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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 18, 1955, Mason City, Iowa                                lowet Doily Nwspoper Edted far MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TNI MIWIfAPIt THAT MAKIS ALL NOITN IOWANI N I I H 0 HOME EDITION VOL LXI ud MASON CITY IOWA TUISDAY JANUARY II WS Reds Invade Island North of Formosa On Prisoner Issue Dulles Asks Dag for Conference WASHINGTON of State John Foster Dulles Tuesday said he has asked Hammarskjold to come here Wednesday for a talk on what Dulles called the indefensible holding of American airmen by Red China Dulles also told a news conference it is premature to pass final judgment at this stage on whether the secretary generals free thefliers mission to Red China was a success or failure Dulles disclosed that he had conferred privately Saturday at his home with Sen William F land who has described the Hammarskjold mission as a Dulles said Hammarskjold and Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge delegate to the would come here Wednesday morn Ing for the talks Reminded that Lodge had said he is confident the airmen would be released Dulles said he doubted Lodge would consider Hammar skjolds mission a success until the airmen are released Called Wrongful Terming the the airmen as imprisonment of indefensible and wrongful Dulles said Hammar skjolds mission to Peiping would not be a success until the airmen are back in the United States If the fails to free the pris oners Dulles said the United States will have to deal with the matter itself another subject Dulles spoke In a manner tending to minimize the importance of the Chinese Nationalist loss of Yikiangshan Island about 200 miles north of Formosa The island is without any par ticular importance and was not held by regular Chinese Nationalist forces Dulles said The small island is eight miles north of the Tachens Not Etstntial Dulles also declared the Tachen Islands are not in essen tial to the defense of Formosa although one of them holds a radar outpost and may be militarily use ful This comment appeared to rule out any 7th Fleet defense of the Tachens American policy in picking places to support the Chiang Kaishek forces has been based on the essentiality of such spots to the defense of Formosa Car Leaves Road Ruthven Man Dies RUTHVEN Maaland 38 Ruthven was killed early Tues day when the car he was driving left the road smashed into a ditch and through A barbed wire fence near Maalands body was thrown 20 feet Acting Coroner Dr F X Cretzmeyer said death occurred about 3 a m The victim is survived by his widow two young sons and his parents Mr and Mrs I G Maa land of near Cylinder WEDDING BELLES TRENTON Ont Henry Black 73yearold farm own er Monday married one of her for mer hired hands The bridegroom was 24yearold James McClintock All About The Weather Mason City Continued cold Iowa Cloudy and cold Fivo Day Iowa Temperatures will average 4 to 6 degrees below nor mal Tuesday night through Sun day Normal high temperatures 25 north to 34 south Normal lows 5 north to 14 south Continued rather cold until gradually wann ing later in the week Precipita tion will average about 10 inch north to 20 inch south occurring as snow about Sunday but in cluding a few scattered light j flurries during the week Minnesota Cloudy and cold Massachusetts Convicts in Freedom Try 5 Guards Held Auto Demanded BOSTON inmates with long criminal records Tuesday seized five Massachusetts State Prison guards at gunpoint and de manded a car to flee the 150year old granite and brick bastille Some seven hours later a half dozen state police carried machine guns into the prison This action came shortly after several heavy boxes labeled gas equipment were carried inside The uprising started at about 5 At about noon the four des peradoes released 10 other convicts from the solitary confinement sec tion who refused to participate in the planned breakout No After the most thorough check possible Warden John J J OBrien said There have been no es OBrien told newsmen he had es tablished that the four men liad broken open the cells in the sec as Cherry released the other 16 prisoners in the section The 10 who asked out are locked said the warden add ing We dont know whether the other six are being held against their will or are staying with those four by The four leaders of the plot re buffed the Rev Edward Hartigan Catholic chaplain to give up However they did allow the priest into the block to hear confessions of four of the guards who are Catholics No Dtalt When they demanded a car the four desperadoes sent word they would take the guards with them and release them unharmed after they were in the Officiate rejected this explaining Were making no Theodore Teddy Green 39 bank robber and escape artist was des cribed as ringleader of the rebels Vance said Green and Balben both had pistols Balben is serving a long term for murderous assault He and Green were participants in a mass escape attempt Nov 7 1953 The other two rebels Vance said were Fritz Swenson 32 serv ing life for killing a police ser geant and Joseph Flaherty Serv ing a term for assault AP Wirephoto TAKE IT EASY NEXT work men look over damage caused by a blast early Tuesday when wouldbe robbers attempted to crack open a bank safe with nitroglycerine The safe containing failed to budge but one wall collapsed and two adjoining stores were damaged Trim Budget Byrd Democratic Finance Chief Demands Slash in Spending WASHINGTON Byrd DVa Tuesday urged the Eisen hower administration to pare its spending plans by 4 per cent and balance the federal budget A good place to start Byrd said in an interview would be on the outlay for foreign aid proposed by President Eisenhower in the annual budget message submitted to Congress Monday This was one of the major items in a spending budget Eisenhower recommended for the bookkeeping year starting next July 1 Congress responded generally along partisan lines to his first things first message calling for increased air power and slimmed down ground forces Democrats gibed at the Presi dents failure thus far to keep his 1952 presidential campaign prom ises to balance the budget criti cized his partnership power de velopment program and challenged his cut in farm outlays Bepublicans generally defended Elsenhowers figures as indicative of the hard realities of defense spending in ah uncertain era al though a number said they were disappointed at the lack of a bal anced budget The President fore cast a deficit of Byrd is the new chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and ong a critic of deficit spending under previous Democratic admin istrations He said if the adminis tration would take it upon itself o cut 4 per about 2V4 billion gov ernment could operate in the black for the first time since 1951 Six Privates Get Seven Years for Ignoring Orders FT BRAGG Wl Six Army privates Tuesday were under sentence of seven years at hard labor for to obey the order of an officer to fall out for work at the Ft Bragg stock ade last Dec 29 A courtmartial convicted them Monday The sentence is subject to review In addition the from 18 to 21 ordered to forfeit all pay and allowances and to be dishonorably discharged Tie Army said the soldiers were in the stockade either for insubor dination or being absent without leave Hoegh Wants Daily Count on Road Toll DES MOINES Leo A Hoegh Monday asked Pearl W Mc Murry Iowa public safety com missioner to give him a daily re port of causes of traffic accidents Only by finding the cause of these accidents cau you correct Hoegh said Refuse to Reveal Senate Committees Before Wednesday DES MOINiS Gov Leo Etttton ho dotjnt plan to announce of Senate eommitttei in Legislature Wed nesday morning at earliest Ill able to re the assignments will bo Elthon said Elthon with Senate leaders until late Monday to get their ideas on committee assignments Senate Floor Leader Duane Dew el RAlgona had said he be lieved the list would be ready by noon Tuesday McCarthy Says Demo Twisted U S Report Not All Cleared Joe Maintains WASHINGTON McCar thy and Johnston DSC swapped words in the Senate Tuesday over the proper interpretation of a State Department report on 90 persons McCarthy termed suspect in 1950 McCarthy asserted the text of the State Department letter com pletely contradicts a statement Johnston made Sunday that none was found to be disloyal Johnston disputed that And he said some of the persons men tioned by McCarthy now are work ing for federal agencies Text of Letter The exchange was touched off when McCarthy put the text of the letter into the Congressional Rec ord along with a newspaper story whose headline said the State De partment clears the persons ac cused by McCarthy five years ago McCarthy said he was not blam ing the paper at all because he said Johnstons statement on the matter justified the headline But he added he hoped it was a case of misquotation as far as the South Carolinian was concerned McCarthy told his colleagues then that 69 of 80 persons he ac cused in 1950 were no longer with State and that he considered this a pretty good The 80 were persons McCarthy named se cretly in 1950 in addition to 10 he accused publicly No Convictions Johnston replied that about 40 of the 80 never were employed by the State Department and he declared that not a one of the whole group has been convicted of any charge involving disloyalty McCarthy retorted that when the senator gives the impression these people are cleared that is in complete contradiction to the let He said the State Department no longer has many of the employes on its rolls TAIPEH Formosa Com munist invasion force backed by 20 warships struck strategic Yi kiangshan Tuesday and apparently conquered the tiny Nationalist Chi nese island outpost Reliable reports in th1 National ist capital said radio contact with the island was broken at 6 4 Iowa time and it was pre sumedthe Reds had completed their conquest Peiping Radio heard in Tokyo boasted that Red Chinese armies had liberated Yikiangshan and completely wiped out the Na tionalist defenders The Red Radio said the invasion forces landed at 30 and completed capture of the island two hours later An earlier Defense Ministry communique had prepared the pub lic for the islands fall by announc ing that Yikiangshan a stepping stone to the important Tachen Is lands was garrisoned by a few brave guerrillas who late Tues day were still resisting Unofficial quarters said they feared a full scale invasion of the Tachens might come at any mo ment President Chiang Kaishek called a conference of top level military leaders at Nationalist headquar ters here Tuesday night It was reliably reported that the Reds shelled the Tachens Tuesday SAME 20 Warships Lead Communists to Yikiangshan New Thrusts Feared afternoon but made no attempt to land there Nationalist reports said the as sault on Yikiangshan was delivered Youngdahl Dismisses Indictment WASHINGTON District Judge Luther Youngdahl Tuesday dismissed a new indictment accusing Owen Lattimore of swearing falsely when he denied he ever hnd been a follower of the Communist line or a promoter of Red interests In doing so Judge Youngdahl said To require the defendant Lattimore to go on trial for per jury under charges so formless and obscure AS those before the court woulc make a sham of the Sixth Amendment and the federal rule requiring specificity of The judge apparently referred to the portion of the Sixth Amend ment to the Constitution which requires that a defendant be informec the nature and cause of the accusation The defense in the Lat timore case has contended that the accusation was too vague to define an offense and permit preparation Shot to Death SAN JOSE Costa Rica UPlCosta Ricas general staff declared Tues day rebel commander Teodoro Picado Jr has been killed on the Santa Rosa front along with 34 of his men and that it has full con firmation of his death The general staff did not say how it had confirmed that Picado 27 yearold son of a former Costa Rican president and 1951 graduate of the Military Academy at West Point had been shot to death But it reported a total of 35 Reb els dead and GO wounded in the ac tion around Santa Rosa in north western Costa Rica about 20 miles from the Nicaraguan frontier against government losses of 4 men killed and 18 wounded The Santa Rosa area appeared quiet Tuesday The general staff lacked reports of any action be yond patrolling The battlefront quieted Monday night following the arrival of four fighter planes in San Jose to bolster President Jose Figueres forces which Youngdahl of a defense The charge threw out was returned by a fed eral grand jury last October The twocount indictment in effect re placed the key count of a Decem ber 1952 indictment Youngdahl had dismissed that count in May 1953 and was upheld by the U S Court of Appeals here Dismissal of the new indictment is subject to appeal by the govern ment The government took tha course when Youngdahl dismissed four of the sevencounts cf the original indictment The Court of Appeals restorec two of the counts which Youngdahl had dismissed but agreed with him on the main charge The accusations against Latti more controversial Far Eastern affairs specialist all grew out of his testimony in 1952 before the Senate Internal Security Subcom mittee then headed by the late Sen McCarran The committee was investigat ing the affairs of the Institute of Pacific Relations and its publica tion Pacific which Lat timore once edited by 70 ships Including 20 among them gunboats and torpedo xats Huge fires started on the island were clearly visible from the Tachens The 7th Fleet patrols tha waters of the Formosa Strait but there was no indication what steps might take United States is committed to defense of Formosa and the Pes cadores but has never said what it would do if any of tha Nation alist offshore islands was invaded Yikiangshan is eight miles north of the Tachens and five miles south of Redheld Toumen Island From Yikiangshan the could hammer the Tachens with 155mm guns just as they have bombarded Yikiangshan from Toumen There are reported to be about Nationalist troops and guer rillas on the Tachens an import ant link in Chian Kaisheks chain of offshore islands Earlier Tuesday CO Russianbuilt warplanes roared out from the mainland and plastered Yikiang shan and the Tachens with more than 200 bombs in 22 minutes They followed this with a heavy artil lery barrage on Yikiangshan from Toumen apparently a prelude to invasion A Foreign Aid Operations spokesman on Formosa said the Red raiders destroyed half of Ta chens relief supplies incuding 000 food packages given to For mosa by the Catholic National Wel fare Council Tachen depends entirely on ship borne supplies from Formosa 250 miles to the south officers on Formosa were convinced the Na tionalists could take a heavy toll of any invading force attempting to storm the Gibraltarlike Tachen as long as supply lines were kept open Tiny Yikiangshan has been sub jected to repeated bombardments since Nov 1 when the Reds re portedly fired more than shells at it from Toumen Island Its capture would be botti politi cally and militarily important for it would give the Communists a Victory to tie in with their oftre peated threats to liberate Formosa If lost Yikiangshan would be the first of the Nationalist outposts to fall since the Reds opened the Civil War Sept 3 with a bombardment of Quemoy Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Tues day Maximum 23 Minimum 15 At 8 17 YEAR AGO Maximum 13 Minimum 0 Snow Covers Much of Iowa DES MOINES WSnow ranging up to five inches in many points of Iowa fell during the night Snow continued to fall at Tuesday The Weather Bureau summa rized the snow as follows Light snow gradually spread northward Monday night reaching northern Limiting line across Iowa from near Clinton to near Hawarden There has been no pre cipitation north of this Iowa snowfall reports included LamoniS inches Oskaloosa 4 Car roll Burlington and Des Moines 3 Council Bluffs Davenport and Ottumwa 2 The State Highway Patrol said Tuesday morning that all roads were open but that highways were snowpacked over most of the state Some blowing of snow was reported in the west central and southwestern sections of the state The Navys First Atomic Powered Sub the as It Underwent Its First Sea Test Monday in the Atlantic Episcopal Diocese Given Million NEW YORK UP Myron C Taylor former presidential envoy to the Vatican and prominent Episcopal layman and his wife have donated a million dollars to the Episcopal Diocese of New York to build and maintain a diocesan center on Long Island The gift was announced Monday night by the Rt Rev Horace Wt 8 Donegan bishop of New York Bishop Donegan said the center would be constructed on six acres of the Taylor estate Killing at Locust Valley The mainder of the 20acre estate eluding the Taylor mansion there will be given to the church later ROLAND WEDS BEVERLY HILLS Calif WTA achelor the last nine years Gil bert Roland 46 once the screens No 1 lover has married t year old Mexico City woman lermina Cantu   

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