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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 14, 1955, Mason City, Iowa Nofffi Iowas Doily Newspaper far MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE T H I N I W P A P I R THATMAKIS ALL N 0 T H I 0 W A N S N E i G H I 0 R S HOME EDITION VOL LXI Chou in Letter to Fischers ud UnlUd full LMM MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY APRIL 14 1WS ThJj Paper of Two Try Again for Visit SWEA CITY UP Premier Chou Enlai of Red China has written the parents of a captive American flier offering them every possible assistance if the United States relents and allows them to visit their son Mrs Harold Fischer Thursday said she and her husband got the letter Wednesday Their son Capt Harold Fischer a double jet nee was shot down two years ago while on a mission in the Korean War The Swea City farm woman said they will renew their efforts now to get permission from the U S State Department to visit the flier at his prison camp in Red China March Date The letter dated March 12 came In Chinese with an accompanying translation into English by the Chinese Red Cross Fischer said He said he thinks the letter in Chi nese was from Chou Mrs Fischer told the United Press the letter read as follows Your letter of Jan 22 1955 ad dressed to Chou Enlai of the state council of the peoples republic of China has been duly received In view of the earnest wishes you have expressed of coming to China to see your son Harold DES MOINES skies Fischer we would like to give you marked Iowas weather Thursday President Advocates Membership in World Trade Group AUGUSTA Ga Eisenhower Thursday asked Congress to advance the struggle against Communist domination by approving United States membership in a new 34nation organization on world trade In a special message to the lawmakers from his v a c a t i o n headquarters here the President declared refusal to approve would in the long run play directly into the hands of the I believe the national interest requires that we join with other countries of the free world in dealing our trade problems on a co AP Wirephoto THE DRIVER WALKED AWAYThe driver of this car Walter Boes 62 Dayton Ohio was only scratched when the machine crashed into a huge milk truck Wednesday after noon Boes was ticketed for running a red light The truck driver was uninjured Sky Clearing Over State every possible assistance Would you please let us know when you plan on coming to China so that we may be able to make the necessary arrangements for you With our best regards Chou Make Offer Dag Hammarskjold secretary general of the United Nations re vealed after a visit to China that the Communists had offered to per mit the parents of American air men imprisoned there to visit the fliers Hammarskjold made the trip in an attempt to obtain the release of the airmen Mrs Fischer said she will send copies of the letter from Chou to the State Department and the Air Force Then they will realize the Bed China invitation is sincere and that we would be able to go in and she said The state department has reject ed the visitation plan because of its propaganda aspects and be cause the United States has no diplomatic relations with Red China and cannot guarantee the of the parents Mrs Fischer said she and her husband believe there is a big possibility their son will be re leased from prison if they are al lowed to make the trip Three The Fischers received three let ters from their son at the same time the letter from the premier arrived Mrs Fischer said Harold wrote he had been given no indication he would be released soon He asked them to send him some col lege texts on mathematics and other subjects so he could study following a period of heavy mois ture throughout much of the state Rainfall reported to the Weather Bureau in the 24 hours ended at Thursday ranged up to nearly two inches at Lamoni Pre cipitation measurements included Lamoni inches Ottumwa 22 Montezuma Hubbard Mason City 15 Des Moines 64 Cedar Rapids 44 Burlington 21 Davenport 37 Dubuque 45 Iowa high temperatures Wednes day afternoon ranged from 53 at Lamoni to 69 at Davenport SEN AJtTMUR WATKINI NOT FAILURE Sen Watkins Defends Refugee Policy WASHINGTON LPrSen Watkins RUtah defended Thursday the State Departments administration of the refugee immigration program against Edward Corsis charge it has been a scandalous failure Watkins steered the 1953 refugee act through the Senate and is a member of a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee which has called Corsi for closeddoor questioning in inquiry into operation of the law The subcommittee quickly swung into an investigation late Wednes day amid a continuing furor over Secretary of State Dulles dismis sal of Corsi as a special adviser on refugee problems Watkins said that while the pro along with Lyle Cameron Lincoln a fellow captive Mrs Fischer said her sons let ter sounded rather Bandit Gets Gas in Atlantic Holdup ATLANTIC armed bandit tscaped with a tankful of gas and about in cash from the Modern Truck Stop on Highway 6 west of here early Thursday Charles Scott attendant at the truck stop told police a car drove op about and the driver nsked him to fill up the gas tank When he told the man the amount of the bill Scott said the man drew revolver and told him to open the cash register iff About The Weather Mason City Fair pleasant Jowa Fair and mild Minnesota Clearing cool Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Thurs day Maximum Minimum At 8 Prec 56 45 45 27 YEAR AGO Maximum 79 Minimum 47 gram has been moving more slow ly than he would like I think that under all the circumstances they have done a good Was Satisfied He also said in an interview that he was satisfied that the slow ness in admitting refugees to this country under the program is not due to any desire by State De partment officials to avoid carry ing out the law The Italianborn Corsi a promi nent New York Republican de clared after his dismissal that an intolerant minority in Congress and the State Department had sabotaged the program It was de signed to bring up to refu gees and other nonquota immi grants to this country by the end of next year Corsi named Rep Walter D who had accused him of past associations with groups later list ed as Communist fronts and R W Scott McLeod State Department security chief who isadministrator of the program Two The judiciary subcommittee headed by Sen Langer questioned McLeod about the op eration of the program for over two hours Wednesday at a closed door session Langer said McLeod probably would be questioned further late Thursday after the subcommittee has heard from Corsi He said Gen J M Swing commissioner of the Immigration Service also has been called to testify Well probably have open hear ings Langer told news men Were going to try desper ately to clean the wholn thine up this Merchandise Small Coins Taken in Breakins at Rudd RUDD The First State Bank and the Rudd Implement store were broken into early Thursday morning and some small change and other items were taken Sher iff B F Atherton Charles City was called to investigate Entrance to the bank was gained by breaking a rear window One safe was broken into and a few pennies taken Some defense bonds were scattered over the floor but none taken A larger safe in the bank could not be broken into Leo Stone is manager of the ank which is a branch of the First State Bank Nora Springs He com mutes daily from Nora Springs At the Rudd Implement store owned by Fred Ehlebracht the loot Austria Russ Jn Agreement on New Treaty 5Power Meeting Request Expected MOSCOW UPAustria and the Soviet Union Thursday concluded an agreement on conditions for an Austrian state treaty Both govern ments prepared to issue an imme diate call for a fivepower confer ence to sell it to the West It was one of the most signifi cant breaks in the diplomatic log iam of the cold war Small Print But the Western powers which must agree before any Austrian reaty is signed waited cautiously or a look at the small print be ore hoping for a final agreement The five powers envisioned at FAIR SHARE FOR ALL Ike Asks Study on Serum Distribution AUGUSTA Ga Eisenhower Thursday directed an immediate federal study to assure fair distribution of the Salk polio vaccine to all sections of the country and segments of the population The President directed Mrs Oveta Culp Hobby secretary of education and welfare to make the survey then report back to him on senhower said operative the Chief Execu tive said He urged Congress to enact leg islation authorizing U S member ship in the new trade unit known formally as the Organization for Trade Cooperation An agreement for creation of OTC was signed at Geneva last March 21 In is an outgrowth of an existing international trade setup produced by the General Agree ment on Trade and as Gatt Active Interest In calling for U S membership in the new OTC organization Ei the best ways and means of assuring that every section of the nation receives a fair proportional share of the The accent for the time being will be on voluntary methods of I believe the reasons for United States membership are over whelming We would thus demon assuring fair distribution White House Press Secretary James C strate to the free world our active Hagerty did not know what steps might be taken along nonvoluntary lines should such a plan become necessary Hagerty said that Mrs Hobby was conferring with medical offi cers of the federal government about the distribution program and would confer later with representa tives of the medical profession and the pharmaceutical industry These discussions will be along two said Hagerty One to make plans to see that channels of distribution of the vaccine are kept open second to see that equal opportunity of treatment is given to every section of the coun included a large TV set four drills two electric saws and a sledge he possible conference on an Aus trian state treaty would be the Jnited States Russia Britain and Austria It was understood the German uestion would be excluded from he conference agenda Accept Call Details of the agreement were eing tightly guarded pending the ssuance of a communique Bu autious speculation in diplomatic ircles was that the Soviet position would be such that the West most likely could accept the fivepower conference call Final negotiations between the Austrian and Soviet delegations were held in the official residence of Soviet Foreign Minister V M Molotov Negotiations drew to a close on the same clockwork schedule that has characterized them through out with much evidence pointing toward a conciliatory Soviet attitude Fair Share He added that within the vaccine supply available the President wanted to be sure that each child requiring the medicine gets his fair Hagerty was unable to estimate the present national supply At the nations capital two House members said that if any sign of Jonas Salk Gets Annual Criss Award ROCHESTER Jonas E Salk of the University of Pitts burgh developer of the polio vac cine now so much in the news was announced Wednesday night as winner of the Dr C C Criss Mutual of Omaha memorial award The citation announced by Dr Charles W Mayo chairman of the board of judges which considered some 400 nominations for the award carries with it a gold medal and a taxexempt cash prize of largest of its kind a black market in the vaccine dein the United Michigan State College to Become University LANSING M f c h WMichigan State College the little cow col lege that grew to be eighth largest in the nation and send a football team to the Rose Bowl will be come Michigan State University on July 1 By a smashing 232 vote the Senate of the State Legis hammer lature joined the House Wednesday in approving the namechange New Hartford Man Killed in Crash CEDAR FALLS Ever hart 64 New Hartford was in jured fatally Wednesday in an automobile accident west of here He was a passenger in a car driv en by Jack Stevens 47 New Hart ford who escaped serious injury Boys Argue Over Coke One Shot Hospitalized BURLINGTON UP Dudley Spooner 16 Burlington Thursday was reported in good condition at a hospital with a bullet wound re ceived in an argument with his smaller brother Police said Clif ord Spooner 11 accidentally shot us older brother with a 22 cali er rifle in an argument about oaning Dudley money for a coke velops in this country Congress should be prepared to crack down This view was expressed in sepa rate interviews by Reps Abraham J Mutter DNY and Barratt OHara both members of he H o u s e Banking Committee which has jurisdiction over price control and rationing legislation A public health spokesman said there might be isolated complaints of black marketing but ethical drug makers could deal with them by withholding supplies from the offenders Secretary of State John Foster Dulles planned a meeting Thurs day with Basil OConnor president of the National Foundation For In fantile Paralysis to discuss Eisenj to the world the benefit of U S knowledge about the antipolio vac cine interest in the promotion of trade among the free nations We would demonstrate our de sire to deal with matters of trade in the same cooperative way we do with military matters in such regional pacts as the North At lantic Treaty Organization and with financial matters in the In ternational Monetary Fund and in the International Bank for Recon struction and Development We would thus cooperate fur ther with the free world in the struggle against Communist domi nation to the greater security and prosperity of Eisenhowers message went to Congress as he awaited the arrival here of Sen George chair man of the Senate Foreign Rela tions Committee Social Meeting James C Hagerty White House press secretary said the meeting would be purely social and that the Chief Executive plans to in troduce George to a few friends But the session does provide an Last years winner was W Earl Hall editor of the Mason City GlobeGazette for his work in the field of traffic safety The year before it was Dr Howard Rusk renowned rehabilitation authority and in 1952 the first year of the award the winners were Drs Philip Hench and Edward C Ken dall developers of cortisone Criss Memorial j The Criss award was set up in 1951 by V J Skutt president ofj Mutual of Omaha worlds largest company in the field of health anc safety as a memorial to Dr C C riss founder and longtime presi dent of the company Dr Criss was a native of Sac County Iowa In a statement which accom If A German guided missile expert who worked on the V2s which blasted London Ru dolph Minning 40 is shown in Los Angeles after gaining citizenship He is now with the guided missile division of the Firestone Company in South Gate Calif Two days after VE day he was contacted by in telligence officers and expressed willingness to come to the and help on guided missiles House Votes Crack Down on Tax Evaders Penalties Would Be Imposed DES MOINES UP The House approved Thursday without a vote o spare a bill to crack down iharply against state income tax iolators The bill went to the Senate after a lengthy debate by a vote of 3543 The measure would impose fi lancial penalties similar to those used against federal income tax vaders But if an evader came in voluntarily and disclosed his 1J11A O the re of panied the announcemcnt of Dr Copy of Report Salk as this years Criss award winner Dr Mayo head Dulles also requested from theof the famous Foundation a copy of this weeksjclinic here ob history making report by Dr served that the Thomas Francis Jr on the effecPittsburg h iveness of the vaccine The State scientists vac Department will send copies of thecine for polio report to the 75 foreign countries with which the United States main ains diplomatic relations includ ng Russia and to the World Health Organization Dulles also announced he will confer with other federal agencies on how far the United States can o in making the vaccine itself available for export may well be the g r e a t e st contribution to SALK News in Brief WASHINGTON Arguments to the Supreme Court on the school segregation cases ended Thursday on a cry by counsel that Negro children are entitled to their constitutional rights without de lay Thurgood Marshall chief attorney for Negroes pleaded to the court that it fix a deadline for ending segregation Marshall specifi cally asked the Supreme Court to set September 1955 as the dead line with September 1956 as an alternative REGENSBURG Germany Czech students crashlanded a stolen sports plane in a field near here Thursday and asked for political asylum German police identified the two as Karel Kucera 20 and Zdanek Nachmilner 19 HUNTSVTLLE Tex WVA11 units of the Texas state prison system were alerted for any chain reaction Thursday to a revolt by 52 real tough striking for a third meal a day The hardcase isolation unit prisoners wearily stayed in an enclosed exercise yard refusing to return to their cells CHICAGO Internal Revenue Bureau received from conscience stricken taxpayer Thursday on an overdue tax bill more than If I still cant sleep J will send you the he write medicine in our Board of Judges Serving with the head of the Mayo Clinic on the board of judges are the following Henry Ford II president of the Ford Motor Co DeWitt Wallace editor of Read ers Digest Harold Lioyd Hollywood pro ducer Irene Dunne film star Dr Leonard A Scheele Surgeon General Public Health Serv ice Dr Thomas Psrran University of Pittsburgh Ned Dearborn National Safety Council William L Laurence New York Times science editor Dr Elmer Hess PrcsidentElect American Medical Assn Gen James H Doolittle Shell Oil Co Don radio and TV7 Duke P Kahanamoku Honolulu sheriff Paul Martin Canadas minister of health Last years award was formally to the Mason City editor y Dr Mayo nt a meeting of the managing board of the National opportunity for Eisenhower and deficiencies the penalties would be George to review the international situation including problems in the Formosa area The President has a high regard for George and recently praised him for cooperation in the foreign policy field The United States has partici pated in the old trade agreemen since it was set up in 1947 to stim ulate trade among the signator nations Congressional approva was not required However the Randall Commission appointed bv Eisenhower to consider internation al trade problems recommendec that congressional sanction be ob tained to give U S participation a more permanent status Iowa City to Get Industry IOWA CITY LtProcter Gam ble Thursday announced it would build a multimillion dollar plant here for production of its complete line of drug products The factory is scheduled for com pletion by the fall of 1956 It will employ initially about 200 persons about 165 of whom will be local residents it was said Procter Gamble was host a week ago in Cincinnati to a group of leading Iowa City businessmen and Gov Leo Hoegh The new factory will concentrate on production of expanding line of shampoos home permai ncnts and dentifrices It will be the first plant outside its home city of Cincinnati to manufacture its complete line of drug products WorhTWaT I Army Chief Dies at 90 If A i w WASHINGTON PeytonIColburn Dietz Dillon Edging C March World War I Army chiefton Gray Hcndrix McReynolds of staff died Wednesday at the waived Unlike federal law however the bill does not provide for prison terms for state income tax evaders Loop Holes Rep Oppedahl R who handled the bill said it would plug a lot of loop holes and that it wouldnt hurt the honest tax Rep Watson ar gues that the penalties were too The bill would fix these penal ties 1 For failure to file a state in come tax return on time a pen alty of not less than a month or S50 in the aggregate 2 For willful failure to file a re turn a penalty of 50 per cent of the tax due 3 For willful filing of a return with intent to evade the tax 50 per cent of the tax due and not less than S100 Rep Watson said I fear for he little fellows who dont know low to keep records properly Maybe they have a little larceny in their hearts But I dont be ieve the taxpayer should be jenalized if he guesses a little in his own Voted Against Those who voted against the bill vere Ballhagen B I o e d e 1 Breaken ridge Briles Carlsen Chalupa Chambers Christophel Conn Cornick Duffy Falvey reed Frommelt Goodc Hadden Hageclorn Hinchcliffe Holdsworth Johnson Klein Kucst er Loss McCoy Morris Nelson of McGregor Norland Owen Pat rick Pendleton Peterson Pirn Pollock Steers Stevens Swishcr Tale Van Zwol Watson Wells and Whitney Those uho were absent were Armys Walter Reed Hospital He was 90 last Dec 27 The aging gen eral had been ill for some time at the hospital Safety Council in connection with the annual Safety Congress In other years the ceremony has been in connection with a conven tion of the American Medical So ciety This year most likely it will be timed for a gathering of the nations leaders in the crusade against polio Novak Petruccelli and Wilson SAME DATfm414t Blick 24 ;