in for blanket indictment of the Dem ocratic Party as an organization Knowland said at an informal news conference But he added that there were certain acts in the prior adminis tration subject to criticism anc declared the Republicans woulc be derelicl in their duty it thcj didnt criticize these things Knowland said he would have more to say on this when he dc livers a Lincoln Day speech in St Louis Saturday Paid Tribute Nixon himself in a speech Thurs day night at New Haven Conn paid tribute to the way in lie said Secretary of State Dulles has stood up to the Communists at the conference table in Berlin and he added The day is past when our diplo mats lose at the conference table the victories which our fighting men win on the battlefields Counseling Republicans against ndiscriminatc attacks Nixon said We must remember that millions ot Democrats were just as fed up with Trumanism as we were in 1952 Sen McCarthy who had said he couid not whitewash what he calls 20 years of treason under Democratic administrations o help win support for parts of Eisenhowers program returned to us oftvoiced plea for a halt of trade with Red China Not Agreed In a speech at Dallas Tex Mc Jarthy said I know I dont agree with our administration on trade with Red China but that doesnt mean I dont support that admin stration Sen Carlson who told his Senate colleagues Thursday he didnt think the Democrats should be crying foul told a party audi ence at East Orange NJ Thurs day night that Democratic admin stralions permitted Communists 0 penetrate into the highest policy making branches ot government He said the people in 1952 voted againstan administration which encouraged Communists and which permitted bribery and fa voritism to seep into almost every department of the government AN Win Emmys Honor Murrow Arden OConnor in TV Award HOLLYWOOD on Edward R blitz was named the outstanding Murrow Eve Arden and Donald TV personality of 1953 by the Acad 3Connor won the top awards of emy of Television Arts and Sci he Television Academy Thursday enccs night About The Weather Mason City Considerable cloudi ness and warmer through Satur day Cloudy and warmer Friday and Saturday Minnesota Mostly cloudy and warmer Extended Temperatures Sat urday through Wednesday will averages to 8 degrees below nor mal Normal highs 32 north to 38 south normal lows 12 north to 20 soulh Warmer Saturday Turn ing colder late Sunday or Mon day Precipitation will average around onefourth inch as snow Tuesday or W e d n c s d n y and chance of some snow north por tion on the weekend GlobeGazette weather data upto 8 n m Friday Maximum is Minimum 2 At 8 a m 4 OH MEIN PAPA A 79yearold pensioned George Washington Alexander Pigg became a father for the first time this week The baby was a healthy sevenpound boy Mrs Pigg 48 went to an Oklahoma City Okla hos pitalto have a tumor operation but gave birth instead Miirrow who rose to fame with named the best news or sports pro liis broadcasts during the London gram Miss Arden the glamorous May Reduce Initial Cost of Homes WASHINGTON W Legislation was drawn Friday to reduce the down payments and stretch out the repayment periods of Federal Housing Administration home loans Identical bills by Sen Capehart RInd and Rep Wolcott RMich chairmen of the Senate and House Banking Committees were de scribed by the authors as the ad ministration measures designed to carry out President Eisenhowers housing recommendations of Jan 25 They would cut down payments y varying example by on a would reduce monthly payments y extending to 3C years instead of the present 20 or 25 the time in which a loan must be p a i d off Also clown payments as low on used houses as new ones would je authorized There is now a dif ferential FHA itself docs not make loans nit only insures repayment of housing mortgages The terms set ip by law are required to make he Joans eligible for FHA giiar inleo Dig This Crazy Mixed Up Drink TACOMA Wash Waller had to cut short his tele viewing Thursday when his 5 yearold daughter mixed a liquid refreshment for him She poured one can of lighter fluid into a ha Iffilled can of beer and handed it to her daddy Waller got back from the hotpl tal in time to see the late movie Murrows See It Now was also schoolmarni of Our Miss Brooks was chosen as the best female star of a regular series OConnor one of the comedians on the Sunday night Comedy Hour won the academys Em my as the best male star Best Variety Omnibus was named the best variety program The two most popular programs in the country repeated their wins of last year I Love Lucy was se lected the best situation comedy program and tight lipped Jack Webbs Dragnet scored as he best mystery action or adventure program Other awards Childrens program Kukla Fran OHie Audience participation quiz or panel program This Is Your Life and Whats My Line Vance Honored Supporting actress of a series Vivian Vance of I Love Lucy Other awards included Best public affairs program Victory At Sea best new pro gram atie between Make Room For Daddy and U S Steel best series supporting ac tor Art Carney South Korea Offers Army to F re nth Ask Van Fleet to Be Leader SEOUL ft South Korea said Friday it has offere4 a full army division to fight Communism in Indochina and it asked for help from retired US Gen James Van Fleet The government information of fice in a statement indirectly crit ical of the United States said it had been asked to help fight the Reds in two urgent appeals signed by the cabinet minister of he Laos government one of the hree states of Indochina A Communist Vietminh force of 10000 men is driving south towarc Luang Prabang capital of Laos South Korean Foreign Minister Pyun Yung Tai said in an inter view that his country has offered a division to antiCommunis forces in Indochina fighting under the French Union banner No Information A source in the French Ministrj of Foreign Affairs in Paris said i had no information on such an of fer In Tokyo the Japanese newspa per Nippon Times said American Air Force units are flying small scale support airlifts for French troops in Indochina from Japan via Formosa and the Philippines Shortly after the Pyun interview President Syngman Rhees govern ment issued a sharplyworded tatement declaring From the United States we ask only that it give us the services of its great soldier Gen Van Fleet who achieved such miracles in creating the Korean army and in fighting the Communists in Greece Headed Training We want Gen Van Fleet to come and help us organize our own forces and at the same time train and organize the armies of Indo china As commander of the U S 8th Army until his retirement late in the Korean War Van Fleet super vised the training of South Koreas army Klemesrud Files for ReElection Klemes rud announced this week that he s a candidate for reelection as state representative from Winne jago County on the Republican icket He has served the county n the house for six terms During iis terms of office he has served on some of the most important committees of the house NEW OFFICE CHICAGO Rev Clarence W Tompkins executive director of Friendship Haven at Fort Dodge Iowa has been named pres dentelect for 195556 of the Na tional Assn of Methodist Hospitals ind Homes EDWARD R MURROW EVE ARDEN AP Wirephoto DIAMOND PEDDLER This woman identified as Mrs Esther Kaz of Israel tries to cover her face as she is arraigned in Brooklyn Federal court on a smuggling charge She was ar rested Thursday after she arrived at Idlewild Airport with 1000 carats of diamonds under her clothing GOP Already Booms Ike for 1956 WASHINGTON Re niblicans are talking of Presiclen Eisenhower as their canciidati again in 195G Sen McCarthy of Wisconsin am Gov Dewey of New York in th past few days have expressed be lief Eisenhower will run again Hes 63 now Hell be 66 whe the 1956 presidential election ar rives If he runs and wins hell b 70 when he finally leaves the Whit House since under the Constitu tion he couldnt have more tha two tenns Eisenhower himself is keepin mum about his 1956 intentions II probably doesnt know himself Hes still immensely popular a public opinion polls show But fac ng him are problems big enougl to make or break him A bad de pression for instance c o u 1 c vreck his chances for reelection But continued high prosperitj vould be a big boost Eisenhower faces an unknown uture in foreign affairs As the Republicans never tire of pointing out the shooting war has stoppec in Korea That has helped keep his popu arity up But he cant predict vhat would happen if a shooting var broke out somewhere else Action on Germany to Come First Trieste Also Is Discussed SAME WHITE FLAG MEANS NO TRAFFIC DEATH IN PAST H HOUKS BERLIN refused in ffcct Friday to give Austria its until a German eace treaty is signed New Soviet proposals submitted s the Austrian question came be ore the Big Four foreign minis ers made it clear that the Aus rian issue is just as dead in the erlin conference as the German nification question Foreign Minister V M Mololov roposed certain additions to the Austrian independence treaty has been fought over since 946 The major stumbling block mong his certain additions was his Withdrawal of troops from Aus ria will be postponed pending the onclusion of a peace treaty with lermany in order to prevent ny new attempts at a new Ansch uss German Austrian his meant the Soviet army has no ntention of quitting Austrian soil hus making a mockery ot any act that would be signed in the iame of Austrian sovereignty Another Demand Molotov also demanded that the ssue of Trieste be treated along vith the Austrian question a prop osition rejected by the West before and likely to get the same treat ment now He topped off his new ap proach with a refusal to accept Austrias request for scaling down harsh and economic concessions to Russia U S Secretary of State John Foster DuJJcs British Foreign Sec retary Anthony Eden and French Foreign Minister Georges Bidaulti foined in a new plea to Russia to nd the long and shabby story of denying Austria her freedom They acked up Austrian Foreign Min ster Leopold Figl after the mild mannered Viennese diplomat pre ented his countrys case inside he Big Four conference chamber Ask Easing Eden particularly urged that lolotov ease up on i demands upon Austria and said all of us want to make sure that Austrias economy s sufficiently robust to enable her o maintain her independence Molotov acted as though he hadnt heard Specifically he said the Big Four should spell out a clause that the disputed city at the head of the Adriatic be demilitarized It now is occupied by and Yugoslav troops but the West ern Powers said last October they were ready to pull out and turn administration of their zone over to Italy Yugoslavia reacted bit terly The Russians tried once before to link Trieste with the Austrian question The West rejected the idea then Iowa Loses 50000 People Annually to Other States DES MOINES loses 0000 to 50000 residents a year to ather states population statistics howed Friday State statisticians claim the mailer figure is correct but the ederal Bureau of Census lists the bigger drop The fight over figures will be Sports Bulletin AMES IflVThree new assistant coaches were appointed Friday to round out Iowa State Colleges new football coaching staff The new assistants are Bill Heiss 32 University of Illinois backfield coach Jerry Carle 32 North western University end coach and Arch Steel 37 Bowling Green University freshman coach FINED WASHINGTON Iowa ner R Meyer of Wayland candi date for the Republican nomination or 1st District congressman was ined by District Judge R G Yodcr Thursday after pleading guilty to a charge of driving while ntoxicatcd carried to Washington next month when state directors of vital sta tistics meet for their annual con vention Iowa Director Al E Chan cellor said he will challenge the federal bureau to show just how it arrived at its estimates The April 1950 federal census put Iowas population at 2621000 The bureau recently estimated the states population as of July 11953 at 2587000 a loss of 13 per cent The net loss was put at about 11300 per year However the net loss does not show the true overall loss which is revealed when the difference be tween births and deaths reported in the state is taken into account For the past three years Iowa has had an average birth rate of 64400 and an average death rale of 26350 a difference of 38050 If no one had left the stale Iowa would havegained an average ot 38050 in population each of the last three years However the federal census shows a net loss 11300 which means an average overall loss of 49350 per cent1 The state actu ally a net gain 7000 or 8000 cachyear If its estimates arc correct the overall lost worst was about 31050 f t   

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