Tuesday, February 23, 1954

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 23, 1954, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for Horib Associated Ircss ami United Irow Full UHM Wlrea MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES A LL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY FEBRUARY 23 1954 r C WM T ZJ 1 734 rr n Thia Paper Consists Two SectionsSection On 117 Claim Pentagon Code Clerk Was Red Wallace Advocates 80 Corn Parity Brewing King Target of New Monopoly Bill Would Bah Beer TieUp in Sport WASHINGTON Of Son Edwin C Johnson DColo introduced a bill Tuesday tc bring under the nntitrus laws any professional bascbal club owned by a beer or liquo company Johnson who also is presi dent of the Western League said in a speech prepared fo Senate delivery when the bill wa offered that his move is aimed a August S Busch president of ll Anheuscr Busch Inc brewers o Budweiser beer Busch also own the St Louis Cardinals So that there may be no mis understanding said Johnson the bill is aimed specifically at the beerbaseball combination in St Louis where Mr August S Busch has been permitted to gain control of the Cardinals The senator accused Busch o using baseball merely to sell a few more bottles of beer Cold Blooded Baseball to August S Busch is a cold blooded beerpeddling busi ness said Johnson and not the great American game which sportsmen revere The Congress should treat his baseball enterprise in that light and deny him immunity from the antitrust laws Johnson said this unholy ali between beer andbasebat Is having an unhealthy influenco upon the yourfgsfcers ofAmerica Johnsons bill recent in troduction of legislation by Rep Ccller DNY to subject all pro baseball to the antitrust laws Noting this Johnson said If the major leagues want in the sight of the law to continue as a sport they should live like a sport and not take advantage oJ the courts and the Congress to pre tend to be a sport while practicing the most obnoxious and savage brand of monopoly ever known in these United Slates Must Change Either they must change their ways or be returned to the juris diction of the antitrust laws The choice is up to the commissioner of baseball right now Johnson noted that the Supreme Court last Nov 9 held that base ball is not a business within the scope of existing federal antitrust laws Laub Candidate in 3rd District CRESCO R Lnub Cresco attorney Tuesday an nounced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination to Con gress from Iowas 3rd District Laub born in Crescoin1905 wasgraduated from the University of Minnesotain 1931 and practiced law in Howard County for 13 years He was city attorney for two terms and has been engaged in retail business for more than 20 years All About ADOUl The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy and 1 cooler Iowa Partly cloudy and somewhat colder Minnesota Partly cloudy and colder Fiveday Iowa Temperatures Wednesday throughSunday will average 8 to 12 degrees above normal with only minor dayto day changes Normal highs 35 f north to 42 south normal lows 15 north to 22 south Precipitation will average little or none with chance of scattered showers or snow flurries around Thursday GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Tuesday Maximum 38 Minimum 29 At am 29 Precipitation 07 YEAR AGO i Maximum 34 Minimum 14 AT ClobcCazctte photoS 11 Dismissed From State Depf on Loyalty Charge 590 Removed for Security WASHINGTON State epnrtment employes released in 953 were suspected loyalty risks nd out of 590 let go as security isks 291 got jobs in other fcd ral agencies The statistics were contained in estimony made public Tuesday by he House Appropriations Commit ee whose Democratic members avc been insisting in budget hear ngs that all departments specify ow many employes actually ad udged subversive Democrats have claimed that he vast the 2220 fed ral employes fired or resigned nder the Eisenhower administra ion security program were let ut for reasons other than sus cctcd disloyalty Seven Agencies To date the committee has lade public complete or partial rcakdowns by seven agencies of heir security dismissals With pproximatcly 761500 employes lese departments hayeaccpunted or 1058 security dismissals or re trictions in 1953 Forty pit these vere listed as suspected or actual ubversives Causes of dismissai f the others included drunken ess homosexuality overtalka ivcness and incompejcncy The Stale Departments statistics vcre given by R W Scott Mc eod administrator of security le said that 21 employes had cen discharged for cause includ ng 11 with proCommunist activ lies or associations such as hav ng relatives who were Soviet na onaisSeven of the 11 McLcod estified had charges pending gainstthemwhen the Republican dministration look office T f 291 Transferred McLcod also listed in his break own 291 as ther agencies He did not elabor te on the point and was not uestionecl about it Thus there vns nothing to indicate whether 11 or many ofthese are still on ic federalpayroll Besides those kfired for cause nd transferfed to other federal gencies Mcteods breakdown of he departments aep rations last year included 188 vho resigned SO released through eductions in force36 released at xpiraUon of limited appointment nd four who retired OLD INDIAN DIES KOMATKE Ariz Tash uinth PimaIndian who claimed o be 115 years old died Monday Wlrcphoto MADE Wil son Los Angeles has been iden tified as the source of of charge s against Chief Justice Warren which were disclosed last weekend Wilson an attorney is a candi date for governor of California Warrens home state Stoyer Says Hes No Red DES Stover Hampton president of theIowa Farmers Union denied Monday he had ever been a member of the Communist Party as charged by a woman on a nationally broadcast program Sunday The woman identified herself has Helen Wood Birnic and de clared she had many years ago been an organizer for the Com Western and Midwest crn states On an NBC network program entitled The Last Man Out she said she had split with the Com munist Party in 1934 or 1935 sometime after an effort was made to merge the Farmer Holiday movement with the Farmers Union in an effort to aid Communist infiltration of the farm organization Her statement that Stover was present at a meeting in Des Moines for this purpose was flatly denied by Stover I did not have any connec tion with the Farm Holiday move ment said Stover nor at thnt time did I have any connection with the Farmers Union I did not jointhe Farmers Union un til 1933 Stover said further that Mrs Birnie was lying when she said she knew him as a memberof the Communist Party i Pakistan Aid Bid Weakens Indian Bloc TOKYO diplomats said Tuesday they believed Pak istans appeal tothe United States for military aid had weakened In dias chance of setting up a neu tral bloc of Asian nations between the free and Communist worlds One Southeast Asian official now in Japan said his country and other neutrals had watched the strag gle between the United States and India on the Pakistan aid issue with more than considerable in terest It was more or less of a show down the official said United States acting over Indias strongest objections Now what is India going to do How has it af fected her position as an unoffi cial arbiter of what is neutral and what is not neutral in Asia Pakistans decision to seek US military aid and her agreement with Turkey tied the Karachi gov ernment tothe antiCommunist world t It b r ok e bloc diplomats saidintwo vital thenorthwestern corner of the Indian peninsula and in Eastern Pakistan which is wedged between India and another neu tralBurma The effect of the agreements on Burma were being watched closely USP ak i s t a nTurkey agreement tossedthe cardsup into the a i r an American diplomat said ttf to see just how they fall as far as Burma and Indonesia are concerned 500 Persons Hear Talk at Farm Forum 1955 Held to Be Crucial Year By ANDY MONTGOMERY GlobeGazeffe Staff Writer Former Vice President and Sec rctary of Agriculture Henry A Wallace Tuesday advocated lower ing parity on corn to 80 per cen if the farmer doesnt want to face destruction Continued high rigid supports on this commodity could be disas trous he told some 500 persons at a Farm Forum held at Holy Fam ily Church auditorium He asserted that continued 90 per cent of parity on corn will overflow the granaries and cause i breakdown The farmer him elf he said will be to blame because the action must be taken by the farmer The government annot prevent this but the farmer an Declaring that October 1955 would be the crucial month and year to determine whether this would occur Wallace warned the best solution is a cutback in acre age Billion Bushels The former vice president said storage of corn has reached atota in the neighborhood of 800 million bushels He said by 1955 the tota would probably reach a blllio bushels and this spells trouble fo the whole country f With good weathertand It looks like this will per cen cornJoan will soon build to that fantastic amount This wil endanger the whole system o commodity loans and the ever nor mal granary He told the United Home Bank sponsored forum that the farmer s entitled to 90 per cent and even 100 per cent of parity but that you lave to think of what is best for the whole country and not just yourselves Present Parity He said it might be possible to maintain present parity on wheat and the other commodities but if the enormous influx of synthetic nitrogen hits the market mainte lance of this on corn would be impossible He said the farmers hemselves would naturally want o increase acreage thus destroy ng themselves The man who inaugurated corn and cotton loans in 1933 asserted that the proper price for hogs should be a hundred pounds and a bushel for corn He said he based his statement on a alk he had with a national econ omist Alluding again to the danger xriht of October 1955 Wallace said hiscould be prevented by chan neling the excess corn to the starv ing in Europe This he said would result in the necessary consumption to pre vent reaching that disastrous point of a billion acres If we stop loaning money abroad and channeling food abroad we can expect a repetition of 1932 Vic Raschi Sold to St Louis ST PETERSBURG Fia WThe New York Yankees Tuesday an nounced the sale righthanded pitcherVic Raschi to the St Louis Cardinalsforcash and two minor league players George Weiss general manager of the Yankees said the deal in volved considerable v The figure was estimated about and the names of the minor league players involved were not made public Raschi hnd a record of 320 vic tories and 50 defeats with the Yan kees He won 13 games and lost 6 last year 33 A farm panel was to wind up the meeting Tuesday afternoon Heavy Fire Damage at Council Bluffs COUNCIL BLUFFS Fire Uonday night ravaged thc Specr Southside Market a grocery and retailwholesale butcher shop here causing damage estimated at be ween and Con ents of the store were a total loss One fireman Matt Martin was overcome by smoke and was given oxygen Several firemen were made ill briefly by fumes from ruptured freezer units SAME IWHITE FIAO MEANS NO TRAFFIC DEATH IN FAST 24 HOUKS McCarthy Raps Army Coddling Woman Handles Top Secrets WASHINGTON HiSen McCar thy RWis Tuesday developed testimony that a woman he said now handles top secret messages in the Pentagon code room was a duespaying cardcarrying Com munist in the late 1940s And in the course of it he let Ely another thrust at Secretary the Army Stevens who has ac cused the senator of abusing Army officers while investigating alleged Communist coddling by he Army Assuring himself hat a plain clothes representative of the Army was in the hearing room McCarthy called the man forward and asked him to tell Stevens think he was grossly misadvised in making the accusation Not His Desire McCarthy added I dont think Bob Stevens wants to protect Com munists in the Army any more than any member of this commit tee does The story of the Pentagon code room employe was developed in this fashion Mrs Mary Markward testified that while serving as an FBI un dercover iu HOOVER Hoover former dent and Texas Gov Allan Shivers pose with the awards they received from the American Good Govern ment Society for their efforts towards same Sen Harrv presented the awards Hoover Ferguson Hit Demo Recession Talk Claim Its HurtingAmerican Economy WASHINGTON Ferguson HMich said Tuesday Demo cratic talk of a business recession is hurting the country and ought to be stopped Ferguson who heads the Senate GOP Policy Committee spokei out after former President Herbert Hoover had discounted thepossi1 bmty of a depression and Democratic National Chairman Stephen Mitchell had said reaction of the pocketbook nerve is likely to de termine control of Congress in November r u dot the propaganda than I had it wouldibefFerguson saidiiTan interview dejrsttnds now All this talJcis persuadingsomepeople not And when they workingin the pressionnamed for him he form ant in the years 19431949 she knew an An nie Lee Moss as a Commu n i s t Party member McCarthy said this frloss Iowa Farmer Shot to Death MONDAMIN Iowa farin r who defied three masked ban its was shot to death Monday night and two women were left ound as the gunmen fled with a 00pound safe containing William Edwards 50 was killed he resisted the gunmens re eated demands that he open the afe Edwards was killed by a sec nd shot from a 38 caliber re olver when he persisted in his de iance even though wounded in the chest Miss Florence Edwards sister of the slain man and Mrs Mattie lyers a cousin were bound by he men with strips of bedspread nd adhesive tape The Harrison County sheriffs of ice said the stolen safe contained large amount of money bonds nd family valuables Miss Edwards was knocked to the floor when she tried to tele hone a doctor after her brother adL been shot in the chest An ther of the bandits ripped the tel phonefrom the wall The Edwards farm is located bout 40 miles north of Council iluffson the lowaNebfaskabor er The safe with part of its cori of f US Saving j hcar y was found Tuesday noon in a itch near NorthSioux City Some 9000 in cash however was miss Near the safe were a hammer hisel rand punch which had bcen sed in breaking it open Sheriff J Bjork said itwas possible ome of the tools could be traced he could say with good authority there are no signs of any big de pression now Observing that economic dips occur about every five or seven ears in free enterprise systems Hoover added You can have high confidence that this is only a passing dip a slump a readjustment or a reces sion not a great depression He said the combustible mai terials are not hereabouts to con vvi jvtij MJ v uuu AJCI tauuuii struct another conflagration like description of her job at the time of her employment Cohn announced to the subcom mittee that Mrs Moss attorney had advised she was ill but would appear as a witness at somo later time Appointed Clerk Cohn said records showed that Mrs Moss was appointed a com munications clerk in the office of the chief signal officer on Dec 19 1950 and has been there ever since1 hat of the decade of the thirties Then he saida total financial col lapse in Europe combined with mblic overoptimism and a weak anking system at home to bring about worldwide depression Mitchell told a news conference that he believes control of Con ress will turn in November on low the voters answer the ques ion Am I better or worse off than I was a year ago Ferguson discounted that say ing I think the American people are much more intelligent than Mitchell gives them credit with being They know we Republicans are trying toget from a war to apeace economy In my opinion the public is going to be better satisfied with a more substantial and continuing jeacc economy with some of the inflation squeezed put of it Mitchell said the Presidents Dopularity is going down because the people are identifying him norcclosely with his party and hey know from previous experi ence what the Republicans are ike Cohn said showed that her duties included the receiving of messages from all over the world including thosein code and determining if they were in the proper sequence and if they reached their proper destination McCarthy said he understood that Mrs Moss when called to testify will claim she is not a member of Ihc Communist Party now He also said There is nothing in the record to show she ever broke with the party Hearing Recessing the hearing until Wednesday morning McCarthy said five persons whom Mrs Mark ward could identify asmembers of a Communist Party cell with Mrs Moss would be called to the stand at that time He addedthat he assumed they would take the Fifth Amend ment The present hearings shape up as a preliminary to the appearance Thursdayof Secretary Stevens who exchanged blasts with McCarthy over the weekend Ignore Move to Cut Taxes WASHINGTON House Vays and Means Committee Tues ay brushed aside Democratic moves to slash most excise or aTeTT taxes by cent and to econsider a previously defeated motion to cmViridividual income eslby about billion dollars lis year Committee Chairrhan A saidafter a closed por session that he ruled the ex ise tax cutting move out oforder ccause of previous unanimous greement that a tax revision proj ct now before the committee would not involve changes in ma jor tax rates Reed said his ruling merely re affirmed that orderly procedure will be followed Rep Cooper asked ffie tax writers to reconsider a pre vious motion backed by alllO Democratic members to increase individual income tax exemption for each taxpayer and each dependent This motion was defeated earlier by a straight 1510 party lino vote No action was taken on Coopers request r Republican leaders are ioolcing to President Eisenhower to help bol ster supportfor tho administra tions tax program Some GOP congressmen already have discussed the prospect of a presidential broadcastto the nation with administration officials it was learned Tuesday Informed sources said no decisions havo been made Some Republican legislators have expressed concern over al most daUy attacks de claring the Eisenhower program gives too many tax cots to buii ness and doesnt benefit the aver age taxpayer enough