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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 13, 1953, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited lor the ON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS N S G H B 0 R S HOME EDITION VOL LtX Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY AUGUST 13 1953 Free Sh This Jnpcv Consists of Two w ture I Child D Nearly 1000 Perish in Quakes AiHfcNij Greece New earth tremors rocked Greeces devastated Ionian islands Thursday setting fires raising huge balls of dust clouds and shaking great chunks of coastal cliffs into the sea radio reports from the stricken area said The U S embassy said American officials on Kefallinia largest of the three islands radioed that 400 persons were known dead in Argostolion and Lexourion alone Argostolion 10000 population nearly 6000 are the two largest cities of Kefallinia Unofficial estimates said nearly 1000 persons have been killed and most the islands 120000 population left homeless The American radio report said there was utter confusion Officials of the island reported to the ministry of interior that Argostolion a city of 10000 and the islands chief port was beginning to sink under water The Athens newspaper quoted reports from the saying some sections of th waterfront were being sut slowly Walter Hawkins of Coa Pa TWA pilot and Max S of New York City engine their plane flew over K Wednesday afternoon a stricken island looked like fire Great chunks of th could be seen sliding and ing into the sea they said Kefallinia the forest coast plash aid Clouds of dust rose over the carthslidcs Hawkins said slides of earth could be seen under the water from the shelf surrounding the is land The biggest settling appeared to be on the northwest and north eastern coasts he added and huge bare spots could be seen where the land had fallen away into the wa ter Greek officials said however that reports that all Kefallinia was sinking were greatly exagger ated Newspapers to Strike French Premier Will Not Yield to Strikes PARIS organized labor shook a big fist under Premier Joseph Laniels nose Thursday calling out upwards of four million strikers to underline its protest against the governments economy program Most of the workers were ordered to walk out for only or 28 hours But a hard core of more than a million al eady is committed to stay out until the Premier backs down up the nations minesi railwaySj gas and electricit MTTTVVA V nrwUTTT j ClobeGaielte photo by Musser XT T of the most popular rides on the North Iowa Fair midway is the self operated Looper Enjoying the upside down thrill are David Klinge and his niece Judy Klinge both of Clear Lake McCarthy Says Red Had Access to Atom Secrets WASHINGTON McCarthy RWis said Thurs day his Investigations Subcommittee has received sworn testimony that an individual identified as a Communist has had access in the government printing office to top secret OK Phone Strike O M A H A ffhCIO Communica tions Workers Union members in the 5state Northwestern Bell Tele phone Co territory have voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike in support of wage demands the union announced Thursday About 20000 workers in Nebras ka Iowa Minnesota and the Da kotas are involved J R Hill district 7 director of the CWACIO said that with about 87 per cent of the locals reported prior to the deadline Wednesday night the vote was about 10 to one in favor of strike authorization Ke estimated about 80 per cent of those eligible to vote had balloted on the strike issue French Set Depth Record TOULON France UP Two French officers Thursday sub mitted secret reports to the French navy on their observations during a record onemile plunge beneath the sea The descent of the two in a navy bathysphere set a new worlds record for underwater exploration of 5115 feet rAH About The Weather Iowa Mostly fair through Friday Mason City Fair through Friday Minnesota Mostly fair Thursday night and Friday Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 am Thursday Maximum Minimum At 8 am 86 55 72 material haying to do with the Abomb and the Hbomb A spokesman for the Atomic Energy Commission asked about this by newsmen said We do not have any of our restricted data sent to the regular main govern ment printing office Full FBI Probe The AEG spokesman said also that under the Atomic Energy Law Anyone who has access to restrict ed data must undergo a full FBI field investigation and be cleared by thc AEC McCarthy chairman of the sub committee talked with reporters before the start of a closeddoor hearing in an investigation aimed at determining whether there has been any security leakage at the government printing office He said the individual with whom we are principally con cerned has denied under oath that he is or ever was a Commu nist This person has received clearance by the printing offices loyalty board McCarthy added However the senator said the subcommittee has sworn evidence that the individual was a member of the Communist Party Unnamed Witnesses Two unnamed witnesses called before the committee Thursday were described by McCarthy as among those a government book binder asked to have questioned The subcommittee already has questioned the bookbinder Edward Rothschild in executive session McCarthy said one of Roths childs lawyers Stanley Frosh submitted a list of witnesses his client wanted called and the sub committee was attempting to ques tion them before it starts its pub lic hearings Another of Rothschilds lawyers Charles E Ford said Wednesday h a t the printing offices loyalty board has cleared Rothschild in 1949 of the charges now raised against him before the subcommit tee 25 Officials in North Korea Are Purged TOKYO UP Communist broadcasts Thursday reported un rest and revolt in North Korea and said a total of 25 officials have been purged Among the new names stricken from party lists by Premier Kim II Sung were the former ambassa dorsto Peiping and Moscow Kwon 0 Chik and Chu Nyong Ha respec tively a Peiping Radiobroadcast said At the same time the broadcast revealed the rise of new am younger Communists to party lead ership as veteran Reds fell by 4he wayside Foremost among the new lead ers were the three deputy chair men of the Labor Communist Party Central Committee of which Kim is chairman The three are Pak Chong Ae only woman member o the party hierarchy Pak Chonk Ok and Gen Nam II chief Communisl delegate at the Panmunjom nego tiations Peiping Radio said the following punitive actions were dealt out during the sixth convention of the Labor Partys Central Committee in Pyongyang 1 Seven Communist officials were dropped from the powerful party Central Committee and party and the state 2 Former envoy to Red Kwon was dropped from the list of candidates for the Central Com mittee and purged from party 3 Four other Koreans were oust ed from the party Central Com mittee for failing to display self sacrificing loyalty to party and state during the period of thc fatherland liberation war works public health services and postal telegraph n n d telephone iystems Ninth Day In thc ninth day of the strike wave Laniel a multimillionaire extiie industrialist who learned to fight in the wartime French under ground stuck his chin out and said he would not yield In a fighting speech to the nation Wednesday night the 64yearold premier exclaimed I say not to strike T say no 0 pressure moves direct or indi which have been imposed on he government All factions of French labor were pressing him The first walkouts last week were called by the So cialist Workers Force but the Communistled General Feder ation of Labor CGT and thc Christian Catholic Trades Union FCTC quickly joined in New New Walkouts walkouts were called Thursday in the newspapers am national defense establishments No end to labors great upheava was in sight tui n mem uver ic There was one bright developtodiai commission ment for thousands of annoyed agents quit their jobs in ever increasing numbers SAME Black Ilif meam truttio death In pant 21 hours SHOWER FOR SHARKEYA highlight of the evening grnndstnndSow North Iowa inur is Sharkey the seal Sharkey turns on the water showers and then shuts off the valve in his audiencepleasing performance At left is his trainer William Billy Dont Have to Free All PWs Reds Say 1st Major Threat to Armistice TOKYO UP Thc Cpmmu nists in their first major thren to the new Korean peace said thej legally were empowered to hole Allied prisoners convicted o There were no negotiations under crimes until they finish the way between the unions and the terms government which was trying to cope with the situation by putting police soldiers and even convicts to work cleaning streets and help ing sort mail radio voice of R denied that the Communists had a lawful obligation either to liberate their politica prisoners or turn them over to a neutral cus All Released The Red radio waited until the United Nations command had re eased the last of 5405 Chinese msoners desiring to return to Communism before making its dc iant broadcast Quoting a dispatch from the Communist camp at Kaesong near anmunjom Pciping radio said thc 3cneva Convention on prisoners accorded the Reds the right to compel prisoners convicted of crimes to serve out their terms At the same time Peiping made vicious sideswipe at US Secre tary oC Stale John Foster Dulles who had expressed grave con cern over the Communists re fusal to release the accused Amer icans Pciping blasted Dulles statement that as a result of the Commu nists attitude thc United Nations would hotd back prisoners convict ed by the Allies until the Reds pro duced all of their captives Thc Red radio said the Dulles statement was nothing but a blackmail plan for holding Com munist prisoners Let Cat Out Dulles in announcing that the United Nations Command woul hold the prisoners let the cat on of the bag the Red broadcast said While alleging that the Korean Chinese side docs not intend to re turn all thc POWs Dulles never theless has to admit that it is too early yet to know for sure whclh cr any POWs are actually being withheld thc broadcast said In speaking thus Dulles unwit ingly stamps himself quite a liar The latest development on pris ners held by both sirles struck ard at thc issue that held up thc ease fire in Korea for 25 months Last October Allied truce nego iators broke off their conferences vith the Communists on the issue f repatriating prisoners May Detain Communists WASHINGTON of the Army Stevens naicl Thursday that some 250 Chinese Communist prisoners charged with crimes in U S prison compounds In Korea may be held back until the lasi POW exchange He said this was because o statements by the Communists that they have the right to hole Allied soldiers facing or serving jait crms in Red prisons Thc secretary made his stale mcnt to reporters upon returning from a trip to Korea A newsninn told him of roporL from Korea Hint all of the Chi ncsc Reds regardless of criminal nccusntions would bo turned loose if liiey wanted to return to Com munist rule Thc secretary snid that accord ing to his information that was in correct and the accused criminals would be held back He did not know of later Korenn that thc last of thc Chinese actually had been released by the United Nations Command Stevens accompanied Secretary of State Dulles to Korea last week or conferences with South Korean Prices of Rides Cut at Fair Attendance Still More Than 1952 A forenoon grandstand show free for children will bo n feature ot Childrens Day Friday it was an nounced Thursday by thc North Iowa Fair management It it scheduled for 10 am Children of and under will be admitted free at the gates until fi pm Friday and all rides in Johnny Dentons Gold Medal Shows will bo half price Regular prices will be charged for adults hroughout tho day More than 2000 persons saw the ifsi days Tournament of Thrills before tho grandstand Thursday afternoon Childrens Day was ex pected to draw an even larger crowd for Fridays final tourna ment Sharkey the Seal Sam Howards ivater show and tho Dorothy Dor bcn Dancers proved themselves as attractions by drawing a nearca pacity crowd again Wednesday eve ning following the seHout for Tues lays Mason City Night Nearly 2700 persons applauded he show as compared with 3100 on opening night They brought1 he days attendance to 17962 ac ordlng to SecretaryManager M C Cap Lawson and for the two days the figure is 32908 able figures for 1952 he said are 17788 and 20105 Appreciated The word gels around said Lawson We have double eve Fair Program THURSDAY by Garnet Band FroHcn plus Dorothy Dorbcn Dancers and novelty acts FRIDAY Childrens Day Judging of open class swine and dairy County 4H girls slrations Judging of cut flowers and potted plants by Manly Band at Special Childrens Matinee by Manly Band of Thrills by Franklin Consolidated Band Frolics pltii Dorothy Dorbcn Dancers and novelty nets resident Syngman Rlice PURPLE RIBBON the nine top baby beeves of the 221 at the Cerro Gordo County 4H baby beef show Wednesday are from left Gerald Lage Jay Crawford Alan Duea Larry Nelson Robert Evans Eugene Evans Jack Zook Russell Wood showing second calf of Eugene Delton Dixon Sale of the 4H baby beeves and market GlohoGazelto photo by Schmidt hogs will be Saturday starting at 9 a m Eugene Evans brought three calves to the show and had two in the top group As to quality the 1953 baby beef show was one of the best in the history of the North Iowa Fair according to officials show this year Its state fair caliber and people appreciated il Thrill Dnys and the auto races Saturday and Sunday are good drawing cards loo And then theres he livestock show its really too jad we werent on the new grounds his year so we could have taken ill thc exhibitors that wanted to come Stunt and crash drivers from tho nations top thrill shows took over he track for the Thursday after uon show Points in the contests vill bo added to those they make riday afternoon to decide the prize vinncrs The livestock show continued to vie with the daytime grandstand attraction for crowds drawing housands to the barns and judg ng rings Gib Davidson livestock superintendent at the fair for seven years called this the finest show weve bad at the North Iowa Fair The judges backed his statement rVilliam McK c r r o w Pewaukce iVis said there was more compe tition than in any of his other three years here and nearly twice as many entries Prof Arthur L Anderson Iowa State College was pleasantly surprised at the qual iy of the swine show The Cerro Gordo 4H baby beef show drew the highest praise jewis Thompson Waterloo called t one of the finest Ive seen Of he 221 entries 103 got blue rib jons and 9 were picked for the coveted purple Considered the top award in the jaby beef show the purple rib ons went to Gerald Lage Jay Crawford Alan Duea Larry Nel son Robert Evans Jack Zook Delton Dixon and Eugene Evans two Richard Howard of the Thorn ton Farmhands 4H had the best baby beef born and fed in Cerro Gordo County and won a round trip ticket on the special KGLO North Iowa Fair special train to Chicago 1 ;