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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 22, 1953, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper HOME EDITION MASON THl NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS N E LG H I O R S VOL LIX Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY APRIL 22 1953 Paper Contifts of Two Ono Allies May Ask for More Sick Prisoners Back Up on Gas Tax Split Reverse Vote on Dividing Road Money DES MOINES to speed up the highway improvement pro gram a prime issue in Iowa for more than a year was still no closer to solution Wednesday than when the 1953 Legislature con vened more than three months ago The present roadblock is due to two primary factors 1 The House has been unable to agree on a gasoline tax r in No SUI Television DES discussion marked by an attack on Iowa State College arid station WOI TV the House Wednesday re fused to put up any state money for a television station of the University of Iowa Earlier the House passed two Senate bills providing funds for building improvements at State Board of Education institutions Both measures go back to the Senate for concurrence in amend ments The first bill went through speedily but the second was high lighted by a debate during which the House turned thumbs down on any television appropriations for the University of Iowa or Iowa State Teachers College crease bill after weeks of man euvering and the equivalent of a full day of debate 2 The Senate has sent to the House for its consideration a bill to submit a 300 million dollar pri mary road bond issue to the voters at the 1954 general election The Senate detoured a gas tax increase plan The halt in House work on the gas tax bill came after the mem bers had backed up on an import tanl decisionthey had made only a few minutes before They first voted 55 to 50 to split the net revenue from a onecentagallon tax increase between primary and secondary roads and city streets After a brief recess for relaxation the House voted 52 to 48 to recon sider the threeway division There immediately followed ef forts to defer action on the meas ure until Wednesday the filing of a call of the House and a suc cessful move to proceed with other business Had the call of the House been carried out every member would have been brought into the chamber regardless of where he or she was In previous discussion of the bill in the House it has been said that the Iowa Farm Bureau a political Jypowerful organization is against any increase petroleum interests trucker organizations contractors cement companies and heavy ma chinery firms are for an increase so long as it goes to primary roads1 only Nuts to Pickpockets BALTIMORE U Roevaughn Woolridge selfstyled greatest pickpocket in theEast showed his talent in police headquarters Tuesday The young Negro lifted the elevator operators pocket of a billfold and replaced it during the short ride up to detective head quarters Police arrested him in a bus station after he was seen loitering and boasting about his deft touch He was charged with being a com mon thief and pickpocket The judge ordered him to leave town Woolridge gave this parting bit of advice to jail guards If you get a big roll in your pocket mix in some peanut shells with the dough That he explained makes it impossible for pickpockets to ply their trade silently W H NICHOLAS Condition of Nicholas Good After Crash W H Nicholas Mason Cit urkey grower was in a Grundy Center hospital Wednesday as a result of injuries received in an auto accident near there Tuesday evening The former lieutenant governor who campaigned for governor j year ago on a good roads platform suffered several fractured ribs a fractured pelvis a dislocated hip and cuts He was reported in goot condition The driver of the other car Hugh Scott of Grundy Center is reported n fair condition He also has a frac tured pflvis and dislocatedhip and n addition internal injuries Riding with Nicholas was Wil ard Archer of Nashua He was re ported in very good condition de spite a fractured leg and cuts Grundy County Sheriff John Vleyer said it appeared Scott had een making a turn off Highway 4 four miles north of Grundy Center when the Nicholas car struck the Scott car from behind Both cars were tipped onto their sides in the crash AMA CHIEF TO TALK DES MOINES president of the American Medical Associa ion Dr Louis H Bauer of Hemp stead N Y has accepted an in vitation to appear as principal speaker at the annual Iowa State Medical Society convention here April 2629 Red Party in U S Changed for Security WASHINGTON UP The US Communist party has revamped its whole organization in order to pro tect its own internal security and avoid detection The process began long before the Subversive Activities Control Board handed down ils ruling early this week that the party is a Mos cowcontrolled fifth column that must register its membership with the Justice Department Court Fight A court fight over the ruling probably will hold up enforcement of the order for at least a year Meanwhile authoritative sources said the party is already burrow ing deep underground A radical change in the partys apparatus began to take effect shortly after 11 top Communist leaders were convicted in New York in 1949 of conspiring to teach violent overthrow of the govern ment Party leaders wore alarmed be cause the trial disclosed that FBI undercover agents had infiltrated the party from top to bottom Then and there they ordered a loyalty purge to weed out all but the tried and proven corps of fanatical Com munists But still they weren sure of the effectiveness of the purge More Leadtrs Nabbed As more and more second string Leaders were rounded up overthe lasttwo years the party went un derground And presumably FBI informants went underground with it FBI Director J Edgar Hoover described the situation recently in testimony before a Senate appro priations subcommittee He said Iris agents have a far more dif ficult task now in keeping up witli the party The party records are now de stroyed no party cards are is sued Their operations have been completely decentralized and many of the district headquarters have jeen abandoned with the groups jeing broken up into groups of ive or less making it more dif ficult to cover their activities THEY FEEL unidentified UN assist with clean socks as he receives a new outfit at Mun san The soldier was among the first exchanged with the Reds at Panmunjom Beside him on the bench are cigarets and candy which were passed out to returning prisoners THREEALARM FIREA threealarm fire 21 fire companies routed an estimated 100 guests from a in Kansas City Mo Wednesday morning There were no deaths or injuries Say Conditions at School for Deaf Shocking DES MOINES MVThe president of the Iowa Association of the Deaf Tuesday night charged the Iowa legislature with indifference to the shocking conditions at the Iowa School for the Deaf Council Bluffs and called for a committee to study the deterioration at t h e school Charles Loughran of Davenport jresident of the association said na prepared statement that in spite of the overwhelming evidence ve have placed before them the owa Legislators have refused to examine the shocking conditions vhich now prevail at Iowa School or the Deaf We solemnly call on the gen eral assembly to halt further vastage andfrustration of young ives The assembly should ap point a committee to study the dreadful deterioration of the once respected school and then report back to the legislators in 1955 The defects listed by Loughran included Dropping of the school from the accredited list by the Nprth Cen tral Association the dropping of certain subjects including regular and vocational training the fact that the school graduates receive only the equivalent of a ninth grade education LOOKING AHEADA UN soldier just released bythe Communists looks intently ahead as he walks to a tent at Panmunjom He is wearing a Red overcoat cap and ten nis shoes Quotes London Clerk as Confessing Wifes Killing LONDON government prosecutor said Wednes day that John Christie had confessed to strangling his wife to put her to sleep and to struggles with three other wom en whose bodies were found in Christies House of Murder on Londons drab Hill Christie 55 a mildman icrcd clerk blinked through his hornedrimmed spectacles as Pro secutor John F Claxton disclosed n a courtroom for the first time Christiesown account of what took place in the apartment whose walls ind floor hid the bodies of four women Hemains of two others still unidentified were unearthed n the garden behind the house Christie is charged with the mur der of the four found in the apart ment He was arrested March 31 n the climax to a man hunt that rivaled search for the dread ack the Ripper Claxlpn said the prisoner con essed killing his wife Ethel on Dec 14 but the three other died in struggles aft er they had picked quarrels with lini The bodies of three other women were walled up in an alcove They were Heclorina MacLennan Kath een Maloney and Rita Nelson all in their midtwenties and well known inNetting Hill nightspots All three bodies showed evidence of sexual intercourse gave this as Christies On Dec 14 I was awakened at about am I sat upand saw hat my wife to be con vulsive I could notbear to sec her so I got a stocking and tied it around her neck to put herto f Cost of Living Up Fractionally WASHINGTON MVThe govern ment reported Wednesday that liv ing costs edged up fractionally be tween midFebruary and mid March This reversed a three month downward trend The Bureau of Labor Statistics said ils consumers price index rose twotenths of one per cent over the month This brought the index to 1136 The index uses average prices of 194749 as a base of 100 The living cost level is present ly only about onehalf of cent off therecord established last November Report 1500 POWs Killed PANMUNJOM Korea Wl The UN Command Wednesday night called for a meeting with Com munist liaison officers Thursday touching off speculation that the Allies might again ask the Reds to return more disabled captives The UN prisoners already freed have told of many sick and injured Americans and other prisoners still in Communist prison stock ades official announcement said only that the meeting was called to discuss matters in connection with the current repatriation oper ations Thursday The session is set for 10 am Thursday 7 Wednesday an hour after the Reds start turning over 14 more Americans and 8G other UN and South Korean pris oners The exchange began Mon day Liberated American soldiers told Wednesday of seeing American war prisoners pushed off a cliff and left there to die during a horrorfilled Korean death march and how others were deliberately bayonetted by Chinese guards in a Red prison camp One said there were so many who died in the camps and on forced inarches he could not guess the number Released Allied war prisoners have told of the deaths of more than 1500 United Nations POWs on forced marches through brutality and neglect in Commu nist prison camps Lie Down and Die I saw a lot of men just lie down and die of dysentery said Sgt Odie Lawley 45yearold reg ular from Medicine Park Okla It was Lawley who also reported seeing prisoners pushed off a cliff Lawley said he saw several men too weak to continue the march pushed over the edge of a ravine or cliff It was asort of cliff he said loo high to jump from even if you were feeling good Lawley and other exchanged Americans heaped up details of Communist atrocities in their first formal interviews in Army hos pitals in Tokyo Cpl Donald K Legay Leomin ster Mass said jumpy Chinese Communist guards jabbed two or Lhree American prisoners with bayonets when they refused to co operate and walked out of a Com munist movie theater Didnt It Legay who was with the 24th Division and was captured Nov 4 1950 said a lotdidnt make it on forced marches to prison The accounts told of men who marchedon frozen feet their battle wounds untended Some of the vic tims were clubbed by their Com munistguards Others layVdown to sleep and simply did not awaken Others died Others of tuberculosis Allied officers refused to com ment on the disclosures nor would they say what effecttheymight have on resumption of It was certain thestories of the returned prisoners coupled with the violent attacks ontheUN by the Red China PeipmgRadip abolished any good which might have resulted from the sick Call Officials for Testimony About The Weather Mason City Considerable cloudi ness Thursday Iowa Partly cloudy and cooler Wednesday night and Thursday Mimmofa Thursday cloudy with showers and cooler GlobeGazelle weather data up to 8 am Wednesday Maximum TG Minimum 43 At 8 am Congressmen Seeking Facts on Atrocities WASHINGTON Sen ate Appropriations Committee sum moned Acting Secretary of Slate Walter Bedell Smith to Capital Hil for a secret report Wednesday on Communist atrocities a g a i n s American war prisoners Chairman Styles Bridges ItIs H called Smith for a private re port Wednesday afternoon Th committee also summond Defens Department officials for an hou later The defense officials were no named but Bridges committee staff was said to be seeking lesti mony by Col James M Hanley In 1951 Hanley duty with the judge advocate generals section the Eighth Army in Korea c h a r g e d the Communists h a c slaughtered 6000 United Nations prisoners News reports the Reds were welshing in not returning all sick and wounded POWs evoked con gressional demands for a delay in truce talks Congressional ire also was aroused by reports of atroci ties against UN prisoners Interest of the Senate Appropria tions Committee in these issues was explained by the fact this is the season for studying money re quests from the executive agen cies including the State and De fense Departments Committee members consider that their re sponsibilities in this field entitle them to go after any information they want involving any agency All Information In calling Smith and defense offi cials Bridges said we want all available information both as to what has happened in the past and what we are doing about it now He said he will try to find out why we are not getting more peo ple out of the Korean Communist prison camps Bridges said the inquiry at least at the outset will be conducted in secret at the administrations re quest and because of concern lest Lhe prisoner exchange agreement be upset by publicity We will hear all lop people in the Defense and State Departments who arc familiar with this ques tion Bridges said Other congressmen shared his concern Bvit the administration advised patience An Army spokesman said no one can really make sound evaluations of the reports until all of the prisoners being ex changed have been released and questioned officially SAME W21W Blick meini eilh hi pmst 21 kovrs Hell Kill My Bill OKLAHOMA CITY Okla As the OklahomaHouse ad vanced to final passage of a bill making the title song of the Broad way musical Oklahoma the official state song one House member complained the be sung Hep CD Wilson of Miami Okla jumped lo hisfeetand said he d prove it could be sung As he opened his mouth to sing Rep George Nigh sponsor of the bill jumped tohis feet andyelled No If he sings it hell kill my bill Wilson satjdown Stote Vs Federal Control Jaft Will Force Vofe on Submerged Lands WASHINGTON Leader Taffc Rd told the Senate Wednesday he will move to force a fest vote afc pm CST on statevsfederal ownership of offshora subrnerged lands Taft aaid he will make a sub ject to debate to lay on table the Anderson DN M i i i i Concessions for Peace substitute providing for federal ad ministration of offshore oil leases The Republican Senate leader predicts a 20vote margin in favor of sidetracking the federal control proposal Opponents did not dis pute this but said their debate will continue on the bill to give states ownership of offshore lands with n their boundaries The Senate has been debating or three weeks a bill backed by he Eisenhower administration to declare the stales have clear title 0 the lands involved Taft said his motion is designec to obtain the first vote on the main vs federal con trol Opponents of the GOPbacked state ownership bill continued to deny the majority leaders charge hat their lengthy speeches consti ute a filibuster Sen Lehman DLibNY said it was an unusual and unjustifiable position to try to choke off debate on a question as vital to the Ameri can people as the education of their young people Seek to Clear Television Jam WASHINGTON Edwin Johnson DColo said Wednes day many US cities will wait five years for television unless Con gress sharply increases funds for processing applications for TV sta ipns He invited his Senate colleagues y letter to join in a drive to give he Federal Communications Com mission an extra instead f the boost now proposed o clear up the TV backlogby the middle of next year The extra money asked by John on would give the FCC 40 addi ional hearing examiners with the iccessary assistants Rosel H Hyde the new FCC hairman told the Senate Com merce Committee Tuesday it would ake the 12 examiners now em tloyed at least five years to clean p the 600 pending cases Since the FCC lifted a fouryear reeze on TV applications last year ohnson said about 1025 applica ions have been filed SEN JOHN COOPER WASHINGTON WVSen Cooper RKy said Wednesday the Eisen hower administration must be pre pared to risk adverse public opin ion and make limited concessions in exchange for real peace with the Communists in Asia Cooper a member of the Senates Armed Services Committee and former delegate to the United Nav tions said in interview Wecannot escape the fact that some placealong the line we will laveto make some concessions Cooper said I hope that if the new adminis ration becomes convinced there is a chancefor a real peace it will have the against adverse public do what s necessaryto be done Cooper and Sen Mansfield D a Foreign Relations Com mittee member said hopes for the unified Korea settlement President Sisenhower has called for had been dimmed by reported failureof the Chinese Communists to return all ill American prisoners ;