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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 23, 1954, Mason City, Iowa                                North lowos Doily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CSTY STORES Open Thursday Nighr Dec 23 Until 9 Oclock Closed Dec 24 of 5 VOL LXI Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY DECEMBER 23 1954 This Paper Consists of Two No 64 9 Days Left DES MOINES a growing optimism in official circles that Iowas 1954 motor vehicle death toll can be held below record levels With nine days remaining in the year the toll stood at 619 equal to last years mark and the second highest in history But Pearl McMurry state public safety commissioner was hope ful Thursday that Iowa will finish the year under the 1951 record high of 625 deaths I wasnt so encouraged prior to SD he said in an interview Iowa missed a deathfree SafeDriving Day on Dec 15 with a last hour fatality Since then the state has counted eight more deaths McMurry said the results of SD Day in Iowa showed the f people had a definite wish to cooperate with the idea and make the day BUCKEYES SEE States Buckeyes who went through twoToTigh gridiron drills earlier Wednesday sit popeyed as they get a bit of diversion at the Mou lin Rouge night club in Hollywood The boys who will play in the Rose Bowl Jan 1 were guests of the clubs owner a former Ohio resident Ike May Get Protest on Ladejinsky Reassignment Lets Give the Cheer Fund a Final Boost HAT DO YOU SAY WE PUSH IT OVER WITH A REAL WHOOP AND HOLLER IN OUR NEXT AND FINAL REPORT The solicitation for the 1954 Christ mas Cheer Fund comes formally to an end at 2 oclock Friday afternoon but contributions of either cash or merchandise will be both welcomed and credited even though they are received after that deadline To reach the announced goal of only is needed But a substantially greater amount could be profitably used by Family Service to do a really complete job Last year more was spent than was re ceived A heavy bag of currency re ceived Thursday from Roosevelt Junior High School boosted the total from Mason City schools thus far to well over the mark Without this help the Gratitude In the editors mail Thurs day morning was this simple touching little note Just received my Christ mas Cheer Fund remem brance I am thanking you a lot It is surely Appreciated Mrs L B Tht you she thanks in this is everybody who gives to the 1954 Cheer Fund pect of success at this moment wouldnt be so bright This is a final call for cash and merchandise Those with shop worn or soiled goods to offer are asked to follow this procedure Call 161 and report what you have and when it will be available Place a value on your merchan dise gift for inclusion in the final listing in our next issue Delivery can be at the conven ience of the donor Its a way to spread Christmas out over an ex tended period Those with cash should hurry it to the GlobeGazette business of fice or if you act right now mail it to Christmas Cheer Mason cfty YOUTH DKOWNS SIOUX CITY Green 9r South Sioux City drowned in Missouri River Wednesday after falling through thin ice PREVIOUSLY REPORTED Roosevelt Junior High School 01 IS I J Wolsfeld Mutual of Osage Friend The Stanbcrys From a Britt Friend V Friend for toys onymous Friend Jefferson Girl Scouts Troop 72 delivered m person vtr and Mrs Martin Pesoncn From Booji Urs Frank Hcdgccock Bruce Holland Norfolk Box Kl Woden A Friend Sheffield lobeGazette Mailing Room Em fane Mary rom a Lake Mills Friend Jnnamcd I J Mr and Mrs Alfred Peterson Dudley Kcnsett Employes of Iowa Hardware Mu tual loh Marian ecker Office Employes Crazy the Hermanson Brothers Old Rail rom the Telephone Operators In Memory of My Loved Ones Addition for Monroe Junior High New total THE DAYS TOTAL TOTAL TO DATE GOAL OF CAMPAIGN CASH STILL NEEDED S 2 HI Three Held in Shell Rock Wire Theft ALLISON Waterloo men were being questioned here Thursday about the theft of 900 Bounds of copper wire at Shell Rock Dec 15 Authorities identified them as icon George Parker 27 his Brother Lyle Parker 24 and their mtherinlaw Merle Eugene Smith 22 all of whom were turned over o the sheriffs office here Wednes day SAMf Land Expert Fails to Get Clean Slate WASHINGTON UP Wolf Lade jinsky Wednesday fought to retain his foreign attache post under the Agriculture Department despite indications the State Departmen was willing to keep him on its own payroll in a different job It was understood that Ladejin sky supporters were preparing to carry the unusual case to President Eisenhower himself Secretary of Agriculture Benson has ruled that Ladejinsky a Rus sianborn American citizen is not qualified technically and security wise to continue in the year post which is being trans ferred from State to Agriculture Department jurisdiction Political Reasons But Sen Humphrey calling for a frank and open air ing of the incident questioned whether it wasnt more a matter of giving the job to a person of more obvious political Rep Judd RMinn criticized the method of Ladejiriskys ouster and said in a statement the at taches abilities in land reform measures were needed to help save free Viet Nam Judd ex pressed hope the government would continue to use Ladejinskys services Ladejinsky 55 naturalized in 1928 was Gen Douglas MacAr thurs chief land reform official in occupied Japan and has served as an agricultural attache under the State Department there for the last our years A U S Embassy official Dr William K Bunco said he pos sesses the highest loyalty to the U S government and the objec ives for which it The Agriculture Department an nounced late Wednesday that a re view of Ladejinskys records had raised questions concerning his fit ness under security rules In ad dition it said it wanted a man with more American agricultural ex perience Kept en Payroll State Department officials ob viously irked said they intended to keep Ladejinsky on the payroll unless new evidence is discovered showing him to be a security risk The department however with held formal comment Ladejinsky himself called some portions of the Agriculture Depart ments summary of charges un rue He said most of the points lad been raised last spring when ic was cleared by the State De partment Ladejinsky said he has not heard rom his three younger sisters iving near Moscow for seven or eight years He said he went to Russia in 1939 to visit his family and at the request of the Depart ment of Agriculture surveyed So viet agricultural developments Hickenlooper in Defense of Cut in Armed Force WASHINGTON Hickenlooper RIowa said Thursday he is confident the administration can justify to Congress projected cuts in the nations armed manpower unless the Democrats want to play politics with our national The lowan whose position as vice chairman of the SenateHouse Atomic Energy Committee gives access to nuclear secrets said n an interview accepting the thesis thai our fundamental military strength s being maintained In fact we are growing stronger with new and Demos to Sift GOP Patronage WASHINGTON Sen Mon roney DOkla Thursday said Democrats plan to make a sweep ing investigation of Republican pa tronage moves He bracketed in this field Presi dent Eisenhowers order to chan nel job applicants through the GOP National Committee Monroney who may head a Sen ate Civil Service subcommittee ooking into patronage matters said in an They are rolling postmasters out of office for instance on the slightest p r e text Its got to the point where charges can be brought agains a Democratic postmaster i the pens aren kept clean in his office Un less these peo pie who are covered by civi MONRONEY service are vet erans they no effective ap peal because they can appeal only to the Republicancontrollec Post Office Monroney said he for one wants to look into the operations of an Oct 11 White House directive tell ing department heads the Repub lican National Committee would furnish them with employe pro curement forms Eisenhower has said the White House memorandum was not in tended to apply politics to civil service jobs and represented noth ing more than an effort to get the itest possible people into gov ernment service He said officials had been told not to take into ac count a prospective employes po itical affiliations Sen Olin D Johnson slated to head the full Civil Serv ce Committee when the Demo crats take control of the Senate n January has contended the or der violated the civil service laws and the Hatch clean politics act DubuqueMan Dies After Car Accident NORTH LITTLE ROCK Ark W OHara 53 Dubuque xwa hitchhiker was dead on ar rival at a hospital here Wednesday ollowing an auto accident A hospital physician said he could find no signs of physical in ury and theorized that OHara possibly died of a heart attack more efficient Several Senate Democrats have questioned the wisdom of the de cision announced this week by Sec retary of Defense Wilson who saic t had the approval of Presidem Eisenhower to cut men rom the armed services in the next 18 months They now number about Wants Explanation Rep Vinson slated to icad the House Armed Services lommittee in the new Democratic controlled Congress said Wcdnes day Wilson will be asked to make i full explanation before thai group shortly after Congress mcctb on Jan 5 Wilson in announcing the pro jected cuts said they were pos siblc because of increased oppor tunitics for peace Secretary o State Dulles said they were possi ble because this country has othe ways to cope with the danger The State Department said it no conflict between this and wha Wilson had said Hickenlooper indicated hefeeh like Dulles that new weapons offset any reduction in the size o the armed forces Im convinced that personne can be reasonably reduced withou affecting our strength or threaten ing our national he said We have far greater striking forces now than we had two 01 three years ago That will be fur ther increased in the future even less military On the other hand Sen Mans field a member of the Armed Services Committee saic Wednesday he fears the cuts would sacrifice vital strength in the name of Opposed Cuts Mansfield added that he had op josed previous reductions in the size of the Army and he declared With this additional cut I dont enow where we are going to get he povvcr we need if an emcrgcn cy arises If we are going to coexist with Communists we bet er coexist with a position of we want to Similarly Sen Sparkman CD Ala questioned whether the nation can have a bargaincounter de But Hickenlooper said Congress hould place great trust in the udgmcnt of Eisenhower and the military chieftains I believe that President Eiscn lower is more conversant with our military needs for national secur ty than any other he said He certainly is not going to spon or any program that will en anger our vital ARMLESS GIRL HAS Capps anVrSss girl who lives with her foster parents near Dallas is nimbletoed enough to get into her Christmas packages early Here she plays with her No 1 present which she extracted from its wrappings AP DCS PULLED FROM huge derrick on a liver boat pulls the DC3 airliner from the Monongahela River near Pittsburgh after it ran out of gas and was pancaked in Wednesday Bodies of 10 of the 28 servicemen and crewmen aboard are still being sought by dragging crews DC3 Pancakes in River Hunt Bodies of 10 Men HAPPY HOLIDAY SHENANDOAH mother of four young boys who has been missing five years turned up in New York Thursday and said she would fly home to be with her children by Christmas Radio station KMA here said Mrs Elsie Mae Rhoades 29 now Mrs David Hill of New York walked info the office of the New York Post and identified herself She gave no explanation for her disappearance but said she had heard news stories that the four boys ages 5 to 10 were praying for her return The youngsters have been in the care of their grandmother Mrs Thomas Woods Three Austin Tots Lose Lives in RreYule Fire AUSTIN Minn days before Christmas here found Mrs Donald Bottclsoh in the hospital and the charred bodies of her three oldest children at a funeral home All because daughter Janice 9 and her 5ycarold twin brothers Donald and Dareld couldnt o find out what Santa was bring ng them While Mrs Botlelson prepared inner Wednesday night the three oungsters sought an advance peck t Christmas presents they sus iccted might have been hidden in n upstairs closet They carried in some matches L fire was started in the inside of he closed closet in front of its oor The three children huddled nto an alcove under the eaves gainst the flames The mothers first warning came vhen dense smoke poured down le stairway Mrs Bottelson rabbed 18monthsold Chris raced rom the house the baby nto the arms of a passerby But icheavy smoke kept her from the thers She was taken to the hos ital suffering from shock and moke inhalation Firemen found Janice Donald nd Dareld still huddled in each thers arms Coroner B J Crom well said the three small bodies vcre both suffocated and burned Bottelson a biscuit salesman ab cnt from home was nearly over ome by shock when told of the raged y Thief Gets Tree From Capital Cops DES MOINES MVA young DCS doines father found a fully dcco ated Christmas tree waiting when e returned home from work night Police promoted the surprise for he man who had stolen a Christ mas tree from a lot but returned when his conscience began xthering him Investigation revealed the mans ife is hospitalized with an incur blc illness and he has been work ng at two jobs in an effort to ay hospital bills and support his monthoId daughter police said FALSE ADVERTISING Calif UP The Western Asbestos manufactur r of fireproof building materials urned down Hoegh May Choose Woman for ILGC CHARITON Leo Hocgh said Wednesday he might appoint a woman to the Iowa Liquor Commission The commission which operates 180 stores in Iowa never has had a woman member It is true that T am looking for a woman for that Hoegh said I think such a com missioner would be a good infi But he added he was not seeking applicants for that About The Weather Mason City Continued mild Iowa Fair warmer Minnesota Colder windy Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 a m Thurs day Maximum 36 Minimum 28 At 8 a m 35 YEAR AGO Maximum 8 Minimum 7 Servicemen on Way Home for Holidays DRAVOSBURG Pa eral investigators Thursday tried to determine why a chartered air iner carrying 23 servicemen home or Christmas apparently ran out of gas after flying only 300 miles ind crashed into the Monongahela liver here with a loss of 10 lives The twinengined DC3 took on a quantity of fuel Wednesday night efore taking off from Newark O Airport at for the West Coast with a Joad of happy GIs just back from Europe and due for holiday furloughs and dis charges The plane operated by a five man civilian crew flew only about WO miles on its crosscountry trip md was approaching Pittsburgh vhen the pilot radioed the Alle hcny County Airport control tower Trn out of Survivors Hospitalized All but 10 of the 28 men aboard cither swam through the icycold vatcr to the river bank or were pulled out by their buddies and civilian rescuers The 18 survivors were taken to McKeesport Pa Hospital where hey were reported suffering main y cuts and bruises and from ex posure to the water and nearzero emperatures and firemen began drag ing operations for the bodies of he 10 missing men nine service men and pilot Harold Poe Divers md river barge and tug men marked all night to raise the fuse age which was virtually intact Icspite its crushing pancake mack into the water in mid trcam 200 feet off shore A barge derrick hoisted out the wreckage at about 8 No odies were found in the plane The Civil Aeronautics Board ipened an immediate investigation ilong with local county and state ifficials Converted C47 William Burton Civil Aeronaut cs Authority safety agents at Jrcater Pittsburgh Airport said he plane was a C47 converted into DC3 and accommodates 26 pas engers The plane came down at about 1 about 12 miles upstream rom Pittsburgh The craft began o settle in the water almost im mediately but all the men appar ntly got out before it submerged ess than 30 minutes later Divers and rescue crews worked y floodlight through the bitter old night to raise the wreckage nd find the bodies of the nine oldiers and the planes chief pilot larold Poe of Seattle Wash ONLY DOING 30 CHIEF HAVERHILL Mass mcr C Trottier 51 who recently igned a petition urging police to curb fast driving was fined Wednesday for exceeding speed limit   

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