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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 8, 1954, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LXI Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 8 1954 This Paper Consists of Two Ono No 51 I Wont Engage EIthon Promises Action on Releasing of Lifers Stevenson Not Alone in Race Butler New Demo Chief in Television Report SOUTH BEND Ind ifft Th Democratic party has many me who are presidential timber an Adlai Stevenson must seek th 1956 presidential nomination vig orously if he wants it says Pau Butler the partys new nationa chairman Butler also told a television pan el of South Bend newsmen Tuesda night that he Stevenson an other candidates must let the par ty and the nation know their in tentions by the latter part of 1955 The South Bend lawyer presse by the newsmen to name possibl candidates mentioned Sen Este Kefauver of Tennessee Sen Rich ard Russell of Georgia Gov Fran Lausche of Ohio Gov G Menne Williams of Michigan M Leader of Pennsylvani and Averell Harriman of New York Dtmos Fortunate All I know is what I read in the papers and most papers con sider him Stevenson the leade right Butler said But th Democratic party is fortunate in having many men who are presi dential timber for I have no reason to think tha Stevenson will or will seekFtni nomination However he wont ob tain it the same way he did in 52 There will be Ste vension seeks the nomination he must seek it The tenor of the new chairman remarks apparently were intended to establish himself as an inde pendent factor in the party al though he was generally believec to be proStevenson in party af fairs On the subject of the situation in the South he said I am hopeful that factionalism with the Demo cratic party is over and I will work to that Butler also told the panel that the Democrats will criticize Presi dent Eisenhower in a dignified and temperate manner or support him vigorously as the welfare of the country dictates Visits Truman Butler Wednesday huddled with former President Truman over party strategy for the 1956 cam paign They were both scheduled to speak at a Democratic county victory dinner Averell Harriman Democratic governorelect of New York was also on the program Butlers only advance comment on the meeting was Im sure I can learn numerous things regard Ing the conduct of my job by talk Ing with SAME DATEW35A1 Bltek fUJr Hi hMH S4 2500 Long Road to Goal of Annual Cheer Fund 0 the Dorcas So ciety of Mason Seventh Adventist Church goes the distinction turning in leads of the initialgift to the 1954 Chirstmas Cheer Tiinl its contribution of was received on Oct 6 It below and other lonations are listed in their order ASH COAL FOR mrcis Society Seventh Day Ad ventists roninDexter Auxiliary Spanish American War Vomenj Auxiliary Central Labor Union SM om e Builders Auxiliary oo elen j no iano Study Club XOO Mason City Friend Mason City Typofrajihical Union No Knee o if polio Mason Cityan Among 21 Up for Freedom Governor to Depend on Recommendations DES MOINES Leo El thon said Wednesday that if at all possible he will make deci sions before he leaves the office of governor Jan 13 on the cases of 21 life term prisoners who have been recommended for com mutation If I find no reason for denying the recommendation of the State Board of then I shall grant the gover nor told his news conference One of the cases is that of Nick Lewchuck a foreignborn resident of Mason City who in 1915 was convicted in the slaying of Alec Koslosky at a North Federal room ing house Now 58 Leslie Boomhower Mason City attorney handling the arrange ments for Lewchucks appeal said Lewchuck was 19 when he was given a life term Now 58yearsold he was described as a model pris oner for the entire 39year period he has been behind bars Qnly Tuesday Boomhower ad ded he sent another in a series of letters asking the governor for prompt action on behalf of Lew chuck Gov William S Beardsley asked the parole board to review the cases of about 175 lifers serving time in Iowa penal institutions The board last September rec ommended commutations for 21 of them Beardsley appointed a com Quarrels Ike Soys McCarthy Can Form Third Party His Own Business MITCHELL CONGRATULATED Secretary of Tabor James Mitchell left is congratulated by Walter CIO president after the cabinet member addressed the unions national convention at Los Angeles Mitchell has gone on record defending the idea of compulsory union membership In U N Assembly Russia Expected to Block Airmen Debate UNITED NATIONS N Y 16 Korean allies Weclnesdaj looked for Russia to throw up procedural roadblocks in an delay Assembly debate on Red Chinas jailing of 11 flier as spies mittee of three to go over the boards recommendations and ad vise him on them killed in a traffic accident near Des Moines Nov 21 without having received advice from the threemember commit FIRST DAIS TOTAL With the goal of is 250 more than last year because f a demonstrated need for more remains to be raised can be either too arge or too small should be ither brought to the GlobeGazette fice or mailed to Christmat Cheer GlobeGazette Mason City Iowa Plymouth Woman Hurt in Crash Mrs Erving Helmer Plymouth as taken by Snells ambulance to ark Hospital Wednesday follow ig an automobile accident about mile south of Plymouth It was eported she suffered lacerations nd possible chest injuries Her husband Erving John Hel ier 68 was driving the car when struck a patch of packed snow elmer told sheriffs deputies he st control and the car crashed to a concrete bridge abutment is wife was pinned in the wreck The accident occurred at m tee I will depend on the board of Elthon said However I certainly shall make use of the committee appointed by Gov Beardsley I probably will meet with this group before making any decisions Thorough Study But it is the obligation of the parole board after receiving the reguest from the governor to make a thorough study and check the development of these prison ers in past years As of today I have made no final determination but my study of the cases is con The 21 lifers recommended for Most diplomats felt however such Soviet tactics could not hold up action for more than a day on the Allies demand that the denounce the Chinese action as violation of the Korean armistice and seek the release of the men With most U N members ap of lifers late in 1948 Beardsley issued commutations to two groups in the nearly six years he served as governor Pope Stands at Window to Salute Pilgrims in Square VATICAN CITY UP Pope Pius XII imparted his blessings to the world in a broadcast from his bedside marking the end of a year of special dedication to the Virgin Mary The 78yearold pontiff rallying from his serious illness stood at his bedroom window and heard the cheers of the last pilgrims of the Marian Year He saluted them for five minutes The Pope who suffered a near fetal collapse last week was re ported taking mild exercise by around his bedroom He was reported suffering from a mild cold and a disturbing cough The Pope said in his broadcast As we behold the entire Catho lic world kneeling like one family ai the feet of the Immaculate Vir gin we are grateful to the Lord who as a seal on such a multitude of prayers and good works offered up to Him during the year of grace has asked of us suffering and rifice as an act of Cheers of Viva il Papa Long Live the and Viva Maria Long Live rose from the crowds which knelt on cobble stones outside the Basilica commutation include 10 convicted of homicides The other 11 are serving time for offenses ranging from rape to bank robbery One of the 21 began serving his sen tence in 1915 Many of them were committed in the 20s and 30s Under Iowa law a lifer is not eligible for parole until his sen tence has been commuted by the governor to a specific term of years Former Gov Robert D Blue parently ready to condemn Peip ing word spread that the Soviets planned a determined effort to block discussion of the issue scheduled to start in the assem bly late Wednesday U N observers pointed out that Russias Jacob Malik who dog gedly fought the item when it was first brought up in the steering committee Monday could delay things by maneuvering The assembly must decide on points before turning to discussion of the resolution put forward by the United States and her 15 Ko rean war allies The resolution worked out after nearly a week of closed door talks by U S Chief Delegate Henry Cabot Lodge Jr and top repre sentatives of the other Korean al ies calls on Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold to work for release ofthe 11 airmen and re port back to the assembly by Dec 31 Hammarskjold is expected to ap proach the Chinese through some neutral state such as his native Sweden India or Switzerland commuted the terms of a group Mason Cityan Elected to Builders Office DES MOINES Master Builders of Iowa has elected W A Priester Davenport president Aaron L Miller vice president Charles E Loomis Ce dar Rapids Johnson Des secretary Carrol Moines treasurer and Lester Davey Mason City II C Deumann Des Moines anc Dave King Spencer board mem bers WASHINGTONPresident Eisen hower said Wednesday that if Sen Joseph R McCarthy and his fol lowers want to form a new third party it is their own business Formation of a third party he said at his news conference would be very difficult As for McCarthys attack on him Tuesday Eisenhower said he has no intention himself of indulging in personal vituperation or quarof bolting the GOP and forming rcls of any kind with anyone McCarthy broke completely with hird party A reporter summarized McCar the President Tuesday in a slashthys charges and then asked the ing statement repudiating his 1952 President whether he cared to coin support of Mr Eisenhower and acmcnt in view of what the news cusing the President of a shrinkman termed the personal nature ing show of weakness on the Comof the criticism The reporter also munist issue asked whether Eisenhower saw any McCarthy said later he had no danger to the Republican Party in the present Party Leaders Solans Give Criticism to McCarthy for Denunciation of President WASHINGTON to Sen Joseph R McCarthys de nunciation of President Eisenhower Republican National Chairman Leonard Hall McCarthy made a major Hall said the President was fighting Communists be fore McCarthy made his speech on the subject in the Senate Republican Leader Wil liam F Knowland Based on my observations during the past two years this administration has not been and in my judgment will not be in the future soft on the issue of Sen Arthur V Watkins chairman of the Seriate commit tee which recently recommended censure of McCarthy The same irresponsible Sen Herman Welker a staunch McCarthy supporter President Eisenhower should not have praised McCarthys critics while claiming to have a hands off policy toward the censure is sue Sen Homer Ferguson chairman of the Republican Policy Committee There is no justifica tion for Senator McCarthys state Sen Karl Mundf who presided at the Army McCarthy learings Inever comment on the statements of my CIO President Walter Reuther is further proof of what we have been saying that the Re publican Party is Seriously and deeply Mrs Eleanor Roosevelt If you can accuse Gen George Marshall referring to McCarthys onetime denunciation of the then rou can accuse Driver of Bread Truck Killed by Texas Rocket DES MOINES UP Kenneth D Hood 31 Omar deliveryman was Tuesday afternoon when his read truck collided with the Rock sland Railroads Texas Rocket Hood apparently had finished his ays deliveries on his ay to the bakery when the acci ent occurred just outside the city mils Highway patrolmen said the rain apparently hit the truck roadside The truck broke in two rom the The train southbound from Mirj capolis to Hoqston contin cd on to Des Moines Contest Filed in Election of Representative DES MOINES the first action of its kind since a contest of a state House of Rep resentatives seat was on file Wednesday with the secretary of state Rep Paul Parker DCS Moines Republican Tuesday contested the election of William F Denrrian Des Moines Democrat The official canvass of the Polk County vote in the Nov 2 general election showed Parker got votes and Denman Den mans margin was 105 votes Parker said he filed the contest to verify the accuracy of the poll book figures which were used in the Certainly I have no desire to be seated unless I was fairly and elected but the 105 vote margin in an election where over persons went to the polls amounts to about 15100ths of one per It is the only contest which has been filed with the secretary of state Action on the contest will be Clinton Co Grand Jury Indicts Leslie Crabb Former Cleric CLINTON Clinton County grand jury has indicted a former city clerk and exonerated a county home custodian of criminal negli gence in the death of a patient E Leslie Crabb who resigned ast June 30 as city clerk was indicted for purchasing goods un der false pretenses The jury cleared William Dohr man in the death of John Gaarde 69 a patient At the county home Gaarde was fatally burned last Oct 20 when a cigaret lighter ig nited his clothing Crabb who now lives in Illinois was accused of illegally purchas ing approximately in fuel oil and having it delivered to his home during a threeyear period ending last April 1 taken by the Iowa House after it convenes Jan 10 The House speaker will appoint a committee to investigate and make a report The House then usually accepts the decision of the committee Chou Warns on Chiang Treaty LONDON W Chinese Commu nist Premier C h o u EnLai said Wednesday the United States com mitted a grave warlike provoca tion by entering a few days ago into a mutual security treaty with the Chinese Nationalists ous bristling statement broadcast by the Peiping Radio threatened that if the United States does not withdraw all its forces from Formosa the Formosa Strait and Penghu Islands and persists in interfering in Chinas internal affairs it must take upon itself all the grave Chop described Nationalist Gen eralissimo Chiang KaiShek as the public enemy of the Chinese the McCarthy attack After a moments hesitation the President shot back briskly that he answer with respect to the irst part of the he cared to comment in view of the personal nature of the criti No Quarreli Eisenhower then added forceful ly that he does not intend to in dulge in personal vituperation or quarrels The President went on to say he always has upheld the right of Congress to conduct investiga tions and will continue to do so As for the second part of the opening question whether Eisen hower saw any danger to the Re publican Party in the McCarthy attack the President referred newsmen to Leonard W Hall chairman of the Republican Na tional Committee He suggested they ask Hall what in his opin ion the impact will be on By all signs McCarthy decided deliberately on a break with the administration It was no offthe cuff remark but a preparedin advance statement when he lashed at the President Tuesday The President upheld the right of Congress to inquire into the legitimate affairs of theexecutive branch he also championed the civil rights of H said he had come io the defense of individuals service had been unjustly Later in his news conference he confirmed ttiat this rifterencei Was to Brig Gen iRalphjW Zwjcker one of McCarthysvtargets Mr Eisenhower said again that er was a fine patriotiwith a good record New Party A reporter mentioned that there is a prospect of the extreme right wing of the Republican Party fol lowing McCarthy into a new party in was asked whether this would kill the Repub lican chances of remaining in pow er in 1956 said he had stood for a continuing examination of the needs of the American people and the security of the nation from the standpoint of progressive moderation He said that if there are people who want to split off from GOP for some secondary consider ation that would have to be tbeir business He said he is however that the vast majority of people in this country want a group of progressive moderates handling their r ROCKFORD MAN INJUREDRojrer E Massec 87 rural Rockford was dition at a Mason City hospital Wednesday following an accident 15 miles southeast of Mason City late Tuesday Massee suffered a fractured skull after he apparently lost control of his pickup truck on a gravel road the Cerro Gordo County sheriffs office re I roNed over several times throwing Massee from it Here Deputy Sheriff Duane Mayfield looks over the truck ACTED HASTILY QUEBEC CITY Que bec Legislature approved a bill Tuesday allowing wives to enter into legal contracts Formerly the Quebec civil code classed married women with idiots convicts anc minors as incapable of signing con tracts rAII About The Weather City Continued cold partly cloudy continued rather cold Somewhat warmer Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 a m Wed nesday Maximum 28 Minimum 18 At 8 19 YEAR AGO Maximum 38 Minimum 20 chief executive said he thinks it would be best to use present political mechanisms with the Republican Party standing for the doctrines he enunciated lir summation he said he thinks it would be very difficult to start a new party Fear of War on Decline W A SIIIN G T 0 N w Presi dent Eisenhower said Wednesday he believes the fear of a global war is at a lower level now than at any time in the last few years The President was asked at his news conference whether he be lieved the chances of peace arc brighter than at any time sinco he took office two years ago Eisenhower said he wanted to differentiate between peace and an armistice but stated he believes fear of a global war is less now than at any time since he went abroad to head up North Atlantic Treaty Organiza tion That was in January of 1951 Asked about the statement by Paul M Butler the new Demo cratic national chairman that Eisenhower lacks the capacity to lead and unite the American peo the President once again said he was not going to reply to an individual attack directly But he declared In a firm voice that he had heard such charges before and that too often politicians look into a looking glass instead of   

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