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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 28, 1955, Mason City, Iowa                                HOME EDITION MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TNI N I W S P A r I THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH I 0 W A N N I I G H I 0 ft S VOL LXI aad United Pnm rull Seven Cory MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY FEBRUARY 21 1955 Thli CondiU o Two Ill Propose Direct Talks on U S Airmen Democrats Sweep Votes in Big Japan Election Hatoyama Winner in Huge Vote One Mans Opinion A Radio Commtntary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor Whats Best in the Red Cross FOR mighty close to 40 years Ive known about the Ameri can Red Cross on a basis of first hand contacts with it and its gooc works My first exposure to the organ Ization came when as a draftee in World War I I participated in and took for granted the bene fits which it offered to everybody in uniform Then for some 20 or 25 years I observed the Red Cross at work in my own community I suppose I worked in its program a bit more than the average person but I wasnt any ball of fire I must ad mit Next I saw the Red Cross in action in the European theater during World War II I saw it in bombscarred London where it played home for lonely lads on leave from their camps and bases in the four corners of England I saw it in these camps and bases as I moved about England on my War correspondence mis sions I saw it on Utah beachhead in Normandy I saw it in newly cap tured Cherbourgh I saw it in clubmobile In the shadow of Eiffel few short days after that citys liberation I saw the Red Cross in its mis sions of mercy at Churchill Hos pital almost within sight of those famed spires of Oxford Two Rtsolutions Recalled It wasnt until these experiences and observations of the Red Cross under fire that I came into a full appreciation of this organization which has merited such sobriquets as Angel of Mercy and Mother of It was at Churchill the precincts where scores of lads were clomping about on crutches and canes or moving about in wheel chairs that I pledged my self to two resolutions 1 Never again to sell American youth short 2 Never again to sell the Ameri can Red Cross short Without any thought of boasting I think J can say that Ive done pretty well on both pledges Once circumstances kept me from ac cepting a timeconsuming Red Cross responsibility but when the call to service came subsequently I was able to accept Not CreditClaimer For three years Ive devoted as much as a month of each year to responsibilities incident to mem bership on the national Board of Red Cross Governors From the standpoint of satisfaction for the inner soul it has been in a class with my dozen years on the state board of education It lifts you to be identified with a worthy cause But all of this is preliminary and leading up to the point I want to make about the Red Cross Ive wanted to establish the point that my contacts with the organization and its program have been quite extended and quite extensive And would you like to know the one thing that has impressed me most about the Red Cross I hope you would because Im going to tell you anyway Its that in its unceasing pro pram of bringing relief to those in distress it never lets the left hand know what the right hand does It isnt a creditclaimer it isnt a seeker of headlines Rtlitf for tht Suffering Its one and only business today in the days of Heari Dunant Swiss founder of the world Red Cross and Clara Barton pioneer SEN WALTER GEORGE George Says Hell Oppose Tax Cut Plan WASHINGTON George DGa announced Monday he will vote in the Senate Finance Com mittee to strike a proposed 20a person income tax reduction fr6m a housepassed tax bill Georges announcement may lave sounded the death knell to lurrent Democratic efforts to com promise the provision He disclosed his stand to a re porter after a Finance Committee session at which Secretary of the Treasury Humphrey denounced the compromise plan Influential Democrats reportedly ai been backing a proposal to de ay effectiveness of the cut un il July instead of Jan 1 as voted by the house George said hat while some other members might offer compromise proposals n a closed committee session later Monday he would make no such move himself I shall vote to strike out of the bill the he said Democrats control the committee by an 87 margin With Byrd and leorge voting Republicans ivould need to muster six votes to defeat the proposal Of the GOP members Sen Malone RNev has declined to say how he intends o vote 200 Trapped by Snowstorm Worst Blizzard of Season in West BT the The fT neats worstblizzard f the year trapped more than 200 skiers in mountain lodges and blocked two transcontinental highways with mounting snow drifts The storm raged through much if California swept across the Rocky Mountains and was till belting parts of Utah and Nevada In Utah heavily drifted roads md a threat of deathdealing ava anches made it impossible for an stimated 215 skiing enthusiasts to make their way down from lodges igh in the Wasatch Mountain ange Three of the lodges housing 175 if the skiers were in the Alta egion Forty more skiers found efuge in a lodge in the Brighton area where 30 inches of new snow vas reported Forest rangers said the ava anche danger was so acute around Alta that road equipment could not un the risk of trying to clear the highway Friendly to Both Sides TOKYO Prime Minister Ichiro Hatoyamas Demo crats won Japans biggest election Sunday and headed toward a new stronger administration Hatoyama waging an unprece dented American style campaign ror friendship with both sides in he EastWest coldwar led the Democrats to a nearly 21 conser vative sweep They ended seven years domi nation in the House of Represen tatives by the equally conserva tive Liberal party of former prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida Lost 70 Seats The Liberals hurt by charges of corruption lost about 70 seats of them in the Democrats but a few to the Socialists This may strengthen the drive by left ist parties to block rearmament of Japan The Communists with 60 candi dates elected two members With all seats decided Hatoya mas party had elected 185 of the 467 members of the Liberals elected 112 House The Left Social AP Wirephoto REARMAMENT VICTORY members of the Christian Democrat party gather around smiling West Germany Chancellor Konrad Adenauer after rati fication of the Paris agreements by the lower house The upper house gets the bill next West Germanys Lower House Backs West in Vote on Pact ists 89 Right Socialists 67 Farm erLaborites leftist 4 Communists 2 minor parties 2 and independ ents 6 of whom 5 are regarded as conservative The government reported a rec ord votes per cent of registration The former rec ord was set in April 1953 The strong Democratic victory means Hatoyama 72 and partly paralyzed will be renominated for irime minister when the Diet Par iament reconvenes within two weeks party leaders said He is irtually assured of reelection by conservatives Driven Out Hatoyama became prime min ster Dec 10 after his Democrats ormed a temporary coalition with the Socialists to drive Yoshida rom office Yoshida had tried to ace down a government ship building subsidy scandal and had refused to consider any treaties or substantial trade with Commu nist regimes Hatoyama then made himself apans most popular political fig ure with an unprecedented hand baking nationwide stumping tour He called for trade and friendship vith the Communist nations as veil as continued strong ties with he United States Second Boy Born to Elizabeth Taylor HOLLYWOOD UP A c t r e s s Elizabeth Taylor received her an movement in birthday present right on distress it schedule Sunday night with the the distress arrival of a 5pound 12ounce boy delivered by Caesarian section She to comfort those in doesnt ask whether may have been a fruit of the suf ferers own folly it doesnt con eern itself with creed or color or CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 and her husband former British actor Michael Wilding namtd the infant their second son Christo pher Edward Hoegh in Dilemma Over Parley Game DES MOINES Leo A Hoegh was torn Monday between and his desire to see the important IowaMinnesota basket ball game at Minneapolis But duty won out and the gov ernor boarded a plane for Wash ington to attend a conference of governors of several states Tues day Earlier he had told his news con ference that if he was weathered in so that be could not fly to Washington he would leave by train for Minneapolis to see the basketball game which probably will decide the Big Ten Confer ence championship AH About The Weather Mason City Light snow Sleet colder Minntsota Occasional snow GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Monday Maximum Minimum At 8 Precip YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum BONN Germany Pi National rearmament treaties to join half a million West German soldiers to the 14nation Atlantic defense forces Monday moved to Parlia ments upper house Final ratifi cation is expected there within three weeks Parliaments Bundestag lower voted for the four inter locing treaties Sunday night after 42 hours of grueling debate that dragged through four days The vote overwhelmingly fa vored the Western alliance The House also agreed reluctantly under Chancellor Konrad Aden auers dogged insistence to Eu ropeanize the coalrich Saar thai Germany has lost twice in work wars Here is Sunday nights vote The key accord to end the West era occupation of West Germany restore its sovereignty and lift the ban against BROOM ExCoach Tate Cage Player Serving Together at Capitol DES MOINES 25 years ago when State Rep W H Tate Mason City was coaching basketball at Elma High School there was a young fellow on the team named Frank D Elwood late had a unique method of Elwood to follow through on his shots It consisted of swatting him with an oldfash ioned kitclisn broom I dont know why but I couldnt get Frank to explained Tate who is widely known in northern Iowa as a referee When the Iowa Legislature convened last month Tate looked over the roster of members and found there the name of Frank D Elwood serving a first term in the Senate In due time Tate and Elwood got together and reminisced about the broom Tate explained about it this way Oae day I got the broom idea and told him Elwood I was going to stand out there in practice and swat him every time he didnt fol low his shots It wasnt long before he got the Elwood confirmed that he used to get swatted but he said It 54 is a twoterm legislative veteran His business is real estate and insurance Elwood 38 is an attorney He is serving as a senator representing Howard and Winneshiek counties AP WLicphoto TATES Rep W H Tate Mason City wields a broom to show how he used to persuade State Sen Frank Elwood Cresco to follow his shots as an Elma prep eager in 193133 Elwood played guard for Tate when the latter coached at Elma To authorize the United States Britain and France to station 000 troops in the Bonn 321153 The joint bill to admit West Ger many to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the West Eu ropean Military The Saar Pact 263202 Seven of the 14 NATO nations have approved German rearma ment The French National Assembly approved it under former Pre mier Pierre MendcsFrance but Frances upper house the Council of the Republic has to give final approval It could delay the proc ess by sending amendments back to the Assembly but Frances new Premier Edgar Faure has prom ised to push through ratification Italys ratification is in the final stage The remaining nations are sure to approve but are hanging back to see what France does The prospects of French approv al were not improved by the Ger man Parliaments attitude to the Saar agreement Agent Slugged by Youth in Auto Escape DES MOINES WDonald Aycrs man 17 Des Moines who slugged a parole agent and fled in the agents car was apprehended near Milchellville early Monday after noon about four hours after the slugging Mitchellville is about 12 miles northeast of here The slugging oc curred near Colo about 30 miles northeast of here Worked Free The parole agent H A Johnson was taking Ayersman to the State Training School for Boys at Eldora when the attack occurred He said he youth convicted in a Des Moines safe burglary earlier this month apparently worked a hand Eree from his handcuffs At Nevada Sheriff J Ivan Shal ley of Story County said he had sworn out a warrant for Ayers mans arrest for larceny of a mo or vehicle Found Nearby j The parole agents car a 1955 Chevrolet was found abandoned in a ditch near Mitchell a short time jcfore Ayersman was taken into custody State highway patrolmen picked him up nearby Ayersman was on foot Johnson after making his way to a farmhouse to report Ayers mans escape about Mon day was hospitalized at Nevada or a head cut and bump but his condition was not regarded as seri ous 2 Americans Heap Praise on Commies HONG KONG Ameri cans expelled from Red China as spies repeated Monday that they consider Communism the best possible way of life and believe the whole world will someday adopt it The pair Malcolm Bersohn 29 New York City and Mrs Adele Austin Rickett 35 formerly of Seattle arrived by train from Peiping Sunday after SVi years in jail or under close deten tion Good They astonished consulate officials by proclaiming they had spied for the United States de served their punishment and got wonderful treatment from their captors in Peiping The woman said her husband Walter A Rickett is still in a Pei ping prison The couple went to China in 1948 as Fulbright schol ars Bersohn a graduate of Har vard University who also studied at the University of Chicago had been a medical student at the Peiping Union Medical College There was no immediate offic ial comment from Washington on their remarks But the pairs families in America and some U S officials credited the Red Chinese with having done a thor ough job of brainwashing Party I Answers Interviewed at the Hong Kong YWCA after a nights rest both Bersohn and Mrs Rickett re plied to most questions with partyline answers Both said they have not the honor to be Communists Mrs Rickelt explained Only the best people can join 1 am not worthy 1 have committed a Mrs RickcUs parents Mr and Mrs Harold W Austin Yonkers suggested that she may be posing ijs a brainwash victim to protect her husband and a close friend still in Communist hands AP Wirephoto Bersohn New York City and Adele Austin Rickett formerly of Yonkers are shown on their arrival at Hong Kong Sunday They spent nearly four years in a Peiping prison Man Draft Call for April Lowest Since 50 WASHINGTON tflThc Defense Department Monday issued a draft call for men in April This is the lowest monthly quota since selective service resumed in Sep tember 1950 The April call 5s lower than the quotas previously an nounced for February and March All of the April draftees will go into the Army The reduced April draft was at tributed by officials to an unus ually high recruiting record in Jan uary when the Army signed up more than volunteers and the four services rolled combined en Burmese Premier in Move Dulles Told of Offer RANGOON Burma Premier U Nu announced Monday that Communist Chinese Premier Chou Enlai is willing to receive an unofficial mission to discuss the case of imprisoned American airmen and tensions between the United Stales and Peiping Nu told newsmen he had con veyed Chous approval of such a conference to Secretary of State Dulles The Burmese Pre mier declined to discuss Dulles re action Dulles stopped off in Rangoon Saturday for a 36hour visit after attending the Manila Pact confer ence in left Sunday for Laos and was due in Saigon later Monday enroute to Manila Fivt Powtrs The idea for the conference be tween Chou and an unofficial group apparently was advanced by the Burmese Premier who has proposed recently that the five neutral Colombo Powers serve as mediators between the Chinese Reds and the Western Powers U Nu declined to say more about the proposal Monday explaining I do not think I should discuss Following Peipings announce ment that the 13 Americans had been sentenced to jail terms on spy charges the General Assem bly at request directed Secre tary General Dag Hammarskjold to try to get them released Hammarskjold flew to Peiping just after Christmas returning with a report on the condition of the prisoners and of four other American airmen held by the Reds Subsequently he transmitted an of fer from Chou for the mens fam ilies to visit them in China but the State Department declined to let the relatives make the trip Since then Hammarskjold has been working on the case through diplomatic channels A report from headquarters last weekend said the secretary general was of the opinion that the time had not come to abandon his efforts on the prisoners behalf Prisoner List The prisoners include 11 survi vors of a B29 bomber shot down in North Korea Jan 12 1953 some six months before the fighting ended These are the pilot of the plane Col John K Arnold Silver Spring Maj William H Bau mer Lewisburg Capt Elmer F Llewelyn Missoula Capt Eugene Vaadi Clayton N 1st Lt John W Buck Arma thcaitc 1st Lt Wallace Brown Banks Tech Sgt Howard Brown St Paul Airman Steve E K i b a Akron Ohio Airman Harry M Benjamin Worthinglon Airman Daniel C Schmidt Scotia and Airman John W Thompson Orange Va Sentenced at the same time were two Americans described by officials as Army civilian em ployes who were shot down They are John Downey New Britain and Richard Festeau Law rence Mass Also held by the Reds are four jet fighter pilots shot down on sep aralc missions during the Korean War They are 1st Lt Lyle W Cameron Lincoln Lt Roland Parks Omaha Lt Col Edwin L Heller Wynncwood and Capt Harold E Fischer Swca City Iowa HALL DAMAGED NORWAY Iowa interior of the American Legion hall was extensively damaged Sunday night by fire j SAME DATE195487 flat no hi Itancc to it Reaction to Proposal Cool WASHINGTON WAmerican of ficials reacted coldly Monday to a roundabout sutfcestion by the Chi nese Communists that this country an unofficial mission to Pei pinff to discuss the case of the im prisoned American fliers and ten sions with Red China The State Department officially declined to comment beyond say ing it knew nothing whatever about any such proposal Secretary of State Dulles who is now in Indochina has not cabled one word to the department about clear indication Jhc docs not attach   

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