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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 28, 1953, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper HOME EDITION MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALl NORTH fOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LIX Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wives Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY 1DWA TUESDAY APRIL 28 1753 This Paper Consists or Two Ono House Clears Way for Sewer at Lake U S Drops Criminal Action in Oil Suits But Way Clear to ReInstate It in Future WASHINGTON govern ment Tuesday formally dropped a criminal anti trust proceeding against major oil companies but left the way open to reinstate it later if it decides that should be done Leonard J Emmerglick a spe cial assistant to Attorney General Brownell moved in U S District Court to drop the proceeding which was begun during the administra tion offormer President Truman Emmerglick said Brownell wanted to make it clear that a criminal proceeding would be started anew if by facts developed in a civil antitrust pro ceeding against five big compa nies Grant Motion Judge James R Kirkland granted Emmerglicks motion to nullify all actions taken in the criminal antitrust case These in cluded the quashing of subpoenas which had been issued for the pro duction of many thousand docu ments and the discharging of a grand jury which had been impan elled to consider the case Judge Kirkland called the gov ernments decision to substitute civil action against five major companies for the criminal pro ceedings a wise judicious and patriotic move Control Prices The criminal action involved charges of a worldwide under standing by major domestic and foreign companies to control oil distribution and prices Pressing of the casewas held up during the Truman administra tion when questions arose as to whether it might bring out infor mation damaging to national se curity Preliminary to dropping the criminal case the Jutsice Depart ment last week filed a civil anti trust suit against Standard Oil Co of New York Standard Oil Co of California SoconyVacuum Oil Co Inc The Texas Co and The Gulf Oil Corq Explosion Kills 11 US Sailors GUANTANAMO Cuba boiler room explosion aboard the US aircraft carrier Bcnnington about 50 miles offshore from this naval base caused the death of 11 members of the crew The US naval base authorities here said four other persons aboard the Bennington were injured in the explosion Monday while the flattop was engaged in maneuvers between Guantanamo and Puerto Rico Naval authorities refused to iden tify the men who were killed in the blast until next of kin have been notified The Navy said the ship was navigating at alow rate of speed at the time of the explosion The 27100ton ship took part in the first carrier attack on Japan in 1945 and furnished air cover for troops during the invasion of Iwo Jima FINNS RELEASED HELSINKI Finland Ufl Tvro Finns pardoned under the Soviet Unions recent amnesty were handed over to the Finnish au thorities Monday at Vainakkala on the USSR border AH About The Weather Mason City Considerable cloudi ness with showers and thunder storms Showers and occasional thunderstorms Tuesday night and Wednesday Minnesota Mostly cloudy showers developing extreme south GlobeGazelte weather data up to 3 a m Tuesday Maximum 51 Minimum 39 At 8 a m 44 Precipitation 03 YEAR AGO Maximum 84 Minimum 44 POW SOFTBALL PLAYERS REDS prisoners of war are members the second place softball team in the POW intercamp Olympics sponsored by the Chinese Peoples Volunteers in North Korea according to the Communists 35 Freed American POWs Start Journey to America TOKYO Jubi lant American soldiers freed from Communist prison camps look off for Honolulu California and home Tuesday in Ihe first flight of the Armys Freedom Airlift They are due in Honolulu Tues day afternoon and at Travis Air Base California Wednesday Then they will be sped by plane to their homes in 21 states Eight of the boys who came back were on all were homeward bound from the horrors of the Communist hellcamps in which thousands of their com rades perished Another planeload will follow them over the broad Pacific Wednesday weather permitting and others will leave here on suc ceeding days It is hoped that all 149 Ameri cans freed in the exchange of sick and wounded prisoners be ablex to make the trip The GIs on the flight back over the Pacific were under the care of a crew of hospitalcorps men and four of them a luscious wolfwhistle blond The wolf whistles slaked when he boys saw her at the planeside here There were no doctors on the that the GIs have made an amazing comeback since they were freed in Korea last week None were needed an Air Force officer said They took off at am Tues day EDT from Tokyo Interna 1829 Vote in City Election Polls Open to 8 on Manager Plan Less than 2000 voles had been cast in Mason City at 2 oclock Tuesday in the special election seeking to restore the city manager torm of government The 1829 votes compared with 4358 cast at approximately the same hour in the vole Nov 2 1948 when the sanie proposition last was presented to the voters A presi dential election da y the voters turned down the proposal 3038 3880 Therewere 10729 votes cast in Mason City that day The city inanager plan in byMason City in 1927 arid voted out in 1944 by a majority of 135 votes The polls will remain open until 8 pm The voting places and Ihe num ber of voles cast in each at ap proximately 2 pm were as fol lows First precinct first ward School Administration Building 168 sec ond precinct first ward Water Works 225 First precinct second Ward Courthouse 315 second precinct second ward McKinley School 164 First precinct third ward City HalKbasement 389 second pre cinct third Roosevelt Ele mentary School 159 First precinct fourth ward S R garage 313 second pre inct fourth ward Madison School 96 RENEWS LEASE DES MOINES State Executive Council has renewed the state lease on an armory building at Ida Grove tional Airport under a bcaling hot bright sun in an immense C97 transport plane military version of the Boeing Stratocruiser on the 13hour flight to Honolulu They wore new uniforms with Eisenhower jackets and the in signia of their old outfils were Mck on their sleeves They will be followed in succeed ing days by 114 of their comrades released with them under the agreement with the Communists or exchange o sick and wounded Korean war prisoners Army bauds blared in front of the two hospitals in which the GIs had gone through final processing as they came out and piled into ambulances for the ride through the streets of Tokyo FIRST and Mrs Eisenhower llc compamed by Rudolf Bing general manager of the Metropolitan Opera company enter the Capital the ater in Washingtonwhere they listened to the Washing ton opening of the opera La Bohcme Reds Back Peace Pact MOSCOW WVThe Soviet gov ernment again has indorsed the Communistsponsored proposal for a peace pact by the Big Five United States the So viet Union Communist China Britain and France The latest Russian nudge for such a peace the Soviet Union has urged re peatcdly at meetings of the United Nations voiced by Foreign Minister V M Mololov in a message sent Monday to the meeting in Paris of the Sovietsup ported Congress of the Peoples in Defense of Peace There was no immediate com mcnt from the State Departmcn in Washington on the Molptov mes sage Schedule Vote on Tidelands for May 5 Act After Threat of Long Sessions WASHINGTON Senate agreed Tuesday to bring the bitter ly fought submerged oil hinds bill to a vole at 2 pm Tuesday May 5 Foes of the measure who have been conducting a filibustertype fight against it proposed this when confronted with a threat from Re publican Leader Taft of Ohio that he Senate would be kept in contin uous session until there was a vote Getting Cots Ready Capitol employes were already getting cots ready to put in Senate antechambers when Sen Ander son quarterbacking the opposition to the bill offered the agreement for a vote on May 5 It was the 20th day of debate on the measure Taft promptly accepted Ander sons offer andthe Senate by unan imous consent placed a time limit on debateon the bill and all amend ments to it Under Andersons proposal any amendments not discussed by the agreed voting hour would be left stranded Night and Day Earlier Taft had announced that he would insist on continuous day and night sessions unless oppo nents of the bill agreed to a defi nite time for a final vote He told reporters he had1 ar ranged for two Republicans to be on the floor at all times and that the Senate minority leader Lyndon B Johnson was to have at least one Democratic senator on the floor all through the riighl The bill has been under debate 20 days Opponents took a 56 to 23 defeat Monday on the first test vote The test of strength came on a Tail motion late Monday to lay on the table and thereby kill a federal control substitute by Sen Anderson DNM to which had een added the oil for education amendment of Sen Hill Thirtyeight Republicans and 18 Democrats voted to kill the An dersonHill proposal Against them were 25 Democrats 7 Republicans and 1 Independent The combined AndersonHill sub stitute would have retained off shore lands under federal control provided for a system of federal revenues to national defense and a system of federal aid to state school systems llthHour Appeal Anderson made an lUhiiour ap peal to the Senate not to over ride theSupreme Court Then showing the strain of the long dc bale in which he had been a lead er he was forced to leave the Senate chamber for rest and medi cal attention Taft in his first speech of the debate said the Supreme Court was wrong in declaring that the federal government had paramoun rights in the lands beyond lowwa ter mark on the coast Congress he suggested has the right to reverse the court to cor rcct an injustice especially af ter the Supreme Court has re versed the Supreme Court First Amendment Immediately after the first vole Sen Douglas DII1 proposed the first of what he said would be amendmcnt after amendment to try to limit and reduce the pos sible damage of the state owner ship bill Tafl said he understood Doug las had 15 The first Douglas amendment ending when the Senate quit for the night at p m called for limiting state ownership to three mites offshore in all cases and for a system of federal administra tion in the lands of the continental shelf beyond the threemile limit BRUIN GETS THE a bear sprawls disconsolately in the county hoosegow at Forest Lake Minn while waitingfor his owner to bail him out Spike escaped from his ownerstruck and was later captured by police UN Gets Tough Allies Threaten to End Armistice Talks PANMUNJOM Korea United Nations told the Communist truce team Tuesday to start talking business or face another rupture in armistice negotiations Ltf Gen William K Harrison senior UN delegate gav the warning to Northi Koreansenior delegate Gen Nam I at a fruitless 39minute ing herethird of the resumed LJ n truce talks Weight Reducing Pills Kill Girl The sticking point still was the disposition of the 50000 Commu nist prisoners who refuse to go back to their Redrilled homelands It was indicated Harrison was trying to speed things up Most ob servers believe the Communists really want an armistice this time They suggest that the Ileds first may nominate India as a neutral to take charge of Communist pris oners who refuse to go home and that Ihe UN will agree Then they expect the Communists to accept the UN stand that the prisoners must remain in Korea until their future has been decided The Communists spent nearly the entire 39minutes of Tuesdays session rehashing the UN already had the disposition of the prisoner is sue Harrison got tough at the outset He reminded the Communists they themselves had urged resumption of armistice negotiations It was our hope that we might be able to agree on a reasonable and honorable armistice which would protect the human rights o thc prisoners of war that caused us to consent to resume meetings Harrison said We do not intend to become in volved in protracled and useless arguments From your experience in previous negotiations with us you should be well aware that we mean what we say DES MOINES Wai er Anderson of Polk County saic Tuesday he had signed a certifi catc the cause o death of Su Carol McFaddcn 20 of Newton as accidental digitalis poisoning The coroner summoned a new conference to give out this infor mation He said that he had found som tablets in the DCS Moines apart ment of the young woman anc Ihcsc Dr Anderson added con tained a combination of thyroid compoundanddigitalis Dr Anderson said thai he hac found that the tablets taken fo weight reducing purposes ha been prescribed for Miss McFad den by Dr H C Dennis a New ton osteopath Only Air Action in Korean War SEOUL planes fron Task Force 77 bombed targets i Eastern Korea Tuesday to provit virtually the only action in In Korean War Gusty winds and grey skic grounded almost all landbase planes SAME Black means ranio death ia past 21 Communists Continue Drive on Laos Loyal Capital HANOI Indochina Com munisWcd Vielminh captured the mountain post of Pakscng 42 miles northeast of Luangprabang as in vasion columnscontinued Tuesday to press upon Laos loyal capital from the north and east A French army spokesman an nounced the fall of Pakseng The invading troops Monday night were reported within 25miles of Luang prabang on the cast and one un officialreport said advance Vict minh units were within 12 miles on the north The exact position of the Viet minh was difficult to determine The invaders were filtering single file through dense jungle toward the ring of mountains surrounding the town which lies in a palm lined valley along the Medong River The French continued lo rush men and supplies into Luangpra bang Tuesday night by airlift while bombers and fighters hit the en emy wherever troop concentr lions were spotted French and Laotian soldiers du trenches and constructed barbc wire entanglements around th little town of 6000 hercdilar home of aged ailing King Sis vang Vong A French major reported advance units of the invaders ar within 12 miles of the town on th north while on the east large forces had advanced to within 2 miles The Vielminh radio broadcast resislance government is fo lowing the Red Army into Laos The Red command was reporte also building up its forces circlin the Plaine d e s Jarres 70 mile southeast of Luangprabang wher French and Laotian forces hav thrown up strong defenses in th hope of bringing the Vietminh t a showdown battle on ground their own choosing Compulsory Pension Plan Also Passed Clear Lake Bill Goes to Governor Passage of an appropria ion bill for the Slate Conservation Commission by the Legislature uesday clears the way for the con traction of a million Clear ake Sanitary Sewer System The Iowa House agreed with the enate Tuesday noon to provide he needed to supplement V local bond issue for building the system The billnow oes to the governor Not Earmarked The measure calls for a total appropriation The amount for Clear Lake is not spe cifically earmarked The only project for which money would be earmarked under the bill or algae control work on the wa crs of Storm Lake The remainder of the money in he bill is for improvement of state akes and streams The original bill proposed ear narking the Under that ill have jgpne to ear Lake and funds would have 3cen supplied for seven other spe projects including for ake Ma n a w a near Council Bluffs f Must Be Approved Under the bill as sent to the governor some of the money could 3e spent on Lake Manawa and on he Clear Lake sewer system but these projects would have to be approved first by the Conservation Commission and the Interim Coni mittee Passage of the bUl in the House several limes seemed practically impossible First the House bill died in the siftingcommittee and efforts by Rep W H Tate of MaT son City to call had to be abandoned in thefaceibf vigorous opposition The Senate thenincluded the in its appropriation bill jut when thi reached the House it was1 amended to elimt nale the amount It then went back to the money was restored and the bill again messaged to the House Knudson Speaks During debate before final pas sage in the almost un precedented sight was seen of a Senator Sen Hcriiian M Knud son Clear Lake and a lobbyist E B Still man Clear Lake attorney for the sewer district trustees speaking on the floor of the House in favor of the measure Passage of the bill was seen as a victory also for members of the Association for the Preservation of Clear Lake who have worked con sistently for the sewer district for a number of years In other legislature action the House got itself out of a complex parliamentary tangle Tuesday by authorizing two members to change their voles so as 16 make it legally clear that the House ap proved a bill to make a supple menlary public employe pension system compulsory The bill now goes to the governor Mason City Vote This makes a vote by son City teachers on discontinuing the local pension plan scheduled Cor Tuesday alternoon a mere for mality Under the measure passed by the legislature all local systems will now be illegal On Monday the House voted 54 44 to dropits insistence that the system be made voluntary for the public employes The House then passed the bill 6728 Under the rules it would take 55 affirmative votes to agree with the Senate to make lie system compulsory However at the time of the vote Speaker William S Lynes had ruled the House vote was suffici ent When his ruling was chal lenged Tuesday the House upheld him Then Reps Ernest Palmer Jr Ft Madison and Joe Watson In dianola changed theirMonday votes from no to yes This gave a 5642 vote on House agreement to make the plan Compulsory This completed legislative action on the measure and it was sentio the governor LOAN APPROVED WASHINGTON WtA loan to Simpson College of Indian 6la la for a dormitory has been approved by theJSousing and Home Finance X ;