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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 31, 1955, Mason City, Iowa                                Daily Ntwspaptr MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TNI NIWSPAPII THAT MAKI1 ALL MOtTM IOWANI N I I M 0 R HOME EDITION VOLLXJ MASON CITY IOWA TUISOAY MAY II IMS ot Wonderful to Be Back Fischer Says After Release From China Prism 1 ta vtt7 tte aub letter and Guam or Kwajalein was sine HONG KONG IPFour weary men came out of Red China Tuesday Gee its wonderful to be Cant Harold Fischer Swea City Iowa told an Ameri can Red Cross representative as he and three other American fliers imprisoned for two years by Red China crossed the border north of here Lt Col John Norcross medical officer examined all and said they were in good physical The men were taken to the Jockey Club in Kowloon on the mainland to change from the faded blue Chinese uniforms they were wearing The other three are Lt Lyle W Cameron Lincoln Lt Col Edwin Heller Wynnewood end Lt Roland W Parks Omaha Cameron saw a banjo on a Watch Chinese President Says WASHINGTON Eisenhower said Tues day Communist China has implied that it released four im prisoned American airmen in an effort to relax tensions in the Far East But the President told a news conference the situation needs to be watched carefully He cautioned against what he termed any hit or conclusions with respect the intentions o Red China L No Deadline on Ending School Segregation Supreme Court in Unanimous Ruling shelf at the Jockey Club and yelled What shall we sing boys One of the fliers already in the shower bellowed back Lets sing Cross Over the Cameron strummed the banjo and they all hummed but no body could remember any words but Cross Over the So they all burst out with that about every 15 seconds and then went back to humming Heller was handed a letter from his wife He walked a little to one side to read it Changed into fresh shirts and slacks the men were taken to Kaitak Airport There they boarded the BaUan the famous C54 which used to be Gen Doug las MacArthurs personal plane for a flight to Honolulu and reun ion with their families Piloted by Capt Boyd A Smith of Odom it will go via Wake Island and possibly Guam or Kwajalein It was learned that the Air Force had each of the four flyers fill in a form about his imprison ment and treatment and that at least one of them Parks read a carbon copy of a purported con fession he had been forced to sign The confession was on onion skin paper and a wellplaced in formant said Parks is believed to have obtained it at the time it Askedabout the prospects for r of 53 other Americans held b the Chinese Communists Eisen bower replied he had nothing o that at this time Eisenhower opened bis sessio with newsmen by noting that th Communists had released the four American fliers early Tuesday When questioning tegan a report er asked whether the President fe that release of the four men indi cated the Chinese Communists ar sincere about trying to reliev world tension Eisenhower replied that mes received by this governmen imply that is the stated intentio of the Reds Then he added tha the whole situation must be watched carefully without any hi or miss conclusions Eisenhower tanned from a hoh day weekend of golf also deal with these other topics f die the Preside it looks now as though will be enough Salk vaccine SO days to handle the program cal ing for inoculation of first and sec ond graders He added the fro gram for those groups should be completed in 60 dajs On the same subject Eisenhow er voiced earnest hope that Con gress will provide the 28 million dollars he has asked for inocula tion of children whose parents are unable to pay for vaccinations President said he does not like politics in what he termed the derogatory sepse of th word He addedj however that the presidency is fascinating when con sidered in the sense of striving foi such tilings as world peace and minimization of the chances of war The opportunity to meet thousands of people also makes it interesting he said adding that some phases of the political aspects of being President are to say the least in triguing even if fatiguing But as for politics in the deroga tory sense he repeated has no liking for the game in that sense United an nounced that he has decided to go to San Francisco June 20 to attenc the opening of ceremonies marking the founding of the United Nations 10 years ago Plane Crash Victim Dies at Hospital Joseph Oscar Wright 44 1618 57th Place DCS Moines died at a Mason City hospital Tuesday 20 days after his twopassenger Lus combe monoplane crashed 11 mile west of Northwood Wright received head injuries when his plane struck trees as he was taking off from the Gilman Hagen farm The plane landed in the Edwin Holt farm William N Nuzum who was with him at the time also was in jured Wright however underwent a head operation immediately aft er being admitted to the hospital Wright was born March 2 1911 He was a salesman for the L G Balfour dealer in school class rings and had spent the afternoon on business in Lake Mills the day of the crash Funeral services will be held in Des Moines The Ward Funeral Home at Clear Lake is in charge of arrangements IOWAN DROWNS BROWERVTLLE Minn JVJohn J Olejniczak 46 Sioux City Iowa drowned in Turtle Lake near here Sunday while fishing from a boat with a companion Alf Holmes 63 lioux City who was rescued i WASHINGTON Supreme Court directed Tuesday that race segregation in public schools be ended as soon as It deadline and anticipated a periodof The high tribunals unanimous decision in effect tossed the whole explosive problem to local schoo authorities and to lower federa courts The Supreme Court said the low er courts should see to it tha school authorities make a promp and reasonable start toward com dying with its finduig of last year that segregation is uflconstitution al was signed and kept it hidden Air Force officials refused to confirm or reveal the contents of either that statement or the questionnaires A highly placed source said the order against interviews had come from Washington He said interviews may be restricted for at least several days pending further questioning of the men by military officials at Honolulu At the Jockey Club the men their prisoner clothing into Great Flexibility Beyond that the Supreme Court eft great flexibility for the loca courts Once such a start has been made the lower courts may fini hat additional time is necessary o carry out the ruling in an ei ective the decision read by Chief Justice Warren The decision said too the lowe oUrts may probably take into ccount local problems in sitting s courts of equity The broad nature of the order ivas farcloser to what had been sked by Southern states than ii vas to the deinarid by attorneys or National Assn for Ad ancement of Colored People for firm deadline for ending segre ation Local Problems With local problems figuring in ccount there conceivably could e a great bulk of litigation in the uture turning about issues of lo al problems During the original argument oJ e cases the late Justice Robert H Jackson remarked at one point lat he could foresee f litigation ahead decades BAR PARLEY OPENS DES MOINES 82nd nnual convention of the Iowa tate Bar Assn began Tuesday with preliminary sessions About The Weather Mason City Rain cooler Iowa Rather windy FiveDay Temperatures Tuesday night through Sunday will average near to slightly below normal Normal highs 76 north to 79 south Normal lows 53 north to 57 south Warmer east and turning cool er extreme northwest Wednes day Cooler Thursday Warm ing trend over the weekend Rainfall will average three fourths of an inch to inch es as showers Wednesday in east portion Thursday and again over the weekend Minnesota Showers Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Tues day Maximum 75 Minimum 48 At 8 64 YEAR AGO Maximum 74 WINDY Minimum 61 WALK AWAY FROM Harold Fischer left and his three com rades walk with Air Force doctor Lt Col J A Norcross right as they leave the Red China border near Hong Kong Norcross said the four were in good condition but that a more exacting physical examination will be made when they reach Hawaii State Executive Council Withdraws Approval New Tack Sought f f V a corner and headed for hot showers their first since cap ture they said When they emerged the prison clothing had been one said they were handed two complete changes of socks underwear sports shirts and slacks Red China announced its deci sion to release the airmen Mon day night in a Peiping radio broadcast which said they had been convicted by a military court May 24 into Manchuria The covet dered them deported the cast said The bfOMeait Peipings tat annomteemeat any official actioa afahut tiM fliers After the Peipthf tmtmr I ment the U S State Depart ment expressed hope tfeat Chinese decision to free the indicated an early rekaM fer U other American fliers and 41 civilians detained by the Redi 4 Freed Airmen Head for Hawaii DBS State Ex eeutive Council Tuesday withdrew its previous okay for a condem nation action to acquire 124 acres for a Julien Dubuque graveside park near Dubuque The action was by a 40 vote on motion of State Treasurer M L Abrahamson seconded by State Auditor Chet Akers In their discussion state officials said they were not abandoning th idea of a state park area whic would provide access to the grave Secretaryof State Mel Synhorsl who presided in the Gov Leo Hoegh said the effect on Tuesdays decision is to leave i up to the State Conservation Com mission to try a new tack We hope a way can be fount News in Brief C47 CRASHES 7 DIE ALAMOGORDO N M A twinengine Air Force C47 its engines apparently stalled over the rugged Sacramento Mountains crashed and burned Monday in La Luz Canyon killing the seven men aboard The plane had taken off from Holloman Air Force Base 15 minutes earlier after refueling and picking up freight on the last leg of its journey home to Clovis Air Force Base N M GUNMAN SLAYS THREE DAYTON Ohio berserk gunman who said he did it for his charged into two downtown banks Tuesday and shot and killed three persons including a former football coach before he was wounded fatally himself by police bullets THIS MAKES SENSE CHICAGO Raphael 13 who has just won his second art award plans a carotr as an accountant EMERGENCY DECLARED LONDON Elizabeth H Tuesday signed a royal procla mation declaring a national emergency to take effect Tuesday night in her striketorn nation The queen vacationing at Balmoreal Castle in the Scottish Highlands gave Prime Minister Eden wide spread powers to deal with the rail and dock strikes slowly paralyzing the economic life of Britain MILK FOR THE George Mendon drinks a couple of glasses of milk every day so hes prepared for June Dairy Month For further details on Cerro Gordo Countys observance of the dairy festival turn to page 16 to reach a fair compromise with the owner of the Syn horst said Synhorst said an investigation and hearing since the original au thorization for condemnation led to the conclusion t h a t a much smaller area than 124 acres will suffice for the states needs There is no point in being on record for a 124acre condemna ion proceeding when we know a smaller area will do the he commented He said he personally felt the owners rights were not Friends of Fischer to Buy Plane Ready Gift for Flier By ROLF HOFSTAD SWEA CITYFriends and neigh bors of Capt Harold Fischer jet double ace who is expected to re turn soon to his parents farm near here plan to buy him a plane Many times in lettersto his par ents the captain has said a plane is about the first thing he wants to buy when he gets home Tbwnspeople here heard o Fischers plans months ago anc have been waiting for word of his release before announcing the Harold Fischer Official sponsoring organisation is the American Legion Fisher Post No 19 here L e g i p n Commander Darrold Gable said contributions are ex pected from all over North he said have already expressed their desire to do something fora g r eat war Air Force to Take Fischers to Hawaii for Gala Reunion SWEA CITY If Mr and Mn Harold Fischtr and their grandson Harold III wore ad vised by the Air Force Tues day that the governmtnt plane which will fly them to a Honolulu reunion with their prisoner of war ton will leave Omaha by t p m Wtdnet Released Hong Kong They told us to be at Offutt Field in Omaha by 5 oclock Mrs Fischer said Were all ready to Mrs Fischer said she would been just at happy to have met Capt Harold Fitch er 30 the American dou ble jet ace on the Wett Coast But the quickly added This will be wonderful mply considered in the first place Julien Dubuque was Iowas first permanent white settler The City of Dubuque owns a 5acre tract which includes the gravesite Her man Lott Dubuque owns about 700 acres surrounding the grave site tract He wants to develop the area commercially The thinking of the State Conservation Commission is for a 55 to 60acre state park with an easement to the state for use of portion of a road Lott is building a quarry on his land want the conservation com nission to make a fresh start on bis Synhorst said As t stands now no condemnation roceedings are authorized pend ing efforts to negotiate a compro Council members said Hoegh last week that the ulien Dubuque matter would ome up Tuesday but that a defer ment was not requested The gov ernor is at a road meeting in Den ser Dubuque Girl Lost But Found Tuesday on Family Farm DUBUQUE flNancy Klein 7 earold farm girl who was the bject of a nightlong search in he Richardsville area northwest E here was found unharmed Tuesday Peace officers national guards men and neighbors joined in the earch after Herman Klein father f the girl reported Monday eve ing that Nancy had been missing mce p m The girl was found on the Klein arm which is rugged and heavily wooded in spots One of her two ogs was with her Nancys feet were swollen and raised from wandering through he area throughout the ight in an attempt to find her ay home She was found by a eighbor who was in the search ng party at about 9 a m hero This will give them a chance to show their Fischer Fund Gable said contributions should be sent to Harold Fischer Fund American City The Legion has a line on a fourplace plane they hope to present the jet ace when he ar rives home The town plans the biggest cele bration in history when Fischer returns Gov Leo Hoegh will Speak Legion officials said The governor said that nothing would keep him from the homecoming celebration when he talked to the fliers parents in Des Moines last year The Fischer farm two miles east of here was a scene of joy and thanksgiving Said the elder Fischer This is the happiest day of our lives Our phone started ringing at Monday morning and hasnt stopped Rtd Sontenet Commented Mrs Fischer on the Communist sentence of immedi ate deportation for her son Im mediate really tough What it means is our son will be home Harold Fischer m 6yearold son of the flier remembered that his father took him into the water once He said maybe hell take 365 Traffic Deaths Set Holiday Mark Bf United Prrfi Traffic deaths during the week All in Good Condition end mounted to a new record for a threeday Memorial Day holiday As the reports came in on fatali ties in the period from 6 Fri day to midnight Monday the me swimmin A former Mason City man Robert Hicks now employed at Ames and the captains closest friend received the shock of his life Monday morning He stopped by to drop off a couple of books to be sent to China Heard News A reporter broke the news of Fischers release as he stepped out of his car At first Hicks wouldnt believe the good news Then he rushed inside the com fortable farm home where he had spent many an hour with the fam ily to embrace Mrs Fischer Mrs Hicks is still living at 546 5th N Mason City until the fam ily can move to Ames Hal can stay with us in our big house at Ames if he goes back to school at Iowa Hicks said Capt Fischer has said in letters home that he wants to go back to the farm His father commented however that he might change his mind Christmas of 1950 was the last time the Fischers saw their son He was home then for a week United Press count showed 365 deaths on the streets and high ways They also showed 135 drownings 11 deaths in plane crashes and 52 in miscellaneous mishaps for a death total of 563 California had 29 deaths Ohio and Texas 27 each New York state 20 and Missouri 18 The previous record for the threeday Memorial Day holiday in United Press surveys was 364 set last year Ned H Dearborn president of the National Safety Council which works year round in appealing to motorists to be careful said ob servance of the Golden Rule by drivers would have halved the to tal The council had forecast a probable 360 deaths Only Three Motor Vehicle Deaths in State on Weekend By Frtu Only vehicle deaths were recorded in Iowa during the long Memorial Day weekend which covered the period between 6 Friday and midnight Monday The victims were Tom Bach 18 Clinton and Jerry Gray 19 Camanche killed early Monday when Bachs car left Highway 61 north of Davenport Elwyn Doud 18 Waterloo killed on 34 near Ottumwa about midnight Friday when his 1926 model car was struck from the rear TO ADDRESS CLERKS FORT DODGE WVRep James t Dolliver RIowa will address the annual Iowa State Federation of Post Office Clerks convention opening next Sunday SAME HONG KONG Ameri can fliers released by Communist China after more than two yeari imprisonment reached Hong Kong Tuesday Less than three hours later they took off for Hawaii and reunion with their families The men who had been shot down in the Korean War appeared tired but in good if subdued spir its They told newsmen at the air port that they hadbeen well Lt Col O W D Simpson who greeted the men at the Com munist border said their mental attitude was extremely composed and they no evidence of be ing The four all Capt Harold Swell City Iowa 1st Lt Lyle W Cam eron Lincoln Lt Col Ed win Heller 36 Wynnevvood and 1st Lt Roland W Parks 24 Omaha ov Sty Hello We are all terribly glad and happy to be Cameron said to newsmen What more can we say Tell our folks hello the flyen chorused The four imen arrived just after noon by train from Canton at the border village of Shunchun The Air Force said in Washing ton that the men would be given a complete physical checkup in Ha waii Secretary 6f the Air Force Talbott anriouncecL that a special plane would fly their closestSrela tives to Hawaii for a reunion Although newsmen were not per mitted to question the said at the airport they were first told last week that they weic go ing to be sent home The four refused to say where they had been held prisoner in China American authorities had said they believed the menwere held most of the time in Mukden Manchuria Red Clothing The airmen were dressed in Communist blue trousers and faded blue collarless shirts when they crossed the border into Hong Kong territory at the Lowu Bridge They changed to new white shirts and light gray slacks at the Fan Ling Jockey Club enroute from the border to the airport The clothes had been brought for them by an Air Force greeting party headed by Lt Col Simpson the air attache in Hong Kong Simpson had bought the clothes in Hong Kong earlier on the basis of the mens height and weight before they were taken prisoner All the items fitted extremely well suggesting that the four were in about the same physical condition as before Hellers new shoes however were too small Simpson gae him his own The air attache said all four men were extremely excited add hilar iously happy Fischer saw a bed with a mat tress at the jockey club junped on it and bounced up auddown like a baby Simpson Mid Parks flopped on another bed and luxuriously stretched and yawicd Cameron ran for tbo ihjBiu and shouted Theyve lot hot and cold what ha Asked by Sinptoa would like Heller saM to The air   

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