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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 10, 1953, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the CITY GLOBEGAZETTE Atsociated Prew and United Prei Full WlrM TNI NIWSFAFtR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION Ccats Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY AUGUST 10 1953 One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor Is McCarthyism Good or Bad who see all things in whites and blacks with no in between grays experience no trouble whatever in appraising Wisconsins fiery Senator Joe Mc Carthy or the brand of investiga tion to he has given his name Its either good or its bad period But that evaluation isnt so easily or dogmatically arrived at by the average American There are plusses and minuses to be weighed against each other While the Sen ators methods often leave much to be desired so also do the behavior and the character of those at the receiving end of his inquisitorial barbs Not so long ago the Wall Street Journal which by the way isnt nearly the spokesman for en trenched wealth that its name might imply took occasion in an editorial to express these senti ments about the Wisconsin law maker It so happens that we do not think Senator McCarthy is always right Nor do we believe him to be always wrong bold and brash as he may always be We do not agree with some of his admirers that he is the main guardian of the Bill of Rights Nor do we believe he burns it every day before breakfast just to keep his hand in We do believe the vast majority the American people know all this too Hes Had His Elsewhere in the editorial the Journals editorial directed atten tion to the several setbacks that have been experienced by him in recent weeks the firing of his handpicked investigator Doctor Matthews for instance The retreats and rebuffs show that he is not nearly so dangerous nor so powerful as his enemies make him out to be the writer pointed out Certainly no chair man of a Senate subcommittee who cannot lowo POWs Report Red Plans to Set Off U S Revolt This Paper Consuls o Two No 2tt while in Red prison camps to spark Communist revolution in the United States in about fou at least 124 UJ behind at their own re quest for special training Infiltrated POWS Others of these spies and would be revolutionary leaders they said have infiltrated among war pris oners now being readied for return home to the United States American authorities took thes reports seriously enough to plan trained counterspies among the re leased prisoners in an attempt t weed out the Yanks who have gon Red The disclosure came as the Com munists stepped up the number o U S prisoners being released The Reds unexepectedly freed 125 Americans largest number for any single announ cing that only 100 would be re turned in Mondays phase of Oper ation Big Switch Among the returnees were five lowans several of which reportec on the Red scheme to infiltrate America Three of the latest returning lowans told how the Reds had in eluded Communist indoctrinated POWs in the Korean prisoner ex change They said these Ameri cans dubbed No 1 Progressives were handed over at Panmunjom in the first few days of the ex change lowanc Freed Latest lowans to be released in elude Pfc Donovan Waller 24 son Mrs Golda Waller of Creston turneoata are being tt an investigator he wants is likely to iake over the any time soon That I suspect is the way the average man on the street feels about the whole matter Efforts to make it appear that McCarthy or McCarthyism are as bad as the Communism against which he has been waging his war just dont suc ceed generally speaking This was demonstrated rather of Pvt Lewis Gordon 24 grandson of Mrs Tillic Hurst Webster City Pfc Kenneth R Darrow son o Mr and Mrs Delbert Darrow of Charles City Cpl Dale Reeder 24 son of Mrs Vesta Reeder of Waukon Cpl Gordon Schmitz 23 son of Mr and Mrs Mike Schmitz Le Mars Cpl Reeder was one those who gave the news that American POWs who swallowed the Red lirn have been handed over He saiu all these men have been release from Camp 5 at Pyoktong The rest of the boys are okay Reeder said Progres in the first liberated groups recently when a Davenport paper sent a man on the street over to a little town called Port Byron 111 for what it referred to as an American Scene survey on the subject of McCarthyism Crosssec tion opinionwas invited And here was the summarization of the find ings as it was set forth in the lead sentences of the report man McCarthy is strictly OK in tHis typical river town of 1100 persons Almost unanimous ly the persons interviewed were in agreement with his policies and actions Wat Generally Approved A few persons were skeptical of some of tactics Some felt he hurt innocent persons by his con stantly pounding probes and accu sations But generally they felt he was accomplishing a definite good for America that he was filling a longneeded role in cleaning out Reds from Government and keep ing everyone on his toes talks with many people around this town only one was found who wasdefinitely against McCarthy and what he stood for All of the rest looked with favor upon him Then on top of all this is the fact that Senator McCarthy carries the indorsement of his own Wisconsin constituency In a free election in which he was one perhaps election he won by a sizable margin It wasnt nearly as large as Eisenhowers but it was too substantial to leave any doubt as to how he stands with the people of Wisconsin Even the severest critics of the McCarthy methods will concede if they are at all openminded about it that security and loyalty mea sures in several branches of gov ernment notably the State Depart ment have been stepped up since the Wisconsin man began his blast ing activities three and a half years ago Program Hadnt Worked The rather substantial house cleaning which has taken place since that time of it de scribed as IN SPITE OF rather than that BECAUSE of McCarthy it rather clear that the program for avoiding security risks kad not been effective This is shall we say the plus Reeders words were supported by Schmitz and Darrow and they said many of the Red line pris oners acted as informers ontheir feliow inmates The five JLowans released Sunday night bring to eight the total of Iowa POWs who now have their freedom Cpl Reeder of Waukon was tak en prisoner Nov 2 1950 In his most recent letter to his mother written in May he said he was fine Mrs Reeder a cafecook said of the released news The food is going to be a lot easier to prepare today 11 Months of Combat Pfc Darrow of Charles City was captured June 7 1951 after il months of combat He had written 21 letters home from the POW camp Its quite a thrill to know hes finally safe again his father said Cpl Schmitz of LeMars became a captive Nov 2 1950 He has seven brothers and sisters at Cur rie Minn His mother who hasnt seen him since his preoverseas furlough in 1948 said of his re lease Our prayers surely must have been heard Pfc Waller of Creston has been held by the Reds since Nov 2 1950 NEW CONTRACT DAVENPORT Negotiations have been completed on a new con tract between the APL Interna tional Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1379 and the Alum inum Company of America Daven port works Set Stage for Trial of Beria LONDON Soviet Parlia ment rubberstamped its approva Monday of the purging of Lavrentj P Beria and ordered the cas against the Kremlins former No man to the Soviet Supreme Court The decree of the Supreme Conn cil broadcast b Moscow Radio indicated that th stage is being set for the trial o Premier Georgi M MalenkoV onetime top deputy who rose t power as the head of Stalin dreaded secret police The broadcast said the counci had confirmed the 54yearol Senas ouster for criminal an antistate activities approve stripping him of all awards an ranks and approved transferTin his case for consideration by th USSR Supreme Court Ironically the Parliament actec at a session in which earlier it ha wildly applauded announcement o a new Soviet achievement in a pro gram which the West generallj believed Beria devel opment of atomic weapons Malenkov told the council on Saturday that the United States no longer had a monopoly on th hydrogen bomb The West accept ed the statement as an announce ment that Russia has built or knows how to build the fearfu bomb Many experts were skepti cal of Malenkovs claim however 27 Survivors in Air Crash WIESBADEN Helicopters airlifted 21 survivor of an American C119 Flying Box crash in the North African desert to an Air Force hospital t was announced here Monday The U S Air Force European Headquarters said all of the sur vivors of the crash were reported ri good condition Threeairmen are still and presumed dead Searchers spotted the survivor and wreckage of the plane which was on its way from Udine Italy o WheelusAir Force Base outside Tripoli early Monday morning Helicopters whirled to the scene vhileother rescue units went to the crash scene in ambulances Doctors at Wheelus Air Base lospital said a few of the airmen had superficial injuries such missing prained ankles from their hute landings as para rAII About The Weather Macon City Not so warm Tues day high 80 cwa Partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday with scattered thundershowers Minnesota Considerable cloudi ness local showers GlobeGazette weather data up o 8 am Monday Maximum 73 Minimum 53 At 8 am 70 YEAR AGO Maximum 74 Minimum 49 AP Wlrcphoto WHOS study in contrasts is shown in two pictures Above Frank Pappy Associated Press photogra pher captured by the Commu nists jumps for joy when is released in the prisoner ex change Below North Korean women who were captured along with Red combat troops break down as they are being returned to the Communists Chambers Is Candidate 11 for Governor MOINES B Abe hambers of Des Moines has an ounced he will be a candidate or the Republican nomination foi overnor of Iowa in next June rimary election Chambers former Des Moihc mayor and now a member of the ity manager council is the third erson to enter the race for the GOP nomination for governor The others are State Rep Wil am S Lynes of Waverly speaker f the House and William H Nich las of Mason City who soughtthe omination in the 1952 Republican rimary Chambers said oneof his chief bjectives will be speeding mprbvement and modernization he highways He is president of the Chambers lotor Co the largest Ford dealer in the state He has served as resident ofthe Iowa Automobile Dealers Association and of eague of Iowa Muicipalities the 9 More Die on Highways CONTINUED ON PACE 2 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Iowa counted nine more dead over the weekend as a result of motor vehicle accidents to bring the states 1953 toll to more than on the same date last year Another lowan died in a twocar crash near Sutherland Neb The dead Mrs Ann Witmer 82 of Collins was killed late Sunday in a two car crash at a county roadinter section four mileseast of Collins Donald S Baker 15 of Whittier died Sunday when he was thrown from a motorcycle on a county road about six miles northeast of the Linn County Home Ernest Hubbard 54 and George J Killmer 34 both of Spencer were killed Sunday whentheir car struck a bridge abutment and plunged into the Floyd River near Merrill Nicky Leinen 7 son of Mr and MrsVictor Leinen of Ashton died Sunday at a Sioux City hospital of injuries received last Monday when his bicycle was struck by an auto at Ashton Albert Wiegmann 47 Allison met death Saturday when the county tractor he was operating overturned and caught fire near Aplington He was pinned beneath it Mrs Inez Ganger 35 Joliet III died in Des Moines Saturday injuries suffered in an Aug 2 accident near Marshalltown Clinton Gamble from Emerson was killed Saturday when his semitrailer transport Highway 92 and was crushed in the truck cab Gerald Gronewald 23 of Long Grove was killed late Sat urday when his car overturned or a gravel road nearDortahue Eugene E Jenkins 35 of Glid den was killed Saturday in a head on collision one and onehalf west of Sutherland Neb of auto left he near miles Every Bio N h ir Fair The normally quiet North Iowa air Grounds was sworniing with activity final day of preparation for the biggest fair in history Barns were being filled with livestock farm machinery was be ing moved into exhibit position and workers were busy putting ihe finishing touches on booths in he Merchants Building and Floral Hall Out on the Midway the carnival was being set up and in front of the grandstand performers in the Water Frolics wore testing the bounce of their diving boards o be used in the water show The Greater Olympin Circus pulled into town Monday and will be ready to begin the grandstand program Tuesday ntfernoon the first of six days and nights of top flight entertainment Two speciallyconstructed tanks were beingsot ur and filled lWHb water for the swimming and div ing stars of Sam Howards Wator Frolics which will highlight the evening grandstand entertainment all six nights Sunny Sktes Mondays sunny skies brought encouragement to fair official who expect thb wenlher to bo a determining factor for another record breaking fair attendance All marks wero shattered in 105 when more than 100000 person trekcd through the gates Livestock entries me nt nn all time high this your and exhibitors US Makes Threat to Get All Allied Prisoners Back Would Hold Reds in Retaliation DENVER Colo UP ary of Stale John Foster DuHc reported after a conference wit President Eisenhower here Mon day that the United Nations migh 3e forced to lake retaliatory step against the Chinese Communist and the North Koreans if the Com munists do not return all of th war prisoners they now hold Dulles said after 70 minutes will the President that the fenr som United States prisoners might no be exchanged by the Communist was a source of great concern Reciprocal Measures If all of the American prisoner are not returned presumablj would adopt reciprocal measure we nolfl Dulles Ambassador Henry Cabo Lodge Jr chief United States rep resentatiye to the United Nations and Assistant Secretary of Stat Walter flew hereL non stopfrom Honolulu to report to th President on their recent confer enceswith the leaders of the SoUt Korean and Japanese govern ments Dulles told reporters as he lef for his plane and a return fligh to Washington that during thi course of submitting a very ful to the President Monda ie told him he had conferred by olephone with Gen Maxwell Tay or commanding general of the Eighth conferring on pre cautionary measures to make as sure as humanly possible that we vill get back all our American oys Formative Stage Dulles said the precautionary measures were still in a formative tage but that Taylor was check ug wilh American prisoners as hey are released by the Commu lists in ah effort to identify those till known to be in captivity The state secretary and Lodge ioth told newsmen they were deep y impressed by the prisoner ex hange which they saw in opera ion APWlvepholo WINS SOAP BOX anclMrs Mbhler of Mun cie ind fase their son Freddy 14 after he had won the Soap Box Derby race at Akron Ohio Indiana Boy Wins Soap Box Mason City an 3rd in Heat OhipfflFrcddy Mohler 14 a 93pound young f imcie Ind who two years ago had a thyroid from which physicians feared he would not re the1116th AHAmerJcan Soap Box and a college scholarship Mohler defeated Dalo and Jon King Los Angeles Calif brothers in the final heat on the rainswept 975foot Derby trnck More than 40000 persons looked on Date 15 finished second and MacNider Getting Rochester Checkup Maj Gen Hanford MacNider ras taken by ambulance Monday o the Mayo clinic in Rochester Vlinn for a general physical xamination and tests Tom Mac fider said his father is feeling very but thephysician asked that he tests be taken before the ral returns to his business uctivl cs He has been confined to liis ed since a stroke two weeks ago Jon 12 was third There no doubt of young Mohicrs superiority Each of his five heats was raced under 28 seconds None of the other 150 con testants could crack the 28sccond time but Mohlcr did it each trip Gary Smith 11 Mason City was among six lowans to place in first round heats He came in third Elowcvor only heat winners quali fied for succeeding rounds ilnrledarriving withtheir animals wily Monday in order to meet lie deadline Two barns wore re Ynodeled last week to provide more housing for livestock Tuesday is entry day with judg ng scheduled to get underway in he nftcrnoon All exhibits will be u place by first day Full House A full house Is in prospect Tues day night for tho opening of jthe giiwfc uqun front of the jrrindstanrt Special ralesoffered by Mason City retailers to pro mote Mason City Night has as sured a lorgo crowd for the first crowd that will see tho costliest grandstand show ever presented nt tho fair In addition to tho Water Frolics llio 1G Dorothy Dorben hoad a list of showslopping cntor nners that includes tho worlds lending equestrienne Sharkoy the Intincd senl and the famous Gold Dust Twins Fair Program TUESDAY Entry Day Judging of gladiolus 4HcoIts by St Ansgar Band Olympia Cir cus by Northwood Band Frolics plui Dorothy Dorbcu Dancers and novelty acts The Saga of a Brave Man OKLAHOMA C1TY T Montgomery 3G who offered the Oklahoma Medical Uoscftrch Foundation when he was he qamjet died Sunday A cancer specialist said even refused sedatives the last feyrdaysso inightbetter test his reaction to treatment Montgomerys expectant wife asked hor physician to inducela bor a week early so her husband would know his child was born Totd of tho birth of a healthy son he said through the pain Thats fine i Doctors said he improved slightly then lapsed into a coma a few days later and died Austin TV Station Starts Next Monday Minn i The starling late for television station KMMT vill bo Monday Aug 17 itwas imounccd Monday by Prograni Tom Stccnsland He said he previous report Uiut operations voukl begin this Mondaywas cr oneous The program schedule for he first week is from to HI daily VICE PRESIDENT CHICAGO D Brody of Vaterloo Iowa has been named a ice president of the 102nd Infantry ivision Association SETTING UP THE for the Johnny Denton Gold Medal Shows Monday began setting Up the rides and side show attractions which will form the giant midwayat the North Iowa Fair beginning Tuesday A photo crew is shown assembling one of the complex whlrlW of the always popular thrill devices More than a day is needed to get the equipment in working order ;