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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 31, 1953, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited for the Horns MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH HOME EDITION S NEIGHBOR S VOL LIX Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY AUGUST 31 1953 One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor Dont Even Turn On Your Motor TF its us warm where you are reading these words as it is in the place where Im preparing these notes youll welcome the op portunity to let the motor in your mind idle while you listen to some disconnected observations and re collections of little or no im portance Prompted by that temperature reference I think Ill lead off by reminding you of a thoroughly in teresting but not very utilitarian formula by which you can use your watch or other timepiece for a thermometer especially at night and it must be in the summer time You need some cooperative crickets too I should add Heres the formula 1 Count the number of cricket chirps in a period of 14 seconds 2 Add that figure to 40 The resulting total will he with in a degree or two of the current reading If no thermometer is at hand for checkup purposes you probably can enlist the help of a radio announcer on the quarter hour that is Dont ask me why the base fig ure of 40 why the 14 second period or why the crickets perform with such constancy I only know from dozens of trials of the formula that the formula works Fireflies are Similar A University of Wisconsin pro fessor friend tells me that fireflies in season also turn their lights on and off in a rhythmic pattern ac cording to temperature The warm cr it is the more frequently they turn the switch on and off They could I assume be used by those who are too deaf to hear the crickets But my Wisconsin friend didnt give me ihe exact formula So Im leaving you with the crickets and your watch And speaking of fireflies or lightning bugs as theyre more commonly called by the young sters I have it from one of my science friends that they eat noth ing during the few days and nights when they are sparking around They live on energy stored when they are larvae on and in the ground Their diet then includes snails and worms as well as the highly destructive cutworm Scientists Im told are still puzzled and divided when il comes to explaining whatit is thai causes their strange ability to light up Theres agreement on one point though It has to do with their love life Were RightFooted Too And now for a subject not more important surely and perhaps not even as interesting It has to do with the rightfootedness of man kind and one of the interesting manifestations of that phenomenon Most of out of five al least and maybe nine out of tread more heavily on the righl foot than on the left foot And how do I arrive at that sweeping conclusion I have three criteria 1 My own shoes started me on this strange investigative assign ment I found that my right sole had a hole and that my left shoe was intact Inspection of my stand by shoes revealed the same situa tion 2 A checkup on a group with whom I was meeting socially one evening proved corroborative too Those who had observed the mat ter at all offered the same testi mony and one or two held a shoe sole aloft as Exhibit A 3 My favorite shoe repair man questioned about the matter said without hesitancy Sure folks are mostly rightfooted as well as righthanded The Scientific Approach And my friend speaking through a mouthful of brads hoisted his own right foot to show me a hole In his sole Hed been so busy re pairing the right shoes of others that he hadnt got around to his own Isnt there a saying about the children of cobblers being the ones who go barefoot But thats beside the question J merely wanted to enlist the aid of all Listeners in the pursuit of a really scientific answer to this question Does mankind walk more heavily on the right foot than on the left foot And if so why Now if its all right with you lets do a little jumping about ge ographically speaking Lets settle down in London long enough to consider one little synthetic prob lem that has many of its residents worried It was posed by the Lon don Daily Express and follows If you discovered that the nice quiet neighbor living next door to CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Koreans Must Achieve Unification Says Reds Half of Car Drivers Get insurance Cut Pleasure Drivers Are Helped Most NEW YORK estimated 50 per cent of the nations insured automobile drivers will pay less for automobile liability insurance in the future according to a com plex system of premium reductions agreed upon by leading insurance companies The nationwide revision of pre mium rates announced Sunday by the National Bureau of Casualty Underwriters and the Mutual In surance Rating Bureau will bring the cost of insurance more into line with recognized driving haz ards The board and bureau repre sent 213 mutual and stock insur ance companies AduH Drivers Adult pleasure drivers will bene fit most from the new rate struc ture which will become effective as soon as it is filed with state insurance the next 30 days in some states They will receivedrale reduc tion up to 15 per cent Revised classifications are as follows CLASS 1 1A Cars used solely for pleasure driving 60 per cent of the business rate formerly 70 per IB Cars customarily driven to work and traveling a oneway dis tance of less than 10 road miles remains 70 per cent of the business basic rate 1C Cars customarily driven more than 10 miles to work 85 per cent of the business rate an increase of 22per cent over cur rent Under 75 CLASS 2 2A Operators under 25 years of age who live at home 110 per cent of the business rate a 4 per cent reduction 28 Childless married couples under 25 125 per cent of the bus iness rate a new 2C Operators under 25 who do not live at home two and one hall times the rate for pleasure car owners with no young drivers in the family or approximately 150 per cent of the business rate CLASS 3 Cars used for business Iowa to Receive More Hot Weather Through Tuesday DES MOINES M lowans can look for fair hot and more humic weather to continue through Tues day the Weather Bureau sait Monday It added that there is a possibil ity that shower activity could again be moving toward Iowa by the latter part of the week But the immediate future continues to be dry the bureau commented The outlook thus was for continued deterioration of the corn crop Sunday was one of the warmcsl days this month and was followed bjr an equally warm night The highest the temperature goi in the state Sunday was 100 at Cedar Rapids The Monday morn ing lows ranged from 64 al Dubuque to 74 al Ottumwa Clin ton had a record high for Aug 30 of 98 The disturbances which coult1 bring pooler weather to Iowa re main blocked far to the north anc were moving eastward across Canada Mondays maximum tempera lures were expected to be about the same as those of Sunday BULLETIN CAIRO civilian em ploye of the British Royal Air Force was shot and killed Mon day in the Suez Canal Zone Egyptian authorities are cooper ating with British in search for the killers KILLED BY TRAIN CALAMUS Chase of Cal amus was killed when struckby j North Western passenger train at a crossing here Sunday AP Wlrcphoto BEATING THE a polar bear at the Buf falo zoo climbs out of his pool to nose among some cakea of ice provided by admirers as the temperature hit 88 Sunday Now More Dangerous Soys Unions Harbor Most Commies WASHINGTON Gen Brownell said Monday domestic Communists are a greater menace now than at any time and that I suppose there are more in laborunions than anywhere else Not concentrated in the clergy he was asked during copyrighter interview with magazine US News and World Report Brownell replied No There was no menlion of the name of J B Matthews former staff director of the Senate In Raw Resigns Auditor Post for Lake Job Keith Raw 40 Cerro Gordo County auditor since Dec 15 1947 Monday handed his resignation to the Cerro Gordo County Board of Supervisors Haws resignation be comes effective Sept 15 Raw said that he is resigning as auditor to accept a position with the city of Clear Lake Raw is a native of Clear Lake The Board in accepting Raws resignation said it would be several days before they could act on a successor Under Iowa law the Board must appoint a succes sor to fill the unexpired term M A Hintzman Clear Lake mayorrsaid Rawwill become as sistant to City Clerk Ralph Inger soll Ingersoll city clerk since 1036 suffered a heart attack July 6 He was hospitalized for several weeks and is now convalescing at his home Mayor Hitzman said Raws appointment will lighten IngersolTs many duties Raw a veteran of 38 months in the Navy during World War II was appointed county auditor Dec 15 1947 to fill the unexpired term of Art Harris who resigned to be come county assessor Raw was elected county auditor in 1948 He was reelected in 1950 and 1952 Raw was graduated from Clear Lake High School and attended the Hamilton School of Commerce Mr and Mrs Raw and son Mike live at 309 6th Avc S in Clear Lake Raw expects to take up his new duties Sept 1G KEITH RAW vestigations Subcommittee headed by Sen McCarthy Short ly after Matthews was hired bj McCarthy the American Mercury published an article in which Mat thews wrote that the larges single group supporting the Com munist apparatus in the Unitec States today is composed of Pro testant clergymen In the public uproar which fol lowed McCarthy defended Mat thews But after President Eisen hower assailed the statement the senator accepted Matthews resig nation Matthews has contended he can document his article which also said more Protestant clergymcr are loyal He has been promisee a hearing before the House Un American Activities Committee No date has been fixed but il seems certain no hearing will be held before October Amplifying his statement that Lhe U S Commuist party is more dangerous than ever Brownel said the Reds have gone under ground since the Smith Act trials started They are belter organizec and detection is more difficult1 Eieven lop Communist officials were convicted in 1949 of conspir ing to violate the Smith Act which makes it a crime to teach or advo cate forcible overthrow of the U S government Food Seekers May Lose Jobs BERLIN UP Hungry East Germans who defy their Commu nist bosses to seek free food in the West Monday faced loss of homes and jobs The new Red threats of relalia lion came as Mayor Ernest Router of West Berlin hailed the Amcri can relief program as a defeat for Ihe Communists as great as the June 17 workers revolt against the Red masters of the Sovictoccupiec zone SAME 150 More Americans Are Freed 500 More May Be Liberated TOKYO Reds Pyong vang Radio said Monday Noiil Korean Premier Kim 11 Sung de clared that unification of the war orn peninsula must be settled bj Koreans themselves The broadcast beard in Tokyo said Kim listed that us one of two This Paper of Two ROW Returns CHARLES neth Darrow prisoner of war held by the Communists for 26 months arrived at the home of his parents Mr and Mrs Del bert Darrow Sunday An escort of some 40 cars met him and his parents on a high way some miles from town and accompanied them to their home The parade was led by a po lice squad directed by Robert L Vickerman followed by the Col well High School band and Vet erans of Foreign Wars and American Legion their Auxil iaries in cars Darrow was flown to Des Molnes from his western port of arrival He arrived at Dti Moines at 6 p m and was met there by his parents HELLO MOM Thirty three months of Communist prisons are momentarily forgotten at the Mason City Municipal Airport Sunday afternoon when Cpl Mel vin E Kammrad of Sheffield greets his mother Mrs Carl L Kammrad His father waits his turn to greet the exprisoner ExPrisoner of Wat From Sheffield Home By CARL WRIGHT Cpl Mel vin lij Kammrad one of the first North Iowa nisoners of war to arrive landed at the Municipal Airport Mason City Sunday riroute to his home in Shef field Twentysix members of his amily and friendsand neigh bors were at the airportto greet ilm but hisparents alone Mr md Mrs Carl L Kammrad Slicf ield were all who were allowed to go on to the field to greet the corporalas he slopped down from he Uranlff phmc which brought him on the last lap of his journey The blond curly haired soldici was tense with excitement as ho greeted his parents whom hohac last seen In 1950 a few weeks after the Korean War started AUhougt he had spent 33 months as n pris oner oC the Chinese Communists ho was slill n rugged soldier ant mighty hnppy to be home I vould rather not Ulk much about it he told newsmen and radio men there to greet him Id rather just forget all about it now hat Im home Cpl Kammrad landed in Jnited States Saturday when the transport Gen W F Hase docked at San Francisco Calif His parents tnew he had been repatriated Aug 10 and wore waiting to hear froih him When thoy received the phone call that he was on the BcahilC plane from Kansas City the whole family was waiting in Sheffield And it was a regular homecoming ntthe airport as hisbrothers Ed nuuul and Allen and their families and friends greeted him Reported missing in action Nov 2 1950 Clp Kammrad was riot heard from by his parents for than nine months Then his letters began to come they heard from him about every month from then on He snid the Communists did not treat them wol at the start nain tasks of the Korean political conference The other Kim said is to kick out America and its Allied troops frorn South Korea The broadcast said Kim outlined iiis stand In a onehour speech be fore the North Korean Labor Com munist partys sixth central com mittee Utmost Efforts Kim declared North Korea will make utmost efforts for peace at the conference the broadcast said but he warned that others cannot intervene in our internal political affairs Pyongyang said Kims speech was delivered at the central com miltee conference held from Aug 5 to 9 However this apparently was the first time it lias been re leased Kim did not give any indication how his government feels unifica tion of North and South Korea could be achieved Nor did he elaborate on his statement that others cannot in tervene The political conference scheduled to begin before Oct 28 is expected to involve many na tions Meantime a I Pammmjom an other 150 Americans mostly ser geants nnd officers were freed Sunday night Iowa time amid in dications the Communists mny send back up o 500 more Ameri cans than the 3313 originally prom ised 27th Day The Heds also released 250 South Koreans on this 27th day of the Korean war prisoner exchange The Communists promised to send back 400 prisoners Monday Americans 25 British 20 Turks 5 Australians and an other 250 South Koreans One of the Britons to be handed over will be Lt Col James V Carne top ranking British officer held by the Communists Red newspapermen said Carne commander of a battal ion of one of Britains great fight ing Gloucestershire Reg captured in April 1951 in the fierce Imjin River battle Assurance The Communists meanwhile re affirmed assurances they will re turn all Allied prisoners who want to go home including those ac cused of crimes before or after their capture The JTlcds gave the assurances at a session of the Joint Military Armistice Commission after Maj Gen Blackshcar M Bryan senior allied delegateasked whether the Reds would repatriate all prisoners who want to return The meeting was called at Red request The Communist Pciping Radio said the Communists lodged a second strong protest against American assistance to Chiang KaiShek in the plot to detain captured Red Chinese soldiers GlpbeCiuctte pheiot by Muiier GLAD TO BE Cpl Kammrad is shown with his happy parents moments after he landed in Mason City TwentySix members of his family Were oh hatid to Ifreet tile returned wai prisoner but only his parents were permitted on the field to greet Wi Cpl Kammrad spent 33 months in Communist He hadnt aeen his family sin 1950 shortly after the Korean War broke out since Red Card Carrying Woman Had Access to US Secrets McCarthy Reports on Testimony NEW YORK UP A woman civilian employe of the Army who had access to classified defense information admitted she carried a Communist Party membership card Sen Joseph II McCarthy said Monday after a closed investigating session McCarthy snid the woman had ccn employed as a minor clerk for the past three years But she is an important ness McCarthy said The senator declined to identify Ihe witness one of six subpoenaed o appear before his Senate Per manent Investigating Subcommit tee at the federal courthouse here fie said the woman clerk knew of the shipment of food to Korea ant Alaska and would therefore know of troop movements in those areas The senator would not say whether he had knowledge that she had passed on the information to a foreign government but added that he advised her to con sult her attorney and that she would be questioned again In addition to her cardcarrying the woman went to a school where Communistleadership was taught but denied being ft member of the Communist Party rAII About The Weather Mason City Mostly fair hot and humid through Tuesday Iowa Mostly fair continued hot and humid Minnesota Partly cloudy with a few scattered showers GlobeGazelle weather data up to 8 am Monday Maximum 91 Minimum 06 Al 8 am 79 Medic Performed Operation INCHON Korea liberated corporal Monday told howhe arid two other enlisted medics removed a French appendix in a North Korean cave two summers ago Cpl Donald E Walchek Brownsville Pa discussed the success ful operation only after he was assured he would not be prosecuted for performing an operation He Identified the other two medics who had only mattering of surgical knowledge only as Tom and James Walcheck said Chinese and North Koreans would not touch the French soldier but forced the medics to perform theappendectomy I cur a small hole but we couldnt fit a hand in the hole so I cut again changed knives and cut again until James could get hit hand in Walcheck said About two weeks later the French soldier returned te his com pound He had a big grin on his face Walcheck said it sure looked good there Legion Faces Fight Over Cuts in Air Force Budget ST LOUIS American Legion officially opened its 35th annual convention Monday with a sharp fight in prospect over Air Force budget cuts by the administration Lewis K Gough of Pasadena Calif national commander of the organization told convention delegates in his report that while the proposed 1954 budget gives the Air Force only 114 wings 23 wings been added to the Air Na tional Guard and Air Reserve Overall greater combat strength should be realized through a reduction in lead lime better utilization of personnel and equip ment and by the elimination of waste and duplication Gough snid in his report prepared for delivery The Legions National Security Commission headed by Thomas E Paradino of New York adopted without opposition however a re port calling the present Air Force inadequate and especially short of replacement crews for the Stra tegic Air Command Joe Hodges past department commander of the Legion in Vir ginia said the Virginia delegation will try on the get the Legion to fight for restoration of a 143wing Air Force 2 Big Strikes Are Settled By UNITED PRESS The nations labor picture bright ened Monday as two major strikes involving 78000 workers were settled Fiftythree thousand CIO Com munications Workers of America members began returning to their jobs in Southwestern Bell Tele phone Co exchanges and installa tions in six states Another 25000 production em ployes members of the CIO rub ber workers reported back to work at eight Firestone Rubber Co plants Negotiations at Cleveland prtxhiced a new contract Sunday which granted workersan average 5cent hourly pay boost and in creasing their average wage an 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