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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 30, 1955, Mason City, Iowa                                Daily Ntwspaptr ON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TNI NIWIPAM1 THAT MAKIf Ait MOtTN IOWANS M I I M I 0 t S HOME EDITION MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MAY Jt Red China Frees Fischer Three Others One Mans Opinion ly W EARL HALL Editor SCHEDULI EGLO UJH tutrn WTAD Olfec UN WOL IM The Research Side of Aviation KFTER youve watched jet planes zoom overhead at the of sound and drop their lethal cargo on targets with pin point precision its interesting to see some of the things that go on behind the scenes in the aero nautical laboratories and in the classrooms This stimulating experience came to me recently when in a company of about 100 persons mostly from newspapers radio and TV I spent three days at Keesler Field and Eglin Field two key bases for the Air Force Already Ive reported on the lire power demonstration at Eglin where I saw heard and felt the tonic barrier penetrated And you can do all three of those things see hear and feel In this visit with you Id like to report on the time we spent at Eglin Field proper on the day of the demonstration and two days spent at Keesler where we were And now probably would be as good a time as any to explain that participants in the factfinding mission paid for their meals and lodging Only the transportation was provided and that was part of the Air Forces training schedule FrostBitten in Florida Eglin Fieldssituated ur an800 square mile tract of swampy land islands and inland water in the northwest tip of Florida is the prin cipal testing station for planes equipment gear and everything else having to do with military aviation Its really quite a fabu lous place Every conceivable kind OCALA Fla W Quick grand jury action was planend Monday against ah elderly retired school teacher and his wife accused of shooting three police officers to death in a pitched battle at their lome State Atty A P Buie said it looks like premeditated The couple is Edward S Lindley 73 and his wife Bertha 70 Killed in the gun battle were Deputies Curtis Youngblood and Bob Wooten and M 0 Tuck of Ocala police Another dep uty W G Ergle also was hit but the state attorney said he is Associated Society xjcomotive Engineers and Fire men Hallworth defiantly declared We can and will hold out for at least three months We are determined to see this thing A member of the unions Execu tive Council declared The coun try will break before we Eden in his broadcast asserted that his Conservative government fflveyeaft ClintonHigh School of weather and climate simulated can be The last time I was was five years member of bur party actually suffered frost bite of bis cheeks nose and ears Understand this was in Northwest Florida and in June I myself born and feared in Iowa experienced there the lowest temperature Ive ever below zero By this time you have sensed that theres some gag involved in my story Thats correct All of this happened in what is known as a Climatic Hangar including what has come to be recognized as the Worlds largest icebox with temperature range from 165 above to 65 below 230 Degree Range Possible The main chamberof that cli matic would be a better word I 200 feet by 250 feet and 70 feet high That big enough to accommodate that unbelievable giant of the Air Force the B36 with 15 or 20 smaller planes tucked in under its enormous wings and in the cracks and crevices The space is almost big enough for a regulation foot ball game Temperature in that vast cham ber can be lowered to 65 degrees below zero and then raised to 165 degrees all in a period of less than 48 hours Engines and oils and other items can be tried out over extended periods at either tem perature extreme And if rain or snow or fog or any other weather phenomenon is wanted that too can be arranged with a few simple of the wrist Along with the main chamber there are several smaller rooms each producing its own weather I remember the healthy growth oi fungus that was being in one of these rooms the last time I was at Eglin Next door was a little chunk out of the Sahara desert Winds up to 100 miles an hour In combination with rain snow sleet sand dust or what have you are available There is an arti ficial sunlight machine equivalent to the desert sun at high noon In short any climatic condition to be found anywhere in the world can be duplicated in that enormous barnlike structure on the Eglin base New en That isnt even the half what could be told about Eglin but I must move on to Keesler Field situated in close proximity CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Retired Couple Held for Slaying 3 Police coming along all right and will be available to testify within two The gun battle in which hun dreds of shots were fired took place after officers answered the complaint of Douglas WIhgfield that Lindley his neighbor shot at him while he was watering his flowers In a statement before County Judge D R Smith Lindley said he fired his gun into the air to at tract the attention of Wingfield who he said was hard of hearing I wanted him to apologize to my wife for calling her a bad neigh McLeon said Lindley ex plained RAILWAYMEN OUT England Faces Worst Strike in 30 Years LONDON Monday faced her gravest industrial crisis since 1926 as striking railwaymen defied Prime Minister Edens backtowork appeal Edens call in an emergency Sunday broadcast got a fiat turndown from Albert Hallworth assistant general secretary of the striking Two Youths Perish on Highway After Graduation Ritual DAVENPORT Two youths were killed in a highway accident early Monday after earlier attend ing baccalaureate exercises for erm last week all we can to protect the nation from the worst effects of this THe he said not hesitate to obtain any farther power that may be neces sary for this The men quit work Saturday the first rail walkout since the general strike of 1926 back up demands for pay joosts to give them more of a differential over other train work ers Tens of thousands of Whitsun weekend holiday makers were stranded in seaside resorts The big pinch was expected as the long weekend wound up A strike would paralyze indus trial production in time A spokes man for the United Steel Corp said its factories would be so piled up with finished products by the end of a week that we shall have to start closing depart OLD ALMA WATER PALOS VERDES IB Twenty students of old Skin Divers Tech Monday received their di feet under water Dead were TomBach ton driver of the car and Jerry Gray 19 Comanche Gerald 18 Clinton was hospitalized with criticalinjuries The accident occurred on a straight stretch of road about eight miles horjh of Davenport on High way 61 Authorities said the car veered into the ditch and was de molished The fatalities were the second and third in Iowa since 6 Fri day The deaths sentthe 1955 mo tor vehicle toll to 225 the same as for 1954 up to May 30 Food Parcels Handed to Chinese for Yanks HONG KONG UP The Red Cross Monday handed to Red Chi nese officials food packages for Americans held captive by the Chinese Communists The Reds agreed to accept one food package for each of the 29 American civilians and 15 air men being held The packages were delivered by American Red Cross officials Harry Lambly oJ Westgroves and Richard Tomlin of Santa Fe LT ROLAND PARKS LT COL EDWIN HELLER LT LYLE CAMERON 275 Dead oh Roads in Nation May Set ThreeDay Record Bj AlKCUtcd Frtll With the deadliest hours to come late Monday the mounting toll oi lives on the nations highway over the Memorial Day weekend prompted the National Safety Council to remark The holiday traffic toll is pro ceeding tragically and needlessly on The council had predicted traffic accidents would kill 360 persons during the 78hour period from 6 Friday local time to mid night Monday An increasing number of acci dents Sunday ran the total ol deaths on the highway to 2751 II was running about 10 per cent ahead of last years rate when the total was 362 The homegoing hours when vacationers return from resort areas may well see the toll surpass 1954 Besides the traffic death list 94 persons drowned and 34 died in a variety of accidents for a week end total so far of 403 The record overall death toll for a Memorial Day weekend is 571 set in a fourday period in 1954 The record traffic death total 363 set in 1952s threeday weekend ff About The Weather Mason City Very pleasant Iowa Fair warmer Minnesota Clear warm LEARNING BY Air Force Base in Mis sissippi described by Earl Hall in his radio commentary reprinted elsewhere in this issue Is known as the Elec tronics Training Center Students learn by doing Here they are working with radar scopes to keep track of air craft in the air over Keesler FAIR Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Mon day Maximum 64 Minimum 44 At 8 53 Precip 01 YEAR AGO Maximum 69 Minimum 45 Men Deported After Trials Parents of Flier Got Little Sleep Never Been So Happy SWEA CITYWord that the nese Communists nave decided to release their son and three other American fliers brought a sleep ess but joyful night to Mr and tfrs Harold Fischer in their farm lome near Swea City This is the news weve been waiting Mrs Fischer said Weve never been so Mrs Fischer said she believes he release will come speedily I hink they will send our son home as quickly as possible now that they apparently have made the de cision to release she said We dont think there will be any red Had Faith The Fischers said they plan to ly to greet their son as soon as hey learn when and where he will arrive in this country She said ihey have had no official word from Washington as yet Mrs Fischer said she has had faith all along that her son would be freed The fliers father said he has teen pacing the floor ever since getting the hopeful word Thats about all you can do and thank God all your wishes have come he said The pilots young con Harold Fischer III was awakened and told the news He said Daddys coining home daddys coming Then he promptly fell asleep again Visiting Kin The boy has been visiting with lus grandparents since last winter under an agreement with Fischers former wife At Lincoln Roland Cam eron father of litLyle Cameron said We have a deep feeling of gratefulness when told his son hadbeen released by the Chinese Communists Its a wonderful thing when you have waited so he added Cameron who had sat up an swering telephone calls all night said We felt all along our son would be At Omaha the mother of Lt Roland Parks could only repeat Its wonderful Its wonder ful when informed that her son had been released from Red Chi nese captivity It really is wonderful It sure is she said SAME DATE1954222 CAPT HAROLD FISCHER JR RAPS RED POLICY Nixon Speaker J ashington at WASHINGTON president Ricliard M Nixor Monday said that if the forthcoming Big Four conference fails it will be the fault of the Surrounded by the dead of at Arlington National Ceme tery Nixon said in a Memorial Day address that there is no greate we could pay to America war dead than to find the road t peace He said Communist nations pre sent the only real threat to peac today In the face of this threat Ask Gobel to Make Apology to Council SANFORD Maine UP The executive director of the National Temperance League has asked comedian George Gobel to apolo gize to theNatiohal Safety Council The temperance official Maj Clayton Wallace Wotfeboro and said Sunday Go bel in the face of Safety Council warnings about traffic accidents advised people on his Saturday night television show that they could buy happiness by going out and buying a bottle of liquor Wallace said is worthy of an apology to the National Safety GAS WAR DUBUQUE Memorial Day gasoline price war was on here with some independent stations posting prices of cents for regular gas which formerly sold for News in Brief s MAY CALL VOTE DETROIT CIO United Auto Workers Monday offered to put to a vote of Ford Motor Co workers throughout the country whether theywant a guaranteed annual wage or to accept the Ford Motor Companys recent offer to let its workers purchase Ford stock PARLEY SITE PROPOSED WASHINGTON Western Big Three have proposed to Russia that the forthcoming Big Four meeting be held at Lausanne Switzerland according to authoritative sources The exact date was not disclosed but the sources said the proposed date is in the vicinity of the July 1821 date previously announced by French Foreign Minister Antoine Pinay MYERS LAUDED WASHINGTON Mytri a native Mi been given an Agriculture Department distinguished service award for negotiating international sugar agreement to insure a sound world sugar economy Ho is director of the departments lugir division LODGE PRAISES DAG UNITED NATIONS N Y JJHenry Cabot Lodge chief delegate to the United Nations Monday paid tribute to Secre tary General Dag Hammarskjold in commenting on the impending release of four imprisoned airmen by Red China Secretary General Dag Hammarskjpld deserves great credit His patience skill his tirelessness merit our gratitude and admiration From the day the resolution was passed last December he has left no stone unturned May the release of these four jet pilots be speedily followed by the release of the other lie said only a policy of militarj strength and diplomatic firmness will avoid war Nixon substituted for Presiden Eisenhower in leading the nation tribute to its war dead He lai a wreath at the Tomb of the Un known Soldier on a height over looking the Potomac River and th nations capital before proceedin to the Arlintgon amphitheater be hind it for his address No Blocks The whole world should realiz that theUnited States and ou Allies will never block the roa to the vice president saic We will enter into any agree ments designed to preserve peace provide freedom for individuals independence for nations and se curity from aggression is guaran teed to all Meanwhile showery weather wa expected to end in large section of the country Monday to provide sunny setting for the parades an picnics of the spring holiday Thousands of persons lined cit streets to watch veterans parad in honor of the American who have died in the nations wars More crowds went to militar cemeteries to pay tribute to th fighting men who never cam back Original Purpose This was the original purpose Memorial Day founded 87 year ago in 1868 when Maj Gen Joh A Black Jack Logan ordered th Union veterans of the Grand Arm of the Republic to set aside 2 hours for the strewing with flow ers or otherwise decorating th graves of the men who died in th defense of their The last survivor of the GAR 108yearold Albert Woolson of Du luth had to take it easy o this Memorial Day Woolson th only soldier of Abe Lincoln Army still living has usual been the star performer of Du luths Memorial Day observance But the onetime drummer bo was hospitalized twice with lun congestion this spring Another prominent veteran President Eisenhower spent th holiday with his wife and mothe inlaw at their Gettysburg Pa farm home Swea Cityan Imprisoned Three Years All Charges Are Denied TOKYO radio lay said a military tribunal of lupreme Court had tried four tmerican airmen and sentenced them to immediate The trial was held May 24 A Chinese language broadcast gave no details Peiping charged that the four committed such criminal action s flying their military aircraft in to Chinas territorial air to con uct harassment and Their crimes endangered ecurity of China and the peaceful life of the Chinese the roadcast continued All Dtnitd The charges have long since been denied by the State Depart ment The broadcast heard here identi fied them as Capt Harold Fischer Lt Lyle W Lt Col Edwin L Heller and Lt Roland W Parks Fischer and the other ighter been held m Mukden Manchuria parents have said he wrote them recently that he and his compan ons had been moved to Peiping Fischers letters to his parents alsotold of improyedi treatmeiifci WaS a dteabie jetace with 10 MIGs shot down in 66 sions He was shot down April 7 1952 near Suiho Beservoir iai North Korea Heller 36 was shot down Jan 23 1953 Fellow airmen said they saw himin a dogfight about liree miles south of the Yalu River The Communists claimed he was shot down over Manchuria Cameron was shot down Oct 26 1952 The Communists claimed he was brought down while strafing n Manchuria The Air Force said he parachuted from his plane and anded 25 miles south of the Man churian border 59th Mission Parks 24 was shot down on his 59lh mission Sept 4 1952 The other 11 airmen held by the ihinese Reds on espionage charges were the survivors of a B29 bomb er destroyed in North Korea Jan 12 1953 some six months before the fighting ended At the same time the Chinese announced these men had been sentenced to jail terms they also announced the sentencing of two civilians John Thomas Downey New Britain and Richard George Fecteau Lawrence Mass U S officials said they were Army civilian employes Downey and Fecteau were given the longest sentences Downey was sentenced to life imprisonment and Fecteau was given a 20year sen tence Peiping said they were captured Nov while drop ping supplies to American espion age agents in northeast The U B29 men are Col John K Arnold Silver Springs pilot of the plane sentenced to 10 years by the Chinese Reds Maj William H Baumer Lewisburg 8 years Capt Elmer F Llewellyn Missoula 5 years Capt Eugene Vaadi Clayton N years 1st Lt John W Buck Ar mathwaite 4 years 1st Lt Wallace L Brown Banks S years T Sgt Howard Brown St Paul 4 years Airman Steve E Kiba Akron Ohio 4 years Air man Harry M Benjamin Worthington 4 years Air man Daniel C Schmidt Scotia 4 years Airman John W Thompson III Orange 4 years Othtrs Missing Hundreds of other American men and soldiers are thought to be missing in China but the Chi nese Reds have never admitted any knowledge of more than tbe U Calling the decision to release the four fighter pilots a major step toward relaxation of teuton in the Fat East special eo voy V K Krishna Menoo said cases of other U S still held in China are under Menon did not say when the actually would be relemed what frontier He   

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