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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 18, 1955, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited for OM MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE T H I NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXI Associated Press United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JULY 18 1955 This Paper Consists of Two No 141 Big Four Submit Proposals for Peace One Mans Opinion A Radio Cemmenfary By W EARL HALL GlobeGoxefte Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE 1300 Sunday WTAD Qvlner 9JO Suday WOL AHCB We Must Be Sold on Our Way T7VERY once in a while you hear it suggested that Communism is as much a religion as it is a political or economic ideology Ive even heard it compared with the first two centuries of Christianity when from a tiny land at the east ern end of the Mediterranean the teachings of Jesus spread to the farthest reaches of the known world Of course that comparison is extravagant in favor of Commu nism which is on the basis of its own fruits the most evil ever foisted on the human kind But there is something in the gen eral subject that merits a little critical consideration This ques tion needs an answer Why does Communism continue to spread in competition with a po litical and economic system which has meant freedom and opportu nity for multiplied millions of peo ple down through the centuries Take Port in Aviation Day 194 Planes at Flight Breakfast Largest Turnout Ever at Airport Five thousand persons Sunday watched Aviation Day activities at the Mason City Municipal Airport A flight breakfast attracted 194 civilian planes It was the largest turnout since the Mason City air rort was opened in 1946 said Bob arson of the sponsoring North Iowa Flying Club Some persons ate pancakes and sausages at the breakfast which was open to the public Capt Harold Fischer double et ace of the Korean War spoke at a brief ceremony have a common bond be tween Fischer said You are interested in or you know some one who is interested in Aviation Advances Citing the advances made in avi ation Fischer said Before I was a prisoner we spoke of planes fly Its barely possible that we who with the sPeed of sound now adhere to the tenets of freedom we talk aboul Planes traveling three and free enterprise as they that sPeed made manifest in a system iden Looking at the planes that have tified as capitalism have he pointed out It looks thing to learn from the Marxists a page or two to take out of their book Book by Businessman This thought came to me the other day when I was thumbing AT FLIGHT at the Mason City Municipal Airport is a portion of the 194 planes that flew in Sunday for a flight breakfast The breakfast at which ate pancakes and sausages was part of Aviation Fischer Honored at Fete Compliments to Airman North Iowas twoday salute to aviation at the Mason City Airport GlobeGazette photos by Musser day activities sponsored by the North Iowa Flying Club The turnout of planes was one of the largest ever reported in North Iowa and southern Minnesota opened dinner Saturday honoring evening Capt with a Harold as if the aviation situation in lowajFischer and his Swea Cityparents is well in Fischer was introduced by Bob Hicks a former Mason Cityan who now is living at Ames Another speaker was Col Merlyn UM 0 il through a most stimulating commandant of the CT book laid on my desk by a teacher friend It bears the not very excit ing title of Material Human Progress and it contains only 107 pages of easytoread printing Central Iowa Air Force Reserve Center Des Moines Biggest am Beit This is the biggest and best handled flight breakfast I have at Its author is a well known he are not respected industrialist by the name only creatlng interest in aviation of Jacob Dolson Cox He lives in but you are teaming of the prob Cleveland Ohio For nearly a halfilems faced m century he has been associated Others introduced were State with the Cleveland Twist Drill Co Repwmam HTale City In a sense the book is his member of the Ma benediction on a lengthv SOD Clty airport commission Paul career in the manufacturing busiJ assistant to ness the president of Ozark Airlines Di In a few Mr Cox pointsiMajM LJuM Boone out in a foreword to the book Iowa National Guard Capt shall reach my 71st birthday OnejEarl WeaverSloux City and Lt by one my old friends drop out of Judson Heriott Hampton members sight and the shadows are visibly lengthening With the best intentions in the world our generation has cer tainly made a terrible mess of the world There Is no disputing that But perhaps the next generation to whom we are about to pass the reins will be able to do Passing On Our Wisdom The most we can do for the writer of this little volume added is to give them meaning the future generations the distilled wisdom ofour experience even though that experience consists mostly of how not to do it Even that may prove There is little hope of prog in the downstairs Aire0Room The affair was sponsored by the aviation committee of the Mason City Chamber of Commerce The Airport A Holvik Emil Koerber Hans Tofte and Tr Harold an active part Arrangements were under the chairmanship of William Yen erich with special help from Dick Mertler airport manager The guest list of a hundred or so included a contingent of the former Chinese war prisoners neighbors and friends from Swea FISCHERS HONORED AT banquet Saturday evening at the Aire0 Room honored Capt Harold Fischer and his Swea City parents The affair was spon sored by the aviation committee of the Mason City Chamber of Commerce From left to right are Front Zip Koons participant in the Dieppe Ranger raid and Mr and Mrs Harold Fischer back Fischer George Mendon Mason City mayor and Robert N Hicks Ames a boyhood chum of Capt Fischer and finally his falling into enemy hands Under Every Stone There seemed to be a Chinese under every tree and he pointed out Solitary confinement for 11 months was no fun he said Finally City Franklin Zip Koons famhe was permitted to join up with ous in his own right as a partici pant in the Dieppe Ranger raid of Aug 19 1942 was among them Clear Lake was also heavily repre sented Also in the Swea City group was Mary Jane Peterson Des Moines widow of Lt Robert D Peterson who was killed in an air crash in of the 14th Fighter Interceptor uo MUBQ m an air cr Sonarlrnn Sinnv ritv ami Mr Korea onlv weeks after Mr Cox concluded in his Squadron Sioux City and Mr and Mrs Harold Fischer Swea City The welcome was by George Men don Mason City mayor M A Hintzman Clear Lake mayor also spoke briefly Carson was master of ceremonies F80s Pass Over A flight of three jet fighters of the Air National Guard Des Moines passed over the field sev eral times before noon A micro phone installed in the control tower enabled the spectators to listen in on twoway communication be tween the planes and the tower A helicopter demonstration by Maj Juhl flights of a Doodle arnv foreword unless thoughtful menBug a Plaie designed by L K Heuberger a former Mason Cityan endeavor to pass on to the next generation the essence of what they have learned in their journey through life That is what I have tried to do in this little In the early part of the book the now a flight engineer for Contin ental Airlines El Paso and a demonstration of a helioplane by William Carpenter St Paul were included among the activities The Cleveland man discusses at some visitors also inspected the helicop length the Power of It behooves us before we accept any theory he points out to be VERY SURE that it squares with all the known facts And we1 should constantly keep an open mind to discard the theory promptly if facts appear that are inconsistent with Clinging to a disproved theory is a cardinal sin in the field of business according to the Ohio man Fascinated by Theories Business he says rec ognize the fascination theories have for the human mind They know they must be constantly on guard against being unduly swayed by them Any business man who per mits himself to indulge in un realistic theorizing will not remain a business man very But other people Mr Cox ob serves are not bound by so stern a And this leads him into a schol arly consideration of the fallacies inherent in Marxism and the evil tt has wrought because of the zeal CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 ter and a T33 jet trainer from Sioux City Prizes for flyins for the break fast were announced They were Oldest McWhoster 65 Burt youngest pilot Roger Jen sen 17 Luchen and pilot from farthest Mon tootli 260 miles Peoria 111 Buzzes Small Plane at Picnic Man Dies MANCHESTER Rossow 27 Joliet was killed Sunday when he buzzed his mid get plane at a family picnic and it crashed into Coffin Creek about 3 miles northwest of here Delaware County Sheriff Arthur Longseth said Rossow a United Airlines employe flew here Sun day or the brief picnic with his parents Mr and Mrs Howard Rossow Manchester He spent the noon hour with his family and frtends and his parents took him to the airport for the flight home Rossow planned to fly over the picnic grounds and then return to the airport before flying home ing overseas Tandy Present Present too for special greeting from Gov Leo Hoegh and the Na tional Guard of Iowa was Maj Gen Fred C Tandy of Des Moines Lt Col Merlyn Mc Laughlin Commandant of the Cen tral Iowa Air Force Reserve cen ter in Des Moines paid compli ment to Captain Fischer Speaking for Mason City was Mayor George Mendon who told of the pride this community and all North Iowa has in the achieve ments of the cleancut modest young man so recently released from a Communist prison in China The introduction of the special guest of honor was by Robert N Hicks of Ames until recently of Mason City Hicks grew up with Fischer in Kossuth County and both attended the Grant Consoli dated School Their extended friendship shone through in his re marks Three Lives In the featured talk of the eve ning Captain Fischer told of the three lives experienced by him n the past five years One of these covered the months when he was qualifying as a double jet ace by bringing down 10 enemy planes the next covered his long weary months as a prisoner of war the ast revolved around his release from prison and the fastmoving events of recent months Training for aerial combat in our jet age he pointed out calls for physical and mental conditioning not unlike that required for top flight basketball Splitsecond de cisions are the rule Recalling three jumps from a parachute the young officer drew a laugh from he crowd by admitting unashamed y that he was just plain In some detail he described his capture starting with the brush with enemy planes over North Korea the conking out of his en gine the bailing out at feet vhen in his words I was never so glad to see silk in any three other Americans and a Ca nadian and life became more bear able Generally speaking he said treatment varied according to in ternational developments Belief was expressed by Capt Fischer that except for the fact their capture was known to the world they might have been dis posed of by the Communists ini some unpleasant manner But Im the young officer asserted that being held prisoner is harder on those at home than on the person subjected to it He knows what the score is while those back home can only wait and Hong Kong Bridge The bridge which separates China from the free world at Hong Kong was also the bridge that led Fischer into his new life and a new appre ciation of the American way he suggested Eventhing that since that time parture from the has happened the quick de Far East the welcome and meeting with parents in Hawaii Air base in the arrival at Travis California and the homecoming at Swea City has exceeded all expectations accord ing to the Swea City lad Special gratitude was expressed to Secretary Dag Hammarksjold of UN for his part in the release Early freedom for other Americans jeing held as political prisoners in China was predicted Throughout the evening Ralph leer was at the piano The invoca tion was by Lt Col Ambrose Mc Avoy of Dougherty Air Force Reserve Chaplain Earl Hall served as master of ceremonies and led the singing About The Weather Mason City Not so warm Iowa Fair and warm Minnesota Fair warm FAIR Globe Gazette 1 weather data up 3 to 8 Mon day Maximum 83 Minimum 63 At 8 75 Precip Tr YEAR AGO Maximum 82 Minimum AT AVIATION DAY Capt Harold Fischer Swea City speaks at Aviation Day Sunday at the Mason City Municipal Air port At the airport to hear Fischer and to watch and inspect military and civilian aircraft during the day were sone persons Fischer Expects to Attend Iowa State While in Mason City Saturday Capt Harold Fischer revealed that although orders havent been issued yet he expects to be sent to Iowa State College this fall He will enroll as a student in industrial management He also said he had seen and talked with his divorced wife now living in San Antonio and found there was no possibility of He said she plans to be married again soon For the last two weeks Fischer las been on duty in Washington He will shortly go to Maxwell Air Force Base Montgomery for about three weeks and then go on leave Law Requires Solons to Take Pay Increase Doliver Says Hes Complying WASHINGTON Iff Two Iowa members of Dol iver and agains ie latest salary increase for con pressmen but they are requirec y law to accept it The office of the House sergeant atarms which handles Housi unds explained that under this statutory provision no member o Congress may refuse to take his ull legal salary and that all mem sers of the House now are beinj paid the new salary of s ear The same applies to mem bers of the Senate Raise Congress this year boosted the alaries of its members from 00 plus a expense allow nce to the figure effec tive March 1 The expense Uowance was eliminated The in rease thus amounted in effect o Dolliver said when questioned y a reporter that he is comply ng with a law passed by Con ress in accepting the increased ay LeCompte said the additional alary could not be rejected and returned to the treasury adding I thought the proposed raise SAME DATEW4312 was a mistake at the time it was proposed and I voted against it I thought the raise was too large and I was opposed to any raise being effective for the members of the particular session of Con gress which approved the Backed Boost Sen Martin and Reps Jensen and Cunningham voted for the pay boost Other Iowa members of Congress did not vote on the ques tion Some were out of Washington on congressional business at the time Recorded as not voting were Sen Hickenlooper and Reps Hoev en Gross Schwengel and Talle Gross later said he would have voted against the increase while Schwengel said he would have voted for it IOWAN KILLED AUSTIN Tex L Jen sen 20 son of Mr and Mrs Alfred T Jensen Davenport Iowa and a companion from Bergstrom Field here were killed Sunday in an automobile collision I Slater Couple Welcome Russ Farm Chiefs SLATER attractive young Iowa couple Mr and Mrs Richard L Alleman wel comed 12 Soviet agricultural chiefs on their 160 acre farm here Monday Richard Alleman 25 a veteran of the U S Army greeted the head of the Soviet delegation V V Matskevich We certainly want to welcome our Soviet friends and we will answer all their he said The Alleman farm swarmed with newsmen and cameramen Overhead an airplane circled about apparently to get some overhead pictures of the scene Blue Dress Matskevich said to the Alle mans How do you feel about this invasion Mrs Verda Alle man Richards attractive young wife dressed in bright blue dress replied It doesnt bother us Were glad to have Asked Matskevich Arent you afraid they will break down fences If they do you must make them stay and repair He laughed at his own joke The Russians went off with Al leman on a wagon to see the corn A second wagon following behind was loaded with photog raphers Matskevich said I wont be disappointed if it breaks down Im afraid were not going to be able to see the cows for the Old Farm The AHemans occupy a pleas ant old farmhouse which has been remodeled from top to bottom It has three large rooms upstairs and five downstairs The AHemans have two chil dren Bruce 3 and Sherry 1 Richard attended Waldorf Junior College at Forest City Iowa for two years and Iowa State Col lege for one quarter The dozen Russian farm lead ers including some of the out standing agricultural experts of the Soviet Union received an en thusiastic welcome Sunday on their arrival at the Des Moines Municipal Airport Several thousand lowans were out to greet them A sign read Wel come in Russian Youth Held in Davis Case WINTERSET 22yearold itinerant who attempted to elude police was held here Monday for questioning by Sioux City author ities about the July 10 kidnap slaying of Donna Sue Davis 2 Sheriff Rex Rouse said Winterset police took the youth into custody after he ducked and fled when an officer drove by as he got ou of a car in which he had hitch liked a ride He was caught abou wo blocks away Questioning showed the boy vas in Sioux City at the time the girl Sheriff Rouse aid He said he has just been lumming around often sleeping in The young man is somewhat mailer than the man seen fleeing from the Davis yard with he night tho child disappeared Rouse said he is 53 and about 20 pounds but fits the descrip ion in most other He has a white Tslrrt Two lowans Drown in Unsupervised Swimming Places ty The Associated Press Cletus Steines 18 Bellevue farm and Judith Ann Gray 11 3sjceola drowned Sunday in un upervised swimming places Steines son of Mr and Mrs leinhold Steines drowned in Jrush Creek on a farm northeast f Maquoketa Sheriff Lorin Fel erman said Steines who was with group of young people could not wim and drowned when he tepped into a 12foot hole The Gray girl daughter of Mr nd Mrs Roland Gray was swim ming with her two sisters in a xnd on her uncles farm near sceola It is believed she was tricken with cramps Control of Arms Sought Geneva Parley Is Under Way By MAX HARRELSON GENEVA UP President Eisen hower opened the summit confer ence Monday with a sixpoint proposal 01 action aimed at avert ing the dangers of atomic warfare Premier Bulganin in turn proposed an immediate freeze on all foreign troops in European countries as the first step toward a general se curity organization to replace NATO and other regional alliances Western Big Three made their statements first as the sum mit conference opened In quick succession Eisenhower French Premier Faure and British Prime Minister Eden advanced their pro posals for European suilt around a unified Germany They advanced separate ideas as to how Russia could be safeguard ed against the rearmed Germans Then the Soviet Premier made lis opening address to the un precedented conference of the Big Four heads of government He an nounced the Soviet Union has de cided to contribute atomic materi als to the world bank for atoms which President Eisenhower pro posed in 1953 Then he got down jo the question of European secur ity Primary Aim Bulganin agreed to give careful consideration to all Western pro posals but he left no doubt that Russias primary aim in the con it has been for years is to prevent the rearming of Ger many and to bring about the end of the North Atlantic Treaty Or ganization But the tone of his address was mild When he had finished Presi dent chair the spirit shown by all four delegations He said the conference will be a great suc cess if that spirit is sustained Eden also put forward a pro posal that the Big Four seek agree ment on arms ceilings for Ger many and neighboring countries with the four powers joining in a system of control to prevent vio ations Despite the appearance of a co ordinated program by the West t was understood the leaders of he delegation were con cerned about some of the propos als in Faures speech Informed quarters said the United States vould not be bound by points it lad not approved Arms Reduction These included a proposal that arms reductions be controlled in the national budgets and Faures call for inclusion of Germany in general European security or anization Eisenhower disclosed the West vould agree to consider new guar antees for the Soviets if Russia vould go along on Germany reuni ication He called for an end of the dreary exercises of the cold war and urged EastWest negotia ions on a unified Germany Eisenhower laid down a six point program of action aimed at nding the dangers of atomic war ushering in a period of atomic plenty and ringing down iron urtains all over the world He called for a reduction of the worlds burden of costly arma ment and at the same time urged essalion of the subversive activi ies of international Communism Top Priority A cut in the arms burden he aid would and should insure hat part of the savings would flow nto the less developed areas of he world to assist their economic evelopment Unification of Germany should e given top priority by the sum mit meeting Eisenhower said but the problem should be solved with proper safeguards for Russias legitimate security Eisenhower did not make spe cific proposals on European secur ity but stated simply that the United States would be willing to consider additional safeguards if Russia thought she would be threatened by a united Germany Faure suggested the general Eu ropean pact along with a series of Western guarantees   

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