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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 23, 1960, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Iditod fer flw Horn MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE Newspaper That Makes All North lowans VOL 91 fui LM wire MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JANUARY 23 Copy of Two QM 19 MacArthur a living I legend Old soldier to be 80 Tuesday Remains active By RICHARD SPONG GlobeGaxette Editorial Research Bureau WASHINGTON Members of General of the Army Douglas MacArthurs World War II staff will dine with their old com mander and serenade him with the barracks ballad he revivi Soldiers Never Die on Tuesday Jan 26 the occa sion of his 80th birthday anni versary On a field where courage was the rule his courage was the dominant feature The words are from the cita tion to Brig Gen Douglas Mac Arthur on receiving the Oak Leaf Cluster to his Distinguished Service Cross in World War I Now as he observes his 80th birthday they speak down the years for one unchallenged trait of this ranking officer of all the branches of U S military serv ice a man whose career in oth er respects has been alive with controversy MacArthurs early Army nick name was Beau Sabreur it c a n be translated as gallant swordsman He was graduated from West Point in 1903 with the highest scholastic average achieved in a quarter of a cen tury For two years he was mil itary aid to President Theodore Roosevelt IN WORLD WAR which he was wounded and gassed Mac Arthur commanded the 42nd Rainbow Division He was suc cessively the youngest brigadier general of his time the young est major general the youngest division commander the young est superintendent of the U S Military Academy and at 50 the youngest officer ever ap pointed Army chief of staff Possibly the most decorated officer in U S history he holds the Congressional Medal of Honor for three Dis JJnguished Service Crosses and seven Silver Stars in addition to many other decorations do mestic and foreign MacArthur was recalled from the retired list he was serv ing as field marshal of the Phil ippine Army by President Roosevelt in July 1941 five months before the attack on Pearl Harbor and made com mander of all the Armed Forces in the Far East There followed Corregidor the escape by sub marine from Bataan eventually the long island hopping cam paign back to the Philippines AFTER RECEIVING the Jap anese surrender he served as virtually an American proconsu in Japan He was supreme com mander of Allied forces in the Pacific and later commander inchief of the United Nation forces there until relieved of his command by President Truman on April 11 1951 For almost 15 years the Gen eral had not set foot on his na tive land For even longer he brilliantly if not always obe diently served two presidents with whom he largely dis agreed In The Riddle of Mac Arthur John Gunther points out that while President Roose velt and the Generalwere in frequent disagreement t h e 3 shared a mutual high regard He had been retained as chie of staff beyond the statutory fouryearterm by Roosevelt order THROUGHOUT World War II according to Gunther Mac Arthur felt that his front wa being starved in favor of othe areas Yet Roosevelt overrulec Admirals Halsey Nimitz K and Leahy to agree with Mac Arthur on recapturing the Phil ippines instead of invading th China coast MacArthurs difficulties with President Truman are too wel known to be rehearsed at thi late date MacArthurs relationship with President Eisenhower his for mer subordinate has been cor dial But he was never able t sell Eisenhower his strategy fo ending the war in Korea a plan which Gen Omar Bradley then chairman of the joint chiefs o staff said would have involvec us in the wrong war at the wrong place at the wrong time and with the wrong enemy GEN JACQUES MASSU DeGaulle removes general PARIS Charles de Gaulle Friday night ordered Facques Massu the controver sial paratroop general dis missed as commander of the Algiers area Massu was leader of the May L3 1958 uprising inAlgeria that led to the end of the Fourth Re public and the return of De raulle to power He recently i a s been restive over De Jaulles reform policies for Al eria and the way De Gaulle jroposes to end the costly FrenchAlgerian war MASSU WILL BE replaced by len Jean Crepin a member of the staff of the Algeria supreme command A communique said Massu will be received by De Gaulle uefore any decision is taken as to his future There was no in dication when De Gaulle would see Massu however De Gaulle moved swiftly to smash the oppositipn elements in Algeria who hold Massu as their hero and who have vowec to fight against De pol icy of selfdetermination for Al geria RIGHTWING SETTLERS rode around Algiers tooting defiam three dots and two dashes on their car horns meaning Al erie Francaise Algeria is French The thought that self determi nation could mean independ ence for Algeria rather than French ownership turned thous ands of settlers against De Gaulle the man they forced into office in the first place by their revolt of May 1958 Massu had been ordered to Paris Tuesday following a news paper interview in which he was quoted as saying the settlers may have picked the wrong man in De Gaulle during their 1958 upheaval PONTIAC DIES INDIANAPOLIS Jo seph Big Bear 78 a Cree In dian whose profile served as model for the Pontiae auto em Nicholas Moofy Murray probably wont make races By WILLIAM EBERLINE DES MOINES UP Chances appear better now han a couple of weeks ago that Republican nominee or U S senator and governor will be named in the June primary election rather than by state convention Of course theres a lot of time left for additional candidates to jump into the fray before the April 2 filing deadline But Republicans close to the scene say they get the im pression that Prof William G Murray Ames and former Speaker of the House William Mooty Grundy Center have about decided not to make the senatorial race And they add that they consider it rather unlikely that ormer Lt Gov William H Nicholas will file for the nomination for governor None of the three has publicly announced his plans All had said previously they were considering running State law provides that the state convention will name the candidates for a state office if none of the aspirants for the nomi nation receives more than per cent of the vote in the pri mary Thus far there are four can didates each in the Republican primary races for the US Sen ate and governorship nomina tions the more candi primary the less Naturally dates in the likelihood there is that any one will capture the required 35 per cent of the total vote WHETHER IT IS good or bad to have the partys choice for state office made by convention depends upon the point of view Many political leaders say a convention choice is more likely to be the right man for the job than the winner in a primary But others argue that nomina tion by convention smacks too much of organization politics and gives the kingmakers too much power Candidates now in the Repub lican race for US senatorial nomination are State Sen Jack Miller Sioux City Rep Ken neth Stringer Davenporr Er nest J Seemann Waterloo and Oliver Reeve Waverly attorney Seeking the partys nomina tion for governor are state Sen Jack Schroeder Davenport Atty Gen Norman Erbe Boone former Rep Robert Carson In dependence and John Knudson Albion farmer MURRAY IS reported to have been advised by his friends to stay out of the senatorial battle this year The people need more time to get dissatisfied with their high property taxes before Murray runs again said one highly placed Republican Mooty is reported to have vir tually made up his mind to run for lieutenant nom ination for which he already had than accede to the urging of his friends that he get into the senatorial con test Others mentioned as possible candidates for nomination to the Senate are Rep Fred Schwen FARMER FINED DES MOINES Donald Scheel 22 a farmer near Cres ton was fined in U S District Court here Friday on a contempt charge growing out of he sale of 24 cattle that should have been listed as assets in his fathers bankruptcy action blem died Friday A Montana native he performed in vaude ville and silent motion pictures SAME gel 1st District from Davenport congressman and Dayton Countryman of Nevada former Iowa attorney general SCWENGELS OFFICE in Washington says he is consider ing the possibility of trying to step up to the Senate and an announcement of his plans is ex pected this week Several Re publican leaders in Iowa how ever say he probably will seek reelection to the US House in stead Republican leaders speculate that if Nicholas tries for the gov ernorship nomination Knudson will drop out Thats what he did in 1958 He backed Nichola during the primary campaign in that year AP Photolax Venetian ELEPHANTS JAM TRAFFIC Some Miami Fia Baileys huge herd shuffle across the motorists had a good excuse for being late to work Causeway from Miami to Miami Beach on their way but chances are the boss wouldnt believe them any from a freight depot to the auditorium The kids en way Elephants part of Ringling Bros Barnum and joyed it at least Many questions stiff unanswered Airliner mystery grows deeper WASHINGTON airlin er plunged into the Gulf of Mex ico Nov 16 Another crashed in North Carolina Jan 6 Together they make one of the most intri c at e mysteries investigators itave ever been asked to solve More pieces of this human jig saw puzzle keep coming in all he time but where the pieces it and the kind of picture they make is still as baffling as ever iere are some of the questions hat havent been answered 1 Were the two crashes in which a total of 76 persons died New hazard to 406 in coal mine COALBROOK South Africa UPI is now getting through to a sealed off area deep in the Clydesdale North Colliery here rescuers said Saturday But water seeping into the diggings presented a new hazard There still was no communica tion with the 406 entombed men A pipe line along which pipe talk could be passed was bro ken in the rock fall that en tombed the men behind a mile thick rubble barrier THE FACT that air was get ting through means that if there are still survivors they are in less danger from gas Rescue teams told newsmen of walking chest deep in water that may be filling the lower workings Maps have been sent down to help rescue workers now trying to work a way around the obstruction through long dis used passageway Some inched their way along the main haul age shaft at a rate of two feet an hour A MASSIVE diamond drilling machine of 13inch bore the fastest in South on the way to Coalbrook It is to be used to sink a hole to improve ventilation and establish com munication with the area where the men were trapped by a rockfall Thursday 6000 feet un derground Union denies Wilson claim that rioting was planned If there were any riots at the Wilson Co packing plants Saturday they were the quietest ones in history Company officials had said Friday night they had re liable information that United Packinghouse Workers Union members planned to riot at strikebound Wilson plants at Cedar Rapids and in Albert Lea Minn But Cedar Rapids police said there had been no demon strations of any kind outside the plant Saturday morning Neither were any incidents reported in Albert Lea The Cedar Rapids plant nor mally doesnt operate its pro duction facilities on Saturdays The manager of the Albert Lea plant sent a telegram to Minnesota Gov Orville Free man Friday night asking that the National Guard be called out The plant manager said the company had been informed United Packinghouse Workers Union members from Mason City Austin and South St Paul planned a riot in Albert Lea Saturday Freeman did not alert the guardsmen Union President Ralph Hel stein of Chicago denied there were any plans for a riot He said the charge was com pletely preposterousand with out basis Helstein however did say he received a telegram from Wilson vice president John Cockrill charging that the union planned the riots Any things possible so we checked with the locals and could find no basis whatsoever for the telegram Helstein said he sent return telegrams to Cockrill and Min nesota and Iowa authorities explaining that no riot was planned or known of I invited Cockrill to give me the sources or the basis of his claims Helstein said and got no answer It looks like some form of impudent insult to me caused by bombs Even this much has not been proved The first plane is at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico Of the sec ond the latest word is that if an explosive made it disinte grate in the air it vas an un common kind not like dyna nite or nitroglycerine cave telltale traces 2 If the Gulf crash was auscd by a bomb was it planted by Robert V c r n o n pears a naturopath and an AP Photofax MRS SPEARS MEETS PRESS r Frances Spears meetingnewsmen at her Dallas Tex home says that a former prison crony of her husband William A Taylor took the place of her husband Dr Robert Spears on the airliner which crashed in the Gulf of Mexico last November Taylor and 41 others were killed Dr Spears now is in custody North Iowa Increasing cloudi ness Saturday night Consid erable cloudiness Sunday Continued cold Lows Satur day night zero to 5 below Highs Sunday mid teens Iowa Increasing cloudiness Sat urday night Considerable cloudiness Sunday with chance of occasional light snow west and central Sun day Not quite so cold west Saturday night Lows 2 above to jB below A little warmer west and central Sunday Highs mid teens to lower 20s Outlook for Monday Partly cloudy continued below nor mal temperatures Minnesota Partly cloudy flur ries continued Sunday 8 to 18 cold Highs GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Saturday Maximum 14 Minimum 2 At 8 a m 2 r Gradual warmup due for Iowa Cold moves out The high pressure system which has chilled Iowa with be low zero temperatures for abou a week appeared to be losing its grip Saturday The Weather Bureau said there should be some moderation in temperatures Saturday in wes tern Iowa as the system move slowly eastward But tempera tures were expected to remain below normal through Monday Saturday morning reading were below zero again Boom reported 12 below Sioux City H below Sibley Council Bluffs am Cedar Rapids 9 below WaterlO and Des Moines 7 below It was relatively warm a Davenport and Mason City which reported lows of only below Saturdays highs were ex pected to be from 10 to 18 de grees above zero Top reading Friday ranged from 6 above a Cedar Rapids and Sioux City to 16 at Davenport Mason Cit had 14 xconvict He was listed as a passenger on the doomed plane which but the FBI found him Vedncsday in Phoenix Ariz 3 Who took Spears place at passenger on the Gulf plane Vas it Wiliiam A Al Taylor pears old pal Did Spears Police chief at Chicago resigns post CHICAGO UPI Police Commissioner Timothy J OCon nor resigned Saturday amid a jallooning scandal of wide spread police thievery that rocked his 10000 man force His resignation was announced 30 minutes after Gov William Stratton at an extraordinary press conference threatened to nvoke his legislative and ad ministrative powers if Mayor Richard J Daley didnt clean up the scandal and clean it up quick OCONNOR SAID he wax quit ing as commissioner because of illness The commissioner 31 years a policeman sat by Daleys side as the mayor reac the resignation to reporters The mayor a Democrat and the governor a Republican both considered the most powerfu men in Illinois in their respec tive parties blasted each other in separate news conferences Strattons was first Pounding a desk he told reporters the po lice scandals had to be cleanec up and that he would use his powers as governor to do it DALEY RED in the face shouted Just let the Governor try to come in here and try to run the city Ill show him hov to run the city No man from Morris or any other place can come in here and tell the people of Chicago how to run this city Stratton is from Morris a small community 50 miles south west of Chicago Well answer the Governor in November Daley shouted referring to the general clec tion Theres been nothing bu inability and fumbling in th Stratton administration Eastern shipyards closed by strike QUINCY Mass on a billion dollars worth of ship three nu clearpowered vessels haltec Saturday as a strike by Bethle hem Steel Co shipbuilders spread along the East Coast More than 17000 workers at nin Bethlehem plants were expects to be affected by the walkout which began Friday at Hoboken NJ and jumped to West Mil ton NY and Quincy Saturday Some 12250 employes alreadj were involved in dispute hypnotize him into taking the lane in his place Spears de nies it But he has long studied lypnotism and his wife Fran ces says she is sure someone could be so hypnotized There is no evidence Baylor was on the plane but he hasnt been seen since the crash 4 Can the North Carolina crash be traced to a suicide bomb Julian A Frank 32 a heavily insured W e s t p o r t Conn lawyer has been an ob ject of suspicion An unproved theory is that Frank committed suicide by exploding a bomb on the plane taking 33 others to death with him 5 If the worst is true was hcre some clandestine link be w e e n these two tragedies There is some evidence that Spears and Frank had met but it is not conclusive Bits and pieces fell into the jigsaw puzzle Friday some seeming to fit and others mere y cluttering the picture IN DALLAS Mrs Spears said icr husband denied to her that ic had sabotaged the Gulf air liner in which 42 died She said she would not have taken the from an insurance poli cy he carried She said she had told Spears this when he made a secret visit to her in Dallas Jan 7 during the period he was presumed to be dead Furthermore she said took out the oneyear insurance policy Sept 2 not just before the Nov 16 airliner crash In Washington it was learned that Spears had electric tape and flashlight batteries along with dynamite blasting caps in his luggage when the FBI picked him up at a Phoenix motelThe finding of the blast ing caps had been reported a couple of days ago Earlier a cache of dynamite had been found at the place where Spears was hiding out in Arizona AT CHARLESTON S C Julian Franks a beau tiful former model was report ed in serious condition in a vatc hospital Her lawyer Carl J Rubino said in New York she had a miscarriage as she was traveling to Florida by train He said itwas caused by harassment which arose from unfounded speculation and irresponsible conjecture about her husbands death At Charlotte N A S Mike Monroney DOkla said that he is sticking by his theory that a suicide bomb caused the Bolivia N C crash He said his information had come from Civil Aeronautics Board probers who have worked all their lives in this field TAX CHARGE DES MOINES H Pugh 63 treasurer of the Smith Electric and Industrial Supply Go Sioux City Friday pleadedno defense to a chargii of evading in federal in come taxes
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